The World's Airlines

Past, Present & Future

Newly added airlines

Airline

Dates Country Status

1time Zimbabwe

(2013) Zimbabwe Not started

^ Comments : 1time Zimbabwe had hoped to start operations in Oct2013 but did not

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Acropolis Aviation

2015* - date UK Active

^ Comments : Acropolis Aviation is a Farnborough based private business carrier operating under a UK Civil Aviation Authority EASA Air Operator Certificate

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Actividades Aéreas Chiricanas

1946* - 1947* Panama Unsure

^ Comments : Actividades Aéreas Chiricanas was founded on 27Feb1946

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Adastra Airways

1934 - 1944 Australia Renamed

^ Comments : Adastra Aerial Surveys began as the Adastra Flying School which was established at Mascot, Sydney, Australia on 21Aug1930 by Captain Frank William Follett. Adastra Airways commenced a subsidised passenger and air mail service from Sydney to Bega, NSW on 05Feb1934 using Fox Moth. In 1944, Frank Follett formed Adastra Aerial Surveys and began operations with a fleet of Avro Ansons. Adastra was purchased by East-West Airlines on 01Apr1973 and its base and aircraft moved to Tamworth. Adastra ceased operations shortly thereafter [EASTWEST AIRLINES was formed as EAST-WEST AIRLINES in 1947. Renamed to reflect that they did not operate across the country. Took over ADASTRA AERIAL SURVEYS in 1973] [ANSETT was founded by R M Ansett as ANSETT AIRWAYS. Purchased BARRIER REEF AIRWAYS in 1952. Acquired the assets of Trans-Oceanic Airways in 1953. ANSETT purchased struggling ANA (Australian National Airways) and renamed it all to ANSETT-ANA Purchased BUTLER AIR TRANSPORT (and renamed it to AIRLINES of NEW SOUTH WALES in 1959), & QUEENSLAND AIRLINES in 1958, GUINEA AIRWAYS (renamed to AIRLINES of SOUTH AUSTRALIA) in 1959 . Acquired ROBERTSON MILLER AVIATION (formed in 1927) (renamed it to AIRLINES of WESTERN AUSTRALIA). ANA was dropped in 1969 reverting to ANSETT AUSTRALIA of AUSTRALIA. Created AIRLINES of NORTH AUSTRALIA in 1981. Acquired EASTWEST AIRLINES and Kendall Airlines in 1987. During 1994 it fully absorbed its subsiduaries ANSETT WA, ANSETT EXPRESS and EASTWEST. Renamed again in 1990 to ANSETT AUSTRALIA. International and regional passenger and cargo airline. Ceased operating in Sept. 2001. Restarted with vastly dimished services with only 6 A320 aircraft but eventually ceased operations in early 2002][ANSETT was founded by R M Ansett as ANSETT AIRWAYS. Renamed to ATI (ANSETT TRAVEL INDUSTRIES) in 1946. Purchased BARRIER REEF AIRWAYS in 1952. Acquired the assets of Trans-Oceanic Airways in 1953. ATI purchased struggling ANA (Australian National Airways) and renamed to ANSETT-ANA Purchased BUTLER AIR TRANSPORT (and renamed it to AIRLINES of NEW SOUTH WALES in 1959), & QUEENSLAND AIRLINES in 1958, GUINEA AIRWAYS (renamed to AIRLINES of SOUTH AUSTRALIA) in 1959 . Acquired ROBERTSON MILLER AVIATION (formed in 1927) (renamed it to AIRLINES of WESTERN AUSTRALIA). Renamed to current name in 1969. Created AIRLINES of NORTH AUSTRALIA in 1981. Acquired EASTWEST AIRLINES and Kendall Airlines in 1987. During 1994 it fully absorbed its subsiduaries ANSETT WA, ANSETT EXPRESS and EASTWEST. First operator of F.50 in 1987. International and regional passenger and cargo airline. Ceased operating in Sept. 2001. Restarted with vastly dimished services with only 6 A320 aircraft but eventually ceased operations in early 2002].

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Adastra Aviation

1966* - 1971 New_Zealand Renamed

^ Comments : Adastra Aviation was a well-established aerial topdressing operator based in Tauranga. In 1966 the company won rights to operate a non-scheduled air service from Tauranga. Adastra’s services linked Tauranga with Auckland from 01Jun1966 until 17Aug1967. Adastra Aviation was taken over by James Aviation in 1971

^ Genealogy : Adastra Aviation >>James Aviation

Advantage Helicopters

2000* - date Canada Active

^ Comments : Advantage Helicopters is a charter carrier based out of Vernon,British Columbia

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Aelis Air Service

2008* - 2008* France Inactive

^ Comments : Aelis Air Service was a passenger charter carriet based at Nantes Atlantique (NTE)

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Aero Cambodia

2011* - date Cambodia Active

^ Comments : Aero Cambodia operates passenger charter services out of Phnom Penh Pochentong International (PNH)

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Aero K

2017 > South_Korea Planned

^ Comments : K-Air was rebranded as Aero K prior to start-up

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Aero Química

1958* - 1959* Panama Unsure

^ Comments : Olmedo Alfaro, Raúl Arias Espinosa and Harmodio Arias Jr. founded Aero Química on 15Mar1958

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Aero Taxi Internacional SA

1990* - 1991* Panama Unsure

^ Comments : Aero Taxi Internacional SA was founded on 21Jul1990 & its directors were: George F. Novey III, Carlos Díaz Jaén, Beatriz De Roux and Eduardo Stagg

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AeroCaroní

(2014) Venezuela Not started

^ Comments : AeroCaroní intended to offer passenger charter services out of Puerto Ordaz/Ciudad Guayana General Manuel Carlos Piar Guayana (PZO) but never started

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Aerocuahonte

2009* - date Mexico Active

^ Comments : Aerocuahonte is a Do228 operator out of Uruapan Licenciado y General Ignacio López Rayón (UPN)

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Aéroexpress

2007 - 2007 Niger Inactive

^ Comments : Aeroexpress was founded in 2007, started & ceased operations in the same year

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Aeroflot, Chelyabinsk Division

1944* - 1997 USSR Renamed

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^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Chelyabinsk Division >Chelyabinsk Airline >>S7

Aeroflot, Nalchik division

**** - **** USSR Renamed

^ Comments : [Elbrus-Avia was formerly the Aeroflot Nalchik division and Nalchik Air Enterprise. Elbrus-Avia was founded in 1998. Nalchik (NAL) based international and regional scheduled carrier. Russian Federal Air Transport Agency canceled its AOC on 15Apr2009]

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Nalchik division >Nalchik Air Enterprise >Elbrus-Avia

Aeronaves del Centro

1973* - 1973* Mexico Unsure

^ Comments : Aeronaves del Centro operated third level services from Mexico City to four other centres

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Aeronaves del Este

1973* - 1973* Mexico Unsure

^ Comments : Aeronaves del Este operated third level services from Mexico City to four other centres

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Aeronaves del Maya

1973* - 1973* Mexico Unsure

^ Comments : Aeronaves del Maya operated third level services with Twin Otters from Merida to Isla Mujeres and Cozumel in the Yucatan in association with Aeronaves de Mexico

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Aeronaves del Norte

1973* - 1973* Mexico Unsure

^ Comments : Aeronaves del Norte operated services thrice-weekly in Lower California

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Aeronaves del Oeste

1973* - 1973* Mexico Unsure

^ Comments : Aeronaves del Oeste operated a third-level network

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Aeronaves del Sur

1973* - 1973* Mexico Unsure

^ Comments : Aeronaves del Sur operated feeder services radiating from Mexico City to seven other points

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Aeroservicio

1961 - 1992* Mexico Unsure

^ Comments : Aeroservicio started operating in central Mexico in 1961 and has a controlling interest in Lineas Aereas de la Sierra

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Aeroservis Chita

2016* - date Russia Active

^ Comments : Aeroservis Chita is an 'Active' scheduled passenger carrier based at Chita (HTA)

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Aerospace Consortium International

1998* - date Kenya Active

^ Comments : Aerospace Consortium International is an air licensed private owned Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO) based operator airline established in 1998 for the express purpose of providing a professional, cost-effective alternative to the airfreight community for domestic as well as regional consignments

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Aerotransportes Huitzilin

2016* - date Mexico Active

^ Comments : Little is known about Aerotransportes Huitzilin apart from a crash in May2017

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Aerovías Nacionales

1932 - 1941 Panama Inactive

^ Comments : In 1932 Captain Enrique Malek, considered the father of commercial aviation, founded the first airline Aerovías Nacionales

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AGSA (Aviación General SA)

1949* - 1950* Panama Unsure

^ Comments : AGSA (Aviación General SA) was founded on 11Sep1949

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Air Amami

2019 > Japan Planned

^ Comments : Air Amami is a planned passenger carrier to be based out of Kagoshima (KOJ) & intends to start in 2019

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Air Borealis

2017 > Canada Planned

^ Comments : Air Borealis was launched on 15Jun2017 by Air Labrador & Innu Mikun Airlines with the aim of serving Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada's far east. It is based in Goose Bay

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Air Cal

1973* - 1973* New_Caledonia Unsure

^ Comments : Air Cal, not to be confused with the Noumea-based Air Caledonie, operated in New Caledonia around 1973

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Air Chang'an

2016 - date China Active

^ Comments : Chang'an Airlines was founded on 11Apr1992 & started operations on 01Jun1993 as Dapeng Airlines. Renamed to Air Changan Airlines. Grand China Air was formed on 29Nov2007 under the initiative of the HNA group's largest operational entity. Shanxi Airlines was an airline based in Taiyuan in the People's Republic of China. It operated scheduled domestic passenger services. On 29Nov2007, it merged with China Xinhua Airlines and Chang’an Airlines to form Grand China Air. After receiving its air operator's certificate in Apr2016. Air Chang'an resumed operations as an independent airline on 09May2016

^ Genealogy : Dapeng Airlines >Air Changan Airlines (ACA) >Chang'an Airlines + Shanxi Airlines + China Xinhua Airlines =>Grand China Air <Chang'an Airlines >Air Changan

Air Charter Timaru

1979 - 1980* New_Zealand Renamed

^ Comments : [Air Timaru began operations in 1979 when it traded as Air Charter Timaru. On 15Oct1980 the ASLA granted Air Timaru a licence for non-scheduled services between Timaru and Wellington and Timaru and Invercargill and charter services from Timaru. On the 17Dec1987, Air Timaru was sold to Tekapo-based Air Safaris and Services (NZ). Air Safaris initially operated Air Timaru exactly as it was in the past with the same aircraft and operations personnel, but with the hope that Air Safaris ownership would stimulate extra work]

