LATAM Airlines has announced that it will postpone the launch of its flights between São Paulo and Johannesburg until early September.
The flights were originally set to resume on August 3rd, but will now begin on September 2nd. LATAM has not provided any reason for the delay.
The route between São Paulo and Johannesburg was disconnected for three years, with LATAM and South African being the last companies with operations in the market.
However, LATAM’s resumption of flights on this route will see it have no direct competitor, although Angola’s TAAG Angola Airlines will connect the southern Africa region thanks to a Codeshare and an interline agreement with Iberia whose network spans Latin America.
The route will be operated on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with 313 seats. The flight frequency will remain the same as planned for August, with flights departing from São Paulo on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and from Johannesburg on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
The flight from São Paulo, LA 8058, will depart Guarulhos airport at 5:25 p.m. and arrive in Johannesburg at 8:10 a.m. the next day. The return flight, LA 8059, will leave Johannesburg at 12:45 p.m. and arrive in São Paulo at 7:00 p.m.
LATAM has already begun selling tickets for the flights scheduled to begin on September 2nd. The route is expected to be popular with both business and leisure travelers, and the resumption of flights will further boost LATAM’s presence in the African market.
Schedule between Sao Paulo and Johannesburg – LATAM
|LA 8058||Sao Paulo (GRU)||5:25 p.m.||Johannesburg (JNB)||8:10 a.m. +1|
|LA 8059||Johannesburg (JNB)||12:45 p.m.||Sao Paulo (GRU)||7:00 p.m.|