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Nicaragua is a republic and the largest nation in Central America. Called "the land of lakes and volcanoes," Nicaragua contains regions of thick rain forests, rugged highlands, and fertile farming areas. The largest lakes in Central America and a chain of volcanic peaks dominate its western heartland, the centre of its population and economy. Severe earthquakes have destroyed Managua, its capital and largest city, twice in the 20th century.
Amendments  

22 Apr 2018

LANSA (Lineas Aereas Nacionales SA) [updated] was formed as LANSA (Limitada Nacional de Servicio Aereo) [updated] in 1945

21 Apr 2018

LANICA (Líneas Aéreas Nicaragüenses) [added] was acquired by TACA de Nicuragua in 1939

21 Apr 2018

LANEV (Lineas Areas de Nicaragua Empresa Vendetti) [added] was renamed to LANEP (Lineas Areas de Nicaragua Empresa Palacios) [updated] in the early 1930s

21 Apr 2018

TACA de Nicuragua [updated] was formed when TACA purchased LANEP (Lineas Areas de Nicaragua Empresa Palacios) [updated]

Aero Nicaragua   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994 - 1994
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aero Pac   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Aero Servicios   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Aerolineas Centroamericanas   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Aeronica (Aerolineas Nicaraguenses)  last update: 21Apr2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1981 - 1992
Airline Code : RL : ANI
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aerolíneas Nicaragüenses S.A., operating as Aeronica, was an airline headquartered in the capital Managua. It was founded & began operations in 1981 as a consequence of the demise of LANICA in 1979. In 1992 Aeronica lost its air operating license and ceased its flights, In 1994 Grupo Taca re-established the airline as Nica Airlines, with new colors and fleet, ten years after Taca again shutdown the airlines (It operated scheduled passenger flights within Central America, as well as to Mexico City and the United States out of its hub at the city's Augusto C. Sandino International Airport)
Aircraft : TU-154M | An-26 | DC.3 | Boeing 727-100 | B-707

Aerosegovia   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994* - 2003
Airline Code : -- : SGV
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aerosegovia ceased operations in Mar2003 after the Nicaraguan Civil Aeronautics agency revoked the operating license due to lack of spare parts and other irregularities
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aerovias Inca   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1950* - 1950*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Charter Cargo (i)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001 - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Charter Cargo (ii)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Nicaragua   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2011)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Nicaragua was founded on 22Feb2011 as the potential national flag carrier of Nicaragua but never started services
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Atlantic Airline   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997* - 2007
Airline Code : -- : AYN
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Atlantic Airline was founded in 1997 (Domestic and international charter flights in Central America)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

CAAL (Central American Air Lines)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990 - 1994
Airline Code : GW : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

CAIG-Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2000)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

FANSA (Flota Aerea Nicaraguense)  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1950* - 1950
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : FANSA (Flota Aerea Nicaraguense) +>LANICA
Comments : [LANICA was founded in Jun1945 as a subsidiary of Pan American Airways. The company bought the assets of a local airline called Flota Aérea Nicaragüense (FANSA) in 1950, acquiring the control of the lucrative routes to the mining towns of Bonanza and Siuna in the north. It was the national airline from 1945 until it ceased on 31Aug1981 (Originally Nicaragua's flag carrier but was declared insolvent in 1981. It operated scheduled passenger flights within South and Central America, as well as to the United States) LANICA was succeeded by Aeronica as Nicaragua's flag carrier]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

La Costeña  last update: 21Apr2018

Status : Active

Dates :

1999 - date
Airline Code : W8 : NIS
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : La Costena operations started 15Nov1999 (Regional carrier providing scheduled services from Managua)
Aircraft : Shorts 360

LADECA (Lineas Aereas de Centro America)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995* - 1999
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

