AeroSur S.A. is an airline with its headquarters in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. It is a private airline operating domestic scheduled services and some international flights, as well as charter services and is a flag carrier of Bolivia along with Boliviana de Aviacion. Its main base is Viru Viru International Airport, Santa Cruz.
The airline was established in April 1992 and started operations on August 24, 1992 as a regional air carrier. It was created after deregulation of local air transport in Bolivia by a merger of existing charter companies. It was the first Bolivian airline to introduce business class and first class on domestic flights. It plans to extend its international network and has over 1,000 employees (at November 2009).
Steadily growing, Aerosur has since become the second largest airline in Bolivia after Lloyd Aereo Boliviano, now operating a large domestic network as well as offering international flights to Madrid (Spain), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Miami (USA), and Buenos Aires (Argentina). When LAB ceased operations, it became the largest airline in the country. In 2004 Aerosur had also begun scheduling nostalgic flights on a Douglas Super DC-3 to popular tourist destinations Salar De Uyuni and Rurrenabaque. Also As of December 2008 Aerosur is operating the Santa Cruz-Miami-Santa Cruz route with a Boeing 767-200ER. Aerosur also makes charter flights to La Havana from Miami and New York using the Boeing 727-200. In 2008 began scheduled flights to Tucuman, Argentina. In August 2009, Aerosur received its first Boeing 737-300. On November 19th, 2009, Aerosur has presented to the public their new adquisition a new Boeing 747-400 that has replaced the well known "Torisimo" (B-747-300). The new aircraft will service the route VVI-MAD.
On the other hand, the airline has contracted North American Airlines and Astraeus Airlines to provide service on their Miami - Santa Cruz route since the Boeing 767-200 has suffered a serious accident on one of its two engines. The aircraft is being serviced at Miami International Airport.
On December 2008, Aerosur's Paraguay-based subsidiary airline, Aerosur Paraguay, was expected to begin operations with the initial route joining Asuncion and Santa Cruz, and planned routes to Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo.
The Aerosur fleet includes the following aircraft (as of 1 March 2010) [*] aerosur.com: Aerosur - Nuestra Flota 6. August 2008:
AeroSur featured in Two Mundos Magazine
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