LAN First To Fly Dreamliner In Americas

Chilean carrier LAN has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, becoming only the fourth operator of the type and the first to fly the revolutionary jet in the Americas. Company executives, Boeing representatives, invited guests and members of the media gathered at the manufacturer’s Future of Flight Aviation Center to celebrate the occasion before the jet took off for Santiago.


Configured in a 2-class layout, LAN’s Dreamliner features its new long-haul cabin inspired by the chromatic tonalities of South America together with the aircraft’s key innovations to create a sense of comfort and space for passengers. 30 full-flat seats are installed 6-abreast in Premium Business Class, with the ottoman, seat divider, cocktail table and trim customized to the airline’s specifications. 


Economy Class gains 217 slimline seats from BE Aerospace pitched at 31 inches in a 3-3-3 configuration. In both classes, passengers will have access to a new touchscreen inflight entertainment system from Japanese industry leader Panasonic, dynamic mood lighting and more spacious overhead storage bins.


LAN has ordered 32 aircraft that will be introduced to and form the backbone of its long-haul fleet over the next 10 years. The airline has announced Buenos Aires, Frankfurt, Lima, Los Angeles and Madrid as first-year destinations for the Dreamliners, which will begin revenue service shortly from its base in Santiago.


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