Avolar

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For the short-lived UAL Corporation subsidy, see Avolar (UAL Corporation subsidiary).
Avolar Aerolíneas
Avolarlogo.PNG
IATA
V5
ICAO
VLI
Callsign
Avolar
Founded 2005
Ceased operations 2008
Hubs Gen. Abelardo L. Rodríguez Int'l Airport
Focus cities Don Miguel Hidalgo Int'l Airport
Fleet size 8
Destinations 17
Headquarters Tijuana, BC, Mexico
Key people Jorge Nehme Name(CEO)
Website www.avolar.com.mx(OFFLINE)

Avolar Aerolíneas, S.A. de C.V. was a low-cost airline based in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, with corporate offices in Tijuana. The airline operated a domestic network of 17 cities as of November 2007. Avolar's main base was located at the sole large-hangar facility at the General Abelardo L. Rodríguez International Airport in Tijuana.[1] The airline's slogan was "La aerolinea de la gente", meaning "The airline of the people".

History[edit]

Avolar began operations on 7 September 2005[1] with a single Boeing 737-500 aircraft. The airline is often considered the first low-cost airline in Mexico. Avolar's aircraft were painted in an orange and white "wave" livery designed by Benjamin Najar.

On August 4, 2008, the Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transports suspended all Avolar operations, due to tax debts leaving thousands stranded at Tijuana Airport.[2] On August 8, 2008, the airline resumed all flights.[3]

On late night of October 3, 2008, Mexico's aviation authorities again suspended Avolar operations; the airline canceled flights from Tijuana International Airport that were bound for Guadalajara and Cuernavaca at that time without any previous warning, leaving stranded o160 passengers at the airport.[4] However, 13 hours later, on October 4, the airline ressumed all services normally.[5]

On October 28, 2008, the Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT), Mexico's Communications and Transports Secretariat finally ceased Avolar from all its operations, due to the illegal operations of the airline after its airspace operative concession had expired the previous day, on October 27 leaving employees with no compensation.

Destinations[edit]

Main article: Avolar destinations

Fleet[edit]

The Avolar fleet included the following aircraft (as of 7 November 2008) [2]:

  • 5 Boeing 737-300
    • EI-DNY (cn 23360/1147)
    • EI-DNZ (cn 23363/1153)
    • XA-UFH (cn 23377/1320)
    • EI-DRR (cn 23181/1087)
    • EI-DTP (cn 23182/1106)
  • 3 Boeing 737-500
    • EI-DKV (cn 24272/1923) First Aircraft
    • XA-AVO (cn 24881/1945)
    • XA-AVL (cn 24787/1900)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 83. 
  2. ^ (Spanish) Suspenden a aerolínea Avolar from Frontera.info
  3. ^ (Spanish) [1]
  4. ^ (Spanish) Cancelan vuelos de Avolar sin previo
  5. ^ (Spanish) Reinicia operaciones Avolar