Category Archives: AeroSur (Bolivia)

William Perry declines to invest, AeroSur shuts down, workers want to sue for back wages

AeroSur (Santa Cruz), struggling with mounting debts and unpaid employees threatening legal action, received another batch of bad news and has shut down all operations. American investor William Perry has declined to invest in the struggling carrier. The last flight was a domestic flight operated on May 17.

The unions are meeting today in Bolivia to consider taking criminal and legal action against the owners of AeroSur according to this report by La Razon.

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Copyright Photo: Marcelo F. De Biasi.

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AeroSur is down to one aircraft and one domestic route as it talks to William Petty of Franklin Mining

AeroSur (Santa Cruz) is down to one aircraft and one domestic route as the struggling near-bankrupt Bolivian carrier talks to William Petty of Colorado and Franklin Mining. Mr. Petty is not interested in assuming the debts of the airline according to the Associated Press and this article by The Washington Post.

Meanwhile unpaid employees are going on a hunger strike to protest the lack of pay in Bolivia.

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Copyright Photo: Marcelo F. De Biasi.

AeroSur Slide Show: CLICK HERE

AeroSur is limping along operating a limited schedule, its future questionable

AeroSur (Compañía Boliviana de Transporte Aéreo Privado Aerosur, S.A) (Santa Cruz) which we previously reported, ceased all operations on March 31 stranding some passengers. The company filed for bankruptcy protection and reorganization.

The Bolivian airline managed to resume a limited schedule with at least two Boeing 737-300s on April 6. Per the Amadeus schedule listings, the carrier has reduced its schedule by at least 52 percent from the previous pre-bankruptcy schedule. In addition, the airline has been canceling scheduled flights which has been reported by the media as it attempts to reorganize.

However the airline faces a daunting task. On April 24 IATA canceled the AeroSur code which now prevents travel agents and other IATA airlines from purchasing tickets on the airline. The airline can only sell tickets in its offices. However recent media reports in Bolivia indicate most AeroSur offices are now closed so the status of the airline is minute to minute. The airline is also threatening to lay off 1,200 employees in Bolivia.

Read the latest report from El Tribuno (in Spanish): CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Marcelo F. De Biasi.

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AeroSur ceases operations

AeroSur (Compañía Boliviana de Transporte Aéreo Privado Aerosur, S.A) (Santa Cruz) suddenly ceased all operations yesterday (March 31) stranding passengers. The company filed for bankruptcy protection.

Read the full report (in Spanish) from Expreso: CLICK HERE

Top Copyright Photo: Marcelo F. De Biasi. The shark (Sharko) is gone. The airline will be missed with its unique wildlife motifs.

AeroSur Slide Show (see the designs): CLICK HERE

Bottom Copyright Photo: Christian Volpati. Torisimo (the Bull) has already gone to Manchester for repainting for another customer.

AeroSur to extend the Miami route to Washington Dulles on December 8

AeroSur (Bolivia) (Santa Cruz) will extend the Miami route to Washington (Dulles) on December 8.

Copyright Photo: Robert Collazo. Please click on the photo for additonal information.

AeroSur is now operating “Skarko” on the Santa Cruz-Miami route

AeroSur (Bolivia) (Santa Cruz) has now placed it recently-painted Boeing 767-284 ER CP-2659 (msn 24742) “Sharko” on the Santa Cruz-Miami route.

Copyright Photo: Robert Collazo. CP-2659 prepares to land on runway 9 at MIA.

AeroSur to operate its own Boeing 767-200 on the Miami route on June 20

Image: AeroSur.

AeroSur (Bolivia) (Santa Cruz) is planning to operate its own Boeing 767-200 on the Miami route effective June 20. This time the airliner will be painted in a “Tiburon” (shark) color scheme.

Image: AeroSur.

Astraeus to operate Boeing 757-2Q8 G-STRX for AeroSur

Copyright Photo: Gordon Stretch. Boeing 757-2Q8 G-STRX (msn 25621) departed from East Midlands on February 25 bound for Miami after titles were added.

Astraeus Airlines (London-Gatwick) is going to operate its Boeing 757-2Q8 G-STRX (msn 25621) (previously operated for bmi) for AeroSur (Bolivia) (Santa Cruz).

AeroSur adds its first Boeing 747-400

 

Copyright Photo: Diego Ruiz de Vargas. CP-2603 arrives at MAD in a new yellow version of the distinctive "Super Torismo" color scheme.

AeroSur (Bolivia) (Santa Cruz) added its first Boeing 747-400 on November 4, 2009 when ex-Virgin Atlantic Airways 747-443 G-VROM (msn 32339) was acquired as CP-2603. The type is now flying the Madrid route.

 

AeroSur adds its first Boeing 737-300

 

The 128-seat Boeing 737-33A registered CP-2595 (msn 24790) made a visit to Sao Paulo (Guarulhos) on September 12.  Copyright Photo: Marcelo Magalhaes.

The 128-seat Boeing 737-33A registered CP-2595 (msn 24790) made a visit to Sao Paulo (Guarulhos) on September 12. Copyright Photo: Marcelo Magalhaes.

AeroSur (Bolivia) (Santa Cruz) added its first Boeing 737-300 in August in a dramatic way. The new type is painted in this special “Yacare” (alligator) color scheme and was introduced on September 3.