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Operating Dates Country Status
1Time

2004 - 2012

South_Africa

Inactive

^ Comments : 1Time was formed in 2003 & started operations on 25Feb2004. Ceased operations & filed for liquidation on 02Nov2012
^ Genealogy :  
3E Airlines

(2011)

USA

Not started

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

1985* - 1986

Antigua

Renamed

^ Comments : [LIAT was founded in 1974 as the successor to Leeward Islands Air Transport Services (founded on 20Oct1956). Started operations as LIAT on 20Sep1974. Absorbed 4 ISLAND AIR SERVICES in 1986 and merged with CARIBBEAN STAR AIRLINES in 2007. Provides high frequency inter-island schedule across the Eastern Caribbean]
^ Genealogy : 4 Island Air Services >>LIAT
4YOU Airlines

2014 - 2014

Poland

Inactive

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

1994* - date

Kenya

Active

^ Comments : 748 Air Services was formed in 1994 by a small group of individuals committed to meeting the needs of non-governmental organizations operating in the most remote parts of Sudan and neighboring Eastern African countries
^ Genealogy :  
7th Sky

2013 - 2015

Kazakhstan

Inactive

^ Comments : 7th Sky was a scheduled carrier out of Almaty (ALA). It was founded & started operations in 2013. Ceased operations in 2015
^ Genealogy :  
7Wings Airlines

(2006)

Germany

Not started

^ Comments : 7Wings Airlines intended to operate exclusive charter services for tour operator Seventur
^ Genealogy :  
A.A.T. (American Air Taxi)

1960 - 1974

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : [AIR SUNSHINE was a Part 204 commuter air carrier that was founded as A.A.T. (AMERICAN AIR TAXI). Also operated as KEY WEST AIRLINES]
^ Genealogy : A.A.T. (American Air Taxi) >Air Sunshine
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 Airlines

1996 - 1999

UK

Inactive

^ Comments : AB AIRLINES was founded in 1993 as AIR BRISTOL by Brian Beak and Tony Auld. Renamed to AB SHANNON.Renamed again in 1996. Ceased scheduled operations in Jul1999 and all operations in Sep1999. Operated regional services out of several UK airports
^ Genealogy : Air Bristol >AB Shannon >AB Airlines
AB Shannon

1995 - 1996

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : [AB AIRLINES was founded in 1993 as AIR BRISTOL by Brian Beak and Tony Auld. Renamed to AB SHANNON.Renamed again in 1996. Ceased scheduled operations in Jul1999 and all operations in Sep1999. Operated regional services out of several UK airports]
^ Genealogy : Air Bristol >AB Shannon >AB Airlines
Abaete Linhas Aereasmeta

1995 - date

Brazil

Active

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

1993 - date

Russia

Active

^ Comments : Abakan Air Enterprise was originally Aeroflot's Abakan division, and was formed in 1992. Operations started 30Jun1993 (Abakan-Avia performs international passenger services under the brand name Royal Flight)
^ Genealogy : Aeroflot Abakan division >Abakan Air Enterprisera
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 May1997 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
Aban Air

2006 - 2007

Iran

Inactive

^ Comments : Aban Air received its air operator’s certificate from the Civil Aviation Organization of Iran in Mar2006. It launched cargo charters between Tehran and Dubai in May2006
^ Genealogy :  
Abelag Aviation

1983 - 2016

Belgium

Renamed

^ Comments : Abelag Aviation was formed in 1964. Absorbed Lamda Jet in 1995 & merged with Sky Service in 2005. Renamed to Luxaviation Belgium in 2016
^ Genealogy : Lamda Jet >>Abelag Aviation >Luxaviation Belgium
ABX Air

2003 - date

USA

Active

^ Comments : ABX AIR was formed in 1968 when AIRBORNE of CALIFORNIA and PACIFIC AIR FREIGHT of Seattle merged to form AIRBORNE FREIGHT CORPORATION. Name was changed on 01May1980 to AIRBORNE EXPRESS. Acquired MIDWEST AIR CHARTER and SKY COURIER in 1988. Renamed to current name in 2003 before it's acquisition by DHL. Extensive overnight package service fron it's hub in Wilmington, Ohio throughout the US and overseas
^ Genealogy : Airborne of California + Pacific Air Freight =>Airbourne Freight Co. >Airborne Express >ABX
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 :  
ACAPSA (Aerolineas California Pacifico)

1960* - 1999

Mexico

Inactive

^ Comments : ACAPSA (Aerolineas California Pacifico) was founded in 1960
^ Genealogy :  
ACEF Cargo

1998 - 2004*

Portugal

Inactive

^ Comments : ACEF Cargo ceased cargo operations but had intended to restart with VIP flights. Do not think it did so
^ Genealogy :  
ACES (Aerolineas Centrales de Colombia)

1972 - 2003

Colombia

Inactive

^ Comments : ACES was formed in 1971 & began regularly scheduled flights on 01Feb1972. Ceased operation in Aug2003 (Began operating regional services within Colombia and added international charter in 1986. Domestic and international airline that carried cargo, mail and passengers. Began regularly scheduled return flight services to Medellin and Bogota on 01Feb1972)
^ Genealogy :  
ACR (Aero-Charter)

1997 - date

Ukraine

Active

^ Comments : ACR (Aero-Charter) was founded in 1997 (Borispol, Kharkov based carrier)
^ Genealogy :  
ACS (Air Charter Systems)

1986* - 1988

Canada

Inactive

^ Comments : ACS was formed in 1986 [ACS was a very short lived all Cargo Airline, which once it ceased operating in 1988, it was reborn as ICC (International Cargo Charter)]
^ Genealogy :  
ACTA (Aerolineas Carreras Transportes Aereos)

1959 - 1970

Argentina

Inactive

^ Comments : Aerolíneas Carreras Transportes Aéreos was presided over by José María Carrera Saavedra. In 1959 it had begun operations with non-scheduled cargo services between Buenos Aires and Miami with a Curtiss C-46. In 1960 it was authorised to provide a regular cargo service between Buenos Aires and Montevideo. In Mar1970 with retroactive effect on 08Aug1969, the Executive Branch ordered the withdrawal of all concessions for not meeting the requirements for the activity and disinterest of the company in matters that were incumbent
^ Genealogy :  
Action Airlines

1979 - 2000*

USA

Unsure

^ Comments : Action Airlines was formed in 1979 (Scheduled and charter passenger airline and air ambulance founded by John Rutledge in East Haddam, Conneticut)
^ Genealogy :  
Active Air (Active Aero)

