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Puerto Rico is a freely associated commonwealth of the United States, composed of one large island and several small islands. Puerto Rico is bordered on the north by the Atlantic Ocean, on the east by the Virgin Passage (which separates it from the Virgin Islands), on the south by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west by the Mona Passage (which separates it from the Dominican Republic). San Juan is the capital of Puerto Rico, as well as its largest city.
 
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April 17, 2016Trade Wind Airways [added] was formed in 1959. Western Air Services was taken over & merged to form Trade Winds & Western Airways in 1968. Ceased operations in 1975

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Aero Bieke   

1997* - 1997Inactive

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Air America   

2000* - dateActive

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Air Best de Puerto Rico   

1970* - 1973*Status?

^ Comments : Air Best de Puerto Rico was formed in 1970 & operated from San Juan

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Air Cargo America   

1976* - 1990Inactive

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Air Caribbean   

1993* - 2000Inactive

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Air Caribbean (Old South Air Service)   

1975 - 1980Inactive

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Air Caribe International   

1985* - 1985*Status?

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Air Charter   

1993* - 1998*Inactive

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Air Charter   

2004* - 2006*Status?

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Air Culebra   

1998* - 2000*Status?

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Air Flamenco   

1998* - dateActive

^ Comments : Air Flamenco traces its history to Flamenco Airways which was founded in 1976 by Mr. Rubén Torres. Grounded by FAA in 1998 & assets taken by Air Flameno

^ Genealogy : Flamenco Airways +>Air Flamenco

Air Indies   

1968* - 1973*Status?

^ Comments : Air Indies was originally formed in 1968 to operate scenic flights from Miami to the Bahamas.

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Air Indies Cargo   

1964* - 1968Renamed

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^ Genealogy : Air Indies Cargo >North Cay Airways

Air Mont   

1975 - 1980*Status?

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Air Puerto Rico Airlines (Borinquen Air)   

1985 - 1986Inactive

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Airlantic Transport   

1970* - 1974Inactive

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AMFS (Air-Mar Freight Systems)   

1981* - 1986Renamed

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AMPRI (Aerovias Nacionales de Puerto Rico)   

1936 - 1938*Inactive

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Borinquen Air (Diaz Aviation)   

1961* - dateActive

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Capital City Air Carrier   

2004* - 2006*Status?

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Carib Air Cargo (GMD Air)   

1987 - 1988Inactive

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Caribair   

1948 - 1973Renamed

^ Comments : The Powelson Line began operating in Feb1939 as Caribbean Atlantic Airlines and later as Caribair on 20Jul1948 by authorization of the U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB} [Eastern Air Lines was formed in 1928 as Pitcairn Aviation by Harold J Pitcairn as a mail carrier between NY-Albany. Acquired by North American Aviation and the name was changed in 1930 to Eastern Air Transport. Acquired New York Airways, New York, Philadelphia & Washington Airways & The Ludington Line in 1933. Renamed to E.A.L. in 1934. Acquired Wedell-Williams Air Service Corp.. in 1936. Incorporated as Eastern Air Lines in 1938 with Ed Rickenbacker as President. Acquired Colonial Airlines in 1956, Mackey Airlines in 1966 and Caribair in 1974. Ceased operations on 18Jan1991. Eastern Air Lines was dissolved after 64 years of operation on 18Apr1991. Many of its remaining assets are parcelled out to American and Continental]

^ Genealogy : Caribbean Atlantic Airlines >Caribair >>Eastern Air Lines

Caribbean Air Express   

1996 - 1998Inactive

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Caribbean Air Service   

1969 - 1974Renamed

^ Comments : Caribbean Air Service was renamed to Casair in 1974

^ Genealogy : Caribbean Air Service >Casair

Caribbean Air Services   

1979 - 1979Renamed

^ Comments : Caribbean Air Services was renamed to Caribbean Aviation Services USA and relocated to Miami Springs

^ Genealogy : Caribbean Air Services >Caribbean Aviation Services USA

Caribbean Atlantic Airlines   

1939 - 1948Renamed

^ Comments : The Powelson Line began operating in Feb1939 as Caribbean Atlantic Airlines and later as Caribair on 20Jul1948 by authorization of the U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB}

^ Genealogy : Caribbean Atlantic Airlines >Caribair >>Eastern Air Lines >Eastern Airlines

Caribbean Executive Airlines   

1968* - 1972*Status?

