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LATAM Airlines, formerly LAN Airlines S.A., is an airline based in Santiago, Chile, and is one of the founders of LA TAM Airlines
TAM Airlines
Group, Latin America's largest airline holding company. The main hub is Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, with secondary hubs in El Dorado (Bogotá), Jorge Chávez (Lima), José Joaquín de Olmedo (Guayaquil) and Jorge Newbery (Buenos Aires) airports. LAN Airlines was the flag carrier of Chile
Chile
until its privatization in the 1990s, is the predominant airline in Chile
Chile
and Peru, and the second largest carrier in Argentina, Colombia
Colombia
and Ecuador, through its local subsidiaries. LAN is one of the largest airlines in Latin America, serving Latin America, North America, the Caribbean, Oceania, and Europe. The carrier has been a member of the Oneworld
Oneworld
airline alliance since 2000. LATAM Airlines Group
LATAM Airlines Group
was formed after the takeover by LAN of Brazilian TAM Airlines, which was completed on June 22, 2012.[2] In August 2015, it was announced that the two airlines would fully rebrand as LATAM, with one livery to be applied on all aircraft by 2018.[3][4] Currently, LAN and TAM continue to work as separate companies, under a common executive management. LATAM Airlines Group
LATAM Airlines Group
is currently the largest airline conglomerate in Latin America.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Early years 1.2 Post-war and international service expansion 1.3 Privatization and internationalization 1.4 LA TAM Airlines
TAM Airlines
Group

2 Corporate affairs

2.1 Subsidiaries 2.2 Cargo branches 2.3 Former subsidiaries

3 Destinations

3.1 Codeshare agreements

4 Fleet

4.1 Current fleet 4.2 Fleet development 4.3 Former fleet

5 LATAM Pass 6 Lounges 7 South America
South America
AirPass 8 Incidents and accidents 9 References 10 External links

History[edit] Early years[edit]

DH 60G Gipsy Moths in service with LAN-Chile, 1933

The airline was founded by Chilean Air Force
Chilean Air Force
Commodore Arturo Merino Benítez (after whom Santiago
Santiago
International Airport is named), and began operations on March 5, 1929 as Línea Aeropostal Santiago-Arica (English: Postal Air Line Santiago-Arica), under the government of President Carlos Ibáñez del Campo. In 1932 It was rebranded as Línea Aérea Nacional de Chile
Chile
(In English: National Air Line of Chile), using the acronym LAN- Chile
Chile
as commercial name. LAN-Chile's first fleet consisted of de Havilland Moth planes.[5] Merino Benitez was a strong defender of Chilean carriers exclusivity on domestic routes, differing from most Latin American countries which easily granted authorization on domestic flights to US-based Panagra, influenced by the propaganda made by Charles Lindbergh's Atlantic crossing.[6] Also because of this reason, US-built airplanes became more difficult to incorporate to LAN's fleet until the beginning of WWII. In 1936, 2 French Potez 560
Potez 560
airplanes were purchased while in 1938, 4 German Junkers Ju 86Bs were incorporated to the fleet. During that same year, a joint cooperation agreement was established with Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano
Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano
and the Peruvian carrier Faucett. Another agreement with Lufthansa
Lufthansa
was signed for flights to & from Europe and America's Atlantic coast. [6]

LAN- Chile
Chile
Douglas DC-3
Douglas DC-3
added to the fleet in 1945

In 1940, given the restrictions imposed during WWII on access to spare parts for the Junker's BMW
BMW
engines, LAN- Chile
Chile
had to replace them for Lockheed Electra 10-A planes, adding in 1941 further Lockheed Lodestar C-60 and Douglas DC-3
Douglas DC-3
in 1945. Post-war and international service expansion[edit] On August 23, 1945, LAN- Chile
Chile
became a member of the newly formed IATA. In October 1946, it started international service to Buenos Aires at Morón Airport and in 1947 to Punta Arenas, Chile's most distant continental destination.[7] In December 1954, LAN- Chile
Chile
made its first commercial flight to Lima, Perú. On December 22, 1956 a LAN- Chile
Chile
Douglas DC-6
Douglas DC-6
made the world's first commercial flight over Antarctica. Since then, all LAN's DC-6 fleet had painted on their fuselage "Primeros sobre la Antártica (First over Antarctica)", using this same aircraft type for its first commercial service to Miami International Airport
Miami International Airport
in 1958.[8] LAN- Chile
Chile
entered the jet era in 1963, purchasing three French Sud Aviation Caravelle VI-R, which initially flew to Miami, Guayaquil, Lima, Panama City and within Chile
Chile
to Punta Arenas, Puerto Montt
Puerto Montt
and Antofagasta.[9]

