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5 January 2010 Rwandair Express, rebranded back to RwandAir, is relaunched Rwanda
13 January 2010 Blue Wings ceased operations Germany
18 January 2010 Arctic Transportation Services became Ryan Air USA
15 January 2010 Although originally planned for Apr2009, the first revenue flight of Asky Airlines (Africa Sky) took place Togo
19 January 2010 Flag carrier Japan Airlines files for protection from bankruptcy Japan
22 January 2010 United Eagle Airlines was renamed Chengdu Airlines China
26 January 2010 Aer Lingus Regional was founded Ireland
26 January 2010 Quantum Air ceased all operations Spain
31 January 2010 Northwest Airlines ceased operations (>>Delta Air Lines) USA
1 February 2010 Sky Pasada was founded Philippines
1 February 2010 Fly Hellas operations commenced Greece
3 February 2010 Krohn Air started operations from Molde Norway
4 February 2010 Republic Airways announces their intent to close Lynx by Sep2010 USA
6 February 2010 Euroline became Georgian International Airlines Georgia
8 February 2010 First flight of the B.747-8F USA
11 February 2010 Seabird Airlines was founded by company chairman Kursad Arusan Turkey
15 February 2010 Hola Airlines ceased operations Spain
28 February 2010 Meridiana Fly was renamed to Meridiana after merging with Eurofly Italy
1 March 2010 Varsity Express (Oxford) launched services UK
4 March 2010

The ATR 42-600 pre-series aircraft took to the sky for the first time in Toulouse

6 March 2010 Silver Fly Perak, founded in 2009, restarted operations Malaysia
8 March 2010 Varsity Express (Oxford) ceased operations after only 1 week UK
19 March 2010 Pacific East Asia Cargo Airlines, formed on 09ct1990, had its AOC was suspended Philippines
24 March 2010 Highland Airways was placed into voluntary administration, and all flights cancelled UK
28 March 2010 Air One Smart Carrier became a separate brand from Alitalia, being relaunched by Alitalia as a “smart carrier" Italy
28 March 2010 Aer Lingus Regional, founded on 26Jan2010, commenced operations Ireland
28 March 2010 Viva Macau had its, AOC revoked after it started cancelling its flights due to an inability to pay for fuel Macau
28 March  2010 PAL Express rebrands itself as Airphil Express Philippines
31 March 2010 EAT Leipzig was awarded its air operator’s certificate (AOC) Germany
1 April 2010 Air Volga declares bankruptcy & operations ceased Russia
15 April 2010 Travel Service Slovakia restarted operations Slovakia
25 April 2010 Enter Air operations started Poland
27 April 2010 Layonair was established in the Canary Islands Spain
27 April 2010 OceanAir Linhas Aéreas was renamed to Avianca (Brazil) Brazil
30 April 2010 Air Jamaica merged into in Trinidad's Caribbean Airlines Jamaica
30 April 2010 Wings of Bornholm ceased flights Denmark
30 April 2010

Durban’s King Shaka International Airport opens to traffic

South Africa
4 May 2010 Deer Jet Airlines was divided into two airlines. While the charter operation has kept the Deer Jet branding, scheduled operations using A319's were renamed Capital Airlines China
5 May 2010 BVI Airways, having been founded in 2010, commenced operations UK Virgin Islands
7 May 2010 BoraJet, formed in 2008 as Bora Jet Exclusive Charter, restarted operations Turkey
10 May 2010 Sol del Paraguay was formed Paraguay
13 May 2010 Albatros Airlines obtained its air operators certificate (AOC) Venezuela
14 May 2010 BQB Airlines operations start (>Amaszonas del Uruguay) Uruguay
20 May 2010 Albatros Airlines, established on 27Dec2007, restarted operations Venezuela
22 May 2010 Air Arabia Egypt secured it operating license from the Egyptian authorities Egypt
30 May 2010 Air Minas was grounded Brazil
31 May 2010 Iraqi Airways restarted operations after Desert Storm Iraq
1 June 2010 Holidays Czech Airline took over CSA Czech Airlines charter business Czech Republic
2 June 2010 FlyDirect goes into liquidation before launching its first service New Zealand
2 June 2010 Nigerian Eagle Airlines was renamed to Air Nigeria Nigeria
2 June 2010 Air Arabia Egypt commenced operations Egypt
4 June 2010 Air Cuenca operations start Ecuador
7 June 2010 Star Airways restarted operations Albania
10 June 2010 Sky Pasada, founded on 01Feb2010, restarted operations Philippines
12 June 2010 WhiteJets restarted operations Brazil
14 June 2010 NOAR Linhas Aereas restarted operations Brazil
17 June 2010 Tibet Airlines was incorporated China
29 June 2010 Regional Pacific Airlines went into administration and all flight operations are stopped Australia
29 June 2010 Hebei Airlines relaunched operations after rebrand from Northeast Airlines China
30 June 2010 Arrow Cargo ceased scheduled operations USA
30 June 2010 Axiom Air operations start Nigeria
1 July 2010 Austrian Lufthansa Cargo launched services Austria
3 July 2010 Air Bucharest restarted operations Romania
18 July 2010 Nesma Airlines' first commercial flight Egypt
22 July 2010 FlyLAL Charters & its subsidiaries adopts the brand name Small Planet Airlines Lithuania
31 July 2010 AlbaStar, launched on 30Nov2009, restarted operations Spain
8 August 2010 T'Way Air was established South Korea
13 August 2010 Andalus Lineas Aereas ceased operations Spain
20 August 2010 Flex Linhas Aereas having been relaunched from Nordeste, declared bankruptcy & ceased operations Brazil
24 August 2010 SAMA ceased operations Saudi Arabia
28 August 2010 Mexicana suspended operations Mexico
28 August 2010 Mexicana Click  ceased operations on this date after its parent company Mexicana stopped operating Mexico
28 August 2010 Mexicana Link ceased operations on this date after its parent company Mexicana stopped operating Mexico
31 August 2010 Freedom Airlines ceased operations USA
15 September 2010 Med-Airlines, a cargo airline based in Casablanca, started operations Morocco
16 September 2010 T'Way Air restarted operations South Korea
1 October 2010 Star1 Airlines ceased operations Lithuania
1 October 2010 ANA Wings operations started Japan
6 October 2010 Blue Line ceased operation France
7 October 2010 SpiceJet commenced operations on 24May2005 & international services are launched on this date with a flight from Delhi to Kathmandu India
9 October 2010 Air Mekong flight operations were launched Vietnam
10 October 2010 RAK Airways suspended all services & was relaunched as a low-cost carrier UAE
14 October 2010 Air Corsica was renamed from CCM France
14 October 2010 Livingston Energy Flight have their AOC revoked (+>Livingston Compagnia Aerea) Italy
19 October 2010 Hamburg International shut down all operations and files for bankruptcy protection Germany
4 November 2010 EuroCypria Airlines ceased operations Cyprus
10 November2010 Regent Airways operations started Bangladesh
12 November 2010 The 5th reincarnation of Pan Am (Pan American Airways) had it's inaugural flight to Monterrey, Mexico from Brownsville, Texas USA
13 November 2010 German Sky started operations Germany
24 November 2010 TAM Air ceased operations when its AOC was revoked Georgia
25 November 2010 Petra Airlines was awarded its AOC (>Air Arabia Jordan) Jordan
12 December 2010 Heritage Air started operations Malaysia
16 December 2010 Tigerair Philippines was officially launched (>Cebgo) Philippines
17 December 2010 Fly540 acquired EASAX (East African Safari Air Express) remaining assets Kenya
22 December 2010 MEGA Maldives received an AOC Maldives
22 December 2010 Continental Micronesia ceased operations on (merged with Continental Airlines) Guam
23 December 2010 Mauritania Airways went out of service Mauritania
28 December 2010 P.C. Air, founded by Piyo Chantraporn and Chatrawiwat Klumkomol, received its operating licence Thailand
28 December 2010 MEGA Maldives, established in 2010, had it's first domestic flight (from Malé to Gan) Maldives
29 December 2010 SKY Aviation, formed in 2009, started operations Indonesia
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1 January 2011 Sunrise Airways, founded in 2010, started operations Haiti
14 January 2011 Asia Majestic Airlines was established, but never started operations Thailand
18 January 2011 North Cyprus Airlines was founded, shortly after the bankruptcy of Cyprus Turkish Airlines in Jun2010. Did not start operations Northern Cyprus
21 January 2011 Tonlesap Airlines restarted operations Cambodia
25 January 2011 Senegal Airlines made its first flight Senegal
27 January 2011 Asian Wings operated its first flight Myanmar
28 January 2011 Air Nationals' operations are suspended by the NZCAA due to safety concerns New Zealand
31 January 2011 Fly540 having launched charter services in Dec2010, commenced scheduled services as an ICAO registered airline Angola
10 February 2011 peach was founded as A&F Aviation Japan
11 February 2011

