Avant Airlines

AVANT Airlines was a Chilean airline, belonging to Turbus. It started flying in 1997 and closed down in 2001.

AVANT Airlines
Avant Airlines Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
OT VAT AVANT
Founded1997
Ceased operations2001
Hubs
Fleet size12
HeadquartersSantiago, Chile

HistoryEdit

AVANT Airlines made its first flights to La Serena in 1997. In the following months AVANT was flying to different cities of Chile. In 1998 it acquired another Chilean airline, National Airlines, for 24 million US Dollars.[1]

In 1999 AVANT went into bankruptcy despite having 30% of the Chilean air market. The Chilean airline was owned by the Diez family, which also owned bus company TurBus.[2] Its last flight was in 2001, a flight from Calama to Santiago, bringing the airline's existence to an end.[3]

FleetEdit

 
Avant Airlines Boeing 737
  • 9x 737-200

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Avant Airlines To Expand in Chile". aviationweek.com. 1999-09-23. Retrieved 2019-10-30.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Avant Stops Flying As Chile's Number 2". aviationweek.com. 2001-03-14. Retrieved 2019-10-30.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "History of Avant and National Airlines (in Spanish)".

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