One year after the start of their Joint Venture, the Delta and LATAM alliance has enabled the partners to announce six new routes, carry out 15,000 flights, and transport more than 3 million customers.
Jointly, they covered more than 56 million miles (90 million kilometers), which is equivalent to the distance between planet Earth and Mercury
A Year of Achievements
In just one year, the Delta and LATAM alliance has achieved milestones that would make any aviation enthusiast’s heart race. Here are some of the most remarkable accomplishments:
New Routes and Unprecedented Connectivity
The collaboration has paved the way for the introduction of six new routes, connecting travelers with more opportunities than ever before.
With over 15,000 flights completed, this partnership has transported over 3 million passengers, covering a staggering 56 million miles (equivalent to the distance between Earth and Mercury).
The primary mission of this alliance has been to enhance connectivity and improve the customer experience for those traveling between North America (the United States and Canada) and South America (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay).
Let’s take a closer look at some of the developments:
Delta and LATAM have initiated new service between Orlando and Bogota, Colombia, making it easier for travelers to explore this enchanting South American destination.
For those looking to connect the United States with Brazil’s vibrant São Paulo, the alliance has launched the only direct route between the two destinations, São Paulo and Los Angeles.
The success story doesn’t end here. On October 29, the partners will launch additional new routes and expand current ones. The upcoming additions include:
New Medellin-Miami service by LATAM, opening up more options for travelers to explore the beautiful city of Medellin.
LATAM’s new service between Lima and Atlanta, complementing Delta’s existing service and making it even more convenient to travel between these destinations.
Delta’s second frequency between Atlanta and Bogota, enhancing the options for those seeking to journey between these two vibrant cities.
December brings more excitement with the introduction of new routes, such as Atlanta-Cartagena (Delta), seasonal service between New York JFK and Rio de Janeiro (Delta), and the year-round operation of Delta’s seasonal service between Atlanta and Rio de Janeiro.
These developments are in response to the growing demand and the partners’ commitment to offering the best travel options.
Celebrating a Partnership
As they mark the first anniversary of this transformative partnership, Alex Antilla, Vice President of Latin America for Delta Air Lines, expresses his enthusiasm: “We are thrilled to mark the first anniversary of our transformative partnership.”
“Together, we’re connecting North and South America and attracting new customers. We’ve worked hard together to add exciting new routes, grow existing routes, and make travel easier, more enjoyable, and more rewarding for millions of customers.”
Antilla further adds, “As we look to the future, we continue our commitment to building on this extraordinary first year, delivering exceptional services, and reinforcing our bond with customers who travel between the two continents. We’re excited to continue this incredible journey.”
Martin St. George, Chief Commercial Officer of LATAM Airlines Group, emphasizes the customers services aspect, saying, “Thanks to our alliance with Delta, our passengers can not only rely on more flights and faster connections to access over 300 destinations, but they can also enjoy greater benefits.”
These benefits include the joint accumulation of miles or points in frequent traveler programs, as well as access for eligible travelers to more than 50 Delta Sky Club lounges in the United States and five LATAM Lounges in South America, offering travelers a touch of luxury and comfort.
During this inaugural year of the Joint Venture, Delta and LATAM have not only launched new routes but have also streamlined travel and grown connections in their key hubs. Let’s take a closer look at the developments in some of these key hubs:
Miami: Gateway to the United States
Miami, as LATAM’s main gateway to the United States, saw a remarkable 10% increase in capacity. This growth has led to expanded connecting opportunities, with a staggering 1.7 million seats available to 11 cities offered by Delta from Miami.
In the past year, Delta has also introduced new service from Miami to Orlando and Los Angeles, with new service to Washington, DC, debuting this fall. This means even more connection opportunities for customers traveling through Miami.
Atlanta: Delta’s Primary Hub
At Atlanta, Delta’s primary hub and the world’s largest, the partners offered nearly one million seats on 3,500 flights to South America.
This growth was driven by a 50% increase in key routes connecting to LATAM hubs in São Paulo, Brazil, Bogota, Colombia, Lima, Peru, and Santiago, Chile.
New York and Los Angeles
In the New York hub, Delta and LATAM offered more than one million seats, while at the Los Angeles hub, the partners increased capacity by an impressive 40%.
These developments reflect the commitment of the partnership to improve connectivity for travelers between North and South America.
As we look to the future, Delta and LATAM are not resting on their laurels.
They expect to continue announcing new routes and greater benefits in the coming months, ensuring that the travel experience between North America and South America continues to evolve and become even more convenient and rewarding.
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