LAN Airlines managed to keep expense and revenue growth in line in 2008 and reported a full-year profit of $335.7 million, up 8.9% from the $308.3 million earned in 2007. The company credited its "solid and flexible business model and the leadership position it has established in the markets in which it operates" for its ability to produce positive results "despite the various elements that constantly affect the airline industry." It plans to continue its growth this year, increasing ASKs ...

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