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Bolivia is a republic in central South America, bordered on the north and east by Brazil, on the southeast by Paraguay, on the south by Argentina, and on the west by Chile and Peru. Bolivia and Paraguay are the only South American countries without direct access to the sea. The maximum length of Bolivia from north to south is about 1530 km (about 950 mi); its maximum breadth is about 1450 km (about 900 mi). Its area is 1,098,581 sq km (424,164 sq mi), making it fifth in size (after Brazil, Argentina, Peru, and Colombia) of South American countries. The capital of Bolivia is Sucre but La Paz is the largest city and administrative capital
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December 20, 2016

TAM (Transportes Aereo Militar) must transition into a state-owned enterprise, Transporte Aéreo Militar Comercial [added]  in Jan2017

December 2, 2016

LaMia suspended operations after the Bolivian civil aviation authority (Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil - DGAC) suspended its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) on 01Dec2016 following a fatal accident [status change]

March 7, 2015

Aerocon suspended all operations with effect from 27Feb2015 citing difficult market conditions update

Airline Status Operating Dates

Abaroa Airlines (Aerolineas Abaroa)   

Inactive 1962* - 1972

^ Comments : Abaroa Airlines was formed in 1960

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ACST   

Unsure 2001* - 2002*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aero La Paz   

Inactive 1975* - 1990

^ Comments : Aero La Paz was founded in 1975

^ Genealogy :  

Aerobecasa (Aero Benifciadora de Carne SA)   

Inactive 1974* - 1977

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerobol (AeroBol Transporte Aereo)   

Inactive 1985* - 1995

^ Comments : Aerobol was formed in 1985

^ Genealogy :  

Aerocon (Aero Comercial Oriente Norte)  updated

Inactive 2005 - 2015

^ Comments : Aerocon was founded in 2005 & started services on 09Jun2005. Suspended services on 27Feb2015 due to finance problems and resulting severe security issues

^ Genealogy :  

Aeroeste  updated

Active 1994* - date

^ Comments : Aeroeste was founded in 1994 & is based at El Trompillo Airport, in the south part of Santa Cruz

^ Genealogy :  

Aerolineas Sudamericanas  updated

Inactive 2008 - 2008

^ Comments : Aerolineas Sudamericanas was founded in 2007 & started operations in Mar2008. Ceased in May2008 due to financial problems. It was a domestic scheduled carrier operating from Santa Cruz

^ Genealogy :  

Aeromina   

Inactive 1989* - 1989*

^ Comments :  

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AeroSur   

Inactive 1992 - 2012

^ Comments : AeroSur was founded in Apr1992 by a merger of existing charter companies. Started operations on 24Aug1992 & ceased on 17May2012. AOC was revoked on 20Jul2012

^ Genealogy :  

Aerovia Bolivia  updated

Inactive **** - ****

^ Comments : Aerovia Bolivia was a DC3 operator

^ Genealogy :  

Aerovias Bolivianas Transandina   

Unsure 1967* - 1967*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerovias Condor  updated

Inactive 1958* - 1963

^ Comments : Aerovias Condor was a Local cargo operator

^ Genealogy :  

Aerovias Moxos   

Unsure 1983* - 1983*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerovias San Lorenzo   

Unsure 1963* - 1965*

^ Comments :  

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Aerovias Tunari   

Unsure 1952* - 1952*

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Air Beni   

Inactive 1994* - 2001

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Air Bolivia   

Inactive 1972 - 1973

^ Comments :  

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Air Procace   

Unsure 1976* - 1976*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Taxi Rolando Canedo Lopez   

Unsure 1964* - 1970*

^ Comments : Air Taxi Rolando Canedo Lopez was founded by Capt. Rolando Canedo Lopez in 1963 as Taxi Aero Cooper

^ Genealogy : Taxi Aero Cooper >Air Taxi Rolando Canedo Lopez

Alas del Sur   

Inactive 2006 - 2008

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

ALCON (Aerolineas Comerciales Nacionales)   

Inactive 1970* - 1977

^ Comments : ALCON (Aerolineas Comerciales Nacionales) was founded in 1970

^ Genealogy :  

ALM (Aerominas)(Aerovias Las Minas)   

Inactive 1964* - 1991

^ Comments : ALM was created in 1964 and closed in 1991

^ Genealogy :  

Amaszonas (Línea Aérea Amaszonas)   

Active 2000 - date

^ Comments : Amaszonas was founded on 01Oct1998, but flight services were only commenced in 2000. Scheduled international and domestic services

