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Venezuela is a republic in South America, bordered on the north by the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, on the east by Guyana, on the south by Brazil, and on the southwest and west by Colombia. The coastline of Venezuela is about 2800 km (about 1700 mi) long and has numerous indentations, of which the gulfs of Venezuela and Paria are notable. The west, however, has expanses of low and occasionally marshy land, the coast is generally narrow and steep. Of the 72 islands off the coast that belong to Venezuela, Margarita is the largest and most important. The total area of Venezuela is 912,050 sq km (352,144 sq mi). The capital and largest city is Caracas

Latest updates

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline : dates are searchable using ddmmyyyy

May 9, 2017

Sol America is believed to have ceased operations in 2016 [status change]

May 4, 2017

AeroCaroní intended to offer passenger charter services out of Puerto Ordaz/Ciudad Guayana General Manuel Carlos Piar Guayana (PZO) but never started [added]

April 9, 2016

Turpial Airlines was founded on 14Jan2012 [added]

Airlines

ACASA (Aerovias Ca Servicios Apure)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1957* - 1966*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Aereo Transporte la Montana   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Aero B Venezuela   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1977* - 1984
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Aero Ejecutivos (Aeroejectivos)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1992* - 2006*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Aero Fly Monagas   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2005* - 2012*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Aero Latinas   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1990* - 1992*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Aero Services Carabobo   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1991 - 1997
Comments : Aserca Airlines started operations on 30Jun1991 under the name Aero Services Carabobo. The airline was named Aserca Airlines in 1997
Genealogy : Aero Services Carabobo >ASERCA
Airline Code :  

Aero Venezuela   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1951 - 1955*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Aeroandinas   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2014)
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Aerobol (Aerovias Bolivar)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1992* - 2006*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Aerocaribe Coro   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : AOB

AeroCaroní  added

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2014)
Comments : AeroCaroní intended to offer passenger charter services out of Puerto Ordaz/Ciudad Guayana General Manuel Carlos Piar Guayana (PZO) but never started
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

AeroLatin (Aerolineas Latinas)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989* - 2000
Comments : AeroLatin was founded in 1989
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : LT : LTN

Aerolatino   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994* - 1995
Comments : Aerolatino was founded in 1994
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : LTN

Aerolineas Marcos   

Status : Active

Dates :

1980* - date
Comments : Aerolineas Marcos was founded in 1980
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Aerolineas Regional del Centro   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Aeronaves del Centro   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1980 - 1987
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : AGA

Aeropanamericano   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2000* - 2012*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Aeroparaguaná   

Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Aeropostal (Alas de Venezuela)  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

1960 - date
Comments : Aeropostal was founded as Cie Générale Aéropostale on 03Jul1929. Renamed to Linea Aerea Venezolana (LAV) on 01Jan1935, when the Venezuelan Government took over the assets of French Cie Générale Aéropostale. Acquired TACA de VENEZUELA and it was fully absorbed in 1958. Ceased operations in 1994 but restarted in 1997. International flights to the USA started in 1998. Scheduled domestic and international passenger carrier. Acquired Sol Air in 2004. Scheduled domestic and international passenger carrier
Genealogy : Cie Générale Aéropostale +>Linea Aerea Venezolana (LAV) >Aeropostal
Airline Code : VH : LAV

Aeroservicios Ranger   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Aerosucre Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2013)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Aerotécnica   

Status : Active

Dates :

1951* - date
Comments : Aerotécnica was formed in 1951
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Aerotuy   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1982 - 1996
Comments : LTA (Linea Turistica Aerotuy) was formed in 1982 & operations started on 30Jun1982 as Aerotuy
Genealogy : Aerotuy >LTA
Airline Code : -- : TUY

Aerovenca (Aeronautica Venezolana de Carga)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1987* - 2000
Comments : Aerovenca was founded in 1987
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : AVC

Aerovías Caribe Express   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2012* - 2012*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Aerovias Venezuela Europa   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1950* - 1950*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Aguilas Venezolanas   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1961* - 1962
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : >Aeropost
Airline Code :  

Air Global   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2005* - 2005*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Iglesias   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2011* - 2012*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Margarita   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 1994*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : MAG

Air Venezuela   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995* - 2001
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Venezuela   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2004*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Albatros Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2010 - date
Comments : Albatros Airlines was established on 27Dec2007 & obtained its air operators certificate on 13May2010. Operations started on 20May2010
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : GAL

AmazonAir   

Status : Active

Dates :

2000* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

ASAP Charters CA   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2004*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

ASERCA (Aeroservicios Carabob)   

Status : Active

Dates :

