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Paraguay again has a new international flag carrier

Sol del Paraguay (Asuncion) is making Paraguayans proud. Paraguay once again has a new international flag carrier besides TAM Airlines (Transportes Aéreos del Mercosur S.A.).

The upstart operated its first scheduled domestic passenger flight between Asuncion and Ciudad de Este on November 14, 2011.

The launching of the first international route came a week later on November 21, 2011 when the company launched a new route linking Asuncion with Buenos Aires (Ezeiza).

The new airline commenced operations initially with three Fokker 100s. The three F100s are named “Ypacaraí Lake”, “Itapúa Poty” and “Heroes of the Chaco”.

The airline intends to expand to other cities in South America and eventually to Miami with larger aircraft.

Formerly operated by Mexican Click, this Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100 (Fokker 100) XA-TCM (msn 11320) prepares at Mexico City for its delivery flight to new operator Sol del Paraguay Lineas Aereas (Asuncion) which means “Sun of Paraguay Airlines” in English.

Previously Líneas Aéreas Paraguayas (LAP) – Air Paraguay was founded in 1963 to be the flag carrier of Paraguay. Since LAP was an unprofitable government company, attempts to privatize it were not successful and LAP was shut down in 1994.

Copyright Photo: Rurik Enriquez.

Sol Del Paraguay is ready to launch operations next month

Sol del Paraguay Lineas Aereas (Asuncion) was established in 2010 with three former Click Mexicana Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100s (Fokker 100s). The new flag carrier acquired its AOC in June 2011 and now plans to launch operations in early November. The first route will be to Buenos Aires. The company also plans to fly to Sao Paulo, Montevideo, Santiago and Santa Cruz in the near future. Eventually the airline would also like to re-established the Miami route by a Paraguayan carrier.

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Sol del Paraguay’s first aircraft is painted

Copyright Photo: Andre Du-Pont/Mexico Air Spotters.

Sol del Paraguay (Asuncion) is a new airline in Paraguay. The carrier is getting ready to take delivery of its first aircraft, this ex-Mexicana Click Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100 XA-TCP (msn 11341). A second Fokker will be added in order to start regional operations in 2011.

Copyright Photo: Andre Du-Pont/Mexico Air Spotters. XA-TCP is pictured at Mexico City after repainting.