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Airlines

Name: WEST CARIBBEAN AIRWAYS
7JetSet7 Code: WCW
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: LATIN AMERICA
City: MEDELLIN
Country: COLOMBIA
Employees 350
Web: wca.com.co
Email: info@wca.com.co
Telephone: +57 (4) 362 5050
Fax: +57 (4) 361 8196
Sita:
Background
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Click below for data links:
WCW-JUN05-A
WCW-OCT04

Formed in 1998 and started operations in 2000. Domestic, & regional, scheduled, passengers & cargo, jet airplane services.

Address:
Calle 2, No. 67-15, Hangar 73
Aeropuerto Olaya Hererra
Medellin (Antioquia), Colombia

COLOMBIA (REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA) COVERS AN AREA OF 1,138,914 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 43 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS BOGOTA, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS SPANISH.

November 2003: Partially owns West Caribbean Costa Rica, who in December 2003, will start flying San Jose, Costa Rica to San Andres (ATR42, charter) and scheduled service, San Jose - Panama City.

MD-82 (49237, HK-4305X), Finova (GRB) leased.

2 ATR42-320's (142, HK3943X; 261, HK3678X), GECAS (GEF) leased.

March 2004: 2 ATR42-300's (077, VP-BBC; 296, VP-BNH), transferred to West Caribbean Costa Rica.

August 2004: In October 2004, Bogota to Margarita Island (charters).

December 2004: 245 employees.

(http://www.wca.com.co).

Has been rebranded from West Caribbean Airways to just WEST (WCW). Airplanes will have a new paint scheme with WCA logos.

January 2005: MD-82 (49484), ex-Continental Airlines (CAL), MK Aviation leased.

March 2005: ACCDT: West Caribbean Airways (WCW) Let-410 (902426, HK-4146X), failed to climb and hit hills close to the runway end. Initial reports suggest a technical fault = 2/6 fatalities of 2/12.

June 2005: West Caribbean Airways Group, which includes West Colombia, West Costa Rica, Heilands, and AeroRegional, forms "West Aruba," to provide low cost services from Aruba to Curacao, Santo Domingo, St Maarten, Caracas, Bogota, Medellin, Manaus, and Fort Lauderdale using MD-80's. Details on http://www.westaruba.com.

July 2005: West Caribbean Airways (WCW) is a regional airline with jet airplanes serving mainly domestic destinations, but also operating to Panama, Costa Rica, and Aruba.

350 employees (including 20 Flight Crew (FC), 18 Cabin Attendants (CA), & 6 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

(IATA) Code: YH. (ICAO) Code: WCW.

Main Base: Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH).

Domestic, scheduled destinations: Armenia; Barranquilla; ogota; Cali; Cartagena; Caucasia; Chigorodo; Cucuta; El Bagre; Medellin; Monteria; Otu; Providencia; Purto Berrio; Quibdo; San Andres Island; Tolu; & Turbo.

International, scheduled destinations: Aruba; Panama City; & San Jose.

August 2005: ACCDT: West Caribbean Airways (WCW) MD-82 (49484, HK-4374X), crashed near Machiques (Venezuela), after experiencing engine problems = all 8 (FC) - (CA)/152 passenger fatalities.

Fleet:
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November 2005:

1 MD-81 (JT8D-217) (973-48027, /81 HK-4302), 12C, 130Y.

1 MD-82 (JT8D-217) (1144-49237, /84 HK-4305), (GRB) LSD 2003-11. 12C, 130Y.

0 MD-82 (JT8D-217) (49484, /86 HK-4374X), EX-(CAL), MK AVIATION LSD 2005-01. W/O - - SEE ACCIDENT - - AUGUST 2005. 12C, 130Y.

7 LET 410UVP-E (M-601E) (912605, /91 HK-4125X; 902426, /90 HK-4146X; 892341, /89 HK-4147X; 861610, /86 HK-4151X; 861717, /86 HK-4159X; 861612, /86 HK-4161X; 902432, /90 HK-4187X; 902420, /90 HK-4224X), 902426, W/O 2005-03. 19Y.

1 ATR42-300 (PW120) (077, /88 VP-BBC), (ATR) LSD. TRANSFERRED TO WEST CARIBBEAN COSTA RICA 2004-03. 48Y.

1 ATR42-320 (PW121) (296, /92 VP-BNH), (ATR) LSD. TRANSFERRED TO WEST CARIBBEAN COSTA RICA 2004-03. 48Y.

2 ATR42-320's (PW121) (142, /89 HK-3943; 261, /91 HK-3678X), (GEF) LSD 2003-11. 48Y.

Management:
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MARIA EUGENIA QUIJANO, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) & GENERAL MANAGER.

VICTORIA FACIOLINCE, COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR.

BEATRIZ CANO, FINANCIAL DIRECTOR.

LUIS CARLOS CASTRO, MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING DIRECTOR.

JORGE CARDONA, OPERATIONS DIRECTOR.

CESAR RENDON, QUALITYY ASSURANCE (QA) DIRECTOR.

 
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