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AIRES is an airline based in Bogota, Colombia. It operates scheduled regional domestic and international services, as well as a domestic cargo service. Its main base is El Dorado International Airport, Bogota, with hubs at La Manguita Airport, Neiva, Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport, Barranquilla, Olaya Herrera Airport, Medellin and Perales Airport, Ibague.


The airline started operations on 23 February 1981. It was formed in Ibague and began operations with two Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante aircraft. It has 581 employees. The airline remained a regional operator for most of its existence, but in 2008 it introduced Boeing 737-700 aircraft to the fleet and adopted a low-cost model, significantly changing the aviation scene in Colombia. The airline recently started flying to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in the United States of America. In 2009 Aires became the second biggest airline in doemstic market share.


Central America & Caribbean

* Panama City (Tocumen International Airport)

* Oranjestad (Queen Beatrix International Airport)

* Willemstad (Hato International Airport)

South America

* Sao Paulo (Guarulhos International Airport) [soon]

* Armenia (El Eden International Airport)

* Apartado (Antonio Roldan Betancourt Airport)

* Barranquilla (Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport) Hub

* Bogota (El Dorado International Airport) Main hub

* Bucaramanga (Palonegro International Airport)

* Cali (Alfonso Bonilla Aragon International Airport)

* Cartagena (Rafael Nunez International Airport)

* Cucuta (Camilo Daza International Airport)

* Florencia (Gustavo Artunduaga Paredes Airport)

* Ibague (Perales Airport)

* Leticia (Vasquez Cobo International Airport)

* Manizales (La Nubia Airport)

* Medellin (Jose Maria Cordova International Airport)

* Medellin (Olaya Herrera Airport) Hub

* Monteria (Los Garzones Airport)

* Neiva (Benito Salas Airport)

* Pereira (Matecana International Airport)

* Popayan (Guillermo Leon Valencia Airport)

* Puerto Asis (Tres de Mayo Airport)

* Quibdo (El Carano Airport)

* San Andres (Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport)

* Santa Marta (Simon Bolivar Airport)

* Valledupar (Alfonso Lopez Pumarejo Airport)

* Villavicencio (La Vanguardia Airport)

* Yopal (El Alcaravan Airport)

* Maracaibo (La Chinita International Airport)

North America

* Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport)

** BOG - FLL

** CLO - FLL Starts March 26th 2010

** BAQ - FLL Starts March 26th 2010

** CTG - FLL Starts June 15th 2010

** MDE - FLL via BAQ Starts March 26th 2010


AIRES began operations with a fleet of Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirantes, then replaced them with 200 and 300 series Bombardier Dash 8 turboprop aircraft. In 2008 AIRES announced the purchase of more Dash 8s (Q400s).

As of December 2009 the AIRES fleet consists of:

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