Chilean low-cost JetSmart applied for permission to fly to Brazil

Airline plans to launch flights from Argentina and Chile to Brazilian destinations

Another low-cost airline showed interest in flying to Brazil. Chilean JetSmart has applied for authorization to establish routes to the country, the country’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) said.

The company intends to launch international operations from Argentina and Chile to Brazil, but has not yet set a date for the start of activities or which destinations will be chosen.

Considered an ultra low-cost airline, JetSmart has been in business since 2017 and today has a fleet of 10 Airbus A320 aircraft serving 10 destinations in Chile, Argentina and Peru. The airline’s hub is at Arturo Merino Ben√≠tez International Airport in Santiago.

In the coming years, JetSmart’s fleet will grow considerably: the company has ordered 82 A320neo, A321neo and the new long-range A321XLR aircraft.

The Chilean company is part of the Indigo Partners group, which also controls low-cost airlines Frontier Airlines in the United States, Volaris in Mexico and Wizz Air in Hungary.

In addition to JetSmart, three other companies started flying to Brazil, Norwegian Air, Sky Airlines (Chile) and Flybondi (Argentina).

JetSmart A321XLR (Airbus)