The final approval for the Delta-LATAM joint venture has been given this week by Brazil. The agreement, which has also been given the nod from Uruguay, still needs approval in some other jurisdictions. The news was released by Simple Flying, an air industry specialized news agency.
Major US airlines announced this week's new health and safety measures to protect in-flight personnel and passengers from COVID-19, even as states begin lifting restrictions. In a memo to employees, Delta Airlines said that from Tuesday, “all employees and partners” will be required to wear masks in case they cannot maintain social distancing.
LATAM Airlines will leave the OneWorld alliance on May 1, 2020. The decision, announced on Friday, moves the airline’s departure from the alliance up by five months.
Codeshare agreements signed this week by three LATAM Airlines Group affiliates with new partner Delta Air Lines aim to improve connectivity between the Americas. The agreements were signed December 2 with LATAM affiliates in Peru, Colombia and Ecuador and are due to start in the first quarter of 2020, subject to regulatory approval.
American Airlines Group Inc and Brazil's Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA are negotiating a partnership that could integrate flights between the two airlines in Latin America, a newspaper reported on Friday.