The World's Airlines

Past, Present & Future

Newly added airlines

Airline

DatesCountryStatus

Acropolis Aviation

2015* - dateUKActive

^ 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*PanamaStatus?

^ Comments : Actividades Aéreas Chiricanas was founded on 27Feb1946

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Adastra Airways

1934 - 1944AustraliaRenamed

^ 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* - 1971New_ZealandRenamed

^ 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 1 June 1966 until Thursday 17 August 1967. Adastra Aviation was taken over by James Aviation in 1971

^ Genealogy : Adastra Aviation >>James Aviation

Aelis Air Service

2008* - 2008*FranceInactive

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

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Aero Cambodia

2011* - dateCambodiaActive

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

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Aero Química

1958* - 1959*PanamaStatus?

^ 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*PanamaStatus?

^ 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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Aerocuahonte

2009* - dateMexicoActive

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

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Aéroexpress

2007 - 2007NigerInactive

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

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Aeroflot, Nalchik division

**** - ****USSRRenamed

^ 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*MexicoStatus?

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

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Aeronaves del Este

1973* - 1973*MexicoStatus?

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

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Aeronaves del Maya

1973* - 1973*MexicoStatus?

^ 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*MexicoStatus?

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

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Aeronaves del Oeste

1973* - 1973*MexicoStatus?

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

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Aeronaves del Sur

1973* - 1973*MexicoStatus?

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

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Aeroservicio

1961 - 1992*MexicoStatus?

^ 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* - dateRussiaActive

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

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Aerospace Consortium International

1998* - dateKenyaActive

^ 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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Aerovías Nacionales

1932 - 1941PanamaInactive

^ 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*PanamaStatus?

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

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Air Cal

1973* - 1973*New_CaledoniaStatus?

^ 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 - dateChinaActive

^ 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_ZealandRenamed

^ 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 Comores

1950* - 1963Comoro_RepublicRenamed

^ 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 Excursions

2013* - 2013*USARenamed

^ 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 - dateGuyanaActive

^ 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 Juan

2012 - datePhilippinesActive

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

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Air Majoro

2013* - datePeruActive

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

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Air Sénégal

2017 >SenegalPlanned

^ 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 >OmanPlanned

^ 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 >CambodiaPlanned

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

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Air Stork

2016* - dateMoldovaActive

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

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Air Tetiaroa

2014* - dateFrench_PolynesiaActive

^ 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_ZealandRenamed

^ 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* - 1941PanamaInactive

^ 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* - dateChinaActive

^ 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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Alas del Sur

2017 >ArgentinaPlanned

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

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Amaszonas BQB

(2016)UruguayBegan?

^ 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*AustraliaStatus?

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

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Aotearoa Airlines

1997 - 1997New_ZealandInactive

^ 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 >DenmarkPlanned

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

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Avdef ( Aviation Défense Service)

2015* - dateFranceActive

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

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Azul Uruguay

2017 >UruguayPlanned

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

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Bay of Plenty Airways

1958* -1961New_ZealandInactive

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Bharat Airways

1995* - 1999IndiaInactive

^ Comments : Bharat Airways was a Mumbai based carrier

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Blue Slovakia

2017 >SlovakiaPlanned

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

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Boost

2017 >FrancePlanned

^ Comments : Boost is a planned lo-cost carrier by Air France. Intends to use A350-900 aircraft

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BrightStar Express Airlines

2017 >ChinaPlanned

^ 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

Bristow Helicopters

1955 - dateUKActive

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

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British Guiana Air Transport Company

1927 - 1928British_GuianaInactive

^ 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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Calafia Airlines

2016 - dateMexicoActive

^ 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

Caucasus Aeroservice

2010* - dateGeorgiaActive

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

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CHC Scotia

2000 - dateUKActive

^ 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*PanamaStatus?

^ 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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Comlux Middle East

2010* - dateBahrainActive

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

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Commodore Airlines

1979* - 1985*AustraliaInactive

^ 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*PanamaStatus?

