As part of the expansion, Delta will also resume its Atlanta-Cartagena route Dec. 22, with three flights a week on Boeing 737s. Delta will also add a second daily flight between Atlanta and Bogota, Colombia starting Oct. 29.
Alex Antilla, vice president for Latin America at Delta, said in a written statement that “we look forward to welcoming LATAM Airlines Peru on their first Atlanta route, to facilitating more connections through Delta’s largest hub, and to attracting new visitors to the peach State.”
LATAM will also launch flights to Medellin from its hub in Miami, which Delta has planned to use as a hub in the joint venture for flights to South America.
Delta has in the past operated flights from Atlanta to Medellin, but stopped flying the route years ago.
While Delta has long used its Atlanta hub as a gateway to Latin America, Delta CEO Ed Bastian has said the LATAM partnership “means it’s going to be a balance” between Miami and Atlanta.
LATAM’s chief commercial officer Marty St. George said in a written statement that the Atlanta-Lima service “reinforces our joint commitment to deliver more and better connection options for our customers.”