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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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February 8, 2017JetSMART is a proposed carrier out of (Santiago de Chile Int'l) financed through US low-cost carrier investment specialists Indigo Partners LLC [added]
January 16, 2017LASSA (Linea de Aeroservicios SA) is an 'Active' passenger charter based at Santiago de Chile Arturo Merino Benítez International (SCL) [status change]

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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 Aysen   1970* - 1970*Status?
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Aero Club (Carabineros de Chile)   2002* - 2007*Status?
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Aero Continente Chile   1999 - 2002Inactive
^ Comments : Aero Continente Chile was founded in 1999

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Aero Nortesur (Aeronor Chile)   1978 - 1986Inactive
^ Comments : Aero Nortesur was formed in 1977 as Transportes Aereos Norte y Sur y Cia. renamed in 1978

^ Genealogy : Transportes Aereos Norte y Sur y Cia >Aero Nortesur

Aeroandina   1981 - 1981Inactive
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Aeroandina   2002* - dateActive
^ Comments : Aeroandina was founded in 2002

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Aerocardal   1991 - dateActive
^ Comments : Aerocardal was formed in 1989 & operations started on 30Jun1991. International and domestic passenger charter airline based at Santiago International Airport. Changed to VIP and EMS flights only in 2004

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Aerocargo Regional   1991* - 1993*Status?
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AeroChile   1996 - 1996Renamed
^ Comments : [Avant Airlines was founded in Jan1996 as AeroChile, the airline suspended operations in Apr1996. Then it was renamed to LAC (LINEAS AEREAS CHILENAS) and recommenced service and then another change of name to the present one in 1997. Acquired TUR BUS in 1997 and NATIONAL AIRLINES in 2000*. Provided domestic services over the full length of Chile until it ceased operations in 2001]

^ Genealogy : AeroChile >LAC >Avant Airlines

Aerocor (Aerolineas Cordillera)   1974* - 1985*Inactive
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Aerocord   1966* - dateActive
^ Comments : Aerocord was founded in 1966 & is a charter carrier based at Puerto Montt El Tepual International (PMC)

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AeroEjectiva   2005 - dateActive
^ Comments : AeroEjecutiva is a small charter airline based at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, Santiago

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Aerohein   2012* - dateActive
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Aerolineas Austral   (2003)Began?
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Aerolineas Chilenas   1960 - 1961*Status?
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Aerolineas del Sur   2004 - 2007Renamed
^ Comments : Air Comet Chile was formed as Aerolineas del Sur in 2004 by Grupo Marsans and started operations in Dec2004. It is wholly owned by Grupo Marsans and in the Fourth Quarter of 2007 it was renamed to Air Comet Chile, as the sister airlines of the Spanish airline Air Comet. Ceased operation on 31Oct2008, and filed for bankruptcy protection on 18Dec2008

^ 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 & In early 2015 it was declared bankrupt by a Chilean court for tax evasion

^ Genealogy : Aerolineas Principa >PAL Airlines

Aeromet   1999* - dateActive
^ Comments : Aeromet operates out of Santiago de Chile Arturo Merino Benítez International (SCL)

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Aeropuelche   2003* - 2004*Status?
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AeroRescate   2016* - dateActive
^ Comments : AeroRescate is an ambulance helicopter company with more than 1,000 aeromedical evacuations performed throughout the country with zero accidents [Aerovias DAP was formed in 1979 & operations started on 30Jun1979. The name, DAP is the acronym of its creator, Domingo Andrés Pivcevic. It operates charter and schedule flights, based in Punta Arenas. The DAP group is a consortium formed by Aerovías DAP, AeroRescate, Aerovías DAP, Antarctic Airways, DAP Antarctica, DAP Helicópeteros and Mineral Airways]

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Aerosanta   **** - ****Inactive
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Aerovias ASA   1978* - 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. The name, DAP is the acronym of its creator, Domingo Andrés Pivcevic. It operates charter and schedule flights, based in Punta Arenas. The DAP group is a consortium formed by Aerovías DAP, AeroRescate, Aerovías DAP, Antarctic Airways, DAP Antarctica, DAP Helicópeteros and Mineral Airways

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Air Chile   1954* - 1954Renamed
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^ Genealogy : Air Chile + Lyon Air =>Sociedad de Transportes Aéreos (ALA) >>CINTA (Compañía Nacional de Turismo Aéreo) >CINTA-ALA

Air Comet Chile   2007 - 2008Inactive
^ Comments : Air Comet Chile was formed as Aerolineas del Sur in 2004 by Grupo Marsans and started operations in Dec2004. It is wholly owned by Grupo Marsans and in the Fourth Quarter of 2007 it was renamed to Air Comet Chile, as the sister airlines of the Spanish airline Air Comet. 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 Chile   1973* - 1973*Status?
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Alpine Air Express Chile   2002* - 2005Inactive
^ Comments : Alpine Air Express Chile provided scheduled cargo services within Chile. It was founded by Alpine Air Express from Provo, Utah. The project was not successful and was discontinued in 2005, with three Beechcraft 1900C being re-integrated into the US fleet

