Avior Airlines

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Avior Airlines
Avior Regional
Avior Airlines 2017.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
9V ROI AVIOR
Founded1994
Operating basesGenerál José Antonio Anzoátegui International Airport
Frequent-flyer programAviorPlus
SubsidiariesAvior Regional
GCA Airlines
Fleet size24
Destinations14
HeadquartersBarcelona, Anzoátegui, Venezuela
Key peopleJorge Añez Dager / Jose Sulbaran
Websitewww.aviorair.com

Avior Airlines is an airline based in Barcelona, Anzoátegui, Venezuela. It operates scheduled and charter services within Venezuela and the southern Caribbean, as well as to Miami out of its base at Generál José Antonio Anzoátegui International Airport.[1] In addition, the airline operates a subsidiary named Avior Regional.

History[edit]

Founded by Jorge Luis Añez Dager and Rafael Ciarcia Walo,[2] the airline was established and started operations in 1994, initially using a single five-seat Cessna Skymaster for charter flights to Margarita Island and Canaima. Actually, It is totally owned by Jorge Añez Dager.[1]

On 3 December 2017 Avior was added to the List of air carriers banned in the European Union due to failing to meet their safety requirements.[3]

Destinations[edit]

Country City Airport Notes Refs
Brasil Belém, Pará Belém International Airport
Brazil Manaus Eduardo Gomes International Airport
Colombia Bogotá El Dorado International Airport
Colombia Cali Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport
Colombia Medellín José María Córdova International Airport
Curaçao Willemstad Curaçao International Airport
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Las Américas International Airport
Ecuador Guayaquil José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport
Peru Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport
Venezuela Barcelona General José Antonio Anzoátegui International Airport Hub
Venezuela Barinas Luisa Cáceres de Arismendi Airport
Venezuela Caracas Simón Bolívar International Airport Hub
Venezuela Porlamar Santiago Mariño Caribbean International Airport
Venezuela Puerto Ordaz Manuel Carlos Piar Guayana Airport
Venezuela Valencia Arturo Michelena International Airport Hub

Fleet[edit]

An Avior Airlines Boeing 737-400

As of July 2020, the Avior Airlines fleet includes the following aircraft:[4]

Avior Airlines fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y+ Y Total
Boeing 737-200 5 12 96 108
Boeing 737-400 6 12 132 144
Total 11

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On November 22, 2019, an Avior Airlines Boeing 737-400 was servicing a flight between Valencia, Venezuela and Bogotá, Colombia. Upon landing at El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá, its right main landing gear suffered a serious malfunction causing it to collapse, which lead to an evacuation once the aircraft came to a halt.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. pp. 82–83.
  2. ^ "Vuelos y opiniones sobre Avior Airlines". Europe Low Cost. Retrieved 2019-12-30.
  3. ^ "Avior Airlines added to European black list - ASN News". 1 December 2017.
  4. ^ C.A., Avior Airlines. "Avior Airlines, C.A. - La Empresa". www.aviorair.com.
  5. ^ Kraft, Melanie (2019-11-26). "INCIDENT Right main landing gear of Venezuelan Avior Airlines Boeing 737-400 collapsed during landing (video)". Aviation news and store. Retrieved 2019-11-28.
  6. ^ JanDelCastillo (2019-11-23). "Emergencia de Avior Airlines en Bogotá". TORRE EL DORADO (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-11-28.

External links[edit]

Media related to Avior Airlines at Wikimedia Commons