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LAN AND TAM GET A NEW NAME

As part of their merger, the South American airlines LAN and TAM are changing their name to Latam. The unified airline expects to spend the next three years rolling out its new identity in aircraft, airports, offices, website and uniforms, beginning in the first half of 2016. Latam will unite passenger and cargo airlines for LAN Airlines and its affiliates in Peru, Argentina, Colombia and Ecuador and TAM Linhas AĆ©reas of Brazil. The company says it is the largest airline in Latin America with more than 1,500 flights per day.

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Labor Day air travel expected to rise 3 percent
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Air travel traffic over the Labor Day holiday is expected to rise 3 percent compared with last year, to 14.2 million passengers, as airlines in the U.S. continue to add seats and upgrade aircraft during an era of industry prosperity and increased scrutiny.

During the seven-day Labor Day travel period, Sept. 2-8, the industry expects 2 million air travelers per day, about 59,000 more daily compared with last year. Friday, Sept. 4, is expected to be the busiest…………… continues on Chicago Tribune

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