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Encyclopedia > LAN (airline)
LAN Airlines
IATA
LA
ICAO
LAN
Callsign
Lan
Founded 1929
Hubs Arturo M. Benítez Int'l Airport
Focus cities / secondary hubs Jorge Chávez Int'l Airport
Ministro Pistarini Int'l
Mariscal Sucre Int'l
Miami Int'l Airport
Frequent flyer program LANPASS
Member lounge Salon VIP Neruda / Salon VIP Mistral
Alliance oneworld
Fleet size 63
Destinations 57
Parent company LAN Airlines S.A.
Headquarters Santiago, Chile
Key people Enrique Cueto Plaza (CEO)
Website: http://www.lan.com

LAN Airlines S.A. NYSE: LFL (formerly Lan Chile S.A.) is an airline based in Santiago, Chile. It is the principal Chilean airline with flights to Latin America, North America, the Caribbean, Oceania, and Europe. It is a member of the oneworld airline alliance. Its main airport is Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL), in Santiago, with hubs/focus cities at Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) in Buenos Aires, Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) in Lima, Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) in Quito and at Miami International Airport (MIA) in Miami. LAN Airlines and Aerolineas Argentinas are the only Latin American airlines that fly to Oceania. Image File history File links LANlogo. ... IATA airline designators are two-letter codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An Airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... View of the Airport Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (IATA: SCL, ICAO: SCEL) (also known as Pudahuel Airport), located in Santiago, Chile, is Chiles largest aviation facility, with more than 6,5 million passengers travelling each year through it. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... Jorge Chávez International Airport (IATA Airport Code: LIM) is Perus main national and international gateway, serving over 4. ... Ministro Pistarini International Airport (IATA: EZE, ICAO: SAEZ) serves the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is the countrys largest international and domestic airport. ... Mariscal Sucre International Airport (IATA: UIO, ICAO: SEQU) is an airport in Quito, Ecuador, named after Antonio José de Sucre, a hero of Ecuadorian and Latin American independence. ... Miami International Airport (IATA: MIA, ICAO: KMIA), is a major airport located in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida between the cities of Hialeah, Doral, Fountainbleau, and Miami Springs. ... A frequent flyer program is a service offered by many airlines to reward customer loyalty. ... An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). ... The Skyteam logo The OneWorld logo The Star Alliance logo An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ... The correct title of this article is oneworld. ... Santiagos Metropolitan Cathedral Santiago (Spanish: (help· info)) is Chiles capital and largest city. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) , also nicknamed the Big Board, is by far the largest stock exchange in the world (by dollar volume) and second largest by number of listings. ... A Boeing 747-400 belonging to Virgin Atlantic Airways, one of the UKs largest airlines. ... Santiagos Metropolitan Cathedral Santiago (Spanish: (help· info)) is Chiles capital and largest city. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... Central America and the Caribbean (detailed pdf map) The Caribbean, (Spanish: Caribe; French: Caraïbe or more commonly Antilles; Dutch: Cariben or Caraïben, or more commonly Antillen) or the West Indies, is a group of islands and countries which are in or border the Caribbean Sea which lies on... World map showing Oceania (geographically) Oceania is a geographical (often geopolitical) region consisting of numerous countries and territories—mostly islands—in the Pacific Ocean. ... Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to some dispute as to Europes actual borders. ... The correct title of this article is oneworld. ... View of the Airport Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (IATA: SCL, ICAO: SCEL) (also known as Pudahuel Airport), located in Santiago, Chile, is Chiles largest aviation facility, with more than 6,5 million passengers travelling each year through it. ... Ministro Pistarini International Airport (IATA: EZE, ICAO: SAEZ) serves the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is the countrys largest international and domestic airport. ... Buenos Aires (English: Fair Winds, originally Ciudad de la Santísima Trinidad y Puerto de Santa María de los Buenos Aires, City of the Holy Trinity and Port of Saint Mary of the Fair Winds) is the capital of Argentina and its largest city and port, as well as... Jorge Chávez International Airport (IATA: LIM, ICAO: SPIM) is Perus main international and national airport, serving over 4. ... Also called: La Ciudad de los Reyes (The City of Kings) Founded January 18, 1535 Subdivisions 30 districts Mayor Luis Castañeda Lossio Area 2,664. ... Mariscal Sucre International Airport (IATA: UIO, ICAO: SEQU) is an airport in Quito, Ecuador, named after Antonio José de Sucre, a hero of Ecuadorian and Latin American independence. ... Map of Ecuador showing location of Quito. ... Miami International Airport (IATA: MIA, ICAO: KMIA), is a major airport located in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida between the cities of Hialeah, Doral, Fountainbleau, and Miami Springs. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... Aerol neas Argentinas is Argentinas largest domestic and international airline. ...

