Air Guadeloupe

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Air Guadeloupe
AirGuadaloupeLogo1.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
OG AGU Air Guadeloupe
Commenced operations1969
Ceased operations2000
Destinations11
HeadquartersLes Abymes, Guadeloupe, France

Air Guadeloupe (IATA: OGICAO: AGUCall sign: Air Guadeloupe) was a small French international airline with its head office in Les Abymes, Guadeloupe, France. 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 2000 it was merged with Air Martinique, Air Saint Barthélémy, and Air Saint Martin to form Air Caraïbes.[3]

Historical destinations served[edit]

An Air Guadeloupe Dornier 228 seen at Princess Juliana Airport (January 1999)

Caribbean destinations

South America Destinations

Historical fleet[edit]

Air Guadeloupe ATR 42-300 at Pointe-a-Pitre in December 1986. This aircraft later crashed while operating Total Linhas Aéreas Flight 5561.

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

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 21 December 1972 - A Twin Otter operated a flight on behalf of Air France from Guadeloupe to St. Maarten, another island in the Caribbean. It crashed at night, near the island of St. Maarten. All 11 passengers and two crew members died.
  • 18 November 1978 - A 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 of the 20 occupants (including one flight crew) died (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
  4. ^ "TF-ELM Air Caraibes Boeing 737-2M8(A) - cn 21736 / ln 557 - Planespotters.net Just Aviation". Archived from the original on 2014-08-23.
  5. ^ "Picture Air Guadeloupe Boeing 737-2M8 Adv. TF-ELM".

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