LATAM Brasil (JJ) has recently made an announcement that it is going to launch a fresh route from Brasilia International Airport (BSB) to Lima International Airport (LIM) in Peru as the company expands its international connectivity to Brazil’s capital city and wants to improve services. All these new services are expected to be launched on the narrowbody jets in March next year.
LATAM to launch a new route
Last week, LATAM Brasil announced that it would begin daily direct flights from Brasilia to Lima in March of next year. The travel time for this route will be up to five hours, which will cut in half the travel time between the capital cities of Brazil and Peru. Earlier the idea was made to operate this route in April 2020 but it was not operated. It will be the simple direct connection between these two main South American destinations.
This will make LATAM the fourth Brazil-Peru route already capable of flying directly to Lima from Guarulhos (São Paulo), Galeão (Rio de Janeiro), and Porto Alegre. From January this year to September 2022, LATAM has already carried around 190,000 passengers from Brazil to Lima on around 1,170 flights.
Boosting the international connectivity from Brasília
This passage from Aline Mafra, Director of Sales & Marketing of LATAM Brasil, Brasília, is significant. Connecting Brazil’s capital city directly to a worldwide destination is a significant step in restoring LATAM’s capability.
This year till November 2022, LATAM has operated a total of 482 weekly flights from Brasilia. These are all domestic routes, and the new service to Lima will be LATAM’s first global route from Brazil’s capital city. The most imperative route is to São Paulo Congonhas Airport (CGH), which has 65 weekly flights (between seven & 11 every day). LATAM is the major hand to Brasilia, followed by GOL (440 weekly flights) & Azul (113).
LATAM has recovered 21 of the 26 global destinations it operated prior to the epidemic from Brazil. These are Asunción, Bogota, Barcelona, Boston, Buenos Aires/Ezeiza, Mexico City, New York, Frankfurt, Lima, Lisbon, Mendoza, London, Madrid, Miami, Milan, Montevideo, Orlando, Paris, Rome, and Santiago.
Presently, Brasília International Airport has 30 every day international flights. That’s a poor number for the airport of the capital town of a nation, however, in Brazil, the major international gateways are São Paulo Congonhas Airport (GRU) & Rio de Janeiro Galeão International (GIG). The worldwide operators at Brasília are Aerolíneas Argentinas (three weekly flights from Buenos Aires), Copa Airlines (one every day flight from Panama), GOL Linhas Aéreas (15 weekly flights to Cancun –soon to disappear–, Orlando, & Miami), & TAP Air Portugal (five weekly flights from Lisbon).