Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Venezolana De Aviacion Re-starts With 'new' Fleet  
User currently online797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1894 posts, RR: 27
Posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 21440 times:

Hey guys,

Lately there have been flying around some rumours about a re-birth of the Venezuelan airline Venezolana de Aviacion/RAVSA.

I read in a local newspaper some days ago that they'd get three B738s to start flying within the Venezuelan territory, and as a logic way of thinking, I didn't believe a single word of it. As a matter of fact, today I went to CH-Aviation and found out that they have a pretty 'big' fleet considering they're a Venezuelan airline with some recently acquired B732s. Here's the fleet:

3 B737-200
10 Jetstream 41


MyAviation.net photo:
Click here for bigger photo!
Photo © Luis Daniel Pereira



MyAviation.net photo:
Click here for bigger photo!
Photo © Eduardo Moreau



MyAviation.net photo:
Click here for bigger photo!
Photo © Eduardo Moreau



So, any news on this? Those 732s are former Air Canada and were stored at Mojave.

Here's the link:

http://www.ch-aviation.ch/airlinepage.php?code1=RAV

Well, I'll keep looking anyways.

Cheers.


Flying isn't dangerous. Crashing is what's dangerous!
21 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineLatinPlane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2724 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 21402 times:

So they stopped flying, but will restart with three 732s?

I remember that one of their jetstreams 31 crashed into the fire house while trying to land at Maiquetia.

Nice little airline. But I think there's way too much competition as it is for a new entry into the domestic Venezuelan market.

By the way, really interesting name! Perhaps, Santa Barbara should buy the name and rebrand themselves as "Venezolana de Aviacion." since practically, they are the only carrier representing Venezuela in long distance routes.


  LatinPlane

[Edited 2006-11-28 02:54:22]

User currently offlineErikgnoha From Venezuela, joined Jun 2006, 214 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 21402 times:

I heard the rumour as well last week and didn't believe it. I even checked in ch.aviation and there was nothing. However, now I see this post and your link and I am amazed. I hope they can pull this up. Good luck indeed!! Does anybody know where this airlines is based? Thanks in advance.


Venezuela, donde los suenos renacen
User currently offlineChiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2005 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 21223 times:

Congratulations RAVSA !
We really need another domestic carrier. There are so many underserved routes that need some competition. A nice idea would be Caracas-Porlamar or Caracas-Maracaibo. I am sure they will make a lot of money there as the return fares of 50-120 USD are much to high and the existing carrier are making that hell of a money that they even don't know how to invest it. Venezuela is full of new aircraft flying around due to the high airfares that the only 12 existing airlines are charging.
So they have really found a market gap. I am looking forward to fly those state-of-the art 732 !


User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2391 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 21198 times:

Quoting Erikgnoha (Reply 2):
Does anybody know where this airlines is based? Thanks in advance.

Seems to be CCS



I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently offlineViasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1880 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 21118 times:

Here is the first Jetstream 41 of this airline:


click to enlarge


User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2391 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 21066 times:

Quoting Viasa (Reply 5):
Here is the first Jetstream 41 of this airline



Quoting 797 (Thread starter):
Here's the fleet:

So, how many Jetstremas 31 will be part of the fleet?

BTW, I like the name a lot...



I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently offlineB757200 From Spain, joined Sep 2004, 184 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 21066 times:

Quoting Chiguire (Reply 3):
So they have really found a market gap. I am looking forward to fly those state-of-the art 732 !

 rotfl 

Looks like Venezuela is turning from DC9-land into 732-land. Terrible livery in my opinion, by the way.


User currently offlineViasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1880 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 21054 times:

Quoting B757200 (Reply 7):
Looks like Venezuela is turning from DC9-land into 732-land.

No thats not correct. Aserca phase-in more and more DC-9 (former Aerocaribe, Northwest, Inter, DCA and TWA) and btw, they also get a new livery... (first aircraft looks like the livery of UPS, Thai etc in red).

Quoting B757200 (Reply 7):
Terrible livery in my opinion

But here you are absolutly right...


User currently offlineErikgnoha From Venezuela, joined Jun 2006, 214 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 21041 times:

Quoting Viasa (Reply 8):
and btw, they also get a new livery... (first aircraft looks like the livery of UPS, Thai etc in red).

I believe this new livery looks really great. it's a shame that is it on such an old aircraft...



Venezuela, donde los suenos renacen
User currently offlineB757200 From Spain, joined Sep 2004, 184 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 21024 times:

Quoting Viasa (Reply 8):
No thats not correct. Aserca phase-in more and more DC-9 (former Aerocaribe, Northwest, Inter, DCA and TWA) and btw, they also get a new livery... (first aircraft looks like the livery of UPS, Thai etc in red).

Thanks for the correction. So Aserca insists on bringing more DC-9...way to go.

Quoting Erikgnoha (Reply 9):
I believe this new livery looks really great

Indeed. I don't like the current one.


User currently online797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1894 posts, RR: 27
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 20952 times:

Hmm so it is all true!!!

Awesome news then!

IMO, they shoul start routes that no airline currently does... not CCS-PMV as three airlines currently do!

Quoting B757200 (Reply 7):
Looks like Venezuela is turning from DC9-land into 732-land.

Wohooo, upgrading our asses up!!!  Smile

Quoting Viasa (Reply 8):
they also get a new livery...

What!? When!?



Flying isn't dangerous. Crashing is what's dangerous!
User currently offlineChiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2005 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 20943 times:

Quoting B757200 (Reply 10):
Thanks for the correction. So Aserca insists on bringing more DC-9...way to go.

Thank you for following my sarcastic arguments  wink 

Quoting 797 (Reply 11):

IMO, they shoul start routes that no airline currently does... not CCS-PMV as three airlines currently do!

I was not serious with that. I just tried to be ironic  wink .

At the moment I don't know where they could fly without creating additional severe competition. Maybe CCS-MAO or CCS-CUN, CCS-SJO or PTY. Maybe something out of PMV. But for 3 732 and 10 J31 I really don't see enough market.


User currently offlineErikgnoha From Venezuela, joined Jun 2006, 214 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 20938 times:

Quoting 797 (Reply 11):
What!? When!?


MyAviation.net photo:
Click here for bigger photo!
Photo © Juan jose



I think it's an improvement.



Venezuela, donde los suenos renacen
User currently offlineChiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2005 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 20932 times:

Quoting Erikgnoha (Reply 13):

I think it's an improvement.

I liked the old one as well, but this one is really nice !


User currently online797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1894 posts, RR: 27
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 20864 times:

Holy cow! Finally!!!

I must admit I hate the previous livery, I always saw it as a very cheap and poor one. Now, it kinda looks a bit more elegant, pitty they'll keep on going with those crappy DC-9s.... It's so out-dated...

Anyhow, glad to see that new livery.

Quoting Chiguire (Reply 12):
Maybe CCS-MAO or CCS-CUN

Nah, I don't think this routes would work, especially with some 732s. That flight would be painfull!

I'd dare to say that the best routes they can apply is for domestic cities that don't have services from other airlines, and maybe create jet-bridges between CCS and MAR. Who knows. In the end, I don't really like how this is looking.

Some more info would be great!

Cheers



Flying isn't dangerous. Crashing is what's dangerous!
User currently offlineViasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1880 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 20731 times:

Thanks to Luis.


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Luis A. Gabaldon



User currently offlineB757200 From Spain, joined Sep 2004, 184 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 20683 times:

Quoting Viasa (Reply 16):
Thanks to Luis.

A great improvement, I must say. Very nice livery. Kinda reminds me of NW current one.


User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 20679 times:

Quoting B757200 (Reply 7):

I know, pretty bad, but not much looks good on a Jetstrea, too small Big grin


User currently online797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1894 posts, RR: 27
Reply 19, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 20588 times:

Wooooooah!

I must say I really like it... They needed that change URGENTLY!

Way to go R7!

Cheers



Flying isn't dangerous. Crashing is what's dangerous!
User currently offlineDebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2430 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 20509 times:

Back to Venezolana de Aviacion/RAVSA... any web-page yet?

User currently offlineMIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 20338 times:

A couple of weeks ago I wss told by a friend one of Venezolana's "new" 732s had stopped in Kendall-Tamiami airport (Miami) on the way to Venezuela.

Love that livery on that Jetstream 41!

The new Aserca c/s are a copy of NW and every other crappy new livery out there.. yuck


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
A-I Wants To Sport A New Look With Bigger Fleet posted Mon Oct 18 2004 18:20:37 by Karan69
AA GIG-MIA Tonight With New Biz Seats posted Wed Dec 13 2006 16:26:22 by Tonytifao
LH 744s With New Biz Class posted Tue Dec 5 2006 19:01:57 by Maxfly
What Happened With AV's Fleet Orders? posted Thu Nov 23 2006 14:18:09 by 777jaah
AA Won't Re-Engine MD-80 Fleet posted Fri Nov 17 2006 03:57:58 by PanAm_DC10
SQ 772ERs Being Refitted With New C And Y Class? posted Sun Nov 12 2006 03:04:25 by Intothinair
SOuth African "new Fleet Plan" By JAN07; ORD Next posted Fri Nov 10 2006 17:09:51 by Jimyvr
AA Re-starts MIA-MVD posted Thu Nov 9 2006 00:25:04 by USPIT10L
World MD-11F With New Colours posted Sun Oct 29 2006 11:56:40 by Magyarorszag
AV's New Fleet #2 posted Sun Oct 29 2006 05:33:11 by 777jaah