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June 24, 2005 09:30 ET

LAN Airlines Named Best South American Airline by Skytrax

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LAN Airlines (NYSE:LFL) has been chosen as the Best Airline South America based on product quality and service in the latest World Airline Awards announced this month by Skytrax Research of London.

The 2005 World Airline Awards are based on the annual Airline Survey conducted by Skytrax between June 2004 and May 2005. The survey measures over 35 different aspects of passenger satisfaction for each airline's product and service standards. The independent survey is regarded as a primary benchmarking tool for passenger satisfaction levels of airlines throughout the world. Worldwide survey interviews totaled more than 12 million respondents, an increase of 1.5 million interviews over 2004, with over 94 different passenger nationalities participating in the survey.

"We are very proud to receive this important recognition for our daily efforts to always offer a service of excellence that is consistent and distinguished throughout the entire network of destinations operated by the company," said Ignacio Cueto, Chief Executive Officer of LAN Airlines' passenger division. "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."

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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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