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Cuba is the largest island of the West Indies, located south of Florida of the United States and east of the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. It forms, with various adjacent islands, the republic of Cuba. Cuba commands the two entrances to the Gulf of Mexico-the Straits of Florida and the Yucatán Channel. On the east, Cuba is separated from the island of Hispaniola by the Windward Passage, a shipping route between the North Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The United States maintains a naval base at Guantánamo Bay in the southeast. Havana is Cuba's capital and largest city

Updates

 

25 May 2018

Aerovias Internacionales de Cuba was founded by National Airlines to avoid tax issues in Cuba. Ceased operating after it flew Batista out of the country after the revolution [updated]

05 Mar 2016

Aerovaradero was a Havana based cargo carrier [status change]

05 Mar 2016

AeroCaribbean was established in 1982 as Empresa Aero [added]

AeroCaribbean (Aero Caribbean)  last update: 10Mar2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1983* - 2015
Airline Code : 7L : CRN
Genealogy : Empresa Aero >AeroCaribbean >>Cubana
Comments : AeroCaribbean was established in 1982 as Empresa Aero and started operations on 02Dec1982. Merged into Cubana in Jul2015 - [CUBANA was founded by the Curtiss Aviation Group as CUBANA de AVACION CURTISS on 08Oct1929 and operations started on 30Oct1930. The name was changed to COMPANIA NACIONAL CUBANA de AVIACION in 1932 when it was taken over by Pan Am. The name changed again in 1944 to COMPANIA CUBANA de AVIACION. The first international flight was in 1946 to Miami followed in 1947 by flights to Madrid. Renamed to current name in 1959 when it was taken over by the Cuban Government. International, regional, domestic, scheduled and charter passenger and cargo carrier]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aerogaviota  last update: 20Dec2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1994 - date
Airline Code : KG : GTV
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aerogaviota was founded by the Cuban Army in 1994 as Empresa de Aviacion & operations started on 30Jun1994 (Domestic passenger charters for the national tourist board out of Havana)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

AeroTaxi  last update: 25May2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996* - 2005
Airline Code : -- : CNI
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : AeroTaxi was a charter airline based at Cayo Largo and Varadero. The state-owned Aerotaxi operated basic services within Cuba and some Caribbean charters
Aircraft : Antonov An-2 | Cessna Skymaster | Douglas DC-3 | Emb-110 Bandeirante | Let L-410 Turbolet

Aerovaradero   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 1993
Airline Code : -- : AVY
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aerovaradero was a Havana based cargo carrier formed by AeroCancun
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aerovias Cubanas Internacionales   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1946 - 1959*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aerovias Cubanas Internacionales, a Cuban pioneer named Reinaldo Ramirez, started a route, the first from Latin America to Europe, that flew from Havana to Madrid, Spain
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aerovias del Norte   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1949* - 1959
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aerovias del Sul   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1949* - 1959
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aerovias Internacionales de Cuba   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1946* - 1959
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aerovias Internacionales de Cuba was founded by National Airlines to avoid tax issues in Cuba. Operated domestic routes. Ceased operating after it flew Batista out of the country after the revolution
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aerovias Q (Q Airways)  last update: 25May2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1946 - 1959
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aerovías Q + Cuba Aeropostal + Expreso Aéreo Interamericano >>Cubana
Comments : In May1959 the revolutionary government decided to nationalise Cubana. The private passenger airline Aerovías Q was then merged into Cubana - [CUBANA was founded by the Curtiss Aviation Group as CUBANA de AVACION CURTISS on 08Oct1929 and operations started on 30Oct1930. The name was changed to COMPANIA NACIONAL CUBANA de AVIACION in 1932 when it was taken over by Pan Am. The name changed again in 1944 to COMPANIA CUBANA de AVIACION. The first international flight was in 1946 to Miami followed in 1947 by flights to Madrid. Renamed to current name in 1959 when it was taken over by the Cuban Government. International, regional, domestic, scheduled and charter passenger and cargo carrier]
Aircraft : Douglas DC-4 | Curtiss C-46

