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LanChile to Represent LanPeru in the U.S.

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 2, 1999--

LanPeru Begins Commercial Flights Today

LanChile Airlines (NYSE:LFL) has been named as the general sales agent and representative in the U.S. for the new carrier LanPeru, a Peruvian company in which LanChile holds a 49 percent ownership.

LanPeru begins operations today with service from Lima to Cuzco and Arequipa with a fleet of two Boeing 737-200s. All flights are designed to connect with LanChile's Los Angeles, New York and Santiago operations.

"This agreement with LanPeru will allow us the opportunity to offer the same high quality service, not only in Chile, but in the interior of Peru as well," said Alex de Gunten, LanChile's Vice President International North/Central America, Caribbean and Asia.

LanChile, a new member of the oneworld(TM) global airline alliance, currently offers up to 50 total flights weekly, including 36 weekly non-stop and direct flights from its North American gateway cities of Miami, New York and Los Angeles to Lima, Peru and Santiago, Chile. Passengers may accumulate mileage in LanChile's LanPass, American Airlines' AAdvantage, or Canadian Airlines' Canadian Plus frequent flyer programs. Based in Santiago, Chile, the 70-year-old airline, which began flying to the U.S. in 1958, flies to 37 cities in 16 countries, including 15 Chilean destinations.

For additional information on LanPeru, call 800/735-5590.

Visit LanChile Airlines' (NYSE:LFL) website at www.lanchile.com.
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