PAL Airlines (Santiago) has ceased flying mining charters. In early August, sources inside the airline said they will no longer fly domestic charters, becoming a ground services provider and possibly, operating the southern hemisphere charters to tropical destinations, blaming the current economic situation in Chile, the open skies policy and the stop in mining investments.
This happened after losing its AOC for the second time in the year.
A mining charter flight was operated on August 4. This is likely the last flight.
The airline has shut down its website.
The Chilean airline started operations in 2003 as Principal Airlines-Aerolinea Principal de Chile.
Thanks to Alvaro Romero, reporting from Chile.
Copyright Photo: Alvaro Romero/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-2K9 CC-ACD 9msn 23404) is pictured in the past at the Santiago base.