Take Air Lines

Take Air Lines, a regional airline based in Martinique, was operational from its establishment in 2003 until its closure in 2007. Founded by Boris Challe, Samuel Vivares, Jean-Marc Merlin, and Jean-Guy Rochambreau, and primarily operated from Fort de France Airport, Take Air Lines provided vital connectivity within the Caribbean, offering scheduled services to various islands. Notwithstanding its ventures and efforts to stitch the Caribbean islands together through reliable air travel, the airline confronted financial challenges, ultimately ceasing operations and heading into judicial liquidation in 2007.


The airline utilized its fleet to facilitate charter flights, linking Martinique with numerous Caribbean destinations, including Saint-Martin, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Canouan, and Union Island. Additionally, it ensured consistent scheduled services towards Barbados, thereby becoming a pivotal link between these lush islands and offering passengers avenues to explore the Caribbean’s diverse and vibrant cultures.


In its operational prime, around March 2007, Take Air Lines managed its regional services utilizing 2 Let L-410 Turbolet aircraft, registered as F-OTKE and F-ORTE, ensuring passengers could relish the Caribbean’s mesmerizing aerial views while traveling between the islands. These aircrafts played an essential role in connecting various destinations, offering not just a means of transport but an opportunity to witness the serene Caribbean landscapes from above.