Delta and LATAM Mark One-Year Anniversary of Joint Venture with Expansive Growth and New Routes
ATLANTA – Celebrating the first anniversary of their transformative joint venture, Delta Air Lines and LATAM Airlines Group have made significant strides in enhancing connectivity between North and South America. The alliance has introduced six new routes, executed 15,000 flights, and transported over 3 million customers, covering a staggering 56 million miles - equivalent to the distance between Earth and Mercury.
The partnership's primary objective is to elevate the travel experience between North America (including the US and Canada) and key South American countries such as Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay. In just one year, the alliance has made significant headway, with more exciting developments on the horizon.
Key Achievements and Upcoming Launches:
- New Routes: The partnership has already introduced direct routes between Orlando and Bogota, Colombia (LATAM) and São Paulo and Los Angeles (LATAM). On October 29, new routes will be launched, including Medellin-Miami (LATAM), Lima-Atlanta (LATAM), and a second frequency between Atlanta and Bogota (Delta). December will see the introduction of Atlanta-Cartagena (Delta) and seasonal service between New York JFK and Rio de Janeiro (Delta). Notably, the seasonal Atlanta-Rio de Janeiro route will now operate year-round.
- Streamlined Travel: The joint venture has optimized connections in key hubs. Miami, LATAM's primary US gateway, witnessed a 10% capacity increase, enhancing connectivity with Delta's extensive network. Atlanta, Delta's main hub, saw a 50% increase in key routes connecting to LATAM hubs. New York and Los Angeles hubs also experienced significant growth.
Alex Antilla, Vice President of Latin America for Delta Air Lines, expressed his excitement about the partnership's progress. "Together, we're connecting North and South America, attracting new customers, and delivering exceptional services. We're excited to continue this incredible journey."
Martin St. George, Chief Commercial Officer of LATAM Airlines Group, highlighted the benefits of the alliance, stating, "Our passengers can enjoy greater benefits, including joint accumulation of miles, access to over 50 Delta Sky Club lounges in the US, and five LATAM Lounges in South America."
As the partnership moves into its second year, both airlines are poised to announce more routes and benefits, further enhancing the travel experience between the two continents.
About Delta and LATAM:
Delta Air Lines and LATAM Airlines Group have forged a strong alliance, aiming to redefine air travel between North and South America. Their joint venture is a testament to their commitment to providing unparalleled services and connectivity to their customers.