LASER Airlines, officially known as Línea Aérea de Servicio Ejecutivo Regional is a regional airline rooted in Caracas, Venezuela. It embarked on its aviation journey in September 1993 and inaugurated operations on March 11, 1994. Throughout its history, LASER has navigated through the Venezuelan crisis and adjusted its international routes, notably ensuring continued operation via a hub at Las Americas International Airport in the Dominican Republic post-U.S. embargo sanctions. The airline has demonstrated resilience and adaptation by modifying routes, forming alliances, and even birthing a low-cost subsidiary, RED Air, in January 2020.
LASER operates various flights within Venezuela, the Caribbean, and South America, with a significant hub at Simón Bolívar International Airport. Overcoming challenges, it has modified its international routes amidst geopolitical and economic crises, often utilizing strategic alliances and hubs outside Venezuela to maintain vital international connections. As of June 2023, LASER services numerous destinations, although some previous routes, like those to Miami, Oranjestad, and Cancún, have been terminated.
The airline, as of August 2023, sustains its operations with a fleet of eight aircraft, all from the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 series, distinguished for their long-service history and prevalent usage in the medium-haul flight sector. The MD-81, MD-82, and MD-83 models in their fleet offer varied seating configurations and have been pivotal in ensuring consistent domestic and international flight services amidst the variable aviation climate.
- IATA: QL
- ICAO: LER
Official site: www.laserairlines.com