|Commenced operations||September 1995|
|Ceased operations||November 1998 |
|Operating bases||Melilla Airport|
PauknAir was founded in 1995 and commenced operations in September 1995 with two BAe 146 aircraft operated on its behalf by PAN Air. It was majority owned by Paukner SA, a Spanish company involved in the travel industry, with a 78% holding; private interests based in Melilla, a Spanish exclave in North Africa, held 20% of the company, with the remaining 2% held by the governing council of Melilla. The airline provided air services from Melilla to Madrid and Málaga.
In November 1998, PauknAir ceased operations following the crash of PauknAir Flight 4101 on 25 September 1998. The crash caused a drop in passenger numbers for PauknAir, this sealed the fate for the airline.
PauknAir operated the following aircraft before ceasing operations:
Accidents and incidents
- On 25 September 1998, PauknAir Flight 4101 flew into a hill on approach to Melilla; all 34 passengers and four crew died.
- Airline codes
- PauknAir information at Aviation-Safety.net
- Melilla Air entry in 1997 World Airline Directory, Flight International, 26 March - 1 April 1997, p.87 (online archive version) retrieved 2010-05-31.
- Airlines of Spain
- ASN Aircraft accident description British Aerospace BAe-146-100 EC-GEO - Boumahfouda
- PauknAir 146 accident