Air Express Cuba   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1947* - 1947*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

CNCA (Compania Nacional Cubana de Aviacion)  last update: 10Mar2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1932 - 1944
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : CNCAC (Compañía Nacional Cubana de Aviación Curtiss) >CNCA (Compania Nacional Cubana de Aviacion) >Cubana de Aviacion >Cubana
Comments : No further information at this time - [CUBANA was founded by the Curtiss Aviation Group as CUBANA de AVACION CURTISS on 08Oct1929 and operations started on 30Oct1930. The name was changed to COMPANIA NACIONAL CUBANA de AVIACION in 1932 when it was taken over by Pan Am. The name changed again in 1944 to COMPANIA CUBANA de AVIACION. The first international flight was in 1946 to Miami followed in 1947 by flights to Madrid. Renamed to current name in 1959 when it was taken over by the Cuban Government. International, regional, domestic, scheduled and charter passenger and cargo carrier]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

CNCAC (Compañía Nacional Cubana de Aviación Curtiss)  last update: 10Mar2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1930 - 1932
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : CNCAC (Compañía Nacional Cubana de Aviación Curtiss) >CNCA (Compania Nacional Cubana de Aviacion) >Cubana de Aviacion >Cubana
Comments : No further information at this time - [CUBANA was founded by the Curtiss Aviation Group as CUBANA de AVACION CURTISS on 08Oct1929 and operations started on 30Oct1930. The name was changed to COMPANIA NACIONAL CUBANA de AVIACION in 1932 when it was taken over by Pan Am. The name changed again in 1944 to COMPANIA CUBANA de AVIACION. The first international flight was in 1946 to Miami followed in 1947 by flights to Madrid. Renamed to current name in 1959 when it was taken over by the Cuban Government. International, regional, domestic, scheduled and charter passenger and cargo carrier]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Compania Aerea Cubana  last update: 25May2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1920 - 1921
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Compania Aerea Cubana was founded in 1919 by a local industrialist. Senor de Mesa with French technical support. Flew Fairman Goliath aircraft from Havana to Santiago de Cuba. Only lasted a few months
Aircraft : Fairman Goliath

Compañía Aérea de Cuba   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1919 - 1920
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Compañía Nacional Cubana de Transporte Aereo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1929* - 1933
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Corporacion Aereo Nacional   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Cuba Aeropostal  last update: 25May2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1949 - 1959
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aerovías Q + Cuba Aeropostal + Expreso Aéreo Interamericano >>Cubana
Comments : Cuba Aeropostal SA was formed in 1948 and commenced operations in 1949. In May1959 the revolutionary government decided to nationalise Cubana and private cargo carrier Cuba Aeropostal were merged into Cubana - [CUBANA was founded by the Curtiss Aviation Group as CUBANA de AVACION CURTISS on 08Oct1929 and operations started on 30Oct1930. The name was changed to COMPANIA NACIONAL CUBANA de AVIACION in 1932 when it was taken over by Pan Am. The name changed again in 1944 to COMPANIA CUBANA de AVIACION. The first international flight was in 1946 to Miami followed in 1947 by flights to Madrid. Renamed to current name in 1959 when it was taken over by the Cuban Government. International, regional, domestic, scheduled and charter passenger and cargo carrier]
Aircraft : Curtiss C-46 | DC.3

Cuban International Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1947* - 1947*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Cuban National Aviation Company   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1934* - 1945*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Cubana (Empresa Consolidada Cubana de Aviation)  last update: 10Mar2018

Status : Active

Dates :

