Transportes Aéreos Guatemaltecos

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Transportes Aéreos Guatemaltecos, S.A. (TAG)
TransportesAereosGuatemaltecosLogo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
5U TGU CHAPIN[citation needed]
Founded 1969
Hubs La Aurora Int'l Airport
Focus cities Mundo Maya Int'l Airport
Fleet size 11
Destinations 9
Headquarters Guatemala City, Guatemala
Key people José Antonio Gonzales Aparicio
Website http://www.tag.com.gt

Transportes Aéreos Guatemaltecos (TAG) is a private passenger and cargo airline with its headquarters in Zone 13 of Guatemala City,[1] and with its main hub at La Aurora International Airport. It was founded in 1969 in Guatemala City. In 1972 the airline added a Douglas DC-3 to its fleet, competing with the state-owned Aviateca.

Today TAG has around 70 employees and operates an own maintenance facility at La Aurora International Airport. The hangars are located opposite to the main terminal building, on the east side of the airport. Besides regular flights between the capital and Mundo Maya International Airport of Flores, the airline offers charters, ambulance flights and agricultural flights, both domestic and international, e.g. to Copán, Honduras.

TAG is the first airline in Guatemala to be certified by the ICAO [1]. With the refurbishment of several airports within the country (San José Airport, Quetzaltenango Airport, Puerto Barrios Airport), TAG is expected to offer scheduled flights between these airports in the near future, being Guatemalas largest airline at the moment (2009).

Regular destinations[edit]

Charter destinations[edit]

All charter flights operate depending on demand.

Current Fleet[edit]

The TAG fleet includes [2]

Historical Fleet[edit]

Incidents[edit]

  • 2 June 2005: A Let 410, reg. TG-TAG, with 17 passengers on board crashed while returning to Zacapa airport. Shortly after take-off the crew reported technical problems. All occupants survived the accident [6], [7].
  • 14 February 2008: A Bell 206, reg. TG-TAB, with 4 passengers on board crashed near Rio Dulce while on-route to Puerto Barrios. The pilot, Carlos Maldonado managed to make an emergency landing. All four occupants were injured. [8].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Us." Transportes Aéreos Guatemaltecos. Retrieved on March 3, 2016. "Ave. Hincapie y 18 calle, zona 13 Ciudad de Guatemala Guatemala 1013"
  2. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 15. 

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