PAL Airlines

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Avianca Chile
Avianca Logo.svg
Founded 2015
Hubs Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport
Secondary hubs Diego Aracena International Airport
Focus cities Balmaceda, Arica, Concepcion
Frequent-flyer program LifeMilePlus
Alliance Star Alliance
Fleet size 5
Destinations 6
Company slogan Es por ti
Parent company Avianca
Headquarters Las Condes, Santiago Province, Chile
Key people Carlos Musiet (General Manager)

Avianca Chile (previously known as PAL Airlines or Principal Airlines) is an airline based in Las Condes, Santiago Province, Chile.[1] It operates out of Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport.


The airline was established as a charter airline in September 2003[2] and received approval for scheduled services in June 2009.[3] It is owned by the Musiet family, who in the 1990s owned now defunct National Airlines.[4]

The airline ceased operations in September 2014 due to unfavourable market conditions. In early 2015 it was declared bankrupt by a Chilean court.[5]


A PAL aircraft at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport

PAL Airlines serves the following scheduled destinations within Chile:

Additionally, the airline operates charter flights.


As of December 2015, the Avianca Chile fleet consists of the following aircraft. [6]

PAL Airlines fleet
Aircraft In Service
Airbus A320neo
Boeing 737-800
Total 5


  1. ^ "main.swf." (Archive) Avianca Chile. Retrieved on January 25, 2013. "Casa Central*Carmencita 25*Las Condes*Santiago"
  2. ^ PAL Principal Airlines to launch domestic service in Chile on June 18 08 Jun 2009
  3. ^ New Chilean Domestic Airline Takes Off June 18 07 Jun 2009
  4. ^ Aero Latin News PAL ingresa al mercardo 04-Jun-09 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ "PAL Airlines". Airliner World: 15. March 2015. 
  6. ^ Avianca Chile fleet list at

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