Virgin Atlantic has announced a codeshare deal with LATAM Airlines including transatlantic flights between London and Brazil.
The agreement means that LATAM’s flights from Heathrow to Sao Paulo can be booked through Virgin Atlantic, as well as connecting flights to 12 airports in Brazil, including Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Brasilia.
LATAM passengers arriving at Heathrow can also connect to Virgin connecting flights through Terminal 3, including eastbound destinations such as Tel Aviv, Delhi and Hong Kong.
Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer of Virgin Atlantic, said: “As we recover from the pandemic, partnerships are more important than ever, and we look forward to building on the incredibly successful interline relationship we have built over the years. several years.
“We also see opportunities beyond Brazil and look forward to expanding our relationship even further to serve destinations throughout South America, including Peru and Colombia.”
Jarvinen pointed to “pent up” demand for long-haul travel as one of the reasons for the codeshare link with LATAM.
“As global economies gradually recover from the impact of the pandemic, we also plan to capture business travel demand to Sao Paulo, Brazil’s commercial capital, as well as other business hubs. keys in South America,” he added.
In addition to LATAM’s flights from Heathrow to Sao Paulo, the codeshare covers connecting domestic flights to Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Curitiba, Goiania, Recife, Salvador, Florianopolis, Fortaleza, Vitoria and Londrina.
LATAM reintroduced flights from Heathrow to Sao Paulo on December 3, 2021, after a nearly year-long hiatus due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.