LLOYD AEREO BOLIVIANO
LAB is currently NOT operating - again. LAB used to carry 60 percent of all domestic passengers servicing most Bolivian cities, most major Latin American cities, and many other international destinations, including Miami.
18 MAY 2012: Aerosur has officially suspended all operations and all domestic and international flights have been cancelled.
When the Bolivian government created its own airline, and competition at much lower prices, Aerosur was seriously affected. The future of this airline is now in doubt. It has run into financial problems and is seeking investors to avoid declaring bankruptcy. We will inform you when we know more.
is the new government-owned Bolivian carrier, established in 2009. It flies mostly domestic routes, but is gradually adding international flights. As of May 2012
it has flights to La Paz, Cochabamba, Cobija, Sucre, Santa Cruz, and Tarija, plus Buenos Aires and Sao Paolo.
is another national carrier that provides local or charter flights. It also flies to some of the smaller towns other airlines in Bolivia do not. In June 2012 Amaszonas announced the addition of four new aircraft to its fleet and various new routes including Uyuni!
operates regular flights out of La Paz, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz to and from Miami and other destinations. American Airlines is still the most frequently used carrier to Bolivia. It is not always, but usually has the most competitive rates, and even when it doesn't, and many travelers prefer it simply because it is considered the longest-running, most stable and most reliable airline to Bolivia. American Airlines has more flights to Bolivia than any other airline, especially now that Aerosur has collapsed.
LAN AIRLINES flies into Bolivia from Peru and Chile. LAN just recently announced a new gateway city. The Only Non Stop San Francisco - South America! (TAM Brazil and LAN Chile have joined to form LATAM to cover 115 destinations in 23 countries.)
AEROCON is one of Bolivia's better national airlines. It operates smaller aircraft so it can provide routes to smaller cities and towns. As of 07 February 2013, it will begin offering direct flights between Santa Cruz and Oruro!
TRANSPORTE AEREO MILITAR is a Bolivian military airline that provides regular civilian flights to many cities and towns in Bolivia, frequently with much lower fares.
AEROLÍNEAS SUDAMERICANAS is a new Bolivian airline that was to have begun operating on March 3, 2008. However, their phones and website don't work yet. We'll post more information soon.
TACA AIRLINES also has flights to South America.
COPA AIR began providing flights between Panama and Santa Cruz, Bolivia in December 2008. For US flights it is affiliated with Continental airlines.
TAM MERCOSUR Check this for flights between Bolivia and Brazil, primarily. (TAM Brazil and LAN Chile have joined to form LATAM).
GOL AIRLINES Another Brazilian carrier. Recently merged routes with Varig!
AEROLÍNEAS ARGENTINAS has a Santa Cruz to Buenos Aires route.
Air France Canada, British Airways, KLM, Aeroperu, Aeromexico, Nippon Airways, Cubana de Aviación, and Iberia are some of the major airlines that have regular routes through Bolivia. There are also several air-taxi companies that charter small planes.