1995 - 1996

Turkey

Inactive

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

1944 - 1973

Australia

Renamed

^ Comments : Adastra Aerial Surveys began as the Adastra Flying School which was established at Mascot, Sydney, Australia on 21Aug1930 by Captain Frank William Follett. Adastra Airways commenced a subsidised passenger and air mail service from Sydney to Bega, NSW on 05Feb1934 using Fox Moth. In 1944, Frank Follett formed Adastra Aerial Surveys and began operations with a fleet of Avro Ansons. Adastra was purchased by East-West Airlines on 01Apr1973 and its base and aircraft moved to Tamworth. Adastra ceased operations shortly thereafter [EASTWEST AIRLINES was formed as EAST-WEST AIRLINES in 1947. Renamed to reflect that they did not operate across the country. Took over ADASTRA AERIAL SURVEYS in 1973] [ANSETT was founded by R M Ansett as ANSETT AIRWAYS. Purchased BARRIER REEF AIRWAYS in 1952. Acquired the assets of Trans-Oceanic Airways in 1953. ANSETT purchased struggling ANA (Australian National Airways) and renamed it all to ANSETT-ANA Purchased BUTLER AIR TRANSPORT (and renamed it to AIRLINES of NEW SOUTH WALES in 1959), & QUEENSLAND AIRLINES in 1958, GUINEA AIRWAYS (renamed to AIRLINES of SOUTH AUSTRALIA) in 1959 . Acquired ROBERTSON MILLER AVIATION (formed in 1927) (renamed it to AIRLINES of WESTERN AUSTRALIA). ANA was dropped in 1969 reverting to ANSETT AUSTRALIA of AUSTRALIA. Created AIRLINES of NORTH AUSTRALIA in 1981. Acquired EASTWEST AIRLINES and Kendall Airlines in 1987. During 1994 it fully absorbed its subsiduaries ANSETT WA, ANSETT EXPRESS and EASTWEST. Renamed again in 1990 to ANSETT AUSTRALIA. International and regional passenger and cargo airline. Ceased operating in Sept. 2001. Restarted with vastly dimished services with only 6 A320 aircraft but eventually ceased operations in early 2002][ANSETT was founded by R M Ansett as ANSETT AIRWAYS. Renamed to ATI (ANSETT TRAVEL INDUSTRIES) in 1946. Purchased BARRIER REEF AIRWAYS in 1952. Acquired the assets of Trans-Oceanic Airways in 1953. ATI purchased struggling ANA (Australian National Airways) and renamed to ANSETT-ANA Purchased BUTLER AIR TRANSPORT (and renamed it to AIRLINES of NEW SOUTH WALES in 1959), & QUEENSLAND AIRLINES in 1958, GUINEA AIRWAYS (renamed to AIRLINES of SOUTH AUSTRALIA) in 1959 . Acquired ROBERTSON MILLER AVIATION (formed in 1927) (renamed it to AIRLINES of WESTERN AUSTRALIA). Renamed to current name in 1969. Created AIRLINES of NORTH AUSTRALIA in 1981. Acquired EASTWEST AIRLINES and Kendall Airlines in 1987. During 1994 it fully absorbed its subsiduaries ANSETT WA, ANSETT EXPRESS and EASTWEST. First operator of F.50 in 1987. International and regional passenger and cargo airline. Ceased operating in Sept. 2001. Restarted with vastly dimished services with only 6 A320 aircraft but eventually ceased operations in early 2002].
^ Genealogy : Adastra Aerial Surveys >>East-West Airlines >Eastwest Airlines >>Ansett
Aden Airways

1949 - 1967

South_Yemen

Inactive

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

1978* - 2001*

Dominican_Republic

Inactive

^ Comments : No further information at this time
^ Genealogy :  
Aegean Airlines

1999 - 2001

Greece

Renamed

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

2002 - date

Greece

Active

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

1977* - 1999

Greece

Renamed

^ Comments : No further information at this time
^ Genealogy : Aegean Aviation >Aegean Airlines + Cronus Airlines =>Aegean Cronus Airline >Aegean Airlines
Aegean Cronus Airlines

2001 - 2002

Greece

Renamed

^ Comments : Scheduled and charter services from Athens and Thessaloniki to various destinations [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 Arann Islands

1970 - date

Ireland

Active

^ Comments : Aer Arann Islands was formed in 1970 by James Coen and Ralph Langan & began operations in Aug1970 (Scheduled and charter domestic passenger airline serving the Aran Islands from Connemara Regional Airport)
^ 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 :  
Aereo Ruta Maya

2005* - 2015*

Guatemala

Renamed

^ Comments : Aereo Ruta Maya was founded in 1975 as Jungle Flying Tours. Rebranded as ARM Aviación (based at Guatemala City La Aurora International (GUA))
^ Genealogy : Jungle Flying Tours >Aereo Ruta Maya >ARM Aviación
Aerfly

(2009)

Italy

Not started

^ Comments : Planned to start operations with a single Saab 340 offering services linking Perugia and Naples
^ Genealogy :  
Aerial Transport of Siam Company (ATSC)

1931 - 1946

Siam

Renamed

^ Comments : Aerial Transport of Siam Company (ATSC) was founded 0n 07Jul1930 & formally registered on 13Jul1931. Started operations on 24Aug1931. Re-organised and renamed to Siamese Airways [AERIAL TRANSPORT COMPANY OF SIAM was re-organised and renamed to SIAMESE AIRWAYS] [THAI AIRWAYS was formed in 1947 by the amalgamation of SIAMESE AIRWAYS Co. and PACIFIC OVERSEAS AIRLINES (Siam)] [THAI AIRWAYS INTERNATIONAL was formed as a joint venture between SAS and TAC (Thai Airways Company) in 1959. TAC merged in in 1988]
^ Genealogy : ATSC >(SAC) >Siamese Airways + POAS =>Thai Airways (TAC) >>Thai Airways International
Aeris Express

2003 - 2003

France

Inactive

^ Comments : Aeris Express was formed by Aeris Charter Airlines as a low-cost carrier in 2003. Ceased operating when the parent company was grounded
^ Genealogy :  
Aermediterranea

1981 - 1985

Italy

Renamed

^ Comments : Aermediterranea was founded in 1981 to replace Itavia on the Italian domestic scene. It was merged into ATI in 1985 [ALITALIA began operations as a domestic carrier called Aerolinee Italiane Internazionale and known as ALITALIA. Added international services in1948. Acquired routes and equipment of LAI in 1957. Charter company AERMEDITERRANEA was founded in 1981 but closed down. Charter subsiduary SAM and domestic subsiduary ATI have now been fully integrated. Acquired the operations of AVIANOVA plus AIR ONEand VOLAREWEB.COM in 2009]
^ Genealogy : Aermediterranea >>ATI >>Alitalia
Aero

2002 - 2002*

Finland

Unsure

^ Comments : Started with flights from Helsinki to Talinn, the Estonian capital
^ Genealogy :  
Aero Andes

1997* - 2000*

Argentina

Renamed

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

1967 - 1969

USA

Renamed

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

1995* - 1996*

Comoros

Renamed

^ Comments : COMOROS AIR SERVICE was renamed from AERO COMOROS
^ Genealogy : Aero Comoros >Comores Air Service
Aero Continente Chile

1999 - 2002

Chile

Inactive

^ Comments : Aero Continente Chile was founded in 1999. Scheduled domestic passenger carrier. License was revoked in mid-2002 for safety reasons and ceased operations
^ Genealogy :  
Aero Express

1978* - 1990

Guatemala

Inactive

^ Comments : No further information at this time
^ Genealogy :  
Aero Geral

1942 - 1952

Brazil

Renamed

^ Comments : Aero Geral was founded in 1941 & started operations in Feb1942. Grounded in 1944 & became operational again only in Jan1947. Merged into Varig on 29Feb1952 [Varig was founded on 07May1927 by Otto Ernst Meyer-Labastille. Operations started on 22Jun1927 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 & airline ceased operations on 20Jul2006. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that was the flag carrier of Brazil]
^ Genealogy : Aero Geral >>Varig >Gol
Aero Lanka

2002* - 2009*

Sri_Lanka

Inactive

^ Comments : [Cosmos Aviation was formed as Serendib Express in 2002. Renamed to Aero Lanka Airlines & then Lankan Cargo before again to current name]
^ Genealogy : Serendib Express >Aero Lanka Airlines >Lankan Cargo >Cosmos Aviation
Aero Nortesur (Aeronor Chile)

1978 - 1986

Chile

Inactive

^ Comments : Aero Nortesur was formed in 1977 as Transportes Aereos Norte y Sur y Cia. & renamed in 1978
^ Genealogy : Transportes Aereos Norte y Sur y Cia >Aero Nortesur
Aero Oy (Finnish Air Lines)