PT. Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk. officially became a Public Company

22 February 2011 Gomelavia, founded in 1996, ceased operations Belarus
22 February 2011 Air Nicaragua was founded as the potential national flag carrier of Nicaragua but never started services Nicaragua
26 February 2011 Indian ceased operating under its own brand with the merger with Air India being completed India
28 February 2011 Swift Air, incorporated in Sep2009, began operations Malawi
4 March 2011 Africa World Airlines received its AOC Ghana
8 March 2011 Meelad Air, established in Jordan, received Greek AOC Greece
10 March 2011 Air National notifies the NZCAA that it was voluntarily ceasing operations after being suspended on 28Jan2011 New Zealand
14 March 2011 Flyme was launched Maldives
15 March 2011 Sabang Merauke Raya Air Charter (SMAC) ceased operations Indonesia
16 March 2011 Wataniya Airways ceased all operations because of financial difficulties Kuwait
17 March 2011 Operations by Afriqiyah Airways are temporarily terminated due to the Libyan civil war Libya
20 March 2011 Tunisair Express, formed as Tuninter, was renamed from SevenAir Tunisia
20 March 2011 First flight of the B.747-8I USA
21 March 2011 Tabarak Aviation, created in Nov2010, restarted operations with a wet-leased a Travel Service B.737-800 Jordan
22 March 2011 Velvet Sky operations begin South Africa
27 March 2011 People's Vienna Line had its maiden flight Austria
28 March 2011 Camair-Co officially restarted operations Cameroon
1 April 2011 Orange Air was founded USA
1 April 2011 Wizz Air Bulgaria suspended operations and AOC was revoked Bulgaria
2 April 2011 Air KBZ, formed in 2010, launched domestic scheduled services from Yangon Myanmar
6 April 2011 Layonair operations are launched, operating on behalf of Iberia Cargo Spain
6 April 2011 Riau ceased operation for the final time Indonesia
13 April 2011 Frontier formed a new subsidiary, Frontier Express USA
18 April 2011

Far Eastern Air Transport, having ceased operations on 13May2008, restarted services

20 April 2011 Air One Cityliner was renamed to Alitalia CityLiner Italy
20 April 2011 Ridge Airways, owned by Sergey Kocharov, was founded Armenia
1 May 2011 Air Canada Express launched services Canada
1 May 2011 Iberworld was rebranded and changed its name to Orbest Orizonia. Spain
4 May 2011 Aviacsa (Aviacion de Chiapas) finally ceased operations Mexico
4 May 2011 Virgin Blue became Virgin Australia Australia
9 May 2011 Artsakh Air planned to launch scheduled services but failed to start Azerbaijan
10 May 2011 REDjet commenced operations Barbados
24 May 2011 Hermes Airlines was formed Greece
26 May 2011 Caribbean Airlines acquires all routes operated by Air Jamaica

Trinidad & Tobago

26 May 2011 TNT Express, formerly an operating division of TNT N.V., carrier was demerged from its parent company


27 May 2011 Eagles Airlines was renamed to PRiMA Aero Trasport Italiani Italy
1 June 2011 SAMAir restarted operations under new ownership after Central Charter Airlines Slovakia failed Slovakia
1 June 2011 Air Canada Express officially replaced Jazz as the brand applied to all regional services Canada
1 June 2011 Great Wall Airlines merged into China Cargo Airlines China
8 June 2011 SunExpress Germany launched services Germany
20 June 2011 ICARO Express files for bankruptcy Ecuador
21 June 2011 Iconair was established in Karachi Pakistan
21 June 2011 Air Cuenca ceased operations Ecuador
27 June 2011 Bimini Island Air ceased operations USA
1 July 2011 Zetavia started operations Ukraine
1 July 2011 Skynet Asia Airways was rebranded as Solaseed Air Japan
11 July 2011 Silk Road Cargo Business' AOC was awarded Uzbekistan
15 July 2011 GoodFly made its inaugural flight from Burgos Airport to Menorca's Airport Spain
18 July 2011 NOAR Linhas Aereas ceased operations Brazil
22 July 2011 Transportes Generales Aéreos began operations. Ceased in 2015 Peru
22 July 2011 Air Mikisew, formed as Contact Air in 1961, ceased operations in 2010, had its AOC revoked Canada
26 July 2011 Tibet Airlines restarted operations China
26 July 2011 Timor Air restarted operations East Timor
2 August 2011 China Eastern Yunnan, formed as Yunnan Airlines in 1992, launched services from Kunming China
16 August 2011 Jetstar Japan, a Joint venture between Japan Airlines, Jetstar Airways and Mitsubishi Corporation was launched Japan
17 August 2011 Kaltim Airlines was the airline of Samarinda was founded by Awang F. Ishak and Sabri Ramdhan Indonesia
20 August 2011 Southern Star restarted operations South Sudan
25 August 2011 Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas was established on this date by former Air Madrid director Julio Martinez & was awarded its AOC in Jul2015 Spain
1 September 2011 IndiGo started international services with a flight from Delhi to Dubai India
9 September 2011 EasySky start operations Honduras
17 September 2011 Jet Asia Airways, established in Dec2009, restarted operations Thailand
20 September 2011 Air Minas, grounded on 30May2010, lost its AOC Brazil
24 September 2011 ECAir operations start Republic of Congo
26 September 2011
Boeing delivers its first B.787 Dreamliner to a customer, All Nippon Airways, at Paine Field in Washington
28 September 2011 Kingfisher Red, founded on 25Aug2003 as Air Deccan, ceased operations India
30 September 2011 Air Southwest ceased operations & was absorbed into Eastern Airlines UK
1 October 2011 Flyme  began operations Maldives
1 October 2011 The Continental-United merger results in the end of Continental USA
7 October 2011 Solid AiR, established in 1996, was declared bankrupt Netherlands
10 October 2011 AviaNova ceased operations Russia
15 October 2011 TAME Xpress, established as a wholly-owned subsidiary of national carrier TAME in Oct2011, started operations Ecuador
17 October 2011 Libyan Airlines resumed commercial services following the lifting of all sanctions Libya
18 October 2011 TAR Aerolíneas was formed by Grupo Mafra (a property development group) Mexico
20 October 2011 Flybe Nordic began operations Finland
23 October 2011 Dubrovnik Airlines started operations in 2005 & ceased on this date after defaulting on its debts Croatia
26 September 2011 Comlux Aruba received its AOC Aruba
26 October 2011
ANA (All Nippon Airways) flew the first commercial flight of a B.787 Dreamliner, from Tokyo to Hong Kong
29 October 2011 Sky Express, having commenced operations on 29Jan2007, now ceased Russia
29 October 2011 OpenSkies ceased operations UK
30 October 2011 PRiMA Aero Trasport Italiani, launched as Eagles Airlines, operated its last flight Italy
1 November 2011 Airberlin Turkey a joint venture between Airberlin & Pegasus Airlines, launched operations between Antalya and Stuttgart Turkey
7 November 2011 United Airlines flew the world's first commercial aviation flight on a microbially derived biofuel using Solajet™, Solazyme's algae-derived renewable fuel USA
10 November 2011 Albanian Airlines ceased operations Albania
11 November 2011 Livingston Compagnia Aerea was established on  by Ricardo Toto’s RT holding company Italy
15 November 2011 Strategic Airlines was renamed to Air Australia Australia
18 November 2011 Lviv Airlines, formed from the Aeroflot Lviv Division in 1992, was liquidated Ukraine
21 November 2011 Helitt Líneas Aéreas, founded in 2009, began operations with the inaugural route Málaga - Melilla Spain
21 November 2011 Astraeus entered administration & ceased operations the same day UK
23 November 2011 Okapi Airlines, founded in Oct2011, launched flights DR Congo
28 November 2011 Sol Linhas Aéreas, founded in 2008, suspended all operations Brazil
29 November 2011 City Airline, established in 1997, ceased operations (>>Skyways) Sweden
30 November 2011

United and Continental received FAA approval for a single operating certificate

30 November 2011 Air Tribe, established in Sep2011, launched services with two Convair 580F freighters Mexico
1 December 2011 CSO City Fly, subsidiary of Magdeburg/Cochstedt airport, launched Magdeburg/Cochstedt-Munich service Germany
2 December 2011 Hunnu Air commenced services as Mongolian Airlines Mongolia
3 December 2011 AIRES Colombia started operating as LAN Colombia under the unified LAN livery Colombia
7 December 2011 V Australia was absorbed by Virgin Australia Australia
8 December 2011 Dalian Airlines received its public air carrier’s license from the CAAC China
4 December 2011 Bhutan Airlines, then known as Tashi Air, was launched Bhutan
5 December 2011 Fly Hellas having commenced operations on 01Feb2010 as Viking Hellas Aviation, ceased operations Greece
15 December 2011 Livingston Compagnia Aerea acquires the assets of Livingston Energy Flight before starting operations on 31Mar2012 Italy
15 December 2011 Gulfstream International Airlines rebrands as Silver Airways USA
15 December 2011 P.C. Air operated its maiden flight, between Bangkok and Surat Thani Thailand
19 December 2011 South East Airlines had its licence revoked Russia
25 December 2011 VietJetAir restarted commercial services after renamed from VietJet AirAsia Vietnam
31 December 2011 Jade Cargo, founded by Lufthansa Cargo & Shenzhen Airlines, ceased flying China
31 December 2011 Dalian Airlines launched services with a flight from Dalian to Shenzhen China
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1 January 2012 Budget carrier flydubai launched a cargo division UAE
2 January 2012 VarigLog (Varig Logistics) suspended operations Brazil
3 January 2012 Lao Central Airlines, established as Phongsavanh Airlines using the assets of defunct carrier Lao Capricorn Air, started operations Laos
4 January 2012 Mesaba Airlines ceased operations (merged with Pinnacle Airlines) USA
10 January 2012 Air Sweden had its AOC revoked (>Nordic Air Sweden) Sweden
14 January 2012 Turpial Airlines was founded Venezuela
30 January 2012 USA3000 Airlines ceased operations USA
2 February 2012 QuikJet Cargo, founded in 2007, restarted operations India
3 February 2012 Tasair, formed in 1965. was placed in voluntary liquidation Australia
3 February 2012 Malev halts operations after 66 years of service Hungary
10 February 2012 Zambezi Airlines having just had its AOC suspended then restarted, was closed down Zambia
13 February 2012 PEOPLExpress II was founded USA
14 February 2012 Seabird Airlines, founded on 11Feb2010 by company chairman Kursad Arusan, was awarded its AOC Turkey
17 February 2012 OzJet ceased all operations


17 February 2012 Air Australia ceased operations


24 February 2012 Airco Charters suspended operations indefinitely Canada
27 February 2012 Velvet Sky ceased operations South Africa
29 February 2012 Aeroperlas ceased full operations Panama
1 March 2012 Avmax Chad flew its first commercial flight Chad
1 March 2012  peach restarted operations after rename from A&F Aviation Japan
1 March 2012 Alpha Express Airlines was established Latvia
2 March 2012 The last departure of an official Continental Airlines flight took place at 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time USA
3 March 2012 Ryjet ceased operations Spain
6 March 2012 Aeroperlas made its last official scheduled flight from Tocumen Airport to Bocas del Toro, thus ending 41 years of operation Panama
7 March 2012 Direct Aero Service ceased operations, changing its name to Romstrade Logistic Expres Romania
16 March 2012 REDjet operations ceased Barbados
22 March 2012 Corse Air announces it would be changing its name to Corsair International France
23 March 2012 Pan Am World Airways Dominicana was renamed to PAWA Dominica Dominican Republic
24 March 2012 flyCongo resumes domestic services after being renamed from Hewa Bora Airways (>Fly CAA) DR Congo
25 March 2012 Jetlite was merged into Jet Airways' inhouse low cost brand JetKonnect India
25 March 2012 Iberia Express commenced operations Spain
30 March 2012 Kirov Air Enterprise, having started operations in 1992,  ceased Russia
31 March 2012 Livingston’s first flight took off from Milan Malpensa destined for Marsa Alam Italy
1 April 2012

Air Nippon operations cease (>ANA)

2 April 2012 Bravo Air was founded Ukraine
5 April 2012 LINK Airs was established. Bankrupt before starting Japan
5 April 2012 Mandala Airlines restarted operations Tigerair Mandala Indonesia
5 April 2012 Volotea commenced operations Spain
12 April 2012 BB Airways, founded in January 2012, received its Air Operator Certificate Nepal
14 April 2012 Syphax Airlines restarted operations, with scheduled services beginning on 29Apr2012 Tunisia
16 April 2012 Korongo Airlines started domestic services to Kinshasa DR Congo
16 April 2012 TEAM Airlines had their AOC suspended by the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil Brazil
19 April 2012 BMI's (British Midland International)) ownership transferred to IAG at 23:59 (>BA)


21 April 2012 Pacific Royale Airways having received its AOC on 29May2012, had its final proving flight Indonesia
28 April 2012 Air Onix began flight operations Ukraine
29 April 2012 Syphax Airlines restarted operations Tunisia
3 May 2012 Bornholmerflyet launched services Denmark
3 May 2012 Cimber Sterling ceased operations Denmark
6 May 2012 Palau Airways operations restarted Palau
14 May 2012 Bingo Airways operations restarted Poland
15 May 2012 Air Côte d'Ivoire was set up Ivory Coast
17 May 2012 AeroSur ceased operations Bolivia
22 May 2012 Skyways Express announced immediate cancellation of all flights due to lack of finances Sweden
22 May 2012 Mint Airways became insolvent & ceased operations Spain
25 May 2012 VivaColombia operations start Colombia
28 May 2012

Azul announces the acquisition of TRIP Linhas Aéreas

29 May 2012 Pacific Royale received its AOC Indonesia
29 May 2012 Bhoja Air ceased operations Pakistan
31 May 2012 WOW air, founded in Nov2011, commenced operations Iceland
1 June 2012 Astar Air Cargo, formed as DHL Worldwide Express, ceased operations USA
4 June 2012 Scoot had its inaugural flight to Sydney Singapore
8 June 2012 REDjet ceased operations Barbados
9 June 2012 More Linhas Aereas restarted operations Brazil
11 June 2012 Pacific Royale began commercial operations Indonesia
15 June 2012 YanAir was formed Ukraine
21 June 2012 Velvet Skys' liquidation was finalised South Africa
22 June 2012 LAN signs a non-binding agreement with Brazilian airline TAM Airlines to merge, and form the LATAM Airlines Group, was completed on this day Chile
26 June 2012 Air Finland ceased operations & filed for bankruptcy Finland
28 June 2012 Seabird Airlines, founded on 11Feb2010, launched services Turkey
1 July 2012 IMD Airways operations ceased Spain
1 July 2012

