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Name: SKY AIRLINE
7JetSet7 Code: SSV
Status: Operational
Region: LATIN AMERICA
City: SANTIAGO
Country: CHILE
Employees 777
Web: skyairline.cl
Email: skyatencionacliente@skyairline.cl
Telephone: +56 2 353 3100
Fax: +56 2 353 3137
Sita:
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SSV-2002-10 727-225F
SSV-2013-03 - TOP 10 DOMESTIC ROUTES
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SSV-CABIN ATTENDANT A
SSV-CABIN ATTENDANTS
SSV-LOGO
SSV-MAP CHILE DESTINATIONS

ESTABLISHED IN 2001 and started operations in 2002. A K A "SKY SERVICE." DOMESTIC, REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED AND CHARTER, PASSENGER AND CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
Andres de Fuenzalida 55
P.2 Providencia
Santiago, Chile

Chile (Republic of Chile) was established in 1818, covers an area of 756,945 sq km, its population is 15 million, its capital city is Santiago de Chile, and its official language is Spanish.

Was formed by the former staff of defunct carrier, Nacional.

JULY 2001: 1 737-236 (654-22027, /80 51 30 CC-CZM), EX-LADECO (LDE), AERGO CAPITAL (CLJ) LEASED.

JANUARY 2002: 2 737-230'S (22402; 22636), LACSA (LAC) WET-LEASED. HAS STILL NOT STARTED SCHEDULED SERVICE. CHARTER FLIGHTS TO FLORIANAPOLIS AND TO ASUNCION - SALVADOR (BRAZIL).

July 2002: Plans to add service to Concepcion, Puerto Montt, and Punta Arenas.

Jurgen Paulmann is 55% shareholder. Fernando Uauy (45%).

Bases 1 737-200 in Cuba. Plans to acquire another 737-200 for total four.

November 2002: Oscar Bonilla, Head Flight Operations. Jaime Matus, Head Maintenance.

Adds Santiago - Temuco - Puerto Montt, and Santiago - Puerto Montt - Balmaceda. Also, Santiago - Calama/Iquique.

3 737-2H6's (20586, CC-CTD; 20582, CC-CTM; 20583, CC-CTO), ex-Aviateca (AVT), Debis AirFinance (DEA) leased. 1 737-2Q3 (23117, N380AC), ex-Japan Transocean Air (SWL), delivery.

December 2002: To Mendoza, Argentina (2/week).

March 2003: Santiago - Concepcion - Puerto Montt. Santiago - Concepcion - Temuco.

June 2003: Plans to begin international services in 2004 to Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru.

July 2003: Santiago - Calama.

September 2003: Code share with Lloyd Aereo Boliviano (LAB). In November 2003, Santiago - Punta Arenas.

December 2003: Santiago - Pucon - Temuco, & Santiago - Temuco - Pucon (3/week). In January 2004, weekly charters Santiago - Rio de Janeiro, & Santiago - Porto Seguro.

December 2004: Santiago - Puerto Montt - Punta Arenas. Santiago - Pucon - Temuco - Santiago (2/week). In January 2005, Santiago - Florianapolis (Sat charter); Santiago - Rio de Janeiro (Saturday charter); Santiago - San Carlos de Bariloche (2/week charter); & Santiago - Foz do Iguazu (Friday charter).

January 2005: 2 737-2T4's (22697; 22698), ex-Southwest Airlines (SWA).

March 2005: 727-225 (22433, CC-CPV), ex-Miami Air International (MIB). Used for international flights from Florianapolis.

April 2006: SITA announced that Sky Airline (SSV) of Chile and Hong Kong Express Airways will implement its Horizon portfolio including Airfare Price and SITA Reservations.

January 2007: A320-214 (2142), ex-(9H-AEF), Air Malta (MLT) leased.

December 2007: Introduced scheduled international services to destinations in Peru.

September 2008: Chile’s privately owned Sky Airline (SSV) will operate its first international routes ever, by crossing the border to La Paz, Bolivia, and Lima, Peru. The launch date isn’t set, but flights are expected to begin before the end of this year. Six-year old Sky (SSV) operates a fleet of eleven 737-200s. Its main rivals are (LAN) and AeroSur (REO), an airline owned by Marsans (the
same Marsans that’s losing Aerolineas Argentinas (ARG) to Argentina’s government).

Sky Airline (SSV) is a privately-owned Chilean carrier serving a network of 12 domestic destinations and destinations in Peru from its main base at Santiago's Arturo Merino Benitez Airport. Domestic and regional charters to destinations in Argentina, Brazil, and Peru are also flown.

Employees = 777.

(IATA) Code: H2 - 605. (ICAO) Code: SKU (Callsign - AEROSKY).

Parent organization/shareholders: Jurgen Paulmann (94.04%); & others (5.96%).

Main Base: Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (SCL).

Domestic scheduled destinations: Antofagasta; Arica; Balmeceda; Calama; Concepcion; Copiapo; Coyhaique; Iquique; Puerto Montt; Punta Arenas; Santiago; & Temuco.

