LAN has expanded its flight network within South
America, introducing new routes and increasing services in several
The airline group has just commenced double
daily flights from Buenos Aires to the “garden city” of Tucuman,
in Argentina’s north.
It has also inaugurated daily flights between
the colonial city of Cordoba, in Argentina’s geographical centre,
to Lima, Peru.
And it has added a third daily flight from the
wine growing region of Mendoza in Northern Argentina to the
Chilean capital of Santiago, for a new weekly total of 21
These increases follow LAN’s recent introduction
of two weekly flights between Lima and the Colombian coastal city
of Cartagena de Indias, and the start of domestic services within
Ecuador, with flights initially linking Guayaquil, Quito and
Cuenca and plans for more routes by early 2010.
All of the new flights are operated by Airbus
A320-family aircraft, which LAN uses exclusively on services
within and between South American countries.
As well, the airline has increased nonstop
services from Lima to Madrid, Spain, moving from four weekly
Boeing 767-300ER flights to daily services.
The additional services expand LAN’s South
American network to more than 50 destinations, providing even
greater travel options for both tourists and business travellers.
They will be included in LAN’s popular South
America Airpass, which provides convenient and affordable flights
within and between the nations of South America.
“Leisure travel to South America is still
increasing, despite the global economic downturn,” said Rodrigo
Contreras, General Manager Australia, New Zealand and Asia for LAN
Airlines. “We are continuing to respond to or anticipate demand
for leisure travel by increasing flights within and between the
countries of South America.”
LAN, a member of the oneworld global airline
alliance, offers daily one stop flights from Sydney to Santiago,
the capital of Chile and most popular Australian entry point to
The dual class Airbus A340-300 flights operate
via Auckland, New Zealand, and connect in Santiago with onward LAN
services throughout Chile and to other South American
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