LAN Argentina launches first overseas flight

LAN Argentina announced that it will begin operating the Miami-Buenos Aires route on August 15, 2006This will be a non-stop flight that departs from Ministro Pistarini de Ezeiza airport in Buenos Aires at 10:15 p.m. and arrives at Miami International Airport at 6:05 a.m. the following morning.

The flight will in turn depart Miami at 9:00 p.m. and arrive in Buenos Aires at 6:40 a.m. the following morning.

The operation of this new international route will mark the incorporation of a Boeing 767-300 aircraft that is being added to LAN Argentina’s fleet.

“We are proud to announce the beginning of LAN Argentina’s first international operation. This new step constitutes a very important moment for the growth of the company in the country. To unite Buenos Aires and Miami with this non-stop flight allows us to offer our passengers and cargo clients a valuable and competitive service, which will operate with the highest standards of quality, safety and service that distinguish all of the airlines of the LAN alliance,” said Damian Scokin CEO of LAN Argentina.

LAN Argentina operates from Buenos Aires with four daily flights to Cordoba, two daily flights to Mendoza, Bariloche and Iguazu, and one weekly flight to Comodoro Rivadavia y Rio Gallegos. On August 15, 2006, the Miami-Buenos Aires non-stop flight will begin. In addition to the LAN Argentina flights described above, LAN Airlines operates eight daily flights between Buenos Aires and Santiago, as well as two weekly flights from Cordoba, one daily flight from Rosario, two daily flights from Mendoza, and two weekly flights from Bariloche. LAN Peru operates 11 weekly flights between Buenos Aires and Lima, and LAN Ecuador operates two weekly non-stop flights from Buenos Aires to Quito and Guayaquil.