Cielos Airlines

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Cielos Airlines
CielosAirlines-logo.PNG
IATA
A2
ICAO
CIU
Callsign
CIELOS
Founded 1997
Hubs Jorge Chávez International Airport
Miami International Airport
Alliance Centurion Air Cargo
Master Top Airlines
Fleet size 10
Destinations 22
Company slogan para ayudarlo a llegar lejos (to help you go farther)
Parent company AMC (Alliance Management Center)
Key people Orestes Romero (CEO)
Tony D'Silva (Sales Director)
Website http://www.cielos-airlines.com

Centurion Air Cargo, commonly known by its old name Cielos del Peru, is a cargo airline based in Callao, Lima, Peru. It operates scheduled, ad hoc and contract charter domestic and international cargo services. Its main base is Jorge Chávez International Airport, Lima.[1]

History[edit]

A McDonnell Douglas MD-11F in Cielos del Perú livery at Miami International Airport in 2001.

The airline was established in 1997 and started operations in 1998. On 31 January 1998, Export Air was merged into the company after Cielos acquired its outstanding stock. It is owned by Alfonso Conrado Rey (70%), Francisco Berniwson (15%) and Manuel Eduardo Francesqui Navarro (15%).[1]

It started operations with a Boeing 707 and a leased McDonnell Douglas MD-11. The fleet grew to a total of 8 aircraft at the end of 2006.[2][3]

Destinations[edit]

Cielos Airlines operates freight services to the following international scheduled destinations (as of June 2006):[citation needed]

Fleet[edit]

Current[edit]

The Cielos Airlines fleet includes the following aircraft (at March 2012):[4]

Cielos Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Notes
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10F 8
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30F 1
McDonnell Douglas MD-11F 1

Naming[edit]

The airplanes in the Cielos Airlines fleet were christened Petete, Petete II, Petete III, ... Named after (the nickname of) the airline owner’s son, with Petete meaning pacifier in the owner's local language.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 66. 
  2. ^ Cielos official website (Company info)
  3. ^ Cielos official website (Fleet)
  4. ^ Aerotransport.org Cielos Airlines fleet details
  5. ^ Bandeirante INFORMATION FROM EMBRAER TO BRAZIL AND ABROAD ANO 35 Nº 724, April 2006

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