LATAM has outlined plans to ramp up its services to Europe over the coming months.

The carrier said that “Following the recent lift on restrictions within international travel between Europe and Brazil, the LATAM group will advance the return of several direct services between October and December in 2021”.

Three-times-weekly flights from Sao Paulo to Barcelona will start in November, and LATAM will also offer three services per week to Milan from December.

Frequency increases include a fourth weekly flight being added on both of the carrier’s routes from Sao Paulo to Madrid and Paris from October, and from November LATAM’s Sao Paulo-Lisbon route will move from four to six flights per week.

Services to the German financial hub of Frankfurt will also increase from three to five weekly flights from November.

But LATAM has not published any plans to resume service between Sao Paulo and London Heathrow, stating simply that the route “remains on hold”.

The group expects to offer “more than 50 per cent of its offer worldwide” during the fourth quarter of this year.

“We have seen a steady growth in the interest of Europeans and Brazilians for international travel, mainly between countries open to those who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19,” said Thibaud Morand, Managing Director Europe.

“That is why we are constantly evaluating the possibility of resuming or expanding our operations from the European markets where we operate.”