PAL Airlines adds two cities, its first international route and plans to lease two Boeing 757-200s

PAL Airlines (Aerolinea Principal Chile S.A. dba) (Santiago) is celebrating one year of scheduled operations in Chile. The company has announced two new cities. Arica will be served from September 9, 2010 and Copiapó (both in northern Chile) from August 19, 2010 with two flights a day from Santiago from Monday through Friday and one flight on weekends.

The airline has also announced its first international scheduled route. Córdoba in Argentina will be added from September 15 2010 using the recently arrived Boeing 737-300 CC-ACE, with four flights per week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

PAL also announced an agreement with Pegasus for a new cargo service called “Intelligent Freight” or overnight cargo. Among their clients are the Chilean Mail and mining companies in the northern regions of Chile.

On the fleet side, Boeing 737-200 CC-CZO was flown to Africa early in August and will be replaced by a similar aircraft due to arrive in the middle of this month. The “new” Boeing 737-200 will receive the Chilean registration of CC-ACD.

Finally, there are advanced talks with Privilege Style for the possible leasing of two Boeing 757-200 aircraft for the upcoming summer season starting in January 2011.

Copyright Photo: Alvaro Romero/ Newly-acquired ex-United Airlines Boeing 737-322 CC-ACE (msn 24669) arrives back at SCL.