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LATAM Airlines Group : LATAM Airlines Group reports preliminary monthly statistics for January 2013

   LATAM Airlines Group : LATAM Airlines Group reports preliminary monthly
                         statistics for January 2013

Santiago, Chile,  February  13,  2013-  LATAM  Airlines  Group  S.A.  and  its 
subsidiaries, ("LATAM Airlines Group" or "the Company") (NYSE: LFL / IPSA: LAN
/ Bovespa: LATM11), the leading airline group in Latin America, today reported
preliminary monthly traffic  statistics for January  2013 compared to  January 
2012.

System passenger traffic increased  6.3% as capacity rose  6.1%. As a  result, 
the Company's  load  factor for  the  month  increased 0.1  points  to  81.2%. 
International passenger  traffic  accounted  for approximately  50,6%  of  the 
month's total passenger traffic.

Domestic  passenger  traffic  in  LATAM  Airlines  Group's  Spanish   speaking 
operations (Chile,  Argentina,  Peru, Ecuador  and  Colombia) rose  10.7%,  as 
capacity increased 10.8%. As a consequence, the domestic passenger load factor
decreased 0.1 points to 81.0%.

Domestic passenger traffic in Brazil rose 3.8%, as capacity decreased 5.2%. As
a consequence, the domestic Brazil passenger load factor increased 7.3  points 
to 83.8%.

International passenger  traffic rose  6.7%, while  capacity increased  13.6%. 
Accordingly, the international passenger load  factor for the month  decreased 
5.1 points to 79.6%.  International traffic includes international  operations 
of both LAN and TAM on regional and long haul routes.

Cargo traffic for LATAM  Airlines Group decreased  1.1% as capacity  increased 
4.9%. As a consequence, the cargo  load factor decreased 3.2 points to  52.5%. 
The decrease in traffic was driven by weaker imports into Latin America.

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