LATAM Airlines Paraguay
Latam-logo -v (Indigo).svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
PZ LAP PARAGUAYA
FoundedNovember 17, 1962 (as LAP)
September 1, 1996 (as TAM Mercosur)
May 5, 2016 (as LATAM Paraguay)
HubsSilvio Pettirossi International Airport
Frequent-flyer programLATAM Pass
AllianceStar Alliance (2010-2014; affiliate)
Fleet size5
Destinations4
Parent companyLATAM Airlines Group
HeadquartersAsunción, Paraguay
Key peopleEnrique Alcaide (CEO)
Websitewww.latam.com/es_py/

Transportes Aereos 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.[1] Its flights operate from Silvio Pettirossi International Airport in Asunción. Its parent company is LATAM Airlines Group.

History

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, Paraguayan airline 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 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.[2] 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.

Destinations

The former TAM Mercosur logo
The former TAM Mercosur logo

As of January 2021, LATAM Paraguay offers or has previously offered scheduled flights to the following destinations:[3]

Country City Airport Notes Refs
 Argentina Buenos Aires Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Terminated
Ministro Pistarini International Airport Terminated
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 Terminated
 Brazil Curitiba Afonso Pena International Airport Terminated
Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro/Galeão International Airport Terminated
São Paulo São Paulo/Guarulhos International Airport [4]
 Chile Iquique Diego Aracena International Airport Terminated
Santiago Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport [4]
 Paraguay Asunción Silvio Pettirossi International Airport Hub
Ciudad del Este Guaraní International Airport Terminated
 Peru Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport [4]
 Uruguay Punta del Este Capitán de Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo International Airport Terminated
 Venezuela Caracas Simón Bolívar International Airport Terminated

Codeshare agreements

Fleet

Current fleet

A TAM Paraguay Airbus A320-200 taking off at Ministro Pistarini International Airport in 2009
A TAM Paraguay Airbus A320-200 taking off at Ministro Pistarini International Airport in 2009

The LATAM Paraguay fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of October 2019):[5]

LATAM Paraguay fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers Notes
J Y Total
Airbus A320-200 5 12 144 156 Operated by LATAM Brasil
Total 5

Former fleet

As LAP, the airline previously operated the following aircraft:[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Directory: World airlines." Flight International. 30 March – 5 April 2004. 79. "Oliva 761 casi Ayolas / Meal. Lopez esq. Mayor Infante Rivarola, Asuncion, Paraguay"
  2. ^ "TAM Linhas Aéreas Consolidates Fleet and Initiates New Air Network." Reuters. Monday 26 May 2008. Retrieved on 2 February 2009.
  3. ^ "Latam Airlines". Latam. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  4. ^ a b c "Latam Airlines retoma hoy sus vuelos regulares a Paraguay". Aeronauticapy (in Spanish). 2 November 2020. Retrieved 2 November 2020.
  5. ^ "LATAM Paraguay Increases Its Route Offering to Chile and Brazil – AirlineGeeks.com".
  6. ^ "LAP fleet". aerobernie.bplaced.net. Retrieved 20 February 2021.