In preparation for the holiday travel season, Delta Air Lines has announced new flights to Colombia in collaboration with LATAM Airlines, the carrier told Travel + Leisure on Friday. LATAM Airlines will offer daily service between Miami and Medellin for the first time. LATAM will also launch a new service between Atlanta and Lima, Peru.
Delta will offer daily flights from Atlanta to Lima and from Miami to Medellin via LATAM. The airline will also offer several weekly flights from Atlanta to Lima, Cartegena and Bogota.
A new flight from Miami to Medellin will start on October 29, and a new service from Atlanta to Cartagena on December 22. Prior to this announcement, Delta had announced plans to begin flights from Orlando to Bogota on July 1, Los Angeles to Sao Paulo on August 1, and New York (JFK) to Rio de Janeiro on December 16.
“The mission of Delta and the LATAM group’s partnership is to make travel between our Joint Venture markets in North and South America easier and more enjoyable, and to bring the continents closer than ever,” Delta’s Vice President for Latin America Alex Antilla said in a statement shared with Travel + Leisure.
When using these new partner flights, Delta’s frequent flyers will also be able to take advantage of all their elite privileges like earning SkyMiles, priority boarding, lounge access and additional baggage.
After the merger of LAN Airlines and TAM Airlines, LATAM Airlines was created in 2016. Focusing on Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and other countries, the new company offers air services throughout South America. The 2023 APEX Passenger Choice Awards recently recognized LATAM as having the “Best Food & Beverage” and “The Best Seat Comfort” in South America.