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Chile is a republic in south-western South America, bordered on the north by Peru, on the east by Bolivia and Argentina, and on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean. It has an extreme northern-southern length of approximately 4270 km (about 2650 mi), but its average width is less than 180 km (110 mi). Archipelagos extend along the southern Chilean coast from Chiloé Island to Cape Horn, the southernmost point of the South American continent. Among these are the Chonos Archipelago, Wellington Island, and the western portion of Tierra del Fuego. Other islands belonging to Chile include the Juan Fernández Islands, Easter Island, and Sala y Gómez, all of which lie in the South Pacific. The country has a total area of 756,626 sq km (292,135 sq mi). Chile also claims a section of Antarctica. The country's capital and largest city is Santiago
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January 16, 2017LASSA (Linea de Aeroservicios SA) is an 'Active' passenger charter based at Santiago de Chile Arturo Merino Benítez International (SCL) [status change]
January 16, 2017Línea Aérea SINAMI was founded as a passenger charter, mostly for use of SINAMI (Sindicato Interempresa Nacional de Trabajadores de Montaje Industrial, Obras Civiles y Actividades Anexas) [added]
January 16, 2017Servicios Aéreos Río Baker is a passenger charter airline based at Antofagasta Cerro Moreno International (ANF). Its AOC was granted on 04Dec2009 & it started operations with Piper aircraft [added]
January 13, 2017LAN Express [status change] was renamed to LATAM Express [added]
January 12, 2017Barrick Servicios Mineros provides charter services to the various entities of the Barrick holding company [added]
January 12, 2017Archipelagos Air Services is an 'Active' passenger charter carrier out of Puerto Montt Marcel Marchant (SCPF) [status change]
January 12, 2017Aeromet operates out of Santiago de Chile Arturo Merino Benítez International (SCL) [status change]
January 11, 2017DAP Antarctica is part of the DAP consortium [added]
January 11, 2017DAP Helicópeteros is part of the DAP consortium [added]
January 11, 2017Antarctic Airways was formed to provide emergency medical services in the South Shetland islands, Antartica (part of the DAP consortium) [added]
January 11, 2017AeroRescate is an ambulance helicopter company (part of the DAP consortium) [added]

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Operating DatesStatus
ADA (AeroDesierto)2015 - 2015Renamed
^ Comments : Chilean Airways began operations from its home base in Calama on 27Apr2015 as ADA (AeroDesierto) which had ceased operations on 19Jul2015 to be rebranded
^ Genealogy : ADA (AeroDesierto) >Chilean Airways
Aero Aysen1970* - 1970*Status?
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Aero Club (Carabineros de Chile)2002* - 2007*Status?
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Aero Continente Chile1999 - 2002Inactive
^ Comments : Aero Continente Chile was founded in 1999
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Aero Nortesur (Aeronor Chile)1978 - 1986Inactive
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^ Genealogy : Aero Nortesur
Aeroandina1981 - 1981Inactive
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Aeroandina2002* - dateActive
^ Comments : Aeroandina was founded in 2002
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Aerocardal1991 - dateActive
^ Comments : Aerocardal was formed in 1989 & operations started on 30Jun1991
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Aerocargo Regional1991* - 1993*Status?
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AeroChile1996 - 1996Renamed
^ Comments : Avant Airlines was founded in 1996 as AeroChile
^ Genealogy : AeroChile >LAC >Avant Airlines
Aerocor1978* - 1985*Status?
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Aerocor (Aerolineas Cordillera)1974* - 1981*Inactive
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AeroEjectiva2005 - 2006*Status?
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Aerohein2012* - dateActive
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Aerolineas Austral(2003)Began?
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Aerolineas Chilenas1960 - 1961*Status?
