|Hubs||José Martí International Airport|
|Focus cities||Antonio Maceo Int'l Airport|
|Parent company||Corporación de la Aviación Civil S.A|
|Headquarters||Plaza de la Revolución, Havana, Cuba|
Aero Caribbean (Empresa Aerocaribbean SA) is an airline based in Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución, Havana, Cuba. It operates scheduled domestic passenger services to four domestic destinations and international services, and charter flights mainly within the Caribbean and South America. Its main base is José Martí International Airport, Havana.
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 is wholly owned by the government of Cuba.
Aero Caribbean operates the following services:
- Domestic scheduled destinations: Cayo Coco, Havana, Holguín, Santiago de Cuba, Cayo Largo, Nueva Gerona, Varadero.
- International scheduled destinations: Cayman Islands, Corn Island, Managua, Merida, San Pedro Sula, Port-au-Prince, Santo Domingo, Punta Cana, Guatemala City
- Former scheduled destinations : Monterrey
The Aero Caribbean fleet includes the following aircraft (as of November 2012):
ON 19 September 2008, the average age of the Aero Caribbean fleet was 15.8 years ().
Aerocaribbean has operated the following aircraft in the past:
- 1 Antonov An-26
- 1 Boeing 737-200
- 2 Douglas DC-3 configured for Y28 passengers
- 1 Fokker F-27F Friendship configured for Y44 passengers/freight
- 5 Ilyushin Il-18D/V configured for Y100 passengers/freight (flying Havana-Bahamas and Havana-Caracas)
- 1 Ilyushin Il-14M configured for Y40 passengers
- 6 Yakovlev Yak-40 configured for Y30 passengers/freighter
Accidents and incidents
- On 12 November 1992, an Il-18 on a charter flight from Santo Domingo to Havana crashed into the side of mount Isabel de Torres, near San Felipe de Puerto Plata, while on approach to Gregorio Luperón International Airport 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.
- On 4 November 2010, Flight 883, operated by an ATR 72-212, crashed at Guasimal, Cuba, while en route from Santiago de Cuba to Havana. All 61 passengers and 7 crew members were killed.
- "Directory: World Airlines." Flight International. 16–22 March 2004. 47. "Calle 23, No 64 esq. a PVedado, Havana, Cuba"
- Flight International 27 March 2007
- North American Airlines Handbook published by Airways International Inc 1997
- Aero Caribbean flight schedules
- Endres 2010, p. 8
-  Aviation Safety Network. Accessed 26 August 2008.
-  Cronología Histórica Dominicana. Accessed 26 August 2008.
- "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Archived from the original on 8 November 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
- Günter Endres, ed. (2010). Flight International World Airlines 2010. Sutton, Surrey, England: Reed Business Information. ISBN 978-1-898779-39-1.
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