LAN's code sharing beyond the United States and New Zealand to Hong Kong uses Chile's air rights under the MALIAT and separately Chile's air services arrangements with Hong Kong.
South America and East Asia are on opposite side of the globe so the great circle distances involved in the three air routings are not that different, although travel via AKL is shorter:
- SCL-JFK-HKG 21,193km
- SCL-LAX-HKG 20,647km
- SCL-AKL-HKG 18,829km
The calculations were made using Great Circle Mapper.