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Netherlands, also known as Holland is a constitutional monarchy of north-western Europe, bordered on the north and west by the North Sea, on the east by Germany, and on the south by Belgium. With Belgium and Luxembourg, the Netherlands forms the Low, or Benelux, Countries. The Netherlands Antilles and Aruba, islands in the Caribbean, are part of the Netherlands. The European portion of the Netherlands has a total area of 41,526 sq km (16,033 sq mi), of which 33,939 sq km (13,104 sq mi) is land surface. The country's capital and largest city is Amsterdam
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November 29, 2016Denim Air, started operations on 26Apr1996, had its operations licence was revoked on 24Nov2016 [status change]
November 17, 2016On 02Apr2015, Denim established FlyDenim as a new brand & corporate design for their charter operations [added]
June 3 2016Dutch Air Cargo ceased operations [update]

Airline

Operating DatesStatus
Aero Charter International   

1991 - 1993

Inactive

^ Comments : Aero Charter International was formed in 1988 as SAFE Holland. It was renamed in 1990 to Euravia SAFE and to current name in 1991. Ceased operating in 1993

^ Genealogy : SAFE Holland >Euravia SAFE >Aero Charter International

Aero Holland   

1948 - 1953

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aeroport Express   

(2012)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aero-Taxi   

1961 - 1964*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Exel   

2004 - 2005

Inactive

^ Comments : AIR EXEL was formed as Air Exel Commuter, renamed to KLM Exel during relationship with KLM. Renamed late in 2004. Ceased operations on 07Apr2005

^ Genealogy : Air Exel Commuter >KLM Exel >Air Exel

Air Exel Commuter   

1991 - 1998

Renamed

^ Comments : AIR EXEL was formed as Air Exel Commuter, renamed to KLM Exel during relationship with KLM. Renamed late in 2004. Ceased operations on 07Apr2005

^ Genealogy : Air Exel Commuter >KLM Exel >Air Exel

Air Holland   

1988 - 1991

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Holland +>Air Holland Regional >Air Holland Charter >Air Holland +>Arke >TUIfly (Netherlands)

Air Holland   

1993 - 2004

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Holland +>Air Holland Regional >Air Holland Charter >Air Holland +>Arke >TUIfly (Netherlands)

Air Holland Charter   

1992 - 1993

Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Holland +>Air Holland Regional >Air Holland Charter >Air Holland +>Arke >TUIfly (Netherlands)

Air Holland Regional   

1991 - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Holland +>Air Holland Regional >Air Holland Charter >Air Holland +>Arke >TUIfly (Netherlands)

Air Transport Schiphol   

1992 - 1993*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Airsprinter (Airborne Airservice)   

1977 - 1979*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

AIS Airlines   

2010 - date

Active

^ Comments : AIS Airlines was founded in 2009

^ Genealogy :  

Amsterdam Airlines   

2008 - 2011

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Antwerp Business Flights   

2003* - 2004*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Arke   

2013 - 2014

Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : HollandExel >Arkefly >Arke >TUIfly (Netherlands)

Arkefly  updated in 2017

2005 - 2013

Renamed

^ Comments : ARKEFLY was formed as HOLLANDEXEL and the name was changed when TUI took over the financially troubled company. It ceased operations on 29Mar2013

^ Genealogy : HollandExel >Arkefly >Arke >TUIfly (Netherlands)

BAS (Business Air Services)   

1974 - 1979*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

BASE Business Airlines   

1985* - 1994

Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >BASE Regional Airlines

BASE Regional Airlines   

1994 - 2001

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : BASE Regional Airlines

Basiqair (Basiq Air)   

2000 - 2005

Renamed

^ Comments : Basiqair was formed in 2000. Ceased operations on 05Jan2005 & merged into back into Transavia. It had been the carrier's low cost operation

^ Genealogy : Basiqair >>Transavia

Bellview Airlines   

1999* - 1999*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Bikkair   

2008 - 2009

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Blue Skies Aviation   

2004* - 2007*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Bright Air   

1996* - 1998*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Business Jet   

(2005)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Cat Air   

1998* - 1998*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

CHC Airways   

2002 - date

Active

^ Comments : CHC Airways was formed as Schreiner Airways in 1945

^ Genealogy : Schreiner Airways >CHC Airways

City Connect Airlines   

2003 - 2003

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

CityConnect   

2003 - 2003*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : CityConnect

CityWings   

(2003)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Corendon Dutch Airlines   

2011 - date

Active

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

DDA Classic Airlines   

2005 - date

Active

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : DDA Classic Airlines.

