Línea Aérea Nacional
Linea Aerea Nacional de Chile (LAN) founded by Comandante Arturo Merino Benítez.
First International Flight
First LAN international flight: Santiago-Buenos Aires.
Start of LAN services to Lima.
Miami, United States
Start of LAN services to Miami.
TAM Taxi Aéreo
TAM-Taxi Aéreo Marília created by five charter flight pilots.
LAN begins flights to Europe.
TAM Transportes Aéreos
Foundation of TAM-Transportes Aéreos Regionais by Capitan Rolim Adolfo Amaro.
MATO GROSSO AND SAO PAULO
Launch of TAM services in Brazilian cities, especially Mato Grosso and São Paulo.
LINEA AEREA NACIONAL
Constitution of Linea Aerea Nacional - Chile Limitada, through CORFO.
LAN JOINT STOCK COMPANY
LAN becomes a joint stock company.
TAM acquired Brasil Central Linhas Aéreas-VOTEC, a regional airline that served the North and Central West regions of Brazil.
PRIVATIZATION OF LAN
Start of privatization of LAN: the Chilean government sells a 51% stake to local investors and Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS).
TAM TRANSPORTES AÉREOS MERIDIONAIS
Brasil Central renamed TAM-Transportes Aéreos Meridonais
Launch by TAM of TAM Fidelidade, Brazil's first frequent flyer program.
PRIVATIZATION OF LAN COMPLETED
Privatization of LAN completed with the acquisition of a 98.7% stake by its current controllers and other shareholders.
Acquisition by TAM of Lapsa airline from the Paraguayan government and creation of TAM Mercosur; start of São Paulo
NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
LAN lists on the New York Stock Exchange, becoming the first Latin American airline to trade ADRs on this important market.; start of São Paulo
FIRST AIRBUS A330
Arrival of first A330; first TAM international flight from São Paulo to Miami.
LAN’s expansion begins: start of operations of LAN Perú.
SERVICES TO EUROPE
Start of TAM services to Europe through a code sharing agreement with Air France to Paris Charles de Gaulle.
LAN joins the oneworld
ALLIANCE WITH IBERIA
LAN Alliance with Iberia and inauguration of Miami cargo terminal.
CREATION OF TECHNOLOGY CENTER
Creation of TAM Technology Center and Service Academy in São Paulo.
QANTAS AND LUFTHANSA
LAN Alliance with Qantas and Lufthansa Cargo.
LAN continues its expansion plan: start of operations of LAN Ecuador.
NEW CORPORATE IMAGE
Launch of new corporate image as LAN Airlines S.A.
FLIGHTS TO SANTIAGO, CHILE
Start of TAM flights to Santiago.
Further step in LAN’s regional expansion plan: start of operations of LAN Argentina.
FLIGHTS TO NEW YORK
TAM S.A. lists on the BOVESPA stock market; start of flights to New York and Buenos Aires.
PREMIUM BUSINESS CLASS
Launch of new LAN Premium Business Class.
FLIGHTS TO LONDON AND ZURICH
TAM S.A. lists on the NYSE / Start of flights to London and, through agreement with Air France, to Zurich and Geneva.
LOW COST IMPLEMENTATION
Implementation of low-cost model in domestic markets; capital increase of US$320 million; purchase orders for 32 Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
FLIGHTS TO MADRID
Start of TAM flights to Milan and Córdoba; authorization from Brazil's National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) to start flights to Madrid and Frankfurt.
COMPLETION OF FLEET RENEWAL
Completion of renewal of LAN's short-haul fleet with aircraft from the Airbus A320 family.
FIRST BOEING 777-300ER
TAM receives its first Boeing 777-300ER.
COLOMBIA CARGO OPERATIONS
Start of cargo operations in Colombia and domestic passenger operations in Ecuador.
Launch of Multiplus Fidelidade; acquisition of Pantanal Linhas Aéreas.
Acquisition of Colombia's Aires airline.
TAM officially joins Star Alliance.
LAN AND TAM BINDING AGREEMENTS
LAN and TAM sign binding agreements related to the business combination of the two airlines.
LATAM AIRLINES GROUP IS BORN
LATAM Airlines Group is born as a result of the business combination between LAN and TAM.
Capital increase for US$ 940,5 millions.
TAM joins oneworld alliance, which becomes LATAM Airlines Group global alliance/ LATAM launches its 2015- 2018 Strategic Plan
LATAM is Born: The New Brand for LAN Airlines, TAM Airlines and Affiliates.
CAPITAL INCREASE FOR US$608 MILLION
Capital increase of US$608 million with which Qatar Airways acquires 10% of the total of paid and subscribed shares of LATAM.
Implementation of the new travel model by the affiliates of the domestic markets.
Inauguration of the first flight to Asia: Guarulhos (Brazil) – Tel Aviv (Israel).
New sales model comes to international flights.