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Operating DatesCountryStatus
3E Airlines

(2011)

USA

Began?

^ Comments : 3E Airlines was founded in Las Vegas, Nevada. Intended to specialise in long-haul, heavy-lift, and wide body ACMI cargo operation and ULD block-space agreements with our freight-partner network and customers
^ Genealogy :  
4YOU Airlines

2014 - 2014

Poland

Inactive

^ Comments : 4YOU Airlines was a start-up backed by Polish tour operator, Alfa Star, with plans to offer charter flights to Tunisia, Egypt, Greece and Bulgaria, using two or three A320-200s. It was declared bankrupt on 24Oct2014
^ Genealogy :  
748 Air Services

1994* - date

Kenya

Active

^ Comments : 748 Air Services was formed in 1994 by a small group of individuals committed to meeting the needs of non-governmental organizations operating in the most remote parts of Sudan and neighboring Eastern African countries
^ Genealogy :  
A400 Airlines (Airlines 400) (Avialinii 400)

2001 - 2007

Russia

Renamed

^ Comments : [Red Wings was founded in 1999 under the name of VARZ-400, after the Russian acronym of the Vnukovo Avia Repair Factory. It was renamed Airlines 400 in 2001, before adopting its current name in 2007]
^ Genealogy : VARZ-400 >Airlines 400 >Red Wings
AB Aviation

2011 - date

Comoros

Active

^ Comments : AB Aviation was established in 2010
^ Genealogy :  
Abaete Linhas Aereasmeta

1995 - date

Brazil

Active

^ Comments : ABAETE LINHAS AEREAS is a scheduled and charter domestic passenger airline that was formed as AEROTAXI ABAETE in 1979. Acquired ATLANTA TAXI AEREO in 1985. Expanded into scheduled services in 1995 under current name
^ Genealogy : Aerotaxi Abaete >Abaete Linhas Aereas
Abal Air

1982 - 1990

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : [WEST AIR SWEDEN was founded in 1955 as LBF-EDA VARKEN operating taxi flights. Renamed to ABAL AIR in 1982. The name was changed to TIME AIR SWEDEN in 1990 and current name in 1992. Converted to a cargo airline in 1997 / West Atlantic Cargo Airlines was formed through a merger of West Air Sweden, West Air Europe and Atlantic Airlines (UK) Founded as LBF-Eda Varken, operating air-taxi flights / airline’s name was changed to Abal Air AB in 1982 and to West Air Sweden in 1992. West Air Sweden converted to a cargo airline in May 1997 after discontinuing its scheduled passenger services. The merger in October 2008, with Atlantic Airlines and West Air Luxembourg to form West Atlantic, created Europe’s largest all-cargo regional carrier]
^ Genealogy : LBF-Eda Varken >Abal Air >Time Air Sweden >West Air Sweden + Atlantic Airlines + West Air Luxembourg => West Atlantic >West Atlantic Cargo
Abyssinia Flight Services

1999* - date

Ethiopia

Active

^ Comments : Abyssinia Flight Services was formally launched as the first certified air charter aompany in Ethiopia in Apr1999
^ Genealogy :  
Active Air (Active Aero)

1995 - 1996

Turkey

Inactive

^ Comments : Greenair was founded in 1990 to fly Turkish expatriate workers and tourists from destinations in Germany and Paris, London, Milan and Amsterdam to Turkey. Ceased operations in Dec1994 [ACTIVE AIR was formed in 1995 after GREENAIR had ceased operations]
^ Genealogy : Greenair +>Active Air
Adastra Aerial Surveys

1944 - 1973

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].
^ Genealogy : Adastra Aerial Surveys >>East-West Airlines >Eastwest Airlines >>Ansett
Aden Airways

1949 - 1967

South_Yemen

Inactive

^ Comments : Aden Airways was a subsidiary of British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC). Founded on 07Mar1949, started operations on 01Oct1949 & ceased on 30Jun1967 due to the British withdrawal from Aden
^ Genealogy :  
ADSA (Aerolineas Dominicanas SA)

1978* - 2001*

Dominican_Republic

Inactive

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
Aegean Airlines

1999 - 2001

Greece

Renamed

^ Comments : Aegean Airlines first flight from Athens to Heraklion and Thessaloniki on 28May1999 [AEGEAN AIRLINES was an Athens based regional airline that was formed as AEGEAN AVIATION. This was VIP/business air operation Renamed to current name when scheduled services started. Merged with Air Greece and retains titles and colours] [AEGEAN AIRLINES was renamed from AEGEAN CRONUS AIRLINES after the full integration of the two airlines. ACA was the name given to the merged AEGEAN AIRLINES and CRONUS AIRLINES in 2001]
^ Genealogy : Aegean Aviation >Aegean Airlines + Cronus Airlines =>Aegean Cronus Airline >Aegean Airlines
Aegean Airlines (Aeroporia Aigaiou)

2002 - date

Greece

Active

^ Comments : AEGEAN AIRLINES was renamed from AEGEAN CRONUS AIRLINES after the full integration of the two airlines. ACA was the name given to the merged AEGEAN AIRLINES and CRONUS AIRLINES in 2001. Scheduled and charter services from Athens and Thessaloniki to various destinations
^ Genealogy : Aegean Aviation >Aegean Airlines + Cronus Airlines =>Aegean Cronus Airline >Aegean Airlines
Aegean Aviation

1977* - 1999

Greece

Renamed

^ Comments : Aegean Aviation was formed in 1977 [AEGEAN AIRLINES is an Athens based regional airline that was formed as AEGEAN AVIATION. This was VIP/business air operation Renamed to current name when scheduled services started. . Merged with AIR GREECE but retains titles and colours]. [AEGEAN AIRLINES was renamed from AEGEAN CRONUS AIRLINES after the full integration of the two airlines. ACA was the name given to the merged AEGEAN AIRLINES and CRONUS AIRLINES in 2001}.
^ Genealogy : Aegean Aviation >Aegean Airlines + Cronus Airlines =>Aegean Cronus Airline >Aegean Airlines
AER (Aerotransportes Entre Rios)

1962 - 1981

Argentina

Inactive

^ Comments : AER (Aerotransportes Entre Rios) was founded in 1962. Domestic and international non-scheduled freight flights. Ceased operations in 1981
^ Genealogy :  
Aer Olympic

2009 - 2011

Sweden

Inactive

^ Comments : Aer Olympic (Stockholm Arlanda) launched weekly scheduled services from London Gatwick via Stockholm Arlanda to both Erbil and Sulaymaniyah using B737300s and B737-800s wet-leased from Viking Airlines
^ Genealogy :  
Aero Andes

1997* - 2000*

Argentina

Renamed

^ Comments : Aero Andes was founded in 1997. Regional and domestic passenger airline operating Let 410 aircraft in 1999. AERO ANDES was either renamed/merged into ORION
^ Genealogy : Aero Andes >Orion - Pilmayquén
Aero Commuter

1967 - 1969

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : [GOLDEN WEST AIRLINES was founded as AERO COMMUTER AIRLINES at Long Beach, California. Took over CATALINA AIR LINES in 1967 (founded as AVALON AIR TRANSPORT). Merged with SKYMARK and CABLE COMMUTER in early 1969. Acquired LOS ANGELES AIRWAYS in 1971. Operated large network from the Bay Area to San Diego. Ceased operations in 1983]
^ Genealogy : Avalon Air Transport >Catalina Air Lines >>Aero Commuter >Golden West Airlines
Aero Oy (Finnish Air Lines)

1924 - 1968

Finland

Renamed

^ Comments : The charter establishing the Aero Oy was signed in Helsinki on 12Sep1923, registered on 01Nov1923 with it's first flight on 20Mar1924 carrying 162 kilos of mail from Helsinki to Tallinn. Aero Oy became the first non-Soviet bloc airline to serve Moscow with a CV240 in 1956. Finnair became the official name on 25Jun1968
^ Genealogy : Aero Oy >Finnair
Aero Regional Paraguaya

2008 - 2008

Paraguay

Renamed

^ Comments : Aero Regional Paraguaya was a regional charter carrier based at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport, in Asuncion, Paraguay and was the new flag carrier of Paraguay [REGIONAL PARAGUAYA was formed as AERO REGIONAL PARAGUAYA & officially began operations in Jul2008, with chartered services]
^ Genealogy : Aero Regional Paraguaya >Regional Paraguaya
Aero VIP

1999 - 2010

Argentina

Inactive

^ Comments : Aero VIP was established on 15Mar1999 and started operations on 23Jun1999 as a scheduled and charter, regional and domestic passenger carrier. Scheduled and charter, regional and domestic passenger carrier. Operated as LAPA VIP and ARG EXPRESS until sold back to it's original owner
^ Genealogy :  
AeroBrasil Cargo

1998* - 2000

Brazil

Inactive

^ Comments : AeroBrasil Cargo ceased operations in 2000
^ Genealogy :  
Aerocenter i Växjö

1981 - 1983

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : [Aerocenter Trafikflyg (formal name Firma Aerocenter Trafikflyg) started in 1975 renamed to Aerocenter i Växjö AB in Oct1981 Aerocenter i Växjö AB was purchased by Swedair in 1983 and became a daughter company named Swedair i Växjö AB] [Swedair was formed in 1975 through a merger of Svensk Flygtjanst (founded in 1935 by Swedish Aviation Service of Thor Eliasson) and Crownair. Had Swedair I Vaxjo and Sterner Aero merge in. Ceased operating in 1994]
^ Genealogy : Aerocenter i Växjö >Swedair I Vaxjo >>Swedair
Aerocenter Trafikfyg

1975 - 1981

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : Aerocenter Trafikflyg (formal name Firma Aerocenter Trafikflyg) started in 1975 renamed to Aerocenter i Växjö AB in Oct1981 Aerocenter i Växjö AB was purchased by Swedair in 1983 and became a daughter company named Swedair i Växjö AB [Swedair was formed in 1975 through a merger of Svensk Flygtjanst (founded in 1935 by Swedish Aviation Service of Thor Eliasson) and Crownair. Had Swedair I Vaxjo and Sterner Aero merge in. Ceased operating in 1994]
^ Genealogy : Aerocenter Trafikfyg >Aerocenter i Växjö AB >>Swedair
AeroChaco

2008 - 2013

Argentina

Inactive

^ Comments : AeroChaco was founded & started operations in 2008 . Finally ceased operating in May2013. Scheduled passenger services out of Resistencia
^ Genealogy :  
Aerocon (Aero Comercial Oriente Norte)

2005 - 2015

Bolivia

Inactive

^ Comments : Aerocon was founded in 2005 & started services on 09Jun2005. Suspended services on 27Feb2015 due to finance problems and resulting severe security issues
^ Genealogy :  
AeroCondor

1957 - 1980

Colombia

Inactive

^ Comments : AeroCondor was formed on 03Feb1955 as Linea de Aviacion Condor. Services commenced during Oct1957 & ceased operations on 16Jun1980. Barranquilla based scheduled passenger and cargo carrier
^ Genealogy : Linea de Aviacion Condor >AeroCondor
Aeroeste

1994* - date

Bolivia

Active

^ Comments : Aeroeste was founded in 1994 & is based at El Trompillo Airport, in the south part of Santa Cruz
^ Genealogy :  
Aeroflot

1932 - 1992

USSR

Renamed

^ Comments : On 25Mar1932, all civil aviation activities were consolidated under the name of Grazhdansky Vozdushny Flot (Civil Air Fleet), known as Aeroflot. Renamed on 28Jul1992 State owned international, regional and domestic carrier. Launch customer for An-72 in 1977, IL-62 in 1967, IL-86 in 1980, Tu-124 in 1962, Tu-144 in 1975, Tu-154 in 1972, An-24 in 1963 and IL-18D in 1959 [Aeroflot Russian Airlines was formed as Dobrolet but changed to Dobroflot after absorbing the Ukranian company UKVOZDUCHPUT in 1925. On 01Feb1932 all civil aviation activitieswere reorganised as Grazdansij Wozdusnyi Flot, simply known as AEROFLOT. Joined by POLAR AVIATION DIVISION in 1964. AEROFLOT was the largest airline in the world in 1989. Reorganised in 1992 and renamed to AEROFLOT RUSSIAN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES and later dropped the 'INTERNATIONAL']
^ Genealogy : Dobrolet >Dobroflot >Aeroflot >Aeroflot Russian International Airlines >Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Aeroflot, Kaunas division

**** - 1992

USSR

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Lithuania was established as a state-owned company on 13Sep1991 after the reorganization of Aeroflot division Kaunas. It started charter flights on 15Feb1992 as Lietuva Aviakompanija [FlyLAL was established as government-owned Lietuvos avialinijos on 20Sep1991 & suspended operations on 17Jan2009. FLyLAL was renamed from Lithuanian Airlines which was formerly a regional branch of Aeroflot (Aeroflot, Kaunas division). A scheduled and charter regional passenger and cargo airline that is the national airline of Lithuania]
^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Kaunas division >City Air Services >Lietuvos avialinijos >Air Lithuania >FlyLAL
Aeroflot, Northern Civil Aviation Directorate

**** - 1991*

USSR

Renamed

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy : Yug Avia + Donskie Avialinii =>JSC Donavia Airlines >Aeroflot-Don >Donavia >>Rossiya
Aeroflot, Rostov-on-Don division

**** - 1991*

USSR

Renamed

^ Comments : Aeroflot, Rostov-on-Don division was renamed to Yug Avia
^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Rostov-on-Don division >Yug Avia + Donskie Avialinii =>JSC Donavia Airlines >Aeroflot-Don >Donavia >>Rossiya
Aeroflot-Don

2000 - 2009

Russia

Renamed

^ Comments : Aeroflot-Don operations started 13Apr2000. Reverted to its previous Donavia identity on 25Sep2009
^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Rostov-on-Don division >Yug Avia + Donskie Avialinii =>JSC Donavia Airlines >Aeroflot-Don >Donavia >>Rossiya
Aero-Fret Business

2003* - date

Republic_of_Congo

Active

^ Comments : Aero-Fret Business was formed in 2003
^ Genealogy :  
Aerolineas Argentinas

1950 - date

Argentina

Active

^ Comments : Aerolineas Argentinas was formed on 14May1949 by the unification of Zonda, Aeroposta Argentina SA ALFA (Avacion del Litoral Fluvial Argentino) and FAMA (Flota Aerea Mercante Argentina) which connected the Argentine Republic from the early 1930s. Commenced operations on 07Dec1950. Regular services of Aerolineas Argentinas between Buenos Aires and Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), with stops in Cordoba and Salta, was inaugurated on 27Jan1953. Flag carrier of Argentina and is an international and regional passenger and cargo airline
^ Genealogy : Zonda + Aeroposta Argentina + ALFA + FAMA =>Aerolineas Argentinas
Aerolineas Islas de las Perlas

1970 - 1987*

Panama

Renamed

^ Comments : [AeroPerlas was founded in Jun1970 as Aerolíneas Islas de las Perlas and started operations shortly after. Aeroperlas absorbed part of the fleet in 1995 of Alas Chircanas .On 29Feb2012, Aeroperlas ceased full operations. However on 06Mar2012, however, Aeroperlas made its last official scheduled flight from Tocumen Airport to Bocas del Toro, thus ending 41 years of operation]
^ Genealogy : Aerolineas Islas de las Perlas >AeroPerlas
Aerolineas Sudamericanas

2008 - 2008

Bolivia

Inactive

^ Comments : Aerolineas Sudamericanas was founded in 2007 & started operations in Mar2008. Ceased in May2008 due to financial problems. It was a domestic scheduled carrier operating from Santa Cruz
^ Genealogy :  
AeroNav Air Services

1997 - date

Kenya

Active

^ Comments : Daily scheduled flights are operated to Ukunda, Mombasa, Malindi, Amboseli and Lamu. The airline also operates charters out of Wilson Airport and Ukunda to other parts of eastern and central Africa.
^ Genealogy :  
Aeronaves Dodero

1945* - 1945

Argentina

Renamed

^ Comments : Aeronaves Dodero was renamed into Compañía Argentina de Aeronavegación Dodero S.A. [Aviación del Litoral Fluvial Argentino or A.L.F.A. was a joint venture established on 16May1946 by the Argentine government, through national decree 13 532, and the merger of Corporación Sudamericana de Servicios Aéreos S.A. (CSSA) and Company Dodero Navigation Argentina SA (CDNA)] [Aerolineas Argentinas was formed on 14May1949 by the unification of Zonda, Aeroposta Argentina SA ALFA (Avacion del Litoral Fluvial Argentino) and FAMA (Flota Aerea Mercante Argentina) which connected the Argentine Republic from the early 1930s. Commenced operations on 07Dec1950. Regular services of Aerolineas Argentinas between Buenos Aires and Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), with stops in Cordoba and Salta, was inaugurated on 27Jan1953. Flag carrier of Argentina and is an international and regional passenger and cargo airline]
^ Genealogy : Aeronaves Dodero >CDNA + DoderoCSSA =>ALFA =>Aerolineas Argentinas
AeroPerlas (Aerolineas Pacifico Atlantico)

1987* - 2012

Panama

Inactive

^ Comments : AeroPerlas was founded in Jun1970 as Aerolíneas Islas de las Perlas and started operations shortly after. Aeroperlas absorbed part of the fleet in 1995 of Alas Chircanas .On 29Feb2012, Aeroperlas ceased full operations. However on 06Mar2012, however, Aeroperlas made its last official scheduled flight from Tocumen Airport to Bocas del Toro, thus ending 41 years of operation
^ Genealogy : Aerolíneas Islas de las Perlas >AeroPerlas
Aeroposta Argentina SA

1929 - 1949

Argentina

Renamed

^ Comments : Aeroposta Argentina SA was formed in Buenos Aires on 05Sep1927& its inaugural flight on 01Nov1929, flying from an airfield at Villa Harding Green to Comodoro Rivadavia [Aerolineas Argentinas was formed on 14May1949 by the unification of Zonda, Aeroposta Argentina SA ALFA (Avacion del Litoral Fluvial Argentino) and FAMA (Flota Aerea Mercante Argentina) which connected the Argentine Republic from the early 1930s. Commenced operations on 07Dec1950. Regular services of Aerolineas Argentinas between Buenos Aires and Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), with stops in Cordoba and Salta, was inaugurated on 27Jan1953. Flag carrier of Argentina and is an international and regional passenger and cargo airline]
^ Genealogy : Zonda + Aeroposta Argentina + ALFA + FAMA =>Aerolineas Argentinas
Aeropostal (Alas de Venezuela)

1960 - date

Venezuela

Active

^ 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 1958. Ceased operations in 1994 but restarted in 1997. International flights to the USA started in 1998. Scheduled domestic and international passenger carrier. Acquired Sol Air in 2004. Scheduled domestic and international passenger carrier
^ Genealogy : Cie Générale Aéropostale +>Linea Aerea Venezolana (LAV) >Aeropostal
Aerotal (Aerovias Territoriales de Colombia)

1973 - 1983

Colombia

Inactive

^ Comments : TAL (Taxi Aereo Lianero, S.A.) is formed at Bogota in 1971 to offer nonscheduled DC3 passenger and freight service to various nearby towns - The company is reorganized in 1975, changed its name to Aerotal Colombia, and initiated scheduled passenger services with its fleet of two DC-3s and a newly received DC-4
^ Genealogy : TAL (Taxi Aereo el Lianero) >Aerotal
Aerotucan

2003* - date

Mexico

Active

^ Comments : Aerotucan operated a 13-passenger Cessna Caravan and offered service between Puerto Escondido and Oaxaca and between Huatulco and Oaxaca
^ Genealogy :  
Aerovia Bolivia

**** - ****

Bolivia

Inactive

^ Comments : Aerovia Bolivia was a DC3 operator
^ Genealogy :  
Aerovias Condor

1958* - 1963

Bolivia

Inactive

^ Comments : Aerovias Condor was a Local cargo operator
^ Genealogy :  
Aerovias Halcon (Empresa Area Halcon)

1963 - 1971

Argentina

Inactive

^ Comments : Aerovias Halcon SRL was founded in 1958 & was known until 1963 as Transportes Aereos Mirleni. It was an nonscheduled freight carrier operating domestic and international services. Operations started using C-46s
^ Genealogy : Transportes Aereos Mirleni >Aerovias Halcon
Aerovias Helices

1964* - 1996*

Colombia

Status?

^ Comments : Aerovias Helices operated nonscheduled freight services within Colombia.
^ Genealogy :  
Aerovias Monnder

1955 - 1957

Argentina

Renamed

^ Comments : Aerovias Monnder was integrated into ALA (Aerotransportes Litoral Argentino) in 1957 [Austral Líneas Aéreas was formally established in June1971 from the merger of Compañía Austral de Transportes Aéreos SACI and ALA. In practice, operations of the latter airline were absorbed by Austral, which was rebranded as Austral Líneas Aéreas S.A. after merging]
^ Genealogy : Aerovias Monnder >>ALA >>Austral Compania de Transportes Aereos >Austral Lineas Aereas
AFAR (Aerolinea Federal Argentina Resistencia)

1985 - 1990

Argentina

Renamed

^ Comments : AFAR (Aerolinea Federal Argentina Resistencia) was Restencia based carrier that merged with AEROCHACO in 1985.
^ Genealogy : AeroChaco (Lineas Aereas Chaquenas) >>AFAR (Aerolinea Federal Argentina Resistencia)
Africa Airlines

2012 - 2012

Central_African_Republic

Renamed

^ Comments : Karinou Airlinesas established as Africa Airlines in Apr2012 with Lebanese investors. Renamed Karinou Airlines that same month. Operations started in May2012 & its inaugural scheduled service from Bangui to Kinshasa took place on 12Feb2013
^ Genealogy : Africa Airlines >Karinou Airlines
Afrijet Business Service

2004* - date

Gabon

Active

^ Comments : Afrijet Business Service was founded in 2004. Afrijet Business Services operates corporate jet charters from its Libreville base.
^ Genealogy :  
AG Air

2013* - 2014

Georgia

Inactive

^ Comments : AG Air suspended operations after the Georgian Civil Aviation Agency (GeCAA) revoked its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) on 14Sep2014. Passenger Charter using A,300 aircraft
^ Genealogy :  
Air 2000

1987 - 2004

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : Air 2000 started operations on 11Apr1987. Renamed to First Choice Airways in Apr2004 [FIRST CHOICE was founded by Errol Crossley at Manchester as AIR 2000. Was the 2nd largest charter airline in the UK in 2000. Absorbed LEISURE INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS in 1998. Name changed in 2003 to reflect parent company] [THOMSON AIRWAYS was formed by the merger of THOMSONFLY and FIRST CHOICE AIRWAYS. At it's formation it was the world's largest charter airline and the third largest airline in the United Kingdom]
^ Genealogy : Air 2000 >First Choice +Thomsonfly =>Thomson Airways
Air Afrique

1937* - 1941*

Algeria

Status?

^ Comments : In 1937 the French Govt. combined the services of Regie Air Afrique, Regie Malagache & LANA to form Air Afrique
^ Genealogy : CTA (Compagnie Transafricaine d'Aviation) >Regie Air Afrique + Regie Malagache + LANA +>Air Afrique
Air Alfa Hava Yollari

1992 - 2001

Turkey

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Alfa Hava Yollari was formed in 1992 & operated charter flights to European destinations. Air Alfa ceased operations in Dec2001 & had its licence revoked on 17Nov2002
^ Genealogy :  
Air Anatolia

1999 - 2002

Turkey

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Anatolia was formerly known as GTI Airlines (founded in 1996). Istanbul based charter carrier that ceased operations in 2002
^ Genealogy : GTI Airlines >Air Anatolia
Air Astana

2002 - date

Kazakhstan

Active

^ Comments : Air Astana was formed by BAE Systems and the Kazakhstan Government for domestic services in 2001. Launched international services to Dubai on 15May2002. Took over the services of Air Kazakstan when it ceased operating
^ Genealogy :  
Air Atlantique

1994 - date

UK

Active

^ Comments : AIR ATLANTIQUE was formed & began operations as an air taxi operator in Jersey as GENERAL AVIATION SERVICES in 1969. Renamed to AIR ATLANTIQUE in 1977 upon launching DC3 charter work. Moved to Coventry Airport in 1985. Renemed to AIR CORBIERE from 1990 to 1994. Now operates vintage aircraft only with Air Atlantic Express handling the passenger and cargo services
^ Genealogy : General Aviation Services >Air Corbiere >Air Atlantique
Air Baghdad

(2003)

Iraq

Began?

^ Comments : Air Baghdad was formed by South African businessman, Peter Henderson in 2003. Intended to operate out of Baghdad to other Middle East countries with Dash 8 aircraft, eventually moving to B.727 aircraft
^ Genealogy :  
Air Bisec

1998* - 2004

Georgia

Renamed

^ Comments : [SKY GEORGIA was formed as AIR BISEC, renamed to GN AIRLINES in 2004 and then to current name in 2008 after the carrier has been sold to US investment fund Sky Group]
^ Genealogy : Air Bisec >GN Airlines >Sky Georgia
Air Brasil Cargo

2005 - 2012

Brazil

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Brasil was a São Paulo freight carrier that started operations in Mar2005. It transported cargo to the Post Office through the Postal Night Network (RPN) and also carried out the non-regular transportation of cargo and mail, with national cargo agents as partners. Ceased operations on 15Dec2012
^ Genealogy :  
Air Burkina

1985 - date

Burkina_Faso

Active

^ Comments : Air Burkina was established under the name Air Volta on 17Mar1967. Operations started 30Jun1967. Renamed in 1985 when country changed name. National airline of Burkino Faso. Scheduled regional and commenced international flights in late 2004
^ Genealogy : Air Volta >Air Burkina
Air Cairo

2003 - date

Egypt

Active

^ Comments : Air Cairo was founded in 2003. Its main base is Cairo International Airport. The airline is the low fare subsidiary of EgyptAir which operates scheduled flights to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Jordan in the middle east, and inclusive tour flights to Egypt from Europe
^ Genealogy :  
Air California

1967 - 1981

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : AirCal was formed as Air California in 1967 with its first flight on 16Jan1967. Renamed on 06Apr1987 & ceased operations on 01Jul1987, merging into American [AMERICAN AIRLINES was formed as AMERICAN AIRWAYS in 1930. AA acquired AMERICAN EXPORT AIRLINES in 1945, TRANS CARIBBEAN AIRWAYS in 1971, AIR CAL in 1986, RENO AIR in 2000 and TWA in 2001].
^ Genealogy : Air California >AirCal >>American Airlines
Air Caribou

2004* - 2004*

Canada

Inactive

^ Comments : [AIR SAGUENAY was formed as SAGUENAY AIR SERVICE. Based in Chicoutimi, Quebec. early 60’s when Mr. Peter Schoch, mink breeder bought Saguenay Air Service. This carrier was based at Kenogami Lake, owned by Saguenay Aero Club and was used to train pilots. Mr. Schoch then decided to open a new seaplane base at St-David de Falardeau, lake Sebastien so he could offer a better service to companies like Alcan or Price Brothers, fishermen, hunters and services for forest fire patrol. The company expanded and merged in the mid 70’s with Gagnon Air Service to become a new company : Air Saguenay. Since 1998, the carrier expanded again with the purchase of Labrador Air Safari and Derap Aviation, Air Saguenay purchased Air Caribou in Fermont (south of Wabush)]
^ Genealogy : Air Caribou >>Air Saguenay
Air Charter

1947 - 1960

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : AIR CHARTER was founded in 1947. It was Freddie Laker's first entry into owning an airline using Bovingdon and Croydon. Air Charter inaugurated its first vehicle ferry service between Southend and Calais using a Bristol 170 Mark 32 Super Freighter on 14Apr1955. Also was used on Berlin Airlift. Initially a car ferry service. These Bristol 170s were the last flying operations of the type, which had been employed on charter runs as far afield as Christmas Island during its career with Air Charter. Air Charter's operations were absorbed into the newly formed BUA, as a result of the Airwork — Hunting-Clan merger in Jun1960
^ Genealogy : Fairflight >>Surrey Flying Services >>Air Charter + Hunting Clan Air Transport + Airwork + Morton Air Services =>BUA + Caledonian Airways =>Caledonian/BUA >BCAL >>British Airways
Air Comores (Societe Nationale des Transports Aeriens)

1975 - 1995

Comoros

Inactive

^ 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
^ Genealogy : >Air Comores
Air Comores SARL

1963 - 1975

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
^ Genealogy : >Air Comores
Air Corbiere

1990 - 1994

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : [AIR ATLANTIQUE was formed & began operations as an air taxi operator in Jersey as GENERAL AVIATION SERVICES in 1969. Renamed to AIR ATLANTIQUE in 1977 upon launching DC3 charter work. Moved to Coventry Airport in 1985. Renemed to AIR CORBIERE from 1990 to 1994. Now operates vintage aircraft only with Air Atlantic Express handling the passenger and cargo services]
^ Genealogy : General Aviation Services >Air Corbiere >Air Atlantique
Air Corsica

2010 - date

France

Active

^ Comments : Air Corsica was established on 01Jan1989 & operations started on 15Jun1990 as Compagnie Corse Mediterranee. Renamed to CCM in late 2000 & to Air Corsica on 14Oct2010
^ Genealogy : Compagnie Corse Mediterranee >CCM Airlines >Air Corsica
Air Costa ( LEPL Projects Limited)

2013 - 2017

India

Restarting

^ 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 has temporarily suspended all flight operations on 28Feb2017 citing financial issues with GECAS
^ Genealogy :  
Air Costa Rica

2017 - date

Costa_Rica

Active

^ Comments : Air Costa Rica was rebranded from Tica Air International (2014-2014). It commenced operations with its maiden commercial flight on 10Feb2017
^ Genealogy : Tica Air International >Air Costa Rica
Air Côte d'Ivoire

2012 - date

Ivory_Coast

Active

^ Comments : Air Côte d'Ivoire was set up on 15May2012 as the government owned replacement of Air Ivoire, which ceased operations in Mar2011 and was reported to have been liquidated in August 2011. Started African regional services from Abidjan on 12Nov2012
^ Genealogy :  
Air Europe

1979 - 1991

UK

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Europe began operations on 04May1979 & ceased on 08Mar1991. Operated scheduled and charter flights
^ Genealogy :  
Air Europe Express

1989 - 1991

UK

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Europe Express was renamed from CONNECTAIR. Had GUERNSEY AIRLINES merge in in 1989was forced to halt its operations on 08Mar1991
^ Genealogy : Connectair >Air Europe Express
Air Express

1986* - 2000*

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Express was formed in 1986 & operated domestic and international services. Acquired by Skyways in 1999 ]Direktflyg was formed through a merger of Air Express, Highland Air & Airborne as Skyways Regional & operations started on 15Oct2000. Rebranded in Apr2002]
^ Genealogy : Sundsvall Aero >Airborne + Air Express + Highland Air =>Skyways Regional >Direktflyg
Air Ferry

1963 - 1968

UK

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Ferry was founded in 1961 & started general charter and inclusive tour operations on 01Apr1963. Operated cargo and holiday flights from Manston into France
^ Genealogy :  
Air France

1933 - date

France

Active

^ Comments : AIR FRANCE was formed by a merger of 5 airlines on 07Oct1933 (CGTA (Founded in 1919), CIDNA (Cie International de Navigation Aerienne), AIR-UNION, AIR-ORIENT and AEROPOSTALE. Also acqired the assets of Cie General Aeropostale in the same year. Rationalised in 1948 along with AIR BLANC and AIR FRANCE TRANSATLANTIQUE to form the modern AIR FRANCE. On 12 January 1990, the operations of all government owned airlines, Air France, Air Inter, Air Charter and UTA, were merged into the Air France Group. AIR FRANCE EUROPE was integrated into the parent company in 1997. Launch customer for Caravelle in 1959, A300-B2 in 1974, A320 in 1988 and A340-300 in 1993. International and regional passenger and cargo airline
^ Genealogy : Air Orient + Air Union + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA =>Air France
Air France Europe

1996 - 1997

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
Air Greenland

2002 - date

Greenland

Active

^ Comments : Air Greenland was founded by SAS and the mining company Kryolitelskabet as GREENLANDAIR in 1960. Renamed to current name in 2002. Scheduled, charter, international, regional, domestic passenger and cargo airline operating out of Nuuk
^ Genealogy : Greenlandair >Air Greenland
Air Guyane Express

2002 - 2016

Guyana

Renamed

^ 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
^ Genealogy :  
Air Hong Kong

1988 - date

Hong_Kong

Active

^ Comments : Air Hong Kong was formed in Nov1986 & commenced cargo operations on 04Feb1988. Scheduled services began in 1989. Launch customer for the A.300-600F
^ Genealogy :  
Air Horizon

2004 - 2007

Togo

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Horizon was formed as Transtel in 1995. Lome based carrier
^ Genealogy : Transtel >Air Horizon
Air Hudiksvall

1993* - 1998*

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : [SWEDEWAYS AIRLINES was formed in 1993 as AIR HUDIKSVALL and was also known at one time as HOLMSTROM AIR SWEDEN. Scheduled domestic passenger airline that filed for bankruptcy in mid-2001 bit continued operating until 2001]
^ Genealogy : Air Hudiksvall >Swedeways Airlines
Air India

1946 - 1948

India

Renamed

^ Comments : International scheduled services [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]
^ Genealogy : Tata Sons >Tata Air Services >Tata Airlines >Air India >Air-India International >Air India
Air India

1962 - date

India

Active

^ Comments : AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier
^ Genealogy : Tata Sons >Tata Air Services >Tata Airlines >Air India >Air-India International >Air India
Air India Express

2005 - date

India

Active

^ Comments : Air India Express was founded in 2004 & the first flight of Air India Express (Air India’s budget airline) on 29Apr2005
^ Genealogy :  
Air Inter

1958 - 1990

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
Air International

(****)

USA

Unconfirmed

^ Comments : Texas registered. Unsure if airline
^ Genealogy :  
Air Intersalonika

1998* - date

Greece

Active

^ Comments : Air Intersalonika had its operating license issued in 1998. Air Ambulance/Medevac, Passenger, Sightseeing &Leisure
^ Genealogy :  
Air Italy

2005 - 2013

Italy

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Italy was founded in 2005 & started operations on 29May2005. On 18Jul2011, Meridiana, known as Meridiana fly back then, announced it merge with Air Italy. From Apr2013, Air Italy operated entirely on behalf of Meridiana using their corporate design. The name Air Italy is no longer used in public [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 : Air Italy >>Meridiana >Meridiana Fly >Meridiana
Air Jamahiriya

1999 - 2001

Libya

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Jamahiriya was a charter airline for the oil industry that was renamed from LIGHT AIR COMPANY (formed in 1990) Merged into Libyan Arab Airlines in 2001 [LIBYAN AIRLINES was founded as ROYAL LIBYAN AIRLINES in 1964 and was shortly renamed to KINGDOM of LIBYA AIRLINES, also in 1964. LIBAVIA and UNITED LIBYAN AIRLINES were acquired on the same day. The name LIBYAN ARAB AIRLINES was adopted in 1969 after the monarchy was overthrown. Renamed to JAMAHIRIYA LIBYAN ARAB AIRLINES in 1986 after the airline was taken over by JAMAHIRIYA AIR TRANSPORT (which HAD BEEN FORMED IN 1982 AND took over the operations of UNITED AFRICAN AIRLINES in 1983). Renamed BACK TO LIBYAN ARAB AIRLINES IN 1990* and to LIBYAN AILINES in 2007. Air Jamahiriya was merged into Libyan Arab Airlines in 2001]
^ Genealogy : Light Air Company >Air Jamahiriya >>Libyan Arab Airlines >Libyan Airlines
Air Japan

2001 - date

Japan

Active

^ Comments : Air Japan was established as World Air Network on 29Jun1990 & started operations on 30Jun1990. Ceased operation in Sep1995. In 2000, World Air Network was renamed Air Japan. Subdiduary of ANA operating low cost international scheduled services.
^ Genealogy : World Air Network >Air Japan
Air Kasai

1994 - date

DR_Congo

Active

^ Comments : Air Kasai was founded in 1983 as TAC (Transport Aerien Congo). Charter service predominantly to/from Kinshasa
^ Genealogy : TAC (Transport Aerien Congo)(Zaire) >TAZ (Transports Aériens Zairois) >Air Kasai
Air Kazakhstan

(2015)

Kazakhstan

Renamed

^ Comments : Qazaq Air was established by Samruk-Kazyna on 19Feb2015 as Air Kazakhstan. Re established as Qazaq Air on 05May2015 & commenced revenue operations with flights between Almaty and Astana on 27Aug2015
^ Genealogy : Air Kazakhstan >Qazaq Air
Air Ketchum

1999 - 2000*

USA

Status?

^ Comments : Air Ketchum began scheduled commuter flights in the summer of 1999 between its base at Sun Valley and Boise, Idaho. It Flew a King Air for its eight weekly roundtrips
^ Genealogy :  
Air Kiribati

1995 - date

Kiribati

Active

^ Comments : Air Kiribati. the national airline of the republic of Kiribati was established after the collapse of the previous national airline Air Tungaru, which had been formed on 31Oct1977. Started operations on 01Apr1995
^ Genealogy :  
Air Kona

1993 - 1994

Bulgaria

Inactive

^ Comments : TU-154M operator
^ Genealogy :  
Air Labrador (Labrador Airways)

1983 - date

Canada

Active

^ Comments : Air Labrador was established in 1948 and started operations on 30Jun1948 as Newfoundland Airways, operating out of Gander. Passenger, cargo and charter service from St.John's, Deer Lake, St. Anthony, Goose Bay and Wabush, with connections to 14 coastal Labrador Communities
^ Genealogy : Newfoundland Airways >Air Labrador
Air Lithuania

1992 - 2005

Lithuania

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Lithuania was established as a state-owned company on 13Sep1991 after the reorganization of Aeroflot division Kaunas. It started charter flights on 15Feb1992 as Lietuva Aviakompanija [FlyLAL was established as government-owned Lietuvos avialinijos on 20Sep1991 & suspended operations on 17Jan2009. FLyLAL was renamed from Lithuanian Airlines which was formerly a regional branch of Aeroflot (Aeroflot, Kaunas division). A scheduled and charter regional passenger and cargo airline that is the national airline of Lithuania]
^ Genealogy : Aeroflot division, Kaunas >City Air Services >Lietuva >Air Lithuania >FlyLAL
Air Loyaute

2002* - date

New_Caledonia

Active

^ Comments : AIR LOYAUTE was established as AVIAZUR, renamed to AIR AVIA before current name
^ Genealogy : Aviazur >Air Avia >Air Loyaute
Air Malaika

2010 - 2011

Sweden

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Malaika was planning to launch three times weekly Stockholm Arlanda-Sharm el Sheikh-Berbera service on 03Apr2010. Berbera is a Somalian port city based in the not officially recognized Republic Somaliland in the north of the country
^ Genealogy :  
Air Malawi

1964 - 2013

Malawi

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Malawi was established as a subsiduary of CAA in Mar1964 & started operations that year. Became independent after the dissoloution of Central African Airways in 1967. Started operations on 01Sep1967 & suspended all flights on 25Feb2013 (The national carrier of Malawi was formed after the dissoloution of Central African Airways to succeed another airline of the same name which had been established as a subsiduary of CAA in 1964. International and regional scheduled services. has been placed into voluntary liquidation by the government following two failed attempts at restructuring the airline)
^ Genealogy :  
Air Manila

1965 - 1972

Philippines

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Manila in formed in 1964, 1st flight was on 02Jan1965 & it was renamed in Oct1972 Air Manila International. Absorbed into PAL in 1973 [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 : Air Manila >Air Manila International >>PAL
Air Manila International

1972 - 1973

Philippines

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Manila in formed in 1964, 1st flight was on 02Jan1965 & it was renamed in Oct1972 Air Manila International. Absorbed into PAL in 1973 [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 : Air Manila >Air Manila International >>PAL
Air Marshall Islands

1989 - date

Marshall_Islands

Active

^ Comments : Air Marshall Islands was formed as The National Airline of the Marshall Islands in 1980. National airline of the Marshall Islands with scheduled inter-island services
^ Genealogy : The National Airline of the Marshall Islands >Air Marshall Islands
Air Mauritanie

1962 - 2007

Mauritania

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Mauritanie was founded in 1962. Domestic and international airline that was the national airline of Mauritania. Ceased operating due to financial problems
^ Genealogy :  
Air Mediterranean

2017 - date

Greece

Active

^ Comments : Air Mediterranean has been granted its AOC by the Greek authorities & has started operations
^ Genealogy :  
Air Mediterranee

1997 - 2016

France

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Mediterranee was formed in 1997 & operations started on 30Jun1997. Ceased on 15Feb2016 & was liquidated by the courts after amassing debts of €60m and all aircraft were returned to their lessors
^ Genealogy :  
Air Mekong

(2003*)

Vietnam

Began?

