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Update on LAW-Latin American Wings

On March 12, 2018, the Chilean airline LAW-Latin American Wings said in a statement that the company will gradually return its operations. The company plans to operate from Friday, March 16, to its last remaining international destinations in Haiti, Dominican Republic and Miami (via Xtra Airways).

The airline is also considering operating under an ACMI contract for six months starting in April 2018.

LAW statement (in Spanish): https://www.vuelalaw.com/cl/Declaracio%CC%81n-pu%CC%81blica_120302018.pdf)

That afternoon, local civil aviation authority, DGAC Chile via Twitter stated that LAW has not given them the proper documents for restarting operations on March 16, and thus LAW’s AOC has been suspended until the airline updates its status, as they have not informed the DGAC about the extent of the announced ACMI operation of its fleet.
Alvaro Romero reporting from Chile.
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LAW suspends operations

LAW - Latin American Wings (Chilejet) Boeing 737-33R WL CC-ARQ (msn 28869) SCL (Alvaro Romero). Image: 937249.

LAW-Latin American Wings on Friday, March 9, announced it was suspending all operations. The airline blamed the suspension on competition from other low-cost competitors.

Previously in January 2018, the airline closed down its domestic operations in Chile, concentrating on international flights to Lima in Perú, Port-au-Prince in Haiti, Caracas in Venezuela and La Romana in Dominican Republic.

Recently, the Peruvian authorities conducted an investigation that led to the suspension of LAW flights to Peru from March 15, after many passengers suffered from cancellations and big delays because of the lack of aircraft.

The carrier stated it was “restructuring”. LAW was also offering a connection service to Miami via La Romana.

The airline was operating five Boeing 737-300s.

Alvaro Romero reporting from Chile.

Copyright Photo: LAW – Latin American Wings (Chilejet) Boeing 737-33R WL CC-ARQ (msn 28869) SCL (Alvaro Romero). Image: 937249.

LAW aircraft slide show:

LAW drops out of the Chilean domestic market, will concentrate on international routes

LAW - Latin American Wings (Chilejet) Boeing 737-33R WL CC-ARQ (msn 28869) SCL (Alvaro Romero). Image: 937249.

LAW-Latin American Wings announced on January 8 2018, that is leaving the domestic routes in Chile on January 10, 2018, to fully concentrate in its foreign routes.

LAW flew from Santiago, Chile to Antofagasta, Concepción and Puerto Montt with a fleet of five Boeing 737-300s.

LAW only had a 1.3% passenger share in the domestic market. Its seat occupancy rate was only 43.3%.

 

LAW will continue to operate from Santiago to Punta Cana, Port-au-Prince, Mendoza, Caracas, Lima and Miami.

Alvaro Romero reporting from Chile.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by LAW): LAW – Latin American Wings (Chilejet) Boeing 737-33R WL CC-ARQ (msn 28869) SCL (Alvaro Romero). Image: 937249.

LAW aircraft slide show:

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LAW-Latin American Wings to wetlease an Icelandair Boeing 757-200

LAW-Latin American Wings (Santiago) is planning to add a wetleased Boeing 757-200 from Icelandair.

This aircraft will arrive in Chile next October which will allow the airline to expand its operations from Santiago to Caracas in Venezuela, as well as later adding an extended route from Caracas to New York and Miami (subject to government approvals).

The new route from Santiago to Caracas will operate daily except on Wednesdays and Fridays, while Thursdays and Saturdays will be operated twice a day.

It is unclear how the currency problems in Venezuela will affect these plans.

Alvaro Romero reporting from Chile.

LAW – Latin American Wings to start scheduled passenger operations

LAW - Latin American Wings (Chilejet) Boeing 737-33R WL CC-ARQ (msn 28869) SCL (Alvaro Romero). Image: 937249.

LAW – Latin American Wings (Santiago) is planning to change from a charter airline to a scheduled passenger airline. Starting on Monday March 13, 2017 the upstart will commence regularly scheduled passenger services from Santiago to the city of Concepción (CCP/SCIE) using its Boeing 737-300s.

The company will operate two roundtrips a day (Monday through Saturday) and a sole flight on Sunday.

Boeing 737-300 CC-ARQ, formerly operated by Alas Uruguay, is pictured landing at Santiago on
runway 17L. (above).
Top Copyright Photo: LAW – Latin American Wings (Chilejet) Boeing 737-33R WL CC-ARQ (msn
28869) SCL (Alvaro Romero). Image: 937249.
Alvaro Romero reporting from Santiago, Chile.