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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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July 19, 2016Chilean Airways began operations on 27Jun2016 after rebranded from ADA (AeroDesierto) [Status change]
June 15, 2016LAN Airlines was formed as Línea Aeropostal Santiago-Arica. Renamed to LANChile & then LAN Airlines. Re-established as LATAM Chile [added] on  5 May 2016
April 21, 2016law (Latin American Wings) commenced revenue operations on 28Jan2016 with flights from Santiago de Chile Int'l to Punta Cana via Quito Int'l. [update]
AirlineOperating DatesStatusComments
ADA (AeroDesierto)2015 - 2015Renamed

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?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Aero Continente Chile1999 - 2002Inactive

Aero Continente Chile was founded in 1999

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Aero Nortesur (Aeronor Chile)1978 - 1986Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Aero Nortesur
Aeroandina1981 - 1981Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Aeroandina2002* - dateActive

Aeroandina was founded in 2002

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Aerocardal1991 - dateActive

Aerocardal was formed in 1989 & operations started on 30Jun1991

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Aerocargo Regional1991* - 1993*Status?

 

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AeroChile1996 - 1996Renamed

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

 

^ Genealogy -  
AeroEjectiva2005 - 2006*Status?

 

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Aerohein2012* - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Aerolineas Austral(2003)Began?

 

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Aerolineas Chilenas1960 - 1961*Status?

 

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Aerolineas del Sur2004 - 2007Renamed

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

Aerolineas Principal was founded in 2003

^ Genealogy - Aerolineas Principa >PAL Airlines
Aeromet1999* - 2006*Status?

 

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Aeropuelche2003* - 2004*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Aerosanta**** - ****Inactive

 

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Aerovias ASA1978* - 1979Inactive

Aerovias ASA was formed in 1978

^ Genealogy -  
Aerovias Bochettia**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Aerovias DAP (DAP Airways)1979 - dateActive

Aerovias DAP was formed in 1979 & operations started on 30Jun1979

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Air Chile1954* - 1954Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Air Chile + Lyon Air =>Sociedad de Transportes Aéreos (ALA) >>CINTA (Compañía Nacional de Turismo Aéreo) >CINTA-ALA
Air Comet Chile2004 - 2008Inactive

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?

Alta was formed in 1995

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Antares (Linea Aerea Antares)1978* - 1979*Status?

 

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Aquelarre1998* - 1999*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Archipelagos Air Services2009 - 2012*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
ASA Aeroregional1990* - 1990*Status?

 

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ASPAR (Aeroservicio Parrague)1960* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Atacamair2016 >Planned

Atacamair eyes a B737-400 for early 2016 début

^ Genealogy -  
Avant Airlines1997 - 2001Inactive

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?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Chile Inter (Chileinter)1998* - 1999Inactive

 

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Chilean Airlines(1929)Renamed

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

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

Chilejet started operations in 2015

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CINTA (Compañía Nacional de Turismo Aéreo)1954* - 1957Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - CINTA (Compañía Nacional de Turismo Aéreo) >CINTA-ALA
CINTA-ALA1957 - 1959Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - CINTA (Compañía Nacional de Turismo Aéreo) >CINTA-ALA
CorpFlite2000* - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  
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

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

 

^ Genealogy - AeroChile >LAC >Avant Airlines
LADECO (Linea Aerea del Cobre)1958 - 2001Renamed

LADECO was founded on 05Sep1958 & started ops 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

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 - dateActive

Lan Cargo was based on the original cargo divisions of LanChile, Ladeco and Fast Air. Rebranded to Lan Cargo on 17Jun2004

^ Genealogy - LanChile Cargo >Lan Cargo
Lan Express2001 - dateActive

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

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

Lan Cargo was based on the original cargo divisions of LanChile, Ladeco and Fast Air. Rebranded to Lan Cargo on 17Jun2004

^ Genealogy - LanChile Cargo >Lan Cargo
LASA (Linea Aerea Sud-Americana)1968* - 1981*Inactive

 

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LASSA (Linea de Aeroservicios SA)2002* - 2011*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
LATAM Chile2016 - dateActive

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?

 

^ Genealogy -  
law (Latin American Wings)2016 - dateActive

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?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Linea Aerea SAPSA2007* - 2008*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Linea Aerea Taxpa1957* - 1979*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Linea Aeropostal Santiago-Arica1929 - 1932Renamed

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?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Lyon Air1949* - 1951*Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Air Chile + Lyon Air =>Sociedad de Transportes Aéreos (ALA) >>CINTA (Compañía Nacional de Turismo Aéreo) >CINTA-ALA
Mineral Airways2013 - dateActive

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

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National Airlines1992 - 1998Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - National Airlines >>Avant Airlines
New South Ways (NSW)1999 - 1999Inactive

 

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One Airlines2013 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Pacific Airlines Chile(2001)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
PAL Airlines2009 - 2014Inactive

PAL Airlines ceased operations on 04Aug2014

^ Genealogy - PAL Airlines
Palm Aire Chile2000* - 2000*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Patagonia Aviacion2003* - 2004*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Principal Air Chile(2004)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Pullman Express1998 - 1998Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Rio Baker Cargo Airlines2012 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Rutas Aereas Pitre y Parker Sams1961 - 1966*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
SABA Airlines1991 - 1992Inactive

status & dates changed

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Sky Airline2002 - dateActive

Sky Airlines started operations on 15Jun2002

^ Genealogy -  
Sky Service Airlines2002 - 2002*Status?

 

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Sociedad de Transportes Aéreos (ALA)1954 - 1954*Status?

 

^ Genealogy - Air Chile + Lyon Air =>Sociedad de Transportes Aéreos (ALA) >>CINTA (Compañía Nacional de Turismo Aéreo) >CINTA-ALA
Solastral1973* - 1973*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Southeast Pacific Airways1992* - 1993Renamed

Southeast Pacific Airways was founded in 1992

^ Genealogy - Southeast Pacific Airways >>National Airlines >>Avant Airlines
Star Airlines Chile2004* - 2006Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
TAE (Transportes Aereos Ejeculivos)2003 - 2003*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
TAS (Transportes Aereos Squella)1972* - 1973Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Transportes Aereos Suravia
Transa Chile (Sociedad de Transportes de Chile) Aereos de Chile Ltda1957* - 1961Inactive

 

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Transglobal Chile1977* - 1977*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Transporte Aereo SA**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Transportes Aereos Coyhaique1979* - 1988Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Transportes Aereos Isla Robinson Crusoe1999* - 2005*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Transportes Aereos Norte y Sur y Cia1977^ - 1978Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Aero Nortesur
Transportes Aereos San Rafael2003* - 2004*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Transportes Aereos Suravia1973 - 1975*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Transportes Aereos Suravia
Transportes San Francisco2011* - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Tur Bus1997* - 1997Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Tur Bus >>Avant Airlines
Varmontt Express2004* - 2004*Inactive

 

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