March 24. LATAM Brasil has not flown to Johannesburg for more than three years now. The route from Sao Paulo to the company’s only destination in Africa was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unlike other unique routes LATAM Airlines offers (such as Santiago de Chile-Auckland-Sydney), this service has not been restored.
Last year, the airline announced it would return to Johannesburg on August 3. Now it has been postponed to September due to untold reasons. Once reactivated, the route will be operated with the airline’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which can carry 313 passengers in a three-class configuration. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, LATAM Brasil employed its now-gone Airbus A350 fleet to serve this route.
As reported by NewsAvia, the frequency of the flights will remain the same as planned for August, with services departing Sao Paulo on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays and from Johannesburg on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
Source: Simple flying