LATAM introduces direct flights from Lima to London using the Boeing 787 

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LATAM Airlines has introduced direct flights between the Peruvian capital of Lima (LIM) and London-Heathrow (LHR). The new flight operates five times weekly and compliments the carrier’s daily service from Heathrow to Sao Paulo (GRU) in Brazil. 

At a launch event held before the inaugural flight on December 2, 2023, various LATAM senior managers gathered along with Ricardo Romero Talledo, Director at the Trade Commission of Peru in the UK and Ireland. 

Flight number LA2488 departs Lima at 21:00 and arrives at Heathrow at 14:00. The return flight (LA2489) departs London at 22:00, arriving in Lima at 06:05 the following morning. The schedule sees the flights with an approximate duration of around 12 hours, leaving Lima on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. 

All flights are operated by LATAM’s 10-strong Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner fleet. Each accommodates 247 passengers in a two-class configuration (30 in business class and 217 in economy). 

“Today, the realization of connecting the UK and Peru has come to fruition with the launch of this direct route between London and Lima,” said Davide Ioppolo, Regional Commercial Director of Central and Southeast Europe, United Kingdom, Nordic Countries, and South Africa at LATAM Airlines. 

Ioppolo continued: “We are well aware of the excitement generated by this announcement in both countries, fostering great expectations for the future. Our Lima hub seamlessly links to 19 destinations within Peru and over 30 international destinations. With the addition of the seven weekly flights between London and São Paulo, along with the five frequencies of this route to Lima, LATAM Airlines stands out as the optimal choice for travelers, be it for business or leisure, looking to explore South America.”  

The London to Lima route connects UK travelers to one of the most diverse and appealing countries in the Americas, immersing them in its rich culture, cuisine, and natural beauty. 

Connecting through LATAM’s hub in Lima enables passengers from London to seamlessly connect to the carrier’s LATAM’s extensive network of destinations in Peru and other neighboring countries. 

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LATAM Airlines serves a comprehensive network encompassing 144 destinations across 24 countries, extending coverage to the Falklands. From Europe, the airline provides over 60 weekly frequencies to destinations in South America. 

From Spain, LATAM connects Barcelona (BCN) to São Paulo and Madrid (MAD) to Santiago de Chile (SCK), Lima, and, starting July 2024, Bogotá in Colombia (BOG).  

Across other European countries, cities such as Paris (CDG), Lisbon (LIS), Frankfurt (FRA), Milan (MXP), and Rome (FCO) are all connected with direct flights to São Paulo, with an additional route served by LATAM from Johannesburg (JNB) in South Africa. 

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