|Parent company||Caribair, Inc.|
|Key people||Rafael Rosado Fermin (CEO)|
Caribair is an airline based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. It operated scheduled services within the Dominican Republic and to Haiti, as well as charter flights and air taxi services throughout the Caribbean. Its main base was La Isabela International Airport, Santo Domingo.
On January 20, 2009 the Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC) ordered Caribair to suspend its flight operations due to alleged "operational irregularities". Caribair reportedly was found by IDAC inspectors to be "masking multiple commercial operations as private operations in unauthorized airplanes." The company announced on January 26, 2009 that they would appeal their suspension.
IDAC announced the cancellation of the suspension for Caribair. The airline was later allowed to operate some reduced flights using only two aircraft.
- February 7, 2008: A Caribair flight crashed close to La Romana, following engine failure. There are were no fatalities, but the pilot had some injures. The aircraft was a Britten Norman Islander BN-2A, registered as HI-653CA, and departed from Cibao International Airport to Punta Cana International Airport at 6 pm.
- January 3, 2009: A Caribair flight from Santo Domingo-La Isabela to Wilmington, operated with the Cessna Citation Bravo (N815MA) crashed while approaching ILM. There were no injures. N815MA
Caribair flew to 26 destinations in 9 countries, including Aruba, the Bahamas, Haiti, Netherlands Antilles, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba, and some scheduled charter flights to the United States.
Domestics destinations included all airports in Dominican Republic, making it the largest airline of the country.
The Caribair fleet included the following aircraft (at March 2007):
||Aruba / St. Maarten / Charters Routes|
|BAe Jetstream 31||3||19
|Let L-410 UVP||2||19
||Caribbean / Charter routes|
|Let L-410 UVP-E||3||19
||Caribbean / Miami routes|
|Britten-Norman BN2A Islander||'2||11
||Domestic / Caribbean routes|
|Piper PA-31 Navajo||3||7
||Domestic / Caribbean / Charter routes|
Caribair is the parent company of the Haitian airline Caribintair. Caribair has 6 aircraft in leasing for this airline, operating domestics flights in Haiti, as well as some international flights to Santo Domingo and Santiago, Dominican Republic. They also operate charter flights into Barahona and Dajabon. All Caribintair flights are codeshared by Caribair.
- Norwood, Tom; Wegg, John (2002). North American Airlines Handbook (3rd ed.). Sandpoint, ID: Airways International. ISBN 0-9653993-8-9.
- Flight International 3 April 2007
- "IDAC suspende operaciones de Caribair por un año". El Caribe. January 24, 2009.
- "Caribair apelará suspensión". Diario Libre. January 27, 2009.