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|Ceased operations||2005 (name changed into Click Mexicana|
|Hubs||Merida Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport|
|Destinations||14 domestic, 1 international|
|Key people||Jaime Valenzuela Tamariz|
Aerocaribe was an airline based in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico. It was a regional affiliate of Mexicana operating services under the Mexicana Inter banner and codeshares with its parent company. It operated almost 120 flights a day. In 2005 Mexicana decided to rebrand Aerocaribe as a low-cost airline, MexicanaClick.
Aerocaribe was founded in 1972 as Aerolíneas Bonanza, then in 1975 and started operations on 12 July 1975 under the name Aerocaribe. It was formed by Yucatán private investors of the Alonso Family, but was bought by Corporacion Mexicana de Aviación on 23 August 1990. In 1996 Mexicana became part of the Cintra group. Its affiliate AeroCozumel has been integrated. Mexicana decided to transfer its fleet of Fokker 100 aircraft to Aerocaribe to rebrand the airline. Its new name is MexicanaClick and it is an attempt to create a Mexican low-cost carrier, starting operations in July 2005. in 2008, with mexicanas restructuration Click, was announced that it would stop being a Low Cost airline, and change its name to MexicanaClick operating as a regional feeder, for domestic destinations in Mexico. the new airline also started adding to their fleets, Boeing 717, which added Business class to the airline.
Aerocaribe operated the following services in January 2005:
- Domestic scheduled destinations: Cancún, Chetumal, Cozumel, Huatulco, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Mazatlán, Mérida, Mexico City, Monterrey, Oaxaca, Puerto Escondido, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Veracruz and Villahermosa.
- International scheduled destinations: Havana.
The Aerocaribe fleet consisted of the following aircraft in January 2005:
Other aircraft used throughout the years:
- 2 Britten-Norman Islander
- 3 F27J Friendship
- 4 Douglas DC-9-14
- 2 Cessna Caravan
- 1 Douglas DC-9-15
- BAE Jetstream 31
Accidents and Incidents
On March 15, 1984, Aerocozumel Flight 261 crashed after takeoff from Cancun International Airport, Mexico. No one died in crash. One of the passengers died of a heart attack while moving through the swamp.
- "ASN Aircraft accident Convair VT-29B (CV-240) XA-JOV Cancun Airport (CUN)". Aviation-safety.net. 1984-03-15. Retrieved 2013-07-01.
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