1924 - 1968

Finland

Renamed

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

2002* - 2002*

Peru

Unsure

^ Comments : (Sight seeing flights over the famous Nazca Lines)
^ Genealogy :  
Aero Regional Paraguaya

2008 - 2008

Paraguay

Renamed

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

1975 - 2005

Uruguay

Inactive

^ Comments : (Cargo carrier based at Carrasco International Airport at Montevideo)
^ Genealogy :  
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 :  
Aero Voar (Voar Airlines)

1994 - 1998

Angola

Inactive

^ Comments : Luanda based carrier that ceased operations in 1998
^ Genealogy :  
AeroBrasil Cargo

1998* - 2000

Brazil

Inactive

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

1981 - 1983

Sweden

Renamed

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

1975 - 1981

Sweden

Renamed

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

2008 - 2013

Argentina

Inactive

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

2005 - 2015

Bolivia

Inactive

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

1957 - 1980

Colombia

Inactive

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

1994* - date

Bolivia

Active

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

1932 - 1992

USSR

Renamed

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

**** - 1992

USSR

Renamed

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

1932 - 1992*

USSR

Renamed

^ Comments : Kuban Airlines was established as a division of Aeroflot (Aeroflot, Kuban Division) in 1932 and was privatised in 1992 as Krasnodar Avia. Operations had started on 30Jun1932 & ceased on 11Dec2012 & filed for bankruptcy, citing its inability to comply with new Federal Aviation Regulations, FAR-11, which imposed a minimum fleet size of eight aircraft with a seating capacity of at least 55 seats on all commercial carriers
^ Genealogy : Aeroflot Kuban Division >Krasnodar Avia >Kuban Airlines
Aeroflot, Northern Civil Aviation Directorate

**** - 1991*

USSR

Renamed

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

**** - 1991*

USSR

Renamed

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

1967* - 1992

USSR

Renamed

^ Comments : [Azur Air Ukraine was formed on 07Feb1967 as Tyumen Civil Aviation Division. Re-established on 25Mar1992 as Tyumenaviatrans. Renamed to Utair in 2002 & Azur Air Ukraine on 30Nov2015]
^ Genealogy : Tyumen Civil Aviation Division >Tyumenaviatrans >Utair >Azur Air Ukraine
Aeroflot, Yakutsk Civil Aviation Directorate

**** - 1993

USSR

Renamed

^ Comments : [Yakutia, founded as Sakha Avia (started operations on 30Jun1993), former Aeroflot, Yakutsk Civil Aviation Directorate in 1925. Previously known as Yakutaviatrans, merged with Yakutavia as Yakutia. Yakutia operated its first flight, a Tu-154 on route Yakutsk – Moscow – Yakutsk on 30Dec2002]
^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Yakutsk Civil Aviation Directorate >Yakutaviatrans >Sakha Avia + Yakutavia =>Yakutia Airlines
Aeroflot-Don

2000 - 2009

Russia

Renamed

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

2003* - date

Republic_of_Congo

Active

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

1950 - date

Argentina

Active

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

1960 - 1961*

Chile

Unsure

^ Comments : Aerolineas Chilenas operated a weekly C-46 passenger service from Santiago to Miami
^ Genealogy :  
Aerolineas Islas de las Perlas

1970 - 1987*

Panama

Renamed

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

2008 - 2008

Bolivia

Inactive

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

1999* - 2010*

Australia

Unsure

^ Comments : Charter operator out Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, NSW
^ Genealogy :  
Aeromas

1983 - date

Uruguay

Active

^ Comments : Aeromas was formed and started operations in 1983 as a banner towing business. It evolved into public transport in 1988 becoming Uruguay's largest air taxi company. It is wholly owned by Southern Cross (It operates domestic services as well as international charter flights to Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay for several large corporations and government agencies. It also operates training and air ambulance flights. Its main base is Carrasco International Airport, Montevideo)
^ Genealogy :  
AeroNav Air Services

1997 - date

Kenya

Active

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

1945* - 1945

Argentina

Renamed

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

1981 - 1992

Nicaragua

Inactive

^ Comments : Aerolíneas Nicaragüenses S.A., operating as Aeronica, was an airline headquartered in the capital Managua. It was founded & began operations in 1981. It operated scheduled passenger flights within Central America, as well as to Mexico City and the United States out of its hub at the city's Augusto C. Sandino International Airport
^ Genealogy :  
Aeropelican Air Services

1971 - 2013

Australia

Renamed

^ Comments : Aeropelican Air Services was established on 23Oct1968 & started operations on 01Jul1971. First operator of GAF Nomad in 1975. Commuter airline operating out of Sydney Airport. Brindabella Airlines & Aeropelican merged
^ Genealogy : Aeropelican Air Services >>Brindabella Airlines
AeroPerlas (Aerolineas Pacifico Atlantico)

1987* - 2012

Panama

Inactive

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

1929 - 1949

Argentina

Renamed

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

1960 - date

Venezuela

Active

^ Comments : Aeropostal was founded as Cie Générale Aéropostale on 03Jul1929. Renamed to Linea Aerea Venezolana (LAV) on 01Jan1935, when the Venezuelan Government took over the assets of French Cie Générale Aéropostale. Acquired TACA de VENEZUELA and it was fully absorbed in 1958. Ceased operations in 1994 but restarted in 1997. International flights to the USA started in 1998. Scheduled domestic and international passenger carrier. Acquired Sol Air in 2004. Scheduled domestic and international passenger carrier
^ Genealogy : Cie Générale Aéropostale +>Linea Aerea Venezolana (LAV) >Aeropostal
Aerotal (Aerovias Territoriales de Colombia)

1973 - 1983

Colombia

Inactive

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

1999 - 2008

Australia

Inactive

^ Comments : AERO-TROPICS was renamed from LIP AIR (formed in 1995). Scheduled and charter flights out of Cairns. Ceased operations on 27Jun2008
^ Genealogy : Lip Air >Aero-Tropics
Aerotucan

2003* - date

Mexico

Active

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

**** - ****

Bolivia

Inactive

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

1958* - 1963

Bolivia

Inactive

^ Comments : Aerovias Condor was a Local cargo operator
^ Genealogy :  
Aerovias de Guatemala

1986* - 1993*

Guatemala

Inactive

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
Aerovias Halcon (Empresa Area Halcon)

1963 - 1971

Argentina

Inactive

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

1964* - 1996*

Colombia

Unsure

^ 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 Jun1971 from the merger of Compañía Austral de Transportes Aéreos SACI and ALA. In practice, operations of the latter airline were absorbed by Austral, which was rebranded as Austral Líneas Aéreas S.A. after merging]
^ Genealogy : Aerovias Monnder >>ALA >>Austral Compania de Transportes Aereos >Austral Lineas Aereas
AFAR (Aerolinea Federal Argentina Resistencia)

1985 - 1990

Argentina

Renamed

^ Comments : AFAR (Aerolinea Federal Argentina Resistencia) was Restencia based carrier that merged with AEROCHACO in 1985.
^ Genealogy : AeroChaco (Lineas Aereas Chaquenas) >>AFAR (Aerolinea Federal Argentina Resistencia)
Affretair (National Cargo Airline of Zimbabwe)

1983 - 1998

Zimbabwe

Inactive

^ Comments : Affretair (Gabon) was formed by Air Trans Africa to help circumvent the Rhodesian sanctions. Taken over by Air Zimbabwe in 1983, moved to Zimbabwe and known as to Affretair (National Cargo Airline of Zimbabwe). Affretair was liquidated in 2000 under a $511 million debt
^ Genealogy : Affretair >Affretair (National Cargo Airline of Zimbabwe)
Afra Airways

(2016)

