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Operating DatesCountryStatus
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 :  
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
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 :  
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 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 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 :  
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 :  
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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 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 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 Costa ( LEPL Projects Limited)

2013 - 2017

India

Inactive

^ 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 in late Feb2017 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 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 & ops started on 15Oct2000. Rebranded in Apr2002]
^ Genealogy : Sundsvall Aero >Airborne + Air Express + Highland Air =>Skyways Regional >Direktflyg
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 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 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 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 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 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 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

Inactive

^ 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
^ 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 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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 :  
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 :  
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 :  
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
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 :  
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
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 :  
Astroair Services

1973* - 1976

Philippines

Renamed

^ Comments : Astroair Services was founded in 1973
^ Genealogy : >Astro Air Transport
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 :  
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 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
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
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 :  
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 :  
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
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
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 - date

Turkey

Active

^ 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
^ 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
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 :  
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
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 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
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 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. Took over most of the routes and aircraft from Swissair 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
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
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 :  
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
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 :  
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
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
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 :  
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 :  
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
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
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. Took over most of the routes and aircraft from Swissair 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
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
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
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

Inactive

^ 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
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 :  
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 :  
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
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
^ 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
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
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
^ Genealogy : >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. 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
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
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
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
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 :  
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
FlyViking

2017 >

Norway

Planned

^ Comments : FlyViking was renamed from Giaevair (founded and backed by former Wideroe pilot, Ola Giæver). Had Viking Air Norway merge in. Completed its AOC certification with the Norwegian civil aviation authority (Luftfartstilsynet) in Feb2017
^ 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 03Apr1925. 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
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 :  
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
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
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
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
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! 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 :  
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 :  
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
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
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
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 & ops started on 15Oct2000. Rebranded in Apr2002]
^ Genealogy : Holmstroem Air >Highland Air + Air Express + Airborne =>Skyways Regional >Direktflyg
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
Himalayan Aviation

1948 - 1953

India

Renamed

^ Comments : 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 :  
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
INA (Indian National Airways)

1933 - 1953

India

Renamed

^ Comments : Indian National Airways was formed in May1933 & commenced the first daily service in India, between Calcutta and Dacca on 01Dec1933 [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
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 :  
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 1st April 1974. Acquired BCAL (1988), DAN AIR (1992) and Brymon European Airways (1993)].
^ Genealogy : Isle of Man Air Services =>BEA…..>British Airways
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
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
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
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
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 :  
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 : >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)
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 :  
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
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
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
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 (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
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
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
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
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
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 :  
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 :  
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
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
Millenium Air

(2007)

Argentina

Began?

^ Comments : Millenium Air was founded in 2006 but did not start operations
^ Genealogy :  
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
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 :  
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
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
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
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 :  
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 :  
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 :  
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
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
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 :  
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
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 :  
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
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 :  
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
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
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
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
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
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 :  
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
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
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 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. 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]
^ 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
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 :  
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
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 :  
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 :  
SAPER

1967* - 1967*

Argentina

Renamed

^ Comments : SAPER was formed in 1967 & renamed to LAER.
^ Genealogy : SAPER >LAER
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 :  
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
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 :  
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
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
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 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
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 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 :  
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 :  
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
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 :  
South Airlines

1999 - 2013

Ukraine

Inactive

^ Comments : South Airlines was founded on 19Apr1999. It was an international scheduled carrier out of Kiev Borispol International. Ukraine’s aviation authorities grounded the airline after a crash on 14Feb2013
^ Genealogy :  
South West African Airways

1931 - 1935

South_West_Africa

Renamed

^ Comments : South West African Airways was formed in early 1931 [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]
^ Genealogy : South West African Airways >>SAA
Southern Lakes

(2001)

Argentina

Began?

