LATAM Airlines to launch range of new routes
LATAM Airlines Group has announced a new non-stop service between Santiago, Chile and Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, with three weekly flights starting 28 March 2017.
The new service is the 19th route the airline group has published and/or launched since January 2016 as part of a continued strengthening of its international network.
The carrier also recently inaugurated two new weekly direct flights between Santiago and Orlando in Florida – which will operate on a seasonal basis until 1 March 2017 – and a non-stop service between Lima (Peru) and Cartagena de Indias (Colombia), offering four flights per week.
Enrique Cueto, chief executive of LATAM Airlines Group, said: “With this new Santiago-Santa Cruz flight, LATAM will become the only airline group to operate direct services between the two cities, offering greater convenience and faster journey times than any other carrier.
“We will continue exploring opportunities to develop new LATAM destinations and improve connectivity in the region. The past year is proof of this commitment, with the introduction of 19 new routes including Lima-Washington DC and São Paulo-Johannesburg, LATAM’s first flight to Africa.”
In 2016, LATAM Airlines Group and its affiliates launched a number of unprecedented routes including São Paulo-Johannesburg – the only flight between South America and Africa operated by a Latin American airline – and Santiago-Puerto Natales, Chile, widening access and significantly reducing journey times to the world-famous Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia.
The airline also recently announced a flight between Santiago and Melbourne, which will become the longest non-stop route in LATAM’s history when it launches in October 2017.