LTA - Línea Turística Aereotuy was a Venezuela
n regional airline
headquartered in Caracas
and based at Simón Bolívar International Airport
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](_blank)
retrieved 2 June 2018
The airline flew to the following destinations, with further routes served as charters:
(Queen Beatrix International Airport
(Flamingo International Airport
(Curaçao International Airport
(Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport
(Simon Bolivar International Airport
(Manuel Carlos Piar Guayana Airport
(Los Roques Airport
(Jose Tadeo Monagas International Airport
(Alberto Carnevalli Airport
(Santiago Mariño Caribbean International Airport
(Cacique Aramare Airport
**Port of Spain
(Piarco International Airport
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
*Cessna 206 Stationair
*Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
*Cessna Citation V
*De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter
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.
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