AMERICAS: Chile’s LAN places big plane order

Chile’s LAN Airlines announced it has ordered 32 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, marking the largest 787 acquisition to date for Latin America. The Santiago-based carrier has ordered 26 airplanes from Boeing, and will lease an additional six 787-9s from International Lease Finance Corp. In addition to the Dreamliner order, Boeing said LAN also has committed to […]


Chile’s LAN Airlines announced it has ordered 32 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, marking the largest 787 acquisition to date for Latin America. The Santiago-based carrier has ordered 26 airplanes from Boeing, and will lease an additional six 787-9s from International Lease Finance Corp. In addition to the Dreamliner order, Boeing said LAN also has committed to acquiring four 777 Freighters – two from Boeing and two to be leased from GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS).