With flight LA637 that took off at 11:00 (local time) this Sunday, the LATAM group reactivated the direct route between Santiago de Chile and Orlando, United States.

The route has two flights a week and is available from June to September 2024, and then resumes from December to March 2025, covering the summer season of both hemispheres and making available to passengers a non-stop option to Orlando, a city that due to its offer of theme parks is one of the favorite destinations of Chileans during the holidays.

“The resumption of this flight will connect thousands of passengers from all over South America with one of the most important vacation destinations in the world and in key seasons for both hemispheres: for North America between June and September and for South America between December and March. Thanks to this direct route, our passengers can save between 3 to 4 hours of travel time compared to a flight with a stopover in Sao Paulo or Bogotá,” says Juan José Tohá, Director of Corporate Affairs, LATAM Airlines Group.

On the inaugural flight, passengers were surprised with an ad hoc atmosphere to their destination: the theme park capital of the world. In the departure lounge, they found photo facilities, as well as themed gifts, to finally enjoy a special menu on board.

The seasonal route - which the group has resumed since 2018 - marks a new step forward in the Joint Venture between the LATAM group and Delta Air Lines, which has already announced 6 new routes directly connecting South America with the United States. In this line, during the inauguration of the flight, Bernadette M. Meehan, U.S Ambassador to Chile and Elisa Zavala, Alliance Manager of Delta Air Lines, were also present.

"We are delighted to see how our Joint Venture with LATAM continues to grow and offer passengers more direct travel options between South America and the United States. This new route will not only strengthen our alliance but will also provide travelers with a more convenient and efficient experience," said Elisa Zavala, Alliances Manager at Delta Air Lines.

With this, the group plans to transport nearly 26,000 passengers in the aforementioned period. Additionally, the route allows for added flight options for travelers from Brazil during the peak travel season.

The route in detail

Starting June 16, flights from the Chilean capital to Orlando will have two weekly frequencies, taking off every Thursday and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. (local time) and arriving at the destination at 8:15 p.m. (local time). From Orlando, departures will be every Thursday and Sunday at 10:25 p.m. (local time), arriving in Santiago at 7:00 a.m. (local time) the following day. From July onwards, Sunday flights will operate on Saturday.