Travelers from Atlanta have further options for nonstop flights to Peru, Chile and Brazil, in part thanks to Delta Air Lines Inc.’s new joint-venture with LATAM Airlines. 

Delta added new frequencies from Atlanta to the Brazilian hubs of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo on Dec. 17, resuming a seasonal route to Rio and a second weekly flight to São Paulo, the country’s financial hub. 

The increased access for Atlanta travelers came as the partners announced that LATAM would launch the first connection between Los Angeles International Airport and Sao Paulo, a thrice-weekly flight that will give Brazilians easier access to Delta’s connections around the West Coast of the United States. 

Delta increased its flights to Santiago, from three times a week to daily, adding 2,700 cumulative weekly seats on the route to the Chilean capital. 

The flight the Peruvian capital of Lima has been upgraded to an Airbus A350, adding 1,700 more weekly seats. 

For its part, LATAM added frequencies from Lima to Los Angeles, New York and Miami, along with the flights Santiago and Sao Paulo to Los Angeles.  

Learn more about the changes here. 

As managing editor of Global Atlanta, Trevor has spent 15+ years reporting on Atlanta’s ties with the world. An avid traveler, he has undertaken trips to 30+ countries to uncover stories on the perils...