Unfortunately, in 2010, LAB Airlines ceased flying operations. For flights to and from Bolivia, please search for Boliviana De Aviación flights Use the Search Form above or these Alternative Airlines listed below who fly similar routes to Lab Airlines.
Alternative Airlines to LAB Airlines
LAB Airlines, also known as Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano, was the flag carrier airlines of Boliva from 1925 until it stopped all operations in 2010. LAB Airlines was headquartered in Cochabamba and used Jorge Wilstermann International Airport as its main hub, as well as Viru Viru International Airport. The airline was established in 1925 and was the second-oldest airline in South America after Avianca. LAB Airlines flew to many destinations in Bolivia and around Central and South America including La Paz, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Havana, Mexico City, Quito, Lima and Caracas. It also operated flights to the USA and Spain.
The airline first operated domestic routes in Bolivia from 1925. It then expanded its network and flew to international destinations from 1930. In 1941, LAB was taken over by the Bolivian government, becoming the country's national airline. In the 1990s, LAB Airlines had 1700 employees and served 36 destinations with its fleet of Boeing and Fokker aircraft.
In the late 2000s, LAB Airlines faced financial difficulties and had to terminate certain routes. In 2007, the government Bolivia decided to shut down the airline - it ultimately suspended operations in 2008 and had its airline licence revoked in 2010.
LAB Airlines operated both domestic and international flights from Bolivia. Below is a table with all of the airline's destinations before it ceased operations.
|Argentina||Buenos Aires||Ministro Pistarini International Airport|
Ingeniero Ambrosio L.V. Taravella International Airport
|Argentina||Salta||Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport|
|Argentina||Tucumán||Benjamín Matienzo International Airport|
|Bolivia||Cochabamba||Jorge Wilstermann International Airport|
|Bolivia||La Paz||El Alto International Airport|
|Bolivia||Santa Cruz de la Sierra||Viru Viru International Airport|
|Bolivia||Sucre||Juana Azurduy de Padilla International Airport|
|Bolivia||Tarija||Capitán Oriel Lea Plaza Airport|
|Bolivia||Trinidad||Teniente Jorge Henrich Arauz Airport|
|Brazil||Manaus||Eduardo Gomes International Airport|
|Brazil||São Paulo||Guarulhos Airport|
|Brazil||Rio de Janeiro||Galeão International Airport|
|Chile||Santiago de Chile||Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport|
|Chile||Arica||Chacalluta International Airport|
|Colombia||Bogotá||El Dorado International Airport|
|Cuba||Havana||José Martí International Airport|
|Ecuador||Guayaquil||Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport|
|Ecuador||Quito||Mariscal Sucre International Airport|
|Mexico||Cancún||Cancún International Airport|
|Mexico||Mexico City||Mexico City International Airport|
|Panama||Panama City||Tocumen International Airport|
|Paraguay||Asuncion||Silvio Pettirossi International Airport|
|Peru||Cusco||Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport|
|Peru||Lima||Jorge Chávez International Airport|
|Spain||Madrid||Madrid Barajas Airport|
|United States||Miami||Miami International Airport|
|United States||Washington D.C.||Washington Dulles International Airport|
|Uruguay||Montevideo||Carrasco International Airport|
|Venezuela||Caracas||Simón Bolívar International Airport|
LAB Airlines allowed both cabin baggage and checked baggage on its flights.
Passengers flying with LAB Airlines were permitted one piece of carry-on baggage. This carry-on bag could not weigh more than 5 kg (11 lbs) and not exceed the maximum dimensions of 55 x 40 x 20 cm (22 x 16 x 8 in). This was to make sure it could fit into the overhead locker or underneath the seat in front of the passenger.
For domestic flights in Bolivia, passengers were allowed to bring a piece of checked baggage not weighing more than 23 kg (50 lbs). The maximum weight for checked baggage on international flights could vary depending on fare type and route.
While the airline was operating, it did offer online check-in for its passengers. Online check-in was available via the airline's website.
Airport check-in was available for LAB Airlines flights. Passengers could visit the dedicated check-in counters at the airport and provide travel documents and checked baggage.
For domestic flights in Bolivia, it was recommended to arrive at the airport at least 1-2 hours before departure. For international flights, passengers were advised to arrive at the airport at least 2-3 hours before takeoff.
LAB Airlines offered in-flight entertainment on some of its flights. This included movies, TV shows, music channels, games, audio books and magazines. The availability of this in-flight entertainment would have been limited and only on certain aircraft.
LAB Airlines provided onboard meals and snacks on its flights - the options available would've varied depending on the route and flight duration.
LAB Airlines did offer a frequent flyer program that allowed its passengers to earn miles for their flights and redeem various benefits and rewards.
LAB Airlines was not a member of any particular airline alliance.
Before it ceased operations, LAB Airlines operates it domestic and international flights with the following aircraft in its fleet:
Jorge Wilstermann International Airport is an international airport that serves Cochabamba in Bolivia. It is a high elevation airport, sitting at just over 2500 metres above sea level.
The airport used to be a hub for LAB Airlines, however, the airline ceased operations in 2008/2010. Currently, only 3 airlines fly to/from this airport - these are Amaszonas, Boliviana de Aviación and EcoJet.