On July 1, 2023, Latam will begin direct flights between Sao Paulo and Los Angeles, where passengers can connect to Delta Air Lines flights, the carriers announced Wednesday. This is the first new route added since the US Department of Transportation approved their joint venture in September.
According to the carrier, Latam will fly three times a week with Boeing 777 aircraft with a capacity of 410 passengers – 38 in Premium Business, 50 in Economy Plus and 322 in Economy.
In addition, both air carriers announced an increase in flight frequency.
From September 2023, Latham is scheduled to have three to five frequencies between Santiago, Chile and Los Angeles, adding more than 900 seats to the destination, according to the carrier. In October 2023, the Sao Paulo-Orlando route will increase to four times a week and add 600 seats. Flights between Lima, Peru and Miami will increase from 14 to 17 weekly, adding more than 1,300 seats. The Lima-New York route will increase from 7 to 12 weekly, adding more than 2,200 seats. The Lima-Los Angeles route will double to 14 weekly frequencies and add more than 3,400 seats.
Delta previously announced expanded frequencies between Atlanta and Buenos Aires and Santiago. Additional changes include upgrades to Airbus 350 aircraft for Atlanta-Lima service in February, adding more than 1,700 weekly seats to each carrier. On October 29, Delta’s New York JFK-São Paulo route increased from thrice-weekly to daily service. On December 17, the carrier will add a second seasonal flight between Atlanta and Sao Paulo. The seasonal route between Atlanta and Rio de Janeiro will resume from December 17.
The carrier also announced new daily service between Miami and Orlando on December 1 and daily service between Miami and Los Angeles on December 17.