01/30/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/30/2023 09:25
LATAM Airlines Colombia will launch new non-stop service between Colombia's capital Bogota and Orlando, Florida, on July 1, 2023. The new route is the latest addition after the approval of Delta and LATAM's joint venture agreement in September 2022 and will offer customers new access between Colombia's largest city and the popular Florida destination. From Orlando, Delta offers 67 flights to 18 destinations, including Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Seattle and New York. From Bogota, LATAM Colombia offers 166 daily flights to 17 destinations, allowing easy connections to cities like Medellin, Cali and Cartagena.
"Delta's partnership with LATAM is meant to expand access and elevate the experience for customers traveling between North and South America. This exciting new route between Orlando and Bogota will provide customers with more access to the places they want to go," said Alex Antilla, Delta Vice President for Latin America. "Through this new route, Delta and LATAM customers will enjoy better and more convenient travel thanks to our powerful route networks and award-winning service."
"Despite the challenging context with which this year began, we continue to improve our international network with the incorporation of a new route of utmost importance for travelers in the country. Through the Joint Venture with Delta, we will improve our presence in the United States market, which continues to be one of the most important international destinations for Colombian passengers,"said Santiago Álvarez, CEO of LATAM Airlines Colombia.
The route will depart from Bogota at 10:15 a.m., arriving in Orlando at 3:33 p.m.. The flight from Orlando will depart at 4:57 p.m and arrive in Bogota at 8:10 p.m. The 4-hour, 15-minute journey will operate with Airbus A320 aircraft, with a capacity for 174 passengers. "With this agreement, we will boost our presence in the North American market with the aim of becoming the best option for passengers from that region who wish to travel to Colombia and the other South American countries that are part of the agreement," addedÁlvarez.
The Bogota - Orlando route is the second one LATAM Colombia will offer between Colombia and the U.S., adding to daily service operating between Bogota and Miami, resulting in the airline making steady progress in expanding its international network from Colombia. Delta's network to Colombia includes daily service between Atlanta and Bogota, and between JFK and Bogota. Customers can book Delta and LATAM service between Colombia and the U.S. through delta.com or latam.com.
The Joint Venture between LATAM and Delta is improving the travel experience for passengers and cargo customers. The partnership applies to select markets between North and South America, delivering customer benefits and faster connections to access more than 300 destinations between the US/Canada and South America (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay).
Delta and LATAM announced in 2019 that they would form the leading airline partnership throughout the Americas. Since then, the partners have achieved a number of milestones that include mutual frequent flyer mile accumulation/redemption; reciprocal elite frequent flyer benefits; shared terminals at hub airports like New York JFK, São Paulo, Brazil, and Santiago, Chile; and mutual access to 53 Delta Sky Club lounges in the United States and five LATAM Lounges in South America, including Delta's show-stopping Sky Club in Los Angeles and the LATAM Lounge Santiago de Chile, the largest customer lounge in South America.
Most recently, LATAM Airlines Brazil announced new non-stop service between São Paulo and Los Angeles, beginning the third quarter of 2023 with three weekly frequencies. This new route offers customers access to the largest U.S. corporate and general market from Los Angeles, where Delta is the largest global airline.