JetSMART’s new service between Santiago and Valdivia was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the latter airport on 12 January. Among those carrying out the cutting proceedings were: Victor Mejia, CCO JetSMART (fourth right); Ricardo Millán, Los Ríos Mayor (third right); and Regional Director of Sernatur, Pedro Burgos (second right). The carrier will operate the 724-kilometre route four times weekly using A320s, with competition coming from two airlines.
- JetSMART launched flights between Santiago (SCL) and Valdivia (ZAL) on 12 January, the carrier’s 11th route from the Chilean capital since beginning commercial operations on 25 July. The 724-kilometre link will be flown by the airline four times weekly using its fleet of A320s, of which it currently has five according to ch-aviation. Competition on the sector comes from Sky Airline and LATAM Airlines, with the former offering a twice-daily service on the route, while the latter offers a nine times weekly service. “We are proud to be specifying the desire of many Valdivianos to be able to fly smart, that is to say at ultra-low prices, in the newest airplanes of America, and also delivering more connectivity to an area with the enormous touristic potential that the Los Ríos Region has,” commented Victor Mejia, CCO JetSMART about the new service. See how Valdivia Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.