A LAN- Chile
Chile
Boeing 707
Boeing 707
at Paris- Orly Airport
Orly Airport
in 1981

In 1966, LAN- Chile
Chile
purchased from Lufthansa
Lufthansa
its first Boeing 707, in exchange for flying rights in the Lima- Santiago
Santiago
route. With this aircraft model, the company developed new long haul routes to the USA, Oceania and Europe. LAN- Chile
Chile
started on April 15, 1967, the route Santiago- John F. Kennedy International Airport
John F. Kennedy International Airport
and Santiago-Easter Island on April 8. In October 1967 a LAN- Chile
Chile
Sud Aviation Caravelle made the first ILS landing in South America
South America
at Lima's Jorge Chávez International Airport.[10] On January 16, 1968, the Santiago-Easter Island flight was extended to Papeete-Faa'a International Airport, in Tahiti, French Polynesia. On September 4, 1974, this route was extended to Fiji. In 1969, LAN- Chile
Chile
expanded its destinations to Rio de Janeiro, Asunción
Asunción
and Cali
Cali
with new Boeing 727s.[10] In 1970, with Boeing 707s LAN- Chile
Chile
opened its first transatlantic routes to Madrid–Barajas Airport, Frankfurt Airport
Frankfurt Airport
and Paris-Orly. Since its inception and until 1970 the airline had its headquarters, main hub and maintenance center at Los Cerrillos Airport (ICAO: SCTI; IATA: ULC), in South-West Santiago.[11] The restrictions imposed by the growing metropolitan area of Santiago
Santiago
and the need for modern, jet-era airport facilities that could safely accommodate both domestic and intercontinental flights, drove the need to relocate the Chilean capital's principal airport from Los Cerrillos in the denser southwest metropolitan region of Santiago
Santiago
to the more rural northwest metropolitan area. For this reason, Santiago
Santiago
International Airport in Pudahuel was built between 1961 and 1967, fully moving LAN-Chile's flights to this new airport in 1970.

LAN Chile
Chile
Boeing 727
Boeing 727
at Pudahuel Airport Santiago
Santiago
in 1972

On February 10, 1974, A LAN Chile
Chile
Boeing 707
Boeing 707
flown by captain Jorge Jarpa Reyes made the world's first transpolar non-stop flight between South America
South America
( Punta Arenas
Punta Arenas
Airport) and Australia
Australia
(Sydney Kingsford-Smith Airport).[12] In 1980, the company replaced its Boeing 727s with 737-200 Advanced on its domestic routes. In addition, the McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30, LAN Chile's first wide body jets, were added for use on routes to Los Angeles, Miami
Miami
and New York. That same year, the maintenance facilitites were relocated from Los Cerrillos to Arturo Merino Benitez Airport. In 1985, LAN- Chile
Chile
implemented a program of flights around the world called Cruceros del Aire (“Air Cruises”), pioneers and unique in Latin America. The initial version included two flights per year (April 26 and September 26) on a Boeing 707
Boeing 707
named Three Oceans because it crossed the Atlantic, Indian and South Pacific oceans, visiting 18 different places. The aircraft was specially prepared for these flights. It had 80 seats in first class, thus providing passengers with ample room for their comfort. Eighty tourists were selected for a 31-day tour that included visits to the main cities of Africa, Asia and Oceania. Such flights were made until 1989, marketed according to their route under various names such as "Around the World", "Three Oceans", "Three Continents", “Mediterranean","East-West China", etc.[13]

Lan Chile's Boeing 767
Boeing 767
at Frankfurt (1994)

In June 1986, Boeing 767-200ERs replaced the DC-10 fleet, with a new route to Montréal–Mirabel International Airport. In 1988, LAN Chile started construction of its Maintenance Center at Santiago
Santiago
Airport and added a Boeing 747-100
Boeing 747-100
on lease from Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus
to its fleet during the summer season for its US flights. Privatization and internationalization[edit]

LAN's logo (2004-2016)

In September 1989, the Chilean government privatized the carrier, selling a majority stake in the company to Icarosan and Scandinavian Airlines (49%), which subsequently sold its stake a few years later to local investors. Since 1994, major shareholders have been the Cueto Family and businessman Sebastián Piñera
Sebastián Piñera
(until 2010), who sold his shares when taking office as President of the Republic of Chile. The approval from the Chilean Anti-Trust Authority resulted in the acquisition of the country's second largest airline Ladeco
Ladeco
on August 11, 1995. In October 1998, Lan Chile
Chile
merged its cargo subsidiary Fast Air Carrier with Ladeco, forming LAN Express. In 1998 LAN Airlines established a joint venture with Lufthansa
Lufthansa
called LLTT (Lufthansa-LAN Technical Training S.A.) with the aim to satisfy the needs for aircraft maintenance training in Latin America. LLTT is based at LAN's hangars in Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez Airport.[14] LLTT is the only A320 Maintenance Simulator (CMOS) training provider in Latin America.[15] In 2000, LAN Cargo
LAN Cargo
opened up a major operations base at Miami International Airport and currently operates one of its largest cargo facilities there. In 2002, LAN Chile
Chile
started its internationalization process through LAN Perú
LAN Perú
and LAN Ecuador. In March 2004, Lan Chile
Chile
and its subsidiaries, LAN Perú, LAN Ecuador, LAN Dominicana and LAN Express, became unified under the unique LAN brand and livery, eliminating each airline country name on the brands. On June 17, 2004, LAN Chile
Chile
changed its formal name to LAN Airlines (which was said to mean Latin American Network Airlines, even though the airline says LAN is no longer an acronym) as part of this re-branding and internationalization process; although, when founded in 1929, LAN originally meant "Línea Aérea Nacional" (National Airline). In mid-2005, LAN opened its subsidiary LAN Argentina
Argentina
in Argentina
Argentina
and operates national and international flights from Buenos Aires, and is the third largest local operator behind Aerolíneas Argentinas
Aerolíneas Argentinas
and Austral. This subsidiary is also under the single LAN brand. As of August 1, 2006, LAN Airlines merged first and business classes of service into a single class, named Premium Business. On October 28, 2010, LAN acquired 98% of the shares of AIRES, the second-largest air carrier in Colombia. On December 3, 2011, AIRES started operating as LAN Colombia
Colombia
under the unified LAN livery. LA TAM Airlines
TAM Airlines
Group[edit]

LATAM Chile's Airbus A321
Airbus A321
operate short to medium-haul routes, both domestically and internationally.

On August 13, 2010, LAN signed a non-binding agreement with Brazilian airline TAM Airlines
TAM Airlines
to merge,[16] and form the LATAM Airlines Group.[17] The merger was completed on June 22, 2012.[2] The Administrative Council of Economic Defense of Brazil
Brazil
(“CADE”) and the Tribunal de Defensa de la Libre Competencia (Chilean Court at Law for Antitrust) (“TDLC”) approved the merger subject to mitigation measures. The airlines have to surrender four daily São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport slot pairs to other airlines willing to fly the Santiago- São Paulo
São Paulo
route, to give up membership in either Star Alliance
Star Alliance
(of which TAM Airlines
TAM Airlines
was a member) or Oneworld, and to interline deals with other airlines that operate selected routes, among other provisions. [18] Corporate affairs[edit] The airline has its headquarters on the 20th floor of the 5711 Avenida Presidente Riesco Building in Las Condes, Santiago
Santiago
Province.[19] Previously its headquarters were in Estado 10 in downtown Santiago
Santiago
de Chile.[20] Subsidiaries[edit]

LATAM Brasil LATAM Perú LATAM Argentina LATAM Colombia LATAM Ecuador LATAM Chile LATAM Paraguay

Cargo branches[edit]

LATAM Cargo LATAM Cargo
LATAM Cargo
Brasil LATAM Cargo
LATAM Cargo
Colombia LATAM Cargo
LATAM Cargo
Mexico

Former subsidiaries[edit]

LAN Dominicana

Destinations[edit] Main article: LA TAM Airlines
TAM Airlines
destinations

LATAM Chile
Chile
destinations.   LATAM Chile
Chile
Hubs   LATAM Chile
Chile
Airlines Destinations

LATAM Chile
Chile
operates in 31 international, 17 domestic (Chile), 5 seasonal and 4 marketed destinations in 21 countries. When the airline takes delivery of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Boeing 787 Dreamliner
it will start flights to Washington D.C. and London-Heathrow. It is also considering starting flights to Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Atlanta, Barcelona (starting in Dec. 2016), Milan, Zurich, Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong. With the delivery of more Airbus A319s, Airbus A320s and new deliveries of the Airbus A321, it will start new destinations in South America; it has considered Panama, San Jose de Costa Rica, Curitiba, Asunción, Manaus, Rosario, Cuzco and others.[citation needed] LA TAM Airlines
TAM Airlines
was a popular choice for surfers traveling to South America
South America
because of their policy of not charging extra baggage fees but starting December 19, 2016 they changed their policy and are now charging US$200 per way for a surfboard bag of up to three boards.[21] On October 5, 2017, LATAM inaugurated their direct route between Santiago
Santiago
and Melbourne, Australia, a 15 hours (westbound) and 11,300 kilometres (6,100 nmi) flight. It is currently the southernmost commercial point-to-point flight. The flight's great circle passes south of the Antarctic Circle, at a distance of approx 800 km off the Antarctic mainland. The flight numbers are LA805 (westbound) and LA806 (eastbound).[22] In November 2017 the company announced the opening of a direct air route to the continent of Asia.[23] The route will operate with a flight departing from Santiago, Chile
Chile
- make a stop in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Brazil
- and from there will proceed a direct flight to Tel Aviv, Israel. The flights will be operated three times a week starting from September 2018. The flights will be executed with the company's new Boeing 787
Boeing 787
aircraft. This is the second air route operated by a South-American company from South America
South America
to Asia. Codeshare agreements[edit] LATAM Chile
Chile
codeshares with the following airlines:[24]

Aeroméxico Air China Alaska Airlines American Airlines British Airways Cathay Pacific Iberia Interjet Japan Airlines Jetstar Airways Korean Air LATAM Brasil LATAM Paraguay Qantas WestJet

Fleet[edit] For the fleets of the subsidiaries, see LAN Argentina#Fleet, LAN Colombia#Fleet, LAN Ecuador#Fleet, LAN Express#Fleet, and LAN Perú#Fleet. For the fleets of cargo subsidiaries, see ABSA Cargo Airline#Fleet, LAN Cargo#Fleet, LANCO#Fleet, and MasAir#Fleet.

A LAN Airlines Boeing 787-8
Boeing 787-8
Dreamliner at Frankfurt Airport
Frankfurt Airport
in 2014.

LAN Airlines Boeing 767-300ER
Boeing 767-300ER
with 80 years logo.

A LAN Airlines Airbus A320-200
Airbus A320-200
taking off from Commodore Benitez International Airport in 2011.

A LAN Airlines Boeing 787-9
Boeing 787-9
Dreamliner at John F. Kennedy International Airport, in LAN livery

The same 787-9 Dreamliner as above, in the same location as above, but repainted into the new LATAM livery. This livery will eventually be applied to all LAN (and TAM) aircraft.

A LAN Airlines Airbus A340-300, used only on Australasia
Australasia
services. LAN retired this type from its fleet in spring 2015; Dreamliners were its replacement.

Current fleet[edit] The LATAM Chile
Chile
fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of March 2018):[25]

LATAM Chile
Chile
Mainline Fleet

Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes

J Y Total

Airbus A319-100 17 — — 144 144

Airbus A320-200 51 — — 168 168

174 174

Airbus A320neo 2 18 TBA CC-BHA and CC-BHB are currently grounded as of March 2018.

Airbus A321-200 16 1 — 220 220 2 aircraft are former Air Berlin
Air Berlin
aircraft. Expected to have 19 A321 in 2018 .

Airbus A321neo — 5 TBA Delivery will starts by October 2018. First operator of ACF variant.

Boeing 767-300ER 16 — 30 191 221

Boeing 787-8 10 — 30 217 247 CC-BBD, CC-BBE and CC-BBG are grounded as of March 2018.

Boeing 787-9 14 — 30 283 313

Total 126 24

Fleet development[edit] LAN became the launch customer for the Pratt & Whitney PW6000 engine on the Airbus A318.[26] Its Airbus A319s and Airbus A320s are equipped with International Aero Engines V2500s. Lan Airlines has recently renovated its Boeing 767s, adding amenities like flat bed seats in Premium Business class, which offers 180 degrees of recline, and new touch screen personal TVs with on-demand content.[27] In May 2008, LAN Airlines retired its last 737-200 from service; the 737-200 was replaced by the Airbus A318. In addition to its A320's family aircraft and Boeing 767
Boeing 767
family, LAN will buy the new Boeing 787 for its long haul routes such as Auckland, Sydney and European routes, replacing its Airbus A340-300s. With this new aircraft it plans to open new routes like London-Heathrow and Rome-Fiumicino. In 2011, LAN ordered 10 A318s but has since sold these to Avianca
Avianca
Brasil, to purchase another 128 airliners from the A320 family and 1 more order of A340-300. LAN Airlines is the American launch customer for the Sharklets for its A320 fleet.[28] In 2012, LAN Airlines became the launch customer in the Americas of the Boeing 787
Boeing 787
Dreamliner. Former fleet[edit] LATAM Chile
Chile
had also operated these following aircraft since it started services on the Santiago-Ovalle, Copiapó-Antofagasta-Iquique- Arica
Arica
Route with the de Havilland Gipsy Moth carrying mail and 2 passengers, 1929.

Airbus A318
Airbus A318
- Retired since August 2013, For Domestic Route, 2008, Replacement Airbus A320
Airbus A320
family Airbus A340-313E - Retired in April 2015, replaced by Boeing 787 BAe 146–200 – Domestic route expansion, 1990 Boeing 707-320
Boeing 707-320
– First scheduled flight to Frankfurt (Via Paris, Madrid
Madrid
and São Paulo), 1968 Boeing 727-100
Boeing 727-100
– Replaced the Sud Aviation Caravelle
Sud Aviation Caravelle
and Douglas DC-4 Boeing 737-200
Boeing 737-200
– Last aircraft retired May 2008, Replacement Airbus A320 family Boeing 747-100
Boeing 747-100
– First scheduled flight to Los Angeles, 1979 Boeing 757-200[29] Boeing 767-200ER
Boeing 767-200ER
– Replaced the McDonnell Douglas DC-10, 1989 Convair 440
Convair 440
Douglas DC-3
Douglas DC-3
replacement, 1952 De Havilland DHC-6 de Havilland Gipsy Moth De Havilland Dove
De Havilland Dove
DH-104 Douglas DC-3
Douglas DC-3
– Opened the flights to Buenos Aires, La Paz and Lima, 1945 Douglas DC-6
Douglas DC-6
– First long-haul flight to Miami
Miami
(Via Lima
Lima
and Panamá), 1954 Ford 5 AT-C – Santiago
Santiago
– Mendoza Route, 1934 Hawker Siddeley HS 748 Lockheed Electra L-10A Lockheed C-60 Martin 2-0-2 McDonnell Douglas DC-10
McDonnell Douglas DC-10
Boeing 707
Boeing 707
replacement, 1979 Sud Aviation Caravelle
Sud Aviation Caravelle
– First long-haul flight to New York (Via Lima, Bogotá
Bogotá
and Montego Bay), 1961

LATAM Pass[edit] LAN Airlines created the LANPASS frequent flyer program to reward customer loyalty. There are currently over four million members. Every year, over 250,000 LANPASS members fly for free. LANPASS members earn kilometres every time they fly with LAN, a Oneworld
Oneworld
alliance member, a LANPASS-affiliated airline or by using the services of any LANPASS-associated business around the world.:[30] The LANPASS Program has four Elite membership categories:[31]

Premium ( Oneworld
Oneworld
Ruby)[32] Premium Silver ( Oneworld
Oneworld
Sapphire)[32] Comodoro ( Oneworld
Oneworld
Emerald)[32] Comodoro Black

On 5 May 2016, LANPASS became known as LATAM Pass, once LAN Airlines fully transitioned into LATAM Airlines. Lounges[edit]

LATAM lounge in Santiago
Santiago
de Chile.