Burundi

Not started

^ Comments : Afra Airways hoped to starts services late in 2016. The airline was founded by Manuel Pereira who is the founder of the Spanish company Emitur
^ Genealogy :  
Afric Aviation

2010 - 2017

Gabon

Inactive

^ Comments : Afric Aviation was founded in 2009 as a charter airline serving the oil and gas industry & started operations in 2010. Suspended operations in Jun2017 for a 6 month period
^ Genealogy :  
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
Africa One Congo

2002 - 2007

DR_Congo

Inactive

^ Comments : (provided domestic passenger and cargo services to several destinations within the DRC, with daily flights to Tshikapa and Kananga, Lubumbashi and Mbuji-Mayi, as well as non-schedule services to Brazzaville, Pointe Noire, Luanda and Libreville in the neighbouring countries)
^ Genealogy :  
Africa Safari Air

2013 - date

Uganda

Active

^ Comments : Africa Safari Air has offered wildlife tours since 2013
^ Genealogy :  
African Air Charters

Early 1960s

Zambia

Inactive

^ Comments : African Air Charters was founded by Maurice Pike in Lusaka in the early 1960s
^ Genealogy :  
African Alliance Airlines

(2009)

Gambia

Not started

^ Comments : African Alliance Airlines did not start operations
^ Genealogy :  
African Express Airways

1987 - 1990

Kenya

Renamed

^ Comments : [African Express Airways has its roots in Pioneer Airlines but was formed in 1986, starting operations on 15May1986 with the same name. It is based at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Renamed to Equator Airlines & back. Passenger and cargo airline]
^ Genealogy : Pioneer Airlines >African Express Airways >Equator Airlines >African Express Airways
African Express Airways (AEA)

1999 - date

Kenya

Active

^ Comments : African Express Airways has its roots in Pioneer Airlines but was formed in 1986, starting operations on 15May1986 with the same name. It is based at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Renamed to Equator Airlines & back. Passenger and cargo airline
^ Genealogy : Pioneer Airlines >African Express Airways >Equator Airlines >African Express Airways
Africa's Connection

2011 - date

Sao_Tome

Active

^ Comments : Africa's Connection is a São Tomése based regional and charter company, connecting the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe to the mainland. Regular charter flights are also flown to the mainland, serving destinations in the Congo, Central African Republic, Chad, Cameroon, Nigeria, Gabon, Equatorial Guines and Ghana
^ Genealogy :  
Afrijet Airlines

1999 - 2009

Nigeria

Inactive

^ Comments : Afrijet Airlines was established and started regional cargo operations in 1999. Its main base is Murtala Mohammed International Airport .Regional services cargo services. It ceased operations in 2009 & its license revoked in early 2010
^ Genealogy :  
Afrijet Business Service

2004* - date

Gabon

Active

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

2014 - 2016

Chad

Renamed

^ Comments : flyART Aviation was rebranded from Afrijet Chad (2014-2016)
^ Genealogy : Afrijet Chad >flyART Aviation
AG Air

2013* - 2014

Georgia

Inactive

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

1987 - 2004

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : Air 2000 started operations on 11Apr1987. Renamed to First Choice Airways in Apr2004 [FIRST CHOICE was founded by Errol Crossley at Manchester as AIR 2000. Was the 2nd largest charter airline in the UK in 2000. Absorbed LEISURE INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS in 1998. Name changed in 2003 to reflect parent company] [THOMSON AIRWAYS was formed by the merger of THOMSONFLY and FIRST CHOICE AIRWAYS. At it's formation it was the world's largest charter airline and the third largest airline in the United Kingdom]
^ Genealogy : Air 2000 >First Choice +Thomsonfly =>Thomson Airways
Air 26

2006 - date

Angola

Active

^ Comments : Air 26 was founded in 2006 & started operation in Sep2006. Domestic scheduled and charter passenger and cargo services. Air 26 Linhas Aereas operates from Luanda Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport providing a domestic schedule and charter service
^ Genealogy :  
Air Afrique

1937* - 1941*

Algeria

Unsure

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

1992 - 2001

Turkey

Inactive

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

1989* - date

Denmark

Active

^ Comments : Air Alsie is a charter airline headquartered in Sønderborg and based at Sønderborg Airport on the island of Ais. It was founded in 1989
^ 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 Andalucia

(2005)

Spain

Not started

^ Comments : Grenada based intending to offer scheduled international and domestic passenger services
^ Genealogy :  
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 Atlantic Cargo

199* - 1999

Nigeria

Inactive

^ Comments : Operator of B707-320C aircraft but ceased operating
^ Genealogy :  
Air Atlantique

1994 - date

UK

Active

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

**** - ****

Botswana

Renamed

^ Comments : [TEXXON AIR was previously known as Air B.G.I.]
^ Genealogy : Air B.G.I. >Texxon Air
Air Baghdad

(2003)

Iraq

Not started

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

1998* - 2004

Georgia

Renamed

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

2011* - date

Indonesia

Active

^ Comments : Based in Balikpapan, Borneo - Indonesia, provides a range of flying experiences including Air Charter Flights and Pilot Services
^ Genealogy :  
Air Brasil Cargo

2005 - 2012

Brazil

Inactive

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

1993 - 1995

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : [AB AIRLINES was founded in 1993 as AIR BRISTOL by Brian Beak and Tony Auld. Renamed to AB SHANNON.Renamed again in 1996. Ceased scheduled operations in Jul1999 and all operations in Sep1999. Operated regional services out of several UK airports]
^ Genealogy : Air Bristol >AB Shannon >AB Airlines
Air Bucharest

2010 - date

Romania

Active

^ Comments : Air Bucharest was founded in Jul2010 & started operations on 03Jul2010
^ Genealogy :  
Air Burkina

1985 - date

Burkina_Faso

Active

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

2003 - date

Egypt

Active

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

1967 - 1981

USA

Renamed

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

1997 - 2000

Barbados

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Calypso was founded in 1997 (American operator of Shorts 360. Scheduled and charter, regional passenger carrier. Ceased operations in 2000)
^ Genealogy :  
Air Cargo Express (i)

1995 - 1995*

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : EVERTS AIR CARGO, a Fairbanks, Alaska based freight airline which began operations with a single DC.8. Was originally known as AIR CARGO EXPRESS
^ Genealogy : Air CargoExpress >Everts Air Cargo
Air Caribbean (Old South Air Service)

1975 - 1980

Puerto_Rico

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Caribbean was an Isla Verde, PuertoRico based airline owned by Old South Air Service. Ceased operations in 1980 after offering a comprehensive scheduled service
^ Genealogy :  
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 Carnival

2016 - 2017

India

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Carnival was founded in 2013 as a charter airline known as Air Carnival Charter Services. renamed & commenced scheduled operations on 18Jul2016. Air Carnival (2S, Coimbatore) has ceased operations as its owners attempt to sell off the low-cost carrier
^ Genealogy : Air Carnival Charter Services >Air Carnival
Air Carolina (Florence Airlines)

1967 - 1980

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Carolina (Florence Airlines) was based in Florence, S.C. Purchased by ATLANTIS AIRLINES (1978-1989) [Metro Express was formed by the CEO of Metro Airlines to provide code-shared feeder service for Eastern Airlines at Atlanta. Flights began on 02Apr1984 as Eastern Metro Express with Jetstream 31s. The company was soon sold to Metro Airlines Inc. On 15Feb1989 it acquired Atlantis Airlines, which also was operating as Eastern Express. The airline ceased operations on 18Jan1991 when Eastern Air Lines closed]
^ Genealogy : Air Carolina (Florence Airlines) >>Atlantis Airlines >>Eastern Metro Express >Metro Express
Air Charter (i)

