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Venezolana De Aviacion Re-starts With 'new' Fleet

Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:46 am

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


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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.
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RE: Venezolana De Aviacion Re-starts With 'new' Fleet

Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:50 am

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.


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RE: Venezolana De Aviacion Re-starts With 'new' Fleet

Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:51 am

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.
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RE: Venezolana De Aviacion Re-starts With 'new' Fleet

Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:05 am

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 !
 
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RE: Venezolana De Aviacion Re-starts With 'new' Fleet

Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:34 am

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

Seems to be CCS
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RE: Venezolana De Aviacion Re-starts With 'new' Fleet

Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:07 am

Here is the first Jetstream 41 of this airline:


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RE: Venezolana De Aviacion Re-starts With 'new' Fleet

Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:05 am

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...
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RE: Venezolana De Aviacion Re-starts With 'new' Fleet

Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:05 am

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.
 
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RE: Venezolana De Aviacion Re-starts With 'new' Fleet

Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:16 am

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...
 
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RE: Venezolana De Aviacion Re-starts With 'new' Fleet

Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:22 am

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...
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RE: Venezolana De Aviacion Re-starts With 'new' Fleet

Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:39 am

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.
 
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RE: Venezolana De Aviacion Re-starts With 'new' Fleet

Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:01 am

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!?
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RE: Venezolana De Aviacion Re-starts With 'new' Fleet

Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:08 am

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.
 
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Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:10 am

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


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I think it's an improvement.
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RE: Venezolana De Aviacion Re-starts With 'new' Fleet

Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:17 am

Quoting Erikgnoha (Reply 13):

I think it's an improvement.

I liked the old one as well, but this one is really nice !
 
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RE: Venezolana De Aviacion Re-starts With 'new' Fleet

Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:45 am

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!

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RE: Venezolana De Aviacion Re-starts With 'new' Fleet

Sat Dec 02, 2006 11:30 pm

Thanks to Luis.


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RE: Venezolana De Aviacion Re-starts With 'new' Fleet

Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:02 am

Quoting Viasa (Reply 16):
Thanks to Luis.

A great improvement, I must say. Very nice livery. Kinda reminds me of NW current one.
 
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RE: Venezolana De Aviacion Re-starts With 'new' Fleet

Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:06 am

Quoting B757200 (Reply 7):

I know, pretty bad, but not much looks good on a Jetstrea, too small Big grin
 
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RE: Venezolana De Aviacion Re-starts With 'new' Fleet

Sun Dec 03, 2006 12:58 pm

Wooooooah!

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

Way to go R7!

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RE: Venezolana De Aviacion Re-starts With 'new' Fleet

Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:51 am

Back to Venezolana de Aviacion/RAVSA... any web-page yet?
 
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RE: Venezolana De Aviacion Re-starts With 'new' Fleet

Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:13 pm

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