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User currently offlineAFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 26
Posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1127 times:

Hello,

I'm currently looking for information regarding the history of the former Venezualian airline VIASA.

Thank you very much in advance for any help.

Best regards,
Alain Mengus


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User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3228 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1117 times:

bViasa was founded by the Venezuelan Government in 1961 as an international carrier. It inherited the international routes of privately-owned Avensa and government-owned Aeropostal, who became domestic carriers. It developed a route network covering North and South America and Europe.

It however suffered severe losses in the '90s and despite an association with Iberia it collapsed in 1997 with outstanding losses of over US$100 million. At the time of its demise it owned 6 DC-10-30s and 7 727-200s. Other types that it previously flew included A300s, DC-8s and DC-9s.

That is what I could come up with.

 
Trintocan.

p.s. Avensa (and its subsidiary Servivensa) and Aeropostal restarted international flights in the '90s and are now the principal internal and external operators for Venezuela. Zuliana de Aviacion of Maracaibo also flies internationally.



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User currently offlineGreeneyes53787 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 844 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1101 times:

Viasa flew Convair 880s too. They were quite impressive.

GE


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