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Airlines

Name: AEROPOSTAL AIRWAYS
7JetSet7 Code: LAV
Status: Operational
Region: LATIN AMERICA
City: CARACAS
Country: VENEZUELA
Employees 1800
Web: aeropostal.com
Email: fernando.galindez@aeropostal.com
Telephone: +58 212 708 6211
Fax: +58 212 782 6323
Sita: CCSGNLV
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ESTABLISHED IN 1933. STARTED OPERATIONS (AGAIN) IN 1997. A K A LINEA AEROPOSTAL VENEZOLANA, & ALAS DE VENEZUELA. SCHEDULED & CHARTER, DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
AVENIDA PASEO DE COLON
TORRE POLAR OESTE PISO 21 PLAZA VENEZUELA LOS CAOBOS
CARACAS 1050, VENEZUELA

Venezuela was established in 1810, it covers an area of 912,050 sq km, its population is 24 million, its capital city is Caracas, and its official language is Spanish.

APRIL 1929: FRENCH PIONEER AIRLINE "AEROPOSTALE" BEGAN FLIGHTS FROM VENEZUELA TO GUADELOUPE AND MARTINIQUE.

APRIL 1933: THE COMPANY WAS PURCHASED BY THE VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT.

JANUARY 1935. NAME OF THE AIRLINE WAS CHANGED TO "LINEA AEROPOSTAL VENZOLANA" (LAV).

JANUARY 1998: 1997 = 900,000 PASSENGERS (PAX).

NINE DOMESTIC AND NINE INTERNATIONAL DESTINATIONS WITH 9 DC-9'S.

MARCH 1998: CODE SHARE WITH DELTA AIRLINES (DAL), TO ATLANTA.

APRIL 1998: 1ST QUARTER = 400,000 PASSENGERS (PAX).

PROJECTS >1.5 MILLION (PAX) IN 1998.

JUNE 1998: PLANS NEW SERVICE TO PANAMA, CARTAGENA, AND HAVANA. POSSIBLY 737-300'S, FOR EXPANSION TO BOGOTA, LIMA, GUAYAQUIL, AND QUITO.

900 EMPLOYEES.

ACTIVELY SEEKING 6 DC-9-51'S. 2 A310-300'S (PW4152) (439; 449), EX-AIR CLUB (CLI), AIRBUS LEASED. 2 ORDERS (JULY 1998) A310'S, 24C, 206Y, TO SAO PAULO, RIO DE JANEIRO, BUENOS AIRES, AND SANTIAGO.

JULY 1998: 12 FLIGHTS/WEEK TO MIAMI (MIA), 3 VIA MARACAIBO. SERVES MORE CARIBBEAN POINTS THAN ANY OTHER SOUTH AMERICAN CARRIER, INCLUDING ARUBA, PORT OF SPAIN, BARBADOS, CURACAO, HAVANA, SANTO DOMINGO, ST MAARTEN AND PORLAMAR, ISLA MARGARITA.

2 DC-9-50'S, EX-FINNAIR (FIN), KELLSTROM LEASED. 727-200 (21851), TRANSMERIDIAN, GEORGIA, USA (TAL) 3 MONTH WET-LEASED.

SEPTEMBER 1998: 2 A310-324'S, (AIFS) LEASED, FOR LIMA ROUTE. 2 DC-9-51'S (47694; 47695), EX-FINNAIR (FIN). (P&W) TO DO ENGINE MAINTENANCE FOR A310 FLEET.

OCTOBER 1998: FISCAL YEAR FY 1997 = +$580,000.

STARTS 1ST OF 2 A310-324'S SERVICE. A310 TO BE USED TO LIMA, SANTIAGO, HAVANA, AND SANTO DOMINGO. GOVERNMENT OK'S RIGHTS TO FLY TO UK, FRANCE, NETHERLANDS, GERMANY, AND SWITZERLAND.

LAST MONTH, CARRIED 170,000 PASSENGERS & 42% VENEZUELAN DOMESTIC MARKET. AS A "BORN-AGAIN" VENEZUELAN CARRIER IN LAST 2 YEARS, IS DOING GOOD.