Denim Air  updated in 2017

1996 - 2016

Restarting

^ Comments : Denim Air was established in 1996 and started operations on 26Apr1996. Its operations licence was revoked on 24Nov2016. Hoped to restart in 2017

^ Genealogy :  

Duijvestijn Aviation   

1999* - 2001*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Dutch Air Cargo   

2009 - 2016*

Inactive

^ Comments : Dutch Air Cargo is Maastricht based and started cargo operations on 03Jun2009 with a Fokker 27-500F freighter

^ Genealogy :  

Dutch Dakota Association   

1982* - 2005

Renamed

^ Comments : Dutch Dakota Association was formed in 1982

^ Genealogy : >DDA Classic Airlines.

DutchBird   

2000 - 2004

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

DynAir (Dynamic Airlines)   

1980* - 2006*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Eindhoven Regional Airlines   

(2006)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Euravia SAFE (Supplemental Air Freight Express)   

1990 - 1991

Renamed

^ Comments : Aero Charter International was formed in 1988 as SAFE Holland. It was renamed in 1990 to Euravia SAFE and to current name in 1991. Ceased operating in 1993

^ Genealogy : SAFE Holland >Euravia SAFE >Aero Charter International

Europort Express   

(2012)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Fairlines   

1995* - 2001*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

F'Airlines   

2000* - 2000*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Fairways Rotterdam   

1961* - 1964

Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Transaero Rotterdam >Fairways Rotterdam >>Martin's Air Charter >Martinair

Farnair Europe   

1995* - 2000

Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Farnair Europe >Farnair Netherlands >Magic Blue Airlines

Farnair Netherlands   

2000 - 2004

Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Farnair Europe >Farnair Netherlands >Magic Blue Airlines

FAST (Fresian Air Service and Transport)   

1978* - 1979*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Flexair   

1989 - 1994

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

FlyDenim   

2015 - 2016*

Inactive

^ Comments : On 02Apr2015, Denim established FlyDenim as a new brand & corporate design for their charter operations.

^ Genealogy :  

GLM (Groninger Luchtvaart Maatschappij)   

(2013)

Began?

^ Comments : GLM aimed to start operations in 2013 from Groningen Airport Eelde with a twice daily service to London Southend Airport

^ Genealogy :  

Hapag-Lloyd Netherlands   

2001* - 2002

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Holland Aero Lines   

1977* - 1986

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Holland Charter Airlines   

1998* - 1999*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

HollandExel   

2004 - 2005

Renamed

^ Comments : HollandExel was renamed to Arkefly on 10May2005

^ Genealogy : HollandExel >Arkefly >Arke >TUIfly (Netherlands)

Instantair   

(2016)

Began?

^ Comments : Instantair isr planning to offer regional European flights using a subscription-based business model during the second half of 2016

^ Genealogy :  

Interstate Airlines   

2005 - 2010

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Jet Link Holland (Jetlink)   

1998* - 2000

Inactive

^ Comments : Jet Link Holland (Jetlink) was formed in 1998 & operated cargo services from Schipol to Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa

^ Genealogy :  

JetNetherlands   

2001^ - date

Active

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Jetssky   

(2004)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Jetstar Holland   

1977 - 1979*

Status?

^ Comments : Jetstar Holland was formed in 1977

^ Genealogy :  

JoinJet (JOIN Regional Airlines)   

2013 - date

Active

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

KLM Aerocarto   

1954* - 1979*

Status?

