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Delta and LATAM Expand Connectivity With new U.S. – Colombia Routes, LATAM’s First Service to ATL

Delta Air Lines and LATAM Group are expanding their strategic commercial partnership with new U.S. Colombia routes and LATAM Airlines’ first service to Atlanta. Since implementation, the joint venture has announced five new routes and increased capacity by 75 percent.

Delta and LATAM Group Announce New and Enhanced Joint Venture Services - Courtesy Delta Air Lines

On Friday (June 16, 2023), Delta Air Lines announced an expansion of their joint venture with LATAM Group with new routes between the U.S. and Colombia, and LATAM Airlines’ first-ever service to Atlanta. From October 29, 2023, LATAM Airlines Colombia will launch new daily service between Miami and Medellin. The route will be operated with an Airbus A320 featuring Premium Economy and Economy Class cabins. On the same day, LATAM Airlines Peru will introduce three weekly flights between Lima and Atlanta with a three-class Boeing 767 featuring Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins, complementing Delta’s existing daily service on the route.

From December 22, 2023, Delta Air Lines will also launch new service between Atlanta and Cartagena, Colombia. The route will operate three times weekly with a Boeing 737 with First Class, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin service. Additionally, Delta will add a second daily flight between Atlanta and Bogota, Colombia with a Boeing 757 featuring First Class, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin services. All of the new routes are available for booking on the websites of both airlines from June 17, 2023.

Delta and LATAM's New and Enhanced Routes - Courtesy Delta Air Lines

In Friday’s announcement, Delta’s Vice President for Latin America, Alex Antilla, said,

“The mission of Delta and the LATAM group’s partnership is to make travel between our Joint Venture markets in North and South America easier and more enjoyable, and to bring the continents closer than ever. We’re grateful for the response from customers who are moving over to Delta and the LATAM Group. These exciting new routes, combined with our loyalty benefits, will provide even more ways to discover and do business in these dynamic markets. Just as importantly, we look forward to welcoming LATAM Airlines Peru on their first Atlanta route, to facilitating more connections through Delta’s largest hub, and to attracting new visitors to the Peach State.”

Also commenting on the joint partnership expansion, LATAM Airlines Group’s Chief Commercial Officer, Martin St. George, added,

“We are very happy to announce the new route between Miami and Medellin, one of the major financial, industrial and commercial centers in Colombia. At the same time, the service between Lima and Delta’s largest hub in Atlanta, also reinforces our joint commitment to deliver more and better connection options for our customers. We will continue to work hard to elevate the experience for our passengers with internationally acclaimed service and a determined emphasis on sustainability for the skies of the Americas and the world.”

Delta and LATAM Group’s partnership links more than 200 North American destinations served by Delta to over 120 South American destinations served by LATAM.

LATAM Airlines Group S.A. is the leading airline group in Latin America, offering service in five domestic markets (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru) as well as international service within Latin America and to Europe, Oceania, the United States and the Caribbean. The airline will also resume service between São Paulo and Johannesburg in mid-2023. The Group operates a fleet of Boeing 767, 777, and 787s, as well as Airbus A319, A320, A320neo, A321 aircraft. LATAM Cargo Chile, LATAM Cargo Colombia and LATAM Cargo Brazil are the LATAM Airlines freight subsidiaries. In addition to passenger aircraft belly hold cargo capacity, the Group operates a fleet of 16 dedicated freighters, which will be expanded to 19 by 2024.

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is the global U.S. airline leader in safety, innovation, reliability and customer experience. The carrier operates over 4,000 daily flights across more than 275 destinations on six continents. Delta has over 90,000 team members and has served as many as 200 million customers annually. Headquartered in Atlanta, the airline operates significant hubs and key markets in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Seoul-Incheon and Tokyo. For the last decade, Delta has led the industry in operational excellence, while maintaining their reputation for award-winning customer service.

Source(s): Delta Air Lines, LATAM Airlines Group


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