Conviasa at present (November 2007) flies with a fleet of 1 Airbus A340-200, 2 Boeing 737-200, 2 Boeing 737-300, 1 Boeing 767-300, 4 ATR 42-400, 1 ATR 72-202, 1 Cessna 208 and 2 De Havilland Canada Dash 7.
The national airline of Venezuela, Consorcio Aeronauticas Venezolano de Industrias y Servicios Aereos (Conviasa), was founded on 31 March 2004 in the capital, Caracas.
After Viasa, the previous state airline discontinued flight operations in January 1997, after 37 years of business due to financial difficulties, the government began building up a new national airline in 2001. After being granted a licence, the airline was officially inaugurated by decree by the president of Venezuela, Chavez, on 30th March 2004. The carrier has since primarily served destinations in Venezuela, but plans to rebuild its network of routes and even add some destinations in Europe.
Conviasa’s network is still under construction; from Caracas and the secondary hub in Porlamar the airline serves the airports of Barcelona, El Vigia, Maracaibo or Puerto Ayachucho regularly. In addition, the airline also offers some international connections, for example, to Buenos Aires, Tehran, Damascus and Madrid.