^ Genealogy : Air Charter Timaru >Air Timaru >>Air Safaris & Services

Air Columbus

2014* - date Ukraine Active

^ Comments : Columbus Avia was a charter airline based at Kiev Zhuliany Airpor that was renamed to Air Columbus

^ Genealogy : Columbus Avia >Air Columbus

Air Comores

1950* - 1963 Comoro_Republic Renamed

^ Comments : Air Comores was formed in the 1950 by Yves Lebret in Moroni , in the Comoros archipelago. In 1963 Air Comores SARL became Air Comores SA , owned equally by Air France and the Comorian government. Nationalized in 1974 by President Ahmed Abdallah , the company then became Air Comores-National Air Transport Corporation on 01Mar1975. In addition to the islands of the archipelago, it served the departure of Moroni from Dar es Salaam

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Air Corail

2017 > Comoros Planned

^ Comments : Air Corail was formed by former management of Air Bourbon and Air Comores International. Expected to start in Nov2017

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Air Excursions

2013* - 2013* USA Renamed

^ Comments : [Alaska Seaplanes was founded in 1997 by Craig and Aral Loken. In 2011, the Lokens sold Alaska Seaplanes to former Wings of Alaska managers Mike Stedman and Kent Craford. The next year the partners expanded into the wheel plane market with the acquisition of Air Excursions, a long-time Gustavus based air taxi company founded by Steve Wilson and later owned by veteran pilot/mechanic Mike Loverink. In the Spring of 2013, the two sister companies united their operations under one brand--Alaska Seaplanes. The company carries passengers, freight, US mail and UPS shipments and also offers charter flights throughout Southeast Alaska]

^ Genealogy : Air Excursions >>Alaska Seaplane

Air Guyane

2016 - date Guyana Active

^ Comments : Air Guyane Express operations started 15Jun2002, taking over the operations of the former Air Guyane. It was rebranded back to Air Guyane in 2016. Scheduled flights within French Guiana and charter operations to neighbouring customers

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Air Hollandia

2018 > Netherlands Planned

^ Comments : Air Hollandia is a proposed carrier registered at Mijdrecht, Utrecht

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Air Iceland Connect

2017 - date Iceland Active

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^ Genealogy : Norðurflug >Flugfélag Norðurlands >Air Iceland >Air Iceland Connect

Air Juan

2012 - date Philippines Active

^ Comments : Air Juan is a scheduled carrier out of Manila Ninoy Aquino International (MNL) starting in 2012

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Air Majoro

2013* - date Peru Active

^ Comments : Air Majoro is a regional based at Nazca Maria Reiche Neuman (SPZA)

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Air Pohang

2017 > South_Korea Planned

^ Comments : Air Pohang is a proposed carrier to be based at Pohang Airport. The carrier plans to operate scheduled services to Gimpo and Jeju initially, before expanding operations to Ulleung, Heuksan, Yeosu and Incheon routes

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Air Sarada International

2017 - date Burkina_Faso Active

^ Comments : Air Sarada International started operations on 22Jun2017 with domestic services

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Air Sénégal

2017 > Senegal Planned

^ Comments : Air Sénégal intends to start operations out of Dakar Yoff-Léopold Sédar Senghor International (DKR) in 2017

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Air Shabelle

2017 > Oman Planned

^ Comments : Air Shabelle was founded to fill the gap of the air transport in Somalia , the aim of the airline in to provide a safe, comfortable, affordable air travel between Somalia domestically and internationally

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Air Siem Reap

2017 > Cambodia Planned

^ Comments : Air Siem Reap has applied to provide passenger services out of Siem Reap Angkor International (REP)

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Air Stork

2016* - date Moldova Active

^ Comments : Air Stork had its AOC issued on 21Dec2016. Based at Chisinau International (KIV)

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Air Taxi Vanuatu

2014* - date Vanuatu Active

^ Comments : Air Taxi Vanuatu is Vanuatu’s largest private air charter tour operator

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Air Tenggara

1980* - 1981* Singapore Unsure

^ Comments : Tri-9 was a US-backed Seletar company whose Convair propliner fleet had been active in the SE Asian war zones. Kris Air took over the operating authorities and freight contracts of Tri-9 in Aug1977 & had its operations taken over by Air Tenggara

^ Genealogy : Tri-9 (Tri-Nine Airlines) +>Kris Air +>Air Tenggara

Air Tetiaroa

2014* - date French_Polynesia Active

^ Comments : Air Tetiaroa was formed in 2014 & operates passenger charter flights between Papeete, Tahiti and Onetahi, located in the Tetiaroa Atoll, 60 kilometres north of Papeete. The atoll is the site of The Brando Resort; an homage to Marlon Brando

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Air Timaru

1980* - 1988* New_Zealand Renamed

^ Comments : Air Timaru began operations in 1979 when it traded as Air Charter Timaru. On 15Oct1980 the ASLA granted Air Timaru a licence for non-scheduled services between Timaru and Wellington and Timaru and Invercargill and charter services from Timaru. On the 17Dec1987, Air Timaru was sold to Tekapo-based Air Safaris and Services (NZ). Air Safaris initially operated Air Timaru exactly as it was in the past with the same aircraft and operations personnel, but with the hope that Air Safaris ownership would stimulate extra work

^ Genealogy : Air Charter Timaru >Air Timaru >>Air Safaris & Services

Air Transport Gelabert

1933* - 1941 Panama Inactive

^ Comments : Gelabert in 1933, founded Air Transport Gelabert, which flew until Dec1941, when all national flights were canceled for safety Of the Panama Canal

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Air Xiya

2014* - date China Active

^ Comments : Air Xiya is a general aviation and helicopter business, was launched by RIFA back in 2014 based at Beijing Capital (PEK). Offers a variety of services ranging from charter flights, agricultural spraying flights and air tours

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AirAsia Cambodia

2017 > Cambodia Planned

^ Comments : AirAsia Cambodia is the proposed AirAsia Group's entry into the Cambodian market

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AirAsia China

2018 > China Planned

^ Comments : AirAsia Bhd signed a joint venture agreement with China on 14May2017 to establish a low-cost carrier (LCC), with a base in the east-central city of Zhengzhou

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Alan Cobham Aviation

1927 - 1928 UK Renamed

^ Comments : In May1927, Alan Cobham founded Alan Cobham Aviation Limited with offices in London's New Bond Street

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Alas del Sur

2017 > Argentina Planned

^ Comments : Alas del Sur is a planned scheduled carrier basd at Córdoba Ingeniero Aeronáutico Ambrosio L.V. Taravella International (COR)

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Alpha Air

2013* - date Ukraine Active

^ Comments : Not much is known about Alpha Air at present

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Amaszonas BQB

(2016) Uruguay Not started

^ Comments : Amaszonas BQB intended to be a scheduled carrier out of Punta del Este Capitan Corbeta C.A. Curbelo International (PDP) but did not start operations

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Amber Air

1973* - 1974* Australia Unsure

^ Comments : Amber Air operated Adelaide – Eucla in the mid 1970s

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Anglo American Aviation

1999* - date South_Africa Active

^ Comments : Anglo American Aviation is an 'Active' business/private charter carrier out of Johannesburg Oliver Reginald Tambo International (JNB)

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Anglo American Mining

2014* - date Brazil Active

^ Comments : Anglo American Mining is an active business/private charter carrier out of São Paulo Congonhas International (CGH)

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Aotearoa Airlines

1997 - 1997 New_Zealand Inactive

^ Comments : Steve Stanaway and his wife Donna established Aotearoa Airlines in early 1997 & services between Gisborne and Hamilton began on the 10Feb1997

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Arctic Airways

2017 > Denmark Planned

^ Comments : Arctic Airways is a planned carrier out of Aalborg (AAL)

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ARM Aviación

2015* - date Guatemala Active

^ Comments : Aereo Ruta Maya was founded in 1975 as Jungle Flying Tours. Rebranded as ARM Aviación (based at Guatemala City La Aurora International (GUA))

^ Genealogy : Jungle Flying Tours >Aereo Ruta Maya >ARM Aviación

Atlantic Airlines

1999* - 2008 Guatemala Inactive

^ Comments : Atlantic Airlines was hit by claims of corruption along with the former head of Aeronautica, Guillermo Seaman

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Aushaanair

2017 > Kenya Planned

^ Comments : Aushaanair is a planned passenger charter based out of Nairobi Wilson (WIL). It receivd its AOC in Jul2016

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Aussie Batik

(2011) Australia Not started

^ Comments : Aussie Batik was established in 2008 as Lion Air, a joint venture between Lion Air (Indonesia) SkyAirWorld to provide international services

^ Genealogy : Lion Air >Aussie Batik

Avdef ( Aviation Défense Service)

2015* - date France Active

^ Comments : Avdef is a passenger charter carrier based at Nîmes Garons (FNI)

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Aviair

2013 - date Australia Active

^ Comments : Slingair (1984-2013) was renamed to Aviair

^ Genealogy : Slingair >Aviair

Aviajet (Taxi Aereo Aviajet)

2009* - date Argentina Active

^ Comments : Aviajet (Taxi Aereo Aviajet) (2009*-date) is a charter carrier based out of Buenos Aires Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP). It ceased operations in 2015 after a fatal crash but restared in Jul2017

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Axis Lines International

(2006) Cameroon Not started

^ Comments : Axis Lines International never became operational. There was never a formal declaration of bankruptcy, but airline and staff have completely dissolved

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Ayana Airlines

2017 - date Russia Active

^ Comments : Ayana Airlines is a passenger charter carrier based out of Ulan-Ude Mukhino (UUD)

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Azul Uruguay

2017 > Uruguay Planned

^ Comments : Azul Uruguay plans to launch flights to Argentina in late 2017 out of Montevideo Carrasco (MVD)

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Bairnsdale Air Charter

1966* - date Australia Active

^ Comments : Bairnsdale Air Charter is charter carrier based out of Bairnsdale, VIC

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Bamboo Airways

2017 > Vietnam Planned

^ Comments : Bamboo Airways is a planned scheduled carrier out of Hanoi Noibai International (HAN)

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Batik Air Vietnam

2017 > Vietnam Planned

^ Comments : Batik Air Vietnam is a planned passenger charter carrier based at Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat International (SGN)

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Bay City Seaplane

2002* - date Australia Active

^ Comments : Bay City Seaplane is a seaplane charter company based in Geelong in Victoria. It was first added to the ABN register on 01Jul2002

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Bayswater Road

2010*-date Australia Active

^ Comments : Bayswater Road is based at The Aerodrome, Mackay, QLD

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Bel Air Aviation

1994* - date Denmark Active

^ Comments : Bel Air Aviation was founded in 1994. Operates out of Esbjerg (EBJ) & is an offshore helicopter company

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Bharat Airways

1995* - 1999 India Inactive

^ Comments : Bharat Airways was a Mumbai based carrier

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Billund Rundflyvning

1967* - date Denmark Active

^ Comments : Billund Rundflyvning is a small EU-OPS approved airline-approved by Danish transport authority (DTA) to provide sightseeing tours, photo flight and banner towing

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Black Sea Airlines

2008* - date Ukraine Active

^ Comments : Black Sea Airlines is a passenger carter carrier based out of Odesa Tsentrainy (ODS). It was registered in 2005 & received its AOC in 2008 to carry out aerial photography. Received a full Part 145 AOC in 2015

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Blackbird Air Charter

2017 > Denmark Planned

^ Comments : Blackbird Air Charter was formed on 05Jan2015. It will be a charter carrier operating out of Billund (BLL)

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Blue Slovakia

2017 > Slovakia Planned

^ Comments : Blue Slovakia intends to start operations in mid-2017 from Bratislava Milan Rastislav Stefánik (BTS)

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BlueWay Offshore

1986* - 2014 Norway Renamed

^ Comments : BlueWay was a market leader in Scandinavian on-shore and off-shore helicopter services. Established in 1986 [NHV (Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen) was founded in 1997 by Eric Van Hal as NHV Group. NHV has its headquarters and main base at Ostend Airport. In 2014 NHV Group acquired the Blueway Group, including DanCopter, Blueway Offshore Norway, Airlift and Vertech Offshore]

^ Genealogy : BlueWay >>NHV (Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen)

Bornfly

2016* - date Denmark Active

^ Comments : Bornfly is a Rønne based carrier

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BPA

1978 - 1981 Australia Renamed

^ Comments : [Air Queensland was formed as Bush Pilots Airways in 1951. In May 1972 Bush Pilots absorbed Queensland Pacific Airways Ltd, taking over its Douglas DC-3 aircraft. In 1978 Bush Pilots Airways changed their name to BPA. On 01Dec1981 BPA became Air Queensland. Air Queensland was the last airline in Australia to use Douglas DC-3s on regular scheduled services, the last being withdrawn on 07Apr1988, The Air Queensland name ceased to exist on 30Apr1988 when the airline was absorbed into Australian Airlines (later absorbed into Qantas)]

^ Genealogy : Bush Pilots Airways >BPA >Air Queensland >>Australian Airlines >>Qantas

BrightStar Express Airlines

2017 > China Planned

^ Comments : BrightStar Express Airlines is a start-up cargo carrier that was rebranded from United Star Express Airlines (2015-2016). Based at Tianjin Binhai International (TSN)

^ Genealogy : United Star Express Airlines >BrightStar Express Airlines

Bristol Air Taxi

1932* - 1934 UK Renamed

^ Comments : [Bristol Air Taxi was formed in 1932 by Norman Edgar to fly chocolate consignments uder contract to J.S. Fry. Flew Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Weston-Super-Mare. Name changed to Western Airways (Norman Edgar) in 1934. On 18Oct1938, the Straight Corporation, headed by Whitney Straight purchased control of Norman Edgar (Western Airways). and renamed it Western Airways]

^ Genealogy : Bristol Air Taxi >Western Airways (Norman Edgar) >Western Airways

Bristow Helicopters

1955 - date UK Active

^ Comments : Bristow Helicopters Limited was established on 24Jun1955 by Alan Bristow

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British Aviation Services

1946* - 1962 UK Renamed

^ Comments : British Aviation Services was formed in 1946. Its main activities included trooping, inclusive tour (IT) and worldwide passenger and freight charter services. In 1953, British Aviation Services took over the independent airline Air Kruise. In 1962, BAS Group merged with British United Airways (BUA)

^ Genealogy : British Aviation Services >>BUA + Caledonian Airways =>Caledonian/BUA >BCAL >>British Airways

British Guiana Air Transport Company

1927 - 1928 British_Guiana Inactive

^ Comments : On 09Sep1927 the British Guiana Air Transport Company was formed. Its objective was to secure government's assistance to provide charter flights to the interior. The investment was in vain, as poor public response resulted in the premature closure of the company. On 03Mar1928 The Fairey Nicholl was dismantled and shipped to the United Kingdom

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Burrard Air

1982* - 1986* Canada Unsure

^ Comments : Burrard Air operated around Vancouver in the 1980s

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Cal Jet by Elite Airways

2017 > USA Planned

^ Comments : Cal Jet by Elite Airways was founded in 2010 by airline veterans It is planning to begin regular passenger flights between Carlsbad, CA and Las Vegas McCarran with effect from 28Sep2017

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Calafia Airlines

2016 - date Mexico Active

^ Comments : Calafia Airlines is a regional airline that was founded in 1993, based in the Cabo San Lucas International Airfield. It was formerly named Aéreo Calafia till mid 2016

^ Genealogy : Aéreo Calafia >Calafia Airlines

Catalina Air

2016* - date USA Active

^ Comments : Catalina Air is a charter carrier based out of Knoxville McGhee Tyson (TYS) Tennessee

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Caucasus Aeroservice

2010* - date Georgia Active

^ Comments : Caucasus Aeroservice is a passenger charter based at Tbilisi Lochini (TBS)

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Caverton Aviation Cameroon

2016* - date Cameroon Active

^ Comments : Caverton Aviation Cameroon is an active offshoot of the Nigerian company of the same name

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CHC (Ireland)

2012* - date Ireland Active

^ Comments : CHC (Ireland) is a passenger charter carrier out of Shannon International (SNN)

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CHC Australia

1999 - date Australia Active

^ Comments : CHC Australia was renamed from Lloyd Helicopters of Australia. It provides helicopter services in Australia for the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia, Victoria Police and the Ambulance Service of New South Wales

^ Genealogy : Lloyd Helicopters of Australia >CHC Helicopter

CHC Cameroon

2005 - 2009 Cameroon Inactive

^ Comments : CHC Cameroon was rebranded from Schreiner Airways Cameroon (1966-2005)

^ Genealogy : Schreiner Airways Cameroon >CHC Cameroon

CHC Helicopters (Africa)

1999 - date South_Africa Active

^ Comments : CHC Helicopters (Africa) is a passenger charter carrier based out of Cape Town D. F. Malan International (CPT). It was renamed from Court Helicopters

^ Genealogy : Court Air >>Norwegian Helikopter Service >>CHC Helicopters (Africa)

CHC Scotia

2000 - date UK Active

^ Comments : CHC Scotia provides helicopter transportation services to the oil and gas production industry. The company was formerly known as Scotia Helicopter Services and changed its name to CHC Scotia in Oct 2000. CHC Scotia Limited was incorporated in 1968 and is based in Aberdeen

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Chiricana de Aviación

1944* - 1945* Panama Unsure

^ Comments : Chiricana de Aviación was founded on 22Jan1944 & was authorized to fly between David and Puerto Armuelles with a Fairchild 24. Then they flew from David to La Chorrera using Avro Anson

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Cimber Air (ii)

2012 - date Denmark Active

^ Comments : Cimber Air was founded on 15May2012 & commenced operations on 16May2012. In January 2017, SAS reached an agreement with CityJet whereby CityJet bought Cimber and would continue to operate flights on behalf of SAS (Cimber does not operate any routes under its own brand. All flights are conducted on behalf of Scandinavian Airlines, within their regional and European route network)

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Colcharter

2011* - date Colombia Active

^ Comments : Little is known about Colcharter except it was operational in 2011 & still appears active

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Comair Malawi

(2007) Malawi Not started

^ Comments : Comair Malawi was launched in 2007 but did not start operations

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Comlux Middle East

2010* - date Bahrain Active

^ Comments : Comlux Middle East is a business & private charter carrier out of Bahrain Muharraq International (BAH)

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Commodore Airlines

1979* - 1985* Australia Inactive

^ Comments : Commodore Airlines was established in 1979 to operate Reg. 203 supplemental airline services between Adelaide and Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Kingscote, Mt Gambier and Broken Hill

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Compañía de Aviación y Turismo SA

1954* - 1955* Panama Unsure

^ Comments : Compañía de Aviación y Turismo SA was formed on 09Sep1954. Manuel Spigel and Hermes Carrizo organised the Aviation and Tourism Company SA with two new aircraft HP-187 and 188 Stinson Station Wagon 108-E to operate to all the places of the Republic where there are airstrips

^ Genealogy :  

Corail Helicopteres

2004 - date Reunion Active

^ Comments : Corail Helicopteres is a helicopter passenger charter carrier based at St. Pierre de la Réunion Pierrefonds (ZSE). Originally started as a tourist provider

^ Genealogy :  

Corail Helicopteres

2017 > Mauritius Planned

^ Comments : Corail Helicopteres is an offshoot of the Reunion based helicopter charter company based at Mauritius Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International (MRU). Has now received its AOC

^ Genealogy :  

Corendon Airlines Europe

2017 - date Malta Active

^ Comments : Corendon Airlines Europe started passenger services on 23May2017 with a single B.738 out of Malta Luqa International (MLA)

^ Genealogy :  

Cougar Helicopters

1997* - date Canada Active

^ Comments : Cougar Helicopters commenced operations in Newfoundland in Jun1997 with its first offshore flight to the Hibernia Platform. Cougar's primary role is the transfer of personnel to and from their offshore location.

^ Genealogy :  

Coulson Aviation

2017* - date Canada Active

^ Comments : Coulson Aviation is an 'Active' passenger charter based out of Port Alberni Alberni Valley Regional (YPB), British Columbia

^ Genealogy :  

Coulson Aviation USA

2016* - date USA Active

^ Comments : Coulson Aviation is an 'Active' passenger charter based out of Portland International (PDX), Oregon. It was founded to provide aerial fire suppression aircraft to the U.S. Forest service

^ Genealogy :  

Culebra Air Services

2000* - date Puerto_Rico Active

^ Comments : Culebra Air Services was established & commenced operations in 1998 as Air Culebra, It operates out of the island of Culebra, in Puerto Rico, and the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, in San Juan

^ Genealogy : Air Culebra >Culebra Air Services

Damascene Airways

2006* - 2007 Syria Inactive

^ Comments : Damascene Airways was a passenger charter services out of Damascus (DAM)

^ Genealogy :  

DanCopter

2008* - date Denmark Active

^ Comments : DanCopter provides helicopter transportation services to offshore customers in the North Sea, Norwegian Sea and Barents Sea. Based out of Esbjerg

^ Genealogy :  

easyJet Europe

2018 > Austria Planned

^ Comments : easyJet is planning to set up a European subsidiary, named easyJet Europe in Vienna

^ Genealogy :  

Eclipse Helicopters

1993* - date Canada Active

^ Comments : Eclipse Helicopters was founded in 1993, Based in BC it offers a variety of services

^ Genealogy :  

Electra Airways

2017 - date Bulgaria Active

^ Comments : Electra Airways currently operates an A.320

^ Genealogy :  

