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Flights

Choosing the right airline for your journey to Latin America is an important part of the holiday planning process. Fortunately, your Travel Consultant will be on hand to help you make the selection, taking into account the route, obviously, but also factors such as connection times and convenience, service, flexibility and of course, price and value for your particular dates of travel.

On long haul routes, most airlines offer as standard complimentary meals and bar service, individual seat back entertainment systems, and headsets. When travelling business or first class, you can expect to have access to airline lounges around the world and receive complimentary amenity kits on board.

Some airlines offer only a two class service (economy and business or club class). More companies are now reintroducing first class seats and many have launched a premium economy service which offers some benefits of the premium classes at a more affordable price. Even in economy some airlines allow you to pre-book a seat with extra legroom for a modest supplement.

Here we highlight the major carriers serving Latin America and some of the factors which, in our opinion, might make them worth considering for your own holiday.

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AirEuropa

Spanish airline AirEuropa flies to over ten main Latin American cities.

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Air France

Together with partners KLM, Air France can cover most of the South American continent.

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American Airlines

Working closely with Iberia and British Airwarys, American Airlines fllies to most countries in South and Central America.

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British Airways

Having merged with Iberia, British Airways offers a variety of route combinations.

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Delta

Fly to most main cities in Latin America with Delta.

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Iberia

Working closely with British Airways, Iberia covers almost every country in Central and South America.

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KLM

Working closely with partner Air France, KLM can get you to most of the major Latin American destinations.

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LATAM

The recent combination of the 2 Latin American giants, LAN and Tam have formed LATAM Airlines group.

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AeroMexico

Mexico's national carrier flies directly to Mexico City with great onward connections within Mexico and onward to Central America.

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Avianca

Avianca offers great routes to Colombia, Central America and the Andean regions.

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Lufthansa

German Airline, Lufthansa has a strong alliance with Unites & Air Canada in Latin America.

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TAP

TAP is a great choice for those travelling to Brazil without the need to transit in Sao Paulo or Rio.

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United Airlines

United is a great choice for those wishing to fly from regional UK airports to Mexico and Central America.

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Virgin Atlantic

Virgin is the only scheduled carrier operating a direct service to Cuban capital Havana.

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