Sunday, August 26, 2012

Bolivia gets new scheduled carrier

The charter airline Amaszonas has commenced scheduled flights with Bombardier CRJ200. Until now, the carrier has operated charter flights with small airplanes. Due the collapse of the Bolivian carrier AeroSur earlier this year, Amaszonas decided to commence scheduled flights and invested 35 millions USD for buying 5 second-hand CRJ200. Three of them are already delivered to Amaszonas, while one is just went in operation. The first flight was performed on the key domestic route from La Paz to Santa Cruz . Two further CRJ200 are scheduled to arrive in the contry until September. Amaszonas has announced to operate about a dozen domstic routes and international flights to two destinations in Peru.

AeroSur was the biggest carrier of the country and had been grounded, after the government had forced the carrier to pay it´s tax debts, but Aerosur was not able to pay them. Since the break-down, the government-owned airline BoA is undergoing rapidly expansion. Some observes think, that the government has breded the collapse of AeroSur willful, whereby it´s own carrier BoA got the possibility to grow.

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