MIAMI — Delta Air Lines and Aerolineas Argentinas have announced today a codeshare agreement that deepens the reach of the Atlanta-based carrier in Latin America. The deal will grant Delta passengers access to flights from Ezeiza to Montevideo, Uruguay, and to Mendoza and Cordoba, and from Jorge Newbery Airport to Santiago de Chile’s Comodoro Arturo Benitez International Airport, providing connectivity to Santiago’s daily flight to Atlanta.
Delta will also be able to codeshare with Aerolíneas Argentinas on two other important routes, connecting customers from Ezeiza to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Miami International Airport.
“The codeshare collaboration between Delta and Aerolíneas Argentinas builds on our momentum in the region and reinforces our commitment to being the best U.S. airline in Latin America and the Caribbean,” said Charlie Pappas, Delta’s Vice President-Alliances.
Meanwhile, Aerolíneas Argentinas, also a Skyteam member, will provide codesharing on Delta Flights on 14 top business destinations in the United States. “This alliance with Delta Air Lines will offer our passengers enhanced connectivity to cities beyond Miami, New York and Atlanta, allowing them easy travel to the most important destinations in the U.S.: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Orlando, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.” said Mariano Recalde, Aerolíneas Argentinas’ President and CEO.
Delta Air Lines has expanded its roots deep in Latin America. Last April, Aeromexico and Delta reached an agreement to create a USD $1.5 billion joint venture to expand and optimize both carriers’ networks. Also, Delta expanded its alliance with Brazil’s Gol Linhas Aereas Intelligentes under a $446 million stock and loan agreement.