LAN Airlines is set to increase its services between Sydney and Santiago in Chile from daily to ten per week. These three additional flights to start from 26Mar12, are made possible through a new codeshare arrangement with fellow oneworld alliance airline Qantas.
LAN will offer Economy and Business Class seats on the new nonstop services, which will depart Sydney every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday morning as LAN flight LA 806, returning as LA 807 every Saturday, Monday and Wednesday.
The new codeshare arrangement will enable both airlines to offer seats on 10 flights per week to South America, with LAN already operating daily one-stop service with Airbus A340-300 aircraft and the three Qantas flights to be operated with Boeing 747-400s. LAN’s daily one-stop flights from Sydney to Santiago, via Auckland, New Zealand, connect to a network of over 80 South American destinations.
For travellers from Australia, the new codeshare between LAN and Qantas will provide convenient new connections and feeder networks at both ends of the Sydney-Santiago route, with LAN offering an important network throughout South America and Qantas throughout Australia.