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2010

   

05 Jan 2010

Rwandair Express, rebranded back to RwandAir, is relaunched

Rwanda

13 Jan 2010

Blue Wings ceased operations

Germany

18 Jan 2010

Arctic Transportation Services became Ryan Air

USA

15 Jan 2010

Although originally planned for Apr2009, the first revenue flight of Asky Airlines (Africa Sky) took place

Togo

19 Jan 2010

Flag carrier Japan Airlines files for protection from bankruptcy

Japan

22 Jan 2010

United Eagle Airlines was renamed Chengdu Airlines

China

26 Jan 2010

Aer Lingus Regional was founded

Ireland

26 Jan 2010

Quantum Air ceased all operations

Spain

31 Jan 2010

Northwest Airlines ceased operations (>>Delta Air Lines)

USA

01 Feb 2010

Sky Pasada was founded

Philippines

01 Feb 2010

Fly Hellas operations commenced

Greece

03 Feb 2010

Krohn Air started operations from Molde

Norway

04 Feb 2010

Republic Airways announces their intent to close Lynx by Sep2010

USA

06 Feb 2010

Euroline became Georgian International Airlines

Georgia

08 Feb 2010

First flight of the B.747-8F

USA

11 Feb 2010

Seabird Airlines was founded by company chairman Kursad Arusan

Turkey

15 Feb 2010

Hola Airlines ceased operations

Spain

28 Feb 2010

Meridiana Fly was renamed to Meridiana after merging with Eurofly

Italy

01 Mar 2010

Varsity Express (Oxford) launched services

UK

04 Mar 2010

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

France

06 Mar 2010

Silver Fly Perak, founded in 2009, restarted operations

Malaysia

08 Mar 2010

Varsity Express (Oxford) ceased operations after only 1 week

UK

19 Mar 2010

Pacific East Asia Cargo Airlines, formed on 09ct1990, had its AOC was suspended

Philippines

24 Mar 2010

Highland Airways was placed into voluntary administration, and all flights cancelled

UK

28 Mar 2010

Air One Smart Carrier became a separate brand from Alitalia, being relaunched by Alitalia as a “smart carrier"

Italy

28 Mar 2010

Aer Lingus Regional, founded on 26Jan2010, commenced operations

Ireland

28 Mar 2010

Viva Macau had its, AOC revoked after it started cancelling its flights due to an inability to pay for fuel

Macau

28 Mar  2010

PAL Express rebrands itself as Airphil Express

Philippines

31 Mar 2010

EAT Leipzig was awarded its air operator’s certificate (AOC)

Germany

01 Apr 2010

Air Volga declares bankruptcy & operations ceased

Russia

15 Apr 2010

Travel Service Slovakia restarted operations

Slovakia

25 Apr 2010

Enter Air operations started

Poland

27 Apr 2010

Layonair was established in the Canary Islands

Spain

27 Apr 2010

OceanAir Linhas Aéreas was renamed to Avianca (Brazil)

Brazil

30 Apr 2010

Air Jamaica merged into in Trinidad's Caribbean Airlines

Jamaica

30 Apr 2010

Wings of Bornholm ceased flights

Denmark

30 Apr 2010

Durban’s King Shaka International Airport opens to traffic

South Africa

04 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

05 May 2010

BVI Airways, having been founded in 2010, commenced operations

UK Virgin Islands

07 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

01 Jun 2010

Holidays Czech Airline took over CSA Czech Airlines charter business

Czech Republic

02 Jun 2010

FlyDirect goes into liquidation before launching its first service

New Zealand

02 Jun 2010

Nigerian Eagle Airlines was renamed to Air Nigeria

Nigeria

02 Jun 2010

Air Arabia Egypt commenced operations

Egypt

04 Jun 2010

Air Cuenca operations start

Ecuador

07 Jun 2010

Star Airways restarted operations

Albania

10 Jun 2010

Sky Pasada, founded on 01Feb2010, restarted operations

Philippines

12 Jun 2010

WhiteJets restarted operations

Brazil

14 Jun 2010

NOAR Linhas Aereas restarted operations

Brazil

15 Jun 2010

The National Civil Aviation Agency suspended the operational license of TAF Linhas Aereas and the airline was grounded

Brazil

17 Jun 2010

Tibet Airlines was incorporated

China

21 Jun 2010

Cyprus Turkish Airlines ceased operations

Northern Cyprus

29 Jun 2010

Cyprus Turkish Airlines announced that the airline had gone out of business

Northern Cyprus

29 Jun 2010

Regional Pacific Airlines went into administration and all flight operations are stopped

Australia

29 Jun 2010

Hebei Airlines relaunched operations after rebrand from Northeast Airlines

China

30 Jun 2010

Arrow Cargo ceased scheduled operations

USA

30 Jun 2010

Axiom Air operations start

Nigeria

01 Jul 2010

Austrian Lufthansa Cargo launched services

Austria

03 Jul 2010

Air Bucharest restarted operations

Romania

18 Jul 2010

Nesma Airlines' first commercial flight

Egypt

22 Jul 2010

FlyLAL Charters & its subsidiaries adopts the brand name Small Planet Airlines

Lithuania

31 Jul 2010

AlbaStar, launched on 30Nov2009, restarted operations

Spain

08 Aug 2010

T'Way Air was established

South Korea

13 Aug 2010

Andalus Lineas Aereas ceased operations

Spain

13 Aug 2010

Andalus Lineas Aereas ceased operations

Spain

20 Aug 2010

Flex Linhas Aereas having been relaunched from Nordeste, declared bankruptcy & ceased operations

Brazil

22 Aug 2010

Air Tourist Gabon had its AOC suspended. Restarted on 02Sep2010 as Allegiance Gabon

Gabon

24 Aug 2010

SAMA ceased operations

Saudi Arabia

28 Aug 2010

Mexicana suspended operations

Mexico

28 Aug 2010

Mexicana Click  ceased operations on this date after its parent company Mexicana stopped operating

Mexico

28 Aug 2010

Mexicana Link ceased operations on this date after its parent company Mexicana stopped operating

Mexico

31 Aug 2010

Freedom Airlines ceased operations

USA

15 Sep 2010

Med-Airlines, a cargo airline based in Casablanca, started operations

Morocco

16 Sep 2010

T'Way Air restarted operations

South Korea

01 Oct 2010

Star1 Airlines ceased operations

Lithuania

01 Oct 2010

ANA Wings operations started

Japan

06 Oct 2010

Blue Line ceased operation

France

07 Oct 2010

SpiceJet commenced operations on 24May2005 & international services are launched on this date with a flight from Delhi to Kathmandu

India

09 Oct 2010

Air Mekong flight operations were launched

Vietnam

10 Oct 2010

RAK Airways suspended all services & was relaunched as a low-cost carrier

UAE

14 Oct 2010

Air Corsica was renamed from CCM

France

14 Oct 2010

Livingston Energy Flight have their AOC revoked (+>Livingston Compagnia Aerea)

Italy

19 Oct 2010

Hamburg International shut down all operations and files for bankruptcy protection

Germany

04 Nov 2010

EuroCypria Airlines ceased operations

Cyprus

10 Nov2010

Regent Airways operations started

Bangladesh

12 Nov 2010

The 5th reincarnation of Pan Am (Pan American Airways) had it's inaugural flight to Monterrey, Mexico from Brownsville, Texas

USA

13 Nov 2010

German Sky started operations

Germany

24 Nov 2010

TAM Air ceased operations when its AOC was revoked

Georgia

25 Nov 2010

Petra Airlines was awarded its AOC (>Air Arabia Jordan)

Jordan

12 Dec 2010

Heritage Air started operations

Malaysia

16 Dec 2010

Tigerair Philippines was officially launched (>Cebgo)

Philippines

17 Dec 2010

Fly540 acquired EASAX (East African Safari Air Express) remaining assets

Kenya

22 Dec 2010

MEGA Maldives received an AOC

Maldives

22 Dec 2010

Continental Micronesia ceased operations on (merged with Continental Airlines)

Guam

23 Dec 2010

Mauritania Airways went out of service

Mauritania

28 Dec 2010

P.C. Air, founded by Piyo Chantraporn and Chatrawiwat Klumkomol, received its operating licence

Thailand

28 Dec 2010

MEGA Maldives, established in 2010, had it's first domestic flight (from Malé to Gan)

