Headlining the news is the non-stop service from New York to Rio de Janeiro starting on December 16 — the third that Delta and LATAM have announced since the Joint Venture was approved in September 2022 — which will operate daily on Delta’s Boeing 767-300 aircraft featuring Delta One, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin service.
“Since implementing our Joint Venture, we’ve been working closely with LATAM to introduce exciting new routes that are expanding opportunities for customers traveling between the U.S. and South America,” said Delta Vice President for Latin America, Alex Antilla. “Together, we’re offering New Yorkers the most flights and the best experience for travel between the two continents.”
LATAM Airlines Group’s Chief Commercial Officer, Martin St. George, added: “We are happy to work with Delta to grow our joint presence between the Americas. As South America’s largest airline, we are excited to work with them to offer our customers more flight options and a world-class on-board experience.”
Delta will also launch new seasonal service between New York-JFK and Buenos Aires starting October 28 and the route will operate daily on a Boeing 767-400 aircraft featuring Delta One, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin service.
Delta also currently offers year-round daily service between its Atlanta hub and Buenos Aires.