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Si Santiago: LATAM opens largest international lounge in South America

LATAM Airlines has opened a new, more sustainable, international lounge in Santiago; and totting up 4,000 square metres, it's considered to be the largest in South America. 

LATAM Airlines has opened a new, more sustainable, international lounge in Santiago; and totting up 4,000 square metres, it’s considered to be the largest in South America. 

There’s good news for travellers returning to Australia and New Zealand from Santiago Airport – LATAM’s new lounge is now ready to welcome you in style.

The “LATAM Lounge” is a renewed space for its preferred passengers and LATAM’s partner airline members to wait for their departure or connection.

The airline says the new space, which replaces the old VIP lounge, will offer a more sustainable service with a Latin American influence.

“Our decision making is always guided by our customers so we’ve created an experience where every traveller can choose what is important for their trip with options for everyone to enjoy their time as they see fit,” said Paulo Miranda, Vice President of Customers for LATAM Airlines Group.

LATAM lounge
Paulo Miranda, Vice President of Customers for LATAM Airlines Group

In line with the group’s commitment to sustainability, the new lounge has important sustainable attributes.

These include the use of 80% renewable energy for its operation, interactive games with educational themes surrounding recycling and conservation, and waste reduction encouraged through recycling and reuse.

The new lounge will also compensate for its carbon footprint through an ecosystem of conservation projects in South America. 

“This represents another step forward in the group’s sustainability strategy, which we are convinced should be an integral aspect in all our areas of our operation. It must guide us and be at the centre of everything we do,” said the LATAM’s executive.

LATAM lounge

The new space has a series of art sculptures by emerging South American artists, made mostly with recycled materials.

Ximena Guzmán (Chilen), Sofía Donován (Argentinean) and Percy Zorrilla (Peruvian) are some of the 21 artists who will exhibit their works in the new lounge.

LATAM says it will also be renovating the other services it offers, including lockers for hand luggage, sleeping areas, special areas for children and family, showers, an open bar, buffet service with Latin American cuisine, and ironing service, shoeshine, and co-work areas.

The LATAM Lounge is located in the new Terminal 2 of Santiago Airport, and it is available to all passengers with the LATAM benefits program in the Black Signature, Black and Platinum categories, for flights in Premium Business, alliance customers and Business partners, travelling on international flights, or making stopovers in Chile.

For more information head to www.latamairlines.com