LATAM announces new code share agreements with Delta
The airline will thus provide greater connectivity to the United States from the first quarter of 2020
LATAM Airlines Group (“LATAM”) announced today that its subsidiaries LATAM Airlines Peru, LATAM Airlines Colombia and LATAM Airlines Ecuador signed code-share agreements with Delta. These codeshares will provide greater connectivity to the United States from the first quarter of 2020 (subject to regulatory approvals as appropriate).
The new codeshares represent the first step of the agreement between LATAM and Delta, announced on September 26, 2019, which will combine the highly complementary destination networks of the two groups, providing customers with a leading travel experience with greater connectivity to Destinations around the world.
LATAM and Delta are working on a smooth transition that includes the strengthening of their existing interline agreement, the establishment of agreements that allow reciprocal access to their VIP lounges and mutual benefits of frequent flyers, as well as the development of new bilateral agreements of shared code
The three codeshare agreements signed today (December 2, 2019) with Delta will offer LATAM customers the possibility of accessing up to 74 destinations in the United States and Canada, also opening up to 51 destinations for Delta passengers in South America * . From the first quarter of 2020:
The "LA" code of LATAM Airlines Peru will be incorporated into Delta flights to up to 74 destinations in the United States and Canada beyond their points of origin in New York (JFK), Miami (MIA), Los Angeles (LAX) and Orlando (MCO). Also, Delta's "DL" code will be added to LATAM Airlines Peru flights to up to 34 destinations in Peru and South America beyond Lima (LIM).
Delta's "DL" code will be added to LATAM Airlines Colombia flights to up to 13 destinations in that country beyond Bogotá (BOG) and Cartagena (CTG).
The "LA" code of LATAM Airlines Ecuador will be included on Delta flights to up to 55 destinations in the United States and Canada beyond New York (JFK). Similarly, Delta's "DL" code will be added to LATAM Airlines Ecuador flights to up to four destinations in Ecuador beyond Quito (UIO).
“These shared codes mark an important milestone in LATAM's journey towards offering the best connectivity and customer experience in the Americas. Soon, our passengers will be able to access up to 74 destinations in the United States and Canada, which is just an example of the complementary nature of our networks and one of several future benefits that the strategic agreement with Delta will bring, "said Enrique Cueto, CEO from LATAM Airlines Group.
LATAM also plans to establish code-share agreements between Delta and its subsidiaries in Chile and Brazil in 2020 *, offering even more connectivity between South America and the United States.
End of code share agreements with American Airlines
LATAM will formally terminate all of its codeshare agreements with American Airlines on January 31, 2020. Customers who have purchased American Airlines tickets through LATAM before this date for flights from February 1, 2020 onwards will have right to the same services, without changes to your travel conditions or tickets.
The agreements between LATAM and American Airlines frequent flyer and reciprocal access to VIP lounges will remain in effect until LATAM leaves oneworld.
Departure of the oneworld alliance
LATAM informed oneworld and its alliance partners in September 2019 that it would leave oneworld within a year, in line with the standard notice period. The company is evaluating an early departure date and any changes will be communicated in a timely manner.
After leaving oneworld, LATAM will maintain its bilateral agreements with most of the oneworld airlines.