By João Machado
LATAM Resumes Flights from São Paulo to Paris, Bogotá
After one other wave of flight restrictions to most international locations relating to passengers arriving from Brazil, worldwide flights from the South American nation lastly begin to be rolled out once more because the worst of the nation’s second wave of Covid-19 has handed.
Concerning this, LATAM Brasil has introduced it’s restarting flights connecting the nation to Bogotá and Paris. The flights have already been restarted, leaving from the airline’s hub in São Paulo with three weekly flights to every vacation spot.
Whereas home capability in Brazil is rebounding strongly, with LATAM reaching 75% of pre-Covid-19 numbers in July, worldwide figures are nonetheless very a lot lagging behind and surrounding the numbers seen in the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. In July, LATAM Brasil’s worldwide capability reached 20% of pre-pandemic numbers.
“Bogotá is a crucial vacation spot for the airline because it connects a part of LATAM’s home community within the nation,” the airline mentioned in a press launch relating to the resumption of flights to Bogotá. LATAM Airways Group operates a department in Colombia. “With the resumed frequency, Bogotá generates connections to locations equivalent to San Andrés, Cartagena and Miami — although with the need of quarantining within the nation.”
The flight from São Paulo to Bogotá is at the moment being operated on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays with the Airbus A320neo. LATAM Brasil at the moment operates three items of the most recent technology of the Airbus narrowbody household. The plane is configured for 174 seats in a single cabin, and the operation will compete with Avianca’s day by day run to São Paulo, additionally operated by the A320neo.
Then again, LATAM’s operations to Paris will go away the Brazilian airport on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, getting back from France the next day, and can be operated by LATAM Chile’s Boeing 787-8, which go away from Santiago, Chile. The plane is configured to hold 30 passengers in Premium Enterprise class and 217 clients in Financial system.
Particularly for the reason that pandemic began, LATAM has been working this sort of flight from Brazil way more steadily, utilizing Chilean plane with Chilean crews, initially leaving from Santiago. Though the airline group makes use of the technique as a means of decreasing prices, it did generate some attrition with the native union of cabin crews, which complained concerning the truth — and used the halt of such flights as a situation for passing any new offers — whereas discussing everlasting wage reductions. In the end, such reductions had been rejected.
In any case, the LATAM Airways Group’s expectations about worldwide journey in Brazil couldn’t be a lot worse, regardless of a vaccination marketing campaign that’s rushing up. Again in March, on the top of the second wave of Covid-19, the CEO of LATAM Brasil Jerome Cadier informed Folha de São Paulo newspaper that he thought “Brazil can be one of many final international locations to handle [to have border freedom].”