Delta & LATAM’s Joint Venture Inaugural

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This week, Delta Air Lines and LATAM’s inaugural route for the new joint venture has commenced operations from Sao Paulo.

This article will cover the details surrounding Delta’s and LATAM’s inaugural joint venture service.

Delta & LATAM’s Joint Venture Inaugural


The tail fins of a Delta Air Lines plane and a LATAM Airline plane side by side.
Photo Credit: Delta Air Lines

The first new Joint Venture route that Delta and LATAM have commenced is between Sao Paulo and Los Angeles.

This new route was inaugurated on August 1st, 2023, with one of LATAM’s Boeing 777-300ERs. Flight LA8086 departs Sao Paulo (GRU) at 23:20 p.m. and arrives in Los Angeles (LAX) at 07:35 a.m. the following morning. Flight LA8087 leaves Los Angeles (LAX) at 13:15 p.m. and arrives back in Sao Paulo (GRU) at 05:15 a.m. the following morning.

The new service will be operated on a three-weekly basis, with LA8086 operating on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays with LA8087 operating on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Los Angeles marks LATAM Brazil’s fifth U.S. destination, joining the likes of Boston (BOS), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK), and Orlando (MCO)

Executive Comments


Commenting on their first Joint Venture route with LATAM, Delta’s Sales Manager in Brazil, Danillo Barbizan, says, “The United States is one of the most sought-after international destinations for Brazilian travellers, so we are very excited to launch this route between São Paulo and Los Angeles in partnership with LATAM.”

“This is the only direct flight to the West Coast from Brazil, which, in addition to being the fastest and most comfortable option for customers to explore this region of the United States, complements the numerous reciprocal benefits for frequent flyers, whether travelling for business or pleasure.”

Adding to Barbizan’s comments, LATAM Brazil’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Aline Mafra, says, “The inauguration of this flight between Brazil and the U.S. West Coast is the result of the Joint Venture of two global companies that now offer customers simpler and faster trips with the best routes, schedules and connections.”

“With the start of this new international route, we continue with our commitment to increasingly connect Brazilians with the world and bring foreigners to discover the wonders of Brazil from our hub in Guarulhos.”

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