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LATAM Airlines Group Improves Connectivity from the United States with Nonstop Service between Los Angeles and Santiago

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LC1-2160-LAX-SCL-B787-Flyer(Sales)Santiago, CHILE – Starting today, LAN Airlines, part of LATAM Airlines Group, will begin ticket sales for its nonstop service between Los Angeles and Santiago, which will operate three times per week between October 16, 2016 and March 25, 2017.

LAN’s nonstop Los Angeles-Santiago route will depart from Los Angeles on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, and from Santiago on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.  The nonstop service will shorten travel times by 2 hours and 20 minutes when compared to flights with layovers from Los Angeles to Santiago. Thanks to agreements with partner airlines, South American passengers traveling through Chile to the US will enjoy shorter connection times from Los Angeles to 60 destination within the United States and additional destinations in Asia.

“We are thrilled to offer better options to our customers with this nonstop service from Los Angeles to Santiago, providing more convenience as they travel to South America on our modern 787 fleet. At LATAM Airlines Group we are focused on increasing our international network to better connect North and South America,” said Pablo Chiozza, Senior Vice President, LATAM Airlines Group, USA, Canada and Caribbean.

LATAM Airlines Group’s connectivity to North America

Today, LATAM Airlines Group offers extensive connectivity options between the United States (Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Orlando and Washington), Canada (Toronto via New York), and Chile, reaching a total of 75 weekly flights from the United States and Canada to Chile.

Currently, the Los Angeles-Santiago route (via Lima) offers 14 weekly flights, enabling LAN to transport approximately 150,000 passengers annually. With this additional nonstop service between Los Angeles to Santiago, the carrier expects to add another 27,000 passengers.

LAN’s 787-8 will operate the nonstop route, which is among the industry’s most modern jetliner, with 217 seats in Economy Class and another 30 full-flat seats in Premium Business Class. The aircraft also offers the latest in personal inflight entertainment, which features 110 movies, with six premiering every month and ten of Latin America’s best movies, as well as 40 TV series, 1,300 CD’s and more than 20 games, allowing passengers to play alone or to compete against other passengers.

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