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History

The airline was founded by Chilean Army Air Services Commander Arturo Merino Benitez (who had the Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport named after him years later), and began operations on March 5, 1929 as Línea Aeropostal Santiago-Arica. It took the name LAN Chile in 1932. In September 1989, the Chilean government privatized the carrier, selling a majority stake in the company to Icarosan and Scandinavian Airlines System. View of the Airport Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (IATA: SCL, ICAO: SCEL) (also known as Pudahuel Airport), located in Santiago, Chile, is Chiles largest aviation facility, with more than 6,5 million passengers travelling each year through it. ... March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (65th in leap years). ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Scandinavian Airlines System, now SAS AB, is an airline based in Stockholm, Sweden. ...


The approval from the Chilean Antimonopolies Board resulted in the acquisition of control of the country's second airline Ladeco on 11 August 1995. In October 1998 LAN Chile merged fast Air with Ladeco. As of March 2004 LAN Chile and its subsidiaries LAN Peru, LAN Ecuador and LAN Dominicana became unified under the single LAN brand. On 17 June 2004 LAN Chile changed its formal name to LAN Airlines as part of this rebranding process. Midth of 2005 LAN opened its subsidiary LAN Argentina in Argentina and operates national and international flights from Buenos Aires, being the second biggest local operator behind Aerolineas Argentinas. Ladeco was a former Chilean airline; Ladeco stood for Linea Aerea DEl CObre or the airline of copper, in reference to the principal Chilean export. ... August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in... LAN Peru (IATA: LP, ICAO: LPE, and Callsign: Lan Peru) is an airline based in Lima, Peru. ... LAN Ecuador is an airline based in Quito, Ecuador. ... LAN Dominicana (Líneas Aéreas Nacionales de Navegación Dominicana SA) is an airline based in the Dominican Republic. ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Buenos Aires (English: Fair Winds, originally Ciudad de la Santísima Trinidad y Puerto de Santa María de los Buenos Aires, City of the Holy Trinity and Port of Saint Mary of the Fair Winds) is the capital of Argentina and its largest city and port, as well as...


LAN Airlines has the following subsidiaries and shareholdings: LAN Chile Cargo (99.4%), LANExpress (99.4%), ABSA - Aerolinhas Brasileiras (73.3%), LAN Peru (70%), LAN Dominicana (49%), LAN Ecuador (45%), LAN Argentina (49%), MAS Air (39.5%) and Florida West International Airways (25%). It also has 11,173 employees. LAN Cargo is a cargo airline based in Santiago, Chile. ... LANExpress is an airline based in Santiago, Chile. ... ABSA - Aerolinhas Brasileiras is a cargo airline based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. ... LAN Peru (IATA: LP, ICAO: LPE, and Callsign: Lan Peru) is an airline based in Lima, Peru. ... LAN Dominicana (Líneas Aéreas Nacionales de Navegación Dominicana SA) is an airline based in the Dominican Republic. ... LAN Ecuador is an airline based in Quito, Ecuador. ... Florida West International Airways is an air freight service based in Miami, Florida, that transports cargo to Central and South America. ...


LAN codeshares with American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia to other European destinations, to Asian destinations with Korean Air, and some destinations in Australia and New Zealand with Qantas. American Airlines and American Eagle aircraft at San Juan American Airlines is the largest airline in the world in terms of total passengers transported, and the second-largest airline in the world (behind Air France-KLM) in terms of total operating revenues. ... For the 1930s airline of similar name see British Airways Ltd British Airways (LSE: BAY, NYSE: BAB) is the largest airline of the United Kingdom. ... Iberia Airlines of Spain, usually shortened to Iberia, is the most important airline of Spain, based in Madrid. ... Korean Air Boeing 747 Korean Air (KSE: 003490) is the largest airline based in Korea. ... Qantas is Australias oldest and largest airline, and the worlds second oldest airline (after KLM). ...


Destinations

See full article LAN Airlines destinations. LAN Airlines operates the following services (at September 2005). ...


Fleet

LAN and LANEXPRESS jets at Santiago, Chile (SCL)
LAN and LANEXPRESS jets at Santiago, Chile (SCL)

The LAN Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft (at 3 December 2005): Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 563 KB) Summary LAN and LANEXPRESS jets at the gate Santiago, Chile (SCL) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 563 KB) Summary LAN and LANEXPRESS jets at the gate Santiago, Chile (SCL) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ...

