Delta Air Lines looks set to take advantage of Latin America’s tourism boom, scheduling daily flights to nearly a dozen destinations in the region.
The latest additions bring the carrier’s total number of Latin American cities covered to 44, and the number of daily seats to 25,000, marking a 20% increase in seats over last year’s Christmas season.
Delta also increased the frequency of flights from its US hubs, mainly Atlanta and New York City, to several LATAM cities, including Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Cancun (Mexico) and Punta Cana (Dominican Republic). It also launched daily flights to San Jose (Costa Rica) and Quito (Ecuador).
Other new routes include: Aruba, Liberia (Costa Rica), San Juan (Puerto Rico), Puerto Vallarta (Mexico), Roatan (Honduras) and Montego Bay (Jamaica). The carrier will also add routes to Cozumel (Mexico) and Holguin (Cuba).
The addition of routes helps Delta restore its network to pre-pandemic levels. Delta generated nearly US$3 billion in revenue from flights serving Latin American destinations in 2022, a 10% increase from the previous year.
Delta’s partnership with LATAM has also contributed to the carrier’s increase in flights to the region. “We’ve been working closely with LATAM to introduce exciting new routes that are expanding opportunities for customers traveling between the US and South America,” said Alex Antilla, Delta Vice President for Latin America, in a statement.