[News] August 18, 2023, 8:00 am ET. By Parth Jain.
LATAM Airlines, the largest South American carrier, has announced new long-haul routes this year, including flights to Johannesburg and London.
LATAM Airlines Group has revealed a new long-haul flight route between Lima, Peru’s International Airport and London’s Heathrow Airport in the UK, set to begin on Dec. 2. As the largest South American carrier, LATAM operates 22 non-stop routes exceeding 3,000 miles, and plans to introduce two more in the coming months. LATAM currently operates ten routes between South America and Europe, with its main long-haul hub in Sao Paulo Guarulhos. Its longest non-stop flight is from Santiago, Chile to Madrid, Spain.
With the announcement of the new long-haul route between Lima and London Heathrow, it’s time to explore LATAM’s extensive long-haul route map, destinations, and aircraft.
LATAM Airlines revealed its plan to bolster its international offerings with the launch of the new London to Lima route. This route will operate five times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. LATAM’s second non-stop route to London Heathrow, the new flight will originate from Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos International Airport in Brazil. The route will be serviced by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, whereas the service between São Paulo and London uses LATAM Brasil’s Boeing 777-300. This route represents a significant milestone for LATAM Airlines, as it is the only direct connection between Peru and the U.K.
The airline operates a fleet of over 300 aircraft and has passenger subsidiaries in Chile, Brazil, Peru, Colombia and Ecuador. According to data from Cirium, LATAM runs 22 non-stop routes over 3,000 miles (2,606 nautical miles or 4,828 kilometers). A flight is generally considered long-haul if it covers at least 3,000 miles.
LATAM plans to launch two long-haul routes of over 3,000 miles in the coming months. The first, set to begin next month, will connect Guarulhos to…