LAN Airlines purchases new Airbus A320s
LAN Airlines recently announced that it has purchased 50 new aircrafts from the Airbus A320 family.
The new planes will be used in both regional and domestic flights within Latin America, as the Chilean-based airline plans to add multiple flights to other destinations including Paris and the Galapagos Islands, according to the airline')s website.
The recent order also includes the Airbus 321, which can carry about 210 passengers - a first for the airline.
LANs purchase of the planes from the A320 family highlights the airline's dedication to the latest technology, which allows for a more fuel efficient flight.
We confirm our commitment to the development of commercial aviation in Latin America, incorporating the best technology and offering our clients one of the worlds most modern fleets, said Ignacio Cueto, Chief Operating Officer of LAN. We continue investing on order to contribute to the economic growth and social development of countries in the region.
LAN and affiliate airlines travel to over 70 destinations around the world with a fleet of 86 aircrafts. The airline has been a part of the OneWorld Alliance for over 10 years, according to the airline, making it possible to earn travel miles while traveling on other airlines such as British Airways.