Saturday, September 14, 2013

ROUTE UPDATE: Macair flew Jetstreams in Paraguay as Ad Maiora Lineas Aereas in early 2013 but service was short-lived

Macair Jetstream 32, LV-ZOW, (c/n 869) at Encarnacion (ENO) for its inaugural flight to Asuncion (ASU) on 18Jan13 (President Franco Photo via Twitter    

Macair, mostly known for flying subservices for Aerochaco and Lineas Aereas Entre Rios in Argentina (see posts of 04Nov12 and 08Nov12), operated a short-lived service in Paraguay earlier this year under the name of Ad Maiora Lineas Aereas.  

Flights were operated using Macair Jetstream 32's between Asuncion (ASU) and the newly-inaugurated airport in Encarnacion (ENO) 250 miles / 400km to the southeast of the Paraguayan capital.  The inaugural flight of the three-times weekly service took place on 18Jan13 with Paraguayan President Federico Franco present for the ribbon-cutting ceremonies.   

Photos of one aircraft painted with Ad Maiora Lineas Aereas titles appeared on more than one source online.  

The airline had plans to add service from Asuncion (ASU) to three other cities in Paraguay, Ciudad del Este (AGT), Saltos del Guairá and Pedro Juan Caballero (PJC) plus Resistencia (RES) in Argentina but after four months of the Encarnacion (ENO) operation, all flights were discontinued in May due to low passenger numbers.   

Oddly, the airline's website is still online as if the company was still operating normally.

             vuelos-en-paraguay-como-ad-maiora-lineas-aereas/                                                               Aviacion News 23May13                                      

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