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.
Spanish airline AirEuropa flies to over ten main Latin American cities.Find out more
Together with partners KLM, Air France can cover most of the South American continent.Find out more
Working closely with Iberia and British Airwarys, American Airlines fllies to most countries in South and Central America.Find out more
Having merged with Iberia, British Airways offers a variety of route combinations.Find out more
Fly to most main cities in Latin America with Delta.Find out more
Working closely with British Airways, Iberia covers almost every country in Central and South America.Find out more
Working closely with partner Air France, KLM can get you to most of the major Latin American destinations.Find out more
The recent combination of the 2 Latin American giants, LAN and Tam have formed LATAM Airlines group.Find out more
Mexico's national carrier flies directly to Mexico City with great onward connections within Mexico and onward to Central America.Find out more
Avianca offers great routes to Colombia, Central America and the Andean regions.Find out more
German Airline, Lufthansa has a strong alliance with Unites & Air Canada in Latin America.Find out more
TAP is a great choice for those travelling to Brazil without the need to transit in Sao Paulo or Rio.Find out more
United is a great choice for those wishing to fly from regional UK airports to Mexico and Central America.Find out more
Virgin is the only scheduled carrier operating a direct service to Cuban capital Havana.Find out more
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Maggie Wilson - Travel Expert
Maggie visited Latin America on her first backpacking trip when she was 19. Since then, she has taken every opportunity to travel, and has managed to explore a lot of the region in subsequent trips.
Millie Davies - Travel Expert
Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.
Lina Fuller - Travel Expert
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
Ben Line - Travel Expert
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert
Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.
Sally Dodge - Travel Expert
A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.