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Antigua and Barbuda is an independent island state in the West Indies, located in the eastern Caribbean Sea. It consists of three of the Leeward Islands-Antigua and two smaller islands, Barbuda to the north and Redonda, an uninhabited rocky islet, to the southwest. The total area is 442 sq km (171 sq mi)

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>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline : dates are searchable using ddmmyyyy

July 20, 2017

Barbuda Airlines has completed its long-awaited compliance and licensing requirements. Based out of Barbuda Codrington (BBQ) [added]

December 3, 2016

Caribbean Helicopters was founded in 1995 & offers helicopter & fixed wing operations out of Antigua V.C. Bird International (ANU) [added]

August 17, 2015

4 Island Air Services [added]  was merged into LIAT in 1986

Airlines

4 Island Air Services  updated

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1985* - 1986

^ Comments :   [LIAT was founded in 1974 as the successor to Leeward Islands Air Transport Services (founded on 20Oct1956). Started operations as LIAT on 20Sep1974. Absorbed 4 ISLAND AIR SERVICES in 1986 and merged with CARIBBEAN STAR AIRLINES in 2007. Provides high frequency inter-island schedule across the Eastern Caribbean]

^ Genealogy :    4 Island Air Services >>LIAT

^ Airline Code :  

Aerowings   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           2001 - 2004

^ Comments :   Aerowings was founded in 2001

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : -- : AWG

Air British Virgin Islands   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1971* - 1972*

^ Comments :   Air British Virgin Islands was founded in 1971

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Air Calypso   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           Early 1970s

^ Comments :   Cairgo was formed as Air Calypso but eventually ceased operations in 1974

^ Genealogy :    Air Calypso >Cairgo

^ Airline Code :  

Antigua Caribbean Airways   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           2007* - 2007*

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Antigua International Airways   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1990 - 1991

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :    >Prestige Airways

^ Airline Code :  

Barbuda Airways   

^ Status :          Planned

^ Dates :           2017 >

^ Comments :   Barbuda Airlines has completed its long-awaited compliance and licensing requirements. Based out of Barbuda Codrington (BBQ)

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Cairgo   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1974 - 1974

^ Comments :   Cairgo was formed as Air Calypso but eventually ceased operations in 1974

^ Genealogy :    Air Calypso >Cairgo

^ Airline Code :  

Cardinal Airlines   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           2002* - 2003*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Carib Aviation   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1972 - 2008

^ Comments :   Carib Aviation ceased operations on 30Sep2008

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : 3Q : DEL

Caribbean Clipper Airways   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1993 - 1994

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :    >Prestige Airways

^ Airline Code :  

Caribbean Helicopters   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           1995* - date

^ Comments :   Caribbean Helicopters was founded in 1995 & offers helicopter & fixed wing operations out of Antigua V.C. Bird International (ANU)

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Caribbean Star Airlines  updated

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           2000 - 2007

^ Comments :   Caribbean Star Airlines was purchased by LIAT on 24Oct2007 & the merger was finalised on 15Jun2007, with LIAT becoming the surviving carrier [LIAT was founded in 1974 as the successor to Leeward Islands Air Transport Services (founded on 20Oct1956). Started operations as LIAT on 20Sep1974. Absorbed 4 ISLAND AIR SERVICES in 1986 and merged with CARIBBEAN STAR AIRLINES in 2007. Provides high frequency inter-island schedule across the Eastern Caribbean]

^ Genealogy :    Caribbean Star Airlines >>LIAT

^ Airline Code : 8B : GFI

Caribbean Winds Airlines   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1995 - 1996

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Caribjet   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1992* - 2000*

^ Comments :   CBJ Cargo was renamed from Caribjet

^ Genealogy :    Caribjet >CBJ Cargo

^ Airline Code :  

CBJ Cargo   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           2000* - 2002*

^ Comments :   CBJ Cargo was renamed from Caribjet

^ Genealogy :    Caribjet >CBJ Cargo

^ Airline Code :  

Eastern Caribbean Airways   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1992 - 1993

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :    >Prestige Airways

^ Airline Code :  

Grand Atlantic Airways   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1992 - 1992

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :    >Prestige Airways

^ Airline Code :  

Great Atlantic Airways   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1991 - 1992

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :    >Prestige Airways

^ Airline Code :  

Jet World Airways   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1989 - 1990

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Leeward Islands Air Transport Services  updated

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1956* - 1974

^ Comments :   LIAT was founded on 20Oct1956 as Leeward Islands Air Transport Services [LIAT was founded in 1974 as the successor to Leeward Islands Air Transport Services (founded on 20Oct1956). Started operations as LIAT on 20Sep1974. Absorbed 4 ISLAND AIR SERVICES in 1986 and merged with CARIBBEAN STAR AIRLINES in 2007. Provides high frequency inter-island schedule across the Eastern Caribbean]

^ Genealogy :    Leeward Islands Air Transport Services >LIAT

^ Airline Code :  

LIAT  updated

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           1974 - date

^ Comments :   LIAT was founded in 1974 as the successor to Leeward Islands Air Transport Services (founded on 20Oct1956). Started operations as LIAT on 20Sep1974. Absorbed 4 ISLAND AIR SERVICES in 1986 and merged with CARIBBEAN STAR AIRLINES in 2007. Provides high frequency inter-island schedule across the Eastern Caribbean

^ Genealogy :    Leeward Islands Air Transport Services >LIAT

^ Airline Code : LI : LIA

Norman Aviation   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Paradise Airways (Antigua & Barbados Airways)  updated

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1994 - 1995

^ Comments :   UltrAir was based in New York and offered luxury scheduled flights using B.727 aircraft. Ceased operating on 13Jul1994 and the assets were taken over by Paradise Airways [PRESTIGE AIRWAYS was originally known as ANTIGUA INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS in 1990. Renamed to GREAT ATLANTIC AIRLINES in AND GRAND ATLANTIC AIRWAYS in 1992. Renamed yet again in 1992 to EASTERN CARIBBEAN AIRWAYS and then CARIBBEAN CLIPPER AIRWAYS in 1993. Again renamed to PARADISE AIRWAYS in 1994 and officially known as ANTIGUA & BARBUDA AIRWAYS (ABA). The carrier was renamed to PRESTIGE AIR in 1995 and the services transferred from the Islands to JFK]

^ Genealogy :    Ultrair +>Paradise Airways

^ Airline Code :  

Seagreen Air Transport   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1964 - 1985

^ Comments :   Seagreen Air Transport was formed as Seagreen Caribbean in 1964

^ Genealogy :    Seagreen Caribbean >Seagreen Air Transport

^ Airline Code : ES : ---

Seagreen Caribbean   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1963 - 1964

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :    >Seagreen Air Transport

^ Airline Code :  

Skyjet   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1992 - 2001

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

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