^ Comments : KLM Aerocarto was formed in 1954

^ Genealogy :  

KLM Asia   

2001* - 2002*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

KLM Cargo   

1990* - date

Active

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

KLM Cityhopper   

1991 - date

Active

^ Comments : NetherLines was formed on 01Feb1984 and started scheduled flights on 08Jan1985. Merged with NLM Cityhopper, and to became KLM CityHopper on 31Mar1991 with operations starting on 30Jun1991 & then integrated KLM uk in in 2003

^ Genealogy : NLM >NLM City Hopper + Netherlines + KLM (uk) =>KLM City Hopper

KLM Exel   

1998 - 2005

Renamed

^ Comments : AIR EXEL was formed as Air Exel Commuter, renamed to KLM Exel during relationship with KLM. Renamed late in 2004. Ceased operations on 07Apr2005

^ Genealogy : Air Exel Commuter >KLM Exel >Air Exel

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines  updated in 2017

1920 - date

Active

^ Comments : KLM was founded on 07Oct1919 by Albert Plesman & first flight was on 17May1920, Jerry Shaw flew from London to Schiphol. Strated operations to the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia) in 1924. First European operator of DC2 and DC3. International and regional passenger and cargo airline

^ Genealogy : KLM

Limburg Air Cargo   

1975* - 1979*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Limburg Airlines  updated in 2017

1973 - 1974

Inactive

^ Comments : Limburg Airlines 0perations began on 29Sep1973 with a twice-daily service to London-Gatwick using Fokker F.27s, but was discontinued in Mar1974

^ Genealogy :  

Maastricht Airlines   

(2013*)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Magic Bird Cargo   

2006 - 2007

Inactive

^ Comments : Magic Bird, having ceased operations in May2007, is declared bankrupt on 03Jul2007

^ Genealogy :  

Magic Blue Airlines   

(2004)

Began?

^ Comments : Magic Blue was renamed form Farnair Netherlands but never started operations

^ Genealogy : Farnair Europe >Farnair Netherlands >Magic Blue Airlines

magicBlue (Magic Blue Airlines)   

2004 - 2005

Inactive

^ Comments : magicBlue was formed in 2004 & went bankrupt on 01Dec2005

^ Genealogy :  

Martinair   

1971 - date

Active

^ Comments : Martinair is established on 24May1958 & operations started on 30Jun1958 as Martin’s Air Charter

^ Genealogy : Martin's Air Charter >Martinair

Martinair Cargo   

2003 - date

Active

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Martin's Air Charter   

1958 - 1971

Renamed

^ Comments : Martinair is established on 24May1958 & operations started on 30Jun1958 as Martin’s Air Charter

^ Genealogy : Martin's Air Charter >Martinair

Metropolis   

2001 - 2003

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Mjet (M-Jet)   

(****)

Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Moormanair   

1968* - 1971

Inactive

^ Comments : Moormanair was founded in 1968

^ Genealogy :  

NetherLines   

1985 - 1991

Renamed

^ Comments : NetherLines was formed on 01Feb1984 and started scheduled flights on 08Jan1985. Merged with NLM Cityhopper, and to became KLM CityHopper on 31Mar1991 with operations starting on 30Jun1991 & then integrated KLM uk in in 2003

^ Genealogy : NLM >NLM City Hopper + Netherlines + KLM (uk) =>KLM City Hopper

NL Airlines   

(2006)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

NLM (Nederlandse Luchtvaart Maatschappij)   

1966 - 1991

Renamed

^ Comments : NLM (Netherlands Airlines) was founded in 1966 & started operations on 29Aug1966. Renamed to NLM Cityhopper on 31Mar1991 [NetherLines was formed on 01Feb1984 and started scheduled flights on 08Jan1985. Merged with NLM Cityhopper, and to became KLM CityHopper on 31Mar1991 with operations starting on 30Jun1991 & then integrated KLM uk in in 2003]

^ Genealogy : NLM >NLM City Hopper + Netherlines + KLM (uk) =>KLM City Hopper

NLM City Hopper   

1991 - 1991

Renamed

^ Comments : [NetherLines was formed on 01Feb1984 and started scheduled flights on 08Jan1985. Merged with NLM Cityhopper, and to became KLM CityHopper on 31Mar1991 with operations starting on 30Jun1991 & then integrated KLM uk in in 2003]

^ Genealogy : NLM >NLM City Hopper + Netherlines + KLM (uk) =>KLM City Hopper

North Sea Airways   

2004* - 2006*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

NV (National Vliegtuigbeheer)   

1970* - 1973*

Status?

