A One Airlines 737-300 takes-off from Santiago de Chile. (Photo: SpottersChile | Benjamin Concha)

With Future Charter Demand Served by Major Carriers, Chile’s One Airlines Folds

The economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have made its first airline casualty in Chile and the second in South America. One Airlines has announced the end of its operations. The company was a charter operator based in Santiago, mostly serving the mining companies in the northern part of the country. In 2019, One transported 46,091 passengers domestically, owning 0.3% of the market by RPKs. Despite the small capacity, the company had added a second Boeing 737-300 to its fleet…