LAN Airlines stated (16-Jul-2012) its first Boeing 787, which the company is expected to receive before the end of 2012, exited the paint shop of the Boeing factory in Everett with full livery completing the last phase in the assembly process. LAN will be the first airline in Latin America to receive the type, with the first delivery expected in late 2012 and delivery of 32 total aircraft over the next 10 years. This represents an investment of US3.5 billion and marks one of the largest investments in the company’s history. The configuration of the cabin on the first LAN 787-8 aircraft will include 217 economy class seats and 30 seats for premium business class. The destinations the LAN 787-8 will service during its first year of operations will be Santiago, Buenos Aires, Lima, Los Angeles, Madrid and Frankfurt. These routes will be gradually integrated during the aircraft’s first year of service. [more - original PR] [more - CAPA Analysis]
LAN 787 completes assembly; Santiago, Buenos Aires, Lima, LA, Madrid, Frankfurt initial destinations
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