LAN Airlines' B787 To Operate On New York-Santiago Route

28th Dec 2014

Aside from becoming the first airline company in Latin America to operate a fleet of Dreamliner, LAN Airlines is also aiming to become the first Latin American airline to operate long-haul non-stop service between New York and South America using the fuel-efficient B787-9 jetliner.

Starting July 2015, the Chilean flag carrier will fly non-stop once-daily between New York's JFK International Airport and Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport in Santiago.

The airline is configured to accommodate up to 313 passengers on a two-class layout. It will host 283 seats in the economy class and 30 seats in the premium business class.

Like the interiors in all of the LATAM Airline Group's long-haul flights, LAN Airline's B787-9 fleet will also sport the new Unified Cabin Design look. The unique and distinctive look of this long-haul fleet is designed by the world-renowned design firm, Priestmangoode.

The distinctive South American colors and textures are prominent in the design that easily captures travelers' attention to the continent's varied cultures.

The new B787-9 aircraft will also feature windows 40% bigger than average and auto-dimmer light system, which automatically dims whenever necessary depending on the time of day. The overhead storage compartment is also much more spacious than most aircraft.

Other enhancements in the new B787-9 jets are the use of more environment-friendly engines, the twin Rolls-Royce Trent 1000s.

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