Throwback Thursday
An AIRES Colombia 737-700 (Photo: Nicop (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: AIRES Colombia

As the 1980s rolled around, the Colombian market was cluttered with various smaller carriers hoping to dethrone the national flag carrier, Avianca. One of those airlines was the small domestic carrier, Aerovias de Integracion Regional SA, also known as AIRES Colombia. The carrier started operations out of their hub in Bogota, Colombia's capital city , in 1981. AIRES commenced operations with a handful of regional propeller planes to get them off the ground. The airline ordered a half-dozen Bombardier DHC-8-100s…