The news that LAN will start operating a service between Santiago de Chile and Milan, Italy, will increase the number of connections available between the continents of South America and Europe. This will provide passengers with more choice and greater availability when travelling to and from both destinations for business or to stay at one of the many vacation rentals in Milan.
The new route will begin on November 4, and it will stop in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on both legs of the journey. The airline will run seven flights each week from Santiago International Airport to Milan-Malpensa Airport. Passengers will travel on the airline’s fleet of Boeing 787 aircraft, as opposed to the Airbus A330s that are currently used on the service from Sao Paulo to Milan.
The 787s will provide a 13 percent increase in seating capacity and reduced fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, and environmental impact. The aircraft has enhanced executive class facilities and a state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment service for all passengers. In order to improve the connection times for flights operating into and out of Guarulhos Airport in Sao Paulo, terminal 3 will undergo renovations.
Currently, LATAM Airlines Group operates on five routes that connect South America and Europe, with flights into Madrid, London, Frankfurt, Milan, and Paris. They will add a Sao Paulo-to-Barcelona service from October 1 and increase services into Madrid from September.
All of these additional services and routes will offer an improved experience for passengers while increasing capacity on key routes into Europe.