Latam and Delta collaborate on their first route

In partnership with Delta, Latam will begin thrice-weekly service between Los Angeles and Sao Paolo on July 1.

The route is the first new service the carriers have announced under their joint venture approved in late September. It will also be the lone nonstop service connecting Los Angeles to Sao Paulo. 

Latam and Delta will jointly operate the route on a Latam Boeing 777 aircraft configured with business, premium economy and economy cabins. 

The new route comes on top of frequency additions between the U.S. and South America that Delta and Latam have recently announced. Delta has recently upped frequencies on Atlanta-Santiago (Chile) and New York JFK-Sao Paolo, and next month will increase seasonal frequency on Atlanta-Sao Paolo. 

Latam has plans to add frequencies on five U.S. routes through next fall: Santiago-Los Angeles, Sao Paolo-Orlando, Lima-Miami, Lima-JFK and Lima-Los Angeles.

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