LATAM Airlines Group announced on Thursday that it is adding four new routes across the Americas, as well as increasing the frequency of one of its flagship passenger services.
Four new routes starting in April
LATAM Airlines has announced the start of four new flights between Bogota, Guayaquil, Lima, and Brasilia. These flights will improve connectivity between LATAM Airlines’ locations in Latin America and beyond.
LATAM Airlines Colombia has announced that it will start service between Bogota and Orlando in July, using its Airbus A320 fleet. This service is the second announced route after the US approved LATAM’s Joint Venture Agreement with Delta Air Lines.
Paola Penarete, Vice President of North America at LATAM Airlines, said that this new route is crucial to LATAM Airlines’ expansion into the United States. Delta Air Lines has announced that it will operate the seasonal route between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Rio de Janeiro Galeão International Airport (GIG) as of December 16, 2023.
Three different airlines will be operating two routes each starting in April. LATAM Airlines Ecuador will fly between Guayaquil and Bogota seven times per week, while LATAM Airlines Group will operate the Santiago-Porto Alegre route three times per week. Finally, LATAM Airlines Peru will fly between Lima and Brasilia daily.
Increasing connectivity to Rapa Nui
In a press release on Thursday, LATAM Airlines announced that it will increase the number of weekly frequencies on its most iconic route, Santiago de Chile-Rapa Nui. LATAM is the only airline that serves Rapa Nui in the Pacific, so it’s important for the community there. Air service is essential for the people living on Rapa Nui. It is the only way to get in to see the moai, which are internationally known for their stunning beauty.
LATAM Airlines is increasing the frequency of service on its Santiago-Rapa Nui route, adding six flights per week. This will make it easier for travelers to get to Rapa Nui, and will help to bolster the island’s economy.
LATAM Airlines in January
According to LATAM’s latest stats, the company carried over 5 million passengers in January 2023, an increase of 15% over the previous year. This growth is especially notable in Brazil, where LATAM saw a 14.2% increase in domestic passengers. Across LATAM’s Spanish-speaking countries, passenger numbers were also up, by 2.13 million, despite a decrease in international passengers. Overall, this demonstrates LATAM’s continued success in transporting people around the world.