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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

LAN Airlines Boeing 787 for Sydney to Santiago route

New route for LAN's 787 fleet to commence in early 2015
Commencing 18th April 2015, LAN Airlines, member of LATAM Airlines Group, will operate its daily flight schedule between Sydney and Santiago, Chile, on board the airline’s new LAN Boeing 787 fleet.

“This announcement marks a milestone moment for LAN Airlines in the Asia Pacific region, as well as the next step in our continued effort and commitment to develop our offering and services in this market,” said Patricio Aylwin, Managing Director Asia Pacific, LATAM Airlines Group.

“With the introduction of the Boeing 787 in early 2015, we will offer more passengers cutting-edge technology and a chance to experience the next generation of aircraft and the future of flying.”

LAN Airlines will be amongst the first to operate the Boeing 787 in the Australia and New Zealand region, further strengthening its position as a leading operator connecting travellers to South America.

“Since merging in 2012, together LAN and TAM Airlines have been providing unrivalled connectivity to, from and within South America, optimum efficiency and outstanding growth potential. Our fleet is now one of the most modern fleets in the industry, ensuring we continue to provide the most innovative solutions and experiences for our passengers, as well as the most environmentally friendly equipment” continued Mr. Aylwin. “We are excited about the development prospects in the Pacific region and believe this new addition to our fleet will help to spearhead further growth.”

LAN Airlines’ Boeing 787 will carry a total of 247 travellers, with a two-class layout featuring 30 Business Class seats, in a 2-2-2 configuration, and 217 Economy seats in a 3-3-3 configuration.

The Boeing 787 features breakthrough technologies and an advanced aircraft design to increase efficiency, ease of operation and significantly improve the on board experience for passengers.

Some of the environmental benefits of the 787
  • An emission of up to 20 per cent less CO2 than similar aircraft
  • Up to 40 per cent less noise footprint than similar aircraft on takeoff, the period of greatest noise in flight
  • 50 per cent of the structure is made of carbon fibre composite material, which makes it a first in the industry. This material is more resistant to fatigue and corrosion. Less non-recyclable waste is also produced in the manufacturing process 
The passenger’s experience on LAN’s 787
  • An innovative, modern and harmonious design
  • With electronic auto-dimming windows and dynamic lighting to create a better atmosphere. Thus, preparing the passenger for the different stages during the flight (day, night, etc.) and for the time zone to which it is arriving
  • Larger windows: the windows of this aircraft have up to 40 per cent more surface area than current windows, which will allow all passengers (in all rows) more visibility during the flight, giving them a better view
  • Overhead bins with 30 per cent more storage space for carry-on luggage
  • The aerodynamics of the Boeing 787 incorporates technology that reduces the impact felt by the passenger due to turbulence. In addition, the pressurization of the cabin to a lower altitude (6,000 feet instead of 8,000) which results in the reduction of headaches or other symptoms a passenger might experience when flying
  • The cabin includes new air humidification techniques, significantly reducing fatigue and dryness associated with long trips
  • The technology used in the engines of the Boeing 787 ensures the aircraft is less noisy from both inside and outside the aircraft

Premium Business Class on board the LAN 787 between Sydney and Santiago will continue to offer superior services, entertainment and features, including spacious seats with six-way adjustments, including reclining and full-flat positions for optimum rest, as well as more room for personal belongings at ground level.

LAN Airlines operates seven one-stop flights each week from Sydney, via Auckland to Santiago, Chile, the gateway to South America. Onward connections to over 115 destinations in South America are operated by both LAN Airlines and TAM Airlines.

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