Air São Tomé and Príncipe

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Air São Tomé and Príncipe
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1993
Ceased operations May 23, 2006
Hubs São Tomé International Airport
Focus cities Príncipe Airport
Fleet size 0
Destinations 3
Parent company N/A
Headquarters São Tomé
Key people Mr RV Braganco (Ravi Vagner)(Chairperson)

Air São Tomé and Príncipe (Linhas Aéreas de São Tomé e Príncipe, Lda) was an airline based in São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe.[1] It operated scheduled services within the islands and to neighbouring Gabon. Its main base was São Tomé International Airport.[2] It lost its only aircraft in an accident in 2006.


The airline was established and started operations on 1 October 1993. It replaced the former flag carrier Equatorial International Airlines. It was owned by TAP Portugal (40%), government of São Tomé and Príncipe (35%) and Mistral Voyages (1%).[2]


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Air São Tomé and Príncipe operated the following services (at January 2005):

Incidents and accidents[edit]

On May 23, 2006, Air São Tomé and Príncipe's only aircraft, a DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300, crashed in Ana Chaves Bay in the north east of São Tomé Island during a training flight. There were four fatalities, and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. [1]


Air São Tomé and Príncipe operated:[2]


  1. ^ "Outras Empresas do Grupo TAP." TAP Portugal. 67. Retrieved on 15 June 2011. "Sede Social Av. Marginal 12 de Julho, CP 45 S. Tomé e Príncipe"
  2. ^ a b c Flight International 27 March 2007