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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
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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]

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Status

Operating Dates

ACASA (Aerovias Ca Servicios Apure)   

Unsure 1957* - 1966*

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Aereo Transporte la Montana   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

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Aero B Venezuela   

Inactive 1977* - 1984

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Aero Ejecutivos (Aeroejectivos)   

Unsure 1992* - 2006*

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Aero Fly Monagas   

Unsure 2005* - 2012*

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Aero Latinas   

Unsure 1990* - 1992*

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Aero Services Carabobo   

Renamed 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

Aero Venezuela   

Unsure 1951 - 1955*

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Aeroandinas   

Not started (2014)

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Aerobol (Aerovias Bolivar)   

Unsure 1992* - 2006*

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Aerocaribe Coro   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

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AeroCaroní  added

Not started (2014)

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

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AeroLatin (Aerolineas Latinas)   

Inactive 1989* - 2000

^ Comments : AeroLatin was founded in 1989

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Aerolatino   

Inactive 1994* - 1995

^ Comments : Aerolatino was founded in 1994

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Aerolineas Marcos   

Active 1980* - date

^ Comments : Aerolineas Marcos was founded in 1980

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Aerolineas Regional del Centro   

Unsure **** - ****

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Aeronaves del Centro   

Inactive 1980 - 1987

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Aeropanamericano   

Unsure 2000* - 2012*

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Aeroparaguaná   

Active 2013 - date

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Aeropostal (Alas de Venezuela)  updated

Active 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

Aeroservicios Ranger   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

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Aerosucre Airlines   

Not started (2013)

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Aerotécnica   

Active 1951* - date

^ Comments : Aerotécnica was formed in 1951

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Aerotuy   

Renamed 1982 - 1996

^ Comments : LTA (Linea Turistica Aerotuy) was formed in 1982 & operations started on 30Jun1982 as Aerotuy

^ Genealogy : Aerotuy >LTA

Aerovenca (Aeronautica Venezolana de Carga)   

Inactive 1987* - 2000

^ Comments : Aerovenca was founded in 1987

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Aerovías Caribe Express   

Unsure 2012* - 2012*

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Aerovias Venezuela Europa   

Unsure 1950* - 1950*

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Aguilas Venezolanas   

Renamed 1961* - 1962

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^ Genealogy : >Aeropost

Air Global   

Unsure 2005* - 2005*

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Air Iglesias   

Unsure 2011* - 2012*

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Air Margarita   

Inactive 1993 - 1994*

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Air Venezuela   

Inactive 1995* - 2001

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Air Venezuela   

Unsure 2004* - 2004*

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Albatros Airlines   

Active 2010 - date

^ Comments : Albatros Airlines was established on 27Dec2007 & obtained its air operators certificate on 13May2010. Operations started on 20May2010

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AmazonAir   

Active 2000* - date

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ASAP Charters CA   

Unsure 2004* - 2004*

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ASERCA (Aeroservicios Carabob)   

Active 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

ASETECA   

Inactive 1981 - 1981

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ATSA (Aerotecnica SAN)   

Unsure 1951 - 2012*

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AVENSA (Aerovias Venezolanas)   

Inactive 1944 - 2002

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Avensa Carga   

Unsure 2001 - 2002*

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Avex International International   

Unconfirmed (****)

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Avior Airlines   

Active 2006* - date

^ Comments : Avior Airlines operations started on 30Jun1995 as Avior Express

^ Genealogy : Avior Express >Avior Airlines

Avior Express (Aviones de Oriente)   

Renamed 1995 - 2006*

^ Comments : Avior Airlines operations started on 30Jun1995 as Avior Express

^ Genealogy : Avior Express >Avior Airlines

Carga Caraven (Carga Aerea Venezolana Caraven)   

Inactive 1992* - 1994

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Cargo Airlines   

Unconfirmed (****)

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Caribbean Flights   

Unsure 1996* - 1996*

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CAVE (Compania Aerea de Viajes Expressos)   

Inactive 1987* - 1993

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Chapi Air   

Active 1968* - date

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CIACA Airlines   

Active 1999* - date

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COMERAVIA (Comercial de Aviacion)   

Active 1965* - date

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Conviasa   

Active 2004 - date

^ Comments : Conviasa was formed as the successor to Viasa on 30Mar2004 by Presidential Decree & on 28Nov2004, Conviasa's inaugural flight was made

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Conviasa Intercontinental   

Not started (2015)

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Conviasa Regional   

Not started (2015)

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Co-op Lines Air Taxi   

Unsure 2005* - 2006*

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Costa Airlines   

Not started (2015)

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Diamente Air   

Not started (1996)

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El Sol de America   

Inactive 2001 - 2009*

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Estelar Latinoamerica   

Active 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

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Falcon Royal Air   

Unsure 2000* - 2000*

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General Air Cargo   

Unsure 1995* - 1996*

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Helitec   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

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Interamericana Carga Venezuela   

Inactive 1998* - 1998

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Interamericana de Aviacion   

Inactive 1982 - 1997

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Isla Airlines   

Unsure 1995* - 1996*

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J.D. Valenciana de Aviacion   

Inactive 1993* - 1993

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Jet Air International Charters   

