JoFMO From Germany, joined Jul 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1716 times:
LanExpress usually operates only nroow-bodies like the A319 and A320. Do plan to introduce a multi-hop flight connecting all their LAN affiliates?
Santiago-Lima-Guayaquil-Santo Domingo-Miami. Sounds interesting.
Arcano From Chile, joined Mar 2004, 2402 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1589 times:
I think it should be a matter of rights.
Lan Express was founded as the rename of Ladeco (UC), the former competitor of LAN. UC was buyed by LA after IB's aweful management in 1995, at the time, LA took all international destinations of UC.
Since LA+UC represented more than 90% of all Chilean operations, the Chilean Anti-Monopoly Commission denied any attempt of fusion beteen them, so Lan Express and Lan Chile, by law command, must be different airlines.
So, I think LAN is using some of the former UC's rights to MIA to increase the frequency. Lan Express so far has only 2 international destinations, both of them operated by Lan Chile: Mendoza, Argentina (MDZ) and Rio de Jaineiro (GIG), plus some freight flights to MIA. I think this is also that strategy.
Regards )( Arcano
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Lan_Fanatic From Chile, joined Sep 2001, 1071 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1432 times:
TrolleyDolley...your 767 for SCL-RIO is a LanExpress flight, but is operated by LanChile (now LAN...remember that!). I took that flight last february...so it's the same service LAN gives in all flights.