LATAM Airlines Group issued this statement:
LATAM Airlines Group presented for approval before the Court in the United States an agreement with Airbus for the purchase of 28 new aircraft, in addition to the 42 narrow body aircraft already agreed upon, as part of the modernization and efficiency of its fleet for the coming years.
This order, which totals 70 aircraft, maintains the LATAM Airlines Group’s fleet as the largest in Latin America, with greater range and capacity. The integration of aircraft of the A320neo family implies more efficient engines, aerodynamic improvements and the latest technologies that provide 20% more efficiency in fuel consumption, therefore, lower CO2 emissions, together with a 50% reduction in oxide emissions nitrogen and 50% of the acoustic footprint.
With the signing of this agreement, the group aims to strengthen its operations in all its subsidiaries at the regional level with a modern fleet and maximum efficiency in environmental matters, one of the pillars of its sustainability strategy. In turn, it seeks to consolidate the longest range of destinations in and from Latin America and the Caribbean, hand in hand with the connectivity agreements with Delta, currently under review by various regulatory authorities in the countries where the group operates.