February 2010: 737-247 (23608, CC-AAG), Silver Sky Linhas Aereas leased.

May 2010: Domestic destinations: Antofagasta; Arica; Balmaceda; Calama; Concepcion; Copiapo; Iquique; Puerto Montt; Punta Arenas; & Temuco.

International destinations: Arequipa (Peru); and La Paz (Bolivia).

2 A320-200 (CC-ABV - - SEE PHOTO - - "SSV-A320-2010-05"), deliveries.

June 2010: Plans to start international flights from Santiago to Buenos Aires with new A320s. Already flies to Lima and is considering flights to Sao Paulo.

January 2011: A320-214 (2665, 9H-AEN), Air Malta (MLT) leased until March.

July 2011: MTU Maintenance Hanover was selected by Sky Airline (SSV) to provide a Total Engine Care package for its (V2500)s under a five-year exclusive agreement.

October 2011: A320-231 (0447, CC-ADO), ex-(N447AG), (GCP) leased.

March 2012: Chilean airlines saw a +16% increase in international passenger traffic and a +15.8% growth in domestic traffic in January, logging a record figure of 1.4 million boarding passengers, its all-time best single month on record.

Data released by the Junta de Aeronáutica Civil shows (LAN) Airlines was the market leader in international traffic, with a 49.5% market share. (LAN) Peru (LPU) was second, with a 5.7% market share. Sky Airline (SSV) was third with a market share of 4.9%. In the domestic market, (LAN) Express (LDE) was first with a 50.3% market share. (LAN) Airlines had a 28.1% market share and Sky Airline (SSV) had a 17.3% market share. PAL Airlines (PCP) secured a 3.8% market share. International cargo traffic decreased -4.7%, while domestic cargo grew +5%.

According to reports in the local newspaper "El Mercúrio," the traffic increases are the result of a competitive market, improved financial situations among Chileans, and the introduction of credit options to purchase airline tickets and travel packages. A decline of the USA dollar against the Chilean peso also helped boost international traffic.

April 2012: A319-111 (2170, CC-AFY), ex-(G-EZEC) delivery.

July 2012: 737-2Q3 (23117), leased to TAM Bolivia (TBO) for domestic scheduled operations registered as (FAB-112).

August 2012: A319-111 (2119, CC-AHC; 2251, CC-AFZ), NBB Ferry Co LTD (BBB) leased.

March 2013: Measuring almost 4,500 km in length, Chile is well suited for the development of domestic flying. As the country’s leading carrier, (LAN) Airlines is also the largest player in the domestic market, offering 73% of weekly seats across its network of 13 destinations. While the airline withdrew the twice-daily service to Valdivia in the south of the country over the course of last year, its total capacity in April 2013 is +16% larger than a year before. Santiago’s second-largest domestic operator, Sky Airline (SSV), saw the most dramatic capacity growth in the last year, as it increased its weekly seat offering by +33%. Again, its growth came from capacity expansion in existing markets from Santiago with Calama and Puerto Montt noting two- and four-fold frequency growth in April 2013 compared to the previous year. Only one route was pulled by the airline from its Santiago network last year, as it discontinued thrice-weekly schedule to El Salvador, a declining mining centre in the Atacama Desert.

The northern Chilean port city and an important mining centre, Antofagasta, is the busiest domestic destination from Santiago, served with a total of 119 weekly flights. Two-thirds of the seat supply to this affluent region (annual (GDP) per capita is similar to that of the UK) are commanded by (LAN). The airline competes against Sky Airline (SSV) on nine of the top 10 domestic routes from Santiago, the only exception being Punta Arenas, to which it operates 18 weekly flights in monopoly conditions. (PAL) Airlines (PCP), the smallest domestic carrier from Santiago (4% seat capacity in April 2013), provides further competition on four of the top 10 routes. Antofagasta (6 weekly flights), Calama (4), Iquique (8) and Copiapo (3) are the only domestic routes offered by the airline from Santiago.

SEE ATTACHED - - "SSV-2013-03 - TOP 10 DOMESTIC ROUTES."

June 2013: A319-111 (2249, CC-AJF), (BBB) leased.

November 2013: A320-214 (2142, 9H-AEF), Air Malta (MLT) wet-leased, ex-(SP-IAD).

July 2014: A319-112 (3331, CC-AJG), ex-(VQ-BNF), AerCap (DEA) leased.

March 2015: Sky Airline (SSV) entered Bolivia with 4x weekly flights from Iquique (IQQ) in Chile to La Paz (LPB) on March 16th. The 460 km sector will be operated by (SSV)’s 174-seat A320s. (LAN) Airlines is also flying 4x weekly between the two points.

April 2015:

July 2015: Lufthansa Systems (DLH) (LTK) will be supporting the in-flight operation of Sky Airline (SSV) with the precise navigation data from its Lido/(FMS) database. The two companies recently signed a three-year agreement to provide route information including altitude data, airways and airport data, and nav data that are updated every 28 days. In Sky Airline (SSV), Lufthansa Systems (DLH) (LTK) has acquired an up-and-coming customer on the South American market.

