LATAM has announced plans to resume flights to London for the first time since the start of the year.

The carrier’s Sao Paulo-Heathrow route will restart on December 3, 2021, initially operating four-times-weekly.

Flights will depart Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos International airport at 2350, arriving into Heathrow at 1405 the following day, before returning at 2035, landing back into Sao Paulo at 0520 the following day.

The last LATAM flight to depart London was on January 17, 2021, when travel restrictions were imposed between the UK and Brazil due to Covid-19.

In September the carrier outlined plans to ramp up its services to Europe, including the resumption of flights from Sao Paulo to Barcelona and Milan.

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Commenting on the news Joao Murias, LATAM Airlines regional commercial director, said:

“We are proud to reconnect London to Sao Paulo, and from there to all of South America. The demand as soon as the news broke that we were back in operation has been incredible, which reinforces that our commitment to connecting the UK to South America is more topical than ever.”