LAN soars with new 787 Dreamliner

LAN Airlines has become the first airline in the Americas to receive the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. LAN will receive 32 of the new aircraft over the next 10 years, with the first three to be delivered this year. The US$4.9-billion order represents one of the largest investments in the airline’s history. The first cities served by the LAN fleet of 787s are Santiago, Buenos Aires, Lima, Los Angeles, Madrid and Frankfurt. The aircraft will begin to fly commercially over the next few months, and those cities will be added gradually during its first year of operation. One of the new features offered in the new Premium Business class cabin is a 100% horizontal full flat seat with the same dimensions of the current seat that includes an ottoman (feet support) and a memory system that records the seat position chosen by the user, apart from lumbar massage. The new Economy class features reclining ergonomic seats, which have a head support with four positions. The cabin configuration aboard LAN’s first 787-8 will be 217 seats in Economy and 30 seats in Premium Business. (