LATAM Airlines records more business from India post-Covid
InterGlobe Air Transport, GSA for the LATAM Airlines Group in India organised a workshop for the travel trade in Mumbai.
Speaking to TravelBiz Monitor on the sidelines of the event, Eduardo Patta, Sales Manager, Asia, LATAM Airlines Group, said that the purpose of the event is to showcase our product, route network and connectivity from India to South America. “We don’t fly directly to India. We use our interline partners for our passengers to reach our gateways from Europe and the USA. One can reach the LATAM network and fly to all the countries and destinations that we connect in Latin America,” said Patta.
Talking about India, he said that the market is growing. “Currently, we sell more inventories in this market when compared with that of the pre-Covid period. However, there are increased possibilities. We truly believe in the potential of India, and the market offers an ocean of opportunities,” he pointed out.
When asked what makes him think India as a potential market? Patta replied, “India’s economy is growing, and the local carriers have placed orders for aircraft which are significantly high. The Indian travellers now not just want to travel in one country rather they want to see an entire region. So, we feel the market will grow more and more in the days to come.”
The airline deploys its Boeing 777-300 and 787 Dreamliners for long-haul flights. “The configuration our aircraft offer is a combination of Economy and Premium Business Class with first few rows of Economy being LATAM+ seats with more leg room. For domestic and regional flights, we offer Premium Economy and Economy classes,” said Patta.