To strengthen connectivity with its international markets, LATAM Airlines Group has begun selling tickets for its Santiago–São Paulo–Milan service to be operated by LAN using its modern fleet of Boeing 787s. Tickets are available for purchase through all LAN and TAM sales channels.
LAN Airlines has added the first 787-9 aircraft in Latin America to its fleet. The 787-9 is an extended version of the 787-8, capable of transporting 27 per cent more passengers and 23 per cent more cargo. LAN will configure the cabin with 283 Economy Class seats and 30 Premium Business Class seats. The new LAN aircraft began commercial service in April 2015, from Santiago, Chile to Lima, Perú with continuing service to Los Angeles, California and will gradually begin service on additional routes throughout the year, including flights from Santiago, Chile to New York, Easter Island, Madrid, Frankfurt, Auckland and Sydney.
Korean Air, the flag carrier of South Korea, has announced a new codeshare agreement with LAN Peru, offering travellers a convenient connection to Lima and linking Lima with more destinations worldwide. The two airlines have obtained regulatory approval to codeshare on Seoul-Los Angeles-Lima route, updating an original 2005 codeshare agreement of Seoul-Los Angeles-Santiago.
LAN, a member of LATAM Airlines Group, and Qantas, both members of the oneworld airline alliance, have reinforced their codeshare agreement and will begin offering flights within Oceania and South America. Passengers flying with LAN from Santiago de Chile to Sydney will have access via Qantas to a broad network of cities in Australia: Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth, Darwin, Hobart and Alice Springs.
LAN Colombia formally joined oneworld on Tuesday, the first of the merged LATAM airlines to join the alliance. TAM Airlines, another member of LATAM Airlines Group, will become a member in March.
Mobile Travel Technologies has signed a contract with LAN and TAM Airlines, both members of LATAM Airlines Group, to develop their mobile apps for iPhone and Android as well as mobile web offering.
Boeing and LAN Airlines, one of the leading passenger and cargo carriers in Latin America, are celebrated the delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner to the airline, making it the first airline in the Americas to receive the new airplane. LAN is only the fourth customer in the world to include the Boeing 787 in its fleet with 32 of this new aircraft on order and lease.
LAN Airlines of Chile has completed its takeover of rival TAM of Brazil, creating the second largest airline in the world. Shareholders in both carriers agreed to complete the creation of LATAM, as the new carrier will be known, earlier, after two years of intensive talks.
LAN Airlines has reported a net income of US$76.1 million in quarter one of 2012, a decrease of 21.8 per cent compared to the same period of 2011. Operating income in the quarter decreased 27.4 per cent, reaching US$111.2 million, with a 7.2 per cent operating margin.
American Airlines and Latin America-based LAN Airlines today announced an expanded relationship in which LAN Airlines affiliates, including LAN Chile, LAN Peru, and LAN Ecuador, will co-locate in Terminal 8 with American at New York’s JFK Airport. LAN’s move into Terminal 8 marks the fourth oneworld alliance carrier, besides American, to operate from the terminal, significantly improving convenience for customers by housing the airlines in the same facility.
LAN Airlines is rolling out its LGBT travel website which is dedicated to gay and lesbian travellers. The microsite includes South America highlights, news and events that could be of interest to gay travellers.
Shareholders in LAN Airlines of Chile have approved the planned takeover of TAM Airlines of Brazil. The decision was a formality and clears the way for the creation of the largest airline in South America and a major international carrier.