21-Jan-2013 12:34 PM

Ad Maiora Líneas Aéreas launches operations with Asunción-Encarnación service

Ad Maiora Líneas Aéreas, a new Paraguayan domestic carrier, launched (18-Jan-2013) operations with twice weekly Asunción-Encarnación service utilsing BAE Jetstream 32 aircraft. Parent company Grupo Socma CEO Leonardo Maffioli said the carrier plans to increase frequency on the route to three times weekly from 21-Feb-2013, with the possibility of a fourth weekly frequency in the future, according to a report from ABC.py. Mr Maffioli said the carrier plans to connect Paraguay domestically and internationally, with the launch of Asunción-Ciudad del Este and Asunción-Resistencia, Argentina service planned for Feb-2013. Paraguay's President Federico Franco was aboard the inaugural service, and said the route will be "fundamental" to regional development and tourism. Itapua Governor David Franz Kugler echoed the sentiment, saying the development of Encarnación Airport is "very significant" for the tourism industry". [more - original PR - Spanish]

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