After several months of inactivity, Bolivia’s Transporte Aéreo Militar (TAM) resumed operations on 3 April in its new guise as TAM Empresa Pública (TAMep). The airline was awarded a provisional AOC in late March. At present, the airline’s sole aircraft is Avro RJ70 CP-3106 (msn E1252). She operated TAMep’s inaugural service, from Cochabamba to La Paz. She had a busy first day, as she then continued to Cobija, returned to La Paz and then to Cochabamba, and then continued on to Santa Cruz. The airline had also acquired a second RJ70, FAB-108 (msn E1230), but she remains at Southend and seems unlikely to ever come to Bolivia. Instead, the airline has indicated it plans to acquire several Boeing 737s, hoping to add two within 5-6 months and a third by the end of the year.
Recent news items on TAMep: