One year after the start of its joint venture with LATAM AirlinesDelta clarified this week that the alliance allowed partners to announce six new routesto carry out 15,000 flights, carry more than 3 million customers and travel more than 56 million miles (90 million kilometers), which is equivalent to the distance between planet Earth and Mercury.
With a mission to significantly improve connectivity and the customer experience for travel betweenNorth America (United States and Canada) andSouth America (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay), partners celebrate this important milestone and look to the future. Delta and LATAM have already launched a new service between Orlando And Bogota, Colombia (LATAM); and between Sao Paulo And Los Angeles (LATAM), the only direct route between Brazil and the west coast of the United States.
On October 29, partners will launch additional new routes and augment current routes with the new service Medellin-Miami (LATAM); The new LATAM service enters Lima And Atlanta, which adds to Delta’s existing service; and the second frequency of Delta between Atlanta And Bogota, adding to its existing service. The introduction of new routes continues in December, with Atlanta-Cartagena on December 22 (Delta), seasonal service between New York JFK and Rio de Janeiro on December 16 (Delta), and in response to growing demand, Delta’s seasonal service begins Atlanta and Rio de Janeirowhich return on December 16, will now operate all year round.
“We are delighted to mark the first anniversary of our transformative partnership,” said Alex Antilla, vice president of Latin America for Delta Air Lines. “Together we connect North and South America and attract new customers. We’ve worked hard together to add exciting new itineraries, expand existing itineraries and make travel easier, more enjoyable and more rewarding for millions of customers. Looking to the future, we continue our commitment to building on this extraordinary first year, providing exceptional services and strengthening our connections with customers traveling between the two continents. »
During the joint venture’s inaugural year, the partners streamlined travel and expanded connections in their key hubs:
– Miami, LATAM’s main gateway to the United States, saw its capacity increase by 10%, increasing connecting opportunities to Delta’s 1.7 million seats to 11 cities from Miami. Over the past year, Delta also introduced new service from Miami to Orlando and Los Angeles, with new service to Washington, DC, debuting this fall, providing even more connection opportunities for customers.
– HAS Atlanta, Delta’s main hub and the largest in the world, partners offered nearly one million seats on 3,500 flights to South America. This growth is driven by a 50% increase in key routes connecting LATAM hubs in São Paulo, Brazil (GRU), Bogota, Colombia (BOG), Lima, Peru (LIM) and Santiago, Chile (SCL).
– At the hub of new YorkDelta and LATAM offered more than a million seats, while at the Los Angeles hub the partners increased capacity by 40%.
In the coming months, Delta and LATAM plan to continue announcing new routes and greater benefits to enhance the travel experience for those traveling between North and South America.