Aerovías DAP

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Aerovías DAP
Aerovias DAP.jpg
Founded 1979
Hubs Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport
Fleet size 23
Destinations 5
Headquarters Punta Arenas,  Chile

Aerovías DAP (Las Aerolíneas de la Patagonia) is an airline based in Punta Arenas, Chile. It operates scheduled and charter services in the southern Patagonia area, Antarctic continent and also operates flights on behalf of the state-owned oil company, ENAP. Its main base Is Carlos Ibanez Del Campo International Airport, Punta Arenas.[1] The airline also has a helicopter operation DAP Helicopteros.


The airline was established in 1979 and is wholly owned by the Pivcevic family.[1] Its name DAP is the acronym of its creator, Domingo Andrés Pivcevic, a Punta Arenas businessman. Its first operations were between Punta Arenas, Porvenir, Puerto Natales and Coyhaique, with the first plane being the Twin Otter. The first flight to Antarctica took place on February 12, 1989, and usually these take place on the Southern Hemisphere's summer season, employing the BAE 146 -200, Twin Otter, King Air 100 and (since 2003) the DHC-7 leased from Voyageur Airways of Canada. Nowadays, DAP leased a BAe 146-200 from Tronos, thus replacing the DHC-7s on the Punta Arenas-Teniente Marsh airfield in Antarctica. DAP flies some of the most challenging skies in the world and has a clean accident record.


DAP provides daily services from Punta Arenas to Porvenir (3 flights on weekdays) and Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams (2 flights on weekdays).[2]

Charter flights[edit]

Aerovías DAP operates charter services to destinations in Chilean and Argentinian Patagonia. It also operates flights to Antarctica, transporting tourists and scientists, and performing medical evacuations.


Aerovías DAP DHC-6 Series 300 at Puerto Williams

The Aerovías DAP fleet includes the following aircraft (at January 2008):

DAP Helicópteros fleet comprises

  • 4 Eurocopter AS355F TwinStar
  • 5 Eurocopter BO105CB4
  • 4 Eurocopter BO105CBS
  • 1 Eurocopter EC135T1 (incorporated May 2007)
  • 1 Eurocopter AS350B3

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  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 51. 
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