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Trinidad and Tobago is a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations, comprising the southernmost of the Caribbean islands, namely, Trinidad and Tobago and adjacent islets situated off the coast of Venezuela. Trinidad is situated north of and opposite the mouth of the Orinoco River and is separated from the South American coast by the Gulf of Paria. Tobago is 32 km (20 mi) northeast of Trinidad. Area of Trinidad is 4828 sq km (1864 sq mi), the area of Tobago is 300 sq km (116 sq mi) giving a total area of 5128 sq km (1980 sq mi)

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December 20,2014

BWee Express: Status changed to 'Inactive' & end date confirmed as 2006 update

Airline Status Operating Dates

Air Caribbean   

Inactive 1993 - 2000
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^ Airline Code : C2 : CBB

Arawak Airlines   

Unsure 1972* - 1972*
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Beach Airways   

Inactive 1973 - 1973
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Briko Air   

Active 1983* - date
^ Comments : Briko Air was registered in 1983 operating a total of 14 aircraft providing Fixed Wing Air Charters and Med-Vac throughout the Caribbean, Central and South American, Helicopter Charters and Offshore Services, Pilot Training, Agricultural Spraying, FBO Services and third party maintenance of aircraft

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British Caribbean Airways   

Renamed 1949* - 1949
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^ Genealogy : British Caribbean Airways >>British West Indian AWs >British International Airlines >British West Indian AWs >BWIA West Indies AWs >BWIA International Aws

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British International Airlines   

Renamed 1947 - 1948
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^ Genealogy : British West Indian Airways >British International Airlines >British West Indian Airways >BWIA West Indies Airways >BWIA International Airways >Caribbean Airways

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British West Indian Airways   

Renamed 1940 - 1947
^ Comments : BWIA International Airways was founded on 27Nov1939 as British West Indian Airways & started operations on 27Nov1940. Ceased operations on 31Dec2006

^ Genealogy : British West Indian Airways >British International Airlines >British West Indian Airways >BWIA West Indies Airways >BWIA International Airways >Caribbean Airways

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British West Indian Airways   

Renamed 1948 - 1980
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^ Genealogy : British West Indian Airways >British International Airlines >British West Indian Airways >BWIA West Indies Airways >BWIA International Airways >Caribbean Airways

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BWee Express  updated

Inactive 1999 - 2006
^ Comments : BWee Express was formed in 1999 & operations started 01Mar1999. BWIA's regional airline based in Port of Spain

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^ Airline Code : BW : BWA

BWIA International Airways   

Renamed 1980 - 1999
^ Comments : BWIA International Airways was founded on 27Nov1939 as British West Indian Airways & started operations on 27Nov1940. Ceased on 31Dec2006 to became Caribbean Airways [BWIA WEST INDIES AIRWAYS was founded by New Zealander named Lowell Yerex. in 1940 as BRITISH WEST INDIAN AIRWAYS. Acquired BRITISH CARIBBEAN AIRWAYS in 1949. BSAA then transferred the international routes of Bahamas Air in 1952. TTAS (TRINIDAD & TOBAGO AIR SERVICES) merged in and it was renamed to BWIA in 1980. Changed to current name in 1999]

^ Genealogy : British West Indian Airways >British International Airlines >British West Indian Airways >BWIA West Indies Airways >BWIA International Airways >Caribbean Airways

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BWIA West Indies Airways  updated

Inactive 1999 - 2006
^ Comments : BWIA International Airways was founded on 27Nov1939 as British West Indian Airways & started operations on 27Nov1940. Ceased on 31Dec2006 to became Caribbean Airways [BWIA WEST INDIES AIRWAYS was founded by New Zealander named Lowell Yerex. in 1940 as BRITISH WEST INDIAN AIRWAYS. Acquired BRITISH CARIBBEAN AIRWAYS in 1949. BSAA then transferred the international routes of Bahamas Air in 1952. TTAS (TRINIDAD & TOBAGO AIR SERVICES) merged in and it was renamed to BWIA in 1980. Changed to current name in 1999]

^ Genealogy : British West Indian Airways >British International Airlines >British West Indian Airways >BWIA West Indies Airways >BWIA International Airways >Caribbean Airways

^ Airline Code : BW : BWA

Caribbean Airlines  updated

Active 2007 - date
^ Comments : Caribbean Airlines was incorporated on 27Sep2006. Acquired all routes operated by Air Jamaica on 26May2011. New national flag carrier of Trinidad & Tobago. Intended to replace the loss making BWIA with international and regional scheduled services

^ Genealogy : Jamaica Air Service >Air Jamaica >Caribbean Airlines (Trinidad)

^ Airline Code : BW : BWA

Caribbean United Airlines   

Inactive 1973* - 1974
^ Comments : No further information at this time

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Constellation West Indian Airways   

Inactive 2007 - 2008
^ Comments : Constellation West Indian Airways ceased operations on 23Sep2008

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Southern Caribbean Airways   

Not started (2004)
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Tobago Express   

Inactive 2001 - 2007
^ Comments : Tobago Express was established in 2001 & started commercial operations on 24Jun2001. Caribbean Airlines acquired all outstanding TBX shares on 01Oct2007, taking over its routes and fleet

^ Genealogy : Tobago Express >>Caribbean Airlines

^ Airline Code : BW : TBX

TTAS (Trinidad & Tobago Air Services)   

Renamed 1974 - 1979*
^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy : TTAS >>British West Indian AWs >British International Airlines >British West Indian AWs >BWIA West Indies AWs >BWIA International Aws

^ Airline Code : HU : ---

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