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Boliviana de Aviación 737s resting on the ground in Cochabamba, Bolivia. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

BoA Trip Report Part 3: La Paz to São Paulo with Boliviana de Aviación

This is the final article in a three-part series. Click here for part one and here for part two. I had a very enjoyable morning at El Alto International Airport in La Paz, Bolivia. The airline knew I was there to write about the flights, so as soon as I got off the domestic flight from Viru Viru International Airport in Santa Cruz, I was received by the ground staff. I was invited by them to try the famous "mate…

BoA Trip Report Part 1: São Paulo to Madrid with…

For a number of reasons, the Bolivian aviation market is a very peculiar one. While most of the South American countries are dominated by huge airlines or airline groups, the local scene has none of it. And there's an important factor in this equation: Boliviana de Aviación. Known simply as…

Amaszonas Seeks to Grow in Bolivia, Expand in Regional Market

Bolivia has historically been one of the least developed aviation markets in South America. Having a low population density concentrated in a few major cities combined general poverty, it has previously been difficult to establish a recurring domestic customer base. This has begun to change, with extreme poverty in the…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: A Look Back at…

In 1992, the aviation industry in Bolivia went through a period of deregulation. The days of domination of the state-owned Lloyd Aereo Boliviano were gone, and new carriers would be allowed to enter the market. Thankfully the terrain of Bolivia is well suited for the aviation industry, with large patches…