Maldives

29 Dec 2010

SKY Aviation, formed in 2009, started operations

Indonesia

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01 Jan 2011

Sunrise Airways, founded in 2010, started operations

Haiti

14 Jan 2011

Asia Majestic Airlines was established, but never started operations

Thailand

18 Jan 2011

North Cyprus Airlines was founded, shortly after the bankruptcy of Cyprus Turkish Airlines in Jun2010. Did not start operations

Northern Cyprus

21 Jan 2011

Tonlesap Airlines restarted operations

Cambodia

25 Jan 2011

Senegal Airlines made its first flight

Senegal

27 Jan 2011

Asian Wings operated its first flight

Myanmar

28 Jan 2011

Air Nationals' operations are suspended by the NZCAA due to safety concerns

New Zealand

31 Jan 2011

Fly540 having launched charter services in Dec2010, commenced scheduled services as an ICAO registered airline

Angola

10 Feb 2011

peach was founded as A&F Aviation

Japan

11 Feb 2011

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

Indonesia

22 Feb 2011

Gomelavia, founded in 1996, ceased operations

Belarus

22 Feb 2011

Air Nicaragua was founded as the potential national flag carrier of Nicaragua but never started services

Nicaragua

26 Feb 2011

Indian ceased operating under its own brand with the merger with Air India being completed

India

28 Feb 2011

Swift Air, incorporated in Sep2009, began operations

Malawi

04 Mar 2011

Africa World Airlines received its AOC

Ghana

08 Mar 2011

Meelad Air, established in Jordan, received Greek AOC

Greece

10 Mar 2011

Air National notifies the NZCAA that it was voluntarily ceasing operations after being suspended on 28Jan2011

New Zealand

14 Mar 2011

Flyme was launched

Maldives

15 Mar 2011

Sabang Merauke Raya Air Charter (SMAC) ceased operations

Indonesia

16 Mar 2011

Wataniya Airways ceased all operations because of financial difficulties

Kuwait

17 Mar 2011

Operations by Afriqiyah Airways are temporarily terminated due to the Libyan civil war

Libya

20 Mar 2011

Tunisair Express, formed as Tuninter, was renamed from SevenAir

Tunisia

20 Mar 2011

First flight of the B.747-8I

USA

21 Mar 2011

Tabarak Aviation, created in Nov2010, restarted operations with a wet-leased a Travel Service B.737-800

Jordan

22 Mar 2011

Velvet Sky operations begin

South Africa

27 Mar 2011

People's Vienna Line had its maiden flight

Austria

28 Mar 2011

Camair-Co officially restarted operations

Cameroon

01 Apr 2011

Orange Air was founded

USA

01 Apr 2011

Wizz Air Bulgaria suspended operations and AOC was revoked

Bulgaria

02 Apr 2011

Air KBZ, formed in 2010, launched domestic scheduled services from Yangon

Myanmar

06 Apr 2011

Layonair operations are launched, operating on behalf of Iberia Cargo

Spain

06 Apr 2011

Riau ceased operation for the final time

Indonesia

13 Apr 2011

Frontier formed a new subsidiary, Frontier Express

USA

18 Apr 2011

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

Taiwan

20 Apr 2011

Air One Cityliner was renamed to Alitalia CityLiner

Italy

20 Apr 2011

Ridge Airways, owned by Sergey Kocharov, was founded

Armenia

01 May 2011

Air Canada Express launched services

Canada

01 May 2011

Iberworld was rebranded and changed its name to Orbest Orizonia.

Spain

04 May 2011

Aviacsa (Aviacion de Chiapas) finally ceased operations

Mexico

04 May 2011

Virgin Blue became Virgin Australia

Australia

09 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

Netherlands

27 May 2011

Eagles Airlines was renamed to PRiMA Aero Trasport Italiani

Italy

01 Jun 2011

SAMAir restarted operations under new ownership after Central Charter Airlines Slovakia failed

Slovakia

01 Jun 2011

Air Canada Express officially replaced Jazz as the brand applied to all regional services

Canada

01 Jun 2011

Great Wall Airlines merged into China Cargo Airlines

China

08 Jun 2011

SunExpress Germany launched services

Germany

20 Jun 2011

ICARO Express files for bankruptcy

Ecuador

21 Jun 2011

Iconair was established in Karachi

Pakistan

21 Jun 2011

Air Cuenca ceased operations

Ecuador

27 Jun 2011

Bimini Island Air ceased operations

USA

01 Jul 2011

Zetavia started operations

Ukraine

01 Jul 2011

Skynet Asia Airways was rebranded as Solaseed Air

Japan

11 Jul 2011

Silk Road Cargo Business' AOC was awarded

Uzbekistan

15 Jul 2011

GoodFly made its inaugural flight from Burgos Airport to Menorca's Airport

Spain

18 Jul 2011

NOAR Linhas Aereas ceased operations

Brazil

22 Jul 2011

Transportes Generales Aéreos began operations. Ceased in 2015

Peru

22 Jul 2011

Air Mikisew, formed as Contact Air in 1961, ceased operations in 2010, had its AOC revoked

Canada

26 Jul 2011

Tibet Airlines restarted operations

China

26 Jul 2011

Timor Air restarted operations

East Timor

02 Aug 2011

China Eastern Yunnan, formed as Yunnan Airlines in 1992, launched services from Kunming

China

08 Aug 2011

Eaglexpres was founded

Malaysia

16 Aug 2011

Jetstar Japan, a Joint venture between Japan Airlines, Jetstar Airways and Mitsubishi Corporation was launched

Japan

17 Aug 2011

Kaltim Airlines was the airline of Samarinda was founded by Awang F. Ishak and Sabri Ramdhan

Indonesia

20 Aug 2011

Southern Star restarted operations

South Sudan

23 Aug 2011

Robin Hood Aviation filed for insolvency and ceased operations the following day

Austria

25 Aug 2011

Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas was established on this date by former Air Madrid director Julio Martinez & was awarded its AOC in Jul2015

Spain

01 Sep 2011

IndiGo started international services with a flight from Delhi to Dubai

India

09 Sep 2011

EasySky start operations

Honduras

17 Sep 2011

Jet Asia Airways, established in Dec2009, restarted operations

Thailand

19 Sep 2011

AeroMajestic Airlines's inaugural flight took to the sky

Philippines

20 Sep 2011

Air Minas, grounded on 30May2010, lost its AOC

Brazil

24 Sep 2011

ECAir operations start

Republic of Congo

26 Sep 2011

Boeing delivers its first B.787 Dreamliner to a customer, All Nippon Airways, at Paine Field in Washington

USA

28 Sep 2011

Kingfisher Red, founded on 25Aug2003 as Air Deccan, ceased operations

India

30 Sep 2011

Air Southwest ceased operations & was absorbed into Eastern Airlines

UK

01 Oct 2011

Flyme  began operations

Maldives

01 Oct 2011

The Continental-United merger results in the end of Continental

USA

06 Oct 2011

Iberia Express was founded

Spain

07 Oct 2011

Solid AiR, established in 1996, was declared bankrupt

Netherlands

10 Oct 2011

AviaNova ceased operations

Russia

15 Oct 2011

TAME Xpress, established as a wholly-owned subsidiary of national carrier TAME in Oct2011, started operations

Ecuador

17 Oct 2011

Libyan Airlines resumed commercial services following the lifting of all sanctions

Libya

18 Oct 2011

TAR Aerolíneas was formed by Grupo Mafra (a property development group)

Mexico

20 Oct 2011

Flybe Nordic began operations

Finland

23 Oct 2011

Dubrovnik Airlines started operations in 2005 & ceased on this date after defaulting on its debts

Croatia

26 Sep 2011

Comlux Aruba received its AOC

Aruba

26 Oct 2011

ANA (All Nippon Airways) flew the first commercial flight of a B.787 Dreamliner, from Tokyo to Hong Kong

Japan

29 Oct 2011

Sky Express, having commenced operations on 29Jan2007, now ceased

Russia

29 Oct 2011

OpenSkies ceased operations

UK

30 Oct 2011

PRiMA Aero Trasport Italiani, launched as Eagles Airlines, operated its last flight

Italy

01 Nov 2011

Airberlin Turkey a joint venture between Airberlin & Pegasus Airlines, launched operations between Antalya and Stuttgart as Air Turkya

Turkey

07 Nov 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 Nov 2011

Albanian Airlines ceased operations

Albania

11 Nov 2011

Livingston Compagnia Aerea was established on  by Ricardo Toto’s RT holding company

