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LAN Airlines Reports Net Income of US$335.7 Million for Full Year 2008 and US$117.1 Million for the Fourth Quarter of 2008
Posted by: gurufocus (IP Logged)
Date: January 28, 2009 12:05AM
SANTIAGO, Chile--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LAN Airlines S.A. (NYSE: LFL), one of Latin America’s leading passenger and cargo airlines, announced today its consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter ended Press Release: LAN Airlines Reports Net Income of US$335.7 Million for Full Year 2008 and US$117.1 Million for the Fourth Quarter of 2008
SANTIAGO, Chile--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LAN Airlines S.A. (NYSE: LFL), one of Latin America’s leading passenger and cargo airlines, announced today its consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2008. “LAN” or “the Company” makes reference to the consolidated entity, which includes passenger and cargo airlines in Latin America. All figures were prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in Chile and are expressed in U.S. Dollars
LAN Airlines is one of the leading passenger airlines in Latin America. The company and its affiliates serve more than 60 destinations around the world through an extensive network that offers full connectivity within Latin America, while also linking the region with North America, Europe and the South Pacific, as well as 58 additional international destinations through its various alliances. LAN Airlines and its affiliates have a leading position in their respective domestic markets of Chile and Peru as well as an important presence in the Argentinean domestic market.
Currently, LAN Airlines and its affiliates operate one of the most modern fleets in the world, with 81 passenger aircraft, and its cargo subsidiary, LAN CARGO and its respective cargo affiliates, operate 9 dedicated freighters. The company recently completed its short haul fleet renovation process by acquiring new aircraft from the Airbus A320 family, enabling LAN to improve its efficiency and to reduce significantly its CO2 emissions. The fleet renovation is part of the company’s commitment to the protection of the environment.
LAN is one of the few Investment Grade airlines in the world (BBB). The company’s world class quality standards enabled its membership in oneworld™, the global alliance that encompasses the best airlines in the world. For more information please visit www.lan.com or www.oneworldalliance.com.
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