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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Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert
Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
Heloise Buxton - Travel Expert
Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.
Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert
Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert
Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert
After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!