Delta and LATAM, as part of their joint venture entered into just over a year ago, have announced a range of new connectivity in Latin America, including multiple flights that will connect Colombia with Atlanta.
To begin, there will be two routes offered on LATAM:
- Orlando to Bogotá (LATAM)
- São Paulo to Los Angeles (LATAM)
According to the airlines, the latter new addition to the Chilean airline’s portfolio will be the only direct route between Brazil and the US West Coast.
Several new flights will begin on October 29:
- Medellín to Miami (LATAM)
- Lima to Atlanta (LATAM)
- Bogotá to Atlanta (Delta)
The route between Delta’s hub in Atlanta and the Colombian capital is not a new route, but does mark a second flight between the destinations for the US carrier.
Later this year, in December, Delta will also offer two “seasonal” routes:
In December, the announcements will continue with the inauguration of the new seasonal route
- Rio de Janeiro to New York (Delta)
- Cartagena to Atlanta (Delta)
The two airlines announced the new flights while also marking he first year of their joint venture, which includes shared lounge access and miles-earning benefits.
A growth in connectivity between Atlanta and Latin America has been been one of the main outcomes of Delta partnering with LATAM.
“In Atlanta, Delta’s main hub and the largest in the world, the alliance reached another important milestone by approaching nearly one million seats offered on 3,500 flights to South America,” said the airlines in a statement. “This growth was driven by a 50% capacity increase on key routes connecting to LATAM’s hubs in São Paulo, Brazil, Bogotá, Colombia, Lima, Peru, and Santiago.”
They also touted significant capacity growth in Los Angeles, Miami, and New York.
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