LATAM Airlines Peru (‘LATAM’) today operated its first non-stop flight between Lima, Peru and Barcelona, Spain, marking the start of three weekly services between the two cities.
LATAM flight LA2430, a Boeing 767 aircraft carrying 232 passengers, departed from Jorge Chávez international airport in Lima last night and arrived to a water cannon salute at Barcelona’s El Prat airport at 14:05 today (local time).
“With this new flight – the 11th international service that LATAM Airlines Group and its affiliates have launched this year – we continue to strengthen our network and improve connectivity between Latin America and Europe,” said Roberto Alvo, Senior Vice President of International and Alliances, LATAM Airlines Group. “In addition to serving an unrivalled 119 destinations throughout Latin America, LATAM now flies to six major cities across Europe as well as principal cities in North America, Africa and Oceania.”
The Lima-Barcelona service will complement LATAM Airlines Group and its affiliates’ daily non-stop flights between São Paulo and Barcelona as well its non-stop services from Lima, São Paulo, Santiago and Guayaquil (Ecuador) to Madrid, where customers can connect to and from Barcelona via oneworld partners. The group also operates non-stop services from Latin America to a further four European destinations: London, Paris, Frankfurt and Milan.
LATAM estimates that more than 63,500 passengers per year will fly the new Lima-Barcelona service: “We’re confident that passengers on both sides of the Atlantic will welcome what these two special cities have to offer and benefit from greater convenience, shorter journey times and increased connectivity,” Mr Alvo added.
Initially, LATAM Airlines Peru flight LA2430 will depart Lima at 19:25 (local time) on Monday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving in Barcelona (El Prat) at 14:05 (local time) the following day. The return flight (LA2431) will depart Barcelona at 23:55 (local time) on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, arriving in Lima at 07:45 the next day (local time).
From 27 March 2017, flight LA2430 will depart Lima at 19:25 (local time) on Monday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving in Barcelona at 15:00 (local time) the following day. The return flight (LA2431) will depart Barcelona at 23:55 (local time) on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, arriving in Lima at 06:35 the next day (local time).
Located on Spain’s Mediterranean coast, Barcelona is one of the Europe’s most popular tourist destinations with attractions including the architectural works of Antoni Gaudí, eight UNESCO World Heritage sites, city beaches and parks, a thriving bar and restaurant scene as well as a warm, dry climate. It is also Spain’s second largest city, the capital of the Catalonia region and a center for commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion and science.
Lima, situated on the Pacific Coast, is the capital of Peru and one of the largest cities in South America with a population of nearly 10 million. It is also one of the continent’s most historic cities with the oldest university in the New World, The National University of San Marcos, which was founded on 12 May 1551. Today, Lima has a reputation as a gastronomic center and is home to some of the world’s best restaurants*.
From Lima, LATAM offers connections throughout Peru – including up to 27 daily flights to Cuzco, the gateway to one of the world’s seven wonders Machu Picchu – as well as to destinations across Latin America.
The service will be operated by Boeing 767-3 aircraft with 216 seats in Economy and 16 seats in Premium Business, offering 180-degree lie-flat seats.
Seats in all cabins classes feature individual touchscreen in-flight entertainment systems, offering a wide selection of movies, TV series, music and games.
Premium Business passengers will be able to enjoy priority airport services, spacious lie-flat seats and a newly-designed food and wine offering that showcases Latin American produce.
The new flight is the 11th international service that LATAM Airlines Group and its affiliates have launched in 2016 with highlights including São Paulo-Johannesburg, Lima-Washington D.C. and Santiago-Los Angeles. The group also recently announced a Santiago-Melbourne service, which will become the longest non-stop flight in its history when it begins operations in October 2017.
For tickets and more information visit www.latam.com.