Germania Express brand was revived when Nuremburg based Flynext s rebranded

3 July 2012 SmartLynx Airlines Estonia, formed in 2012, launched operations Estonia
3 July 2012 Jetstar Japan restarted operations Japan
4 July 2012 Toumai Air Tchad flights are grounded because of safety concerns Chad
5 July 2012

Uruguayan government suspended PLUNA’s operations following a strike that started two days earlier after failing to find new investors for the company

9 July 2012 BlueSky Airways was launched Botswana
10 July 2012 BETA Carga ceased operations Brazil
15 July 2012 Air Taraba operations restarted Nigeria
20 July 2012 Aerosur Paraguay AOC was revoked Paraguay
20 July 2012 AeroSur ceased operations on 17May2012, had its AOC revoked Bolivia
23 July 2012 Air Mantra revenue flights were launched    India
26 July 2012 Air Finland, ceased operations on 26Jun2012, files for bankruptcy Finland
27 July 2012 OLT Regional Express ceased operations Poland
31 July 2012 OLT Express Poland suspended all charter services Poland
31 July 2012 Mesaba Airlines' operating certificate was surrendered USA
1 August 2012 AirAsia Japan launched services with a flight from Tokyo Narita to Fukuoka Japan
2 August 2012 Iconair received its AOC Pakistan
3 August 2012 FlyGeorgia, formed in 2011, launched domestic services with a flight from Tbilisi to Batumi Georgia
9 August 2012 Loong Air launched services with a flight from Hangzhou to Qingdao as CDI Cargo Airlines China
11 August 2012 Windjet, established in 2003, ceased operations Italy
12 August 2012 CTK CiTylinK, formed in 1994. suspended operations Ghana
14 August 2012 MAP (Manaus Aerotaxi Participações S/A) founded in 2011, received its AOC Brazil
23 August 2012 Air China Inner Mongolia was launched with start-up capital of Yuan 1bn China
31 August 2012 FlyJamaica received its Jamaican air operator’s certificate Jamaica
5 September 2012 Colgan Air ceased operations USA
6 September 2012 Mais Linhas Aéreas, established in Salvador in Brazil’s Northeast region, started operations Brazil
9 September 2011 EasySky started operations Honduras
9 September 2012 Bmibaby closed down UK
10 September 2012 Air Nigeria ceased operations Nigeria
13 September 2012 BB Airways, founded in Jan2012, started operations Nepal
15 September 2012 Sky Net Airline, formed in 2011, started operations Armenia
15 September 2012 Jet Star operations started Moldova
16 September 2012 U Airlines inaugural flight Thailand
21 September 2012 Eaglexpress Air Charters' first commercial flight for Hajj Pilgrimage from Jeddah to Dhaka Malaysia
21 September 2012 Africa World Airlines launched services Ghana
24 September 2012 Rollins Air had its AOC was revoked Honduras
24 September 2012 Fly Tanzania was incorporated. Unsure if started operations with a single BAe 146-300 as planned Tanzania
27 September 2012 Varig Cargo, rebranded as VarigLog (Varig Logistics) in 2000, suspended operations on 02Jan2012 & was liquidated on this date Brazil
29 September 2012 Comairs' last scheduled flight (Cincinnati to Houston) USA
30 September 2012 Ariella Airlines operations started Burkina Faso
30 September 2012 Kingfisher, launched on 08May2005, started operations on 09May2005 & ceased on this date India
1 October 2012 City Airways operations start Thailand
14 October 2012 BlueSky Airways flew its first commercial charter flight Botswana
16 October 2012 Islas Airways, having started operations on 15Feb2003 ceased & was was subsequently declared bankrupt Spain
15 October 2012 Falcon Express Cargo Airlines, formed in 1995, suspended operations UAE
20 October 2012 Kingfisher, having ceased operations on 30Sep2012, had its AOC revoked India
21 October 2012 Hello operations started in Aug2004 & ceased on this date Switzerland
22 October 2012 P.C. Air ceased operations Thailand
22 October 2012 Gambia Bird Airlines operations started Gambia
24 October 2012 WOW air acquires Iceland Express' operations and network Iceland
26 October 2012 Gambia Bird Airlines first international service, from Banjul to London Gatwick, took place Gambia
27 October 2012 bmi was integrated into British Airways UK
31 October 2012 Ryazanaviatrans, established in 1992, was ordered to cease operations Russia
2 November 2012 1time ceased all operations and files for liquidation South Africa
12 November 2012 Air Côte d'Ivoire, set up on 15May2012, restarted African regional services from Abidjan Ivory Coast
15 November 2012 Massawa Airways operations started with regional services from Massawa Eritrea
15 November 2012 Sky Wings operations were suspended Greece
16 November 2012 JetLink Express, operations having started in 2004, ceased Kenya
23 November 2012 Webjet suspended operations following parent GOL’s announcement that the airline was being closed down Brazil
27 November 2012 APEX Airlines was incorporated Myanmar
27 November 2012 Namaste Nepalese Air received its AOC on but didn't start operations Nepal
29 November 2012 Fastjet operated its first revenue service from Dar es Salaam to Mwanza Tanzania
December 2012 Chhattisgarh Air Link restarted operations India
7 December 2012 SEAir International, created by founders of SEAIR, launch services between Manila and Basco Philippines
10 December 2012 Fly Go-Air, originally established in 2010, started operations South Africa
11 December 2012 Kuban Airlines' operations ceased & the airline filed for bankruptcy Russia
14 December 2012 Star XL German Airlines having became XL Airways Germany on 23Nov2006, suspended services Germany
14 December 2012 Skyjet Air operations started Philippines
15 December 2012 Air Brasil Cargo operations were suspended Brazil
15 December 2012 Luk Aero operations restart after rebranding from Eastern Express Kazakhstan
15 December 2012 Excellent Air operations started Malta
15 December 2012 Fly Hermes (Hermes Aviation) start operations Malta
15 December 2012 Movil Air Tours operations started Peru
18 December 2012 Air Canada rouge was officially launched and began services on 01Jul2013 Canada
19 December 2012 Westair Benin operated its inaugural passenger flight, from Cotonou to Niamey Benin
20 December 2012 AviaDnipro was established by Serhiy Tkachenko, the previous chairman of the board of Dniproavia Ukraine
24 December 2012 Air Mali suspended operations Mali
2013   Top of Page
January 2013

White obtains the license to operate scheduled flights

1 January 2013 Manx2 was rebranded as Citywing UK
1 January 2013

The new ExpressJet Airlines was created after corporate merger of Atlantic Southeast and ExpressJet was completed

4 January 2013 AerCaribe Perú, having been incorporated in 2011, has its AOC issued Peru
8 January 2013 Hyperion Aviation was founded Malta
9 January 2013 NovoAir restarted operations with two Embraer ERJ-145 Bangladesh
9 January 2013 DhakaAir, the cargo carrier division of NovoAir , started operations Bangladesh
10 January 2013 Mineral Airways (the mining-related division of Aerovías DAP) began, using BAe RJ85 aircraft Chile
11 January 2013 Golden Myanmar Airlines obtained its AOC Myanmar
11 January 2013 Ryan International Airlines ceased operations and entered liquidation USA
14 January 2013 Donbassaero Airlines ceased operations Ukraine
17 January 2013 Golden Myanmar Airlines conducts its first scheduled flight Myanmar
18 January 2013

Ad Maiora Líneas Aéreas launched twice-daily services, between Asuncion and Encarnacion

23 January 2013 Vizion Air operations started with ad-hoc charter operations with Fokker 50 Belgium
24 January 2013 Cargo North operations started Canada
24 January 2013 R Airlines, founded in 2012, launched its inaugural charter flight between Bangkok and Gaya, Bihar, India Thailand
27 January 2013 OLT Express ceased operations Germany
27 January 2013 Spanair suspended operations Spain
29 January 2013

Air France reveals the name and commercial offering of its new regional airline, HOP!