1997 - date
Comments : Aserca Airlines started operations on 30Jun1991 under the name Aero Services Carabobo. The airline was named Aserca Airlines in 1997
Genealogy : Aero Services Carabobo >ASERCA
Airline Code : R7 : OCA

ASETECA   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1981 - 1981
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

ATSA (Aerotecnica SAN)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1951 - 2012*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

AVENSA (Aerovias Venezolanas)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1944 - 2002
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : VE : AVE

Avensa Carga   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2001 - 2002*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Avex International International   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Avior Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2006* - date
Comments : Avior Airlines operations started on 30Jun1995 as Avior Express
Genealogy : Avior Express >Avior Airlines
Airline Code : 9V : ROI

Avior Express (Aviones de Oriente)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1995 - 2006*
Comments : Avior Airlines operations started on 30Jun1995 as Avior Express
Genealogy : Avior Express >Avior Airlines
Airline Code :  

Carga Caraven (Carga Aerea Venezolana Caraven)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992* - 1994
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : CCR

Cargo Airlines   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Caribbean Flights   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1996* - 1996*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : CIF

CAVE (Compania Aerea de Viajes Expressos)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1987* - 1993
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Chapi Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

1968* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

CIACA Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

1999* - date
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

COMERAVIA (Comercial de Aviacion)   

Status : Active

Dates :

1965* - date
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : CW : NWT

Conviasa   

Status : Active

Dates :

2004 - date
Comments : Conviasa was formed as the successor to Viasa on 30Mar2004 by Presidential Decree & on 28Nov2004, Conviasa's inaugural flight was made
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : VO : VCV

Conviasa Intercontinental   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2015)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Conviasa Regional   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2015)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Co-op Lines Air Taxi   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2005* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Costa Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2015)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Diamente Air   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1996)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

El Sol de America   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001 - 2009*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : ESC

Estelar Latinoamerica   

Status : Active

Dates :

2009 - date
Comments : Estelar Latinoamerica was formed in Aug2008 & began operations on 01May2009. It received it's AOC back in Oct2015 after losing it in 2014
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : E4 : ETR

Falcon Royal Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2000* - 2000*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

General Air Cargo   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1995* - 1996*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : GC : GCQ

Helitec   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Interamericana Carga Venezuela   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998* - 1998
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Interamericana de Aviacion   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1982 - 1997
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : C64

Isla Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1995* - 1996*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

J.D. Valenciana de Aviacion   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993* - 1993
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : V5 : JDV

Jet Air International Charters   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991* - 1998*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Kavok   

Status : Active

Dates :

2008 - date
Comments : Kavok was established Jun2005, but unable to launch until it received its AOC from Venezuela’s Instituto Nacional de Aeronautica Civil on 06Nov2008
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

LABSA (Linea Aerea Bolivariana)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2001 - 2006
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Lagoven   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1998* - 1998*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

LAI (Linea Aerea IAACA)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1954* - 2006
Comments : LAI (Linea Aerea IAACA) was founded in 1954
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : KG : BNX

LAMIA (Línea Aérea Merideña Internacional de Aviación)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2010 - 2015
Comments : LAMIA moved to Venezuela
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

LASER (Lineas Aereas de Servicio Ejectutivo Regional)   

Status : Active

Dates :

1994 - date
Comments : Laser launched commercial operations, from Porlamar to Maiquetía on 11Mar1994
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : QL : LER

Latin Carga (Latinamericana Aerea de Carga) (LOAD Latin)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1970* - 1980
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

LAV (Linea Aeropostal Venezolana)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1933 - 1960
Comments : Aeropostal was founded as Linea Aerea Venezolana (LAV) on 01Jan1935, when the Venezuelan Government took over the assets of French Cie Générale Aéropostale (which had started operating on 03Jul1929)
Genealogy : Cie Générale Aéropostale +>Linea Aerea Venezolana (LAV) >Aeropostal
Airline Code : LV : ---

LEBCA (Lineas Expresa Bolivar CA)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1949 - 1964*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

LTA (Linea Turistica Aerotuy)   

Status : Active

Dates :

1996 - date
Comments : LTA (Linea Turistica Aerotuy) was formed in 1982 & operations started on 30Jun1982 as Aerotuy
Genealogy : Aerotuy >LTA
Airline Code : LD : TUY

Midas Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998* - 2001*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Oriental de Aviacion   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997* - 1999*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Perla Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2009 - date
Comments : Perla Airlines was established on 25Nov2006 but did not launch services until late Apr2010
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : DP : PLV

PHI Venezuela   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2012* - 2012*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Proflight   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2008*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

RAAN   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Rainbow Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2008* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : TZR

RANSA (Rutas Aereas Nacionales SA)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1948^ - 1966*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Raul Helicopters   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2012* - 2012*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

