LAN Airlines

LAN Airlines

July 14, 2005 12:37 ET

LAN Airlines Appoints Vice President North/Central America and Asia

MIAMI--(CCNMatthews - Jul 14, 2005) -

LAN Airlines has appointed Luis Eduardo Riquelme as its new Vice President North/Central America and Asia for the company's passenger division. Based at LAN's North American headquarters in Miami, Riquelme is directly responsible for the airline's passenger operations in the United States, Canada, Central America and Asia, including overseeing sales and marketing, accounting and cost control, operations, reservations and ticket offices, government affairs, human resources, and the carrier's general sales agents throughout these countries.

"We are forging ahead with our objective to become one of the 10 best companies in the world, distinguished by our excellence in service and elevated standards of security worldwide. Our passengers' constant preference is the best demonstration of the quality of product that LAN gives to its clients and for which it has been recognized internationally," said Riquelme.

Riquelme, who joined LAN Airlines nine years ago, was most recently the company's Route Economics Director. Throughout his career with LAN, he continually proved his managerial, economics and financial abilities, resulting in a series of promotions within the company.

Riquelme earned his commercial engineering degree with a minor in economics, followed by a Masters in Economics, from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago, Chile, where he subsequently taught undergraduate courses.

The LAN service alliance participating airlines LAN Airlines (NYSE:LFL), LAN Peru, LAN Ecuador and LAN Argentina 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 29 North American cities, including daily flights from its Miami, New York and Los Angeles gateways. Passengers traveling with any of the LAN Airline 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 flier programs.

For additional information, contact LAN toll-free at 866-I-FLY-LAN (866-435-9526). Visit LAN's website at


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