31 January 2013 Batavia Air ceased operations Indonesia
7 February 2013 TAF Linhas Aéreas had its license finally revoked Brazil
11 February 2013 Ohana by Hawaiian was announced as Hawaiian Airlines’ new regional subsidiary. USA
12 February 2013 Bahrain Air ceased operations Bahrain
12 February 2013 Karinou Airlines, established as Africa Airlines in Apr2012 had its inaugural scheduled service from Bangui to Kinshasa Central African Republic
12 February 2013 Mordovia Airs' AOC was revoked Russia
13 February 2013 Aerosvit Airlines ceased operations Ukraine
14 February 2013 South Airlines: Ukraine’s aviation authorities grounded the airline after a crash Ukraine
14 February 2013 American Airlines and US Airways announce an $11,000,000,000 deal to merge USA
14 February 2013 FlyJamaica launched scheduled operations from Kingston Norman Manley to New York John F. Kennedy International Jamaica
16 February 2013 Iraqi Airways began flights to Kuwait for the first time since Iraq invaded Kuwait in Aug1990 Iraq
18 February 2013

Aurela ceased operations

18 February 2013 Jamaica Air Shuttle suspended all flight operations citing the current economic climate Jamaica
25 February 2013 Alpha Express Airlines, established on 01Mar2012, started operations Latvia
25 February 2013 Air Malawi suspended all flights Malawi
1 March 2013 Romstrade Logistic Expres. suspended ops and its AOC was revoked Romania
1 March 2013 Air Mekong flights were suspended Vietnam
3 March 2013 Chathams Pacific ceased operations, to be replaced by Real Tonga Tonga
4 March 2013 Real Tonga commenced operations taking over services previously operated by Chathams Pacific Tonga
7 March 2013 Air CEMAC was inaugurated by 6 African states but did not start operations Republic of Congo
11 March 2013 Capital Cargo International Airlines ceased operations and merged into ATI (Air Transport International) USA
22 March 2013 Air Manas was renamed to & had its first flight under the brand name Pegasus Asia. Renamed back to Air Manas Kyrgyzstan
27 March 2013 Midsea Express having ceased operations in Apr2012 to be rebranded as Fil-Asian Airways, made its first commercial flight Philippines
28 March 2013 AirAsia India was formed India
29 March 2013

Armavia filed for bankruptcy

29 March 2013 Arkefly ceased operations (>TUIfly (Netherlands)) Netherlands
30 March 2013

Armavia ceased operations

31 March 2013 Georgia Skies (Pacific Wings Airlines) ceased operations USA
31 March 2013 Executive Airlines conducts its last flights (dba American Eagle) Puerto Rico
31 March 2013 Air Mantra all operations were suspended due to poor bookings, and the company was subsequently liquidated India
31 March 2013 Brit Air, Airlinair and Regional merge to form Hop! France
April 2013

Air Italy merged into Meridiana

5 April 2013 Avient Aviation ceased operations Zimbabwe
6 April 2013 Lauda Air, established in Apr1979, was rebranded to Austrian myHoliday Austria
18 April 2013 Mongolian Airlines became Hunnu Air Mongolia
18 April 2013 Air Cargo Germany ceased operations Germany
23 April 2013 Sunday Airlines took to the skies, officially launched operations 3 days later Kazakhstan
25 April 2013 FlyNonstop commenced operations out of Kristiansand Norway
26 April 2013 Sunday Airlines, having taken to the skies on 23Apr2013, officially launched operations Kazakhstan
3 May 2013 Saha Airlines flight operations are suspended Iran
5 May 2013 Orbest Orizonia Airlines declared bankruptcy and ceased all operations Spain
7 May 2013 Skywest Airlines became Virgin Australia Regional Airlines Australia
16 May 2013 Paradise Air ceased air charter operations in Costa Rica Costa Rica
21 May 2013 TACA International Airlines merged with Avianca and was renamed as Avianca El Salvador El Salvador
28 May 2013 TAMPA Cargo was rebranded as Avianca Cargo Colombia
28 May 2013 Avianca Central America commenced operations Colombia
28 May 2013 jetXtra commenced operations using a Volotea B.717 UK
June 2013 Tampa Cargo became Avianca Cargo USA 
4 June 2013 Sky Airlines files for bankruptcy and ceased all flight operations Turkey
6 June 2013 Kharkiv Airlines made its first flight using a B.737-800 from Kharkiv to Antalya (Turkey) Ukraine
7 June 2013

SEAIR (South East Asian Airlines) became Tigerair Philippines

24 June 2013 WestJet Encore, a regional airline that was a wholly owned subsidiary of WestJet commenced operations Canada
27 June 2013 Air Pacific ceased operations prior to a rebrand back to Fiji Airways Fiji
28 June 2013

Fiji Airways officially launched as the Air Pacific brand was retired

1 July 2013 Air Canada rouge began services Canada
28 July 2013 Air Indus restarted domestic operations Pakistan
31 July 2013 Pinnacle Airlines ceased operations (>Endeavor Air) USA
16 August 2013 Zest Air ceased operation, prior to a rebrand to AirAsia Zest Philippines
23 August 2013 The incorporation process of Panatal into TAM was finalised Brazil
24 August 2013 DAE (Dutch Antilles Express) ceased operations Netherlands Antilles
30 August 2013 DAE (Dutch Antilles Express) declares bankruptcy on this date having ceased operations on 24Aug2013 Netherlands Antilles
31 August 2013 AirAsia was relaunched as Vanilla Air Japan
7 September 2013 South Supreme Airlines officially launched international operations with its maiden flight between Juba & Khartoum South Sudan
17 September 2013 First Flight of the B.787-9 at Paine Field in Everett, Washington USA
27 September 2013 America West merger into US Airways was completed USA
27 September 2013 Ruili Jingcheng Helicopter Co. was formally renamed as Dehong South Asia General Airlines upon approval by Southwest Regional Administration of CAAC China
5 October 2013 Colombe Airlines officially launched scheduled operations Burkina Faso
9 October 2013 Air Bashkortostan was closed down by owner VIM Avia Russia
15 October 2013 Air Costa, founded in 2012, operated its first flight India
23 October 2013

Aegean Airlines completes acquisition of Olympic Air

26 October 2013 Jat Airways was reformed as Air Serbia Serbia
26 October 2013 MetJet ceased operations USA
26 October 2013

Augsburg Airways ceased operations


27 October 2013 HK Express' first flights as an LCC commenced Hong Kong
29 October 2013 FlyNonstop ceased operations Norway
30 October 2013 Midway Airlines (founded on 15Nov1993) ceased operations USA
13 November 2013 Nasair became Flynas Saudi Arabia
20 November 2013 Danube Wings ceased operations Slovakia
24 November 2013 EcoJet start operations with the inaugural flight from Cochabamba to Santa Cruz & Sucre Bolivia
24 November 2013 Belle Air ceased operations Albania
26 November 2013

