LATAM Airlines has revealed that it is studying a direct flight between Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Doha in Qatar. This route is currently the result of a code share agreement with Qatar Airways, a partner of the South American group.
Nonetheless, LATAM is still assessing the operational feasibility of launching the new flight, which would be its second flight to the Middle East beyond Tel Aviv, whose flight debuted this year.
In addition to owning LATAM shares, Qatar today operates some of the Airbus A350-900s ordered by the Brazilian division. If launched, the flight to Doha would complement the existing service today with Boeing 777-200LR jets.
Meanwhile, the airline has announced the expansion of international flights from Lima, Peru. Since last week, LATAM operates a daily flight to Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, and in December will debut new destinations such as Montego-Bay, Jamaica, and Porto Alegre, also in Brazil.
By 2020, the plans are to start the Lima-Concepción (Chile) route and to extend frequencies to Asuncion (four weekly flights) and Miami (three weekly flights).
“The new frequencies and flights will offer our passengers even more travel options and better connections from Lima, one of the group’s most important hubs,” said Roberto Alvo, LATAM Airlines Group Commercial Vice President.
According to the company, the hub in Lima will operate in 2020 with 145 daily flights to 57 destinations.