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Caribbean Flying Boats   

(****)Unconfirmed

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Caribbean International Airlines   

1981* - 1981*Inactive

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Caribbean Island Airlines   

1969 - 1969Inactive

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Caribbean Sun Airlines   

2003 - 2007Renamed

^ Comments : World Atlantic Airlines was founded in Sep2002 as Caribbean Sun Airlines in Fort Lauderdale, Florida by Yolanda Suarez. Started operations on 21Jan2003. but closed down in Jan2007 & it was not until Sep2010 that an AOC was issued in the current name

^ Genealogy : Caribbean Sun >World Atlantic Airlines

Caribbean Transport Services   

**** - ****Status?

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Caribbean Wings   

2003* - 2003*Status?

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Caribex Worldwide   

1990* - 2000Inactive

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Carriba Air (CarribaAir)   

1980* - 1981*Inactive

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Casair   

1974 - 1975*Status?

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^ Genealogy : Caribbean Air Service >Casair

Central Cargo   

1969 - 1976Inactive

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Club Jetstream   

2007 - 2009*Status?

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Crownair   

1981 - 1989Inactive

^ Comments : Air taxi operator. Crownair was formerly known as Dorado Wings. Name changed in 1981. Acquired assets of Prinair. Ceased operations in 1989

^ Genealogy : Dorado Wings >Crownair

Dodita Air Cargo   

1992* - 2006*Status?

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Dorado Wings   

1964* - 1981Renamed

^ Comments : Air taxi operator. Crownair was formerly known as Dorado Wings. Name changed in 1981. Acquired assets of Prinair. Ceased operations in 1989

^ Genealogy : Dorado Wings >Crownair

Eastern Caribbean Air   

2005 - 2007*Renamed

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^ Genealogy : San Juan Aviation >Eastern Caribbean Air >EC Air

EC Air (Eastern Caribbean Airlines Corporation)   

2007* - 2008*Status?

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^ Genealogy : San Juan Aviation >Eastern Caribbean Air >EC Air

Executive Air Charter   

1986* - 1986*Renamed

^ Comments : Executive Airlineswas formed as Executive Air Charter in 1986 & commenced operations on 30Jun1986. Ceased operations on 31Mar2013

^ Genealogy : Executive Air Charter >Executive Airlines

Executive Airlines   

2004* - 2013Inactive

^ Comments : Executive Airlineswas formed as Executive Air Charter in 1986 & commenced operations on 30Jun1986. Ceased operations on 31Mar2013

^ Genealogy : Executive Air Charter >Executive Airlines

Fina Air   

2003 - 2005Inactive

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Flamenco Airways   

1976* - 1998Inactive

^ Comments : Air Flamenco traces its history to Flamenco Airways which was founded in 1976 by Mr. Rubén Torres. Grounded by FAA in 1998 & assets taken by Air Flameno

^ Genealogy : Flamenco Airways +>Air Flamenco

GMD Air   

1989* - 1989*Inactive

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Inter-Island Airways   

1964* - 1980*Status?

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International Sky Cab   

1969* - 1970*Status?

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Intersland Airways   

1989* - 2000*Status?

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Interstate Air Service   

1968* - 1968*Status?

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Isla Nena Air   

1993^ - 2003*Inactive

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Island Traders   

1977* - 1978*Status?

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LAP (Linea Aerea Puertarriquena)   

2004* - 2009*Inactive

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LAPSA   

1986* - 1989*Status?

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M&N Aviation   

1998* - dateActive

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Mar Caribe Flying Service   

**** - ****Status?

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Merlin Express   

1983* - 2000Renamed

^ Comments : Merlin Express was established in 1983 as a UPS feeder and operated as a cargo carrier until Jun1995.

^ Genealogy : SAT-Air >Merlin Express >Merlin Airways

North Cay Airways   

1968 - 1976Inactive

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^ Genealogy : Air Indies Cargo >North Cay Airways

Oceanair   

1979* - 1984*Inactive

^ Comments : Oceanair purchased the assets of San Juan based Trans Commuter Airlines. Domestic services. Ceased operations

^ Genealogy : Trans Commuter Airlines +>Oceanair

Oceanair Line   

1988* - 1988*Status?

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Old South Air Service   

1975* - 1979*Inactive

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Palmas Air Corporation   

1975* - 1977*Status?

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Pan Island Air Tours   

1972* - 1974*Status?

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Ponce Air   

1964 - 1966Renamed

^ Comments : Prinair was founded in 1964 as Ponce Air. Measure of distrust from the public that had not forgotten a number of fatal crashes, caused Prinair to cease operations in Nov1984. Assets to Crownair

^ Genealogy : Ponce Air >Prinair +>Crownair

Powelson Airlines   

1938* - 1938*Inactive

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PRAMS Air (Puerto Rico Air Management Services)   

2005* - dateActive

^ Comments : PRAMS Air (Puerto Rico Air Management Services) was formed in 2004

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Prinair (Puerto Rico International Airlines)   

1966 - 1984Inactive

^ Comments : Prinair was founded in 1964 as PONCE AIR. Measure of distrust from the public that had not forgotten a number of fatal crashes, caused Prinair to cease operations in Nov1984. Assets to Crownair

^ Genealogy : Ponce Air >Prinair +>Crownair

Pro-Air Services   

1981 - 2009*Status?