1947 - 1960

UK

Renamed

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

1997 - date

Uruguay

Active

^ Comments : Air Class Lineas Aereas (VIP Air) is a regional passenger charter carrier out of Montevideo that was founded in 1996. It began as an air taxi operator and started scheduled flights between Montevideo and Buenos Aires in 2000
^ Genealogy :  
Air Commerce

1991 - 1992

Yugoslavia

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Commerce was a passenger carrier based at Sarajevo International Airport. It was founded on 28Mar1991 & operated from Oct1991 until Mar1992
^ Genealogy :  
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 Company ATMA

1996 - 2016

Kazakhstan

Renamed

^ Comments : [Jupiter Jet Airlines was founded as Joint-Stock Company Air Company ATMA on 26Sep1996. Renamed in 2016. It operates freight aircraft to provide cargo air transportation services out of Atyrau (GUW)]
^ Genealogy : Air Company ATMA >Jupiter Jet Airlines
Air Contractors

1946* - 1948*

UK

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Contractors was a Bovingdon based passenger and cargo airline that took part in the Berlin Airlift. Eventually ceased operating.
^ Genealogy :  
Air Corbiere

1990 - 1994

UK

Renamed

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

2010 - date

France

Active

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

2017 - date

Costa_Rica

Active

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

2012 - date

Ivory_Coast

Active

^ Comments : Air Côte d'Ivoire was set up on 15May2012 as the government owned replacement of Air Ivoire, which ceased operations in Mar2011 and was reported to have been liquidated in Aug2011. Started African regional services from Abidjan on 12Nov2012
^ Genealogy :  
Air Creebec

1982 - date

Canada

Active

^ Comments : Air Creebec was formed in 1983 & started operations 01Jul1982 (Owned by the Cree Indians and provides scheduled and charter services throughout Quebec and Ontario)
^ Genealogy :  
Air Culebra

1998* - 2000*

Puerto_Rico

Renamed

^ Comments : [Culebra Air Services was established & commenced operations in 1998 as Air Culebra, It operates out of the island of Culebra, in Puerto Rico, and the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, in San Juan]
^ Genealogy : Air Culebra >Culebra Air Services
Air Enterprises

1947* - 1953*

UK

Unsure

^ Comments : Air Enterprises operated scheduled services out of Thruxton, Gatwick & Croydon using DH Dragon Rapides
^ Genealogy :  
Air Equator

2004 - 2005

Maldives

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Equator was founded in 2003 and received its air operator's certificate on 10Oct2004. The airline ceased operations in Aug2005 (Scheduled domestic services from Gan)
^ Genealogy :  
Air Europe

1979 - 1991

UK

Inactive

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

1989 - 1991

UK

Inactive

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

1986* - 2000*

Sweden

Renamed

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

1963 - 1968

UK

Inactive

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

2003 - 2012

Finland

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Finland was founded in Jan2002. Started operations on 03Apr2003, ceased on 26Jun2012 & filed for bankruptcy on 26Jul2012 (Charter and scheduled services)
^ Genealogy :  
Air Florida (ii)

2003* - 2006*

USA

Unsure

^ Comments : Air Florida was founded in 2003
^ Genealogy :  
Air France

1933 - date

France

Active

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

2001* - date

France

Active

^ Comments : Cargo arm of Air France using B747-200F aircraft in 2001
^ Genealogy :  
Air France Europe

1996 - 1997

France

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Inter was founded on 12Nov1954 as Lignes Aeriennes Interiors. It operated its first commercial flight on 16Mar1954. Renamed to Air Inter in 1958 & to Air France Europe on 12Jan1990 & was absorbed into Air France on 01Apr1997
^ Genealogy : Air Inter >Air France Europe >>Air France
Air Frontier

2004* - date

Australia

Active

^ Comments : Air Frontier is still active in 2017
^ Genealogy :  
Air Great Wall

1992* - 2001

China

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Great Wall was founded in 1992 & provided regional services in the Sichuan provinceChina Eastern Airlines was established on 25Jun1988 under the CAAC Huadong Administration. Started operations on 15Aug1998. CHINA EASTERN was part of the breakup of CAAC. Took over the loss making CHINA GENERAL AVIATION in 1997 and in 2001 took over AIR GREAT WALL. Became the first Chinese airline to offer shares on the international market.International and regional, scheduled and charter passenger and cargo servicesALL]
^ Genealogy : Air Great Wall >>China Eastern Airlines
Air Greenland

2002 - date

Greenland

Active

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

2002 - 2016

Guyana

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Guyane Express operations started 15Jun2002, taking over the operations of the former Air Guyane. It was rebranded back to Air Guyane in 2016. Scheduled flights within French Guiana and charter operations to neighbouring customers
^ Genealogy :  
Air Hire (i)

1934 - 1935*

UK

Unsure

^ Comments : Wrightson Air Hire was renamed 1934 to Air Hire
^ Genealogy : Wrightson Air Hire >Air Hire
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 Iceland (Flugfelag Islands)

1997 - 2017

Iceland

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Iceland was formed in Akureyri by Tryggvi Helgason as Norðurflug in 1959, and was incorporated as Flugfélag Norðurlands on 01May1975. Operations started on 30Jun1997. Rebranded itself as Air Iceland Connect as of 24May2017
^ Genealogy : Norðurflug >Flugfélag Norðurlands >Air Iceland >Air Iceland Connect
Air India

1946 - 1948

India

Renamed

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

1962 - date

India

Active

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

2005 - date

India

Active

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

2002 - 2003

Italy

Inactive

^ Comments : Formed in 2002 & launched operations in late 2002 from Naples to Catania, Palermo and Rimini.
^ Genealogy :  
Air Inter

1958 - 1990

France

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Inter was founded on 12Nov1954 as Lignes Aeriennes Interiors. It operated its first commercial flight on 16Mar1954. Renamed to Air Inter in 1958 & to Air France Europe on 12Jan1990 & was absorbed into Air France on 01Apr1997
^ Genealogy : Air Inter >Air France Europe >>Air France
Air International

(****)

USA

Unconfirmed

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

1998* - date

Greece

Active

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

2001 - 2004

Italy

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Italy was a Palermo based carrier that ceased operations in 2004
^ Genealogy :  
Air Italy

2005 - 2013

Italy

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Italy was founded in 2005 & started operations on 29May2005. On 18Jul2011, Meridiana, known as Meridiana fly back then, announced it merge with Air Italy. From Apr2013, Air Italy operated entirely on behalf of Meridiana using their corporate design. The name Air Italy is no longer used in public [Meridiana was founded with the name of Alisarda on 29Mar1963 by Prince Karim al-Hussain Aga Khan, with the intent to promote tourism in Sardinia. Scheduled operations started 30Jun1964. Renamed to Meridiana in 03May1991. On 28Feb2010, Meridiana and Eurofly merged to create Italy's second biggest airline, Meridiana Fly. From Apr2013, Air Italy operated entirely on behalf of Meridiana using their corporate design. The name Air Italy is no longer used in public and the airline was rebranded back to Meridiana]
^ Genealogy : Air Italy >>Meridiana >Meridiana Fly >Meridiana
Air Italy Polska

2008 - 2011

Poland

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Italy Polska was a airline based at Warsaw- Okęcie airport, Poland and operates with flight prefix AEI on behalf of the main Polish Tour Operators. Air Italy Polska is a member of Air Italy Group. Air Italy Polska renamed to Air Poland
^ Genealogy : Air Italy Polska >Air Poland
Air Jamahiriya

