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LATAM is coming to Boston, Rome and Lisbon

LATAM Airlines (Brazil) Boeing 767-316 ER WL PT-MSY (msn 42214) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 933943.

LATAM Airlines Group has announced plans to offer three new international routes in 2018 –Boston (United States), Rome (Italy), and Lisbon (Portugal) – all to its São Paulo/Guarulhos hub in Brazil, increasing connectivity from North America and Europe to Latin America.

The city of Boston will be the sixth addition to LATAM’s offer in the United States.

São Paulo-Rome service

Starting on March 16, 2018, LATAM Airlines Brazil flight JJ8180 will depart São Paulo/Guarulhos at 15:55 on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, arriving in Rome (Leonardo da Vinci International Airport) at 07:55 the next day, with a travel time of 12 hours. The return flight, JJ8181, will depart Rome at 10:00 on Monday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving in São Paulo at 18:35 the same day, with a flight time of 12 hours and 35 minutes (all times local).

LATAM Airlines Brazil will operate the route with Boeing 767 aircraft, offering 191 seats in Economy and 30 seats in Premium Business. There will be three weekly flights (increasing to five weekly flights in July 2018) from São Paulo to Rome, which will become the group’s second destination in Italy, after Milan.

LATAM Airlines Group and its affiliates currently serve five cities in the United States (Miami, Orlando, New York, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles) and six destinations in Europe (Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, London, Frankfurt and Milan).

With these three new routes, the airline group will operate flights to 143 destinations in 26 countries. Since the beginning of 2016, LATAM has announced and/or launched 25 new international routes, including São Paulo-Johannesburg, Lima-Barcelona, Lima Washington D.C., Santiago-Melbourne and Lima-San José, Costa Rica.

Copyright Photo: LATAM Airlines (Brazil) Boeing 767-316 ER WL PT-MSY (msn 42214) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 933943.

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LATAM Airlines takes delivery of the first Airbus A320neo in South America

First Airbus A320neo for South America, delivered on August 29, 2016

Airbus issued this statement:

LATAM Airlines Group took delivery of its first Airbus A320neo – showcasing its white, indigo and coral livery and powered by Pratt & Whitney Pure Power PW1100-JM engines – on Monday, August 29, 2016 at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse.

LATAM Airlines Brasil will become the first airline in North and South America, and the fifth operator in the world, to operate the ultra-fuel efficient aircraft type.

Executives from LATAM and Airbus attended a delivery ceremony, which also marked the delivery of LATAM’s fourth A350 XWB — the first with the airline group’s new brand livery. LATAM was also the Americas’ first A350 XWB operator.

The A320 is configured in a 174-seat layout with 18” wide seats and equipped with the innovative Space-Flex cabin configuration. LATAM was the first in Latin America to order the A320neo in 2011, shortly after the program was launched. The airline group has a total of 67 A320neo Family aircraft on order.

Initially, LATAM plans to fly its first A320neo on Brazilian domestic routes to Brasília, Belo Horizonte, Campo Grande, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro (Galeão) and São Paulo (Guarulhos).

In November, LATAM will begin to fly regional routes throughout South America. The second LATAM A320neo, to be delivered later this year, is also expected to operate regional flights. The airline group has more than 250 Airbus aircraft in operation.

Copyright Photo: LATAM Airlines (Brazil) Airbus A320-271N WL F-WWBV (PT-TMN) (msn 7126) (first A320neo) XFW (Gerd Beilfuss). Image: 934622.

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