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Aerolineas del Sur2004 - 2007Renamed
^ Comments : Air Comet Chile was formed as Aerolineas del Sur in 2004. Started operations in Dec2004
^ Genealogy : Aerolineas del Sur >Air Comet Chile
Aerolineas Principal (Principal Airlines)2003* - 2009Renamed
^ Comments : Charter services out of Arturo Merlina Benitez International Airport. PAL was formed as Aerolineas Principal in Sep2003. PAL Airlines ceased operations on Sep2014
^ Genealogy : Aerolineas Principa >PAL Airlines
Aeromet1999* - 2006*Status?
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Aeropuelche2003* - 2004*Status?
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Aerosanta**** - ****Inactive
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Aerovias ASA1978* - 1979Inactive
^ Comments : Aerovias ASA was formed in 1978
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Aerovias Bochettia**** - ****Status?
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Aerovias DAP (DAP Airways)1979 - dateActive
^ Comments : Aerovias DAP was formed in 1979 & operations started on 30Jun1979
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Air Chile1954* - 1954Renamed
^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy : Air Chile + Lyon Air =>Sociedad de Transportes Aéreos (ALA) >>CINTA (Compañía Nacional de Turismo Aéreo) >CINTA-ALA
Air Comet Chile2004 - 2008Inactive
^ Comments : Air Comet Chile was formed as Aerolineas del Sur in 2004. Ceased operation on 31Oct2008, and filed for bankruptcy protection on 18Dec2008
^ Genealogy : Aerolineas del Sur >Air Comet Chile
ALFA (Aerolineas Flecha Austral)1967* - 1967*Status?
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Alfa Chile1973* - 1973*Status?
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Alpine Air Express Chile2002* - 2006*Status?
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Alta1995* - 1998*Status?
^ Comments : Alta was formed in 1995
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Antares (Linea Aerea Antares)1978* - 1979*Status?
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Aquelarre1998* - 1999*Status?
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Archipelagos Air Services2009 - 2012*Status?
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ASA Aeroregional1990* - 1990*Status?
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ASPAR (Aeroservicio Parrague)1960* - 2006*Status?
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Atacamair(2016)Began?
^ Comments : Atacamair eyed a B737-400 for early 2016 début but does appear to have started yet
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Avant Airlines1997 - 2001Inactive
^ Comments : Avant Airlines was founded in 1996 as AeroChile
^ Genealogy : AeroChile >LAC >Avant Airlines
Buluca Aviation1994* - 1994*Status?
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CEPE-Chile1989* - 1989*Status?
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Chile Inter (Chileinter)1998* - 1999Inactive
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Chilean Airlines(1929)Renamed
^ Comments : Chilean Airlines never actually operated and merged with Peruvian Airways to form PANAGRA. Taken over by Braniff International
^ Genealogy : Peruvian Airways + Chilean Airlines =>PANAGRA >>Braniff International
Chilean Airways2016 - dateActive
^ Comments : Chilean Airways began operations on 27Apr2015 as ADA (AeroDesierto) which had ceased operations on 19Jul2015 to be rebranded. Restarted operations on 27Jun2016
^ Genealogy : ADA (AeroDesierto) >Chilean Airways
Chilejet2015 - dateActive
^ Comments : Chilejet started operations in 2015
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CINTA (Compañía Nacional de Turismo Aéreo)1954* - 1957Renamed
^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy : CINTA (Compañía Nacional de Turismo Aéreo) >CINTA-ALA
CINTA-ALA1957 - 1959Inactive
^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy : CINTA (Compañía Nacional de Turismo Aéreo) >CINTA-ALA
CorpFlite2000* - dateActive
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Corretajes Vedisa(****)Unconfirmed
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Dolphin Air2003* - 2004*Status?
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East West Chile1992 - 1992Inactive
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Empressa Aero-Servicios Parrague (ASPAR)1992* - 2006*Status?