^ Comments : Air Mekong was formed in 1998 & intended to commence domestic passenger flights using IL-114 aircraft
^ Genealogy :  
Air Minas

2003 - 2010

Brazil

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Minas was founded in mid-2002 as a low cost regional services. It was grounded on 30May2010 and lost its AOC on 20Sep2011. Air Minas Linhas Aéreas was an airline based in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. It operated passenger services from Belo Horizonte to destinations in the states of Minas Gerais and São Paulo
^ Genealogy :  
Air Open Sky

1997 - 2000

France

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Open Sky was formed in 1997 with charter services from Charles de Gaulle Airport. Ceased operating in 2000 due to financial difficulties
^ Genealogy :  
Air Ops (Air Operations of Europe)

1993 - 1996

Sweden

Inactive

^ Comments : Solentuna based charter airline that ceased operating in 1996
^ Genealogy :  
Air Panama

2005 - date

Panama

Active

^ Comments : Air Panama was founded in 1980 as PARSA, though certain services were operated as Turismo Aéreo. In 2005, the Air Panama trademark rights were acquired. The name had been unused since the demise of Air Panamá Internacional in Jan1990, and PARSA formally adopted the new name that year
^ Genealogy : TASA (Turismo Aereo SA) & PARSA >Air Panama
Air Paradise International

2003 - 2005

Indonesia

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Paradise was established in Jun2002 and started operations on 16Feb2003. Launched operations from Denpasar to Melbourne and Perth. Unfortunately the start was delayed by the terrorist bomb in Bali in Oct2002. Following a significant downturn of Australian visitors the carrier suspended operations on 23Nov2005
^ Genealogy :  
Air Pegasus

2015 - 2016

India

Restarting

^ Comments : Air Pegasus started operations on 12Apr2015. Temporarily suspended flights with effect from 26Jul2016. Intended to resume scheduled passenger flights by 15Nov2016. AOC suspended on 22Nov2016. 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. Air Pegasus intends to resume operations in mid-2017
^ Genealogy :  
Air Perigord

1972* - 1972*

France

Status?

^ Comments : Air Perigord operated five times weekly between Bergerac and Paris.
^ Genealogy :  
Air Philippines

1996 - 2010

Philippines

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Philippines was incorporated on 13Feb1995 & started services on 01Feb1996. Provided extensive domestic scheduled services from Manila and Cebu. Ceased operations & services transferred to AirPhil Express
^ Genealogy : Air Philippines +>PAL Express >Airphil Express >PAL Express
Air Plus Argentina

1999 - 2002

Argentina

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Plus Argentina was originally known as Flight Bus & renamed in Oct1999. Operated charter operations between Argentina and the USA starting in Nov1999
^ Genealogy : Flight Bus >Air Plus Argentina
Air Rose

1999 - 2000

Turkey

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Rose, founded in 1997, was an operator of B737-300 offering charter flights throughout Europe. Suspended flights in early 2000 and was restarted under the name of Euro Sun
^ Genealogy : Air Rose >Euro Sun
Air Safaris & Services

1970 - date

New_Zealand

Active

^ Comments : Air Safaris & Services was formed in 1970 & operations started on 30Jun1970. On the 17Dec1987, Air Timaru was sold to Tekapo-based Air Safaris and Services (NZ). Domestic charter and sight seeing services from it's base at Lake Tekapo
^ Genealogy : Air Charter Timaru >Air Timaru >>Air Safaris & Services
Air Saguenay

1970 - date

Canada

Active

^ Comments : AIR SAGUENAY was formed as SAGUENAY AIR SERVICE. Based in Chicoutimi, Quebec. early 60’s when Mr. Peter Schoch, mink breeder bought Saguenay Air Service. This carrier was based at Kenogami Lake, owned by Saguenay Aero Club and was used to train pilots. Mr. Schoch then decided to open a new seaplane base at St-David de Falardeau, lake Sebastien so he could offer a better service to companies like Alcan or Price Brothers, fishermen, hunters and services for forest fire patrol. The company expanded and merged in the mid 70’s with Gagnon Air Service to become a new company : Air Saguenay. Since 1998, the carrier expanded again with the purchase of Labrador Air Safari and Derap Aviation, Air Saguenay purchased Air Caribou in Fermont (south of Wabush)
^ Genealogy : Saguenay Air Service + Gagnon Air Service =>Air Saguenay
Air Sahara

2000 - 2007

India

Renamed

^ Comments : Sahara Indian Airlines was founded on 20Dec1991& started operations on 03Dec1993. Rebranded as Air Sahara on 02Oct2000. To JetLite on 01May2007. Merged into JetKonnect on 25Mar2012 which was eventually phased out by Jet Airways on 30Nov2014
^ Genealogy : Sahara Indian Airlines >Air Sahara >JetLite >>JetKonnect
Air Saint Barthelemy (Barth's Aviation)

1981 - 2000

Guadeloupe

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Saint Barthelemy was formed in 1961 & operations started 10Oct1981. Provided scheduled regional passenger services within the French West Indies, to the Netherlands Antilles and Puerto Rico.[AIR CARAIBES was formed from the merger of AIR GUADELOUPE with it's subsiduaries, AIR MARTINIQUE, AIR SAINT MARTIN and AIR SAINT BARTHELEMY. CARAIBES AIR TRANSPORT was also integrated later].
^ Genealogy : Air Guadeloupe + Air Martinique + Air Saint Barthélémy + and Air Saint Martin =>Air Caraïbes
Air Service

1995* - 2000*

Ukraine

Status?

^ Comments : Air Service was a freight carrier using IL-76 aircraft
^ Genealogy :  
Air Services of India

1937 - 1953

India

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Services of India was formed in 1936 & was 1 of 8 airlines nationalised to form Indian Airlines in 1953 [INDIAN AIRLINES (Corporation) was formed in 1953 on the nationalisation of 8 Indian airlines (DECCAN AIRWAYS, AIRWAYS-INDIA, BHARAT AIRWAYS, HIMALAYAN AVIATION, KALINGA AIR LINES, INDIAN NATIONAL AIRWAYS, AIR INDIA and AIR SERVICES of INDIA. Took over VAYUDOOT in 1998. Renamed to just INDIAN in 2005 & merged into AIR INDIA on 26Feb2011] [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]
^ Genealogy : Deccan Airways + Airways-India + Bharat Airways + Himalayan AV + Kalinga A L + Indian National Airways + Air Services + Air India =>Indian Airlines >Indian =>Air India
Air Sofia

1992 - 2007

Bulgaria

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Sofia commenced operations on 11Feb1992. Passenger and cargo carrier operating to destinations in Europe. Ceased operations and relocated to Serbia on 05Mar2007 as United International Airlines
^ Genealogy : Air Sofia (Bulgaria) >United International Airlines
Air Sweden

2009 - 2012

Sweden

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Sweden was founded in 2009 & operated charter and wet-leased operations [Nordic Air Sweden's history begins in 2001 when Gunnar Olsson launched his airline Nordic Airlink to operate scheduled services. The airline's launch route was Lulea to Stockholmin 2003. The scheduled services operation was sold to Finnair, leaving the company to continue charter and leasing activities under the Nordic Leisure brand in 2006. Rebranded to Nordic Airways and operated a mixed fleet of MD-83 aircraft and Saab 340. Nordic Airways was acquired & renamed to Air Sweden in 2010. Renamed again, to Nordic Air Sweden which acquired JE Time to get air operator certificate.Air Sweden had its AOC revoked on 10Jan2012]
^ Genealogy : Reguljair >Nordic Airlink >Nordic Leisure >Nordic Airways >Air Sweden >Nordic Air Sweden
Air Tours

1953* - 1962

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : [ERIE ISLE AIRWAYS was founded by Milton 'Red' Hersberger in 1929. Renamed to SKYTOURS in 1947. AIR TOURS was absorbed in 1962 and the airline was renamed to ISLAND AIRLINES in 1962 when taken over by Fords].
^ Genealogy : Air Tours >Island Airlines (2)
Air Trader

1970* - 1973

Sweden

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Trader was a freight carrier offering ad-hoc charters that was formed in 1970
^ Genealogy :  
Air Tungaru

1977* - 1995

Kiribati

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Tungaru was founded on 31Oct1977. Took over domestic services from Air Pacific in Kiribati (formely Gilbert Islands). Collapsed and was replaced by Air Kiribati
^ Genealogy :  
Air Turkya

2011 - 2011

Turkey

Renamed

^ Comments : Airberlin Turkey, a joint venture between Airberlin and Pegasus Airlines, launched operations on 01Nov2011 between Antalya and Stuttgart as Air Turkya. Renamed to airberlin Turkey in 2011. Ceased operations in Mar2013
^ Genealogy : Air Turkya >airberlin Turkey
Air W.A.

1984 - 1985

Australia

Renamed

^ Comments : [ANSETT W.A was originally founded as MACROBERTSON MILLER AVIATION (MMA) by the Commercial Aviation Co. in 1927. Merged with AIRLINES (WA) in 1955 and renamed to MACROBERTSON MILLER AIRLINE SERVICES (MMA). Acquired by Ansett in 1963, retaining the name until 1981 when it was renamed to AIRLINES of WESTERN AUSTRALIA and again in 1984 to AIR W.A. Finally adopted the ANSETT W.A. name in1985 and finally integrated into the parent company in 1993]. [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].
^ Genealogy : >Ansett
Air Wales

1977 - 1980

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : [KLM uk was originally formed by the merging of AIR ANGLIA, AIR WALES, AIR WEST and BRITISH ISLAND AIRWAYS into a single airline and called AIR UK. Scheduled international, regional and domestic passenger and cargo airline. Renamed to KLM uk in 1998]. [KLM Cityhopper was renamed from NLM CITYHOPPER after takeover of NETHERLINES by KLM. Integrated KLM uk in in 2003].
^ Genealogy : Air Anglia + Air Wales + Air West + BIA =>Air UK >KLM (uk) + Netherlines + NLM City Hopper =>KLM Cityhopper
Air West

1988* - 1992

Norway

Renamed

^ Comments : [NORWEGIAN AIRLINES was formed as AIR WEST in 1988]
^ Genealogy : Air West >Norwegian Airlines
Air Zimbabwe

1980 - date

Zimbabwe

Active

^ Comments : Air Zimbabwe was renamed from Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia after Independence on 02Apr1980. AIR ZIMBABWE was originally formed as RHODESIAN AIR SERVICES and changed to AIR RHODESIA in 1962* to take over the service operated by CAAC and name was changed to AIR ZIMBABWE RHODESIA in 1978. AIR ZIMBABWE was adopted in 1980 after independence & operations started on 02Apr1980. Took over AFFRETAIR in 1983. International airline that is the flag carrier of Zimbabwe. It was 100%-owned by the Government of Zimbabwe
^ Genealogy : Rhodesian Aviation Syndicate >>Rhodesian Aviation Co >RANA >SRAS >Central African Airways +>Air Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe
Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia

1978 - 1980

Zimbabwe_Rhodesia

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Zimbabwe was renamed from Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia after Independence on 02Apr1980. AIR ZIMBABWE was originally formed as RHODESIAN AIR SERVICES and changed to AIR RHODESIA in 1962* to take over the service operated by CAAC and name was changed to AIR ZIMBABWE RHODESIA in 1978. AIR ZIMBABWE was adopted in 1980 after independence & operations started on 02Apr1980. Took over AFFRETAIR in 1983. International airline that is the flag carrier of Zimbabwe. It was 100%-owned by the Government of Zimbabwe
^ Genealogy : Rhodesian Aviation Syndicate >>Rhodesian Aviation Co >RANA >SRAS >Central African Airways +>Air Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe
airberlin

1991 - date

Germany

Active

^ Comments : airberlin was formed as a US charter company in Portland, Oregon & started operations on 28Apr1979 as Air Berlin. Established as a German carrier on 16Apr1991. Acquired DBA in 2008 and LTU INTERNATIONAL in 2009. Flights on behalf of tour operators
^ Genealogy : Air Berlin >airberlin
airberlin Turkey

2011 - 2013

Turkey

Inactive

^ Comments : Airberlin Turkey, a joint venture between Airberlin and Pegasus Airlines, launched operations on 01Nov2011 between Antalya and Stuttgart as Air Turkya. Renamed to airberlin Turkey in 2011. Ceased operations in Mar2013
^ Genealogy : Air Turkya >airberlin Turkey
Airborne of Sweden

1997* - 2001*

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : AIRBORNE of SWEDEN was a regional carrier operating a small network in southern Sweden. It was formed as known as SUNDSVALL AERO in 1984. [DIREKFLYG was formed to bring together Skyway Holding's regional carriers, AIR EXPRESS, HIGHLAND AIR and AIRBORNE into one consolidated operation. Operations started on 15Oct2000. Rebranded in Apr2002. Renamed from SKYWAYS REGIONAL]
^ Genealogy : Air Express + Highland Air + Airborne =>Skyways Regional >Direktflyg
AirBridgeCargo (ABC)

2004 - date

Russia

Active

^ Comments : AirBridgeCargo (ABC) was established in 2003 and started operations on 01Apr2004. Scheduled freighter operations by Volga-Dnepr
^ Genealogy :  
AirClass Airways

2006 - 2008

Spain

Inactive

^ Comments : AirClass Airways started operations in 2003 as Travel Service Espana. Taken over Viajes Calas and rebranded to VISIG in 2005. Taken over again and reorganised by Furura Airways and name changed to current in 2006. AirClass Airways ceased operations on 30Mar2008
^ Genealogy : Travel Service Espana >VISIG Operaciones Aereas >AirClass Airways
AIRES Colombia (Aerovias de Integracion Regional SA)

1981 - 2011

Colombia

Renamed

^ 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
Air-India International

1948 - 1962

India

Renamed

^ Comments : [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]
^ Genealogy : Tata Sons >Tata Air Services >Tata Airlines >Air India >Air-India International >Air India
Airtours International

1991 - 2002

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : Airtours International was launched on 01Oct1990 & began operations on 11Mar1991. Absorbed INTER EUROPEAN AIRWAYS in 1993. Danish tour airline, Simon Spies and it's airline [MYTRAVEL AIRWAYS was formed when the parent company consolidated AIRTOURS with PREMIER into a single fleet and renamed it in keeping with the corporate image. Integrated into THOMAS COOK AIRLINES]
^ Genealogy : Airtours International + Premier =>MyTravel Airways >>Thomas Cook Airlines
Airways-India (Airways India)

1945 - 1953

India

Renamed

^ Comments : Airways-India was registered in Calcutta in Sep1945. Operated non-scheduled servives until 15Apr1947. 1 of 8 airlines nationalised to form Indian Airlines in 1953 [INDIAN AIRLINES (Corporation) was formed in 1953 on the nationalisation of 8 Indian airlines (DECCAN AIRWAYS, AIRWAYS-INDIA, BHARAT AIRWAYS, HIMALAYAN AVIATION, KALINGA AIR LINES, INDIAN NATIONAL AIRWAYS, AIR INDIA and AIR SERVICES of INDIA. Took over VAYUDOOT in 1998. Renamed to just INDIAN in 2005 & merged into AIR INDIA on 26Feb2011] [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]
^ Genealogy : Deccan Airways + Airways-India + Bharat Airways + Himalayan AV + Kalinga A L + Indian National Airways + Air Services + Air India =>Indian Airlines >Indian =>Air India
Airworld

1994 - 1998

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : Airworld flew on behalf of Sunworld holiday company. First UK operator of A321 and Integrated into Flying Colours
^ Genealogy : Airworld >>Flying Colours + Caledonian Airways =>JMC Airlines >Thomas Cook Airlines
Akdeniz Airlines (Air Mediterranean)

1995 - 1995

Turkey

Inactive

^ Comments : Akdeniz Hava Yollari, which was the official name for Akdeniz Airlines, was founded in 1995. Services began in June 1995 and by Dec1995 the airline had ceased operations and all three aircraft were returned to the lessors
^ Genealogy :  
Al Maha Airways

(2016)

Saudi_Arabia

Began?

^ Comments : Al Maha Airways start had been delayed until 2016. The Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Airways, Akbar al Baker, has formally confirmed that the Qatari carrier has dropped plans to launch its Saudi start-up carrier, Al Maha Airways (Riyadh), following protracted delays in its licensing
^ Genealogy :  
ALA (Aerotransportes Litoral Argentino)

1957 - 1971

Argentina

Renamed

^ Comments : ALA (Aerotransportes Litoral Argentino) was founded in 1957. Had Aerovias Monnder merge in in 1957. ALA merged its services into Compañía Austral de Transportes Aéreos SACI in 1966 [Austral Líneas Aéreas was formally established in June1971 from the merger of Compañía Austral de Transportes Aéreos SACI and ALA. In practice, operations of the latter airline were absorbed by Austral, which was rebranded as Austral Líneas Aéreas S.A. after merging]
^ Genealogy : ALA + Austral Compania de Transportes Aereos =>Austral Lineas Aereas
Alas Chircanas

1980 - 1995

Panama

Renamed

^ Comments : Alas Chircanas was founded & started operations in 1980. Aeroperlas absorbed part of the fleet in 1995 [AeroPerlas was founded in Jun1970 as Aerolíneas Islas de las Perlas and started operations shortly after. Aeroperlas absorbed part of the fleet in 1995 of Alas Chircanas .On 29Feb2012, Aeroperlas ceased full operations. However on 06Mar2012, however, Aeroperlas made its last official scheduled flight from Tocumen Airport to Bocas del Toro, thus ending 41 years of operation]
^ Genealogy : Alas Chircanas +>AeroPerlas
Alaska Seaplane

1997* - date

USA

Active

^ Comments : Alaska Seaplane Services was formerly known as Loken Aviation in 1954. Operated a scheduled service around Alaska and is based in Juneau. 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 : Loken Aviation >Alaska Seaplane
Albatros Batros Hava Yollari (Air Albatros)

1992 - 1996

Turkey

Inactive

^ Comments : Albatros Batros Hava Yollari (Air Albatros) was formed in 1992 & began operations in May1992 with B727-200 to transport German tourists to holiday resorts in Turkey. It ceased operations in Mar1996
^ Genealogy :  
ALFA (Avacion del Litoral Fluvial Argentino)

1946 - 1949

Argentina

Renamed

^ Comments : Aviación del Litoral Fluvial Argentino or A.L.F.A. was a joint venture established on 16May1946 by the Argentine government, through national decree 13 532, and the merger of Corporación Sudamericana de Servicios Aéreos S.A. (CSSA) and Company Dodero Navigation Argentina SA (CDNA) [Aerolineas Argentinas was formed on 14May1949 by the unification of Zonda, Aeroposta Argentina SA ALFA (Avacion del Litoral Fluvial Argentino) and FAMA (Flota Aerea Mercante Argentina) which connected the Argentine Republic from the early 1930s. Commenced operations on 07Dec1950. Regular services of Aerolineas Argentinas between Buenos Aires and Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), with stops in Cordoba and Salta, was inaugurated on 27Jan1953. Flag carrier of Argentina and is an international and regional passenger and cargo airline]
^ Genealogy : CSSA + CDNA =>ALFA + Zonda + Aeroposta Argentina + FAMA =>Aerolineas Argentinas
ALI ( lotte Riunite)

1949 - 1952

Italy

Inactive

^ Comments : ALI ( Flotte Riunite) was founded in 1926 as ALI (Avio Linee Italiane), which ceased operations at the outbreak of WWII. Restarted in 1947, absorbed AIRONE, SISA (Società Italiana Servizi Aerei) and TRANSADRIATICA. The latter 2 haviving the same names as earlier Italian airlines. ALI ceased operations in 1952 and it's assets and most routes were taken over by LAI - Linee Aeree Italiane ALI was absorbed by LAI on 31Mar1952
^ Genealogy : ALI (Avio Linee Italiane) >ALI ( Flotte Riunite) +>LAI >>Alitalia
ALI (Avio Linee Italiane)

1926* - 1952

Italy

Renamed

^ Comments : ALI (Avio Linee Italiane) was founded in Rome on 13Nov1926. Absorbed by LAI (Linee Aeree Italiane) on 31Mar1952 [ALI ( Flotte Riunite) was founded in 1926 as ALI (Avio Linee Italiane), which ceased operations at the outbreak of WWII. Restarted in 1947, absorbed AIRONE, SISA (Società Italiana Servizi Aerei) and TRANSADRIATICA. The latter 2 haviving the same names as earlier Italian airlines. ALI ceased operations in 1952 and it's assets and most routes were taken over by LAI - Linee Aeree Italiane]
^ Genealogy : ALI (Avio Linee Italiane) >ALI ( Flotte Riunite) +>LAI >>Alitalia
Alisarda (Linee Aeree della Sardegna)

1963 - 1991

Italy

Renamed

^ Comments : Alisarda was set up by Prince Karim al-Hussayn Aga on 29Mar1963 & scheduled operations started 30Jun1964 [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 : Alisarda +>Meridiana + Eurofly =>Meridiana Fly >Meridiana
Alitalia Express (CAI First (Compagnia Aerea Italiana)

1997 - 2015

Italy

Renamed

^ Comments : Alitalia Express was founded from the defunct Avianova in 1997. Acquired Gandalf Airlines assets in 2004. Started operations on 01Oct1997 & was integrated into mainline Alitalia on 06Feb2015
^ Genealogy : Avianova +>Alitalia Express >>Alitalia
Allegheny Airlines

1953 - 1979

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : US Airways began as All American Aviation on 07Mar1939. Started operations on 12May1939. Renamed to All American Airways & to Allegheny Airlines on 01Jan1953. Renamed to USAir on 28Oct1979 [US AIRWAYS was established as ALL AMERICAN AVIATION flying airmail pickup in Pennsylvania. Became ALL AMERICAN AIRWAYS in 1948 when passenger were transported. Renamed to ALLEGHENY AIRLINES in 1953. Absorbed LAKE CENTRAL AIRLINES in 1968 and MOHAWK AIRLINES in 1972. Renamed to USAIR in 1979. Merged with PIEDMONT AIRLINES in 1988 and PSA in 1989. Renamed to US AIRWAYS on 27Feb1997. AMERICA WEST was integrated in beginning in early 2006. Merged into American Airlines on 17Oct2015]
^ Genealogy : All-American Aviation >All-American Airways >Allegheny Airlines >USAir > US Airways >>American Airlines
Alliance Express

1998 - 1999

Rwanda

Inactive

^ Comments : Alliance Express was formed as a regional carrier by Alliance Air and Rwandair in 1998 & started operations on 01Mar1998. Renamed to SA Alliance Air Express
^ Genealogy : Alliance Express >SA Alliance Air Express
Al-Naser Airlines

2009 - date

Iraq

Active

^ Comments : Al-Naser Airlines was established in 2009 by Sheikh Hussein Al Khawam & started operations on 15Jul2009
^ Genealogy :  
Aloha Airlines

1958 - 2008

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : Aloha Airlines was founded as Trans-Pacific Airlines on 26Jul1946. Operations began on 26Jul1946. Renamed to TPA, then to Aloha Airlines in Nov1958. Filed for bankrupycy on 20Mar2008 & ceased operations on 31Mar2008
^ Genealogy : Trans-Pacific Airlines >TPA >Aloha Airlines
Alpha Express Airlines

2013 - 2014

Latvia

Inactive

^ Comments : Alpha Express Airlines was established on 01Mar2012 & operations started 25Feb2013. Charter carrier out of Riga Airport
^ Genealogy :  
Alsie Express

2013 - date

Denmark

Active

^ Comments : Mojn Express was the brand used by the new Danish start-up backed by business jet operator Air Alsier investors from the region around Sønderborg
^ Genealogy : Mojn Express >Alsie Express
ALTA Lineas Aereas (Airlines)

1996* - 1998

Argentina

Inactive

^ Comments : ALTA Lineas Aereas ceased operaions in Aug1998
^ Genealogy :  
Alyemda (Democratic Yemen Airlines)

1971* - 1992

South_Yemen

Renamed

^ Comments : Alyemda was established in Aden on 11Mar1971 after nationalizing Brothers Air Services. Following the unification of Yemen in 1990, the airline was renamed first Alyemda Air Yemen in 1992, and later in 1995 Alyemen Airlines of Yemen. On 11Feb1996, Alyemda merged into Yemenia to create a single national airline for Yemen
^ Genealogy : BASCO >>Alyemda >Alyemda Air Yemen >Alyemen Airlines of Yemen >>Yemenia
AMA Air Express

1979* - 1985*

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : AMA Norving was formed as AMA Air Express in 1976, with first service in 1979. The shipping company Salenia which is owned by the Salén family took over AMA Norving. Changed its name to Salair 1987 [Avia Express was founded in 1940 as Avia by Mr. and Mrs. Thuring in Fårösund. Activities included target towing. In 1945 the airline expanded to air taxi and mail services. Regular flights started in 1986. Merged with rival carrier Salair, owned by shipping company Salenia, on 15Jul1991 and rebranded as Skyways in 1993 after Salenia becomes the sole owner of the airline. Acquired Highland Air in Mar1997. Ceased operations on 22May2012]
^ Genealogy : AMA Air Express >AMA Norving >Salair >>Avia =>Skyways Express >Avia Express
AMA Norving

1986* - 1987

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : AMA Norving was formed as AMA Air Express in 1976, with first service in 1979. The shipping company Salenia which is owned by the Salén family took over AMA Norving. Changed its name to Salair 1987 [Avia Express was founded in 1940 as Avia by Mr. and Mrs. Thuring in Fårösund. Activities included target towing. In 1945 the airline expanded to air taxi and mail services. Regular flights started in 1986. Merged with rival carrier Salair, owned by shipping company Salenia, on 15Jul1991 and rebranded as Skyways in 1993 after Salenia becomes the sole owner of the airline. Acquired Highland Air in Mar1997. Ceased operations on 22May2012]
^ Genealogy : AMA Air Express >AMA Norving >Salair >>Avia =>Skyways Express >Avia Express
Amapola Flyg

2004 - date

Sweden

Active

^ Comments : Amapola Flyg was established and started operations in 2004 to take over postal services previously operated by Falcon Air. It is wholly owned by Salenia (a Swedish investment company). Took over the postal routes previously operated by Falcon Air
^ Genealogy :  
Amaszonas del Uruguay (Línea Aérea Amaszonas)

2016 - date

Uruguay

Active

^ Comments : Amaszonas del Uruguay was formed following the completion of Amaszonas' acquisition of the defunct BQB Líneas Aéreas in May2016
^ Genealogy : BQB Airlines >Amaszonas del Uruguay
Ambica Air Lines

1947 - 1949

India

Inactive

^ Comments : Ambica Air Lines started operations on 10Mar1947 & ceased in Dec1949
^ Genealogy :  
America West Airlines

1983 - 2007

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : America West started operations on 01Aug1983, Began operating on the same operating certificate as US Airways on 27Sep2007. Merger into US Airways was completed on 27Sep2013 [US AIRWAYS was established as ALL AMERICAN AVIATION flying airmail pickup in Pennsylvania. Became ALL AMERICAN AIRWAYS in 1948 when passenger were transported. Renamed to ALLEGHENY AIRLINES in 1953. Absorbed LAKE CENTRAL AIRLINES in 1968 and MOHAWK AIRLINES in 1972. Renamed to USAIR in 1979. Merged with PIEDMONT AIRLINES in 1988 and PSA in 1989. Renamed to US AIRWAYS on 27Feb1997. AMERICA WEST was integrated in beginning in early 2006. Merged into American Airlines on 17Oct2015]
^ Genealogy : America West Airlines >>US Airways >>American Airlines
America West Express

1992 - 2007

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : AMERICA WEST EXPRESS was the name used by America West for their commuter flights which were operated by Mesa Airlines. Renamed to US AIRWAYS EXPRESS after the merger [US AIRWAYS was established as ALL AMERICAN AVIATION flying airmail pickup in Pennsylvania. Became ALL AMERICAN AIRWAYS in 1948 when passenger were transported. Renamed to ALLEGHENY AIRLINES in 1953. Absorbed LAKE CENTRAL AIRLINES in 1968 and MOHAWK AIRLINES in 1972. Renamed to USAIR in 1979. Merged with PIEDMONT AIRLINES in 1988 and PSA in 1989. Renamed to US AIRWAYS on 27Feb1997. AMERICA WEST was integrated in beginning in early 2006. Merged into American Airlines on 17Oct2015]
^ Genealogy : America West Express >US Airways Express
American Falcon Air

1998 - 2006

Argentina

Inactive

^ Comments : American Falcon Air was formed in 1996 & ceased operations in 2006. Buenos Aries based. Started as a charter company with leased aircraft and added scheduled international, regional and domestic services. Scheduled services dropped in 2004
^ Genealogy :  
American Jet

1984 - date

Argentina

Active

^ Comments : American Jet was formed in 1984. Started in the “air charter” business at Buenos Aires downtown airport and later, in the 90s, it began with the operation of aircraft for corporate staff transport, especially from oil and mining companies, setting up bases in Tucuman and Neuquen
^ Genealogy :  
Americana Colombia (Aerolineas Americanas)

1993 - 1994

Colombia

Renamed

^ Comments : [IBERO AMERICANA COLOMBIA de CARGO was formed as AMERICANA COLOMBIA. Ceased operations in 1995 when suspected to be a cover for drug money laundering]
^ Genealogy : Americana Colombia >Ibero
AnadoluJet

2008 - date

Turkey

Active

^ Comments : Turkish Airlines established Anadolujet on 23Apr2008 for lo-cost services. Was rebranded from Turkish Express prior to it starting operations. On 04Sep2008, the airline started international flights connecting Hatay and Ercan International Airport
^ Genealogy : Turkish Express >AnadoluJet
Andes Lineas Aereas

2006 - date

Argentina

Active

^ Comments : Andes Líneas Aéreas was founded in 2006 & began operations on 20Jun2006. Regional scheduld passenger carrier
^ Genealogy :  
Andesmar

1996 - 1996

Argentina

Inactive

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
Anglo Normandy Aviation

1975* - 1979*

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : [Aurigny Air Services was founded by Sir Derrick Bailey in 1968 & started operations on 01Mar1968 after British United Airways withdrew the Alderney to Guernsey route. Took over Anglo Normandy Aviation (an air taxi operator formed in 1975) Provided inter-Channel Island passenger and freight services and routes to Britain and France. Along with Glos-Air was the first customer for BN-2 Islander in 1967.Aurigny was acquired by the States of Guernsey on 15May2003]
^ Genealogy : Anglo Normandy Aviation >>Aurigny Air Services
ANSA (Aerolíneas Nacionales SA)

1986* - 1987*

Panama

Status?

^ Comments : On 28Dec1985 by Public Deed # 11963, the company Aerolíneas Nacionales SA (ANSA) was organised by its founders: Captain Rodolfo Tempone, President; Vice-President Aníbal Antonio Aizpurúa; Secretary Manuel Jacinto González
^ Genealogy :  
Ansett

1969 - 2001

Australia

Inactive

^ Comments : Ansett was founded by R M Ansett as Ansett Airways in 1935 & started services on 04Feb1936. 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. Ceased operating in Sept. 2001. Restarted with vastly dimished services with only 6 A320 aircraft but eventually ceased operations in early 2002. International and regional passenger and cargo airline. Ceased operating in Sept. 2001. Restarted with vastly dimished services with only 6 A320 aircraft. Ceased operations on 13 Sep2001
^ Genealogy : Ansett Airways > Ansett ANA ….>Ansett
Ansett - ANA

1957 - 1969

Australia

Renamed

^ Comments : [ANSETT was founded by R M Ansett as ANSETT AIRWAYS in 1935 & started services on 04Feb1936. 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]
^ Genealogy : >Ansett
Ansett Airlines of Northern Australia

1981 - 1982

Australia

Renamed

^ Comments : [ANSETT N.T. started as ANSETT AIRLINES of NORTHERN AUSTRALIA. Renamed to AIRLINES OF NORTHERN AUSTRALIA and then to final name] [ANSETT was founded by R M Ansett as ANSETT AIRWAYS in 1935 & started services on 04Feb1936. 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]
^ Genealogy : >Ansett
APA (Aerovias Panama Airways)

1956 - 1965

Panama

Renamed

^ Comments : AVISPA was founded on 01Nov1951 as the first Panamanian international cargo carrier, It started operations with a Curtiss C-46 on 14Aug1951, rented in Colombia to transport shrimp from Panama to Miami. Its founding shareholders were Víctor Inchausti and Heraclio Barletta B. The Board of Directors was composed of: Carlos A. De la Guardia, Eloy Benedetti and Rodrigo Arosemena. Renamed to APA (Aerovias Panama Airways) in 1956 & to APASA (Aerovias Panama SA) in 1965
^ Genealogy : AVISPA >APA >APASA
Aravco

1979 - date

UK

Active

^ Comments : Aravco provides executive jet management, sales and charter services out of Farnborough.
^ Genealogy :  
ARCA Colombia (Aerovias Colombianas)

1950* - 2000*

Colombia

Inactive

^ Comments : ARCA Colombia was founded in Nov1950 and began operations in Feb1949 using a sole C-46
^ Genealogy :  
ARCO Flight Operations

1979* - 2000

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : ARCO Flight Operations was formed by ARCO/Atlantic Richfield Company in Alaska in 1979. Merged into Phillips Alaska
^ Genealogy : ARCO Flight Operations >>Phillips Alaska
Arctic Air

1964 - 1974

Canada

Renamed

^ Comments : Simpson Air began in 1964 when it was known as Arctic Air. In 1974 it became Simpson Air and was later purchased in 1981 by then RCMP Officer, Ted Grant. It is the longest established flying business in the Mackenzie Valley, has been offering air charter service in the Nahanni-Ram area since the 1960s.
^ Genealogy : Arctic Air. >Simpson Air
Arctic Pacific Airlines

1947* - 1960

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : Arctic Pacific Airlines was a Seattle based non-scheduled carrier that was founded in 1947. Operated passenger and cargo charters and, despite its name, not necessarily to northern latitudes
^ Genealogy :  
Arctic Wings

20008 - 2003

Canada

Inactive

^ Comments : Arctic Wings was founded in 2000
^ Genealogy :  
Arkefly

2005 - 2013

Netherlands

Renamed

^ Comments : ARKEFLY was formed as HOLLANDEXEL and the name was changed when TUI took over the financially troubled company. It ceased operations on 29Mar2013
^ Genealogy : HollandExel >Arkefly >Arke >TUIfly (Netherlands)
Armavia

2001 - 2013

Armenia

Inactive

^ Comments : Armavia was officially registered as a company on 12Dec1996. Commercial flights to Russia and Turkey only started on 30Jun2001, Armenian International Airways merged in in 2005. Filed for bankruptcy on 29Mar2013 & ceased on 30Mar2013
^ Genealogy : Armenian International Airways >>Armavia
Armenian International Airways

2002 - 2005

Armenia

Renamed

^ Comments : Armenian International Airways was established on 12Jul2002. On 01Jan2005, the company merged with Armavia [Armavia was officially registered as a company on 12Dec1996. Started operations on 30Jun2001, Armenian International Airways merged in in 2005. Filed for bankruptcy on 29Mar2013 & ceased on 30Mar2013]
^ Genealogy : Armenian International Airways >>Armavia
ARPA (Aerolineas Paraguayas)

1994 - 2002

Paraguay

Renamed

^ Comments : ARPA (Aerolineas Paraguayas) was formed in 1994. In Dec2002, ARPA was merged with TAM Airlines [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 : ARPA (Aerolineas Paraguayas) >>TAM Airlines >LATAM Paraguay
Arrow Air Panama

2005 - 2008

Panama

Inactive

^ Comments : Arrow Air Panama ceased operations on 18Sep2008. Scheduled and charter operations in Latin America based at Panamá City Tocumen International (PTY)
^ Genealogy :  
Aryan Cargo Express

2010 - 2010

India

Inactive

^ Comments : Aryan Cargo Express was a cargo airline based in New Delhi & was founded in 2005. It was a subsidiary of the Logistics company by the same name. During 2010, Aryan Cargo Express operated one single Airbus A310-300F
^ Genealogy :  
Ashuanipi Aviation

1975* - 2004

Canada

Inactive

^ Comments : Ashuanipi Aviation was founded in 1975
^ Genealogy :  
Asia Continental Airlines (Avialines)

1999* - 2010

Kazakhstan

Inactive

^ Comments : Asia Continental Airlines (Avialines) was an Almaty based carrier that was founded in 1999
^ Genealogy :  
Assam Airways

1950s

India

Renamed

^ Comments : Assam Airways merged into Indian Airlines [INDIAN AIRLINES (Corporation) was formed in 1953 on the nationalisation of 8 Indian airlines (DECCAN AIRWAYS, AIRWAYS-INDIA, BHARAT AIRWAYS, HIMALAYAN AVIATION, KALINGA AIR LINES, INDIAN NATIONAL AIRWAYS, AIR INDIA and AIR SERVICES of INDIA. Took over VAYUDOOT in 1998. Renamed to just INDIAN in 2005 & merged into AIR INDIA on 26Feb2011] [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]
^ Genealogy : Assam Airways >>Indian Airlines >Indian >>Air India
Asta Linhas Aéreas (América do Sul Táxi Aéreo)

1995* - date

Brazil

Active

^ Comments : Asta Linhas Aéreas (América do Sul Táxi Aéreo) was founded in 1995 as an air taxi company. The company received authorization to operate regular flights albeit still under charter status on 29Dec2009
^ Genealogy :  
Astec Air East (Astec Flyers)

1974* - 1982*

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : Astec Air East (Astec Flyers) was founded in 1974 & operated out of Farmington, New York
^ Genealogy :  
Astra Airlines

2008 - date

Greece

Active

^ Comments : Astra Airlines is a charter airline based in Thessaloniki, Greece and is backed by Greek tour operator Interaviator
^ Genealogy :  
Astrajet

(2013)

USA

Began?

^ Comments : [RYAN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES was formed as DE BOER AVIATION in 1972 by Jack P DeBoer (real estate developer) and Ron Ryan. It started as a Part 135 Jet Charter Service in Wichita, Kansas with a Lear 24B on 03Mar1973. Name changed to RYAN AVIATION in 1975 and then to PHH AIR in 1986. Present name adopted in 1989. In the same year RIA purchased the assets of Orion Lift Services which included B727 parts. Ceased operations on 11Jan2013. The airline was to be esurrected as Astrajet but it never started. International and domestic, scheduled and charter, passenger and cargo airline]
^ Genealogy : DeBoer Aviation >Ryan Aviation >PHH Air >Ryan International Airlines
Astroair Services

1973* - 1976

Philippines

Renamed

^ Comments : Astroair Services was founded in 1973
^ Genealogy : >Astro Air Transport
ATA Air Taxi

2002 - 2004

Brazil

Renamed

^ Comments : ata Brasil was originally formed as ATA Air Taxi In 2001. After being purchased from its original owners, it moved to Fortaleza in 2004, converted its air operators certificate to commercial operator and started operations on 26May2004 after being renamed. The company ceased its operations in early 2006.
^ Genealogy : ATA Air Taxi >ata Brasil
ata Brasil (Atlantico Transporte Aereo)

2004 - 2006

Brazil

Inactive

^ Comments : ata Brasil was originally formed as ATA Air Taxi In 2001. After being purchased from its original owners, it moved to Fortaleza in 2004, converted its air operators certificate to commercial operator and started operations on 26May2004 after being renamed. The company ceased its operations in early 2006.
^ Genealogy : ATA Air Taxi >ata Brasil
Atlanta Taxi Aereo

1966* - date

Brazil

Active

^ Comments : Atlanta Taxi Aereo was founded on 14Sep1966
^ Genealogy :  
Atlantic Airways

1988 - date

Faroe_Islands

Active

^ Comments : Atlantic Airways first flew from the island of Vágar on 28Mar1988. National airline of the Faroe Islands operating scheduled and charter, international, regional and domestic passenger and cargo carrier.
^ Genealogy :  
Atlantico Linhas Aéreas

1995 - 1996

Brazil

Inactive

^ Comments : Atlantico Linhas Aéreas was founded in 1994
^ Genealogy :  
Atlas International Airways

2001 - 2004

Turkey

Renamed

^ Comments : [AtlasGlobal was formed on 14Mar2001 & started operations on 01Jun2001 as Atlas International Airways. Renamed to Atlasjet. Renamed to current name on 31Mar2015. Charter carrier based in Antalya]
^ Genealogy : Atlas International Airways >Atlasjet International Airways >Atlasjet Airlines >AtlasGlobal
AtlasGlobal

2015 - date

Turkey

Active

^ Comments : AtlasGlobal was formed on 14Mar2001 & started operations on 01Jun2001 as Atlas International Airways. Renamed to Atlasjet & then to current name on 31Mar2015. Charter carrier based in Antalya
^ Genealogy : Atlas International Airways >Atlasjet International Airways >Atlasjet Airlines >AtlasGlobal
Atlasjet

2013* - 2015

Turkey

Renamed

^ Comments : [AtlasGlobal was formed on 14Mar2001 & started operations on 01Jun2001 as Atlas International Airways. Renamed to Atlasjet. Renamed to current name on 31Mar2015. Charter carrier based in Antalya ]
^ Genealogy : Atlas International Airways >Atlasjet International Airways >Atlasjet >AtlasGlobal
Atlasjet International Airways

2004 - 2013*

Turkey

Renamed

^ Comments : [AtlasGlobal was formed on 14Mar2001 & started operations on 01Jun2001 as Atlas International Airways. Renamed to Atlasjet. Renamed to current name on 31Mar2015. Charter carrier based in Antalya ]
^ Genealogy : Atlas International Airways >Atlasjet International Airways >Atlasjet Airlines >AtlasGlobal
Atom Airways

(2012)

Romania

Began?

