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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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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

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

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Status Operating Dates

4 Island Air Services  updated

Renamed 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

Aerowings   

Inactive 2001 - 2004

^ Comments : Aerowings was founded in 2001

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Air British Virgin Islands   

Unsure 1971* - 1972*

^ Comments : Air British Virgin Islands was founded in 1971

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Air Calypso   

Renamed Early 1970s

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

^ Genealogy : Air Calypso >Cairgo

Antigua Caribbean Airways   

Unsure 2007* - 2007*

^ Comments :  

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Antigua International Airways   

Renamed 1990 - 1991

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Prestige Airways

Cairgo   

Inactive 1974 - 1974

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

^ Genealogy : Air Calypso >Cairgo

Cardinal Airlines   

Unsure 2002* - 2003*

^ Comments :  

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Carib Aviation   

Inactive 1972 - 2008

^ Comments : Carib Aviation ceased operations on 30Sep2008

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Caribbean Clipper Airways   

Renamed 1993 - 1994

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Prestige Airways

Caribbean Helicopters   

Active 1995* - date

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

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Caribbean Star Airlines  updated

Renamed 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

Caribbean Winds Airlines   

Inactive 1995 - 1996

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Caribjet   

Renamed 1992* - 2000*

^ Comments : CBJ Cargo was renamed from Caribjet

^ Genealogy : Caribjet >CBJ Cargo

CBJ Cargo   

Inactive 2000* - 2002*

^ Comments : CBJ Cargo was renamed from Caribjet

^ Genealogy : Caribjet >CBJ Cargo

Eastern Caribbean Airways   

Renamed 1992 - 1993

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Prestige Airways

Grand Atlantic Airways   

Renamed 1992 - 1992

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Prestige Airways

Great Atlantic Airways   

Renamed 1991 - 1992

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Prestige Airways

Jet World Airways   

Inactive 1989 - 1990

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Leeward Islands Air Transport Services  updated

Renamed 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

LIAT  updated

Active 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

Norman Aviation   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

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Paradise Airways (Antigua & Barbados Airways)   

Renamed 1994 - 1995

^ Comments : UltrAir was based in New York and offered luxury scheduled flights using B727 aircraft. Ceased operating on 13Jul1994 and the assets were taken over by Paradise Airways

^ Genealogy : Ultrair +>Paradise Airways

Seagreen Air Transport   

Inactive 1964 - 1985

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

^ Genealogy : Seagreen Caribbean >Seagreen Air Transport

Seagreen Caribbean   

Renamed 1963 - 1964

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Seagreen Air Transport

Skyjet   

Inactive 1992 - 2001

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