LATAM Airlines Group and Delta Air Lines have added more than 20 international routes to its codeshare agreement between the United States and South America. The announcement came a few weeks after the Chilean Government approved both carriers’ Joint Venture Agreement.
New routes together
Delta and LATAM signed a joint venture agreement in May 2020. Previously, both carriers had launched a codeshare agreement following Delta investing in the South American carrier.
So far, Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, and Chile’s regulatory and competition entities have approved Delta and LATAM’s joint venture. The latest was Chile, a couple of weeks ago.
Delta and LATAM have now expanded their codeshare agreement and aim to improve connectivity between North and South America, mainly from Santiago de Chile. Both airlines will begin this new phase on November 18.
Delta is now putting its code on 12 international routes operated by the LATAM group between South America and the United States. Moreover, Delta is adding its code to six interregional routes in South America (from Santiago) and four new domestic destinations in Chile.
Meanwhile, LATAM can code eight international routes operated by Delta, including its Atlanta and New York JFK hubs.
In total, the agreement currently enables connections to more than 40 codeshare destinations in South America. It covers the domestic markets in Brazil, Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador and international routes between South America and the United States. Additionally, it also covers more than 70 domestic routes operated by Delta.
Which routes are now included?
These are the new routes now included in Delta and LATAM’s codeshare agreement:
Between the United States and South America are:
- Atlanta-Sao Paulo by Delta
- Boston-Sao Paulo by LATAM
- New York JFK-Sao Paulo by both carriers
- Miami-Sao Paulo by LATAM
- Orlando-Sao Paulo by LATAM
- Atlanta-Rio de Janeiro by Delta (resuming operations in February next year).
- Atlanta-Bogota by Delta
- Miami-Bogota-Santiago by LATAM
- New York JFK-Bogota by Delta
- Atlanta-Lima by Delta
- Los Angeles-Lima by LATAM
- Miami-Lima by LATAM
- New York JFK-Lima by LATAM
- Orlando-Lima by LATAM
- Atlanta-Santiago by Delta
- Los Angeles-Santiago by LATAM
- Miami-Santiago by LATAM
- New York JFK-Santiago by LATAM
- Atlanta-Quito by Delta.
These are the US domestic routes operated by Delta, all from Atlanta: Austin, Boston, Baltimore, Charlotte, Washington D.C., Denver, Dallas, New York JFK, Ft. Lauderdale, Honolulu, and Houston.
LATAM’s regional routes in South America are all from Santiago: Bogota, Lima, Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Montevideo.
Finally, these are LATAM’s domestic routes in Chile: Antofagasta, Concepcion, Puerto Montt, and Punta Arenas.
More is coming
The Delta-LATAM codeshare agreement is far from done. Both carriers will expand their current codeshare network in the next few months. They will add destinations on Delta’s domestic network in the United States and between the US and Canada, said Delta in a statement.
Alain Bellemare, President International of Delta Air Lines, said the carrier is looking forward to introducing its customers to LATAM’s exceptional service. Delta also wants to welcome more LATAM customers onboard its flights to the US.
In the meantime, Marty St. George, LATAM’s CCO, said,
“This codeshare agreement is a sign of the depth of the strategic agreement between LATAM and Delta, offering the largest network of connections in the continent, with better schedules, safety, and a world-class, award-winning service.”
Frequent flyer benefits
As part of the agreement, members from both LATAM Pass and SkyMiles will accumulate miles and points. They will also include priority boarding, additional baggage check-in, and access to VIP lounges.
The passengers can also connect between Delta and LATAM flights in hub airports like Terminal 4 at JFK International Airport, Terminal 3 at São Paulo’s Guarulhos Airport, and soon at Terminal 2 at Santiago’s Arturo Merino Benitez Airport.
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