NOVEMBER 1998: HAS APPROVAL FOR ROUTES TO SANTIAGO, TORONTO, LONDON, PARIS, FRANKFURT, AND AMSTERDAM.

HAS 42% OF DOMESTIC MARKET.

2 A320'S (V2500) (758; 760), TRANSAER (TSD) LEASED FOR 6 MONTHS.

DECEMBER 1998: CODE SHARE WITH AMERICAN AIRLINES (AAL) TO MIAMI (MIA). CODE SHARE WITH LACSA (LAC) TO SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO.

EXPECTS TO CARRY 2 MILLION PASSENGERS (PAX) THIS YEAR.

A310-300 (PW4152), AIRBUS LEASED.

FEBRUARY 1999: 1998 = 1.006 MILLION (RPK) PASSENGER TRAFFIC, 1.878 (ASK) CAPACITY, 53.6% LF (LOAD FACTOR), 1.68 MILLION PASSENGERS (PAX).

APRIL 1999: 1,750 EMPLOYEES. SITA: CCSGNLV.

LATER THIS YEAR, TO CODE SHARE WITH AIR FRANCE (AFA) TO PARIS.

MAY HAVE TO DEFER AIRBUS (EDS) ORDER, DUE TO (FAA) CATEGORY II STATUS FOR VENEZUELA SAFETY OVERSIGHT.

MAY 1999: 2 ORDERS DC-9-50'S & 2 ORDERS A320'S. WILL BEGIN WET-LEASE OPERATIONS ON NEW ROUTE TO ORLANDO IN JULY 1999.

1,612 EMPLOYEES.

JUNE 1999: CONTINUES TO HAVE 42% DOMESTIC MARKET SHARE, WITH ASERCA (SEZ) 31%, & AVENSA (AVN) 27%.

2 A320-200'S (V2500) (347; 447), TRANSMERIDIAN (TAL) 1 YEAR LEASED.

JULY 1999: +2 DC-9'S, EX-FINNAIR (FIN).

SEPTEMBER 1999: 1ST 6 MONTHS = 946,000 PASSENGERS (PAX), 1,536 EMPLOYEES.

OCTOBER 1999: DELAYED PLANS FOR SERVICE TO PARIS & SANTIAGO.

LAID OFF 200 EMPLOYEES.

RETURNED 2 A310'S TO AIRBUS.

DECEMBER 1999: 1 DC-9-31 (47490), EX-CONTINENTAL AIRLINES (CAL), BOUGHT FROM UNICAPITAL (UAG).

MARCH 2000: AEROPOSTAL (LAV) APPEARS TO HAVE EMERGED FROM THE DISASTROUS FLOODS & MUD SLIDES OF VENEZUELA, BETTER THAN OTHER LOCAL AIRLINES. PLANS TO EXPAND ROUTES TO SPAIN IN APRIL 2001.

APRIL 2000: 1,750 EMPLOYEES. (http://www.aeropostal.com).

MAY 2000: PROJECTS +$25.4 MILLION FOR 2000, AND PLANS TO CODE SHARE WITH EITHER AMERICAN AIRLINES (AAL) OR CONTINENTAL AIRLINES (CAL).

1 DC-9-32 (45847), EX-(CAL).

JUNE 2000: DC-9-32 (47539), EX-CONTINENTAL AIRLINES (CAL), AEROTURBINE (AUB) LEASED.

JULY 2000: PLANS FOR TOTAL 16 DC-9'S, & POSSIBLE 2 MD-80'S BY THE END OF 2000 & EVENTUAL 20. 1 DC-9-32 (47535), EX-CONTINENTAL AIRLINES (CAL), AEROTURBINE (AUB) LEASED.

AUGUST 2000: OFFERS $20 MILLION TO BUY 80% OF AVENSA (AVN), SINCE GOVERNMENT REFUSED TO BAIL OUT (AVN).

1999 = 2.1 MILLION PASSENGERS (PAX) (+22%); 1,732 EMPLOYEES.

NEW LIVERY OF YELLOW FUSELAGE, WITH "VENEZUELA" & BELOW "LA MEJOR OPCION," AND TAIL IN DARK BLUE.

MAY RETURN 2 A320'S, DUE TO HIGH OPERATING COSTS, AND REPLACE WITH 2 727'S LEASED FROM FALCON AIR EXPRESS (FAX).

