LAN Airlines Announces New Flights Between Toronto and Santiago



    
    South America's Leading Airline to Offer Service between Toronto and
    Santiago, Chile, starting in September

    
    MIAMI, July 15 /CNW/ -- LAN Airlines expands the reach of its
international network today by announcing new service to Santiago, Chile, from
Toronto, Canada starting September 3rd, 2008. Once in Santiago, passengers
have access to flights to multiple destinations within Chile and Argentina.
The company will offer five flights per week to Santiago via New York City on
its modern fleet of Boeing 767 aircraft.
    LAN flights will operate from Toronto to Santiago on Mondays, Wednesdays,
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays providing reliable alternatives for
passengers traveling to the South America region. Passengers wishing to travel
between Toronto and New York now have another carrier choice for this popular
route. In New York, passengers can also connect to Lima, Peru with LAN
Airlines.
    "LAN has had its sights set on Canada for quite some time," said Pablo
Yunis, Vice President, North/Central America, LAN Airlines. "Toronto is a very
important market for travel to South America, both for leisure and business
travel, as well as for travelers who are returning to their homelands. Our
goal is to connect South America with one of the most important cultural and
financial centers in North America and showcase our signature service to
Canadian travelers."
    LAN has long been hailed as the premier airline in South America.
Following an investment of $100 million, the airline boasts a modern fleet of
Boeing 767 aircraft for international flights and continues to set the
standard for travel to the region. LAN Premium Business Class offers full-flat
seats to South America, a wine list selected by Latin America's only master
sommelier and meals prepared by the region's leading chefs. The entire cabin
is outfitted with an on-demand in-flight entertainment system that features
music, movies and games. Economy Class passengers can also enjoy new seats
which recline at a greater angle and a seat cushion that slides forward to
increase comfort.
    "We are committed to every one of our passengers," said Pablo Yunis. "It
is our desire to tend to them with a warm and positive disposition in a
welcoming environment while providing the excellence in customer service and
the best travel experience."
    The Toronto-New York-Santiago route will operate from Terminal 3 at
Pearson International Airport.
    
    About LAN
    
    LAN Airlines (NYSE:   LFL), South America's premier air carrier, will
celebrate 50 years of operation in the United States in August, 2008. Over the
years LAN has expanded its services to become one of the leading airlines in
the world. Currently connecting 40 cities in North America with over 50 South
American destinations out of its gateways and cities operated by its partners,
LAN is one of the few profitable airlines in the world. In 2007 alone, the
airline received seven international awards, including the distinction of
"South America's Leading Airline" by the World Travel Awards. In 2008, LAN was
named "Best Airline in Central/South America and the Caribbean" by the
Official Airline Guide and "Best Managed Airline in Latin America" by
Euromoney magazine. The introduction of service in Canada, coupled with
philanthropic and environmental initiatives, are part of the next chapter of
the airline's illustrious history. Passengers traveling with LAN Airlines or
its affiliates may accumulate frequent flier kilometers/miles in LANPASS,
American Airlines' AAdvantage, or any other oneworld(TM) member frequent flyer
programs. LAN Airlines is a member of oneworld(TM) and LAN Peru, LAN Ecuador,
and LAN Argentina are affiliate members of oneworld(TM), the world's leading
quality alliance.
    For additional information, contact LAN toll-free at 866-I-FLY-LAN
(866-435-9526). Visit LAN's website at www.lan.com .




For further information:

For further information: Bertha Merikanskas of LAN Airlines,
+1-786-265-6333, Bertha.merikanskas@lan.com Web Site: http://www.lan.com

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