^ Genealogy :  

BAFIN (Bolivian Air Flight International)   

Renamed 1975* - 1990

^ Comments : BAFIN (Bolivian Air Flight International) was formed in 1975

^ Genealogy : BAFIN (Bolivian Air Flight International) >BAS Transportes Aereos

BAS Transportes Aereos   

Inactive 1990 - 1991

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : BAFIN (Bolivian Air Flight International) >BAS Transportes Aereos

BoA (Boliviana de Aviacion)   

Inactive 1969* - 1997

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

BoA (Boliviana de Aviacion)  updated

Active 2009 - date

^ Comments : BoA (Boliviana de Aviació) was created by means of the Supreme Decree Nº 29318 of 24Oct2007. It was established by the Bolivian Government under the president Evo Morales, replacing the troubled Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano as flag carrier. Inaugural flight was made on 29Mar2009

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BoA Regional   

Active 2015 - date

^ Comments : BoA Regional commenced revenue operations on 27Dec2015 with its maiden flight La Paz El Alto to Uyuni.

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Bolivia Airfreight   

Unsure 1990* - 1990*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Bolivian Air System   

Inactive 1964* - 1971

^ Comments : Bolivian Air System was formed in 1964

^ Genealogy :  

Bolivian Air Tourman   

Inactive 1989* - 1989*

^ Comments :  

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Bolivian Airways International (Aerovia Boliviana Internacional)   

Inactive 1966* - 1977

^ Comments : Bolivian Airways International was formed in 1966

^ Genealogy :  

CADET (Cooperativa Aerea de Transportes)   

Inactive 1969* - 1981

^ Comments : CADET was was founded in 1969 and closed in 1981

^ Genealogy :  

CAMBA (Comercializadora Aerea Mixta Boliviana)   

Unsure 1960* - 1999*

^ Comments : CAMBA (Comercializadora Aerea Mixta Boliviana) was founded in 1960

^ Genealogy :  

CAN (Compania Area Nacional)   

Inactive 1980* - 1993

^ Comments : CAN was founded in 1980 and closed in 1993. Operated a single DC6 on meat runs

^ Genealogy :  

CAT (Carga Aerea Transportada)   

Inactive 1978* - 1994

^ Comments : CAT (Carga Aerea Transportada) was founded in 1978 and closed in 1994

^ Genealogy :  

CBA (Compania Boliviano de Aviation)   

Inactive 1989* - 1992*

^ Comments : CBA was a DC3 cargo carrier based in Cochabamba

^ Genealogy :  

CBF (Corporacion Boliviana de Fomento)   

Inactive 1947* - 1965

^ Comments : CBF was formed in 1947. Ii was a government-owned carrier concentrating on the bulk air carriage of meat

^ Genealogy :  

COBRA (Compagnia Boliviano de Rutas Aereas)   

Inactive 1966* - 1966*

^ Comments :  

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Compania Sudamericana C & S   

Unsure 1976* - 1977*

^ Comments : Compania Sudamericana C & S was founded in 1976

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Corporacion Mixta de Transportes Aereos   

Renamed 1953* - 1953

^ Comments : Linea Aerea de Transporte Nacional Corp Mixta was formed in 1953 by the merger of Linea Aerea de Transporte Nacional and Corporacion Mixta de Transportes

^ Genealogy : Corporacion Mixta de Transportes Aereos + Linea Aerea de Transporte Nacional =>LATNCM

ECO Express Charter Services   

Unsure 2000* - 2000*

^ Comments :  

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EcoJet   

Active 2013 - date

^ Comments : EcoJet was founded in 2013 & started operations on 24Nov2013 with the inaugural flight from Cochabamba to Santa Cruz & Sucre

^ Genealogy :  

Eldorado (Transportes Aereos El Dorado)   

Inactive 1980* - 1991

^ Comments : Eldorado (Transportes Aereos El Dorado) was founded in 1980

^ Genealogy :  

Escorpion Trans Aereos (ETA)   

Inactive 1981* - 1981

^ Comments :  

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FATIMA   

Unsure 1981* - 1981*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Fri Reyes (Frigorifico Reyes)   

Inactive 1960* - 1994

^ Comments : Fri Reyes was formed in 1960 as one f Bolivia's many meat carriers

^ Genealogy :  

FRIBAL (Frigorificos Ballivan)   

Unsure 1949* - 1962*

^ Comments : FRIBAL (Frigorificos Ballivan) was formed in 1949

^ Genealogy :  

