Callsign - TORTUG AIR
Founded - 2003
Hubs - Toussaint Louverture International Airport
Fleet size - 7
Destinations - 8
Headquarters - Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Key people - Olivier Jean (President)
Website - TortugAir.com
Tortug’ Air is a domestic airline in Haiti, and serves as Haiti’s national flag carrier. The airline was founded in March 2003, and is based in Port-au-Prince. According to the airline, more than 200 people are employed with the company.
Tortug’ Air is a part of Haiti’s transportation infrastructure. Despite the country’s small size, the road network is in poor condition. Thus, air transportation takes on an oversized importance for Haiti. Tortug’ Air serves that need with its domestic schedule. For example, its short flight from Port-au-Prince to Jacmel could be driven instead; but it would take approximately four hours by road. It is only 40 minutes by air.
- Tortug’ Air serves six destinations within Haiti, including the capital Port-au-Prince, the northern city of Cap-Haïtien, and the southern city of Jacmel. Flights to Les Cayes were suspended in early 2012.
- Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Provo, Turks & Caicos
With charter permits for almost all Caribbean islands
JetStream 31 - 2 (19)
Let L-410 Turbolet - 1 (?)
Total - 3