LAN Airlines of Chile, part of the LATAM Airlines Group, retired its Airbus A340-300s from active service on 17 April 2015. The last scheduled flight was flown by the aircraft with registration CC-CQF from Sydney to Santiago in Chile, with a stop-over in Auckland, New Zealand.
The three Airbus A340-300s officially still part of the fleet, do stay on stand-by in case one of the other planes of LAN cannot make their appointed flight. But sources in Santiago say that LAN is looking for a potential new user outside Chile. We at Airheadsfly.com could not confirm the status of the fourth A340-300 of LAN Airlines, which has reportedly been stored since July 2013.
Two of the big Airbuses were delivered to the then LAN Chile in 2000, the other pair in 2001. The airline fused with TAM Airlines of Brazil, creating the LATAM Airlines Group in 2012.
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Featured image: The LAN Airlines Airbus A340-300 on an earlier flight (Image (CC) Bobo888)