LATAM Airlines Brazil and Delta Airlines have announced non-stop service between São Paulo and Los Angeles as the Joint Venture’s first new market, adding capacity between North and South America. The service will begin on July 1, 2023. One of the biggest airlines in the world, Delta, now has access to the biggest corporate and general market between the United States and South America, thanks to this new route. This is the first operational notification following the approval of the joint venture agreement with Delta in September.
The flight will initially run three times a week on a Boeing 777 with a seating capacity of 410 passengers (38 in the Premium Business cabin, 50 in Economy+, and 322 in Economy). It will leave the Guarulhos airport in So Paulo on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 11:05 p.m. and land in Los Angeles at 7 a.m. the following day. Flights from Los Angeles to So Paulo (Guarulhos) on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday will leave at 1:00 p.m. and arrive at 5:20 a.m. the following day.
Customers will be able to connect from Los Angeles to a variety of popular West Coast Delta destinations, such as San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Seattle. From So Paulo, travellers will be able to connect to a number of local LATAM Brazil destinations as well as a number of the airline’s regional destinations.
More flights into and out of Latin America
This flight increases routes to and from the United States, which will benefit the customers of both partners. The following will be the changes for the LATAM Group:
- LATAM Airlines Group will offer a total of 5 frequencies from Santiago to Los Angeles International Airport as of September 2023. With the two extra flights added to the present offer, there will be a total increase of almost 900 seats.
- Beginning in August 2023, LATAM Airlines Brazil will add a fourth weekly frequency to its service from So Paulo-Orlando to the Orlando International Airport. This service, which will operate on Boeing 787-9 aircraft, will add 600 seats to this trip.
- Lima-Miami: LATAM Airlines Peru will expand the operation, which will use Boeing 767 aircraft with the revised interior cabin scheme, from 14 to 17 weekly flights. Customers will be able to better connect to destinations in North America thanks to this modification, which will add over 1,300 seats per week.
- The frequency of the itinerary will increase from seven to twelve times per week on Boeing 767 aircraft operated by LATAM Airlines Peru and furnished with the most contemporary interior cabin scheme. From Lima, travellers will have access to regional LATAM network cities like Córdoba, Mendoza, Porto Alegre, and Rio de Janeiro. In addition, planes that connect in New York will have rapid access to cities covered by Delta like Toronto, Boston, and Washington. This change, which will offer more than 2,200 seats each week, will allow customers to connect to destinations in North America more effectively.
- Los Angeles-Lima: The number of weekly flights operated by LATAM Airlines Peru’s fleet of Boeing 767 and 787 aircraft will rise to fourteen. This change, which will offer over 3,400 seats per week, will allow customers to connect more easily to North American locations like San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Seattle. After that, they will be able to travel from Lima to regional LATAM cities including Córdoba, Mendoza, Porto Alegre, and Rio de Janeiro.
Recent advancements for Delta Air Lines include the following:
- The service between Atlanta and Santiago de Chile has increased from three weekly flights to daily flights on an Airbus A350, or more than 2,700 seats each week, between the Arturo Merino Benitez Airport and its major hub in the United States.
- Atlanta-Lima: The service’s upgrade to an Airbus 350 aircraft, which results in more than 1,700 extra seats each week, will allow more passengers to travel between Atlanta and the International Airport of the Peruvian capital. The airline’s Airbus A350-900 aircraft can carry 339 passengers, and it offers the Delta One, Delta Comfort+, and Main Cabin.
- New York to Sao Paulo: Beginning on October 29, Delta’s Airbus A330-300 flights between its New York JFK hub and So Paulo expanded to daily service.
- Atlanta and Brazil: On December 17, Airbus A330 aircraft will begin operating a seasonal flight between Atlanta and So Paulo (GRU) on a second daily basis.
- Atlanta-Rio de Janeiro: On December 17, Delta will resume the popular seasonal route between Atlanta and Rio de Janeiro’s Galeo International Airport (GIG).
- Miami-Orlando: On December 1, Delta will begin operating a new daily service between Miami and Orlando.
- Miami-Los Angeles: On December 17, a brand-new daily service between Miami and Los Angeles will begin.
Delta and LATAM will be able to connect North and South America like never before by adding 23,000 weekly roundtrip seats to their regular itineraries as a result of these frequency adjustments.
Joint Venture between LATAM and Delta
The cooperation between Delta and LATAM aims to improve the travelling experiences of both passengers and cargo customers. As part of the agreement, which is applicable to certain markets between North America, benefits include joint accumulation of miles and points in frequent flyer programmes as well as faster connections to over 300 destinations between the US/Canada and South America (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay) (the United States and Canada).
In 2019, LATAM and Delta announced their first agreement for the reciprocal accumulation/redemption of miles/points, shared terminals in airports like New York/JFK, So Paulo/Guarulhos, and Santiago, and reciprocal access to 5 LATAM Lounges in South America and 53 Delta VIP Sky Club lounges in the United States, including the new and exclusive Delta Sky Club in Los Angeles (LAX) and the new and largest LATAM Lounge Santiago in Chile.
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