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El Sol de América C.A. (also known as Sol América) was a Venezuelan airline headquartered in Caracas. It operated domestic charter services. Its bases were at Simón Bolívar International Airport and Josefa Camejo International Airport.

History

The airline was established and started operations in Spetembe 12, 1980 as an air taxi operator within southern Venezuela. It began targeting tourist destinations in 2001 and new management led to the operation of commuter and charter flights, opening new routes between north Venezuelan cities and south Caribbean islands. On April 8, 2008, it began regular operations between Caracas and Maracaibo to alleviate the deficit on this route, the one with the highest demand in Venezuela after Porlamar. Its intention was to expand in Latin America and in 2011, be the largest airline in Venezuela. In July 2008, it passed into the hands of a new administration with a view to converting SOL AMÉRICA into an airline with scheduled and non-scheduled flights for passengers and national and international cargo, as well as offering charter operations, all this with the incorporation of Boeing 737-200 aircraft. , in order to offer a better product and operate medium-range routes such as Cancun, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Colombia, among others. At the beginning of 2014, the airline ceased its commercial operations for unknown reasons and retired its fleet.

Destinations

As of January 2005, Sol América operated services to destinations including Aruba, Curaçao, Las Piedras, Los Roques Archipelago and Valencia.

Fleet

Sol América consisted of the following aircraft as of November 2008: *2 Boeing 737-200 Sol America formerly operated the following aircraft: *British Aerospace Jetstream 31 *Britten-Norman Trislander *Cessna 206G Stationair *Dornier Do-28 *Douglas DC-3 *Let L-410UVP Turbolet

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External links


Official Website
Category:Defunct airlines of Venezuela Category:Airlines established in 1980 Category:Venezuelan companies established in 1980 Category:Airlines disestablished in 2014 Category:2014 disestablishments in Venezuela Category:Defunct companies of Venezuela {{Venezuela-airline-stub