World Atlantic Airlines

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World Atlantic Airlines
World Atlantic Airlines logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded2002 (as Caribbean Sun Airlines)
AOC #2WAA860M[1]
Fleet size8
HeadquartersVirginia Gardens, Florida
Key peopleTomas Romero (President and CEO)
Jose 'Pepe' Garcia (CFO)
Ray Bradley (Vice President)

World Atlantic Airlines[1] is the trading name of Caribbean Sun Airlines Inc.[2] a United States airline operating on-demand and scheduled charter services. Its corporate headquarters are located in Virginia Gardens, Florida.[3]


The airline was founded in September 2002 as Caribbean Sun Airlines.[2]

World Atlantic was one of the charter providers to Myrtle Beach Direct Air until the airline's bankruptcy in 2012, and was fined by the Department of Transportation in 2012 for regulatory violations in connection with this business.[4]

Since 2013, World Atlantic has acted as a charter provider to the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation of individuals from the United States.[5][6]

In April 2013, World Atlantic transported Venezuelan voters from Miami to New Orleans to vote in the Venezuelan presidential election.[7]

World Atlantic has also provided wet leased aircraft to Avior Airlines in Venezuela.[8][9]


World Atlantic Airways MD-83

As of April 2018, World Atlantic Airways operates the following aircraft:[3]

World Atlantic Airlines fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
F Y Total
McDonnell Douglas MD-82 1 8 142 150
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 7 12 134 146
2 149 151
151 151
8 144 152
8 147 155
155 155
Total 8

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • A World Atlantic MD-80 made an emergency landing with 108 deportees on board in which its landing gear collapsed at Alexandria, Louisiana on April 20, 2018.[10]


  1. ^ a b "Federal Aviation Administration - Airline Certificate Information - Detail View". Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Caribbean Sun Airlines, Inc.: Private Company Information - Bloomberg". Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  3. ^ a b "Welcome to WAA". Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  4. ^ "Caribbean Sun Airlines dba World Atlantic Airlines 2012-7-31". US Department of Transportation. 2012-07-27. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  5. ^ "Ellis Island in reverse: Where deportees go when they get home to Guatemala". Washington Post. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  6. ^ "Dozens gather at Gary/Chicago International Airport to protest ICE deportations". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  7. ^ "Doral Mayor Gearing Up To Fight A Recall Petition". 2013-11-26. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  8. ^ "Venezuela's Avior Airlines reiterates Miami-Caracas desire". ch-aviation. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  9. ^ "Laser Airlines to cancel the debt in PAWA and assume its routes". AVIATOR. 2018-06-09. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  10. ^ "More than 100 aboard ICE-chartered plane forced to make emergency landing". 13 WTHR Indianapolis. 2018-04-21. Retrieved 2018-07-18.

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