Pablo Chiozza, Senior Vice President USA, Canada and Caribbean, LATAM Airlines Group

Pablo Chiozza — Senior Vice President USA, Canada and Caribbean, LATAM Airlines Group

Pablo Chiozza, Senior Vice President USA, Canada and Caribbean, LATAM Airlines Group

Pablo Chiozza, Senior Vice President USA, Canada and Caribbean, LATAM Airlines Group

What happens when two major airlines merge? Well, they become a superpower, that’s what. When LAN and TAM Airlines joined forces, industry experts knew their combined efforts would benefit millions of passengers but no one expected how far the new airline group would go in just a short time. We sit down with Pablo Chiozza, Senior Vice President USA, Canada and Caribbean, LATAM Airlines Group, and ask him what passengers can expect from this bigger and better airline.

1. When did LAN Airlines and TAM join forces to become LATAM? and

LAN and TAM Airlines merged in June 2012, becoming the largest airline group in South America, offering 136 destinations in 24 countries.

2. How does this partnership benefit each airline?

LAN and TAM Airlines merged in June 2012, becoming the largest airline group in South America, offering 136 destinations in 24 countries.

Our current combined fleet includes 319 aircraft. The most recent addition is the new Boeing 787-Dreamliner, which currently operates from New York to Santiago and will being operating from Santiago to Miami, Cancun and Punta Cana on Aug. 9, from Santiago to Mexico City on Nov. 15, from Santiago to Sao Paulo and Los Angeles on Oct. 1. Apart from this spectacular aircraft, we also operate B777s, B767s, and A330s for international flights.

In 2013, the total passengers transported in the LATAM Airlines Group network were about 66.7 million passengers.