LAN Airlines, part of LATAM Airlines Group, recently welcomed its 787-9 fleet as a regular to the schedule on the trans-Pacific route between Sydney and Santiago, Chile. The 787-9 model replaces the 787-8 bringing with it more capacity and services to transport 27 per cent more passengers between the two regions.
“LATAM is continuously looking for new ways to maintain outstanding inflight services, leadership and commitment to innovation and technology, and we are delighted to receive this next generation aircraft onto our schedule in the Pacific region as part of a wider initiative,” said Patricio Aylwin, managing director Asia Pacific, LATAM Airlines Group.
“The introduction of the 787-9 demonstrates LAN’s continued focus to feature more efficient aircraft across its network, as well as contributing to our plan of expanding our capacity and presence in this region,” he said.
The introduction of the 787-9 fleet on the route also marks the launch of a new unified look and feel for LATAM Airlines Group cabins in the region. The airline group’s 787-9 fleet is the first to feature this new cabin design.
LAN has configured the 787-9 cabin with 283 Economy Class seats and 30 Premium Business Class seats. LAN Airlines currently operates seven one-stop flights each week from Sydney to Santiago, Chile, with onward connections to over 115 destinations in South America operated by both LAN Airlines and TAM Airlines.