LAN Airlines, a member of LATAM Airlines Group, the largest airline group in Latin America, and Jetstar Airways, an affiliate of Qantas, have signed a codeshare agreement to complement the current agreements that LAN Airlines maintains with Qantas, effectively strengthening the connectivity between South America and Oceania.
Through the codeshare agreement, starting today, LAN Airlines passengers can access 15 new destinations offered by the Australian carrier within Australia and New Zealand.
In the future, the airline expects to strengthen the alliance by incorporating international routes between countries in Oceania and south-east Asia.
“The new agreement, which strengthens the existing relationship between LAN Airlines and Jetstar Airways, expands our network of tourist destinations in Oceania and allows our passengers to connect from Sydney and Auckland to attractive destinations in the region,” explained Soledad Berrios, vice president Strategic Alliances, LATAM Airlines Group.
The agreement will expand international connectivity between South America and Oceania and allow LAN Airlines passengers to fly from Santiago, Chile to 15 destinations in Australia and New Zealand.
The agreement will optimize connectivity from Auckland to important cities in Australia, such as Gold Coast and Melbourne.
In New Zealand, passengers will be able to connect from Auckland to destinations such as Wellington, Dunedin, Christchurch and Queenstown. Meanwhile, in Australia, the agreement will connect Sydney to cities such as Byron Bay, Cairns, Darwin, Hobart, Hamilton Island, Sunshine Coast, and more.
Thanks to the alliance, LAN Airlines passengers will be able to purchase a single ticket to any of the destinations and earn KM LANPASS on all Jetstar flights covered by the codeshare agreement via any of LAN Airlines sales channels.
For domestic flights within Australia and New Zealand and international flights between the two countries, Jetstar uses a fleet of Airbus A320.
For long haul international flights from Australia, the carrier operates the Boeing 787-8, one of the industry’s most modern jetliners.