1999 - 2001

Libya

Renamed

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

2001 - date

Japan

Active

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

1994 - date

DR_Congo

Active

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

(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 Kentucky

1974 - 1989

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : AIR KENTUCKY was founded by L.S. Cox as OWENSBORO AVIATION (1964-1974). USAir feeder as part of Allegheny Commuter. Purchased by GMF Investments (parent company of Fairchild) in 1989 but ceased operations soon after.
^ Genealogy : Owensboro Aviation >Air Kentucky
Air Ketchum

1999 - 2000*

USA

Unsure

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

1995 - date

Kiribati

Active

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

1993 - 1994

Bulgaria

Inactive

^ Comments : TU-154M operator
^ Genealogy :  
Air Kruise (Air Kent)

1946 - 1957

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : No further information at this time
^ Genealogy : Air Kruise >>British Aviation Services >>BUA + Caledonian Airways =>Caledonian/BUA >BCAL >>British Airways
Air Labrador (Labrador Airways)

1983 - date

Canada

Active

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

1956* - 1963

Lebanon

Renamed

^ Comments : [MEA was founded on 31May1945 & operations started on 01Jan1946. Merged with Air Liban on 07Jun1963 & was known as Middle East Airlines - Air Liban. Took over LEBANESE INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS in the same year. Renamed back to MEA in 2009. International and regional scheduled services]
^ Genealogy : MEA + Air Liban =>Middle East Airlines - Air Liban >MEA
Air Lithuania

1992 - 2005

Lithuania

Inactive

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

2002* - date

New_Caledonia

Active

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

1988*- 2006

Portugal

Renamed

^ Comments : Hi Fly was founded on 14Dec1988 as Air Luxor. So renamed because of the Luxor name confusion]. Transatlantic charter airline from Lisbon. Also has a business aviation and air ambulance division.
^ Genealogy : Air Luxor >Hi Fly
Air Luxor Corporate Jets

2004* - 2004*

Portugal

Renamed

^ Comments : [Luxaviation Portugal started as Air Luxor's business aviation division, Masterjet, formerly Air Luxor Corporate Jets. This followed the sale of the Lisbon and Paris based aircraft operator by its parent company Air Luxor and Mirpuri Holdings. Renamed to Luxaviation Portugal in 2016]
^ Genealogy : Air Luxor Corporate Jets >Masterjet >Luxaviation Portugal
Air Malaika

2010 - 2011

Sweden

Inactive

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

1964 - 2013

Malawi

Inactive

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

1965 - 1972

Philippines

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Manila in formed in 1964, 1st flight was on 02Jan1965 & it was renamed in Oct1972 Air Manila International. Absorbed into PAL in 1973 [PAL was reformed from PATCO on 26Feb1941 & its first flight was 15Mar1941 [PAL was founded by Andres Soriano in 1931 and commenced with a single Beech 18 and was known as PATCO. In 1936 it moved from air taxi services to scheduled services. Went bankrupt in 1940 but was refomed in 1941 as PAL. Ceased operations during WWII. Absorbed 2 scheduled airlines, FAR EASTERN AIR TRANSPORT in 1947, COMMERCIAL AIR LINES in 1948 and then TRANS ASIATIC AIRLINES in late 1950. Renamed from Philippine Air Lines to Philippine Airlines in 1970. Had AIR MANILA and FILIPINAS ORIENT AIRWAYS merge in in 1973]
^ Genealogy : Air Manila >Air Manila International >>PAL
Air Manila International

1972 - 1973

Philippines

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Manila in formed in 1964, 1st flight was on 02Jan1965 & it was renamed in Oct1972 Air Manila International. Absorbed into PAL in 1973 [PAL was reformed from PATCO on 26Feb1941 & its first flight was 15Mar1941 [PAL was founded by Andres Soriano in 1931 and commenced with a single Beech 18 and was known as PATCO. In 1936 it moved from air taxi services to scheduled services. Went bankrupt in 1940 but was refomed in 1941 as PAL. Ceased operations during WWII. Absorbed 2 scheduled airlines, FAR EASTERN AIR TRANSPORT in 1947, COMMERCIAL AIR LINES in 1948 and then TRANS ASIATIC AIRLINES in late 1950. Renamed from Philippine Air Lines to Philippine Airlines in 1970. Had AIR MANILA and FILIPINAS ORIENT AIRWAYS merge in in 1973]
^ Genealogy : Air Manila >Air Manila International >>PAL
Air Marshall Islands

1989 - date

Marshall_Islands

Active

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

1981 - 1981

Martinique

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Martinique was founded in 1974 as Compagnie Antillaise d'Affretments Aériens-CAAA. The official operating name from 25Jul1981 was Societé Nouvelle Air Martinique. In Jul2000, Air Martinique was merged with Air Guadeloupe, Air St Barthélémy and Air St Martin to form Air Caraïbes
^ Genealogy : CAAA >Societé Nouvelle Air Martinique >Air Martinique + Air Guadeloupe + Air Saint Barthélémy + and Air Saint Martin =>Air Caraïbes
Air Mauritanie

1962 - 2007

Mauritania

Inactive

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

1972 - date

Mauritius

Active

^ Comments : Air Mauritius was founded on 14Jun1967 & started operations on 15Aug1972 (Scheduled international, regional and domestic services out of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolen International (MRU))
^ Genealogy :  
Air Mediterranean

2017 - date

Greece

Active

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

1997 - 2016

France

Inactive

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

(2003*)

Vietnam

Not started

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

2003 - 2006

Uganda

Inactive

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
Air Mideast

1991* - 1991

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Mideast was acquired by MESA AIRLINES ]Mesa Airlines, Inc. is an American regional airline based in Phoenix, Arizona. It is a FAA Part 121 certificated air carrier operating under air carrier certificate number MASA036A issued on 29Jun1979. It is a subsidiary of Mesa Air Group. It was known briefly as Mountain West Airlines from 1995 to 1996]
^ Genealogy : Air Mideast >>Mesa Airlines >Mountain West Airlines >Mesa Airlines
Air Mike Express

1989 - 1996*

Guam

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Mike Express was formed in 1989 & commenced operations on 15Aug1989 (Regional scheduled airline that operated as a Continental Express feeder but eventually ceased operations)
^ Genealogy :  
Air Minas

2003 - 2010

Brazil

Inactive

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

1996* - 1996*

Philippines

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Mindanao flew F-27 aircraft in 1996 but eventually ceased operating.
^ Genealogy :  
Air Nevada (ii)

1974 - 1998

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : PACIFIC WINGS started operations as AIR NEVADA on 15Jul1974 and commenced scheduled passenger and cargo services that specialised in air tours of National Parks. Became fully certified as a Part 401 airline in 1980. Based in Las Vegas but ceased operations in Jan1998, changing its operating name to Pacific Wings and continued its scheduled services within Hawaii, after Eagle Canyon Airlines acqired it's network of tour operators. Continued 24 hour charters and scheduled commuter services to various islands in Hawaii. Pacific Wings shut down its operations on 15Jun2013
^ Genealogy : Air Nevada >Pacific Wings
Air New Zealand (ANZ)

1965 - date

New_Zealand

Active

^ Comments : ANZ began operations as TEAL (Tasman Empire Airways) on Tasmania in 30Apr1940 and adopted the current name in 1965. The domestic side was started in 1947 as NZNAC (New Zealand National Airways Corporation) trading as National Airways. In 1978 the New Zealand government merged all the owned airlines under the ANZ name. International and regional passenger and cargo airline
^ Genealogy : TEAL >Air New Zealand
Air Niugini

1973 - date

Papua_New_Guinea

Active

^ Comments : Air Niugini was estabished & started operations on 01Nov1973. National airline of Papua New Guinea operating a domestic service from Port Moresby (POM) and Lae
^ Genealogy :  
Air Nootka

