LAN Airlines enhances its network of destinations by increasing frequencies to the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean

LAN Airlines and its affiliate LAN Peru, reported that from August 2012, they will gradually increase their frequencies, and in some cases double availability to major destinations in the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean, with the goal of providing greater connectivity for passengers, delivering more and new travel options. 

The strong increase in passenger flow in the region, North America and the Caribbean, has led the company to increase the number of weekly flights from the cities of Santiago and Lima in one, two or even three additional flights to destinations such as City Mexico, Cancun, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. Thus, the airline expects to transport about 20% more passengers to and from these destinations.

"In LAN we are committed to the development of tourism. About 40% of our passengers who fly do so for this reason and therefore, it is essential to improve the connectivity of the region, increasing and improving travel options to and from South America. In this case, there will be about 20 new frequencies to be added to those already existing to the main parts of Mexico, the Caribbean and the United States, and this will enable us to further enhance the main tourist circuit in the region”, says Damian Scokin, International General Manager of LAN.

Likewise, the General Manager of Peru, Jorge Vilches, stated:  "With a further increase in frequency, we will continue to make Lima one of the strategic points of connection for flights of the company, taking Peruvians to destinations in North America and the Caribbean and facilitating the arrival of more tourists to the country and the region.

Currently, LAN offers direct flights to major cities in the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean, and additionally, through the oneworld alliance and codeshare agreements, flies to over 50 destinations in North America.

Similarly, in early 2011 the company signed an interline agreement with the U.S. airline, JetBlue Airways, enabling passengers to choose new and more destinations within the United States and the Caribbean.

The long haul routes on the continent are operated on modern Boeing 767-300 long range, which offer Premium Business Class, featuring full flat seats that recline 180 degrees, very comfortable for sleeping in a totally horizontal position and that only a select group of international airlines provide to their passengers, as well as a renewed economy class. In both cabins, a modern entertainment system is provided that places LAN Airlines and its affiliates among the companies with greater variety of programming on board in the world.