Tikal Jets Airlines

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Tikal Jets Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
WU TKC Tikal
Founded 1992
Ceased operations 2006
Hubs La Aurora Int'l Airport
Focus cities Mundo Maya Int'l Airport
Fleet size 3
Destinations 7
Company slogan La ruta del Imperio Maya. (The route of the Mayan Empire)
Parent company Tikal Jets S.A.
Headquarters Guatemala City, Guatemala
Website http://www.tikaljets.com

Tikal Jets Airlines was an airline based in Guatemala, which was operational between 1992 and 2006.[1]


Tikal Jets Airline DC-9-51 (TG-JII).

Tikal Jets Airlines started operations in 1992, with its founder Fernando Rodriguez. In November 1998 it changed ownership to become the Guatemalan National Airline, at that time Tikal Jets had been very successful with constant growth, becoming one of the leader businesses in Guatemala.[citation needed] With sustainable growth Tikal Jets Airlines had been able to acquire modern and larger airplanes. At the same time each department of the organization has maintained it high quality standards. Tikal Jets Airlines can be considered Central America's first low cost carrier.[citation needed] The airline officially ceased operations on August 31, 2006.

In a letter from President of Tikal Jets Airlines he stated:

"Dear Friends:

With much regret and sadness we inform you that from August 31, 2006, Tikal Jets Airlines, will be canceling all its air operations, as the Guatemalan airline. This decision was made, because we did not find all the necessary conditions to be developed as an Airline. Tikal Jets Airlines has rented its 3 DC9 airplanes to a South American airline, for a period of three years. We want to assure and guarantee you that all your passengers and reservations will be protected with another airlines in Guatemala that also has the operation Guatemala – Flores – Guatemala.

TIKAL JETS AIRLINES, really wants to thank you for the confidence you had about us, during all this years we worked together.[2]

Previous destinations[edit]


Previous fleet[edit]

As of August 2006 the Tikal Jets Airlines fleet included:[3]


  1. ^ List of airlines from Guatemala, at airlineupdate.com
  2. ^ http://www.tikaljets.com/mainES.asp
  3. ^ Flight International, 3–9 October 2006

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