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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
22Feb15updateAeroDesierto: status changed from 'Began?' back to 'Planned' as airline has just received its first B.732
29Jan15updateSkylar Airways: Status changed back to 'Planned' as carrier will start this year
29Jan15newsChilejet: Has secured its AOC from the DGAC (Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil) and is to proceed with launch plans
AirlineOperating DatesStatusTreeComments
 Aero Aysen1970* - 1970*Status?  
 Aero Club (Carabineros de Chile)2002* - 2007*Status?  
 Aero Continente Chile1999 - 2002Inactive  
 Aero Nortesur (Aeronor Chile)1978 - 1986InactiveAero Nortesur 
 Aeroandina1981 - 1981Inactive  
 Aeroandina2002* - dateActive founded in 2002
 Aerocardal1991 - dateActive  
 Aerocargo Regional1991* - 1993*Status?  
 AeroChile1996 - 1996Renamed>Avant Airlinesfounded in 1996
 Aerocor1978* - 1985*Status?  
 AeroDesierto2015 >Planned  
 AeroEjectiva2005 - 2006*Status?  
 Aerohein2012* - dateActive  
 Aerolineas Austral(2003)Began?  
 Aerolineas Chilenas1960 - 1961*Status?  
 Aerolineas Cordillera1981* - 1981*Status?  
 Aerolineas del Sur2004 - 2007Renamed>Air Comet Chile 
 Aerolineas Principal (Principal Airlines)2003* - 2009RenamedAerolineas Principa >PAL Airlinesfounded in 2003
 Aeromet1999* - 2006*Status?  
 Aeropuelche2003* - 2004*Status?  
 Aerosanta**** - ****Inactive  
 Aerovias ASA1978^ - 1979Inactive  
 Aerovias Bochettia**** - ****Status?  
 Aerovias DAP (DAP Airways)1979 - dateActive  
 Air Chile1956* - 1956*Status?  
 Air Comet Chile2004 - 2008InactiveAir Comet Chile 
 ALA (Sociedad de Transportes Aéreos)1953 - 1957Renamed>CINTA-ALA 
 ALFA (Aerolineas Flecha Austral)1967* - 1967*Status?  
 Alfa Chile1973* - 1973*Status?  
 Alpine Air Express Chile2002* - 2006*Status?  
 Alta1995* - 1998*Status?  
 Antares (Linea Aerea Antares)1978* - 1979*Status?  
 Aquelarre1998* - 1999*Status?  
 Archipelagos Air Services2009 - 2012*Status?  
 ASA Aeroregional1990* - 1990*Status?  
 ASPAR (Aeroservicio Parrague)1960* - 2006*Status?  
 Avant Airlines1997 - 2001InactiveAvant Airlines 
 Buluca Aviation1994* - 1994*Status?  
 CEPE-Chile1989* - 1989*Status?  
 Chile Inter (Chileinter)1998* - 1999Inactive  
 Chilean Airlines1929* - 1929Renamed>Braniff 
 Chilejet2015 >Planned status resurned to 'Planned' with 2015 start date
 CINTA (Compañía Nacional de Turismo Aéreo )1953 - 1957Renamed>CINTA-ALA 
 CINTA-ALA1957 - 1959InactiveCINTA-ALA 
 CorpFlite2000* - dateActive  
 Corretajes Vedisa(****)Unconfirmed  
 DAP Mineral Airways2013 - dateActive  
 Dolphin Air2003* - 2004*Status?  
 East West Chile1992 - 1992Inactive  
 Empressa Aero-Servicios Parrague (ASPAR)1992* - 2006*Status?  
 Fast Air Carrier1978* - 1998Renamed>LanExpress 
 Fenix Aviacion(****)Unconfirmed  
 Hamburg Chile2001 - 2001Inactive  
 LAC (Lineas Aereas Chilenas)1996 - 1997Renamed>Avant Airlines 
 LADECO (Linea Aerea del Cobre)1958 - 2001Renamed>LanExpress05Sep1958: founded
 Lan Airlines2004 - dateActiveLan Airlines 
 Lan Cargo2004 - dateActive  
 Lan Express2001 - dateActiveLanExpress 
 LanChile (Linea Aerea Nacional de Chile)1932 - 2004Renamed>Lan Airlines 
 LanChile Cargo1989* - 1991*Inactive  
 LASA (Linea Aerea Sud-Americana)1968* - 1981*Inactive  
 LASSA (Linea de Aeroservicios SA)2002* - 2011*Status?  
 LATISA1978* - 1979*Status?  
 Linea Aerea Condor1969* - 1969*Status?  
 Linea Aerea SAPSA2007* - 2008*Status?  
 Linea Aerea Taxpa1957* - 1979*Inactive  
 Linea Aeropostal Santiago-Arica1929 - 1932Renamed>Lan Airlinesbegan operations on 05Mar1929
 Lineas Aereas Interpolar1959* - 1960*Status?  
 Lyon Air1951* - 1951*Status?  
 National Airlines1992 - 1998Renamed>Avant Airlines 
 New South Ways (NSW)1999 - 1999Inactive  
 One Airlines2013 - dateActive  
 Pacific Airlines Chile(2001)Began?  
 PAL Airlines2009 - 2014InactivePAL Airlines 
 Palm Aire Chile2000* - 2000*Status?  
 Patagonia Aviacion2003* - 2004*Status?  
 Principal Air Chile(2004)Began?  
 Pullman Express1998 - 1998Inactive  
 Rio Baker Cargo Airlines2012 - dateActive  
 Rutas Aereas Pitre y Parker Sams1961 - 1966*Status?  
 SABA Airlines1991 - 1992Inactive status & dates changed
 Sky Airline2002 - dateActive  
 Sky Service Airlines2002 - 2002*Status?  
 Solastral1973* - 1973*Status?  
 Southeast Pacific Airways1992* - 1993RenamedSoutheast Pacific Airways >Avant Airlinesfounded in 1992
 Star Airlines Chile2004* - 2006Inactive  
 TAE (Transportes Aereos Ejeculivos)2003 - 2003*Status?  
 TAS (Transportes Aereos Squella)1972* - 1973Renamed>Transportes Aereos Suravia 
 Transa Chile (Sociedad de Transportes de Chile) Aereos de Chile Ltda1957* - 1961Inactive  
 Transglobal Chile1977* - 1977*Inactive  
 Transporte Aereo SA**** - ****Status?  
 Transportes Aereos Coyhaique1979* - 1988Inactive  
 Transportes Aereos Isla Robinson Crusoe1999* - 2005*Status?  
 Transportes Aereos Norte y Sur y Cia1977^ - 1978Renamed>Aero Nortesur 
 Transportes Aereos San Rafael2003* - 2004*Status?  
 Transportes Aereos Suravia1973 - 1975*InactiveTransportes Aereos Suravia 
 Transportes San Francisco2011* - dateActive  
 Tur Bus1997* - 1997Renamed>Avant Airlines 
 Varmontt Express2004* - 2004*Inactive