LAN Colombia (and “Juan Valdez”) arrive in Miami

LAN Colombia (Bogota) today (February 1) launched service between Miami International Airport and Bogota, Colombia. The airline will operate four flights per week onboard Airbus A320 aircraft.

LAN Colombia is currently the second largest airline in Colombia with 23% market share and an unparalleled network of domestic destinations in the country.

LAN Airlines and its affiliates recently signed an agreement with Juan Valdez® Cafe, the iconic premium coffee brand owned by Colombian growers, to serve their signature coffee onboard all international and some domestic flights operated by LAN Airlines and its affiliates beginning today.  LAN and its affiliates currently transport over 22 million passengers each year.  Given that number, they estimate that about 13 million cups of Juan Valdez® coffee will be served on board these flights each year.

LAN Colombia, formerly AIRES (Aerovías de Integración Regional S.A.) began operations under the new name on December 5, 2011. The launch of the LAN Colombia was marked by the declaration of a partnership between LAN Colombia and ProExport, a government entity in charge of promoting exports, foreign investment and tourism to and within Colombia.

Copyright Photo: PRNewsFoto/Lan Airlines. Juan Valdez prepares to board a LAN Colombia Airbus A320 for the inaugural flight from Miami to Bogota. The airline will operate four flights per week between Miami and the Colombian capital.