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Aeolian Airlines  last update: 08Jan2018

2011 - 2012

Greece

^ Comments : Aeolian Airlines was founded in Feb2011 and commenced operations in Mar2011. Ceased operations in 2012 but hopes to restart

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : -- : AOL

Aeropostal (Alas de Venezuela)  last update: 11Jan2018

1960 - 2017

Venezuela

^ Comments : Aeropostal was founded as Cie Générale Aéropostale on 03Jul1929. Renamed to Linea Aerea Venezolana (LAV) on 01Jan1935, when the Venezuelan Government took over the assets of French Cie Générale Aéropostale. Acquired TACA de VENEZUELA and it was fully absorbed in in 1958. Ceased operations in 1994 but restarted in 1997. International flights to the USA started in 1998. Acquired Sol Air in 2004. On 24Aug2017, Aerospostal ceased operations. The Board of Directors announced the cease of operations of the airline, due to financial and economical problems. Restarted limited operations in early Sep2017 but ceased again in late Sep2017. It is hoping to restart in 1Q2018(Scheduled domestic and international passenger carrier)

^ Genealogy : Cie Générale Aéropostale +>Linea Aerea Venezolana (LAV) >Aeropostal

^ Airline Code : VH : LAV

Afriqiyah Airways  last update: 18Jan2018

2001 - 2018

Libya

^ Comments : Afriqiyah Airways was established in Apr2001 & commenced scheduled services on 01Dec2001 Regional and international passenger and cargo services from Tripoli that is wholly owned by the Libyan government. Libya’s state-owned airline Afriqiyah Airways suspended all flights after 20 people killed and 63 wounded on 15Jan2018

^ Genealogy : Libo Air Cargo >Afriqiyah Airways

^ Airline Code : 8U : AAW

Aghalieaku Airways  last update: 22Nov2017

2016 - 2017

Swaziland

^ Comments : Aghalieaku Airways is a cargo airline based at Manzini King Mswati III International (SHO) operating Ilyushin-18D aircraft. Commenced operations in Aug2016 but ceased operations 2017. Intends to restart

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : -- : ---

Air 26  last update: 24Nov2017

2006 - 2017

Angola

^ Comments : Air 26 was founded in 2006 & started operation in Sep2006. Domestic scheduled and charter passenger and cargo services. Air 26 Linhas Aereas operates from Luanda Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport providing a domestic schedule and charter service. Ceased operations 2017 & is currently undergoing administrative and operational reforms in order to resume operations

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : -- : DCD

Air Costa ( LEPL Projects Limited)  last update: 2017 x2

2013 - 2017

India

^ Comments : Air Costa was founded in 2012 & received its Air Operators Permit (AOP) from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in Sep2013. Its first flight was on 15Oct2013. It temporarily suspended all flight operations on 28Feb2017 citing financial issues with GECAS. It had its AOC suspended in Jun2017 & if the airline does not commence flights within the next two months, it risks the complete cancellation of its AOC

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : -- : ---

Air Kyrgyzstan  last update: 05Dec2017

2013 - 2017

Kyrgyzstan

^ Comments : Kyrgyzstan Airlines (founded 1992) was originally Aeroflot, Kyrgyzstan Directorate & taken over by Altyn Air in 2005 & rebranded as Kyrgyzstan Air Company on 28Jul2006 & then Air Kyrgyzstan. Ceased operations on 26Oct2017 after its only aircraft, a B735 incurred a birdstrike. It hopes to restart shortly

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Kyrgyzstan Directorate >Kyrgyzstan Airlines >>Altyn Air >Kyrgyzstan Aircompany >Air Kyrgyzstan

^ Airline Code : -- : ---

Air Mandalay  last update: 15Nov2017

1994 - 2017

Myanmar

^ Comments : Air Mandalay was established on 06Oct1994 & started operations on 18Oct1994 as a regional airline operating domestic schedules. It was the first domestic and regional Joint Venture Airline in Burma. It was established as a joint venture between Air Mandalay Holdings Singapore under Managing Director Michael Chang (51%) and Myanma Airways. On 27Aug1995, Air Mandalay started its first international service from Yangon to Chiang Mai in Thailand. Temporarily suspended operations in Nov2017

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : 6T : AMY

Air Pegasus  last update: 2017 x2

2015 - 2016

India

^ Comments : Air Pegasus started operations on 12Apr2015. Temporarily suspended flights with effect from 26Jul2016. Intended to resume scheduled passenger flights by 15Nov2016. Ceased operations on 26Jul2016 & AOC suspended on 22Nov2016. Air Pegasus intended to resume operations in mid-2017 (Air Pegasus was a regional Low Cost Carrier, only operating in South India, connecting Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Tiruchchirappalli, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad, Hubli, Mangalore and Goa sectors)

