|Founded||18 June 1931|
|Commenced operations||15 September 1931|
|Frequent-flyer program||Creeperian Fast Miles|
|Headquarters||San Salvador, San Salvador, Creeperopolis|
|Revenue||₡981.66 billion colóns (2020)|
|Operating income||₡183.84 billion colóns (2020)|
|Net income||₡112.64 billion colóns (2020)|
|Profit||₡32.44 billion colóns (2020)|
|Total assets||₡1.02 trillion colóns (2020)|
|Total equity||₡763.76 billion colóns (2020)|
Creeperian Airlines (Creeperian Spanish – Creeperian: Աերոլձնեաս Ծրեեպերիանո; Creeperian Spanish – Iberic: Aerolíneas Creeperiano; pronounced: [ae.ɾoˈli.ne.as cre.pe.ɾiˈa.no]; abbreviated as: AC) is the largest airline and the flag carrier of Creeperopolis. The airline is the largest Surian airline and one of the largest in the world.
As of 2020, the airline employs nearly 75,400 people. The airline also has a fleet of 224 aircraft, primarily of Maroto Botín small- and wide-body aircraft, and 150 destinations in 13 countries. The airline also carried 40,450,000 passengers in 2020. It operates out of three primary hubs, with San Salvador–Romero I being the largest, and three secondary hubs. The airline is headquartered at the San Salvador–Romero I international airport in San Salvador, San Salvador, Creeperopolis.
The airline in its current form was formed as a merger of several airlines from Creeperopolis and the former nations of Atlántida and Castilliano in 1950, but the original airline was founded in 1931 as a government-owned airline. The airline has gone through several name changes over its history and was fully privatized in 1999. Creeperian Airlines was a founding member of the Sun Alliance. The airline has three subsidiaries: Creeperian Airlines Cargo (ACCAR), Creeperian Airlines Connect (ACCON), and Salvadoran Airlines (SA). The airline's slogan is Creeperopolis Closer.
- 1 History
- 2 Destinations and hubs
- 3 Fleet
- 4 Codeshare agreements
- 5 Flight numbering
- 6 Cabins
- 7 Reward programs
- 8 Business affairs
- 9 Accidents and incidents
- 10 See also
- 11 Notes
- 12 References
- 13 External links
On 13 June 1931, the Parliament of Creeperopolis passed the National Airline Establishment Act by a margin of 57–43. The act was supported by the People's Social Coalition parties of the Creeperian Socialist Party and the National Liberal Party, and the Creeperian Conservative Coalition party, the National Conservative Party. It was opposed by the Catholic Royalist Party, the Creeperian Social Communist Party, and the Creeperian Pro-Fatherland Front.
The act mandated the establishment of the new airline within the month and that it would be government owned. On 18 June 1931, the airline was founded under the name of Creeperian Domestic and International Airway Systems (in Creeperian Spanish as Sistemas de'bía Aérea Nacionales y Internacionales Creeperiano, abbreviated SANIC) The government supplied the airline ten Maroto Aircraft MA-2's and two Botín Aircraft BA-101's. The airline commenced operations on 15 September 1931 and its inaugural flight, Flight 1, was a short flight from San Salvador International Airport (now called Miguel Martín Cabañeras Gutiérrez International Airport) to Adolfosburg International Airport (now called Adolfo III Alexander Martínez Llachaumán International Airport).
The airline only operated domestically until 18 October 1932 when the first international route was established from Adolfosburg, Creeperopolis, to Victoria, Atlántida. Another route, between Santa Ana, Creeperopolis, and Ciutat dels Àngels, El Salvador, was established on 29 October 1932. The airline had trouble expanding due to the National Conservative Party's refusal to finance the airline, leaving the Prime Minister, Tobías Gaos Nores, and then later Jorge Meléndez Ramírez, to mostly fund the airline out of pocket or from civilian donations.