^ Comments : Atom Airways (Bucharest Otopeni Henri Coanda International (OTP)) was a start-up planning to offer direct one-stop services from the United States to Afghanistan with a brief stop in Romania where the airline is to be based. Atom Airways is backed by US investors and aimed to operate a B767-200ER and is mainly targeting US government and defense contractors. Did not start operations
^ Genealogy :  
Atrak Air

2013 - date

Iran

Active

^ Comments : Atrak Air was founded in 1993 with its headquarters in Ekbatan Town, Tehran. The airline finally commenced service on 26Jan2013 with flights to 3 destinations
^ Genealogy :  
Aurela

1996 - 2013

Lithuania

Inactive

^ Comments : Vilnius based charter carrier services for several tour operators in the Baltic states.. On 18Feb2013, the decision was taken by the Lithuanian CAA to suspend the licence of Aurela
^ Genealogy :  
Aurigny Air Services

1968 - date

UK

Active

^ Comments : Aurigny Air Services was founded by Sir Derrick Bailey in 1968 & started operations on 01Mar1968 after British United Airways withdrew the Alderney to Guernsey route. Took over Anglo Normandy Aviation (an air taxi operator formed in 1975) Provided inter-Channel Island passenger and freight services and routes to Britain and France. Along with Glos-Air was the first customer for BN-2 Islander in 1967.Aurigny was acquired by the States of Guernsey on 15May2003
^ Genealogy : Anglo Normandy Aviation >>Aurigny Air Services
Austral Lineas Aereas (Cielos del Sur)

1971 - date

Argentina

Active

^ Comments : Austral Líneas Aéreas was formally established in June1971 from the merger of Compañía Austral de Transportes Aéreos SACI and ALA. In practice, operations of the latter airline were absorbed by Austral, which was rebranded as Austral Líneas Aéreas S.A. after merging
^ Genealogy : ALA + Austral Compania de Transportes Aereos =>Austral Lineas Aereas
Austrian Air Transport (AAT) (Oesterreichische Flugbetriebs)

1964 - 2001

Austria

Renamed

^ Comments : Austrian Air Transport (AAT) was established by Austrian Airlines in 1964 for IT and charter services. Used aircraft leased from parent company, Austrian Airlines. Incorporated into Lauda Air [Lauda Air was established in Apr1979 by former racing driver Niki Lauda but did not begin operations until 1985. First european operator Canadair Regional Jet. Incorporated Austrian Air Transport (AAT) in 2001. Scheduled and charter passenger airline. Rebranded to Austrian myHoliday on 06Apr2013]
^ Genealogy : Austrian Air Transport (AAT) >>Lauda Air >Austrian myHoliday
Austrian arrows

2003 - 2015

Austria

Renamed

^ Comments : AUSTRIAN ARROWS was founded in 1958 as AIRCRAFT INNSBRUCK. Renamed to TYROLEAN AIRWAYS in 1980. Acquired by Austrian Airlines in 1998 and rebranded to current name in 2003. Austrian arrows started operations on 16Sep2003 & ceased on 31Mar2015. Regional air carrier
^ Genealogy : Tyrolean Airways >Austrian arrows >>Austrian
Austrian myHoliday

2013 - date

Austria

Active

^ Comments : Lauda Air was established in Apr1979 by former racing driver Niki Lauda but did not begin operations until 1985. First european operator Canadair Regional Jet. Incorporated Austrian Air Transport (AAT) in 2001. Scheduled and charter passenger airline. Rebranded to Austrian myHoliday on 06Apr2013
^ Genealogy : Austrian Air Transport (AAT) >>Lauda Air >Austrian myHoliday
Avalon Air Transport

1953 - 1963

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Catalina Air Lines was a seaplane airline founded in 1940 as Catalina Air Transport, and was based in Long Beach, California. In 1953, it became Avalon Air Transport, and in 1963, Catalina Air Lines. The airline was acquired by Golden West Airlines in 1969 which then operated seaplane flights as Catalina Golden West [GOLDEN WEST AIRLINES was founded as AERO COMMUTER AIRLINES at Long Beach, California. Took over CATALINA AIR LINES in 1967 (founded as AVALON AIR TRANSPORT). Merged with SKYMARK and CABLE COMMUTER in early 1969. Acquired LOS ANGELES AIRWAYS in 1971. Ceased operations in 1983]
^ Genealogy : Avalon Air Transport >Catalina Air Lines >>Golden West Airlines
Avia

1940* - 1992

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : [Avia Express was founded in 1940 as Avia by Mr. and Mrs. Thuring in Fårösund. Activities included target towing. In 1945 the airline expanded to air taxi and mail services. Regular flights started in 1986. Merged with rival carrier Salair, owned by shipping company Salenia, on 15Jul1991 and rebranded as Skyways in 1993 after Salenia becomes the sole owner of the airline. Acquired Highland Air in Mar1997. Ceased operations on 22May2012]
^ Genealogy : Salair >>Avia =>Skyways Express >Avia Express
Avia Express

2009 - 2012

Sweden

Inactive

^ Comments : Avia Express was founded in 1940 as Avia by Mr. and Mrs. Thuring in Fårösund. Activities included target towing. In 1945 the airline expanded to air taxi and mail services. Regular flights started in 1986. Merged with rival carrier Salair, owned by shipping company Salenia, on 15Jul1991 and rebranded as Skyways in 1993 after Salenia becomes the sole owner of the airline. Acquired Highland Air in Mar1997. Ceased operations on 22May2012
^ Genealogy : Salair >>Avia =>Skyways Express >Avia Express
Avia Taxi France

1965* - 1973

France

Renamed

^ Comments : Avia Taxi France was created in 1965 and renamed Taxi Avia France in 1973, was bought by TAT [TAT EUROPEAN AIRLINES was formed by Michel Marchais in 1968 as an air taxi company known as TOURAINE AIR TRANSPORT. Acquired AIR ALPES, AIR PARIS, AIR ALSACE, AIR ROUERQUE, TAXI AVIA FRANCE and ROUSSEAU AVIATION. As a result of the wider services the airline was renamed to TRANSPORT AERIEN TRANSREGIONAL. Later renamed to TAT. BA Express. Merged into AIR LIBERTE] [AIR LIB was formed by merger of AOM and AIR LIBERTE and was previously known as AOM-AIR LIBERTE. Ceased operations in early 2003]
^ Genealogy : TAF >Avia Taxi France >>TAT European Airlines >>Air Liberte >Air Lib
Avia24

2004* - 2004*

Georgia

Renamed

^ Comments : Euroline (formerly Avia24) was formed in 2004 & was awarded its air operator’s certificate on 22Oct2004. Euroline became Georgian International on 06Feb2010 but did not start operations until 2013. Eventually ceased
^ Genealogy : Avia24 >Euroline Airlines >Georgian International Airlines
Aviaprad Air Company (Avia Prad)

1996 - 2008

Russia

Inactive

^ Comments : Aviaprad Air Company was formed & started operations in 1996. Domestic and international cargo charters from Ekaterinburg to points within the CIS and Europe. Ceased operations on 05Feb2008 [Ural Airlines was founded in 1943 as Sverdlovsk State Air Enterprises (Aeroflot). Absorbed into Aeroflot as Aeroflot, Uralsk Civil Aviation. Became a joint stock company under the laws of the Russian Federation on 28Dec1993. Ural took over all routes previously operated by Aviaprad on 11Feb2008]
^ Genealogy : Uralinteravia >Aviaprad +>Ural Airlines
Avient Aviation

1993 - 2013

Zimbabwe

Inactive

^ Comments : Avient Aviation was founded in 1993. Placed into administration on 05Apr2013 & flight operations taken over by AV Cargo Airlines Limited
^ Genealogy :  
Avis Amur

2006* - 2012*

Russia

Inactive

^ Comments : Avis Amur was founded in 2006
^ Genealogy :  
AVISPA (Aerovias Interamericanas de Panama)

1951 - 1956

Panama

Renamed

^ Comments : AVISPA was founded on 01Nov1951 as the first Panamanian international cargo carrier, It started operations with a Curtiss C-46 on 14Aug1951, rented in Colombia to transport shrimp from Panama to Miami. Its founding shareholders were Víctor Inchausti and Heraclio Barletta B. The Board of Directors was composed of: Carlos A. De la Guardia, Eloy Benedetti and Rodrigo Arosemena. Renamed to APA (Aerovias Panama Airways) in 1956 & to APASA (Aerovias Panama SA) in 1965
^ Genealogy : AVISPA >APA >APASA
Avisto

1990* - 2003*

Switzerland

Inactive

^ Comments : Avisto was a Passenger and cargo charter carrier founded in 1990
^ Genealogy :  
AviTrans Nordic

2004 - 2010

Sweden

Inactive

^ Comments : AviTrans Nordic was a Nykoping based regional carrier
^ Genealogy :  
Azimut

2017 >

Russia

Planned

^ Comments : Azimut is a new start-up. Azimut is going to be based in the Southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, near the Black Sea
^ Genealogy :  
Azmar Air

2005 - 2014*

Iraq

Inactive

^ Comments : Azmar Air was founded in 2005 & started operations on 12Oct2005. It was a charter airline based in Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan
^ Genealogy :  
BA Cityflyer

2007 - date

UK

Active

^ Comments : BA Cityflyer was British Airways’ London City Airport-based subsidiary. Received its air operator’s certificate on 08Feb2007 & started operations on 25Mar2007. Set up to operate out of London City Airport following the sale of BA Connect to FlyBe
^ Genealogy :  
Baires Fly

1996 - date

Argentina

Active

^ Comments : Baires Fly is in Buenos Aires. It was established 30May1996 and operates passenger and cargo charter services. Its main base is Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, Buenos Aires
^ Genealogy :  
BAL (BAL Havayolları)

1977* - 1981

Turkey

Inactive

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
Baltia Air Lines

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
^ Genealogy :  
Bankstown Air Charter

1993* - 2003*

Australia

Status?

^ Comments : Bankstown Air Charter was founded in 1993
^ Genealogy :  
Barents AirLink

2006 - date

Sweden

Active

^ Comments : Barents AirLink was formed as Nordkalottflyg in 1974
^ Genealogy : Nordkalottflyg >Barents AirLink
Bazaruto Air Charter

1980s

South_Africa

Status?

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
Belair

2001 - date

Switzerland

Active

^ Comments : Belair was registered in the Swiss Commercial Register on 16Oct2001 & operations started on 03Nov2001. Belair plans to cease operations by Oct2017.
^ Genealogy : Balair + CTA =>Balair - CTA >Balair >Belair
Belgian World Airlines

1998 - 1998

Belgium

Inactive

^ Comments : Belgian World Airlines was formed on 12Apr1994 as ChallengAir. Renamed in 1998 but unfortunatately ceased operations shortly thereafter
^ Genealogy : ChallengAir >Belgian World Airlines
Bemoair Praha

1991 - 1996

Czech_Republic

Inactive

^ Comments : Bemoair Praha acquired Lusiana Airlines in 1994. Egretta BMI was fomed from the remains of the failed Bemoair Praha in 1996. Ceased operations in Oct1997
^ Genealogy : Bemoair Praha +>Egretta BMI
BFS International (Benelux Falcon Service)

1981 - 1995

Belgium

Renamed

^ Comments : Constellation International Airlines was founded on 27May1978 as Unijet. Renamed to BFS International (Benelux Falcon Service)on 28Oct1981 and then to Constellation International Airlines on 07Feb1995. unded on 23Jun1995, and started operations with B.727-200 aircraft from Brussels Airport. Constellation International Airlines ceased operations due to financial troubles on 03Dec1999, and was declared bankrupt on 15Dec1999
^ Genealogy : Unijet >BFS International >Constellation International
Bharat Airways

1947 - 1953

India

Renamed

^ Comments : Bharat Airways began operations on 30Jun1947 & international operations on 28May1949. 1 of 8 airlines nationalised to form Indian Airlines in 1953 [INDIAN AIRLINES (Corporation) was formed in 1953 on the nationalisation of 8 Indian airlines (DECCAN AIRWAYS, AIRWAYS-INDIA, BHARAT AIRWAYS, HIMALAYAN AVIATION, KALINGA AIR LINES, INDIAN NATIONAL AIRWAYS, AIR INDIA and AIR SERVICES of INDIA. Took over VAYUDOOT in 1998. Renamed to just INDIAN in 2005 & merged into AIR INDIA on 26Feb2011] [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]
^ Genealogy : Deccan Airways + Airways-India + Bharat Airways + Himalayan AV + Kalinga A L + Indian National Airways + Air Services + Air India =>Indian Airlines >Indian =>Air India
BIA (British Island Airways)

1970 - 1980

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : BUIA was renamed from the merger of Jersey Airlines and the northen operations of Silver City Airways. It was then renamed to BIA (British Island Airways) [BIA was formed when JERSEY AIRLINES merged with the northern operations of SILVER CITY AIRWAYS.and renamed to BUIA (BRITISH UNITED ISLAND AIRWAYS) in 1963. [KLM uk was originally formed by the merging of AIR ANGLIA, AIR WALES, AIR WEST and BRITISH ISLAND AIRWAYS into a single airline and called AIR UK. Scheduled international, regional and domestic passenger and cargo airline. Renamed to KLM uk in 1998] [KLM Cityhopper was renamed from NLM CITYHOPPER after takeover of NETHERLINES by KLM. Integrated KLM uk in in 2003]
^ Genealogy : Jersey Airlines + Silver City (North) =>BUIA >BIA + Air Anglia + Air Wales + Air West =>Air UK >KLM (uk) + Netherlines + NLM City Hopper =>KLM Cityhopper
Big Sky Airlines

1978 - 2008

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : Big Sky Airlines was established, obtaining operating certificate of Hesley Flying Service (founded in 1944) in 1978 and started operations on 15Sep1978. Took over Aspen Mountain Air's Essential Air Service routes in 1998. Feeder airline based at Billings, Montana. Its final scheduled flights arrived in Billings on the morning of 08Mar2008
^ Genealogy :  
Biman Bangladesh

1972 - date

Bangladesh

Active

^ Comments : Biman Bangladesh was officially founded on 04Jan1972 as Air Bangladesh & renamed prior to start. Officially founded as Biman Bangladesh on 27Oct1972 but had started domestic services on 04Feb1972
^ Genealogy : Air Bangladesh >Biman Bangladesh
Binter Canarias

1989 - date

Spain

Active

^ Comments : Binter Canarias was established as a subsiduary of Iberia on 18Feb1988 and started operations on 26Mar1989. Regional carrier operating extensive inter-island services within the Canary Islands.
^ Genealogy :  
BirdAir

1960* - 1975*

Laos

Inactive

^ Comments : BirdAir was an airline owned by Bird & Sons, Inc which served in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. Bird & Sons, Inc was a San Francisco heavy construction company operating in Vietnam and Laos. Bird & Sons, Inc maintained its own air division. William H. Bird had been operating an aviation division of his construction company Bird & Son in Laos since 1960. Bird later sold the air division and its aircraft to Continental, $4.5 million cash, in 1964 to form CASI. When Bird sold that division there was a non-compete clause in his contract with Continental that precluded Bird from operating another aviation company in Laos for a certain number of years. When that time expired, Bird got back into the air charter business and created BirdAir
^ Genealogy :  
Blue Islands

2006 - date

UK

Active

^ Comments : Blue Islands was formally established in 2001 (but had been operating since 1999 as a small operation) by Le Cocq's Stores in Alderney. Scheduled serices began on 01Feb2002. The Rockhopper name was adopted on 29Aug2003 & on 14Feb2006 started services as Blue Islands. Scheduled services from the Channel Islands
^ Genealogy : LeCocq's Airlink >Rockhopper >Blue Islands
Blue Scandinavia

1996 - 1998

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : [TUIFLY NORDIC was originally formed to operate the charter services of Transwede Airways (TRANSWEDE LEISURE). Renamed to BLUE SCANDINAVIA in 1996 and to BRITANNIA NORDIC in 1998. When acquired by TUI group, the airline was renamed again. Holiday charter airline operating out of Norwegian and Swedish airports]
^ Genealogy : Transwede Leisure >Blue Scandinavia >Britannia Nordic >Tuifly Nordic
BMAN (British Marine Air Navigation)

1923 - 1924

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : British Marine Air Navigation was formed on 23Mar1922 & commenced operations on 14Aug1923. Cross channel carrier that merged with DAIMLER AIRWAYS, INSTONE AIR LINES and HANDLEY PAGE TRANSPORT to form IMPERIAL AIRWAYS. [BA was formed in 1972 by a merger of BOAC, BEA, BEA Airtours, NORTHEAST AIRLINES, CAMBRIAN AIRWAYS and BEA Helicopters and started operations on 01Apr1974. Acquired BCAL (1988), DAN AIR (1992) and Brymon European Airways (1993)]
^ Genealogy : Daimler Airways + Handley Page Transport + British Marine Air Navigation + Instone Air Lines =>Imperial Airways…..>British Airways
bmi (british midland international)

2001 - 2012

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : [British Midland International (bmi) was established in 1938 as AIR SCHOOLS. Renamed to DERBY AVIATION in 1949 and then again to DERBY AIRWAYS in 1959. Took over the Birmingham based routes of Excutive Air Transport in 1962. BRITISH MIDLAND AIRWAYS (BMA) was adopted in 1965 when the airline moved from Derby to East Midlands Airport. INVICTA AIRLINES merged in in 1969 and LONDON CITY AIRWAYS in 1990. The 'airlines' was dropped in 1997 and eventually created a name to reflect the change in route structure in 2001. Absorbed BMED in in 2007. BMI was then rebranded to current name in late 2010. International, regional and domestic passenger and freight carrier] bmi was integrated into British Airways on 27Oct2012
^ Genealogy : Air Schools >Derby Aviation >Derby Airways >BMA >British Midland >bmi >>British Airways
bmi Regional

2001 - date

UK

Active

^ Comments : bmi Regional was originally formed by Ian Woodley in 1987 as BUSINESS AIR with a small fleet of Bandierantes. It started operations on 15Aug1987. It was an almalgam of former scheduled operator Euroair and it's associate Business Air Center. Originally operated passenger charter flights but expanded into scheduled services in 1987. Name changed to BRITISH MIDLAND COMMUTER in 1998. Based in Aberdeen. Renamed to bmi Regional was originally formed by Ian Woodley in 1987 as BUSINESS AIR with a small fleet of Bandierantes. It started operations on 15Aug1987. It was an almalgam of former scheduled operator Euroair and it's associate Business Air Center. Originally operated passenger charter flights but expanded into scheduled services in 1987. Name changed to BRITISH MIDLAND COMMUTER in 1998. Based in Aberdeen. Renamed to bmi Regional
^ Genealogy : Business Air >British Midland Commuter >bmi Regional
BoA (Boliviana de Aviacion)

2009 - date

Bolivia

Active

^ Comments : BoA (Boliviana de Aviació) was created by means of the Supreme Decree Nº 29318 of 24Oct2007. It was established by the Bolivian Government under the president Evo Morales, replacing the troubled Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano as flag carrier. Inaugural flight was made on 29Mar2009
^ Genealogy :  
Bogazici Air Transport (Bosphorus Air Transport)

1987 - 1989

Turkey

Inactive

^ Comments : Boğaziçi Hava Taşımacılığı (Bogazici Air Transport) was formed in 1986 as a cargo and passenger carrier
^ Genealogy :  
Bon Accord Airways

1992 - 1997

UK

Inactive

^ Comments : Bon Accord Airways was set up in 1992 by John Begg (previously Peregrine Airways, Aberdeen) who also ran Grampian Railtours. BAC flew two leased Skyvans (?) and occasionally a single S.A. Jetsream. Note in history: Provided aircraft for Michail Gorbachev's private visit to the UK in 1996. Bon Accord ceased operations following the cancellation of their Royal Mail contract in 1997
^ Genealogy :  
BoraJet

2010 - 2017

Turkey

Restarting

^ 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
Border Air

1966* - 1967

South_Africa

Renamed

^ Comments : [AIRLINK was formed by the amalgamation of various aviation companies, LINK AIRWAYS, BORDER AIR, LOWVELD AVIATION SERVICES, CITI AIR and MAGNUM AIRWAYS, under the name MIDLANDS AVIATION in 1967. It was renamed TO SA AIRLINK and remodelled in 1995 and the SA link was dropped in 2006]
^ Genealogy : Link Airways + Border Air + Lowveld Aviation Services + Citi Air + Magnum Airlines =>Midlands Aviation >SA Airlink >Airlink
Borrego Springs Airline

1968 - 1968

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Sun Aire Lines was founded as Borrego Springs Airlines in 1968 but was renamed soon after. Operated its final service on 28Sep1984 [SKYWEST AIRLINES was founded by Ralph Atkin buying Dixie Airlines on 26Apr1972 & starting on 19Jun1972. Became Western Airlines affiliate (1986>) and then as a Delta connection (1987>). Feeder based in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. Acquired SUN AIRE LINES of Palm Springs in 1984. Scheduled regional passenger and cargo airline based at LAX/Salt Lake City]
^ Genealogy : Borrego Springs Airline >Sun Aire Lines >>Skywest Airlines
Boston-Maine Airways

2000 - 2008

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : Boston-Maine Airways was founded in 1999 & started operations in 2000. Started scheduled services in early 2002, Ceased operations on 28Feb2008 operating as Pan Am Clipper Connection
^ Genealogy :  
Bouraq Indonesia Airlines

1970* - 2007

Indonesia

Inactive

^ Comments : Bouraq Indonesia Airlines was founded by J A Sumendap on 01Apr1970. It was named for al-Buraq, a flying horse in Muslim tradition. It was shut down in 2005 after prolonged financial problems. The last scheduled Bouraq flight took place in Jul2005. The airline licence was later revoked in 2007. Regional airline operating flights to eastern parts of the Indonesian Archipelago
^ Genealogy :  
BQB Airlines (BQB Líneas Aéreas)

2010 - 2015

Uruguay

Renamed

^ Comments : BQB Airlines operations started on 14May2010 & ceased on 11Apr2015 due to a crisis that began in 2014. Sold 5 days later to the Bolivian Línea Aérea Amaszonas & renamed to Amaszonas del Uruguay
^ Genealogy : BQB Airlines >Amaszonas del Uruguay
BRA Transportes Aereos

2006 - 2010

Brazil

Inactive

^ Comments : BRA was formed as Brasil Rodo Aereo in 1999. Changed to a Lo-cost & renamed in Mar2006. On 06Nov2007 BRA requested the National Civil Aviation Agency to suspend all flights on 07Nov2007 but In 2009 the airline was back in operations with charter flights
^ Genealogy : Brasil Rodo Aereo >BRA Transportes Aereos
Braathens Malmo Aviation

1999 - 2000

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : [MALMO AVIATION was formed as MALMO AVIATION SERVICES after the original Malmo Aviation had been sold to City Air Scandinavia. Taken over by Braathens in 1998 and renamed to BRAATHENS MALMO AVIATION in 1999. Integrated BRAATHENS SWEDEN (ex - TRANSWEDE). Renamed to present name in late 2000. Based at Malmo, Sturup Airport]
^ Genealogy : >Malmo Aviation >BRA - Braathens Regional Airlines
Brasil Central Linha Aerea Regional

1986 - 1996

Brazil

Renamed

^ Comments : [TAM Linhas Aereas was formed as TRANSPORTES AEREOS NACIONAL in 1953. Nacionale was associated with FNM, a DC3 Pratt & Whitney engine maintenance centre. Renamed to VOTEC in 1958 and later changed again 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 : >TAM Linhas Aereas >LATAM Brasil
Brasil Rodo Aereo

1999 - 2006

Brazil

Renamed

^ Comments : BRA was formed as Brasil Rodo Aereo in 1999. Changed to a Lo-cost & renamed in Mar2006. On 06Nov2007 BRA requested the National Civil Aviation Agency to suspend all flights on 07Nov2007 but In 2009 the airline was back in operations with charter flights
^ Genealogy : Brasil Rodo Aereo >BRA Transportes Aereos
BrasMex (Brasil-Minas Express)

2001 - 2004

Brazil

Inactive

^ Comments : BrasMex (Brasil-Minas Express) was founded in 2001. It was a cargo carrier from Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo to Luxembourg, Manaus, Miami and Milan.. Ceased operating in Feb2004 due to financial reasons
^ Genealogy :  
Brava Linhas Aéreas

2013 - 2013

Brazil

Inactive

^ Comments : Brava Linhas Aéreas Ltda, formerly known as NHT Linhas Aéreas, was a domestic airline based in Porto Alegre, founded in 2006. It started operations in Aug2006. By the end of 2013, the airline had been grounded by the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) and ceased all flights
^ Genealogy : NHT Linhas Aereas >Brava
Britannia Nordic

1998 - 2006

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : [TUIFLY NORDIC was originally formed to operate the charter services of Transwede Airways (TRANSWEDE LEISURE). Renamed to BLUE SCANDINAVIA in 1996 and to BRITANNIA NORDIC in 1998. When acquired by TUI group, the airline was renamed again. Holiday charter airline operating out of Norwegian and Swedish airports]
^ Genealogy : Transwede Leisure >Blue Scandinavia >Britannia Nordic >Tuifly Nordic
British Amphibious Airlines

1932 - 1933

UK

Inactive

^ Comments : British Amphibious Airlines was formed on 04Feb1932 by Wing Commander R H C Monk to exploit an agreement to use the sea and foreshore at Blackpool for conducting flight in amphibious flying boats to the Isle of Man. The airline tried to acquire a larger Saro Cloud aircraft but were thwarted by the owners of Saunders-Roe who wanted to run their own service to the Isle of Man so British Amphibious stopped operating the service
^ Genealogy :  
British Continental Airways

1935* - 1936

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : British Continental Airways Limited was formed on 15Apr1935. Joined BRITISH AIRWAYS which merged with IMPERIAL AIRWAYS to form BOAC in 1940. [BA was formed in 1972 by a merger of BOAC, BEA, BEA Airtours, NORTHEAST AIRLINES, CAMBRIAN AIRWAYS and BEA Helicopters and started operations on 01Apr1974. Acquired BCAL (1988), DAN AIR (1992) and Brymon European Airways (1993)].
^ Genealogy : >British Airways
British International Airlines*

1959* - 1959

Kuwait

Renamed

^ Comments : [Kuwait Airways started operations as Kuwait National Airways on 16Mar1954. Renamed to present name in 1957. BRITISH INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES was absorbed in 1959 and TRANS ARABIA AIRWAYS in 1964. Relaunched, following the liberation of Kuwait, on 26Feb1991. International and regional passenger and cargo airline]
^ Genealogy : British International Airlines >>Kuwait Airways
British Midland Commuter

1997 - 2001

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : [bmi Regional was originally formed by Ian Woodley in 1987 as BUSINESS AIR with a small fleet of Bandierantes. It started operations on 15Aug1987. It was an almalgam of former scheduled operator Euroair and it's associate Business Air Center. Originally operated passenger charter flights but expanded into scheduled services in 1987. Name changed to BRITISH MIDLAND COMMUTER in 1998. Based in Aberdeen. Renamed to bmi Regional was originally formed by Ian Woodley in 1987 as BUSINESS AIR with a small fleet of Bandierantes. It started operations on 15Aug1987. It was an almalgam of former scheduled operator Euroair and it's associate Business Air Center. Originally operated passenger charter flights but expanded into scheduled services in 1987. Name changed to BRITISH MIDLAND COMMUTER in 1998. Based in Aberdeen. Renamed to bmi Regional]
^ Genealogy : Business Air >British Midland Commuter >bmi Regional
Buckley Air

1995 - 1996*

New_Zealand

Inactive

^ Comments : Buckley Air commenced charter operations from Ardmore sometime in Mar1995
^ Genealogy :  
Burundai United Aviation Division

1965 - 1997

Kazakhstan

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
BurundaiAvia (Regional Service Airline Burundaiavia)

1997 - 2002

Kazakhstan

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
Business Air

1987 - 1998

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : [bmi Regional was originally formed by Ian Woodley in 1987 as BUSINESS AIR with a small fleet of Bandierantes. It started operations on 15Aug1987. It was an almalgam of former scheduled operator Euroair and it's associate Business Air Center. Originally operated passenger charter flights but expanded into scheduled services in 1987. Name changed to BRITISH MIDLAND COMMUTER in 1998. Based in Aberdeen. Renamed to bmi Regional was originally formed by Ian Woodley in 1987 as BUSINESS AIR with a small fleet of Bandierantes. It started operations on 15Aug1987. It was an almalgam of former scheduled operator Euroair and it's associate Business Air Center. Originally operated passenger charter flights but expanded into scheduled services in 1987. Name changed to BRITISH MIDLAND COMMUTER in 1998. Based in Aberdeen. Renamed to bmi Regional]
^ Genealogy : Business Air >British Midland Commuter >bmi Regional
Business Flyers Basel

1975 - 1978

Switzerland

Renamed

^ Comments : Crossair was founded on 14Feb1975 & commenced services as Business Flyers Basel on 02Jul1975. Renamed on 18Nov1978, before the beginning of scheduled services on 02Jul1979 [SWISS was formed as BUSINESS FLYERS BASLE by Maurice Suter. Renamed to CROSSAIR just prior to starting scheduled services. Launch customer for Saab 340A/B in 1984 and Saab 2000. Swiss began operations, taking over many routes from bankrupt Swissair on 31Mar2002 after the airline went bankrupt following the Sept 11 2001 disaster]
^ Genealogy : Business Flyers Basel >Crossair >Swiss
BWee Express

1999 - 2006

Trinidad

Inactive

^ Comments : BWee Express was formed in 1999 & operations started 01Mar1999. BWIA's regional airline based in Port of Spain
^ Genealogy :  
BWIA West Indies Airways

1999 - 2006

Trinidad

Inactive

^ Comments : BWIA International Airways was founded on 27Nov1939 as British West Indian Airways & started operations on 27Nov1940. Ceased on 31Dec2006 to became Caribbean Airways [BWIA WEST INDIES AIRWAYS was founded by New Zealander named Lowell Yerex. in 1940 as BRITISH WEST INDIAN AIRWAYS. Acquired BRITISH CARIBBEAN AIRWAYS in 1949. BSAA then transferred the international routes of Bahamas Air in 1952. TTAS (TRINIDAD & TOBAGO AIR SERVICES) merged in and it was renamed to BWIA in 1980. Changed to current name in 1999]
^ Genealogy : British West Indian Airways >British International Airlines >British West Indian Airways >BWIA West Indies Airways >BWIA International Airways >Caribbean Airways
CAAK (Chosonminhang Korean Airlines)(Air Korea)

1955 - 1992

North_Korea

Renamed

^ Comments : In 1950 SOKAO (Soviet–North Korean Airline) was established as a joint North Korean-Soviet concern to connect Pyongyang with Moscow. Services were suspended during the Korean War, resuming in 1953 as UKAMPS. The state airline was then placed under the control of the Civil Aviation Administration of Korea (CAAK), starting operations on 21Sep1955. It was rebranded to Air Koryo on 28Mar1992. Air Koryo is the state-owned national flag carrier
^ Genealogy : SOKAO (Soviet-North Korean Airline) +>UKAMPS >CAAK >Air Koryo
Cable Commuter Airlines

1967 - 1969

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Cable Flying Services was an Air taxi operator founded by Roger Cable & began scheduled commuter air services on 01Nov1967 as Cable Commuter Airlines. Into Golden West Airlines [GOLDEN WEST AIRLINES was founded as AERO COMMUTER AIRLINES at Long Beach, California. Took over CATALINA AIR LINES in 1967 (founded as AVALON AIR TRANSPORT). Merged with SKYMARK and CABLE COMMUTER in early 1969. Acquired LOS ANGELES AIRWAYS in 1971. Operated large network from the Bay Area to San Diego. Ceased operations in 1983]
^ Genealogy : Cable Flying Service >Cable Commuter Airlines >>Golden West Airlines
Cable Flying Service

1966* - 1967

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Cable Flying Services was an Air taxi operator founded by Roger Cable & began scheduled commuter air services on 01Nov1967 as Cable Commuter Airlines.Into Golden West Airlines [GOLDEN WEST AIRLINES was founded as AERO COMMUTER AIRLINES at Long Beach, California. Took over CATALINA AIR LINES in 1967 (founded as AVALON AIR TRANSPORT). Merged with SKYMARK and CABLE COMMUTER in early 1969. Acquired LOS ANGELES AIRWAYS in 1971. Operated large network from the Bay Area to San Diego. Ceased operations in 1983]
^ Genealogy : Cable Flying Service >Cable Commuter Airlines >>Golden West Airlines
CALI (Commercial Air Lines)

1946* - 1948

Philippines

Renamed

^ Comments : CALI (Commercial Air Lines) was establihed in early 1946 [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 : CALI (Commercial Air Lines) >>PAL
Camel City Flying Services

1931* - 1940

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : [PIEDMONT AIRLINES was established by Dick Henson as CAMEL CITY FLYING SERVICES prior to 1940. Renamed to PIEDMONT AVIATION in 1940. Operated scheduled services as THE HAGERSTOWN COMMUTER in 1962 initially operated between Hagerstown, NY-Washington National Airport. Operated as an Allegheny Commuter from 1967 to 1983 when it transferred to Piedmont. Renamed to HENSON AIRLINES IN 1983. Piedmont Airlines was absorbed by USAir and HENSON AIRLINES was repainted in USAir Express colours. Renamed to current name in 1993. ALLEGHENY AIRLINES merged in in 2004] [US AIRWAYS was established as ALL AMERICAN AVIATION flying airmail pickup in Pennsylvania. Became ALL AMERICAN AIRWAYS in 1948 when passenger were transported. Renamed to ALLEGHENY AIRLINES in 1953. Absorbed LAKE CENTRAL AIRLINES in 1968 and MOHAWK AIRLINES in 1972. Renamed to USAIR in 1979. Merged with PIEDMONT AIRLINES in 1988 and PSA in 1989. Renamed to US AIRWAYS on 27Feb1997. AMERICA WEST was integrated in beginning in early 2006. Merged into American Airlines on 17Oct2015]
^ Genealogy : Camel City Flying Services >Piedmont Aviation >Piedmont Airlines(1) >>USAir >US Airways >>American Airlines
Canadian Airways

1930 - 1942

Canada

Renamed

^ Comments : Canadian Airways Ltd, was incorporated on 27Jun1930 being formed by the merger of Inter-Provincial Airways and Western Canada Airways. Operated its first international service between Winnipeg and Pembina, North Dakota on 03Feb1931 [CP AIR was an amalgamation of 10 smaller airlines in 1942 (CANADIAN AIRWAYS, GINGER COOTE AIRWAYS, SOUTHERN AIR TRANSPORT, WINGS, PRAIRIE AIRWAYS, MACKENZIE AIR SERVICES, ARROW AIRWAYS, STARRATT AIRWAYS, QUEBEC AIRWAYS and MONTREAL & DOMINION SKYWAYS). [CANADIAN AIRLINES was formed in 1987 when CP AIR, EASTERN PROVINCIAL AIRWAYS, PWA and NORDAIR amalgamated. WARDAIR was incorporated in 1989]. [AIR CANADA acquired CANADIAN AIRLINES in 2000 and subsequently merged it's operations in]
^ Genealogy : Inter-Provincial Airways + Western Canada Airways =>Canadian Airways + Ginger Coote Airways + Southern Air Transport + Wings + Prairie Airways + Mackenzie Air Services + Arrow Airways + Starratt Airways + Quebec Airways + Montreal & Dominion Skyways =>CPA (Canadian Pacific Airlines) >CP Air + Eastern Provincial Airways + PWA + Nordair =>Canadian Airlines International >>Air Canada
Capital Airlines

1948 - 1961

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Capital Airlines was founded on 01Nov 1936 as Pennsylvania-Central Airlines. Started operations on 21Apr1948. First US operator of Vickers Viscount. Absorbed into UAL on 01Jun1961
^ Genealogy : Pennsylvania-Central Airlines >Capital Airlines >>UAL
Capital Cargo International Airlines

1996 - 2013

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Capital Cargo International Airlines was founded by Peter Fox in Sep1995 & operations started on 15Apr1996. Ceased operations on 11Mar2013 & merged into parent co. ATI
^ Genealogy : Capital Cargo International Airlines >>ATI
CAT (Cargo Air Transport)

2003* - 2004*

Turkey

Inactive

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
CAT (Cie Air Transport (Compagnie Air Transport))

1949* - 1968*

France

Status?

^ Comments : CAT was formed as SOCIETE COMMERCIALE AERIENNE du LITTORAL in 1946. Registered as CAT in Feb1949 & rebranded. Operated cross channel car aircraft. Operated Bristol 170 aircraft into the UK in 1946
^ Genealogy : SCAL (Societe Commerciale Aerienne du Littoral) >CAT (Cie Air Transport (Compagnie Air Transport))
CATA Linea Aerea (SACIFI)

1986 - 2006

Argentina

Inactive

^ Comments : CATA Linea Aerea was established and started operations in 1986. All flights were suspended in 2006, and bankruptcy was formally declared on 28Mar2008. Domestic scheduled passenger carrier based in Buenos Aries.
^ Genealogy :  
Catalina Air Lines

1963 - 1967

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Catalina Air Lines was a seaplane airline founded in 1940 as Catalina Air Transport, and was based in Long Beach, California. In 1953, it became Avalon Air Transport, and in 1963, Catalina Air Lines. The airline was acquired by Golden West Airlines in 1969 which then operated seaplane flights as Catalina Golden West [GOLDEN WEST AIRLINES was founded as AERO COMMUTER AIRLINES at Long Beach, California. Took over CATALINA AIR LINES in 1967 (founded as AVALON AIR TRANSPORT). Merged with SKYMARK and CABLE COMMUTER in early 1969. Acquired LOS ANGELES AIRWAYS in 1971. Ceased operations in 1983]
^ Genealogy : Catalina Air Transport >Avalon Air Transport >Catalina Air Lines >>Golden West Airlines
Catalina Air Transport

1941 - 1953

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : Catalina Air Lines was a seaplane airline founded in 1940 as Catalina Air Transport, and was based in Long Beach, California. In 1953, it became Avalon Air Transport, and in 1963, Catalina Air Lines. The airline was acquired by Golden West Airlines in 1969 which then operated seaplane flights as Catalina Golden West [GOLDEN WEST AIRLINES was founded as AERO COMMUTER AIRLINES at Long Beach, California. Took over CATALINA AIR LINES in 1967 (founded as AVALON AIR TRANSPORT). Merged with SKYMARK and CABLE COMMUTER in early 1969. Acquired LOS ANGELES AIRWAYS in 1971. Ceased operations in 1983]
^ Genealogy : Catalina Air Transport >Avalon Air Transport >Catalina Air Lines >>Golden West Airlines
CATI (Compagnie Aerienne de Transports Indochinois)

1950 - 1953

France

Renamed

^ Comments : AOM was formed as Etablissement Roger Colin and renamed to CATI in 1950. Renamed again to [AIR OUTRE MER in 1953. It was an international airline that merged with MINERVE to form AOM] [AIR LIB was formed by merger of AOM and AIR LIBERTE and was previously known as AOM-AIR LIBERTE. Ceased operations in early 2003]
^ Genealogy : Etablissement Roger Colin >CATI >Air Outre-Mer + Minerve =>AOM + Air Liberte =>Air Lib
CCM Airlines

2000 - 2010

France

Renamed

^ Comments : [Air Corsica was established on 01Jan1989 & operations started on 15Jun1990 as Compagnie Corse Mediterranee. Renamed to CCM in late 2000 & to Air Corsica on 14Oct2010]
^ Genealogy : Compagnie Corse Mediterranee >CCM Airlines >Air Corsica
CDNA (Company Dodero Navigation Argentina)

1946* - 1946

Argentina

Renamed

^ Comments : Aviación del Litoral Fluvial Argentino or A.L.F.A. was a joint venture established on 16May1946 by the Argentine government, through national decree 13 532, and the merger of Corporación Sudamericana de Servicios Aéreos S.A. (CSSA) and Company Dodero Navigation Argentina SA (CDNA) [Aerolineas Argentinas was formed on 14May1949 by the unification of Zonda, Aeroposta Argentina SA ALFA (Avacion del Litoral Fluvial Argentino) and FAMA (Flota Aerea Mercante Argentina) which connected the Argentine Republic from the early 1930s. Commenced operations on 07Dec1950. Regular services of Aerolineas Argentinas between Buenos Aires and Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), with stops in Cordoba and Salta, was inaugurated on 27Jan1953. Flag carrier of Argentina and is an international and regional passenger and cargo airline]
^ Genealogy : Aeronaves Dodero >CDNA + DoderoCSSA =>ALFA =>Aerolineas Argentinas
Chabahar Air

1999 - 2012

Iran

Active

^ Comments : Chabahar Air was a passenger carrier with it's main base at Mehrabad Airport
^ Genealogy :  
ChallengAir

1994 - 1998

Belgium

Renamed

^ Comments : Belgian World Airlines was formed on 12Apr1994 as ChallengAir. Renamed in 1998 but unfortunatately ceased operations shortly thereafter
^ Genealogy : ChallengAir >Belgian World Airlines
Channel Airways

1962 - 1972

UK

Inactive

^ Comments : [East Anglian Flying Services was founded in 1946. Renamed to Channel Airways on 29Oct1962 & it operated last flight on 29Feb1972. It was a Rochester based charter operator that went into schedule services in 1950. Acquired TRADAIR in 1962. Went into receivership after running into financial difficulties]
^ Genealogy : East Anglian Flying Services >Channel Airways
Channel Express

1982 - 2006

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : Channel Express was an all cargo airline operating scheduled services from Bournemouth to the C.I. and nightly cargo services to the rest of UK and Europe on behalf of the Royal Mail [Jet2.com was formed in 1978 & operations started on 30Jun1978 as Express Air Services. Renamed to Channel Express in 1982. Channel Express set up JET2 in 2003 as low-cost airline and eventually rebranded itself with it's subsiduary's name. Jet2.com commenced operations on 12Feb2003]
^ Genealogy : Express Air Services >Channel Express >Jet2
Charter Flight (Charter Fly)

1991 - 1995

Argentina

Inactive

^ Comments : Buenos Aries based carrier that ceased operations in 1995
^ Genealogy :  
Chathams Pacific

2008 - 2013

Tonga

Inactive

^ Comments : Chathams Pacific ceased operations on 03Mar2013, to be replaced by Real Tonga Tonga
^ Genealogy :  
Chitreana de Aviacion

1978* - 1989*

Panama

Status?

