On 16 December LATAM Airlines flight LP2430 arrived into Barcelona after completing its inaugural flight from Lima, with the new service being greeted by a water arch salute at the Spanish Airport. The flight had left its South American hub the previous evening. The 9,997-kilometre link will be served by the oneworld member three times weekly (Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays) on its 767-300s. The airline also offers flights to London Heathrow, Paris CDG, Frankfurt, Madrid and Milan Malpensa in Europe.
- LATAM Airlines launched flights on its second route to Barcelona (BCN) on 15 December, a connection from Lima (LIM) in Peru. The airline will operate flights three times weekly (Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays) according to OAG schedules, with the oneworld member using its 767-300s on the 9,997-kilometre sector. Barcelona is already served by LATAM from Sao Paulo Guarulhos. Barcelona is the second destination in Spain for the airline, with it already serving Madrid. The carrier also serves Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Milan Malpensa and Paris CDG in Europe. LATAM also launched flights between Buenos Aires Ezeiza (EZE) and Bogota (BOG) on 15 December. Also flown on its 767-300s, the 4,685-kilometre intra-South American route will be served five times weekly, facing direct competition from Avianca (daily) and Aerolineas Argentinas (four times weekly). See how Barcelona Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.