LATAM Airlines Group carrier TAM Airlines has launched daily service from Orlando International Airport to Brasilia on June 12 and group affiliate LAN Peru is launching daily service between Orlando and Lima on June 20.
TAM Airlines, which also operates 14 round-trips a week between Orlando and São Paulo, is operating its new Orlando-Brasilia service with Boeing 767-300ER widebodies.
In TAM service, each Boeing 767-300ER is configured with 191 seats in Economy class and 30 lie-flat seats in Premium Business class.
LAN Peru will operate its new route between Orlando and Lima with Airbus A319 single-aisle jets, each seating 126 passengers in all-economy configuration.
It will be the first-ever daily non-stop service between the two cities, according to LATAM Airlines Group, all of whose airlines are members of the oneworld global alliance.
TAM’s schedule for its Orlando-Brasilia route calls for flight JJ8049 to leave Orlando International Airport (IATA code MCO) at 10:30 p.m. daily and lands at Brasília International Airport – Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek (BSB) at 7:19 a.m. the following morning, local time.
In the other direction, flight JJ8048 departs BSB at 11:22 a.m. daily and touches down at MCO at 6:30 p.m. local time.
Brazil’s capital Brasilia serves as a hub for TAM’s domestic operations. From there the carrier serves more than 40 domestic destinations, most of them in Northern Brazil.
Orlando is LAN Peru’s fourth gateway in the U.S., joining New York, Miami and Los Angeles. Earlier this year, LAN Peru added two extra flights each week from New York JFK to Jorge Chávez Lima-Callao International Airport (LIM).
The airline expects to transport more than 80,000 passengers each year from South America to Orlando via Lima.
LAN Airlines and its affiliates have installed wireless in-flight entertainment in their A319 and A320 fleets, allowing passengers to watch movies, TV shows and videos on their own personal mobile devices – smart phones, tablets and laptops.
To access the wireless in-flight entertainment option on personal devices, passengers have to download the ‘LAN Entertainment’ app.
LATAM Airlines Group carriers LAN Airlines (and affiliates) and TAM Airlines claim to be the first airlines in South America to implement wireless entertainment for personal devices.
According to LATAM, LAN Peru’s new service from Orlando to Lima will be the first flight from the U.S. to feature this technology.