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Puerto Rican American Airlines (Puerto Rican American Imports)   

1962* - 1963*Status?

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Puerto Rico Air Transport   

1946 - 1947Inactive

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Puerto Rico Airlines   

(2001)Began?

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Puerto Rico Airways   

1998* - 2001*Inactive

^ Comments : Puerto Rico Airways was formed in 1998

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Roblex Aviation (Roblex Air Cargo)   

1997 - dateActive

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Royal Caribbean International   

1990* - 1991*Status?

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San Juan Air   

1965* - 1971*Inactive

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San Juan Aviation   

2001 - 2005Renamed

^ Comments : San Juan Aviation was founded in 2001 by Capt. Iván Figueroa

^ Genealogy : San Juan Aviation >Eastern Caribbean Air >EC Air

Seawinds Express   

1984 - 1984Inactive

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Shamrock Air Lines   

(****)Unconfirmed

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Sion Air Express   

1998* - 1998*Inactive

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Southern Flyer   

(****)Unconfirmed

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St Thomas Tax-Air   

1970* - 1975*Status?

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Sun Airways   

1998 - 2000*Inactive

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Sun International Airways   

1979* - 1982*Inactive

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Sundance Airlines   

1988* - 1989Inactive

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Tabors Luxury Airlines   

**** - ****Status?

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Taino Airlines (Taino Air Lines)   

**** - ***Status?

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Tol Air (Tolair Services)   

1983 - 2006Renamed

^ Comments : Tol Air was formed in 1981 & operations started on 16May1983. Four Star Air Cargo was founded in 1982. Purchased Tol Air in 2006

^ Genealogy : Tol Air (Tolair Services) >>Four Star Air Cargo

Trade Wind Airways   

1959* - 1968Renamed

^ Comments : Trade Wind Airways was formed in 1959. Western Air Services was taken over & merged to form Trade Winds & Western Airways in 1968. Ceased operations in 1975

^ Genealogy : Trade Wind Airways + Western Air Services +>Trade Winds & Western Airways

Trade Winds & Western Airways   

1968 - 1975Inactive

^ Comments : Trade Wind Airways was formed in 1959. Western Air Services was taken over & merged to form Trade Winds & Western Airways in 1968. Ceased operations in 1975

^ Genealogy : Trade Wind Airways + Western Air Services +>Trade Winds & Western Airways

Trans Borinquen Air   

1999 - 1999Inactive

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Trans Caribbean Airways   

1949 - 1971Renamed

^ Comments : Trans Caribbean Airways was formed as Trans Caribbean Air Cargo Lines and renamed in 1949Owned by O. Roy Chalk with it's hub was San Juan Rico. Merged into American Airlines

^ Genealogy : Trans Caribbean Air Cargo Lines >Trans Caribbean Airways >>American Airlines

Trans Commuter Airlines   

1973* - 1979Inactive

^ Comments : Oceanair purchased the assets of San Juan based Trans Commuter Airlines. Domestic services. Ceased operations

^ Genealogy : Trans Commuter Airlines +>Oceanair

Tropical Transport Services   

**** - ****Inactive

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Vacation Airways   

1970sUnconfirmed

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Vieques Air Link  updated in 2017

1965 - dateActive

^ Comments : Vieques Air Link started as a charter airline in n Oct1965 & registered as a corporation on 05Apr1967 by Osvaldo Gonzalez. Became a regular carrier in 1972. In 1989 Hurricane Hugo destroyed the entire fleet. Scheduled and charter services in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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Virgin Island Airways   

1962 - 1969Renamed

^ Comments : Virgin Island Airways was renamed to Caribbean Air Service in 1969 & then to

^ Genealogy : Virgin Island Airways >Casair

Viva Airlines   

(2003)Began?

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Viva International   

2004* - 2006*Status?

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West Atlantic Air   

(****)Unconfirmed

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West Indies Air Transport   

1992* - 1995*Status?

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Western Air Services   

1964 - 1968Renamed

^ Comments : Trade Wind Airways was formed in 1959. Western Air Services was taken over & merged to form Trade Winds & Western Airways in 1968. Ceased operations in 1975

^ Genealogy : Trade Wind Airways + Western Air Services +>Trade Winds & Western Airways

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