LATAM and Delta inaugurate the joint venture’s first route between the U.S. and Brazil

The first flight connecting the U.S. and Brazil as part of the joint venture between LATAM Airlines and Delta Air Lines landed in Los Angeles (LAX) on August 2.

The Boeing 777 aircraft landed in the morning, having taken off from São Paulo (GRU) on Tuesday evening (August 1). This makes Los Angeles the first city on the West Coast with a direct flight to Brazil and the airline’s fifth destination in the U.S., after Miami (MIA), Orlando (MCO), New York (JFK), and Boston (BOS).  

The direct flight between Los Angeles and São Paulo takes 12 hours — a trip four hours shorter than connecting through Santiago or Lima, where LATAM also offers flights.

From São Paulo, LATAM customers will also be able to easily connect to more than 120 popular South American destinations operated by LATAM in countries such as Colombia, Peru, and Chile. There are three weekly flights operating with Boeing 777 aircraft, which accommodate 38 passengers in the Premium Business cabin, 50 in Economy+, and 322 in Economy.

After November 2023, the route will be operated on Boeing 787-9 aircraft, with capacity for 30 customers in the Premium Business cabin, 57 in Premium Economy, and 213 in Economy.