Direct to Latin America
2016 was the year that put Latin America on the map. The flight map, that is. With several new direct routes from the UK to Latin America, it has never been easier to visit our favourite continent. From San José to Santiago, we thought we’d tell you about all the great places in Latin America that can be reached in just one, stress-free flight.
San José, Costa Rica
British Airways launched this direct and non-stop route from London Gatwick to Costa Rica’s capital in April 2016. Already one of Central America’s most popular countries, this new service is sure to keep it flying high. Flight duration is approximately 10 hours 50 minutes.
Another British Airways direct and non-stop flight followed just a few days later: at the beginning of May 2016 the airline launched their London Gatwick to Lima route which means you can get to South America’s gastronomy capital in just 12.5 hours.
In July 2014, Colombia’s national airline, Avianca, launched a direct and non-stop route between London Heathrow and Bogotá. Since then, the country has steadily gained popularity amongst UK visitors and is definitely one of Latin America’s up-and-coming destinations. Flight time is approximately 10 hours 30 minutes.
Recently launched, on 3rd January 2017, British Airways’ first direct and non-stop flight from London Heathrow to Santiago is also its longest long-haul service with a flight time of 14 hours 40 minutes and puts Chile firmly in the limelight as one of 2017’s must-visit destinations.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
This one has been around for a while but it’s always worth remembering that British Airways fly from London Heathrow direct to Buenos Aires with a flight time of 13 hours 30 minutes.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
You can be in Brazil’s most famous city in approximately 11 hours 40 minutes when flying on British Airways’ direct and non-stop flight from London Heathrow to Rio de Janeiro.
The surge in tourism to Cuba in the last few years has meant lots of UK travellers have been taking advantage of Virgin's direct and non-stop flight from London Gatwick to Havana. The flight duration is approximately 10 hours 10 minutes.
Why not call our Flights team on 020 8747 3108 for more details?
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Real Latin America Experts
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.
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
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.
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.