LAN Airlines (LA, Santiago de Chile Arturo Merino Benítez International (SCL)) and sister carrier TAM Linhas Aéreas (JJ, São Paulo Congonhas International (CGH)) 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 Jorge Chávez International (LIM)) currently offers two daily triangle flights from Lima Jorge Chávez International (LIM) to both La Paz El Alto (LPB) and Santa Cruz Viru Viru International (VVI) with A319-100s. LAN Airlines operates from Santiago de Chile Arturo Merino Benítez International (SCL) to La Paz four times weekly and to Santa Cruz three times weekly, both via Iquique Diego Aracena International (IQQ) using A320-200s. In addition, TAM Airlines (PZ, Asuncion Silvio Pettirossi International (ASU)) offers four weekly flights between Asuncion Silvio Pettirossi International (ASU) 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.