Qantas is set to restart its direct flights to Santiago, Chile later this year, with 31 October flagged as the take-off date that will reunite the national carrier with South America once more.
Last year, Qantas resumed flights to 22 of its 25 pre-COVID international destinations including Los Angeles, London, Singapore and Johannesburg from 31 October 2021.
The airline announced that it wouldn’t initially resume direct flights to New York, Santiago and Osaka, but said it remained committed to flying to these three destinations, with customers able to fly to these destinations under codeshare or oneworld arrangements with partner airlines.
But fast forward to now, where Qantas has flagged the end of October as the restart date to the Chilean capital.
Santiago flight QF27 is set to take off four times per week – Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday – onboard the airline’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
If North America is more your thing, the national carrier recently announced that from 2 December 2022, it will operate four weekly return flights between Melbourne and the major US hub, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), with its Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
The new LATAM lounge
There’s good news for travellers returning to Australia and New Zealand from Santiago Airport – LATAM’s new lounge is now ready to welcome you in style.
The “LATAM Lounge” is a renewed space for its preferred passengers and LATAM’s partner airline members to wait for their departure or connection.
The airline says the new space, which replaces the old VIP lounge, will offer a more sustainable service with a Latin American influence.
Qantas recently announced details of its fleet of twelve A350-1000s on order from Airbus that will fly non-stop to cities worldwide and lead a revamped ‘Project Sunrise‘.
These twelve aircraft will feature market-leading passenger comfort in each travel class, with services scheduled to start by the end of calendar 2025, initially from Sydney.
The aircraft will be powered by Rolls-Royce turbofan engines which are 25 per cent more fuel-efficient than previous generation aircraft leading to a reported 25% less CO2 emissions per seat.
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