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. â€śBy connecting Melbourne with Chileâ€™s economic and cultural centre â€“ and also a key gateway to the rest of Latin America â€“ this new route will help support the growth of tourism and commerce between the two regions. Weâ€™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,â€ť said the airlineâ€™s Asia-Pacific managing director Patricio Aylwin. At the moment, the carrier serves a daily service to Australiaâ€™s harbor city via a Santiago-Auckland-Sydney route.
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