LaMia Bolivia (Santa Cruz Viru Viru) has suspended operations after the Bolivian civil aviation authority (Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil - DGAC) suspended its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) on Thursday, December 1.

The move follows the crash of a LaMia ARJ-85, CP-2933 (msn E2348), on approach into Medellín José Maria Córdova, Colombia on Monday, November 28. The disaster claimed the lives all but six of the sixty-eight passengers and nine crew on-board including the majority of the Brazilian soccer team, Chapecoense.

While official investigations are currently underway, leaked transcripts of aircraft-tower communications have pointed to fuel starvation as a possible cause for the crash.

LaMia Bolivia's fleet now stands at two ARJ-85s of which CP-2297 (msn E2370) is stored at Valera while CP-2998 (msn E2350) is stored at Cochabamba.