Tortug' Air

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tortug’Air
TortugAir.JPG
IATA ICAO Callsign
TORTUG AIR
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)
Website TortugAir.com

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]

Destinations[edit]

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

Fleet[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tortug' Air: Haiti's National Flag Carrier". Haiti Observer. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Welcome to Tortug'Air". fdmsecure.com. 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". www.miami.com. 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". www.tortugair.com. Archived from the original on April 9, 2013. Retrieved 2016-06-05. 

External links[edit]