LAN Airlines (LA, Santiago de Chile Int'l) and sister carrier TAM Linhas Aéreas (JJ, Sao Paulo Congonhas) have been banned effective February 15 from operating to Bolivia according to statements made by the Bolivian transportation ministry without giving reasons for the announcement. LAN Perú (LP, Lima Int'l) currently offers two daily triangle flights from Lima Int'l to both La Paz El Alto and Santa Cruz Viru Viru with A319-100s. LAN Airlines operates from Santiago de Chile Int'l to La Paz four times weekly and to Santa Cruz three times weekly, both via Iquique using A320-200s. In addition, TAM Airlines (PZ, Asuncion) offers four weekly flights between Asuncion and Santa Cruz providing the only link between Paraguay and Bolivia. Despite the announcements, LAN and TAM flights to Bolivia currently still seem to be operating as normal.