Flights Sydney to Santiago set to resume early 2022
LATAM recognised as South America’s best airline with flights scheduled to resume early 2022
Who doesn’t want to go to South America right now? LATAM would be the airline to fly now having been recognised for the second time in a row by SkyTrax famous World Airline Awards as the “Best Airline in South America”. This is a recognition based on the opinion of more than 13.4 million travellers around the world. LATAM has also been distinguished with the “COVID-19 Aeronautical Excellence Award” for the safety and hygiene measures it adopted during the pandemic.
The Skytrax customer survey was conducted over 23 months (September 2019 to July 2021) based on measurements from normal travel times and trips made during the health crisis.
“We are humbled to have been recognised for the second consecutive year as Best Airline in South America by Skytrax as well as receiving the COVID-19 Airline excellence award for safety and hygiene measures adopted during the pandemic. We look forward to resuming direct flights between Sydney and Santiago from early 2022 and opening up Latin America to the Australian market once again.” Chris Ellis, Country Manager Oceania, LATAM
LATAM Airlines Group has progressively continued to strengthen biosecurity measures since the pandemic began, following the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the health authorities of the countries where it operates.
Regarding the latter, LATAM recently received one of the highest qualifications for safety and hygiene standards from Skytrax, while the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX), in conjunction with specialized site SimpliFlying, awarded the group the “Diamond” category, the highest of the APEX Health Safety standard.
About LATAM Airlines
LATAM is the leading airline group in Latin America present in five domestic markets in the region: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, in addition to international operations inside Latin America and between it and Europe, the United States, and the Caribbean. LATAM will resume direct flights between Sydney and Santiago from early 2022.
The group has a fleet of Boeing 767, 777, 787, Airbus A321, A320, A320neo and A319 aircraft.
LATAM Cargo Chile, LATAM Cargo Colombia, and LATAM Cargo Brazil are the LATAM Airlines freight subsidiaries. In addition to having access to the passenger cargo holds of LATAM Airlines Group, they have a fleet of 11 freighters, which will gradually increase to a total of up to 21 freighters by 2023.
They operate on the LATAM Group network as well as international routes that are solely used for shipping. They offer modern Infrastructure, a wide variety of services and protection options to meet all customer needs.
About the World Airline Awards
The World Airline Awards began in 1999, when Skytrax launched its first annual global airline customer satisfaction survey. They are known as the Oscars of the aviation industry.
The award survey process is not limited to member airlines or a shortlisted airline choice, and any airline in the world can be nominated. There are no survey registration fees, no payment to attend the awards event, and no charges for the use of award logos and results by winning airlines. Customer surveys are provided in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, and Japanese.
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