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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.

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Aero Nicaragua   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Aero Pac   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Aero Servicios   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Aerolineas Centroamericanas   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Aeronica (Aerolineas Nicaraguenses)  updated in 2017

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 1994 Grupo Taca reestablished 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)

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

Aerovias Inca   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Charter Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Charter Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

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)

CAAL (Central American Air Lines)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

CAIG-Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

FANSA (Flota Aerea Nicaraguense)  updated in 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]

La Costeña   

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

LADECA (Lineas Aereas de Centro America)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

LANEP (Lineas Areas de Nicaragua Empressa Palacios)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1935* - 1935
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >TACA de Nicuragua
Comments : No further information at this time

LANICA (Lineas Aereas de Nicaragua)  updated in 2017

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

Linea Aerea Borinquen   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

NICA (Nicaraguenses de Aviacion)  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

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)

Nica Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Nicaragua Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Nicaragua Líneas Aéreas   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

SANSA (Servicios Aereas Nicaragua)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

TACA de Nicuragua   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1935 - 1935*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : TACA de Nicuragua
Comments : No further information at this time

Transportes Generales   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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