Paraguay’s AeroLap eyes summer launch with 767s

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Paraguayan start-up AeroLap is to start operations with a thrice-weekly Asuncion-Madrid service, local reports indicate.

The new airline is in the process of acquiring a pair of Boeing 767-300ERs previously operated by British Airways.

The 1991/92-vintage aircraft are currently sitting in Victorville, California, Flightglobal’s Ascend Online database shows. They be operated in a 244-seat configuration.

In September 2013, a group of local Paraguayan and international investors announced the formation of AeroLap and pledged $180 million in investments over the next five years.

AeroLap is awaiting an air operator’s certificate from the country’s civil aviation authority, and could start operations at the end of May.