Italy

15 Nov 2011

Strategic Airlines was renamed to Air Australia

Australia

18 Nov 2011

Lviv Airlines, formed from the Aeroflot Lviv Division in 1992, was liquidated

Ukraine

21 Nov 2011

Helitt Líneas Aéreas, founded in 2009, began operations with the inaugural route Málaga - Melilla

Spain

21 Nov 2011

Astraeus entered administration & ceased operations the same day

UK

23 Nov 2011

Okapi Airlines, founded in Oct2011, launched flights

DR Congo

28 Nov 2011

Sol Linhas Aéreas, founded in 2008, suspended all operations

Brazil

29 Nov 2011

City Airline, established in 1997, ceased operations (>>Skyways)

Sweden

30 Nov 2011

United and Continental received FAA approval for a single operating certificate

USA

30 Nov 2011

Air Tribe, established in Sep2011, launched services with two Convair 580F freighters

Mexico

01 Dec 2011

CSO City Fly, subsidiary of Magdeburg/Cochstedt airport, launched Magdeburg/Cochstedt-Munich service

Germany

02 Dec 2011

Hunnu Air commenced services as Mongolian Airlines

Mongolia

03 Dec 2011

AIRES Colombia started operating as LAN Colombia under the unified LAN livery

Colombia

07 Dec 2011

V Australia was absorbed by Virgin Australia

Australia

08 Dec 2011

Dalian Airlines received its public air carrier’s license from the CAAC

China

04 Dec 2011

Bhutan Airlines, then known as Tashi Air, was launched

Bhutan

05 Dec 2011

Fly Hellas having commenced operations on 01Feb2010 as Viking Hellas Aviation, ceased operations

Greece

15 Dec 2011

Livingston Compagnia Aerea acquires the assets of Livingston Energy Flight before starting operations on 31Mar2012

Italy

15 Dec 2011

Gulfstream International Airlines rebrands as Silver Airways

USA

15 Dec 2011

P.C. Air operated its maiden flight, between Bangkok and Surat Thani

Thailand

19 Dec 2011

South East Airlines had its licence revoked

Russia

25 Dec 2011

VietJetAir restarted commercial services after renamed from VietJet AirAsia

Vietnam

31 Dec 2011

Jade Cargo, founded by Lufthansa Cargo & Shenzhen Airlines, ceased flying

China

31 Dec 2011

Dalian Airlines launched services with a flight from Dalian to Shenzhen

China

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01 Jan 2012

Budget carrier flydubai launched a cargo division

UAE

02 Jan 2012

VarigLog (Varig Logistics) suspended operations

Brazil

03 Jan 2012

Lao Central Airlines, established as Phongsavanh Airlines using the assets of defunct carrier Lao Capricorn Air, started operations

Laos

04 Jan 2012

Mesaba Airlines ceased operations (merged with Pinnacle Airlines)

USA

10 Jan 2012

Air Sweden had its AOC revoked (>Nordic Air Sweden)

Sweden

14 Jan 2012

Turpial Airlines was founded

Venezuela

30 Jan 2012

USA3000 Airlines ceased operations

USA

02 Feb 2012

QuikJet Cargo, founded in 2007, restarted operations

India

03 Feb 2012

Tasair, formed in 1965. was placed in voluntary liquidation

Australia

03 Feb 2012

Malev halts operations after 66 years of service

Hungary

10 Feb 2012

Zambezi Airlines having just had its AOC suspended then restarted, was closed down

Zambia

13 Feb 2012

PEOPLExpress II was founded

USA

14 Feb 2012

Seabird Airlines, founded on 11Feb2010 by company chairman Kursad Arusan, was awarded its AOC

Turkey

17 Feb 2012

OzJet ceased all operations

Australia

17 Feb 2012

Air Australia ceased operations

Australia

24 Feb 2012

Airco Charters suspended operations indefinitely

Canada

27 Feb 2012

Velvet Sky ceased operations

South Africa

29 Feb 2012

Aeroperlas ceased full operations

Panama

01 Mar 2012

Avmax Chad flew its first commercial flight

Chad

01 Mar 2012

 peach restarted operations after rename from A&F Aviation

Japan

01 Mar 2012

Alpha Express Airlines was established

Latvia

02 Mar 2012

The last departure of an official Continental Airlines flight took place at 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time

USA

03 Mar 2012

Ryjet ceased operations

Spain

06 Mar 2012

Aeroperlas made its last official scheduled flight from Tocumen Airport to Bocas del Toro, thus ending 41 years of operation

Panama

07 Mar 2012

Direct Aero Service ceased operations, changing its name to Romstrade Logistic Expres

Romania

16 Mar 2012

REDjet operations ceased

Barbados

22 Mar 2012

Corse Air announces it would be changing its name to Corsair International

France

23 Mar 2012

Pan Am World Airways Dominicana was renamed to PAWA Dominica

Dominican Republic

24 Mar 2012

flyCongo resumes domestic services after being renamed from Hewa Bora Airways (>Fly CAA)

DR Congo

25 Mar 2012

Jetlite was merged into Jet Airways' inhouse low cost brand JetKonnect

India

25 Mar 2012

Iberia Express commenced operations

Spain

30 Mar 2012

Kirov Air Enterprise, having started operations in 1992,  ceased

Russia

31 Mar 2012

Livingston’s first flight took off from Milan Malpensa destined for Marsa Alam

Italy

01 Apr 2012

Air Nippon operations cease (>ANA)

Japan

02 Apr 2012

Bravo Air was founded

Ukraine

05 Apr 2012

LINK Airs was established. Bankrupt before starting

Japan

05 Apr 2012

Mandala Airlines restarted operations Tigerair Mandala

Indonesia

05 Apr 2012

Volotea commenced operations

Spain

12 Apr 2012

BB Airways, founded in Jan 2012, received its Air Operator Certificate

Nepal

14 Apr 2012

Syphax Airlines restarted operations, with scheduled services beginning on 29Apr2012

Tunisia

16 Apr 2012

Korongo Airlines started domestic services to Kinshasa

DR Congo

16 Apr 2012

TEAM Airlines had their AOC suspended by the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil

Brazil

19 Apr 2012

BMI's (British Midland International)) ownership transferred to IAG at 23:59 (>BA)

UK

21 Apr 2012

Pacific Royale Airways having received its AOC on 29May2012, had its final proving flight

Indonesia

28 Apr 2012

Air Onix began flight operations

Ukraine

29 Apr 2012

Syphax Airlines restarted operations

Tunisia

03 May 2012

Bornholmerflyet launched services

Denmark

03 May 2012

Cimber Sterling ceased operations

Denmark

06 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

Brazil

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

01 Jun 2012

Astar Air Cargo, formed as DHL Worldwide Express, ceased operations

USA

04 Jun 2012

Scoot had its inaugural flight to Sydney

Singapore

08 Jun 2012

REDjet ceased operations

Barbados

09 Jun 2012

More Linhas Aereas restarted operations

Brazil

11 Jun 2012

Pacific Royale began commercial operations

Indonesia

15 Jun 2012

YanAir was formed

Ukraine

21 Jun 2012

Velvet Skys' liquidation was finalised

South Africa

22 Jun 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 Jun 2012

Air Finland ceased operations & filed for bankruptcy

Finland

28 Jun 2012

Seabird Airlines, founded on 11Feb2010, launched services

Turkey

01 Jul 2012

IMD Airways operations ceased

Spain

01 Jul 2012

Air Aland's operations were handed over to the Sweden-based company NextJet

Finland

01 Jul 2012

Germania Express brand was revived when Nuremburg based Flynext rebranded

Germany

03 Jul 2012

SmartLynx Airlines Estonia, formed in 2012, launched operations

Estonia

03 Jul 2012

Jetstar Japan restarted operations

Japan

04 Jul 2012

Toumai Air Tchad flights are grounded because of safety concerns

Chad

05 Jul 2012

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

Uruguay

07 Jul 2012

Thai Smile, known as Thai Wings prior to start, launched services

Thailand

09 Jul 2012

BlueSky Airways was launched

Botswana

10 Jul 2012

BETA Carga ceased operations

Brazil

15 Jul 2012

Air Taraba operations restarted

Nigeria

20 Jul 2012

Aerosur Paraguay AOC was revoked

Paraguay

20 Jul 2012

AeroSur having ceased operations on 17May2012, had its AOC revoked

Bolivia

23 Jul 2012

Air Mantra revenue flights were launched   

India

26 Jul 2012

Air Finland, ceased operations on 26Jun2012, files for bankruptcy

Finland

27 Jul 2012

OLT Regional Express ceased operations

Poland

31 Jul 2012

OLT Express Poland suspended all charter services

Poland

31 Jul 2012

Niger Airlines was founded

Niger

31 Jul 2012

Mesaba Airlines' operating certificate was surrendered

USA

01 Aug 2012

AirAsia Japan launched services with a flight from Tokyo Narita to Fukuoka

Japan

02 Aug 2012

Iconair received its AOC

Pakistan

03 Aug 2012

FlyGeorgia, formed in 2011, launched domestic services with a flight from Tbilisi to Batumi

