LATAM Airlines announces new São Paulo-Mount Pleasant service & increased freight transport

posted on 30th October 2019 by Eddie Saunders
LATAM Airlines announces new São Paulo-Mount Pleasant service & increased freight transport

LATAM Airlines Brazil announced today that its new weekly flight to Mount Pleasant Airport (Falkland Islands) from São Paulo – with a monthly stop in Cordoba, Argentina – is now on sale and will operate starting 20 November 2019.  

The carrier will fly the route using Boeing 767 aircraft with capacity for more than 190 passengers and will increase the freight transport offer more than seven times. Initially, the company plans to transport perishable products to and from the island.

“With the addition of LATAM’s new Mount Pleasant service, we will double the number of commercial flights to the islands and provide direct access to our São Paulo hub, offering connections with destinations throughout South America, North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. We are proud to be the only airline group to connect the most iconic island destinations in South America with the world,” said Nicolás Salazar, Vice President of Network, LATAM Airlines Group.   

By adding this new frequency from its São Paulo/Guarulhos hub, LATAM strengthens its Guarulhos hub, from where serves over 33 destinations throughout South America as well as 14 cities in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. The new flight is scheduled to connect conveniently via São Paulo with flights to/from cities including Miami, London and Madrid.

LATAM Airlines Group serves to more than 140 destinations in 25 countries, providing international connectivity to many of South America’s unique and most remote attractions ranging from Easter Island (Chile) and the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) in the Pacific to Cartagena (Colombia), Cusco (Peru) and Iguazu Falls on the Argentina-Brazil border.  

Schedule (all times local)

Twice a month, LATAM Airlines Brazil will operate a non-stop return service between São Paulo/Guarulhos and Mount Pleasant. Flight LA8210 will depart São Paulo on Wednesday at 09:30, arriving in Mount Pleasant at 14:35, with a total flight time of five hours and five minutes. The return flight (LA8211) will depart the same day at 16:50, arriving in São Paulo at 21:35.

The second Wednesday of each month, the southbound flight will stop in Cordoba, with a non-stop Mount Pleasant-São Paulo return leg. LA8208 will depart São Paulo at 06:50, arriving in Cordoba at 10:15, before continuing its journey at 11:40 with a final arrival time of 15:05 in Mount Pleasant.  

The following Wednesday, the southbound service will operate non-stop (departing São Paulo at 06:50 and arriving in Mount Pleasant at 11:55) and the return northbound flight will stop in Cordoba. Flight LA8211 will depart Mount Pleasant at 13:45, stopping in Cordoba at 17:25, before continuing its journey to São Paulo at 19:00 with a final arrival time of 21:50.

On 20 November 2019, the inaugural southbound service will stop in Cordoba with a non-stop return flight.

Other LATAM services to/from Mount Pleasant

Since 1999, LATAM Airlines Group has operated a weekly flight between Punta Arenas (Chile) and Mount Pleasant, with monthly stop in Río Gallegos (Argentina) as part of a decree signed by the governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom.