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LDE -LADECO TO LAN EXPRESS
FORMED IN 1958. FORMERLY LADECO AIRLINES. DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED, PASSENGER AND CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.
AV BERNARDO O'HIGGINS, NO 107
AV AMERICO VESPUCIO 901, RENCA
Chile (Republic of Chile) was established in 1818, covers an area of 756,945 sq km, its population is 15 million, its capital city is Santiago de Chile, and its official language is Spanish.
JANUARY 1993: D B A LADECO. IBERIA AIRLINES (IBE) OWNS 38% ($20 MILLION).
1992 = +30.9% (RPK) PASSENGER TRAFFIC, +29.1% (ASK) CAPACITY, +54.4% (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC.
LOOKING AT 737-200/-300 EXTENDED TWIN-ENGINE OPERATIONS (ETOPS) (AREA OF OPERATIONS IS MARGINAL) AND 757 ANTARCTIC (ETOPS).
SUBSIDIARY, LADECO CARGO, TO FLY 707F & DC-8-71F TO MIAMI (MIA) & NEW YORK.
737-300, (L/N 1374), 6 YEARS OLD, FOR 7 WEEK STRUCTURAL CHECK. SOLD 2 737-2E3'S (PL171; PL172).
JANUARY 1994: LAST 6 MONTHS = +16% PASSENGERS.
OCTOBER 1994: FLYING 737-200, 120 MINUTES EXTENDED TWIN-ENGINE OPERATIONS (ETOPS) OVER ANTARCTIC.
JANUARY 1995: 1 A320-200 (CFM56-5A3), EX-LACSA (LAC).
FEBRUARY 1995: 1 737-200A (JT8D-9A), EX-AER LINGUS (ARL).
JUNE 1995: CHILEAN INVESTOR SEBASTIAN PINERA PURCHASED 57.9% FOR $20.4 MILLION (PREVIOUSLY OWNED 3%), THEN SOLD 21% STAKE FOR $19 MILLION TO GROUP OF INVESTORS LED BY LANCHILE (LAN) CHAIRMAN, ENRIQUE CUERTO, WHO OWNS 71.6% OF (LAN).
AUGUST 1995: CHILE GOVERNMENT OK'S LANCHILE (LAN) CONTROL OF LADECO (LDE).
JUNE 1996: SOLD 2 727-100'S TO NATIONWIDE AIR (NWR), SOUTH AFRICA, (19251 & 19811). RETURNED 757-2Q8 (25044) TO (ILF).
SEPTEMBER 1996: BEING REORGANIZED UNDER BANKRUPTCY LAWS AFTER IBERIA AIRLINES (IBE) FAILED TO SELL ITS 38% STAKE FOR $8 MILLION.
DECEMBER 1996: RENE HERNANDEZ, QUALITY CONTROL MANAGER.
JUNE 1997: 1ST 5 MONTHS = +$2.5 MILLION (-$8 MILLION). EXPECTS +$6 MILLION FOR 1997 BY INCREASING SERVICES TO PUNTA ARENAS, PUERTO MONTT, LA SERENA AND TEMUCO WITH 8 NEW AIRPLANES.
SEPTEMBER 1997: 737-219 (21131) RETURNED FROM VARIG (VAR) AND RETURNED TO ARKIA LEASING (ARK) WHO SOLD IT TO LANCHILE (LAN).
FEBRUARY 1998: +2 737-200'S FOR TOTAL 10.
APRIL 1998: 1,800 EMPLOYEES.
MAY 1998: BRUNO ARDITO, GENERAL MANAGER.
JULY 1998: CODE SHARE WITH SWISSAIR (SWS) TO BUENOS AIRES (737, 3/WEEK).
737-253 (22703) TO WINAIR (WII).
AUGUST 1998: OWNER LANCHILE (LAN) MERGES ITS SUBSIDIARIES, FAST AIR CARGO (FAC) INTO LADECO (LDE).
NOVEMBER 1998: THE USA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) OK'S 1 YEAR SCHEDULED FOREIGN CARGO SERVICE TO NEW YORK & LOS ANGELES (LAX), ASSUMING MERGER OF FAST AIR (FAC) WITH LADECO (LDE).
JANUARY 1999: 737-205 (21184), RETURNED TO LESSOR.
APRIL 1999: SITA: SCLXXUC. 1,800 EMPLOYEES.
737-236 (22029, CN-CZN), EX-BRITISH AIRWAYS (BAB), GECAS (GEH), 60 MONTH LEASED.
AUGUST 1999: 737-236 (22027), EX-BRITISH AIRWAYS (BAB), (GEH) 58 MONTH LEASED.
NOVEMBER 1999: SERGIO PURCEL, GENERAL MANAGER, REPLACES CARLOS PRADO, WHO HAS MOVED TO LANCHILE (LAN) CORPORATE BUSINESS.
DECEMBER 1999: THE USA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) GRANTS LADECCO (LDE) ALL-CARGO, "OPEN-SKIES" TO USA.
FEBRUARY 2000: 737-248C (CC-CEI) DELIVERY.
MARCH 2000: 737-219 (21131, CC-CYC) & 737-2M6 (20913, CC-CYW) TRANSFERRED TO LAN CHILE (LAN).
APRIL 2000: 1,800 EMPLOYEES.
737-2Q8 (23148), RETURNED TO PEGASUS (PSS), LEASED TO WESTJET (WJI).
JULY 2000: 1999 = 545 MILLION (RPK) TRAFFIC; 59.9% LF LOAD FACTOR; 11.07 MILLION (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC; 608,000 PASSENGERS (PAX);
1,800 EMPLOYEES. (http://wwwladeco.com).
JUNE 2001: (LAN) OWNS 99.4% OF LADECO (LDE).
JULY 2001: WILL CEASE OPERATIONS IN SEPTEMBER 2001 AND TRANSFER ITS PASSENGER AND CARGO SERVICES TO LANCHILE (LAN)'S BRAND NAME. LADECO (LDE) DOMESTIC OPERATIONS WILL BE KNOWN AS "LAN EXPRESS."
December 2003: Santiago - Punta Cana (with technical stop at Guayaquil) (A320, weekly charter).
January 2004: LanChile (LAN)'s 1st A319 has been assigned to LAN Express (LDE) for flights from Santiago to Antofagasta, Calama, Coihaique, Puerto Montt, and Puerto Arenas.
July 2004: 2003 = 2.17 million (RPK) traffic (-13.2%); 62.7% LF load factor; 2.09 million passengers (PAX) (-11%); 35.3 million (FTK) freight traffic (-32.6%).
December 2004: In January 2005, Santiago - Punta Cana with fuel stop at Guayaquil.
April 2005: 1,878 employees (including 194 Flight Crew (FC), 273 Cabin Attendants (CA), & 454 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).
June 2005: 2 737-200's (22367; 22736), European Capital 2 year leased.
October 2006: (LAN) Airlines more than doubled its third-quarter net income to +$51.5 million from +$23.8 million in the year-ago period as revenues grew +22.6% to $762.3 million, boosting operating margin +7.6 points to 9.3%.
(LAN) said that the "significant margin improvements [resulted] mainly from higher revenues per capacity (ATK) in both the passenger and cargo business . . . The company's strong third-quarter operating performance provides a solid base for long-term growth and profitability." With 48 airplanes being added to its fleet in 2006 -2008, passenger capacity is expected to grow +10% - +12% for full-year 2006 and +23% - +25% in 2007.
Third-quarter operating expenses rose +13% to $691.8 million and operating income widened significantly to +$70.5 million from +$10 million in the year-ago quarter. Traffic increased +10.2% to 5.07 billion (RPK)s on a +11.9% lift in capacity to 6.7 billion (ASK)s, producing a load factor of 75.7% LF, down -1.1 points. Yield rose +17% to 9.4 cents.
(LAN) said it is moving forward with its domestic and regional business model overhaul, which aims to reduce overhead costs by -30% per (ASK) on short-haul routes by the end of 2008. It is targeting airplane utilization of 12 block hours per day for narrow body operations in Chile, Argentina and Peru. It will phase out 737-200s in favor of new A320s in 2007, and will operate more point-to-point flights. It plans for future "fare reductions" made possible by the cost savings.
November 2008: 737-204 (20632) has been taken out of service with Lan Express (LDE) and is now opened as the "AirPub Charlie Yankee" - - SEE ATTACHED PHOTO & ARTICLE - - "LDE-737PUB-NOV08" and check out http://www.pubcharlieyankee.cl
September 2010: LANExpress (LDE) is Chile's 2nd airline operating an extensive domestic network to all main cities in Chile, with a few routes to Argentina.
(IATA) Code: LU - 972. (ICAO) Code; LXP (Callsign - LANEX).
Parent organization/shareholders: (LAN) Airlines (99.4%).
LAN Express (LDE) is an affiliate member of the Oneworld (ONW) alliance.
Domestic, scheduled destinations: Antofagasta; Arica; Balmaceda; Calama; Concepcion; Copiapo; El Salvador; Iquique; La Serena; Osomo; Pucon; Puerto Montt; Punta Arenas; Santiago; Temuco; & Valdivia.
International, scheduled destinations: Cordoba; Mendoza; Rio de Janeiro; Salta; San Carlos de Bariloche; & Sao Paulo.
December 2011: (LAN) Airlines and Amadeus have signed a full-content distribution agreement. The multi-year agreement guarantees Amadeus travel agents worldwide access to the entire range of fares, schedules and inventory relating to the more than >18 million seats sold annually by the (LAN) Group Airlines ((LAN) Airlines, LAN Ecuador (LNE), LAN Perú (LPU), LAN Argentina (LNR), Aires (AIR), and LAN Express (LDE)).