Frigorifico Cooperativo Los Andes   

Inactive 1950* - 1964

^ Comments : Frigorifico Cooperativo Los Andes was founded in 1950

^ Genealogy :  

Frigorifico Maniqui   

Unsure 1976* - 1976*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Frigorifico Reyes   

Inactive 2004* - 2004*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Frigorifico Santa Ana   

Unsure **** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Frigorifico Santa Rita   

Inactive 1970* - 1994

^ Comments : Frigorifico Santa Rita was founded in 1970 and closed in 1994

^ Genealogy :  

FRIMO (Frigorifico Movima)   

Inactive 1967* - 1981

^ Comments : FRIMO was created in 1967 and closed in 1981

^ Genealogy :  

Horizontes   

Unconfirmed (****)

^ Comments :  

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La Cumbre (Transportes Aereas la Cumbre)   

Inactive 1974* - 1995

^ Comments : La Cumbre was a meat freighter that was founded in 1974 and closed in 1995

^ Genealogy :  

LAB (Lloyd Aereo Boliviano)  updated

Inactive 1925 - 2007

^ Comments : LAB (Lloyd Aereo Boliviano) was founded by Guillermo Kyllmann on 15Sep1925. Started operations on 23Sep1925. On 30Mar2007, it was decided by the Bolivian government to shut down Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano, which meant that effective on 01Apr2007, all flight operations were suspended (One of the oldest airlines in the world. Established by German residents with the support of the Bolivian Government. The airline was nationalised in 1941 after remaining under German inluence since the onset. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that was the national carrier)

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LAC (Lineas Aereas Canedo)   

Active 1979 - date

^ Comments : LAC (Lineas Aereas Canedo) was formed in 1978

^ Genealogy :  

LAI (Linea Aerea Imperial)   

Inactive 1979* - 1995

^ Comments : LAI (Linea Aerea Imperial) was commuter airline based at La Paz that was founded in 1979 and closed in 1995

^ Genealogy :  

Lambda Air Cargo   

Inactive 1980* - 1996*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

LaMIA Bolivia   

Inactive 2014 - date

^ Comments : LaMIA Bolivia moved from Venezuela to Bolivia. Suspended operations after the Bolivian civil aviation authority (Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil - DGAC) suspended its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) on 01Dec2016 following a fatal accident

^ Genealogy :  

Linea Aerea de Transporte Nacional   

Renamed 1953* - 1953

^ Comments : Linea Aerea de Transporte Nacional Corp Mixta was formed in 1953 by the merger of Linea Aerea de Transporte Nacional and Corporacion Mixta de Transportes

^ Genealogy : Corporacion Mixta de Transportes Aereos + Linea Aerea de Transporte Nacional =>LATNCM

Linea Aerea de Transporte Nacional Corp. Mixta   

Unsure 1953 - 1968*

^ Comments : Linea Aerea de Transporte Nacional Corp Mixta was formed in 1953 by the merger of Linea Aerea de Transporte Nacional and Corporacion Mixta de Transportes

^ Genealogy : Corporacion Mixta de Transportes Aereos + Linea Aerea de Transporte Nacional =>LATNCM

MABOL Bolivia   

Inactive 1975* - 1976

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

NACIF Transportes Aereos   

Inactive 1996 - 2001

^ Comments : NACIF was formed as SASA in 1982

^ Genealogy : SASA >NACIF

NOLI   

Unsure 1978* - 1978*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Northeast Bolivian Airways (NEBA)   

Inactive 1970* - 2006

^ Comments : North East Bolivian Airways (NEBA) was founded on 14Sep1970 as a general cargo carrier based in Cochbamba. Ceased operations in 2006

^ Genealogy :  

Panambra   

Inactive 1980* - 1989*

^ Comments :  

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RAU (Rutas Aereas Uncia)   

Unsure 1966* - 1966*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SAB (Servicios Aereos Bolivianos)   

Inactive 1970* - 1989*

^ Comments : SAB (Servicios Aereos Bolivianos) was founded in 1970

^ Genealogy :  

SABENI (Servicio Aereo Beni) (Sociedad Beniana)   

Inactive 1980* - 1988

^ Comments : SABENI was founded in 1980 and closed in 1988

^ Genealogy :  

SAC (Servicios Aereos Cochabamba)  updated

Inactive 1966* - 1994

^ Comments : Servicios Aereos Cochabamha operated domestic cargo services within Bolivia

^ Genealogy :  

SANIA   

Unsure 1969* - 1969*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SAO (Servicios Aereos del Oriente)   

Inactive 1994 - 1999

^ Comments : SAO was founded in 1994 being renamed from UNIVERSAL. Meat carrying airline using Curtis C-46 Commando aircraft. Ceased operations in 1999

^ Genealogy : Universal (Transportes Aereos Universal) >SAO

SAPSA (Servicios Aereos Petroleros)   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SAS (Servicios Aereos Santiago)   

Inactive 1994* - 2000

^ Comments : SAS was founded in 1994 and closed in 2000

^ Genealogy :  

SASA (Servios Aereos Santa Ana)   

Renamed 1982* - 1996

^ Comments : NACIF was formed as SASA in 1982

^ Genealogy : SASA >NACIF

SAVA (Vargas Spain Air Service)   

Renamed 1974 - 2002

^ Comments : SAVA moved into scheduled services in 2002 and renamed itself to SAVE

^ Genealogy : SAVA >SAVE

SAVCO (Servios Aereos Virgen de Copacabana)   

Inactive 1970 - 1991*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SAVE (Servicio Aereo Vargas Espana)   

Inactive 2002 - 2005

^ Comments : SAVA moved into scheduled services in 2002 and renamed itself to SAVE

^ Genealogy : SAVA >SAVE

Servicios Aereos Curtiss   

Inactive 1969* - 1973

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Servicios Aereos San Francisco   

Unsure 1972* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Servios Aereos Titan   

Inactive 1988* - 1991

^ Comments : Servios Aereos Titan was formed in 1988

^ Genealogy :  

Sky Team Aviator  updated

Active 2012 - date

^ Comments : Sky Team Aviator is based at El Trompillo Airport in the south part of Santa Cruz

^ Genealogy :  

TAA (Transportes Aereos America)   

Inactive 1980* - 1990

^ Comments : TAA (Transportes Aereos America) was founded in 1980

^ Genealogy :  

TAB (Transportes Aereas Bolivianos)  updated

Active 1977 - date

^ Comments : TAB (Transportes Aereas Bolivianos) was formed on 07Nov1977 as a sub-division of the Air Transport Management of the Bolivian Air Force. Operations started on 30Jun1977. Scheduled, regional charter cargo airline

^ Genealogy :  

TABSA (Transportes Aereo Boliviano SA)   

Inactive 1966* - 1979

^ Comments : TABSA was founded in 1966 and closed in 1979

^ Genealogy :  

TABSA (Transportes Aereos Benianos)   

Inactive 1963* - 1972

^ Comments : TABSA (Transportes Aereos Benianos) was founded in 1963 and closed in 1972

^ Genealogy :  

TAC (Transportes Aereos Cochabamba)   

Inactive 1985* - 1995*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TAL (Trans-Aereos Lobiar)   

Renamed 1979* - 1984

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : TAL Trans-Aéreos Lobiar >Trans Aereos Luwior (TAL)

TAM - Bolivia   

Inactive 2000 - 2000*

^ Comments : TAM - Bolivia was granted a 180-day operating permit in Apr2000 using Fokker 100 aircraft. Brought to a halt by striking pilots

^ Genealogy :  

TAM (Transportes Aereo Militar)   

Active 1945 - date

^ Comments : TAM (Transportes Aereo Militar) started operations on 15Jun1945 by the Air Force offer flights to rural communities where commercial airlines could not operate profitably. The airline will cease all civilian passenger operations with effect from 16Dec2016 following a directive from the Bolivian Ministry of Public Works issued on 08Dec2016. Extra time given to complete a transition into a state-owned enterprise, Transporte Aéreo Militar Comercial

^ Genealogy : TAM (Transportes Aereo Militar) >Transporte Aéreo Militar Comercial

TAMPA (Transportes Aereos Tampa)   

Inactive 1990* - 2000*

^ Comments :  

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TAS (Transportes Aereos Skorpio)   

Unsure 1982* - 1982*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TAS (Transportes Aereos Suravia)   

Unsure 1973* - 1973*

^ Comments :  

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TASA (Transportes Aereos San Antonio)   

Inactive 1984* - 2001

^ Comments : TASA (Transportes Aereos San Antonio) was formed in 1984

^ Genealogy :  

TASM (Transportes Aereos San Martin)   

Inactive 1984* - 1984*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TASMA (Transportes Aereos San Martin)   

