PAL Airlines (Chile)
PAL Airlines (or Principal Airlines) was a Chilean airline that operated out of Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport in Santiago.
The airline was established as a charter airline in September 2003 and received approval for scheduled services in June 2009. It was owned by the Musiet family, who in the 1990s owned now-defunct National Airlines.
The airline ceased operations in September 2014 due to unfavourable market conditions. In early 2015 it was declared bankrupt by a Chilean court.
PAL Airlines served the following scheduled destinations within Chile:
- Antofagasta - Cerro Moreno International Airport
- Calama - El Loa Airport
- Copiapó - Desierto de Atacama Airport
- Iquique - Diego Aracena International Airport
- Santiago - Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport - Hub
Additionally, the airline operated charter flights, mainly to Punta Cana.
The PAL Airlines fleet consisted of the following aircraft at the time of closure:
|Boeing 737-200||CC-ACD, CC-CRP, CC-CZK|
|Boeing 737-300||CC-ADZ, CC-AIT, CC-AKS|
- PAL Principal Airlines to launch domestic service in Chile on June 18 08 Jun 2009
- New Chilean Domestic Airline Takes Off June 18 07 Jun 2009
- Aero Latin News PAL ingresa al mercardo 04-Jun-09 (in Spanish)
- "PAL Airlines". Airliner World: 15. March 2015.
- PAL Airlines fleet list at planespotters.net
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