Bolivia's BoA preps for international and domestic expansion

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Bolivia's (BoA) plans to expand its domestic network with the launch of new flights to Trinidad on 15 January.

A source at the carrier's Cochabamba headquarters confirms BoA is adding Trinidad as its seventh domestic destination. The airline currently operates to La Paz, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Sucre, Tarija and Cobija.

According to Innovata, Trinidad is currently only served by Bolivian regional carriers Aerocon and Amaszonas with small turboprop aircraft. Trinidad is located in Bolivia's northern tropical region.

BoA's source also explains the carrier is preparing to launch international flights once it receives its fourth aircraft. The airline expects to accept delivery of its fourth Boeing 737-300 in February. The additional aircraft will be used launch flights to Lima, Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo by March.

ATI reported in October that BoA had identified Lima, Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo as its first international destinations. At the time BoA was planning to launch its first international route in December and two more in early 2010.

State-owned BoA launched operations a year ago, and competes mainly with privately-owned Santa Cruz-based carrier Aerosur.