SBA Airlines

Santa Barbara Airlines, also briefly SBA Airlines, is an airline based in Caracas, Venezuela and based on the Caracas airport.


The airline was established on 1 November 1995 and started on 1 March 1996 the flight operation. Santa Barbara Airlines cooperates from Tenerife with a regional airline Islas Airways. Since late 2007, there are plans Santa Barbara Airlines Aserca Airlines to merge. First, a Boeing 757-200, equipped with a combined coating, consisting of SBA Airlines titles and Aserca Airlines logo.


SBA Airlines operated from the Caracas airport currently Panama City as well as Tenerife and Miami. There will also be carried out charter flights. An earlier route from Caracas to Madrid was set in the meantime.


As of June 2013 the fleet of Santa Barbara Airlines consists of nine aircraft:

  • 3 Boeing 757-200
  • 3 Boeing 767 -300ER ( one operated by Icelandair )
  • 1 McDonnell Douglas MD -82 ( leased from Aserca Airlines)
  • 2 McDonnell Douglas MD -83 ( leased from Aserca Airlines)


  • On 21 February 2008 flew an ATR 42-300 with the registration YV1449 on the flight from Merida to Caracas with 46 people on board against a mountain and crashed. All occupants were in the crash a few minutes after the start of their lives, which occurred in the region Coyado del Condor. Presumably, the crew had lost their way.