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Latam Airlines to introduce latest generation aircraft on its South Africa service

Latam Airlines Brazil will operate its state-of-the-art Airbus A350XWB on its five weekly services between Johannesburg and Sao Paulo starting 02 August 2019. The aircraft has capacity for 30 passengers in Premium Business, 309 passengers in Economy (including 18 Latam+ Seats) and represents a 59% capacity increase on the route.

Latam began flying from Sao Paulo to South African in October 2016 with three flights a week, increasing to five flights per week in 2017. From Latam’s São Paulo/Guarulhos hub, Latam serves over 33 destinations non-stop throughout South America as well as 14 cities in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Latam was the first airline group in the Americas to operate the Airbus A350XWB, which generates up to 25% fewer CO2 emissions and up to a 30% reduction in noise levels than previous generation aircraft.

“With added capacity, increased space and the latest in cabin comfort, more passengers will be enjoy our Sao Paulo-Johannesburg service and access our unrivalled network throughout South America,” said Guido Blanco, Commercial Director UK & South Africa, Latam Airlines Group.

Latam Airlines Group serves over 140 destinations in 25 countries, providing international connectivity to many of South America’s unique and most remote attractions ranging from Easter Island (Chile) and the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) in the Pacific to Cartagena (Colombia), Cuzco (Peru) and Iguazu Falls on the Argentina-Brazil border.

Latam Airlines to introduce latest generation aircraft on its South Africa service

In-flight experience

Onboard Latam’s Airbus A350XWB, Premium Business passengers will be able to enjoy spacious lie-flat seats and a gourmet food and wine offering, showcasing Latin American produce. Seats in all cabin classes feature individual touchscreen in-flight entertainment systems, offering a wide selection of movies, TV series, music and games.

Latam Airlines Group was named as the ‘Best Airline in South America’ in the Skytrax World Airline Awards in June 2019 and was also awarded for the ‘Best Business Class’, ‘Best Business Class Lounge’ and ‘Best Economy Class’ in South America.

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About Latam Airlines Group SA

Latam Airlines brings a first glimpse of next-generation travel to South Africa

Latam Airlines Group is Latin America’s leading airline group with one of the largest route networks in the world, offering services to 143destinations in 25 countries, including six domestic markets in Latin America – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru – in addition to international operations in Latin America, Europe, the United States, the Caribbean, Oceania, Africa and Asia.

The airline group employs over 41,000 people worldwide, operating approximately 1,300 flights per day and transporting 69 million passengers per year.

Latam Airlines Group has 317 Aircraft in its fleet, which features the latest and most modern models including the Boeing 787, Airbus A350, A321 and A320neo.

Latam Airlines Group is the only airline group in the Americas and one of three worldwide to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability ‘World’ Index. In 2018, it was recognized by the index for sustainable practices, based on economic, social and environmental criteria, for the fifth consecutive year.

Latam Airlines Group shares are traded on the Santiago Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange in the form of ADRs.

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