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A budget-friendly new carrier has landed to compete with Sky Airlines and LATAM on this route

A Chilean ultra-low-cost carrier called JetSmart has announced a new route. The service will be launched on April 3 2022 next year, with flights connecting Santiago de Chile’s Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (SCL) with São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport (GRU).

The new route

JetSMART is looking to further expand its offering in Brazil with the launch of a new Santiago-São Paulo route. The airline has already started selling tickets for the new commercial services, which are expected to have five frequencies per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Its inaugural flight will be operated on April 3 next year.

After the statement, the airline currently has five routes to Brazil, three of which are from Santiago (the objectives are Rio de Janeiro, Foz de Iguazu, & São Paulo). JetSMART also works the routes Buenos Aires-Rio de Janeiro & Montevideo-Rio de Janeiro. Generally, JetSMART presently has 16 international routes, which has enabled the business to provide a range of connectivity in seven South American countries: Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, Brazil, Uruguay, & Paraguay.

Moreover, JetSMART provides 76 routes throughout the area & has domestic branches in Chile, Argentina, and Peru. JetSMART Peru has newly been approved also to operate global flights. The low-cost corporation is also eyeing Colombia & would like to serve domestic and global flights from this South American nation.

Brazil is a major market

JetSMART would like to boost its existence in Brazil. As Avianca’s top management lately said, if an airline wants to develop in South America, the airline has to look into the Brazilian marketplace because there’s a huge opportunity.

The Santiago de Chile-Sao Paulo route previously has 46 weekly flights as of December 2022, per Cirium. Sky Airlines runs six everyday flights on this route, while LATAM has 40 weekly flights ranging from five everyday services on most days to seven on Tuesdays & Sundays.

Big plans for JetSMART

The Chilean ultra-low-cost carrier is seeking to turn into the next huge thing in South America. The airline has the aim of carrying 100 million passengers and operating a fleet of 100 aircraft by 2028. JetSMART has one of the major narrowbody orders in the area, expecting to get 102 aircraft in the next few years, including 14 Airbus A321XLRs.

Moreover, JetSMART & American Airlines have a great corporation that would create “the broadest network in the Americas.” Last month, Chile’s national contest authority declares that JetSMART and American Airlines had notified their goal to partner through minority tenure from the US carrier.