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Netherlands Antilles is an integral part of the Netherlands, comprising two island groups of three islands each. The Netherlands Leeward and the Netherlands Windward islands are located in the Caribbean Sea. The former group, consisting of Curaçao, Bonaire, and until 1986 Aruba, is situated northwest of Caracas, Venezuela. The area of the Netherlands Leeward Islands is 732 sq km (283 sq mi). The Netherlands Windward Islands consist of the southern half of Saint Martin (Sint Maarten) and all of Saint Eustatius and Saba, covering a total area of about 68 sq km (about 26 sq mi). These islands are situated at the northern end of the Lesser Antilles chain, to the southeast of Puerto Rico. The capital and largest city is Willemstad.

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Air ALM   

Unsure 2001* - 2004*

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^ Genealogy : >Dutch Caribbean Airlines

Air Caribbean   

Inactive 1962* - 2000

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ALM-Antillean Airlines   

Renamed 1969 - 2001

^ Comments : ALM-Antillean Airlines founded in Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles on 01Aug1964; an offshoot of KLM Royal Dutch

^ Genealogy : >Dutch Caribbean Airlines

Antillianse Luchtvaart Maatschappij   

Renamed 1964 - 1969

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^ Genealogy : >Dutch Caribbean Airlines

BonAire Express   

Renamed 2005 - 2005

^ Comments : DAE (Dutch Antilles Express), formed in Nov2002 & launched services on 18Aug2003 as BonAirExel. Rebranded Bonaire Express in Mar2005. DAE started services on 30Apr2005. Suspended flights on 24Aug2013

^ Genealogy : BonAirExel >BonAire Express + Curacao Express =>DAE (Dutch Antilles Express)

BonAirExel   

Renamed 2003 - 2005

^ Comments : DAE (Dutch Antilles Express), formed in Nov2002 & launched services on 18Aug2003 as BonAirExel. Rebranded Bonaire Express in Mar2005. DAE started services on 30Apr2005. Suspended flights on 24Aug2013

^ Genealogy : BonAirExel >BonAire Express + Curacao Express =>DAE (Dutch Antilles Express)

Caribbean Air Transport (Caraibische Lucht Transport Maatschappij)   

Unsure 1962* - 1979*

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CLTM (Caraibische Lucht Transport)   

Unconfirmed (****)

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Curacao Express   

Renamed 2004 - 2005

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^ Genealogy : BonAirExel >BonAire Express + Curacao Express =>DAE (30Apr2005)

CuracaoExel   

Renamed 2004* - 2005

^ Comments : Bonaire Express merged with Curaçao Express & on 30Ap2005, Dutch Antilles Express (DAE), commenced services

^ Genealogy : BonAirExel >BonAire Express + Curacao Express =>DAE (Dutch Antilles Express)

DAE (Dutch Antilles Express)   

Inactive 2005 - 2013

^ Comments : DAE (Dutch Antilles Express), formed in Nov2002 & launched services on 18Aug2003 as BonAirExel. Rebranded Bonaire Express in Mar2005. DAE started services on 30Apr2005 & suspended flights on 24Aug2013

^ Genealogy : BonAirExel >BonAire Express + Curacao Express =>DAE (Dutch Antilles Express)

Divi Divi Air  updated

Active 2002 - date

^ Comments : Divi Divi Air N.V. is a small regional service airline that was established in 2001 and is based on Curaçao in the Netherlands Antilles. The airline is named for the Divi-divi tree which grows in the region

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Dutch Caribbean Airlines   

Inactive 2001 - 2004

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^ Genealogy : Dutch Caribbean Airlines

Dutch Caribbean Express   

Inactive 2003* - 2004

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EZAir   

Active 2008 - date

^ Comments : EZAir, a small regional service airline in the Bonaire, founded in May2008

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Frameair Curacao   

Inactive 1981 - 1998

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St Maarten Express   

Not started (2003)

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SXM Airways  updated

Planned 2017 >

^ Comments : SXM Airways (St. Maarten) is planning to commence operations later this year specialising in regional Caribbean ad-hoc charter flights. As of May2017 it has received an Economic Permit thereby allowing the start-up to begin pursuing an Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) with the island's Civil Aviation Authority.

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TCA (Transcaribbean Airways)   

Unsure 2007* - 2009*

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Transporte Aeronaves de Curacao   

Unconfirmed (****)

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Trupi Air   

Not started (2014)

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WinAir (Windward Islands Airways International)   

Active 1971 - date

^ Comments : WinAir was established in Aug1961 & operations started 05Jul1962 as Windward Island Airways

^ Genealogy : Windward Island Airways >WinAir

Windward Express Airlines   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

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Windward Island Airways   

Renamed 1962 - 1971

^ Comments : WinAir was established in Aug1961 & operations started 05Aug1962 as Windward Island Airways

^ Genealogy : Windward Island Airways >WinAir

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