LONDON – LATAM Airlines has inaugurated their first flight between Lisbon and Sao Paulo. JJ8178 touched down into Lisbon on September 3, starting the new five weekly non-stop service.

The route is being operated by LATAM’s Boeing 767-300 aircraft, which seats 191 in Economy and 30 in Premium Business.

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Jerome Cadier, LATAM Brazil’s CEO commented on this route opening.

“Portugal offers a mix between the contemporary and traditional that enchants and surprises even those who are already familiar with the country.”

“Marking LATAM’s eighth destination in Europe, our arrival in Lisbon once again demonstrates our commitment to offering unrivaled connectivity between South America and the world”, he added.

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This service currently operates on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays with the return operating Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.

This will no doubt be a popular route due to Brazil’s Portuguese roots. It will be interesting to see what the initial load factors are and whether we can see any frequency upgrades down the line.