Amadeus has content agreements with key airlines in Latin America including AviancaTaca (AVI)/(TAC), Copa Airlines (COP) and (TAM) (TPR).
March 2012: Chilean airlines saw a +16% increase in international passenger traffic and a +15.8% growth in domestic traffic in January, logging a record figure of 1.4 million boarding passengers, its all-time best single month on record.
Data released by the Junta de Aeronáutica Civil shows (LAN) Airlines was the market leader in international traffic, with a 49.5% market share. (LAN) Peru (LPU) was second, with a 5.7% market share. Sky Airline (SSV) was third with a market share of 4.9%. In the domestic market, (LAN) Express (LDE) was first with a 50.3% market share. (LAN) Airlines had a 28.1% market share and Sky Airline (SSV) had a 17.3% market share. PAL Airlines (PCP) secured a 3.8% market share. International cargo traffic decreased -4.7%, while domestic cargo grew +5%.
According to reports in the local newspaper "El Mercúrio," the traffic increases are the result of a competitive market, improved financial situations among Chileans, and the introduction of credit options to purchase airline tickets and travel packages. A decline of the USA dollar against the Chilean peso also helped boost international traffic.
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LDE-707 TO LAN EXPRESS
2 737-200 (JT8D) (22367; 22736), EUROPEAN CAPITAL LSD 2005-06.
0 737-2E1 (JT8D) (424-21112, /75 CC-CYT), EX-(ARL), RTND, LST (SOW) 2002-11. 120Y.
2 737-2Q3 (JT8D-17) (706-22367, /80 CC-CVI; 896-22736, /82 CC-CVJ), (LAN) WET-LSD 2003-01, 120Y.
0 737-200 (JT8D) (21184 RTND 01/99) (737-2M6: 399-20913, CC-CYW; 737-219: 428-21131, CC-CYC TO (LAN) 2000-03) (23148 RTND (PSS), LST (WJI) 2000-05). 120Y.
2 737-204 (JT8D-15) (316-20632, /72 CC-CSH; 318-20633, /72 CC-CSI; 342-808, /74 CC-CSP), (LAN) WET-LSD. (20632; IS NOW "AIRPUB CHARLIE YANKEE" - - SEE ATTACHED PHOTO & ARTICLE - - "LDE-737PUB-NOV08." 120Y.
1 737-205 (JT8D-9A) (506-21445, /77 CC-CYK), (LAN) WET-LSD. 120Y.
1 737-219 (JT8D-15) (428-21131, /75 CC-CYC), (LAN) WET-LSD 2001-10. 120Y.
1 737-229 (JT8D-15) (529-21596, /78 CC-CVC), (LAN) WET-LSD. 120Y.
3 737-230 (JT8D-15) (777-22134, /81 CC-CRP; 781-22135, /81 CC-CRQ; 791-22139, /81 CC-CRS), EX-(DLH), (LAN) WET-LSD. 120Y.
1 737-291 (JT8D-17A) (909-22743, /82 CC-CVG), (LAN) WET-LSD. 120Y.
2 737-236 (JT8D-15A) (662-22029, CC-CZN; 686-21804, /80 CC-CZK; 693-22020, /80 CC-CZO), EX-(BAB), (GEH) LSD 1999-04 60 MTHS, (693-22030, /80 CC-CZP), 22029 RTND 2001-07, LST (SAA). 22027 RTND 2001-07, LST (SKB) 2001-08. 120Y.
1 737-248 (JT8D-9A) (252-20223, /70 CC-CSL), (LAN) WET-LSD 2003-01. 120Y.
1 737-291 (JT8D-17A) (909-22743, /82 CC-CVG), (LAN) WET-LSD 2002-08. 120Y.
2 767-300F, (LAN) LSD.
3 DC-8 (FAC) OPS).
2 A319-132 (V2524-A5) (2089, /03 CC-COU; 2096, /03 CC-COX), (LAN) WET-LSD 2004-01. 136Y.
4 A320-233 (V2527E-A5) (1512, /01 CC-COH; 1548, /01 CC-COK; 1626, /01 CC-COM), (LAN) WET-LSD. 156Y.
SEBASTIAN PINERO, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).
JOSE IBANEZ, PRESIDENT.
RICARDO MARDONES, GENERAL MANAGER.
JORGE GOLES, VP COMMERCIAL.
ALFONSO LAVAL, VP FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION.
JORGE PINOCHET, COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR.
RICARDO MENDEZ, QUALITY CONTROL (QC) MANAGER (1998-10).
RICARDO PARGA, MAINTENANCE PRODUCTION MANAGER (1998-10).