Tag Archives: LAN Airlines (Ecuador)

LAN Ecuador is cutting staff and the Guayaquil-Miami route

LAN Airlines (Ecuador) Boeing 767-316 ER WL HC-CHA (msn 27613) MIA (Arnd Wolf). Image: 904469.

LAN Airlines (Ecuador) is restructuring to cut costs. 55 flight attendants and five administrative staff will lose their jobs. The airline, partly own by LAN Airlines (Chile), is also eliminating the Guayaquil-Miami route this month according to this article by El Universo. Other routes will be reduced in frequency.

Read the full story (in Spanish): CLICK HERE

In other news, the parent LAN Airlines (Chile) (Santiago) announced that the Chilean Supreme Court confirmed on April 5 the approval granted on September 21, 2011, by the Chilean Antitrust Authority (Tribunal de Defensa de la Libre Competencia (TDLC)) to the merger transaction between LAN and TAM, including the mitigation measures imposed on this transaction. The Supreme Court also rejected LAN’s appeal of three of the 14 mitigation measures, which the Company considered to be illegal and unconstitutional.

Copyright Photo: Arnd Wolf.

American Airlines’ code share agreement with LAN Ecuador is approved

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) and LAN Ecuador announced they have received approval from the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) and Ecuadorean authorities for authorization to begin codeshare cooperation. The agreement, which will also strengthen the oneworld® alliance, will provide customers of both airlines more choices and greater connectivity when traveling between the United States and Ecuador and across each airline’s global network. Travel begins on January 9.

This codeshare relationship will allow American to place its code on LAN Ecuador flights, and LAN to place its code on American Airlines flights. The placement of American’s code on LAN Ecuador flights will provide American’s customers seamless connecting service to three new cities in Ecuador not currently served by American.

At the same time, placing LAN Ecuador codes on American Airlines flights will offer LAN customers new destinations in the U.S. such as Atlanta, Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Charlotte, Denver, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Houston, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle/Tacoma.

American will codeshare on the following LAN Ecuador flights:

International flights between:

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport (GYE) in Guayaquil.

Miami International Airport (MIA) and Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport (GYE).

Miami International Airport (MIA) and Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) in Quito.

Domestic flights within Ecuador between the following destinations:

Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport (GYE) and Baltra Airport (GPS).

Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport (GYE) and Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO).

Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) and Baltra Airport (GPS).

Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) and Cuenca Airport (CUE).

Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport (GYE) and San Cristobal Airport (SCY).

LAN Ecuador will codeshare on the following American flights:

International flights between:

Miami International Airport (MIA) and Jose Joaquin de Olmedo Airport (GYE).

Miami International Airport (MIA) and Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO).

Connecting service between:

Miami International Airport (MIA) and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).

Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best.

American Slide Show: CLICK HERE

JetBlue Airways and LAN to offer interline connections

JetBlue Airways and LAN Airlines (Santiago) and its affiliates LAN Peru, LAN Argentina and LAN Ecuador, yesterday (March 8) announced the launch of interline agreements that bring new connecting options for travelers flying between major destinations throughout the Americas via New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Under the interline agreement, customers will be able to purchase a single electronic ticket that combines travel on JetBlue and any of the LAN carriers, bringing new options and new destinations to customers of both airlines.

Copyright Photo: Stephen Tornblom. Please click on the photo for additional information about this aircraft.

JetBlue Slide Show: CLICK HERE

LAN Airlines Route Map (The Americas). LAN Airlines already extensively interlines with American Airlines at the Miami hub.

LAN Airlines suspends operations in Ecuador due to political violence

LAN Airlines (Ecuador) (Quito) has suspended operations in Ecuador due to the current political violence.

Read the full report from Reuters:

CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Arnd Wolf. Boeing 767-316 ER HC-CHA (msn 27613) is pictured on final approach at Miami.

LAN Airlines (Ecuador) to fly to the Galapagos Islands

LAN Airlines (Ecuador) (Quito) starting next September, will begin regular operations to the Galapagos Islands, offering a daily flight from Quito and Guayaquil. The new route will be operated with Airbus A320s.

LAN Ecuador starts domestic operations

LAN Airlines Ecuador (Quito) on April 6 commenced domestic operations. The first route was between Quito and Guayaquil with seven daily roundtrips using Airbus A318s. Cuenca and the Galapagos Islands will soon be added. The subsidiary of LAN Airlines (Santiago) started international operations on April 28, 2003.