LAN Airlines gives up Airbus A340-300 aircraft
LAN Airlines, one of the largest airlines in South America, is preparing to "retire" and 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 latest Airbus A340-300 under the colors of LAN Airlines is scheduled for April 17. The LA800 flight will be operated on the Auckland - Santiago de Chile route, the plane 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.