LATAM enters SA

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LATAM Airlines’ first flight to South Africa landed at Johannesburg’s O. R. Tambo International Airport earlier this week, marking the first new international service outside of Latin America since the launch of the LATAM brand in April. LATAM’s Boeing 767 aircraft with 30 business and 191 economy class seats is the only Latin American carrier to operate flights between region and the African continent. LATAM Airlines Group expects to fly more than 50,000 passengers per year on the São Paulo-Johannesburg-São Paulo route. From the group’s São Paulo hub, connections will be available to destinations throughout South America, including Lima, Santiago, Buenos Aires and a host of Brazilian cities.