BY STAFF REPORT
South America’s LAN Airlines became the first carrier to fly Boeing’s new 787 airplane on an international route from Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday. The LAN 787 Dreamliner will operate nonstop service from Los Angeles to Santiago, Chile three days per week (Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) with daily flights to Lima, Peru beginning in February.
LAN Airlines was the first airline in the Americas to receive the 787 and the latest service offering further strengthens its position in South America’s aviation market.
“LAN will receive a total of 32,787 aircraft over the next 10 years and has already taken delivery of three,” the company stated in a press release.
The $4.9 billion order represents one of the largest investments in the airline’s history.
“LAN Airlines is proud to offer US passengers the option to travel on the 787 Dreamliner from Los Angeles to South America,” said Pablo Chiozza, Vice President, LATAM Airlines Group.
“LAN is the first international carrier offering daily international service on a new-generation Boeing 787 Dreamliner between South America and the U.S. West Coast,” said Gina Marie Lindsey, Los Angeles World Airports executive director.
One of the new features offered in the new Premium Business class cabin is a 100 percent horizontal full flat seat with the same dimensions of our current seat that includes: an ottoman (feet support), a memory system that records the seat position chosen by the user, apart from lumbar massage. The new Economy class features reclining ergonomic seats, which have a head support with 4 positions along with bright warm colored blankets and head-sets that invoke the chromatic tonalities of South America.