^ Comments : Captain Alonso Valderrama founded the company Chitreana de Aviación, based in Chitré and started operations from Paitilla to Chitré on 04May1956
^ Genealogy :  
City Air Services

1991 - 1992

Lithuania

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Lithuania was established as a state-owned company on 13Sep1991 after the reorganization of Aeroflot division Kaunas. It started charter flights on 15Feb1992 as Lietuva Aviakompanija [FlyLAL was established as government-owned Lietuvos avialinijos on 20Sep1991 & suspended operations on 17Jan2009. FLyLAL was renamed from Lithuanian Airlines which was formerly a regional branch of Aeroflot (Aeroflot, Kaunas division). A scheduled and charter regional passenger and cargo airline that is the national airline of Lithuania]
^ Genealogy : Aeroflot division, Kaunas >City Air Services >Lietuva >Air Lithuania >FlyLAL
City Airline

1997* - 2011

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : City Airline was established in 1997 as a scheduled and charter regional operator out of Gothenburg Landvetter International. On 10Sep2001, it started its own regional services from Gothenburg. Ceased operations on 29Nov2011, merging into Skyways [Avia Express was founded in 1940 as Avia by Mr. and Mrs. Thuring in Fårösund. Activities included target towing. In 1945 the airline expanded to air taxi and mail services. Regular flights started in 1986. Merged with rival carrier Salair, owned by shipping company Salenia, on 15Jul1991 and rebranded as Skyways in 1993 after Salenia becomes the sole owner of the airline. Acquired Highland Air in Mar1997. In 2011 Skyways merged with another Manswell controlled company, the Gothenburg-based airline City Airline. Ceased operations on 22May2012]
^ Genealogy : City Airline >>Skyways
City Airways

2012 - 2014

Thailand

Restarting

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

2003 - 2012

Ghana

Restarting

^ 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
Clifford Ball Airlines

1927 - 1930

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Clifford Ball Airlines started airmail contract route No. 11 on 27Mar1926 & scheduled passenger services began on 28Apr1928. Acquired by PENNSYLVANIA AIRLINES which was renamed to CAPITAL AIRLINES after being renamed to PENNSYLVANIA-CENTRAL AIRLINES [UNITED AIR LINES was formed as a holding company for UNITED AIRCRAFT & TRANSPORT. This was a merger of BOEING AIR TRANSPORT , PACIFIC AIR TRANSPORT , NATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT and VARNEY AIR LINES. Acquired CAPTAL AIRLINES in 1961. Had it's lo-cost subsiduary, TED absorbed in 2009. Launch customer for Boeing 247, Douglas D6 in 1947, Convair CV340 in 1952, B720 in 1960, B727-100 in 1964, B737-200 in 1967, B767 in 1982 and B777-200 in 1995. Joint first operator of DC8 in 1959) with Delta A.L.]
^ Genealogy : Clifford Ball Airlines >>Pennsylvania Airlines + Central Airlines =>Pennsylvania-Central Airlines >Capital Airlines >>UAL
Club One Air

2005 - date

India

Active

^ Comments : Club One Air launched its operations from Delhi in Aug2005 & is based on the fractional ownership model. Based in Delhi, Mumbai and Visakhapatnam.
^ Genealogy :  
CMA (Compagnie des messageries aériennes)

1919 - 1923

France

Renamed

^ Comments : Compagnie des Messageries Aériennes was founded in Feb1919. Commenced a mail freight service between Paris and Lille, using ex-military Breguet 14s on 18Apr1919 [AIR UNION was formed by the amalgamation of CCIE des MESSAGERIES AERIENNES and CIE des GRANDS EXPRESS AERIENS] [AIR FRANCE was formed by a merger of 5 airlines in 1933 (CGTA (Founded in 1919), CIDNA (Cie International de Navigation Aerienne), AIR-UNION, AIR-ORIENT and AEROPOSTALE. Also acqired the assets of Cie General Aeropostale in the same year. Rationalised in 1948 along with AIR BLANC and AIR FRANCE TRANSATLANTIQUE to form the modern AIR FRANCE. On 12Jan1990, the operations of all government owned airlines, Air France, Air Inter, Air Charter and UTA, were merged into the Air France Group. AIR FRANCE EUROPE was integrated into the parent company in 1997]
^ Genealogy : CGEA (Compagnie des Grands Express Aériens + Compagnie des messageries aériennes =>Air Union + Air Orient + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA=>SGELA >Air France
Colonial Air Transport

1926 - 1930

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Colonial was founded in 1926 in New York City by Juan Trippe. Flew U.S. airmail commercial route CAM-1, with the first flight on 01Jul1926 & its the first passenger service on 04Apr1927. First US operator of Curtiss Lark and Fokker Model 4 Universal in 1926. Became part of COLONIAL AIRWAYS CORPORATION, along with COLONIAL WESTERN AIRLINES and COLONIAL AIR TRANSPORT. This was renamed to COLONIAL AIRWAYS. [AMERICAN AIRWAYS was created by the merger of UNIVERSAL AIR LINE SYSTEMS, COLONIAL AIRWAYS, SOUTHERN AIR TRANSPORT, EMBRY-RIDDLE CORPORATION CORPORATION and INTERSTATE AIRLINES . Acquired SAFE (1921), MARTZ AIR LINES (1932), TRANSAMERICAN AIRLINES (1932), CENTURY PACIFIC AIRLINES (1932) & STANDARD AIRLINES (1934). Renamed to AMERICAN AIRLINES]. [AMERICAN AIRLINES was formed as AMERICAN AIRWAYS in 1930. AA acquired AMERICAN EXPORT AIRLINES in 1945, TRANS CARIBBEAN AIRWAYS in 1971, AIR CAL in 1986, RENO AIR in 2000 and TWA in 2001].
^ Genealogy : Colonial Air Transport ….>American Airlines
Comlux KZ

2008* - date

Kazakhstan

Active

^ Comments : Comlux Kazakhstan was founded in 2008. It is a fully owned subsidiary of Comlux and operate charter and business flight out of its base of Almaty
^ Genealogy :  
Commercial

1928* - 1928

Canada

Renamed

^ Comments : Commercial was acquired by Western Canada Airways in 1928 [CP AIR was an amalgamation of 10 smaller airlines in 1942 (CANADIAN AIRWAYS, GINGER COOTE AIRWAYS, SOUTHERN AIR TRANSPORT, WINGS, PRAIRIE AIRWAYS, MACKENZIE AIR SERVICES, ARROW AIRWAYS, STARRATT AIRWAYS, QUEBEC AIRWAYS and MONTREAL & DOMINION SKYWAYS). [CANADIAN AIRLINES was formed in 1987 when CP AIR, EASTERN PROVINCIAL AIRWAYS, PWA and NORDAIR amalgamated. WARDAIR was incorporated in 1989]. [AIR CANADA acquired CANADIAN AIRLINES in 2000 and subsequently merged it's operations in]
^ Genealogy : Pacific Airways + Commercial =>Western Canada Airways + Inter-Provincial Airways => Canadian Airways…. >Air Canada
Commodore Aviation

1959* - 1985

Australia

Inactive

^ Comments : Commodore Aviation was based at Port Lincoln SA. This charter company operated an Aero 45 and two Aero 145s over the remarkably long period from 1962 to 1985. The type proved to be successful for Commodore's inital main work, fish-spotting to support the Port Lincoln tuna fishing boat fleet
^ Genealogy :  
Compagnie Corse Mediterranee

1990 - 2000

France

Renamed

^ Comments : [Air Corsica was established on 01Jan1989 & operations started on 15Jun1990 as Compagnie Corse Mediterranee. Renamed to CCM in late 2000 & to Air Corsica on 14Oct2010]
^ Genealogy : Compagnie Corse Mediterranee >CCM Airlines >Air Corsica
Compañía Argentina de Aeronavegación Dodero S.A.

1945 - 1946

Argentina

Renamed

^ Comments : [Aerolineas Argentinas was formed on 14May1949 by the unification of Zonda, Aeroposta Argentina SA ALFA (Avacion del Litoral Fluvial Argentino) and FAMA (Flota Aerea Mercante Argentina) which connected the Argentine Republic from the early 1930s. Commenced operations on 07Dec1950. Regular services of Aerolineas Argentinas between Buenos Aires and Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), with stops in Cordoba and Salta, was inaugurated on 27Jan1953. Flag carrier of Argentina and is an international and regional passenger and cargo airline]
^ Genealogy : >Aerolineas ArgentinasCompañía Argentina de Aeronavegación Dodero S.A.
Compañía Austral de Transportes Aéreos SACI

1958 - 1971

Argentina

Renamed

^ Comments : Compañía Austral de Transportes Aéreos SACI was founded in 1957, starting scheduled services in Jan1958 [Austral Líneas Aéreas was formally established in June1971 from the merger of Compañía Austral de Transportes Aéreos SACI and ALA. In practice, operations of the latter airline were absorbed by Austral, which was rebranded as Austral Líneas Aéreas S.A. after merging]
^ Genealogy : ALA + Austral Compania de Transportes Aereos =>Austral Lineas Aereas
Companía Franco Argentina de Transportes Aéreos

1920* - 1921

Argentina

Renamed

^ Comments : Companía Franco Argentina de Transportes Aéreos was formed by a French Aviation Mission headed by the commander Precardin and Almandos Almonacid on 23Apr1920. Companía Franco Argentina de Transportes Aéreos merged with River Plate Aviation Company to form Companía Rio Platense de Aviación opening the first Argentine regular air transport between Buenos Aires and Montevideo.
^ Genealogy : Companía Franco Argentina de Transportes Aéreos + River Plate Aviation Company =>Companía Rio Platense de Aviación
Companía Rio Platense de Aviación

1921 - 1924

Argentina

Inactive

^ Comments : Companía Franco Argentina de Transportes Aéreos merged with River Plate Aviation Company to form Companía Rio Platense de Aviación opening the first Argentine regular air transport between Buenos Aires and Montevideo.
^ Genealogy : Companía Franco Argentina de Transportes Aéreos + River Plate Aviation Company =>Companía Rio Platense de Aviación
Condor

2004 - date

Germany

Active

^ Comments : 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 : Deutsche Flugdienst + Condor Luftfreederei =>Condor Flugdienst >Condor
Condor Berlin

1998 - 2003

Germany

Renamed

^ Comments : [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 : Condor Berlin >Thomas Cook - powered by Condor >Condor Flugdienst >Condor
Condor Flugdienst

1961 - 2003

Germany

Renamed

^ Comments : Condor Flugdienst was the launch customer for B757-300 in 1999. Scheduled and charter, international passanger and cargo carrier [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 : Deutsche Flugdienst + Condor Luftfreederei =>Condor Flugdienst >Condor
Condor Luftfreederei

1957* - 1961

West_Germany

Renamed

^ Comments : [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 : Condor Luftfreederei >>Deutsche Flugdienst >Condor Flugdienst >Condor
Condor Sudflug

1955* - 1961

West_Germany

Renamed

^ Comments : [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 : >Condor Flugdienst >Condor
Condor Sudflug

1992* - 1992

Germany

Renamed

^ Comments : Condor Sudflug was renamed from SUDFLUG on the purchase by Condor. Eventually amalgamated with CONDOR [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 : >Condor Flugdienst >Condor
Constellation International Airlines

1995 - 1999

Belgium

Inactive

^ Comments : Constellation International Airlines was founded on 27May1978 as Unijet. Renamed to BFS International (Benelux Falcon Service)on 28Oct1981 and then to Constellation International Airlines on 07Feb1995. unded on 23Jun1995, and started operations with B.727-200 aircraft from Brussels Airport. Constellation International Airlines ceased operations due to financial troubles on 03Dec1999, and was declared bankrupt on 15Dec1999
^ Genealogy : Unijet >BFS International >Constellation International
COPA Airlines

1947 - date

Panama

Active

^ Comments : Copa Airlines ws founded as the national airline by local investors & Pan Am on 21Jun1944 as Compania Panamena de Aviacion (COPA). Started operations on 15Aug1947. International and regional passenger and cargo airline
^ Genealogy : Compania Panamena de Aviacion >COPA Airlines
Corendon

2005 - date

Turkey

Active

^ Comments : Corendon was founded in Nov2004 with flight operations starting in Apr2005. Low-cost carrier out of Istanbul
^ Genealogy :  
Corporate Air

1981* - date

USA

Active

^ Comments : Corporate Air is a scheduled and charter domestic charter airline based in Billings, Montana. It was founded in 1981 * updated*
^ Genealogy :  
Corporate Airlines

1998 - 2005

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : [RegionsAir, formed in 1996. commenced operations on 16Dec1996 as Corporate Express Airlines providing Scheduled domestic servcies from Nashville, Raleigh/Durham and St Louis. Renamed Corporate Airlines & to current name on 04Feb2005. Ceased operations on 25May2007 after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said there had been problems with the airline's training and certification program]
^ Genealogy : Corporate Express Airlines >Corporate Airlines >RegionsAir
Corporate Express Airlines

1996 - 1998

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : [RegionsAir, formed in 1996. commenced operations on 16Dec1996 as Corporate Express Airlines providing Scheduled domestic servcies from Nashville, Raleigh/Durham and St Louis. Renamed Corporate Airlines & to current name on 04Feb2005. Ceased operations on 25May2007 after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said there had been problems with the airline's training and certification program]
^ Genealogy : Corporate Express Airlines >Corporate Airlines >RegionsAir
Coyne Airways

1994 - date

UK

Active

^ Comments : Coyne Airways was founded in 1994. Started as a charter broker specialising in the CIS market. Scheduled and charter flights to the CIS and Central Asia. UK owned but it's main base is Ostend International Airport.
^ Genealogy :  
Crossair

1978 - 2002

Switzerland

Renamed

^ Comments : Crossair was founded on 14Feb1975 & commenced services as Business Flyers Basel on 02Jul1975. Renamed on 18Nov1978, before the beginning of scheduled services on 02Jul1979 [SWISS was formed as BUSINESS FLYERS BASLE by Maurice Suter. Renamed to CROSSAIR just prior to starting scheduled services. Launch customer for Saab 340A/B in 1984 and Saab 2000. Swiss began operations, taking over many routes from bankrupt Swissair on 31Mar2002 after the airline went bankrupt following the Sept 11 2001 disaster]
^ Genealogy : Business Flyers Basel >Crossair >Swiss
Crownair

1968* - 1975

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : Crownair was founded in 1968 [Swedair was formed in 1975 through a merger of Svensk Flygtjanst (founded in 1935 by Swedish Aviation Service of Thor Eliasson) and Crownair. Had Swedair I Vaxjo and Sterner Aero merge in. Ceased operating in 1994]
^ Genealogy : Svensk Flygtjanst + Crownair =>Swedair
Cruiser Linhas Aereos

2001 - 2010

Brazil

Inactive

^ Comments : Charter, scheduled and air taxi flights within Brazil. CRUISER LINEAS AEREO was formed as CRUISER TAXI AEREO. The airline began with air taxi services, but added scheduled services on 04Jun2001. Cruiser Linhas Aéreas was an airline based in Curitiba, Brazil. It used to operate domestic services to 10 destinations in the states of Paraná, Rondônia and Mato Grosso, as well as charter and air taxi services within Brazil. Its main base is Curitiba-Bacacheri Airport (BFH). On 04Mar2010, the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil suspended the operations license of the airline due to maintenance problems
^ Genealogy : Cruiser Taxi Aereo >Cruiser Lineas Aereos
Cruiser Taxi Aereo

2001* - 2001

Brazil

Renamed

^ Comments : Charter, scheduled and air taxi flights within Brazil. CRUISER LINEAS AEREO was formed as CRUISER TAXI AEREO. The airline began with air taxi services, but added scheduled services on 04Jun2001. Cruiser Linhas Aéreas was an airline based in Curitiba, Brazil. It used to operate domestic services to 10 destinations in the states of Paraná, Rondônia and Mato Grosso, as well as charter and air taxi services within Brazil. Its main base is Curitiba-Bacacheri Airport (BFH). On 04Mar2010, the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil suspended the operations license of the airline due to maintenance problems
^ Genealogy : Cruiser Taxi Aereo >Cruiser Lineas Aereos
Crystal Luxury Air

2016 - date

USA

Active

^ Comments : Crystal Luxury Air started operations on 03Apr2016 at Los Angeles International (LAX)
^ Genealogy :  
CSSA (Corporación Sudamericana de Servicios Aéreos)

1938* - 1946

Argentina

Renamed

^ Comments : ALFA was a joint venture established on 16May1946 by the Argentine government (CSSA + CDNA) [Aerolineas Argentinas was formed on 14May1949 by the unification of Zonda, Aeroposta Argentina SA ALFA (Avacion del Litoral Fluvial Argentino) and FAMA (Flota Aerea Mercante Argentina) which connected the Argentine Republic from the early 1930s. Commenced operations on 07Dec1950. Regular services of Aerolineas Argentinas between Buenos Aires and Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), with stops in Cordoba and Salta, was inaugurated on 27Jan1953. Flag carrier of Argentina and is an international and regional passenger and cargo airline]
^ Genealogy : CSSA + CDNA =>ALFA =>Aerolineas Argentinas
CTA (Compagnie Transafricaine d'Aviation)

1929* - 1935

Algeria

Renamed

^ Comments : CTA (Compagnie Transafricaine d'Aviation) was formed in 1929 and was absorbed by Regie Air Afrique in 1935. Air Afrique was formed around the assets of Regie Air Afrique, Regie Malagache and LANA
^ Genealogy : CTA (Compagnie Transafricaine d'Aviation) >Regie Air Afrique + Regie Malagache + LANA +>Air Afrique
Cyprus Airways

1948 - 2015

Cyprus

Inactive

^ Comments : Cyprus Airways was established on 24Sep1947 by BEA. Operations commenced on 18Apr1948 but All it's aircraft were abandoned or destroyed in 1974 after the conflict with the Turks. Flag carrier for Cyprus. Its services were suspended on 09Jan2015
^ Genealogy :  
Cyprus Turkish Airlines (KTHY)

1975 - 1996*

Northern_Cyprus

Renamed

^ Comments : Cyprus Turkish Airlines (KTHY) was established on 04Dec1974 & its first flight on 03Feb1975. Renamed to Kibris THY & Cyprus Turkish Airlines & ceased on 21Jun2010
^ Genealogy : Cyprus Turkish Airlines (KTHY) >Kibris THY >Cyprus Turkish Airlines
DART Ukrainian Airlines

1997* - 2017

Ukraine

Inactive

^ Comments : DART Ukrainian Airlines was founded in 1997. AviaTrans K assets were acquired by Dart Airlines in 2014. Had their AOC suspended by the local authorities in Feb2017
^ Genealogy : AviaTrans K +>DART Ukrainian Airlines
DAT (Danish Air Transport)

1989 - date

Denmark

Active

^ Comments : DAT (Danish Air Transport) was founded in 1989 as a cargo carrier but soon added special operations - live horses etc in 1989. Operations started on 15Apr1989. Passenger charters were added in 1994 followed by scheduled services in 1996
^ Genealogy :  
DAT (Delta Air Transport)

1966 - 2002

Belgium

Renamed

^ Comments : DAT was formed in 1966. Briefly operated under the “DAT Plus” brand, but subsequently rebranded as SN Brussels Airlines on 15Feb2002 [SN BRUSSELS AIRLINES started with DC3 aircraft on charter services under the name of DAT (Delta Air Transport). Associated with Sabena on domestic services. After the collapse of Sabena the airline expanded with some of Sabena's aircraft and routes] [BRUSSELS AIRLINES was formed by the merger of SN BRUSSELS AIRLINES and VIRGIN EXPRESS. The flag carrier of Belgium]
^ Genealogy : DAT (Delta Air Transport) >DAT Plus >SN Brussels Airlines + Virgin Express =>Brussels Airlines
DeBoer Aviation

1973 - 1975

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : [RYAN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES was formed as DE BOER AVIATION in 1972 by Jack P DeBoer (real estate developer) and Ron Ryan. It started as a Part 135 Jet Charter Service in Wichita, Kansas with a Lear 24B on 03Mar1973. Name changed to RYAN AVIATION in 1975 and then to PHH AIR in 1986. Present name adopted in 1989. In the same year RIA purchased the assets of Orion Lift Services which included B727 parts. Ceased operations on 11Jan2013. The airline was to be esurrected as Astrajet but it never started. International and domestic, scheduled and charter, passenger and cargo airline]
^ Genealogy : DeBoer Aviation >Ryan Aviation >PHH Air >Ryan International Airlines
Deccan 360

2009 - 2011

India

Inactive

^ Comments : Deccan 360 was set up by Capt. G.R. Gopinath, former owner of Air Deccan. It began operations in Nov2009 & ceased in May2011
^ Genealogy :  
Deccan Lanka

2004* - 2013

Sri_Lanka

Renamed

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

1996 - 2016

Netherlands

Restarting

^ 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 :  
Deraps Aviation

1986^ - 2004*

Canada

Renamed

^ Comments : Deraps Aviation was formed in 1986 & was acquired by Air Saguenay in the early 2000’s [AIR SAGUENAY was formed as SAGUENAY AIR SERVICE. Based in Chicoutimi, Quebec. early 60’s when Mr. Peter Schoch, mink breeder bought Saguenay Air Service. This carrier was based at Kenogami Lake, owned by Saguenay Aero Club and was used to train pilots. Mr. Schoch then decided to open a new seaplane base at St-David de Falardeau, lake Sebastien so he could offer a better service to companies like Alcan or Price Brothers, fishermen, hunters and services for forest fire patrol. The company expanded and merged in the mid 70’s with Gagnon Air Service to become a new company : Air Saguenay. Since 1998, the carrier expanded again with the purchase of Labrador Air Safari and Derap Aviation, Air Saguenay purchased Air Caribou in Fermont (south of Wabush)]
^ Genealogy : Deraps Aviation .>>Air Saguenay
Deruluft (Deutsch-Russische Luftverkehrs)

1921 - 1937

USSR

Renamed

^ Comments : Deruluft was a joint Soviet-German airline, established on 24Nov1921. Opened its first service to Moscow from Königsberg on 01May1922 & was dissolved on 31Mar1937 [AEROFLOT RUSSIAN AIRLINES was formed as DOBROLET but changed to DOBROFLOT after absorbing the Ukranian company UKVOZDUCHPUT. In 1932 all civil aviation activitieswere reorganised as Grazdansij Wozdusnyi Flot, simply known as AEROFLOT. Joined by POLAR AVIATION DIVISION in 1964. AEROFLOT was the largest airline in the world in 1989. Reorganised in 1992 and renamed to AEROFLOT RUSSIAN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES and later dropped the 'INTERNATIONAL']
^ Genealogy : Deruluft (Deutsch-Russische Luftverkehrs) >>Aeroflot >Aeroflot Russian International Airlines >Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Deutsche Luft-Reederei (DLR)

1919 - 1923

Germany

Renamed

^ Comments : Deutsche Luft-Reederei was established on 17Dec1917 & started operating Berlin to Weimar using converted L.V.G. biplanes on mail runs on 05Feb1919. Ceased operations on 06Feb1923 & renamed to Deutscher Aero-Lloyd
^ Genealogy : Deutsche Luft-Reederei (DLR) >Deutscher Aero-Lloyd + Junkers Luftverkehr >Lufthansa
Dexter air taxi

2008* - date

Russia

Active

^ Comments : Dexter air taxi is a scheduled carrier based at Ramenskoye (ZIA)
^ Genealogy :  
Digex Aero Cargo (Di Gregorio Expresso)

1996 - 1999

Brazil

Inactive

^ Comments : Digex Aero Cargo provided cargo services with a single B727-100C aircraft out of Guarulhos. Ceased operations in 1999
^ Genealogy :  
Dinar Lineas Aereas

1992 - 2002

Argentina

Inactive

^ Comments : Dinar Lineas Aereas was formed in 1991 & started with charter services to popular tourist destinations and expanded to scheduled services in 1994. Suspended services in 2002 due to lack of finances
^ Genealogy :  
Dixie Airlines

1969* - 1972*

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Frustrated by the limited extent of existing air service, Ralph Atkin, a St. George, Utah lawyer, purchased Dixie Airlines to shuttle businessmen to Salt Lake City in 1972 [SKYWEST AIRLINES was founded by Ralph Atkin buying Dixie Airlines on 26Apr1972 & starting on 19Jun1972. Became Western Airlines affiliate (1986>) and then as a Delta connection (1987>). Feeder based in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. Acquired SUN AIRE LINES of Palm Springs in 1984. Scheduled regional passenger and cargo airline based at LAX/Salt Lake City]
^ Genealogy : Dixie Airlines >>Skywest Airlines
Dobroflot

1925 - 1932

USSR

Renamed

^ Comments : [Aeroflot Russian Airlines was formed as Dobrolet but changed to Dobroflot after absorbing the Ukranian company UKVOZDUCHPUT in 1925. On 01Feb1932 all civil aviation activitieswere reorganised as Grazdansij Wozdusnyi Flot, simply known as AEROFLOT. Joined by POLAR AVIATION DIVISION in 1964. AEROFLOT was the largest airline in the world in 1989. Reorganised in 1992 and renamed to AEROFLOT RUSSIAN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES and later dropped the 'INTERNATIONAL']
^ Genealogy : Dobrolet >Dobroflot >Aeroflot >Aeroflot Russian International Airlines >Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Domodedovo United Air Detachment

1964 - 1979

USSR

Renamed

^ Comments : Domodedovo Airlines was established in Mar1964 & operated its first revenue service on 25Mar1964 as Domodedovo United Air Detachment. Ceased operations on 01Nov2008
^ Genealogy : Domodedovo United Air Detachmen >Domodedovo Civil Aviation Production Association (Domodedovo CAPA) >Domodedova Airlines
Donavia

2009 - 2016

Russia

Renamed

^ Comments : Donavia was established in 1925 as Donskie Avialinii. Started operations on 13Apr2000 under the Aeroflot-Don name. Renamed to Donavia on 25Sep2009. Merged into Rossiya in 2016
^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Rostov-on-Don division >Yug Avia + Donskie Avialinii =>JSC Donavia Airlines >Aeroflot-Don >Donavia >>Rossiya
Donskie Avialinii

1925* - 1993

Russia

Renamed

^ Comments : Donavia was formed in 1925 as Donskie Avialinii. Nerged with Yug Avia in 1992 & absorbed into Aeroflot in 1993 becoming the JSC Donavia Airlines. To Donavia via Aeroflot-Don
^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Rostov-on-Don division >Yug Avia + Donskie Avialinii =>JSC Donavia Airlines >Aeroflot-Don >Donavia >>Rossiya
DOT LT

2006 - date

Lithuania

Active

^ Comments : DOT LT is a Vilnius based scheduled regional carrier that was formed as DANU ORO TRANSPORTAS in 2003. Rebranded on 13Apr2006
^ Genealogy : Danu Oro Transportas >DOT LT
Druk Air (Royal Bhutan Airlines)

1983 - date

Bhutan

Active

^ Comments : Druk Air was formed on 05Apr1981 by Royal Proclamation & inaugurated scheduled revenue flights on 11Feb1983, with Flight 101 departing Paro for Kolkata. National airline of Bhutan. Scheduled domestic and regional services
^ Genealogy :  
East Anglian Flying Services

1946* - 1962

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : East Anglian Flying Services was founded in 1946. Renamed to Channel Airways on 29Oct1962 & it operated last flight on 29Feb1972. It was a Rochester based charter operator that went into schedule services in 1950. Acquired TRADAIR in 1962. Went into receivership after running into financial difficulties
^ Genealogy : East Anglian Flying Services >Channel Airways
Eastern Metro Express

1984 - 1991

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : Metro Express was formed by the CEO of Metro Airlines to provide code-shared feeder service for Eastern Airlines at Atlanta. Flights began on 02Apr1984 as Eastern Metro Express with Jetstream 31s. The company was soon sold to Metro Airlines Inc. On 15Feb1989 it acquired Atlantis Airlines, which also was operating as Eastern Express. The airline ceased operations on 18Jan1991 when Eastern Air Lines closed
^ Genealogy : Eastern Metro Express >Metro Express
Eastern Shuttle

1961 - 1988

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : [On 30Apr1961 Eastern inaugurated the Eastern Air Lines Shuttle services. Eastern Shuttle formally became Trump Shuttle on 07Jun1989 & then USAir Shuttle. Became US Airways Shuttle on 12Apr1992. It remained as a subsidiary of US Airways Group until 01July2000, when US Airways Shuttle merged into the mainline operation of US Airways]
^ Genealogy : Eastern Shuttle +>Trump Shuttle >USAir Shuttle >US Airways Shuttle
easyJet Switzerland

1999 - date

Switzerland

Active

^ Comments : EASYJET SWITZERLAND was founded in 1988 as TEA BASEL & started operations on 23Mar1989. Renamed to TEA SWITZERLAND in 1993* and acquired by EasyJet and renamed in 1999. Scheduled International passenger carrier
^ Genealogy : TEA Basel >TEA Switzerland >EasyJet Switzerland
Edelweiss Air

1996 - date

Switzerland

Active

^ Comments : Edelweiss Airwas founded in 1995 & operations started on 10Feb1996. Charter airline operating passenger services to the Mediteranean
^ Genealogy :  
Egretta BMI

1996 - 1997

Czech_Republic

Inactive

^ Comments : Egretta BMI was fomed from the remains of the failed Bemoair Praha in 1996. Ceased operations in Oct1997
^ Genealogy : Bemoair Praha >Egretta BMI
Elbrus-Avia

1998* - 2009

Russia

Inactive

^ 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 15Apr200
^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Nalchik division >Nalchik Air Enterprise >Elbrus-Avia
Empire Airlines

1975 - 1986

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Empire Airlines merged into Piedmont on 01May1986 [US AIRWAYS was established as ALL AMERICAN AVIATION flying airmail pickup in Pennsylvania. Became ALL AMERICAN AIRWAYS in 1948 when passenger were transported. Renamed to ALLEGHENY AIRLINES in 1953. Absorbed LAKE CENTRAL AIRLINES in 1968 and MOHAWK AIRLINES in 1972. Renamed to USAIR in 1979. Merged with PIEDMONT AIRLINES in 1988 and PSA in 1989. Renamed to US AIRWAYS on 27Feb1997. AMERICA WEST was integrated in beginning in early 2006. Merged into American Airlines on 17Oct2015]
^ Genealogy : >US Airways >>American Airlines
Erie Isle Airways

1929* - 1929*

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : [ERIE ISLE AIRWAYS was founded by Milton 'Red' Hersberger in 1929. Renamed to SKYTOURS in 1947. AIR TOURS was absorbed in 1962 and the airline was renamed to ISLAND AIRLINES in 1962 when taken over by Fords]
^ Genealogy : Erie Isle Airways >Sky Tours >Island Airlines (2)
Eurasia Aviation Corporation

1931 - 1943

China

Renamed

^ Comments : Eurasia Aviation Corporation was established by Deutsche Luft Hansa on 01Feb1930 & its first service was on 01Jun1931. In Mar1943 Eurasia Airlines reorganized as the Central Air Transport Corporation (CATC)
^ Genealogy : Eurasia Aviation Corporation >Central Air Transport Corporation (CATC)...>Air China
Eurex Cargo

2009 - 2011

Georgia

Inactive

^ Comments : Eurex Cargo was an operator that was formed in 2009 with cargo operations with a single ex-AirBridge Cargo B747-200F freighter. Eurex cargo lost its AOC at the end of 2010. In Feb2011, the aircraft left the fleet and the company was shut down
^ Genealogy :  
Eurofly

1990 - 2010

Italy

Renamed

^ Comments : Passenger charter airline mostly on holiday routes to Europe, Africa and the Caribbean [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 Fly >Meridiana
Euroline Airlines

2004 - 2010

Georgia

Renamed

^ Comments : Euroline (formerly Avia24) was formed in 2004 & was awarded its air operator’s certificate on 22Oct2004. Euroline became Georgian International on 06Feb2010 but did not start operations until 2013. Eventually ceased
^ Genealogy : Avia24 >Euroline Airlines >Georgian International Airlines
EuroLot

1997 - 2015

Poland

Inactive

^ Comments : EuroLot was established on 19Dec1996. Launched regular air services under in its own AOC on 01Jul1997 & suspended operations on 31Mar2015. Scheduled international and regional domestic passenger airline owned by LOT.
^ Genealogy :  
European Executive Express

1997* - 2005

Sweden

Inactive

^ Comments : European Executive Express was founded in 1997 & was based in Karlstad, Sweden. It operated commuter flights for business travellers and executive charters. It ceased operations in Dec2005
^ Genealogy :  
EuroSun (Euro Sun)

2000 - 2001

Turkey

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Rose, founded in 1997, was an operator of B737-300 offering charter flights throughout Europe. Suspended flights in early 2000 and was restarted under the name of Euro Sun
^ Genealogy : Air Rose >Euro Sun
Express Air Services

1978 - 1982

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : Jet2.com was formed in 1978 & operations started on 30Jun1978 as Express Air Services. Renamed to Channel Express in 1982. Channel Express set up JET2 in 2003 as low-cost airline and eventually rebranded itself with it's subsiduary's name. Jet2.com commenced operations on 12Feb2003]
^ Genealogy : Express Air Services >Channel Express >Jet2
Fairways

1965 - 1965

Philippines

Renamed

^ Comments : Fairways started operations on 05Jan1965 & renamed to Filipinas Orient Airways in Nov1965 [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 : Fairways >Filipinas Orient Airways +>PAL
Falcon Air

1986 - 2006

Sweden

Inactive

^ Comments : Falcon Air started air cargo operations in Oct1986. Transported mail during the night from Stockholm. Also day flights in conjunction with SAS
^ Genealogy :  
Falconair

1967 - 1970

Sweden

Inactive

^ Comments : Falconair was a Malmo based holiday charter carrier that operated Vickers Viscount 800 and Lockheed Electra aircraft from May1967. Ceased operations on 01Sep1970
^ Genealogy :  
FAMA (Flota Aerea Mercante Argentina)

1946 - 1949

Argentina

Renamed

^ Comments : ALFA was a joint venture established on 16May1946 by the Argentine government (CSSA + CDNA) [Aerolineas Argentinas was formed on 14May1949 by the unification of Zonda, Aeroposta Argentina SA ALFA (Avacion del Litoral Fluvial Argentino) and FAMA (Flota Aerea Mercante Argentina) which connected the Argentine Republic from the early 1930s. Commenced operations on 07Dec1950. Regular services of Aerolineas Argentinas between Buenos Aires and Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), with stops in Cordoba and Salta, was inaugurated on 27Jan1953. Flag carrier of Argentina and is an international and regional passenger and cargo airline]
^ Genealogy : FAMA =>Aerolineas Argentinas
Far Eastern Aviation Services

**** - ****

Philippines

Renamed

^ Comments : [OASIS was formed as FAR EAST AVIATION SERVICE]
^ Genealogy : Far Eastern Aviation Services >OASIS
Faraz Qeshm Airline

1993* - 1996

Iran

Renamed

^ Comments : Faraz Qeshm Airline was founded in 1993 & renamed to Qeshm Air in 1996
^ Genealogy : Faraz Qeshm Air >Qeshm Air
Fast Air Scandinavia

2001* - 2002*

Sweden

Status?