Unsure 1984* - 1984*

^ Comments :  

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TASMI (Transportes Aéreos San Miguel)   

Inactive 1981* - 1991*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TASS (Transportes Aereos Samuel Selum)   

Inactive 1984* - 1993

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TAT (Transportes Aereos Tadeo)   

Inactive 1988* - 1988

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TAURO (Transportes Aereos Tauro)   

Inactive **** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TAVIC (Transporte Aereos Virgen de Carmen)   

Inactive 1988* - 2001

^ Comments : TAVIC (Transporte Aereos Virgen de Carmen) was founded in 1988 and closed in 2001

^ Genealogy :  

Taxi Aero Cooper   

Renamed 1963 - 1963*

^ Comments : Air Taxi Rolando Canedo Lopez was founded by Capt. Rolando Canedo Lopez in 1963 as Taxi Aero Cooper

^ Genealogy : Taxi Aero Cooper >Air Taxi Rolando Canedo Lopez

TRAK Airlines (Transportes Aéreos Kantuta)   

Inactive 1978* - 1980

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Trans Aereos Illimani (TAI)   

Inactive 1972* - 1978

^ Comments : Trans Aereos Illimani (TAI) was founded in 1972 and closed in 1978

^ Genealogy :  

Trans Aereos Luwior (TAL)   

Inactive 1984 - 1991

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : TAL Trans-Aéreos Lobiar >Trans Aereos Luwior (TAL)

Trans Aereos San Jorge   

Inactive 1985* - 1992

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Trans Aereos San Miguel   

Unsure 1988* - 1988*

^ Comments :  

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Trans Aereos Santo Domingo   

Inactive 1983 - 1983

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Trans Oriental   

Renamed 1974* - 1977*

^ Comments : Trans Oriental was founded in 1974

^ Genealogy : Trans Oriental >Trans-Oriente

Transaereos Frimo   

Unsure 1967* - 1968*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Transalfa (Transportes Aereos Alfa)   

Inactive 1981* - 1990

^ Comments : Transalfa (Transportes Aereos Alfa) was founded in 1981 and closed in 1990

^ Genealogy :  

Trans-Oriente   

Inactive 1977* - 1982

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Trans Oriental >Trans-Oriente

Transporte Aéreo Militar Comercial   

Planned 2017 >

^ Comments : TAM (Transportes Aereo Militar) started operations on 15Jun1945 by the Air Force offer flights to rural communities where commercial airlines could not operate profitably. The airline will cease all civilian passenger operations with effect from 16Dec2016 following a directive from the Bolivian Ministry of Public Works issued on 08Dec2016. Extra time given to complete a transition into a state-owned enterprise, Transporte Aéreo Militar Comercial

^ Genealogy : TAM (Transportes Aereo Militar) >Transporte Aéreo Militar Comercial

Transporte Aereos Bolivar   

Inactive 1978* - 1985

^ Comments : Transporte Aereos Bolivar was founded in 1978 and closed in 1985

^ Genealogy :  

Transportes Aereos ACRE   

Unsure 1965* - 1965*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Transportes Aereos Arauco   

Inactive 1994* - 1997

^ Comments :  

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Transportes Aereos Beni   

Unsure 1971* - 1975*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Transportes Aereos Itanez (TAI)   

Inactive 1976 - 1977

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Transportes Aereos Litoral (TAL)   

Inactive 1966* - 1975

^ Comments : Transportes Aereos Litoral (TAL) was formed in 1966

^ Genealogy :  

Transportes Aereos Santa Rosa   

Unsure Early 1980s

^ Comments :  

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Turbo Bolivian Airways   

Inactive 1984* - 1984

^ Comments :  

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Turmo   

Unsure Late 1970s

^ Comments :  

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Universal (Transportes Aereos Universal)   

Renamed 1989* - 1994

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Universal (Transportes Aereos Universal) >SAO

UNOS (Transportes Aereos Unidos)   

Inactive 1980* - 1993

^ Comments : UNOS (Transportes Aereos Unidos) was formed in 1980

^ Genealogy :  

Urcupina   

Inactive 1981* - 1981*

^ Comments :  

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Vibas   

Inactive 1974* - 1978

^ Comments : Vibas was founded in 1974 and closed in 1978

^ Genealogy :  

Yacuma (Transportes Aereos Yacuma)   

Inactive 1981* - 1993

^ Comments : Yacuma (Transportes Aereos Yacuma) was founded in 1981 and closed in 1993

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