The LATAM Airlines Group (Santiago) issued this statement:
Committed to strengthening connectivity internationally and connecting the U.S. to South America, LATAM Airlines Group affiliate LAN Peru and TAM Airlines are inaugurating brand new routes from Orlando International Airport (MCO) this month to Brazil and Peru, respectively.
TAM Airlines (TAM Linhas Aereas) (Sao Paulo) is kicking off a new service to Brasilia International Airport from Orlando International Airport today ( June 12, 2015). TAM also currently serves Sao Paulo from Orlando with 14 weekly flights.
Additionally, LAN Peru will offer the first-ever daily nonstop flights between Orlando International Airport and Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, Peru, starting on June 20, 2015.
TAM Airlines: Orlando to Brasilia
Brasilia serves as a hub for TAM’s domestic operations. This increase in international flights to Brazil’s capital, Brasilia, directly benefits passengers departing from the U.S., providing convenient access to over 40 Brazilian destinations, specifically connecting the U.S. to Northern Brazil.
The new route will fly daily from Orlando (flight JJ8049) at 10:30 p.m. (local time) and arrive in Brasília at 7:19 a.m. the following day (local time). The return flight will depart daily from Brasília (flight JJ8048) at 11:22 a.m. (local time) and arrive in Orlando at 6:30 p.m. (local time).
TAM Airlines will operate the route from MCO using Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft (above). The aircraft is configured with 191 seats in Economy class and 30 in Premium Business class, featuring seats that recline up to 180 degrees full flat.
LAN Airlines (LAN Peru): Orlando to Lima Route
Orlando is LAN Airlines’ fourth gateway in the U.S., joining New York, Miami and Los Angeles. Earlier this year, LAN Peru added two additional flights per week from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Lima. The airline expects to transport more than 80,000 passengers each year from South America to Orlando via Lima.
LAN Peru will operate the route on an Airbus A319 aircraft, which seats 126 passengers in Economy class.
Copyright Photo: Tony Storck/AirlinersGallery.com. TAM Linhas Aereas (TAM Airlines) Boeing 767-316 ER PT-MOA (msn 41995) (the former LAN Airlines CC-BDN) arrives at Miami International Airport.
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