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LATAM Airlines to offer nonstop Santiago – Sydney flights

LATAM Airlines (Chile) Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner CC-BGB (msn 35318) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 946364.

LATAM Airlines (Chile) is planning to offer nonstop service between its Santiago hub and Sydney, Australia starting in November 2019. The new nonstop route will be 14 hours.

The route will compliment LATAM’s Santiago – Melbourne route.

Top Copyright photo: LATAM Airlines (Chile) Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner CC-BGB (msn 35318) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 946364.

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LAN Airlines to retire the last Airbus A340-300

LAN Airlines (Chile) (Santiago) is getting ready to replace its aging Airbus A340-300s (above) with the new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners (below). The venerable A340s are currently assigned to the long-range Santiago-Auckland-Sydney Southern Hemisphere trans-Pacific route.

The last regularly-scheduled revenue flight is currently scheduled for the morning of April 17 when flight LA 800 arrives from Auckland at 11:35 am (1135) in Santiago. However the A340 may be kept as a reserve aircraft after this last scheduled flight, pending any last minute changes.

The Chilean carrier took delivery of its first stretched Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (CC-BGA) on February 5.

In other news, LAN Airlines on January 27, 2016 will start to operate a weekly Boeing 787 flight on the Santiago-Caracas-Miami (on Wednesdays) route per Airline Route.

Top Copyright Photo: Alvaro Romero/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A340-313 CC-CQC (msn 363) arrives back at the Santiago (SCL) hub.

LAN Airlines (Chile) aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photo: Steve Bailey/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner CC-BGB (msn 35318) prepares to depart from Paine Field on a test flight on March 6. It is pending delivery to the carrier.