Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3810 posts, RR: 27 Posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1431 times:
While browsing through the airline subject LAN Chile at the photo database, I noticed an A319 and 737-200 wearing the statndard LA current (blue top) livery but with LAN Express fuselage titles in place of the usual Lan Chile titles, plus a large "ex" title added at the rear fuselage.
Where does LAN Express fly, and how is their service product different from LAN Chile?
OB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3463 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1419 times:
They're basically the "no-frills" part of LA, flying 737s, A319s, and A320s on the majority of LAN's routes in Chile. They're the remnants of Ladeco, which due to anti-trust laws or something similar (though I'm not really all that sure - might want to ask one of our Chilean members) was not able to fully merge with LAN.
I think that's what LAN Express is, but I could be wrong.
Arcano From Chile, joined Mar 2004, 2411 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1418 times:
LAN Express is the name given by to LADECO airlines. UC was the toughest competitor LA ever had, and it was bought to IB in 1996. At that time, UC lost all the international destinations and remained as a domestic airline only.
more information about the Ladeco, with the story of the merge...: