Santiago-based JetSMART launches service in Chile

SANTIAGO – Chilean start-up JetSMART has started its commercial service while planning to fly to 10 domestic destinations in the coming months.

The Santiago-based low-cost carrier operated its first revenue flight, from Santiago to Calama in northern Chile earlier this week. It is operating nine-times weekly on the route, FlightGlobal schedules data shows.

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The airline, which is competing against LATAM Airlines Chile and Sky Airline on the route, plans to open 10 more routes in the following months.

It will launch service on Santiago-Antofagasta (31 July), Santiago-La Serena (7 August), Calama-Concepcion (14 August), Santiago-Concepcion (14 August), Concepcion-Antofagasta (15 August), Santiago-Copiapo (21 August), Santiago-Puerto Montt (14 September), Santiago-Temuco (25 September), Antofagasta-La Serena (28 September) and Concepcion-Puerto Montt (2 October).

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Backed by Indigo Partners, JetSMART received its first Airbus A320 and air operator’s certificate last month.

JetSMART will be the only airline flying nonstop from Concepcion to Calama, Antofagasta and Puerto Montt.