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Dates Country
Air Costa ( LEPL Projects Limited)  updated x2

2013 - 2017

India

^ Comments : Air Costa was founded in 2012 & Air Costa 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 Pegasus  updated 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 intends 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 : -- : ---

Ava Air  updated

2017* - 2017

Martinique

^ Comments : AVA Air started operations but ceased in Sep2017. Based out of Fort de France Martinique Aimé Césaire International (FDF)

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : -- : JSR

BlueSky Airlines  updated

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  updated

2010 - 2017

Turkey

^ Comments : BoraJet was formed in 2008 as Bora Jet Exclusive Charter & started operations on 07May2010. Initially linked 11 destinations with a fleet of four ATR72-500s. 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

City Airways  updated

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  updated

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  updated

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  updated

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  updated

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

ECA (European Coastal Airlines)  updated

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)  updated

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 : ---

Eram Air  updated

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

Fly Go-Air  updated

2012 - 2012

South_Africa

^ Comments : Fly Go-Air was originally established in 2010 & operations started on 10Dec2012. Ceased operations in Dec2012 but now intends to restart

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : -- : ---

GLO  updated

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  updated

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  updated

1996* - 2016*

Gambia

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : -- : JUA

Kabo Air  updated

1981 - 2017*

Nigeria

^ Comments : Kabo Air was established in Feb1980 by Dr. Alhaji Muhammadu Adamu Dankabo and started operations on 15Apr1981. Appears to have suspended operations due to tax problems but hopes to restart

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : N9 : QNK

Kan Air (Kannithi Aviation)  updated

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

Mahogany Air  updated x2

2014 - 2014

Zambia

^ Comments : Mahogany Air launched services in early Mar2014.It suspended operations three years ago due to operational challenges, has been relaunched with its inaugural flight to Ndola scheduled for Jul2017

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : -- : ---

Mango Airlines (Mango MAT)  updated

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   

2016 - date

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

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 : -- : ---

Songbird Airways  updated

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  updated 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 : -- : ---

Sunair (Sunair Aviation)  updated

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

^ 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

Transaero Airlines  updated

1991 - 2015

Russia

^ Comments : Transaero Airlines first charter service was Moscow to Tel Aviv on 05Nov1991. Declared bankruptcy & ceased operations on 25Oct2015. Hoping to restart

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : UN : TSO

Veca Airlines  updated x2

2014 - 2017

El_Salvador

^ Comments : Veca Airlines was founded on 28Mar2014 & commenced operations on 28Nov2014 with charter flights from San Salvador Int'l to San José Juan Santamaría and Panamá City. National flag carrier. Suspended operations on 18Jan2017 for 3 months for restructuring (due to financial problems)

^ Genealogy : Nil tree

^ Airline Code : VU : VAR

Vision Airlines  updated

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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