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
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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