Throwback Thursday
Zuliana's fleet remains in a scrapyard at Maracaibo. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mark Evans)

Throwback Thursday: Zuliana De Aviacion and A Venezuelan Scrapyard

Zuliana De Aviacion was a Venezuelan airline formed in 1985 and based in the city of Maracaibo, Venezuela. Initially starting out as a cargo airline, it later started passenger flights. In addition to several domestic routes, the airline expanded into Colombia as well as started international flights to the U.S. with a route to Miami. Unfortunately, the airline ceased operations in 1997, unable to keep enough revenue coming in to cover mounting expenses. Amazingly, almost a quarter of a century…