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Name: LINEAS AEREAS SURAMERICANAS
7JetSet7 Code: LAR
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: LATIN AMERICA
City: BOGOTA
Country: COLOMBIA
Employees 217
Web: lascargo.com
Email: marthagutierrez@lascargo.com
Telephone: +57 (1) 413 9515
Fax: +57 (1) 413 9608
Sita:
Background
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ESTABLISHED AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1972. FORMERLY "AERONORTE." A K A "LAS, COLOMBIA." DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL, CHARTER, CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
AVENIDA CALLE 26 NO 103-22
ENTRADO 2, INTERIOR 7
AEROPUERTO INTER ELDORADO
BOGOTA 98971, COLOMBIA

COLOMBIA (REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA) COVERS AN AREA OF 1,138,914 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 43 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS BOGOTA, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS SPANISH.

DECEMBER 1996: FLIES EXTENSIONS TO MIAMI.

COLOMBIAN CIVIL AUTHORITY, GROUNDED LINEAS AEREAS SURAMERICANAS (LAR) OPERATIONS, DUE TO LACK OF PROPER DOCUMENTATION, AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAM.

OCTOBER 1997: CARLOS RAMOS, MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR, EX-HELICOL (AVI) SUBSIDIARY) REPLACES JORGE ELICIER GAITAN.

2ND 747-200F (TLS) WET-LEASED.

JUNE 1998: 1 727F (JT8D-7B), EX-AMERIJET (AMJ).

JULY 1998: RENEWS LEASE OF 2ND 747-200F, (TLS) WET-LEASED.

AUGUST 1998: 1 727-51F (162, 61 52), FLYING CARGO LEASED. 3RD (TLS) WET-LEASED 747-200F (21220).

APRIL 1999: 67 EMPLOYEES.

JUNE 1999: STAGE 3, KIT ORDER FROM RAISBECK, FOR 3 727-200'S (18270; 19524; 19560) HUSHKITS.

JULY 1999: AS PART OF THE (FAA) SAFETY OVERSIGHT AUDIT OF COLOMBIA, ALL CARAVELLE AIRPLANES ARE TO BE GROUNDED.

NOVEMBER 1999: THE (FAA) SAFETY OVERSIGHT, GIVES COLOMBIA CATEGORY 1 (OK FOR FLIGHTS TO THE USA).

DECEMBER 1999: JOSE ALIRIO UMBACIA, DIRECTOR QUALITY CONTROL, REPLACED JAIRO URREGO.

APRIL 2000: 67 EMPLOYEES.

1 727-C3 (20420, HK-3745), EX-ACES (ACE).

MAY 2000: FERDINANDO SALINAS, DIRECTOR QUALITY CONTROL, EX-AVIANCA (AVI), REPLACES JOSE ALIRIO UMBACIA.

AUGUST 2000: USA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) OK'S ALL-CARGO SERVICE TO SAN JUAN/MIAMI.

SEPTEMBER 2000: JORGE GAITAN, DIRECTOR QUALITY CONTROL.

JANUARY 2001: ACCDT: (LAR) CARAVELLE 10B1R (201, HK-3932X) CRASHED AT YOPAL = 3 FATALITIES. AIRPLANE DESTROYED, WRITTEN-OFF (W/O).

FEBRUARY 2001: COUNTY OF CUNDINAMARCA, WHERE BOGOTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IS LOCATED ISSUED A RULING AGAINST NOISE, GENERATED BY STAGE 1 & 2 AIRPLANES. ALL AIRLINES OPERATING 727'S WILL BE PUT OUT OF OPERATION.

JAVIER PARRA, DIRECTOR ENGINEERING, EX-AEROSUCRE (SUS) REPLACES JOSE AREVALO, WHO LEFT (LAR).

NOVEMBER 2001: SERGIO POBLETE, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE REPLACES CARLOS RAMOS.

JANUARY 2002: 2 DC-9-15F'S (47012; 47062), EX-KITTY HAWK AIR CARGO (KHC).

July 2002: Leonardo Mora, Director Engineering, replaces Javier Parra, who is now Director Maintenance.

2001 = 393.36 million (FTK) freight traffic.

2 727-200F's (21156; 21427), ex-Amerijet (AMJ).

December 2002: Leonardo Mora, Director Engineering left the company.

