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Dynamic Airways to start Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood – Caracas service

Dynamic International Airways (2nd) (Greensboro) will begin operating its new daily service between Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Caracas Simon Bolivar International Airport (CCS) on July 17, marking the airline’s first daily service to Venezuela from FLL and the only nonstop flight connecting Fort Lauderdale and Caracas.

 

Daily FLL-CCS Service Schedule (all times local):

2D 405
Departs FLL at 12:30 p.m.
Arrives at CCS at 3:15 p.m. same day

2D 406
Departs CCS at 6:20 p.m.
Arrives at FLL at 10:01 p.m.

The new flight from FLL will be the first of three planned routes to Venezuela. Announcements of Dynamic’s planned service from New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Caracas (CCS) and Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Maracaibo La Chinita International Airport (MAR) will follow in coming weeks.

Dynamic will operate its service between Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Caracas with a Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft. The airline is retrofitting its aircraft interior to enhance the premium experience on international flights.

Dynamic also operates on the New York (JFK) – Georgetown route.

Copyright Photo: Fred Freketic/AirlinersGallery.com. Dynamic Airways (2nd) Boeing 767-336 ER N254MY (msn 25443) with Paraguay Airlines tail markings sits at New York’s JFK International Airport.

Delta reduces Caracas service to one flight a week

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) effective August 1 will reduced its service on the Atlanta-Caracas route to one flight a week per Airline Route. This move follows the actions of American Airlines. Both carriers are reducing services to CCS due to the Venezuelan government’s attempt to disallow the transfer of funds out of Venezuela.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. The route will now be operated with smaller Boeing 737-700s. Boeing 737-732 N309DE (msn 29634) arrives at the New York (JFK) hub.

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ConViasa Airlines adds three new Embraer 190s

ConViasa Airlines (Caracas) has added three additional Embraer ERJ 190-100s (YV2911, YV2912 and YV2913) as the state airline slowly replaces its aging Boeing 737-200 fleet. The company plans to expand the Embraer fleet to 20 aircraft.

Venezuela, despite its robust petroleum economy, has the oldest airline fleet in Latin America according to the Curacao Chronicle. In fact, national newspaper El Nacional has reported the Venezuelan fleet has decreased by 52.3 percent in the past four years from 130 aircraft to 68 aircraft. The situation is actually worse since many aircraft remain grounded due to a lack of replacement parts and the lack of maintenance money according to the report.

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Update: At the Paris Airshow, Embraer issued this statement:

Consorcio Venezolano de Industrias Aeronauticas y Servicios Aereos, S.A. (conViasa) has signed a contract for seven Embraer 190 jets, exercising options from the original order released in July 2012, which provided for six firm orders and 14 options.

ConViasa now has a total of 13 firm orders for the E190 jet, besides options for another seven aircraft of the same model.

ConViasa currently operates six E190 jets on regional routes in Venezuela and in the Caribbean. By the end of 2013, the airline will be operating a total of twelve E190 jets, all configured with 104 seats in a single class.

Copyright Photo: Orlando Suarez/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 190-100STD YV2849 (msn 19000509) climbs gracefully away from the Caracas hub.

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conViasa’s ATR 42-300 YV1010 crashes on takeoff, 13 killed

ConViasa (Caracas) flight V0 2351 operated by ATR 42-300 YV1010 (msn 371) with 47 crew and passengers on aboard, crashed today (September 13) shortly after take-off from Cuidad Guayana, Venezuela while operating a domestic scheduled passenger flight to Porlamar, Margarita Island. The aircraft reportedly crashed into a steel factory with at least 13 people killed. YV1010 was delivered on September 5, 2006 and was destroyed.

Copyright Photo: Aviamil.