On 14 June 1932, a scandal was revealed that Gaos Nores had illegally stolen money from the National Treasury and that the Minister of Treasury, José Pardo Barreda, had turned a blind eye to the ordeal. In what became known as the Gaos–Pardo Affair, Gaos Nores died of Creeperian Malaria on 17 July 1932, though his opponents claim that he committed suicide, and Pardo Barreda was impeached on 24 July 1932, but he was acquitted by the High Court on 3 September 1932. He was later assassinated by the Camisas Negras on 14 June 1934 in Panachor, Zapatista.
On 2 January 1933, the Creeperian Civil War erupted between two rival claimant governments: the Catholic Imperial Restoration Council (Romerists) and the National Council for Peace and Order (Miguelists). All of the aircraft of the airline were parked in Romerist held territory when the civil war erupted, and the Romerist Armed Forces took full advantage of the airline. The parties of the Creeperian Conservative Coalition, who previously opposed the airline, quickly supported its existence, while the People's Social Coalition, who previously supported the airline, quickly opposed its existence. The Romerists seized control of the airline and transferred it from government control to the control of the Romerist Air Force. The aircraft were used as transportation for Romerist military officials throughout the civil war.
During the civil war, the airline was renamed to National Imperial Airways (in Creeperian Spanish as Bías Aérea Imperial Nacional, abbreviated as BAIN). During the civil war, only two planes were damaged beyond repair, two Maroto Aircraft MA-2s, when they were caught in a bombing of the international airport in San Salvador during the siege of the city.
On 2 July 1950, the Creeperian Air Force returned control of the airline to the Creeperian government. The government merged the airline with the Atlántidan airline, International and Domestic Atlántidan Airways. The airline was renamed to the Air Transports of Creeperopolis and Atlántida (in Creeperian Spanish as Transportes Aéreas de Creeperópolis y Atlántida, abbreviated as TACA).
On 15 September 1994, the airline was renamed to Creeperian Airlines (in Creeperian Spanish as Aerolíneas Creeperiano, abbreviated AC or ACR) and was completely privatized. The airline also opened a new hub in San Salvador at the now called Saint Romero I International Airport, it's main hub today.
In 1999, Creeperian Airlines joined the Sun Alliance and was 100% privatized.
Creeperian Airlines' fleet has been funded mostly by the Maroto Aircraft and Botín Aircraft companies until the two companies merged to form Maroto Botín, where the airline continues to purchase the vast majority of their aircraft.
Destinations and hubs
|Creeperopolis||Adolfosburg||Adolfo III Alexander Martínez Llachaumán International Airport||Hub|
|Salvador||Alfonso I Salvador Martínez Moreno International Airport||Hub|
|San Salvador||Saint Romero I International Airport||Hub|
|Creeperopolis||Cámarillo||Cristóbal Colón Cámarillo International Airport||Hub|
|Chalatenango||Santiago Matadeltinianos International Airport||Hub|
|San Romero||Antonio José Sáenz Heredia International Airport||Hub|
|Bealeau 747-400||2||–||2||8||24||40||313||387||To be replaced by the Bealeau 747-8i.|
|Bealeau 747-8i||–||2||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||Replacing the Bealeau 747-400.|
|Maroto Botín MB-8-70||8||—||—||—||—||—||160||160||To be replaced by the Maroto Botín MB-13-10.|
|Maroto Botín MB-8-80||14||—||—||—||12||—||158||170||To be replaced by the Maroto Botín MB-13-10.|
|Maroto Botín MB-9-60||13||—||—||—||12||—||120||132||To be replaced by the Maroto Botín MB-13-10.|
|Maroto Botín MB-10-50||37||—||—||12||20||—||238||270||To be replaced by the Maroto Botín MB-13-10.|
|Maroto Botín MB-11-30||45||—||—||12||24||—||248||286|
|Maroto Botín MB-11-30RE||43||2||2||10||20||—||250||282|
|Maroto Botín MB-11-40||16||34||4||12||20||—||258||294|
|Maroto Botín MB-12-10||28||—||6||18||38||60||354||476|
|Maroto Botín MB-13-10||18||101||4||12||24||44||252||336||To replace the Maroto Botín MB-8-70, Maroto Botín MB-8-80, Maroto Botín MB-9-60, and Maroto Botín MB-10-50.|
- 1: San Salvador–Adolfosburg and Adolfosburg–San Salvador
- 2–399: Routes in Creeperopolis excluding Atlántida and Castilliano
- 400–699: International routes going west
- 700–1099: Routes in Creeperopolis excluding Atlántida and Castilliano
- 1100–1399: International routes going east
- 1400–1599: Routes in Atlántida
- 1600–1799: Routes in Castilliano
- 1800–1999: Routes in El Salvador
- 2000–2999: Codeshares
Accidents and incidents
- Two Maroto Aircraft MA-2s were destroyed by the Miguelist Air Force during Operation Torch as a part of the Siege of San Salvador during the Creeperian Civil War on 19 May 1946.
