LAN and TAM ready to form alliance

LAN Airlines and its related companies, LAN Peru, LAN Argentina and LAN Ecuador, alongside TAM Linhas Aéreas are to formalise a commercial alliance.The agreement aims to develop partnerships in routes operated by these companies in South America, broadening passengers’ options to fly to several destinations throughout the continent and allowing clients of the LAN alliance to travel the routes operated by TAM, with multiple hour and frequency options. This will be possible through a code share agreement, which LAN expects will be implemented within the next months.

One of the benefits passengers will enjoy with this commercial alliance is the ability to travel with a single ticket from the beginning to the end of the route, in addition to the possibility of using the companies’ VIP areas. Another advantage is the accrual and redemption of miles in the companies respective frequent flyer programs, LANPASS and The TAM Fidelity Program, benefiting passengers who travel frequently.

Enrique Cueto, LAN’s CEO said, “Thanks to this agreement, our passengers will enjoy an excellent network that will make their travels easier. This will encourage commercial agreements already existing between the countries, fomenting tourism and bilateral cooperation in the region.”