Georgia

09 Aug 2012

Loong Air launched services with a flight from Hangzhou to Qingdao as CDI Cargo Airlines

China

11 Aug 2012

Windjet, established in 2003, ceased operations

Italy

12 Aug 2012

CTK CiTylinK, formed in 1994. suspended operations

Ghana

14 Aug 2012

MAP (Manaus Aerotaxi Participações S/A) founded in 2011, received its AOC

Brazil

23 Aug 2012

Air China Inner Mongolia was launched with start-up capital of Yuan 1bn

China

31 Aug 2012

FlyJamaica received its Jamaican air operator’s certificate

Jamaica

05 Sep 2012

Colgan Air ceased operations

USA

06 Sep 2012

Mais Linhas Aéreas, established in Salvador in Brazil’s Northeast region, started operations

Brazil

09 Sep 2012

FMI Air launched operations as FMI Air Charter

Myanmar

09 Sep 2012

Bmibaby closed down

UK

10 Sep 2012

Air Nigeria ceased operations

Nigeria

11 Sep 2012

Malindo Air was founded

Malaysia

13 Sep 2012

BB Airways, founded in Jan2012, started operations

Nepal

14 Sep 2012

Golden Myanmar Airlines was incorporated on 14Sep2012

Myanmar

15 Sep 2012

Sky Net Airline, formed in 2011, started operations

Armenia

15 Sep 2012

Jet Star operations started

Moldova

16 Sep 2012

U Airlines inaugural flight

Thailand

21 Sep 2012

Eaglexpress Air Charters' first commercial flight for Hajj Pilgrimage from Jeddah to Dhaka

Malaysia

21 Sep 2012

Africa World Airlines launched services

Ghana

24 Sep 2012

Rollins Air had its AOC was revoked

Honduras

24 Sep 2012

Fly Tanzania was incorporated. Unsure if started operations with a single BAe 146-300 as planned

Tanzania

27 Sep 2012

Varig Cargo, rebranded as VarigLog (Varig Logistics) in 2000, suspended operations on 02Jan2012 & was liquidated on this date

Brazil

29 Sep 2012

Comairs' last scheduled flight (Cincinnati to Houston)

USA

30 Sep 2012

Ariella Airlines operations started

Burkina Faso

30 Sep 2012

Kingfisher, launched on 08May2005, started operations on 09May2005 & ceased on this date

India

01 Oct 2012

City Airways operations start

Thailand

14 Oct 2012

BlueSky Airways flew its first commercial charter flight

Botswana

16 Oct 2012

Islas Airways, having started operations on 15Feb2003 ceased & was was subsequently declared bankrupt

Spain

15 Oct 2012

Falcon Express Cargo Airlines, formed in 1995, suspended operations

UAE

20 Oct 2012

Kingfisher, having ceased operations on 30Sep2012, had its AOC revoked

India

21 Oct 2012

Hello operations started in Aug2004 & ceased on this date

Switzerland

22 Oct 2012

P.C. Air ceased operations

Thailand

22 Oct 2012

Gambia Bird Airlines operations started

Gambia

24 Oct 2012

WOW air acquires Iceland Express' operations and network

Iceland

26 Oct 2012

Gambia Bird Airlines first international service, from Banjul to London Gatwick, took place

Gambia

27 Oct 2012

bmi was integrated into British Airways

UK

31 Oct 2012

Ryazanaviatrans, established in 1992, was ordered to cease operations

Russia

02 Nov 2012

Air Odisha, a no-frills carrier from Bhubaneswar, commenced operations

India

02 Nov 2012

Seabird Seaplane, a planned passenger charter carrier based out of Kochi International (COK), was incorporated

India

02 Nov 2012

1time ceased all operations and files for liquidation

South Africa

12 Nov 2012

Air Côte d'Ivoire, set up on 15May2012, restarted African regional services from Abidjan

Ivory Coast

15 Nov 2012

Massawa Airways operations started with regional services from Massawa

Eritrea

15 Nov 2012

Sky Wings operations were suspended

Greece

16 Nov 2012

JetLink Express, operations having started in 2004, ceased

Kenya

20 Nov 2012

Brighton City Airways was founded

UK

21 Nov 2012

SEAir International was created by founders of SEAir

Philippines

23 Nov 2012

Webjet suspended operations following parent GOL’s announcement that the airline was being closed down

Brazil

27 Nov 2012

APEX Airlines was incorporated

Myanmar

27 Nov 2012

Namaste Nepalese Air received its AOC on but didn't start operations

Nepal

29 Nov 2012

Fastjet operated its first revenue service from Dar es Salaam to Mwanza

Tanzania

Dec 2012

Chhattisgarh Air Link restarted operations

India

07 Dec 2012

SEAir International, created by founders of SEAIR, launch services between Manila and Basco

Philippines

10 Dec 2012

Fly Go-Air, originally established in 2010, started operations

South Africa

11 Dec 2012

Kuban Airlines' operations ceased & the airline filed for bankruptcy

Russia

14 Dec 2012

Star XL German Airlines having became XL Airways Germany on 23Nov2006, suspended services

Germany

14 Dec 2012

Skyjet Air operations started

Philippines

15 Dec 2012

Air Brasil Cargo operations were suspended

Brazil

15 Dec 2012

Luk Aero operations restart after rebranding from Eastern Express

Kazakhstan

15 Dec 2012

Excellent Air operations started

Malta

15 Dec 2012

Fly Hermes (Hermes Aviation) start operations

Malta

15 Dec 2012

Movil Air Tours operations started

Peru

18 Dec 2012

Air Canada rouge was officially launched and began services on 01Jul2013

Canada

19 Dec 2012

Westair Benin operated its inaugural passenger flight, from Cotonou to Niamey

Benin

20 Dec 2012

AviaDnipro was established by Serhiy Tkachenko, the previous chairman of the board of Dniproavia

Ukraine

24 Dec 2012

Air Mali suspended operations

Mali

2013

 

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Jan 2013

White obtains the license to operate scheduled flights

Italy

01 Jan 2013

Manx2 was rebranded as Citywing

UK

01 Jan 2013

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

USA

04 Jan 2013

AerCaribe Perú, having been incorporated in 2011, has its AOC issued

Peru

08 Jan 2013

Hyperion Aviation was founded

Malta

09 Jan 2013

NovoAir restarted operations with two Embraer ERJ-145

Bangladesh

09 Jan 2013

DhakaAir, the cargo carrier division of NovoAir , started operations

Bangladesh

10 Jan 2013

Mineral Airways (the mining-related division of Aerovías DAP) began, using BAe RJ85 aircraft

Chile

11 Jan 2013

Golden Myanmar Airlines obtained its AOC

Myanmar

11 Jan 2013

Ryan International Airlines ceased operations and entered liquidation

USA

14 Jan 2013

Donbassaero Airlines ceased operations

Ukraine

17 Jan 2013

Golden Myanmar Airlines conducts its first scheduled flight

Myanmar

18 Jan 2013

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

Paraguay

23 Jan 2013

Vizion Air operations started with ad-hoc charter operations with Fokker 50

Belgium

24 Jan 2013

Cargo North operations started

Canada

24 Jan 2013

R Airlines, founded in 2012, launched its inaugural charter flight between Bangkok and Gaya, Bihar, India

Thailand

27 Jan 2013

OLT Express ceased operations

Germany

27 Jan 2013

Spanair suspended operations

Spain

29 Jan 2013

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

France

31 Jan 2013

Batavia Air ceased operations

Indonesia

07 Feb 2013

TAF Linhas Aéreas had its license finally revoked

Brazil

11 Feb 2013

Ohana by Hawaiian was announced as Hawaiian Airlines’ new regional subsidiary.

