On September 2, the company will inaugurate three weekly flights destined for Paris, with a layover in Madrid. The airline already makes seven flights per week with a final destination in Frankfurt.
From Santiago, the company will operate at the Charles de Gaulle airport with Airbus A340 airplanes, capable of holding 263 passengers.
The airline company, controlled by the business group Cueto, will thus be added to the exclusive list of airlines that operate from Santiago to Paris. One of these airlines is Air France, which makes five flights per week without layovers. Between November and March, these flights increase to one per day.
In February, the airlines that operate from Santiago to Europe had eight different final destinations, carrying passengers to cities like Luxemburg, Zurich, and Amsterdam, among others.
One of LAN’s strengths is the possibility of expanding its international operations. In March, Corp Research made its recommendations, stating that during this year the company “would consolidate its two new operations in Ecuador and Colombia and could enter into Brazil.”
Armando Valdivieso, LAN’s general manager for passengers, explained that “with the incorporation of Paris, we are toasting a new service that will contribute to the development of tourism and business trips.”
By Elizabeth Osborne - Santiago Times