Elit'Avia San Marino

2017 > Italy Planned

^ Comments : Elit'Avia San Marino has been granted an Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) from the San Marino Civil Aviation Authority. It is a corporate jet charter specialist based at Rimini Federico Fellini International (RMI)

^ Genealogy :  

EliteJets.com

2017 > USA Planned

^ Comments : Charter start-up EliteJets.com (Naples, FL) intends to start operations on 01May2017

^ Genealogy :  

ELK Airways (ELK Lennuliinid)

1994* - 2001 Estonia Renamed

^ Comments : Elk Airways was established on 23Oct1991 & started operations on 15Jan1992 as ELK Airways (ELK Lennuliinid). Regional scheduled airline operating out of Talinn

^ Genealogy :  

Emerald Airlines

2017 > Zimbabwe Planned

^ Comments : Emerald Airlines is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Harare International (HRE)

^ Genealogy :  

Equaflight Niger

2013* - 2013* Niger Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Ernest Airlines

2017 - date Italy Active

^ Comments : Fly Ernest was founded on 16Oct2015 & commenced service operations on 01Jul2016 with a three times weekly Tirana-Ancona service. Flights are operated by Mistral Air. Renamed to Ernest Airlines in 2017. Now reported that the airline has halted operations prior to a restart. Now appears to have restarted with charters, with scheduled operations to follow

^ Genealogy : Fly Ernest >Ernest Airlines

Europe Air

2015 *- date Ukraine Active

^ Comments : Europe Air is a cargo carrier based out of Krivyi Rih Lozuvatka (KWG). It received its AOC on 04Jul 2015

^ Genealogy :  

Everything Jets

2013* - date USA Active

^ Comments : Everything Jets is a passenger charter carrier out of Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International (FLL)

^ Genealogy :  

Fayaka Airways

2017 > DR_Congo Planned

^ Comments : Fayaka Airways was founded in 2016 based at Goma (GOM)

^ Genealogy :  

Five Airways

2011* - date Spain Active

^ Comments : Five Airways was founded in 2010 & provides passenger and freight services in worldwide markets as a charter operator. Intends to move into scheduled airline plans. Based at Castellón Costa Azahar (CDT)

^ Genealogy :  

Fly Marche

2017 > Italy Planned

^ Comments : Fly Marche is a planned virtual carrier based at Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi (PEG)

^ Genealogy :  

Fly Mid Africa

2017 - date Gambia Active

^ Comments : Fly Mid Africa was established on 29Apr2014, based at Banjul International Airport. The carrier provides services to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Senegal utilising B.737 aircraft. The first flight was 15May2017

^ Genealogy :  

Fly Miran

2015* - date Iran Active

^ Comments : Fly Miran is a virtual carrier operating out of Erbil International (EBL)

^ Genealogy :  

Fly Modern Ark

2017 > South_Africa Planned

^ Comments : Fly Modern Ark is at present, an aircraft leasing and sales of Boeing and Bombardier aircrafts but intends to move into scheduled passenger services. Based at Johannesburg Oliver Reginald Tambo International (JNB)

^ Genealogy :  

Fly Southern

2017 > Sri_Lanka Planned

^ Comments : Fly Southern is a start-up cargo carrier to be based at Colombo Ratmalana (RML)

^ Genealogy :  

Fly Zambia

(2012) Zambia Not started

^ Comments : Fly Zambia was a planned passenger charter carrier out of Lusaka International (LUN) in 2012. Did not start operations

^ Genealogy :  

flyART Aviation

2016 - date Chad Active

^ Comments : flyART Aviation was rebranded from Afrijet Chad (2014-2016)

^ Genealogy : Afrijet Chad >flyART Aviation

Flyfofa Airways

2017* - date South_Africa Active

^ Comments : Flyfofa Airways is a charter carrier based out of Pretoria Wonderboom (PRY)

^ Genealogy :  

FlyLolo

2017 > UK Planned

^ Comments : Start-up carrier FlyLolo, intend to start operations this year, with Christmas flights from the UK to the Canary Island

^ Genealogy :  

FlyStark

2015 - 2017 New_Zealand Inactive

^ Comments : FlyStark, a charter and scenic flight specialist based at Whitianga (WTZ). It suspended operations for the winter season in mid-Ma72017

^ Genealogy :  

FlyValan

2017 > Romania Planned

^ Comments : FlyValan is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Bucharest Otopeni Henri Coanda International (OTP)

^ Genealogy :  

FlyVolare

2017 > Malta Planned

^ Comments : FlyVolare is a planned scheduled carrier out of Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi (PEG)

^ Genealogy :  

FlyYangYang

2017 > South_Korea Planned

^ Comments : FlyYangYang is a proposed scheduled Carrier based at Yangyang International (YNY)

^ Genealogy :  

G Jets

2016* - date USA Active

^ Comments : G Jets is an active business & private charter carrier based at White Plains Westchester County (HPN) [added]

^ Genealogy :  

Global Aviation

2016* - date Kazakhstan Active

^ Comments : Global Aviation is a passenger charter carrier based out of Almaty (ALA)

^ Genealogy :  

Golden Wing

2017 > Libya Planned

^ Comments : Golden Wing is planned proposed cargo and freight company charter carrier out of Benghazi Benina (BEN)

^ Genealogy :  

Golden Wings Aviation

2015* - date South_Africa Active

^ Comments : Golden Wings Aviation is based out of Johannesburg & offers freight and passenger services with scheduled and non-scheduled operations

^ Genealogy :  

Gowair Vacation Airlines

2017 > Spain Planned

^ Comments : Gowair Vacation Airlines is a planned passenger charter carrier out of Madrid Adolfo Suárez Barajas

^ Genealogy :  

GrandView Aviation

2015* - date USA Active

^ Comments : GrandView Aviation is an executive helicopter operator primarily serving the mid-Atlantic of the US

^ Genealogy :  

GrandView Jets

2017 > USA Planned

^ Comments : GrandView Aviation announced the introduction of its jet operations affiliate. GrandView Jets, to be based at at Washington National Ronald Reagan Airport.

^ Genealogy :  

Great Western Aviation

1986* - 2017* Australia Inactive

^ Comments : Great Western Aviation was incorporated in Western Australia on 16May1986 to operate initially as an air charter business

^ Genealogy :  

GSH (Great Slave Helicopters)

1984* - date Canada Active

^ Comments : GSH (Great Slave Helicopters) offers a diverse range of specialised services with its headquarters in Yellowknife, NT

^ Genealogy :  

Guyana Airways

2018 > Guyana Planned

^ Comments : Guyana Airways is yet another attempt to get the name flying. Based at Georgetown Cheddi Jagan International (GEO)

^ Genealogy :  

Hammond Aerial Transport

1929* - 1930* Australia Unsure

^ Comments : Hammond Aerial Transport was formed by H.T. (Bunny) Hammond, who was one of the founders of Adastra in 1930

^ Genealogy :  

Hampton Air Service

1937* - 1937* USA Unsure

^ Comments : Hampton Air Service operated between Southampton-East Hampton & New York City

^ Genealogy :  

Hantong Aviation

2018 > China Planned

^ Comments : Hantong Aviation was established in Aug2016 by the Xuzhou municipal government with the aim of developing Xuzhou into a civil aviation hub

^ Genealogy :  

Heidi Aviation

2008* - 2017* USA Unsure

^ Comments : Heidi Aviation suffered a gear-up landing at Mogadishu on 30May2017. Appears to only have 1 Do-328JET so unsure as to status

^ Genealogy :  

Heli Austria

2007 - date Austria Active

^ Comments : The first predecessor of Heli Austria was Ritter Trade & Aviation Consulting as from 1984. With assistance from Niki Lauda, services with a Hughes 530 F were offered. Renamed to Knaus Helicopter after the founder of the company, Johann Knaus died in an air accident. In 2007, the company filed for insolvency . It came to a settlement and a continuation under the name Heli Austria

^ Genealogy : Ritter Trade & Aviation Consulting >Knaus Helicopter >Heli Austria

Heli Champagne Arden

1993* - 2005* France Unsure

^ Comments : Heli Champagne Arden was helicopter arm of Champagne Airlines that was created in 1993

^ Genealogy :  

Heli Securité Helicopter Airline

1992* - date France Active

^ Comments : Heli Securité Helicopter Airline was founded in 1992 by Dominique Romet

^ Genealogy :  

HelikopterDrift

2007* - 2011 Norway Renamed

^ Comments : In 2007 Helitrans purchased HelikopterDrift a helicopter company based in Kjeller Flyplass, Lillestrøm, and later merged into Helitrans in 2011

^ Genealogy : HelikopterDrift >>Helitrans

Heliquip

1966* - 1968* South_Africa Inactive

^ Comments : Heliquip was a charter operator based at Rand Airport

^ Genealogy :  

HeliQwest

2014* - date Canada Active

^ Comments : HeliQwest is an international helicopter charter company specializing in external load and specialty operations

^ Genealogy :  

Hélity Copter Airlines

2016* - date Spain Active

^ Comments : Hélity Copter Airlines is a scheduled Carrier out of Ceuta (JCU)

^ Genealogy :  

HNZ Helicopters

1955* - date New_Zealand Active

^ Comments : HNZ Helicopters was founded in Timaru, in 1955 & is headquartered in Nelson. Provides onshore and offshore oil & gas, mineral exploration, marine pilot transfer services, military support, charter services, utilities and flight training

^ Genealogy :  

Honesty Air Cargo

2017 > UAE Planned

^ Comments : Honesty Air Cargo is new airline that part od a larger shipping group. It is located at Ras al Khaimah International (RKT)

^ Genealogy :  

Hong Kong Air Cargo

2017 > Hong_Kong Planned

^ Comments : Hong Kong Air Cargo (Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok) has acquired its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) from the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (CAD)

^ Genealogy :  

Hormoz Airlines

2017 > Iran Planned

^ Comments : Hormoz Airlines is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Bandar Abbas International (BND)

^ Genealogy :  

Isthmian Airways

1929 - 1936 Panama Inactive

^ Comments : Isthmian Airways was founded in 1929 by owner Ralph E. Sexton and forced to close on 01Jul1936, the Canal Zone Government cancelled Sexton's contract and Isthmian Airways. During its short life, it operated with two civilian pilots and augmented its fliers with moonlighting military pilots serving in the Panama Canal Zone. The line operated with three flights a day each way; morning, noon and evening. However, when tourist demand was high, more flights were added. Mr. Sexton was proud to boast that his airline never had an accident while carrying passengers

^ Genealogy :  

Jam Airlines

2018 > Iran Planned

^ Comments : Jam Airlines is a proposed scheduled carrier out of Kangan Jam (KNR)

^ Genealogy :  

