LATAM Airlines adds Falkland Islands flights

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LATAM Airlines Brazil will operate weekly flights to Mount Pleasant in the Falkland Islands from Sao Paulo, starting on 20 November.

The Boeing 767 service, which will also stop in Cordoba, Argentina once a month will carry 190 passengers and increase freight capacity, mainly carrying perishables to and from the islands.

LATAM was chosen to operate the service in December 2018 following a tender process between the governments of the UK and Argentina, to provide an international air link to Mount Pleasant.

Nicolas Salazar, vice president of network at LATAM Airlines Group says: “With the addition of LATAM’s new Mount Pleasant service, we will double the number of commercial flights to the islands and provide direct access to our São Paulo hub, offering connections with destinations throughout South America, North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. We are proud to be the only airline group to connect the most iconic island destinations in South America with the world.”

Twice a month, flight number LA8210 will depart Sao Paulo Guarulhos at 09.30 on Wednesdays, arriving in Mount Pleasant at 14.35.

The return flight, LA8211 will leave Mount Pleasant at 16.50 and arrive in Sao Paulo at 21.35.

On the second Wednesday of each month, southbound flights will stop in Cordoba, and the return leg between Mount Pleasant and Sao Paulo will be non-stop.

The following Wednesday, the southbound service will go non-stop between Sao Paulo and Mount Pleasant, with the return service stopping in Cordoba.