LAN Airlines gives up Airbus A340-300 aircraft
LAN Airlines, one of the largest airlines in South America, is preparing to "retire" the last plane Airbus A340-300 from the fleet. The A340-300 aircraft will be replaced with the new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Airbus A340-300 currently operates long-haul trans-Pacific flights on the Santiago-Auckland-Sydney route.
The last flight of the last Airbus A340-300 under LAN Airlines colors is scheduled for April 17. Flight LA800 will be operated on the route Auckland - Santiago de Chile, the plane is scheduled to land at 11:35.
After this flight, the last Airbus A340-300 will remain as a backup aircraft. It is never known when they will need a plane and will have nowhere to take it. So keep this one for a while.
In connection with the Dreamliner fleet, LAN Airlines already has 10 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft in operational service and an 787-9 aircraft. The airplane Boeing 787-9 Airbus (CC-BGA) was received on 5 February 2015.