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LAN Airlines Announces New Flights Between Toronto and Santiago

July 15, 2008

MIAMI, July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — LAN Airlines expands the reach of its international network today by announcing new service to Santiago, Chile, from Toronto, Canada starting September 3rd, 2008. Once in Santiago, passengers have access to flights to multiple destinations within Chile and Argentina. The company will offer five flights per week to Santiago via New York City on its modern fleet of Boeing 767 aircraft.

LAN flights will operate from Toronto to Santiago on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays providing reliable alternatives for passengers traveling to the South America region. Passengers wishing to travel between Toronto and New York now have another carrier choice for this popular route. In New York, passengers can also connect to Lima, Peru with LAN Airlines.

“LAN has had its sights set on Canada for quite some time,” said Pablo Yunis, Vice President, North/Central America, LAN Airlines. “Toronto is a very important market for travel to South America, both for leisure and business travel, as well as for travelers who are returning to their homelands. Our goal is to connect South America with one of the most important cultural and financial centers in North America and showcase our signature service to Canadian travelers.”

LAN has long been hailed as the premier airline in South America. Following an investment of $100 million, the airline boasts a modern fleet of Boeing 767 aircraft for international flights and continues to set the standard for travel to the region. LAN Premium Business Class offers full-flat seats to South America, a wine list selected by Latin America’s only master sommelier and meals prepared by the region’s leading chefs. The entire cabin is outfitted with an on-demand in-flight entertainment system that features music, movies and games. Economy Class passengers can also enjoy new seats which recline at a greater angle and a seat cushion that slides forward to increase comfort.

“We are committed to every one of our passengers,” said Pablo Yunis. “It is our desire to tend to them with a warm and positive disposition in a welcoming environment while providing the excellence in customer service and the best travel experience.”

The Toronto-New York-Santiago route will operate from Terminal 3 at Pearson International Airport.

About LAN

LAN Airlines , South America’s premier air carrier, will celebrate 50 years of operation in the United States in August, 2008. Over the years LAN has expanded its services to become one of the leading airlines in the world. Currently connecting 40 cities in North America with over 50 South American destinations out of its gateways and cities operated by its partners, LAN is one of the few profitable airlines in the world. In 2007 alone, the airline received seven international awards, including the distinction of “South America’s Leading Airline” by the World Travel Awards. In 2008, LAN was named “Best Airline in Central/South America and the Caribbean” by the Official Airline Guide and “Best Managed Airline in Latin America” by Euromoney magazine. The introduction of service in Canada, coupled with philanthropic and environmental initiatives, are part of the next chapter of the airline’s illustrious history. Passengers traveling with LAN Airlines or its affiliates may accumulate frequent flier kilometers/miles in LANPASS, American Airlines’ AAdvantage, or any other oneworld(TM) member frequent flyer programs. LAN Airlines is a member of oneworld(TM) and LAN Peru, LAN Ecuador, and LAN Argentina are affiliate members of oneworld(TM), the world’s leading quality alliance.

For additional information, contact LAN toll-free at 866-I-FLY-LAN (866-435-9526). Visit LAN’s website at http://www.lan.com/ .

LAN Airlines

CONTACT: Bertha Merikanskas of LAN Airlines, +1-786-265-6333,Bertha.merikanskas@lan.com

Web site: http://www.lan.com/