LAN Chile upgrades to Boeing 787 for the Pacific Routes
In direct competition to Air New Zealand’s new route commencing in December, this month 2015, LAN Airlines, a member of LATAM Airlines Group, will now operate a daily flight schedule between Sydney and Santiago (via Auckland) using the airline’s new 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
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 onboard experience for passengers.
Amongst the features are:
– Electronic auto-dimming windows and dynamic lighting to create a better atmosphere.
– The windows of this aircraft have up to 40 percent 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.
– New air humidification techniques, significantly reducing fatigue and dryness associated with long trips Premium Business Class onboard the LAN 787 between Auckland 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 to Santiago (via Auckland), the gateway to South America. Onward connections to over 115 destinations in South America are operated by both LAN Airlines and TAM Airlines.