As of this month, LATAM Airlines now runs four non-stop flights per week from Boston to São Paulo, Brazil, following the routes inaugural flight on July 2.
The flight was commemorated with a flag-raising ceremony by Massport, LATAM Airlines, and local officials. The new route reflects an ever-expanding catalog of locales serviced by Boston Logan International Airport — the 55th international destination so far. It also marks the sixth U.S. destination for LATAM flights.
The route is being flown by a Boeing 767 aircraft capable of carrying more than 200 customers per trip.
“Connecting the U.S. and Brazil is one of our top priorities, and we are proud to play such a significant role in the South American region, and will remain focused on investing in sustainable operations that truly facilitate and expand travel options to customers,” Pablo Chiozza, LATAM Airlines Group’s senior vice president of the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Asia, said.
Massachusetts is the second largest foreign-born Brazilian population in the United States, with 60,000 residents making up 2 percent of the state’s population.
“Providing nonstop service to Brazil, one of the world’s largest economies, from Logan has been a goal of ours for some time, and we are happy that this plan has fully come to fruition,” Massport CEO Thomas Glynn said. “This route will not only bring new opportunities for both countries in commerce and economic growth but will also provide a direct travel option for families and students.”