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LAN Expands South American Airpass

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LAN has expanded its popular South American Airpass for 2009 to include new pricing levels for tour operators, new routes and two booking class options.

Travellers can access over 50 destinations on LAN’s South American network with coupons starting at US$89 for up to 900 kilometres coverage.

The airline will also offer two fare levels solely to tour operators, with a minimum of two coupons for passengers who arrive in South America with LAN.

Karl Hecht, Sales and Marketing Manager Australia and New Zealand for LAN, said the new categories were introduced to accommodate strong growth in package holidays from Australia to Latin America, and would assist tour operators in developing competitive product.

“Travel to South America is growing rapidly, especially for tourists seeking a unique adventure experience in one of the most diverse regions in the world,” said Mr Hecht. “The 2009-2010 LAN Airpass will offer travellers a more convenient and affordable way to explore the region.”

Another addition to the new Airpass will be the option of the new Premium Economy Class on the LAN Airbus A320 fleet within South America.

The Airpass offers a wide range of travel options within and between 10 countries – Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

It also offers domestic travel within Argentina, Peru and Chile, key routes including Lima to Cuzco (Domestic Peru), Buenos Aires to Ushuaia (Domestic Argentina) and Santiago to Punta Arenas (Domestic Chile).

Other key routes covered by the South America Airpass include long distance flights from Santiago to Caracas, Buenos Aires to Quito, Lima to Sao Paulo, or shorter flights from Lima to La Paz, Santiago to Montevideo and Bogota to Quito.

The LAN South America Airpass fares are valid from 1 April 2009 and do not include local taxes. These coupons can only be purchased by passengers holding valid international flight tickets but not residing in South America.

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