This Sunday, LATAM Brasil will resume its route between São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), tripling its weekly capacity in commercial services to the United States. This is LATAM’s last route from Brazil to the United States, which was inactive due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
LATAM resumes its route to Boston
LATAM will begin operating the Guarulhos-Boston route on Sunday, October 30. The airline expects a 75% load factor for these first flights. This route was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Once active, the commercial service will reduce travel time by three hours compared to connecting flights with partner airlines in New York, said LATAM in a statement.
By resuming its commercial service to Boston, LATAM Brasil will return to all its direct destinations in the United States impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. LATAM flies to New York JFK Airport, Miami International (MIA), Orlando International (MCO), and Boston.
Aline Mafra, LATAM Brasil’s Director of Sales and Marketing, said that the company has advanced in a sustainable recovery of the international market after achieving operational efficiency and strengthening its domestic operations. “Our strength has always been to connect Brazil with the world, directly reaching up to 26 international destinations. Boston is already our 21st resumed overseas destination, and we have announced the return of direct flights to Johannesburg as of July 2023.”
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LATAM’s flight between Sao Paulo and Boston
LATAM Brasil will operate flights between São Paulo and Boston three times a week. The service from Guarulhos will take off at 22:50 on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, lasting nine hours and 45 minutes. Meanwhile, the departures from Boston will take place on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 17:30 and will last ten hours and five minutes.
The Brazilian carrier will employ its Boeing 787-9 aircraft, with a capacity for 300 passengers, to operate these services. LATAM Dreamliners have a three-class cabin configuration with 30 seats in Premium Business, 57 in Economy+, and 213 in economy.
LATAM’s capacity in November
In November, LATAM Brasil is expected to operate up to 192 flights between Brazil and the USA, representing a 305% increase in its seat supply (ASK) between the two countries compared to the same month in 2021. Besides the opening of Guarulhos-Boston, the growth will be boosted by the operations of the Fortaleza-Miami and Guarulhos-Orlando routes and by the expansion of the Guarulhos-Miami (from three to ten weekly flights) and Guarulhos-New York (from three to seven weekly flights) routes.
During the third quarter of 2022, LATAM was Brazil’s top airline by market share. LATAM held a 38.7% domestic market share and a 21.4% international market share.
Moreover, during this period, LATAM carried more than eight million passengers in Brazil, a 53% growth compared to the third quarter of 2021. LATAM currently flies to 54 Brazilian airports, the largest number of destinations in its history in the country. Additionally, it recovered 20 of the 26 international destinations it operated prior to the pandemic.
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