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Delta and LATAM Kick Off JV with LAX-São Paulo Service


Delta Air Lines and LATAM Airlines Group have officially kicked off their Joint Venture agreement with LATAM announcing the launch of new service between São Paulo and Los Angeles beginning July 1, 2023, adding a popular destination not currently served from Los Angeles.


This new route offers customers access to the largest U.S.-South America corporate and overall market from LAX, where Delta is the largest global carrier.


The flight will have an initial frequency of three times per week on a three-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft offering 410 seats, including 38 in the Premium Business cabin, 50 in Economy+ and 322 in Economy.


The flight will depart São Paulo Airport at 11:05 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, arriving in Los Angeles at 7 a.m. the next day. It will depart Los Angeles at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, and will arrive in São Paulo at 5:20 a.m. the following day.


Passengers will be able to connect from LATAM’s hub in São Paulo to destinations in LATAM’s South American network, in addition to connections to the different destinations served by the group.


Meanwhile, customers flying to Los Angeles will be able to quickly connect to several popular Delta West Coast destinations, including San Francisco, Las Vegas and Seattle. The new service between São Paulo and Los Angeles is available for booking now through delta.com or latam.com.


LATAM also announced capacity increase on routes to and from the United States that will benefit customers of both partners. On the part of Delta Air Lines, the recently announced additional frequencies of the following routes include:


• Atlanta-Santiago, Chile: The operation increased from three weekly flights between Atlanta and Santiago, Chile, to daily service on an Airbus A350.


• Atlanta-Lima: The service will upgrade to an Airbus A350 aircraft in February.


• New York- São Paulo: Delta’s three weekly flights between its New York JFK hub and São Paulo increased to daily service beginning Oct. 29 with the Airbus A330-300 aircraft.


• Atlanta-São Paulo: On Dec. 17, a seasonal second daily flight between Atlanta and Sao Paulo (GRU) will begin with Airbus A330 aircraft.


• Atlanta-Rio de Janeiro: The popular seasonal route between Atlanta and Rio de Janeiro’s Galeão International Airport (GIG) will resume Dec. 17.


• Miami-Orlando: Delta will launch a new daily service between Miami and Orlando on Dec. 1.


• Miami Los Angeles: New daily service between Miami and Los Angeles will launch on Dec. 17.


In the case of the LATAM Group, the changes will be the following:


• Santiago-Los Angeles: As of September 2023, LATAM Airlines Group will offer a total of five frequencies to Los Angeles International Airport.


• São Paulo-Orlando: Starting in August 2023, LATAM Brazil will add a fourth weekly frequency to Orlando International Airport using a Boeing 787-9.


• Lima-Miami: LATAM Peru will increase service to Miami from 14 to 17 weekly on a Boeing 767 aircraft.


• Lima-New York: The schedule will grow from 7 to 12 weekly frequencies, on Boeing 767 aircraft operated by LATAM Airlines Peru.


• Lima-Los Angeles: The operation of LATAM Peru will go from 7 to 14 weekly using a mix of Boeing 767 and 787 aircraft.


With these frequency adjustments, Delta and LATAM will add more than 23,000 weekly seats to their regular itineraries to connect North and South America like never before.

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