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VIASAVenezolana Internacional de Aviación S.A (national airline of Venezuela)
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In the airline industry, government-owned carriers like Aerolineas Argentinas, Viasa and Air Panama were privatized or went out of business.
His 20 year career includes tenures as Marketing Manager-North America for Lan Chile Airlines as well as Sales Manager for VIASA Airlines in New York, with whom he served for nine years.
The first group of international carriers to work with Pan Am in forming the Alliance are Viasa of Venezuela, Icelandair, Royal Jordanian, Cayman Airways, APA International of the Dominican Republic, Egyptair, Air Ukraine and Taesa of Mexico.
Flights aboard new Boeing DC-10s will go to Madrid, Tenerife and Santiago de Compostela, the routes that Avensa assumed after Venezuelan carrier Viasa went out of business.
An Argentinean Congresswoman who worked as a flight attendant for 20 years told Clarin that SEPI's proposal was the same threat that the Spanish state holding company had made to Venezuelan airline, Viasa, but the latter airline had ended up going bankrupt anyway.
Other committee members are Jose Luis Ibanez, CEO, Ladeco (Chile); Gustavo Lenis, CEO, Avianca (Colombia); and Jose Campins, CEO, Viasa (Venezuela).
Venezuela's flagship airline Viasa shuts down after 37 years.
Iberia and its partner companies, Aerolineas Argentinas, LADECO and VIASA, form the largest group of airlines in the Latin America-Europe market and are a major competitor in the international traffic between North and South America.
Earlier this year, the Venezuelan government redistributed the international routes that belonged to defunct flag-carrier Viasa.
Iberia also has equity participation in Aerolineas Argentinas, Viasa and Ladeco airlines.
Last year Iberia completer a major equity partnership arrangement with Aerolineas Argentinas, Ladeco and Viasa substantially strengthening its premier position in the Europe-South America marketplace.
Included in this group are Aerolineas Argentinas, the Chilean airline Ladeco and the Venezuelan airline Viasa.