Flyfirst From Chile, joined Nov 2004, 75 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4318 times:
Please read below...I am very confused, why did LAN go with Korean and not Cathay Pacific ??
Chile's LAN, Korean Air, sign commercial alliance
Mon Nov 22, 2004 09:22 AM ET
SANTIAGO, Chile, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Chile's LAN airlines and Korean Air, which both have big cargo divisions as well as intercontinental passenger services, signed a commercial alliance that will increase connections between Latin America and South Korea, LAN said on Monday.
The LAN-Korean air agreement includes code sharing on flights, and will give Korean Air (003490.KS: Quote, Profile, Research) passengers more flight options to Latin America, and Latin Americans more flights and connections to get to South Korea, LAN said in a statement.
The two airlines will also link their frequent-flier programs under the deal, LAN said.
South Korea and Chile entered into a free trade agreement this year and South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun was in Chile on the weekend for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders' summit.
The leaders of South Korea and China toured South America before the annual APEC summit, which focuses on trade and security, forging business deals in Argentina, Brazil and China.
LAN (LAN.SN: Quote, Profile, Research) (LFL.N: Quote, Profile, Research) , which already has flights throughout the Americas, and to Europe, Australia, and Asia, has said it wants to take advantage of the new trade links with Asia to move into that region.
LAN is also exploring the possibility of adding a Sydney-Bali flight, an official from Indonesia told Reuters over the weekend.
Arcano From Chile, joined Mar 2004, 2414 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3214 times:
BTW, I read yesterday at the paper that LAN plans with to satisfy the demand for passengers Asia/South America with these agreements KE/CX; they think it's not likely they would start direct flights to Asia before 2010; there's still not enough demand.
We'll see... BA: Thanks for the info, It really amazes me that LAN thought of Beirut and Denpasar... never heard of that!
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