LAN Celebrates 85 Years of Operations in Chile with Vintage Fashion Show in the Sky
March 12, 2014 – Today, LAN Airlines hosted its first ever fashion show in the sky onboard flight LA 634 between Santiago, Chile and Lima, Peru to celebrate 85 years of operations in Chile. During the flight, fashion models that work with renown Chilean designer Manuel Rojas, showcased uniforms used by LAN’s flight crew throughout the 1950s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and today.
“The purpose of this vintage inspired fashion flight is to showcase LAN’s 85 years of history via a fashion show of cabin crew uniforms that represent more than eight decades of dedication to providing the best travel experience to our passengers,” said Andrea Rotman, Director of Marketing for LAN in Chile.
LAN was founded in March 5th, 1929 by Captain Arturo Merino Benitez. In its first year, the airline transported 762 people, which at the time was considered a great success. Today, LAN is a member of LATAM Airlines Group, one of the largest airline groups in the world in terms of network connections, providing passenger transport services to approximately 66 million passengers per year to about 135 destinations in 22 countries and cargo services to about 144 destinations in 27 countries. Today the Company has operations in Peru, Argentina, Ecuador, Colombia, and Brazil to and from Europe, Oceania and the United States with a fleet of 319 aircraft.