LAN Airlines has release the following media release
following the Chile Earthquake
LAN Airlines flight LA 800, from Sydney to Auckland and
Santiago, Chile, departed Sydney on time this morning.
The aircraft arrived in Auckland this afternoon, but the
onward flight to Santiago will be delayed until further information is available
from our head office about the current situation in Chile.
Passengers due to board today’s flight in Auckland are being
advised of this delay and will be updated as soon as possible.
Santiago International Airport is currently closed.
Our Saturday 27 February flight from Sydney and Auckland to
Santiago arrived safely in Chile, but was diverted to an alternate airport.
We are currently awaiting advice re the operation of today’s
scheduled LA 801 service from Santiago, which is scheduled to arrive in
Auckland and Sydney early tomorrow, Monday 01 March.
We will provide updated information as soon as possible.
The Emergency Enquires Numbers for LAN Airlines is as
In Australia: 1800 558 129
In New Zealand 0800 451 373. In the US 1-866-I-FLY-LAN (24 Hrs a Day)