NOVEMBER 2000: 2 727-224'S (22452, N79750), FALCON AIR EXPRESS (FAX) WET-LEASED. 1 DC-9-51, EX-MERIDIANA (ALS), CELSIUS LEASED (47656). (LOI) 2 ORDERS 727-200'S, EX-(TWA). 2 A320'S RETURNED TO LESSOR.

DECEMBER 2000: 2/2 ORDERS (FEBRUARY 2003) A320-200'S (CFM56). 3 ORDERS DC-9-20'S WITH HUSHKITS. 2 727-231'S (SUPER 27) (21632; 21968), (PSS) LEASED, EX-(TWA).

FEBRUARY 2001: IS NOW VENEZUELA'S LEADING AIRLINE.

IN MARCH 2001, TO BOGOTA AND QUITO (727-200, 141 PAX). IN JULY 2001, TO SANTIAGO.

AUGUST 2001: IN NOVEMBER 2001, CODE SHARE WITH AIR EUROPA (ARE) TO MADRID (767-300ER).

DC-9-51 (47713) AMTEC LEASED.

SEPTEMBER 2001: BIDDING FOR LONG-GROUNDED, DOMINICANA DE AVIACION, AWARDED TO AEROPOSTAL (LAV). (LAV) WILL INVEST $10.6 MILLION AND PROVIDE 3 DC-9-31'S FOR REGIONAL SERVICE FROM SANTO DOMINGO, PUERTO PLATA, LAROMANA, AND PUNTA CANA.

OCTOBER 2001: FACED WITH WORST CRISIS IN LATIN AMERICAN AVIATION HISTORY, THE HEADS OF 11 MAJOR AIRLINE MEMBERS OF THE LATIN AMERICAN AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION (AITAL): INCLUDING (ACE); (AVI); (AMX)/(CMA); (LAV); (AVN); (SEZ); (COP); (LAN); (TAC); (VAR); & (VSP), MET IN MIAMI TO SEEK SOLUTIONS AND POSSIBLE HELP FROM GOVERMENTS.

TO CALI/CARTAGENA/MEDELLIN AND LIMA - QUITO. IN 2002, TO SANTA CRUZ, CANCUN, & MEXICO CITY.

NOVEMBER 2001: 3RD DC-9-51, EX-FINNAIR (FIN). 1 767-3Q8ER (30048, EC-HPU), AIR EUROPA (ARE) WET-LEASED.

JANUARY 2002: EXPANDS ITS SERVICE TO COLOMBIA AND ANDEAN REGION, TO CHANNEL MORE PASSENGER TRAFFIC THROUGH ITS CARACAS HUB, TO EUROPE, AND THE CARIBBEAN. TO MEDELLIN, CALI, CARTAGENA AND BARRANQUILLA (2/DAY).

DECEMBER 2001: CODE SHARE WITH AIR EUROPA (ARE) IS GOING WELL, AND PLANS TO ADD ANOTHER 767-300ER.

JANUARY 2002: GIVEN THE CHOICE OF CEASING FLIGHT OPERATIONS, OR TO RELIEVE FLIGHT OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, WHO WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR SOME FLIGHT DATA DISCREPANCIES (DISCOVERED BY THE REGULATORY AUTHORITY (CAA), AEROPOSTAL (LAV) FIRED SEVERAL FLIGHT OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL.

APRIL 2002: 2,600 EMPLOYEES.

MAIN BASE: CARACAS - SIMON BOLIVAR AIRPORT (CCS).

July 2002: 3 DC-9-21's, ex-Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), deliveries.

September 2002: 737-231 (21633, N64346), Falcon Air Express (FAX) wet-leased.

January 2003: Intends to sign up for myboeingfleet.com.

March 2003: 2,600 employees.

August 2003: 727-277 (JT8D) (20548, YV-17C), Pegasus (PSS) leased.

December 2003: Marketing agreement including code-sharing with AeroRepublica (REU).

Is acquiring 3 737-300's & 4 MD-83's to replace 5 727-200's. The 737-300's will be used on routes to Miami. The MD-83's will be used for regional services and for a new subsidiary named Aeropostal Alas de Centro America, to start operations in 6/04.

