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 Check out 16 dates from  19 January  on airline.history.co.uk

19 Jan 2018

Backbone Aviation, via its official website and Facebook account, confirmed on 19Jan2018 the voluntary suspension of its AOC while it negotiates with potential investors [update]

Denmark

19 Jan 2018

Alfa Air of Africa is a planned business and private charter carrier based out of Abidjan Felix Houphouet Boigny (ABJ) [added]

Ivory Coast

19 Jan 2018

Aeronaves Alimentadores was formed in 1968 as a subsidiary of Aeronaves de Mexico to operate third-level services and also freight flights [added]

Mexico

19 Jan 2018

Sunair Aviation is hopeful of starting again at the end of 1Q2018 [update]

New Zealand

18 Jan 2018

Aerial Services (Tasmania) operated in Tasmania from Hobart to Queenstown, Devonport and Wynward  in the early 1970s [added]

Australia

18 Jan 2018

Aerangol operated a network of third-level services in Angola around 1972 [added]

Angola

18 Jan 2018

Frank Lazzari founded AeroVen (Aeroactividades Venezolanas) in 1951. It was the first serious bush flying air taxi in the country [added]

Venezuela

18 Jan 2018

Libya’s state-owned airline Afriqiyah Airways suspended all flights after 20 people killed and 63 wounded on 15Jan2018 [update]

Libya

17 Jan 2018

Centurion Cargo ceased operations due to DOT concerns in Dec2017. It now has until 30Mar2018 to prove that it is fit to restart operations [update]

USA

17 Jan 2018

Status changed as Haifu Airlines prepares to launch shortly [update]

China

17 Jan 2018

Air Inuit acquired Montreal-based Chaperal Charters in 1984 [update]

Canada

16 Jan 2018

Air Illinois was formed as Illinois Airways [added], & was certificated as an intra-state scheduled-service carrier

USA

16 Jan 2018

Air Alpes took over Air Vosges [added] on 01Jan1975

France

16 Jan 2018

ALTA (Air Limousin Transport Aerien) (ii) was a small regional airline based in Limoges-Bellegarde (1979 - 1989) [added]

France

16 Jan 2018

EAC (Europe Air Charter) (ii) was formed in 1972 to operate passenger and cargo charter flights to points in Europe and the Mediterranean area [added]

France

16 Jan 2018

EFS Flug-Service was a German charter airline based in Düsseldorf. The company was founded in 1980, it operated business flights and air taxi traffic [added]

Germany

15 Jan 2018

Little is known of Great Atlantic Airlines, other than it operated a B.737-200 [added]

Barbados

15 Jan 2018

Caribair operated BAe 146 & Saab 340 aircraft but unsure of any dates [update]

Barbados

15 Jan 2018

Little is known of Aerowings, other than it operated a DC.10 in 2002 [added]

Barbados

14 Jan 2018

Carson Helicopters began helicopter operations in 1963 and undertakes general charter services [added]

USA

14 Jan 2018

Island Helicopters was formed in 1968 to operate general helicopter services such as air-taxi, ambulance, agricultural and flying training [added]

USA

13 Jan 2018

EACS Aviation is a planned business and private charter carrier to be based out of Malta Luqa International (MLA) [added]

Malta

13 Jan 2018

Lear JeTravel was formed in Oct1968 as a subsidiary of William P. Lear Enterprises [added]

USA

12 Jan 2018

Murchison Air Charter operated from Port Hedland and Carnarvon, taking over some of the Mac.RobertsonMiller routes in the 1960s/1970s [added]

Australia

12 Jan 2018

Little is known yet about Bushair Services, only that, amongst other, the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCA) has issued a dire warning to airlines flying domestic and international flights, that their licenses would be revoked if they keep on disregarding cargo regulations [added]

Kenya

12 Jan 2018

Jiangsu Jet is a passenger charter carrier based out of Wuxi Sunan Shuofang International (WUX). Its AOC was issued on 26Oct2016 [added]

China

11 Jan 2018

Bluebird Cargo [update] was established in 2000 & operations started on 25Mar2001 with international cargo services out of Kevflavik. Renamed to Bluebird Nordic [added] in Jan2018

Iceland

11 Jan 2018

FlyCapri (Green Bay) is a Wisconsin-based start-up virtual carrier. It could also be called just Capri. It was founded on 01Aug2017 [added]

USA

11 Jan 2018

Imperial Airlines is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Bamako Sénou International (BKO) [added]

Mali

11 Jan 2018

Aerospostal ceased again in late Sep2017 but is hoping to restart in 1Q2018 [update]

Venezuela

10 Jan 2018

Afeef Zara Airways is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Karachi Quaid-e-Azam Jinnah International (KHI) [added]

Pakistan

10 Jan 2018

Air Sial is a start-up launched by the business Community of Sialkot. Intended to start in late 2016 but id hoping for 2018 [update]

Pakistan

10 Jan 2018

Kitty Hawk Airways was founded in 1978, and offered passenger service that year only [added]

USA

10 Jan 2018

Vistara Express [added] is the name of Vistaras' new regional airline. It will be based at Delhi Indira Gandhi International (DEL)

India

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