LATAM to offer non-stop Santiago-Sydney flights in 2019

The airline group is also expanding its connectivity between Australia and China through a new codeshare agreement with China Eastern

Sydney, Australia, April 30, 2019 00:01

LATAM Airlines Group announced today that it plans to operate three non-stop flights per week from Santiago to Sydney, Australia, by the end of 2019. More details including 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 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.”

Connections from Sydney and Melbourne
Through LATAM’s oneworld partner, Qantas, passengers can easily connect from Sydney and Melbourne to destinations across the country, including Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Gold Coast and Perth. In addition, LATAM’s partners offer connections to destinations throughout Asia ranging from the metropolises of Hong Kong, Singapore and Beijing to the tourist capitals of Bangkok and Bali.

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.

LATAM is Latin America’s leading airline groups with flights to 143 destinations in 26 countries. Santiago is one of the group’s main hubs and offers onward connections to the principal business centres and tourist destinations throughout Latin America.