^ Comments : Fast Air Scandinavia was cargo carrier based in Gothenburg
^ Genealogy :  
FEATI (Far Eastern Air Transport)

1945 - 1947

Philippines

Renamed

^ Comments : FEATI restarted after renamed from INAEC on 19Nov1945 [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 : INAEC (Iloilo-Negros Air Express Co.) >FEATI (Far Eastern Air Transport) >>PAL
Federation Air Services

1951 - 1958

Malaya

Renamed

^ Comments : Malayan Airways was formed on 12Oct1937 & commenced operations on 01May1947. Took over Federation Air Service on 01Mar1958, Malaysian Airways was renamed to MSA (Malaysia-Singapore Airlines) on 01Jan1967 [MAS was formed as WEARNES AIR SERVICES in 1937 by Straits Steamship and continued services until 1941. MALAYAN AIRWAYS was formed out of the ashes and commenced operations in 1947. Renamed to MALAYSIA AIRLINES in 1963 after the new state of Malaysia was formed. The airline was then renamed to MSA (Malaysia-Singapore Airlines) in 1967 and restructured into the 2 separate airlines. MALAYSIAN AIRLINES BERHAD was registered in 1971 after the ending of MSA, (SIA being the other one) with operations beginning in 1972. The present name of MAS was adopted in 1987. National flag carrier of Malaysia and is a well established international and domestic carrier].
^ Genealogy : >>Malayan Airways >Malaysian Airlines >MSA >Malaysian Airlines Berhad >MAS (Malaysia Airways)
Fiji Link

2014 - date

Fiji

Active

^ Comments : Fiji Link operations started on 15Jul1981 as Sunflower Airlines. Renamed to Sun Air then Pacific Sun after it was purchased by Fiji Airways on 01Feb2007. Rebranded to Fiji Link on 06Jun2014
^ Genealogy : Sunflower Airlines >Sun Air >Pacific Sun >Fiji Link
Filipinas Orient Airways (Fairways)

1965 - 1972

Philippines

Renamed

^ Comments : Filipinas Orient Airways started operations on 05Jan1965 as Fairways & renamed in Nov1965. Martial Law stopped operations on 21Sep1972 [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 : Fairways >Filipinas Orient Airways +>PAL
Finnair

1968 - date

Finland

Active

^ Comments : The charter establishing the Aero Oy was signed in Helsinki on 12Sep1923, registered on 01Nov1923 with it's first flight on 20Mar1924. In 1941 the airline adopted the title of Finnish Air Lines but the name didn''t change and eventually renamed to FINNAIR on 25Jun1968. Finnair became the first airline to operate a non-stop service from Europe to Japan on 22Apr1983. Acquired FINNAVATION and KARAIR in 1996. Launch customer for ATR42 after taking over KAR AIR. International and domestic, passenger and charter carrier
^ Genealogy : Aero Oy >Finnair
Flex Aero Taxi Aereo

2006 - 2016

Brazil

Renamed

^ Comments : Flex Aero Taxi Aereo was founded in 2006 & merged into TwoFlex Táxi Aéreo Inteligente
^ Genealogy : Flex Aero Taxi Aereo >TwoFlex Táxi Aéreo Inteligente
Flight Bus

1999* - 1999

Argentina

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Plus Argentina was originally known as Flight Bus & renamed in Oct1999. Operated charter operations between Argentina and the USA starting in Nov1999
^ Genealogy : Flight Bus >Air Plus Argentina
Flinders Island Airlines

1946 - 1990

Australia

Inactive

^ Comments : WT Dwyer Airlines began charter operations in 1946 & became Flinders Island Airlines in 1952. Operations ceased in 1990 due to financial problems. King Island Airlines was formed from the remains of Flinders Island Airlines based at Moorabbin, Victoria.
^ Genealogy : WT Dwyer Airlines >Flinders Island Airlines +>King Island Airlines
Flinders Island Airways

1932 - 1933

Australia

Renamed

^ Comments : Flinders Island Airways began a regular aerial service on 19Mar1932 [TASMANIAN AERIAL SERVICES was formed by a merger of FINDERS ISLAND AIRWAYS and the original HOLYMAN'S AIRWAYS]
^ Genealogy : Flinders Island Airways + Holyman's Airways =>Tasmanian Aerial Services
Florida West International Airways

1996 - 2017

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : Florida West Airlines filed for bankruptcy in 1994 and it's assets were acquired by Florida West International Airways. Operations started 12Mar1996. Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings has completely closed down its Florida West International Airways unit after the thirty-three-year-old cargo carrier's certificates of authority were all formally cancelled in Mar2017
^ Genealogy : Florida West Airlines +>Florida West Int. Airways
Fly Baghdad

2015 - date

Iraq

Active

^ Comments : Fly Baghdad was founded on 15Jul2014 & started operations on 15Jul2015 with three Flights To Erbil. Reported assuspended operation in late 2016. Now appears to be Active again
^ Genealogy :  
Fly Brasil Taxi Aereo

1999* - 2002

Brazil

Inactive

^ Comments : A consortium led by Brazilian air-taxi operator Fly Brasil Taxi Aéreo had bought ailing domestic carrier Transbrasil, with plans to relaunch services by Mar2002 but this did not materialise
^ Genealogy :  
Fly Ernest (Ernest)

2016 - 2017

Italy

Restarting

^ Comments : Fly Ernest commenced service operations on 01Jul2016 with a three times weekly Tirana-Ancona service. Flights are operated by Mistral Air. Now reported that the airline has halted operations prior to a restart
^ Genealogy :  
Fly Linhas Aereas

1995 - 2003

Brazil

Inactive

^ Comments : Fly Linhas Aereas was founded in 1995 & began operations on 25Aug1995, with a B.727-200 as a charter carrier linking Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo to holiday destinations in the northeast of Brazil. Increasing competition with Gol Airlines which led to the ceasing of operations in 2003
^ Genealogy :  
FlyEuropean

2000 - 2001*

Sweden

Inactive

^ Comments : FlyEuropean was a low fare operator operating Stockholm-Malmo using BAC 1.11-500 aircraft. Started operations in May2000
^ Genealogy :  
Flyg & Far Åland

2005 - 2005

Finland

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Aland was established as Flyg & Far Åland on 15Jan2005 & started operations on 29Oct2005 linking Aland with Helsinki using Saab 340s. As from 01Jul2012, its operations were handed over to the Sweden-based company NextJet
^ Genealogy : Flyg & Far Åland >Air Aland >>NextJet (Sweden)
FlyGeorgia

2012 - 2013

Georgia

Inactive

^ Comments : FlyGeorgia was formed in 2011 & launched domestic services on 03Aug2012 with a flight from Tbilisi to Batumi. On 16Oct2013 it was announced that the Georgian civil aviation authority had suspended FlyGeorgia's license
^ Genealogy :  
Flyglinjen (Flight Line)

2010 - 2014

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : Flyglinjen started in 2010 and operated domestic flights in the south of Sweden. It was renamed to Sparrow Aviation in Jul2014
^ Genealogy : Flyglinjen >Sparrow Aviation
Flying Enterprise

1992 - 1998*

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : Flying Enterprise was founded in 1990 & operated scheduled and charter, international and domestic, passenger and cargo services. Renamed to Skyways Enterprise
^ Genealogy : Flying Enterprise >Skyways Enterprise
FlyJämtland

2009 - 2009

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : OSTERSUNDSFLYG is an Östersund based carrier that was a new subsidiary of Sverigeflyg named FLYJAMTLAND and operated a daily service between Östersund and Stockholm Bromma. Failed because of a pilots strike
^ Genealogy : >Ostersundsflyg
FlyLAL

2005 - 2009

Lithuania

Inactive

^ Comments : FlyLAL was established as government-owned Lietuvos avialinijos on 20Sep1991 & suspended operations on 17Jan2009. FLyLAL was renamed from Lithuanian Airlines which was formerly a regional branch of Aeroflot (Aeroflot, Kaunas division). A scheduled and charter regional passenger and cargo airline that is the national airline of Lithuania
^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Kaunas division >City Air Services >Lietuvos avialinijos >Air Lithuania >FlyLAL
FlyMe

2004 - 2007

Sweden

Inactive

^ Comments : FlyMe was founded in 2003 & ceased operations on 02Mar2007. Low-cost carrier within Scandinavia
^ Genealogy :  
Flynas

2013 - date

Saudi_Arabia

Active

^ Comments : Flynas was founded in 2006 & operations started on 25Feb2007 as nasair. Renamed on 13Nov2013. Lo-cost arm of National Air Services offering international and regional scheduled services out of Riyadh King Khalid International
^ Genealogy : nasair >Flynas
FlyNordic

2000 - 2008

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : FlyNordic was established in 1996 as Reguljair but AOC revoked on 14Nov2000. Relaunched as Flynordic.com on 01Dec2000. Merged into Norwegian on 05Apr2008 [NORWEGIAN was formed as BUSY BEE AIRSERVICE and operated between 1972 and 1980 as AIR EXECUTIVE NORWAY. The name was changed back to BUSY BEE in 1980 until being renamed to NORWEGIAN AIR SHUTTLE in 1993. The current name was adopted to concentrate on low-cost operations. Acuired FLYNORDIC on 24apr2007 and integrated the airline in in 2008]
^ Genealogy : Reguljair >FlyNordic >>Norwegian
FlyTaxi Nord

2006* - 2015

Norway

Renamed

^ Comments : [FlyViking was established was founded in 1989 as Lofotfly. Renamed Fly Taxi Nord in 2000 operated both cargo and taxi flights. In Nov2015, Ola O.K Giæver (former Wideroe pilot) bought the airline, called it Giaevair and later renamed it FlyViking. Had Viking Air Norway merge in. Completed its AOC certification with the Norwegian civil aviation authority (Luftfartstilsynet) on 14Feb2017. Started operations on 27Mar2017]
^ Genealogy : FlyTaxi Nord >>Viking Air Norway >>FlyViking
FlyViking

2017 - date

Norway

Active

^ Comments : FlyViking was established was founded in 1989 as Lofotfly. Renamed Fly Taxi Nord in 2000 operated both cargo and taxi flights. In Nov2015, Ola O.K Giæver (former Wideroe pilot) bought the airline, called it Giaevair and later renamed it FlyViking. Had Viking Air Norway merge in. Completed its AOC certification with the Norwegian civil aviation authority (Luftfartstilsynet) on 14Feb2017. Started operations on 27Mar2017
^ Genealogy : Giaevair >FlyViking
Ford Air Transport Service (Ford Air Freight Line)

1925 - 1932

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Ford Air Transport Service was the first private air freight service, between Detroit & Chicago on 14Apr1925. Merged with STOUT AIR SERVICE in 1929 and eventually into UNITED AIRCRAFT & TRANSPORT COMPANY [UNITED AIR LINES was formed as a holding company for UNITED AIRCRAFT & TRANSPORT. This was a merger of BOEING AIR TRANSPORT , PACIFIC AIR TRANSPORT , NATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT and VARNEY AIR LINES. Acquired CAPTAL AIRLINES in 1961. Had it's lo-cost subsiduary, TED absorbed in 2009. Launch customer for Boeing 247, Douglas D6 in 1947, Convair CV340 in 1952, B720 in 1960, B727-100 in 1964, B737-200 in 1967, B767 in 1982 and B777-200 in 1995. Joint first operator of DC8 in 1959) with Delta A.L.]
^ Genealogy : Ford Air Transport Service >>Stout Air Service ….>UAL
Franco-Roumaine de Navigation Aerienne

1920 - 1922*

France

Renamed

^ Comments : Franco-Roumaine de Navigation Aerienne was created as a joint project between Romania and France on 23Apr1920. Introduced a network of routes to the Balkans, Czechoslovakia and Poland. Renamed to CIDNA
^ Genealogy : Franco-Roumaine de Navigation Aerienne >CIDNA…..>Air France
FreeBird Airlines

2001 - date

Turkey

Active

^ Comments : FreeBird Airlines was established in Jun2000 & started operations with a service between Istanbul and Lyon on 05Apr2001. It operates holiday charter flights to Europe, Israel and Lebanon from Turkish holiday resorts.
^ Genealogy :  
Freedom Air

2003* - 2008

New_Zealand

Inactive

^ Comments : Freedom Air was founded in 1995 & started operating low-cost charter flights between New Zealand and Australia on 08Dec1995 as Freedom Air International. Ceased operations on 30Mar2008
^ Genealogy : Freedom Air International >Freedom Air (NZ)
Frontier Airlines

1994 - date

USA

Active

^ Comments : Frontier Airlines was formed 08Feb1994 & started regional and domestic scheduled operations on 05Jul1994. rom Denver. Airline launched as a consequence of Continental Airlines downsizing at Denver International (DEN). Launch customer for A318-100
^ Genealogy : Frontier Airlines
Fujita Airlines

1952* - 1964

Japan

Renamed

^ Comments : Fujita Airlines (Fuji Airlines) was established on 13Sep1952. Toa Airways was established on 30Nov1953. First operator of NAMC YS-11A Toa Airways was established on 30Nov1953. First operator of NAMC YS-11A [JAD (Japan Airlines Domestic) was established as JDA (Japan Domestic Airlines) in 15Apr1964 through a merger of three feeder airlines, Nitto Airlines (founded 1952), Fujita Airlines (founded 1952) & Kita Nihon Airlines (North Japan Airlines) (founded 1953). JDA and Toa Airways(founded 1953) merged to create TDA (Toa Domestic Airlines) on 15May1971. Renamed to JAS (Japan Air System) on 01Apr1988. Merged into JAL on 01Apr2004 & renamed to JAD. Eventually merged into parent company JAL]
^ Genealogy : Nippon Yuran Airlines >Fujita Airlines + Nitto Aviation + Kita Nihon Airlines =>JDA + TDA =>JAS >JAD >>JAL
Fuzhou Airlines

2014 - date

China

Active

^ Comments : Fuzhou Airlines set a record as the fastest new airline to be established in China as from approval by the CAAC on 12Feb2014 and granting of a business licence on 17Oct2014 only 8 months later. Operations began on 30Oct2014 with the first flight connecting Fuzhou with Beijing
^ Genealogy :  
Gagnon Air Service

1969* - 1970*

Canada

Renamed

^ Comments : [AIR SAGUENAY was formed as SAGUENAY AIR SERVICE. Based in Chicoutimi, Quebec. early 60’s when Mr. Peter Schoch, mink breeder bought Saguenay Air Service. This carrier was based at Kenogami Lake, owned by Saguenay Aero Club and was used to train pilots. Mr. Schoch then decided to open a new seaplane base at St-David de Falardeau, lake Sebastien so he could offer a better service to companies like Alcan or Price Brothers, fishermen, hunters and services for forest fire patrol. The company expanded and merged in the mid 70’s with Gagnon Air Service to become a new company : Air Saguenay. Since 1998, the carrier expanded again with the purchase of Labrador Air Safari and Derap Aviation, Air Saguenay purchased Air Caribou in Fermont (south of Wabush)]
^ Genealogy : Saguenay Air Service + Gagnon Air Service =>Air Saguenay
Gandalf Airlines

1999 - 2004

Italy

Inactive

^ Comments : Gandalf Airlines provided services from Bergamo on international and regional services. Ceased operations in early 2004 and assets taken over by Alitalia Express
^ Genealogy : Gandalf Airlines +>Alitalia Express >>Alitalia
Garuda Indonesian Airways

1949 - 1949

Indonesia

Renamed

^ Comments : [GARUDA INDONESIAN AIRWAYS was founded as 1949, just after independence by renaming KLM Interinsulair Bedrijf. Started operations on 31Mar1950. Took over many small airlines in the 1950s. Nationalised in 1954. Acquired de Kroonduif in 1962, which was a KLM subsiduary later was renamed to Merpati. International and regional passenger and cargo airline]
^ Genealogy : Garuda Indonesian Airways >>Garuda
Gatari Air Service

1983 - date

Indonesia

Active

^ Comments : Gatari Air Service was founded in 1983 & operations started on 04Apr1983. Charter and executive services in support of the oil and gas industry
^ Genealogy :  
Gazpromavia Air Enterprise

1996 - date

Russia

Active

^ Comments : Gazpromavia Air Enterprise was founded as a subsidiary of the Gazprom corporation, controller of Russia’s natural gas industry, It started operations on 16Apr1996. Took over Nadym State Airline
^ Genealogy : Nadym State Airline.>>Gaspromavia
General Air Lines

1934 - 1934

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : [WESTERN AIRLINES was formed in 1925 as WESTERN AIR EXPRESS and aquired COLORADO AIRWAYS in 1927, PACIFIC MARINE AIRWAYS in 1928, WEST COAST AIR TRANSPORT in 1929, STANDARD AIR LINES in 1930 and MID-CONTINENT AIRLINES in 1931. Merged with PITTSBURGH AVIATION CORP. and TRANSCONTINENTAL AIR TRANSPORT to form TRANSCONTINENTAL & WESTERN AIR. Reformed as GENERAL AIRLINES. Eventually renamed to WESTERN AIR LINES. Acquired PNA in 1961 and was incorporated into DELTA AIR LINES in 1987. International and regional passenger and cargo airline]
^ Genealogy : General Airlines >Western Air Express >Western Airlines.>>Delta Air Lines
General Aviation Services

1969 - 1975

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : [AIR ATLANTIQUE was formed & began operations as an air taxi operator in Jersey as GENERAL AVIATION SERVICES in 1969. Renamed to AIR ATLANTIQUE in 1977 upon launching DC3 charter work. Moved to Coventry Airport in 1985. Renemed to AIR CORBIERE from 1990 to 1994. Now operates vintage aircraft only with Air Atlantic Express handling the passenger and cargo services]
^ Genealogy : General Aviation Services >Air Corbiere >Air Atlantique
Georgian Airlines

1998 - 2002

Georgia

Inactive

^ Comments : Georgian Airlines was formed after breakup of Aeroflot as ORBI Georgian Airways. Renamed to ORBI Air Company before current name
^ Genealogy : Transair Georgia >ORBI Georgian Airways >ORBI Air Company >>Georgian Airlines
Georgian International Airlines

2013 - 2014*

Georgia

Inactive

^ Comments : Euroline (formerly Avia24) was formed in 2004 & was awarded its air operator’s certificate on 22Oct2004. Euroline became Georgian International on 06Feb2010 but did not start operations until 2013. Eventually ceased
^ Genealogy : Avia24 >Euroline Airlines >Georgian International Airlines
Giaevair

2015 - 2016

Norway

Renamed

^ Comments : [FlyViking was established was founded in 1989 as Lofotfly. Renamed Fly Taxi Nord in 2000 operated both cargo and taxi flights. In Nov2015, Ola O.K Giæver (former Wideroe pilot) bought the airline, called it Giaevair and later renamed it FlyViking. Had Viking Air Norway merge in. Completed its AOC certification with the Norwegian civil aviation authority (Luftfartstilsynet) on 14Feb2017. Started operations on 27Mar2017]
^ Genealogy : Giaevair >FlyViking
Giyani Airways

1974* - 1994

South_Africa

Renamed

^ Comments : Merger of Letaba Airways and Giyani Airways formed Phoenix Airways which was taken over by Cape Town based Atlantic Air which had cased to exist in 1996
^ Genealogy : Letaba Airways + Giyani Airways =>Phoenix Airways >>Atlantic Air
Global Air Jets

2014 - date

USA

Active

^ Comments : Global Air Jets started operations on 20Apr2014. It is a public charter start-up that has started offering weekly flights between West Palm Beach Int'l and Montego Bay
^ Genealogy :  
Global Jet

2004 - date

Luxembourg

Active

^ Comments : Global Jet started operations as Silver Arrows in 1999
^ Genealogy : Silver Arrows >Global Jet
GN Airlines (Georgian National Airlines)

2004 - 2008

Georgia

Renamed

^ Comments : [SKY GEORGIA was formed as AIR BISEC, renamed to GN AIRLINES in 2004 and then to current name in 2008 after the carrier has been sold to US investment fund Sky Group]
^ Genealogy : Air Bisec >GN Airlines >Sky Georgia
Go Air

(2014)

Philippines

Began?

^ Comments : Go Air was to be the new name for Tigerair Philippines. Did not start operations
^ Genealogy :  
Go! Aviation

2016 - 2017

Finland

Inactive

^ Comments : Go! Aviation is a privately owned Finnish airline operating state-of-the-art single engine Pilatus PC-12 NG airplanes. Finnish regulator revoked Go! Aviation's licences in Jan2017. Filed for bankeptcy in Feb2017
^ Genealogy :  
Go2Sky

2013 - date

Slovakia

Active

^ Comments : Go2Sky was founded on 14Feb2013. Based at Milan Rastislav Stefanik airport in Bratislava
^ Genealogy :  
Golden West Airlines

1968 - 1983

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : GOLDEN WEST AIRLINES was founded as AERO COMMUTER AIRLINES at Long Beach, California. Took over CATALINA AIR LINES in 1967 (founded as AVALON AIR TRANSPORT). Merged with SKYMARK and CABLE COMMUTER in early 1969. Acquired LOS ANGELES AIRWAYS in 1971. Operated large network from the Bay Area to San Diego. Ceased operations in 1983 due to financial reasons
^ Genealogy : Aero Commuter >Golden West Airlines
Gomelavia

1996 - 2011

Belarus

Inactive

^ Comments : Gomelavia was founded in 1996. The state-owned company ceased operations on 22Feb2011. Domestic scheduled service and regional charters out of Gomel Airport. Originally formed as part of Bel-Avia.
^ Genealogy :  
Goodjet

2002 - 2003

Sweden

Inactive

^ Comments : Goodjet was founded in 2002 & started operations using Transair-Sweden's AOC from Stockholm on low cost services the same year. Declared bankrupt in early 2003 and ceased operations.
^ Genealogy :  
Gorkha Airlines

1996 - 2014

Nepal

Restarting

^ 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 :  
Great Lakes Air Service

1961 - 1967

Canada

Renamed

^ Comments : Great Lakes Airlines was formed in 1960 as the air transport division of Holmes Blunt Co Ltd. Renamed in 1961 to Great Lakes Air Service & then Air Ontario [JAZZ was renamed from AIR CANADA REGIONAL, which was formed in 2001 from the consolidation of the Air Canada Connector carriers AIR BC, AIR NOVA and AIR ONTARIO shortly after the successful take-over of Canadian Airlines. CANADIAN REGIONAL AIRLINES was integrated in in early 2001]
^ Genealogy : Great Lakes Airlines >Great Lakes Airlines >Air Ontario …>>Air Canada Express
Greenair

1990 - 1994

Turkey

Renamed

^ Comments : Greenair was founded in 1990 to fly Turkish expatriate workers and tourists from destinations in Germany and Paris, London, Milan and Amsterdam to Turkey. Ceased operations in Dec1994 [ACTIVE AIR was formed in 1995 after GREENAIR had ceased operations]
^ Genealogy : Greenair +>Active Air
Greenlandair

1960 - 2002

Greenland

Renamed

^ Comments : [Air Greenland was founded by SAS and the mining company Kryolitelskabet as GREENLANDAIR in 1960. Renamed to current name in 2002. Scheduled, charter, international, regional, domestic passenger and cargo airline operating out of Nuuk]
^ Genealogy : Greenlandair >Air Greenland
GTI Airlines

1996 - 1999

Turkey

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Anatolia was formerly known as GTI Airlines (founded in 1996). Istanbul based charter carrier that ceased operations in 2002
^ Genealogy : GTI Airlines >Air Anatolia
Hapag-Lloyd

1973 - 2005

Germany

Renamed

^ Comments : Hapag-Lloyd was established in Jul1972 & the first flight was on 30Mar1973. Renamed to Hapagfly in Nov2005 In Jan2007, it was merged into TUIfly with Hapag-Lloyd Express [TUIfly was renamed from merger of HAPAGFLY and HAPAG-LLOYD EXPRESS after the TUI takeover. This in turn had been rebranded from HAPAG-LLOYD, which had merged with BAVARIA-GERMANAIR in 1979 and retained name] Launch customer for B737-800 in 1998.
^ Genealogy : SudwestFlug >Germanair + Bavaria Flug =>Bavaria-Germanair >>Hapag-Lloyd >Hapagfly + Hapag-Lloyd Express.=>TUIfly
Hawaii Express

1982 - 1984

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : Hawaii Express operated DC10 aircraft out of Honolulu. Ceased operations in 1984
^ Genealogy :  
Hawk Air

1998* - date

Argentina

Unconfirmed

^ Comments : Hawk Air is a passenger charter based at Buenos Aires Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP)
^ Genealogy :  
Helvetic Airways

2003 - date

Switzerland

Active

^ Comments : Helvetic Airways was founded as Odette Airways in the summer of 2001 & and began operations on 15Feb2002. Restructured as Helvetic Airways in Sep2003, operating its first flight under the new brand on 28Nov2003
^ Genealogy : Odette Airways >Helvetic Airways
Hibernian Airlines (Air Charters of Ireland)

1966 - 1967

Ireland

Inactive

^ Comments : Hibernian Airlines was formed in 1966 & started general passenger and cargo charter operations on 05Apr1966. Dublin based ad-hoc charter carrier. Purchased EMERALD AIRWAYS but ceased operations in 1967
^ Genealogy : Emerald Airways (Belfast) >>Hibernian Airlines (Ireland)
Highland Air

1995 - 2000

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : Holmstroem Air was formed in 1995 & was renamed to Highland Air. Scheduled and charter, regional passenger and cargo airline [Direktflyg was formed through a merger of Air Express, Highland Air & Airborne as Skyways Regional & operations started on 15Oct2000. Rebranded in Apr2002]
^ Genealogy : Holmstroem Air >Highland Air + Air Express + Airborne =>Skyways Regional >Direktflyg
Highland Airways

1933 - 1937

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : Highland Airways was formed on 03Apr1933 & commenced first regular airmail service on 29May1934. Merged with NORTHER & SCOTTISH AIRWAYS to form SCOTTISH AIRWAYS. 1st regular air mail services from Inverness-Wick & Kirkwall in 1934. Scottish Airways was absorbed into BEA after AAJC [BA was formed in 1972 by a merger of BOAC, BEA, BEA Airtours, NORTHEAST AIRLINES, CAMBRIAN AIRWAYS and BEA Helicopters and started operations on 01Apr1974. Acquired BCAL (1988), DAN AIR (1992) and Brymon European Airways (1993)].
^ Genealogy : Highland Airways + Northern & Scottish Airlines =.Scottish Airways….>British Airways
Hillerstrom Flyg

Early 1970s

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : [HILAIR was formed as HILLERSTOM FLYG and was acquired by MALMROS AVAITION] [BASAIR was formed as VASTERAS FLYG ECONOMISK FORENING in 1958, renamed to BUSINESS AIR SERVICE ECONOMISK FORENING before current name. Took over MALMROS AVIATION in 1978]
^ Genealogy : Hillerstrom Flyg >Hilair >>Malmros Aviation >>Basair
Himalaya Airways

1935 - 1936

India

Inactive

^ Comments : Himalayan Air Transport & Survey Limited was renamed to Himalaya Airways in 1935
^ Genealogy : Himalayan Air Transport & Survey Limited >Himalaya Airways
Himalayan Air Transport & Survey Limited

1934 - 1935

India

Renamed

^ Comments : Himalayan Air Transport & Survey Limited was renamed to Himalaya Airways in 1935
^ Genealogy : Himalayan Air Transport & Survey Limited >Himalaya Airways
Himalayan Aviation

1948 - 1953

India

Renamed

^ Comments : On 20Feb1950, Himalayan Aviation ran the first ever international flight from Nepal, from Gauchar (Nepal) to Calcutta (now Kolkata). It was 1 of 8 airlines nationalised to form Indian Airlines in 1953 [INDIAN AIRLINES (Corporation) was formed in 1953 on the nationalisation of 8 Indian airlines (DECCAN AIRWAYS, AIRWAYS-INDIA, BHARAT AIRWAYS, HIMALAYAN AVIATION, KALINGA AIR LINES, INDIAN NATIONAL AIRWAYS, AIR INDIA and AIR SERVICES of INDIA. Took over VAYUDOOT in 1998. Renamed to just INDIAN in 2005 & merged into AIR INDIA on 26Feb2011] [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]
^ Genealogy : Deccan Airways + Airways-India + Bharat Airways + Himalayan AV + Kalinga A L + Indian National Airways + Air Services + Air India =>Indian Airlines >Indian =>Air India
Höga Kusten Flyg (High Coast)

2008 - date

Sweden

Active

^ Comments : Höga Kusten Flyg was established in 2007 to operate domestic flights between Stockholm, Sweden and Örnsköldsvik. In Dec2012 it bought the much bigger Swedish airline Nextjet, however both companies continue to use their own branding
^ Genealogy :  
Hola Airlines

2002 - 2010

Spain

Inactive

^ Comments : Hola Airlines was founded in 2002. Palma based carrier on charter services between the islands and Germany/Austria. Formed by the former Air Europa Express management. Ceased operations on 15Feb2010
^ Genealogy :  
Hold-Trade Air Services

1991 - 2000

Nigeria

Inactive

^ Comments : Hold-Trade Air Services was founded in 1991. Domestic passenger and cargo charter servoces out of Kaduna. Eventually ceased operating.
^ Genealogy :  
Holmstroem Air

1995* - 1995*

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : Holmstroem Air was formed in 1995 & was renamed to Highland Air [DIREKFLYG was formed to bring together Skyway Holding's regional carriers, AIR EXPRESS, HIGHLAND AIR and AIRBORNE into one consolidated operation. Renamed from SKYWYS REGIONAL]
^ Genealogy : Holmstroem Air >Highland Air + Air Express + Airborne =>Skyways Regional >Direktflyg
Holmstrom Air Sweden

**** - ****

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : [SWEDEWAYS AIRLINES was formed in 1993 as AIR HUDIKSVALL and was also known at one time as HOLMSTROM AIR SWEDEN. Scheduled domestic passenger airline that filed for bankruptcy in mid-2001 bit continued operating until 2001]
^ Genealogy : >Swedeways Airlines
Holmstrom Flyg

1966* - 1995

Sweden

Inactive

^ Comments : Holmstrom Flyg was founded in 1966 by John-Olof Holmström. The company went bankrupt in 1995
^ Genealogy :  
Hummingbird Air

2014 - date

US_Virgin_Islands

Active

^ Comments : Hummingbird Air was founded in late 2013 by Sam Raphael. Restarted services on 03May2016 after a suspension of operations. Hummingbird Air intend to suspend all operations with effect from 01Apr2017
^ Genealogy :  
IBA (International Business Air)

1983 - 2007

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : IBA (International Business Air) was established and started operations in 1983 as an air-taxi operator. Rebranded as Aerosynchro Aviation in 2007. Scheduled domestic services and charters
^ Genealogy : IBA (International Business Air) >Aerosynchro Aviation
Iberia Express

2012 - date

Spain

Active

^ Comments : Iberia Express was founded on 06Oct2011 & commenced operations on 25Mar2012. Iberia Express is a low-cost airline owned by Iberia, which operates short- and medium-haul routes from its parent airline's hub at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport
^ Genealogy :  
Ibero Americana Colombia de Cargo (Iber Americana)

1994 - 1995

Colombia

Inactive

^ Comments : [IBERO AMERICANA COLOMBIA de CARGO was formed as AMERICANA COLOMBIA. Ceased operations in 1995 when suspected to be a cover for drug money laundering]
^ Genealogy : Americana Colombia >Ibero
iFly Airlines

2009 - date

Russia

Active

^ Comments : iFly Airlines was established by tour operator Tez Tour. Received its air operator’s certificate in early Nov2009. charter airline operating from Moscow Vnukovo to destinations in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Greece, the Maldives, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Turkey
^ Genealogy :  
Imperial Airways

1924 - 1940

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : Imperial Airways Limited was formed on 31Mar1924 by the merger of Handley Page Transport, Daimler Airwayss, British Marine Air Navigation & Instone Air Lines. Imperial Airways launched its first flight between London Croydon and Paris Le Bourget with a DH.34.Merged with BA to BOAC in 1940
^ Genealogy : Handley Page Transport + Daimler Airways + British Marine Air Navigation + Instone Air Lines =>Imperial Airways + British Airways =BOAC…..>British Airways
INA (Indian National Airways)

1933 - 1953

India

Renamed

^ Comments : Indian National Airways was formed in May1933 by R. E. Grant Govan & commenced the first daily service in India, between Calcutta and Dacca on 01Dec1933. In 1953 Indian National Airways was nationalised and merged into Indian Airlines [INDIAN AIRLINES (Corporation) was formed in 1953 on the nationalisation of 8 Indian airlines (DECCAN AIRWAYS, AIRWAYS-INDIA, BHARAT AIRWAYS, HIMALAYAN AVIATION, KALINGA AIR LINES, INDIAN NATIONAL AIRWAYS, AIR INDIA and AIR SERVICES of INDIA. Took over VAYUDOOT in 1998. renamed to just INDIAN in 2005 & merged into AIR INDIA on 26Feb2011] [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]
^ Genealogy : Deccan Airways + Airways-India + Bharat Airways + Himalayan AV + Kalinga A L + Indian National Airways + Air Services + Air India =>Indian Airlines >Indian =>Air India
INAEC (Iloilo-Negros Air Express Co.)

1933 - 1941

Philippines

Renamed

^ Comments : INAEC was founded in 1932 & commenced operations on 03Feb1933. Ceased on 18Dec1941 & renamed Far Eastern Air Transport in 1945 [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 : INAEC (Iloilo-Negros Air Express Co.) >FEATI (Far Eastern Air Transport) >>PAL
Inair Panama (Internacional de Aviacion)

1967* - 1985

Panama

Inactive

^ Comments : Inair Panama (Internacional de Aviacion) was founded in 1967 & was one of the largest cargo carriers in the region. Stopped operating in 1985
^ Genealogy :  
Indamer Airways

1950* - 1960*

India

Renamed

^ Comments : Indamer Airways was taken over Air India [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]
^ Genealogy : Indamer Airways >>Air India
Indian

2005 - 2011

India

Renamed

^ Comments : Indian, after being rebranded from Indian Airlines on 07Dec2005, ceased operating under its own brand and codes with the merger with Air India being complete on 26Feb2011 [INDIAN AIRLINES (Corporation) was formed in 1953 on the nationalisation of 8 Indian airlines (DECCAN AIRWAYS, AIRWAYS-INDIA, BHARAT AIRWAYS, HIMALAYAN AVIATION, KALINGA AIR LINES, INDIAN NATIONAL AIRWAYS, AIR INDIA and AIR SERVICES of INDIA. Took over VAYUDOOT in 1998. Renamed to just INDIAN in 2005 & merged into AIR INDIA on 26Feb2011] [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]
^ Genealogy : Deccan Airways + Airways-India + Bharat Airways + Himalayan AV + Kalinga A L + Indian National Airways + Air Services + Air India =>Indian Airlines >Indian =>Air India
Indian Airlines

1953 - 2005

India

Renamed

^ Comments : Indian Airlines was created by the merger of eight private companies on 01Aug1953 [INDIAN AIRLINES (Corporation) was formed in 1953 on the nationalisation of 8 Indian airlines (DECCAN AIRWAYS, AIRWAYS-INDIA, BHARAT AIRWAYS, HIMALAYAN AVIATION, KALINGA AIR LINES, INDIAN NATIONAL AIRWAYS, AIR INDIA and AIR SERVICES of INDIA. Took over VAYUDOOT in 1998. Renamed to just INDIAN in 2005 & merged into AIR INDIA on 26Feb2011] [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]
^ Genealogy : Deccan Airways + Airways-India + Bharat Airways + Himalayan AV + Kalinga A L + Indian National Airways + Air Services + Air India =>Indian Airlines >Indian =>Air India
Indian Overseas Airlines

1947 - 1950

India

Inactive

^ Comments : Indian Overseas Airlines was formed as Mistri Airways & was founded by Parsi businessman, Rusi Mistri. Mistri Airways operated flights between Mumbay, Nagpur and Calcutta, in addition to charter work. Renamed of Indian Overseas Airlines in 1947. In 1949, it also got license to operate flights for air-mail services and also started operating on other routes like Nagpur -Hyderabad -Banglore - Madras and Nagpur- Jabalpur - Allahbad -Kanpur -Lukhnow. The night air mail services' first license was granted to Indian Overseas Airlines but the airline closed by the end of 1950 due to financial problems
^ Genealogy : Mistri Airways >Indian Overseas Airlines
Inland Flying Service

1929 - 1931

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation started operations on 16Ap1929 as Inland Flying Sevice. First flight after rename was 27Jun1932 & and flew services until the start of war in 1939
^ Genealogy : Inland Flying Service >PSIoWA +>Portsmouth Aviation
Inter Airlines (Inter Express)

2002 - 2008

Turkey

Inactive

^ Comments : Inter Airlines was founded in Dec1999 & started operations on 04Apr2002 on charter flights between Turkey and European destinations. Ceased operations on 18Nov2008. Fully owned by Birce Tours
^ Genealogy :  
Inter Island Airways

1993 - 2017*

Samoa

Inactive

^ Comments : Charter passenger services out of Pago Pago International. Inter Island Airways is to lose its AOC after it was deemed the airline had ceased operations in early 2017
^ Genealogy :  
Interexpress Transportes Aereos Regionais

1998* - 2000*

Brazil

Renamed

^ Comments : Interexpress Transportes Aereos Regionais was formed in 1991 as ITA. It was renamed when the formed was acquired by TAM. It was merged into the parent company [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 : ITA (Itapemirim Transportes Aereos) >Interexpress Transportes Aereos Regionais >>TAM Linhas Aereas >LATAM Airlines Brasil
Intersky Aviation

2002 - 2015

Austria

Inactive

^ Comments : Intersky Aviation was formed in Nov2001 and began operations on 25Mar2002. Scheduled regional passenger carrier formed by Renate Moser based Berne but Austrian registered
^ Genealogy :  
Iranian Air Transport Company (IATC)

1992 - 2009

Iran

Renamed

^ Comments : Iranian Naft Airlines was founded by the state-owned National Iranian Oil as Iranian Air Transport Company in 1992. Domestic and regional charter carrier out of Ahwaz
^ Genealogy : Iranian Air Transport Company >Iranian Naft Airlines
Iranian Airlines

(2009)

Iran

Began?

^ Comments : [Saha Airlines was renamed to Iranian Airlines prior to starting operations and back to Saha Airlines. It was formed in 2009 & operations had started on 30Jun1990. Eventually suspended on 03May2013. International and domestic charter airline out of Tehran Mehrabad]
^ Genealogy : Saha Airlines >Iranian Airlines >Saha Airlines
Iraqi Airways

1946 - date

Iraq

Active

^ Comments : Iraqi Airways was founded in 1945 as a department of the Iraqi State Railways. Started operations on 28Jan1946 & international on 14Jun1946. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is flag carrier of Iraq. Flights suspended because of the Gulf war in 1992. Some domestic flights resumed in 2004. Iraqi Airways began flights to Kuwait for the first time since Iraq invaded Kuwait in Aug1990 on 16Feb2013
^ Genealogy :  
Ireland Airways (El Air Exports)

1991* - 1998

Ireland

Inactive

^ Comments : Ireland Airways was formed in 1991. Regional airline that ceased operating in 1998
^ Genealogy :  
Irelfly

1966 - 1966

UK

Inactive

^ Comments : Irelfly was a short-lived charter carrier using DC3 aircraft out of Shoreham and Gatwick. Formed, started & ceased operations in 1966
^ Genealogy :  
Ishtar Air

2005 - 2009

Iraq

Inactive

^ Comments : Ishtar Air was founded in 2005 & appreared to have ceased operations in Oct2009
^ Genealogy :  
Island Airlines

1962 - 1962*

USA

Status?

^ Comments : [ERIE ISLE AIRWAYS was founded by Milton 'Red' Hersberger in 1929. Renamed to SKYTOURS in 1947. AIR TOURS was absorbed in 1962 and the airline was renamed to ISLAND AIRLINES in 1962 when taken over by Fords]
^ Genealogy : Erie Isle Airways >Sky Tours >Island Airlines (2)
Isle of Man Air Services

1935 - 1947

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : Isle of Man Air Services operated domestic and international services. Integrated into BEA after AAJC [BA was formed in 1972 by a merger of BOAC, BEA, BEA Airtours, NORTHEAST AIRLINES, CAMBRIAN AIRWAYS and BEA Helicopters and started operations on 01Apr1974. Acquired BCAL (1988), DAN AIR (1992) and Brymon European Airways (1993)].
^ Genealogy : Isle of Man Air Services =>BEA…..>British Airways
Islena Regional Airlines (Islena de Inversiones)

1981 - date

Honduras

Active

^ Comments : Islena Regional Airlines was founded by Arturo Alverado Wood in 1981 &.operations started on 31Mar1981. Scheduled and charter passenger flights to Iami and to destinations in Honduras and the Cayman Islands
^ Genealogy :  
Istanbul Airlines

1986 - 2000

Turkey

Inactive

^ Comments : Istanbul Airlines was a scheduled and charter passenger services. License revoked in 2000 by Turkish Authorities. It had MARMARA AIR merge in prior to it's start
^ Genealogy : >Istanbul Airlines
ITA (Itapemirim Transportes Aereos)

1991 - 1998

Brazil

Renamed

^ Comments : Interexpress Transportes Aereos Regionais was formed in 1991 as ITA. It was renamed when the formed was acquired by TAM. It was merged into the parent company [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 : ITA (Itapemirim Transportes Aereos) >Interexpress Transportes Aereos Regionais >>TAM Linhas Aereas >LATAM Airlines Brasil
JAD (Japan Airlines Domestic)

2004 - 2006

Japan

Renamed

^ Comments : TDA is renamed to Japan Air System on 01Apr1988 & JAD on 01Apr2004 Toa Airways was established on 30Nov1953. First operator of NAMC YS-11A [JAD (Japan Airlines Domestic) was established as JDA (Japan Domestic Airlines) in 1971 through a merger of three feeder airlines, Nitto Airlines (founded 1952), Fujita Airlines (founded 1952) & Kita Nihon Airlines (North Japan Airlines) (founded 1953). JDA and Toa Airways(founded 1953) merged to create TDA (Toa Domestic Airlines) on 15May1971. Renamed to JAS (Japan Air System) on 01Apr1988. Merged into JAL on 01Apr2004 & renamed to JAD. Eventually merged into parent company JAL]
^ Genealogy : Nippon Yuran Airlines >Fujita Airlines + Nitto Aviation + Kita Nihon Airlines =>JDA + TDA =>JAS >JAD >>JAL
Jags Aviation

2007 - date

Guyana

Active

^ Comments : Jags Aviation was was established as a domestic charter company on 31Oct2006 & started operations on 11Mar2007
^ Genealogy :  
Jamahiriya Libyan Arab Airlines

1986 - 1990*

Libya

Renamed

^ Comments : [LIBYAN AIRLINES was founded as ROYAL LIBYAN AIRLINES in 1964 and was shortly renamed to KINGDOM of LIBYA AIRLINES, also in 1964. LIBAVIA and UNITED LIBYAN AIRLINES were acquired on the same day. The name LIBYAN ARAB AIRLINES was adopted in 1969 after the monarchy was overthrown. Renamed to JAMAHIRIYA LIBYAN ARAB AIRLINES in 1986 after the airline was taken over by JAMAHIRIYA AIR TRANSPORT (which HAD BEEN FORMED IN 1982 AND took over the operations of UNITED AFRICAN AIRLINES in 1983). Renamed BACK TO LIBYAN ARAB AIRLINES IN 1990* and to LIBYAN AILINES in 2007. Air Jamahiriya was merged into Libyan Arab Airlines in 2001]
^ Genealogy : Royal Libyan Airlines >Kingdom of Libya Airlines >Libyan Arab Airlines >Jamahiriya Libyan Arab Airlines >Libyan Arab Airlines >Libyan Airlines
Jamaica Air Shuttle

2009 - 2013

Jamaica

Inactive

^ Comments : Jamaica Air Shuttle operations started 07Dec2009 & ceased on 18Feb2013. It had offered domestic flights between Kingston Tinson Pen (KTP) and Montego Bay Sangster International (MBJ) as well as international routes from Kingston Norman Manley International (KIN) to Port au Prince Toussaint Louverture International (PAP) and between Montego Bay Sangster International (MBJ) and Santiago de Cuba Antonio Maceo International (SCU) using a fleet of three Beech 99 turboprops
^ Genealogy :  
JamAir

1946* - 1977

India

Renamed

^ Comments : Jamair was formed in 1946 by James B Muff, a former Chief Engineer at China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) & Eddie Quinn, a radio operator and pilot with CNAC [INDIAN AIRLINES (Corporation) was formed in 1953 on the nationalisation of 8 Indian airlines (DECCAN AIRWAYS, AIRWAYS-INDIA, BHARAT AIRWAYS, HIMALAYAN AVIATION, KALINGA AIR LINES, INDIAN NATIONAL AIRWAYS, AIR INDIA and AIR SERVICES of INDIA. Took over VAYUDOOT in 1998. Renamed to just INDIAN in 2005 & merged into AIR INDIA on 26Feb2011] [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]
^ Genealogy : JamAir >>Indian Airlines >Indian >>Air India
Japanese Airlines

1951 - 1953

Japan

Renamed

^ Comments : JAL (Japan Air Lines) was formed as Japanese Airlines on 01Aug1951. Operated its first flight on 25Oct1951. Toa Airways was established on 30Nov1953. First operator of NAMC YS-11A [JAD (Japan Airlines Domestic) was established as JDA (Japan Domestic Airlines) in 15Apr1964 through a merger of three feeder airlines, Nitto Airlines (founded 1952), Fujita Airlines (founded 1952) & Kita Nihon Airlines (North Japan Airlines) (founded 1953). JDA and Toa Airways(founded 1953) merged to create TDA (Toa Domestic Airlines) on 15May1971. Renamed to JAS (Japan Air System) on 01Apr1988. Merged into JAL on 01Apr2004 & renamed to JAD. Eventually merged into parent company JAL]
^ Genealogy : Japanese Airlines >JAL (Japan Air Lines) + JAS (Japan Air System) =>JAL International + JAD (Japan Airlines Domestic) =>JAL
JAS (Japan Air System)

1988 - 2004

Japan

Renamed

^ Comments : Toa Airways was established on 30Nov1953. First operator of NAMC YS-11A [JAD (Japan Airlines Domestic) was established as JDA (Japan Domestic Airlines) in 15Apr1964 through a merger of three feeder airlines, Nitto Airlines (founded 1952), Fujita Airlines (founded 1952) & Kita Nihon Airlines (North Japan Airlines) (founded 1953). JDA and Toa Airways(founded 1953) merged to create TDA (Toa Domestic Airlines) on 15May1971. Renamed to JAS (Japan Air System) on 01Apr1988. Merged into JAL on 01Apr2004 & renamed to JAD. Eventually merged into parent company JAL]
^ Genealogy : Nippon Yuran Airlines >Fujita Airlines + Nitto Aviation + Kita Nihon Airlines =>JDA + TDA =>JAS >JAD >>JAL
JC (Cambodia) International Airlines

2017 - date

Cambodia

Active

^ Comments : JC (Cambodia) International Airlines is a new start-up intending to launch scheduled services. Having secured its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) from Cambodia's Secretariat of State Civil Aviation (SSCA), it commenced revenue operations on 17Mar2017 with a return flight between Siem Reap and Macau Int'l.
^ Genealogy :  
JDA (Japan Domestic Airlines)

1964 - 1971

Japan

Renamed

^ Comments : Toa Airways was established on 30Nov1953. First operator of NAMC YS-11A Toa Airways was established on 30Nov1953. First operator of NAMC YS-11A [JAD (Japan Airlines Domestic) was established as JDA (Japan Domestic Airlines) in 15Apr1964 through a merger of three feeder airlines, Nitto Airlines (founded 1952), Fujita Airlines (founded 1952) & Kita Nihon Airlines (North Japan Airlines) (founded 1953). JDA and Toa Airways(founded 1953) merged to create TDA (Toa Domestic Airlines) on 15May1971. Renamed to JAS (Japan Air System) on 01Apr1988. Merged into JAL on 01Apr2004 & renamed to JAD. Eventually merged into parent company JAL]
^ Genealogy : Nippon Yuran Airlines >Fujita Airlines + Nitto Aviation + Kita Nihon Airlines =>JDA + TDA =>JAS >JAD >>JAL
Jet2.com

2003 - date

UK

Active

^ Comments : Jet2.com was formed in 1978 & operations started on 30Jun1978 as Express Air Services. Renamed to Channel Express in 1982. Channel Express set up JET2 in 2003 as low-cost airline and eventually rebranded itself with it's subsiduary's name. Jet2.com commenced operations on 12Feb2003
^ Genealogy : Express Air Services >Channel Express >Jet2
JetBlue

2000 - date

USA

Active

^ Comments : JetBlue was founded as NewAir in Feb1999 by David Neeleman (Morris Air founder) & renamed prior to start. Commenced operations on 11Feb2000. Its first international service was from JFK to Santiago on 10Jun2004. Low fare scheduled international and domestic services from New York Kennedy Airport
^ Genealogy : NewAir >JetBlue
JetKonnect

2009 - 2014

India

Inactive

^ Comments : Sahara Indian Airlines was founded on 20Dec1991& started operations on 03Dec1993. Rebranded as Air Sahara on 02Oct2000. To JetLite on 01May2007. Merged into JetKonnect on 25Mar2012 which was eventually phased out by Jet Airways on 30Nov2014
^ Genealogy : Sahara Indian Airlines >Air Sahara >JetLite >>JetKonnect
JetLite

2007 - 2012

India

Renamed

^ Comments : Sahara Indian Airlines was founded on 20Dec1991& started operations on 03Dec1993. Rebranded as Air Sahara on 02Oct2000. To JetLite on 01May2007. Merged into JetKonnect on 25Mar2012 which was eventually phased out by Jet Airways on 30Nov2014
^ Genealogy : Sahara Indian Airlines >Air Sahara >JetLite >>JetKonnect
Jetstar Pacific

2008 - date

Vietnam

Active

^ Comments : Pacific Airlines was founded in Dec1990 & commenced operations on 15Apr1991. First airline to be formed in Vietnam after law changes. International charter cargo providing daily scheduled services between Vietnam and Taiwan. Renamed to JetStar Pacific on 23May2008
^ Genealogy : Pacific Airlines >Jetstar Pacific
JMC Airlines

2000 - 2003

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : JMC Airlines was launched on 01Sep1999 by merger of Flying Colours & Caledonian Airways & started operations on 27Mar2000. Renamed to Thomas Cook Airlines on 31Mar2003 [THOMAS COOK AIRLINES was formed through the merger of CALEDONIAN AIRWAYS and FLYING COLOURS as JMC AIRLINES.. Took it's name from the initials of John Mason Cook, son of the founder Thomas Cook].
^ Genealogy : Flying Colours + Caledonian Airways =>JMC Airlines >Thomas Cook Airlines
JS Air Charter (Jahangir Siddiqui Air)

2007 - 2010

Pakistan

Inactive

^ Comments : JS Air Charter (Jahangir Siddiqui Air) was charter company owned by the Jahangir Siddiqui Group that operates in diversified fields. JS Air was based in Karachi, Sindh. It operated a small fleet of propeller driven Beech aircraft with a maximum capacity of about 20 passengers. In Nov2010 a JS Air Beech 1900 flying from Karachi to Dadu crashed shortly after takeoff after which JS AIR was officially shut down
^ Genealogy :  
JSC Airline (Burundaiavia)

2002 - 2010

Kazakhstan

Inactive

^ 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
JSC Donavia Airlines

1993 - 2000

Russia

Renamed

^ Comments : Donavia was formed in 1925 as Donskie Avialinii. Nerged with Yug Avia in 1992 & absorbed into Aeroflot in 1993 becoming the JSC Donavia Airlines. To Donavia via Aeroflot-Don
^ Genealogy : Donskie Avialinii >>JSC Donavia Airlines >Aeroflot-Don >DonaviaYug Avia + Donskie Avialinii =>JSC Donavia Airlines >Aeroflot-Don >Donavia >>Rossiya
Jupiter Airways

1948 - 1949

India

Inactive

^ Comments : Jupiter Airways was started when Rm. Alagappa Chettiar in early 1947, bought eight aircraft, but bureaucracy stalled its first flight till June 1948. Eventually, Jupiter started its first flight on 07Jun1948 , the Premier of Madras Province, O. P. Ramaswami Reddiar, inaugurating the Company's Madras-`Vizagapatam'-Nagpur-Delhi flight
^ Genealogy :  
Kabo Air

1981 - 2017*

Nigeria

Restarting

^ 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 :  
Kabu Air Cargo

1992* - 1992*

Nigeria

Status?

