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Wikipedia - Caribbean Star

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Caribbean Star Airlines
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IATA - 8B
ICAO - GFI
Callsign - Carib Star

Founded - 2001
Ceased operations - June 15, 2007 (merged with LIAT)

Hubs - VC Bird International Airport
Focus cities - Grantley Adams International Airport
Frequent-flyer program - Star Miles
Fleet size - 11
Destinations - 16
Company slogan - "A Whole New Altitude"
Parent company - Caribbean Star Airlines Limited
Headquarters - Antigua
Key people - Allen Stanford (founder)
Website - flycaribbeanstar.com

Caribbean Star Airlines was an airline based in Antigua and Barbuda. It operated scheduled passenger services in conjunction with Leeward Islands Air Transport (LIAT) to destinations in the eastern Caribbean. Its main base was VC Bird International Airport, St John's.

Contents
  • 1 History
    2 Destinations
    • 2.1 North America
    3 Fleet
    4 References
    5 External links
History
  • The airline was incorporated in Antigua in January 2000 and started operations with the Dash 8 regional turboprop in June 2000. It was owned by Texan businessman Allen Stanford (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Stanford), through his company Stanford Financial Group (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_Financial_Group). Its sister airline, Caribbean Sun Airlines Inc., launched its maiden flight three years later. The two were affiliated but separate companies.

    In January 2007, the airline announced an intended merger with LIAT, and they entered into a commercial alliance, flying a combined schedule. All flights were marketed under LIAT's airline code, although the airlines continued to operate separately using their own air operator certificates until the merger was completed. The merger was finalized on June 15, 2007, with LIAT becoming the surviving carrier.
Destinations

Caribbean Star Airlines operated the following international scheduled services, as of November 2006, until its merger with LIAT.

North America
  • Caribbean
    • Antigua (V.C. Bird International Airport) hub
      Barbados (Grantley Adams International Airport)
      British Virgin Islands Tortola (Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport)
      Dominica (Melville Hall Airport)
      Guyana Georgetown (Cheddi Jagan International Airport)
      Grenada (Maurice Bishop International Airport)
      Netherlands Antilles Curaçao (Hato International Airport)
      Sint Maarten (Princess Juliana International Airport)
      Trinidad & Tobago Tobago (Crown Point International Airport)
      Port of Spain (Piarco International Airport)
      Saint Kitts & Nevis St. Kitts (Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport)
      Saint Lucia (George F. L. Charles Airport)
      Saint Vincent & the Grenadines (E.T. Joshua Airport)
Fleet

The Caribbean Star Airlines fleet consisted of the following aircraft as of March 2007:
  • 11 Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 (Five aircraft transferred to LIAT)
Previously owned aircraft consists of:
  • 3 Bombardier Dash 8 Q100

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