Jazz Airlines

2011 - date Canada Active

^ Comments : Air Canada launched Jazz after renaming it from Air Canada Regional on 27Mar2002. Operations started on 30Jun2001. Air Canada Express replaced Jazz on 01Jun2011. Air Canada merged Canadian Airlines’s former regional operations, flown by Air BC, Air Nova, Canadian Regional and Air Ontario into Air Canada Jazz on 01Jan2001. Air Canada launched Jazz after renaming it from Air Canada Regional on 27Mar2002. Operations started on 30Jun2001. Air Canada Express replaced Jazz on 01Jun2011Air Canada Express launched services on 01May2011, and officially replaced Jazz as the brand applied to all regional services on 01Jun2011. Jazz was renamed to Jazz Airlines

^ Genealogy : Jazz >Jazz Airlines

JetSMART

2017 - date Chile Active

^ Comments : JetSMART is an LCC carrier out of (Santiago de Chile Int'l) financed through US low-cost carrier investment specialists Indigo Partners LLC. It inaugurated commercial flights with its maiden scheduled service - JA4 Santiago de Chile Int'l-Calama - on 26Jul2017

^ Genealogy :  

Jetways Airlines

2017* - date Kenya Active

^ Comments : Jetways Airlines is a passenger charter carrier based at Wilson Airport, Nairobi

^ Genealogy :  

jetWest Airways

2017 > Nigeria Planned

^ Comments : jetWest Airways is a proposed lo-cost carrier based at Lagos Murtala Muhammad (LOS)

^ Genealogy :  

Jordan Gate Airlines

2001* - date Jordan Active

^ Comments : Jordan Gate Airlines was founded in 2001 & offers charters out of Amman Queen Alia International (AMM)

^ Genealogy :  

Jupiter Jet Airlines

2016 - date Kazakhstan Active

^ Comments : Jupiter Jet Airlines was founded as Joint-Stock Company Air Company ATMA on 26Sep1996. Renamed in 2016. It operates freight aircraft to provide cargo air transportation services out of Atyrau (GUW)

^ Genealogy : Air Company ATMA >Jupiter Jet Airlines

K-Air

(2017) South_Korea Not started

^ Comments : K-Air was rebranded as Aero K prior to start-up

^ Genealogy :  

Kair Airlines

2018 > South_Korea Planned

^ Comments : Kair Airlines will be based at Cheongju, and aims to start operations in 2018 using A.320s

^ Genealogy :  

Kairem Aviation

2013 *- date Germany Active

^ Comments : Kairem Aviation is a business/private charter carrier based at Egelsbach (EDFE)

^ Genealogy :  

Kalitta Charters II

2016* - date USA Active

^ Comments : Kalitta Charters II is a cargo carrier based out of Detroit Willow Run (YIP) Michigan

^ Genealogy :  

Kasper Aviation

2015 - 2016 Canada Inactive

^ Comments : Kasper Aviation was awarded a certificate for domestic operations in Feb2015, and an international license in Apr2015. It is a passenger charter carrier, based out of Thunder Bay in southern Ontario. Kasper Aviation has had its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) suspended by the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) in Dec2016

^ Genealogy :  

Kazakhmys

2016* - date Kazakhstan Active

^ Comments : Kazakhmys is a business and private charter carrier based out of Almaty (ALA)

^ Genealogy :  

Kazakhstan Expedition No 9

1946* - 1965 USSR Renamed

^ Comments : [JSC AIRLINE was formed on the structure of Kazakhstan Expedition No 9 whose history dates back to 1946. In 1965 it was renamed to BURUNDAI UNITED AVIATION DIVISION. Renamed to BURUNDAIAVIA in 1997 and to the current name in 2002]

^ Genealogy : Kazakhstan Expedition No 9 >Burundai United Aviation Division >BurundaiAvia >JSC Airline

Knaus Helicopter

1992* - 2007 Austria Renamed

^ Comments : The first predecessor of Heli Austria was Ritter Trade & Aviation Consulting as from 1984. With assistance from Niki Lauda, services with a Hughes 530 F were offered. Renamed to Knaus Helicopter after the founder of the company, Johann Knaus died in an air accident. In 2007, the company filed for insolvency . It came to a settlement and a continuation under the name Heli Austria

^ Genealogy : Ritter Trade & Aviation Consulting >Knaus Helicopter >Heli Austria

Kymair

1986* - 2000 France Inactive

^ Comments : Kymair operated ATR aircraft throuhout the 1990s

^ Genealogy :  

Laguna Taxi Aéreo

2009* - 2010* Brazil Renamed

^ Comments : Laguna Linhas Aereas was formerly known as Laguna Taxi Aéreo. Received its AOC on 2010 but did not start operations

^ Genealogy : Laguna Taxi Aéreo >Laguna Linhas Aereas

LAPSA

1994 - 1996 Paraguay Renamed

^ Comments : [LAP was established in 1962 by the Paraguayan Military Aviation & was officially founded by the government through the Decree Nr.337 of 18Mar1963. It started operations on 20Aug1963 as LAP (Líneas Aéreas Paraguayas). On 01Sep1996, ARPA purchased 80% of the shares of the former state-owned LAP & both airlines were merged under the name TAM - Transportes Aéreos del Mercosur. In 2008, it was renamed to TAM Airlines. Finally renamed to LATAM Paraguay in 2016]

^ Genealogy : LAP >LAPSA >TAM Mercosur >TAM Airlines >LATAM Paraguay

LAS (Linee Aeree Sarde)

1959* - 1962* Italy Unsure

^ Comments : LAS (Linee Aeree Sarde) was an helicopter airline formed in 1959

^ Genealogy :  

LASSA (Linea de Aeroservicios SA)

2002* - date Chile Active

^ Comments : LASSA (Linea de Aeroservicios SA) is a passenger charter based at Santiago de Chile Arturo Merino Benítez International (SCL)

^ Genealogy :  

LATAM Airlines Brasil

2016 - date Brazil Active

^ Comments : [VOTEC was formed in 1956 and later changed to VOTEC TAXI AEREO (AIR TAXI). In 1976 the name was changed again to VOTEC REGIONAL AIR TRANSPORT. Renamed again to BRASIL CENTRAL LINHA AEREA REGIONAL in 1986 and to TAM (Transportes Aereos Meridionais) in 1996. Merged with TAM Transportes Aereos Regionais to form TAM Linhas Aéreas. Rebranded to LATAM Brasil in 2016]

^ Genealogy : Votec >Votec Taxi Aereo >Votec Regional Air Transport >Brasil Central >Transportes Aereos Meridionais) + TAM Transportes Aereos Regionais =>TAM Linhas Aereas >LATAM Airlines Brasil

LATAM Airlines Colombia

2016 - date Colombia Active

^ Comments : AIRES Colombia was formed on 20Feb1981 & launched services on 23Feb1981. Started operating as LAN Colombia under the unified LAN livery on 03Dec2011. Renamed to LATAM Colombia in 2016

^ Genealogy : AIRES Colombia >Lan Colombia >LATAM Colombia

LATAM Airlines Paraguay

2016 - date Paraguay Active

^ Comments : LAP was established in 1962 by the Paraguayan Military Aviation & was officially founded by the government through the Decree Nr.337 of 18Mar1963. It started operations on 20Aug1963 as LAP (Líneas Aéreas Paraguayas). On 01Sep1996, ARPA purchased 80% of the shares of the former state-owned LAP & both airlines were merged under the name TAM - Transportes Aéreos del Mercosur. In 2008, it was renamed to TAM Airlines. Finally renamed to LATAM Paraguay in 2016

^ Genealogy : LAP >LAPSA >TAM Mercosur >TAM Airlines >LATAM Paraguay

Lignes Aeriennes Interiors

1954 - 1958 France Renamed

^ Comments : Air Inter was founded on 12Nov1954 as Lignes Aeriennes Interiors. It operated its first commercial flight on 16Mar1954. Renamed to Air Inter in 1958 & to Air France Europe on 12Jan1990 & was absorbed into Air France on 01Apr1997

^ Genealogy : Air Inter >Air France Europe >>Air France

Lineas Aereas de la Sierra

1973* - 1973* Mexico Unsure

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Lineas Aereas Mexicanas

1973* - 1973* Mexico Unsure

^ Comments : Lineas Aereas Mexicanas operated a network of third-level services within Mexico

^ Genealogy :  

Linhas Aérea Redentora

2017 > Brazil Planned

^ Comments : Linhas Aérea Redentora (Belo Horizonte Pampulha) plans to commence operations on 15May2017, offering services from Brasilia to Belo Horizonte Pampulha

^ Genealogy :  

Lloyd Helicopters of Australia

1998* - 1999 Australia Renamed

^ Comments : CHC Australia was renamed from Lloyd Helicopters of Australia. It provides helicopter services in Australia for the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia, Victoria Police and the Ambulance Service of New South Wales

^ Genealogy : Lloyd Helicopters of Australia >CHC Helicopter

Lusiana Airlines

1991 - 1994 Czech_Republic Renamed

^ Comments : Lusiana Airlines was an Ad-hoc charter airline owned by Brazilian expatriate Ruy Alvez. It operated charter and taxi service for Czechoslovak government and Volkswagen amongst others throughout central Europe. Was acquired by Bemoair in 1994

^ Genealogy : Lusiana Airlines >>Bemoair Praha +>Egretta BMI

Luxaviation Belgium

2016 - date Belgium Active

^ Comments : Abelag Aviation was formed in 1964. Absorbed Lamda Jet in 1995 & merged with Sky Service in 2005. Renamed to Luxaviation Belgium in 2016

^ Genealogy : Lamda Jet >>Abelag Aviation >Luxaviation Belgium

Luxaviation France

2016 - date France Active

^ Comments : Luxaviation France is a Le Bourget based charter operator that was rebranded from Unijet (1967-2016)

^ Genealogy : Unijet >Luxaviation France

Luxaviation Germany

2016* - date Germany Active

^ Comments : Luxaviation Germany is a business/private charter based at Paderborn/Lippstadt (PAD)

^ Genealogy :  

Luxaviation Helicopters

2016* - date Luxembourg Active

^ Comments : Luxaviation Helicopters is business private charter carrier based at Luxembourg Findel International (LUX)

^ Genealogy :  

Luxaviation Portugal

2016 - date Portugal Active

^ Comments : Luxaviation Portugal started as Air Luxor's business aviation division, Masterjet, formerly Air Luxor Corporate Jets. This followed the sale of the Lisbon and Paris based aircraft operator by its parent company Air Luxor and Mirpuri Holdings. Renamed to Luxaviation Portugal in 2016

^ Genealogy : Air Luxor Corporate Jets >Masterjet >Luxaviation Portugal

MABKargo

2017 > Malaysia Planned

^ Comments : MASKargo was established in 1972 to handle the delivery of cargo around the world via Malaysia Airlines' global network of routes. It became a subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines in Apr1997. In Mar2016 it was announced that it was be renamed to MAB Kargo. Its new AOC is expected in 2017