^ Comments : Kabu Air Cargo landed safely after the 2 starboard engines fell of a B707 in 1992
^ Genealogy :  
Kaiken Lineas Aereas

1990 - 1999

Argentina

Inactive

^ Comments : Kaiken Lineas Aereas was founded in 1990 & was the Flag carrier for Patagonia but had it's Saab 340 aircraft reposessed in 1999 and ceased operations
^ Genealogy :  
Kairali Airlines

2017 >

India

Planned

^ Comments : Kairali Airlines was founded on 09Jan2013 and inaugurated on 15Jun2013. Now intends to start in mid-2017. It is a proposed start-up Low Cost Carrier based in India’s Kerala region
^ Genealogy :  
Kalinga Air Lines

1946^ - 1952*

India

Renamed

^ Comments : [INDIAN AIRLINES (Corporation) was formed in 1953 on the nationalisation of 8 Indian airlines (DECCAN AIRWAYS, AIRWAYS-INDIA, BHARAT AIRWAYS, HIMALAYAN AVIATION, KALINGA AIR LINES, INDIAN NATIONAL AIRWAYS, AIR INDIA and AIR SERVICES of INDIA. Took over VAYUDOOT in 1998. Renamed to just INDIAN in 2005 & merged into AIR INDIA on 26Feb2011] [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]
^ Genealogy :  
Kalinga Airways

1952* - 1953

India

Renamed

^ Comments : [INDIAN AIRLINES (Corporation) was formed in 1953 on the nationalisation of 8 Indian airlines (DECCAN AIRWAYS, AIRWAYS-INDIA, BHARAT AIRWAYS, HIMALAYAN AVIATION, KALINGA AIR LINES, INDIAN NATIONAL AIRWAYS, AIR INDIA and AIR SERVICES of INDIA. Took over VAYUDOOT in 1998. Renamed to just INDIAN in 2005 & merged into AIR INDIA on 26Feb2011] [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]
^ Genealogy : >>Indian Airlines >Indian >>Air India
Kampuchea Airlines

1982 - 1994

Cambodia

Renamed

^ Comments : Kampuchea Airlines started services on 07Sep1982 [ROYAL AIR CAMBODGE took over KAMPUCHEA AIRLINES in 1996. National airline of Cambodia. Scheduled charter regional and domestic passenger and cargo carrier. Ceased operations in 2001 following terrorist attack on N.Y.]
^ Genealogy : Kampuchea Airlines >>Royal Air Cambodge >Air Cambodge >Royal Air Cambodge (2)
Kan Air (Kannithi Aviation)

2010 - 2017

Thailand

Restarting

^ 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 21Apr2017 after being forced to ground its aircraft due to technical difficulties
^ Genealogy :  
Karinou Airlines

2012 - date

Central_African_Republic

Active

^ Comments : Karinou Airlines was established as Africa Airlines in Apr2012. Operations started in May2012 & its inaugural scheduled service from Bangui to Kinshasa took place on 12Feb2013
^ Genealogy : Africa Airlines >Karinou Airlines
Kato Airline

1996 - 2008

Norway

Inactive

^ Comments : Kato Airline was founded on 16Feb1995 by Karl Johan and Torlaug Karlson at Evenes airport. Received its AOC on 21Feb1996 & ceased operation on 02Sep2008. Scheduled passenger services and daily freight services for Newspapers Northern Norway
^ Genealogy :  
Kingdom of Libya Airlines

1965 - 1969

Libya

Renamed

^ Comments : Kingdom of Libya Airlines (KLA), was rebranded as Libyan Arab Airlines (aka Jamahiriya Libyan Airlines) on 01Sep1969 [LIBYAN AIRLINES was founded as ROYAL LIBYAN AIRLINES in 1964 and was shortly renamed to KINGDOM of LIBYA AIRLINES, also in 1964. LIBAVIA and UNITED LIBYAN AIRLINES were acquired on the same day. The name LIBYAN ARAB AIRLINES was adopted in 1969 after the monarchy was overthrown. Renamed to JAMAHIRIYA LIBYAN ARAB AIRLINES in 1986 after the airline was taken over by JAMAHIRIYA AIR TRANSPORT (which HAD BEEN FORMED IN 1982 AND took over the operations of UNITED AFRICAN AIRLINES in 1983). Renamed BACK TO LIBYAN ARAB AIRLINES IN 1990* and to LIBYAN AILINES in 2007. Air Jamahiriya was merged into Libyan Arab Airlines in 2001]
^ Genealogy : Royal Libyan Airlines >Kingdom of Libya Airlines >Libyan Arab Airlines >Jamahiriya Libyan Arab Airlines >Libyan Arab Airlines >Libyan Airlines
Kirov Air Enterprise (Kirov Airline)

1992 - 2012

Russia

Inactive

^ Comments : Kirov Air Enterprise was an international and domestic scheduled airline that was formerly the Aeroflot, Kirov Division. It was founded & started operations in 1992 & ceased on 30Mar2012
^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Kirov Division >Kirov Air Enterprise
Kita Nihon Airlines (North Japan Airlines)

1953* - 1964

Japan

Renamed

^ Comments : Kita Nihon Airlines (North Japan Airlines) was established on 30Jul1953. Toa Airways was established on 30Nov1953. First operator of NAMC YS-11A Toa Airways was established on 30Nov1953. First operator of NAMC YS-11A [JAD (Japan Airlines Domestic) was established as JDA (Japan Domestic Airlines) in 15Apr1964 through a merger of three feeder airlines, Nitto Airlines (founded 1952), Fujita Airlines (founded 1952) & Kita Nihon Airlines (North Japan Airlines) (founded 1953). JDA and Toa Airways(founded 1953) merged to create TDA (Toa Domestic Airlines) on 15May1971. Renamed to JAS (Japan Air System) on 01Apr1988. Merged into JAL on 01Apr2004 & renamed to JAD. Eventually merged into parent company JAL]
^ Genealogy : Nippon Yuran Airlines >Fujita Airlines + Nitto Aviation + Kita Nihon Airlines =>JDA + TDA =>JAS >JAD >>JAL
Kiwi International Airlines

1992 - 1999

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : Kiwi International Airlines first flew on 21Sep1992. Scheduled low fare services in Eastern US. Into Chapter 11 in 1996 & ceased operations on 24Mar1999
^ Genealogy :  
KLM Interinsulair Bedrijf

1947 - 1949

Dutch_East_Indies

Renamed

^ Comments : KLM Interinsulair Bedrijf was founded on 01Aug1947 as a KLM subsidiary (due to the dissolution of KNILM) [GARUDA INDONESIAN AIRWAYS was founded as 1949, just after independence by renaming KLM Interinsulair Bedrijf. Started operations on 31Mar1950. Took over many small airlines in the 1950s. Nationalised in 1954. Acquired de Kroonduif in 1962, which was a KLM subsiduary later was renamed to Merpati. International and regional passenger and cargo airline]
^ Genealogy : KNILM +>KLM Interinsulair Bedrijf >Garuda
KNILM (Royal Dutch East Indies Airlines)

1928 - 1947

Dutch_East_Indies

Renamed

^ Comments : KNILM was founded in 16Jul1928 as NILM by KLM, it was appended with the Koninklijk (Royal) title on 15Oct1928. Dissolved and transferred to KLM Interinsulair Bedrijf on 01Aug1947 [GARUDA INDONESIAN AIRWAYS was founded as 1949, just after independence by renaming KLM Interinsulair Bedrijf. Started operations on 31Mar1950. Took over many small airlines in the 1950s. Nationalised in 1954. Acquired de Kroonduif in 1962, which was a KLM subsiduary later was renamed to Merpati. International and regional passenger and cargo airline]
^ Genealogy : KNILM +>KLM Interinsulair Bedrijf >Garuda
Kolob Canyons Air Service

1998 - date

USA

Active

^ Comments : passenger and cargo carrier based at Cedar City Regional (CDC)
^ Genealogy :  
Kullaflyg

2003 - 2016

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : Kullaflyg is an airline based in Ängelholm/Helsingborg that was founded in 2003. Merged into BRA - Braathens Regional Airlines in 2016
^ Genealogy : Kullaflyg >>BRA - Braathens Regional Airlines
Kungsair I Goteborg

1967* - 1979*

Sweden

Status?

^ Comments : Kungsair was founded in 1967
^ Genealogy :  
Kuwait Airways

1957 - date

Kuwait

Active

^ Comments : Kuwait Airways started operations as Kuwait National Airways on 16Mar1954. Renamed to present name in 1957. BRITISH INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES was absorbed in 1959 and TRANS ARABIA AIRWAYS in 1964. Relaunched, following the liberation of Kuwait, on 26Feb1991. International and regional passenger and cargo airline
^ Genealogy : Kuwait National Airways >Kuwait Airways
Kuwait National Airways

1954 - 1957

Kuwait

Renamed

^ Comments : [Kuwait Airways started operations as Kuwait National Airways on 16Mar1954. Renamed to present name in 1957. BRITISH INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES was absorbed in 1959 and TRANS ARABIA AIRWAYS in 1964. Relaunched, following the liberation of Kuwait, on 26Feb1991. International and regional passenger and cargo airline]
^ Genealogy : Kuwait National Airways >Kuwait Airways
LAAN (Líneas Aéreas Argentinas Noroeste)

1946 - 1946

Argentina

Renamed

^ Comments : ALFA was a joint venture established on 16May1946 by the Argentine government (CSSA + CDNA) [Aerolineas Argentinas was formed on 14May1949 by the unification of Zonda, Aeroposta Argentina SA ALFA (Avacion del Litoral Fluvial Argentino) and FAMA (Flota Aerea Mercante Argentina) which connected the Argentine Republic from the early 1930s. Commenced operations on 07Dec1950. Regular services of Aerolineas Argentinas between Buenos Aires and Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), with stops in Cordoba and Salta, was inaugurated on 27Jan1953. Flag carrier of Argentina and is an international and regional passenger and cargo airline]
^ Genealogy : LAAN >Zonda =>Aerolineas Argentinas
LAB (Lloyd Aereo Boliviano)

1925 - 2007

Bolivia

Inactive

^ Comments : LAB (Lloyd Aereo Boliviano) was founded by Guillermo Kyllmann on 15Sep1925. Started operations on 23Sep1925. On 30Mar2007, it was decided by the Bolivian government to shut down Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano, which meant that effective on 01Apr2007, all flight operations were suspended (One of the oldest airlines in the world. Established by German residents with the support of the Bolivian Government. The airline was nationalised in 1941 after remaining under German inluence since the onset. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that was the national carrier)
^ Genealogy :  
Labrador Air Safari

1974* - 2006*

Canada

Renamed

^ Comments : Labrador Air Safari offered hunting and fishing trips in upper Quebec and Lower Ungava. Merged into Saguenay Air Service [AIR SAGUENAY was formed as SAGUENAY AIR SERVICE. Based in Chicoutimi, Quebec. early 60’s when Mr. Peter Schoch, mink breeder bought Saguenay Air Service. This carrier was based at Kenogami Lake, owned by Saguenay Aero Club and was used to train pilots. Mr. Schoch then decided to open a new seaplane base at St-David de Falardeau, lake Sebastien so he could offer a better service to companies like Alcan or Price Brothers, fishermen, hunters and services for forest fire patrol. The company expanded and merged in the mid 70’s with Gagnon Air Service to become a new company : Air Saguenay. Since 1998, the carrier expanded again with the purchase of Labrador Air Safari and Derap Aviation, Air Saguenay purchased Air Caribou in Fermont (south of Wabush)]
^ Genealogy : Labrador Air Safari >>Air Saguenay
LADE (Lineas Aereas del Estado)

1945 - date

Argentina

Active

^ Comments : LADE was established as an arm of the Argentine Air Force in Sep1940 to undertake non-profitable routes to remote areas. It was initially known as LASO (Líneas Aéreas Suroeste) and consolidated under the present title in 1945 with another air force branch, LANE (Líneas Aéreas Noreste) and SADE (Servicios Aeropostales del Estado). These airlines are unified by Resolution 849 on 23Oct1945 under the name of LADE-State Air Lines, being under the orbit of the Aeronautical Secretariat; Origin of the Argentine Air Force
^ Genealogy : LASO + LANE + SADE =>LADE (Lineas Aereas del Estado)
LAER (Lineas Aereas Entre Rios)

1980* - 2002

Argentina

Inactive

^ Comments : LAER (Lineas Aereas Entre Rios) was founded in 1967 as SAPER. Commuter airline operating scheduled charter services from Buenos Aries. Suspended operations in early 2002 when it's leased aircraft were repossed.
^ Genealogy : SAPER >LAER
Lake Central Airlines

1950 - 1968

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : LAKE CENTRAL AIRLINES was formed as ROSCO TURNER AERONAUTICAL CORPORATION in 1947. The airline was renamed to TURNER AIRLINES in 1949. Acquired by ALLEGHENY AIRLINES in 1968 [US AIRWAYS was established as ALL AMERICAN AVIATION flying airmail pickup in Pennsylvania. Became ALL AMERICAN AIRWAYS in 1948 when passenger were transported. Renamed to ALLEGHENY AIRLINES in 1953. Absorbed LAKE CENTRAL AIRLINES in 1968 and MOHAWK AIRLINES in 1972. Renamed to USAIR in 1979. Merged with PIEDMONT AIRLINES in 1988 and PSA in 1989. Renamed to US AIRWAYS on 27Feb1997. AMERICA WEST was integrated in beginning in early 2006. Merged into American Airlines on 17Oct2015]
^ Genealogy : >US Airways >>American Airlines
Laker Airways

1967 - 1982

UK

Inactive

^ Comments : Laker Airways was founded on 08Feb1966 & inaugurated its no-booking "Skytrain" service between London and New York on 26Sep1977. Ceased operations on 05Feb1982 & went into receivership amidst cries of 'foul play' against Pan-Am etc.
^ Genealogy :  
LAN Argentina

2005 - 2016

Argentina

Renamed

^ Comments : LAN Argentina was founded in 2005. Started domestic services with a single B.737-200 from Beunos Aries to Cordoba & Mandoza in Jun2005. Renamed to current when its parent company LAN Chile merged with TAM Airlines
^ Genealogy : LAN Argentina >LATAM Airlines Argentina
Lan Colombia

2011 - 2016

Colombia

Renamed

^ 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
LANA (Lignes Aeriennes Nord-Africaines)

1935* - 1937

Algeria

Renamed

^ Comments : In 1937 the French Govt. combined the services of Regie Air Afrique, Regie Malagache & LANA to form Air Afrique
^ Genealogy : CTA (Compagnie Transafricaine d'Aviation) >Regie Air Afrique + Regie Malagache + LANA +>Air Afrique
LANE (Linea Aérea Nordeste)

1940 - 1945

Argentina

Renamed

^ Comments : LANE (Líneas Aéreas del Noreste) was founded in Sep1940 & started operations on 06Jan1944 [LADE was established as an arm of the Argentine Air Force in Sep1940 to undertake non-profitable routes to remote areas. It was initially known as LASO (Líneas Aéreas Suroeste) and consolidated under the present title in 1945 with another air force branch, LANE (Líneas Aéreas Noreste) and SADE (Servicios Aeropostales del Estado). These airlines are unified by Resolution 849 on 23Oct1945 under the name of LADE-State Air Lines, being under the orbit of the Aeronautical Secretariat; Origin of the Argentine Air Force]
^ Genealogy : LASO + LANE + SADE =>LADE (Lineas Aereas del Estado)
LAP (Air Paraguay) (Lineas Aereas Paraguayas)

1963 - 1994

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
LAP (Linhas Aereas Paulistas)

1946 - 1951

Brazil

Renamed

^ Comments : [LOIDE was formed by an amalgamation between LINHAS AEREAS PAULISTAS and TRANSPORTES AEREOS BANDEIRANTES] Linhas Aéreas Paulistas – LAP S.A. was founded in 1943 but the first meeting of shareholders took place only on 09Feb1945.In Jun1945 LAP was given authorization to operate and in 1946 flights from São Paulo to Recife via the coast started. Later, flights were extended beyond Recife, to Campina Grande]
^ Genealogy : LAP (Linhas Aereas Paulistas) + TABA (Transportes Aereos Bandeirantes) =>Lóide Aéreo Nacional >>VASP
LapAir (Lappslandsflyg)

1953* - 2012

Sweden

Inactive

^ Comments : LAPAIR was formed in 1953 by the merger of 3 airlines. Lapplandsflyg was founded by the legendary pilot Bertil Johansson. It was the second helicopter company in Sweden after Ostermans Aero AB. Operattions ceased in 2012. At the time of its shutdown Lapplandsflyg operated five helicopters - three Jet Rangers and two Long Rangers
^ Genealogy :  
LAPSA (Lineas Aereas de Panama SA)

1947* - 1948*

Panama

Inactive

^ Comments : Because of the 1948-1949 Arab-Israeli conflict the USA had enforced an arms embargo on Israel. Thus, the Panamanian airline LAPSA (Lineas Aéreas de Panama) was used as a cover for the acquisition of ten C-46 and three L-049 Constellations, by Israeli agents in the USA during late 1947/early 1948
^ Genealogy :  
LASO (Linea Aérea Sud Oeste)

1940 - 1945

Argentina

Renamed

^ Comments : LASO operated its first flight from Palomar to Esquel on 04Sep1940 [LADE was established as an arm of the Argentine Air Force in Sep1940 to undertake non-profitable routes to remote areas. It was initially known as LASO (Líneas Aéreas Suroeste) and consolidated under the present title in 1945 with another air force branch, LANE (Líneas Aéreas Noreste) and SADE (Servicios Aeropostales del Estado). These airlines are unified by Resolution 849 on 23Oct1945 under the name of LADE-State Air Lines, being under the orbit of the Aeronautical Secretariat; Origin of the Argentine Air Force]
^ Genealogy : LASO + LANE + SADE =>LADE (Lineas Aereas del Estado)
LATAM Airlines Argentina

2016 - date

Argentina

Active

^ Comments : LAN Argentina was founded in 2005. Started domestic services with a single B.737-200 from Beunos Aries to Cordoba & Mandoza in Jun2005. Renamed to current when its parent company LAN Chile merged with TAM Airlines
^ Genealogy : LAN Argentina >LATAM Airlines Argentina
LATAM Cargo Colombia

2016 - date

Colombia

Active

^ Comments : LATAM Cargo Colombia, formerly known as Línea Aérea Carguera de Colombia (LANCO) , is a Colombian cargo airline based in Bogotá with its main base at El Dorado International Airport. LANCO operated under its own branding for a brief period in 2009, when it was changed to LAN Cargo & then to LATAM Cargo Colombia in 2016
^ Genealogy : LANCO (Línea Aérea Carguera de Colombia) >LATAM Cargo Colombia
Lauda Air

1985 - 2013

Austria

Renamed

^ Comments : Lauda Air was established in Apr1979 by former racing driver Niki Lauda but did not begin operations until 1985. First european operator Canadair Regional Jet. Incorporated Austrian Air Transport (AAT) in 2001. Scheduled and charter passenger airline. Rebranded to Austrian myHoliday on 06Apr2013
^ Genealogy : Austrian Air Transport (AAT) >>Lauda Air >Austrian myHoliday
Layonair

2011 - 2017*

Spain

Inactive

^ Comments : Layonair was established in the Canary Islands on 27Apr2010. Services linking Las Palmas with Madrid Barajas were launched on 06Apr2011, operating on behalf of Iberia Cargo. Appears to have returned its leased aircraft
^ Genealogy :  
LBF-Eda Varken

1955* - 1982

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : [WEST AIR SWEDEN was founded in 1955 as LBF-EDA VARKEN operating taxi flights. Renamed to ABAL AIR in 1982. The name was changed to TIME AIR SWEDEN in 1990 and current name in 1992. Converted to a cargo airline in 1997] [West Atlantic Cargo Airlines was formed through a merger of West Air Sweden, West Air Europe and Atlantic Airlines (UK) Founded as LBF-Eda Varken, operating air-taxi flights / airline’s name was changed to Abal Air AB in 1982 and to West Air Sweden in 1992. West Air Sweden converted to a cargo airline in May 1997 after discontinuing its scheduled passenger services. The merger in October 2008, with Atlantic Airlines and West Air Luxembourg to form West Atlantic, created Europe’s largest all-cargo regional carrier]
^ Genealogy : LBF-Eda Varken >Abal Air >Time Air Sweden >West Air Sweden + Atlantic Airlines + West Air Luxembourg => West Atlantic >West Atlantic Cargo
Leal Lineas Aéreas

2008 - 2013

Argentina

Inactive

^ Comments : Leal Lineas Aéreas was based in Argentina International Airport Martin Miguel de Guemes city of Salta. It had operated the three MD.80 series aircraft on charter services on behalf of Flying América (San Fernando (SADF))
^ Genealogy :  
LeCocq's Airlink

1999 - 2003

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : [Blue Islands was formally established in 2001 (but had been operating since 1999 as a small operation) by Le Cocq's Stores in Alderney. Scheduled serices began on 01Feb2002. The Rockhopper name was adopted on 29Aug2003 & on 14Feb2006 started services as Blue Islands. Scheduled services from the Channel Islands]
^ Genealogy : LeCocq's Airlink >Rockhopper >Blue Islands
Libavia (Nord Africa Aviazione Spa)

1958 - 1965

Libya

Renamed

^ Comments : Libavia was formed in 1958 by a company that had up until that year operated travel agency offices in Tripoli and Benghazi [LIBYAN AIRLINES was founded as ROYAL LIBYAN AIRLINES in 1964 and was shortly renamed to KINGDOM of LIBYA AIRLINES, also in 1964. LIBAVIA and UNITED LIBYAN AIRLINES were acquired on the same day. The name LIBYAN ARAB AIRLINES was adopted in 1969 after the monarchy was overthrown. Renamed to JAMAHIRIYA LIBYAN ARAB AIRLINES in 1986 after the airline was taken over by JAMAHIRIYA AIR TRANSPORT (which HAD BEEN FORMED IN 1982 AND took over the operations of UNITED AFRICAN AIRLINES in 1983). Renamed BACK TO LIBYAN ARAB AIRLINES IN 1990* and to LIBYAN AILINES in 2007. Air Jamahiriya was merged into Libyan Arab Airlines in 2001]
^ Genealogy : Libavia >>Kingdom of Libya Airlines >Libyan Arab Airlines >Jamahiriya Libyan Arab Airlines >Libyan Arab Airlines >Libyan Airlines
Libyan Airlines

2007 - date

Libya

Active

^ Comments : Libyan Airlines was founded in 1964 & started operations in 15Aug1965 as Royal Libyan Airlines. Resumed commercial services following the lifting of all sanctions, on 17Oct2011 [LIBYAN AIRLINES was founded as ROYAL LIBYAN AIRLINES in 1964 and was shortly renamed to KINGDOM of LIBYA AIRLINES, also in 1964. LIBAVIA and UNITED LIBYAN AIRLINES were acquired on the same day. The name LIBYAN ARAB AIRLINES was adopted in 1969 after the monarchy was overthrown. Renamed to JAMAHIRIYA LIBYAN ARAB AIRLINES in 1986 after the airline was taken over by JAMAHIRIYA AIR TRANSPORT (which HAD BEEN FORMED IN 1982 AND took over the operations of UNITED AFRICAN AIRLINES in 1983). Renamed BACK TO LIBYAN ARAB AIRLINES IN 1990* and to LIBYAN AILINES in 2007. Air Jamahiriya was merged into Libyan Arab Airlines in 2001]
^ Genealogy : Royal Libyan Airlines >Kingdom of Libya Airlines >Libyan Arab Airlines >Jamahiriya Libyan Arab Airlines >Libyan Arab Airlines >Libyan Airlines
Libyan Arab Airlines

1969 - 1986

Libya

Renamed

^ Comments : Libyan Airlines was founded in 1964 & started operations in 15Aug1965 as Royal Libyan Airlines. Resumed commercial services following the lifting of all sanctions, on 17Oct2011 [LIBYAN AIRLINES was founded as ROYAL LIBYAN AIRLINES in 1964 and was shortly renamed to KINGDOM of LIBYA AIRLINES, also in 1964. LIBAVIA and UNITED LIBYAN AIRLINES were acquired on the same day. The name LIBYAN ARAB AIRLINES was adopted in 1969 after the monarchy was overthrown. Renamed to JAMAHIRIYA LIBYAN ARAB AIRLINES in 1986 after the airline was taken over by JAMAHIRIYA AIR TRANSPORT (which HAD BEEN FORMED IN 1982 AND took over the operations of UNITED AFRICAN AIRLINES in 1983). Renamed BACK TO LIBYAN ARAB AIRLINES IN 1990* and to LIBYAN AILINES in 2007. Air Jamahiriya was merged into Libyan Arab Airlines in 2001]
^ Genealogy : Royal Libyan Airlines >Kingdom of Libya Airlines >Libyan Arab Airlines >Jamahiriya Libyan Arab Airlines >Libyan Arab Airlines >Libyan Airlines
Libyan Arab Airlines

1990* - 2007

Libya

Renamed

^ Comments : Libyan Airlines was founded in 1964 & started operations in 15Aug1965 as Royal Libyan Airlines. Resumed commercial services following the lifting of all sanctions, on 17Oct2011 [LIBYAN AIRLINES was founded as ROYAL LIBYAN AIRLINES in 1964 and was shortly renamed to KINGDOM of LIBYA AIRLINES, also in 1964. LIBAVIA and UNITED LIBYAN AIRLINES were acquired on the same day. The name LIBYAN ARAB AIRLINES was adopted in 1969 after the monarchy was overthrown. Renamed to JAMAHIRIYA LIBYAN ARAB AIRLINES in 1986 after the airline was taken over by JAMAHIRIYA AIR TRANSPORT (which HAD BEEN FORMED IN 1982 AND took over the operations of UNITED AFRICAN AIRLINES in 1983). Renamed BACK TO LIBYAN ARAB AIRLINES IN 1990* and to LIBYAN AILINES in 2007. Air Jamahiriya was merged into Libyan Arab Airlines in 2001]
^ Genealogy : Royal Libyan Airlines >Kingdom of Libya Airlines >Libyan Arab Airlines >Jamahiriya Libyan Arab Airlines >Libyan Arab Airlines >Libyan Airlines
Lietuvos avialinijos

1991* - 1991*

Lithuania

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Lithuania was established as a state-owned company on 13Sep1991 after the reorganization of Aeroflot division Kaunas. It started charter flights on 15Feb1992 as Lietuva Aviakompanija [FlyLAL was established as government-owned Lietuvos avialinijos on 20Sep1991 & suspended operations on 17Jan2009. FLyLAL was renamed from Lithuanian Airlines which was formerly a regional branch of Aeroflot (Aeroflot, Kaunas division). A scheduled and charter regional passenger and cargo airline that is the national airline of Lithuania]
^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Kaunas division >City Air Services >Lietuvos avialinijos >Air Lithuania >FlyLAL
Light Air Company

1992* - 1999

Libya

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Jamahiriya was a charter airline for the oil industry that was renamed from LIGHT AIR COMPANY [LIBYAN AIRLINES was founded as ROYAL LIBYAN AIRLINES in 1964 and was shortly renamed to KINGDOM of LIBYA AIRLINES, also in 1964. LIBAVIA and UNITED LIBYAN AIRLINES were acquired on the same day. The name LIBYAN ARAB AIRLINES was adopted in 1969 after the monarchy was overthrown. Renamed to JAMAHIRIYA LIBYAN ARAB AIRLINES in 1986 after the airline was taken over by JAMAHIRIYA AIR TRANSPORT (which HAD BEEN FORMED IN 1982 AND took over the operations of UNITED AFRICAN AIRLINES in 1983). Renamed BACK TO LIBYAN ARAB AIRLINES IN 1990* and to LIBYAN AILINES in 2007. Air Jamahiriya was merged into Libyan Arab Airlines in 2001]
^ Genealogy : Light Air Company >Air Jamahiriya >>Libyan Arab Airlines >Libyan Airlines
Lignes Aeriennes Farman (Farman Airlines)

1919 - 1919

France

Renamed

^ Comments : SGTA (Société Générale des Transports Aériens) formed as Lignes Aériennes Farman in 1919 was established on 08Feb1919 [AIR FRANCE was formed by a merger of 5 airlines in 1933 (CGTA (Founded in 1919), CIDNA (Cie International de Navigation Aerienne), AIR-UNION, AIR-ORIENT and AEROPOSTALE. Also acqired the assets of Cie General Aeropostale in the same year. Rationalised in 1948 along with AIR BLANC and AIR FRANCE TRANSATLANTIQUE to form the modern AIR FRANCE. On 12 January 1990, the operations of all government owned airlines, Air France, Air Inter, Air Charter and UTA, were merged into the Air France Group. AIR FRANCE EUROPE was integrated into the parent company in 1997]
^ Genealogy : Lignes Aeriennes Farman >CGTA + CIDNA + Air Orient + Air Union =>SGELA >Air France
Limburg Airlines

1973 - 1974

Netherlands

Inactive

^ Comments : Limburg Airlines 0perations began on 29Sep1973 with a twice-daily service to London-Gatwick using Fokker F.27s, but was discontinued in Mar1974
^ Genealogy :  
Linea de Aviacion Condor

1955* - 1955*

Colombia

Renamed

^ Comments : AeroCondor was formed on 03Feb1955 as Linea de Aviacion Condor. Services commenced during Oct1957 & ceased operations on 16Jun1980. Barranquilla based scheduled passenger and cargo carrier
^ Genealogy : Linea de Aviacion Condor >AeroCondor
Linhas Aereas Wright

1947^ - 1948

Brazil

Renamed

^ Comments : Linhas Aereas Wright founded in 1947 and merged into Real Transportes Aereos in 1948
^ Genealogy : Linhas Aereas Wright >>REAL Transportes Aereos ….>Gol
Linjeflyg

1957 - 1993

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : Linjeflyg was formed to take over the assets of Airtaco. Absorbed by SAS [SAS was formed by merger of ABA (AEROTRANSPORT), DDL (DET DANSKE LUFTFARTSELSKAB) of Denmark and DNL (DET NORSKE LUFTFARTSELSKAP) of Norway. Iniatially it was known as OSAS was concerned only with trans-atlantic operations. The partners then created ESAS in 1948 with the merger of SVENSK INTERKONTINENTAL LUFTTRAFIK to handle the european operations and in 1941 the airlines were merged to form the current airline. The intercontinental routes of Braathens SAFE were added just before the merger. Absorbed LINJEFLYG in 1993 and BRAATHENS IN 2001] [SAS BRAATHENS was rebranded as SAS NORGE in mid-2007]
^ Genealogy : Linjeflyg >>Braathens S.A.F.E. >SAS Norge >>SAS
Lithuanian Airlines

1991 - 2005

Lithuania

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Lithuania was established as a state-owned company on 13Sep1991 after the reorganization of Aeroflot division Kaunas. It started charter flights on 15Feb1992 as Lietuva Aviakompanija [FlyLAL was established as government-owned Lietuvos avialinijos on 20Sep1991 & suspended operations on 17Jan2009. FLyLAL was renamed from Lithuanian Airlines which was formerly a regional branch of Aeroflot (Aeroflot, Kaunas division). A scheduled and charter regional passenger and cargo airline that is the national airline of Lithuania]
^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Kaunas division >City Air Services >Lietuvos avialinijos >Air Lithuania >FlyLAL
Liz Air

(1989*)

Sweden

Began?

^ Comments : Liz Air was due to receive Let 410 UVP-E aircraft in 1988 to be used on regional routes within Scandinavia. Unfortunately the Swedish CAA would not certify the aircraft. Unsure if actually operated
^ Genealogy :  
Loftleidir Icelandic

2003* - date

Iceland

Active

^ Comments : The Loftleidir branding re-emerged in 2003, when the newly created wet-lease and charter subsidiary of Icelandair Group was named Loftleidir Icelandic
^ Genealogy :  
Loftleidir Icelandic Airlines

1944* - 1973

Iceland

Renamed

^ Comments : Loftleiðir was formed on 10Mar1944 & the first revenue flight (from Reykjavík to Ísafjörður) took place on 06Apr1944. On 17Jun1947 the company started its first international route between Reykjavik and Copenhage [ICELANDAIR was formed by a merger of FLUGFEKAG ISLANDS (formed in 1937) and LOFTLEIDIR ICELANDIC AIRLINES (formed in 1944)]
^ Genealogy : Flugfelag Akureyar >Flugfélag Islands + Loftleidir =>Icelandair (Flugleidir)
Loganair

1962* - date

UK

Active

^ Comments : Loganair was established on 01Feb1962 by the Logan Construction Co. & operations started on 30Jun1962. Joint first operator of Jetstream 41 with Manx Airlines in late 1992. Had Suckling Airways merge in in Apr2013
^ Genealogy : Suckling Airways >ScotAirways >Suckling Airways >>Loganair
Loken Aviation

1954* - 1997*

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Alaska Seaplane Services was formerly known as Loken Aviation in 1954. Operated a scheduled service around Alaska and is based in Juneau [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 : Loken Aviation >Alaska Seaplane
London City Airways

1988 - 1990

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : [British Midland International (bmi) was established in 1938 as AIR SCHOOLS. Renamed to DERBY AVIATION in 1949 and then again to DERBY AIRWAYS in 1959. Took over the Birmingham based routes of Excutive Air Transport in 1962. BRITISH MIDLAND AIRWAYS (BMA) was adopted in 1965 when the airline moved from Derby to East Midlands Airport. INVICTA AIRLINES merged in in 1969 and LONDON CITY AIRWAYS in 1990. The 'airlines' was dropped in 1997 and eventually created a name to reflect the change in route structure in 2001. Absorbed BMED in in 2007. BMI was then rebranded to current name in late 2010. International, regional and domestic passenger and freight carrier]
^ Genealogy : London City Airways >>BMA...>British Airways
Longjiang Airlines

2017 >

China

Planned

^ Comments : Longjiang Airlines had hoped to launch services in Dec2015 but was delayed until 2016. Received its AOC in early 2017
^ Genealogy :  
Los Angeles Airways

1947* - 1971

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Los Angeles Airways sets up the world’s first commercial service using turbine-powered, multi-engine helicopters on 01Mar1962 [GOLDEN WEST AIRLINES was founded as AERO COMMUTER AIRLINES at Long Beach, California. Took over CATALINA AIR LINES in 1967 (founded as AVALON AIR TRANSPORT). Merged with SKYMARK and CABLE COMMUTER in early 1969. Acquired LOS ANGELES AIRWAYS in 1971. Operated large network from the Bay Area to San Diego. Ceased operations in 1983].
^ Genealogy : Los Angeles Airways >>Golden West Airlines
Los Angeles-San Diego Air Line

1925 - 1925*

USA

Status?

^ Comments : Los Angeles-San Diego Air Line was established by Ryan Airlines and was the first regular scheduled airline in US on 01Mar1925. Operated regular and charter services between the two cities.
^ Genealogy :  
LOT Charters

2009 - date

Poland

Active

^ Comments : LOT Charters was established as the charter arm of LOT. Launched flight operations on 01Jun2009
^ Genealogy :  
LTU International Airways

1956 - 2009

Germany

Renamed

^ Comments : Lufttransport-Union was founded on 20Feb1955 & started operations on 15Mar1955. Renamed to LTU International Airways & commenced operations on 02Mar1956. LTU SUD merged in in 1997. Merged into airberlin in 2009 [AIR BERLIN is a charter airline based in Berlin. Originally an Oregon, US based company and became a German company in 1992. Acquired DBA in 2008 and LTU INTERNATIONAL in 2009] First operator of F28-1000 in 1969.
^ Genealogy : Lufttransport-Union >LTU International Airways >>airberlin
LTU Sud International Airways

1988 - 1997

Germany

Renamed

^ Comments : LTU Sud was known as LTS (Lufttransport Sud) until 1988. The airline was founded by LTU International Airways in 1984 and merged into the parent airline in 1997 [AIR BERLIN is a charter airline based in Berlin. Originally an Oregon, US based company and became a German company in 1992. Acquired DBA in 2008 and LTU INTERNATIONAL in 2009] First operator of F28-1000 in 1969.
^ Genealogy : LTS (Lufttransport Sud) >LTU Sud International Airways >>LTU International Airways >>airberlin
Luftschiffbau Zeppelin

1932* - 1934*

Germany

Status?

