Due to current restrictions, both due to the border closures in Chile and Argentina, and the epidemiological situation in Brazil, LATAM flights and tickets to fly in August are restricted and here we review what will happen.
The company issued a statement indicating that it received “from the authority in Argentina the approval of a single flight to and from Lima between August 1 and 8, with a limitation of 130 passengers for arrival in Argentina.”
In this case, it refers to the flight that will depart from Lima to Buenos Aires (with the indicated quota) and the one from Buenos Aires to Lima (without restrictions) for August 7.
“On the other hand, flights to Brazil and Chile continue to be suspended due to government restrictions until August 8 inclusive.
For this reason, LATAM canceled the unapproved flights from Argentina from August 1 to 8 to and from Lima, Santiago de Chile and Sao Paulo.
Those affected passengers can modify the date of their ticket at no cost on the LATAM website, based on the currently available places. Passengers with affected flights who purchased ground services with LATAM Travel, should contact the Contact Center. If the change of date is not a solution, the return of the ticket may be requested, regardless of the fare they have purchased.
LATAM flights and tickets to fly after August 8 will be subject to the provisions adopted by the Government of Argentina.
Regardless of the statement, it seems unlikely that LATAM’s operations will return to Brazil for at least the entire month of August, and many foresee that operations to and from that country only at the end of the year.
The situation in Chile seems to be a little better, although it remains to await the decision of both the Chilean and Argentine governments.