Linea Aerea Nacional de Chile (LAN) founded by Comandante Arturo Merino Benítez.
First LAN international flight: Santiago-Buenos Aires.
Start of LAN services to Lima.
Start of LAN services to Miami.
TAM-Taxi Aéreo Marília created by five charter flight pilots.
LAN begins flights to Europe.
Foundation of TAM-Transportes Aéreos Regionais by Capitan Rolim Adolfo Amaro.
Launch of TAM services in Brazilian cities, especially Mato Grosso and São Paulo.
Constitution of Linea Aerea Nacional – Chile Limitada, through CORFO
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.
Start of privatization of LAN: the Chilean government sells a 51% stake to local investors and Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS).
Brasil Central renamed TAM-Transportes Aéreos Meridonais.
Launch by TAM of TAM Fidelidade, Brazil’s first frequent flyer program.
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.
Start of São Paulo – Asuncion flights.
LAN lists on the New York Stock Exchange, becoming the first Latin American airline to trade ADRs on this important market.
Arrival of first A330; first TAM international flight from São Paulo to Miami.
LAN’s expansion begins: start of operations of LAN Perú.
LAN joins the oneworld alliance.
LAN Alliance with Iberia and inauguration of Miami cargo terminal.
Creation of TAM Technology Center and Service Academy in São Paulo.
LAN Alliance with Qantas and Lufthansa Cargo.
LAN continues its expansion plan: start of operations of LAN Ecuador.
Launch of new corporate image as LAN Airlines S.A.
Start of TAM flights to Santiago.
Launch of the new executive class for flights to Paris and Miami.
Further step in LAN’s regional expansion plan: start of operations of LAN Argentina.
TAM S.A. lists on the BOVESPA stock market.
Start of flights to New York and Buenos Aires.
Launch of new LAN Premium Business Class.
TAM S.A. lists on the NYSE.
Start of flights to London and, through agreement with Air France, to Zurich and Geneva.
Implementation of low-cost model in domestic markets.
Capital increase of US$320 million.
Start of TAM flights to Milan and Córdoba; authorization from Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) to start flights to Madrid and Frankfurt.
Completion of renewal of LAN’s short-haul fleet with aircraft from the Airbus A320 family.
TAM receives its first Boeing 777-300ER.
Start of cargo operations in Colombia and domestic passenger operations in Ecuador.
Launch of Multiplus Fidelidade.
Acquisition of Colombia’s Aires airline.
TAM officially joins Star Alliance.
LAN and TAM sign binding agreements related to the business combination of the two airlines.
LATAM Airlines Group is born as a result of the business combination between LAN and TAM.
Issuance of 2.9 million shares.
Capital increase for US$ 940.5 million.
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.
EETC structured bond issue for US $ 1,020MM: First in Latin America.
Capital increase of US $ 608 million with which Qatar Airways acquires 10% of the total of paid and subscribed shares of LATAM.