THE CENTRAL AMERICAN AVIATION THREAD
"Tribute to Tikal Jets"
Tikal Jets Airlines was an airline based at La Aurora International Airport, Guatemala City. It was in service from 1992 to 2006.
It changed ownership in 1998 to become the Guatemalan national flagship airline. At that time, Tikal Jets had been very successful with constant growth, becoming one of the leader businesses in Guatemala. I think its most successful route was GUA-FRS.
With sustainable growth, Tikal Jets Airlines had been able to acquire modern and larger airplanes. Tikal Jets Airlines can be considered Central America's first low-cost carrier. Financial issues led to the disappearance of the airline.
IATA Code: WU
Hub: La Aurora International Airport.
Regular destinations: Guatemala City, Flores, Cancun, Mexico City, Cancun, Managua and San Pedro Sula.
Fleet in August 2006:
2 DC-9-51: TG-ALE, TG-JII
1 DC-9-32: TG-URY
3 L LET L-410UVP Turbolet: YN-CFE, unknown, unknown
2 BAC 1-11 Series 401AK: TG-TJF, TG-TJK
Edited on January 10th 2012.