^ Comments : Regional subsiduary of Southern Winds that intended to operate Cessna 208 Caravan aircraft on services linking the winter resort towns of Bariloche and San Martin de Los Andes. Did not start operations
^ Genealogy :  
Southern Winds

1998* - 2005

Argentina

Inactive

^ Comments : Southern Winds was formed as Pampas Air in 1995. The last Southern Winds flight operated on 05Dec2005. Regional airline operating scheduled and charter services in Argentina and Brazil from it's base at Cordoba
^ Genealogy : Pampas Air >Southern Winds
Spantax (Spanish Air Taxi Líneas Aéreas S.A)

1959 - 1988

Spain

Inactive

^ Comments : Spantax was founded on 06Oct1959 & ceased all operations on 29Mar1988. Initially formed to fly contracts for the oil industry in Spanish Morocco. Went into holiday flights from Palma and Las Palmas
^ Genealogy :  
Sparrow Aviation

2014 - date

Sweden

Active

^ 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
STAF (Servicios de Transportes Aereos Fueguinos)

1985* - 2009*

Argentina

Inactive

^ Comments : STAF (Servicios de Transportes Aereos Fueguinos) was formed as as a domestic cargo carrier in 1985 but added international services
^ Genealogy :  
State Air

1986 - 1989

Australia

Inactive

^ Comments : State Air began as an offshoot of commuter operator Commodore Airlines. Operated Adelaid to Kangaroo Island. Ceased operations and was replaced by Sky-Link Airlines
^ Genealogy :  
Sterner Aero

1978* - 1979

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : [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 : Sterner Aero >>Swedair
Sun Air

2000* - 2007

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
Sundsvall Aero

1984* - 1984*

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : Sundsvall Aero was founded in 1984 [AIRBORNE of SWEDEN is a regional carrier operating a small network in southern Sweden. Originally known as SUNDSVALL AERO]. [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 : Sundsvall Aero >Airborne + Air Express + Highland Air =>Skyways Regional >Direktflyg
SundsvallsFlyg

2001 - 2016

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : In 2016, Sundsvallsflyg was, together with several other domestic airline brands, merged into the new BRA - Braathens Regional Airlines
^ Genealogy : SundsvallsFlyg >>BRA - Braathens Regional Airlines
Sunflower Airlines

1981 - 2000*

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
Svensk Flygtjanst

1935* - 1975

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : [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
Svensk Lufttrafik

1920 - 1921

Sweden

Inactive

^ Comments : Svensk Lufttrafik, founded on 07Feb1919, started operations on 07Aug1920. German Nazi-Leader Hermann Göring was employed as a pilot. Operated air-mail services in co-operation with Deutsche Luft-Reederei, a Lufthansa precursor, and operated a regular passenger service Copenhagen–Malmö–Warnemünde.
^ Genealogy :  
Sverigeflyg

2001* - 2016

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : Sverigeflyg was founded in 2001 by Chairman of the board Pigge Werkelin and CEO Michael Juniwik, both from Gotland. In Mar2016, Sverigeflyg and Malmö Aviation merged into the rebranded BRA - Braathens Regional Airlines
^ Genealogy : Sverigeflyg + Malmö Aviation =>BRA - Braathens Regional Airlines
Swedair

1975 - 1994

Sweden

Inactive

^ Comments : 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
Swedair I Vaxjo

1983 - 1988

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : Aerocenter i Vaxjo was renamed Swedair Vaxjo in 1983 [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
Swedeways Airlines

1998* - 2001

Sweden

Inactive

^ 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
Swedewings

1987* - 1999*

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : [REGULJAIR was formerly known as SWEDEWINGS] [NORDIC AIRWAYS was formed from REGULJAIR in 2001 under the NORDIC AIRLINK name. After Finnair's share purchase, the airline was renamed to NORDIC REGIONAL and to the present name in 2006]
^ Genealogy : Swedewings….>>Nordic Airways
Swedline Express

2002 - 2006

Sweden

Inactive

^ Comments : Swedline Express was formed as Varmlandsflyg in 1993. renamed on 01Dec2002. Ceased operations on 12Jul2006. It was an airline based in Hultsfred & operated domestic and international passenger services
^ Genealogy : Varmlandsflyg >Swedline Express
Swiss (Swiss International Air Lines)

2002 - date

Switzerland

Active

^ 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. Took over most of the routes and aircraft from Swissair after the airline went bankrupt following the Sept 11 2001 disaster]
^ Genealogy : Business Flyers Basel >Crossair >Swiss
TAA (Trans Anguilla Airways)

1996* - date

Anguilla

Active

^ Comments : Caribbean regional services. Trans Anguilla Airways (TAA) is an air charter airline, founded in 1996, operating to and from Anguilla Wallblake Airport to points in the Caribbean
^ Genealogy :  
TAA (Trans Australia Airlines)

