LAN informs passengers regarding affect flights to and from Buenos Aires and Concepción

Friday 24 June, 2011; information updated at 19:00 local time, Santiago, Chile

Note: If information provided here has not been modified since the last update, this is because there are no new occurrences to report.

LAN informs passengers that due to the renewed presence of ash from the Cordón Caulle volcano over the airports of Ezeiza and Aeroparque – both of which serve the city of Buenos Aires- the company has been forced to cancel all flights to and from the city. Additionally, certain domestic destinations in Argentina (Bariloche, Neuquén, and Comodoro Rivadavia) continue to be affected by the ash cloud.

The Company is constantly monitoring the meteorological conditions in Buenos Aires, and will provide updated information on the status of flight operation on Saturday 25 June at 08:00, local time, Santiago de Chile.

Furthermore, our flights to Sydney with a stopover in Auckland continue to be affected. On Thursday 23 June a new special flight was operated from Santiago to Sydney via Papeete, and a further two such special flights are planned – one on Saturday 25 and one on Tuesday 28 June – before resuming normal operations on the Santiago-Auckland-Sydney route on Friday 1 July, if climatic conditions permit.

Additionally, LAN reports that prevailing conditions in Chile have forced it to cancel flights scheduled for Friday 24 June in the afternoon, and the earliest morning flights on Saturday 25 June, to and from the city of Concepción. Later flights to the city scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, will operate as scheduled so long as conditions permit.

LAN is also constantly monitoring these events, and shall inform passengers whose flights are affected – providing them with rebooking options for later flights once operations are resumed.

LAN maintains a firm commitment to upholding the highest standards in matters of safety, and regrets the inconvenience caused to passengers by this situation, which is entirely beyond its control.

To find out about affected flights and special flights, we are asking passengers to check this section, which will be kept permanently updated:


For the latest information of your flight we suggest you review our Flight status service before heading to the airport.

Check your flight´s status

To respond to all the clients whose flights have been affected more efficiently, the company has implemented a new Reschedule your flight tool, so that those passengers who need to change their itinerary and find out about the status of their flights can do so directly through this platform.

Reschedule your flight

The company is providing all possible commercial assistance in this situation, which in itself is beyond its control. For this reason, passengers on affected flights may choose from the following alternatives, as long as these changes are requested and processed no more than 30 days after the original travel date:

  • A date change: You may reschedule your trip up to July 11 for domestic flights and September 14 for international flights, for the next LAN flight with space available. On later dates, a fine will not apply, but if there are only higher fares available for the flight you choose, you must pay the difference.
  • A route change: You may change your trip to another LAN destination. No fines apply, but you must pay any differences in fares.
  • See details of current commercial procedures

Passengers who need to regularize their situation can do so calling our Contact Center, available 24 hours a day. 

  • Chile: 600 526 2000
  • Peru: 213 8200
  • Argentina: 0810 9999 526
  • Australia: 1800 558 129
  • United States: 1-866- 435 95 26
  • Europe: (44) 800 9776100