LATAM Airlines will launch a direct flight between Medellín and the Peruvian capital of Lima next year. It plans to begin flying the route three times weekly, operated by a 144-seat Airbus A319, on February 26.
The Santiago, Chile-based airline, which was formerly known as LAN, stated that it expects to transport some 33,000 people on this route per year. Tickets are already on sale through LATAM’s website for flights that depart Colombia’s second city on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
The flight will be scheduled to leave Lima each day at 1:12 pm and land at Medellín’s José María Córdova International Airport at 4:22 pm. The return flight will depart Medellín at 6:55 pm with an estimated arrival time of 10:10 pm at Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport. (All times local.)
The addition of the new route is part of an ongoing push by the carrier to better connect Lima with Colombia. LATAM Airlines will also double its weekly flights between the Peruvian capital and the Caribbean coastal tourist mecca of Cartagena next year. The airline first inaugurated that route in January 2017 and has been the only airline with a direct flight from Cartagena to Lima.
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