After more than two years without direct connections to the USA, Northeast Brazil will have direct flights to America using the modernized Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Latin America.
Before the pandemic, flights from the US were departing from Fortaleza by LATAM and GOL, and from Recife by Azul, but all flights were suspended due to the coronavirus.
LATAM has now announced that it will resume the Fortaleza-Miami route on July 25 this year with one trip per week, making the capital of Ceará the fourth Brazilian city with international operations for the company, which has already resumed outbound flights from São Paulo/Guarulhos, Rio de Janeiro/Galeao and Porto Alegre. . Air tickets will be available next week at latam.com and other sales channels.
Fortaleza’s flight to Miami has not been operated since April 2020 and is another LAC increase in the focus city for its investments in northeastern Brazil. It also directly reflects the collaborative efforts between the company and the Ceará state government to make air transportation in the country viable. In the second half of 2021, it is worth noting that LATAM began operations in Jericoacoara and Juazeiro do Norte.
Latin America is still interested in growth in demand. In 2021, we have already launched two new tracks in the country, and now we are announcing the resumption of international operations. This was only possible thanks to the company’s sustainable payback planning linked to the state government’s competitive policies.”explain Aline Mafra, Director of Sales and Marketing at LATAM Brazil.
The weekly flight will be operated by Boeing 787-9 aircraft with a capacity of 300 passengers (30 in Premium Business, 57 in Economy + and 213 in Economy). In this first phase, it will take off from Fortaleza on Monday at 2:15 pm (local time) and land at its destination at 8:55 pm (local time). In the opposite direction, the flight will depart from Miami on Monday at 11:00 p.m. (local time) and land at the destination at 7:05 a.m. (local time) the next day.
Effective August 3, Latin American Airlines will depart from Fortaleza on Wednesdays at 2:15 pm (local time) and land at its destination at 8:55 pm (local time). In the opposite direction, the flight will depart from Miami on Wednesday at 11:00 p.m. (local time) and land at the destination at 7:05 a.m. (local time), the next day.
This will be the first time the Dreamliner will be used on flights from the region to the United States. Previously, LATAM flights were conducted on the road with the Boeing 767-300ER, GOL with the 737 MAX 8 and Azul with the Airbus A330-200.
By LATAM Press Office
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