The United States Department of Transportation has approved a ‘joint venture’ (JV) between Delta Air Lines, LATAM Airlines Group and its subsidiaries in Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Paraguay, these companies said in a statement. .
The operation, as explained by the groups, will allow airlines to improve the travel experience of their passengers and cargo customers, giving them better service and new benefits including more routes to be added to codeshare routes.
Once the ‘joint venture’ is in place, the airlines will work to make this commercial agreement of the major airlines between USA-Canada and South America (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay) happen. “More details about the benefits of this agreement will be shared in the coming months,” the airline said.
Delta CEO Ed Bastian said, “The joint venture between Delta and LATAM will help develop the market between North and South America, providing significant benefits to much-needed customers. We commend DOT for this final approval. “
For his part, LATAM’s CEO, Roberto Alvo, stressed that the United States’ approval for the trade union “will allow LATAM and Delta to provide customers with more and better benefits, such as faster connections, miles in frequent fliers.” joint accumulation programme, among many others”.
“I am sure that, over time, we will be able to provide the best connections possible while incorporating a sustainable vision of the future”, commented Alvo.
Delta and LATAM announced their first agreement in 2019, which aims to expand travel options in North and South America and provide industry-leading customer experiences.
In 2020, Delta and LATAM launched their first codeshare services in South America, and in 2021 expanded them to more than 20 routes between the United States and South America, as well as a wide range of domestic and regional destinations from their hubs. Connection for series. Improve connectivity between Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles, Santiago, Lima, Bogota and So Paulo, both areas.