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Airlines

Name: LASER AIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: LSR
Status: Operational
Region: LATIN AMERICA
City: CARACAS
Country: VENEZUELA
Employees 236
Web: laser.com.ve
Email: laser@ven.net
Telephone: +58 212 202 0100
Fax: +58 212 202 0152
Sita:
Background
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Click below for data links:
LSR-2004-07
LSR-2004-10
LSR-MAP

ESTABLISHED IN 1993 AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1994. A K A LINEA AEREA DE SERVICIO EJECUTIVO REGIONAL (LASER) (LSR). DOMESTIC, REGIONAL, AND INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, PASSENGER AND CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
AVENIDA FRANCISCO DE MIRANDA TORRE
BAZAR BOLIVAR, PISO 8, EL MARQUES
CARACAS, 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.

AUGUST 1996: 1 DC-9-14 (45745), FROM INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE SUPPORT GROUP.

JUNE 1997: 90 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 18 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 5 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

APRIL 1998: 90 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 18 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 5 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

OCTOBER 1998: 1 727-224 (20665, YV-880C), EX-CONTINENTAL AIRLINES (CAL), PEGASUS (PSS) LEASED.

APRIL 1999: 90 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 18 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 5 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

MAY 1999: TAKEN OVER BY INOCENCIO ALVAREZ, AFTER LASERB (LSR) CAME CLOSE TO BANKRUPTCY.

JULY 1999: DC-9-32 (45789, YV-881C), EX-CONTINENTAL AIRLINES (CAL), PEGASUS (PSS) LEASED. 727-224 (20665) RETURNED TO (PSS).

OCTOBER 1999: DC-9-32 (47219), EX-CONTINENTAL AIRLINES (CAL), TO REPLACE 727-200, AND NOW HAS ONLY A DC-9 FLEET .

APRIL 2000: 90 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 18 FLIGHT CREW (FC), & 5 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

SEPTEMBER 2000: TO STREAMLINE OPERATIONS, LASER (LSR) LEASED ONE OF AVENSA (AVN) MAINTENANCE HANGARS, TO RELOCATE ALL THEIR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING STAFF, AT MAIQUETIA. PREVIOUSLY, 3 DC-9'S OPERATED OUT OF MAIQUETIA, BUT HAD ALL THEIR STAFF COMMUTING BETWEEN THE STATE ISLAND OF MARGARITA, AND MAIQUETIA TO MAINTAIN OPERATIONS.

FEBRUARY 2001: 1 727-224 (20665, N69736), RETURNED TO PEGASUS (PSS).

AUGUST 2001: AFTER CONTEMPLATING SCRAPPING AIRPLANE, LASER (LSR) DECIDES TO CONTINUE WITH NECESSARY MODIFICATIONS TO ALLOW CONTINUED OPERATIONS OF DC-9-14 (45745). NEGOTIATING FOR 4TH DC-9-30, PEGASUS (PSS) LEASED.

NOVEMBER 2001: ACQUIRES ACCESS TO myboeingfleet.com.

BARBADOS - MARGARITA - CURACAO (DC-9-32 CHARTER SERVICE FOR CARIBBEAN TOURISM DEVELOPMENT SERVICE).

TRANSITIONS DC-9 MAINTENANCE PROGRAM FROM (MSG-2) TO (MSG-3).

August 2004: 90 employees.

October 2006: DC-9-32 (47133, YV-231T), bought from Inter (IDV).

May 2009: Laser Airlines (LSR) acquires 2 MD-81s (49907, YV 1240 - - SEE PHOTO - - "LSR-MD-81-OCT09;" 49908, YV1243), ex-Japan Airlines (JAS), acquired by Tiger Aircraft Trading, Miami, Florida.

December 2010: Laser (LSR) operates scheduled and passenger, charter, jet airplane services between Caracas and Porlamar and passenger charters within Venezuela.

Employees = 236.

(IATA) Code: QL. (ICAO) Code: LER - (Callsign - LASER).

http://www.laser.com.ve

Main Base: Caracas-Maiquetia Simon Bolivar airport (CCS).

Domestic, scheduled services: Caracas; & Porlamar.

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.

July 2013: MD-82 (49563, YV2923) leased.

February 2015: Laser Airlines ((IATA) Code: QL, based at Caracas Simón Bolivar) (LSR) reactivated 1982-built DC-9-30 (1054, YV331T) a few weeks ago.

Fleet:
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Click below for photos:
LSR-DC-9-14
LSR-DC-9-32
LSR-MD-81-OCT09

April 2016:

0 727-251 (JT8D) (697-19979, /69), EX-(NWA), (PSS) LSD, RTND, SCRAPPED 2004-07.

1 DC-9-14 (JT8D-7B) (32-45745, /66 YV-1382 "ALDEBARAN"), EX-(EAL), 85Y.

1 DC-9-50 (JT8D-17 HK) (1054, /82 YV331T), REACTIVATED 2015-02.

2 DC-9-32 (JT8D-9A) (217-45789, /67 YV-881C; 325-47219, /68 YV-1122C), EX-(CAL), (PSS) LSD 1999-07, 110Y.

1 DC-9-32 (JT8D-7B HK) (230-47133, /68 YV-231T), EX-(MWX), CAPITAL PARTNERS LSD 2003-12. BF INTER (IDV) 2006-10. 105Y.

1 DC-9-32 (JT8D-9A HK) (427-47281, /68 YV-1121C), (PSS) LSD. 110Y.

2 MD-81 (JT8D-217A/C) (1734-49907, YV 1240 - - SEE PHOTO - - "LSR-MD-81-OCT09;" 1749-49908, YV1243), EX-(JAS), BOUGHT BY TIGER AIRCRAFT TRADING, MIAMI, FLORIDA 2009-05. 163Y.

1 MD-82 (49563, YV2923), 2013-07.

Management:
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INOCENCIO ALVAREZ, CHAIRMAN AND OWNER.

CAPTAIN JOSE AUGUSTO AZPURA, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

JOEL BRACHO, PRESIDENT (2000-04).

DR RAFAEL FALCON, GENERAL MANAGER & DIRECTOR GENERAL.

ARTURO REINA, VP OPERATIONS.

ALEJANDRO THEOKISTO, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING (2001-10) (lasermant@enlared.net).

CAPTAIN ISNALDO DI SABATINO, FLIGHT OPERATIONS MANAGER (idisabatino@laser.com.ve).

FERNANDO RIVERO, MANAGER MAINTENANCE.

MS MARIA ANTONIETA RONDON, MARKETING MANAGER.

MS MARIA MERCEDES AZPURUA, ADMINISTRATION MANAGER.

 
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