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Líneas Aéreas Platenses (LAPSA Air Paraguay)
IATA ICAO Callsign
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Commenced operations 1962
Fleet size See Fleet below
Destinations See Destinations below
Headquarters Montevideo, Uruguay

Lapsa refers to Líneas Aéreas Platenses S.A., the name of a regional airline based in Montevideo, Uruguay.


LAPSA was formed as a state-owned company in 1962 with service to Buenos Aires, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. By 1965, its fleet consisted of two Convair CV-240 and three L-188 Electra. By 1978, Lapsa began its jet era with the purchase of two Boeing 707. Within two years, Lapsa had flights to Miami, Frankfurt, and Madrid.

Due to its poor service, inefficient operations, outdated equipment and overemployment as a result of being a state-owned company, Lapas was losing $1.3 million a month. It was privatized in March 1995 after Andrés Rodríguez's government chose to privatize many state-owned corporations.[1]



Currently, Lapsa's fleet consists of three Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia.


  1. ^ Shea, W Christopher (Fall 1996). "AeroPeru and LAPSA: Peru, Paraguay, and privatization". Administrative Law Review. 48 (4): 579–591.