List of airlines in South America

South America is a continent consisting of 12 countries, French Guiana between Suriname and Brazil is a French overseas department. There are 19 major airlines in South America, the best known and largest LATAM Airlines was founded in 2012 through a merger between LAN Airlines from Chile and TAM Airlines from Brazil. The new brand name LATAM Airlines has been used since 2015, its headquarters are located in Santiago de Chile, Chile. LATAM Airlines consists of the following six divisions: LATAM Chile, LATAM Brasil, LATAM Colombia, LATAM Ecuador, LATAM Peru, LATAM Paraguay.

The second largest airline in South America is Avianca, the subsidiaries are named Avianca Ecuador, Avianca Costa Rica, Avianca El Salvador, Avianca Guatemala and Avianca Honduras. The cheapest flights in South America are operated by low-cost carriers Flybondi (Argentina), Azul Airlines, GOL Airlines (Brazil), JetSMART, Sky Airline (Chile), Viva Air and Wingo (Colombia). Sky Airline and Viva Air also offer many flights within/to/from Peru, the country of Peru does not have its own budget airline.

Airline Country Info
Aerolíneas Argentinas Argentina
Flybondi Argentina low cost airline
Amaszonas Bolivia
Boliviana de Aviación Bolivia
Ecojet Bolivia
Azul Airlines Brazil low cost airline
GOL Airlines Brazil low cost airline
ITA Transportes Aéreos Brazil NEW
JetSMART Chile low cost airline, Indigo Partners
LATAM Airlines Chile
Sky Airline Chile low cost airline
Avianca Colombia
EasyFly Colombia regional airline
Satena Colombia regional airline
Viva Air Colombia low cost airline, Irelandia Aviation
Wingo Colombia low cost airline, Copa Airlines
Paranair Paraguay Successor Amaszonas Paraguay
Surinam Airways Suriname
Conviasa Venezuela

– Andes Líneas Aéreas from Argentina ceased flight operations in 2020.
– TAME from Ecuador ceased flight operations in May 2020.
– Amaszonas Uruguay from Uruguay ceased flight operations in January 2021.

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