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Sky Airlines begins operating in Chile as a low-cost carrier

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015 - 06:10 UTC
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As of next Friday, Chile's Sky Airlines becomes a budget or low cost airline with no food served on board, and at the most a soft drink. This is part of the changes to be implemented during the next 12 months by Holger Paulmann CEO and owner of the airline which was started by his father Jürgen Paulmann. Read full article

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  • CaptainSilver

    LAN is a brilliant airline. Do hope this doesnt affect them. The last thing anywhere needs is a Ryanair clone.

    Sep 02nd, 2015 - 04:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Further proof of Chilean Modernity.
    This business model has proved very popular in Europe.

    Sep 02nd, 2015 - 08:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    @1
    Sky have been around for years and they haven't really been able to compete with LAN. They are the airline you use when Lan flights are full.

    However, some of their routes are useful. They have a northern route that stops at various cities on the way north and a similar arrangement in the south. This is particularly convenient for some miners.

    I think the move to low cost is good. There is no one in that space now. If they do well, they will be well positioned to expand regionally.

    Sep 02nd, 2015 - 08:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    I thought that was already their business model...only tried to book with them once... seemed everything was extra... even a seat.

    LAN domestic hasn't really impressed me in recent times.... coffee in a polystyrene cup... how 'budget' and 'yesterday' is that.

    That said I have been able to get LAN flights Anto/Stiago and back for little more than the top rate bus fare...

    Sep 02nd, 2015 - 09:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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