LATAM to fly direct from Santiago to Sydney

by James Wilkinson

LATAM Airlines Group has revealed it plans to operate three non-stop flights per week from Santiago, Chile to Sydney, Australia, by the end of 2019.

LATAM currently operates a daily flight to Sydney from Santiago with a lay-over in Auckland, New Zealand, and has offered a non-stop service between Santiago and Melbourne since October 2017.

Both flights are operated by state-of-the-art Boeing 787 aircraft and the airline says more details including the start date, itinerary and ticket availability will be communicated in the coming weeks.

“This non-stop Santiago-Sydney flight will further improve the connectivity we offer between South America and Australia. In recent years we have expanded our services significantly and today we offer unrivalled choice for passengers on both sides of the Pacific,” said LATAM Airlines Group Chief Commercial Officer, Roberto Alvo.

“More Australians than ever are visiting South America, wanting to discover the many unique destinations of the region and we have seen equally strong demand from passengers travelling in the other direction, forging ever greater tourism and business links.”