Air Guadeloupe

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Air Guadeloupe
AirGuadaloupeLogo1.jpg
IATA
OG
ICAO
AGU
Callsign
Air Guadeloupe
Commenced operations 1969
Ceased operations 2000
Destinations 11
Headquarters Les Abymes, Guadeloupe

Air Guadeloupe (IATA: OGICAO: AGUCall sign: Air Guadeloupe) was a small international airline with its head office in Les Abymes, Guadeloupe. At one time, it was on the property of Le Raizet Airport.[1] Later it was located in the Immeuble Le Caducet.[2]

Company history[edit]

The small airline was founded on 21 May 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 Saint Barthélémy, and Air Saint Martin to form Air Caraïbes. [3]

Historical Destinations Served[edit]

Caribbean destinations

South America Destinations

Historical Fleet[edit]

Air Guadeloupe ATR 42-300 at Pointe-a-Pitre in December 1986.

(For current aircraft flown see Air Caraïbes)[3]

Accident/Incidents[edit]

  • 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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 26 March 1988. 41. "Head Office: Aéroport du Raizet, 97110 Abymes, Guadeloupe, French West Indies"
  2. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 17–23 March 1999. 49. "Immeuble Le Caducet, Morne Vergain, Abymes, 97139, Guadeloupe, French West Indies"
  3. ^ a b North American Airlines Handbook published by Airways International Inc 1997

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