Atlantic Airlines de Honduras

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Atlantic Airlines de Honduras
Hawker Siddeley HS-748, Atlantic Airlines de Honduras JP7099239.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
ZF HHA ATLANTIC HONDURAS
Founded2001
Ceased operations2009
Operating basesGolosón Int'l Airport
Toncontín Int'l Airport
HeadquartersLa Ceiba, Honduras
Websiteatlanticairlinesint.com (defunct)

Atlantic Airlines de Honduras was an airline based in La Ceiba, Honduras, which operated domestic and regional passenger flights, mostly out of the city's Golosón International Airport, as well as Toncontín International Airport (Tegucigalpa).[1]

History[edit]

The company was founded in 2001 by Atlantic Airlines, an airline from Nicaragua, using assets from Rollins Air.[2] In October 2008, Atlantic Airlines de Honduras cancelled all flights[2] over allegations of corruption,[citation needed] and the bad safety reputation it had received following the crash of one of its Boeing 737-200 aircraft (registered YV102T) on 30 August of that year, killing the three persons on board.[3] In 2009, the company was disestablished.[2]

Fleet[edit]

The Atlantic Airlines de Honduras fleet mainly consisted of up to six Boeing 737-200 aircraft,[4] as well as twelve Let L-410 Turbolets.[1] Additionally, at a time airliners of the types Fokker F27 Friendship, Fairchild Hiller FH-227 and Hawker Siddeley HS 748 were operated.[2]

Destinations[edit]

Boeing 737/2 of Atlantic Airlines (Honduras) at La Ceiba,Honduras 03/03/11.

Atlantic Airlines de Honduras offered scheduled flights to the following destinations:[5]

Belize
Cayman Islands
Honduras
Nicaragua

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 79.
  2. ^ a b c d Information about Atlantic Airlines de Honduras, provided by the Aero Transport Data Bank
  3. ^ 2008 Conviasa crash at the Aviation Safety Network
  4. ^ Atlantic Airlines de Honduras fleet list at airfleets.net
  5. ^ May 2007 Atlantic Airlines de Honduras timetable, archived at web.archive.org