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : -- : ---

Air Vallée (Services Aeriens du Val d'Aoste)   

1988 - 2016

Italy

^ Comments : Air Vallée suspended operations in Jun2016 due to operational concerns

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : DO : RVL

APEX Airlines  last update: 15Nov2017

2015 - 2017

Myanmar

^ Comments : APEX Airlines was founded on 27Nov2012 & started operations on 07Apr2015. Temporarily suspended operations in Nov2017

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : SO : ---

Atlas Atlantique Airlines  last update: 03Nov2017

2015 - 2017

France

^ Comments : Atlas Atlantique Airlines was created in 1989 as Atlantique Air Assistance. Temporarily suspended operations in late 2017 but hopes to restart (International passenger and cargo charter services)

^ Genealogy : Atlantique Air Assistance >Atlas Atlantique Airlines

^ Airline Code : L5 : TLB

Avies Air Company  last update: 11Nov2017

1991 - 2016

Estonia

^ Comments : Avies was founded on 11Nov1991 in Ylemiste, Tallinn as a charter and air-taxi service. Airline was grounded in Apr2016 for safety reasons. Hoping to restart (Ylemiste, Tallinn based charter and air-taxi services)

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : U3 : AIA

Blue Bird Aviation  last update: 11Nov2017

2014* - 2017

Yemen

^ Comments : Blue Bird Aviation was founded in 2012 & offers private & business charter services out of Sana. Ceased operations due to the on-going hostilities in Yemen. Hopes to restart

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : -- : BBY

BlueSky Airlines  last update: 2017

2012* - 2016*

DR_Congo

^ Comments : BlueSky Airlines operates business & private charters out of Kinshasa N'Djili International (FIH). Ceased operations but is hoping to restart

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : -- : ---

BoraJet  last update: 27Nov2017

2010 - 2017

Turkey

^ Comments : BoraJet was formed in 2008 as Bora Jet Exclusive Charter & started operations on 07May2010. Awarded a regional air operations licence and began regular operations on 07May2010. Initially linked 11 destinations with a fleet of four ATR72-500s. On 20Dec2010 the airline began operating domestic wet-lease services on behalf of Anadolu Jet using two of its ATR72 aircraft. On 24Apr2017, the company announced that they will temporarily suspend their operations and 30,000 existing flight reservations would be transferred to Turkish Airlines. The reason for this suspension was declared by BoraJet as restructuring process to prepare itself for Istanbul’s new airport

^ Genealogy : Bora Jet Exclusive Charter >BoraJet

^ Airline Code : BJ : BRJ

Centurion Cargo  last update: 17Jan2018

2001 - 2017

USA

^ Comments : Centurion Cargo was founded on 08Nov1985 as Challenge Air Cargo, starting operations on 15Nov1985. South Winds Cargo merged into Centurion Cargo on 07Aug2006. In late Dec2017 the DOT said Centurion had not provided adequate documentation concerning its fitness to operate as a scheduled cargo operator. It now has until 30Mar2018 to prove that it is fit to restart operations

^ Genealogy : Challenge Air Cargo +>Centurion Cargo

^ Airline Code : WE : CWC

Chilejet   

2015 - 2015*

Chile

^ Comments : Chilejet was established in 2014 to provide non-scheduled flights. Received its AOC on 07Jan2015 & started operations later that year. Based out of Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez Int'l Airport

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : H8 : ---

City Airways  last update: 2017

2012 - 2014

Thailand

^ Comments : City Airways was established in 2011 & operations started 01Oct2012. Ceased operations in 2014 but intends to restart

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : -- : GTA

CiTylinK Airlines  last update: 2017

2003 - 2012

Ghana

^ Comments : CiTylinK was formed in 1994 & scheduled domestic flights were introduced on 18Sep2003 as CiTylinK Airlines. Suspended operations on 12Aug2012. Intends to restart in 2017 after a 5 year break

^ Genealogy : CiTylinK Airlines >CTK CiTylinK

^ Airline Code : -- : ---

Denim Air  last update: 2017

1996 - 2016

Netherlands

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

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : J7 : DNM

Discovery Air  last update: 2017

2014 - 2015*

Nigeria

^ Comments : Discovery Air was incorporated on 23Jul2008 & inaugurated flights between Lagos and Abuja using a B.737-300 on 09Jun2014. The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) suspended the Air Operator Licence (AOC) of Discovery Air in Jan2015, for failing to meet given operating standards but it is hoping to restart

