LAN Airlines (Chile) (Santiago), part of LATAM Airlines Group, celebrated the arrival of its first Airbus A321 today (December 5) at Santiago’s Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport.
According to the airline, “This marks a significant milestone as LATAM Airlines affirms its regional and global presence as the largest A320 operator in Latin America. The aircraft, the first of 48 of its kind ordered by the airline, will be operated on domestic routes within Chile and joins LATAM Group’s existing fleet of nearly 230 A320 Family aircraft in operation.”
The A321 aircraft ordered by LAN have a one-class configuration with 220 seats and feature a new LATAM Airlines Group’s cabin, which is a blend of LAN and TAM cabin designs.
The A321 allows for an extended operating range of up to 3,200 nautical miles while carrying a maximum passenger payload; all of which will enhance the efficiency of LAN’s operations within Chile.
Copyright Photo: Gerd Beilfuss/AirlinersGallery.com. The pictured Airbus A321-211 D-AVXO (msn 6364) was officially handed over at Hamburg (Finkenwerder) on November 22 as CC-BEA before its long journey to Chile.