SKY and JetSmart are resuming domestic flights in Chile

Airlines are rebounding step by step, and JetSmart and SKY will resume international routes in October

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  • The low-cost airline SKY reported that Brazil and Peru routes will resume in October;
  • LATAM Airlines has shown a gradual recovery.

The COVID-19 pandemic caused airlines several financial issues. But now, they are resuming activities. In Chile, the low-cost airline SKY has reactivated its domestic routes and JetSmart advances to resuming its domestic flights soon, reports La Tercera.

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The low-cost airline SKY reported this Monday that it will reactivate all of its national routes, while Brazil and Peru routes will join in October. JetSmart indicated that for October it will see a 40% recovery in its domestic flights. It plans to end 2020 operating between 60% and 70% of its capacity, according to the Chilean newspaper.

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Regarding international operations, JetSmart hopes to reactivate flights to Colombia and Peru in October as soon as border restrictions allow it.

In the case of LATAM Airlines, the company reported in mid-September that in recent months it has shown a gradual recovery of its operation. In June, it operated 6.4%, in July 9.2% and in August it reached 13.9% of its capacity in relation to the same period of 2019, said the media outlet.

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