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LAN Airlines recognised as ‘South America’s Leading Airlines’ at the World Travel Awards 2014

August 14, 2014 Accolades No Comments Email Email

For the third year in a row, LAN Airlines, a member of LATAM Airlines Group, received the award for “South America’s Leading Airline” at the 21st annual World Travel Awards (WTA). TAM Airlines, a member of the Group, was a nominee in the same category.

The WTA, often referred to as the ‘Oscars of the Travel Industry’, were established in 1993 to recognise and reward excellence in the travel industry, tourism and hospitality worldwide. This year’s award ceremony was held on Saturday, 9 August, at the Itchimbía Cultural Center in Quito, Ecuador.
LAN Ecuador’s CEO, Manuel Van Oordt, said: “The aviation industry is key to tourism development. Our endeavor and decisions as LATAM Airlines Group (LAN Airlines and TAM Airlines) focus on delivering excellent service to our passengers and on being a relevant contribution to the industry. Therefore, we are very proud and happy to receive, for the third consecutive year, recognition as South America’s Leading Airline,” said Mr Van Oordt.

WTA nominees are selected by a panel of experts that analyse criteria such as customer satisfaction and service quality, product innovation, corporate social responsibility and community involvement, among others.

Moreover, this makes the seventh consecutive year that an airline belonging to LATAM Airlines Group (LAN Airlines or TAM Airlines) received first place. In 2007, 2012 and 2013, LAN was recognised as “South America’s Leading Airline” and in 2005 received the award for “South America’s Leading Airline – Business Class.”  In 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, the title of Leading Airline was won by TAM Airlines.

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LAN Ecuador’s CEO, Manuel Van Oordt receives South America’s Leading Airlines award on behalf of LAN Airlines

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