MD-83 (49822, YV-01C), ex-Air Lib (ALB), Ansett Worldwide (AWW) leased.

February 2004: Nelson Ramiz, President, buys Sol Air, who used to fly airplanes wet-leased from Falcon Air Express (FAX).

April 2004: Takes 45% stake in Sol Air, and takes over Honduran airline's operations.

727-231 (21968) returned to Pegasus (PSS).

May 2004: Code share with AeroRepublica (REU), Bogota - Caracas.

MD-82 (48067), Aeromexico (AMX) leased.

July 2004: MD-82 (49103, YV-) leased.

October 2004: 2,600 employees.

Has moved a step closer to launching its Costa Rican start-up airline to be named Aeropostal Alas de Centro America by appointing 3 senior managers: Luis Fornier, Manager Operations; Luis Brenes Falas, Manager Marketing; & Gerardo Delgado Guerrero, Manager Maintenance.

727-223F (22160, YV-), bought from JRW Aviation.

November 2004: Plans to begin all cargo services from Miami to Maracaibo, Valencia, & Caracas (727-200F's) by the end of 2004.

July 2005: MD-82 (49905), ex-Finnair (FIN), Debis AirFinance (DEA) leased.

October 2005: Forms a subsidiary low cost carrier (LCC), "Aeropostal Alas de CentroAmerica," based at Juan Santamaria International Airport, Costa Rica. Starts operations within Central America and destinations in South America and the Caribbean, with flights to North America planned at a later stage.

November 2005: Aeropostal (LAV) has doubled the number of flights into Miami from 2 to 4, now operating 2 flights a day from Caracas with an MD-80, 1 flight a day from Maracaibo with an MD-80, and 1 flight a day from Valencia with a 727-200.

Air Europa ((IATA) Code: UX, based at Palma de Mallorca Son Sant Joan airport (PMI)) (ARE) has dropped its code share agreement with Aeropostal - Alas de Venezuela (LAV).

February 2006: Aeropostal (LAV) will inaugurate nonstop service from Caracas to Puerto Plata on May 25th, operating 2 flights a week, on Thursdays & Sundays, with an MD-80.

April 2006: Aeropostal - Alas de Venezuela (LAV) operates domestic services and international, jet airplane flights to points in the Americas.

Employees: 2,319 (including 112 Flight Crew (FC); 180 Cabin Attendants (CA); & 28 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

(IATA) Code: VH - 152. (ICAO) Code: LAV (Callsign - AEROPOSTAL).

Parent organization/shareholders: Corporacion Alas de Venzuela (100%).

Owns: AeroRepublica (REU) (33%); & Aero Honduras (HND) (45%).

Alliances: Cubana de Aviacion (CUB).

Main Base: Caracas Simon Bolivar airport (CCS).

Domestic, Scheduled Destinations: Barcelona, Barquisimeto; Caracas; Maracaibo; Maturin; Porlamar; Puerto Ordaz; San Antonio; & Valencia.

International, Scheduled Destinations: Aruba; Bogota; Curacao; Havana; Lima; Miami; Orlando; Port of Spain; & Santo Domingo.

Venezuela's threat to restrict flights by USA airlines into the country, appears to have been successful, as the USA (FAA) raised the nation's safety rating to Category 1, meaning it complies with (ICAO) standards. USA aviation officials conducted a safety audit and inspections last month, after the South American country agreed to postpone until April 25 its ban on all operations conducted by Continental Airlines (CAL) and Delta Air Lines (DAL) and some American Airlines (AAL) flights. Venezuela had been a Category 2 country since 1995, the last time (FAA) conducted a safety assessment. The action meant that Venezuelan airlines could not add flights to the USA. Venezuela said when it proposed the ban in February that the USA was ignoring its progress on safety and regulatory issues and was not living up to the terms of the bilateral agreement between the countries. (FAA) said that two (ICAO) audits conducted since 1995 have uncovered "increasing improvements."

August 2006: 1 MD-83 (49392, N822NK), ex-Spirit Airlines (SPR), Apollo Aviation leased.

December 2006: Starting March 7th, Valencia - Fort Lauderdale, 3/week, using MD-80s.

