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LTA - Línea Turística Aereotuy was a Venezuelan regional airline headquartered in Caracas and based at Simón Bolívar International Airport.

History

The airline was established and started operations in 1982. It was part of a full service safari company with its own lodges, camps, guides, aircraft and sailing vessels and operated services to remote destinations in Venezuela, including tourist attractions. It had 300 employees at March 2010. In October 2014, the airline was forced to suspend its flights to Aruba affecting more than 7 thousand customers, the airline's suspension was due to a failure in an aircraft that covered the route, however the National Institute of Civil Aviation indicated that the suspension was due to the over-sale of tickets for said route, as well as the creation of new unauthorized flights to cover the over-sale, this suspension was maintained until February 28, 2015. In February 2016, it was announced that it was bought by Grupo Cóndor C.A. for which it joined the alliance. As of June 2018, the airline ceased all serves and plans to restart operations.ch-aviation.com - LTA - Linea Turistica Aereotuy
retrieved 2 June 2018


Destinations

The airline flew to the following destinations, with further routes served as charters: * **Oranjestad (Queen Beatrix International Airport) * ** Kralendijk (Flamingo International Airport) * **Willemstad (Curaçao International Airport) * **Fort-de-France (Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport) * **Canaima (Canaima Airport) **Caracas (Simon Bolivar International Airport) Hub **Ciudad Guayana (Manuel Carlos Piar Guayana Airport) **Los Roques (Los Roques Airport) **Maturín (Jose Tadeo Monagas International Airport) **Merida (Alberto Carnevalli Airport) **Porlamar (Santiago Mariño Caribbean International Airport) **Puerto Ayacucho (Cacique Aramare Airport) **Valencia (Valencia Airport) * **Port of Spain (Piarco International Airport)

Fleet



Final fleet

As of April 2012 the Línea Turística Aereotuy fleet consisted of the following aircraft: *1 ATR 42-300 *1 ATR 42-320 *1 de Havilland Canada Dash 7

Former fleet

*Beechcraft 1900 *Cessna 206 Stationair *Cessna 208B Grand Caravan *Cessna Citation V *De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter *Dornier 228

Accidents and incidents

* On July 21, 2007, a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan crashed after an engine failure while taking off. There was no personal injury, but the plane was written off. * On April 17, 2009, a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan crashed shortly after taking off from Canaima National Park after failing to gain sufficient altitude, killing one person. The aircraft had been chartered to take holiday makers to Ciudad Bolívar.aviation-safety.net - Accident description
retrieved 2 June 2018
* On August 26, 2009, a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan had to make an emergency landing on the way from Los Roques Airport to Santiago Mariño Caribbean International Airport after an engine failure. The passengers and crew were rescued by fishing and pleasure boats.

References



External links


Official website
Category:Defunct airlines of Venezuela Category:Airlines established in 1982 Category:Airlines disestablished in 2018 Category:Venezuelan companies established in 1982 Category:Defunct companies of Venezuela {{Venezuela-airline-stub