1981* - date

Canada

Active

^ Comments : Air Nootka is a float plane charter service, serving Nootka and Kyyuquot Sounds which are on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.
^ Genealogy :  
Air North

1977 - date

Canada

Active

^ Comments : Air North was formed 01Feb1977 by Joseph Sparling & Thomas Wood & operations started on 30Jun1977. Scheduled and charter services in the Yukon Territory and into Alaska
^ Genealogy :  
Air North International

1978 - 1993

Australia

Renamed

^ Comments : Darwin based. The closure of Northern Airlines in the early 1980s enable Air North to get established [AIRNORTH came into being as AIR NORTH INTERNATIONAL in 1978 with operations beginning on 04Jul1978. This was a merger of AIR NORTH, ROSSAIR and TILLAIR. In 1992 AIR NORTH KATHERINE sold to Skyport. AIRNORTH was sold in 1993 to Capiteq and renamed to AIRNORTH REGIONAL. The name AIRNORTH was adopted later in 1993 and encompassed the operations of AIRNORTH REGIONAL, AIRNORTH KATHERINE and AIRNORTH CENTRAL AUSTRALIA. In 1998 AIRNORTH acquired ARNHEM AIR]
^ Genealogy : Airnorth + Rossair + Tillair =>Air North International >AirNorth
Air Open Sky

1997 - 2000

France

Inactive

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

1993 - 1996

Sweden

Inactive

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

1977 - 1982

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : AIR OREGON was founded as EXECUTIVE FLIGHT SERVICES in 1961 and renamed in 1977. Horizon Air acquired Air Oregon on 17Jun1982
^ Genealogy : Executive Flight Services >Air Oregon >>Horizon Air
Air Ottawa

1998* - 1998*

Canada

Unsure

^ Comments : Ottawa based flight training and discovery flights
^ Genealogy :  
Air Pac

1982* - 1982

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Pacific was founded as AIR PAC. Operated as Alaskan Airlines commuter as well as local routes. Filed for Chapter 11 in Jul1986. Based in Dutch Harbor, Alaska
^ Genealogy : >Air Pacific (2)
Air Pacific (ii)

1982 - 1986

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Pacific was founded as AIR PAC. Operated as Alaskan Airlines commuter as well as local routes. Filed for Chapter 11 in Jul1986. Based in Dutch Harbor, Alaska
^ Genealogy : Air Pac >Air Pacific (2)
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 Perigord

1972* - 1972*

France

Unsure

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

1996 - 2009

Philippines

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Philippines was incorporated on 13Feb1995, with the base of operations being the former Naval Air Station Cubi Point. Flight operations started on 01Feb1996 with a Boeing 737-200 between Subic Bay, Iloilo and Zamboanga. PAL Express was unveiled on 14Apr2008. On 05May2008, PAL Express began operations by launching flights to Malay. After Air Philippines ceased operations on 31Aug2009 they transferred all their flights to PAL Express. On 28Mar2010, PAL Express ceased operations and was rebranded as Airphil Express. On 15Mar2013, Airphil Express re-branded itself as PAL Express
^ Genealogy : Air Philippines +>PAL Express >Airphil Express >PAL Express
Air Phoenix

2008 - 2009

Thailand

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Phoenix was founded in 2007 and started operations in May2008 with a flight between Bangkok and Mae Sot, which was later terminated. Air Phoenix was shut down in 2009. International and domestic scheduled and charter services
^ Genealogy :  
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 Poitou-Charentes

Mid-1990s

France

Inactive

^ Comments : No further information at this time
^ Genealogy :  
Air Polynesie

1970 - 1987

French_Polynesia

Renamed

^ Comments : [AIR TAHITI began operations as RAI (Resaeau Aerien Interinsulaire) when the Government took over the operations of AIR TAHITI (1950>). RAI taken over by TAI (later UTA). The name AIR POLYNESIE was adopted 1970 and to AIR TAHITI in 1987]
^ Genealogy : RAI >Air Polynesie >Air Tahiti
Air Prishtina

2005 - date

Kosovo

Active

^ Comments : Air Prishtina was founded in 1981 as travel agency Prishtina & operated as an airline since 01Jan2005
^ Genealogy :  
Air Queensland

19781 - 1988

Australia

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Queensland was formed as Bush Pilots Airways in 1951. In May1972 Bush Pilots absorbed Queensland Pacific Airways Ltd, taking over its Douglas DC-3 aircraft. In 1978 Bush Pilots Airways changed their name to BPA. On 01Dec1981 BPA became Air Queensland. Air Queensland was the last airline in Australia to use Douglas DC-3s on regular scheduled services, the last being withdrawn on 07Apr1988, The Air Queensland name ceased to exist on 30Apr1988 when the airline was absorbed into Australian Airlines (later absorbed into Qantas)
^ Genealogy : Bush Pilots Airways >BPA >Air Queensland >>Australian Airlines >>Qantas
Air Rose

1999 - 2000

Turkey

Renamed

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

1970 - date

New_Zealand

Active

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

1970 - date

Canada

Active

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

2000 - 2007

India

Renamed

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

1981 - 2000

Guadeloupe

Renamed

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

1990* - 1990

Portugal

Renamed

^ Comments : PORTO JATO AVIACAO CIVIL was renamed from AIR SANTOS. Ceased operations and became an aircraft broker
^ Genealogy : Air Santos >Porto Jato Aviaçao Civil
Air Serv International

1984* - date

USA

Active

^ Comments : Humanitarian relief organisation in Africa. HQ in USA (Warrenton Fauquier (KHWY)). It was founded in 1984
^ Genealogy :  
Air Service

1962* - 1980

Iran

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Service was founded in 1962 [Iran Aseman Airlines was formed after the revolution in 1980, on 26Jun1980 by merger of 4 airlines (AIR TAXI (1958>), AIR SERVICE (1962*>), PARIS AIR (1969*>) and HOOR ASSEMAN). Operations started on 30Jun1980. Domestic and international scheduled and charter airline]
^ Genealogy : Air Taxi + Hoor Asseman + Pars Air + Air Service =>Iran Aseman Airlines
Air Service

1995* - 2000*

Ukraine

Unsure

^ Comments : Air Service was a freight carrier using IL-76 aircraft
^ Genealogy :  
Air Service Liège

1998 - date

Belgium

Active

^ Comments : Air Service Liège was founded in 1997 & started operations in 1998. It provides business and charter flight services. The company also offers ambulance and organ transportation flight, cargo flight, and aircraft management services out of Hasselt
^ Genealogy :  
Air Services of India

1937 - 1953

India

Renamed

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

1982* - date

Egypt

Active

^ Comments : Air Sinai was established in 1982 to fly scheduled services. Services started using a B.737-200 leased from EgyptAir and new routes from Egypt's tourist destinations followed. By the mid 1980s a Fokker F27 Friendship was also in use on these services. Air Sinai ceased airline operations in its own right in 2002 and operates as a 'paper airline' for its parent company, EgyptAir
^ Genealogy :  
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 Somalia

2001 - date

Somalia

Active

^ Comments : Air Somalia was founded in 2001 (It provides internal passenger and international services to destinations in Africa and the Middle East)
^ Genealogy :  
Air Southwest

1967* - 1971

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : [Southwest Airlines was incorporated by Herb Kelleher and Rollin King on 15Mar1967 as Air Southwest. Renamed on 29Mar1971 & began operations on 18Jun1971. Took over MUSE AIR on 25Jun1985 with it continuing to operate as a separate airline until 13Feb1986 when its name changed to TranStar. Operated the first B737-300 revenue flight in 1984. Acquired MORRIS AIR in 1994. Launch customer for B737-700 (Low cost, no frills airline based at Dallas/Ft Worth. Absorbed Airtran in 2012)]
^ Genealogy : Air Southwest >Southwest Airlines
Air Sunshine

