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Airlines of Central and South America and the Caribbean


Aerolineas Argentinas
IATA Designator: AR, ICAO Designator: ARG, Callsign: ARGENTINA
Aerolineas Argentinas is the flag carrier of Argentina and the largest airline in the country.It operates a regional flight network within South America and offers flights to cities in Mexico (Mexico City), the United States (Miami), Europe (Barcelona, Madrid and Rome) and to Auckland in New Zealand and Sydney, Australia. Its main hubs are at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP) and Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE), located 22 km (14 mi) south-southwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina's capital.

LAN Argentina
IATA Designator: 4M, ICAO Designator: DSM, Callsign: LANAR
LAN Argentina is an affiliate of LAN Airlines. It operates scheduled domestic services and international services to Lima (Peru), Miami (Florida, USA), Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), Santiago (Chile) and Sao Paulo (Brazil). Its main bases are Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP) and Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE), both located in Buenos Aires.

Sol Líneas Aéreas
IATA Designator: 8R, ICAO Designator: OLS, Callsign: FLIGHTSOL
Sol Líneas Aéreas is a regional airline, it operates domestic flights as well as to Montevideo, Uruguay. Main hub is at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP), a main airport for domestic flights in Buenos Aires.


IATA Designator: SL, ICAO Designator: ASU, Callsign: AEREOSUR
AeroSur is Bolivia's biggest airline and one of the flag carrier of Bolivia. AeroSur operates domestic and regional scheduled services and some international flights to Europe and the US. Its main hub is at Viru Viru International Airport (VVI), Bolivia's main air gateway of international flights. The airport is located near Santa Cruz.

Boliviana de Aviación (BoA)
IATA Designator: LB, ICAO Designator: -, Callsign: -
BoA is the other Bolivian flag carrier. It operates scheduled domestic routes and international services to São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) in Brazil and Buenos Aires in Argentina. The airline has its main hub at Jorge Wilstermann International Airport (CBB) near Cochabamba in central Bolivia.

Lloyd Aereo Boliviano S.A.- L.A.B. (defunct)
IATA Designator: LB, ICAO Designator: LLB, Callsign: LLOYDAEREO
LAB was the most important national airline of Bolivia until 2007. The airline has served South-America, Mexico, Miami, and the Caribbean.

Major airlines in Brazil

Avianca Brazil
IATA Designator: O6, ICAO Designator: ONE, Callsign: OCEANAIR
The former OceanAir is a subsidiary of Avianca (Colombia). Avianca Brazil is a regional airline which operates passenger services to 18 destinations in Brazil. Its main base is at Guarulhos International Airport (GRU), São Paulo and it operates a secondary hub at Brasilia International Airport (BSB).

Azul Brazilian Airlines
IATA Designator: AD, ICAO Designator: AZU, Callsign: AZUL
Azul is a domestic low-cost carrier which operates flights to destinations within Brazil. Its hub is at Campinas-Viracopos Airport (VCP), near Campinas.

GOL - GOL Transportes Aeros
IATA Designator: G3, ICAO Designator: GLO, Callsign: GOL
The Brazilian airline operates a domestic routes network and growing international services to destinations in the Caribbean and South America. The fleet of VRG Linhas Aéreas combines the brands Gol and Varig. Its main hubs are at Congonhas Airport (CGH), São Paulo, Galeão International Airport (GIG) near Rio de Janeiro and Brasília International Airport (BSB), Brasilia.

TAM Linhas Aeras
IATA Designator: JJ, ICAO Designator: TAM, Callsign: TAM
TAM Airlines is the largest airline in Latin America and Brazil's flag carrier. It operates domestic scheduled services and also international flights to destinations in North and South America and Europe. Its main hub airports are at São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU), at Brasília International Airport (BSB), Brasília, Brazil's capital city, and at Galeão International Airport (GIG) near Rio de Janeiro.

TRIP Linhas Aéreas
IATA Designator: T4, ICAO Designator: TIB, Callsign: TRIP
TRIP Linhas Aéreas operates an extensive network of scheduled domestic service to about 80 destinations within Brazil.

WebJet Linhas Aéreas
IATA Designator: WH (WJ), ICAO Designator: WEB, Callsign: WEBJET
Webjet Linhas Aéreas is a Brazilian low cost airline, it operates domestic services to 14 cities in Brazil:
Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Foz do Iguaçu, Natal, Navegantes, Porto Alegre, Porto Seguro, Recife, Ribeirão Preto, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador da Bahia, and São Paulo.


