797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1845 posts, RR: 26 Posted (7 years 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 20523 times:
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:
LatinPlane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2666 posts, RR: 14 Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 20485 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.
Erikgnoha From Venezuela, joined Jun 2006, 214 posts, RR: 4 Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 20485 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.
Chiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2003 posts, RR: 17 Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 20306 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 !
Viasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1846 posts, RR: 7 Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 20137 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).
B757200 From Spain, joined Sep 2004, 184 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 20107 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.
Chiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2003 posts, RR: 17 Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 20026 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
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 .
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.
797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1845 posts, RR: 26 Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 19947 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...
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!
Flying isn't dangerous. Crashing is what's dangerous!