HISTORY: VENEZOLANA INTERNACIONAL DE AVIACION SOCIEDAD ANONIMA (VIASA) was the Venezuelan flag carrier between 1960 and 1997. It was headquartered in the Torre Viasa in Caracas. Launched in 1960, it was nationalised in 1975 due to financial problems, and re-privatised 1991, with the major stake going to Iberia. The company ceased operations in January 1997, and went into liquidation.
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