ALPA posted some comparison stuff about DL-LATAM Background:DELTA- LATAM US SERVICE FROM SOUTH AMERICA
LATAMs has seven of the 13 widebody flights pointed at Miami, the main US gateway. The remaining six widebody flights go to to four other points in the US: BOS, JFK, LAX & MCO.
In South America LATAM has three gateways: São Paulo Brasil (GRU), Lima Peru (LIM) and Santiago Chile (SCL).
In addition there is widebody service from three points in Brasil: Fortaleza (FOR), Recife (REC) & Salvador (SSA) and narrowbody service to MIA and MCO from Lima Peru (LIM), Belém Brasil (BEL) & Manaus Brasil (MAO). LATAM also operates a flight between MIA and Punta Cana (PUJ) in the Dominican Republic. JFK GRU (São Paulo) is the only overlapping route between Delta and LATAM.
Delta has six widebody flights to five points in South America: Buenos Aires Argentina (EZE), Rio de Janeiro Brasil (GIG), São Paulo Brasil (GRU), Lima Peru (LIM) & Santiago Chile (SCL).
With the exception of the JFK-GIG and GRU flights, these long-haul flights all originate from ATL. In addition there is narrowbody 757 service from ATL to two points Bogota Columbia (BOG) & Quitao Ecuador (UIO) and a 737 narrowbody flight from ATL to Cartagena Columbia (CTG).
JFK GRU (São Paulo) is the only overlapping route between Delta and LATAM.
Delta previously operated but discontinued service between:
ATL to BSB, CCS, FOR, GYE, MAO MDE & REC
DTW to GRU
JFK to BOG, EZE, GEO (JFK BOG returns Dec 2019 on a 757)
LAX to GRU
MCO to BSB & GRU
Delta currently flies 30% of Delta and LATAM’s combined capacity between the US and South America. That means the current production balance is split 30/70. Even with Equitable Growth – that is the same capacity added by each carrier every year – it could take time for Delta capacity to become more balanced.
As part of the agreement with LATAM, Delta plans to acquire four A350-900 from LATAM’s fleet, and take delivery of 10 more A350’s on order. Latam will keep nine A350 planes. The 10 A350 aircraft on order, two A350-900, and eight A350-1000, are scheduled to be delivered late 2020 through 2025.
LAN chose the B787 as its new generation widebody aircraft while TAM chose the A350. Reducing the total number of A350 aircraft operated by LATAM will help reduce costs and remove billions of dollars of financial obligations from LATAM. Currently LATAM Operates seven A350-900