LATAM Airlines Brazil yesterday begun operating a new Boeing 767 European route connecting the Portugese capital of Lisbon with São Paulo/Guarulhos in Brazil.
The airline’s flight JJ8179 will operate five times a week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Flights from Lisbon will depart at 10:00h or 12:00h, with a flight time of approximately ten hours and 45 minutes.
In 2017, LATAM Airlines Group introduced 13 new international routes further strengthening the airline’s network of connections in Latin America and abroad.
LATAM Airlines European general director, Rodrigo Contreras Brain said, “The launch of the new flight is very promising for the airline group as it is a very popular route for Portuguese, Brazilian and European travellers.
“Lisbon is our eighth European destination and the introduction of the new route reaffirms our commitment to be the airline group that connects South America with the world. The launch of the new flight has brought every corner of the South American region closer to Portuguese travellers.”
By the end of 2018, the airline group will have launched a total of 18 new international destinations from its South American bases, some of which have already been inaugurated including Las Vegas, Rome and Boston, and others which will be introduced later in the year such as the first flight to Tel Aviv launching in December 2018.
LATAM has also announced it will operate flights from Munich, the airline’s second German destination after Frankfurt. and more details are to be announced in the coming months.
With the launch of these new routes, LATAM Airlines Group will offer flights to 143 destinations in 26 countries, providing connections to seven other European destinations, including Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, London, Frankfurt, Milan and Rome.