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Air Sunshine

Air Sunshine
IATA
YI
ICAO
RSI
Callsign
AIR SUNSHINE[1]
Founded 1982
Hubs Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
Fleet size 9
Destinations 10
Headquarters Ft. Lauderdale
Website http://www.airsunshine.com

Air Sunshine is an airline based in the USA. It operates scheduled service to and from San Juan, Vieques, Puerto Rico, Anguilla, Dominica, Sint Maarten, Nevis, British Virgin Islands and the US Virgin Islands. Its main base is Fort Lauderdale, with a Caribbean hub located in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

As of 1982 the airline considered Fort Lauderdale to be its corporate headquarters however the main base of operations is located in San Juan, Puerto Rico.[2] Air Sunshine's website lists two separate post office boxes for contacts, one in Fort Lauderdale and another in San Juan.

Destinations

Ft. Lauderdale, Kingston, St. Thomas, San Juan, Tortola, Vieques, Virgin Gorda, Anguilla, Dominica, Nevis and Sint Maarten

Fleet

As of August 2006 the Air Sunshine fleet included:[3]

Other aircraft:

Accidents and incidents

Air Sunshine has a better than average safety record between 1997 and 2004 per the NTSB. Air Sunshine did have a crash that claimed two fatalities July 13, 2003 on a flight from Fort Lauderdale to Abaco Island, Bahamas. An engine failure caused an at sea ditching about 6 miles short of the Abaco Island airport. In that same period there were a few incidents. [1]

On January 7, 2007, an Air Sunshine Cessna 402, had hydraulic problems with the landing gear, in a flight from Virgin Gorda to San Juan (SJU), there were no injuries and the pilot managed to land the plane safely. The airport was closed for approximately 30 minutes until the emergency ceased.

References

  1. ^ Airline Codes
  2. ^ "Air Sunshine: It's Small But It's Right On Time." KNT News Service at Lakeland Ledger. Sunday April 15, 1985. 15D. Retrieved from Google News (59 of 99) on March 5, 2010.
  3. ^ Flight International, 3–9 October 2006

External links

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