|December 8th, 2011, 10:14 PM||#1|
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Aerolíneas | Fina Air | -- / --- | 2003-2005
Fina Air was an airline based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It operated charter flights to the Dominican Republic from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Rafael Hernández Airport in Aguadilla and Eugenio María de Hostos Airport in Mayagüez. The airline has now ceased operations.
The airline was established in 2003 by Lazaro Canto (Founder and Chief Executive). In the June 7 edition of the newspaper El Vocero, the management of Fina Air announced that the airline would begin flying on July 15, 2003, connecting San Juan and Mayagüez with six Dominican Republic destinations. The airline planned to expand to other countries within the Caribbean by 2005 and acquire jet aircraft. The July 15 date, however, was later changed to October 2. The 2005 expectations for acquiring jets and opening new routes were never met.
Apart from operating regularly scheduled services from Aguadilla, they also rented airplanes to United States immigration services, to return illegal immigrants from the Dominican Republic back home.
Fina air was partnered with the U.S. group called Viva Airlines. The people involved left a list of unpaid debts, lawsuits, and unhappy investors.
The Fina Air fleet of 3 Saab 340 aircraft have been purchased by an aircraft leasing company and were later operated by RegionsAir as Continental Connection, flying out of Cleveland. The airline did try to purchase 2 McDonnell Douglas DC-9-30 aircraft but the purchase was cancelled.
Because Puerto Rico is politically a part of the United States, Fina Air, had the American flag painted on their planes' fuselages. However, most of Fina Air planes carried the colors of the Puerto Rican flag.
*Algunos de los destinos no llegaron a materializarse.
Last edited by Jaykar; January 31st, 2012 at 11:34 PM.
|February 17th, 2012, 09:49 AM||#5|
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New York
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No entiendo porque se fueron tan rapido, me caia muy bien esta aerolinea.
Republica Dominicana lo tiene todo!!!
Dominican Republic have it all!
Aviation for life
|February 17th, 2012, 06:44 PM||#6|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: San Francisco M./Punta Cana Rep. Dominicana
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me gustaba su livery por ser muy propio de puerto rico con su bandera, ellos supuestamente eran propiedad de un tal Auxer Group que pretendia desarrollar varias aerolineas en diferentes paises del caribe como Fina Air en Puerto Rico, Viva Air en Dominicana y Royal Aruban en Aruba.
Vivo en una republica bananera, en el mismo centro del caribe y america, descubierta por decenas de ladrones y criminales, saqueada por la madre patria y el tio sam, humillada por sus vecinos negros, y luego traicionada por decenas de lideres locales corruptos e ineptos. Mi patria grita, no aguanta mas.