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Orlando International Airport is expanding its service to Brazil and Peru as it becomes one of the chief gateways between Latin American and the U.S.
Airport officials on Friday announced new routes to Brasilia, Brazil, and Lima, Peru with Chile-based LAN Airlines and Brazi-based TAM Airlines.
The Orlando-Brasilia route will be TAM Airlines’ second route between Orlando and a Brazilian city. The airline already flies between the theme park mecca and Sao Paulo.
The new route between Orlando and Brazil’s capital will fly daily.
LAN Peru will fly the route between Orlando and Lima. It’s an affiliate of LAN Airlines, and that route also will fly daily.
Pablo Chiozza, a spokesperson for LATAM Airlines Group in the U.S., Canada and Caribbean, adds that 70% of the traffic in the U.S. to Brazil market originates in Brazil while only 30% originates in the U.S.
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