LATAM Airlines Group has unveiled plans to operate three non-stop flights per week from Santiago to Sydney by the end of 2019. More details – the start date, itinerary and ticket availability – will be communicated in the coming weeks.
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 Dreamliner aircraft.
“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 Roberto Alvo, Chief Commercial Officer, LATAM Airlines Group.
“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.”
LATAM has also signed a new codeshare partnership with China Eastern, effective 10 April, offering onward connections from Sydney to Shanghai (Pu Dong airport), Beijing (Hangzhou and Nanjing airports), Kunming and Wuhan in China. It will also codeshare on flights from Melbourne and Auckland to Shanghai/Pu Dong.