Belle Air Europe ceased operations

5 December 2013 Air Go Airlines operations start with Cairo Int'l to Beiru Egypt
10 December 2013 LINK Airs files for bankruptcy protection, failing to start operations Japan
11 December 2013 Windavia Airlines made its inaugural flight, the shortest commercial flight in the history of continental Portugal, from Beja to Lisbon and back Portugal
12 December 2013 Air Onix ceased operations when its AOC was withdrawn Ukraine
14 December 2013 Vladivostok Air along with SAT Airlines end operations to become Aurora Russia
14 December 2013 Brindabella Airlines ceased operations Australia
21 December 2013 Valahia Air start operation Romania
26 December 2013 CAA (Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation) merged with flyCongo to form Fly CAA DR Congo
31 December 2013 Tatarstan Airlines ceased all operations Russia
31 December 2013 Evergreen International Airlines declare bankruptcy after ceasing operations on 02Dec2014 USA
2014   Top of Page
1 January 2014 RAK Airways ceased operations UAE
4 January 2014 Tatarstan Air was grounded by Russian Authorities (Rosaviatsia) after ceasing operations on 31Dec2013 Russia
14 January 2014 American Airlines Group officially announces the rebranding of its American Eagle subsidiary was to be to Envoy USA
17 January 2014 Darwin Airline, formed on 12Aug2003, operated in the Etihad Regional livery for the first time Switzerland
17 January 2014 Small Planet Airlines Italia ceased operations Italy
23 January 2014 Phakalane Airways began operations South Africa
21 January 2014 Small Planet Airlines Italia, having ceased operations on 17Jan2014, had its AOC revoked Italy
31 January 2014 Malawian Airlines, formed in Jul2013, commence operations serving the Blantyre–Lilongwe domestic route Malawi
1 February 2014 Merpati suspended operations Indonesia
4 February 2014 Krohn Air files for bankruptcy after suspending all flights Norway
28 February 2014 Air A!ps ceased operations Austria
10 March 2014 Rhein-Neckar Air commenced operations with flights between Mannheim City Airport and Berlin Tegel Airport Germany
11 March 2014 Ohana by Hawaiian launched its inaugural turboprop service to Molokai USA
14 March 2014 TAR (Transportes Aéreos Regionales) restarted operations Mexico
15 March 2014 Asian Air inaugural flight Thailand
19 March 2014 Aer Arann announced that it would be changing its corporate name to Stobart Air by the end of 2014 Ireland
20 March 2014 Florida Express Jet intended to begin operations but never started USA
27 March 2014 World Airways, having started operations on 15May1948, ceased USA
28 March 2014 Veca Airlines was founded El Salvador
30 March 2014 Up, founded by its parent El Al, commenced operations Israel
31 March 2014 go! ends operations USA
1 April 2014 Lakeshore Express indefinitely suspended its operations USA
10 April 2014 New Jatayu Air restarted operations  Indonesia
12 April 2014 Afghan Jet International, founded in 2013, commenced operations UAE
15 April 2014 American Eagle Airlines rebranded to Envoy USA
20 April 2014 Global Air Jets restarted operations USA
26 April 2014 Qingdao Airlines commenced operations China
29 April 2014 North American Airlines ceased operations USA
29 April 2014 Fly540 Angola ceased operations Angola
29 April 2014 Fly540 Ghana, having started operations in Dec2011, ceased Ghana
29 April 2014 Mid Africa Aviation restarted business Gambia
4 May 2014 Niger Airlines, founded in 31July2012, officially launched domestic operations Niger
6 May 2014 TRIP merged into Azul Brazil
8 May 2014 Union Express Charter Airline restarted operations Myanmar
15 May 2014 Manston airport (Kent) closes UK
15 May 2014 Fly Romania commenced operations Romania
18 May 2014 Ruili Airlines commenced operations China
21 May 2014 Northwest Sky Ferry merged into San Juan Airlines USA
22 May 2014 Eznis Airways suspended operations Mongolia
23 May 2014 SkyAero restarted operations with its maiden flight from Nairobi to Kisumu using a DC9 Kenya
24 May 2014 Aviolet, owned by Air Serbia, using three B.737-300 restarted operations Serbia
28 May 2014 Vincent Aviation (the Australia division) shuts down Australia
2 June 2014 Jet Time Finland restarted operations Finland
6 June 2014 Pacific Sun rebrands to Fiji Link Fiji
6 June 2014 Hermes Aviation started operations with a single B.737-4K5 Malta
7 June 2014 Korongo Airlines restarted domestic services DR Congo
9 June 2014 Discovery Air inaugurates flights between Lagos and Abuja using a B.737-300 Nigeria
9 June 2014 North American Airlines ceased operations USA
10 June 2014 Dobrolet operated its first commercial flight on the Moscow to Simferopol route Russia
10 June 2014 Orange Air commenced operations out of Orlando Sanford International Airport USA
11 June 2014 PAL Airlines airline gets its AOC back and began operations again with B.737-300 Chile
12 June 2014 Buzz Airways officially launched operations connecting Branson, Missouri with Chicago Midway and Houston Hobby USA
12 June 2014 AirAsia India's inaugural flight took off from Bangalore's Kempegowda International Airport for Goa India
15 June 2014 Bingo Airways shuts down Poland
17 June 2014 Greenland Express inaugurates flights between Denmark & Greenland via Iceland using Fokker 100 (>Sky Greenland) Denmark
17 June 2014 Thai AirAsia X launched its inaugural flight with a full load factor of 377 passengers Thailand
18 June 2014 Aerogal was renamed to Avianca Ecuador Ecuador
19 June 2014 Iconair restarted operations Pakistan
24 June 2014 Bosnian Wand Airlines was founded in Gornje Dubrave Bosnia & Herzegovina
30 June 2014 CCA (Central Connect Airlines) ends operations Czech Republic
30 June 2014 PEOPLExpress II restarted operations USA
1 July 2014 Tigerair Mandala ceased operations Indonesia
11 July 2014 Abakan Avia, formed in 1992, was renamed to Royal Flight Russia
16 July 2014 Phoenix Airways restarted scheduled charter services St Kitts & Nevis
17 July 2014 La Compagnie launched services. Originally known as Dreamjet France
17 July 2014 Air Uganda ceased operations after its AOC was revoked Uganda
17 July 2014 first service was launched between Victoria Falls and Johannesburg Zimbabwe
17 July 2014 US-Bangla Airlines restarted operations Bangladesh
29 July 2014 FlyOlympic ceased operations Sweden
1 August 2014 Our Airline became Nauru Airlines Nauru
1 August 2014 Spring Airlines Japan launched operations, linking Tokyo/Narita with Hiroshima, Saga, and Takamatsu using 189-seat B.737-800s. Japan
3 August 2014 Golden Wings Aviation launched domestic flights between the South Sudanese capital of Juba and Wau, capital of the Western Bahr el Ghazal state South Sudan
4 August 2014 Western Global Airlines launched operations USA
4 August 2014 Dobrolet shuts down due to western sanctions against Russia Russia
4 August 2014 flyvista commenced operations Georgia
19 August 2014 Fly Romania  cancels all flights Romania
19 August 2014 Chautauqua Airlines ends operation USA 
22 August 2014 SouthEast Airlines launched operations Kenya
27 August 2014 European Coastal Airlines started operations Croatia
29 August 2014 Urumqi Airlines commenced revenue services China
29 August 2014 Moskovia Airlines' AOC was withdrawn Russia
1 September 2014 Bylina had its AOC suspended by Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) Russia
1 September 2014 Avianca Ecuador start operations after renamed from AeroGal Ecuador
9 September 2014 Hai Au Aviation officially launched the seaplane service for tourism in Tuan Chau, Ha Long Vietnam
14 September 2014 AG Air suspended operations after the Georgian Civil Aviation Agency (GeCAA) revoked its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) Georgia
18 September 2014 Greenland Express ceased operations Denmark
26 September 2014 Tigerair Taiwan started operations with A.320 aircraft Taiwan
26 September 2014 PEOPLExpress II abruptly ceased operations after almost 3 months USA
29 September 2014 Fly Romania (Tend Air) cancels all flights on 19Aug2014 & declares bankruptcy on this date Romania
