LATAM Airlines Group will not operate a single passenger flight to Europe this month, as it reduces capacity by 95 per cent due to the coronavirus crisis.

The group will continue to operate limited international frequencies from Santiago to Miami and Los Angeles, and from Sao Paulo to Miami and New York.

In Brazil the group will fly to 39 destinations with reduced frequencies, connecting its Sao Paulo (Guarulhos and Congonhas), Brasilia and Fortaleza hubs, and in Chile it will maintain 13 of its 16 domestic routes, again with reduced frequencies.

But operations in Peru, Argentina, Colombia and Ecuador remain suspended due to national government restrictions.

By contrast, cargo capacity will rise by over 15 per cent, including increases in flights from South America to both the US and Europe.

LATAM also announced a change in group CEO, with former CCO Roberto Alvo taking over the role from Enrique Cueto at the start of this month.

Earlier this year LATAM confirmed plans to leave the Oneworld alliance, following Delta’s announcement that it would take a 20 per cent stake in the Latin American carrier.