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Rest In Peace: LatinAmerican Airlines Gone  
User currently offlineAero From Germany, joined Oct 2004, 181 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4021 times:

Memories of Airlines that passed away: Any (nice) memories you would like to share?


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Rgds,
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LAN...the star of the Latin American skies
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User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3414 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4008 times:

...apparently Avensa should have merged with Pan Am - not much overlap in liveries that's for sure!!!

User currently offlineAero From Germany, joined Oct 2004, 181 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3989 times:

I don´t remember if SABA ever flew! - In case you never heard of it, well here you are  Smile

Aero


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Quoting PVD757 (Reply 1):
...apparently Avensa should have merged with Pan Am - not much overlap in liveries that's for sure!!!

True! - They had a better livery before that:


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LAN...the star of the Latin American skies
User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2393 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3952 times:

For me the best two airlines the continent have ever had:


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Ladeco-Chile and Aces-Colombia. (AV is getting close of what Aces was)

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Never flew on them, but another two defunct Colombian Airlines:


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I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3913 times:

How about the original Air Panama?
The short-lived Aero Costa Rica?
Lanica from Nicaragua?
Dominicana de Aviación?
Saeta from Ecuador?
Peruvian Faucett?



I don't work for COPA Airlines!
User currently offlinePlanenutz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3898 times:

or TAN SAHSA from Honduras?


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I remeber seeing their 737-200's at MSY back in the 80's.


User currently offlineOB1783P From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3878 times:

How COULD you forget


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The skin plates! The smiles! The warm Inka Cola! The reconfirmations!



I've flown thousands of miles and I can tell you it's a lot safer than crossing the street!
User currently offlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4395 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3841 times:

Quoting OB1783P (Reply 6):
The warm Inka Cola!

Gross...

Well, i flew Avensa and Aces. Avensa i flew once and i dont remeber well. I was like 5 or 6. I only remeber the landing in BOG was very rough.

Aces, i flew many times. Twice to Manizales, once to Armenia and ocne to Ft. Lauderdale. Got to fly on the A320, ATR and DHC Twin Otter, which was actually my first flight.



Les escribo desde el frío de mi verde altiplano.
User currently offlineTR763 From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 775 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3809 times:

Nice memories? I´d say the best memories of aviation in my life! Have a look at my user name: TR763 - this means something!

Tranbrasil - the greatest airline that Brazil have ever seen in it´s skies!
The crew were simply fantastic! They treated us as we were kings! I remember very well of a F/A called Katia on a flight from GRU to MCO, aboard a 767-300... what a treatment she reserved to HER passengers! For sure, an airline that I miss a lot! Besides it´s beautiful planes, giving lots of colors to the airports and skies!
It was part of my life!

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Rgs!
TR763



Transbrasil
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12217 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3809 times:
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New Zealand has lost a few airlines over the years

Kiwi International
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Qantas New Zealand
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Ansett New Zealand
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User currently offlineTBCITDG From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 921 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3798 times:

Let us not forget LAPA, DINAR, ARG. And now on the brink is SW.

I thought that Qantas New Zealand was still around!


User currently offlinePlanenutz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3773 times:

Mexico's fly-by-nights were indeed an adventure:


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User currently offlineSampa737 From Brazil, joined May 2005, 637 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3762 times:

Quoting TR763 (Reply 8):
Nice memories? I´d say the best memories of aviation in my life! Have a look at my user name: TR763 - this means something

I agree with you there! TB was one of the best.

No one mentioned Vasp! Or, should they? I wonder if we should give way to another thread on the lookouts for future "Rest In Peace" airlines? Say, Varig?


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3757 times:

Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 4):
Lanica from Nicaragua?

Lanica became NICA, now part of GRUPO TACA.


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3754 times:

Quoting Aero (Thread starter):
Memories of Airlines that passed away:

AeroHonduras.


User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3736 times:

How could you forget


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[Edited 2005-12-06 02:06:05]


A man without the knowledge of his past history,culture and origins is like a tree without roots
User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3718 times:

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 13):
Lanica became NICA, now part of GRUPO TACA

That's not the information I get when I aks about Lanica and Nica in Nicaragua. Those 2 were different airlines, owned by different people.



I don't work for COPA Airlines!
User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3718 times:

Nica and Aviateca are part of Grupo TACA.

User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2393 posts, RR: 26
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3715 times:

Quoting 777ER (Reply 9):
New Zealand has lost a few airlines over the years

How's this "Latin America"?  Smile



I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3709 times:

Regarding Aviateca:

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Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 16):

That's not the information I get when I aks about Lanica and Nica in Nicaragua.

May I know which info you got?


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3704 times:

Quoting Sampa737 (Reply 12):
I agree with you there! TB was one of the best.

U.S. Airways Shuttle?


User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3684 times:

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 19):
May I know which info you got?

Lanica was a Sandinista airline and it was forbiden to fly to the USA.
Nica started after the sandinistas left the nicarguan government.
Their owners were not the same, neither their aircraft.



I don't work for COPA Airlines!
User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3676 times:

Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 21):
Their owners were not the same, neither their aircraft.

That's precisely what I asked before.
You said that "Their owners were not the same, neither their aircraft". I agree with you with the second part [about the aircrafts, which in the bottom is not important at all]. But how do you know that their owners were not the same?

BTW I find such point also senseless. It could be the same case as AV before and after Efromovich. Is it or not the same airline? I think IS the same.


