PAL Airlines

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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

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