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LATAM Resumes Santiago-Orlando Nonstop Route

DALLAS — LATAM Airlines (LA) has reactivated its nonstop seasonal route between Santiago de Chile and Orlando, Florida, after a six-year hiatus.

The airline says this new route represents "a new advance in the Joint Venture between the LATAM group and Delta Air Lines [DL]." The route has two weekly frequencies and is available from June to September 2024 and will resume from December to March 2025, covering the summer season of both hemispheres.

Flight LA637 took off at 11:00 (local time) this Sunday from the Chilean capital to Orlando, and will take off every Thursday and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. (local time) and arrive at Orlando International Airport (MCO) at 8:15 p.m. (local time).

From MCO, departures will be every Thursday and Sunday at 10:25 p.m. (local time), arriving in Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL) at 7:00 a.m. (local time) the following day. From July onwards, Sunday flights will operate on Saturday.

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

Comments from LATAM, Delta Air Lines

LATAM group and DL have already announced six new routes connecting South America with the United States. In this line, during the inauguration of yesterdays SCL-MCO flight, Bernadette M. Meehan, U.S Ambassador to Chile and Elisa Zavala, Alliance Manager of Delta Air Lines, were also present.

Juan José Tohá, Director of Corporate Affairs, LATAM Airlines Group, said, “The resumption of this flight will connect thousands of passengers from all over South America with one of the most important vacation destinations in the world and in key seasons for both hemispheres: for North America between June and September and for South America between December and March. Thanks to this direct [nonstop] route, our passengers can save between 3 to 4 hours of travel time compared to a flight with a stopover in Sao Paulo or Bogotá.”

Elisa Zavala, Alliances Manager at Delta Air Lines, said, "We are delighted to see how our Joint Venture with LATAM continues to grow and offer passengers more direct travel options between South America and the United States. This new route will not only strengthen our alliance but will also provide travelers with a more convenient and efficient experience."

The South American airline group says "plans to transport nearly 26,000 passengers in the aforementioned period. Additionally, the route allows for added flight options for travelers from Brazil during the peak travel season."

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