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3659 times:

Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 21):
Lanica was a Sandinista airline

Lanica was first property of Anastasio Somoza Debayle. And back in the 70's Howard Hughes [sorry but don't know if I wrote such last name correctly] he gifted the airline [Somoza' family. Remember that HH lived in Nicaragua at the very end of his life] with two beautiful aircrafts that I can barely remember.


User currently offline757MDE From Colombia, joined Sep 2004, 1753 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3651 times:

Quoting RICARIZA (Reply 3):
Never flew on them, but another two defunct Colombian Airlines:

Aerotal and Aerocondor.
Aerocondor was a top notch Airline for what I've read and heard.
They had the first A-300 in Latin America (HK-2057), they were sort of the Aces of their time (the second Airline in Colombia and harsh competition to Avianca), they went belly up because of mismanagement, it was sold two times but the it seems only the founders could run the Airline, it went bankrupt in the early 80s. The Pilots lasted a year negociating for a revival, but the financial conditions were so bad that it was impossible.

I know an ex-Aerocondor Curtiss, Electra and 707 captain! (he also flew DC-8s for Arca Cargo)


Aces is definitely missed as well!.



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25 Jrodri1 : With both AeroPeru, Faucett and AeroContinente gone, there are no more true national airlines in Peru. LanPeru is fully-owned by LanChile (although th
26 Post contains images LH459 : You mean Trump Shuttle? I'm sure he meant TR.
27 TACAA320 : Thanks for the clarification.
28 777ER : The Name Qantas New Zealand died when Tasman Pacific Airlines went bust, yes QF is still operating in New Zealand but under a totally different name-
29 TACAA320 : Isn't this thread about LatAm carriers?
30 Post contains images Luisde8cd : Interflug Oh wait, this thread is about Latin American airlines, duh! Hehe, after a little joke here are some Latin American airlines that have disapp
31 Post contains links and images Luisca : Air Panama, once considered one of the best airlines in the region, went belly up because the now disappeared Panamanian airforce nationalized it and
32 Post contains images Juanchito : Aeroquetzal from Guatemala also is gone. Regards Juanchito
33 Post contains images FlySSC : Like TR763, my "thoughts" go to Transbrasil ...and its "old" colorscheme particularly. A great airline, great crews ... A true Brasilian taste in the
34 Post contains images HR001 : From Honduras Plus
35 Post contains links and images RICARIZA : hmm Now I see where TAME gots its Livery View Large View MediumPhoto © Michael Prophet
36 JJMNGR : TR was really a fantastic airline. I had the chance to fly on their BAC-1-11 when I was very young ans so as all the other aircrafts in the fleet. But
37 Aer : I was to young to remember it, but it would be cool if it made a come back.
38 Post contains links and images Il75 : I believe we are forgetting Cruzeiro do Sul, a long lasting Brazilian airline partially owned by Varig since the seventies and finally terminated in t
39 Lamedianaranja : I have so many good memories of Viasa. Luis' (reply 30) signature says it all: Viasa we miss you. But I don't think good times will ever return!
40 JJMNGR : YES! CZ was also great with also B732, B721 and AB3 operating in CGH!!! Great livery. I expected to see some DC-10 on that livery...would be great.
41 Aero : What happened actually to TransBrasil?
42 2travel2know : Nowadays, Shouldn't we be including VASP in the list of Latinamerican Airlines gone?
43 RICARIZA : Same here. I used to travel to Maracaibo and take Viasa from there. And someother times from BOG...
44 JJMNGR : Aero, TR stop their operations for about 5 years. They had many problems with bad management, debits with Government and suppliers in general. Very si
45 Post contains images Carmenlu15 : Oh, the memories of my first flight, in one of those planes... But don't be so quick to kill the airline, that last time I checked GU still flies to
46 Post contains images Aer : Hehe, I love that livery. GU flies but as Inter/Taca you won't really see the name Aviateca per se, I mean look at the A/C they painted the name on t
47 AV757 : Also now extinct Area Ecuador (Aerovias Ecuatorianas) who flew last with a DeHavilland Comet 4 and operated from 1949 till 1972. AV757
48 Post contains links MGA : This is how it goes: Lanica was gonernment owned (Somoza period). Transformed to Aeronica, Government owned (Sandinistas). They used Russian built pl
49 TACAA320 : Sorry my friend. Sansa never ever flew MIA nor MGA. Sansa is a local [regional] Costarican carrier now part of GRUPO TACA. You may check that info in
50 Post contains images Carmenlu15 : I might be mistaken (or maybe lacking sleep), but wasn't that a case of same name, different airlines? Saludozzzz
51 Post contains links MGA : Carmen is right. Sansa is Taca regional for Costa Rica. SANSA Nicaragua is "Servicios Aereos de Nicaragua" http://www.airlinehistory.co.uk/americas/N
52 JCS : I still love VASP. About a good year ago, august 2004, had great times during 12 VASP flights in 2,5 Weeks through GRU - BEL - MAO - BSB - SSA - CNF a
53 Post contains images 757MDE : Inter
54 Post contains images Arcano : Yeah they did for a year, It's room was taken by National, later Avant, later Aerocontinente, later Sky ... There was some "Aerochile" in the 90s wic
55 Derico : Darn, that Inter color/font scheme may not be the most beautiful, but it's certainly catchy and original. Too bad they are gone.
56 Post contains images MGA : Couldnt let go of the thought, I need these Nicaraguan oldies in here! MGA P.S. Sorry about the Aeronica plane in so bad shape but I wanted to show y
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