LATAM’s Sixth U.S. Destination Takes Flight Under Delta’s JV

Gastón Sena

On October 29, LATAM Airlines Group reached an important milestone by inaugurating its flights between Lima (LIM), Peru, and Atlanta (ATL), United States. This new service marks the sixth destination of the airline in the United States, starting initially with three weekly flights and increasing to a daily flight for the second quarter of 2024.

This achievement stems from the joint venture between Delta and LATAM that began last year and has resulted in six new routes, more than 15,000 flights, and the transportation of over 3 million passengers.

To enhance connectivity between South America and the United States, the LATAM Group has announced four new routes for the Northern winter season. One of these key routes is the connection between Lima, one of LATAM’s main hubs, and Atlanta, Delta’s primary base of operations.

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Flight schedule between Lima and Atlanta

Flights between Lima and Atlanta will be operated by Boeing 767-300 (ER) aircraft with a capacity for 221 passengers divided into two classes, offering a total of 1,326 seats per week.

  • Lima – Atlanta Flight LA 2482 LIM 12:00 – ATL 19:00 Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
  • Atlanta – Lima Flight LA 2383 ATL 22:45 – LIM 05:40+1 Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.

Starting April 1, the flight frequency will increase to daily, providing a total of 3,094 seats per week, representing a 42% increase in weekly seat offerings. Additionally, this route will be complemented by daily flights offered by Delta between Lima and Atlanta, operated on Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

Sixth US destination for LATAM

Atlanta is LATAM’s sixth destination in the United States following Boston (BOS), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK), and Orlando (MCO).

These flights mainly depart from Santiago (SCL), Lima (LIM), and São Paulo/Guarulhos (GRU), but also include non-stop flights from secondary bases of the group such as Quito (UIO), Bogotá (BOG), Medellín/Rionegro (MDE), and Fortaleza (FOR), and even a weekly route from Punta Cana (PUJ).

According to the Cirium platform, for the upcoming Northern summer of 2024, the LATAM Group will offer a total of 135 weekly flights in the United States, equivalent to 20 flights per day each way. This will translate to over 33,000 weekly seats, representing a market share of 19.4%.

Despite its significant growth, LATAM ranks as the second most important airline in terms of seat offerings and frequencies between South America and the United States, with American Airlines in the first position with 43,000 seats per week to South America.

LATAM’s network to the United States.

Routes and frequencies between South America and the United States by LATAM

  • From São Paulo/Guarulhos:
    • Boston (BOS), 3 weekly flights with Boeing 787-9.
    • Los Angeles (LAX), 3 weekly flights with Boeing 787-9.
    • Miami (MIA), 14 weekly flights with Boeing 787-9 and Boeing 777-300 (ER).
    • New York (JFK), 7 weekly flights with Boeing 787-9.
    • Orlando (MCO), 4 weekly flights with Boeing 787-9.
  • From Lima:
    • Atlanta (ATL), 7 weekly flights with Boeing 767-300 (ER).
    • Los Angeles (LAX), 12 weekly flights with Boeing 767-300 (ER) and Boeing 787-8.
    • Miami (MIA), 18 weekly flights with Boeing 767-300 (ER).
    • New York (JFK), 10 weekly flights with Boeing 767-300 (ER).
  • From Santiago:
    • Los Angeles (LAX), 6 weekly flights with Boeing 787-9.
    • Miami (MIA), 12 weekly flights with Boeing 787-8 and -9.
    • New York (JFK), 7 weekly flights with Boeing 787-8 and -9.
  • From Quito:
    • Miami (MIA), 7 weekly flights with Airbus A320ceo.
  • From Medellín/Rionegro:
    • Miami (MIA), 7 weekly flights with Airbus A320ceo.
  • Desde Bogotá:
    • Miami (MIA), entre 10 y 14 vuelos semanales con Airbus A320ceo y Boeing 787-8.
    • Orlando (MCO), 7 vuelos semanales con Airbus A320ceo.
  • Desde Fortaleza:
    • Miami (MIA), 3 vuelos semanales con Boeing 787-9.
  • Desde Punta Cana:
    • Miami (MIA), 1 vuelo semanal con Boeing 787-9.

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