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Alta   1995* - 1998*Status?
^ Comments : Alta was formed in 1995

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Antarctic Airways   1989* - dateActive
^ Comments : Antarctic Airways was formed to provide emergency medical services in the South Shetland islands, Antartica [Aerovias DAP was formed in 1979 & operations started on 30Jun1979. The name, DAP is the acronym of its creator, Domingo Andrés Pivcevic. It operates charter and schedule flights, based in Punta Arenas. The DAP group is a consortium formed by Aerovías DAP, AeroRescate, Aerovías DAP, Antarctic Airways, DAP Antarctica, DAP Helicópeteros and Mineral Airways]

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Antares (Linea Aerea Antares)   1978* - 1979*Status?
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Aquelarre   1998* - 1999*Status?
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Archipelagos Air Services (Archipiélagos Servicios Aéreos)   2009 - dateActive
^ Comments : Archipelagos Air Services (Archipiélagos Servicios Aéreos) is a passenger charter carrier out of Puerto Montt Marcel Marchant (SCPF)

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ASA Aeroregional   1990* - 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 Airlines   1997 - 2001Inactive
^ Comments : Avant Airlines was founded in 1996 as AeroChile

^ Genealogy : AeroChile >LAC >Avant Airlines

Barrick Servicios Mineros   2015* - dateActive
^ Comments : Barrick Servicios Mineros provides charter services to the various entities of the Barrick holding company.

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Buluca Aviation   1994* - 1994*Status?
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CEPE-Chile   1989* - 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 Airways   2016 - 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

Chilejet   2015 - dateActive
^ Comments : Chilejet was established in 2014 to provide non-scheduled flights. Received its AOC on 07Jan2015 & started operations later that year

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CINTA (Compañía Nacional de Turismo Aéreo)   1954* - 1957Renamed
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^ Genealogy : CINTA (Compañía Nacional de Turismo Aéreo) >CINTA-ALA

CINTA-ALA   1957 - 1959Inactive
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^ Genealogy : CINTA (Compañía Nacional de Turismo Aéreo) >CINTA-ALA

CorpFlite   2000* - dateActive
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Corretajes Vedisa   (****)Unconfirmed
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DAP Helicópeteros   2016* - dateActive
^ Comments : [Aerovias DAP was formed in 1979 & operations started on 30Jun1979. The name, DAP is the acronym of its creator, Domingo Andrés Pivcevic. It operates charter and schedule flights, based in Punta Arenas. The DAP group is a consortium formed by Aerovías DAP, AeroRescate, Aerovías DAP, Antarctic Airways, DAP Antarctica, DAP Helicópeteros and Mineral Airways]

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Dolphin Air   2003* - 2004*Status?
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East West Chile   1992 - 1992Inactive
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Empressa Aero-Servicios Parrague (ASPAR)   1992* - 2006*Status?
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Fast Air Cargo   1978* - 1998Renamed
^ Comments : Fast Air was formed on 14Aug1978. Merged into LADECO in 1998 following the the purchase by LanChile [LATAM Express was originally founded as a domestic airline named LADECO. Acquired by LanChile who then merged Fast Air Cargo in. Ceased flying in 2001 and resumed again as LAN Express after merger with LAN Airlines. Became part of the LATAM group in 2016 resulting in renamed to LATAM Express]

^ Genealogy : Fast Air Carrier >> LADECO >LanExpress >LATAM Express

Fenix Aviacion   (****)Unconfirmed
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Hamburg Chile   2001 - 2001Inactive
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JetSMART  added2017 >Planned
^ Comments : JetSMART is a proposed carrier out of (Santiago de Chile Int'l) financed through US low-cost carrier investment specialists Indigo Partners LLC

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LAC (Lineas Aereas Chilenas)   1996 - 1997Renamed
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^ Genealogy : AeroChile >LAC >Avant Airlines

LADECO (Linea Aerea del Cobre)   1958 - 2001Renamed
^ Comments : LADECO was founded on 05Sep1958 & started operations on 01Nov1958 [LATAM Express was originally founded as a domestic airline named LADECO. Acquired by LanChile who then merged Fast Air Cargo in. Ceased flying in 2001 and resumed again as LAN Express after merger with LAN Airlines. Became part of the LATAM group in 2016 resulting in renamed to LATAM Express]

^ Genealogy : Fast Air Carrier + LADECO =>LanExpress >LATAM Express

LAN Airlines   2005 - 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 Cargo   2004 - 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 Express   2001 - 2016Renamed
^ Comments : [LATAM Express was originally founded as a domestic airline named LADECO. Acquired by LanChile who then merged Fast Air Cargo in. Ceased flying in 2001 and resumed again as LAN Express after merger with LAN Airlines. Became part of the LATAM group in 2016 resulting in renamed to LATAM Express]

