B747-100 VIASA /KLM Orinoco

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This is my most fond models. VIASA was the 1st Latin American airline to fly the B-747. Not Avianca, nor VARIG, nor LAN, VIASA was the first one!!!!!! Since their longtime association with KLM, VIASA made arrangements to lease under this fantastic DUAL scheme VIASA/KLM the Queen of the Skies B747-100 to perform three times a week the exotic route Maracaibo Caracas Madrid Paris Amsterdam. The upper floor holds a First class lounge and during the inaugural flight, they placed a Grand Piano, and couldn’t be more stylish, the world renowned piano performer Rosario Marciano played Chopin Impromptu!!! Worth to see you tube video inaugural flight VIASA B 747! See the Indian Maquiritare baptizing the plane under their wheels, properly named ORINOCO! What a time and what kind of elegant and classy VIASA, during the once prosper Venezuela.