November 2007: Nelson Ramiz, Aeropostal (LAV)'s owner and outspoken critic of Venezuela's policies, has bought bankrupt USA airline, Falcon Air Express (FAX). He plans to rename it "Ufly Airways" and combine it with his wife's Miami-based travel company.

Ufly Airways (FAX) will lease MD-80s that Aeropostal (LAV) sought but failed to lease, due to Venezuela's foreign exchange controls. (FAX) plans to operate flights to many of the destinations from which Aeropostal (LAV) has recently withdrawn. By shifting operations offshore from Aeropostal (LAV) TO Ufly (FAX), Ramiz will avoid Venezuela's restrictions, but will miss out on some of the burgeoning outbound traffic from Venezuela.

Tickets sold in Venezuela for international travel, have become cheaper because of the government's foreign exchange controls, but those same controls have simultaneously fuelled domestic inflation. As a result, it has become cheaper to travel overseas than it is to take domestic flights.

Operating conditions for Venezuela's privately-owned airlines have grown increasingly difficult, due to this inflation, coupled with restrictions on foreign spending, fare caps, and the government's apparent favoritism for state-owned Conviasa (VCV).

March 2008: Nelson Ramiz, who has owned and operated Aeropostal (LAV) for a turbulent decade, has sold out after a long, losing battle with Venezuela's government. The Venezuelan aviation agency (INAC) blocked (LAV) from selling tickets during the Christmas holiday period and threatened to shut the airline down. The airline has been sold to Venezuelan businessmen from Valencia and Carabobo. The sale includes assumption of about $100 million in debts for jet fuel, airport fees, payroll taxes, and other government charges.

October 2009: Aeropostal (LAV) marks its 80th anniversary!

Marks a DC-9-32 (47535, YV141T - - SEE PHOTO - - "LAV-DC-9-32-2009-10") in "Retrojet" colors.

October 2011: MD-82 (49794, N794AG), ex-(I-DAVU), delivery.

January 2013: Aeropostal - Alas de Venezuela ((IATA) Code: VH, (ICAO) Code: ALV - (Callsign - AEROPOSTAL) based at Caracas Simón Bolívar International airport (CCS)) (LAV) has announced plans to resume international services next year as part of an increase of its fleet with three ex-Alitalia (ALI) MD-82s. Aeropostal (LAV) currently operates two DC-9-50s and three MD-82s on domestic services (Barquisimeto; Maracaibo; Maturin; Porlamar; Puerto Ordaz; & Valencia) in Venezuela. Its last international destination still served had been Port of Spain Piarco International airport (POS) but according to (LAV) President, Luis Graterol Caraballo, it now plans to serve Brazil and Ecuador and later Spain.

June 2013: Aeropostal - Alas de Venezuela (LAV) along with Aserca Airlines (SEZ), Avior Airlines (VIO), Estelar Latinoamerica (RSV), Laser Airlines (LSR), and Conviasa (VCV) have all announced plans to replace their ageing DC9s, 737-200s and 727s in line with a (NOTAM) issued by Venezuela’s National Institute of Civil Aviation (Instituto Nacional de Aeronáutica Civil - INAC) that will prohibit operations of those airplane types in the country from November 1, 2013.

Aeropostal (LAV) will replace its two remaining DC-9-50s with three ex-Alitalia (ALI) MD-82s. Aserca (SEZ) will replace its last four DC-9-30s with four ex-AeroMéxico (AMX) MD-83s and MD-87s. Avior (VIO) is in the process of adding three 737-400s and six Fokker F 50s to its fleet to replace its fleet of seven 737-200s. Estelar Latinoamerica (ESV) has added a first ex-Seagle Air (CGL) 737-300, (23773, N773KR), as a first step towards replacing its four 737-200s. Laser (LSR) plans to add more ex-American Airlines (AAL) MD-82s to replace its three DC-9-30s. State owned carrier, Conviasa (VCV) has taken delivery of three brand new EMB-190s, though it continues to operate two 737-200s. However, there is no information regarding either the future of Rutaca Airlines (5R, Ciudad Bolívar) and its fleet of 737-200s or that of Vensecar Internacional (VEC) and its fleet of four 727Fs operating for (DHL), is known.

