Jomar777 wrote:The LATAM/AA JV was agreed apparently by the Brazilian Government but the Chilean one threw a spanner on it. Then it approved the JV with Delta.
The Brazilian Government seems to have provided a rescue package for LATAM (Brasil only... I presume...) but the Chilean Government did nothing so far.
DL has not helped on the situation (as they did (not) with VS in the UK) but QR is providing support.
LATAM (Chile and... let's say... their subsidiaries) applied for Chapter 11 in the US but LATAM (Brasil and... again... let's say... their subsidiaries) hav stayed out of it.
No complaints or critics but it does seem that LATAM was never really an airline but a set of two flying with the same name/livery and distinct partners.
I wonder if it would not do better if LATAM split into two where the LAN (Chilean side) could ditch Colombia and protect Equador (the only airline there now...) whilst TAM (Brazilian side) could let Argentina go and keep Paraguay (it old TAM Mercosur arm). DL would partner LAN with QR keeping their investment solely with TAM. Dunno where AA would come up to since it has already an agreement with GOL...
Wishful thinking but I feel that the LAN/TAM merger was never a really a good marriage in the end. Two great airlines that were not bound to merge
The Chileans and Brazilians would agree it was not a good marriage. All of the Brazilian management lost their jobs while the Chileans complain about the mess in Brazil they were saddled with. I don’t see the airlines separating as it’s been too long.