LAN Airlines (Santiago) has announced it will incorporate the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner into the company’s fleet starting in late 2012. The new airliner that will revolutionize the airline industry by having the latest technology, landed for the first time in Chile on March 27, becoming a major attraction of the current International Air and Space Fair, FIDAE in Santiago.
LAN announced during the opening ceremony of the company’s display in the Fair that the first destinations of the 787 will be from Santiago to Buenos Aires, Lima, Los Angeles, Madrid and Frankfurt. These routes will gradually be integrated through the aircraft’s first year of service.
The configuration of the cabin on the first LAN 787-8 aircraft will include 217 economy class seats and 30 seats for Premium Business class.
LAN Airlines (Chile) will be the first airline in Latin America, and one of the first in the world, to incorporate this aircraft, receiving the first 787 in late 2012 (LAN is expecting to receive 32 copies in the first 10 years).
Copyright Photo: Alvaro Romero. The Dreamliner is pictured on display at FIDAE in Santiago, Chile