Linea Aerea Amaszonas (Amaszonas Airline) is an airline in Bolivia, operating passenger services to towns in the northern and northeastern regions of the country.
Amaszonas has services from La Paz, Cochabamba (in central Bolivia) and Santa Cruz (in eastern Bolivia) to 7 towns in the Beni Department and the Pando Department and between towns in this area. The major destinations are Trinidad (capital of the Beni Department) and Rurrenabaque (on the Beni River).
Amaszonas' smallest plane has 10 seats, and the shortest flight takes twenty minutes, from Riberalta to Guayaramerin, 48 miles away. The airline's name is a pun on the term "A mas zonas", which means "to more zones"; the pronunciation is nearly identical to "Amazonas", the Spanish-language term for the Amazon River, whose drainage basin covers northeastern Bolivia.
As of June 2009, Amaszonas serves no international destinations, but serves 11 destinations in Bolivia:
* Cobija - Capitan Anibal Arab Airport (flights to LPB and TDD)
* Cochabamba - Jorge Wilstermann International Airport (flights to TDD)
* Guayaramerin - Guayaramerin Airport (flights to RIB and TDD)
* La Paz - El Alto International Airport
* Puerto Suarez - Puerto Suarez International Airport (flights to VVI)
* Riberalta - Riberalta Airport (flights to GYA and TDD)
* Rurrenabaque - Rurrenabaque Airport
* San Borja - Capitan German Quiroga Guardia Airport (flights to RBQ and TDD)
* Santa Ana del Yacuma - Santa Ana del Yacuma Airport (flights to TDD)
* Santa Cruz de la Sierra
** El Trompillo Airport (flights to TDD)
** Viru Viru International Airport (flights to PSZ)
* Trinidad - Teniente Jorge Henrich Arauz Airport Main Hub
Amaszonas plans to fly to Sucre and Tarija beginning in 2009 or 2010.
1 Cessna 208
2 Fairchild Metro III
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