LATAM Brasil announced that it will launch a service between Sao Paulo and Los Angeles in 2023. The Brazilian division of the airline will make three flights a week starting in July with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, the company’s largest aircraft, with 410 seats (38 seats in Premium Business, 50 in Economy+ and 322 in Economy).
Flights will depart from Guarulhos on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11:05 pm, arriving in Los Angeles at 7:00 am the following day (local time). The return flight will take place at 1 pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with landing scheduled for 5:20 am the following day, again in local time.
“Now with the Joint Venture with Delta, we are able to further maximize our international connectivity. São Paulo-Los Angeles is the result of this planning by two global companies that are now thinking together on how to offer their customers simpler and faster travel options with the best routes, schedules and connections”, says Aline Mafra, Director of Sales and Marketing at LATAM Brazil.
First international operation of the joint venture with Delta
LATAM claims that the São Paulo-Los Angeles route is the first to emerge after the approval of the joint venture with Delta Air Lines, which is one of the partners of the Chilean group.
In addition to shortening the journey to the California city for Brazilian passengers by up to four hours, there will be a connection with Delta’s domestic network in Los Angeles.
Currently, LATAM Brasil flies to the cities of New York (JFK), Miami, Orlando and Boston. The carrier also announced that it will expand frequencies to some of the US destinations from 2023, also due to the partnership with Delta.
The São Paulo-Los Angeles route was previously operated by American Airlines, a former partner of LATAM. Delta’s rival served the two cities between 2013 and 2020, when it ended service amid the Covid-19 pandemic.