Caribbean Star Airlines
|Hubs||VC Bird International Airport|
|Focus cities||Grantley Adams International Airport|
|Frequent-flyer program||Star Miles|
|Parent company||Caribbean Star Airlines Limited|
|Key people||Allen Stanford (founder)|
Caribbean Star Airlines was an airline based in Antigua and Barbuda. It operated scheduled passenger services in conjunction with Leeward Islands Air Transport (LIAT) to destinations in the eastern Caribbean. Its main base was VC Bird International Airport, St John's.
The airline was incorporated in Antigua in January 2000 and started operations with the Dash 8 regional turboprop in June 2000. It was owned by Texan businessman Allen Stanford, through his company Stanford Financial Group. Its sister airline, Caribbean Sun Airlines Inc., launched its maiden flight three years later. The two were affiliated but separate companies.
In January 2007 the airline announced an intended merger with LIAT, and they entered into a commercial alliance, flying a combined schedule. All flights were marketed under LIAT's airline code, although the airlines continued to operate separately using their own air operator certificates until the merger was completed. The merger was finalized on June 15, 2007, with LIAT becoming the surviving carrier.
Caribbean Star Airlines operated the following international scheduled services, as of November 2006, until its merger with LIAT :
- British Virgin Islands
- Dominica –
- Netherlands Antilles
- Trinidad & Tobago
- Saint Kitts & Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
The Caribbean Star Airlines fleet consisted of the following aircraft as of March 2007:
Previously owned aircraft consists of:
- "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 61.
- Caribbean Star Airlines (Archive)