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Delta, LATAM: Copa América 2024 Official Airlines

DALLAS — Delta Air Lines (DL) and LATAM (LA) have announced they will be the official airlines for the Copa América 2024, an international soccer championship taking place from June 20 to July 14 at 14 venues across the United States.

To celebrate this partnership, LATAM Group will roll out exclusive promotions for select championship destinations and hold ticket raffles for their most loyal customers, giving them a chance to attend one of the world's premier soccer events, featuring 16 American teams.

According to a DL press release, the South American airline group will also transform its lounges into dedicated spaces for fans to watch the tournament on giant screens, offering comfortable seating, cocktails, food, and WiFi.

CC-BBF LATAM Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Photo: Brandon Farris/Airways

Combined Footprint across the Americas

The airline's have formed a strategic partnership to expand access to destinations across both continents. This partnership connects over 300 destinations across the U.S., Canada, and South America.

Travelers can now enjoy seamless flights between cities such as New York, São Paulo, Bogotá, and Santiago, with coordinated schedules and efficient connections. DL passengers gain easier access to cities like Cusco, Peru, and Montevideo, Uruguay, via LA’s hubs, while LA travelers can now access over 200 U.S. cities through Delta’s hubs.

The partnership also allows travelers to earn and redeem miles across both airlines, offering flexibility and value. Elite reciprocal benefits further enhance the following new routes:

  • Bogotá-Orlando (LA): Connecting the Colombian capital with the popular Florida destination.
  • Los Angeles-São Paulo (LA): Linking the entertainment hub of Los Angeles with Brazil’s largest city.
  • New York JFK-Rio de Janeiro (DL): Offering year-round service between New York and the iconic Brazilian city.
  • Atlanta-Cartagena (DL): Providing a direct link between Atlanta and the historic coastal city in Colombia.
  • Lima-Atlanta #2 (LA’s first route to Delta’s ATL hub): Expanding connectivity between Lima, Peru, and Atlanta.
  • Santiago-Orlando (LA, seasonal): Seasonal flights between the Chilean capital and Orlando, Florida.
  • Santiago-Atlanta #2 (DL, seasonal): Offering more options for customers during the high peak holiday season.

Piggybacking the Copa América 2024 announcement, LA came out today with the news that, starting October 27, weekly flights from Santiago de Chile to Los Angeles will increase infrequency from 6 to 7; while departures from Miami to Santiago will increase from 12 to 13 in November, reaching 14 flights in December.

Delta also announced a second flight for its Santiago-Atlanta route, which will be available during peak season from December 13, 2024, to January 13, 2025.

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