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Air Guadeloupe was a small international airline based in the French island of Guadeloupemarker.

Company History

The small airline was founded on may 21th 1970 as Société Antillaise de Transport Aérien, SATA to soon become known as Air Guadeloupe. Operations began in 1994 and the CEO was Francois Paneole. In the year 2000 it was merged with Air Martinique, Air St Barthélémy, Air St Martin to form Air Caraïbes (see).

Historical Destinations Served

Caribbean destinations

South America Destinations

Historical Fleet

Air Guadeloupe ATR 42 at Pointe-a-Pitre in December 1986.
(For current aircraft flown see Air Caraïbes)


  • 21 DEC 1972 - The Twin Otter operated a flight on behalf of Air France from Guadeloupe to St. Maarten in the Caribbean. It crashed at night, near the island of St. Maarten. All 11 passengers and 2 crew members perished.

  • 18 NOV 1978 - The Twin Otter struck the water with its left wingtip while flying in a violent squall with a 200-300 feet ceiling. The aircraft crashed and sank in 13m of water. Fifteen fatalities out of 20 occupants (including 1 flight crew). (see external link below)

External links


  1. North American Airlines Handbook published by Airways Internationa Inc 1997

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