February 2015: Aeropostal - Alas de Venezuela (LAV) is reportedly returning a single DC-9-50, namely 36-year-old (883, YV137T), to scheduled service. It will be the only active DC-9 in (LAV)'s fleet after it recently retired the airplane type.

Aeropostal (LAV) hereby follows competing Venezuelan carrier, Laser Airlines ((IATA) Code: QL, based at Caracas Simón Bolivar) (LSR). Laser (LSR) itself returned the DC-9 back to its active fleet when a 1982-built DC-9-30 (1054, YV331T) was reactivated a few weeks ago.

July 2015: INCDT: An Aeropostal (LAV) McDonnell Douglas MD-82 (YV2992) performing flight VH-334 from Cumana to Caracas (Venezuela), was climbing out of Cumana when a bird impacted the radome prompting the crew to return to Cumana for a safe landing.

August 2015: News Item A-1: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has suspended Aeropostal - Alas de Venezuela ((IATA) Code: VH, based at Caracas Simón Bolivar) (LAV) from selling tickets via its Billing & Settlement Plan (BSP) systems as of last week. The (BSP) allows for the settlement of financial transactions between travel agents and airlines.

Venezuela's Ultimas Noticias said (IATA) (ITA) undertook the move after (LAV) reportedly failed to make payments related to processing and administrative costs. Fellow carrier, Rutaca Airlines ((IATA) Code 5R, based at Ciudad Bolívar) (RUC), is faced with similar sanctions though no official announcement has yet been made.

Aeropostal (LAV) has, in the interim, assured the public that it will continue to operate services albeit as charter flights. Using a fleet of five MD-82s and one DC-9-50, (LAV) serves eight destinations located throughout Venezuela.

The socialist South American country is currently in the midst of a self-inflicted foreign currency shortage, that has severely affected both local and international operators.

News Item A-2: (LAV) currently operates 7 airplanes, to 1 country, to 8 destinations, on 8 routes and 28 daily flights.

August 2017: Aeropostal - Alas de Venezuela ((IATRA) Code: ALV, based at Caracas Simón Bolivar) (LAV) is planning to cut almost 70% of its workforce owing to reduced aircraft operations.

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September 2017:

1 727-223F (JT8D HK) (1716-22160, YV-), BF JRW AVIATION 2004-10. FREIGHTER.

0 727-224 (JT8D-15 HK) (1772-22452, /81 N79750 "PATRICIA") (1767-22451, /81 N79749, 2000-12), EX-(CAL), (PSS) LSD, (FAX) WET-LSD 2000-11 . RTND. 10F, 131Y.

2 727-231 (JT8D-217C/15 - SUPER 27) (1462-21632, /79 YV-40C), (PSS) LSD 2000-12 (1565-21968, /79 YV-41C), EX-(TWA) (1574-21984, /80 YV-18C). 21968 RTND 2004-02. 10F, 131Y.

0 727-231 (JT8D-9A HK) (1464-21633, /79 N64346), (FAX) WET-LSD 2002-09. RTND. 10F, 131Y.

0 727-277 (JT8D-15 HK) (907-20548, YV-17C), (PSS) LSD 2003-08. RTND. 10F, 131Y.

3 ORDERS 737-300 (CFM56-3).

0 767-3Q8ER (CF6-80C2B7F) (828-30048, /01 EC-HPU), (ARE) WET-LSD 2001-11. RTND. 18C, 245Y.

0 DC-9-21 (JT8D-11 HK) (382-47301, /68 YV-13C; 462-47306, /69 YV-11C; 475-47360, /69 YV-12C), EX-(SAS) 2002-07, CELSIUS AMTEC LSD 2001-09. ALL RETIRED. 75Y.

0 DC-9-31 (JT8D-9A) (560-47490, /69 YV-47C), EX-(CAL), (UAG) LSD. RETIRED. 112Y.

0 DC-9-31 (JT8D-9A) (610-47535, /70 YV141T - - SEE PHOTO - - "LAV-DC-9-32-2009-10"), EX-(CAL). RETIRED. 112Y.

0 DC-9-32 (JT8D-9A) (394-45847, /68 YV-48C), EX-(CAL), 2000-05 (637-47539, /71 YV-49C), (AUB) LSD (610-47535, /70 YV-46C), RETIRED. 112Y.