^ Comments : NV Nationaal Vliegtuigbeheer was formed in 1969 to operate from Amsterdam and Rotterdam to Lille

^ Genealogy :  

Quick Airways   

1984* - 2006*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Rafey international Airlines   

2014 >

Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

RAS (Rijnmond Air Services)   

1996* - 1996*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Reaford Aviation Services   

1993 - 1993

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Rossair Europe   

2002* - 2009*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Rotterdam Airlines   

(1979)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Rotterdam Airlines   

1983 - 1984*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SAFE Holland (Supplemental Air Freight Express)   

1988* - 1990

Renamed

^ Comments : Aero Charter International was formed in 1988 as SAFE Holland. It was renamed in 1990 to Euravia SAFE and to current name in 1991. Ceased operating in 1993

^ Genealogy : SAFE Holland >Euravia SAFE >Aero Charter International

Schreiner Airways   

1945 - 2005

Renamed

^ Comments : CHC Airways was formed as Schreiner Airways in 1945

^ Genealogy : Schreiner Airways >CHC Airways

Schreiner Airways Cargo   

1999* - 1999*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Sinberg   

1961^ - 1964*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Sky Wings Cargo Airlines   

2007 - 2009*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Solid AiR   

1996* - 2011

Inactive

^ Comments : Solid AiR was established in 1996. On 07Oct2011 the company was declared bankrupt

^ Genealogy :  

TNT Express   

2011* - date

Active

^ Comments : TNT Express was founded on 26May2011. TNT is short for Thomas Nationwide Transport, after Ken Thomas, an Australian businessman who, in 1946, set up his own transport business with just a single truck

^ Genealogy :  

Trans Travel Airlines (TTA)   

2000* - 2003

Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >CityConnect

Transaero Rotterdam   

1961* - 1961*

Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Transaero Rotterdam >Fairways Rotterdam >>Martin's Air Charter >Martinair

Transavia   

1986 - date

Active

^ Comments : Transavia was formed in late 1965 & operations started 17Nov1966 as Transavia Limburg. Had Basiqair merge in on 05Jan2005

^ Genealogy : Transavia Limburg >Transavia Holland >Transavia

Transavia Holland   

1967 - 1986

Renamed

^ Comments : Transavia was formed in late 1965 & operations started 17Nov1966 as Transavia Limburg. Had Basiqair merge in on 05Jan2005

^ Genealogy : Transavia Limburg >Transavia Holland >Transavia

Transavia Limburg   

1966* - 1967

Renamed

^ Comments : Transavia was formed in late 1965 & operations started 17Nov1966 as Transavia Limburg. Had Basiqair merge in on 05Jan2005

^ Genealogy : Transavia Limburg >Transavia Holland >Transavia

Transit Air Netherlands   

1975* - 1975*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TUIfly (Netherlands)   

2015 - date

Active

^ Comments : Arke was renamed to TUIfly (Netherlands) on 01Oct2015

^ Genealogy : HollandExel >Arkefly >Arke >TUIfly (Netherlands)

Tulip Air   

1997* - 2006

Renamed

^ Comments : Airline was formed when company was split into two divisions, with Tulip Air responsible for passenger operations & Tulip Air Charter specialising in cargo flights

^ Genealogy : Tulip Air >>Farnair Europe >Farnair Netherlands >Magic Blue Airlines

Tulip Air Charter   

1997* - 2002*

Status?

^ Comments : Airline was formed when company was split into two divisions, with Tulip Air responsible for passenger operations & Tulip Air Charter specialising in cargo flights

^ Genealogy :  

Turdus Airways   

1984* - 1984*

Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >CityConnect

Twente Airlines   

1990 - 1991*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Vbird (V-Bird)   

2003 - 2004

Inactive

^ Comments : Vbird was a low-fare airline founded in 2003. It ceased operations on 08Oct2004 & was declared bankrupt & liquidated in Jan2005

^ Genealogy :  

Veen's Air Service   

1961* - 1962

Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Veen's Air Service >>Martin's Air Charter >Martinair

VIPair   

(2002)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

West Coast Aviation   

(****)

Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Wings of Maastricht   

(2011)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

XP Express Parcel Systems   

**** - ****

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

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