Líneas Aéreas Nacionales S.A.

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Lineas Aéreas Nacionales S.A.
IATA ICAO Callsign
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Founded1963
Ceased operationsJanuary 4, 1972
HubsJorge Chavez International Airport
Focus cities
Fleet size19
Destinations11
HeadquartersLima, Peru
Key peopleJuan Checa (President)[1]

Lineas Aéreas Nacionales S.A. (commonly known as LANSA) was a Peruvian commercial airline headquartered in Lima, Peru, which was established in 1963. After its last Lockheed Electra crashed on Christmas Eve 1971, LANSA ceased operation, and lost its operating authority on January 4, 1972, when its working capital was exhausted.[2]

History[edit]

LANSA was founded in 1963, and began flight operations in January 1964 with internal connections. In 1965 33.3% was bought by the Eastern Air Lines. From May to September 1966 the company suspended its flight activities undergoing a heavy reorganization and passed completely under Peruvian control. With the arrival of the NAMC YS-11 in 1967, LANSA increased the number of flights to 9 national airports, including Cuzco and Iquitos.

By January 4, 1972, the Peruvian government revoked LANSA's operating certificate. The airline had already ceased all operations, following the crash of flight 508 in which its last airworthy Lockheed L-188 Electra, was lost on December 24, 1971. All other aircraft had already been phased out, were lost in accidents or grounded in Lima as inoperative.

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Over the years, LANSA operated the following aircraft:[3]

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