07 Sep 2023

LATAM Returns To South Africa After 3 Year COVID Pause


South Africa has welcomed a new connection to South America as LATAM relaunched non-stop flights between São Paulo Guarulhos (GRU) and Johannesburg OR Tambo (JNB). The service was suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020.

Connecting Africa and South America

LATAM returned to Johannesburg on September 2. The first flight, LA8058, departed GRU at 17:45 and landed at JNB at 06:24 local time. The three-times-a-week service will be operated on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

The return service will be operated on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, departing JNB at 13:05. LATAM is the only carrier operating flights between the two nations but will be joined by South African Airways (SAA) next month. In addition to Johannesburg, SAA will connect São Paulo with Cape Town.

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Source: Simple Flying