Chile to help LATAM Airlines after bankruptcy announcement

SANTIAGO – The Chilean government will make facilities available to LATAM Airlines to help the company to “quickly get out” of its current situation, Chilean Economy Minister Lucas Palacios announced on Friday.

The announcement comes two days after the region’s largest airline filed for bankruptcy in the United States.

“We are arranging all facilities so that, as quickly as possible, LATAM can quickly get out of the situation that is afflicting it, as well as the rest of the airlines,” Palacios said in a virtual conference with foreign correspondents.

According to Palacios, in Chile, LATAM provides around 10,000 direct jobs and around 200,000 indirect job opportunities through its suppliers and related companies, “which is quite significant.”

LATAM Airlines enters Chapter 11 protection

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