From December 28th 2006 through March 4th 2007, LAN Airlines will add the Patagonian port of Madryn to its extensive network with two weekly flights out of Santiago, Chile. Puerto Madryn, an attractive tourist destination in the Southern Andean region of Argentina, is the gateway to the Valdes Peninsula, named Natural Heritage Site in 1999. The city is also world-renowned for its whale watching locations.
The flights, operated by Airbus A319 aircraft will depart Santiago at 8:30am arriving to Puerto Madryn at 3:10pm on Thursdays and Sundays. Return flights will depart Puerto Madryn at 3:50pm arriving to Santiago at 10:55pm.
“We are proud to announce the launch of this new route to the city of Puerto Madryn which is internationally known for its tourist appeal. This addition to the network also reinforces LAN’s efforts towards integrating the countries of Chile and Argentina. In launching this new service, LAN connects the southern regions of both countries providing an efficient alternative with the highest standards of excellence in service, safety and punctuality,” stated Jorge Vilches, General Manager of LAN Airlines Domestic Routes.