LAN orders 32 Dreamliners
Chilean airline LAN has placed an order for 32 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, the largest commitment to the aircraft to date from a Latin American carrier.
LAN Airlines has made the largest commitment to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to date in Latin America, ordering 32 of the planes.
The Chilean carrier placed an order for 26 Dreamliners from Boeing, at a cost of $4.5 billion (£2.14 billion), with an additional six 787-9 models leased from International Lease Finance Corp.
John Wojick, Boeing's vice-president of sales in Latin America, said that the order is evidence of further success for the plane manufacturer and will enable LAN to deliver significant improvements to its passengers' flight experiences.
"This order reaffirms support for Boeing's Dreamliner from the largest and one of the most profitable airlines in Latin America," he said.
"With the 787, LAN will be able to provide its passengers with the very best in long-range air travel, including larger windows, higher cabin humidity, more space and a lower cabin altitude."
The Chilean airline is one of three operators in Latin America that have committed to the 787 Dreamliner - the others are Aeromexico and Colombia's Avianca.
Some 51 carriers across the world have logged 735 orders for the new plane, which is due to enter service in 2008.
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