Chile’s ultra low cost carrier JetSMART has announced that Argentina is the second country to receive its international flights from Chile, after Perú.
The five new routes are: Buenos Aires (El Palomar), Córdoba and Mendoza, all from Santiago de Chile and something new: Argentine cities of Córdoba and Mendoza are also to be served by La Serena, a city located some 450 km north of Santiago, marking JetSMART operation as the first international service from La Florida (SCSE/LSC) airfield, thus becoming an international airport.
JetSMART will start the new services in December 2018 and January 2019.
JetSMART is also planning to increase its Airbus A320 fleet from 5 to 9 aircraft.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by JetSMART): JetSmart Airbus A320-232 CC-AWA (msn 7691) SCL (Alvaro Romero). Image: 940371.
JetSMART aircraft slide show:
JetSMART (Santiago, Chile) on December 19 2017 announced Luis Oliva was the winner of the contest held on its social networks, to name the fourth Airbus A320 of JetSMART, CC-AWD.
The new airliner is named “Alejo Williamson D.”, whose full name matches the registration.
Mr. Williamson was the first Chilean glider pilot to cross the Andes mountains through the tallest heights (between Santiago and Mendoza) on December 12, 1964 flying a Let 13 Blanik registered as CC-K7W. The glider is currently preserved at Chile’s Aviation Museum in Santiago, Cerrillos. Mr. Williamson passed away on June 5 2014.
Airbus A320-232 CC-AWD (msn 8006) arrived at Santiago (SCL) on December 11 2017, from Hamburg (Finkenwerder). CC-AWD features a Condor Austral (vulture) on its tail.
Top Photo: JetSMART.
Alvaro Romero reporting from Santiago, Chile.
Bottom Copyright Photo: JetSmart JetSmart Airbus A320-232 CC-AWD (msn 7691) SCL (Alvaro Romero). Image: 940372. (Alvaro Romero). Image: 940372.