PAL Airlines

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Aerolínea Principal)
Jump to: navigation, search
For the Canadian airline, see Provincial Airlines.
For the airline with PAL code, see Philippine Airlines.
PAL Airlines Logo.png

PAL Airlines or Principal Airlines) was an airline based in Las Condes, Santiago Province, Chile.[1] It operated 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 served the following scheduled destinations within Chile:

Additionally, the airline operated charter flights.


The Avianca Chile fleet consisted of the following aircraft.[6]

PAL Airlines fleet
Aircraft In Service
Boeing 737-200
Boeing 737-300
Total 4


  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

External links[edit]