LA TAM Airlines
TAM Airlines
operates VIP passenger lounges at the following airports:[33]

Mistral Lounge at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez Airport, in Santiago de Chile Neruda Lounge at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez Airport, in Santiago de Chile Ezeiza International Airport, in Buenos Aires, Argentina El Dorado International Airport, in Bogotá, Colombia Miami
Miami
International Airport São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport

These lounges are accessible by passengers traveling onboard LATAM First Class, Premium Business, Business and Premium Economy, as well as senior members of the LATAM PASS program (Comodoro, Premium Silver levels), TAM Fidelidade program (Black, Vermelho Plus, Vermelho) and oneworld respective categories (Emerald, Sapphire). The new and renovated LA TAM Airlines
TAM Airlines
Passenger lounges are designed by Chilean architect Mathias Klotz
Mathias Klotz
and Parisian Studio Putman Olivia Putman. South America
South America
AirPass[edit] The " South America
South America
AirPass" describes an airfare that allows passengers residing outside of South America
South America
to purchase individual, one-way coupon for flights between any of the South American destinations that make up LAN's network, at a price determined by two factors:

Whether the passenger reaches South America
South America
with LAN or with another Oneworld
Oneworld
alliance member. The distance between the point of departure and the destination.

The purchase of the AirPass coupons must be made at the time intercontinental travel is purchased and outside South America. Incidents and accidents[edit]

On April 3, 1961, LAN Chile
Chile
Flight 621, a Douglas C-47A
Douglas C-47A
registered as CC-CLD, on a scheduled domestic passenger flight from Temuco Airport (now Maquehue Airport, later La Araucania Airport) to Santiago, crashed into a hillside due to inclement weather near La Gotera Hill, Chile. On board were many members of the Chilean association football club C.D. Green Cross. All four crew members and all twenty passengers on board were killed.[34] On February 6, 1965 a Douglas DC-6, operating LAN Chile
Chile
Flight 107 from Santiago
Santiago
to Ezeiza, Argentina, flew into a mountain near the San José Volcano in the Las Melosas area of the Andes
Andes
shortly after takeoff. All of the 87 passengers and crew on board died in what is as of 2012 the worst aircraft accident in Chile.[35] On April 28, 1969 LAN Chile
Chile
Flight 160 crashed short of runway at Colina, Chile. None of the 60 passengers and crew were injured in the accident.[36] On December 5, 1969, a Douglas C-47A
Douglas C-47A
registration CC-CBY, crashed shortly after takeoff from El Tepual Airport, Puerto Montt. The aircraft was operating a cargo flight; all three people on board survived.[37] On May 25, 1972, a Boeing 727-100
Boeing 727-100
registration CC-CAG, made an emergency landing at Sir Donald Sangster International Airport
Sir Donald Sangster International Airport
after a pipe bomb exploded on board. The aircraft was operating a passenger flight from Tocumen International Airport
Tocumen International Airport
to Miami
Miami
International Airport; there were no fatalities or injuries.[38] On August 3, 1978, a Boeing 707
Boeing 707
registered as CC-CCX was approaching Ministro Pistarini International Airport
Ministro Pistarini International Airport
in thick fog when it struck trees in a gentle descent, some 2500 metres short of the runway threshold and 300 metres out of line with the runway centreline. All 63 people on board the aircraft survived the accident.[39] On August 4, 1987, a Boeing 737-200, while on the approach at El Loa Airport, landed short of the displaced threshold of runway 27. The nosegear collapsed and the aircraft broke in two. A fire broke out 30 minutes later and destroyed the aircraft. The threshold was displaced by 880m due to construction work. There was one fatality.[40] On February 19, 1991, a chartered BAe 146–200 operating LAN Chile Flight 1069, overran the runway on landing at Puerto Williams
Puerto Williams
in southern Chile
Chile
and sank in the nearby waters. Of the 73 people aboard, 20 perished.[41][42][43] On May 18, 2013, an Airbus A340, departing for Sydney from Auckland Airport lined-up on what was thought to be the centre line of the runway. Instead, it was actually the lights on the edge of the runway & the crew took off without noticing it. The damage wasn’t discovered until a runway inspection was made.[44][45]

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