LATAM Airlines has announced the resumption of direct flights between Santiago, Chile, and Melbourne, Australia, starting September 1, 2023. The air route had been suspended in April 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Flights to Melbourne will resume with three weekly frequencies and will be operated on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner jets with a capacity of 300 passengers. Passengers will arrive in Santiago on the same day, providing ample time to explore the city and the wider Latin American region.
This move marks a significant step for LATAM in expanding its presence in the Australian market. In March 2022, the carrier resumed flights from Santiago to Sydney, initially with three weekly services and later increased to daily flights.
Santiago is a renowned destination for travelers worldwide, known for its vibrant culture, stunning scenery, and delicious cuisine. Direct flights to Santiago are becoming increasingly popular, and with LATAM’s network of over 144 destinations, including 120 locations throughout Latin America, travellers have access to the many wonders of this culturally rich and diverse region.
In summary, the return of direct flights between Santiago and Melbourne is an exciting development, providing travellers with a new gateway to explore the many destinations that LATAM’s network has to offer.