LAN and Qantas strengthen their codeshare agreement and add destinations in Australia and South America

LAN and Qantas strengthen their codeshare agreement and add destinations in Australia and South America

LAN and Qantas strengthen their codeshare agreement and add destinations in Australia and South America
 

  • The new agreement will allow LAN passengers to buy tickets to fly from Sydney and Auckland to eight cities located in different corners of the island continent, through Qantas 
  • Likewise, the agreement will enable Qantas passengers to buy tickets to fly from Santiago de Chile to Lima, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, and to Antofagasta, La Serena, and Punta Arenas through LAN

 

LONDON, 1 August 2014 - LAN, member of LATAM Airlines Group, and Qantas, both members of the oneworld airline alliance, have reinforced their codeshare agreement and will begin offering flights within Oceania and South America. 

Passengers flying with LAN from Santiago de Chile to Sydney will have access via Qantas to a broad network of cities in Australia: Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth, Darwin, Hobart and Alice Springs, on outbound and inbound flights starting on 9 August*. These can be purchased from 3 August 2014. In addition, from Auckland, round trip flights to Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth in Australia, are available to LAN passengers on Qantas aircraft.

For Qantas passengers travelling to Chile, they can fly with LAN from Santiago to Antofagasta, La Serena and Punta Arenas from 5 August. They can also fly to other countries in the region: from Santiago to Lima from 20 August, and to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro on round-trip flights from 8 October*.

Damian Scokin, CEO of International Business at LAN, commented "We are pleased to strengthen our partnership with Qantas and to add eight Australian cities to our network of destinations, which are located in key points of the island continent and allow access to the most attractive tourist destinations in Australia".

Meanwhile, Qantas Executive Manager International Sales, Stephen Thompson, said “This is great news for Qantas customers, with greater access to popular destinations in South America than ever before. Santiago has been a key gateway for our customers since we started flying there in 2012. This development will strengthen its prominence as a hub for onward connections, offering the additional customer benefits of a codeshare service - more opportunities to earn frequent flyer points and luggage checked straight through to their final destination”.

LAN currently operates seven weekly flights between Santiago and Sydney, which added to the three that Qantas operates, totals 10 round trip flights per week.

As members of oneworld, LAN and Qantas offer reciprocal benefits in their frequent flyer programs, allowing LANPASS and Frequent Flyer members to earn and redeem miles/kilometres on both airlines. Now, thanks to the agreement, passengers have greater benefit opportunities when travelling between South America and Oceania with these airlines.

The following codeshare flights operated by Qantas will be available for reservations from 3 August with first flights departing on 9 August (*):

  • Auckland – Sydney
  • Auckland – Melbourne
  • Auckland - Brisbane
  • Auckland – Perth
  • Sydney – Melbourne
  • Sydney – Brisbane
  • Sydney – Adelaide
  • Sydney – Canberra
  • Sydney – Perth
  • Sydney – Darwin
  • Sydney – Hobart
  • Sydney – Alice Springs

 

The codeshare flights operated by LAN will be available for booking and flying, according to the following table:

  • In Chile: Santiago-La Serena, Santiago-Antofagasta and Santiago-Punta Arenas, from 5 August (for purchase from 30 July).
  • Santiago (Chile) – Lima (Peru), starting 20 August (for purchase starting 13 August).
  • Santiago (Chile) Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Santiago (Chile) - Sao Paulo (Brazil), starting 8 October (for purchase from 1 October) (*).

(*)Subject to the approval of regulatory authorities.