Air Sunshine

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Air Sunshine
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Founded 1982
Hubs Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
Fleet size 20
Destinations 24
Headquarters Ft. Lauderdale

Air Sunshine is an airline based in the USA. It operates scheduled service to Florida, the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, British Virgin Islands and the US Virgin Islands. Its main base is Fort Lauderdale, with a Caribbean hub located in San Juan.

As of 1985 the airline considers Fort Lauderdale to be its headquarters; as of that year the airline has no office clerks or personnel there,[2] and its website lists two separate post office boxes for contacts, one in Fort Lauderdale and another in San Juan, Puerto Rico.


Ft. Lauderdale, George Town, Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Kingston, St. Thomas, San Juan, Tortola, Vieques and Virgin Gorda


As of August 2006 the Air Sunshine fleet includes:[3]

Other aircraft:

Accidents and incidents[edit]

Air Sunshine has a slightly better than average safety record between 1997 and 2004 per the NTSB. Air Sunshine did have a crash that claimed two fatalities July 13, 2003 on a flight from Fort Lauderdale to Abaco Island, Bahamas. An engine failure caused an at sea ditching about 6 miles short of the Abaco Island airport. In that same period there were a few incidents. [1]

On January 7, 2007, an Air Sunshine Cessna 402, had hydraulic problems with the landing gear, in a flight from Virgin Gorda to San Juan (SJU), there were no injuries and the pilot managed to land the plane safely. The airport was closed for approximately 30 minutes until the emergency ceased.


  1. ^ Airline Codes
  2. ^ Jaffe, Chuck. "Air Sunshine: It's Small But It's Right On Time." KNT News Service at Lakeland Ledger. Sunday April 15, 1985. 15D. Retrieved from Google News (59 of 99) on March 5, 2010. "In fact, the airline doesn't have any office personnel or clerks in Fort Lauderdale, where it flies to and from Sarasota-Bradenton, and which it considers "headquarters.""
  3. ^ Flight International, 3–9 October 2006

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