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Delta Resumes Operations To 35 Destinations In Latin America And Caribbean

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Delta Airlines is now flying to 35 different destinations throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, resuming travel to nearly all markets in the region since pre-COVID.

The airlines will be resuming service to Argentina, Chile and Ecuador to provide travelers with a better range of options for holiday and winter travel. 

Delta plane landing in Caribbean

Speaking on the restart of service, Delta’s Managing Director for Latin America, the Caribbean and South Florida, Luciano Macagno stated:

“We’re ready to welcome our customers back on board and are eager to show them how we’ve transformed the travel experience with enhancements in safety that do not sacrifice comfort or service. As we restore service to our extensive network, our customers will discover that once they’re ready, they can book their travel with confidence and rest assured that we are putting their safety and that of our employees first.”

Delta Airlines flight

Resuming Flights

Delta will be resuming flights from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to:

  • Santiago’s Arturo Merino International Airport in Chile
  • Quito’s Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Ecuador
  • Buenos Aires’ Ezeiza International Airport in Argentina

The flights to Santiago and Buenos Aires will be operating on a Boeing 767-400 aircraft, while flights to Quito will be on-board Boeing’s 767-300 aircraft.

Flights to Santiago will operate daily in January. Flights to Quito will operate on all days except Tuesday and Thursday in January, with daily service beginning in February.

Flights to Buenos Aires will operate on all weekdays except Monday. 

All three routes will offer Delta One, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin service.

The return of service to each market will provide extensive cargo capacity, offering travelers the opportunity to transport essential goods, perishables, and supplies between Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and the US.

Couple on beach loungers in Caribbean

The resumption of travel service to these South American nations, Delta is now operating in 35 cities throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America.

Currently, Ecuador is requiring all travelers entering the country to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and complete a health form.

Chile’s current restrictions for non-resident travelers include a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, digital affidavit for travelers, health insurance policy for COVID-19, and a mandatory 10-day quarantine upon arrival.

At this time, Argentina’s borders are closed to US citizens.

females beach masks

For full information on where Delta is flying, as well as an interactive map providing updated traveler requirement details and COVID-19 related restrictions, please visit their website.

More Space, Booking Flexibility and Safety Measures

Delta is the only US airline carrier blocking middle seats and limiting onboard capacity for departing flights through March 30, 2021.

mask traveler flight

To provide more flexibility to travelers, Delta has permanently eliminated all change fees for international travel originating in North America for all fare types except basic economy. 

In regards to safety and cleanliness, Delta has set out over 100 safety and cleanliness initiatives through its Delta CareStandard. The airlines CareStandard is advertised to feature multiple layers of protection from curbside to baggage claim to uphold safe travel throughout the journey.

Delta cargo

The airlines was also the first to initiate a passenger contact tracing program in partnership with the CDC.

The relatively new initiative will be a voluntary process in which passengers can securely and directly transmit five requested customer data points to the CDC through the US Customs and Border Protection. 

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