New Air Routes To Open Up Between Latin America And Africa

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The new route between Johannesburg and São Paulo opens up a host of exciting travel opportunities.

LATAM Airlines is Latin America’s largest airline, with the region’s most complete network. From 3 October 2016, they will fly passengers between Johannesburg’s O.R Tambo International Airport and São Paulo’s Guarulhos International Airport, three times a week, opening up more than 115 destinations in Latin America to travellers from across Africa.

They fly to 135 destinations in 24 countries, with 115 destinations in Latin America. Explore the Amazon meander by entering the world’s largest rainforest through the Iron Bridge in Manaus (Brazil), taking in the majesty of the Foz de Iguazu’s 275 waterfalls (Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina) that stand more than 60 metres tall, to feeling time stand still in the Ice Age in Patagonia (Argentina).

Buenos Aires (Argentina) is a cosmopolitan place and one of the region’s cultural capitals. Sublime beach, surfing and kayaking bliss can be found at places such as Máncora (Peru), with its reliable sunshine nearly 300 days a year. For the more archaeologically inclined traveller, Cusco (Peru) is known as the Archeological Capital of the Americas or ‘the centre of the world’.

Torres del Paine National Park (Chile) outright earns its title as Eighth Wonder of the World. While in Ecuador, the enchanted Galapagos Islands are a paradise with beautiful white sand beaches ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving. Not to be overlooked, Colombia is a hop, skip and jump to explore via Bogotá, a worthwhile trip for the foodie traveller and lover of museums. This destination offers idyllic Caribbean island getaways to places such as San Andrés, Cartagena de Indias, and Santa Marta.

The flights between Johannesburg and São Paulo will be operated on LATAM Airlines’ technologically-advanced Boeing 767-900. The aircraft features 191 seats in Economy Class and 30 in Premium Business. Apart from LATAM’s extensive network, passengers have access to over 1 000 destinations in more than 150 countries through the oneworld partnership.

To celebrate LATAM Airlines becoming the only Latin American carrier with flights between the region and Africa, they are putting Latin America on sale with return Economy Class tickets from Johannesburg available from R8 500 and the opportunity to sample their exclusive Premium Business Class service from R28 500.

Compiled by: Melissa Jane Cook. Source: Trevor Crighton.



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