Recently, Delta announced a host of new Miami flights for this year. The flights will enhance connections with LATAM flights out of Miami. The move comes as Delta is trying to enhance its cooperation with LATAM.

The airline announced 13 new daily flights to the Miami airport in total:

  • Orlando: Five daily roundtrip flights, starts May 4
  • Raleigh-Durham: Two daily roundtrip flights, starts May 22
  • Salt Lake City: One daily roundtrip flight, starts July 28
  • Tampa: Five daily roundtrip flights, starts May 4

Delta is going to compete directly with American Airlines on flights to Orlando, Raleigh and Tampa. However, Delta will be the only carrier to offer nonstop flights from Miami to Salt Lake City.

LATAM has a huge presence in Miami, and with good reason. Miami is the biggest market in the United States for most Latin American destinations. Recently, Delta and LATAM announced that they would launch codeshare sales for some flights operated by LATAM affiliates in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. The plan is to launch the codeshare partnership sometime in the first quarter of this year, though this is pending government approvals. With these 13 new Delta flights, travelers will soon be able to seamlessly connect from all over the United States to Latin America.

Including the new flights, Delta now offers 41 daily nonstop flights to Miami. In addition to the new routes, the airline offers flights to Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York (JFK and LGA) and Havana, Cuba.

Adam Luehrs is a contributing writer at GET.com based in California. He likes traveling to new and exciting destinations, preferably on his credit card company's dime. When not on the road, Adam enjoys hiking around the mountains of San Diego, trying out new food and reading history books. Email: adam.luehrs@get.com.