Delta Air Lines and the LATAM Airlines Group plan to expand their existing codeshare arrangement. The airlines say the expansion will add more than 20 international routes between the United States and South America.
It will also offer connections to a number of domestic and regional destinations from the carriers’ hubs in Atlanta, Santiago in Chile, Lima, Bogota, and São Paulo / Guarulhos in Brazil.
Delta’s code is going on 12 international routes operated by the LATAM Group between South America and cities in the United States where customers can access connections, including Miami and Orlando, and Delta’s hubs at Boston, New York JFK and Los Angeles.
The US carrier is also adding its code to six interregional routes in South America and four new domestic destinations in Chile.
LATAM is putting its code on eight international routes operated by Delta between South America and the US, including to Delta’s Atlanta and New York JFK hubs, offering connections to a number of US domestic and global destinations.
In addition, LATAM Pass and SkyMiles members flying the new codeshare routes will be able to earn points in their respective frequent flyer programs, with benefits that include priority boarding, additional baggage check-in and access to VIP lounges for selected categories.
Customers can easily connect between Delta and LATAM flights in hub airports where the carriers have co-located. This includes Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Terminal 3 at São Paulo’s Guarulhos Airport and soon at Terminal 2 at Santiago’s Arturo Merino Benitez Airport.
Altogether, the agreement covers more than 40 codeshare destinations in South America, including the domestic markets of Brazil, Chile, Peru, Colombia and Ecuador, and the regional network. In addition, it encompasses South America-US international routes operated by Delta and LATAM, along with more than 70 US domestic routes operated by Delta.
Both airlines say they will expand their current codeshare network in the next few months, with routes to be added to destinations on Delta’s domestic network in the US and between the US and Canada.
“The extension of our codeshare agreement with the LATAM Group enables Delta to expand our route network and customer benefits just as borders have reopened and customers travel freely again,” said Alain Bellemare, president international of Delta Air Lines.
“We look forward to introducing more of our customers to the LATAM Group’s exceptional service and complementary route network, and to welcoming more LATAM customers on board our flights between South America and the United States.”
The expanded codeshare arrangement comes as the two carriers continue to seek approval from the US Department of Transportation for their joint venture which was announced in 2020. US go-ahead for the deal, which has already been approved by the governments of Brazil and Chile, has been delayed by the onset of the pandemic.
New Delta and LATAM Codeshare Routes
Between the United States – South America
Cities Operated by
Atlanta- São Paulo Delta
Boston – São Paulo LATAM
New York JFK – São Paulo Delta / LATAM
Miami – São Paulo LATAM
Orlando – São Paulo LATAM
Atlanta-Rio de Janeiro Delta (resumes Feb. 22)
Miami – Bogota – Santiago LATAM
New York JFK-Bogota Delta
Los Angeles – Lima LATAM
New York JFK – Lima LATAM
Orlando – Lima LATAM
Los Angeles – Santiago LATAM
Miami – Santiago LATAM
New York JFK – Santiago LATAM
Connecting US Domestic Routes Operated by Delta
Atlanta – Austin
Atlanta – Boston
Atlanta – Baltimore
Atlanta – Charlotte
Atlanta – Washington, DC
Atlanta – Denver
Atlanta – Dallas
Atlanta – New York JFK
Atlanta – Ft. Lauderdale
Atlanta – Honolulu
Atlanta – Houston
Connecting South America Regional Routes Operated by LATAM
Santiago – Bogota
Santiago – Lima
Santiago – Montevideo (MVD)
Santiago – Rio de Janeiro
Santiago – São Paulo
São Paulo – Montevideo
Connecting Domestic Chile Routes Operated by LATAM
Santiago – Antofagasta (ANF)
Santiago – Concepcion (CCP)
Santiago – Puerto Montt (PMC)
Santiago – Punta Arenas (PUQ)