LATAM gives Melbourne its first ever non-stop Santiago flight
SANTIAGO-BASED LATAM Airlines has launched the first ever non-stop commercial service between Melbourne and the Chilean capital.
At 11,000 kilometres and 15 hours (westbound from Santiago to Melbourne), it is the longest flight in the airline’s history.
The new route adds much-needed connectivity between Australasia and South America; while both LATAM and fellow Oneworld carrier Qantas do fly between Sydney and Santiago, neither Virgin Australia nor Air New Zealand offer direct connections to South America.
LATAM’s 304-seat B787-9 Dreamliner is flying the route, providing 30 Premium Business, 54 Space + (premium economy) and 220 economy class seats. latam.com