LAN Airlines
IATA Designator: LA, ICAO Designator: LAN, Callsign: LAN
LAN is Chile's national flag carrier, the largest airline in the country and one of the largest airlines in Latin America. LAN operates an extensive network of both domestic and international flights to destinations in Latin America and the United States, to Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand, and to Paris, Frankfurt and Madrid in Europe. Its main hub is Santiago International Airport (SCL) near Santiago

Sky Airlines
IATA Designator: H2, ICAO Designator: SKU, Callsign: AEROSKY
Sky Airline is the second largest airline in Chile. It operates a mainly domestic network of services to destinations within Chile, and to Buenos Aires in Argentina, to La Paz in Bolivia and to Arequipa and Lima in Peru. The airline is based at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL), Chile's largest and busiest international airport which is located about 15 km (9.3 mi) north-west of Santiago.


IATA Designator: AV, ICAO Designator: AVA, Callsign: AVIANCA
Aerovias Nacionales de Colombia, S.A. - is Colombia's largest airline and the country's flag carrier. One of the world's oldest airlines operates a large network of passenger and cargo services within the country and to destinations in North, Central, and South America and to the Caribbean and to Spain. Avianca's main hub is at the El Dorado International Airport (BOG). Colombia's primary domestic and international airport is located near Bogotá, D.C., Colombia's capital.

IATA Designator: EF, ICAO Designator: ESY, Callsign: EASYFLY
Easyfly S.A. is a Colombian low-cost carrier that operates flights to 18 cities in Colombia. Its main base is El Dorado International Airport (BOG), Bogotá.

Costa Rica

IATA Designator: LR, ICAO Designator: LRC, Callsign: LACSA
Lacsa is the national airline of Costa Rica. The airline is part of Grupo TACA and operates as TACA/Lacsa international scheduled services to destinations in Central, North and South America. Its main hub is at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), located about 20 km (13 mi) northwest of San José, Costa Rica's capital city.

Nature Air
IATA Designator: 5C, ICAO Designator: NRR, Callsign: NATUREAIR
Nature Air (formerly Travelair) is a Costa Rican domestic airline, it operates scheduled mainly domestic services. Its base is at Tobías Bolaños International Airport (SYQ), San José's main airport for domestic flights.


IATA Designator: 2K, ICAO Designator: GLG, Callsign: AEROGAL
AeroGal is an airline based in Quito, Ecuador. It operates domestic passenger and cargo flights within the country and between the mainland and the Galápagos Islands, as well as flights from Ecuador to Bogotá, Colombia, and to New York City in the United States. The airline's main hubs are at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (UIO), Quito's principal airport, and Mariscal Sucre International Airport (GYE) which serves Guayaquil, Equador's main port, its commercial center and largest city.

IATA Designator: EQ, ICAO Designator: TAE, Callsign: TAME
Línea Aérea del Ecuador. Tame is a regional carrier which operates a network of passenger and cargo services to 10 cities in Ecuador: Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca, Galápagos (Santa Cruz y San Cristóbal), Machala, Loja, Coca, Esmeraldas and Lago Agrio. It also connects Quito with some destinations in the Carribean and it flys to Cali, Colombia three times a week.TAME's main hub is at Mariscal Sucre International Airport (GYE), Guayaquil.

French Guiana

Air Guyane
IATA Designator: 3S, ICAO Designator: GUY, Callsign: GREENBIRD
Air Guyane Express operates domestic flights and under the name of Air Antilles Express regional scheduled flights to Fort-de-France, Martinique, to Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, Saint Martin and Castries, Saint Lucia. Its main base is Cayenne-Rochambeau Airport.

El Salvador

TACA (Grupo Taca)
IATA Designator: TA, ICAO Designator: TAI, Callsign: TACA
TACA is a regional airline and El Salvador's flag carrier. The group of five independent Central American airlines, whose operations are combined to serve destinations in Latin America, North America, and the most important business and tourist destinations in South America and the Caribbean.
TACA's three main hubs are 1. at Comalapa International Airport (SAL), located about 50 km (30 mi) from San Salvador, El Salvador's capital city; and 2. at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), about 20 km (12.5 mi) from San José, Costa Rica, and 3. at Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM), located 11 km (7 mi) from Lima, the capital city of Peru.


