LAN Airlines informs passengers, in accordance with the announcement from Chile’s Civil Aviation Authority, that the Santiago international airport has been closed due to the earthquake that struck the country earlier this morning.
Passengers on LAN Airlines flights scheduled to land in Santiago today have been re-routed
As a result, LAN Airlines operations to and from the city of Santiago have been temporarily suspended. Passengers on 17 of the airline’s flights from both national and international cities of origin have been redirected to alternative airports in compliance with the Chilean Civil Aviation Authority.
Flight operations will continue as scheduled to all of LAN Airlines and its affiliates South America network and destinations outside of Chile.
The Company has been particularly concerned with meeting the needs of passengers that have been affected by this particular contingency and is providing hotel accommodations and assistance for passengers that were en route to Santiago, as well as flight change options for those affected by cancellations. Passengers that have been re-routed or those looking for additional information can call 1-866- I-FLY-LAN 24 hours a day, or visit lan.com.
LAN regrets any inconvenience experienced by passengers as a result of the earthquake. The airline will continue to provide information and updates about the status of flight operations at the Santiago airport as the information is made available by local authorities in Santiago.
LAN Airlines is based in Santiago, Chile.