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Delta and Latam add more than 20 codeshare routes

Delta Air Lines and Latam Airlines Group will jointly share the code on more than 20 international routes between the United States and South America and expand connections to domestic and regional destinations, the companies said on Monday.

Delta is adding its code to 12 international routes operated by Latam between cities in South America and the United States, including Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and Orlando. The US carrier is also adding its code to six South American inter-regional routes and four new domestic destinations in Chile.

Latam puts its code on eight international routes operated by Delta between South America and the United States, including from Atlanta and JFK to New York. The agreement allows connections to more than 40 national codeshare destinations in South America, the regional network and international South America-United States routes operated by Delta and Latam. In addition, it provides access to more than 70 US domestic routes operated by Delta, according to the companies.

The extension will come into effect in the “next few months”.

The new codeshare is the result of the strategic partnership between Delta and Latam announced in September 2019, and recently approved by Chilean antitrust regulators. Latam is also in the process of restructuring under Chapter 11 protection and is expected to present its reorganization plan on November 26.