Venezuela is a large country in South America, next to Colombia to the west, Guyana to the east, Brazil to the south and the Caribbean sea to the north. The country is the 32nd largest country in the world with a good national highway system to the north but has poorer infrastructure to the south. This means that there are numerous airlines and domestic services available to connect to country. Continue reading below to find out where you can travel to within Venezuela and which airlines operate these routes.
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Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela C.A, trading as Aeropostal is a government-owned Venezuelan airline that operates primarily domestic services. The airline previously operated to a wide range of destinations across Venezuela and Latin America but has since suspended this with 5 domestic services and one international to Cuba still in operation. Aeropostal operates from its hub airport of Simón Bolívar International Airport in Caracas with a fleet of McDonnell Douglas MD-82 aircraft.
Domestic destinations: Caracas, El Vigia, Maracaibo and Porlamar
Avior Airlines is an airline based in Barcelona, operating both charter and scheduled services. The airline operates to destinations in the Dominican Republic, Panama and 6 cities within Venezuela. Avior has a hub at Generál José Antonio Anzoátegui International Airport with secondary hubs in Arturo Michelena International Airport and Simón Bolívar International Airport. The airline operates a fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft on all of its services.
Domestic destinations: Barcelona, Caracas, El Vigia, Maracaibo, Porlamar and Valencia
Albatros Airlines by Nella, often shortened to just Albatros Airlines is an airline based in Venezuela and owned by the Nella Airline group. The airline is one of few airlines in Venezuela to be privately owned, with the predominance being or receiving funding from the central government. Albatros operates services to the Dominican Republic as well as to numerous cities across Venezuela. The airline operates a fleet of Boeing 737 and Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia aircraft.
Domestic destinations: Caracas, Carúpano, Las Piedras, Maracay, Porlamar, Puerto Cabello and Tucupita
Línea Aérea Conviasa, operating as Conviasa is the largest airline in Venezuela and serves as the countries flag carrier. Conviasa is actually an abbreviation of its legal name, 'Consorcio Venezolano de Industrias Aeronáuticas y Servicios Aéreos, S.A'. The airline operates an extensive route map across Venezuela with around 16 destinations currently served, with more previously operated to which have since been cancelled. The airline also operates some international services to Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Iran, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Russia and Spain. The airline has its main hub as Caracas Simón Bolívar International Airport with a secondary hub in Porlarmar's Santiago Mariño Caribbean International Airport. Conviasa operates a fleet of Airbus A340, ATR 42, ATR 72, Boeing 737, Cessna 208B Grand Caravan and Embraer 190AR aircraft
Domestic destinations: Barcelona, Barinas, Baraquisimeto, Canaima, Caracas, Carúpano, Ciudad Guayana, Cumaná, El Vigía, La Fría, Las Piedras, Maracaibo, Maturín, Porlamar, Santo Domingo and Valencia
Aerolineas Estelar is a Venezuelan airline that operates a mix of both domestic and international services. The airline operates to 7 destinations within the country. Estelar also operates services to Mexico, Panama, Peru, and starting soon the United States. The airline bases its operations from Simón Bolívar International Airport in the nation's capital, Caracas. The airline operates a fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft with an Airbus A320 on order.
Domestic destinations: Caracas, El Vigía, Maracaibo, Maturín, Porlamar, Puerto Ordaz and Santo Domingo
LASER Airlines, short for 'Línea Aérea de Servicio Ejecutivo Regional' is a Venezuelan airline based in Caracas, with its major hub of operations at Simón Bolívar International Airport but with a focus on Santiago Mariño Caribbean International Airport. The airline operates a mix of both domestic and international routes, with Aruba, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Panama all being served by the airline. Within Venezuela, the airline operates services to 11 destinations, making it the second-largest domestic route map behind flag carrier Conviasa. The airline operates a fleet of McDonnell Douglas MD-81/82/83 aircraft on all of its services.
Domestic destinations: Barcelona, Baraquisimeto, Caracas, El Vigía, La Fría, Las Piedras, Maracaibo, Maturín, Porlamar, Puerto Ordaz and Valencia
Rutaca Airlines, which stands for Rutas Aéreas, is an airline in Venezuela. The airline is based in Tomás de Heres Airport, however, its main hub airport is actually Simón Bolívar International Airport. Rutaca operates to 5 destinations within Venezuela as well as 1 international service to the Dominican Republic, making it one of the smaller airlines in the country. The airline operates with a fleet of Boeing 737, McDonnell Douglas MD-83 and McDonnell Douglas MD-88 aircraft.