USA

12 Feb 2013

Bahrain Air ceased operations

Bahrain

12 Feb 2013

Karinou Airlines, established as Africa Airlines in Apr2012 had its inaugural scheduled service from Bangui to Kinshasa

Central African Republic

12 Feb 2013

Mordovia Airs' AOC was revoked

Russia

13 Feb 2013

Aerosvit Airlines ceased operations

Ukraine

14 Feb 2013

South Airlines: Ukraine’s aviation authorities grounded the airline after a crash

Ukraine

14 Feb 2013

American Airlines and US Airways announce an $11,000,000,000 deal to merge

USA

14 Feb 2013

FlyJamaica launched scheduled operations from Kingston Norman Manley to New York John F. Kennedy International

Jamaica

16 Feb 2013

Iraqi Airways began flights to Kuwait for the first time since Iraq invaded Kuwait in Aug1990

Iraq

18 Feb 2013

Aurela ceased operations

Lithuania

18 Feb 2013

Jamaica Air Shuttle suspended all flight operations citing the current economic climate

Jamaica

25 Feb 2013

Alpha Express Airlines, established on 01Mar2012, started operations

Latvia

25 Feb 2013

Air Malawi suspended all flights

Malawi

01 Mar 2013

Romstrade Logistic Expres. suspended ops and its AOC was revoked

Romania

01 Mar 2013

Air Mekong flights were suspended

Vietnam

03 Mar 2013

Chathams Pacific ceased operations, to be replaced by Real Tonga

Tonga

04 Mar 2013

Real Tonga commenced operations taking over services previously operated by Chathams Pacific

Tonga

07 Mar 2013

Air CEMAC was inaugurated by 6 African states but did not start operations

Republic of Congo

11 Mar 2013

Capital Cargo International Airlines ceased operations and merged into ATI (Air Transport International)

USA

22 Mar 2013

Air Manas was renamed to & had its first flight under the brand name Pegasus Asia. Renamed back to Air Manas

Kyrgyzstan

27 Mar 2013

Midsea Express having ceased operations in Apr2012 to be rebranded as Fil-Asian Airways, made its first commercial flight

Philippines

28 Mar 2013

AirAsia India was formed

India

29 Mar 2013

Armavia filed for bankruptcy

Armenia

29 Mar 2013

Arkefly ceased operations (>TUIfly (Netherlands))

Netherlands

30 Mar 2013

Armavia ceased operations

Armenia

31 Mar 2013

Georgia Skies (Pacific Wings Airlines) ceased operations

USA

31 Mar 2013

Executive Airlines conducts its last flights (dba American Eagle)

Puerto Rico

31 Mar 2013

Air Mantra all operations were suspended due to poor bookings, and the company was subsequently liquidated

India

31 Mar 2013

Brit Air, Airlinair and Regional merge to form Hop!

France

Apr 2013

Air Italy merged into Meridiana

Italy

05 Apr 2013

Avient Aviation ceased operations

Zimbabwe

06 Apr 2013

Lauda Air, established in Apr1979, was rebranded to Austrian myHoliday

Austria

18 Apr 2013

Mongolian Airlines became Hunnu Air

Mongolia

18 Apr 2013

Air Cargo Germany ceased operations

Germany

23 Apr 2013

Sunday Airlines took to the skies, officially launched operations 3 days later

Kazakhstan

25 Apr 2013

FlyNonstop commenced operations out of Kristiansand

Norway

26 Apr 2013

Sunday Airlines, having taken to the skies on 23Apr2013, officially launched operations

Kazakhstan

03 May 2013

Saha Airlines flight operations are suspended

Iran

05 May 2013

Orbest Orizonia Airlines declared bankruptcy and ceased all operations

Spain

07 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

Jun 2013

Tampa Cargo became Avianca Cargo

USA 

04 Jun 2013

Sky Airlines files for bankruptcy and ceased all flight operations

Turkey

06 Jun 2013

Kharkiv Airlines made its first flight using a B.737-800 from Kharkiv to Antalya (Turkey)

Ukraine

07 Jun 2013

SEAIR (South East Asian Airlines) became Tigerair Philippines

Philippines

15 Jun 2013

Kairali Airlines, founded on 09Jan2013, was inaugurated

India

24 Jun 2013

WestJet Encore, a regional airline that was a wholly owned subsidiary of WestJet commenced operations

Canada

26 Jun 2013

Bravo Air was founded in Tbilisi

Georgia

27 Jun 2013

Air Pacific ceased operations prior to a rebrand back to Fiji Airways

Fiji

28 Jun 2013

Fiji Airways officially launched as the Air Pacific brand was retired

Fiji

01 Jul 2013

Aerovista Tanzania suspended operations citing heavy taxation

Tanzania

01 Jul 2013

Air Canada rouge began services

Canada

28 Jul 2013

Air Indus restarted domestic operations

Pakistan

31 Jul 2013

Pinnacle Airlines ceased operations (>Endeavor Air)

USA

16 Aug 2013

Zest Air ceased operation, prior to a rebrand to AirAsia Zest

Philippines

23 Aug 2013

The incorporation process of Panatal into TAM was finalised

Brazil

24 Aug 2013

DAE (Dutch Antilles Express) ceased operations

Netherlands Antilles

30 Aug 2013

DAE (Dutch Antilles Express) declares bankruptcy on this date having ceased operations on 24Aug2013

Netherlands Antilles

31 Aug 2013

AirAsia was relaunched as Vanilla Air

Japan

07 Sep 2013

South Supreme Airlines officially launched international operations with its maiden flight between Juba & Khartoum

South Sudan

17 Sep 2013

First Flight of the B.787-9 at Paine Field in Everett, Washington

USA

27 Sep 2013

America West merger into US Airways was completed

USA

27 Sep 2013

Ruili Jingcheng Helicopter Co. was formally renamed as Dehong South Asia General Airlines upon approval by Southwest Regional Administration of CAAC

China

05 Oct 2013

Colombe Airlines officially launched scheduled operations

Burkina Faso

09 Oct 2013

Air Bashkortostan was closed down by owner VIM Avia

Russia

10 Oct 2013

Bhutan Airlines resumed services after ceasing as Tashi Air

Bhutan

15 Oct 2013

Air Costa, founded in 2012, operated its first flight

India

15 Oct 2013

Kyrgyz Airlines was set to launch operations with Bishkek - Istanbul but failed to start because AtlasJet pulled out of deal

Kyrgyzstan

16 Oct 2013

It was announced that the Georgian civil aviation authority had suspended FlyGeorgia's license

Georgia

23 Oct 2013

Aegean Airlines completed acquisition of Olympic Air

Greece

26 Oct 2013

Jat Airways was reformed as Air Serbia

Serbia

26 Oct 2013

MetJet ceased operations

USA

26 Oct 2013

Augsburg Airways ceased operations

Germany

27 Oct 2013

HK Express' first flights as an LCC commenced

Hong Kong

29 Oct 2013

FlyNonstop ceased operations

Norway

30 Oct 2013

Midway Airlines (founded on 15Nov1993) ceased operations

USA

01 Nov 2013

AirAsia Japan (i) was rebranded as Vanilla Air

Japan

13 Nov 2013

Nasair became Flynas

Saudi Arabia

20 Nov 2013

Danube Wings ceased operations

Slovakia

24 Nov 2013

EcoJet start operations with the inaugural flight from Cochabamba to Santa Cruz & Sucre

Bolivia

24 Nov 2013

Belle Air ceased operations

Albania

26 Nov 2013

Belle Air Europe ceased operations

Italy

05 Dec 2013

Air Go Airlines operations start with Cairo Int'l to Beiru

Egypt

10 Dec 2013

LINK Airs files for bankruptcy protection, failing to start operations

Japan

11 Dec 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 Dec 2013

Air Onix ceased operations when its AOC was withdrawn

Ukraine

14 Dec 2013

Vladivostok Air along with SAT Airlines end operations to become Aurora

Russia

14 Dec 2013

Brindabella Airlines ceased operations

Australia

21 Dec 2013

Valahia Air start operation

Romania

26 Dec 2013

CAA (Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation) merged with flyCongo to form Fly CAA

DR Congo

31 Dec 2013

Tatarstan Airlines ceased all operations

Russia

31 Dec 2013

Evergreen International Airlines declare bankruptcy after ceasing operations on 02Dec2014

USA

2014

 

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01 Jan 2014

RAK Airways ceased operations

UAE

04 Jan 2014

Tatarstan Air was grounded by Russian Authorities (Rosaviatsia) after ceasing operations on 31Dec2013

Russia

14 Jan 2014

American Airlines Group officially announces the rebranding of its American Eagle subsidiary was to be to Envoy

USA

17 Jan 2014

Darwin Airline, formed on 12Aug2003, operated in the Etihad Regional livery for the first time

