LAS VEGAS - LATAM Airlines Group, the leading airline group in South America, today announced that it will expand nonstop seasonal service to Las Vegas by operating an additional service between São Paulo and Las Vegas beginning in December.
The first scheduled nonstop flights to Las Vegas from Brazil will begin June 2, 2018 with service every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The initial seasonal service will operate through September 30, 2018.
The route will return on December 15, 2018 through February 28, 2019.
In addition to economy fares, travelers will have the option of business class fares with lie-flat seats.
LATAM Airlines currently offers 1,300 daily flights to 140 destinations in 25 countries and transports 67 million passengers per year.
Brazil represents Las Vegas’ seventh strongest overseas market and is the greatest source of international visitation from South America, welcoming more than 150,000 travelers annually.
"No other airline connects South America with the world with such offers of itineraries and time options. On average, we launched one new flight per month to destinations in Brazil and abroad this year," says Pablo Chiozza, senior vice president LATAM Airlines NA & Asia. "Las Vegas and the fourteen other new international destinations we have announced for 2018 reflect our commitment to expand travel options for the customer.”
"We are thrilled that our newest airline partner, LATAM Airlines Brazil, is already expanding their service to Las Vegas," said Cathy Tull, chief marketing officer of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA.) "We are a destination like no other and this nonstop service makes it easier for South American visitors to come and experience the shopping, dining, entertainment, outdoor recreation and all of the excitement only found in Las Vegas."
“It's wonderful to learn that LATAM Airlines Brazil intends to return to Las Vegas for a second seasonal run,” said Clark County Aviation Director Rosemary Vassiliadis, who oversees operations at the eighth-busiest airport in the United States. “For years we’ve known that Brazil includes a strong base of potential air travelers who would enjoy all that Las Vegas has to offer, and we’re very excited to soon welcome the first of those visitors to McCarran International Airport.”
Las Vegas currently welcomes more than 200 weekly nonstop flights from 21 foreign cities in 11 countries.
About LATAM Airlines Group
LATAM Airlines Group is Latin America’s leading airline group with one of the largest route networks in the world, offering air services to around 140 destinations in 25 countries, and is present in six domestic markets in Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, in addition to its international operations in Latin America, Europe, the United States, the Caribbean, Oceania and Africa.
The Group employs over 42.000 people worldwide, operating more than 1,300 flights per day and transporting 67 million passengers per year.
LATAM Airlines Group has a young and modern fleet. Its 306 aircraft average an age of around seven years and feature the latest models including the Boeing 787, Airbus A350, A321 and A320neo.
LATAM Airlines Group (formerly LAN Airlines) comprises affiliates in Peru, Argentina, Colombia and Ecuador as well as LATAM CARGO and its affiliates; in addition to TAM S.A and its affiliates, TAM Linhas Aéreas S.A. (LATAM Airlines Brasil) and its business units TAM Transportes Aéreos Del Mercosur S.A. (LATAM Airlines Paraguay) and Multiplus S.A.
LATAM is the brand adopted by LATAM Airlines Group member airlines and is being rolled-out in its products and services, as part of a gradual integration plan.
LATAM Airlines Group is the only airlines group in Latin America and one of three worldwide to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability ‘World’ Index. In 2017, it was recognized by the index for sustainable practices, based on economic, social and environmental criteria, for the fourth consecutive year.
LATAM Airlines Group shares are traded on the Santiago Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange in the form of ADRs.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With nearly 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. Download the virtual reality app, Vegas VR, to experience Las Vegas from your iPhone or Android by visiting http://www.vrtv.vegas/. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.visitlasvegas.com
About McCarran International Airport
McCarran International Airport is located in the shadows of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and is the gateway for nearly half of the people who visit Southern Nevada each year. Including arrivals and departures, McCarran hosted a record of 48.5 million passengers in 2017, making 2017 the the busiest year in the airport's 70-year history. With 29 airlines providing nonstop service to more than 140 destinations, McCarran makes it possible for the world to experience one of the most alluring travel destinations. McCarran International Airport is owned and operated by Clark County, Nevada, and does not benefit from local tax dollars.