^ Genealogy : Fast Air Carrier + LADECO =>LanExpress >LATAM Express

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 Cargo   1989* - 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)  added2002* - dateActive
^ Comments : LASSA (Linea de Aeroservicios SA) is a passenger charter based at Santiago de Chile Arturo Merino Benítez International (SCL)

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LATAM Cargo Chile   2016 - 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 Chile   2016 - 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

LATAM Express   2016 - dateActive
^ Comments : LATAM Express was originally founded as a domestic airline named LADECO. Acquired by LanChile who then merged Fast Air Cargo in. Ceased flying in 2001 and resumed again as LAN Express after merger with LAN Airlines. Became part of the LATAM group in 2016 resulting in renamed to LATAM Express

^ Genealogy : Fast Air Carrier + LADECO =>LanExpress >LATAM Express

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 Condor   1969* - 1969*Status?
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Linea Aerea SAPSA   2007* - 2008*Status?
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Línea Aérea SINAMI   2013* - dateActive
^ Comments : Línea Aérea SINAMI was founded as a passenger charter, mostly for use of SINAMI, a labour association

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Linea Aerea Taxpa   1957* - 1979*Inactive
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Linea Aeropostal Santiago-Arica   1929 - 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 Interpolar   1959* - 1960*Status?
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Lyon Air   1949* - 1951*Renamed
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^ Genealogy : Air Chile + Lyon Air =>Sociedad de Transportes Aéreos (ALA) >>CINTA (Compañía Nacional de Turismo Aéreo) >CINTA-ALA

Mineral Airways   2013 - dateActive
^ Comments : Mineral Airways (the mining-related division of Aerovías DAP) began, using BAe RJ85 on 10Jan2013

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National Airlines   1992 - 1998Renamed
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^ Genealogy : National Airlines >>Avant Airlines

New South Ways (NSW)   1999 - 1999Inactive
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One Airlines   2013 - dateActive
^ Comments : One Airlines was founded in 2013 to operate charter flights to transport workers associated to SINAMI (Sindicato Interempresa Nacional de Trabajadores de Montaje Industrial, Obras Civiles y Actividades Anexas).

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Pacific Airlines Chile   (2001)Began?
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PAL Airlines   2009 - 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 & In early 2015 it was declared bankrupt by a Chilean court for tax evasion

^ Genealogy : Aerolineas Principa >PAL Airlines

Palm Aire Chile   2000* - 2000*Status?
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Patagonia Aviacion   2003* - 2004*Status?
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Principal Air Chile   (2004)Began?
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Pullman Express   1998 - 1998Inactive
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Rio Baker Cargo Airlines   2012 - dateActive
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Rutas Aereas Pitre y Parker Sams   1961 - 1966*Status?
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SABA Airlines   1991 - 1992Inactive
^ Comments : status & dates changed

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Servicios Aéreos Río Baker   2009 - dateActive
^ Comments : Servicios 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

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Sky Airline   2002 - dateActive
^ Comments : Sky Airlines started operations on 15Jun2002

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Sky Service Airlines   2002 - 2002*Status?
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Sociedad de Transportes Aéreos (ALA)   1954 - 1954*Status?
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^ Genealogy : Air Chile + Lyon Air =>Sociedad de Transportes Aéreos (ALA) >>CINTA (Compañía Nacional de Turismo Aéreo) >CINTA-ALA

Solastral   1973* - 1973*Status?
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Southeast Pacific Airways   1992* - 1993Renamed
^ Comments : Southeast Pacific Airways was founded in 1992

^ Genealogy : Southeast Pacific Airways >>National Airlines >>Avant Airlines

Star Airlines Chile   2004* - 2006Inactive
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TAC (Transportes Aereos Coyhaique)   1979* - 1988Inactive
^ Comments : TAC (Transportes Aereos Coyhaique) was formed in 1979 as an air-taxi operator in the south of Chile, initially flying Cessna 402s, TAC upgraded to a Fairchild F-27 before suspending operations in 1988.

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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 Ltda   1957* - 1961Inactive
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Transglobal Chile   1977* - 1977*Inactive
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Transporte Aereo SA   **** - ****Status?
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Transportes Aereos Isla Robinson Crusoe   1999* - 2005*Status?
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Transportes Aereos Norte y Sur y Cia   1977 - 1978Renamed
^ Comments : Aero Nortesur was formed in 1977 as Transportes Aereos Norte y Sur y Cia. renamed in 1978

^ Genealogy : Transportes Aereos Norte y Sur y Cia >Aero Nortesur

Transportes Aereos San Rafael   2003* - 2004*Status?
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Transportes Aereos Suravia   1973 - 1975*Inactive
^ Comments : Transportes Aereos Suravia was originally known as TAS (Transportes Aereos Squella)

^ Genealogy : TAS (Transportes Aereos Squella) >Transportes Aereos Suravia

Transportes San Francisco   2011* - dateActive
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Tur Bus   1997* - 1997Renamed
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^ Genealogy : Tur Bus >>Avant Airlines

Varmontt Express   2004* - 2004*Inactive
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Varmontt Express   2017 >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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