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Latam Airways Surpassed American and United for Lead in U.S.-Brazil Visitors

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Latam’s resumption of a Sao Paulo to Los Angeles direct flight pushed it into the lead.

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LATAM Airways was the market share chief amongst corporations flying between Brazil and the U.S. within the quarter led to October after resuming continuous flights to Los Angeles, knowledge from native authority ANAC confirmed on Friday.

The Chile-based firm, which leapfrogged U.S. majors American Airways and United Airways, transported greater than 260,000 passengers between the nations within the interval.

Common load think about these flights, LATAM instructed Reuters, reached 89%.

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LATAM had final led the rating for 3 months in a row between November 2019 and January 2020, earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted air journey around the globe, ANAC figures present.

Brazil has the U.S. as its No. 1 marketplace for worldwide flights in variety of passengers transported, with an 18% share to this point this yr, above Argentina (15%) and Portugal (12%).

“The management displays the sustainable restoration of our worldwide operations and the primary yr of our three way partnership with Delta,” LATAM Brasil gross sales director Aline Mafra stated in a press release to Reuters.

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The outcomes, in keeping with ANAC, secured LATAM a 26% market share for flights between the 2 most populous nations within the Americas within the August-October interval, above American Airways’ 22% and United Airways’ 20%.

Yr to this point, American Airways nonetheless leads the rating with a 23.7% market share, barely above LATAM’s 22.4%, contemplating the variety of passengers transported.

LATAM resumed flights between Sao Paulo and Los Angeles in August, making it the only real continuous flight between Brazil’s largest metropolis and the U.S. West Coast, and hopes to move greater than 110,000 folks per yr within the route.

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It had additionally launched Sao Paulo-Boston flights final yr, saying 74,000 folks have flown between the 2 cities to this point, with a median load issue of 80%. The service additionally operates flights to Miami, Orlando and New York.

LATAM and Delta have been engaged on implementing their three way partnership since October final yr, and declare that to this point they’ve managed to extend their capability by 75%.

Delta in December is ready to relaunch flights from Rio de Janeiro to New York and Atlanta. In 2023 the U.S. service has to this point ranked fifth in U.S.-Brazil visitors, additionally lagging behind Azul.

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(Reporting by Gabriel Araujo; Enhancing by Steven Grattan and Marguerita Choy)

This text was written by Gabriel Araujo from Reuters and was legally licensed by means of the DiveMarketplace by Business Dive. Please direct all licensing inquiries to [email protected].

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