LATAM To Resume Nonstop Sydney To Santiago Flights

Daniel Fowkes
16 Apr 2024
· Routes 
LATAM has announced from October, it'll resume nonstop flights between Santiago and Sydney, enhancing connectivity between the locations.

LATAM Airlines has announced it’ll soon resume nonstop Sydney-to-Santiago services as it continues to enhance its network and recover from the effects of the global pandemic.

From 28 October 2024, the airline will offer a four times weekly nonstop flight between Santiago and Sydney, thus enhancing connectivity between Australia and Latin America.

The carrier notes that the upcoming service adjustment will complement the existing thrice-weekly offering between Melbourne and Santiago, recommencing in 2023.

LATAM is already seen in Sydney and returned to the city in early 2022. However, the airline was only offering service via Auckland from Santiago. This was necessary as the airline looked to resume services at a location that had paused during the height of the pandemic.

Restarting nonstop flights will provide better access to travellers between the two markets and eliminate the airline’s previously necessary stopover. However, even with the nonstop service launching, LATAM says it’ll retain the Auckland stopover, providing customers with even more opportunities to travel between South America and Australia.

We’re thrilled to restart our direct flights from Sydney to Santiago to meet the demand of travellers in Australia. This significant milestone for LATAM Airlines brings Latin America closer to Australians, whether they’re flying for business, leisure, or cultural exploration. From October, passengers can choose from daily direct services between Australia and Chile, including four direct flights from Sydney and three from Melbourne every week, in addition to our flights via Auckland. That’s a wealth of options for our customers.

Chris Ellis, LATAM Airlines Country Manager for Oceania

Designated LA810 and LA809, the service will depart Sydney at 1210 on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday and arrive in Santiago at 1100 the same day.

Meanwhile, the flight to Sydney will depart at 0140 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays; the early morning departure means arrival in Sydney can occur at 0630 (+2), allowing for onward connections across Australia or internationally if required.

The Boeing 787-9 will operate on service between the locations, with the flight time expected to be 12 hours and 50 minutes. Every flight connecting to Australia with LATAM is operated with the Boeing 787.

By the time this service launches, there’ll be over 200,000 seats per year, equating to almost 4,000 seats per week between Australia and Latin America, catering to various types of travellers from leisure to business.

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