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Resolution of the Civil Aeronautical Board application of special requirements to regular and non-regular flights operations in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic

November 30, 2020

On March 25, 2020, the Civil Aeronautical Board (Junta de Aeronáutica Civil or “JAC”) issued the resolution Resolución Exenta Nº280 (“RE280”), requesting all air operators which flights landed in Chile under a non-regular flight authorization regime, to obtain a special permit issued by the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs (the “Permit”). Such regime would initially apply for a 15-day period since the date in which the RE280 was issued. Subsequently, on April 16, 2020, the JAC issued the resolution Resolución Exenta Nº335 (“RE335”) to complement the RE280 (i) declaring the Permit requirement imposed by the RE280 would be in full force and effect for an indefinite term and (ii) imposing the fulfillment of such requirement to the companies operating under a regular flight authorization regime, prior to the approval of any change of a regular itinerary.

By means of the resolution Resolución Exenta N°959 issued on November 20, 2020, the JAC derogated, effective as of such date, the RE280 and RE335. Hence, air operators which flights land in Chile under a non-regular flight authorization regime and air operators subject to a regular flight authorization regime requesting changes to a regular itinerary are now exempted from requesting the Permit issued by the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.



AUTHOR: Guillermo Acuña.