LAN Airlines informs that the company will resume operations, on a restricted basis, for international and national flight in Santiago Airport.

The company is helping set up a makeshift terminal in the current terminal.


“The situation is far from normal. We are working towards reinstalling a mere 15% of domestic and international operations”, said Ignacio Cueto, general manager of LAN.

Until Thursday, the priority will be transferring to and from Santiago, those passengers that have been affected by flight cancellations.

Hopefully by Friday of this week, operations will become normal.

During these past days the terminal has been closed. Only a few flights have been made with the objective of bringing passengers from the capital of Chile. As a result, operations for flights LA704 and LA705, which connect Santiago de Chile – Madrid - Santiago de Chile, will only gradually resume.

The first flight is scheduled to leave Santiago today at 20:25 Chilean local time with approximate arrival at Madrid the following day, March 3, at 13:25 local time.

The company asks those passengers which have been affected by this situation to contact the airline company at 0-800-977-6100 for UK and 600 526 2000 for passengers in Chile.

The company informs passengers with tickets on flights Madrid-Frankfurt-Madrid, that they will be transferred on Iberia and other airline companies.

Passengers are therefore asked to present themselves at LAN ticket counters at Madrid, Barajas and Frankfurt airports to formalize this procedure.  

All other direct LAN flights from Madrid to Lima and Guayaquil-Quito are operating normally. Updated information concerning LAN flight operations is available at

Information will continue to be updated on a regular basis. Until March 30 the company is allowing changes in flight dates free of charge to those passengers who were not able to make their flights due to this situation. For specific conditions information is available at

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