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Fast Air Carrier1978* - 1998Renamed
^ Comments : Fast Air was formed on 14Aug1978. LanChile merged its cargo subsidiary Fast Air with Ladeco, forming LAN Express in Oct1998
^ Genealogy : Fast Air Carrier + LADECO =>LanExpress
Fenix Aviacion(****)Unconfirmed
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Hamburg Chile2001 - 2001Inactive
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LAC (Lineas Aereas Chilenas)1996 - 1997Renamed
^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy : AeroChile >LAC >Avant Airlines
LADECO (Linea Aerea del Cobre)1958 - 2001Renamed
^ Comments : LADECO was founded on 05Sep1958 & started operations on 01Nov1958. LanChile merged its cargo subsidiary Fast Air with Ladeco, forming LAN Express in Oct1998
^ Genealogy : Fast Air Carrier + LADECO =>LanExpress
LAN Airlines2005 - 2016Renamed
^ Comments : LAN Airlines was formed on 05Mar1929 as Línea Aeropostal Santiago-Arica. Renamed to LANChile & then LAN Airlines on 17Jun2004. Re-established as LATAM Chile on 05May2016
^ Genealogy : Linea Aeropostal Santiago-Arica >LanChile >LAN Airlines >LATAM Chile
Lan Cargo2004 - 2016Renamed
^ Comments : Lan Cargo was based on the original cargo divisions of LanChile, Ladeco and Fast Air. Rebranded to Lan Cargo on 17Jun2004 & then to LATAM Cargo Chile in 2016
^ Genealogy : LanChile Cargo >Lan Cargo >LATAM Cargo Chile
Lan Express2001 - dateActive
^ Comments : LanChile merged its cargo subsidiary Fast Air with Ladeco, forming LAN Express in Oct1998
^ Genealogy : Fast Air Carrier + LADECO =>LanExpress
LanChile (Linea Aerea Nacional de Chile)1932 - 2004Renamed
^ Comments : LAN Airlines was formed on 05Mar1929 as Línea Aeropostal Santiago-Arica. Renamed to LANChile & then LAN Airlines on 17Jun2004. Reestablished as LATAM Chile on 05May2016
^ Genealogy : Linea Aeropostal Santiago-Arica >LanChile >LAN Airlines >LATAM Chile
LanChile Cargo1989* - 2004Renamed
^ Comments : Lan Cargo was based on the original cargo divisions of LanChile, Ladeco and Fast Air. Rebranded to Lan Cargo on 17Jun2004 & then to LATAM Cargo Chile in 2016
^ Genealogy : LanChile Cargo >Lan Cargo >LATAM Cargo Chile
LASA (Linea Aerea Sud-Americana)1968* - 1981*Inactive
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LASSA (Linea de Aeroservicios SA)2002* - 2011*Status?
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LATAM Cargo Chile2016 - dateActive
^ Comments : Lan Cargo was based on the original cargo divisions of LanChile, Ladeco and Fast Air. Rebranded to Lan Cargo on 17Jun2004 & then to LATAM Cargo Chile in 2016
^ Genealogy : LanChile Cargo >Lan Cargo >LATAM Cargo Chile
LATAM Chile2016 - dateActive
^ Comments : LAN Airlines was formed on 05Mar1929 as Línea Aeropostal Santiago-Arica. Renamed to LANChile & then LAN Airlines on 17Jun2004. Reestablished as LATAM Chile on 05May2016
^ Genealogy : Linea Aeropostal Santiago-Arica >LanChile >LAN Airlines >LATAM Chile
LATISA (Linea Aerea de Transporte Interior Sud Americana)1978* - 1979*Status?
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law (Latin American Wings)2016 - dateActive
^ Comments : law (Latin American Wings) commenced revenue operations on 28Jan2016 with flights from Santiago de Chile Int'l to Punta Cana via Quito Int'l.
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Linea Aerea Condor1969* - 1969*Status?
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Linea Aerea SAPSA2007* - 2008*Status?
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Linea Aerea Taxpa1957* - 1979*Inactive
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Linea Aeropostal Santiago-Arica1929 - 1932Renamed
^ Comments : LAN Airlines was formed on 05Mar1929 as Línea Aeropostal Santiago-Arica. Renamed to LANChile & then LAN Airlines on 17Jun2004. Reestablished as LATAM Chile on 05May2016
^ Genealogy : Linea Aeropostal Santiago-Arica >LanChile >LAN Airlines >LATAM Chile
Lineas Aereas Interpolar1959* - 1960*Status?
