LATAM launches new direct flight between Orlando and Rio de Janeiro

From July 2, 2017, the company will operate a non-stop flight from Orlando, Florida to Rio de Janeiro’s Tom Jobim International Airport three times a week.

Miami, FL , March 13, 2017 17:00

Orlando, March 10, 2017 -LATAM Airlines Brazil will begin a new service connecting the United States with Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. From July 2, 2017, the company will operate a non-stop flight from Orlando, Florida to Rio de Janeiro’s Tom Jobim International Airport.

Both Rio de Janeiro and Orlando are major tourist destinations, and this was one of the few main routes between the US and Latin America without a non-stop service. With the launch, LATAM will offer a unique service to its passengers and intends to increase the number of travelers between the two cities over the next few months.

The flights connecting these two destinations will operate three times per week. The flight from Orlando will depart on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:10pm*. The return flight from Galeão will depart on Wednesday and Friday, at 10:50pm*, and on Sunday at 11:05am*. All flights will be operated on Boeing 767 aircraft, each with a capacity for 221 passengers (with 30 seats in Premium Business and 191 seats in Economy).

In addition to visiting the attractions of Rio de Janeiro, passengers will also be able to access destinations served by LATAM throughout Brazil and Latin America.

Tickets for the new route are available on the website latam.com and through other sales channels.

Flight changes

With the creation of the new flight between Orlando and Rio de Janeiro, LATAM will cease its flight between New York (JFK) and Rio de Janeiro at the end of June, which it currently operates three times per week.

LATAM decided to cancel the route after an intense evaluation of demand in the region. The company is constantly attentive to clients' needs in order to change, expand or adjust its operations accordingly.

Customers wishing to travel between New York and Rio de Janeiro will be able to connect on LATAM flights via São Paulo (GRU) or fly directly to Rio de Janeiro with American Airlines, LATAM’s oneworld® partner.

Passengers with existing reservations for LATAM's direct flight between New York and Rio de Janeiro with a travel date after June 2017 will be transferred to other flights or have the chance to choose from other options offered by the company. To do so, they can review their booking via the My Trips page of latam.com or speak with LATAM’s Help Center.