Dutch Caribbean Airlines

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Dutch Caribbean Airlines
Dutch Caribbean Airlines (logo).png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Ceased operations2004
HubsHato International Airport
Fleet size15
Company sloganBridge to Curaçao
Parent companyDC Holding
HeadquartersCuraçao, Kingdom of the Netherlands
Key peopleMario Evertsz

Dutch Caribbean Airlines was an airline based in Curaçao, part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It was established in 1964 and ceased operation in 2004.


Dutch Caribbean Airlines was actually established in 1964 as Air ABC (Air Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao) and the airline was later renamed to Antilliaanse Luchtvaart Maatchappij (ALM) to take over the services of the Caribbean division of KLM.

The airline was succeeded by Air ALM, which was owned by the same DC Holding that owned ALM Antillean Airlines and later Dutch Caribbean Airlines.


These are the destinations that were operated by "Dutch Caribbean Airlines" when the airline was in service:


 Dominican Republic
 Netherlands Antilles
 Trinidad & Tobago



North America[edit]


South America[edit]



During the transfer of the airline’s assets from Air ALM, the airline acquired some of the Air ALM aircraft and later on received other aircraft for its own.

Self owned aircraft[edit]

Dutch Caribbean Airlines Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
Bombardier Dash 8-311 2 50 The Dash 8's were replaced later on with the Twin Otters
Operated as Dutch Caribbean Express.
De Havilland Canada Dash 6-300 Twin Otter 2 19 The Twin Otters were the replacement aircraft for the Dash 8's
Douglas DC-9-32 4 115 The DC9's were all sold to Aserca Airlines
McDonnell Douglas MD-82 2 152
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 1 155

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