LAN Airlines became the first carrier to offer international services on the 787 Dreamliner from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on January 2, 2013. The LAN 787 Dreamliner now operates nonstop services from Los Angeles to Santiago, Chile three days per week (Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) with daily flights to Lima, Peru beginning in February.
LAN Airlines was the first airline in the Americas to receive the 787.
It has already taken delivery of three 787s and will receive a total of 32 of them (26 purchased and six leased), over the next ten years. Its order is worth $4.9 billion at list
Pablo Chiozza, LATAM Airlines Group Vice President, USA, Canada and the Caribbean commented: “LAN Airlines is proud to offer US passengers the option to travel on the 787 Dreamliner from Los Angeles to South America. The 787 Dreamliner is a testament to our commitment to ensuring the comfort of our passengers, minimising our environmental footprint and doing what we do best, connecting and transporting passengers to our unparalleled network of destinations in South America.”
Gina Marie Lindsey, Los Angeles World Airports Executive Director added: “We are honoured LAN chose LAX for this new, historic service that will greatly enhance the
passenger experience. LAN is the first international carrier offering daily international service on a new-generation Boeing 787 Dreamliner between South America and the U.S. West Coast.”
As part of LAN’s development process the company says it has applied the latest in design
trends to the 787 cabin with a focus on a comfortable experience: “with the charm of South America.” It adds: “These have been inspired by the warm colors and textures of South America and reflect the attention to detail, reliability, and warmth that characterize LAN.”
One of the new features offered in its new Premium Business class cabin is a 100% horizontal full flat seat that includes: an ottoman (foot support), and a memory system
that records the seat position chosen by the user.
LAN’s first 787-8s have 217 seats in Economy and 30 seats in Premium Business.