30 September 2014 Helitt Líneas Aéreas suspended operations indefinitely amid crippling debts Spain
30 September 2014 JAL Express, JAL officially ends its subsidiary and merged it back in Japan
1 October 2014 Air One services start operating under the Alitalia brand Italy
1 October 2014 JAL Express ceased operations after merging into its parent JAL (Japan Airlines) Japan
6 October 2014 East Air suspended operations after the Tajikistan GCAA revoked the carrier's AOC citing “certification” issues Tajikistan
6 October 2014 Livingston Compagnia Aerea (New Livingston) suspended all operations and its AOC was revoked the following day Italy
8 October 2014 Apsara International Air commenced scheduled operations with daily flights between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap Cambodia
10 October 2014 Primera Air Nordic commenced scheduled operations using its sole aircraft, a B737-800 Latvia
15 October 2014 Last commercial flight out of Blackpool Airport (Squires Gate) (to the Isle of Man) UK
16 October 2014 FlySafair start operations South Africa
18 October 2014 Mitsubishi MRJ90 official rollout occured Japan
24 October 2014 The New Zealand division of Vincent Aviation was placed into receivership New Zealand
24 October 2014 4YOU Airlines was declared bankrupt Poland
26 October 2014 ValuAir flights taken over by Jetstar Asia Airways Singapore
27 October 2014 Appalachian Air restarted operations from Pikeville, Kentucky, to Nashville, Tennessee USA
29 October 2014 Air Armenia suspend operations Armenia
30 October 2014 Fuzhou Airlines launched operations with a commercial flight between Fuzhou and Beijing China
30 October2014 NokScoot secured its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the Thai Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) Thailand
30 October 2014 Air One ceased operations and its assets merged into Alitalia Italy
1 November 2014 LFH - Luftverkehr Friesland Harle merged into FLN Frisia-Luftverkehr Norddeich to form FLN - Die Inselflieger Germany
2 November 2014 Texas Sky Airways restarted flights from Victoria Regional Airport to Austin and Dallas USA
10 November 2014 TAGUA (Transporte Aéreo Guaraní) started operations Paraguay
11 November 2014 Palau Pacific Airways began scheduled passenger operations using a wet leased B.737-8AS Palau
17 November 2014 Saurya Airlines started operations Nepal
24 November 2014 Polet Flight (Polet Airlines) suspended operations Russia
28 November 2014 Veca Airlines commenced operations with charter flights from San Salvador Int'l to San José Juan Santamaría and Panamá City Tocumen Int'l. El Salvador
30 November 2014 JetKonnect was phased out by Jet Airways India
30 November 2014 Skywings Asia Airlines ceased operations & was rebranded as Sky Angkor Airlines on 01Dec2014 Cambodia
1 December 2014 Bassaka Air commenced scheduled operations with a service from Phnom Penh to Macau International Cambodia
1 December 2014 Pobeda completed its first commercial flight on the route Moscow – Volgograd Russia
1 December 2014 Skywings Asia Airlines, ceased operations on 30Nov2014, rebrands as Sky Angkor Airlines Cambodia
2 December 2014 9 Air inaugurated services China
3 December 2014 ViaAir began scheduled operations with flights from Beckley to Charlotte USA
5 December 2014 Thai VietJetAir began operations Thailand
5 December 2014  Maltafly started scheduled flights between Malta and Palermo Malta
11 December 2014 Havana Air start operations using aircraft of Vision Airlines operating charters from Miami to Havana and Santa Clara in Cuba USA
13 December 2014 Caicos Express Airways launched its maiden scheduled international air service Turks & Caicos Islands
14 December 2014 Myanma Airways re-branded itself to Myanmar National Airways Myanmar
17 December 2014 Pullmantur Air became Wamos Air Spain
17 December 2014 V air began services Taiwan
19 December 2014 Hamburg Airways' last flight was operated from Moscow to Hanover before it's AOC was suspended Germany
20 December 2013 Vanilla Air, relaunched from AirAsia, operated its first flight Japan
24 December 2014 Russian Sky Airlines license was revoked Russia
27 December 2014 Qantas withdraws last 5 remaining passenger B.767 aircraft from service Australia
28 December 2014 AirTran Airways final flight from Atlanta To Tampa Bay  (>Southwest Airlines) USA
30 December 2014 Gambia Bird Airlines suspended all operations Gambia
31 December 2014 Chautauqua Airlines end operations. All ERJ 145s are shifted to sister airline Shuttle America starting 01Jan2015 USA
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1 January 2015 Chautauqua Airlines' ERJ 145s are shifted to sister airline Shuttle America, starting operations USA
2 January 2015 Skytrans Regional ceased operations Australia
5 January 2015 Utah Airways commenced operations USA
9 January 2015 Vistara restarted operations India
9 January 2015 Cyprus Airways suspended operations Cyprus
16 January 2015 Business Air operations were suspended was rebranded Intira Airlines in Jun2015  Thailand
19 January 2015 Indonesia AirAsia X operated its inaugural flight Indonesia
19 January 2015 Ten Airways ends operations after the Romanian civil aviation authority (Autoritatea Aeronautică Civilă Română - AACR) suspended its AOC Romania
25 January 2015 Bosnian Wand Airlines officially launched its 1st flight via Athens from Sarajevo Bosnia & Herzegovina
31 January 2015 MiniLiner had its AOC suspended by the Italian civil aviation authority ENAC (Ente Nazionale per l'Aviazione Civile) Italy
6 February 2015 Alitalia Express was integrated into mainline Alitalia Italy
10 February 2015 Bosnian Wand Airlines' suspended operations Bosnia & Herzegovina
12 February 2015 FlyEgypt's' first commercial flight heading to Jeddah was to uplift a group of VIPs Egypt
13 February 2015 GX Airlines (Guangxi Beibu Gulf Air) officially started operations China
19 February 2015 Qazaq Air was established by Samruk-Kazyna as Air Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
27 February 2015 Aerocon suspended all operations citing difficult market conditions Bolivia
2 March 2015 ES-Air commenced scheduled operations Denmark
5 March 2015 SkyWise started daily scheduled operations South Africa
29 March 2015 ES-Air ceased operations after only starting in 02Mar2015 Denmark
26 March 2015 HolidayJet launched services with a flight to Antalya Switzerland
31 March 2015 AtlasGlobal was renamed from Atlasjet Turkey
31 March 2015 Eurolot carries out its last flight (from Zurich to Cracow) Poland
1 April 2015 León Airlines commenced operations Spain
1 April 2015 Vernon Aviation restarted charter services from Four Corners Regional Airport, Farmington USA
2 April 2015 Denim established FlyDenim Netherlands
2 April 2015 Air Croatia restarted operations Croatia
7 April 2015 Olympus Airways was formed (started operations in 2016) Greece
7 April 2015 APEX Airlines commenced scheduled operations Myanmar
10 April 2015 Air100, having ceased operations in 2014, resumed in Feb2016, stopped again Finland
11 April 2015 BQB Airlines ceased operations Uruguay
12 April 2015 Air Pegasus restarted operations India
17 April 2015 TomskAvia had its AOC suspended by Rosaviatsia Russia
20 April 2015 Wizz Air Ukraine, having started operations on 11Jul2008, ceased operations Ukraine
23 April 2015 Air Croatia, founded in 2013, had its services suspended Croatia
27 April 2015 Chilean Airways began operations from its home base in Calama as AeroDesierto Chile
5 May 2015 Qazaq Air was established by Samruk-Kazyna Kazakhstan
13 May 2015 Eastern Air Lines, founded in 2011, was awarded its Part 121 AOC from the US FAA USA
18 May 2015 Petra Airlines restarted operations as Air Arabia Jordan Jordan
19 May 2015 Blue Sky Airways was incorporated Australia
20 May 2015 NokScoot commenced operations Thailand
22 May 2015 Air Lituanica ceased operations Lithuania
23 May 2015 Tropical Air Gabon secured its AOC Gabon
21 May 2015 Choice Aire started public charter flights between Miami and Atlantic City USA
23 May 2015 Limitless Airways commenced operations Croatia
24 May 2015

