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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.

Amendments  

24 Dec 2017

Windward Express Airways was established in 2000 & is based at Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM), Sint Maarten. It is still operational [updated]

15 Sep 2017

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

31 May 2017

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

Air ALM  last update: 2017

Status : Status unknown

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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Caribbean  last update: 30Oct2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1962* - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Caribbean was founded in 1962 (regional carrier)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

ALM-Antillean Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Antillianse Luchtvaart Maatschappij   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

AvA Airways  added: 2017 + last update: 03Jan2018

Status : Unsure if still 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)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

BonAire Express  last update: 30Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

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, a partnership between KLM and local companies on the island of Bonaire, serving as a KLM regional operator. Rebranded Bonaire Express in Mar2005. - [DUTCH ANTILLES EXPRESS was the result of a merger between BONAIRE EXPRESS and CURACAO EXPRESS. DAE started services on 30Apr2005. Suspended flights on 24Aug2013]
Aircraft : ATR 42

BonAirExel  last update: 30Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

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, a partnership between KLM and local companies on the island of Bonaire, serving as a KLM regional operator. Rebranded Bonaire Express in Mar2005. - [DUTCH ANTILLES EXPRESS was the result of a merger between BONAIRE EXPRESS and CURACAO EXPRESS. DAE started services on 30Apr2005. Suspended flights on 24Aug2013]
Aircraft : ERJ-145

Caribbean Air Transport (Caraibische Lucht Transport Maatschappij)  last update: 27Jan2018

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1962* - 1979*
Airline Code : CJ : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Caribbean Air Transport (Caraibische Lucht Transport Maatschappij) operated international scheduled and nonscheduled cargo services
Aircraft : DC-4 | C-46

Cats Air  last update: 11Apr2018

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1996* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante

CLTM (Caraibische Lucht Transport)   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Curacao Express   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

CuracaoExel   

Status : Renamed / merged

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

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, a partnership between KLM and local companies on the island of Bonaire, serving as a KLM regional operator. Rebranded Bonaire Express in Mar2005. - [DUTCH ANTILLES EXPRESS was the result of a merger between BONAIRE EXPRESS and CURACAO EXPRESS. DAE started services on 30Apr2005. Suspended flights on 24Aug2013]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Divi Divi Air  last update: 2017

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Dutch Caribbean Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dutch Caribbean Express   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Frameair Curacao   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

St Maarten Express   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

SXM Airways  added: 2017 + last update: 06Jan2018

Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : SXM Airways (St. Maarten), founded in 2015, is planning to commence operations later 2017 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. Now hoping for Jan2018 start of operations
Aircraft : Nil at this time

TCA (Transcaribbean Airways)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Transporte Aeronaves de Curacao   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Trupi Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

WinAir (Windward Islands Airways International)  last update: 2017

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)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Windward Express Airways  last update: 24Dec2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2000* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Windward Express Airways was established in 2000 & is based at Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM), Sint Maarten. It provides Air Charter and cargo services throughout the Eastern Caribbean
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Windward Island Airways  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

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)
Aircraft : Nil at this time
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