April 2004: 239 employees (including 53 Flight Crew (FC); & 3 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

September 2004: 727-2X3F (22608, HK-4354X), Flying Cargo leased.

November 2004: 67 employees.

July 2005: 727-2X3F (22609, HK-4401X), delivery.

February 2009: Lineas Aereas Suramericanas (LAR) provides domestic cargo, jet airplane, charter flights with international extensions to Miami and Luxembourg.

250 employees (including 30 Flight Crew (FC); & 16 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

(ICAO) Code: LAU (Callsign - SURAMERICANO).

Parent organization/shareholders: Alvaro Cote (50%); & Luis Enrique Prieto (50%).

(presidencia@lascargo.com).

Main Base: Bogota Eldorado airport (BOG).

Its maintenance hangar is capable of servicing 727-200's & DC-9's.

Domestic freight destinations: Arauca; Bogota; Bucaramanga; Cali; Cartajena; Cucuta; Florencia; Leticia; Medellin; Mitu; Monteria; Neiva; Pasto; Popayan; Puerto Carreno; Puerto Inirida; Rioacha; Tumaco; Valledupar; Villavicencio; & Yopal.

International freight destinations: Acapulco; Aruba; Caracas; Fort de France; Guadalajara; Guataquil; Havana; Lima; Luxembourg; Mexico City; Miami; Point de Pitre; & Quito.

Fleet:
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Click below for photos:
LAR-727-251F
LAR-DC-9-15F
LAR-727-2X3F
LAR-DC-9

November 2016:

2 727-24F (JT8D-7B HK) (428-19524, /67 HK-1271 "PEGASUS," EX-(CAL); 442-19526, /67 HK-1273 "VOYAGER," EX-(AVI). FREIGHTER.

0 727-25F (JT8D-7B HK) (79-18270, /64 HK-3814X "SKIPPER"), EX-(EAL)/(IAS). RTND. FREIGHTER.

1 727-51F (JT8D-7B HK) (162-18804, /65 HK-4154 "ORION"), EX-(NWA)/(AMJ). FREIGHTER.

0 727-C3F (JT8D-9A) (819-20420, /71 HK-3745), EX-(ACE)/(CRU)/(AAH). PARTED OUT AT BOGOTA. FREIGHTER.

1 727-2F9 (JT8D-17A HK) (1291-21427, /77 HK-4262X), EX-(AMJ), FLYING CARGO LSD 2002-07, WITH WINGLETS. FREIGHTER.

2 727-2S2F (JT8D-217C HK) (1821-22927, /83 HK-4636; 22928, HK-4637), EX-(N129FB) & (N131FB). FLYING CARGO LSD 2009-05. FREIGHTER.

1 727-2X3F (JT8D-15 HK) (1727-22608, /81 HK-4354X), FLYING CARGO LSD 2004-09. FREIGHTER.

1 727-2X3F (JT8D-15 HK) (1731-22609, /81 HK-4401X), 2005-07. FREIGHTER.

1 727-251F (JT8D-15 HK) (1170-21156, /75 HK-4261X), EX-(AMJ), FLYING CARGO LSD 2002-07. FREIGHTER.

0 727-259F (JT8D HK) (22476, HK-4607), EX-(N901RF). FREIGHTER.

0 747-200F (294-21220, /76 N512MC), (TLS) WET-LSD. 3 RTND. FREIGHTER.

0 DC-9-15F (JT8D-7B HK) (115-47012, /67 HK-4245X; 47062), EX-(KHC), FLYING CARGO LSD 2002-01. 47012; 47062 RTND. FREIGHTER.

0 AEROSPATIALE CARAVELLE SE-210 10B3, 2 GROUNDED 1999-08.

0 AEROSPATIALE CARAVELLE SE-210 10R (201, HK-3932X CRASHED - W/O 2001-01), GROUNDED 1999-08.

0 AEROSPATIALE CARAVELLE SE-210 VI, 2 GROUNDED 1999-08.

Management:
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ALVARO HERNANDEZ COTE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) & PRESIDENT (presidencia@lascargo.com).

CAPTAIN LUIS ENRIQUE PRIETO, VP TECHNICAL & OPERATIONS (lprieto@007mundo.com) (operaciones@lascargo.com).

ULIANOV CAIPA, MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR (ingeniera@lascargo.com) (2003-01).

JORGE GAITAN, DIRECTOR QUALITY CONTROL (QC) (2000-08).

 
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