LATAM to reactivate Santiago-Cancun flights
MEXICO – LATAM Airlines Group will reactivate its Santiago de Chile-Cancun route starting in September, after several months without operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
The airline will restart this route with a weekly frequency departing from Santiago on Fridays at 8:35 am, landing in Cancun at 2:40 pm. The return flight will take off from Cancun the same day at 5:00 p.m., arriving in the Chilean capital at 2:40 a.m. the following day.
Starting in October, LATAM would add an additional frequency on Sundays. For this route, LATAM would use its fleet of Boeing 787-9 aircraft with capacity for 313 passengers, 283 in Economy and 30 in Premium Business.
“Resuming the Santiago – Cancun operation, is positive news and a mentioning of the progress of the recovery in the industry, we are very pleased to continue with the reactivation of operations in Mexico following all the necessary sanitary measures for safe travel for all,” said Diana Olivares, general manager of LATAM Airlines in Mexico.
Currently LATAM operates direct flights from Lima and São Paulo to Mexico City and from the Brazilian city to Cancun.
“Mexico is one of the most open destinations for international tourism, the reactivation of this route will allow us not only to be the only airline to offer a direct flight, but also to meet the growing demand for tourism to and from the Mexican destination,” Olivares concluded.