LAN and TAM plan additional international flights to bolster summer season

LAN Airlines and TAM Airlines added round trip flights to their network of destinations to meet the high demand for international travel in South America during the summer. 

Between December and April 2013, passengers on both airlines will have more scheduling options and travel dates on routes between South America, the United States, the Caribbean and Mexico.

"It is the first time that TAM and LAN Airlines have planned our travel offerings together during summer – a period of high demand for our business. This represents a concrete example of the benefits provided by the creation of the LATAM Airlines Group, since the new frequencies will considerably expand the connectivity options that we offer to all passengers," stated Damian Scokin, CEO - International of LATAM Airlines Group.

Flights to and from the United States  

Among the TAM-operated flight schedules, bolstered US destinations include round-trip flights from Manaos, Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) to Miami, in addition to flights between Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Orlando. These are in addition to recent capacity increases in the Miami and New York markets provided by the latest incorporation of the Boeing 777-300 to TAM’s fleet, which have a capacity for more than 360 passengers.

In addition to its seasonal direct flights between Santiago, Chile and Orlando, LAN Airlines will offer additional flights this summer between Santiago and the cities of Miami and Los Angeles and will begin operation of the seasonal Santiago-Rio de Janeiro/Galeão-Miami route. LAN Airlines and LAN Peru will offer new flights to Miami, New York and Los Angeles from Lima, Peru. 

These additional flights during the first three months of 2013 represent a more than 23% increase for LAN direct flights between South America and the United States as compared to 2012.  For its part, TAM will increase its flights between Brazil and the United States by 32% during the same period.Through the wider network of connections in South America, TAM and LAN passengers in the entire region can use these extra flights to plan their holidays or business travel with greater ease.

Mexico and the Caribbean 

LAN Airlines will also bolster its service to Mexico and the Caribbean. Between December and February, additional flights will be added to routes between Santiago and Mexico City, Cancun (Mexico) and Punta Cana (Dominican Republic). An additional flight will also be offered to passengers between Lima and Mexico City.

To consult rates, dates and schedules for the start of all additional LAN and TAM flights, please visit the sales offices of both airlines, contact your travel agency and/or visit the respective websites (www.tam.com.br and www.lan.com). Said information is also available at LAN's Contact Center (600 - 526 2000) and at TAM’s Contact Center (4002-5700 for Brasilia, or 0800 570 5700 for all of Brazil).