Also on order are 15 Airbus A318s, on which LAN became the launch customer for the Pratt & Whitney PW6000 engine [1]. Its A319 & A320s are equipped with International Aero Engines V2500s. Lan Airlines has recently renovated its Boeing's 767s, adding amenities like chairs that go down 180 degrees, and seatback TV's The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... British Midland Airbus A320 StarFlyer Airbus A320-200 The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... For the road, see A340 road The Airbus A340 is a long-range four-engined widebody commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Airbus. ... The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular medium range - narrow body commercial passenger jet aircraft. ... The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular medium range - narrow body commercial passenger jet aircraft. ... Air Canada Boeing 767-300 British Airways Boeing 767-300 The Boeing 767 is a commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... Air Canada Boeing 767-300 British Airways Boeing 767-300 The Boeing 767 is a commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... This article is about the U.S. company Pratt & Whitney. ... Pratt & Whitney PW6000 is a high-bypass turbofan engine designed for the Airbus A318 with a design thrust range of 18,000 to 24,000 lbf (80 to 107 kN). ... An Airbus A320-232 with V2500 engines IAE International Aero Engines AG is a Zürich registered joint venture formed in 1983. ... Categories: Stub | Turbofan engines ...


The average LAN fleet age is 10.3 years old in April 2006.


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Members of the oneworld Alliance Logo: oneworld

Aer Lingus | American Airlines | British Airways | Cathay Pacific | Finnair | Iberia Airlines | Lan | Qantas
Future Members: Malév | Royal Jordanian | Japan Airlines
Former Members: Canadian Airlines The correct title of this article is oneworld. ... Oneworld logo This work is copyrighted. ... Aer Lingus is the national airline of Ireland. ... American Airlines and American Eagle aircraft at San Juan American Airlines is the largest airline in the world in terms of total passengers transported, and the second-largest airline in the world (behind Air France-KLM) in terms of total operating revenues. ... For the 1930s airline of similar name see British Airways Ltd British Airways (LSE: BAY, NYSE: BAB) is the largest airline of the United Kingdom. ... Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (Traditional Chinese: 國泰航空有限公司, Simplified Chinese: 国泰航空有限公司; Mandarin Pinyin: Guótài Hángkōng Yŏuxiàn Gōngsī; abbreviation: 國泰/国泰) (SEHK: 0293) is an Asian commercial airline based in Hong Kong and operating scheduled passenger and cargo services to 90 destinations world-wide. ... Finnair A320-200 Finnair MD-11 Finnair is Finlands biggest airline and the national flag carrier. ... Iberia Airlines of Spain, usually shortened to Iberia, is the most important airline of Spain, based in Madrid. ... Qantas (pronounced ) is the name and callsign of the oldest and largest airline of Australia. ... Malév Hungarian Airlines, a translation of the Hungarian Magyar Légiközlekedési Vállalat, is the national airline of Hungary. ... Royal Jordanian Airlines (Arabic: الملكية الأردنية; transliterated: al-Malakiyah al-Orduniyah) is an airline based in Amman, Jordan. ... Japan Airlines Corporation ) TYO: 9205 is the largest airline operator in Asia. ... Canadian Airlines International Ltd. ...


Lists of Aircraft | Aircraft manufacturers | Aircraft engines | Aircraft engine manufacturers This list of aircraft is sorted alphabetically, beginning with the name of the manufacturer (or, in certain cases, designer). ... This is a list of aircraft manufacturers (in alphabetic order). ... List of aircraft engines: // Piston engines Allison V-1710 Alvis Leonides Armstrong-Siddeley Puma Armstrong-Siddeley Cheetah Armstrong-Siddeley Nimbus Bentley BR1 Rotary BMW 132 BMW 139 BMW 801 Bristol Aquila Bristol Centaurus Bristol Hercules Bristol Jupiter Bristol Pegasus Bristol Perseus Bristol Phoenix Bristol Taurus Bristol Titan Bristol Hydra Bristol... This is a list of aircraft engine manufacturers both past and present. ...


Airports | Airlines | Air forces | Aircraft weapons | Missiles | Timeline of aviation This is a list of airlines in operation (by continents and country). ... This is a list of Air Forces, sorted alphabetically by country. ... This is a list of aircraft weapons, past and present. ... Below is a list of (links to pages on) missiles, sorted alphabetically by name. ... This is a timeline of aviation history. ...


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Lan Virtual has the pride on counting, for a few months now, with the virtual domain www.lanvirtual.com, something that very few virtual airlines are lucky enough to have.
All of Lan Virtual’s daily flights can be found within the “schedules” section, that is an exact match of the real schedule flown by LAN Airlines that same day, ordered by country (Chile, Peru and Ecuador), along with the flights offered by the code sharing agreement reached with the OneWorld Virtual Alliance.
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It is the principal Chilean airline and currently the biggest Airline in South America, with flights to Latin America, North America, the Caribbean, Oceania, and Europe.
Midth of 2005 LAN opened its subsidiary LAN Argentina in Argentina and operates national and international flights from Buenos Aires, being the third biggest local operator behind Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral.
LAN codeshares with American Airlines to U.S. destinations, British Airways and Iberia to European destinations, to Asian destinations with Korean Air, and some destinations in Australia and New Zealand with Qantas.
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