RAVSA   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

(2001)
Comments : Venezolana was founded by Venezuelan investors in 2001 as RAVSA, but it was not until 2007 that the airline started up operations under the name of Venezolana
Genealogy : RAVSA >Venezolana
Airline Code : AW : VNE

Rentavion Roraima Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1988* - 1990*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Roraima Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Ruiban & Duran Compañia Aérea   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2003* - 2003*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

RUTACA (Rutas Aereas Compania Anonima)   

Status : Active

Dates :

1974 - date
Comments : RUTACA was formed in 1974 with its home base at Ciudadz Bolivar. Operations started on 30Jun1974
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : RUC

Rutas Aereas Venezolanas   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2004*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Salta CA   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1960* - 1963*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Santa Barbara Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1996 - 2009
Comments : SBA Airlines was established on 01Nov1995 and started operations on 01Mar1996 as Santa Barbara Airlines. On 31Dec2008 the airline rebranded as SBA Santa Barbara Airlines following its acquisition by Aserca Airlines
Genealogy : Santa Barbara Airlines >SBA Airlines
Airline Code : S3 : BBR

SASCA (Servicios Aereos Sucre)   

Status : Active

Dates :

2002* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

SATS   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2001* - 2001*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

SAVAR (Servicios Aereas Varinas)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1982* - 1984*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

SBA Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2008 - date
Comments : SBA Airlines was established on 01Nov1995 and started operations on 01Mar1996 as Santa Barbara Airlines. On 31Dec2008 the airline rebranded as SBA Santa Barbara Airlines following its acquisition by Aserca Airlines
Genealogy : Santa Barbara Airlines >SBA Airlines
Airline Code : S3 : BBR

SERAMI (Servicios Aéreos Mineros)   

Status : Active

Dates :

1978 - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Servicios Aereos Mara   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1998* - 1999*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Servivensa   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1990* - 2006*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : VC : SVV

SkyVen Cielos de Venezuela   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1998*)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : VSK

Sol America  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1980 - 2016
Comments : Sol America was established & started as an air taxi service in 1980 and moved into commuter operations in 2001. Believed to have ceased operations in 2016
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : ESC

Solar Cargo   

Status : Active

Dates :

2001 - date
Comments : Solar Cargo was founded & started operations in 2001 with two An-26 freighters
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : 4S : OLC

Sundance Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2002 - date
Comments : Sundance Air was established at Simón Bolívar International Airport by owners AIR and RM Munarriz in Jan2002. Started operations on 30Jun2002
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : SUV

TAA (Tourism Aereo Amazonas)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2006* - 2012*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

TAAN (Transporte Aereo Andino)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999^ - 2011*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : EAA

TACA de Venezuela (Transportes Aéreos CA)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1945 - 1958
Comments : TACA de Venezuela merged into Aeropostal (Alas de Venezuela) in 1958
Genealogy : TACA de Venezuela >>Aeropostal
Airline Code :  

Taxis Aereas Nacionales   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1960* - 1966*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Tecnofly   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1986 - 1995
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Tigres Voladores   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1967* - 1967*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Tranaca (Transportes Aéreos Nacionales C.A.)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

TransaVen (Transporte Aereo Venezuela)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1967* - 2010*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : VEN

Transcarga (Transporte Aereos de Carga)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1968 - 1979*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : VA : ---

Transcarga International Airways   

Status : Active

Dates :

2001 - date
Comments : Transcarga International Airways operations started on 15Nov2001
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : T9 : TIW

Transmandu (Transportes Aereos Manduca)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2005* - 2012*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

TransVen Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2001)
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Turis Aer Amazonas   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1996* - 1996*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Turorca (Turismo de Oriente )   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Turpial Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2015* - date
Comments : Turpial Airlines was founded on 14Jan2012
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

VenexCargo  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990* - 1996
Comments : VenexCargo was established in 1990 to operate air cargo services. Ceased operations in Aug1996. (Operated from Caracas to Bogota and Miami)
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : VNX

Venezolana   

Status : Active

Dates :

2007 - date
Comments : Venezolana was founded by Venezuelan investors in 2001 as RAVSA, but it was not until 2007 that the airline started up operations under the name of Venezolana
Genealogy : RAVSA >Venezolana
Airline Code :  

Venezolana de Carga   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2010)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Vensecar International   

Status : Active

Dates :

1996 - date
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : V4 : VEC

VIASA  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1961 - 1997
Comments : VIASA was created to take over international routes of LAV and Avensa in 1961. Commenced operations on 01Apr1961 & ceased in Jan1997
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Zulair Cargo   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1994* - 1995*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Zuliana de Aviacion   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989* - 2001*
Comments : Zuliana de Aviacion was founded in 1985 as an international and domestic passenger carrier based in Maracaibo
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : OD : ULA
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