LAN ECUADOR(R) Begins Servicing Domestic Destinations

    MIAMI, April 6 /CNW/ -- Today, LAN ECUADOR(R) begins domestic operations
uniting Guayaquil and Quito, the country's largest cities. LAN ECUADOR(R)
offers 7 daily flights between the cities and will subsequently add the city
of Cuenca and the Galapagos Islands to its schedule.

    LAN ECUADOR(R) operates the modern Airbus A318 fleet with seating
capacity for 126 passengers on domestic routes. The aircraft is equipped with
the most advanced technology in the industry providing the best travel
experience while maintaining the highest safety standards. "Today, we begin
domestic operations, contributing to the development of our tourism industry,
to the connectivity within the country and to the social and economic
development of Ecuador. Our objective is to offer a new and efficient air
transport alternative to the Ecuadorian passengers and cargo clients,"
announced Maximiliano Naranjo, LAN ECUADOR(R)'s General Manager.

    LAN ECUADOR(R) celebrates 6 years in the country connecting Ecuador
internationally with the United States, Europe, Chile and Argentina. The
company is made up of a team of 900 Ecuadorians; all dedicated to offering a
product of global quality to its clients. LAN ECUADOR(R) is also an affiliate
member of the oneworld alliance, which unites the world's best airlines,
offering its clients a wide range of benefits. Thus, oneworld clients can
accumulate frequent flyer miles and earn rewards in any airline within the
oneworld alliance, while gaining access to over 550 VIP lounges at airports
around the world.

    "Today we strengthen our commitment to Ecuador by contributing to the
development of air transport and generating employment and investment in the
country. We will continue bringing tourists to the exciting destinations the
country offers, while contributing to the growth of the country through the
shipment of exports, and providing an excellent product with the highest
standards of safety and environmental preservation," added Maximiliano


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