Two days ago I was walking from my parked car to my classroom at my university and saw this large turboprop plane flying low overhead. I was surprised to see that kind of large plane over my university, because I usually see choppers and small GA
props/jets that are headed to Aeropuerto Caracas. After some thinking I concluded that it must had been an ATR42, because that's the largest turboprop plane flown in Venezuela.
Well, looks like I was right. According to Santa Barbara's website, they've moved most of their CCS
domestic flights to Aeropuerto Caracas. The highlights here are that they offer free bus service between Santa Barbara's main ticket office and Aeropuerto Caracas. I was wondering if they did that because they couldn't checkin their pax in Aeropuerto Caracas, so I called them and asked if I could go direct to the airport and I was told: "Yes you can go direct to the airport, but this information hasn't been confirmed 100%, we should have the complete info by Monday."
Weird, they post the news on their website but their staff doesn't have the complete info. Nevertheless, the website says that they will start those flight on Feb 1st.
Another highlight is that Aeropuerto Caracas will get ITS FIRST INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL FLIGHT! The flight will go to AUA
and make a stop in Las Piedras. Also this will be the largest aircraft operating to/from Aeropuerto Caracas.
Very good news for Aeropuerto Caracas. I believe that if these flights along with Avior's are succesful, we might still see some of them after the highway access is restored to CCS
Saludos desde Caracas,