Posted 6 months ago
This a token commemorating the Inauguaral Commercial Flight of the BAe 146 in Paraguay dated Feb. 1993. - It is 1 5/8" in diameter and made of aluminum. Came in a little brown embossed leather pouch.
---- Líneas Aéreas Paraguayas - Air Paraguay was founded in 1963 to be the flag carrier airline of Paraguay. Its main base was Silvio Pettirossi International Airport, in Asunción. LAP was a creation of the Paraguayan Military Aviation in 1962. Services included flights to Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Sao Paulo and Curitiba from the Paraguayan capital of Asuncion. The pure jet age came in 1978 with the purchase of two Boeing 707-320 from Pan American Airways and with those services to Miami began. In 1979, services started to Madrid and Frankfurt. When another 707 was bought (1982), service to Brussels started. In 1993, and for a few months, a BAe 146-300 operated in LAP on loan from the factory. Since LAP was a government losing company, attempts to privatize were not fruitful and the money losing operation was shut down in 1994. The BAe 146 is a regional airliner that was manufactured in the United Kingdom by British Aerospace and was produced from 1983 til 2002.