Tortug' Air

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IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2003
Ceased operations 2015
Hubs Toussaint Louverture International Airport
Fleet size 3
Destinations 8
Headquarters Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Key people Olivier Jean (President)

Tortug'Air S.A. was a domestic airline in Haiti, and served as Haiti’s national flag carrier.[1] The airline was founded in March 2003, and was based in Port-au-Prince.[2] According to the airline, more than 200 people were employed with the company. Tortug' Air went out of business sometime between mid-March to August, 2015.

Tortug’ Air is a part of Haiti’s transportation infrastructure. Despite the country’s small size, the road network is in poor condition.[3] Thus, air transportation takes on an oversized importance for Haiti. Tortug’ Air serves that need with its domestic schedule. For example, its short flight from Port-au-Prince to Jacmel could be driven instead; but it would take approximately four hours by road. It is only 40 minutes by air.[4]


Tortug’ Air served six Haitian and three international destinations. It also has charter permits for most Caribbean islands. Flights to Les Cayes were suspended in early 2012.[4]

Country (State/Provence/Island) City Airport Refs
Haiti Port-au-Prince Toussaint L'Ouverture International Airport
Haiti Jacmel Jacmel Airport
Haiti Jérémie Jérémie Airport
Haiti Cap-Haïtien Hugo Chávez International Airport
Haiti Port-de-Paix Port-de-Paix Airport
Dominican Republic (Distrito Nacional) Santo Domingo La Isabela International Airport
Bahamas (New Providence) Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport
Turks and Caicos (Providenciales) Providenciales International Airport


Tortug' Air Fleet
Aircraft In Service On Order Passengers Notes
JetStream 31 2 19 [5]
Let L-410 Turbolet 1 17 [5]
Total 3


  1. ^ "Tortug' Air: Haiti's National Flag Carrier". Haiti Observer. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Welcome to Tortug'Air". Retrieved 2016-06-05. 
  3. ^ "Foreign & Commonwealth Office - GOV.UK". Retrieved 2016-06-05. 
  4. ^ a b "An adventure for the fun-loving, not the foolhardy". The Miami Herald. November 6, 2005. Archived from the original on November 25, 2005. Retrieved 2016-06-05. 
  5. ^ a b "Tortug Air - Our Fleet". Archived from the original on April 9, 2013. Retrieved 2016-06-05. 

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