September 2015: Sky Airline (Chile) ((IATA) Code: H2, based at Santiago de Chile International) (SSV) will gradually transition to a Low Cost Carrier (LCC) business model over the next twelve months, (SSV) (CEO), Holger Paulmann has told the "El Mercurio" newspaper.

Founded in 2002 as a full-service carrier, Sky Airline (SSV) operates a near homogenous fleet of thirteen A319-100s and three A320-200s on a network that is predominantly inclined towards the domestic market but which also covers Bolivia, Argentina, Peru, and Brazil. It is Chile's second largest operator after (LAN) Airlines.

Speaking in the interview, Paulmann said the move is necessary to ensure (SSV)'s long-term sustainability, given recent dramatic fluctuations in the cost of fuel, as well as foreign currency exchange rates.

In terms of aircraft operations, Paulmann said that routes with poor loads will be removed from November onwards, while overall aircraft utilization rates will be increased from the current eight, to over >10 hours per day.

(SSV) will also reduce its on-board meal options before switching to a pay-service from early next year. It is also reviewing its baggage charge policy alongside that of seat pre-selection.

Sky (SSV) has also begun offering one-way flights that are cheaper than return tickets, he added.

Once (SSV)'s transition is complete, it will be Chile's first and only homegrown (LCC) to date.

Fleet:
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SSV-727-225
SSV-737-200.jpg
SSV-A320-200 - 2015-08.jpg
SSV-A320-2010-05

April 2016:

0 727-225F (JT8D-9A HK) (1554-21861, /79 CC-CTW), NEW QUICK LSD 2002-10. RTND 2004-09. FREIGHTER.

0 727-225 (JT8D-15 HK) (1668-22433, /80 CC-CPV "STACY"), EX-(MIB) 2005-03, RTRD. 172Y.

0 737-2H6 (JT8D-15 HK) (302-20582, /72 CC-CTU; 303-20586, /72 C-CTO), EX-(AVT), (DEA) LSD 2002-11. 20583; 20586; RTND. 124Y.

0 737-2Q3 (JT8D-17) (1033-23117, /84 CC-CTD 2003-02; 1241-23481, /86 CC-CTB, 2002-11), EX-(SWL), AERGO CAPITAL LSD. 23117; LST TAM BOLIVIA (TBO) 2012-07. 3 RTND. 124Y.

0 737-2T4 (JT8D-15 HK) (817-22697, /81 N721WN; 823-22698, /81 CC-CTX), EX-(SWA), LSD 2005-01. 22697; RTND. 124Y.

0 737-230 (JT8D-15) (657-22114, /80 CC-CTO; 791-22139, /81 CC-CTM), 2 RTRD. 124Y.

0 737-230 (JT8D-17A HK) (744-22402, /81 CC-CTK; 808-22636, /81 CC-CTH), (LAC) WET-LSD 2002-01. 2 RTND. 124Y.

0 737-236 (JT8D-15A) (654-22027, /80 CC-CAP), EX-(LDE), (CLJ) LSD 2002-07. RTND. 124Y.

0 737-247 (JT8D) (1399-23608, CC-AAG), SILVER SKY LINHAS AEREAS LSD 2010-02. EX-(LV-BIF). RTND. 124Y.

0 737-296 (JT8D-9A HK) (665-22276, /80 CC-CTJ; 759-22516, /81 CC-CTI), AERGO CAPITAL LSD. 2 RTND. SCRAPPED IN SANTIAGO. 124Y.

7 A319-100.

2 A319-111 (2119, CC-AHC; 2251, CC-AFZ), NBB FERRY CO LTD (BBB) LSD 2012-08.

2 A319-111 (2170, CC-AFY, 2012-04; 2214, CC-AIY), EX-(D-EZEC), (BBB) LSD.

1 A319-111 (2249, CC-AJF), EX-(VQ-BMN), (BBB) LSD 2013-06.

2 A319-112 (3171, CC-AMO; 3331, CC-AJG), EX-(VQ-BNF), (DER) LSD.

0 A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/P) (2142, /03 9H-AEF), EX-(SP-IAD), (MLT) WET-LSD 2013-11. 168Y.

1 A320-231 (0447, CC-ADO), EX-(N447AG), (GCP) LSD 2011-10.

2 A320-233 (V2500) (1400, CC-ABV - - SEE PHOTO - "SSV-A320-2010-05;" 1523, CC-ABW), 2010-05. 168Y.

Management:
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SSV-JURGEN PAULMANN FOUNDER
SSV-JURGEN PAULMANN CEO - A

JURGEN PAULMANN, FOUNDER, & MAJOR SHAREHOLDER.

HOLGER PAULMANN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

FELIX GONZALEZ, HEAD FLIGHT OPERATIONS.

RENE DUSSERT, COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR & PUBLIC RELATIONS (PR).

OSCAR BONILLA, FLIGHT OPERATIONS MANAGER (obonilla@skyairline.cl).

JAIME MATUS, MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING MANAGER (jmatus@skyairline.cl).

LUIS EBENSPERGER, QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA) MANAGER.

 
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