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US authorizes Delta and Latam agreement for connection network in America

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Delta and Latam will partner in the creation of a connection network between North and South America; This, as part of a joint project that already has the approval of the Department of Transportation of the United States (DOT, for its acronym in English), announced the Delta airline.

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The alliance will allow companies to access more than 300 destinations between Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, USA, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, thanks to the “strengthening of shared code routes”.

“Once the project is implemented, the airlines will work to create this commercial airline agreement”, the statement noted. Also. “More details about the benefits of this agreement will be shared in the coming months.”

In this way, the approval allows Delta, Latam Airlines Group (with its subsidiaries in Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Paraguay) “unlock new benefits for customers and cargo.” Delta and Latam had already announced their first agreement in 2019, with the aim of “significantly” expanding travel options in North and South America.

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In North America, Delta is the third largest carrier among airlines in number of passengers, behind American Airlines and United.

While, In 2020, the Chilean-Brazilian airline Latam, the largest in Latin America, declared bankruptcy due to the drastic drop in activity due to the pandemicand since then it has dragged on a series of lawsuits for non-payments with numerous associated companies or workers’ unions; despite that, its planes continue to operate normally.

In recent months, several Latin American airlines have signed codeshare agreements with global partners, allowing them to reach more destinations and collect more revenue.

In addition, on May 3, Latam and Emirates sealed an agreement to offer codeshare flights that will allow passengers from Dubai to make connections with 17 Brazilian locations from Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

With information from Agencia EFE.

Source: Gestion

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