PAL Airlines (Chile)

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PAL Airlines (or Principal Airlines) was a Chilean airline that operated out of Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport in Santiago.

History[edit]

The airline was established as a charter airline in September 2003[1] and received approval for scheduled services in June 2009.[2] It was owned by the Musiet family, who in the 1990s owned now-defunct National Airlines.[3]

The airline ceased operations in September 2014 due to unfavourable market conditions. In early 2015 it was declared bankrupt by a Chilean court.[4]

Destinations[edit]

A PAL aircraft at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport

PAL Airlines served the following scheduled destinations within Chile:[citation needed]

Additionally, the airline operated charter flights, mainly to Punta Cana.

Fleet[edit]

The PAL Airlines fleet consisted of the following aircraft at the time of closure:[5]

PAL Airlines fleet
Aircraft In Service Notes
Boeing 737-200
3
CC-ACD, CC-CRP, CC-CZK[5]
Boeing 737-300
3
CC-ADZ, CC-AIT, CC-AKS[5]
Total 6


PAL Airlines had also previously leased one Airbus A340-300, one Airbus A330-300 and two Boeing 757-200s for very short periods.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PAL Principal Airlines to launch domestic service in Chile on June 18 08 Jun 2009
  2. ^ New Chilean Domestic Airline Takes Off June 18 07 Jun 2009
  3. ^ Aero Latin News PAL ingresa al mercardo 04-Jun-09 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ "PAL Airlines". Airliner World: 15. March 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d PAL Airlines fleet list at planespotters.net