JetSMART (JA, Santiago de Chile Int'l) has inaugurated commercial flights with its maiden scheduled service - JA4 Santiago de Chile Int'l-Calama - taking off on Wednesday, July 26. Service was conducted using the ULCC start-up's only aircraft, A320-200 CC-AWA (msn 7595).

Using a further two A320-200s, JetSMART will expand its coverage of the Chilean market to include Antofagasta, La Serena, Concepcion Carriel Sur, Copiapó Desierto de Atacama, Puerto Montt Int'l, and Temuco La Araucanía through year-end.

Owned by US low-cost carrier investment specialists Indigo Partners LLC, JetSMART secured its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) from the Chilean civil aviation authority (Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil - DGAC) last month.