Amaszonas, (also known as the official name of Línea Aérea Amaszonas) is a Bolivian based airline, headquartered in La Paz, Bolivia. It currently operates scheduled and chartered short-haul passenger flights throughout the northern and northeastern regions of the country as well as to neighbouring Peru, with its network's hub being located at El Alto International Airport.
The airline was founded on 1 October 1998, but flight services were only commenced in 2000. Initially only operating chartered services using a small fleet of turboprop aircraft, it grew in 2012 and acquired larger aircraft offing scheduled passengers services.
In August 2021 it was announced that the airline has been acquired by US-based Nella Airlines Inc, but will remain operational. The international group identified an opportunity to acquire Amaszonas and integrate the airline into the company's plan for growth in Latin America.
The Bolivian airline flies to destinations across Bolivia, including the Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires, Cochabamba, Oruro, Sucre, Tarija, and Uyuni. The following list of destinations is accurate as of 2021:
|Cochabamba||Jorge Wilstermann International Airport|
|La Paz||El Alto International Airport|
|Santa Cruz de la Sierra||Viru Viru International Airport|
|Sucre||Juana Azurduy de Padilla International Airport|
|Tarija||Capitán Oriel Lea Plaza Airport|
|Trinidad||Teniente Jorge Henrich Arauz Airport|
|Uyuni||Joya Andina Airport|
|Cobija||Captain Aníbal Arab Airport|
If you would like to learn more about flying domestically within Bolivia, visit our 'Domestic Bolivian Flights' page.
Although the airline primarily operates domestically in Bolivia, it also flies to Asuncion, in Paraguay, and Iquique, in Chile. It owns Amaszonas Uruguay, which flies to Uruguay, but these operations have been dormant during the Coronavirus pandemic. It is not yet known whether these flights will be resumed. After the bankruptcy of Alas Uruguay, the airline was one of the few airlines left offering services to Montevideo.
|Chile||Diego Aracena International Airport||Iquique|
|Paraguay||Silvio Pettirossi International Airport||Asuncion|
|Uruguay||Carrasco International Airport||Montevideo|
Amaszonas Economy Class is the airline's only cabin class that it offers.
There's no in-flight entertainment system on the flight. However, passengers may be given a copy of the airline's in-flight magazine, depending on the route flown.
The airline serves a small selection of food and drinks onboard.
Seats are set out in a 2 x 2 formation. The aircraft has a total of 50 seats in the cabin. The cabin is designed to give ample legroom and good comfort for each passenger.
For carry-on baggage, Amazonas allows baggage up to 5kg or 30 cm x 20 cm x 27 cm. Checked in baggage must not exceed 20kg for adult and 10kg for children from 2 to 12 years.
For domestic flights, passengers are entitled to 20Kg of complimentary checked baggage allowance. On international flights, passengers are entitled to 23Kg of complimentary checked baggage.
La Paz Buenos Aires
Sucre La Paz
Cusco La Paz
La Paz Salta
As of 2021, Amaszonas currently operates one CRJ100LR, six CRJ200LRs, one DHC-8-200, one DHC-8-Q200, and six E190s. During the COVID-19 pandemic, its only active aircraft were four of the Embraer regional jets.
El Alto International Airport is currently the international airport that stands higher from the ground. The airport is located four thousand kilometres over the level of the sea. It also stands as a hub for the Military Air Transport for Bolivia and Amaszonas Airline. Other airlines which fly to and from El Alto International Airport include American Airlines, Avianca, Boliviana de Aviacion, EcoJet, LAN Airlines, LAN Peru, Peruvian Airlines, Sky Airline and TAM Airlines.
15th September 2021
Nella Airlines (NELLA Airlines) Inc has acquired a 100% stake in Amaszonas. This news was announced in August 2021. The U.S. based group has committed to financing the Bolivian carrier's post-COVID recovery and restructuring, and its part of the company's ambitions to grow further in Latin America.