Qantas begins new Sydney-Santiago service
Qantas has begun its new South American route from Sydney to Santiago, Chile from 26 March using B747-400 aircraft on a three-times weekly schedule.
April 1, 2012
By Donald Urquhart
Qantas has begun its new South American route from Sydney to
Santiago, Chile from 26 March using B747-400 aircraft on a three-times weekly schedule. LAN Airlines will codeshare on the Qantas services while the Australian airline will continue to codeshare on LAN’s daily services between Sydney and Santiago via Auckland.
“Santiago is one of South America’s most dynamic business centres and provides excellent connections to the rest of the continent,” Group executive Qantas Airlines Commercial, Rob
Gurney said. “There are strong ties between Australia and South America, with growing visitor numbers, mutual investment and an Australia-Chile free trade agreement in place.
strategy to target global gateway cities. South America’s fast-growing economies make it the perfect time to introduce this new, non-stop service to one of the region’s major hubs. “It is also pleasing to be expanding our long-standing relationship with Chile’s national carrier, LAN. Together we will offer ten services
per week between Sydney and Santiago and access to LAN’s extensive South American network.”