Towards the end of 2017, LATAM Airlines will begin serving a direct route between Santiago and Melbourne, with plans to operate it three times a week using the Boeing 787-9 aircraft. The inaugural flight is scheduled to take off on October 5, 2017 and will mark the first nonstop link between Latin America and the Victorian capital. “By connecting Melbourne with Chile’s economic and cultural centre – and also a key gateway to the rest of Latin America – this new route will help support the growth of tourism and commerce between the two regions. We’re confident that passengers on both sides of the Pacific will welcome the wealth of attractions, cultures and cuisines that this service will bring even closer,” said the airline’s Asia-Pacific managing director Patricio Aylwin. At the moment, the carrier serves a daily service to Australia’s harbor city via a Santiago-Auckland-Sydney route.
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