LATAM Airlines Colombia will launch new direct service between Bogota and Orlando from July 1st, 2023. The new route is the latest addition after the approval of Delta and LATAM’s joint venture in September 2022.
On Monday (January 30, 2023), Delta Air Lines announced that their joint venture partner LATAM Group, specifically LATAM Airlines Colombia will launch new nonstop service between Bogota and Orlando, Florida starting July 1st, 2023. This is the latest route addition after the approval of Delta and LATAM’s joint venture in September 2022. Inbound customers to Orlando will also enjoy onward connections with Delta to 18 destinations, including Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Seattle and New York. Likewise, customers traveling to Bogota can connect with LATAM to 17 destinations, including Medellin, Cali and Cartagena. LATAM’s new flight will depart Bogota at 10:15, and will arrive in Orlando at 15:33, while the return flight departs Orlando at 16:57, and arrives in Bogota at 20:10 (all times local). The route will be operated with a 174-seat Airbus A320.
In today’s route announcement, Delta’s Vice President for Latin America, Alex Antilla, said,
“Delta’s partnership with LATAM is meant to expand access and elevate the experience for customers traveling between North and South America. This exciting new route between Orlando and Bogota will provide customers with more access to the places they want to go. Through this new route, Delta and LATAM customers will enjoy better and more convenient travel thanks to our powerful route networks and award-winning service.”
Also commenting on the new Bogota-Orlando route, LATAM Airlines Colombia’s CEO, Santiago Álvarez, said,
“Despite the challenging context with which this year began, we continue to improve our international network with the incorporation of a new route of utmost importance for travelers in the country. Through the Joint Venture with Delta, we will improve our presence in the United States market, which continues to be one of the most important international destinations for Colombian passengers.
“With this agreement, we will boost our presence in the North American market with the aim of becoming the best option for passengers from that region who wish to travel to Colombia and the other South American countries that are part of the agreement.”
The new service between Bogota and Orlando will be LATAM Colombia’s second U.S. route, complementing existing daily service between Bogota and Miami. As previously announced, LATAM Airlines Brazil will launch new direct service between São Paulo and Los Angeles starting in the third quarter of 2023. Delta Air Lines also offers daily service to Bogota from Atlanta and New York-JFK.
With the joint venture, originally announced in 2019, LATAM and Delta plan to improve the travel experience for passengers, while adding options for cargo customers. The JV agreement applies to select markets in the U.S. and Canada, as well as in South America (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay). Customers of both airlines will enjoy benefits such as reciprocal accumulation of frequent flyer miles/points, as well as faster connections and access to over 300 destinations between North and South America. Additionally, customers benefit from reciprocal access to 53 Delta VIP Sky Club Lounges in the U.S., including the new Delta Sky Club in Los Angeles, and five LATAM Lounges in South America, including the new LATAM Lounge in Santiago, Chile, the largest in South America.
Source(s): Delta Air Lines, LATAM