LATAM AIRLINES ARGENTINA, formerly LAN Argentina, is an airline based
Buenos Aires ,
Argentina and a member of the
LATAM Airlines Group
LATAM Airlines Group .
* 1 History
* 2 Destinations
* 3 Fleet
* 4 References
* 5 External links
Prior to its acquisition by
LAN Chile , the airline was known by its
legal name, AERO 2000. LAN
Argentina became an affiliate member of the
Oneworld airline alliance on April 1, 2007. The airline is owned by
LATAM Airlines Group
LATAM Airlines Group (49%) and Argentine investors (51%).
On August 28, 2013, an Argentinean judge blocked the government's
plan to break a long term lease of hangar space to LAN in Aeroparque
Jorge Newbery , that was seen as vital to the airline's operations.
As its parent company
LAN Chile merged with
TAM Airlines and
rebranded to form LA
TAM Airlines , LAN
Argentina also rebranded to
TAM Airlines agreed to pay more than $22 million in civil and
criminal fines relating to a decade-old Argentine bribery case. The
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said the fine of LATAM related
to "improper payments it authorized during a dispute between the
airline and its union employees in Argentina". LAN was accused of
using an Argentine consultant to negotiate with unions on the
company's behalf and paid the consultant via a sham contract that
channelled funds to corrupt union officials. The scheme had violated
the accounting provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the
U.S. Justice Department said, and the airline agreed to pay a $12.75
million criminal penalty. It will pay a further $9.4 million,
including interest, to settle the SEC's charges of inadequate
Main article: LATAM
Argentina operates scheduled domestic services from Buenos
Bahía Blanca ,
Bariloche , Córdoba ,
Comodoro Rivadavia ,
El Calafate , Mendoza ,
Puerto Iguazú ,
Neuquén , Río Gallegos ,
Salta , San Juan , Tucumán and
Ushuaia , and international services
Lima , Miami , Santiago and
Sao Paulo . Its main bases are Jorge
Newbery Airport (
Airbus A320 ) and Ministro Pistarini International
Boeing 767 ), both located in Buenos Aires.
Airbus A320 of LAN
Argentina at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Argentina fleet (as of December 2016):
* ^ A B "Directory: World Airlines".
Flight International .
2007-04-03. p. 104.
* ^ " Averted Eviction #AvMRO."
* ^ "LATAM
Argentina Fleet". airfleets.es. Retrieved 2016-10-07.