1946 - 1986

Australia

Renamed

^ Comments : TAA (Trans Australia Airlines) was founded on 08Feb1946. Started operations on 09Sep1946 & ceased on 04Aug1986 Renamed to AUSTRALIAN AIRLINES in 1986 which itself was taken over by QANTAS. [QANTAS started as a charter company known as QUEENSLAND and NORTHERN TERRITORIES AERIAL SERVICES in 1920. In 1934 it was renamed to QANTAS EMPIRE AIRWAYS. Purchased BRITISH COMMONWEALTH PACIFIC AIRLINES & AUSTRALIAN AIRLINES (Fomerly TAA) in 1982 and the company renamed to current name. Had SOUTHERN AUSTRALIAN AIRLINES merge in in 2002]
^ Genealogy : TAA >Australian Airlines >>Qantas
TAGB (Transportes Aereos da Guinea-Bissau)

1987* - 1989

Guinea_Bissau

Renamed

^ Comments : Transportes Aéreos da Guiné Portuguesa was founded in 1960 to operate flights within Portuguese Guinea as its national airline
^ Genealogy : TAG-P (Transportes Aereos da Guinea Portuguesa) >Linhas Aéreas da Guiné-Bissau >Air Bissau
Taimyr Avia

2003* - 2011*

Russia

Renamed

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy : Taimyr Avia >@NordStar
TAL (Taxi Aereo el Lianero)

1953 - 1973

Colombia

Renamed

^ 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
TAM Air

2007 - 2010

Georgia

Inactive

^ Comments : TAM Air was formed as TbilAviaMsheni by the Tbilisi Aviation Factory and renamed in 2007. Ceased operations on 24Nov2010 when AOC was revoked
^ Genealogy : TbilAviaMsheni >TAM Air
TAPSA Aviación (Transportes Aereos Petroleros SA)

1991* - date

Argentina

Active

^ Comments : TAPSA Aviation (Transportes Aereos Petroleros SA) was founded in 1991 to provide support to the oil and gas industry
^ Genealogy :  
TAR (Transporte Aereo Rioplatense)

1971 - 1989

Argentina

Inactive

^ Comments : TAR (Transporte Aereo Rioplatense) was worldwide freight carrier that was founded in 1970 & ceased operations in 1989
^ Genealogy :  
TASA (Turismo Aereo SA)

1969* - 1969

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
TAT (Transcontinental Air Transport)

1928 - 1930

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : TAT (Transcontinental Air Transport) offered transcontinental and train-air passenger services. Acquired MADDUX AIR LINE to form TAT-MADDUX AIR LINES [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
Tata Air Services

1938 - 1938

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
Tata Airlines

1938 - 1946

India

Renamed

^ Comments : The Aviation Department of Tata Sons was formed 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
^ Genealogy : Tata Sons >Tata Air Services >Tata Airlines >Air India >Air-India International >Air India
Tata Sons

1932 - 1938

India

Renamed

^ Comments : The Aviation Department of Tata Sons was formed 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
^ Genealogy : Tata Sons >Tata Air Services >Tata Airlines >Air India >Air-India International >Air India
Tausani Airlines

2017 >

Samoa

Planned

^ Comments : Tausani Airlines (Pago Pago) is set to begin its certification process
^ Genealogy :  
TbilAviaMsheni

2001 - 2007

Georgia

Renamed

^ Comments : TAM Air was formed as TbilAviaMsheni by the Tbilisi Aviation Factory and renamed in 2007. Ceased operations on 24Nov2010 when AOC was revoked
^ Genealogy : TbilAviaMsheni >TAM Air
TCA (Trans-Canada Air Lines)

1937 - 1964

Canada

Renamed

^ Comments : TCA (Trans-Canada Air Lines) was formed on 10Apr1937 when it took over assets of Canadian Airways Company. First flight was on 01Sep1937 & Clarence Decatur C. D. Howe opened first transcontinental passenger service from Montreal to Vancouver on 01Mar1939. Renamed Air Canada on 01Jan1965
^ Genealogy : Canadian Airways Company +>TCA >Air Canada
Telair Manchester