Inactive 1991* - 1998*

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Kavok   

Active 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

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LABSA (Linea Aerea Bolivariana)   

Unsure 2001 - 2006

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Lagoven   

Unsure 1998* - 1998*

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LAI (Linea Aerea IAACA)   

Inactive 1954* - 2006

^ Comments : LAI (Linea Aerea IAACA) was founded in 1954

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LAMIA (Línea Aérea Merideña Internacional de Aviación)   

Inactive 2010 - 2015

^ Comments : LAMIA moved to Venezuela

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LASER (Lineas Aereas de Servicio Ejectutivo Regional)   

Active 1994 - date

^ Comments : Laser launched commercial operations, from Porlamar to Maiquetía on 11Mar1994

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

Inactive 1970* - 1980

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LAV (Linea Aeropostal Venezolana)   

Renamed 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

LEBCA (Lineas Expresa Bolivar CA)   

Inactive 1949 - 1964*

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LTA (Linea Turistica Aerotuy)   

Active 1996 - date

^ Comments : LTA (Linea Turistica Aerotuy) was formed in 1982 & operations started on 30Jun1982 as Aerotuy

^ Genealogy : Aerotuy >LTA

Midas Airlines   

Inactive 1998* - 2001*

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Oriental de Aviacion   

Inactive 1997* - 1999*

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Perla Airlines   

Active 2009 - date

^ Comments : Perla Airlines was established on 25Nov2006 but did not launch services until late Apr2010

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PHI Venezuela   

Unsure 2012* - 2012*

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Proflight   

Unsure 2004* - 2008*

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RAAN   

Unsure **** - ****

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Rainbow Air   

Active 2008* - date

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RANSA (Rutas Aereas Nacionales SA)   

Unsure 1948^ - 1966*

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Raul Helicopters   

Unsure 2012* - 2012*

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RAVSA   

Renamed (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

Rentavion Roraima Airlines   

Inactive 1988* - 1990*

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Roraima Airlines   

Unsure **** - ****

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Ruiban & Duran Compañia Aérea   

Unsure 2003* - 2003*

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RUTACA (Rutas Aereas Compania Anonima)   

Active 1974 - date

^ Comments : RUTACA was formed in 1974 with its home base at Ciudadz Bolivar. Operations started on 30Jun1974

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Rutas Aereas Venezolanas   

Unsure 2004* - 2004*

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Salta CA   

Unsure 1960* - 1963*

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Santa Barbara Airlines   

Renamed 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

SASCA (Servicios Aereos Sucre)   

Active 2002* - date

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SATS   

Unsure 2001* - 2001*

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SAVAR (Servicios Aereas Varinas)   

Unsure 1982* - 1984*

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SBA Airlines   

Active 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

SERAMI (Servicios Aéreos Mineros)   

Active 1978 - date

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Servicios Aereos Mara   

Unsure 1998* - 1999*

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Servivensa   

Unsure 1990* - 2006*

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SkyVen Cielos de Venezuela   

Not started (1998*)

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Sol America  updated

Inactive 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

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Solar Cargo   

Active 2001 - date

^ Comments : Solar Cargo was founded & started operations in 2001 with two An-26 freighters

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Sundance Air   

Active 2002 - date

^ Comments : Sundance Air was established at Simón Bolívar International Airport by owners AIR and RM Munarriz in Jan2002. Started operations on 30Jun2002

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TAA (Tourism Aereo Amazonas)   

Unsure 2006* - 2012*

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TAAN (Transporte Aereo Andino)   

Inactive 1999^ - 2011*

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TACA de Venezuela (Transportes Aéreos CA)   

Renamed 1945 - 1958

^ Comments : TACA de Venezuela merged into Aeropostal (Alas de Venezuela) in 1958

^ Genealogy : TACA de Venezuela >>Aeropostal

Taxis Aereas Nacionales   

Unsure 1960* - 1966*

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Tecnofly   

Inactive 1986 - 1995

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Tigres Voladores   

Unsure 1967* - 1967*

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Tranaca (Transportes Aéreos Nacionales C.A.)   

Inactive 1992* - 2006*

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TransaVen (Transporte Aereo Venezuela)   

Inactive 1967* - 2010*

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Transcarga (Transporte Aereos de Carga)   

Inactive 1968 - 1979*

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Transcarga International Airways   

Active 2001 - date

^ Comments : Transcarga International Airways operations started on 15Nov2001

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Transmandu (Transportes Aereos Manduca)   

Unsure 2005* - 2012*

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TransVen Airlines   

Not started (2001)

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Turis Aer Amazonas   

Unsure 1996* - 1996*

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Turorca (Turismo de Oriente )   

Unsure 1978* - 1979*

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Turpial Airlines   

Active 2015* - date

^ Comments : Turpial Airlines was founded on 14Jan2012

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VenexCargo   

Unsure 1996* - 2003*

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Venezolana   

Active 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

Venezolana de Carga   

Not started (2010)

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Vensecar International   

Active 1996 - date

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VIASA  updated

Inactive 1961 - 1997

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

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Zulair Cargo   

Unsure 1994* - 1995*

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Zuliana de Aviacion   

Inactive 1989* - 2001*

^ Comments : Zuliana de Aviacion was founded in 1985 as an international and domestic passenger carrier based in Maracaibo

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