LAN Airlines recently became the first airline in the Americas (and one of the first in the world) to receive the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Equipped with the latest technology, LAN expects the new aircraft to revolutionize the airline industry.
LAN will receive 32 of this new aircraft over the next 10 years, with the first three to be delivered this year. The $4.9 billion order represents one of the largest investments in the airline's history.
Top LAN executives, Boeing representatives, and authorities recently celebrated the delivery of LAN's first 787 at an event at the Boeing factory near Seattle including LAN Airlines CEO Ignacio Cueto. The LAN team directly involved in the project was recognized in addition to the over 1,000 team members who were trained over the past two and a half years especially for the delivery and operation of the aircraft.
The first cities served by the LAN fleet of 787s are Santiago, Buenos Aires, Lima, Los Angeles, Madrid and Frankfurt. The aircraft will begin to fly commercially over the next few months, and these routes will be added gradually during its first year of operation.