|Founded||November 1, 1958|
|Ceased operations||1994 (taken over by LanChile)|
(The Pleasure to Serve)
|Headquarters||Santiago de Chile|
Ladeco began operations in 1958 flying mostly internal routes between Chile's major cities and some international routes, and continued to run services until 1994 when LanChile (currently called LAN Airlines) bought over 99% of the shares and merged Ladeco into its fleet. At the time of takeover, Ladeco was equipped mainly with Boeing 737 aircraft as well as some Boeing 727s and Boeing 757s. Ladeco then became exclusively an internal carrier between Chilean cities. Its name has since disappeared and most internal routes are covered by an affiliate of LAN Airlines called LAN Express. The airline's fleet included 20 Boeing 737-200, 7 Boeing 727, 4 BAC-111, 4 Boeing 707, 6 Douglas DC-6 B, 2 Boeing 757, 2 Douglas DC-8, 1 Airbus A300, 2 Boeing 737-300 and two Fokker 27 500 aircraft (Reg. CC CIS and CC CIT). and in the ´60s, numerous Douglas DC 3; Cargo fleet includes 3 Boeing 707 aircraft.
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- Arica (Chacalluta International Airport)
- Iquique (Diego Aracena International Airport)
- Antofagasta (Cerro Moreno International Airport) (Focus City)
- Calama (El Loa International Airport) (Focus City)
- El Salvador (Ricardo García Posada Airport)
- Copiapó (Chamonate Airport)
- La Serena (La Florida Airport (Chile))
- Viña del Mar (Torquemada Airport)
- Santiago (Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport) (Main Hub)
- Concepción (Carriel Sur International Airport)
- Los Ángeles (María Dolores Airport)
- Temuco (Maquehue Airport)
- Valdivia (Pichoy Airport)
- Osorno (Cañal Bajo Carlos Hott Siebert Airport)
- Puerto Montt (El Tepual Airport)
- Balmaceda (Balmaceda Airport)
- Punta Arenas (Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport)
- Montreal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
- United States of America
- Dominican Republic
- Costa Rica
- Buenos Aires/Ezeiza -Ministro Pistarini International Airport (Focus City)
- Mendoza, Argentina - El Plumerillo International Airport
- Salta - Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport (Via Iquique)
- San Miguel de Tucumán - Teniente Benjamín Matienzo International Airport (Via Iquique)
- San Juan (Argentina) - Domingo Faustino Sarmiento Airport (Via La Serena)
- Ushuaia - Ushuaia – Malvinas Argentinas International Airport (Via Puerto Montt-Punta Arenas)
- Comodoro Rivadavia - General Enrique Mosconi International Airport (Via Balmaceda)
- Neuquén - Presidente Perón International Airport (Via Temuco)
Accidents and incidents
On 8 April 1968, Douglas C-49K CC-CBM crashed on approach to Balmaceda Airport killing all 36 people on board. The aircraft was operating a domestic scheduled passenger flight from Los Cerrillos Airport, Santiago.
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