Revise your high school Spanish because you’re going to need it from October this year when LATAM Airlines finally launches its non-stop Sydney-Santiago service.

Two months after announcing the new route, LATAM Airlines Group confirmed this morning that the new service from Australia to Chile will begin operations on 27 October 2019 on the modern Boeing 787-9.

Oh yeah, Dreamliner services to South America, let’s go!

Non-stop flights will operate three times weekly, with LA803 departing Santiago at 1.30am on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday to arrive in Sydney at 6.15am the following day. Flight time will be around 14 hours and 45 minutes. The return service LA802 will depart Sydney at 10.00am on Monday, Thursday and Saturday to touch down in Santiago at 9.15am the same day.

The new non-stop service, allows the airline to reduce its one-stop service via Auckland from seven to four weekly without compromising its daily offering out of Sydney. LA801 from Santiago will depart at 12.40am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday to arrive in Auckland at 5.05am and then fly onward to touch down in Sydney at 9.15am. LA800 will depart Sydney at 11.10 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and arrive in Auckland at 4.15pm with the Auckland-Santiago leg departing at 6.10pm and arriving at 1.05pm the same day.

LATAM’s Chief Commercial Officer, Roberto Alvo, said the new service will improve connectivity between the two cities and meet the needs of flyers who prefer a non-stop service.

The flight will also complement LATAM’s non-stop service between Santiago and Melbourne, which it launched in October 2017.


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