Qantas expands code share agreement with LAN

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Sydney, July 31, 2014 (STAT):-Qantas will offer customers even greater travel options through South America as part of an expanded codeshare relationship with oneworld partner LAN in the LATAM Airlines Group.

This will enable Qantas customers to travel on codeshare services operated by LAN from Santiago, Chile to six destinations across South America, including Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Lima, offering customers seamless connections with baggage and airport transfers and more options to earn frequent flyer points.

In turn, LAN will codeshare on Qantas services across the Tasman, and across Qantas’ extensive domestic network.

Qantas Executive Manager International Sales Stephen Thompson said the codeshare expansion delivered on the airline’s international gateway strategy by increasing its presence in growth markets through strategic partnerships.

“This is great news for Qantas customers, with greater access to popular destinations in South America than ever before.

“Santiago is a key gateway for our customers and this development will strengthen its prominence as hub for onward connections, offering the additional customer benefits of a codeshare service - more opportunities to earn frequent flyer points and luggage checked straight through to their final destination,” said Mr Thompson.

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