Chile's LAN Airlines Gets Its First A32114th Nov 2014
Latin America's largest airline will become the first carrier in the region to have an Airbus A321 in its fleet when it takes delivery of the aircraft before the end of this month.
The narrow-body, short to medium-range A321-200 aircraft is set to arrive in Santiago's Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport within this month after performing test flights in Hamburg, Germany last week.
The aircraft was assembled at the company's final assembly production site in Hamburg, Germany. Airbus' other final assembly plants in Europe are found in France, Spain, and United Kingdom.
LAN Airlines has a firm order for 10 such aircraft with Airbus Company whose delivery starts this year throughout 2016.
The aircraft, with the assigned flight no. LA142, will have its maiden commercial service on a domestic route from Santiago to Calama on December 1, 2014.
The plane will also be deployed to other domestic routes between Santiago and Arica, Concepcion, Punta Arenas, Copiapó Desierto de Atacama, Puerto Montt Int'l, and Iquique.
LAN Airlines currently operates a fleet of 146 aircraft and flies to over 66 destinations across Latin America, North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.