Delta Air Lines and LATAM Airlines are moving forward their plans for a broad pan-American partnership that includes a new “gateway hub” in Miami even as the industry continues to weather through the coronavirus pandemic.
Atlanta-based Delta plans to add at least 20 new U.S. domestic departures from MIA under its proposed joint venture with LATAM, the carriers said in their application to the Department of Transportation on July 8. The new flights would include both added frequencies on existing routes as well as new routes to “hubs and top corporate travel destinations.”

The airlines did not provide a timeline for the expanded Miami service citing the crisis. The additional flights are on top of Delta’s pre-COVID-19 schedule in Miami that averaged 24 daily departures in 2019.