Marcus380 From France, joined Feb 2006, 146 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1564 times:
THis topic continues the "TAM plans MIA-ASU"
the subject diverted into the search of the last Paraguayn Airline.
As explained, in MAi 2000, I went to ASU and I had a local trip to go to the Iguacu falls.
We travelled to Ciudad del Este with a small plane, and then drove.
It seems the name of the Airline was Arpa, the plane was something like a ten seater, I hope that some fans could help me identify the plane and others maybe the Airline. see the pics:
Boarding to Ciudad del Este in 2000 from ASU
what plane ?
it's boarding time...
In flight, easy access to the cockpit !
I am hoing to ASU in October and again to Iguacu falls, but his time no plane possibility any more !
EHHO From Bulgaria, joined Dec 2005, 815 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1498 times:
I'm not into props, but Wikipedia says that A8 has a fleet of one Cessna 208A Caravan and two Cessna 208B Grand Caravans. The article mentions also that as of January last year the airline still operated to AGT and was fully owned by JJ.
I couldn't find anything of A8 in the database, but here are two pics of the different Caravan models for comparison:
Marcus380 From France, joined Feb 2006, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1175 times:
Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 4): So even back then it was probably associated with TAM already. Proving my suspicion there hasn't been a real Paraguayan airline since LAP.
You are dam right, and in fact I watched the picture of my friend with the hostess at the boarding with a magnifying glass, and I could see that the ticket he holds has a the TAM letters in red on the bottom right.