Switzerland

17 Jan 2014

Small Planet Airlines Italia ceased operations

Italy

23 Jan 2014

Phakalane Airways began operations

South Africa

21 Jan 2014

Small Planet Airlines Italia, having ceased operations on 17Jan2014, had its AOC revoked

Italy

31 Jan 2014

Malawian Airlines, formed in Jul2013, commence operations serving the Blantyre–Lilongwe domestic route

Malawi

01 Feb 2014

Merpati suspended operations

Indonesia

04 Feb 2014

Krohn Air files for bankruptcy after suspending all flights

Norway

28 Feb 2014

Air A!ps ceased operations

Austria

10 Mar 2014

Rhein-Neckar Air commenced operations with flights between Mannheim City Airport and Berlin Tegel Airport

Germany

11 Mar 2014

Ohana by Hawaiian launched its inaugural turboprop service to Molokai

USA

14 Mar 2014

TAR (Transportes Aéreos Regionales) restarted operations

Mexico

15 Mar 2014

Asian Air inaugural flight

Thailand

19 Mar 2014

Aer Arann announced that it would be changing its corporate name to Stobart Air by the end of 2014

Ireland

20 Mar 2014

Florida Express Jet intended to begin operations but never started

USA

27 Mar 2014

World Airways, having started operations on 15May1948, ceased

USA

28 Mar 2014

Veca Airlines was founded

El Salvador

30 Mar 2014

Up, founded by its parent El Al, commenced operations

Israel

31 Mar 2014

go! ends operations

USA

01 Apr 2014

Lakeshore Express indefinitely suspended its operations

USA

10 Apr 2014

New Jatayu Air restarted operations

 Indonesia

12 Apr 2014

Afghan Jet International, founded in 2013, commenced operations

UAE

15 Apr 2014

American Eagle Airlines rebranded to Envoy

USA

20 Apr 2014

Global Air Jets restarted operations

USA

26 Apr 2014

Qingdao Airlines commenced operations

China

29 Apr 2014

North American Airlines ceased operations

USA

29 Apr 2014

Fly540 Angola ceased operations

Angola

29 Apr 2014

Fly540 Ghana, having started operations in Dec2011, ceased

Ghana

29 Apr 2014

Mid Africa Aviation restarted business

Gambia

04 May 2014

Niger Airlines, founded in 31Jul2012, officially launched domestic operations

Niger

06 May 2014

TRIP merged into Azul

Brazil

08 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

02 Jun 2014

Jet Time Finland restarted operations

Finland

06 Jun 2014

Pacific Sun rebrands to Fiji Link

Fiji

06 Jun 2014

Hermes Aviation started operations with a single B.737-4K5

Malta

07 Jun 2014

Korongo Airlines restarted domestic services

DR Congo

09 Jun 2014

Discovery Air inaugurates flights between Lagos and Abuja using a B.737-300

Nigeria

09 Jun 2014

North American Airlines ceased operations

USA

10 Jun 2014

Dobrolet operated its first commercial flight on the Moscow to Simferopol route

Russia

10 Jun 2014

Orange Air commenced operations out of Orlando Sanford International Airport

USA

11 Jun 2014

PAL Airlines airline gets its AOC back and began operations again with B.737-300

Chile

12 Jun 2014

Buzz Airways officially launched operations connecting Branson, Missouri with Chicago Midway and Houston Hobby

USA

12 Jun 2014

AirAsia India's inaugural flight took off from Bangalore's Kempegowda International Airport for Goa

India

15 Jun 2014

Bingo Airways shuts down

Poland

17 Jun 2014

Greenland Express inaugurates flights between Denmark & Greenland via Iceland using Fokker 100 (>Sky Greenland)

Denmark

17 Jun 2014

Thai AirAsia X launched its inaugural flight with a full load factor of 377 passengers

Thailand

18 Jun 2014

Aerogal was renamed to Avianca Ecuador

Ecuador

19 Jun 2014

Iconair restarted operations

Pakistan

24 Jun 2014

Bosnian Wand Airlines was founded in Gornje Dubrave

Bosnia & Herzegovina

30 Jun 2014

CCA (Central Connect Airlines) ends operations

Czech Republic

30 Jun 2014

PEOPLExpress II restarted operations

USA

01 Jul 2014

Tigerair Mandala ceased operations

Indonesia

11 Jul 2014

Abakan Avia, formed in 1992, was renamed to Royal Flight

Russia

16 Jul 2014

Phoenix Airways started scheduled charter services

St Kitts & Nevis

17 Jul 2014

La Compagnie launched services. Originally known as Dreamjet

France

17 Jul 2014

Air Uganda ceased operations after its AOC was revoked

Uganda

17 Jul 2014

flyafrica.com first service was launched between Victoria Falls and Johannesburg

Zimbabwe

17 Jul 2014

US-Bangla Airlines restarted operations

Bangladesh

29 Jul 2014

FlyOlympic ceased operations

Sweden

01 Aug 2014

Our Airline became Nauru Airlines

Nauru

01 Aug 2014

Spring Airlines Japan launched operations, linking Tokyo/Narita with Hiroshima, Saga, and Takamatsu using 189-seat B.737-800s.

Japan

03 Aug 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

04 Aug 2014

Western Global Airlines launched operations

USA

04 Aug 2014

Dobrolet shuts down due to western sanctions against Russia

Russia

04 Aug 2014

flyvista commenced operations

Georgia

19 Aug 2014

Fly Romania  cancels all flights

Romania

22 Aug 2014

SouthEast Airlines launched operations

Kenya

27 Aug 2014

European Coastal Airlines started operations

Croatia

29 Aug 2014

Urumqi Airlines commenced revenue services

China

29 Aug 2014

Moskovia Airlines' AOC was withdrawn

Russia

01 Sep 2014

Bylina had its AOC suspended by Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia)

Russia

01 Sep 2014

Avianca Ecuador start operations after renamed from AeroGal

Ecuador

09 Sep 2014

Hai Au Aviation officially launched the seaplane service for tourism in Tuan Chau, Ha Long

Vietnam

14 Sep 2014

AG Air suspended operations after the Georgian Civil Aviation Agency (GeCAA) revoked its Air Operators Certificate (AOC)

Georgia

18 Sep 2014

Greenland Express ceased operations

Denmark

26 Sep 2014

Tigerair Taiwan started operations with A.320 aircraft

Taiwan

26 Sep 2014

PEOPLExpress II abruptly ceased operations after almost 3 months

USA

29 Sep 2014

Fly Romania (Tend Air) cancelled all flights on 19Aug2014 & declared bankruptcy on this date

Romania

30 Sep 2014

Helitt Líneas Aéreas suspended operations indefinitely amid crippling debts

Spain

30 Sep 2014

JAL Express, JAL officially ends its subsidiary and merged it back in

Japan

01 Oct 2014

Air One services start operating under the Alitalia brand

Italy

01 Oct 2014

JAL Express ceased operations after merging into its parent JAL (Japan Airlines)

Japan

03 Oct 2014

TEAM Airlines had its operational license revoked

Brazil

06 Oct 2014

East Air suspended operations after the Tajikistan GCAA revoked the carrier's AOC citing “certification” issues

Tajikistan

06 Oct 2014

Livingston Compagnia Aerea (New Livingston) suspended all operations and its AOC was revoked the following day

Italy

08 Oct 2014

Apsara International Air commenced scheduled operations with daily flights between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap

Cambodia

10 Oct 2014

Primera Air Nordic commenced scheduled operations using its sole aircraft, a B737-800

Latvia

15 Oct 2014

Last commercial flight out of Blackpool Airport (Squires Gate) (to the Isle of Man)

UK

16 Oct 2014

FlySafair start operations

South Africa

18 Oct 2014

Mitsubishi MRJ90 official rollout occured

Japan

24 Oct 2014

The New Zealand division of Vincent Aviation was placed into receivership

New Zealand

24 Oct 2014

4YOU Airlines was declared bankrupt

Poland

26 Oct 2014

ValuAir flights taken over by Jetstar Asia Airways

Singapore

27 Oct 2014

Appalachian Air restarted operations from Pikeville, Kentucky, to Nashville, Tennessee

USA

29 Oct 2014

Air Armenia suspend operations

Armenia

30 Oct 2014

Fuzhou Airlines launched operations with a commercial flight between Fuzhou and Beijing

China

30 Oct2014

NokScoot secured its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the Thai Department of Civil Aviation (DCA)

