Chile’s flag carrier LAN is committed to keep Magallanes region connected with the rest of Chilean regions said LAN National Routes manager Vlamir Domic during this week’s visit to Punta Arenas.
Mr. Domic praised the people of Magallanes for having supported the airline for so many years which he said “is reflected in the sustained growth of passenger numbers all these years”.
“We have very accessible fares; you can fly return to Santiago for as low as 60.000 Chilean pesos (approximately 100 US dollars). This has opened the possibility for many people to fly with us because costs are so low”, underlined Mr. Domic.
He added that a good way to promote flights to the area is for travellers to take advantage of cheap fares and conditions during low season, and not only during summer months.
This he said can be achieved with “more convenient fares, improved schedules and 3 to 4 daily flights”.
Furthermore passengers who plan their travels and make reservations with anticipation can have access to the best flying conditions of the market only offered by LAN.
Regarding the global slowdown Domic said that LAN was working to ensure customers and new passengers choose to fly, “that is why our excellent service and conditions”.
“The main objective is to operate with low costs, so that passengers pay less and don’t feel the pinch at the moment they decide to fly”.
Regarding LAN technological advance Mr Domic said that it has been over a year since the Boeing 737/200 have ceased to fly to Punta Arenas, as they had been doing for the last three decades.
“Now all domestic flights in Chile are with Airbus 320, state of the art in technology and safety”, pointed out Domic.