LATAM Airlines expands routes in Europe as part of its expansion plan

posted on 12th June 2018 by Justin Burns
LATAM Airlines expands routes in Europe as part of its expansion plan

LATAM Airlines – the largest airline in Latin America – has added two new European routes to Lisbon, Portugal from São Paulo, Brazil and to Munich, Germany from São Paulo.

These are part of the airline’s international and European expansion plan and will become the eighth and ninth European destinations on the carrier’s network.

On 3 September, LATAM Airlines will launch five weekly flights that will link Guarulhos airport in São Paulo with Lisbon. This flight will be operated by a Boeing 767.

The new Munich to São Paulo route will be the second German destination served by LATAM Airlines, after Frankfurt, and the ninth in Europe and it will launch in the first half of 2019.

LATAM Airlines Group chief executive officer, Enrique Cueto said: We continue to offer new and unrivalled travel options connecting Latin America with the rest of the world.

“In the last two years, LATAM Airlines has launched 30 new routes, including new destinations in Europe, North America and Oceania, and has also strengthened existing routes with more frequencies and connection options.”

Last year, LATAM Airlines inaugurated 13 new international routes, including the Santiago-Melbourne route – the longest flight in the airline’s history.

In 2018 LATAM will launch 17 more international flights; representing a total of 30 new flights in the last two years. These new routes, will add to the 143 destinations in 26 countries from which LATAM already currently operates.