Roraima Airways
IATA Designator: -, ICAO Designator: ROR, Callsign: RORAIMA
Roraima Airways is a domestic airline.

Trans Guyana Airways
IATA Designator: -, ICAO Designator: TGY, Callsign: TRANSGUYANA
Guyana's leading domestic scheduled carrier.

Universal Airways
IATA Designator: UV, ICAO Designator: UVA, Callsign: UNIVERSAL
Another Guyanese carrier with flights to New York, Trinidad and Tobago, Brazil and Suriname.

Major airlines in Mexico

IATA Designator: AM, ICAO Designator: AMX, Callsign: AEROMEXICO
Aerovias de Mexico, Mexico's leading airline is also the country's flag carrier, the company is based in Mexico City.

Aeroméxico Connect
IATA Designator: 5D, ICAO Designator: SLI, Callsign: COSTERA
A subsidiary of Aeroméxico, established in 1988, the regional airline operates feeder services to AeroMéxico's hub airports, the company is headquartered in Monterrey.

IATA Designator: 6R, ICAO Designator: TNO, Callsign: AEROUNION
Mexican cargo airline AeroUnion was founded in 1999. Headquartered at Mexico City International Airport it operates cargo services within Mexico and between Mexico and the USA.

IATA Designator: 4O, ICAO Designator: AIJ, Callsign: INTERJET
ABC Aerolíneas was founded in 2005. The company is headquartered in Mexico City. From its hubs at Guadalajara, Tijuana, Mexico City, Monterrey, and Toluca, Interjet operates scheduled flights within Mexico, to destinations in Cuba, Costa Rica, Peru, Colombia, and the USA.

IATA Designator: VB, ICAO Designator: VIV, Callsign: VIVA/Aeroenlaces
Aeroenlaces Nacionales is a Mexican low-cost airline with its main hubs at General Mariano Escobedo International Airport, Monterrey and at Mexico City International Airport.

IATA Designator: J4, ICAO Designator: VOI, Callsign: VOLARIS
Based in Tijuana - General Abelardo L. Rodríguez International Airport, the Mexican low-cost airline operates scheduled flights within Mexico, and to destinations in the USA and Central America.

Mexicana Airlines
IATA Designator: MX, ICAO Designator: MXA, Callsign: MEXICANA
Compania Mexicana De Aviacion, was the other one of Mexico's two leading airlines. Mexico's oldest airline founded in 1921 ceased operations in 2010.


Copa Airlines
IATA Designator: CM, ICAO Designator: CMP, Callsign: COPA
The Compania Panamena de Aviacion S.A. is Panama's leading airline and its flag carrier. According to Copa, the airline operates scheduled passenger services to 49 destinations in 27 countries in North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Its main hub is at Copa Tocumen International Airport (PTY), the country's largest airport, located 24 km (15 mi) east of Panama City, Panama's capital.


IATA Designator: Q6, ICAO Designator: CDP, Callsign: CONDOR PERU
Domestic and oldest Peruvian airline.


Surinam Airways
IATA Designator: PY, ICAO Designator: SLM, Callsign: SURINAM
Suriname's official airline company.


IATA Designator: PU, ICAO Designator: PUA, Callsign: PLUNA
Pluna Lineas Aereas Urugauyas an Uruguay based airline and the flag carrier of the country. It operates scheduled services within South America. Pluna's main hub is at Carrasco International Airport (MVD), the largest airport in Uruguay located near Montevideo, Uruguay's capital city.


IATA Designator: VH, ICAO Designator: LAV, Callsign: AEROPOSTAL
Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela la Aerolínea de Venezuela - a Venezuelan Airline.

IATA Designator: VE, ICAO Designator: AVE, Callsign: AVE
Aerovias Venezolanas, S.A.

Airlines of the Caribbean


Linea Aerea Cubana
IATA Designator: CU, ICAO Designator: CUB, Callsign: CUBANA
Cubana de Aviación S.A. - Cuba's Airline.


Air Jamaica
IATA Designator: JM, ICAO Designator: AJM, Callsign: JULIETT MIKE
Jamaica's National Airline.

Trinidad and Tobago

BWIA West Indian Airways
IATA Designator: BW, ICAO Designator: BWA, Callsign: WEST INDIAN
Trinidad and Tobago's national airline, serves many Caribbean islands with North America, South America, the United Kingdom and Europe.

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