Thailand

30 Oct 2014

Air One ceased operations and its assets merged into Alitalia

Italy

01 Nov 2014

LFH - Luftverkehr Friesland Harle merged into FLN Frisia-Luftverkehr Norddeich to form FLN - Die Inselflieger

Germany

02 Nov 2014

Texas Sky Airways restarted flights from Victoria Regional Airport to Austin and Dallas

USA

10 Nov 2014

TAGUA (Transporte Aéreo Guaraní) started operations

Paraguay

11 Nov 2014

Palau Pacific Airways began scheduled passenger operations using a wet leased B.737-8AS

Palau

17 Nov 2014

Saurya Airlines started operations

Nepal

24 Nov 2014

Polet Flight (Polet Airlines) suspended operations

Russia

28 Nov 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 Nov 2014

JetKonnect was phased out by Jet Airways

India

30 Nov 2014

Skywings Asia Airlines ceased operations & was rebranded as Sky Angkor Airlines on 01Dec2014

Cambodia

01 Dec 2014

Bassaka Air commenced scheduled operations with a service from Phnom Penh to Macau International

Cambodia

01 Dec 2014

Pobeda completed its first commercial flight on the route Moscow – Volgograd

Russia

01 Dec 2014

Skywings Asia Airlines, ceased operations on 30Nov2014, rebrands as Sky Angkor Airlines

Cambodia

02 Dec 2014

9 Air inaugurated services

China

03 Dec 2014

ViaAir began scheduled operations with flights from Beckley to Charlotte

USA

05 Dec 2014

Thai VietJetAir began operations

Thailand

05 Dec 2014

 Maltafly started scheduled flights between Malta and Palermo

Malta

11 Dec 2014

Havana Air start operations using aircraft of Vision Airlines operating charters from Miami to Havana and Santa Clara in Cuba

USA

13 Dec 2014

Caicos Express Airways launched its maiden scheduled international air service

Turks & Caicos Islands

14 Dec 2014

Myanma Airways re-branded itself to Myanmar National Airways

Myanmar

17 Dec 2014

Pullmantur Air became Wamos Air

Spain

17 Dec 2014

V air began services

Taiwan

19 Dec 2014

Hamburg Airways' last flight was operated from Moscow to Hanover before it's AOC was suspended

Germany

20 Dec 2013

Vanilla Air, relaunched from AirAsia, operated its first flight

Japan

24 Dec 2014

Russian Sky Airlines license was revoked

Russia

27 Dec 2014

Qantas withdraws last 5 remaining passenger B.767 aircraft from service

Australia

28 Dec 2014

AirTran Airways final flight from Atlanta To Tampa Bay  (>Southwest Airlines)

USA

30 Dec 2014

Gambia Bird Airlines suspended all operations

Gambia

31 Dec 2014

Chautauqua Airlines end operations

USA

2015

 

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01 Jan 2015

Chautauqua Airlines' ERJ 145s are shifted to sister airline Shuttle America, starting operations

USA

02 Jan 2015

Skytrans Regional ceased operations

Australia

05 Jan 2015

Utah Airways commenced operations

USA

09 Jan 2015

Vistara restarted operations

India

09 Jan 2015

Cyprus Airways suspended operations

Cyprus

16 Jan 2015

Business Air operations were suspended was rebranded Intira Airlines in Jun2015 

Thailand

19 Jan 2015

Indonesia AirAsia X operated its inaugural flight

Indonesia

19 Jan 2015

Ten Airways ends operations after the Romanian civil aviation authority (Autoritatea Aeronautică Civilă Română - AACR) suspended its AOC

Romania

25 Jan 2015

Bosnian Wand Airlines officially launched its 1st flight via Athens from Sarajevo

Bosnia & Herzegovina

31 Jan 2015

MiniLiner had its AOC suspended by the Italian civil aviation authority ENAC (Ente Nazionale per l'Aviazione Civile)

Italy

06 Feb 2015

Alitalia Express was integrated into mainline Alitalia

Italy

10 Feb 2015

Bosnian Wand Airlines' suspended operations

Bosnia & Herzegovina

12 Feb 2015

FlyEgypt's' first commercial flight heading to Jeddah was to uplift a group of VIPs

Egypt

13 Feb 2015

GX Airlines (Guangxi Beibu Gulf Air) officially started operations

China

19 Feb 2015

Qazaq Air was established by Samruk-Kazyna as Air Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

27 Feb 2015

Aerocon suspended all operations citing difficult market conditions

Bolivia

02 Mar 2015

ES-Air commenced scheduled operations

Denmark

05 Mar 2015

SkyWise started daily scheduled operations

South Africa

29 Mar 2015

ES-Air ceased operations after only starting in 02Mar2015

Denmark

26 Mar 2015

HolidayJet launched services with a flight to Antalya

Switzerland

31 Mar 2015

AtlasGlobal was renamed from Atlasjet

Turkey

31 Mar 2015

Eurolot carries out its last flight (from Zurich to Cracow)

Poland

01 Apr 2015

León Airlines commenced operations

Spain

01 Apr 2015

Vernon Aviation restarted charter services from Four Corners Regional Airport, Farmington

USA

02 Apr 2015

Denim established FlyDenim

Netherlands

02 Apr 2015

Air Croatia restarted operations

Croatia

07 Apr 2015

Olympus Airways was formed (started operations in 2016)

Greece

07 Apr 2015

APEX Airlines commenced scheduled operations

Myanmar

10 Apr 2015

Air100, having ceased operations in 2014, resumed in Feb2016, stopped again

Finland

11 Apr 2015

BQB Airlines ceased operations

Uruguay

12 Apr 2015

Air Pegasus restarted operations

India

17 Apr 2015

TomskAvia had its AOC suspended by Rosaviatsia

Russia

20 Apr 2015

Wizz Air Ukraine, having started operations on 11Jul2008, ceased operations

Ukraine

23 Apr 2015

Air Croatia, founded in 2013, had its services suspended

Croatia

27 Apr 2015

Chilean Airways began operations from its home base in Calama as AeroDesierto

Chile

05 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

Ukraine

28 May 2015

Eastern Air Lines: operated it's first charter flight

USA

31 May 2015

Nordic Global Airlines ceased operations

Finland

05 Jun 2015

Falcon Air Express turns in it's AOC to the FAA

USA

06 Jun 2015

Air Horizont restarted operations

Spain

01 Jul 2015

Air Indus suspended operations

Pakistan

02 Jul 2015

B&H Airlines' AOC was revoked & operations ceased

Bosnia & Herzegovina

12 Jul 2015

Trujet restarted operations

India

13 Jul 2015

Flyways Linhas Aéreas, founded on 11Jun2014, took delivery of its first aircraft, an ATR72-500

Brazil

15 Jul 2015

Fly Baghdad restarted operations with three Flights To Erbil

Iraq

17 Jul 2015

YuVT-Aero's first flight was from Bugulma to Moscow

Russia

19 Jul 2015

ADA (AeroDesierto) ceased operations to be rebranded as Chilean Airways

Chile

21 Jul 2015

Rainbow Airlines operated its first demonstration flight but failed to start

Zimbabwe

24 Jul 2015

YuVT-Aero, a Tatarstan based replacement for Ak Bars Aero restarted operations

Russia

30 Jul 2015

Syphax Airlines flights are grounded

Tunisia

05 Aug 2015

Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas restarted operations

Spain

12 Aug 2015

Originair made its first flights, between Nelson and Palmerston North

New Zealand

23 Aug 2015

Sea Air restarted operations

Croatia

27 Aug 2015

Skygreece Airlines suspended operations following a series of transatlantic flight cancellations

Greece

27 Aug 2015

Qazaq Air commenced revenue operations with flights between Almaty and Astana

Kazakhstan

29 Aug 2015

Gabon flyafrica was officially unveiled to the public at a ceremony held in Libreville

Gabon

31 Aug 2015

Cargo carrier, Airest announced the start of a new passenger airline named Flyest

Estonia

01 Sep 2015

CanJet having started operations on 05Sep2000, now ceased

Canada

02 Sep 2015

Namibia flyafrica launched services

Namibia

04 Sep 2015

BizAir Shuttle terminated its sole remaining route

USA

04 Sep 2015

Korongo's investors decided to discontinue the flight operations and to dissolve the company

DR Congo

09 Sep 2015

Amaszonas del Paraguay inaugurated operations with its maiden flight from Asuncion to Ciudad del Este

Paraguay

11 Sep 2015

South Supreme Airlines halted operations owing to the scarcity of dollars in South Sudan