1961 - date
Airline Code : CU : CUB
Genealogy : CNCAC (Compañía Nacional Cubana de Aviación Curtiss) >CNCA (Compania Nacional Cubana de Aviacion) >Cubana de Aviacion >Cubana
Comments : CUBANA was founded by the Curtiss Aviation Group as CUBANA de AVACION CURTISS on 08Oct1929 and operations started on 30Oct1930. The name was changed to COMPANIA NACIONAL CUBANA de AVIACION in 1932 when it was taken over by Pan Am. The name changed again in 1944 to COMPANIA CUBANA de AVIACION. The first international flight was in 1946 to Miami followed in 1947 by flights to Madrid. Renamed to current name in 1959 when it was taken over by the Cuban Government. International, regional, domestic, scheduled and charter passenger and cargo carrier
Aircraft : A.320-200 | An-148-100B | An-2 | An-24B | An-24RV | An-24V | An-26 | ATR 42-500 | B.707 | Bristol Britannia | DC.3 | DC.10-30 | DC.8-43 | IL-14 | IL-154B | IL-18D | IL-62M | IL-76 | IL-96-300 | Tu-204-120 | Tu-204-120C | Yak-40K | Yak-42D

Cubana de Aviacion  last update: 10Mar2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1944 - 1959
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : CNCAC (Compañía Nacional Cubana de Aviación Curtiss) >CNCA (Compania Nacional Cubana de Aviacion) >Cubana de Aviacion >Cubana
Comments : No further information at this time - [CUBANA was founded by the Curtiss Aviation Group as CUBANA de AVACION CURTISS on 08Oct1929 and operations started on 30Oct1930. The name was changed to COMPANIA NACIONAL CUBANA de AVIACION in 1932 when it was taken over by Pan Am. The name changed again in 1944 to COMPANIA CUBANA de AVIACION. The first international flight was in 1946 to Miami followed in 1947 by flights to Madrid. Renamed to current name in 1959 when it was taken over by the Cuban Government. International, regional, domestic, scheduled and charter passenger and cargo carrier]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Empresa Aero  last update: 10Mar2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1982 - 1983*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Empresa Aero >AeroCaribbean >>Cubana
Comments : No further information at this time - [AeroCaribbean was established in 1982 as Empresa Aero and started operations on 02Dec1982. Merged into Cubana in Jul2015] - [CUBANA was founded by the Curtiss Aviation Group as CUBANA de AVACION CURTISS on 08Oct1929 and operations started on 30Oct1930. The name was changed to COMPANIA NACIONAL CUBANA de AVIACION in 1932 when it was taken over by Pan Am. The name changed again in 1944 to COMPANIA CUBANA de AVIACION. The first international flight was in 1946 to Miami followed in 1947 by flights to Madrid. Renamed to current name in 1959 when it was taken over by the Cuban Government. International, regional, domestic, scheduled and charter passenger and cargo carrier]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Expreso Aereo-Interamericano  last update: 25May2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1943 - 1959
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aerovías Q + Cuba Aeropostal + Expreso Aéreo Interamericano >>Cubana
Comments : In May1959 the revolutionary government decided to nationalise Cubana. The private private cargo carriers Expreso Aéreo Interamericano were then merged into Cubana - [CUBANA was founded by the Curtiss Aviation Group as CUBANA de AVACION CURTISS on 08Oct1929 and operations started on 30Oct1930. The name was changed to COMPANIA NACIONAL CUBANA de AVIACION in 1932 when it was taken over by Pan Am. The name changed again in 1944 to COMPANIA CUBANA de AVIACION. The first international flight was in 1946 to Miami followed in 1947 by flights to Madrid. Renamed to current name in 1959 when it was taken over by the Cuban Government. International, regional, domestic, scheduled and charter passenger and cargo carrier]
Aircraft : Douglas DC-3 | Curtiss C-46 freighter

Havanatur (Havanatour)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1983* - 1983*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Inter   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1999* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Lineas Aereas de Cuba   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1929* - 1933
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Servicio Cubano de Aviación   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1920s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Servicios Aéreos SA   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
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