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LANSA

Formed early 1963, 2 L1049Gs and four L749As were to be leased for low fare services from Lima to Caracas, Venezuela, and Paris, France. Eventually,  the four L749As were delivered and placed on scheduled domestic services to seven Peruvian cities. In 1965 Eastern Air Lines provided financial, technical, and maintenance assistance in return for a 33.3% interest in the airline. Two more L749As were put into service by 1965, and early in 1966. After a fatal accident to a Connie in April 1966, operations were suspended and Eastern withdrew their assistance.

In September 1966 all services were restarted with the Constellations, and all destinations served when two Namc YS-11s were added to the fleet. With the addition of a third YS-11, Connies were phased out and the only route flown by Constellations was from Lima to Iquitos in 1968. In 1969 Lockheed L188 Electras were acquired but the airline closed all activities when their only operational Electra crashed on 25 December 1971.

Version c/n Registration Period
749A 2614 N117A / OB-WAA / OB-R-732 1964 - 1966
  2518 N101A / OB-WAB / OB-R-733 1964 - 1965
  2534 OB-WAC / OB-R-740 1964 - 1971
  2535 OB-R-743 1965 - 1971
  2521 OB-R-771 1965 - 1966
  2519 OB-R-785 1965 - 1965
  2663 N4900C spares use
 L1049G 4574 OB-R-741 1964 - 1964
  4546 OB-R-742 never del.?
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Lansa - Lineas Aereas Nacionales S.A. Constellations