Santiago, May 16, 2014 -. Aiming to renew their premium spaces and provide a better travel experience for passengers, LAN and TAM inaugurated the new Preferential Check-in, located on the fourth floor on the west side of the International Airport in Santiago, Chile.
"Under the remodeling plan of Santiago airport, we understood that it was important to offer our preferred passengers an exclusive new space with the highest standards of design, technology and comfort to optimize their wait and prepare them for their flight and next destination," said Jerome Cadier, Vice President of Marketing LATAM Airlines Group.
About 30 thousand passengers per month check in at the preferential counter, a demand that will increase to about 50,000 by 2020.
The new space of over 600 m2 in total, has 18 counters, kiosks for self check-in, direct access to gates and will connect to the new LAN and TAM VIP Lounge, which will be opened in the first half of 2015 and will be the largest in Latin America.
The project design was led jointly by architects and designers of international prestige, such as Chilean Mathias Klotz, in addition to attention from architect Lillian Allen and a global view from Studio Putman, one of best design studios in the world, with its headquarters in Paris.
This new preferential check-in and its amenities can be enjoyed by passengers traveling in First Class, Premium Business, Business and Premium Economy on LAN and TAM, as well as high category members of the LANPASS frequent flyer program (Comodoro Black, Comodoro, Premium Silver), and TAM Fidelidade (Black, Vermelho Plus, Vermelho), and the respective oneworld categories (Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire).
About LATAM Airlines Group S.A.
LATAM Airlines Group S.A. is the new name given to LAN Airlines S.A. as a result of its association with TAM S.A. LATAM Airlines Group S.A. now includes LAN Airlines and its affiliates in Peru, Argentina, Colombia and Ecuador, and LAN Cargo and its affiliates, as well as TAM S.A. and its subsidiaries TAM Linhas Aereas S.A., including its business units TAM Transportes Aereos del Mercosur S.A., (TAM Airlines (Paraguay)) and Multiplus S.A. This association creates one of the largest airline groups in the world in terms of network connections, providing passenger transport services to about 135 destinations in 22 countries and cargo services to about 134 destinations in 23 countries, with a fleet of 315 aircraft. In total, LATAM Airlines Group S.A. has approximately 53,000 employees and its shares are traded in Santiago, as well as on the New York Stock Exchange, in the form of ADRs, and Sao Paulo Stock Exchange, in the form of BDRs.
Each airline will continue to operate under their current brands and identities. For any inquiry of LAN or TAM, please visit www.lan.com or www.tam.com.br, respectively. Further information at www.latamairlinesgroup.net