LATAM Colombia

LATAM Airlines Colombia
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 20 February 1981[1] (as AIRES)
Commenced operations 1981 (as AIRES)
December 3, 2011 (as LAN Colombia)
Hubs El Dorado International Airport
Frequent-flyer program LATAM Pass
Alliance Oneworld (affiliate)[2]
Fleet size 22
Destinations 31
Company slogan LATAM y vos. Juntos, más lejos. (Spanish)
LATAM and you. Together, further. (English)
Parent company LATAM Airlines Group
Headquarters Bogotá, Colombia
Key people Fernando García Poitevin (CEO)
Airbus A320 in LAN Colombia livery

LATAM Airlines Colombia, formerly known as LAN Colombia, and previously as Aerovías de Integración Regional S.A. (Acronym: AIRES, lit. airs), is a Colombian airline. It is the second-largest air carrier in Colombia.

The airline operates scheduled regional domestic and international services, as well as a domestic cargo service. Its main base is El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá.[3]

On 28 October 2010, it was announced that 98% of the shares in the previous airline AIRES had been acquired by Chilean carrier LATAM Airlines. On 3 December 2011, it started operations as LAN Colombia. It became an affiliate member of the Oneworld alliance on 1 October 2013.[2]



Boeing 737-700 in the former AIRES livery. This aircraft operated AIRES Flight 8250, which crashed at Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport, killing 2 people.
Boeing 737-700 in LAN Colombia livery (2011)

LATAM Colombia's fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[4]

LATAM Colombia Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 17 174
Airbus A319-100 4 144
Boeing 767-300ER 1
Total 22 0

Incidents and accidents


  1. "Aires History" (in Spanish).
  2. 1 2 "LAN Colombia to join oneworld Oct. 1". Air Transport World. September 4, 2013. Retrieved September 4, 2013.
  3. "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. pp. 69–70.
  4. "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 12.
  5. AIRES Flight 053
  6. AIRES Flight 051
  7. "Colombia plane crashes after lightning strike". BBC News. 2010-08-16. Retrieved 2010-08-16.
  8. "Comunicado de Prensa 06." AIRES. Retrieved on September 15, 2010.
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