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Latin American airline groups LAN and TAM have finally completed their historic merger, creating a single powerful group which accounts for about one-third of total capacity in the fast-growing South American market.

The merger also has global implications for the alliances as Star, oneworld and SkyTeam await Latam’s formal selection.

Latin America capacity share (% of seats) by airline group: 25-Jun-2012 to 1-Jul-2012

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