^ Comments : Luftschiffbau Zeppelin began regular trans-Atlantic services between Germany and Brazil, using the Graf Zeppelin on 20Mar1932
^ Genealogy :  
LuxAir (Societe Luxembourgeoise de Navigation Aerienne)

1962 - date

Luxembourg

Active

^ Comments : LuxAir was from the reorganisation of Luxembourg Airlines (founded in 1948) in 1961. Started operations on 04Apr1962 [LUXAIR was founded in 1948 as LUXEMBOURG AIRLINES. It was reorganised in 1961 and changed its name to LUXAIR Societe Luxembourgeoise de Navigation Aerienne. National airline of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. International and regional passenger and cargo airline]
^ Genealogy : Luxembourg Airlines +>Luxair
Malayan Airways

1947 - 1963

Malaya

Renamed

^ Comments : Malayan Airways was formed on 12Oct1937 & commenced operations on 01May1947. Took over Federation Air Service on 01Mar1958, Malaysian Airways was renamed to MSA (Malaysia-Singapore Airlines) on 01Jan1967 [MAS was formed as WEARNES AIR SERVICES in 1937 by Straits Steamship and continued services until 1941. MALAYAN AIRWAYS was formed out of the ashes and commenced operations in 1947. Renamed to MALAYSIA AIRLINES in 1963 after the new state of Malaysia was formed. The airline was then renamed to MSA (Malaysia-Singapore Airlines) in 1967 and restructured into the 2 separate airlines. MALAYSIAN AIRLINES BERHAD was registered in 1971 after the ending of MSA, (SIA being the other one) with operations beginning in 1972. The present name of MAS was adopted in 1987. National flag carrier of Malaysia and is a well established international and domestic carrier].
^ Genealogy : Malayan Airways >Malaysian Airlines >MSA >Malaysian Airlines Berhad >MAS (Malaysia Airways)
Malev Express

2002 - 2005

Hungary

Renamed

^ Comments : Malev Express was formed in 2002 as the regional arm of the national carrier operating from Budapest. Reintegrated back into Malev in 2005
^ Genealogy : Malev Express >>Malev
Manchuria Aviation Company (MKKK Manshu Koko Kabushiki Kaisha)

1932* - 1945

China

Inactive

^ Comments : Manchuria Aviation Company, national airline of Manchukuo (Manchuria, China) was founded on 26Sep1932 in Fengtian by order of the Japanese Kwantung Army, out of the Manchurian branch office of Japan Air Transport, the forerunner of Imperial Japanese Airways. Ceased operations on 15Aug1945 with Japan’s surrender
^ Genealogy :  
Marco Island Airways

1972 - 1984

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Marco Island Airways served Miami-Marco Island. Operated as an Air Florida Commuter. Sold to PBA. [CONTINENTAL EXPRESS was formed as VERCOA AIR SERVICE based at Vermillion County Airport. Purchased by William & Marilyn Britt in 1975 and changed name to BRITT AIRLINES In 1976 the name was changed to BRITT AIRWAYS Acquired by the People Express group in 1986. Acted as Continental AL. feeder (1990>) Joined with BAR HARBOR AIRLINES and ROCKY MOUNTAIN AIRWAYS to become JET LINK, still acting as Continental feeder. Renamed to CONTINENTAL EXPRESS]
^ Genealogy : Marco Island Airways >>PBA (Provincetown-Boston Airlines) >>Bar Harbor Airlines + Rocky Mountain Airways =>Jet Link >Continental Express >ExpressJet Airlines
MDLR Airlines

2007 - 2009

India

Inactive

^ Comments : MDLR Airlines was founded 2007 & started operations on 14Mar2007 offering regional charter services out of Chandigarh. The airline tried the full-service model promising its passengers 'pure vegetarian food', but missed lease payments to BAe for their Avro RJ70 aircraft and wound up operations on 05Nov2009
^ Genealogy :  
Mediterranean Air Freight

2003 - date

Greece

Active

^ Comments : Mediterranean Air Freight is an Athens based cargo carrierthat is now owned by Swiftair. It was founded in 2002 & started operations in Jul2003 mainly servicing the Greek domestic market
^ Genealogy :  
Meridiana

1991 - 2010

Italy

Renamed

^ 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
Meridiana Fly

2010 - 2013

Italy

Renamed

^ 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
Mesopotamia Air

2007 - 2008

Iraq

Inactive

^ Comments : Mesopotamia Air was founded in 2006 operating scheduled flights from Sulaimaniyah International Airport
^ Genealogy :  
META Linhas Aéreas (Meta - Mesquita Transportes Aéreos)

1997 - 2012

Brazil

Inactive

^ Comments : META Linhas Aéreas was established in 1991 by Francisco Assunção Mesquita as Mesquita Taxi Aereo. In 1997 it was granted a concession to fly regular flights and initiated those operations with an Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante, flying from Boa Vista to Manaus and Porto Velho. At that time it changed the name to META Linhas Aéreas. Ceased operations in 2012. Domestic scheduled services in Northern Brazil from Boa Vista International
^ Genealogy : Mesquita Taxi Aereo >META Linhas Aéreas
MG Express

1984* - 1993*

India

Renamed

^ Comments : [The origins of SpiceJet can be tracked back to Mar1984 when the company was established by Indian industrialist S. K. Modi as MG Express to provide private air taxi services. On 17 February 1993, the company was named as Modiluft. Renamed once again to Royal Airways. SpiceJet was renamed from Royal Airways on 04May2005 It commenced operations on 24May2005 & International services were launched on 07Oct201]
^ Genealogy : MG Express >Modiluft >Royal Airways >Spicejet
Millenium Air

(2007)

Argentina

Began?

^ Comments : Millenium Air was founded in 2006 but did not start operations
^ Genealogy :  
Mistri Airways

1947* - 1947

India

Renamed

^ Comments : Indian Overseas Airlines was formed as Mistri Airways & was founded by Parsi businessman, Rusi Mistri. Mistri Airways operated flights between Mumbay, Nagpur and Calcutta, in addition to charter work. Renamed of Indian Overseas Airlines in 1947. In 1949, it also got license to operate flights for air-mail services and also started operating on other routes like Nagpur -Hyderabad -Banglore - Madras and Nagpur- Jabalpur - Allahbad -Kanpur -Lukhnow. The night air mail services' first license was granted to Indian Overseas Airlines but the airline closed by the end of 1950 due to financial problems
^ Genealogy : Mistri Airways >Indian Overseas Airlines
Modiluft

1993 - 1996

India

Renamed

^ Comments : [The origins of SpiceJet can be tracked back to Mar1984 when the company was established by Indian industrialist S. K. Modi as MG Express to provide private air taxi services. On 17 February 1993, the company was named as Modiluft. Renamed once again to Royal Airways. SpiceJet was renamed from Royal Airways on 04May2005 It commenced operations on 24May2005 & International services were launched on 07Oct201]
^ Genealogy : MG Express >Modiluft >Royal Airways >Spicejet
Mohawk Airlines

1952 - 1972

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : MOHAWK AIRLINES was formed as ROBINSON AVIATION in 1945 and renamed to ROBINSON AIRLINES [US AIRWAYS was established as ALL AMERICAN AVIATION flying airmail pickup in Pennsylvania. Became ALL AMERICAN AIRWAYS in 1948 when passenger were transported. Renamed to ALLEGHENY AIRLINES in 1953. Absorbed LAKE CENTRAL AIRLINES in 1968 and MOHAWK AIRLINES in 1972. Renamed to USAIR in 1979. Merged with PIEDMONT AIRLINES in 1988 and PSA in 1989. Renamed to US AIRWAYS on 27Feb1997. AMERICA WEST was integrated in beginning in early 2006. Merged into American Airlines on 17Oct2015]
^ Genealogy : Robinson Aviation >Mohawk Airlines >US Airways >>American Airlines
Mojn Express

2013 - 2013

Denmark

Renamed

^ Comments : Mojn Express was the brand used by the new Danish start-up backed by business jet operator Air Alsier investors from the region around Sønderborg
^ Genealogy : Mojn Express >Alsie Express
MTA (Master Top Linhas Aereas)

2006 - 2012

Brazil

Inactive

^ Comments : MTA Master Top was founded in 2006 & operated scheduled cargo service out of Sao Paulo Viracopos. Ceased operations in 2012
^ Genealogy :  
Muse Air

1981 - 1986

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Muse Air was founded by lamar Muse in 1981. Operated DC9 aircraft & its inaugural flight was from DAL to HOU on 15Jul1981. Name changed to TranStar on 13Feb1986 [SOUTHWEST AIRLINES was formed as AIR SOUTHWEST in 1967. Took over MUSE AIR in 1986 and renamed it to TRANSTAR AIRLINES. Operated the first B737-300 revenue flight in 1984. Acquired MORRIS AIR in 1994]
^ Genealogy : Muse Air >Transtar >>Southwest Airlines
MyAir

(2002)

Sweden

Began?

^ Comments : MyAir intended to start operations from Gothenburg and Stockholm to Thailand using B747-300 aircraft
^ Genealogy :  
MyTravel Airways

2002 - 2008

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : MYTRAVEL AIRWAYS was formed in 1990 when the parent company consolidated AIRTOURS with PREMIER into a single fleet and renamed it in keeping with the corporate image. Fully integrated into THOMAS COOK AIRLINES on 30Mar2008
^ Genealogy : Airtours International + Premier =>MyTravel Airways >Thomas Cook Airlines
NAB (Navegacao Aerea Brasileira)

1941 - 1961

Brazil

Renamed

^ Comments : NAB (Navegacao Aerea Brasileira) was incorporated in Rio de Janeiro on 28Feb1940 & inaugurated service on 28Mar1941. It was purchased by Lóide Aéreo Nacional on 24Oct1961. First flight was from Rio to Fortaleza. Merged into VASP via Lóide Aéreo Nacional
^ Genealogy : NAB (Navegacao Aerea Brasileira) >>Lóide Aéreo Nacional >>VASP
NAC (New Zealand National Airways Corporation)

1947 - 1978

New_Zealand

Renamed

^ Comments : NAC (National Airways Corporation) was established by the Government in 1947 & began operations on 01Apr1947. Merged into Air New Zealand on 01Apr1978 [ANZ began operations as TEAL (Tasman Empire Airways) in Tasmania in 1940 and adopted the current name in 1965. The domestic side was started in 1947 as NZNAC (New Zealand National Airways Corporation) trading as National Airways. In 1978 the New Zealand government merged all the owned airlines under the ANZ name. International and regional passenger and cargo airline]
^ Genealogy : RNZAF 40 Transport Squadron + Union Airways + Air Travel (NZ) =>NAC (National Airways Corporation) >>TEAL >Air New Zealand
Nadym State Airline

1998* - 1998*

Russia

Renamed

^ Comments : Nadym State Airline operated domestic cargo charter airline based in Nadym, Tyumen. Taken over by Gaspromavia [Gazpromavia Air Enterprise was founded as a subsidiary of the Gazprom corporation, controller of Russia’s natural gas industry, It started operations on 16Apr1996. Took over Nadym State Airline]
^ Genealogy : Nadym State Airline.>>Gaspromavia
Nalchik Air Enterprise

**** - ****

Russia

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
nasair

2007 - 2013

Saudi_Arabia

Renamed

^ Comments : Flynas was founded in 2006 & operations started on 25Feb2007 as nasair. Renamed on 13Nov2013. Lo-cost arm of National Air Services offering international and regional scheduled services out of Riyadh King Khalid International
^ Genealogy : nasair >Flynas
NEPC Airlines (Natural Energy Processing Co Ltd)

1994 - 1997

India

Inactive

^ Comments : NEPC Airlines was founded in 1993 & started operations on 30Mar1994. Regional airline that eventually ceased operating in 1997. Purchased Dalmania Airways in May1995 & renamed it as Skyline NEPC on 01Jan1996
^ Genealogy : NEPC Airlines
Nesu Air

1986 - 1989

Turkey

Inactive

^ Comments : Nesu Air started as a an air-taxi operator in 1983 and moved into airline operation in 1988. Flew DC3 aircraft on nostalgic flights out of Antalya and Capadocia until the airline went out of business in 1989
^ Genealogy :  
NewAir

(1999)

USA

Began?

^ Comments : JetBlue was founded as NewAir in Feb1999 by David Neeleman (Morris Air founder) & renamed prior to start. Commenced operations on 11Feb2000. Its first international service was from JFK to Santiago on 10Jun2004. Low fare scheduled international and domestic services from New York Kennedy Airport
^ Genealogy : NewAir >JetBlue
NEX Time Jet

2002* - 2004*

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : NextJet is the operating name of NEX TimeJet offering regional scheduled and charter services out of Stockholm Arlanda
^ Genealogy : >NextJet
NextJet

2004* - date

Sweden

Active

^ Comments : NextJet is the operating name of NEX TimeJet offering regional scheduled and charter services out of Stockholm Arlanda
^ Genealogy : NextJet
NHT Linhas Aereas

2006 - 2012

Brazil

Renamed

^ Comments : Brava Linhas Aéreas Ltda, formerly known as NHT Linhas Aéreas, was a domestic airline based in Porto Alegre, founded in 2006. It started operations in Aug2006
^ Genealogy : NHT Linhas Aereas >Brava
Niki

2004 - date

Austria

Active

^ Comments : Niki came from former Aero Lloyd Austria operation following it's acquisition by Niki Lauda. Launched as FlyNiki in 2003 with operations started on 28Nov2003. Renamed to Niki on 12Feb2004 & its first flight with an A.320 from Vienna to Dusseldorf was on 16Feb2004
^ Genealogy : Aero Lloyd Austria +>FlyNiki >Niki
Nile Airways

(2014)

Uganda

Began?

^ Comments : Nile Airways (Entebbe/Kampala) was an start-up looking to enter the international passenger and cargo market. Did not start operations as expected
^ Genealogy :  
Nippon Yuran Airlines

Pre 1963

Japan

Renamed

^ Comments : Fujita Airlines , formerly known as Nippon Yuran Airlines was founded in 1952. Toa Airways was established on 30Nov1953. First operator of NAMC YS-11A Toa Airways was established on 30Nov1953. First operator of NAMC YS-11A [JAD (Japan Airlines Domestic) was established as JDA (Japan Domestic Airlines) in 15Apr1964 through a merger of three feeder airlines, Nitto Airlines (founded 1952), Fujita Airlines (founded 1952) & Kita Nihon Airlines (North Japan Airlines) (founded 1953). JDA and Toa Airways(founded 1953) merged to create TDA (Toa Domestic Airlines) on 15May1971. Renamed to JAS (Japan Air System) on 01Apr1988. Merged into JAL on 01Apr2004 & renamed to JAD. Eventually merged into parent company JAL]
^ Genealogy : Nippon Yuran Airlines >Fujita Airlines + Nitto Aviation + Kita Nihon Airlines =>JDA + TDA =>JAS >JAD >>JAL
Nitto Airlines

1952* - 1964

Japan

Renamed

^ Comments : Nitto Airlines was established on 04Jul1952. Toa Airways was established on 30Nov1953. First operator of NAMC YS-11A Toa Airways was established on 30Nov1953. First operator of NAMC YS-11A [ [JAD (Japan Airlines Domestic) was established as JDA (Japan Domestic Airlines) in 15Apr1964 through a merger of three feeder airlines, Nitto Airlines (founded 1952), Fujita Airlines (founded 1952) & Kita Nihon Airlines (North Japan Airlines) (founded 1953). JDA and Toa Airways(founded 1953) merged to create TDA (Toa Domestic Airlines) on 15May1971. Renamed to JAS (Japan Air System) on 01Apr1988. Merged into JAL on 01Apr2004 & renamed to JAD. Eventually merged into parent company JAL]
^ Genealogy : Fujita Airlines + Nitto Aviation + Kita Nihon Airlines =>JDA + TDA =>JAS >JAD >>JAL
NOAR Linhas Aereas (Nordeste Aviação Regional Linhas Aéreas)

2010 - 2011

Brazil

Inactive

^ Comments : NOAR Linhas Aereas was founded in 2009 & started operations on 14Jun2010. Following operational complications after its 13Jul2011 accident, Noar requested to ANAC the temporary suspension of its services on 20Sep2011. On 26Nov2014 Noar lost its AOC. Served domestic routes in northeastern Brazil from its Recife base
^ Genealogy :  
Nomads Travel Club

1965* - 2011

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : Nomads Travel Club was a Detriot based travel club that was formed in 1965. Entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy ob 28Feb2011
^ Genealogy :  
Nor Aviation

1997* - 1998

Norway

Renamed

^ Comments : Sundt Air was founded in 1997 under the name of Nor Aviation, and all assets were aquired in 1998 by Petter C.G. Sundt, one of Norway's leading businessmen. Renamed to Sundt Air
^ Genealogy : Nor Aviation >Sundt Air
Nordeste Linhas Aereas Regionais

1976 - 2007

Brazil

Renamed

^ Comments : Nordeste Linhas Aereas Regionais was founded in 1976 & services started on 25Jun1976 Regional passenger and cargo airline in the Northeast of Brazil [FLEX LINHAS AEREAS was relaunched from NORDESTE]
^ Genealogy : Nordeste Linhas Aereas Regionais >Flex Linhas Aereas
Nord-Flyg (NTD Cargo)

1952 - date

Sweden

Active

^ Comments : Nord-Flyg was founded in 1952 with a focus on flight training, sightseeing flights and inspection of power lines. Launch customer for the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 cargo version. Ceased operations in early 2010 due to financial issues but restarted again in Jun2010
^ Genealogy :  
Nordic East Airways

1991* - 1996

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : [Nordic European was a Stockholm based scheduled and charter airline operating B.737 and L.1011 aircraft on holiday flights, formed as Nordic East Airways in 1991. The airline changed its name to Nordic European Airlines - NEA at the end of 1996, but by the next year the airline was in financial difficulties and operations were suspended Mar1998, with the international business of the airline in receivership]
^ Genealogy : Nordic East Airways >Nordic European
Nordic European Airlines

1996 - 1998

Sweden

Inactive

^ Comments : Nordic European was a Stockholm based scheduled and charter airline operating B.737 and L.1011 aircraft on holiday flights, formed as Nordic East Airways in 1991. The airline changed its name to Nordic European Airlines - NEA at the end of 1996, but by the next year the airline was in financial difficulties and operations were suspended Mar1998, with the international business of the airline in receivership
^ Genealogy : Nordic East Airways >Nordic European
Nordic Regional

2004 - 2008

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : Nordic Regional was founded in 2003, based in Umeå. It operated a scheduled network of services linking five domestic and one international destination
^ Genealogy : Nordic Regional >>Nordic Airways
NordStar

2009 - date

Russia

Active

^ Comments : NordStar was established as the Moscow division of established Siberian carrier Taimyr Avia on 17Dec2008. Operated its first flight on 17Jun2009
^ Genealogy : Taimyr Avia >>NordStar
Norrlandsflyg

2004* - 2011

Sweden

Inactive

^ Comments : Norrlandsflyg was a helicopter operator which provided search and rescue under contract with the Swedish Maritime Administration and air ambulance services for Västra Götaland County. All services were fully taken over in 2011 by the Swedish Maritime Administration
^ Genealogy :  
North Eastern Airways

1935 - 1947

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : Scheduled passenger services operating out of Croydon. Operated Airspeed Envoy (1935>). Absorbed into BEA after AAJC
^ Genealogy : >British Airways
Novair (Nova Airlines)

1997 - date

Sweden

Active

^ Comments : Novair was formed in Nov1997 & operations started 15Nov1997. Domestic charter airline that expanded into international holiday flights
^ Genealogy :  
NYRBA do Brasil

1929 - 1930

Brazil

Renamed

^ Comments : [Panair do Brasi was founded & began operations on 22Oct1929 as NYRBA do Brasil. Renamed on 21Nov1930 & started operations on 02Mar1931. Forced to cease operations abruptly on 10Feb1965 when the Brazilian military government, which seized power the year before, suspended its operational certification and allotted its international route concessions to Varig and domestic to Cruzeiro do Sul]
^ Genealogy : NYRBA do Brasil >Panair do Brasil
OASIS (Orient Air Systems & Integrated Service)

1978* - 1979*

Philippines

Status?

^ Comments : OASIS was formed as FAR EAST AVIATION SERVICE
^ Genealogy : Far Eastern Aviation Services >OASIS
Ocean Airlines

2004 - 2008

Italy

Inactive

^ Comments : Ocean Airlines was formed in 2003 as a freight opertator at Brescia's Montichiari Airport when the new cargo terminal opened. Ceased operations on 25Apr2008
^ Genealogy :  
Odengene Air

1992* - 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 company’s operation covers two areas of flight activities: rotary-wing and fixed-wing. The rotary-wing is operated under OAS Helicopters while the fixed-wing is operated as Odengene Air
^ Genealogy :  
Odette Airways

2002 - 2003

Switzerland

Renamed

^ Comments : Helvetic Airways was founded as Odette Airways in the summer of 2001 & and began operations on 15Feb2002. Restructured as Helvetic Airways in Sep2003, operating its first flight under the new brand on 28Nov2003
^ Genealogy : Odette Airways >Helvetic Airways
Omsk State Enterprise

1994* - 1994

Russia

Renamed

^ Comments : [Omskavia was formed from an Aeroflot division. Renamed to Omsk State Enterprise in 1994. Established & started operations on 01Feb1994. Ceased operations on 17Oct2008]
^ Genealogy : >Omskavia
Omskavia (Omsk Airlines)

1994 - 2008

Russia

Inactive

^ Comments : Omskavia was formed from an Aeroflot division. Renamed to Omsk State Enterprise in 1994. Established & started operations on 01Feb1994. Ceased operations on 17Oct2008
^ Genealogy : >Omskavia
ORBI Air Company

1997 - 1998

Georgia

Renamed

^ Comments : ORBI Air Company was formed as ORBI Georgian Airways in 1991 [Georgian Airlines was formed after breakup of AEROFLOT as ORBI Georgian Airways. Renamed to ORBI Air Company before current name]
^ Genealogy : Transair Georgia >ORBI Georgian Airways >ORBI Air Company >>Georgian Airlines
ORBI Georgian Airways

1992 - 1997

Georgia

Renamed

^ Comments : ORBI Air Company was formed as ORBI Georgian Airways in 1991 [Georgian Airlines was formed after breakup of AEROFLOT as ORBI Georgian Airways. Renamed to ORBI Air Company before current name]
^ Genealogy : Transair Georgia >ORBI Georgian Airways >ORBI Air Company >>Georgian Airlines
Östersundsflyg

2009 - 2010

Sweden

Inactive

^ Comments : OSTERSUNDSFLYG is an Östersund based carrier that was a new subsidiary of Sverigeflyg named FLYJAMTLAND and operated a daily service between Östersund and Stockholm Bromma. Failed because of a pilots strike
^ Genealogy : Ostersundsflyg
Ozark Air Lines

1943 - 1986

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Ozark Air Lines was founded on 01Sep1943. In Jul1950 operated Parks Air Transport routes Ceased operations on 26Oct1986 TWA was formed in 1930 as TRANSCONTINENTAL & WESTERN AIR, through a merger of a part of WESTERN AIR EXPRESS, TAT-MADDUX AIR LINES and PAIC. Acquired MARQUETTE AIRLINES in 1941 and OZARK AIR LINES 0n 01Mar1986. The present name was adopted in 1950 Scheduled domestic and international passenger and cargo airline. First operator of Martin 404 (10/51) and Lockheed L1649 Constellation Starliner (6/57). Launched domestic B747 services. Taken over by AMERICAN AIRLINES in 2001 because of finanicial problems [AMERICAN AIRLINES was formed as AMERICAN AIRWAYS in 1930. AA acquired AMERICAN EXPORT AIRLINES in 1945, TRANS CARIBBEAN AIRWAYS in 1971, AIR CAL in 1986, RENO AIR in 2000 and TWA in 2001]
^ Genealogy : Ozark Air Lines >>TWA >>American Airlines
Pace Airlines

1996 - 2009

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : Pace Airlines was founded on 26Mar1996 & suspended operations on 11Sep2009. Charter passenger services in US and Canada. License first granted to Piedmont Aviation Services to fly as contract carrier for the Charlotte Hornets basketball team. Also operated some aircraft as Hooters Air (since ceased operating)
^ Genealogy :  
Pacific Airlines

1991 - 2008

Vietnam

Renamed

^ Comments : Pacific Airlines was founded in Dec1990 & commenced operations on 15Apr1991. First airline to be formed in Vietnam after law changes. International charter cargo providing daily scheduled services between Vietnam and Taiwan. Renamed to JetStar Pacific on 23May2008
^ Genealogy : Pacific Airlines >Jetstar Pacific
Pacific Airways

1925* - 1928

Canada

Renamed

^ Comments : Pacific Airways was formed by D. R. MacLaren on 10Feb1925 & took over the fishery patrol from the RCAF. Acquired by Western Canada Airways on 01May1928 [CP AIR was an amalgamation of 10 smaller airlines in 1942 (CANADIAN AIRWAYS, GINGER COOTE AIRWAYS, SOUTHERN AIR TRANSPORT, WINGS, PRAIRIE AIRWAYS, MACKENZIE AIR SERVICES, ARROW AIRWAYS, STARRATT AIRWAYS, QUEBEC AIRWAYS and MONTREAL & DOMINION SKYWAYS). [CANADIAN AIRLINES was formed in 1987 when CP AIR, EASTERN PROVINCIAL AIRWAYS, PWA and NORDAIR amalgamated. WARDAIR was incorporated in 1989]. [AIR CANADA acquired CANADIAN AIRLINES in 2000 and subsequently merged it's operations in]
^ Genealogy : Pacific Airways + Commercial =>Western Canada Airways + Inter-Provincial Airways => Canadian Airways…. >Air Canada
Pacific Midland Airlines

1981* - 1998*

New_Zealand

Status?

^ Comments : Pacific Midland Airlines was founded in 1981
^ Genealogy :  
Pacific Sun

2007 - 2014

Fiji

Renamed

^ Comments : [Fiji Link operations started on 15Jul1981 as Sunflower Airlines. Renamed to Sun Air then Pacific Sun after it was purchased by Fiji Airways on 01Feb2007. Rebranded to Fiji Link on 06Jun2014]
^ Genealogy : Sunflower Airlines >Sun Air >Pacific Sun >Fiji Link
PAIC (Pittsburgh Aviation Ind. Corporation)

1930* - 1930

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : [TWA was formed in 1930 as TRANSCONTINENTAL & WESTERN AIR, through a merger of a part of WESTERN AIR EXPRESS, TAT-MADDUX AIR LINES and PAIC. Acquired MARQUETTE AIRLINES in 1941 and OZARK AIR LINES 0n 01Mar1986. The present name was adopted in 1950 Scheduled domestic and international passenger and cargo airline. First operator of Martin 404 (10/51) and Lockheed L1649 Constellation Starliner (6/57). Launched domestic B747 services. Taken over by AMERICAN AIRLINES in 2001 because of finanicial problems] [AMERICAN AIRLINES was formed as AMERICAN AIRWAYS in 1930. AA acquired AMERICAN EXPORT AIRLINES in 1945, TRANS CARIBBEAN AIRWAYS in 1971, AIR CAL in 1986, RENO AIR in 2000 and TWA in 2001]
^ Genealogy : Transcontinental Air Transport + Western Air Express + PAIC =>Transcontinental & Western Air >TWA >>American Airlines
Pakistan Airways (AST Pakistan Airways)

2005 - 2006

Pakistan

Inactive

^ Comments : Pakistan Airways was a short-lived cargo airline based at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. The airline was operational from 2005 to 2006, using a single Ilyushin IL-76 cargo aircraft for flights between Pakistan and Dubai
^ Genealogy :  
PAL (Philippine Air Lines)

1941 - 1970

Philippines

Renamed

^ 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
Pan Pacific Airlines

2017 >

Philippines

Planned

^ Comments : Pan Pacific Airlines will commence flying from Kalibo to Incheon starting on 27Apr2017
^ Genealogy :  
Panair do Brasil

1931 - 1965

Brazil

Inactive

^ Comments : Panair do Brasi was founded & began operations on 22Oct1929 as NYRBA do Brasil. Renamed on 21Nov1930 & started operations on 02Mar1931. Forced to cease operations abruptly on 10Feb1965 when the Brazilian military government, which seized power the year before, suspended its operational certification and allotted its international route concessions to Varig and domestic to Cruzeiro do Sul
^ Genealogy : NYRBA do Brasil >Panair do Brasil
Panavia Cargo Airlines

1994 - 2006

Panama

Inactive

^ Comments : Panavia Cargo Airlines was founded on 08Feb1994. Cargo charter flights throughout Latin America and the USA.
^ Genealogy :  
Pantanal (Linhas Sul-Matogrossenses)

1993 - 2013

Brazil

Renamed

^ Comments : Pantanal was established in 1993 & operated as a regional scheduled airline serving South and Central West Brazil out of Sao Paulo. The incorporation process of Panatal into TAM was finalised on 23Aug2013 [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 : Pantanal >>TAM Linhas Aereas >LATAM Airlines Brasil
Pars Air

2006 - 2008

Iran

Inactive

^ Comments : Pars Air was renamed to Yas Air. Pouya Air Lines was founded & began operations in 2008 after renamed from Pars Air
^ Genealogy : Pars Air >Yas Air >Pouya Air
PARSA

1980* - 2005

Panama

Renamed

^ Comments : [Air Panama was founded in 1980 as PARSA, though certain services were operated as Turismo AéreoIn 2005, the Air Panama trademark rights were acquired. The name had been unused since the demise of Air Panamá Internacional in Jan1990, and PARSA formally adopted the new name that year]
^ Genealogy : TASA (Turismo Aereo SA) & PARSA >Air Panama
Pasargad Airlines

2009 - 2011

Iran

Inactive

^ Comments : Pasargad Airlines was privately owned charter and schedule flight operator
^ Genealogy :  
PATCO (Philippine Aerial Transport Co.)

1931 - 1940

Philippines

Renamed

^ Comments : PATCO was founded on 30Dec1930 & started non scheduled operations on 31Mar1931. Franchise acquired by PAL on 22Jul1940 [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
Pegasus Airlines

1990 - date

Turkey

Active

^ Comments : Net and Silkar, partnered with Aer Lingus to create an inclusive tour charter airline called Pegasus Airlines on 01Dec1989 and services were inaugurated on 15Apr1990. Charter airline providing holiday flights to Turkey from various points in northern Europe.
^ Genealogy :  
Pennsylvania-Central Airlines

1936 - 1948

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Pennsylvania-Central Airlines was formed on 01Nov1936 by the merger of Central Airlines & Pennsylvania Airlines, Renamed to Capital Airlines on 21Apr1948 [UNITED AIR LINES was formed as a holding company for UNITED AIRCRAFT & TRANSPORT. This was a merger of BOEING AIR TRANSPORT , PACIFIC AIR TRANSPORT , NATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT and VARNEY AIR LINES. Acquired CAPTAL AIRLINES in 1961. Had it's lo-cost subsiduary, TED absorbed in 2009. Launch customer for Boeing 247, Douglas D6 in 1947, Convair CV340 in 1952, B720 in 1960, B727-100 in 1964, B737-200 in 1967, B767 in 1982 and B777-200 in 1995. Joint first operator of DC8 in 1959) with Delta A.L.]
^ Genealogy : Central Airlines + Pennsylvania Airlines =>Pennsylvania-Central Airlines >Capital Airlines >>UAL
PHH Air

1986 - 1989

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : [RYAN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES was formed as DE BOER AVIATION in 1972 by Jack P DeBoer (real estate developer) and Ron Ryan. It started as a Part 135 Jet Charter Service in Wichita, Kansas with a Lear 24B on 03Mar1973. Name changed to RYAN AVIATION in 1975 and then to PHH AIR in 1986. Present name adopted in 1989. In the same year RIA purchased the assets of Orion Lift Services which included B727 parts. Ceased operations on 11Jan2013. The airline was to be esurrected as Astrajet but it never started. International and domestic, scheduled and charter, passenger and cargo airline]
^ Genealogy : DeBoer Aviation >Ryan Aviation >PHH Air >Ryan International Airlines
Piedmont Airlines

1948 - 1989

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Piedmont Airlines was founded on 01Jan1948 by Thomas Henry Davis. Davis purchased Camel City Flying Service and changed the name to Piedmont Aviation. In Aug1989, Piedmont Airlines was absorbed by USAir (formerly Allegheny Airlines) [US AIRWAYS was established as ALL AMERICAN AVIATION flying airmail pickup in Pennsylvania. Became ALL AMERICAN AIRWAYS in 1948 when passenger were transported. Renamed to ALLEGHENY AIRLINES in 1953. Absorbed LAKE CENTRAL AIRLINES in 1968 and MOHAWK AIRLINES in 1972. Renamed to USAIR in 1979. Merged with PIEDMONT AIRLINES in 1988 and PSA in 1989. Renamed to US AIRWAYS on 27Feb1997. AMERICA WEST was integrated in beginning in early 2006. Merged into American Airlines on 17Oct2015]
^ Genealogy : Camel City Flying Services >Piedmont Aviation >Piedmont Airlines(1) >>USAir >US Airways >>American Airlines
Piedmont Aviation

1940 - 1948

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : [PIEDMONT AIRLINES was established by Dick Henson as CAMEL CITY FLYING SERVICES prior to 1940. Renamed to PIEDMONT AVIATION in 1940. Operated scheduled services as THE HAGERSTOWN COMMUTER in 1962 initially operated between Hagerstown, NY-Washington National Airport. Operated as an Allegheny Commuter from 1967 to 1983 when it transferred to Piedmont. Renamed to HENSON AIRLINES IN 1983. Piedmont Airlines was absorbed by USAir and HENSON AIRLINES was repainted in USAir Express colours. Renamed to current name in 1993. ALLEGHENY AIRLINES merged in in 2004] [US AIRWAYS was established as ALL AMERICAN AVIATION flying airmail pickup in Pennsylvania. Became ALL AMERICAN AIRWAYS in 1948 when passenger were transported. Renamed to ALLEGHENY AIRLINES in 1953. Absorbed LAKE CENTRAL AIRLINES in 1968 and MOHAWK AIRLINES in 1972. Renamed to USAIR in 1979. Merged with PIEDMONT AIRLINES in 1988 and PSA in 1989. Renamed to US AIRWAYS on 27Feb1997. AMERICA WEST was integrated in beginning in early 2006. Merged into American Airlines on 17Oct2015]
^ Genealogy : Camel City Flying Services >Piedmont Aviation >Piedmont Airlines(1) >>USAir >US Airways >>American Airlines
Piquiatuba Transportes Aéreos

2005 - date

Brazil

Active

^ Comments : Piquiatuba Transportes Aéreos was founded & launched operations in 2005 as an air taxi operator
^ Genealogy :  
Pitt Airlines

1967 - 1969

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : [CHRISTMAS AIR SYSTEM was founded as MILLER AVIATION CENTER and renamed to PITT AIRWAYS in 1965 and again to PITT AIRLINES in 1967. Further name change to KEYSTONE COMMUTER in 1969 and expanded to KEYSTONE AIRLINES in1972. Renamed to final name in 1977 when airline purchased by Walter Christman].
^ Genealogy : Miller Aviation Center >Pitt Airways >Pitt Airlines >Keystone Commuter >Keystone Airlines >Christman Air System
Polar Air Cargo

1993 - date

USA

Active

^ Comments : Polar Air Cargo was founded in 1993 & operations started on 15Apr1993. Formed by Southern Air Transport and became a separate airline in 1994. Certified cargo airline linking the US and the Far East using B747 Combi aircraft. Based at Long Beach Airport. Acquired by Atlas Air in 2001
^ Genealogy :  
Pouya Air Lines

2008 - date

Iran

Active

^ Comments : Pars Air was renamed to Yas Air. Pouya Air Lines was founded & began operations in 2008 after renamed from Pars Air
^ Genealogy : Pars Air >Yas Air >Pouya Air
Premier Airways

2014 - 2015

India

Renamed

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

2004 - 2004

Brazil

Inactive

^ Comments : Promodal Transportes Aereos was established in 2003 and was wholly owned by Grupo GPT Operations ceased in 2004, and the company was subsequently dissolved. Sao Paulo based freight carrier
^ Genealogy :  
PSA (Pacific Southwest Airlines)

1949 - 1988

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : PSA was founded by Kenneth G. Friedkin and started operations as California's first intra-state carrier. Operated its first flight with a leased Douglas DC-3 on 06May1949. It's last flight left San Diego bound for Las Vegas, Nevada on 08Apr1988 [US AIRWAYS was established as ALL AMERICAN AVIATION flying airmail pickup in Pennsylvania. Became ALL AMERICAN AIRWAYS in 1948 when passenger were transported. Renamed to ALLEGHENY AIRLINES in 1953. Absorbed LAKE CENTRAL AIRLINES in 1968 and MOHAWK AIRLINES in 1972. Renamed to USAIR in 1979. Merged with PIEDMONT AIRLINES in 1988 and PSA in 1989. Renamed to US AIRWAYS on 27Feb1997. AMERICA WEST was integrated in beginning in early 2006. Merged into American Airlines on 17Oct2015]
^ Genealogy : PSA >>USAir >US Airways >>American Airlines
Puma Air

2002 - 2011

Brazil

Inactive

^ Comments : Puma Air was founded on 21Jan 2002. It was grounded on 16Aug2011 & lost its operational license on 23Jul2013
^ Genealogy :  
Qazaq Air

2015 - date

Kazakhstan

Active

^ Comments : Qazaq Air was established by Samruk-Kazyna on 19Feb2015 as Air Kazakhstan. Re established as Qazaq Air on 05May2015 & commenced revenue operations with flights between Almaty and Astana on 27Aug2015
^ Genealogy : Air Kazakhstan >Qazaq Air
Qeshm Air

1996 - date

Iran

Active

^ Comments : Faraz Qeshm Airline was founded in 1993 & renamed to Qeshm Air in 1996
^ Genealogy : Faraz Qeshm Air >Qeshm Air
Queen Air

1999* - 2003*

Dominican_Republic

Inactive

^ Comments : Queen Air suspended operations in early 1999 but was purchased by Viva Airlines in late 2002. Believed to have ceased operating
^ Genealogy :  
Quincy International Airlines

(2005)

Ghana

Began?

^ Comments : Quincy International Airlines was set up by a group of French Ghanians to operate out of Accra to European destinations. Never started
^ Genealogy :  
RAPSA (Rutas Aereas Panamenas SA)

1958 - 1977

Panama

Inactive

^ Comments : RAPSA (Rutas Aereas Panamenas SA) was founded in 1958
^ Genealogy :  
Rayyan Air

2009 - date

Pakistan

Active

^ Comments : Rayyan Air was founded in Jan2009. Hold Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority air operator certificate alongside charter licence for passenger, cargo and charter operations
^ Genealogy :  
Red Wings

2007 - date

Russia

Active

^ Comments : Red Wings was founded in 1999 under the name of VARZ-400, after the Russian acronym of the Vnukovo Avia Repair Factory. It was renamed Airlines 400 in 2001, before adopting its current name in 2007
^ Genealogy : VARZ-400 >Airlines 400 >Red Wings
Reeve Airways

1932 - 1951

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Reeve Aleutian Airlines was founded as Reeve Airways in 1932 & incorporated under this name on 24Mar1947 & ceased operations on 05Dec2000. Operated international and domestic, charter and scheduled, passenger and cargo from Anchorage
^ Genealogy : Reeve Airways >Reeve Aleutian Airlines
Reeve Aleutian Airlines

1951 - 2000

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : Reeve Aleutian Airlines was founded as Reeve Airways in 1932 & incorporated under this name on 24Mar1947 & ceased operations on 05Dec2000. Operated international and domestic, charter and scheduled, passenger and cargo from Anchorage
^ Genealogy : Reeve Airways >Reeve Aleutian Airlines
Regie Air Afrique

1934* - 1937

Algeria

Renamed

^ Comments : CTA (Compagnie Transafricaine d'Aviation) was formed in 1929 and was absorbed by Regie Air Afrique in 1935. In 1937 the French Govt. combined the services of Regie Air Afrique, Regie Malagache & LANA to form Air Afrique
^ Genealogy : CTA (Compagnie Transafricaine d'Aviation) >Regie Air Afrique + Regie Malagache + LANA +>Air Afrique
Regie Malagache

1933* - 1937

Madagascar

Renamed

^ Comments : In 1937 the French Govt. combined the services of Regie Air Afrique, Regie Malagache & LANA to form Air Afrique
^ Genealogy : CTA (Compagnie Transafricaine d'Aviation) >Regie Air Afrique + Regie Malagache + LANA +>Air Afrique
Regional Paraguaya

2008 - 2009

Paraguay

Inactive

^ Comments : Aero Regional Paraguaya was a regional charter carrier based at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport, in Asuncion, Paraguay and was the new flag carrier of Paraguay [REGIONAL PARAGUAYA was formed as AERO REGIONAL PARAGUAYA & officially began operations in Jul2008, with chartered services]
^ Genealogy : Aero Regional Paraguaya >Regional Paraguaya
Regionallink Airlines

2004 - 2006*

Australia

Status?

