One Airlines Receives Another B737 Aircraft1st Sep 2014
One Airlines has just taken delivery of the narrow-body medium-range B737-300 jetliner to add to its current fleet of a single aircraft currently in service.
The aircraft, which is already painted with One's livery upon its delivery, is on lease from fellow Chilean carrier, PAL Airlines.
PAL Airlines has since been grounded by Chile's Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC), the country's aviation regulatory body. The civil aviation authority ordered the airline grounded in August this year for its inability to follow safety regulatory guidelines.
One Airlines is a new airline established in October 2013 to primarily provide charter services to mining towns in Chile. Including the recent acquisition, the airline now has two B737 aircraft in its fleet. The older aircraft is wet-leased from Xtra Airways.
It currently operates three routes from its hub, Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport, to two major mining towns, Antofagasta and Calama, as well as Concepcion, the manufacturing hub to the southeast of the capital.