Conviasa is an airline headquartered on the grounds of SimÃ³n BolÃvar International Airport in MaiquetÃa, Venezuela, near Caracas. Conviasa is the second Latin American airline to fly to Asia, after AeromÃ©xico. The airline is owned by the Venezuela government and the regional government of Nueva Esparta. Conviasa is under the authority of the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
In 2004, Conviasa was founded, following the close of Venezuela"s flag carrier â€“ Viasa in 1997. The airline was originally run by the now extinct Ministry of Production and Commerce (Ministerio de la ProducciÃ³n y el Comercio), but it has since been taken over by the Ministry of Infrastructure. Following the Flight 2350 crash, on September 17, 2010, the Government of Venezuela grounded all Conviasa flights so that it could perform a technical review of the airline"s fleet. The airline said that the temporary suspension would remain in effect until October 1, 2010. Flights have since been re-instated.
It operates services to domestic destinations and to destinations in the Caribbean and South America, including: Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada, Spain, Syria and Trinidad and Tobago. Domestic routes consist of these places: Barcelona - GenerÃ¡l JosÃ© Antonio AnzoÃ¡tegui International Airport, Barinas - Barinas Airport, Caracas - SimÃ³n BolÃvar International Airport, Coro - JosÃ© Leonardo Chirinos Airport, La Fria - La Fria Airport, Las Piedras - Josefa Camejo International Airport, Maracaibo - La Chinita International Airport, MaturÃn - MaturÃn Airport, MÃ©rida - Juan Pablo PÃ©rez Alfonso Airport, Porlamar - Del Caribe International General Santiago Marino Airport, Puerto Ayacucho - Cacique Aramare Airport, Puerto Ordaz - Manuel Carlos Piar Guayana Airport, Santo Domingo - Mayor Buenaventura Vivas Airport and Valera - Dr. Antonio NicolÃ¡s Briceno Airport.
The Conviasa fleet includes the following aircrafts: 1 Airbus A340-200, 2 ATR 42-400, 3 ATR 72-200, 1 DHC-7-100, 6 Boeing 737-200, 3 Boeing 737-300 and 4 CRJ700ER.
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