LATAM Airlines is expanding links between the UK and South America with a new direct London – Lima route from December.
The airline will begin flights from London Heathrow to Peru’s capital from December 2, subject to government approval, with five frequencies operating per week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday).
Operating on a Boeing 789 aircraft, agents are able to book Premium Business and Economy for the 12-hour flight.
The new route will be the UK’s only direct connection to Peru.
“Our direct flights from London Heathrow to Lima represents a historic milestone for LATAM Airlines, as we become the only airline to connect directly to Peru from the UK,” said Davide Ioppolo, Regional Commercial Director for Central and Southeast Europe, United Kingdom, Nordic Countries, Middle East and South Africa.
“This added to the route we already operate to Sao Paulo brings us to 12 weekly frequencies from the UK and solidifies us as the best option for passengers who want to fly to South America, reaching 143 destinations in 22 countries.”
Heathrow’s Chief Commercial Officer, Ross Baker, said: “Whether it’s travelling to explore historic sites like Machu Picchu, or opening doors for expanding trade, we can’t wait to welcome the first passengers onto this new route.”
The airline has recently also announced a significant increase of daily flights between Lisbon and São Paulo (Guarulhos) from November, operating between 10 and 11 weekly frequencies.