AT LATAM Airlines headquarters in Santiago, Chile, there’s cause for celebration: 2018 proved to be the company’s most lucrative year since its foundation. In 2018, LATAM – the leading airline of Latin America – brought in a net income of $182m from its passenger and cargo transport services and loyalty programmes. The group has a flight network covering 140 destinations in 25 countries throughout Latin America – in addition to international operations in the US and Europe, the Caribbean, Oceania and Africa. LATAM employs more 43,000 people worldwide, and transports about 67 million passengers each year with its 322-strong fleet of modern aircraft. The BV judging panel cited the group’s inclusion on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index as the deciding factor in its decision: LATAM Airlines is the winner of the 2019 award for Best Value Creation Airline (Latin America).