LATAM gives Mel­bourne its first ever non-stop San­ti­ago flight

Business Traveller (Asia-Pacific) - - UPFRONT -

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

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