- TACA Flight 1419 – On 4 February 1972, a Maroto Botín MB-8-30 was hijacked by militants of the Senvarian Liberation Front. The flight crash landed in the Southern Ocean as a suicide hijacking. The flight was flying from San Pedro to Victoria.
- TACA Flight 1113 – On 14 March 1983, a Maroto Botín MB-10-20 flying from Cámarillo to Fort Handel was bombed by members of Frente NEPOC as a part of their terror campaign in the San Carlos Islands Crisis. The flight was bombed by accident as the bag containing the bomb was placed onto the wrong flight, which was intended to be TACA Flight 711.
- TACA Flight 717 – On 7 June 1984, members of Mara Salvatrucha attempted to hijack a Maroto Botín MB-8-20. The flight made an emergency landing at Tuxtla Martínez during a flight from San Pedro to San Salvador.
- TACA Flight 155 – On 29 September 1988, a Bealeau 737-300 suffered a dual engine flameout due to severe weather during landing. The plane landed on the ground after gliding without engines. The flight was flying from La'Unión to Salvador.
- Creeperian Airlines Flight 1347 – On 19 September 1995, a Maroto Botín MB-11-10 suffered a catastrophic decompression and breakup in midair due to a bombing organized by the Senvarian Liberation Front. The flight, flying from San Salvador to Quebecshire City, crashed near the village of Trompina, La’Unión.
- Creeperian Airlines Flight 290 – On 25 November 2005, a Maroto Botín MB-12-10 faced an attempted hijacking by militants of the Senvarian Liberation Front. Passengers managed to overpower the hijackers and the plane made an emergency landing in La'Victoria. The flight was a scheduled flight from San Salvador, to San Romero.
- Creeperian Airlines Flight 1844 – On 1 May 2006, a Maroto Botín MB-11-20 overshot the runway at Ciutat dels Àngels due to the poor weather conditions. The flight originated in Adolfosburg.
- Creeperian Airlines Flight 899 – On 12 May 2013, a Maroto Botín MB-11-20 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile by Senvarian Liberation Front militants. The flight was flying from Nuevo San Juan to Adolfosburg.
- Creeperian Airlines Flight 1244 – On 7 August 2015, a Maroto Botín MB-11-40RE disappeared over the Caelean Sea with last contact being made by air traffic control in Zahjeddah, Greater Sacramento. It was later concluded the plane crashed in the Alathlaslu Ocean. Since then, debris has been discovered across various shorelines but the wreckage itself has never been located.
- Creeperian Airlines Flight 424 – On 28 June 2020, a Maroto Botín MB-13-10 collided into a radio tower while approaching Chicajun International Airport. The flight originated in San Salvador and was flying to Chicajun.
- Sáenz Jiménez, José (28 June 2020). "Pérdida del Vuelo 424 de Aerolíneas Creeperiano en Paleocacher" [Loss of Creeperian Airlines Flight 424 in Paleocacher]. aerolineascreeperiano.org.cr (in Creeperian Spanish). San Salvador, Creeperopolis: Creeperian Airlines. p. 1. Retrieved 20 August 2021.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)