1983 - 1985

UK

Inactive

^ Comments : Telair Manchester was a Liverpool-Speke Airport based air taxi operator. Ceased operations in 1985.
^ Genealogy :  
THT (Turk Hava Tasimaciligi)

1989 - 1993

Turkey

Renamed

^ Comments : THT (Turk Hava Tasimaciligi) was absorbed into THY [THY was formed in Ankara as HAVA YOLLARI DEVLET ISLETMESI IDARESI and began operations with an Isyanbul-Eskisehir-Ankara services. The name was changed to DHY (Devlet Hava Yollari) in 1938 and absorbed THT in 1993. National carrier of Turkey. International and regional passenger and cargo airline]
^ Genealogy : THT (Turk Hava Tasimaciligi) >>THY (Turkish Airlines)
Tiger Airways Australia

2007 - 2013

Australia

Renamed

^ Comments : Tiger Airways Australia was established in Darwin on 16Mar2007 & it received its air operators certificate on 22Nov2007. Commenced service on 23Nov2007. Changed its name to Tigerair Australia in In Jul2013. International and domestic scheduled services out of Melbourne Tullamarine International (MEL)
^ Genealogy : Tiger Airways Australia >Tigerair Australia
Time Air Sweden

1990 - 1992

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
Titan Aero Airlines

1999* - 2003

Russia

Inactive

^ Comments : Titan Aero Airlines had its AOC suspended on 28Oct2003 & revoked on 15May2004
^ Genealogy :  
Titan Airways

1988 - date

UK

Active

^ Comments : Titan Airways was established in Jan1988 & operations started 01Feb1988. International and regional ad-hoc and contract freight and passenger charter services out of Stansted (STN). Underwent a management buyout in 1992.
^ Genealogy :  
Tor Air

2008 - 2011

Sweden

Inactive

^ Comments : Tor Air was formed in 2008 & and received a Swedish Air Operators Certificate on 01Dec2000. Charter services out of Gothenburg. AOC was revoked on 20Dec2011
^ Genealogy :  
Tor-Air

1964 - 1966

Sweden

Inactive

^ Comments : Tor-Air was a general charter operator formed in 1964
^ Genealogy : Loadair >Tor-Air
Tradair

1957 - 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 : Tradair >>Channel Airways
TRAFE (Trabajos y Fe Transportes Aereos)

1976 - 1977

Argentina

Inactive

^ Comments : TRAFE was founded in 1971. Ceased operations on 30Sep1977. Based at Buenos Aires - Ministro Pistarini (Ezeiza
^ Genealogy :  
Trans Arabia Airways

1959 - 1964

Kuwait

Renamed

^ Comments : Trans Arabia Airways commenced operating scheduled services in Sep1959 out of Beirut to Kuwait with an ex-Australian National Airways DC-4 [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 : Trans Arabia Airways >>Kuwait Airways
Trans Asiatic Airlines

1946* - 1950

Philippines

Renamed

^ Comments : Trans Asiatic Airlines was formed in 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 : Trans Asiatic Airlines >>PAL
Transair Georgia

1991 - 1992

Georgia

Renamed

^ 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
Transatlantica

1958* - 1958

Argentina

Renamed

^ Comments : Transatlantica merged into ALA (Aerotransportes Litoral Argentino) in 1958 [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 : Transatlantica >>ALA + Austral Compania de Transportes Aereos =>Austral Lineas Aereas
Transcontinental & Western Air

1930 - 1950

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Charles Lindbergh acted as technical consultant and Transcontinental & Western Air was known as 'The Lindbergh Line' . Launch customer for DC1 in 1933 and DC2 in 1934 [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
Transjet Airways

2001 - 2002

Sweden

Inactive

^ Comments : Transjet Airways was founded in 2000 by Thomas Johansson and started operations in mid-2001 with ad-hoc and sub-charters. Filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2002
^ Genealogy :  
Transpasa

1983* - 1985*

Panama

Status?

