Bolivia's startup airline Ecojet has received its air operator's certificate to operate commercial scheduled flights.
The Cochabamba-based airline, which has received already two former Lufthansa CityLine Avro RJ 85 aircraft, will a receive a third one later this year.
According to its general manager Linder Delgadillo, it plans to start operations covering Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, La Paz, Potosí, Sucre, Trinidad, Cobija, Guayaramerin and Riberalta "within a matter of days".
Ecojet will initially develop its network around Cochabamba, which will serve as a hub for its operations.
Ecojet is the first operator of jets planning to compete head-to-head with state-owned market leader Boliviana de Aviación, which currently enjoys a virtual monopoly in many key markets.