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West Caribbean Airways was an airline based in Medellínmarker, Colombiamarker. It operated largely domestic services, with its main base at Olaya Herrera Airportmarker (EOH), Medellín. Because of financial problems following two crashes in 2005 it ceased operations that September.


West Caribbean Airways was founded in 1998 by Colombian entrepreneur Hassan Tannir and started operations in 2000 based in San Andrés Island. A group of Medellín-based investors acquired the airline in 2001 and moved the headquarters to Medellín.

Incidents and accidents

  • 26 March 2005. A West Caribbean Airways Let L-410 Turbolet aircraft registration HK-4146, on departure from El Embrujo, Isla de Providencia fails to climb and hits hills close to the runway [152473], killing the 2 crew and 6 of the 12 passengers. Initial reports suggest a technical fault (ref: Flight International, July 2005).


West Caribbean Airways operated the following services (at January 2005):


The West Caribbean Airways fleet consisted of the following aircraft (at January 2005):

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