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LATAM to fly São Paulo-Munich in 2019

Latin America’s biggest airline aims to fly from São Paulo, Brazil, in the first half of next year.

LATAM Airlines Brazil says it plans to fly to Munich from São Paulo, Brazil, in the first half of 2019, Aviation Tribune reports.

The Bavarian city will be the second destination in Germany after Frankfurt for Latin America’s biggest airline, and its ninth in Europe.

The aviation giant was created out of the merger between Chile’s LAN Airlines and Brazil’s TAM Airlines in 2012, launched its new livery in 2016 and is still working on completing its rebranding process.

When the new route starts, the Chile-based LATAM Airlines Group and its affiliates will offer flights to 143 destinations in 26 countries. In 2017, LATAM inaugurated 13 new international routes, including Santiago-Melbourne, its longest so far.

A further 17 new international routes follow from the oneworld alliance member during 2018, such as the already-launched São Paulo-Rome and Lima-San Jose (Costa Rica). Flights to new destinations including Boston and Tel Aviv are due for launch later in 2018.

S American connections
LATAM Airlines Group is one of the largest airline groups in the world in terms of network connections, with its subsidiaries operating a combined fleet of 315 aircraft.

Besides Chile and Brazil, the group also operates subsidiaries in Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Paraguay, ensuring relatively speedy connections to these countries.

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