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March 01, 2005 12:03 ET

LAN Airlines Again Named Best by Latin Trade Magazine




MARCH 1, 2005 - 12:03 ET

LAN Airlines Again Named Best by Latin Trade Magazine

MIAMI--(CCNMatthews - Mar 1, 2005) -

For the third consecutive year, readers of Latin Trade magazine, the
prestigious U.S.-based Latin American business magazine, have chosen LAN
Airlines as the winner of its annual "Best of Latin America" survey in
the best airline food category. In the same survey, the company's Neruda
VIP lounge at Santiago airport in Chile was also voted best VIP lounge
in Latin America for the second time.

The survey of business travel services from throughout Latin America -
conducted in English, Spanish and Portuguese - sampled the opinions of
110,000 executives about airlines, frequent flyer programs, airports,
VIP lounges, hotels, restaurants, cities, cruise lines, beaches and
resorts. The results of the survey were published in the February 2005
issue of Latin Trade magazine.

There can be no doubt that LAN Airlines treats its passengers very well,
observed the magazine, noting that LAN Airlines has found the formula
for satisfying the palates not only of Chileans and passengers boarding
at Lima, Quito and Dominican Republic, but also of those flying with LAN
Airlines under the company's codeshare agreement with American Airlines.
The publication concluded that the excellent selection of wines further
contributed to its readers' view that LAN Airlines served the best
on-board cuisine.

As for the Neruda VIP lounge in Santiago, Latin Trade explained that the
lounge is a complete business center, offering a variety of services,
including 11 work stations, fax machines, photocopiers and printers, a
meeting room, network connectivity, and PCs, as well as wireless Wi-Fi
and a bank of phones for local and international calls. "But," adds the
magazine, "it's on the comfort side where the lounge really shines. A
road-weary traveler can grab a shower, change clothes and collapse into
a couch or chair with a selection of international publications. The
staff is top notch; they'll even arrange to iron your clothes between
flights. Business-class and first-class passengers are welcome to take
what they need from the buffet and open bar, and the wine list is
brimming with excellent Chilean vintages."

LAN Airline's Chief Operating Officer Luis Ernesto Videla stated that:
"We're very proud of this latest recognition of LAN Airlines' quality of
service, which reflects the daily efforts of the company's team of
professionals to always ensure the best travel experience. We'd like to
thank our customers for continuing to choose us, and we intend to
maintain our policy of always delivering the best product, one that is
unique and consistent and whose every detail has been especially
designed to offer an excellent service."

In the same issue, Latin Trade also published a report on the most
prominent industry leaders in the region and how they achieved their
company's growth, which included a feature on LAN Airlines' Chief
Executive Officer, Enrique Cueto. The magazine highlighted the airline's
successful combination of cargo and passenger business, noting that
during the third quarter of 2004 the airline earned record profits of
US$36.4 million thanks to the high efficiency levels.

Latin Trade has more than 350,000 readers around the world and is
published in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

The LAN service alliance participating airlines, LAN Airlines
(NYSE:LFL), LAN PERU and LAN ECUADOR, offer a united spirit of
reliability and charm that provides passengers the highest level of
service and safety with the complete travel experience throughout the
skies of the Americas.

The LAN alliance's vast route network reaches a large number of
destinations throughout the world, including the Americas, Europe, Asia
and the South Pacific. The alliance offers non-stop and direct flights
from North America to Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic,
Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela with service from 30 North American cities,
including daily flights from its Miami, New York and Los Angeles
gateways. Passengers traveling with any of the LAN service alliance
participating airlines may accumulate frequent flier kilometers in
LANPASS. Additionally, passengers traveling with LAN Airlines or LAN
PERU may also accumulate frequent flier miles in American Airlines'
AAdvantage or any of the oneworld™ member frequent flyer programs.

For additional information, contact LAN toll-free at 1 (866) I-FLY-LAN.
Visit LAN's website at

For more information on the Latin Trade Best of Latin America issue,


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