October 17, 2005 16:51 ET

LAN Argentina Begins First International Flight with Daily Non-Stop Service Miami-Buenos Aires

MIAMI--(CCNMatthews - Oct 17, 2005) -

LAN Argentina has announced that it will begin international service between Miami and Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 1, 2005.

The non-stop overnight flight(a) will depart Miami International Airport daily at 8:15 p.m. and arrive at Buenos Aires' Ezeiza International Airport at 7:05 a.m. the following morning. The return flight will depart Buenos Aires' Ezeiza International Airport daily at 10:15 p.m. and arrive at Miami International Airport at 5:25 a.m. the following morning.

"We are happy to announce the launch of LAN Argentina's first international operation. Our daily non-stop flight linking Miami and Buenos Aires will be an opportunity to offer our passengers and cargo customers a highly valuable and competitive service with the highest standards of quality, safety and service that distinguish all LAN Alliance airlines," said Paul Petrelli, General Manager of LAN Argentina.

LAN Argentina operates out of Buenos Aires with three daily flights to Cordoba; two daily flights to Mendoza, Bariloche and Iguazu; and two weekly departures to Comodoro Rivadavia and Rio Gallegos. In addition, LAN Alliance member airlines operate in Argentina from Buenos Aires with eight daily flights to Santiago, one daily non-stop flight to Lima, and two weekly non-stop flights to Quito and Guayaquil. The alliance member airlines' services to Santiago also include two weekly flights from Cordoba, one daily flight from Rosario, two daily flights from Mendoza, and two weekly flights from Bariloche. Additional flights from October 10, 2005 through March 11, 2006 will depart from Ushuaia, stopping at Punta Arenas and Puerto Montt.

The LAN service alliance participating airlines LAN Airlines (NYSE:LFL), LAN Argentina, LAN Ecuador and LAN Peru, 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 service 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 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 flier programs.

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

(a) Aircraft operated by LAN Airlines.

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