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Aero Caribbean (Empresa Aerocaribbean SA) is an airline based in Havanamarker, Cubamarker. It operates scheduled domestic passenger services to four domestic destinations and international services, as well as charter flights mainly within the Caribbeanmarker and South America. Its main base is José Martí International Airportmarker, Havana.

History

The airline was established in 1982 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 is wholly owned by the government of Cuba.

Services

Aero Caribbean operates the following services:



Fleet

The Aero Caribbean fleet includes the following aircraft (as of 30 September 2009) :
Aerocaribbean ATR 72 at Holguin airport, Cuba


As of 19 September 2008, the average age of the Aero Caribbean fleet is 15.8 years ().

Previously operated

Aerocaribbean has operated the following aircraft in the past:



Incidents

On November 12, 1992, an Il-18 on a charter flight from Santo Domingomarker to Havana crashed into the side of mount Isabel de Torres, near San Felipe de Puerto Platamarker, while on approach to Gregorio Luperón International Airportmarker for an intermediate stop . The plane was flying in IFR conditions and performed a controlled flight into terrain. All 34 on board perished, including the Dominican chess team .

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References

  1. Flight International 27 March 2007
  2. North American Airlines Handbook published by Airways Internationa Inc 1997
  3. Aerocaribbean
  4. Aerocaribbean
  5. Aero Caribbean Fleet - CH Aviation
  6. [1]
  7. [2] Aviation Safety Network. Accessed 2008-08-26.
  8. [3] Cronología Histórica Dominicana. Accessed 2008-08-26.



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