LATAM and Delta New Routes Include Miami, Medellin and Atlanta

LATAM Airlines Colombia will introduce a new daily service between Miami and Medellin starting October 29.

LATAM group and Delta Air Lines will add four routes to their global connectivity networks, as part of the strategic JV agreement between the leading airlines in the Americas.

LATAM Airlines Colombia will introduce a new daily service between Miami and Medellin starting October 29, which will operate with Airbus 320 aircraft equipped with Premium Economy and Economy cabins. On the same day, LATAM Airlines Peru will introduce three-times weekly flights between its Lima hub and Delta’s Atlanta hub. LATAM’s first route to the Georgia state capital will be complementary to Delta’s current daily service, and will operate with Boeing 767 aircraft with Premium Business, LATAM+ and Economy cabins.

Additionally, Delta will offer service between its Atlanta hub and Cartagena, Colombia. The route will launch Dec. 22, with three-times weekly flights with Boeing 737 aircraft with First Class, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin service. Delta also will add a second daily flight between Atlanta and Bogota, Colombia, beginning Oct. 29 with Boeing 757 aircraft offering First Class, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin service. The new routes will be available for booking beginning June 17 on and

North and South America, closer than ever

The strategic JV agreement between LATAM group and Delta has resulted in the best connectivity networks in the industry, joining more than 120 South American destinations served by LATAM group with the more than 200 North American destinations served by Delta. The routes added to the joint network will allow to explore Atlanta, Miami, Cartagena, Bogota, Lima and Medellin, and will increase opportunities to connect to other exciting destinations on both continents. From Atlanta, Delta offers more than 780 daily flights to 143 destinations in the U.S. and Canada. From Miami, Delta offers more than 30 daily flights to 11 U.S. destinations, while the LATAM group offers 102 weekly flights from Miami to 5 cities in South America. From Medellin, the LATAM group operates 33 daily flights to 11 destinations in South America, while from Lima, the LATAM group offers more than 108 daily flights to 37 destinations in South America. From its hub in Bogota, the LATAM group offers 84 flights to 21 destinations in South America.

“The mission of Delta and LATAM group’s JV partnership is to make travel between North and certain countries in South America easier and more enjoyable, and to bring the continents closer than ever,” said Alex Antilla, Delta’s Vice President for Latin America. “We’re grateful for the response from customers who are moving over to Delta and 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.”

“We are very happy to announce the new route between Miami and Medellin by LATAM Airlines Colombia, 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 by LATAM Airlines Peru, also reinforces our joint commitment to deliver more and better connection options for the customers,” said Martin St. George, Chief Commercial Officer for LATAM Airlines Group. “We will continue to work hard to elevate the experience for the passengers with internationally acclaimed service and a determined emphasis on sustainability for the skies of the Americas and the world.”

The commercial JV agreement between North and South America
Since the implementation of their strategic agreement in October 2022, the LATAM group and Delta have increased capacity by 75% and is the No. 1 JV in market share, measured in passengers, and in number of flights between New York and Los Angeles on one side and certain countries in South America. With these latest routes, the agreement has more than doubled capacity from Delta’s Atlanta hub, and nearly doubled capacity to LATAM group hubs in certain countries in South America, while offering the best experience both on the ground and in the air. The agreement applies to specific markets, offering customer benefits and faster connections to more than 300 destinations between the U.S./Canada and South America (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay), including:

• Bogota-Orlando on July 1
• Sao Paulo-Los Angeles on Aug. 1
• Miami-Medellin on Oct. 29
• New York JFK-Rio de Janeiro on Dec. 16
• Cartagena-Atlanta on Dec. 22

LATAM Pass and Delta SkyMiles frequent flyer program members can earn and redeem points/miles and enjoy reciprocal Elite benefits when flying on each other’s services.

LATAM group and Delta continue working together behind the scenes to create a smooth travel experience for their customers. The airlines already share terminals at hub airports like New York/JFK, São Paulo/Guarulhos, Brazil, and Santiago, Chile, and mutual access to 53 Delta Sky Club lounges in the United States and five LATAM Lounges in South America.

Source link