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
Transtel

1995 - 2004

Togo

Renamed

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

1985 - 1999*

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : Transwede was originally founded on 01Apr1985 in Växjö by Thomas Johansen for holiday charters. Split into two groups in 1996, Transwede keeping scheduled services and Blue Scandinavian doing the charters. Acquired by Braathens SAFE and renamed to BRAATHENS SVERIGE [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 SVERIGE (ex - TRANSWEDE).Renamed to present name in late 2000]
^ Genealogy : Transwede >Braathens Sverige >>Malmo Aviation
Transwede

2006 - 2009

Sweden

Inactive

^ Comments : Transwede's inaugural flight from Stockholm-Arlanda Airport to London City Airport, took place on 13Feb2006, under Scandinavian Airlines colors. On 31Mar2010 the airline has decided that all activities in the company will end as Transwede has not been operating during 2010. International and regional charter services out of Gothenburg Landvetter International (GOT)
^ Genealogy :  
Transwede Leisure

1996* - 1996

Sweden

Renamed

^ Comments : [TUIFLY NORDIC was originally formed to operate the charter services of Transwede Airways (TRANSWEDE LEISURE) in 1996. 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
TUIfly Nordic

2006 - date

Sweden

Active

^ 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
Turkish Express

(2007)

Turkey

Renamed

^ 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
TUS Airways

2015 - date

Cyprus

Active

^ Comments : TUS Airways was the first Cypriot airline founded since the dissolution of Cyprus Airways in 2015. The airline was established in Jun2015 and started flights from Larnaca on 14Feb2016
^ Genealogy :  
Tusheti

1999 - date

Georgia

Active

^ Comments : The first and the only private helicopter company in Georgia that has operated since 1999
^ Genealogy :  
TWA (Trans World Airlines)

1950 - 2001

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
Tyumen Airlines

1968 - 2003

Russia

Inactive

^ Comments : Tyumen Airlines was established & started operations in May1968. Went into bankruptcy in 2003 and ceased operations. Regional and domestic, scheduled and charter services.
^ Genealogy :  
UB Air

1990 - date

India

Active

^ Comments : UB Air was incorporated on 17Feb1969 & started airline services on 01Jul1990. Small charter airline owned by the brewing giant UB Group
^ Genealogy :  
Unijet

1978* - 1981

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
Union Airways

1929 - 1934

South_Africa

Renamed

^ Comments : Union Airways was founded by Major Allister Miller on 24Jul1929. Began operations on 26Aug1929 [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]
^ Genealogy : Union Airways +>SAA
UniWorld Air Cargo

2014 - date

Panama

Active

^ Comments : UniWorld Air Cargo is a cargo carrier based at Panamá City Tocumen International (PTY)
^ Genealogy :  
UPS (United Parcel Service)

1929 - 1931

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : [UPS was briefly in the air express business from 1929 - 1931 on the West Coast. Began air operations in 1981 with it's own aircraft but crewed from elsewhere. Began it's own airline on 01Feb1988. Launch operator for B767-300F in 1995. UPS moved into passenger carrying in 1997. Mostly known for small parcel business]
^ Genealogy : UPS
UPS (United Parcel Service)

1988 - date

USA

Active

^ Comments : UPS was briefly in the air express business from 1929 - 1931 on the West Coast. Began air operations in 1981 with it's own aircraft but crewed from elsewhere. Began it's own airline on 01Feb1988. Launch operator for B767-300F in 1995. UPS moved into passenger carrying in 1997. Mostly known for small parcel business
^ Genealogy : >UPS
US Airways

1997 - 2015

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : US Airways was established as All American Aviation flying airmail pickup in Pennsylvania in 1939 [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
USAir

1979 - 1997

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Scheduled international and domestic, passenger and cargo airline [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 : USAir >US Airways >>American Airlines
Varmlandsflyg

1960* - 1979*

Sweden

Status?

^ Comments : Varmlandsflyg was founded in 1960
^ Genealogy :  
VARZ-400

1999^ - 2001

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
Vayudoot

1981 - 1997

India

Renamed

^ Comments : Vayudoot was founded on 20Jan1981 & began operations on 26Jan1981. Ceased operations on 01Apr1997. It was founded to connect locations not served by Indian Airlines. Vayudoot's financial performance was not satisfactory which finally led to its dissolution and merger of its assets into Indian Airlines. Scheduled services [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 : Vayudoot +>Indian Airlines >Indian >>Air India
Ventura Airconnect

2011 - date

India

Active

^ Comments : Ventura AirConnect was founded in 2010 as the first intrastate non-scheduled airline in India, providing air charter services within Madhya Pradesh. It conducted its inaugural flight on 07Sep2011, between Bhopal and Gwalior.
^ Genealogy :  
Viaggio Air

