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  • SBA Airlines Airline Name
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Rebranded from Santa Barbara Airlines (1995-2008)

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Maracaibo La Chinita (MAR)
Venezuela B
South America B

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3 Countries served
3 Destinations served
2 Routes served




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Venezuelan regulator temporarily suspends airlines' ticket sales

Aserca Airlines (R7, Caracas Simón Bolivar) along with LTA - Linea Turistica Aereotuy, Conviasa, and Aeropostal - Alas de Venezuela were all mandated to temporarily suspend ticket sales earlier this week after the Venezuelan civil aviation authority (Instituto Nacional de Aeronáutica Civil - INAC) snap inspection of the country's airlines revealed glaring irregularities in the aforementioned carriers' operations.

Venezuela's El Nacional states that INAC sanctioned the carriers after it ...

Venezuela's SBA Airlines axes Tenerife Norte flights

SBA Airlines (S3, Maracaibo) has terminated its only international longhaul route - to Tenerife Norte - until further notice. While the Venezuelan carrier has offered no specific reasons for the suspension, it is believed it is linked to the country's foreign currency crisis.

Earlier this year, SBA suspended its Tenerife Norte operations when it a lack of foreign exchange hampered its ability to buy spare parts and pay for MRO services.

As it stands, SBA still serves Miami Int'l and ...

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Venezuela's SBA Airlines to swap Panama flights for Lima

SBA Airlines (S3, Maracaibo) will terminate its existing Caracas Simón Bolivar to Panamá City Tocumen Int'l service with effect from May 19 citing unspecified operational problems with the route. Sources at the carrier state the problems began in January when the Venezuelan currency-control regulatory body, CADIVI, eliminated US Dollar allocations given to Venezuelans travelling to Panama.

In the wake of rising tensions, Caracas cut diplomatic and political ties with the Central American ...


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