Domestic destinations: Caracas, Maracaibo, Porlamar, Puerto Ordaz and Santo Domingo
Founded in 2016 Turpial Airlines is one of the only airlines in the country to not have its hub airport in Caracas and similarly does not serve the capital. Instead, the airline was established and operates from Arturo Michelena International Airport in Valencia. The airline operates a handful of domestic and international services including the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Panama as well as 6 destinations within Venezuela. The airline operates a fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft on all of its services.
Domestic destinations: Maracaibo, Maturín, Porlamar, Puerto Ordaz, Santo Domingo and Valencia
Linea Aérea de Venezuela RAV S.A, trading as Venezolana is a low-cost Venezuelan airline based in Maracaibo. The airline's major hub of operations is at La Chinita International Airport, but also has a secondary hub at Simón Bolívar International Airport. The airline operates flights to the Dominican Republic and Panama as well as 6 domestic Venezuelan destinations. Venezolana operates with a fleet of Boeing 737, McDonnell Douglas MD-82 and McDonnell Douglas MD-83 aircraft.
Domestic destinations: Barcelona, Baraquisimeto, Caracas, Las Piedras, Maracaibo, and Porlamar
See below a list of international and domestic only airports with their destinations across the country and which airlines operate to.
|CITY||AIRPORT||SERVED BY||FLIES TO|
|Barcelona||General José Antonio Anzoátegui International Airport||Avior Airlines, Conviasa, LASER Airlines, RUTACA Airlines and Venezolana||Caracas, Maturin, Porlamar and Valencia|
|Barquisimeto||Jacinto Lara International Airport||Conviasa and Venezolana||Porlamar|
|Maracaibo||La Chinita International Airport||Aerolineas Estelar, Avior Airlines, Conviasa, Copa Airlines, LASER Airlines, Turpial Airlines and Venezolana||Caracas, Porlamar and Valencia|
|Caracas||Simón Bolívar International Airport||Aerolineas Estelar, Air Europa, Avior Airlines, Conviasa, Copa Airlines, Iberia, LASER Airlines, Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas, RUTACA, Turkish Airlines and Venezolana||Caracas, Porlamar and Valencia|
|El Gran Roque||Los Roques Airport||AeroCaribe Airlines and Conviasa||Caracas|
|Valencia||Arturo Michelena International Airport||Avior Airlines, Conviasa, Copa Airlines, LASER Airlines and Turpial Airlines||Barcelona, Las Piedras, Maracaibo, Maturín, Porlamar, Puerto Ordaz and Porlamar|
|CITY||AIRPORT||SERVED BY||FLIES TO|
|Acarigua||Oswaldo Guevara Mujica Airport||Avior Airlines||Caracas|
|Canaima||Canaima Airport||Conviasa and Serami||Puerto Ordaz|
|Cumaná||Antonio José de Sucre Airport||Conviasa||Caracas|
|Isla de Coche||Andres Miguel Salazar Marcano Airport||Yuri Air||Maturin|
|La Fría||La Fría Airport||Conviasa and LASER Airlines||Caracas and Porlamar|
|Maturin||José Tadeo Monagas International Airport||Aerolineas Estelar, Conviasa and LASER Airlines||Caracas, Barcelona, Caracas and Porlamar|
|Porlamar||Santiago Mariño Caribbean International Airport||Aerolineas Estelar, Aeropostal, Avior Airlines, Conviasa, LASER Airlines, RUTACA, Turpial Airlines and Venezolana||Barcelona, Barquisimeto, Caracas, La Fría, Maracaibo, Maturín, Puerto Ordaz, Puerto Cabello, Tucupita and Valencia|
|Paraguaná Peninsula||Josefa Camejo International Airport||Conviasa and Venezolana||Caracas|
|Puerto Cabello||General Bartolomé Salom Airport||Albatros Airlines||Caracas|
|Ciudad Guayana||Manuel Carlos Piar Guayana International Airport||Aerolineas Estelar, Avior Airlines, Conviasa and Turpial Airlines||Caracas, Porlamar and Valencia|
|San Antonio del Táchira||Juan Vicente Gómez International Airport||RUTACA and Venezolana||Caracas|
|Santo Domingo||Mayor Buenaventura Vivas Airport||Aerolineas Estelar, Conviasa, RUTACA and Turpial Airlines||Caracas, Porlamar and Valencia|
|Santa Bárbara del Zulia||Miguel Urdaneta Fernández Airport||Venezolana||Maracaibo|
|El Vigía||Juan Pablo Pérez Alfonzo Airport||Aerolineas Estelar, Aeropostal, Avior Airlines, Conviasa, LASER Airlines and RUTACA||Caracas and Porlamar|
|Valera||Colonel Antonio Nicolás Briceño Airport||Avior Airlines||Caracas|
11 Venezuelan airlines offer domestic services across the country.
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