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Chile: Airline wars continue

5 April 2007

LAN, continually rated as the region’s best airline, dominates the domestic market – last year 78 percent of Chile’s domestic passengers chose LAN, 17.6 percent flew Sky and 7.6 percent chose Aerolíneas del Sur.

LAN continues to challenge the competition, with promotional deals cutting ticket prices up to 20 percent in the past month.

LAN has recently shown interest in the lucrative Brazilian market, the company attempted to acquire the defunct Varig airline, but the Brazilian budget airline Gol beat them to it. Shares of Lan stock fell nearly 3 percent only minutes after the buyout was announced.

source: Mercopress

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