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LATAM Airlines Group reports preliminary statistics for February 2013


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2013-03-12 22:33:52 -

Santiago, Chile, March 12, 2013- LATAM Airlines Group S.A. and its subsidiaries,
("LATAM  Airlines Group"  or "the  Company") (NYSE:  LFL /  IPSA: LAN /
Bovespa:
LATM11),  the leading airline group in Latin America, today reported preliminary
monthly traffic statistics for February 2013 compared to February 2012.

System  passenger traffic increased 4.2% as capacity rose 1.5%. As a result, the
Company's load factor for the month increased 2.0 points to 78.1%. International
passenger traffic accounted for approximately 53% of the month's total passenger
traffic.

Domestic passenger traffic in LATAM Airlines Group's Spanish speaking operations
(Chile,  Argentina, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia) rose 9.3%, as capacity increased
8.6%. As  a consequence, the domestic passenger load factor increased 0.5 points
to 82.7%.

Domestic  passenger traffic in Brazil 
rose 2.4%, as capacity decreased 11.9%. As a consequence, the domestic Brazil passenger load factor increased 10.5 points to 75.1%. International passenger traffic rose 3.8%, while capacity increased 9.8%. Accordingly, the international passenger load factor for the month decreased 4.5 points to 78.7%. International traffic includes international operations of both LAN and TAM on regional and long haul routes. Cargo traffic for LATAM Airlines Group increased 0.6% as capacity increased 3.0%. As a consequence, the cargo load factor decreased 1.3 points to 55.6%. The growth in cargo capacity is a result of an increased availability in the belly of passenger aircrafts. Cargo traffic was driven by a strong demand of commodities from South America, partially offset by weaker imports into Latin America. Read complete report: hugin.info/152278/R/1684884/551800.pdf This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: LATAM Airlines Group via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1684884]


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