LATAM announces nonstop flights between São Paulo and Los Angeles
LATAM Airlines Brazil announced Wednesday that it will operate nonstop flights between the cities of São Paulo and Los Angeles (United States) starting July 1, 2023, adding a destination not currently offered.
In addition, this new route offers customers access to the larger U.S. corporate and general market from Los Angeles, where Delta is the global airline with the largest presence.
This operation is part of the first announcements following the approval of its Joint Venture agreement with Delta last September.
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The flight will have an initial frequency of three times per week in Boeing 777 aircraft, with capacity for 410 passengers (38 in Premium Business cabin, 50 in Economy+ and 322 in Economy).
From Los Angeles, customers will be able to connect to Delta’s most important destinations on the U.S. West Coast, including San Francisco, Las Vegas and Seattle. Passengers will be able to connect from the hub in São Paulo to the various destinations in LATAM Brazil’s domestic network, in addition to connections to the various destinations served by the group in the region.
More capacity to and from Latin America
Another novelty of the announcement was the operational adjustment in routes to and from the United States, which will have an impact on flights of both companies. In the case of LATAM Group, the changes will be as follows:
- Santiago-Los Angeles:
Starting September 2023, LATAM Airlines Group will operate 5 frequencies to Los Angeles International Airport. In total, it will add more than 900 seats with the two additional flights to the current offer.
- São Paulo-Orlando:
From August 2023, LATAM Airlines Brazil will increase its operation to Orlando International Airport by incorporating a fourth weekly frequency. The operation will be operated by Boeing 787-9 aircraft and will add 600 extra seats to this itinerary.
The operation, operated by LATAM Airlines Peru, will increase from 14 to 17 weekly frequencies, on Boeing 767 aircraft with the updated interior cabin layout. This adjustment will add more than 1,300 seats per week so that customers can better connect to destinations in North America.
- Lima-New York:
The itinerary will be adjusted from 7 to 12 weekly frequencies, on Boeing 767 aircraft operated by LATAM Airlines Peru, equipped with the updated interior cabin layout. From Lima, passengers will be able to connect to regional destinations in the LATAM network such as Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, among others. Meanwhile, flights connecting in New York will be able to connect quickly to Delta network destinations such as Toronto, Boston and Washington. Such an adjustment will add more than 2,200 seats per week so that customers can better connect to destinations in North America.
- Lima-Los Angeles:
LATAM Airlines Peru’s operation will increase from 7 to 14 weekly frequencies, using a mix of Boeing 767 and 787 aircraft. This adjustment will add more than 3,400 seats per week so that customers can better connect to destinations in North America, such as San Francisco, Las Vegas and Seattle. In Lima, meanwhile, they will be able to connect to regional destinations in the LATAM network such as Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, among others.
On Delta Air Lines’ side, the recently announced changes consider the following routes:
- Atlanta-Santiago de Chile:
The operation went from three weekly flights between Atlanta and Santiago de Chile to having a daily flight on an Airbus A350, which equates to more than 2,700 weekly seats between its main U.S. hub and Arturo Merino Benitez Airport.
The service now operates on Airbus A350 aircraft, which translates into more than 1,700 extra weekly seats so that more customers can connect between Atlanta and the Peruvian capital’s International Airport.
- New York-São Paulo:
As of October 29, Delta’s three weekly flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport and São Paulo (Guarulhos) increased to daily operation, served by Airbus A330-300s.
- Atlanta-São Paulo:
A second daily daily seasonal flight between Atlanta and Sao Paulo (GRU) with Airbus A330 aircraft will begin Dec. 17.
- Atlanta-Rio de Janeiro:
Delta will resume the seasonal route between Atlanta and Galeão International Airport (GIG) in Rio de Janeiro.
Delta will implement new daily service between Miami and Orlando on December 1.
- Miami-Los Angeles:
New daily service between Miami and Los Angeles will launch on December 17.
With these frequency adjustments, Delta and LATAM will add 23,000 seats per week roundtrip to their regular itineraries to connect North and South America like never before.
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