0 DC-9-32 (JT8D-17) (847-47721, /76 YV-1124 "EL ANDINO;" 848-47727, /76 YV-1123 "EL FALCONIANO"), RETIRED. 112Y.

0 DC-9-34F (JT8D-17) (872-47752, /77 YV-1127 "EL LLANERO"), RETIRED. 115Y.

1 DC-9-50 (JT8D-17A HK) (883, YV137T), RETURNED TO SERVICE 2015-02. 135Y.

0 DC-9-51 (JT8D-17A HK) (805-47694, /75 YV-44C; 806-47695, /76 YV139T), EX-(FIN) (830-47738, /76 YV-136T; 883-47771, /78 YV137Y); 842-47705, /76 YV-20C "EL GUAYANES;" 845-47719, /76 YV-21C "EL ZULIANO;" 841-47703, /76 YV-22C "EL MARGARITENO;" 892-47770, /78 YV-32C "EL CARAQUENO;" 893-47782, /78 YV-33C "EL VENEZOLANO;" 815-47712, /76 YV-35C "EL LARENSE"). ALL RETIRED. 135Y.

0 DC-9-51 (JT8D-17) (783-47656, /75 YV-42C; 820-47713, /76 YV-10C), EX-(ALS), CELSIUS LSD 2000-11. ALL RETIRED. 135Y.

1 MD-82 (JT8D-217C) (1600-49794, /89 YV505T "EL BARQUISIMETANO"), EX-(ALI), ARGO LSD 2011-12. 22C, 119Y.

2 MD-82 (JT8D-217C) (1713-49796, /90 YV2793 "EL VARGUENSE;" 1719-49969, /90 YV445T), ex-(ALI), ARGO LSD 2010-01 & 2010-11. 164Y.

0 MD-82 (JT8D-217A) (1028-48067, /81 YV-02C), (AMX) LSD 2004-05. RTT (CGP) AS (N867AC). 135Y.

1 MD-82 (JT8D-219) (1767-49905, /90 N905TA), EX-(FIN), (DEA) LSD 2005-06. 12C, 128Y.

1 MD-82 (JT8D-219) (1279-49393, /86 YV-133T), LONE STAR LSD 2005-02. 12C, 128Y.

1 MD-83 (JT8D-219) (1272-49392, /86 N822NK), EX-(SPR), LSD 2006-08. 12C, 138Y.

1 MD-83 (JT8D-219) (1539-49822, YV-01C), EX-(ALB), (AWW) LSD 2003-12.

1 MD-83 (JT8D-219) (1777-53045, N836NK), (GEF) LSD, (FAX) WET-LST 2006-05.

0 A310-324 (PW4152) (439; 449), EX-(CLI), (AIFS) LSD, RTND 1999-10, LST (KHZ) 2000-04.

1 ORDER A319:

0 A320-200 (V2500-A1) (347; 447), (TAL) 1 YR LSD, RTND 2000-10.

2/2 ORDERS A320-200 (CFM56).

Management:
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LAV-CEO

LUIS GRATEROL CARABALLO, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

JUAN CARLOS BLANCO, VP OPERATIONS.

JOSE PAREDES, VP MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING (CCSMZVH), (paredes1@telcel.net.ve) (ingenieria@aeropostal.com).

JUDITH PARADA, VP TOTAL QUALITY SERVICE.

SAUL MONTEJO, VP PLANNING.

RICARDO MILENO, VP FINANCE.

ABELARDO VALINO, VP AIRPORT OPERATIONS.

GERSAN ZURITA, VP COMMERCIAL.

ROMANO KRATOHVIL, VP CONTROLLER.

CARMELITO GRANITO, DIRECTOR OPERATIONS AUDITING.

JORGE CASTILLO, DIRECTOR QUALITY CONTROL (QC).

HECTOR ZISSOPULOS, CHIEF OF ENGINEERING hector.zissopulos@aeropostal.com).

CAPTAIN RICARDO MARCANO, FLIGHT OPERATIONS TECHNICAL MANAGER (ricardo.marcano@aeropostal.com).

OSWALDO VASQUEZ, MAINTENANCE MANAGER.

 
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