Air Comet Chile

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Air Comet Chile
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2004
Ceased operations October 31, 2008
Hubs Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport
Fleet size 3
Destinations 4
Headquarters Santiago, Chile
Website defunct/[dead link]

Air Comet Chile was an airline based in Santiago, Chile, operating domestic passenger services. Its main base was Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, Santiago.[1]


The airline was founded as Aerolíneas del Sur in 2004 by Grupo Marsans and started operations in December 2004, after receiving approval from the Chilean civil aviation authorities in November 2004. It is wholly owned by Grupo Marsans.[1] In the Fourth Quarter of 2007 it was renamed Air Comet Chile, acting as the sister airline of the Spanish airline Air Comet. It was at that time Chile's third biggest airline.

The airline ceased operation on October 31, 2008, and filed for bankruptcy protection on December 18, 2008. Some of Air Comet Chile airplanes are operated now by Aerolínea Principal.


Air Comet Chile operated services from Santiago to the following domestic destinations (as of October 2008):[1]


The Air Comet Chile fleet consisted of the following aircraft (as of 12 September 2008):[2]

As of 8 November 2008, the average age of the Air Comet Chile fleet was 27.7 years.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 48.
  2. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 2011-09-12. Retrieved 2008-02-04.
  3. ^ ([1]) Archived March 6, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.

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