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LATAM Airlines has announced the reintroduction of direct flights from Sydney to Santiago four times per week, commencing on 28 October 2024. This milestone significantly enhances connectivity, offering travellers daily direct routes between Australia and Latin America.

LATAM’s commitment to reconnecting continents is evident in its expansion of services. In September 2023, LATAM Airlines restarted Melbourne – Santiago direct flights three times weekly. With the addition of the Sydney – Santiago four weekly direct flights, LATAM is pleased to offer daily direct flights between Australia and Latin America from October.

LATAM launched direct flights between Sydney and Santiago in 2019 and paused the services due to the pandemic. Following the pandemic, LATAM resumed operations from Sydney to Santiago via Auckland in March 2022 with three weekly services and quickly scaled up to daily flights by December 2022. This move to reintroduce direct flights will enable up to 1,200 passengers per week to enjoy the convenience of travelling directly from Sydney to Latin America in under 13 hours.

The direct services with a flight time of 12 hours and 50 minutes, will operate on the following schedule:

Flight no. Frequency Origin Time Destination Time
LA810 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday SYD 12:10 PM SCL 11:00 AM
LA809 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday SCL 1:40 AM SYD 6:30 AM +1
Melbourne – Santiago schedule: 
Flight no. Frequency Origin Time Destination Time
LA804 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday MEL 12:30 PM SCL 11:20 AM
LA805 Monday, Wednesday, Friday SCL 12:55 AM MEL 5:10 AM +1
Sydney – Auckland – Santiago:
Flight no. Frequency Origin Time Destination Time
LA800 Daily SYD 11:25 AM SCL 1:40 PM
LA801 Daily SCL 12:40 AM SYD 9:30 AM +1
All LATAM Airlines flights between Australia and Chile are operated on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. In total, LATAM will have 3,900 seats per week on flights between Australia to Latin America, that’s over 200,000 seats a year open to business and leisure travellers.

“We’re thrilled to restart our direct flights from Sydney to Santiago to meet the demand of travellers in Australia. This significant milestone for LATAM Airlines brings Latin America closer to Australians, whether they’re flying for business, leisure, or cultural exploration. From October, passengers can choose from daily direct services between Australia and Chile, including four direct flights from Sydney and three from Melbourne every week, in addition to our flights via Auckland. That’s a wealth of options for our customers,” Chris Ellis, LATAM Airlines Country Manager for Oceania, said.

“As the go-to airline for travel to and from Latin America, we’re proud to offer connections to over 144 destinations in our vast network. Our direct flights provide a seamless and efficient travel experience, inviting travellers to discover the immense beauty and diversity of Latin America. Exploring the region just got even easier, and we’re excited to welcome you aboard.”

For bookings and more information on the direct flights from Sydney to Santiago, please visit LATAM Airlines’ website.