LANEP (Lineas Areas de Nicaragua Empresa Palacios)  last update: 21Apr

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1934* - 1935
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : LANEV (Lineas Areas de Nicaragua) >LANEP (Lineas Areas de Nicaragua Empressa Palacios) >TACA de Nicuragua
Comments : LANEV (Lineas Areas de Nicaragua) was renamed to LANEP (Lineas Areas de Nicaragua Empressa Palacios) - [TACA de Nicuragua was formed when TACA purchased LANEP (Lineas Areas de Nicaragua Empressa Palacios)]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

LANEV (Lineas Areas de Nicaragua Empresa Vendetti)  added: 21Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

Early 1930s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : LANEV (Lineas Areas de Nicaragua) >LANEP (Lineas Areas de Nicaragua Empressa Palacios) >TACA de Nicuragua
Comments : LANEV (Lineas Areas de Nicaragua) was renamed to LANEP (Lineas Areas de Nicaragua Empressa Palacios) - [TACA de Nicuragua was formed when TACA purchased LANEP (Lineas Areas de Nicaragua Empressa Palacios)]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

LANIC (Líneas Aéreas Nicaragüenses)  added: 21Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1935* - 1939
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : LANIC (Líneas Aéreas Nicaragüenses) >>TACA de Nicuragua
Comments : LANICA (Líneas Aéreas Nicaragüenses) was acquired by TACA de Nicuragua
Aircraft : Nil at this time

LANICA (Líneas Aéreas Nicaragüenses)  last update: 08Apr2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1946 - 1981
Airline Code : NI : ---
Genealogy : Flota Aérea Nicaragüense (FANSA) +>LANICA
Comments : LANICA was founded in Jun1945 as a subsidiary of Pan American Airways. The company bought the assets of a local airline called Flota Aérea Nicaragüense (FANSA) in 1950, acquiring the control of the lucrative routes to the mining towns of Bonanza and Siuna in the north. It was the national airline from 1945 until it ceased on 31Aug1981 (Originally Nicaragua's flag carrier but was declared insolvent in 1981. It operated scheduled passenger flights within South and Central America, as well as to the United States) LANICA was succeeded by Aeronica as Nicaragua's flag carrier
Aircraft : Boeing 247 | Curtiss C.46 | DC.3 | Ryan Navion | Vickers Viscount | BAC One-Eleven 412 | DC-6 | DC-4

Linea Aerea Borinquen   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1960* - 1960*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

NICA (Nicaraguenses de Aviacion)  last update: 21Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1992 - 2004
Airline Code : 6Y : NIS
Genealogy : NICA >>Avianca >Avianca (Aerovias Continente Americana)
Comments : NICA (Nicaraguenses de Aviacion) was founded in 1992 from the remains of Aeronica. First flight was from Managua to Miami. In 2004, the airline ceased operations under its commercial brand "NICA" and merged with the Salvadorian airline - Flag carrier of Nicaragua that is a scheduled passenger and cargo airline - [AVIACA was founded as a result of a merger between SCADTA (founded in 1919) and SERVICIO AEREO COLUMBIANO. First South American to fly into the US (Miami - 1947). The name Avianca was retained when the name changed in 2004. SAM was absorbed into the parent company in 2010. Flag carrier of Colombia. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that claims to be one of the world's oldest airlines]
Aircraft : Boeing 737-200 | CASA C-212

Nica Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2011)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Nicaragua Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Nicaragua Líneas Aéreas   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

SANSA (Servicios Aereas Nicaragua)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2001 - 2003*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

TACA de Nicuragua  last update: 21Apr

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1935 - 1946*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : LANEV (Lineas Areas de Nicaragua) >LANEP (Lineas Areas de Nicaragua Empressa Palacios) >TACA de Nicuragua
Comments : LANEV (Lineas Areas de Nicaragua) was renamed to LANEP (Lineas Areas de Nicaragua Empressa Palacios). TACA de Nicuragua was formed when TACA purchased LANEP (Lineas Areas de Nicaragua Empressa Palacios)
Aircraft : Curtiss T-32-C freighter | Ford 5-AT Tri-Motor | Lockheed B14-S Super Electra | Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor

Transportes Generales   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2005
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
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