LAN Perú

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LAN Perú
LAN Airlines logo.svg
Founded 1998
Hubs Jorge Chávez International Airport
Focus cities Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport
Rodríguez Ballón International Airport
Frequent-flyer program LANPASS
Alliance Oneworld
Fleet size 29
Destinations 32
Parent company LAN Airlines
Headquarters Miraflores, Lima, Peru
Key people Lorena Sousa (Chairman)

LAN Perú S.A. is an airline based in Lima, Peru.[1] It is a subsidiary of Chilean publicly traded company LAN Airlines (NYSELFL), which owns 49% of the airline. It operates scheduled domestic and international services. Its main base is on the grounds of Jorge Chávez International Airport.[2] LAN Perú is the dominant airline in Peru, controlling 73.4% of the domestic market.[3]


A LAN Perú Boeing 737-200.

The airline was established in July 1998 in Lima by the entrepreneurs Mr. Boris Hirmas Rubio, Lorenzo Sousa Debarbieri, Javier Rodriguez Larrain Salinas and Cristian Said Montiel and began operations on July 2, 1999 with domestic services from Jorge Chávez International Airport to Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport, Cusco and Rodriguez Ballon International Airport, Arequipa. The launch of LAN Perú marked the reappearance of a major national airline in Peru after the demise of Aeroperú, Faucett Perú and others. An international service to Miami International Airport was added on November 15, 1999. It became a subsidiary of LAN in September 2002. It is owned by LAN Airlines (49%), ER Larraín (30%) and Inversiones Aéreas (21%) and has 1,500 employees (at March 2007).[2] Nowadays, the company offers a range of 25 destinations in Peru, the rest of South America, North America and Europe. LAN Perú codeshares with American Airlines and Alaska Airlines to U.S. destinations, British Airways and Iberia to European destinations, to Brazilian internal destinations with TAM Linhas Aéreas, to Asian destinations with Korean Air, and some destinations in Australia and New Zealand with Qantas. As of August 1, 2006, LAN Perú merged first and business classes of service into a single class, named Premium Business.


Premium Business[edit]

LAN offers Premium Business class aboard the Boeing 767-300ER on flights to North America and Europe. Premium Business was introduced in 2006. It features full flat beds, privacy dividers, and a personal AVOD entertainment system.

Premium Economy[edit]

LAN's Premium Economy is offered on flights within South America aboard the Airbus A319. This class has 12 seats with more legroom than the standard economy class and a hot meal.

Economy Class[edit]

Economy class is offered on all of LAN's Boeing 767's with a 2-3-2 and Airbus A319's with a 3-3 configuration. This class was also renovated in 2006 it includes regulable headrests and footrests, along with seats that recline and slide.


LAN Perú serves 21 international destinations to North America, South America, Europe and the Caribbean as well as 14 domestic destinations. On July 1, 2010 LAN Peru became the first South American airline to fly to San Francisco non-stop. Previously, the Brazilian airline Varig used to operate the route with a technical stop in Los Angeles.


A LAN Perú Airbus A319 landing. (2008)

LAN Perú operates aircraft from LAN's fleet with Chilean registration for both domestic and international flights. The aircraft currently used by LAN Perú are Airbus A319s and Boeing 767-300ERs. Previously operated aircraft include the Airbus A320 and the Boeing 737-200, which were registered in Bermuda and flew the Peruvian flag.

LAN Perú fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of January 2014):[4]

LAN Perú Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Notes
Airbus A319-100 21 5 Leased from LAN Airlines
Boeing 767-300ER 8 3 Leased from LAN Airlines
Total 29 8


LANPASS is LAN Perú's Frequent Flyer Program, shared with the parent company LAN Airlines. There are currently over two million members in Chile, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Canada and the United States. The program goes under three stages of benefits of LAN Peru and Oneworld which include Oneworld Ruby or Premium, Oneworld Sapphire or Premium Silver and Oneworld Emerald or Commodore.

The LANPASS Program has four membership categories:[5]

  • Premium (Oneworld Ruby)[6]
  • Premium Silver (Oneworld Sapphire)[6]
  • Commodore (Oneworld Emerald)[6]

Codeshare Agreements[edit]

LAN Perú has codeshare agreements with the following airlines as of November 2007:



  1. ^ "Directory: World Airlines." Flight International. March 23–29, 2004. "Lan Peru" 98.
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 104. 
  3. ^ Aeronoticias del Peru, news site about Peruvian aviation news (in Spanish)
  4. ^ "LAN Perú Fleet". Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  5. ^ Terms and Conditions Of the LANPASS frequent flyer program
  6. ^ a b c LAN Oneworld Tier Status

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