LAN Airlines recognized as "South America’s Leading Airline" at the World Travel Awards 2014

  • For the third consecutive year, LAN Airlines, a member of the LATAM Group, was recognized as "South America’s Leading Airline."
  • Winners are selected by an online voting process, which began in January this year.
  • The World Travel Awards (WTA) South and Central America Gala Ceremony was held in Quito, Ecuador this year.

August 11, 2014 - For the third year in a row, LAN, member of LATAM Airlines Group, received the award for "South America’s Leading Airline" at the 21st annual World Travel Awards (WTA). TAM Airlines, part of LATAM Airlines Group, was a nominee in the same category.

WTA are considered the Oscars of the travel industry and the award was presented during the ceremony held on Saturday, August 9, at the Itchimbía Cultural Center in Quito, Ecuador.

LAN Ecuador’s CEO, Manuel Van Oordt, said: "The aviation industry is key to tourism development. Our endeavor and decisions as LATAM Airlines Group (LAN and TAM) focus on delivering excellent service to our passengers and on being a relevant contribution to the industry. Therefore, we are very proud and happy to receive, for the third consecutive year, recognition as South America’s Leading Airline".

WTA nominees are selected by a panel of experts that analyze criteria such as customer satisfaction and service quality, product innovation, corporate social responsibility and community involvement, among others.

Moreover, this makes the seventh consecutive year that an airline belonging to LATAM Airlines Group (LAN or TAM) receives first place. In 2007, 2012 and 2013, LAN was recognized as “South America’s Leading Airline” and in 2005 received the award for "South America’s Leading Airline – Business Class.”  In 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, the title of Leading Airline was won by TAM Airlines.

World Travel Awards 2014.
The Itchimbía Cultural Center is one of the most important icons of the city of Quito and was the venue chosen to hold the World Travel Awards Gala Ceremony. This center is also known as the “Crystal Palace.”