Carib Aviation

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Carib Aviation
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1972
Ceased operations 2008
Hubs VC Bird International Airport
Fleet size 8
Destinations 14
Parent company Carib Aviation Limited
Headquarters Antigua
Key people Bruce Kaufman (CEO)

Carib Aviation was an airline based in Antigua and Barbuda.


Founded in 1972 by (Sir) Frank Delisle with a single twin-prop aircraft, Carib Aviation provided charter and scheduled flights throughout the Caribbean from its main base in Antigua. At its peak the company employed 63 personnel, including some 15 pilots and 22 engineering staff. The office facilities were at VC Bird International Airport, accommodating administration, accounts, operations and traffic departments. An additional terminal office facility was located at Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport in Saint Kitts and Nevis. Carib Aviation also operated the DOMINICA AIR TAXI service between Antigua, Saint Lucia and Canefield Airport as well as a local feeder for LIAT.

On Tuesday 30 September 2008, Bruce Kaufman, new owner and CEO of the airline, announced that he was forced to cancel all flights the very same day because of no flight crews available. He accused LIAT to have hired 7 of his Twin Otter pilots within a few days, breaking an agreement between the two airlines signed earlier in 2008 and leaving him with no choice to stop all operations.[1][2]



As of September 2008 the Carib Aviation fleet included :


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