Principal Airlines to start scheduled flights

PAL-Principal Airlines (Aerolinea Principal de Chile) (Santiago) will launch scheduled domestic service between Santiago, Antofagasta and Iquique on June 18 with its two ex-Aircomet Chile Boeing 737-200s (CC-CZK and CC-CZO). The company, which started operations in 2003, previously relied on aircraft supplied by Futura International Airways. Owned by the Musiet family, which also owned National Airlines (Chile) between 1992 and 1998, Principal has been previously operated as a charter airline which will continue. The company on June 2 also introduced a new “rainbow star” color scheme which emphasizes this new English operating name.