^ 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

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Corail Helicopteres

2004 - dateReunionActive

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

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Corail Helicopteres

2017 >MauritiusPlanned

^ 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

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Damascene Airways

2006* - 2007SyriaInactive

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

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Easyair

2017 >IndiaPlanned

^ Comments : Easyair is a planned scheduled carrier rebranded from Premier Airways (2014-2015). Based at Chennai Meenambakkam (MAA)

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EliteJets.com

2017 >USAPlanned

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

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ELK Airways (ELK Lennuliinid)

1994* - 2001EstoniaRenamed

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

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Equaflight Niger

2013* - 2013*NigerInactive

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Fayaka Airways

2017 >DR_CongoPlanned

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

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Fly Southern

2017 >Sri_LankaPlanned

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

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FlyYangYang

2017 >South_KoreaPlanned

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

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GrandView Aviation

2015* - dateUSAActive

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

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GrandView Jets

2017 >USAPlanned

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

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Hammond Aerial Transport

1929* - 1930*AustraliaStatus?

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

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Heli Champagne Arden

1993* - 2005*FranceStatus?

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

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Heli Securité Helicopter Airline

1992* - dateFranceActive

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

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Honesty Air Cargo

2017 >UAEPlanned

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

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Hong Kong Air Cargo

2017 >Hong_KongPlanned

^ 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)

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Isthmian Airways

1929 - 1936PanamaInactive

^ Comments : Isthmian Airways was founded in 1929 by owner Ralph E. Sexton and forced to close in 1936 on 01July1936, 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

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Jazz Airlines

2011 - dateCanadaActive

^ 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 >ChilePlanned

^ Comments : JetSMART is a proposed carrier out of (Santiago de Chile Int'l) financed through US low-cost carrier investment specialists Indigo Partners LLC

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Jetways Airlines

2017* - dateKenyaActive

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

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jetWest Airways

2017 >NigeriaPlanned

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

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Kasper Aviation

2015 - 2016CanadaInactive

^ 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

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Kazakhstan Expedition No 9

1946* - 1965USSRRenamed

^ 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

Kymair

1986* - 2000FranceInactive

^ Comments : Kymair operated ATR aircraft throuhout the 1990s

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Laguna Taxi Aéreo

2009* - 2010*BrazilRenamed

^ 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 - 1996ParaguayRenamed

^ 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

LASSA (Linea de Aeroservicios SA)

2002* - dateChileActive

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

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LATAM Airlines Brasil

2016 - dateLATAM Airlines BrasilActive

^ 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 - dateColombiaActive

^ 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 - dateParaguayActive

^ 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

Level

2017 >SpainPlanned

^ Comments : IAG’s new long-haul low-cost airline operation is to be branded ‘Level’, and its initial route network will comprise four destinations in North and Latin America. It commence services with two 314-seat Airbus A330s in Jun2017. It will operate from Barcelona to the US cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco, as well as the Argentinean capital Buenos Aires and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic

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Lignes Aeriennes Interiors

1954 - 1958FranceRenamed

^ 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*MexicoStatus?

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Lineas Aereas Mexicanas

1973* - 1973*MexicoStatus?

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

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Lusiana Airlines

1991 - 1994Czech_RepublicRenamed

^ 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

Macau Aerial Transport Company

1920 - 1928MacauInactive

^ 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

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Maple Aviation Logistics

2014* - dateNigeriaActive

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

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Meridiana

2013 - dateItalyActive

^ 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

New Japan Aviation

1969* - dateJapanActive

^ 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

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Niger Airways

(2016)NigerBegan?

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

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Nordic Seaplanes

2016 - dateDenmarkActive

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

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Norfolk Island Airlines

2017 >AustraliaPlanned

^ 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 :  

OAS Helicopters

20016 - dateNigeriaActive

^ 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 :  

Pakistan Aviators & Aviation

2016* - datePakistanActive

^ 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 - datePhilippinesActive

^ 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

Pars Air

2017 >IranPlanned

^ Comments : Pars Air was founded in 2016

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Pioneer Regional Airlines

2016 - 2017RussiaRestarting

^ 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

PowdAir

2017 >PowdAirPlanned

^ Comments : PowdAir intends to operate into the heart of Switzerland's most popular winter sports region, the Valais. The airline is based in the city of Sion and will be running routes five days a week, from 17Dec2017 onwards, to Southend, Bournemouth, Southampton, Bristol, Manchester and Edinburgh in the UK as well as Brussels (BE) and Rotterdam (NL)

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Qianhai Airlines

2017 >ChinaPlanned

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

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Rico - Rondonia Industria y Comercio

1979* - 1980BrazilRenamed

^ 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.

