IslandHopper From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 327 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3111 times:
At least one freshly painted L1011 intended for Northeast Airlines (the same one who left their pilots dry in Burkina Faso, I believe) was aquired by Viva Airlines, which is owned by the Auxer Group. The L1011 is planned to start service as Northeast Bolivian Airlines offering service in "South America". Sounds suspicious me, but it is reported here in Yahoo Finance:
Who is this Auxer group? Were they involved in the Northeast Airlines that owned the L1011s based in Swaziland? They seem to own a bunch of small airlines (Viva, Fina, and now Northeast Bolivia AL) that operate orphaned gas guzzlers: 727, DC9, 737-200, Saab 340, and L1011.
Can anybody come up with more info on this interesting airline?
IslandHopper From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 327 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2887 times:
This is one of those businesses that seems very shady to me, like that of a money laundering scheme. With a fleet like that, who would question millions of dollars lost?
The website above isn't their official website (which is under construction, *surprise*), so the reference to the a.net photo is not surprising. Who puts this website together, a fan? This is all very strange.