LATAM Airlines Group : LATAM Airlines Group reports preliminary statistics for February 2013

LATAM Airlines Group : LATAM Airlines Group reports preliminary statistics for
                                February 2013

Santiago,  Chile,  March  12,  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 February 2013 compared to  February 

System passenger traffic increased  4.2% as capacity rose  1.5%. As a  result, 
the Company's  load  factor for  the  month  increased 2.0  points  to  78.1%. 
International passenger traffic accounted for approximately 53% 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  9.3%,  as 
capacity increased 8.6%. As a consequence, the domestic passenger load  factor 
increased 0.5 points to 82.7%.

Domestic passenger traffic in Brazil  rose 2.4%, as capacity decreased  11.9%. 
As a consequence,  the domestic  Brazil passenger load  factor increased  10.5 
points to 75.1%.

International passenger  traffic rose  3.8%,  while capacity  increased  9.8%. 
Accordingly, the international passenger load  factor for the month  decreased 
4.5 points to 78.7%.  International traffic includes international  operations 
of both LAN and TAM on regional and long haul routes.

Cargo traffic for LATAM  Airlines Group increased  0.6% as capacity  increased 
3.0%. As a consequence, the cargo  load factor decreased 1.3 points to  55.6%. 
The growth in cargo capacity is a  result of an increased availability in  the 
belly of passenger aircrafts. Cargo traffic  was driven by a strong demand  of 
commodities from South America, partially offset by weaker imports into  Latin 

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