|Founded||November 17, 1962 (as LAP) |
September 1, 1996 (as TAM Mercosur)
May 5, 2016 (as LATAM Paraguay)
|Hubs||Silvio Pettirossi International Airport|
|Frequent-flyer program||LATAM Pass|
|Alliance||Star Alliance (2010-2014; affiliate)|
|Parent company||LATAM Airlines Group (94.98%)|
|Key people||Enrique Alcaide (CEO)|
Transportes Aéreos del Mercosur S.A, d/b/a LATAM Airlines Paraguay (formerly known as TAM Paraguay and previously Líneas Aéreas Paraguayas) is the flag carrier and the national airline of Paraguay with its headquarters in Asunción, Paraguay. Its flights operate from Silvio Pettirossi International Airport in Asunción. Its parent company is LATAM Airlines Group.
Further information: Líneas Aéreas Paraguayas
The airline was established on November 17, 1962 and started operations in 1963 as Líneas Aéreas Paraguayas. The airline then operated for a brief period between 1995 and 1996 as a subsidiary of the Ecuadorian airline SAETA under the name LAPSA Air Paraguay.
On September 1, 1996, Aerolíneas Paraguayas (a subsidiary of TAM Linhas Aéreas) purchased 80% of the majority shares of the airline, which by then both airlines were merged under the name TAM – Transportes Aéreos del Mercosur. It was then sold to TAM Linhas Aéreas later that year on October 6, which used two Fokker 100 jets to cover regional destinations.
In March 2008, following a branding strategy, the name TAM Mercosur was dropped and the airline adopted a corporate identity identical to its Brazilian owner. However, its corporate structure remained the same. The airline was rebranded as LATAM Paraguay following the merger and creation of the LATAM Airlines Group and the subsequent rebranding of its member airlines. Today LATAM owns 94.98% and the Paraguayan Government 5.02% of the shares.
As of September 2022[update], LATAM Paraguay offers or has previously offered scheduled flights to the following destinations:
|Argentina||Buenos Aires||Aeroparque Jorge Newbery||Code-share with Paranair|||
|Ministro Pistarini International Airport||Code-share with Paranair|
|Córdoba||Ingeniero Aeronáutico Ambrosio L.V. Taravella International Airport||Terminated|
|Bolivia||Cochabamba||Jorge Wilstermann International Airport||Terminated|
|La Paz||El Alto International Airport||Terminated|
|Santa Cruz de la Sierra||Viru Viru International Airport||Code-share with Paranair|||
|Brazil||Brasíliaa||Pres. Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport||Terminated|||
|Curitiba||Afonso Pena International Airport||Terminated|
|Rio de Janeiro||Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport||Terminated|
|São Paulo||Guarulhos–Gov. André Franco Montoro International Airport|||
|Chile||Iquique||Diego Aracena International Airport||Terminated|
|Santiago||Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport|||
|Paraguay||Asunción||Silvio Pettirossi International Airport||Hub|
|Ciudad del Este||Guaraní International Airport||Terminated|||
|Peru||Lima||Jorge Chávez International Airport|||
|Uruguay||Montevideo||Carrasco/Gal. Cesáreo L. Berisso International Airport||Code-share with Paranair|||
|Punta del Este||Capitán de Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo International Airport||Terminated|
a.^ Route operated by Paranair on behalf of LATAM Paraguay as wet-lease.
LATAM Paraguay codeshares with the following airlines:
As of October 2019, LATAM Paraguay operates flights using the following aircraft:
|Airbus A320-200||5||—||—||174||174||Operated by LATAM Brasil|
For the fleet of its predecessor, see Líneas Aéreas Paraguayas#Fleet.
The airline previously operated the following aircraft:
|Cessna 208B Grand Caravan||2||2002||2007||Taken from Aerolíneas Paraguayas|