2003 - 2007

Bulgaria

Renamed

^ Comments : Viaggio Airwas founded in 2002, started operations on 27Feb2003 & merged into Hemus Air in 2007. International and domestic scheduled services from Sofia
^ Genealogy : Viaggio Air >>Hemus Air >>Bulgaria Air
Vintage Airlines (Pelican Express)

1992 - 1994

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : Vintage Airlines (Pelican Express) was owned by Richard Branson and operated scenic flights around Florida using DC3 aircraft. Ceased operations in 1994.
^ Genealogy :  
Volareweb.com

2005* - 2009

Italy

Renamed

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

1994 - date

Sweden

Active

^ Comments : Waltair has offered first-class air charter, cargo and air ambulance since 1994. Their trust and interest in the aircraft manufacturer was reflected in the choice of company name and with its allusion to Beecraft Induries founder, Walter H. Beech
^ Genealogy :  
West Air Sweden

1992 - 2008

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 Airlines
West Atlantic Cargo Airlines

2009 - date

Sweden

Active

^ 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
Western Air Express

1926 - 1930

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Western Air Express was formed on 13Jul1925 & started its first service on 17Apr1926. WESTERN AIR EXPRESS 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. [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
WestJet Airlines

1996 - date

Canada

Active

^ Comments : WestJet Airlines was founded by Clive Beddoe, David Neeleman, Mark Hill, Tim Morgan and Donald Bell on 29Feb1996. First flight with a B.737-200 on 29Feb1996. Low cost, no frills airline across Canada out of Calgary International (YYC)
^ Genealogy :  
Widerøe (Widerøe's Flyveselskap)

1934 - date

Norway

Active

^ Comments : Widerøe was founded by Viggo Wideroe and 4 friends in 1934. Norway''s oldest airline beginning with a serice between Oslo and Haugesund on 19Feb1934. Shortly after this Wideroe began postal flights to Kirkenes on behalf of DNL. Acquired POLARFLY in 1950 & NORSK AIR in 1989 and formed WIDEROE NORSK AIR for a while. International and regional services
^ Genealogy : Widerøe
Wisconsin Central Airlines

1946 - 1952

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Wisconsin Central Airlines was founded on 15May1944 & began scheduled service on 24Feb1948. It was It was originally a division of the Four Wheel Drive Company of Clintonville, Wisconsin. Large network of routes covering Wisconsin State and linking the twin ciies to Chicago. Renamed to NORTH CENTRAL AIRLINES on on 26Dec1952. Merged with SOUTHERN AIRWAYS to form REPUBLIC AIRLINES [NORTHWEST AIRLINES was founded in 1926 as NORTHWEST AIRWAYS to transport mail between Minneapolis/St Paul and Chicago. Acquired CHARLES DICKENSON in 1926 and NORTHERN AIR TRANSPORT in 1934. Reorganised in 1934 and renamed to NORTHWEST AIRLINES. Renamed again in 1950 to NORTHWEST ORIENT to reflect it's new far-east routes. REPUBLIC AIRLINES merged in 1986. Renamed to current name in 1989. Fully integrated into DELTA in 2010]
^ Genealogy : Wisconsin Central Airlines >North Central + Southern =>Republic Airlines >>Northwest >>Delta Air Lines
Yemenia

1978 - date

Yemen

Active

^ Comments : Yemenia was founded in the late 1940s as Yemen Airlines. Renamed to Yemen Arab Airlines (1967-1972). Renamed in Jul1972 to Yemen Airways & finally Yemenia on 01Jul1978. Yemenia acquired the Aden, South Yemen-based Alyemda on 11Feb1996 and incorporated its operations by May1996. Established a new domestic subsidiary, Felix Airways, in Jan2008
^ Genealogy : Yemen Airlines >Yemen Arab Airlines >Yemen Airways >Yemenia
Zav Airways

2008 - date

India

Active

^ Comments : Zav Airways was formed in Mar2005. Domestic scheduled services out of Kolkata Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International (CCU)
^ Genealogy :  
Zonda (Zonas Oeste y Norte de Aerolíneas Argentinas)

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 : Zonda + Aeroposta Argentina + ALFA + FAMA =>Aerolineas Argentinas
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