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : DO : DCV

Eaglexpress  last update: 2017

2012 - 2016

Malaysia

^ Comments : Eaglexpress was was founded on 08Aug2011 and operated their first charter flight in Feb2012 for a holiday group from South Korea to Malaysia. The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) revoked Eaglexpress Air Charter's Air Services Permit (ASP) in Dec2016 but is hoping to restart (Supplementing the official carriers for Hajj and Umrah in Malaysia and Asia where markets are underserved and where demands are not met. Air cargo and freight charter. Holiday charters, business and conference charters)

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : 9A : EZX

Eastern Air Lines (ii)  last update: 2017

2015 - 2017

USA

^ Comments : Eastern Air Lines was founded in 2011, awarded its Part 121 AOC from the US FAA on 13May2015 & launched operations on 28May2015 {Phoenix-based Swift Air will purchase Miami-based Eastern Airlines. Completed by end Aug2017 [news]}

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : -- : ---

ECA (European Coastal Airlines)  last update: 2017

2008 - 2016

Croatia

^ Comments : European Coastal Airlines started operations on 27Aug2014. Suspended all flights after the CCAA launched an investigation into its operations. Restarted 23Aug2016, suspended in Oct2016 but hopes to restart in 2017

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : -- : ---

ECAir (Equatorial Congo Airlines)  last update: 2017

2011 - 2016

Republic_of_Congo

^ Comments : ECAir was created with the support of the Congolese Government in 2011. Operations started on 24Sep2011. Forced to suspend all operations after ASECNA withdrew its services on 10Oct2016, Has stated its intention to resume in 2017

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : LC : PTI

Eram Air  last update: 2017

2005 - 2013

Iran

^ Comments : Eram Air commenced operations in Dec2005. Ceased operations in 2013 but is still hoping to restart (Local charter services out of Tabriz)

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : YV : ERV

Flyways Linhas Aéreas   

2015 - 2016

Brazil

^ Comments : Flyways Linhas Aéreas was founded on 11Jun2014. Took delivery of an ATR72-500 aircraft on 13Jul2015 & commenced services on 28Dec2015. Suspended operations in Jul2016. Restarted 10Oct2016. Suspended again in Nov2016

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : -- : FYW

GLO  last update: 2017

2015 - 2017

USA

^ Comments : GLO suspended all operations with effect from 15Jul2017 but intends to restart services as soon as possible

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : -- : ---

Gorkha Airlines  last update: 2017

1996 - 2014

Nepal

^ Comments : Gorkha Airlines was formed in 1996 offering scheduled and charter flights around Nepal. Ceased operations in 2014. Gorkha Airlines (Kathmandu) is planning to resume operations five years after it formally terminated all operations

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : G1 : ---

Jupiter Airlines  last update: 2017

1996* - 2016*

Gambia

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : -- : JUA

Kabo Air  last update: 20Nov2017

1981 - 2017

Nigeria

^ Comments : Kabo Air was established in Feb1980 by Dr. Alhaji Muhammadu Adamu Dankabo and started operations on 15Apr1981. On 03Mar2017, the offices of Kabo Air were sealed by the Nigerian Federal Inland Revenue Service due to unpaid tax liabilities but hopes to restart

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : N9 : QNK

KalStar Aviation  last update: 21Dec2017

2000 - 2017

Indonesia

^ Comments : Kalstar Aviation was founded as Kalstar Tour-Travel Co. in Samarinda in Dec1993 by Andi Masyhur. It was renaed Kalstar Aviation in 2000. Since Nov2007 KalStar Aviation officially became scheduled airline and operating ATR 42-300. The airline ceased operations on 30Sep2017 because the Transportation Ministry quoted a need for improving its management in technical and finance matters. KalStar Aviation hopes to restart

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : KD : KLS

Kan Air (Kannithi Aviation)  last update: 2017

2010 - 2017

Thailand

^ Comments : Kannithi Aviation Co. Ltd, operating as Kan Air, was founded in 2010. It is a domestic airline & operates charter and scheduled services throughout northern part of the country and it announced the plans of expanding its operations into southern regions as well as to Bangkok. At the moment its main base is Chiang Mai International airport, Chiang Mai. Kan Air has ceased all operations as of 12Apr2017 after being forced to ground its aircraft due to technical difficulties

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : K8 : KND

Mango Airlines (Mango MAT)  last update: 2017

2004* - 2012

DR_Congo

^ Comments : Mango Airlines (Mango MAT) had its license revoked in 2012. License was reinstated & airline is hoping to restart

