Delta Air Lines and LATAM Airlines Group and its affiliates have signed a trans-American joint-venture agreement that, pending regulatory approvals, will combine the carriers’ route networks between North and South America, providing customers with a seamless travel experience and improving connectivity.
“Late last year, we set out to build the leading strategic alliance in Latin America together with LATAM, and while the industry landscape has changed, our commitment to this joint venture is as strong as ever,” said Delta CEO, Ed Bastian. “Even as our carriers contend with the impact of Covid-19 on our business and take steps to protect the safety of our customers and employees, we are also building the airline alliance we know they’ll want to fly in the future.”
“While we remain focused on navigating the Covid-19 crisis and protecting the safety and well-being of our passengers and employees, we also have to look to the future to ensure the best possible customer experience and support the long-term sustainability of the group,” added Roberto Alvo, CEO ofLATAM Airlines Group. “Our bilateral strategic alliance with Delta remains a priority and we firmly believe that it still promises to offer customers the leading travel experience and connectivity in the Americas.”