South Sudan

15 Sep 2015

Beacon launched its maiden commercial operations

USA

21 Sep 2015

Fly County Airlines commenced domestic operations with 3x weekly flights from its Nairobi Wilson base to Voi Ikanga airstrip

Kenya

25 Sep 2015

Nordic Aviation was founded by the Estonian Government

Estonia

26 Sep 2015

Little Red ceased operations

UK

26 Sep 2015

YTO Express Airlines commenced commercial freight operations with its maiden flight - Hangzhou-Chengdu

China

28 Sep 2015

North Shore Air commenced daily flights

New Zealand

01 Oct 2015

Arke was renamed to TUIfly (Netherlands)

Netherlands

08 Oct 2015

Aviatsa commenced commercial operations using a pair of B737 Classics

Honduras

09 Oct 2015

Congo Airways started operations

DR Congo

10 Oct 2015

ECAir was forced to suspend all operations  R of Congo

16 Oct 2015

Fly Ernest was founded (>Ernest Airlines)

Italy

17 Oct 2015

US Airways, established as All American Aviation eventually merged into American Airlines

USA

20 Oct 2015

Congo Airways, the flag carrier of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, having been created on 15Aug2014, started operations

DR Congo

25 Oct 2015

Transaero Airlines declared bankruptcy & ceased operations

Russia

27 Oct 2015

Kiwi Regional Airlines, founded in 2014 by local businessman Ewan Wilson, commenced operations

New Zealand

28 Oct 2015

Fastjet Zimbabwe launched with an inaugural flight between Harare and Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe

30 Oct 2015

North Shore Air, a short-lived regional scheduled airline, ceased flights

New Zealand

08 Nov 2015

Nordic Aviation, founded on 25Sep2015 by the Estonian Government, started operations (>Nordica with effect from 01Apr2016)

Estonia

08 Nov 2015

Estonian Air announced that it had ceased operations

Estonia

10 Nov 2015

All of Skywise's aircraft had been withdrawn, effectively halting further operations

South Africa

12 Nov 2015

TUS Airways operated its first flight

Cyprus

14 Nov 2015

Everjets made its scheduled market debut with the launch of regular passenger flights from Funchal to Lisbon and Porto

Portugal

20 Nov 2015

ABC Air Hungary, having started operations on 30Jun2005, ceased

Hungary

25 Nov 2015

Armenia Airways was formed

Armenia

26 Nov 2015

AirSWIFT, formed as ITI (Island Transvoyager), launched services

Guyana

30 Nov 2015

Tyumenaviatrans, renamed to Utair in 2002, now rebranded to Azur Air Ukraine

Ukraine

11 Dec 2015

Island Airlines ceased operations. Nantucket based scheduled airline

USA

20 Dec 2015

Rayani Air commenced commercial passenger operations

Malaysia

27 Dec 2015

BoA Regional commenced revenue operations with its maiden flight La Paz El Alto to Uyuni

Bolivia

28 Dec 2015

Flyways Linhas Aéreas, founded on 11Jun2014, commenced services

Brazil

31 Dec 2015

Colorful Guizhou Airlines commenced commercial operations with scheduled passenger flights between Guiyang and Bijie

China

2016

 

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08 Jan 2016

Sol Lineas Aereas, formed in 2005, ceased operations

Argentina

10 Jan 2016

Fly AllWays, formed in 2014 launched its inaugural service

Suriname

11 Jan 2016

Palma de Mallorca Son Sant Joan based Air Europa Express began commercial flights

Spain

21 Jan 2016

Alas Uruguay, founded in Oct2013, began scheduled commercial operations

Uruguay

22 Jan 2016

Fly AllWays commenced revenue services

Suriname

28 Jan 2016

Baracuda Airways operated its first flight, from Nairobi–Wilson to Homa Bay

Kenya

28 Jan 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 Jan 2016

Jiangxi Airlines commenced commercial operations on with scheduled passenger flights between Nanchang and Urumqi via Xi'an Xianyang

China

05 Feb 2016

Dominican Wings commenced revenue operations with its first commercial flight (Santo Domingo Las Américas-Port of Spain)

Dominican Republic

14 Feb 2016

TUS Airways, established in Jun2015, started flights from Larnaca

Cyprus

15 Feb 2016

Hermes Airlines ceased operations

Greece

15 Feb 2016

Air Mediterranee ceased operations

France

06 Mar 2016

United Airways suspended all operations

Bangladesh

07 Mar 2016

Southern Airways Express purchased Sun Air Express for an undisclosed amount

USA

11 Mar 2016

Air Caraïbes Simply was launched to relaunch the inter-island traffic in the Caribbean

Guadeloupe

15 Mar 2016

AzalJet was founded by Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL)

Azerbaijan

27 Mar 2016

TAP Express, incorporated on 25Jul1988 & first flight on 07Jul1990 as PGA, was renamed

Portugal

28 Mar 2016

AzalJet, founded on 15Mar2016 by Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL), commenced operations

Azerbaijan

01 Apr 2016

Nordic Aviation was rebranded as Nordica

Estonia

03 Apr 2016

Crystal Luxury Air restarted operations

USA

21 Apr 2016

Armenia Airways, formed on 25Nov2015, started limited operations

Armenia

27 Apr 2016

Leste Aviation launched its inaugural test flight

East Timor

02 May 2016

Nextjet Canada commenced revenue operations

Canada

03 May 2016

Hummingbird Air restarted services

US Virgin Islands

05 May 2016

All the LAN Airlines were renamed to LATAM when their parent company LAN Chile merged with TAM Airlines

Americas

06 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

30 May 2016

Flymojo missed the deadline to start the process that would lead to an AOC

Malaysia

22 Jun 2016

VLM Airlines declared bankruptcy, all flights were cancelled with immediate effect and all planes grounded

Belgium

23 Jun 2016

Eurowings Europes' maiden flight was Vienna-Alicante

Austria

01 Jul 2016

Fly Ernest, founded on 16Oct2015, commenced service operations (>Ernest Airlines)

Italy

11 Jul 2016

Air Seoul started operations

South Korea

15 Jul 2016

NewLeaf Travel restarted operations

Canada

18 Jul 2016

Air Carnival, founded in 2013 as a charter airline known as Air Carnival Charter Services, was renamed & commenced scheduled operations

India

11 Aug 2016

Texas Air Shuttle commenced operations following its inaugural flight between Conroe and McKinney

USA

18 Aug 2016

Syrian Civil Aviation Authority issued EBLA Airlines with operator's license on 18Aug2016 but did not appear to start in 2016

Syria

26 Aug 2016

Eagle Airways ceased operations

New Zealand

08 Sep 2016

Binter CV operated its maiden flight

Cape Verde Islands

20 Sep 2016

Brascoota intended to hold a formal unveiling ceremony at Lins airport in the state of São Paulo. Unsure if happened but still intends to start

Brazil

10 Oct 2016

Sky Gates Airlines is a cargo carrier that had it's first commercial flight with its B.747-400F

Russia

10 Oct 2016

Anda Air operated its 1st flight on 10Oct2016, from Kyiv, Zhulyany airport to Marsa Alam, Egypt

Ukraine

28 Oct 2016

PeopleFly, a Cagliari Elmas (CAG) carrier, had hoped to start operation but did not

Italy

29 Oct 2016

Mihin Lanka ceased operations and its routes were taken over by SriLankan Airlines

Sri Lanka

05 Nov 2016

Senator Atlantic Bridge began its own transatlantic freighter, from Munich (MUC) & Frankfurt (HHN) to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) twice per week

Germany

07 Nov 2016

Fly Kiss launched services

France

18 Nov 2016

Hawkair Aviation Services, a Vancouver based scheduled and charter regional services, suspended all operations, when it filed for bankruptcy protection

Canada

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22 Jan 2017

GI Aviation formally commenced operations

UAE

24 Jan 2017

Imo Air inaugurated scheduled commercial operations

Nigeria

29 Jan 2017

Serene Air started operations with B.738 aircraft

Pakistan

30 Jan, 2017

Shuttle America ceased operations and all remaining aircraft and crew were transferred to Republic Airlines

USA

01 Jul 2017

Cyprus Airways started operations

Cyprus

01 Jul 2017

Level started operations

Spain

24 Aug 2017

Aerospostal ceased operations, due to financial and economical problems

Venezuela

02 Oct 2017

Monarch Airlines ceased all operations UK

03 Nov 2017

fastjet Mozambique is expected to commence operations today

Mozambique

     
   

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