^ Genealogy : MASKargo >MABKargo

Macau Aerial Transport Company

1920 - 1928 Macau Inactive

^ Comments : Macau Aerial Transport Company received authorisation on 03Feb1920 to build a temporary hangar for seaplanes in vacant land belonging to the state. Went bankrupt in 1928

^ Genealogy :  

Maple Aviation Logistics

2014* - date Nigeria Active

^ Comments : Maple Aviation Logistics is private plane charter in Lekki, Lagos that plans to venture into the scheduled domestic passenger services market

^ Genealogy :  

Meridian Air Charter

2014* - date USA Active

^ Comments : Is a business & private charter carrier based out of Teterboro (TEB), New Jersey

^ Genealogy :  

Meridian Pacific Aviation

2014* - date Hong_Kong Active

^ Comments : Meridian Pacific Aviation is a private & business charter carrier out of Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok International (HKG). It was incorporated on 12Jun2014

^ Genealogy :  

Meridiana (ii)

2013 - date Italy Active

^ Comments : Meridiana was founded with the name of Alisarda on 29Mar1963 by Prince Karim al-Hussain Aga Khan, with the intent to promote tourism in Sardinia. Scheduled operations started 30Jun1964. Renamed to Meridiana in 03May1991. On 28Feb2010, Meridiana and Eurofly merged to create Italy's second biggest airline, Meridiana Fly. From Apr2013, Air Italy operated entirely on behalf of Meridiana using their corporate design. The name Air Italy is no longer used in public and the airline was rebranded back to Meridiana

^ Genealogy : Eurofly + Meridiana =>Meridiana >Meridiana Fly >Meridiana

Misty Fjords Air

1981* - date USA Active

^ Comments : Misty Fjords Air is a passenger scheduled & charter carrier based at Ketchikan Harbor Sea Plane Base (WFB), Alaska

^ Genealogy :  

Multiple Solutions

2015* - date Kenya Active

^ Comments : Multiple Solutions is an active cargo carrier based out of Mombasa Moi International (MBA)

^ Genealogy :  

Mustang Helicopters

1997* - date USA Active

^ Comments : Mustang Helicopters operates sightseeing tours around the Grand Canyon

^ Genealogy :  

Nelair Charters

1980* - 1986* South_Africa Unsure

^ Comments : Nelair Charters was formed in Nelspruit and operated charters

^ Genealogy :  

New Japan Aviation

1969* - date Japan Active

^ Comments : New Japan Aviation was founded in Jul1969 & operates scheduled air service between Niigata and Sado Island, as well as flight training and other services from its headquarters at Kagoshima Airport

^ Genealogy :  

Newloong Air

2017 > China Planned

^ Comments : Newloong Air is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Qingdao Liuting International (TAO). It was founded in 2015 & commenced operations on 26Apr2014 as Qingdao Airlines. It then decided to rename itself Xinlong Air but did not, after the state-owned shareholders withdraw funds, in a bid to become fully privatized. Now rebranding as Newloong Air

^ Genealogy : Qingdao Airlines >Newloong Air

NHV (Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen)

1997* - date Belgium Active

^ Comments : NHV (Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen) was founded in 1997 by Eric Van Hal as NHV Group. NHV has its headquarters and main base at Ostend Airport. In 2014 NHV Group acquired the Blueway Group, including DanCopter, Blueway Offshore Norway, Airlift and Vertech Offshore

^ Genealogy : NHV Group >NHV (Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen)

Niger Airways

(2016) Niger Not started

^ Comments : Still unsure about Niger Airways. Maybe being confused with Niger Airlines

^ Genealogy :  

NorCopter

1999* - date Norway Active

^ Comments : NorCopter was located in Sola Airport, Stavanger. It was sold to AirAlpha on 10Mar2004. The international side was then purchased by Lufttransport & the domestic side by Helitrans

^ Genealogy :  

Nordic Seaplanes

2016 - date Denmark Active

^ Comments : Nordic Seaplanes commenced operations with flights between Copenhagen and Aarhus on 25May2016

^ Genealogy :  

Nordica Regional

2017 > Estonia Planned

^ Comments : Regional Jet was formed in 2015 & received its AOC in early 2016. Started operations 2016. It is to be renamed to Nordica Regional in Aug2017

^ Genealogy : Regional Jet >Nordica Regional

Norfolk Island Airlines

2017 > Australia Planned

^ Comments : In-light of Air New Zealand’s suddenly withdrawing its Auckland service, Norfolk Island Airlines will now bring forward its planned 2017 Brisbane service to include an Auckland service

^ Genealogy :  

Norwegian Air Argentina

2017 > Argentina Planned

^ Comments : Norwegian Air Argentina is a planned scheduled carrier out of Buenos Aires Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP)

^ Genealogy :  

OAS Helicopters

20016 - date Nigeria Active

^ Comments : Odengene Air-Shuttle Services Limited is an indigenous aviation company registered by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) on the 04Feb1992 and licensed by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to provide commercial flight services. The helicopter wing of the company (OAS Helicopters) began commercial flight activity in Feb2006. The company’s head office, which serves as its first heliport, is situated at No. 1 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way Maryland, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. The company was founded by Captain Evarest Nnaji

^ Genealogy :  

Oneida County Aviation

1975 - 1976* USA Unsure

^ Comments : Oneida County Aviation was founded on 22Sep1975 by Paul Quakenbush at Utica. The success of the Utica-Syracuse route prompted Quakenbush to split the airline & formed Empire Airlines

^ Genealogy : Oneida County Aviation <Empire Airlines & Oneida County Aviation

Orion Malta

2009* - date Malta Active

^ Comments : Orion Malta is a passenger charter company that received its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) on 04Aug2009

^ Genealogy :  

Orion-X

2005* - date Russia Active

^ Comments : Orion-X is a private & business charter carrier based out Moscow Vnukovo International (VKO)

^ Genealogy :  

Pacífica de Aviación

2014* - date Colombia Active

^ Comments : Pacífica de Aviación is a passenger charter carrier based out of  Medellín Olaya Herrera (EOH) [added]

^ Genealogy :  

Pakistan Aviators & Aviation

2016* - date Pakistan Active

^ Comments : Pakistan Aviators & Aviation is based at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore. The airline also offer services including ground handling, charter, refurbishing, aerial work and maintenance of various business jets

^ Genealogy :  

PAL (Philippine Airlines)

1970 - date Philippines Active

^ Comments : PAL was reformed from PATCO on 26Feb1941 & its first flight was 15Mar1941 [PAL was founded by Andres Soriano in 1931 and commenced with a single Beech 18 and was known as PATCO. In 1936 it moved from air taxi services to scheduled services. Went bankrupt in 1940 but was refomed in 1941 as PAL. Ceased operations during WWII. Absorbed 2 scheduled airlines, FAR EASTERN AIR TRANSPORT in 1947, COMMERCIAL AIR LINES in 1948 and then TRANS ASIATIC AIRLINES in late 1950. Renamed from Philippine Air Lines to Philippine Airlines in 1970. Had AIR MANILA and FILIPINAS ORIENT AIRWAYS merge in in 1973]

^ Genealogy : PATCO (Philippine Aerial Transport Co.) >PAL

PANH Helicopters

2011* - date Russia Active

^ Comments : PANH Helicopters is a helicopter passenger charter carrier based out of Krasnodar Pashkovsky (KRR)

^ Genealogy :  

Pars Air

2017 > Iran Planned

^ Comments : Pars Air was founded in 2016

^ Genealogy :  

Philippines AirAsia

2015 - date Philippines Active

^ Comments : Asian Spirit was established in Sep1995 & started operations on 15Apr1996. Renamed to Zest Air on 30Sep2008 & ceased operations on 16Aug2013, to rebrand to AirAsia Zest. In 2015, both AirAsia Philippines & AirAsia Zest were formally merged to form Philippines AirAsia

^ Genealogy : Asian Spirit >Zest Air >AirAsia Zest + AirAsia Philippines =>Philippines AirAsia

Pionair Australia (2000)

2000* - 2012 Australia Renamed

^ Comments : [Pionair is an Australian charter carrier based at Sydney Bankstown Airport. It was formed as Pionair Australia (2000) and renamed to Skyforce Aviation. The carrier operates ad-hoc passenger, FIFO and freight chartered services from Sydney, using Convair 580 and BAe 146-200 aircraft]

^ Genealogy : Pionair Australia (2000) >Skyforce Aviation >Pionair Australia

Pioneer Regional Airlines

2016 - 2017 Russia Restarting

^ Comments : Aeroservis Makhachkala was a passenger charter carrier that was rebranded to Pioneer Regional Airlines. It's AOC was revoked in early 2017 but it hopes to restart

^ Genealogy : Aeroservis Makhachkala >Pioneer Regional Airlines

Platinum Skies

2017 - date Philippines Active

^ Comments : charter operator Platinum Skies (Manila Ninoy Aquino Int'l) commenced flights between Zamboanga and Jolo in the province of Sulu on.01May2017

^ Genealogy :  

Plumridge Air

2006* - 2017* Canada Inactive

^ Comments : Plumridge Air licence was cancelled in early 2017

^ Genealogy :  

ProAir Aviation

2007* - date Germany Active

^ Comments : ProAir Aviation was founded in 2007. It is a passenger charter carrier based out of Stuttgart Manfred Rommel (STR)

^ Genealogy :  

Proflight Commuter Services

2004* - 2005* Zambia Unsure

^ Comments : [Proflight Air Services was founded in 1991 by ex Zambia Airways pilot; Tony Irwin. The airline was officially rebranded as Proflight Zambia in 2010. In 2004 Proflight Air Services attracted new investors and formed Proflight Commuter Services which began scheduled services to the Copperbelt, Luangwa Valley, Victoria Falls and Lower Zambezi]

^ Genealogy :  

Qianhai Airlines

2017 > China Planned

^ Comments : Qianhai Airlines intends to offer scheduled services out of Shenzhen Bao'an International (SZX)

^ Genealogy :  

Queen Bee Air Specialties

1965* - date USA Active

^ Comments : Queen Bee Air Specialties is a cargo carrier based out of Rigby Jefferson County (U56) Idaho (Wildland Aerial Firefighting; Type III Air Tankers)

^ Genealogy :  

Rahila Air

2017 > Libya Planned

^ Comments : Rahila Air is a planned passenger charter carrier that was founded in 2015, based out of Tripoli Mitiga (MJI) using an A.320-200. It will offer passenger charter as well as cargo flights across Libya

^ Genealogy :  

RAM Air Services

2008* - date USA Active

^ Comments : RAM Air Services is an active passenger charter carrier based out of Atlanta Dekalb-Peachtree (PDK). It was formed in 2008

^ Genealogy :  

Rico - Rondonia Industria y Comercio

1979* - 1980 Brazil Renamed

^ Comments : Rico - Rondônia Indústria e Comércio, in 1980 would be merged with Taxi Aéreo Rondônia to create Rico Taxi Aéreo.

