Aero Caribbean (Empresa Aerocaribbean SA) was an airline based in Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución, Havana, Cuba.[1] It operated scheduled domestic passenger services to domestic destinations and international services, and charter flights mainly within the Caribbean and South America. Its main base was at José Martí International Airport, Havana.[2]

Aero Caribbean
IATA ICAO Callsign
7L CRN AEROCARIBBEAN
Founded1982
Ceased operations2015 (merged with Cubana de Aviación)
HubsJosé Martí International Airport
Focus citiesAntonio Maceo Int'l Airport
Fleet size7
Destinations17
Parent companyCorporación de la Aviación Civil S.A
HeadquartersPlaza de la Revolución, Havana, Cuba
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History edit

The airline was established in 1982 as Empresa Aero and started operations on 2 December 1982. It was set up by the Cuban government to provide domestic flights and regional charters to supplement national carrier Cubana. It was wholly owned by the government of Cuba.[2][3] It has since been merged with Cubana de Aviación in 2015.[4]

Destinations edit

Aero Caribbean operated the following destinations:[5]

Fleet edit

 
Aerocaribbean ATR 72 at Holguin Airport, Cuba.

The Aero Caribbean fleet included the following aircraft (as of November 2012):[6]

ON 19 September 2008, the average age of the Aero Caribbean fleet was 15.8 years ([7]).

Previously operated edit

Aerocaribbean had operated the following aircraft in the past:[3]

Accidents and incidents edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Directory: World Airlines." Flight International. 16–22 March 2004. 47. "Calle 23, No 64 esq. a PVedado, Havana, Cuba"
  2. ^ a b Flight International 27 March 2007
  3. ^ a b North American Airlines Handbook published by Airways International Inc 1997
  4. ^ "Aerocaribbean merges with Cubana". ch-aviation. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  5. ^ CubaJet.com. "Flights to Cuba - Flights Schedule". www.cubajet.com. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  6. ^ Endres 2010, p. 8
  7. ^ "Fleet". Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2012. link dead September 2015
  8. ^ "Registration Details For CU-T114 (Aero Caribbean) Bristol Britannia-318 - PlaneLogger". www.planelogger.com. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  9. ^ [1] Aviation Safety Network. Accessed 26 August 2008.
  10. ^ "Cronologia". Archived from the original on 2 February 2009. Retrieved 26 August 2008. Cronología Histórica Dominicana. Accessed 26 August 2008.
  11. ^ "✈ russianplanes.net ✈ наша авиация". russianplanes.net. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  12. ^ EFE (15 November 1992). "Veinte muertos al estrellarse un avión en la República Dominicana". El País (in Spanish). ISSN 1134-6582. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  13. ^ Heredia, Antonio (15 November 2017). "Hoy se cumplen 25 años del trágico accidente aéreo en la Loma Isabel de Torres en Puerto Plata". El Día (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  14. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Archived from the original on 8 November 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2010.

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