Let me tell you what I know regarding all the questions.
And what about Magenta Air? They are also apparently flying domestic routes in Peru.
Who owns this company?
Magenta Air is currently a "charter" airline. They did get the Dash-8 and were scheduled to get two more. The two additional aircraft were in Curacao getting certified or doing MX
while the financing came through. Apparently, it never did.
A dear friend of mine worked in management at Magenta, under the owner whose name I forget. My friend finally had to resign because of what my friend viewed as mismanagement of funds. My friend worked there for almost a year. They still have their headquarters on Avenida Angamos but not much else is going on, AFAIK.
Why is it so difficult to run an airline in Peru ? Apart of LAN and TACA nobody manages properly ?
Doing business in Peru is extremely difficult because, among other things, the labor laws. It is extremely costly to employ people in Peru. This is what my friends who work in Peru tell me. Also, there is so much corruption and graft. If you want a permit to fly, you have to pay the "coima" (graft), if you want fuel, you have to pay, if you want this or that, you have to pay. It's getting much better but it's not anywhere like Chile, for example, which has really cleaned up its act and attracts foreign investment in ways Peru could only dream of.
Because they are not managed by peruvians . I guess facudett had a peruvian administration which actually constitues his mistake
I remember the days of Faucett. I even knew the owners (the president of the company, basically). Everything was run "a la peruana" (peruvian style). Keeping in mind what I said about doing business in Peru, the management took care of itself first and that left little for the rest of the company. They were behind in their obligations, full of debt, and not taking care of anything they needed to. However, the president's daughter attended a very fancy private school (where I taught at the time) and drove around in fancy cars with bodyguards, etc. Their downfall was the crash at AQP
. I believe that the insurance was an issue, whether they had kept up the payments or they were canceled. I don't know that much, only what I heard after the accident.
5) Magenta Air (737-200)
6) LC Busre (props, not sure if they are still around)
7) TACA (A319 daily to Cusco)
Has anyone seen Magenta's 732? I am not sure that they have received it.
Busre is, as far as I know, a guy and his single plane. He flies (I believe) to certain airports that are hard to reach. Apparently, he does well.
TACA-Peru flies domestic as well as international. I spoke to a F/O who had just started with TA
and he says that they are managed from El Salvador, even though they are a "peruvian" company. They do all their training and have all their certifications to FAA standards, since they could, theoretically, fly to the US if they flew TA
flights from Central America.
Got them from a Peruvian site, but never heard about LC Busre, Star Up, and Tans.
TANS is a private airline that was started by former air force officers. It continues to fly despite having suffered the loss of one of their F-27s in the jungle a few years ago. There are quite a few pics of TANS in the a.net database.
Nuevo Continente was grounded months ago!
Nuevo continente was unable to secure a credit for fuel from PetroPeru. I also heard that they couldn't get insurance to fly their planes, which was a requirement to continue operations. This is not from a reliable source, I think I read it in the paper. The point is, when I landed in LIM
in December, the N6
planes were nowhere to be seen.
Wow, I think I'm finished.
Faucett. La primera linea aerea del Peru.