As the South American country located the furthest from the UK, Chile has never been an easy destination to reach. But that’s all about to change in 2017, when British Airways launches the first direct flight from the UK to Chile’s capital, Santiago.
Travellers with Chile on their travel bucket list: rejoice! British Airways plans to launch the first ever direct flights between the UK and Chile starting in January 3rd, 2017. Flights will depart from London Heathrow and land in Santiago and will become the airline’s longest route: 14 hours and 40 minutes.
The flights to Santiago will operate four times a week.
It will be the first time a direct flight has connected the UK and Chile. BA previously operated flights to Santiago between 1993 and 2000, but it was only an “add-on” service to their flights to Buenos Aires. The route will be operated with the airline’s newest aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner so you can expect to travel in style.