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Today in Airline History

30 April 1933The first air service internal to Scotland, Renfrew – Campbeltown, began, operated by Midland & Scottish Air FerriesUK
30 April 1940Inaugural TEAL route from Auckland to Sydney (>ANZ) New Zealand
30 April 1969 Aviogenex, formed on 21May1968 as Genex Airlines, restarted under current nameSerbia
30 April 1969The first woman airline pilot in the West, Turi Widerøe of Norway, made her first flight as a first officer for SASNorway
30 April 1975 Air Vietnam, formed on 01Oct1951 to take over services from Air France, ceased operationsSouth Vietnam
30 April 1981

The original PeopleExpress began flights with a route from Newark to Columbus

USA
30 April 1991Interflugs' last commercial flightEast Germany
30 April 1993Air Atlantis ceased operationsPortugal
30 April 1994Qantas closed Australian AirlinesAustralia
30 April 1997Fischer Air, established on 26Jul1996, started operationsCzech Republic
30 April 2003Condor Berlin was renamed to Thomas Cook - powered by CondorGermany
30 April 2005

Dutch Antilles Express (DAE) commenced services

Netherlands Antilles
30 April 2005Harlequin Air ceased operationsJapan
30 April 2006Songs' last flight took off  (>Delta) USA
30 April 2006Air Livonia, a Parnu based carrier, ceased operationsEstonia
30 April 2007ADC Airlines ceased operationsNigeria
30 April 2007Space World International Airlines ceased operationsNigeria
30 April 2007Dasab Airways ceased operationsNigeria
30 April 2007Chrome Air Services ceased operationsNigeria
30 April 2007Fresh Air ceased operationsNigeria
30 April 2007Albarka Air ceased operationsNigeria
30 April 2007Freedom Air Services ceased operationsNigeria
30 April 2007Sosoliso Airlines ceased operationsNigeria
30 April 2010Wings of Bornholm ceased flightsDenmark
30 April 2010Air Jamaica merged into in Trinidad's Caribbean AirlinesJamaica
30 April 2010

Durban’s King Shaka International Airport opened to traffic

South Africa

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