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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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15Sep2017

AvA Airways is a planned scheduled carrier based out of St. Maarten Princess Juliana International (SXM) [added]

31May2017

SXM Airways (St. Maarten) has received an Economic Permit & is still expecting to start [status change]

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

Air ALM  updated

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2001* - 2004*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Dutch Caribbean Airlines
Comments : Air ALM was founded in 1964 [DUTCH CARIBBEAN AIRLINES was established as ANTILLIANSE LUCHTVAART MAATSCHAPPIJ in 1964 to take over the services of KLM (Caribbean Division). Renamed to ALM-Antillean Airlines and then to AIR ALM. This was dissolved and replaced with current airline. Official airline of Netherlands Antilles]

Air Caribbean   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1962* - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

ALM-Antillean Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1969 - 2001
Airline Code : LM : ---
Genealogy : >Dutch Caribbean Airlines
Comments : ALM-Antillean Airlines founded in Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles on 01Aug1964, an offshoot of KLM Royal Dutch

Antillianse Luchtvaart Maatschappij   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1964 - 1969
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Dutch Caribbean Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time

AvA Airways  added

Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : AvA Airways is a planned scheduled carrier based out of St. Maarten Princess Juliana International (SXM)

BonAire Express   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2005 - 2005
Airline Code : 9H : BXL
Genealogy : BonAirExel >BonAire Express + Curacao Express =>DAE (Dutch Antilles Express)
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

BonAirExel   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2003 - 2005
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : BonAirExel >BonAire Express + Curacao Express =>DAE (Dutch Antilles Express)
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

Caribbean Air Transport (Caraibische Lucht Transport Maatschappij)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1962* - 1979*
Airline Code : CJ : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

CLTM (Caraibische Lucht Transport)   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Curacao Express   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2004 - 2005
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : BonAirExel >BonAire Express + Curacao Express =>DAE (30Apr2005)
Comments : No further information at this time

CuracaoExel   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2004* - 2005
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : BonAirExel >BonAire Express + Curacao Express =>DAE (Dutch Antilles Express)
Comments : Bonaire Express merged with Curaçao Express & on 30Ap2005, Dutch Antilles Express (DAE), commenced services

DAE (Dutch Antilles Express)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2013
Airline Code : 9H : BXL
Genealogy : BonAirExel >BonAire Express + Curacao Express =>DAE (Dutch Antilles Express)
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

Divi Divi Air  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

2002 - date
Airline Code : DI : DVR
Genealogy : Nil tree
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

Dutch Caribbean Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001 - 2004
Airline Code : -- : ALM
Genealogy : Dutch Caribbean Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time

Dutch Caribbean Express   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003* - 2004
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

EZAir   

Status : Active

Dates :

2008 - date
Airline Code : EZ : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : EZAir, a small regional service airline in the Bonaire, founded in May2008

Frameair Curacao   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1981 - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

St Maarten Express   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2003)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

SXM Airways  updated

Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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.

TCA (Transcaribbean Airways)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2007* - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Transporte Aeronaves de Curacao   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Trupi Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

WinAir (Windward Islands Airways International)  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

1971 - date
Airline Code : WM : WIA
Genealogy : Windward Island Airways >WinAir
Comments : WinAir was established on 24Aug1961 & operations started 05Jul1962 as Windward Island Airways. It was founded by by Georges Greaux (serving ten destinations, all within the Leeward Islands group of the Lesser Antilles in the North East Caribbean. It has its headquarters on the grounds of Princess Juliana International Airport)

Windward Express Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Windward Island Airways  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1962 - 1971
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Windward Island Airways >WinAir
Comments : WinAir was established on 24Aug1961 & operations started 05Jul1962 as Windward Island Airways. It was founded by by Georges Greaux (serving ten destinations, all within the Leeward Islands group of the Lesser Antilles in the North East Caribbean. It has its headquarters on the grounds of Princess Juliana International Airport)
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