In September 2019 it was introduced that Delta Air Traces can be shopping for a 20% stake in LATAM, and that the 2 airways can be forming a three way partnership.
Within the course of LATAM can be leaving oneworld, and also will cease partnering with American Airways, which has traditionally been their huge associate within the US.
The Delta & LATAM Miami problem
LATAM has an enormous presence in Miami, which is logical for a few causes:
Miami is by far the most important market within the US for many Latin American locations
Miami can also be an American Airways hub, so LATAM had tons of connectivity in Miami with American’s route community
LATAM appears to need to keep their presence in Miami, or probably even develop it, which has additionally precipitated many people to imagine that Delta will considerably be rising their service to Miami. This isn’t just for Delta to offer the feed that LATAM wants, but additionally for Delta to allow higher connections to Latin America for their very own clients.
LATAM’s locations out of Miami embrace Belem, Buenos Aires, Fortaleza, Lima, Manaus, Punta Cana, Recife, Santiago, Salvador de Bahia, and Sao Paulo.
Nicely, we now have the small print of that growth.
Delta pronounces 13 new flights to Miami
Whereas I’d hardly say that is the large, complete growth from Delta that many people in Miami have been hoping for, I’d say it’s higher than nothing. Delta has simply introduced that they’re including 13 new every day flights to Miami from key markets, clearly with the intent of accelerating connectivity to LATAM.
Delta can be including 13 flights to the next 4 locations, all of which can be on sale as of January 18, 2020:
As of Could four, 2020, Delta will add 5x every day flights between Miami and Orlando, operated by Embraer 175s
As of Could four, 2020, Delta will add 5x every day flights between Miami and Tampa, operated by Embraer 175s
As of Could 22, 2020, Delta will add 1x every day flights between Miami and Raleigh Durham, operated by Embraer 175s
As of July 28, 2020, Delta will add 1x every day flights between Miami and Sal Lake Metropolis, operated by 737-800s
With this progress, Delta will provide 41 every day nonstop flights to Miami from 10 US airports, because it enhances present flights from Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Minneapolis, and New York (JFK & LGA). On high of that, Delta flies from Miami to Havana.
I’m joyful to see Delta rising in Miami, although I wouldn’t precisely name this huge growth.
As somebody who incessantly flies between Miami and Tampa, I’m thrilled to see Delta add that route, as it can hopefully deliver down the ridiculous pricing that presently exists available in the market.
I’m a bit disillusioned and shocked to see Delta not including any flights to Miami from Los Angeles or Seattle. American is the one airline flying in both of these markets, and it certain can be good to see a competitor on these routes.
What do you make of Delta’s growth in Miami?