LATAM Airlines Group has announced plans for three new routes from Sao Paulo to Boston, Lisbon and Rome next year.

Boston will be the group’s sixth US destination, joining Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando and Washington DC, and is scheduled to launch in mid-2018, with more details to be confirmed “in the coming months”.

Thomas P Glynn, CEO of The Massachusetts Port Authority said that “Connecting New England with the global economy is a key part of Massport’s mission”, adding that offering a nonstop service to Brazil “has been a target of ours for some time”.

Meanwhile flights to Rome will start on March 16, 2018, departing Sao Paulo at 1555 on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and arriving into Rome at 0755 the following day, with the return leg leaving the Italian capital at 1000 on Monday, Thursday and Saturday, landing back into Sao Paulo at 1835.

Flights will be operated by a two-class B767 aircraft configured for 191 economy seats and 30 Premium Business seats, and the thrice-weekly service will increase to five flights per week from July 2018.

Rome will be LATAM’s second destination in Italy, joining Milan. No further information has been given by LATAM on the launch date of the Lisbon service.

The group currently operates flights to six European destinations – Barcelona, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan and Paris.