Aerogaviota, founded in 1994, is a Cuban-based airline operating primarily from its main base at Playa Baracoa, Havana, and occasionally utilizing José Martí International Airport. Established by the Cuban army and fully owned by the Government of Cuba, it provides domestic flights within Cuba and international flights to Jamaica. Managed by Corporación de la Aviación Civil S.A of Cuba, Aerogaviota assures steady connectivity across its destinations, despite a history tinged with incidents such as the 2017 Antonov An-26 crash and US sanctions in 2019.
Aerogaviota operates flights to domestic destinations within Cuba such as Baracoa, Cayo Coco, Havana, Holguín, and Santiago de Cuba, maintaining a robust connectivity network. Moreover, its international footprints extend to Jamaica, serving airports like Norman Manley International and Montego Bay. In the past, it has also provided connections from Holguín to Nassau, The Bahamas.
The Aerogaviota fleet, as of 2017, is composed of various aircraft to support its operational needs. This includes 4 ATR 42-500s, noted for their efficiency and reliability in short to medium-haul flights, and 1 Mil Mi-8P, which is a type of a medium twin-turbine helicopter. The fleet ensures a blend of capacity and capability to manage its route network, while also having been associated with a tragic crash involving an Antonov An-26 in April 2017.
- IATA: KG
- ICAO: GTV
Official site: www.aerogaviota.com