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Aerocardal halts scheduled passenger flights in Chile

Aerocardal (Santiago) on October 26 halted regular scheduled passenger operations between Santiago and Vallenar in northern Chile. The last flights were CDA 202 and CDA 203 using the Dornier 328 CC-ACG.
Aerocardal blamed the fall of various mining, agricultural and industial investments in the Atacama region for the lack of passenger demand. At its height, aircraft occupancy was 85 percent but during 2013 the rate was only 31percent, making the operation unprofitable.
Aerocardal told local media that if economical and investment conditions get better flights to Vallenar will be restarted. The route commenced on August 16 2011 and initially operated twice a week (Mondays and Fridays). Later a third flight was added on Wednesdays.
Aerocardal will continue operations as a charter airline operating VIP and ambulance flights and also operating its new FBO in Santiago.
Report from Chile from Alvaro Romero/
Copyright Photo: Alvaro Romero/ Aerocardal’s Dornier 328-100 CC-ACG (msn 3063) arrives back at the Santiago base.
Aerocardal: AG Slide Show

Aerocardal operates its first scheduled flight in Chile

Aerocardal (Santiago) operated its first scheduled passenger flight on August 16 between Santiago and Vallenar, a mining and agriculture city 650 km north of Santiago. Dornier 328-100 CC-ACG (msn 3063), which is now named “Max” (after one of the airline owner’s son), operated the first flight. The airline will operate two roundtrips per week on Mondays and Fridays.

Aerocardal is expected to add other cities such as Copiapo in northern Chile and Chillan and Los Angeles in the south. A second Dornier 328-100 (CC-AEY) is due to arrive this weekend.

Aerocardal Slide Show: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Alvaro Romero/ CC-ACG sits on the tarmac at remote and barren Vallenar on its first flight.

Aerocardal to become a scheduled airline

Aerocardal (Santiago) will become a scheduled airline on August 1, 2011. Aerocardal will begin its first scheduled flights, linking Santiago and Vallenar, a mining-related city some 600 km north of Chile’s capital city. These regular flights will operate on Mondays and Fridays with the pictured Dornier 328-110 CC-ACG.

Aerocardal Slide Show: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Alvaro Romero.