LAN Airlines has signed a Memorandum of
Understanding with Airbus for 50 A320 Family aircraft. The MoU -
signed on Tuesday at the Farnborough International Airshow - will
be the largest single airline order for Airbus in Latin America
and brings LAN’s total Airbus orders to 152 aircraft.
The commitment includes 10 A321s, a new aircraft
type for LAN. The airline’s request for incremental A320 Family
aircraft is part of LAN’s growth strategy for Latin America. The
aircraft will serve as new and replacement aircraft for both
existing and new routes.
Ignacio Cueto, LAN Airlines'
Chief Operating Officer, said, “We confirm our commitment to
the development of commercial aviation in Latin America,
incorporating the best technology and offering our customers one
of the world’s most modern fleets. We continue investing in order
to contribute to the economic growth and social development of the
countries in the region.”
LAN placed a firm order
for 30 single-aisle Airbus A320 Family aircraft in December 2009.
The airline currently operates 58 Airbus aircraft.
almost 500 aircraft sold and a record backlog of more than 200
aircraft to be delivered to its Latin American customers, today
more than 370 Airbus aircraft are flying with 23 Latin American
airline customers and operators, representing more than 40%
of the fleet in service.
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