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : -- : ---

Nextjet Canada  last update: 06Jan2018

2016 - 2016

Canada

^ Comments : Nextjet Canada is a virtual carrier offering scheduled flights from Montréal Trudeau to Kitchener and Gatineau. Commenced revenue operations on 02May2016, ceased in Jul2016 but hopes to restart

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : -- : ---

Pioneer Regional Airlines  added: 2017

2016 - 2017

Russia

^ 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

^ Airline Code : -- : ---

Rossair Charter   

1963* - 2017

Australia

^ Comments : Rossair Charter was established in 1963 & is an air charter company based in Adelaide, Australia. In Nov2013, it merged with Air South but continued under this name. Rossair Charter grounded its entire fleet until further notice following the crash of one of its Cessna 441 Conquest in May2017

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : -- : ---

Safi Airways  last update: 2017 x2

2007 - 2017

Afghanistan

^ Comments : Safi Airways was established in 2006 & launched services in Nov2007 with flights between Kabul and Sharjah. Operations suspended by AfCAA following its failure to settle an outstanding tax bill. Restarted but ceased again Aug2017 (International and regional services out of Dubai International)

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : 4Q : SFW

Skytaxi  added: 21Dec2017

2007* - 2017

Austria

^ Comments : Skytaxi is a business and private charter carrier based out of Friedrichshafen Bodensee (FDH). The airline was founded in 2007 by Rolf Seewald. It suspended operations on 14Dec2017 after a fatal crash but hopes to restart once cause has been identified

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : -- : ---

Songbird Airways  last update: 2017

2015 - 2017*

USA

^ Comments : Songbird Airways was formed as Sky King in Jul1990. Renamed to Songbird Airlines in Jun2015. Ceased operations 2017 & its AOC being purchased by USGlobal Airways (formerly Baltia) but hopes to restart

^ Genealogy : Sky King >Songbird Airways

^ Airline Code : -- : SGB

Sterna Linhas Aéreas  last update: 2017 x2

2015* - 2016

Brazil

^ Comments : Sterna Linhas Aéreas has been forced to temporarily suspend its operations due to an aircraft accident. Hopes to restart in 2017

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : -- : STR

Sunair Aviation  last update: 19Jan2018

1987 - 2017

New_Zealand

^ Comments : Sunair Aviation was established in by Dan Power and his wife Bev in 1985. Two years later they applied to the Civil Aviation Authority for an air operator's certificate and commenced charter operations. Sunair Aviation has been grounded as of 08Sep2017 after the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAANZ) suspended its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) for the second time in almost twelve months. It is hopeful of starting again at the end of 1Q2018

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : -- : ---

Sydney Seaplanes  added: 31Dec2017 + last update: 05Jan2018

2005 - 2018

Australia

^ Comments : Sydney Seaplanes operates scenic flights out of Rose Bay. It suspended all flight operations following the crash of a De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver on 31Dec2017, that killed all five passengers and one pilot on-board.

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : -- : ---

Syphax Airlines   

2012 - 2015

Tunisia

^ Comments : Syphax Airlines started operations on 14Apr2012 with scheduled services beginning on 29Apr2012. Flights grounded as of 30Jul2015. Put into judicial administration in Oct2015. Based at Sfax–Thyna International Airport. The airline now intends to restart before the end of 2017

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : FS : SYS

Tez Jet  last update: 10Dec2017

2013 - 2017

Kyrgyzstan

^ Comments : Tez Jet was founded on 23Apr2013 & its AOC was dated 10Jul2013 issued by the AGA. The carrier launched services on 01Aug2013 but appears to have retired it's sole Bae 146-200

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : -- : TEZ

Transaero Airlines  last update: 26Oct2017

1991 - 2015

Russia

^ Comments : Transaero Airlines was founded in 1990 & its first charter service was Moscow to Tel Aviv on 05Nov1991. Declared bankruptcy & ceased operations on 25Oct2015. Hoping to restart (First non-Aeroflot company approved for scheduled routes in Russia. Moved into international services in 1993 out of Moscow Domodedovo (DME))

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : UN : TSO

Vision Airlines  last update: 2017

1995* - 2017

USA

^ Comments : Vision Airlines launched as a Las Vegas based sightseeing services that was originally called Vision Air. Founded by William and Steve Acor to operate air tours over the Grand Canyon with a single light aircraft. Launched scheduled domestic services on 13Dec2010. AOC was revoked in Mar2017 but it hopes to restart

^ Genealogy : Vision Air >Vision Airlines

^ Airline Code : V2 : RBY

Western Air Express Texas   

2004* - 2016

USA

^ Comments : Western Air Express Texas was suspended by the FAA in Sep2016 but intends to restart

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : -- : ---

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