Delta Air Lines and LATAM Launch First Codeshare Flights, Accelerate Loyalty Partnership
Delta Air Lines announced on Thursday that their industry-leading partnership with LATAM has been accelerated with the launch of first codeshare flights and reciprocal loyalty agreement.
Today (February 27, 2020), Delta Air Lines announced that their industry-leading partnership with LATAM has been accelerated with the launch of the first codeshare flights and reciprocal loyalty benefits. From April 1, 2020, Delta SkyMiles Members traveling on LATAM flights will enjoy mutual mileage earn and redemption benefits across more than 435 destinations worldwide. Delta’s code has now been added to LATAM affiliate flights in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Additionally, Delta will co-locate their operations in Terminal 3 with LATAM at their São Paulo (GRU) hub on March 29, 2020, while LATAM has already co-located their operations at New York-JFK with Delta in Terminal 4. In Thursday’s announcement, Delta International’s President and EVP Global Sales, Steve Sear said,
“Together with LATAM, we are building an industry leading and customer-focused partnership that connects North and South America like never before. With frequent flyer reciprocity and new codeshare flight options, we’re already beginning to deliver on this partnership for our customers, with much more to come.”
Reciprocal mileage earning and redemption for members of the airlines’ loyalty programs across both networks will be available from April 1, 2020. Elite status benefit reciprocation, including lounge access, priority boarding, bags and seats is expected to launch later this year.
When fully implemented, the codeshare with LATAM affiliates in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru will provide increased connectivity to 74 U.S. and 51 South American routes to guests of both airlines. While codeshare flights to Colombia and Ecuador are available for booking now, flights to Peru will be available from March 29, 2020. Additionally, the airlines will expand their codeshare partnership to include LATAM Airlines Brazil during the first half of 2020, which add up to 65 North American destinations served by Delta and up to 37 LATAM routes in Brazil.
Source: Delta Air Lines