^ Comments : Regionallink was formed on 01Mar2004 by the amalgamation of Emu Airways, AirNorth Regional and some of the assets of ASA
^ Genealogy : Emu Airways + AirNorth Regional =>Regionallink Airlines
Region-Avia

2006 - 2011

Russia

Inactive

^ Comments : Region-Avia operated regional scheduled services out of Moscow Bykova
^ Genealogy :  
RegionsAir

2005 - 2007

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : RegionsAir, formed in 1996. commenced operations on 16Dec1996 as Corporate Express Airlines providing Scheduled domestic servcies from Nashville, Raleigh/Durham and St Louis. Renamed Corporate Airlines & to current name on 04Feb2005. Ceased operations on 25May2007 after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said there had been problems with the airline's training and certification program
^ Genealogy : Corporate Express Airlines >Corporate Airlines >RegionsAir
RICO Linhas Aerea

1996 - 2010

Brazil

Inactive

^ Comments : RICO Linhas Aerea was created by Rico Taxi Aereo on 01Nov1996. Merged back into parent company. The airline was grounded on 01Jun2010 and on 07Jun2011 lost its operational license.
^ Genealogy : RICO Linhas Aerea >>Rico Taxi Aéreo.
Rico Taxi Aereo

1980 - date

Brazil

Active

^ Comments : Rico Taxi Aereo was founded in 1971 as Taxi Aereo Rondonia. Later, Yurtsever also created Rico - Rondônia Indústria e Comércio, a company that 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.
Rio Linhas Aéreas

2008 - date

Brazil

Active

^ Comments : Rio Linhas Aéreas was founded in 2007 & commenced operations in 2008 as a cargo airline, based in Curitiba, state of Paraná, Brazil. It operates night flight contracts to transport mail and packages for Correios (Brazilian Postal Service).
^ Genealogy :  
Rioja Airlines

2007 - 2007

Spain

Inactive

^ Comments : Rioja Airlines was founded in 2007 by Riojano entrepreneurs. It began operations from the Logroño-Agoncillo Airport in Recajo with flights to Alicante, Sevilla and Málaga. Its maiden flight was on 24Jun2007 with a flight to Sevilla, but the airline soon ran into financial difficulties and ceased operations only three months later on 09Sep2007
^ Genealogy :  
Rio-Sul Servicos Aereas Regionais

1976 - 2002

Brazil

Renamed

^ Comments : Rio-Sul Servicos Aereas Regionais was established on 24Aug1976 and started operations on 08Sep1976. The airline was originally formed by Top Táxi Aéreo, Bradesco Bank, Atlântica-Boavista Insurance, and Varig.
^ Genealogy : >>VARIG….>Gol
River Plate Aviation Company

1920 - 1921

Argentina

Renamed

^ Comments : River Plate Aviation Co.began operations on 23May1920 from the aerodrome located where the Hipódromo de San Isidro is currently. Companía Franco Argentina de Transportes Aéreos merged with River Plate Aviation Company to form Companía Rio Platense de Aviación opening the first Argentine regular air transport between Buenos Aires and Montevideo.
^ Genealogy : Companía Franco Argentina de Transportes Aéreos + River Plate Aviation Company =>Companía Rio Platense de Aviación
Robertson Aircraft Corporation

1925 - 1929

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Robertson Aircraft Corporation was founded in 1918 & incorporated in Feb1921. Charles Lindbergh started Contract Air Mail service over route CAM-2 from Lambert Field to Chicago on 15Apr1926 [UNIVERSAL AIR LINES SYSTEMS was the operating name of Universal Aviation Corp.. Formed by a merger of ROBERTSON AIRCRAFT CORPORATION , PAUL R. BRANIFF, CONTINENTAL AIRLINES , NORTHERN AIRLINES and CENTRAL AIRLINE. Acquired AMIRILLO AIRPORT COPRPORATION (1930)]. [AMERICAN AIRWAYS was created by the merger of UNIVERSAL AIR LINE SYSTEMS, COLONIAL AIRWAYS, SOUTHERN AIR TRANSPORT, EMBRY-RIDDLE CORPORATION and INTERSTATE AIRLINES . Acquired SAFE (1921), MARTZ AIR LINES (1932), TRANSAMERICAN AIRLINES (1932), CENTURY PACIFIC AIRLINES (1932) & STANDARD AIRLINES (1934). [AMERICAN AIRLINES was formed as AMERICAN AIRWAYS in 1930. AA acquired AMERICAN EXPORT AIRLINES in 1945, TRANS CARIBBEAN AIRWAYS in 1971, AIR CAL in 1986, RENO AIR in 2000 and TWA in 2001].
^ Genealogy : Robertson Aircraft Corporation + Tulsa-Oklahoma City Airline + Continental Air Lines + Northern Airlines + Central Airline =>Universal Air Lines Systems …>>American Airlines
Robinson Airlines

1948 - 1952

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : [MOHAWK AIRLINES was formed as ROBINSON AVIATION in 1945 and renamed to ROBINSON AIRLINES] [US AIRWAYS was established as ALL AMERICAN AVIATION flying airmail pickup in Pennsylvania. Became ALL AMERICAN AIRWAYS in 1948 when passenger were transported. Renamed to ALLEGHENY AIRLINES in 1953. Absorbed LAKE CENTRAL AIRLINES in 1968 and MOHAWK AIRLINES in 1972. Renamed to USAIR in 1979. Merged with PIEDMONT AIRLINES in 1988 and PSA in 1989. Renamed to US AIRWAYS on 27Feb1997. AMERICA WEST was integrated in beginning in early 2006. Merged into American Airlines on 17Oct2015]
^ Genealogy : >US Airways >>American Airlines
Robinson Aviation (Airline Division)

1945 - 1948

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : [MOHAWK AIRLINES was formed as ROBINSON AVIATION in 1945 and renamed to ROBINSON AIRLINES] [US AIRWAYS was established as ALL AMERICAN AVIATION flying airmail pickup in Pennsylvania. Became ALL AMERICAN AIRWAYS in 1948 when passenger were transported. Renamed to ALLEGHENY AIRLINES in 1953. Absorbed LAKE CENTRAL AIRLINES in 1968 and MOHAWK AIRLINES in 1972. Renamed to USAIR in 1979. Merged with PIEDMONT AIRLINES in 1988 and PSA in 1989. Renamed to US AIRWAYS on 27Feb1997. AMERICA WEST was integrated in beginning in early 2006. Merged into American Airlines on 17Oct2015]
^ Genealogy : Robinson Aviation >Mohawk Airlines >US Airways >>American Airlines
Rockhopper

2003 - 2006

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : [Blue Islands was formally established in 2001 (but had been operating since 1999 as a small operation) by Le Cocq's Stores in Alderney. Scheduled serices began on 01Feb2002. The Rockhopper name was adopted on 29Aug2003 & on 14Feb2006 started services as Blue Islands. Scheduled services from the Channel Islands]
^ Genealogy : LeCocq's Airlink >Rockhopper >Blue Islands
Royal Air Inter

1970 - 1990

Morocco

Renamed

^ Comments : Royal Air Inter began operations on 02Apr1970. [RAM (Royal Air Maroc) was founded in 1953 as CHERIFIENNE on the merger of AIR MAROC and AIR ATLAS. Off-loaded domestic services to ROYAL AIR INTER and integrated it back in. Named to present name after independence in 1957]
^ Genealogy : Royal Air Inter >>RAM
Royal Airways

2002* - 2002*

India

Renamed

^ Comments : [The origins of SpiceJet can be tracked back to Mar1984 when the company was established by Indian industrialist S. K. Modi as MG Express to provide private air taxi services. On 17 February 1993, the company was named as Modiluft. Renamed once again to Royal Airways. SpiceJet was renamed from Royal Airways on 04May2005 It commenced operations on 24May2005 & International services were launched on 07Oct201
^ Genealogy : MG Express >Modiluft >Royal Airways >Spicejet
Royal Libyan Airlines

1965 - 1965

Libya

Renamed

^ Comments : Libyan Airlines was founded in 1964 & started operations in 15Aug1965 as Royal Libyan Airlines [LIBYAN AIRLINES was founded as ROYAL LIBYAN AIRLINES in 1964 and was shortly renamed to KINGDOM of LIBYA AIRLINES, also in 1964. LIBAVIA and UNITED LIBYAN AIRLINES were acquired on the same day. The name LIBYAN ARAB AIRLINES was adopted in 1969 after the monarchy was overthrown. Renamed to JAMAHIRIYA LIBYAN ARAB AIRLINES in 1986 after the airline was taken over by JAMAHIRIYA AIR TRANSPORT (which HAD BEEN FORMED IN 1982 AND took over the operations of UNITED AFRICAN AIRLINES in 1983). Renamed BACK TO LIBYAN ARAB AIRLINES IN 1990* and to LIBYAN AILINES in 2007. Air Jamahiriya was merged into Libyan Arab Airlines in 2001]
^ Genealogy : Royal Libyan Airlines >Kingdom of Libya Airlines >Libyan Arab Airlines >Jamahiriya Libyan Arab Airlines >Libyan Arab Airlines >Libyan Airlines
Russian Sky Airlines

2005 - 2014

Russia

Inactive

^ Comments : Russian Sky Airlines was established on 27Nov1995 as East Line Air. In 1997 the airline was renamed East Line Airlines, and a new Operator’s Certificate, retaining the same number, was approved on 04Sep1997. It was renamed to Russian Sky Airlines on 21Oct2004. In 2005 the airline was acquired by VIM Airlines. Its License was revoked on 24Dec2014. International regional scheduled services out of Moscow Domodedovo International
^ Genealogy : East Line Air >East Line Airlines >Russian Sky Airlines
Ryan Airline Company

1925 - 1927

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : Ryan Airline Company was founded by T. Claude Ryan and Benjamin "Frank" Mahoney on 19Apr1925. Flew Los Angeles-San Diego and operated for exactly one year, and carrying 5,600 passengers. Ceased operation to go into aircraft production and was made famous by Charles Lindberg. Renamed to B. F. Mahoney Aircraft Corporation in 1927
^ Genealogy : Ryan Airline Company >B.F Mahoney Aircraft Corporation (aircaft maunfacturer)
Ryan Aviation

1986* - 1986

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : [RYAN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES was formed as DE BOER AVIATION in 1972 by Jack P DeBoer (real estate developer) and Ron Ryan. It started as a Part 135 Jet Charter Service in Wichita, Kansas with a Lear 24B on 03Mar1973. Name changed to RYAN AVIATION in 1975 and then to PHH AIR in 1986. Present name adopted in 1989. In the same year RIA purchased the assets of Orion Lift Services which included B727 parts. Ceased operations on 11Jan2013. The airline was to be esurrected as Astrajet but it never started. International and domestic, scheduled and charter, passenger and cargo airline]
^ Genealogy : DeBoer Aviation >Ryan Aviation >PHH Air >Ryan International Airlines
Ryan International Airlines

1989 - 2013

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : RYAN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES was formed as DE BOER AVIATION in 1972 by Jack P DeBoer (real estate developer) and Ron Ryan. It started as a Part 135 Jet Charter Service in Wichita, Kansas with a Lear 24B on 03Mar1973. Name changed to RYAN AVIATION in 1975 and then to PHH AIR in 1986. Present name adopted in 1989. In the same year RIA purchased the assets of Orion Lift Services which included B727 parts. Ceased operations on 11Jan2013. The airline was to be esurrected as Astrajet but it never started. International and domestic, scheduled and charter, passenger and cargo airline
^ Genealogy : DeBoer Aviation >Ryan Aviation >PHH Air >Ryan International Airlines
Ryukyu Air Commuter

1985 - date

Japan

Active

^ Comments : Ryukyu Air Commuter was formed in 1985 & operations started on 17Feb1985. Domestic passenger services from Okinawa Naha
^ Genealogy :  
SAA (South African Airways)

1934 - date

South_Africa

Active

^ Comments : SAA was originally formed when the South African Government took over the assets and liabilities of Union Airways and renamed it to South African Airways on 01Feb1934. It was soon enlarged by the acquisition of South West African Airways on 01Feb1935. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is the flag carrier of South Africa
^ Genealogy : Union Airways +>SAA
Sabah-Sarawak Air Services

1964* - 1965

Malaysia

Renamed

^ Comments : Sawak Air Services was a charter company formed in Jun1964 as Sabah-Sarawak Air Services and which operated throughout Sabah, Brunei and Sarawak
^ Genealogy : Sabah-Sarawak Air Services >Sawak Air Services
Sabena

1924 - 2001

Belgium

Inactive

^ Comments : Sabena (Societa Anonyme Belge d'Exploitation de la Navigation Aerienne) was formed 23May1923 as the successor to SNETA (founded 1919). First paying flight was on 01Apr1924 & last flight 07Nov2001 {Started operations in Congo in succession to LARA. First European operator of DC6. International and regional passenger and cargo airline and was the flag carrier of Belguim. Into bankruptcy soon after the World Trade Centre disaster in 2001 and ceased operating. Most services and aircraft taken over by DAT Plus)
^ Genealogy :  
Sabena Nationwide Air

1997 - 1999

South_Africa

Renamed

^ Comments : NATIONWIDE AIR was formed as SABENA NATIONWIDE AIR
^ Genealogy : Sabena Nationwide Air >Nationwide Airlines
SAC (Servicios Aereos Cochabamba)

1966* - 1994

Bolivia

Inactive

^ Comments : Servicios Aereos Cochabamha operated domestic cargo services within Bolivia
^ Genealogy :  
SADE (Servicios Aeropostales del Estado)

1945 - 1945

Argentina

Renamed

^ Comments : [LADE was established as an arm of the Argentine Air Force in Sep1940 to undertake non-profitable routes to remote areas. It was initially known as LASO (Líneas Aéreas Suroeste) and consolidated under the present title in 1945 with another air force branch, LANE (Líneas Aéreas Noreste) and SADE (Servicios Aeropostales del Estado). These airlines are unified by Resolution 849 on 23Oct1945 under the name of LADE-State Air Lines, being under the orbit of the Aeronautical Secretariat; Origin of the Argentine Air Force]
^ Genealogy : LASO + LANE + SADE =>LADE (Lineas Aereas del Estado)
Safe Air

2000* - 2000*

Pakistan

Inactive

^ Comments : Safe Air: Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) cancelled of Regular Public Transport (Airline) licence that had been issued on June 25, 1999
^ Genealogy :  
Safiran Air Lines

1990 - 2013

Iran

Inactive

^ Comments : Safiran Air Lines was formed in 1988 & started operations in 1990. International and regional cargo charter airline specialising in outsize loads.
^ Genealogy :  
Saguenay Air Service

1960* - 1970

Canada

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Saguenay was formed as Saguenay Air Service. Based in Chicoutimi, Quebec [AIR SAGUENAY was formed as SAGUENAY AIR SERVICE. Based in Chicoutimi, Quebec. early 60’s when Mr. Peter Schoch, mink breeder bought Saguenay Air Service. This carrier was based at Kenogami Lake, owned by Saguenay Aero Club and was used to train pilots. Mr. Schoch then decided to open a new seaplane base at St-David de Falardeau, lake Sebastien so he could offer a better service to companies like Alcan or Price Brothers, fishermen, hunters and services for forest fire patrol. The company expanded and merged in the mid 70’s with Gagnon Air Service to become a new company : Air Saguenay. Since 1998, the carrier expanded again with the purchase of Labrador Air Safari and Derap Aviation, Air Saguenay purchased Air Caribou in Fermont (south of Wabush)]
^ Genealogy : Saguenay Air Service + Gagnon Air Service =>Air Saguenay
Saha Airlines

1990 - 2009

Iran

Inactive

^ Comments : [Saha Airlines was renamed to Iranian Airlines prior to starting operations and back to Saha Airlines. It was formed in 2009 & operations had started on 30Jun1990. Eventually suspended on 03May2013. International and domestic charter airline out of Tehran Mehrabad]
^ Genealogy : Saha Airlines >Iranian Airlines >Saha Airlines
Saha Airlines

2010 - 2013

Iran

Inactive

^ Comments : Saha Airlines was renamed to Iranian Airlines prior to starting operations and back to Saha Airlines. It was formed in 2009 & operations had started on 30Jun1990. Eventually suspended on 03May2013. International and domestic charter airline out of Tehran Mehrabad
^ Genealogy : Saha Airlines >Iranian Airlines >Saha Airlines
Sahara Indian Airlines

1993 - 2000

India

Renamed

^ Comments : Sahara Indian Airlines was founded on 20Dec1991& started operations on 03Dec1993. Rebranded as Air Sahara on 02Oct2000. To JetLite on 01May2007. Merged into JetKonnect on 25Mar2012 which was eventually phased out by Jet Airways on 30Nov2014
^ Genealogy : Sahara Indian Airlines >Air Sahara >JetLite >>JetKonnect
SAIC (Servicios Aereos Santa Isabel)

1962 - 1978

Argentina

Inactive

^ Comments : SAIC (Servicios Aereos Santa Isabel) was a subsidiary company of Industrias Kaiser Argentina. Services started in 1962 using DC-3s. The company originally operated a private-company transport service, but in 1964 it was granted permission to operate as a non-scheduled passenger and freight carrier within Argentina
^ Genealogy :  
Sakaviaservice

1998* - 2010

Georgia

Inactive

^ Comments : Sakaviaservice was a Tblisi based charter carrier
^ Genealogy :  
Sakhalinskie Aviatrassy

1992 - 2005

Russia

Renamed

^ Comments : Sakhalinskie Aviatrassy operations started on 20Apr1992. SAT was established as the result of the reorganisation of Sakhalin United Detachment with the name of SAKHALINSKIE AVIATRASSY. Reorganised into a joint stock company and renamed to current name in 2005
^ Genealogy : Sakhalin United Detachment >Sakhalinskie Aviatrassy >Vladivostok Air + SAT Airlines =>Aurora
Salair

1987 - 1992

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : [Avia Express was founded in 1940 as Avia by Mr. and Mrs. Thuring in Fårösund. Activities included target towing. In 1945 the airline expanded to air taxi and mail services. Regular flights started in 1986. Merged with rival carrier Salair, owned by shipping company Salenia, on 15Jul1991 and rebranded as Skyways in 1993 after Salenia becomes the sole owner of the airline. Acquired Highland Air in Mar1997. Ceased operations on 22May2012]
^ Genealogy : AMA Air Express >AMA Norving >Salair >>Avia =>Skyways Express >Avia Express
Salam Air

2017 - date

Oman

Active

^ Comments : Salam Air operates low cost services out of Seeb International, Muscat. Commenced revenue operations on 30Jan2017
^ Genealogy :  
SAM (Societa Aerea Mediterranea)

1960* - 1990*

Italy

Renamed

^ Comments : SAM was formed in Nov1960 as a non-IATA carrier affiliated to Alitalia. scheduled DC-3 services between Venice and Trieste began in Dec1961 Rome based holiday charter carrier. Operated Caravelle aircraft [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 2009]
^ Genealogy : SAM (Societa Aerea Mediterranea) >>Alitalia
SAM (Societal Aerea Mediterranea)

1928 - 1934

Italy

Renamed

^ Comments : SAM was founded on 26Mar1928. Merged with SANA, SISA & AEI to form Ala Littoria in 1934 [ALA LITTORIA was founded in 1923 as AERO EXPRESSO ITALIANA. In 1934, the airline merged with NAVIGAZIONE AEREA - SANA, SISA ( Società Italiana Servizi Aerei) and SAM (Società Aerea Mediterranea), the pre-war national airline of Italy. In 1935, SOCIETA ADRIA AERO LLOYD in Albania (then de facto an Italian colony) and NORD AFRICA AVIAZIONE, operating in the Italian colonies of Libya were integrated in. The airline was used by the Italian military at the start of World War II and ceased operations]
^ Genealogy : SAM + SANA + SISA + AEI =>Ala Littoria
SAPER

1967* - 1967*

Argentina

Renamed

^ Comments : SAPER was formed in 1967 & renamed to LAER.
^ Genealogy : SAPER >LAER
SATENA (Servicio de Aeronavegaciun a Territorios Nacionales)

1962 - date

Colombia

Active

^ Comments : SATENA was incorporated in 1962 under the Ministry of National Defence & operations started on 15Apr1962. Operated as a special unit of the Columbian Air Force to aid development of the Amazon and Orinoco regions. Regional scheduled passenger and cargo carrier out of Bogota El Dorado International
^ Genealogy :  
SATGA (Societe Aerienne de Transport Guyane) Antilles)

1960* - 1968*

French_Guiana

Inactive

^ Comments : SATGA (French Guiana Air Transport) flew local services in French Guiana
^ Genealogy :  
Saudi Arabian Airlines

1947 - 1972

Saudi_Arabia

Renamed

^ Comments : [The nation's flag carrier, Saudia, was founded as Saudi Arabian Airlines in Sep1945 with a single DC-3 (Dakota) given to King Abdul Aziz as a gift by the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Started operations as Saudi Arabian Airlines on 14Mar1947. Renamed to Saudia, then Saudi Arabian Airlines on 16Jul1996. To current name in 2012]
^ Genealogy : Saudi Arabian Airlines >Saudia >Saudi Arabian Airlines >Saudia
Saudi Arabian Airlines

1996 - 2012

Saudi_Arabia

Renamed

^ Comments : [The nation's flag carrier, Saudia, was founded as Saudi Arabian Airlines in Sep1945 with a single DC-3 (Dakota) given to King Abdul Aziz as a gift by the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Started operations as Saudi Arabian Airlines on 14Mar1947. Renamed to Saudia, then Saudi Arabian Airlines on 16Jul1996. To current name in 2012]
^ Genealogy : Saudi Arabian Airlines >Saudia >Saudi Arabian Airlines >Saudia
Saudia

1972 - 1996

Saudi_Arabia

Renamed

^ Comments : [The nation's flag carrier, Saudia, was founded as Saudi Arabian Airlines in Sep1945 with a single DC-3 (Dakota) given to King Abdul Aziz as a gift by the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Started operations as Saudi Arabian Airlines on 14Mar1947. Renamed to Saudia, then Saudi Arabian Airlines on 16Jul1996. To current name in 2012]
^ Genealogy : Saudi Arabian Airlines >Saudia >Saudi Arabian Airlines >Saudia
Saudia

2012 - date

Saudi_Arabia

Active

^ Comments : The nation's flag carrier, Saudia, was founded as Saudi Arabian Airlines in Sep1945 with a single DC-3 (Dakota) given to King Abdul Aziz as a gift by the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Started operations as Saudi Arabian Airlines on 14Mar1947. Renamed to Saudia, then Saudi Arabian Airlines on 16Jul1996. To current name in 2012
^ Genealogy : Saudi Arabian Airlines >Saudia >Saudi Arabian Airlines >Saudia
Sawak Air Services

1965 - 1966*

Malaysia

Status?

^ Comments : Sawak Air Services was a charter company formed in Jun1964 as Sabah-Sarawak Air Services and which operated throughout Sabah, Brunei and Sarawak
^ Genealogy : Sabah-Sarawak Air Services >Sawak Air Services
ScanBee (Scandinavian Beeline Charter)

1977 - 1986

Sweden

Inactive

^ Comments : ScanBee operated with a single CV340 aircraft in 1980 and moved to CV.580 aircraft in 1981. Ceased operating in 1986
^ Genealogy :  
Scillonia Airways

1966 - 1969*

UK

Inactive

^ Comments : Scillonia Airways was formed in late 1965 and started seasonal scheduled services in Jun1966 with a service Newquay-Penzance-Scilly Islands. A freight service was operated between Southern Ireland and Britanny.
^ Genealogy :  
Scindia Line

1941 - 1953

India

Renamed

^ Comments : In 1941, Air Services of India was purchased by The Scindia Steam Navigation Company Ltd. & became known as the Scindia line. Services resumed on 03May1946 after World War II [INDIAN AIRLINES (Corporation) was formed in 1953 on the nationalisation of 8 Indian airlines (DECCAN AIRWAYS, AIRWAYS-INDIA, BHARAT AIRWAYS, HIMALAYAN AVIATION, KALINGA AIR LINES, INDIAN NATIONAL AIRWAYS, AIR INDIA and AIR SERVICES of INDIA. Took over VAYUDOOT in 1998. Renamed to just INDIAN in 2005 & merged into AIR INDIA on 26Feb2011] [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]
^ Genealogy : Air Services of India >Scindia Line…..>Air India
ScotAirways

1999 - 2011

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : ScotAirways was founded by Roy & Merlyn Suckling as Suckling Airways in 1984. Started originally operating charter services from a grass runway in Ipswich & scheduled operations started on 26Apr1986. To ScotAirways. Back to Suckling Airways on 08Jul2001. As of Apr2013 Suckling Airways ceased to operate as an airline, with the aircraft being transferred to Loganair [Loganair was established on 01Feb1962 by the Logan Construction Co. & operations started on 30Jun1962. Joint first operator of Jetstream 41 with Manx Airlines in late 1992]
^ Genealogy : Suckling Airways >ScotAirways >Suckling Airways >>Loganair
Seabird Airlines

2012 - 2015

Turkey

Inactive

^ Comments : Seabird Airlines was founded on 11Feb2010 by company chairman Kursad Arusan. Awarded its AOC on 14Feb2012 & launched services on 28Jun2012. It ceased operations in Jun2015, citing financial difficulties, most likely driven by a drop in wealthy Russian tourists
^ Genealogy :  
Seaboard & Western Airlines

1947 - 1961

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Seaboard World Airlines was founded on 11Sep1946 & started operations as Seaboard & Western Airlines on 10May1947. It started scheduled all-cargo services across the North Atlantic on 01Apr1956. Renamed in 1961. Ceased on 30Sep1980 & merged into Flying Tigers
^ Genealogy : Seaboard & Western Airlines >Seaboard World Airlines >>Flying Tigers >>Federal Express >FedEx >FedEx
Sepehran Airways

2017 - date

Iran

Active

^ Comments : Sepehran Airways commenced operations in Jan2017
^ Genealogy :  
Servicio Aereos Baja (Baja Flying Service)

1968* - 1976*

Mexico

Status?

^ Comments : Servicio Aereo Baja (Baja Air Lines) operated scheduled services to Tijuana in Lower California (Baja California) from Puerto Vallarta, as well as undertaking charter work
^ Genealogy :  
Servicios Aereos Castellanos

1967* - 1972*

Mexico

Status?

^ Comments : Servicios Aereos Castellanos operated scheduled passenger services within Mexico
^ Genealogy :  
Servicios Aereos de Toluca

1966* - 1967*

Mexico

Status?

^ Comments : Servicios Aereos de Toluca operated scheduled passenger services within Mexico
^ Genealogy :  
Servicos Aereos Condor

1941 - 1943

Brazil

Renamed

^ Comments : [CRUZEIRO was formed as SYNDICATO CONDOR in 1927 as a subsiduary of Deutsche Luft Hansa. The name was changed in 1941 to SERVICOS AEREOS CONDOR and to last name in 1943 following the severence of all German control] [[VARIG-VRG was formed by the GOL obtaining a cotrolling stake in a failing Varig. VARIG was founded by a German immigrant (Otto Ernst Meyer). The airline expanded by the acquisition of AERO GERAL in 1951. Acquired REAL Consortium in 1961 making it largest airline in South America. Acquired CRUZEIRO do SUL in 1975. Ceased operating late 2006 but restarted in 2007]
^ Genealogy : >Gol
SETE Linhas Aereas (Serviços Especiais de Transportes Executivos)

1976 - 2015

Brazil

Inactive

^ Comments : SETE Linhas Aereas was formed as an air taxi company in 1976 when Rolim Adolfo Amaro, also founder of TAM Airlines, created an airline specialised in general aviation and maintenance. The airline was sold to Luis Roberto Villela in 1980. Licensed to to operate passenger services in 2006 under the name of SETE Linhas Aereas. In spite of being the main regional airline of both Central and North-Central regions of Brazil all regular services were indefinetively suspended on 31Dec2015
^ Genealogy : Sete Linhas Aereas >>Sete Taxi Aereo
SETE Taxi Aereo

1976 - date

Brazil

Active

^ Comments : SETE Linhas Aereas was formed as an air taxi company in 1976 when Rolim Adolfo Amaro, also founder of TAM Airlines, created an airline specialised in general aviation and maintenance. The airline was sold to Luis Roberto Villela in 1980. Licensed to to operate passenger services in 2006 under the name of SETE Linhas Aereas. In spite of being the main regional airline of both Central and North-Central regions of Brazil all regular services were indefinetively suspended on 31Dec2015
^ Genealogy : Sete Linhas Aereas >>Sete Taxi Aereo
Severson Air Activities

1964 - 1967*

USA

Status?

^ Comments : Severson Air Activities have, since December 1964, operated scheduled commuter air services linking Great Falls with Conrad, Shelby and Cut Bank (Montana)
^ Genealogy :  
SGTA (Société Générale des Transports Aériens)

1919 - 1933

France

Renamed

^ Comments : SGTA (Société Générale des Transports Aériens) formed as Lignes Aériennes Farman in 1919 was established on 08Feb1919 [AIR FRANCE was formed by a merger of 5 airlines in 1933 (CGTA (Founded in 1919), CIDNA (Cie International de Navigation Aerienne), AIR-UNION, AIR-ORIENT and AEROPOSTALE. Also acqired the assets of Cie General Aeropostale in the same year. Rationalised in 1948 along with AIR BLANC and AIR FRANCE TRANSATLANTIQUE to form the modern AIR FRANCE. On 12 January 1990, the operations of all government owned airlines, Air France, Air Inter, Air Charter and UTA, were merged into the Air France Group. AIR FRANCE EUROPE was integrated into the parent company in 1997]
^ Genealogy : Lignes Aeriennes Farman >SGTA + Air Orient + Air Union + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA =>SGELA >Air France
Shuttle America

1998 - 2017

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Shuttle America was established in 1995 and began operations on 12Nov1998 as a low-fare commuter airline. On 30Jan2017, Shuttle America ceased operations and all remaining aircraft and crew were transferred to Republic Airlines
^ Genealogy : Chautauqua Airlines >>Shuttle America >>Republic Airlines
Sideral Air Cargo

2011 - date

Brazil

Active

^ Comments : Sideral Air Cargo is a cargo airline based in Curitiba. It was established in 2010 & obtained its final certification in Feb2010. It made its first commercial flight on 13Mar2011
^ Genealogy :  
Sierra Leone Airlines

1983 - 1987

Sierra_Leone

Renamed

^ Comments : Sierra Leone Airways was formed early in 1958 and a new agreement was signed in 1961 with British United Airways, who introduced Twin Pioneer and then Heron aircraft on the domestic scheduled services. Renamed to Sierra Leone Airlines in 1983. Flights suspended in 1987 Into SNA (Sierra National Airlines). Following suspension of operations by Sierra Leone Airways in 1987, flights from Freetown were in 1990 under it's present name. Sierra Leone's national carrier.Sierra National Airlines was the national airline of Sierra Leone. It was based at the Lungi International Airport, in Lungi, Sierra Leone. It operated scheduled domestic, regional and international services
^ Genealogy : Sierra Leone Airways >Sierra Leone Airlines >>SNA (Sierra National Airlines)
Sierra Leone Airways

1958* - 1983

Sierra_Leone

Renamed

^ Comments : Sierra Leone Airways was formed early in 1958 and a new agreement was signed in 1961 with British United Airways, who introduced Twin Pioneer and then Heron aircraft on the domestic scheduled services. Renamed to Sierra Leone Airlines in 1983. Flights suspended in 1987 Into SNA (Sierra National Airlines). Following suspension of operations by Sierra Leone Airways in 1987, flights from Freetown were in 1990 under it's present name. Sierra Leone's national carrier.Sierra National Airlines was the national airline of Sierra Leone. It was based at the Lungi International Airport, in Lungi, Sierra Leone. It operated scheduled domestic, regional and international services
^ Genealogy : Sierra Leone Airways >Sierra Leone Airlines >>SNA (Sierra National Airlines)
Silver Air Services

1997 - date

Czech_Republic

Active

^ Comments : Silver Air Services was founded in 1995 & operations started on 15Feb1997. Launched operations flying between Prague, Nuremberg and Liege for TNT
^ Genealogy :  
Silver Arrows

1999 - 2004

Luxembourg

Renamed

^ Comments : Global Jet started operations as Silver Arrows in 1999
^ Genealogy : Silver Arrows >Global Jet
Silver Sky Airlines

(2008)

Argentina

Began?

^ Comments : Silver Sky Airlines was a failed scheduled airline project to be based in Mendoza, Argentina. It was founded in 2006 and dissolved again in 2008 without operating a single revenue earning flight
^ Genealogy :  
Simrik Airlines

2009* - date

Nepal

Active

^ Comments : Simrik Airlines was founded in 2009. Launched scheduled services after helicopter operator Simrik Air acquired struggling carrier Guna Airlines in 2013
^ Genealogy : Guna Airlines >>Simrik Airlines
SISA (Societa Italiane Servizi Aerei)

1926 - 1934

Italy

Renamed

^ Comments : SISA began operations linking Trieste, Venice, Pavia, and Turin on 01Apr1926. Merged with SANA, SAM & AEI to form Ala Littoria in 1934 [ALA LITTORIA was founded in 1923 as AERO EXPRESSO ITALIANA. In 1934, the airline merged with NAVIGAZIONE AEREA - SANA, SISA (Società Italiana Servizi Aerei) and SAM (Società Aerea Mediterranea), the pre-war national airline of Italy. In 1935, SOCIETA ADRIA AERO LLOYD in Albania (then de facto an Italian colony) and NORD AFRICA AVIAZIONE, operating in the Italian colonies of Libya were integrated in. The airline was used by the Italian military at the start of World War II and ceased operations]
^ Genealogy : SAM + SANA + SISA + AEI =>Ala Littoria
Sky Georgia

2008 - date

Georgia

Active

^ Comments : SKY GEORGIA was formed as AIR BISEC, renamed to GN AIRLINES in 2004 and then to current name in 2008 after the carrier has been sold to US investment fund Sky Group
^ Genealogy : Air Bisec >GN Airlines >Sky Georgia
Sky Team Aviator

2012 - date

Bolivia

Active

^ Comments : Sky Team Aviator is based at El Trompillo Airport in the south part of Santa Cruz
^ Genealogy :  
Sky Tours

1947 - 1953*

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : [ERIE ISLE AIRWAYS was founded by Milton 'Red' Hersberger in 1929. Renamed to SKYTOURS in 1947. AIR TOURS was absorbed in 1962 and the airline was renamed to ISLAND AIRLINES in 1962 when taken over by Fords]
^ Genealogy : Erie Isle Airways >Sky Tours >Island Airlines (2)
Sky Wings

2006 - 2012

Greece

Inactive

^ Comments : Sky Wings was established as a joint venture between Greek investors and Ukrainian charter carrier Khors Aircompany in 2004. Initially operated exclusively for tour operator Seguro Holidays. Operations started Feb2006 & suspended on 15Nov2012
^ Genealogy :  
Skybus

2008* - date

Kazakhstan

Active

^ Comments : Skybus was founded in 2008. Resumed operations in early 2017 after suspending services
^ Genealogy :  
SkyEurope

2002 - 2009

Slovakia

Inactive

^ Comments : SkyEurope was established in Nov2001 & started operations on 13Feb2002 as a low cost airline on domestic services. Central Europe's first no-frills carrier based in Bratislav. Ceased on 01Sep2009
^ Genealogy :  
Skyline

1971* - 1978

Sweden

Inactive

^ Comments : Skyline was established in 1971 with a base at Malmö Bulltofta Airport. The airline It relied on various charter services, such as student clubs and sports clubs for revenue. It moved from Bulltofta to the Malmö Sturup Airport on 02Dec1972, when the former was closed. Skyline ceased operations in 1978
^ Genealogy :  
Skyline (NEPC)

1996 - 1997

India

Inactive

^ Comments : Dlmania Airways was set up by Pervez Damania in 1992 & started operations on 10Mar1993. Renamed to Skyline on on 01Jan1996. Ceased operations, along with NEPC in 1997
^ Genealogy : Damania Airways >Skyline (NEPC)
Skymark

1968* - 1969

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Skymark operated out of Sacramento [GOLDEN WEST AIRLINES was founded as AERO COMMUTER AIRLINES at Long Beach, California. Took over CATALINA AIR LINES in 1967 (founded as AVALON AIR TRANSPORT). Merged with SKYMARK and CABLE COMMUTER in early 1969. Acquired LOS ANGELES AIRWAYS in 1971. Operated large network from the Bay Area to San Diego. Ceased operations in 1983 due to financial reasons]
^ Genealogy : Skymark >>Golden West Airlines
Skymaster Airlines

1997 - 2008

Brazil

Inactive

^ Comments : Skymaster Airlines was established on 30Nov1995 and started operations in 1997. Regional cargo charter services out of Manaus Eduardo Gomes International. Ceased operations in 2008
^ Genealogy :  
SkyViet Aviation

(2016)

Vietnam

Began?

^ Comments : VASCO (Vietnam Air Service Company) intended to be rebranded as SkyViet Aviation in 2016. Did not happen
^ Genealogy :  
Skyway Airlines (Skyway Aviation)

1960 - 1979*

USA

Status?

^ Comments : Skyway Airlines (Skyway Aviation) started as an air taxi operator, Ft. Leonard Wood-St. Louis in 1960
^ Genealogy :  
Skyway Commuter

1984 - 1985

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : Skyway Commuter was formed in Ocala, Florida as Skyway of Ocala
^ Genealogy : Skyway of Ocala >Skyway Commuter
Skyway of Ocala

1981 - 1984

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Skyway Commuter was formed in Ocala, Florida as Skyway of Ocala
^ Genealogy : Skyway of Ocala >Skyway Commuter
Skyways Enterprise

1998* - 2004*

Sweden

Status?

^ Comments : Flying Enterprise was scheduled and charter, international and domestic, passenger and cargo airline that was renamed to Skyways Enterprise
^ Genealogy : Flying Enterprise >Skyways Enterprise
Skyways Express

1992 - 2009

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : [Avia Express was founded in 1940 as Avia by Mr. and Mrs. Thuring in Fårösund. Activities included target towing. In 1945 the airline expanded to air taxi and mail services. Regular flights started in 1986. Merged with rival carrier Salair, owned by shipping company Salenia, on 15Jul1991 and rebranded as Skyways in 1993 after Salenia becomes the sole owner of the airline. Acquired Highland Air in Mar1997. In 2011 Skyways merged with another Manswell controlled company, the Gothenburg-based airline City Airline. Ceased operations on 22May2012]
^ Genealogy : AMA Air Express >AMA Norving >Salair >>Avia =>Skyways Express >Avia Express
SkyWest Airlines

1972 - date

USA

Active

^ Comments : SKYWEST AIRLINES was founded by Ralph Atkin buying Dixie Airlines on 26Apr1972 & starting on 19Jun1972. Became Western Airlines affiliate (1986>) and then as a Delta connection (1987>). Feeder based in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. Acquired SUN AIRE LINES of Palm Springs in 1984. Scheduled regional passenger and cargo airline based at LAX/Salt Lake City.
^ Genealogy : Borrego Springs Airline >Sun Aire Lines >>Skywest Airlines
SkyWise

2015 - 2015

South_Africa

Inactive

^ Comments : SkyWise was founded in 2013 & the official launch flight took place on 11Feb2015. On 05Mar2015, the first daily scheduled flights commenced. By 10Nov2015 all of Skywise's aircraft had been withdrawn, effectively halting further operations. Had hoped to start again in late 2016
^ Genealogy :  
Skyworld

(2008)

Italy

Began?

^ Comments : Skyworld intende to operate services out of Venice Marco Polo but never started
^ Genealogy :  
SNA (Sierra National Airlines)

1990 - 2005

Sierra_Leone

Inactive

^ Comments : Sierra Leone Airways was formed early in 1958 and a new agreement was signed in 1961 with British United Airways, who introduced Twin Pioneer and then Heron aircraft on the domestic scheduled services. Renamed to Sierra Leone Airlines in 1983. Flights suspended in 1987 Into SNA (Sierra National Airlines). Following suspension of operations by Sierra Leone Airways in 1987, flights from Freetown were in 1990 under it's present name. Sierra Leone's national carrier.Sierra National Airlines was the national airline of Sierra Leone. It was based at the Lungi International Airport, in Lungi, Sierra Leone. It operated scheduled domestic, regional and international services
^ Genealogy : Sierra Leone Airways >Sierra Leone Airlines >>SNA (Sierra National Airlines)
Snalskjuten

2007 - 2007

Sweden

Inactive

^ Comments : Snalskjuten was a short-lived virtual carrier based at Malmö Sturup (MMX)
^ Genealogy :  
SOKAO (Soviet-North Korean Airline)

1950* - 1952

North_Korea

Inactive

^ Comments : In 1950 SOKAO (Soviet–North Korean Airline) was established as a joint North Korean-Soviet concern to connect Pyongyang with Moscow. Services were suspended during the Korean War, resuming in 1953 as UKAMPS. The state airline was then placed under the control of the Civil Aviation Administration of Korea (CAAK), starting operations on 21Sep1955. It was rebranded to Air Koryo on 28Mar1992. Air Koryo is the state-owned national flag carrier
^ Genealogy : SOKAO (Soviet-North Korean Airline) +>UKAMPS >CAAK >Air Koryo
Sol Linhas Aereas

2009 - 2011

Brazil

Inactive

^ Comments : Sol Linhas Aéreas was founded in 2008 & and the first flight was operated on 12Oct2009. All operations were suspended on 28Nov2011. Cascavel, Parana based carrier
^ Genealogy :  
Solaris Airlines

(2011)

Russia

Began?

^ Comments : Solaris Airlines was created using the AOC of the former St.Petersburg-based domestic carrier, Vyborg, which ceased operating a small fleet of Ilyushin Il-114 turboprops in July 2010. Did not start operations
^ Genealogy :  
South African Express

1994 - 2009

South_Africa

Renamed

^ Comments : South African Express was founded in 1993 & operations started 24Apr1994. Rebranded as SA Express on 02Dec2009. SAA regional feeder that merged into parent company at the the end of 2003 but retained it's own identity [SA EXPRESS was formed as SOUTH AFRICAN EXPRESS]
^ Genealogy : South African Express >SA Express
South Airlines

1999 - 2013

Ukraine

Inactive

^ Comments : South Airlines was founded on 19Apr1999. It was an international scheduled carrier out