SACA (Compañía de Servicios Aereos del Canajagua Azul SA)

1955* - 1956PanamaStatus?

^ 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 :  

San Francisco & Oakland Helicopter Airlines

1961 - 1975*USAStatus?

^ Comments : San Francisco & Oakland Helicopter Airlines was a permanently certificated carrier that began services on 01June1961, between the San Francisco and Oakland airports and the downtown

^ Genealogy :  

Saudi Aramco Aviation

1948* - dateSaudi_ArabiaActive

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

^ Genealogy :  

Scotia Helicopter Services

1968* - 2000UKRenamed

^ 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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Seattle Commuter Airlines

1965 - 1968*USAStatus?

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

^ Genealogy :  

Shannon Air

1964* - 1966IrelandInactive

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

^ Genealogy :  

Simplifly (Millenium Airlines)

2013 - dateSri_LankaActive

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

^ Genealogy : Deccan Lanka >Simplifly

Sky Guinée Airlines

2011* - 2013GuineaInactive

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

^ Genealogy :  

Small Planet Airlines Cambodia

2017 >CambodiaPlanned

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

^ Genealogy :  

Smart Cargo

2014 - dateLuxembourgActive

^ 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

Star East

2017 >RomaniaPlanned

^ Comments : Star East was founded in 2017 and has received its initial A.320

^ Genealogy :  

Strategic Airlines (France)

2009* - 2010FranceInactive

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

^ Genealogy :  

Südflug - Süddeutsche Fluggesellschaft

1955 - 1967*West_GermanyRenamed

^ 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

Surf Air Europe

2017 >UKPlanned

^ Comments : Surf Air Europe has announced it will commence operations on 23Jun2017 with flights out of its London Luton hub. It is offering "Unlimited flights, one monthly fee"

^ Genealogy :  

Swiftair Bahrain

2008* - 2012BahrainInactive

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

^ Genealogy :  

Syrian Wings Airlines

2017 >SyriaPlanned

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

^ Genealogy :  

TAG Aviation Europe

2017 - dateMaltaActive

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

^ Genealogy :  

TAISA (Transportes Aéreo Interiorano SA)

1951* - 1952*PanamaStatus?

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

^ Genealogy :  

TAPSA (Transporte Aereo del Paraguay S.A.)

(2016)ParaguayBegan?

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

^ Genealogy :  

TATSA (Transportes Aereos Terrestres)

1943 - 1990MexicoInactive

^ 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

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Tauranga Air Services

1956 - 1959*New_ZealandInactive

^ Comments :  

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Taxi Aéreo Capital Salvador

**** - ****BrazilInactive

^ 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_ZealandInactive

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

^ Genealogy :  

Terra Avia

2017 - dateMoldovaActive

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

^ Genealogy :  

Transair Sweden

2001 - 2003SwedenInactive

^ 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*ItalyStatus?

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

^ Genealogy :  

TwoFlex Táxi Aéreo Inteligente

2016 - dateBrazilActive

^ 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* - 2016ChinaRenamed

^ 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* - datePakistanActive

^ Comments : Unity Air International was incorporated on 03Dec2009

^ Genealogy :  

Vaspex

2003 - 2003BrazilInactive

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

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VIP Air Charter

1991* - 1997*New_ZealandStatus?

^ 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 >NepalPlanned

^ 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 Newco

2017 >BelgiumPlanned

^ Comments : SHS Antwerp Aviation has purchased to assets of the bankrupt VLM Airlines and intends to restart it in 2017

^ Genealogy :  

Volare

1998 - 2005*ItalyRenamed

^ 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

Waves

2017 >UKPlanned

^ 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

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Yuva JetLines Airways

2017 >IndiaPlanned

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

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