^ Genealogy : Rondonia Industria y Comercio + Taxi Aéreo Rondônia =>Rico Taxi Aéreo.

Ritter Trade & Aviation Consulting

1984* - 1992* Austria Renamed

^ Comments : The first predecessor of Heli Austria was Ritter Trade & Aviation Consulting as from 1984. With assistance from Niki Lauda, services with a Hughes 530 F were offered. Renamed to Knaus Helicopter after the founder of the company, Johann Knaus died in an air accident. In 2007, the company filed for insolvency . It came to a settlement and a continuation under the name Heli Austria

^ Genealogy : Ritter Trade & Aviation Consulting >Knaus Helicopter >Heli Austria

River City Airlines

1969 - 1987 USA Renamed

^ Comments : Magic Carpet Air was renamed to Traventure Air Travel Club in 1972. It purchased River City Airlines (began operations in 1969) in Jan1987

^ Genealogy : River City Airlines >>Traventure Air Travel Club

Royal Pacific Air

2016* - date USA Active

^ Comments : Royal Pacific Air is an active passenger charter carrier out of Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye International (HNL)

^ Genealogy :  

Ryanair Sun

2018 > Poland Planned

^ Comments : Ryanair Sun is a planned passenger charter carrier based out of Warsaw Modlin (WMI)

^ Genealogy :  

SACA (Compañía de Servicios Aereos del Canajagua Azul SA)

1955* - 1956 Panama Unsure

^ Comments : SACA (Compañía de Servicios Aereos del Canajagua Azul SA) was formed on 25Feb1955 in Las Tablas, head of the Province of Los Santos

^ Genealogy :  

Samoa Airways

2017 > Samoa Planned

^ Comments : Samoa Airways is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Apia Fagali'i (FGI)

^ Genealogy :  

San Francisco & Oakland Helicopter Airlines

1961 - 1975* USA Unsure

^ Comments : San Francisco & Oakland Helicopter Airlines was a permanently certificated carrier that began services on 01Jun1961, between the San Francisco and Oakland airports and the downtown

^ Genealogy :  

SAT Airlines

2005 - 2008 Kazakhstan Renamed

^ Comments : Jet Airlines was formed in 2004 as SAT Airlines (2005-2008). It is a passenger charter based out of Almaty (ALA)

^ Genealogy : SAT Airlines

Saudi Aramco Aviation

1948* - date Saudi_Arabia Active

^ Comments : Saudi Aramco Aviation is an establihed private carrier based at Dammam King Fahd International (DMM)

^ Genealogy :  

Scotia Helicopter Services

1968* - 2000 UK Renamed

^ Comments : [CHC Scotia provides helicopter transportation services to the oil and gas production industry. The company was formerly known as Scotia Helicopter Services and changed its name to CHC Scotia in Oct 2000. CHC Scotia Limited was incorporated in 1968 and is based in Aberdeen]

^ Genealogy :  

Seattle Commuter Airlines

1965 - 1968* USA Unsure

^ Comments : Seattle Commuter Airlines had, since Jun1965, operated scheduled commuter air services between Seattle and Wenatchee

^ Genealogy :  

Serve Air Cargo

1993* - date DR_Congo Active

^ Comments : Serve Air Cargo was established on 05Jan1993. Operates cargo services out of Goma (GOM)

^ Genealogy :  

Shannon Air

1964* - 1966 Ireland Inactive

^ Comments : Shannon Air was a non-schuduled operator that was formed in 1964 & ceased operations in 1966

^ Genealogy :  

Shelter Charter Services

2017* - 2017* USA Unsure

^ Comments : No details at present on Shelter Charter Services except a fatal crash in Mar2017

^ Genealogy :  

Shenniao Airlines

2018 > China Planned

^ Comments : Shenniao Airlines is a proposed low-cost carrier, probably will begin flying in early 2018. Based at Chengdu Shuangliu International (CTU)

^ Genealogy :  

Shine Aviation Services

2011* - date Australia Active

^ Comments : Shine Aviation Services is a general aviation business based in Geraldton, Western Australia. Catering mainly for the mining and corporate markets, offering charter and regular fly-in fly-out services, Shine Aviation also conduct pilot training, scenic tours and a range of other services

^ Genealogy :  

Sil Aviation

1980* - date Papua_New_Guinea Active

^ Comments : SIL Aviation provides a mixed fleet of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft

^ Genealogy :  

Simplifly (Millenium Airlines)

2013 - date Sri_Lanka Active

^ Comments : Simplifly (Millenium Airlines) was founded & started operations in 2004 as Deccan Lanka. Renamed in 2013

^ Genealogy : Deccan Lanka >Simplifly

Sky Guinée Airlines

2011* - 2013 Guinea Inactive

^ Comments : Sky Guinée Airlines was a passenger charter carrier based at Conakry G'bessia International (CKY). AOC was suspended in 2013

^ Genealogy :  

Sky Lift Aviation

2016* - date Canada Active

^ Comments : Sky Lift Aviation is passenger charter carrier based out of Lethbridge (YQL)

^ Genealogy :  

Skyjet (Jordan)

2016* - date Jordan Active

^ Comments : Skyjet (Jordan) offers passenger charter services out of out of Amman Queen Alia International (AMM)

^ Genealogy :  

Skyward Express

2014 - date Kenya Active

^ Comments : Skyward International Aviation was formed in 2010. Rebranded to Skyward Express in 2014. Based at Nairobi Wilson (WIL)

^ Genealogy :  

Slok Air International

1996* - 2004 Gambia Renamed

^ Comments : [Slok Air International was founded in Nigeria by the Slok Group in Sep1996. Its air operators certificate was suspended in Mar2004 by the Nigerian government and the airline was subsequently dissolved in Nov2004. In the same month the airline was reformed as Slok Air Gambia. Once again, the airline was renamed to Slok Air International in early 2009. Flights re-commenced in Feb2009. Ceased operations Apr2014]

^ Genealogy : Slok Air International >Slok Air Gambia >Slok Air International

Small Planet Airlines Cambodia

2017 > Cambodia Planned

^ Comments : Small Planet Airlines Cambodia has applied to provide passenger services out of Phnom Penh Pochentong International (PNH)

^ Genealogy :  

Smart Cargo

2014 - date Luxembourg Active

^ Comments : West Air Luxembourg was created in 2002 by West Air Europe as a sister company to West Air Sweden. Rebranded as Smart Cargo in 2014. Cargo services out of Luxembourg (LUX)

^ Genealogy : West Air Luxembourg >Smart Cargo

SmartAvia

2017 Russia Planned

^ Comments : Nordavia has confirmed that it will change its name to SmartAvia from the end of Oct2017

^ Genealogy :  

SmartLynx Airlines Cabo Verde

(2015) Cape_Verde_Islands Not started

^ Comments : SmartLynx Airlines Cabo Verde was a planned carrier out of Sal Amilcar Cabral International (SID) but did not start operations

^ Genealogy :  

Spirit Avia Sentosa

2016* - date Indonesia Active

^ Comments : Spirit Avia Sentosa is a passenger charter based out of Jakarta Halim Perdanakusuma International (HLP)

^ Genealogy :  

Star Universe Airways

2016 - 2017 Taiwan Renamed

^ Comments : Starlux Airlines was rebranded from Star Universe Airways (2016-2017)

^ Genealogy : Star Universe Airways >Starlux Airlines

Starjet

2005 - 2012* Jordan Inactive

^ Comments : Star Air offered worldwide scheduled and charter flights based at Amman Queen Alia International from 2003 - 2005. It was rebranded as Starjet

^ Genealogy : Star Air >Starjet

STOL of Panama

1973* - 1973* Panama Unsure

^ Comments : Little known about STOL of Panama except crash of a Pilatus PC-6/C-H2 Turbo Porter in 1973

^ Genealogy :  

Strategic Airlines (France)

2009* - 2010 France Inactive

^ Comments : Strategic Airlines (France) was founded in 2009 & ceased in Sep2010

^ Genealogy :  

Südflug - Süddeutsche Fluggesellschaft

1955 - 1967* West_Germany Renamed

^ Comments : [Südflug International was one on the airport Stuttgart -based German charter airline and also the first West German airline that was founded after the Second World War. Südflug International was founded on 24Nov1952 by the former German fighter pilot and self-made entrepreneur Rul Bückle with an initial capital of 20,000 DM founded under the name Süddeutsche Bedarfsflug. In 1955, the airline received a German license plate. At about the same time, the company name was changed to Südflug - Süddeutsche Fluggesellschaft . Renamed again. this time to Südflug International. Condor Flugdienst took over the company on 02Jan1968 & fully integrated the company in in on 02Jan1969] [Condor was founded on 21Dec1955 as Deutsche Flugdiens & scheduled flight operations were launched on 29Mar1956 with a pilgrimage flight to Israel. On 25Oct1961, Deutsche Flugdienst took over its rival Condor-Luftreederei (which had been founded in 1957 by the Hamburg-based Oetker concern), subsequently changing its name to Condor Flugdienst. Integrated SUDFLUG in in 1993. In 1998, Condor Berlin was founded as a wholly owned subsidiary with headquarters at Berlin Tegel Airport. It amalgamated with CONDOR BERLIN and renamed to as Thomas Cook powered by Condor on 01Mar2003. On 23Jan2004, Condor became part of Thomas Cook AG and returned to the Condor brand name]

^ Genealogy : Süddeutsche Bedarfsflug >Südflug - Süddeutsche Fluggesellschaft <Südflug International >>Condor Flugdienst >Condor

Summit Air

2016 - date Nepal Active

^ Comments : Goma Air received its air operator’s certificate in Oct2010.& commenced operations in Feb2011. Rebranded to Summit Air in 2016. Passenger charter based out of Kathmandu Tribhuvan International (KTM)

^ Genealogy : Goma Air >Summit Air

Summit Helicopters

2013* - date Canada Active

^ Comments : Summit Helicopters (2013*-date)delivers remote helicopter aviation solutions in Western and Northern Canada

^ Genealogy :  

Suparna Airlines

2017 > China Active

^ Comments : Yangtze River Express was formed on 15Jan2003 to takeover the cargo operations of the airlines of its parent HNA Group and create a cargo hub from Shanghai. Operations started on 22Jan2003. Yangtze River Airlines officially rebranded itself as Suparna Airlines effective 07Jul2017 (Regional and domestic charter cargo carrier set up by Hainan Airlines)

^ Genealogy :  

Swiftair Bahrain

2008* - 2012 Bahrain Inactive

^ Comments : Swiftair Bahrain was a cargo airline based in Manama that was founded in 2008

^ Genealogy :  

Syrian Wings Airlines

2017 > Syria Planned

^ Comments : Syrian Wings Airlines is a proposed passenger charter carrier based at Damascus (DAM)

^ Genealogy :  

TAG Aviation Europe

2017 - date Malta Active

^ Comments : TAG Aviation Europe received its Maltese AOC on 27Mar2017. Its first aircraft, a Challenger CL-605 has started operations

^ Genealogy :  

Tahiti Air Charter

2016* - date French_Polynesia Active

^ Comments : Tahiti Air Charter is a passenger charter carrier based out of Papeete Faa'a (PPT) using amphibian aircraft for sightseeing tours

^ Genealogy :  

TAISA (Transportes Aéreo Interiorano SA)

1951* - 1952* Panama Unsure

^ Comments : Víctor Inchausti, José Pablo Ramos Bustamante and Enrique Bustamante constituted TAISA (Transportes Aéreo Interiorano SA) on 03Mar1951

^ Genealogy :  

Tanganyika Air Survey Department

1932* - 1933* Tanganyika Unconfirmed

^ Comments : Although Tanganyika Air Survey Department existed, not sure if an airline

^ Genealogy :  

Tanganyika Flying

2007* - 2015 Tanzania Renamed

^ Comments : Tanganyika Flying merged into Coastal Aviation

^ Genealogy : Tanganyika Flying >>Coastal Aviation

TAPSA (Transporte Aereo del Paraguay S.A.)