Autolux Airways began operations

28 May 2015 Eastern Air Lines: operated it's first charter flight USA
31 May 2015 Nordic Global Airlines ceased operations Finland
5 June 2015 Falcon Air Express turns in it's AOC to the FAA USA
6 June 2015 Air Horizont restarted operations Spain
2 July 2015 B&H Airlines' AOC was revoked & operations ceased Bosnia & Herzegovina
12 July 2015 Trujet restarted operations India
15 July 2015 Fly Baghdad restarted operations with three Flights To Erbil Iraq
19 July 2015 ADA (AeroDesierto) ceased operations to be rebranded as Chilean Airways Chile
21 July 2015 Rainbow Airlines operated its first demonstration flight but failed to start Zimbabwe
24 July 2015 YuVT-Aero, a Tatarstan based replacement for Ak Bars Aero restarted operations Russia
30 July 2015 Syphax Airlines flights are grounded Tunisia
5 August 2015 Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas restarted operations Spain
12 August 2015 Originair made its first flights, between Nelson and Palmerston North New Zealand
23 August 2015 Sea Air restarted operations Croatia
27 August 2015 Skygreece Airlines suspended operations following a series of transatlantic flight cancellations Greece
27 August 2015 Qazaq Air commenced revenue operations with flights between Almaty and Astana Kazakhstan
29 August 2015 Gabon flyafrica was officially unveiled to the public at a ceremony held in Libreville Gabon
31 August 2015 Cargo carrier, Airest announced the start of a new passenger airline named Flyest Estonia
1 September 2015 CanJet having started operations on 05Sep2000, now cease Canada
2 September 2015 Namibia flyafrica launched services Namibia
4 September 2015 Korongo's investors decided to discontinue the flight operations and to dissolve the company DR Congo
9 September 2015 Amaszonas del Paraguay inaugurated operations with its maiden flight from Asuncion to Ciudad del Este Paraguay
11 September 2015 South Supreme Airlines halted operations owing to the scarcity of dollars in South Sudan South Sudan
15 September 2015 Beacon launched its maiden commercial operations USA
21 September 2015 Fly County Airlines commenced domestic operations with 3x weekly flights from its Nairobi Wilson base to Voi Ikanga airstrip Kenya
25 September 2015 Nordic Aviation was founded by the Estonian Government Estonia
26 September 2015 Little Red ceased operations UK
26 September 2015 YTO Express Airlines commenced commercial freight operations with its maiden flight - Hangzhou-Chengdu China
1 October 2015 Arke was renamed to TUIfly (Netherlands) Netherlands
8 October 2015 Aviatsa commenced commercial operations using a pair of B737 Classics Honduras
9 October 2015 Congo Airways started operations DR Congo
17 October 2015 US Airways, established as All American Aviation eventually merged into American Airlines USA
25 October 2015 Transaero Airlines declared bankruptcy & ceased operations Russia
27 October 2015 Kiwi Regional Airlines, founded in 2014 by local businessman Ewan Wilson, commenced operations New Zealand
28 October 2015 Fastjet Zimbabwe launched with an inaugural flight between Harare and Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
8 November 2015 Nordic Aviation, founded on 25Sep2015 by the Estonian Government, started operations (>Nordica with effect from 01Apr2016) Estonia
8 November 2015 Estonian Air announced that it had ceased operations Estonia
12 November 2015 TUS Airways operated its first flight Cyprus
14 November 2015 Everjets made its scheduled market debut with the launch of regular passenger flights from Funchal to Lisbon and Porto on Portugal
20 November 2015 ABC Air Hungary, having started operations on 30Jun2005, ceased Hungary
25 November 2015 Armenia Airways was formed Armenia
26 November 2015 AirSWIFT, formed as ITI (Island Transvoyager), launched services Guyana
30 November 2015 Tyumenaviatrans, renamed to Utair in 2002, now rebranded to Azur Air Ukraine Ukraine
11 December 2015 Island Airlines ceased operations. Nantucket based scheduled airline USA
20 December 2015 Rayani Air commenced commercial passenger operations Malaysia
27 December 2015 BoA Regional commenced revenue operations with its maiden flight La Paz El Alto to Uyuni Bolivia
28 December 2015 Flyways Linhas Aéreas, founded on 11Jun2014, commenced services Brazil
31 December 2015 Colorful Guizhou Airlines commenced commercial operations with scheduled passenger flights between Guiyang and Bijie China
2016   Top of Page
8 January 2016 Sol Lineas Aereas, formed in 2005, ceased operations Argentina
10 January 2016 Fly AllWays, formed in 2014 launched its inaugural service Suriname
11 January 2016 Palma de Mallorca Son Sant Joan based Air Europa Express began commercial flights Spain
21 January 2016 Alas Uruguay, founded in Oct2013, began scheduled commercial operations Uruguay
22 January 2016 Fly AllWays commenced revenue services Suriname
28 January 2016 Baracuda Airways operated its first flight, from Nairobi–Wilson to Homa Bay Kenya
28 January 2016 law (Latin American Wings) commenced revenue operations with flights from Santiago de Chile Int'l to Punta Cana via Quito Int'l. Chile
29 January 2016 Jiangxi Airlines commenced commercial operations on with scheduled passenger flights between Nanchang and Urumqi via Xi'an Xianyang China
5 February 2016 Dominican Wings commenced revenue operations with its first commercial flight (Santo Domingo Las Américas-Port of Spain) Dominican Republic
14 February 2016 TUS Airways, established in Jun2015, started flights from Larnaca Cyprus
15 February 2016 Hermes Airlines ceased operations Greece
15 February 2016 Air Mediterranee ceased operations France
6 March 2016 United Airways suspended all operations Bangladesh
7 March 2016 Southern Airways Express purchased Sun Air Express for an undisclosed amount USA
11 March 2016 Air Caraïbes Simply was launched to relaunch the inter-island traffic in the Caribbean Guadeloupe
15 March 2016 AzalJet was founded by Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) Azerbaijan
27 March 2016 TAP Express, incorporated on 25Jul1988 & first flight on 07Jul1990 as PGA, was renamed Portugal
28 March 2016 AzalJet, founded on 15Mar2016 by Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL), commenced operations Azerbaijan
1 April 2016 Nordic Aviation was rebranded as Nordica Estonia
3 April 2016 Crystal Luxury Air restarted operations USA
21 April 2016 Armenia Airways, formed on 25Nov2015, started limited operations Armenia
27 April 2016 Leste Aviation launched its inaugural test flight East Timor
2 May 2016 Nextjet Canada commenced revenue operations Canada
3 May 2016 Hummingbird Air restarted services US Virgin Islands
5 May 2016 All the LAN Airlines were renamed to LATAM when their parent company LAN Chile merged with TAM Airlines Americas
6 May 2016 Fly Sarvaq was planning to commence operations but was renamed to Go Sarvaq prior to start Canada
13 May 2016 Small Planet Airlines Germany launched operations Germany
17 May 2016 Air Lubo (ALK JSC), formed in 2012, started services Bulgaria
21 May 2016 Hongtu Airlines commenced revenue operations China
25 May 2016 Nordic Seaplanes commenced operations with flights between Copenhagen & Aarhus Denmark
26 May 2016 OrenAir's AOC was revoked after integration into Rossiya Russia
15 July 2016 NewLeaf Travel restarted operations Canada
26 August 2016 Eagle Airways ceased operations New Zealand
7 November 2016 Fly Kiss launched services France
2017   Top of Page
22 January 2017 GI Aviation formally commenced operations UAE
24 January 2017 Imo Air inaugurated scheduled commercial operations Nigeria
29 January 2017 Serene Air started operations with B.738 aircraft Pakistan
30 January, 2017 Shuttle America ceased operations and all remaining aircraft and crew were transferred to Republic Airlines USA
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