Lineas Aereas Paraguayas

Full Service Carrier
Ceased Operations on 08-Mar-1994
IATA: n/a
ICAO: n/a


Lineas Aereas Paraguayas - Air Paraguay (LAP) was established in 1953 as the flagship carrier of Paraguay. The state-owned airline operated domestic and international services from it's hub at Asuncion Silvio Pettirossi International Airport. Lineas Aereas Paraguayas ceased operations in Mar-1994, following the termination of European services. The brand was purchased by a Paraguayan-Ecuadorian consortium, SAN-SAETA, in Oct-1994.

LAP was relaunched as LAPSA Air Paraguay in 1995 and then sold to Grupo TAM in 1996. The carrier then became TAM Mercosur, which rebranded as TAM Airlines (Paraguay) and later rebranded again as LATAM Airlines Paraguay.

In Nov-2021, NELLA Airlines CEO Mauricio Souza and Paraguay DINAC president Félix Kanazawa said Lineas Aereas Paraguayas' ownership will be transferred to NELLA, with the carrier to be rebranded as LAP by Nella. Mr Kanazawa confirmed the project will be an entirely private investment from NELLA. 

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