(2016) Paraguay Not started

^ Comments : TAPSA was a planned cargo carrier based at Ciudad del Este Guarani International (AGT). Never started operations

^ Genealogy :  

Tatra Jet

2011* - date Slovakia Active

^ Comments : Tatra Jet is a business & private charter carrier out of Poprad/Tatry (TAT)

^ Genealogy :  

TATSA (Transportes Aereos Terrestres)

1943 - 1990 Mexico Inactive

^ Comments : When United Air Lines took over LAMSA (Lineas Aereas Mexicana, S. A. de C. V.) in 1943, it dropped Gordon Barry’s old Mazatlan-Tayoltita route, which had been maintained under a permanent route certificate on behalf of the San Luis Mining Company. To replace the service, TATSA was organized at Tayoltita and began service with a Stinson

^ Genealogy :  

Taxi Aéreo Capital Salvador

**** - **** Brazil Inactive

^ Comments : Taxi Aéreo Capital Salvador was business & private charter carrier based at Salvador Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães (SSA)

^ Genealogy :  

Te Kaahu Airlines

1997 - 1998* New_Zealand Inactive

^ Comments : Te Kaahu Airlines was established in 1997 and operated by VIP Air to fly the Hamilton to Gisborne route

^ Genealogy :  

Techair

Pre 1961 Southern_Rhodesia Renamed

^ Comments : Astra Air was formed in 1961 & was previously known as Techair

^ Genealogy : Techair >Astra Air

Terra Avia

2017 - date Moldova Active

^ Comments : Terra Avia was incorporated in Chisinau in 2000 & received its AOC in Oct2016

^ Genealogy :  

Thai Platinum International Airlines

2017 > Thailand Planned

^ Comments : Thai Platinum International Airlines is a planned scheduled carrier out of Bangkok Don Mueang International (DMK)

^ Genealogy :  

Tianju Airlines

2018 > China Planned

^ Comments : Tianju Airlines is a planned scheduled carrier out of Urumqi Diwopu International (URC)

^ Genealogy :  

Trans Airways

2017 > Peru Planned

^ Comments : Trans Airways is a planned passenger charter carrier to be based at Lima Jorge Chávez International (LIM)

^ Genealogy :  

Transair Sweden

2001 - 2003 Sweden Inactive

^ Comments : Transair Sweden filed for bankruptcy on 16Jan2003 after attempts to resurrect a partnership with ailing Swedish low-fare carrier Goodjet failed

^ Genealogy :  

Transavia

1961 - 1962* Italy Unsure

^ Comments : Transavia was an independent carrier that began operations in 1961 and specialised in the transport of newspapers within Italy

^ Genealogy :  

Triple S Aviation

2006* - date USA Active

^ Comments : Triple S Aviation was founded as charter carrier in 2006, based at Dallas Addison (ADS)

^ Genealogy :  

Turuhan Airlines

2014* - date Russia Active

^ Comments : Turuhan Airlines was registered in Sep2001 (The carrier operates with a fleet of mid-range multi-purpose helicopters including MI-8 MTV-1, Mi-171 and Mi-8AMT) (offering passenger and cargo charter services, based in Turuhansk Airport)

^ Genealogy :  

TwoFlex Táxi Aéreo Inteligente

2016 - date Brazil Active

^ Comments : TwoFlex Táxi Aéreo Inteligente had both Flex Aero Taxi Aereo & Two Taxi Aereo merge in in 2016

^ Genealogy : TwoFlex Táxi Aéreo Inteligente

United Star Express Airlines

2015* - 2016 China Renamed

^ Comments : BrightStar Express Airlines is a start-up cargo carrier that was rebranded from United Star Express Airlines (2015-2016). Based at Tianjin Binhai International (TSN)

^ Genealogy : United Star Express Airlines >BrightStar Express Airlines

Unity Air International

2009* - date Pakistan Active

^ Comments : Unity Air International was incorporated on 03Dec2009

^ Genealogy :  

USGlobal Airways

2017 > USA Planned

^ Comments : Baltia Air Lines had originally planned to start services in 2014 but did acheive its AOC. It has resumed attempts to do this. Baltia Air Lines has been renamed to USGlobal Airways

^ Genealogy : Baltia Air Lines >USGlobal Airways

Utility Aviation

1993* - date USA Active

^ Comments : Utility Aviation was founded in 1993. Operates various services including sightseeing out of Fort Collins Loveland Municipal (FNL), Colorado

^ Genealogy :  

Van City Seaplanes

2010* - date Canada Active

^ Comments : Van City Seaplanes serves the BC South Coastal Region as a charter seaplane operator

^ Genealogy :  

Vaspex

2003 - 2003 Brazil Inactive

^ Comments : Vaspex was the cargo transportation services arm of the airline company Vasp

^ Genealogy :  

Victoria Air

1986* - 1992 Puerto_Rico Inactive

^ Comments : Victoria Air operated DC.3 aircraft

^ Genealogy :  

Vietnam Civil Aviation

1956* - 1976 North_Vietnam Renamed

^ Comments : [Vietnam Airlines was founded in Jan1956 under the name Vietnam Civil Aviation, by the North Vietnamese government. It started operations on 30Jun1956. The airline was then established as a state-owned enterprise in Apr1989, Hang Khong Vietnam (General Department of Civil Aviation in Vietnam). After the North South war was finished, Air Vietnam merged in]

^ Genealogy : Vietnam Civil Aviation >Hang Khong Vietnam >Vietnam Airlines

VIP Air Charter

1991* - 1997* New_Zealand Unsure

^ Comments : VIP Air Charter was established at Hamilton by G.Misson, the owner of Innovative Engineering Ltd of Cambridge, in 1991

^ Genealogy :  

Viva Nepal Airways

2017 > Nepal Planned

^ Comments : Viva Nepal Airways (Kathmandu) has been granted an Air Services Licence (ASL), valid for one year, from the Nepali government ahead of plans to begin operations later in 2017

^ Genealogy :  

VLM Airlines (Slovenia)

2017 - date Slovenia Active

^ Comments : VLM Airlines Slovenia, also known as VLM Slovenia, is a scheduled carrier to be based at Maribor Airport. The carrier is a subsidiary of SHS Aviation Slovenia, which is part of SHS Aviation - the company that acquired VLM Airlines in 2016. The company received a Slovenian AOC and launched in Jun2017

^ Genealogy :  

Volare

1998 - 2005* Italy Renamed

^ Comments : Volareweb.com was a low fare carrier started by the Volare group as Volare to operate internet booked services linking major Italian cities. Ceased operations on 12Jan2009 & license suspended in Nov2004 for financial reasons [ALITALIA began operations as a domestic carrier called Aerolinee Italiane Internazionale and known as ALITALIA. Added international services in1948. Acquired routes and equipment of LAI in 1957. Charter company AERMEDITERRANEA was founded in 1981 but closed down. Charter subsiduary SAM and domestic subsiduary ATI have now been fully integrated. Acquired the operations of AVIANOVA plus AIR ONEand VOLAREWEB.COM in Jan2009]

^ Genealogy : Volare >Volareweb.com >>Alitalia

Vule Airways

2017 > Uganda Planned

^ Comments : Vule Airways (Entebbe/Kampala) is a planned budget carrier looking to start operating in the domestic, regional, and international scheduled passenger markets in late 2017

^ Genealogy :  

Waves

2017 > UK Planned

^ Comments : Guernsey start up carrier Waves is hoping to launch a hybrid scheduled and air taxi service within the Channel Islands and to the British mainland in summer 2017

^ Genealogy :  

Western Airways (Norman Edgar)

1934 - 1938 UK Renamed

^ Comments : [Bristol Air Taxi was formed in 1932 by Norman Edgar to fly chocolate consignments uder contract to J.S. Fry. Flew Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Weston-Super-Mare. Name changed to Western Airways (Norman Edgar) in 1934. On 18Oct1938, the Straight Corporation, headed by Whitney Straight purchased control of Norman Edgar (Western Airways). and renamed it Western Airways]

^ Genealogy : Bristol Air Taxi >Western Airways (Norman Edgar) >Western Airways

Wrightson Air Hire

1933* - 1934 UK Renamed

^ Comments : Wrightson Air Hire was renamed 1934 to Air Hire

^ Genealogy : Wrightson Air Hire >Air Hire

Yaroslavia

2017 > Russia Planned

^ Comments : Yaroslavia is a planned scheduled carrier out of Yaroslavl Tunoshna (IAR)

^ Genealogy :  

Yuva JetLines Airways

2017 > India Planned

^ Comments : Yuva JetLines Airways was founded in 2016 intending to be a scheduled carrier based at Ranchi Birsa Munda (IXR)

^ Genealogy :  

Zimbabwe Airways

2017 > Zimbabwe Planned

^ Comments : Zimbabwe Airways is a start-up scheduled passenger carrier based at Harare International (HRE) [added]

^ Genealogy :  

Zimskies Airlines

2017 > Zimbabwe Planned

^ Comments : Zimskies Airlines (Harare Int'l) has applied to the Air Services Board in the Zimbabwean Ministry of Transport for a Scheduled Air Services Permit. The permit targets domestic, regional and international routes

^ Genealogy :  

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