Caribbean Star Airlines

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Caribbean Star
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2001
Ceased operations June 15, 2007 (merged with LIAT)
Hubs VC Bird International Airport
Focus cities Grantley Adams International Airport
Frequent-flyer program Star Miles
Fleet size 11
Destinations 16
Company slogan "A Whole New Altitude"
Parent company Caribbean Star Airlines Limited
Headquarters Antigua
Key people Allen Stanford (founder)

Caribbean Star Airlines was an airline based in Antigua and Barbuda. It operated scheduled passenger services in conjunction with Leeward Islands Air Transport (LIAT) to destinations in the eastern Caribbean. Its main base was VC Bird International Airport, St John's.[1]


The airline was incorporated in Antigua in January 2000 and started operations with the Dash 8 regional turboprop in June 2000. It was owned by Texan businessman Allen Stanford, through his company Stanford Financial Group. Its sister airline, Caribbean Sun Airlines Inc., launched its maiden flight three years later. The two were affiliated but separate companies.

In January 2007, the airline announced an intended merger with LIAT, and they entered into a commercial alliance, flying a combined schedule. All flights were marketed under LIAT's airline code, although the airlines continued to operate separately using their own air operator certificates until the merger was completed. The merger was finalized on June 15, 2007, with LIAT becoming the surviving carrier.


The Caribbean Star 20/20 Stanford Cup logo plane in Princess Juliana International Airport

Caribbean Star Airlines operated the following international scheduled services, as of November 2006, until its merger with LIAT:[citation needed]

North America[edit]



The Caribbean Star Airlines fleet consisted of the following aircraft as of March 2007:[1]

Previously owned aircraft consists of:


  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 61. 

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