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Lyon Air1949* - 1951*Renamed
^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy : Air Chile + Lyon Air =>Sociedad de Transportes Aéreos (ALA) >>CINTA (Compañía Nacional de Turismo Aéreo) >CINTA-ALA
Mineral Airways2013 - dateActive
^ Comments : Mineral Airways (the mining-related division of Aerovías DAP) began, using BAe RJ85 on 10Jan2013
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National Airlines1992 - 1998Renamed
^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy : National Airlines >>Avant Airlines
New South Ways (NSW)1999 - 1999Inactive
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One Airlines2013 - dateActive
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Pacific Airlines Chile(2001)Began?
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PAL Airlines2009 - 2014Inactive
^ Comments : Charter services out of Arturo Merlina Benitez International Airport. PAL was formed as Aerolineas Principal in Sep2003. PAL Airlines ceased operations on Sep2014
^ Genealogy : Aerolineas Principa >PAL Airlines
Palm Aire Chile2000* - 2000*Status?
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Patagonia Aviacion2003* - 2004*Status?
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Principal Air Chile(2004)Began?
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Pullman Express1998 - 1998Inactive
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Rio Baker Cargo Airlines2012 - dateActive
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Rutas Aereas Pitre y Parker Sams1961 - 1966*Status?
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SABA Airlines1991 - 1992Inactive
^ Comments : status & dates changed
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Sky Airline2002 - dateActive
^ Comments : Sky Airlines started operations on 15Jun2002
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Sky Service Airlines2002 - 2002*Status?
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Sociedad de Transportes Aéreos (ALA)1954 - 1954*Status?
^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy : Air Chile + Lyon Air =>Sociedad de Transportes Aéreos (ALA) >>CINTA (Compañía Nacional de Turismo Aéreo) >CINTA-ALA
Solastral1973* - 1973*Status?
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Southeast Pacific Airways1992* - 1993Renamed
^ Comments : Southeast Pacific Airways was founded in 1992
^ Genealogy : Southeast Pacific Airways >>National Airlines >>Avant Airlines
Star Airlines Chile2004* - 2006Inactive
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TAE (Transportes Aereos Ejeculivos)2003 - 2003*Status?
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TAS (Transportes Aereos Squella)1972* - 1973Renamed
^ Comments : Transportes Aereos Suravia was originally known as TAS (Transportes Aereos Squella)
^ Genealogy : TAS (Transportes Aereos Squella) >Transportes Aereos Suravia
Transa Chile (Sociedad de Transportes de Chile) Aereos de Chile Ltda1957* - 1961Inactive
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Transglobal Chile1977* - 1977*Inactive
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Transporte Aereo SA**** - ****Status?
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Transportes Aereos Coyhaique1979* - 1988Inactive
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Transportes Aereos Isla Robinson Crusoe1999* - 2005*Status?
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Transportes Aereos Norte y Sur y Cia1977^ - 1978Renamed
^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy : >Aero Nortesur
Transportes Aereos San Rafael2003* - 2004*Status?
^ Comments :  
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Transportes Aereos Suravia1973 - 1975*Inactive
^ Comments : Transportes Aereos Suravia was originally known as TAS (Transportes Aereos Squella)
^ Genealogy : TAS (Transportes Aereos Squella) >Transportes Aereos Suravia
Transportes San Francisco2011* - dateActive
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Tur Bus1997* - 1997Renamed
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^ Genealogy : Tur Bus >>Avant Airlines
Varmontt Express2004* - 2004*Inactive
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Varmontt Express2017 >Planned
^ Comments : Paravai Líneas Aéreas plans to start operations in Chile during the first quarter of 2017, covering domestic and international operations, with a fleet of A320 and A321 and B.777 aircraft
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