Delta and Latam add two more joint-venture routes

Delta and Latam have announced two new routes between the U.S. and South America that are part of their antitrust-immune joint venture. They also plan to beef up service on two existing routes. 

Beginning on Oct. 29, Latam will fly daily between Miami and Medellin, Colombia. Then on Dec. 22, Delta will begin thrice-weekly service between Atlanta and Cartagena, Colombia. 

In addition, on Oct. 29 Latam will launch its first service to Delta’s Atlanta hub. The thrice-weekly flights from Lima, Peru, will complement daily flights the joint venture currently operates with Delta aircraft. 

Also on that day, Delta will add a second daily flight from Atlanta to Bogota, Colombia. 

All of the new service in the Delta-Latam joint venture are on sale.

Since the joint venture received regulatory approval last September, the two carriers have now announced five new routes between the U.S. and South America. Flights between Bogota and Orlando start July 1. Sao Paolo-Los Angeles service begins Aug. 1. And New York JFK-Rio de Janeiro service commences Dec. 16. 

Under the joint venture, Delta and Latam have antitrust immunity to jointly plan, market and operate flights. The carriers said they have increased their capacity between the U.S. and South America by 75% since implementing the partnership. 

Latam exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy last November. Delta owns 10% of Latam.  

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