Florida West International Airways

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Florida West International Airways
Florida West International Airways logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1981
Ceased operations February 28, 2017
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Destinations 0
Parent company Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings
Headquarters Miami, Florida, United States
Website http://www.fwia.com

Florida West International Airways, a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, was a cargo airline based at Miami International Airport.[1] It operated scheduled and charter services worldwide, with its main markets in Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States. Florida West ceased operations on February 28, 2017.


The airline was established in 1981 and was originally known as Florida West Airlines. Following entry into Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October 1994, its assets and subsidiaries, were sold to Florida West International Airways in August 1995. Operations restarted on 12 March 1996. In December 2000, LAN Airlines acquired a 25% stake in the airline, which has 66 employees. (as of July 2014).[2]

On April 7, 2016, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings acquired Florida West International Airways.[3]


  1. ^ Home page. Florida West International Airways. Retrieved on January 7, 2010.
  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 83. 
  3. ^ http://aircargoworld.com/atlas-completes-southern-air-purchase-as-strike-threat-looms/

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