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Venezuelan Conviasa Resumes Operations in Brazil with Flights Between Puerto Ordaz and Manaus
Conviasa will resume operations to Brazil in February with a service between Puerto Ordaz (PZO) and Manaus (MAO). Tickets sale will open in the next days. The last scheduled flights between Venezuela and Brazil were operated in March 2020.
Puerto Ordaz (PZO) 12:30 – Manaus (MAO) 14:40 Thursday.
Manaus (MAO) 15:40 – Puerto Ordaz (PZO) 17:50 Thursday.
This service will offer connections to Caracas (CCS) and Porlamar (PMV).
Currently, Conviasa’s international network includes Mexico, Cuba, Bolivia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Russia, and Spain. The state-owned airline is also offering special flights to Peru.
Puerto Ordaz (PZO) will be the fourth international destination from Manaus (MAO) after Panama – Tocumen (PTY), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Miami (MIA) and from March 26 there will be a connection with Bogota (BOG). Currently, the airlines offering international services at Eduardo Gomes International Airport (MAO) are GOL, Azul, Copa Airlines and soon Avianca and Conviasa.
«Margarita is a destination that has been the subject of great advances in the air sector and for the first quarter of this year we would already be projecting, including connecting Brazil with Margarita, » said Ramón Velásquez, Venezuelan Minister of Transportation, when the first talks for the route resumption emerged.
The recovery of this route is due to the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Venezuela and Brazil and Conviasa expects to expand its international operations with new services in 2023. The last service between both nations was in March 2020 on a non-regular route between Caracas (CCS) and Manaus (MAO) operated by Avior Airlines in Boeing 737-200.
Brazilian operators abandoned the link before, as the last brazilian-registered carriers to operate in Venezuela wereLATAM Airlines, which suspended operations on May 28, 2016, and GOL, which ended its services on January 26, 2016. Both companies offered flights between Caracas (CCS) and Sao Paulo – Guarulhos (GRU).
This article was originally published by Rainer Nieves Dolande on Aviacionline in syndication with AirlineGeeks.
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