1982 - date

USA

Active

^ Comments : Air Sunshine is a Ft Lauderdale based scheduled operator
^ Genealogy :  
Air Sunshine (Key West Airlines)

1974 - 1979

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : [AIR SUNSHINE was a Part 204 commuter air carrier that was founded as A.A.T. (AMERICAN AIR TAXI). Also operated as KEY WEST AIRLINES] (Air Sunshine also operated as Key West Airlines. Ft. Lauderdale based)
^ Genealogy : A.A.T. (American Air Taxi) >Air Sunshine
Air Sweden (ii)

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 Tahiti

1987 - date

French_Polynesia

Active

^ Comments : AIR TAHITI began operations as RAI (Reseau Aerien Interinsulaire) on 30Jun1953 when the Government took over the operations of AIR TAHITI (1950>). RAI taken over by TAI (later UTA). The name AIR POLYNESIE was adopted 1970 and to AIR TAHITI in 1987 (Regional airline operating services to 41 islands within French Polynesia)
^ Genealogy : RAI >Air Polynesie >Air Tahiti
Air Taxi

1958* - 1980

Iran

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Taxi was founded in 1958 [Iran Aseman Airlines was formed after the revolution in 1980, on 26Jun1980 by merger of 4 airlines (AIR TAXI (1958>), AIR SERVICE (1962*>), PARIS AIR (1969*>) and HOOR ASSEMAN). Operations started on 30Jun1980. Domestic and international scheduled and charter airline]
^ Genealogy : Air Taxi + Hoor Asseman + Pars Air + Air Service =>Iran Aseman Airlines
Air Tchad

1966 - 2002

Chad

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Tchad was founded on 24Jun1966 & started operations on 04Aug1966 (National airline of Tchad operating a small domestic network and providing charters to neighbouring states.)
^ Genealogy :  
Air Timor

2010 - date

East_Timor

Active

^ Comments : Air Timor first commenced its corporate life as charter airline under the name Austasia Airlines operating charters between Australia and Indonesia from 2001 until 2007. In 2007 it relocated to Timor-Leste and Austasia Airlines was also registered in Singapore as well as Timor-Leste. Following approval from the Timor-Leste Government Austasia Airlines commenced its first scheduled charter flights from Singapore to Dili in Aug2008 operating a twice weekly schedule on Tuesday and Saturday with a wet leased Airbus A319 aircraft from Silk Air. In 2010 Austasia Airlines lodged its application to become a national company and change its name to Air Timor S. A., which was approved by the East Timor government
^ Genealogy : Austasia Airlines >Air Timor
Air Tours (i)

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 Transport (Charter)

1947* - 1949*

UK

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Transport (Charter) took part in the Berlin Airlift but eventually ceased operating. Jersey based
^ Genealogy :  
Air Transport Associates

1948 - 1957

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Transport Associates was founded in 1948 & provided irregular scheduled passenger services between Seattle and various points in Alaska using C-46s
^ Genealogy :  
Air Trust Air Company

2009 - date

Kazakhstan

Active

^ Comments : Air Trust was founded in 2009 with bases in Almaty and Astana
^ Genealogy :  
Air Tungaru

1977* - 1995

Kiribati

Inactive

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

2011 - 2011

Turkey

Renamed

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

1951 - 1975

South_Vietnam

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Vietnam was formed on 01Oct1951 to take over services from Air France by Emperor Bảo Đại. Started operations on 15Oct1951 & ceased on 30Apr1975 [Vietnam Airlines was founded in Jan1956 under the name Vietnam Civil Aviation, by the North Vietnamese government. The airline was then established as a state-owned enterprise in Apr1989, Hang Khong Vietnam (General Department of Civil Aviation in Vietnam). After the North South war was finished, Air Vietnam merged in]
^ Genealogy : Air Vietnam >>Hang Khong Vietnam >Vietnam Airlines
Air Villavo Colombia

1993* - 1997

Colombia

Inactive

^ Comments : No further information at this time
^ Genealogy :  
Air W.A.

1984 - 1985

Australia

Renamed

^ Comments : [ANSETT W.A was originally founded as MACROBERTSON MILLER AVIATION (MMA) by the Commercial Aviation Co. in 1927. Merged with AIRLINES (WA) in 1955 and renamed to MACROBERTSON MILLER AIRLINE SERVICES (MMA). Acquired by Ansett in 1963, retaining the name until 1981 when it was renamed to AIRLINES of WESTERN AUSTRALIA and again in 1984 to AIR W.A. Finally adopted the ANSETT W.A. name in1985 and finally integrated into the parent company in 1993]. [ANSETT was founded by R M Ansett as ANSETT AIRWAYS. Purchased BARRIER REEF AIRWAYS in 1952. Acquired the assets of Trans-Oceanic Airways in 1953. ANSETT purchased struggling ANA (Australian National Airways) and renamed it all to ANSETT-ANA Purchased BUTLER AIR TRANSPORT (and renamed it to AIRLINES of NEW SOUTH WALES in 1959), & QUEENSLAND AIRLINES in 1958, GUINEA AIRWAYS (renamed to AIRLINES of SOUTH AUSTRALIA) in 1959 . Acquired ROBERTSON MILLER AVIATION (formed in 1927) (renamed it to AIRLINES of WESTERN AUSTRALIA). ANA was dropped in 1969 reverting to ANSETT AUSTRALIA of AUSTRALIA. Created AIRLINES of NORTH AUSTRALIA in 1981. Acquired EASTWEST AIRLINES and Kendall Airlines in 1987. During 1994 it fully absorbed its subsiduaries ANSETT WA, ANSETT EXPRESS and EASTWEST. Renamed again in 1990 to ANSETT AUSTRALIA. International and regional passenger and cargo airline. Ceased operating in Sept. 2001. Restarted with vastly dimished services with only 6 A320 aircraft but eventually ceased operations in early 2002].
^ Genealogy : >Ansett
Air Wales (i)

1977 - 1980

UK

Renamed

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

1979 - 1980

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : AIR WEST was formed as AIR WESTWARD in 1977. Merged with BRITISH ISLAND AIRWAYS, AIR WALES and AIR ANGLIA to form AIR UK. [KLM uk was originally formed by the merging of AIR ANGLIA, AIR WALES, AIR WEST and BRITISH ISLAND AIRWAYS into a single airline and called AIR UK. Scheduled international, regional and domestic passenger and cargo airline. Renamed to KLM uk in 1998]. [KLM Cityhopper was renamed from NLM CITYHOPPER after takeover of NETHERLINES by KLM. Integrated KLM uk in in 2003]
^ Genealogy : Air Anglia + Air Wales + Air West + BIA =>Air UK >KLM (uk) + Netherlines + NLM City Hopper =>KLM Cityhopper
Air West

1988* - 1992

Norway

Renamed

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

1980 - date

Zimbabwe

Active

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

1978 - 1980

Zimbabwe_Rhodesia

Renamed

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

1996 - date

Malaysia

Active

^ Comments : AirAsia was established on 20Dec1993 & operations started 18Nov1996 (Out of Kuala Lumpar old airport, Subang. Changed to become South East Asia's first low cost carrier in late 2001 after a successful takeover)
^ Genealogy :  
AirAsia Japan (MkII)

2017 >

Japan

Planned

^ Comments : AirAsia Japan has said that its start has been delayed until 3Q2017
^ Genealogy :  
AirAsia Philippines

2012 - 2015

Philippines

Renamed

^ Comments : AirAsia Philippines was created as a joint venture between Air Asia International and three local entrepreneurs, led by company vice chairman Michael Romero. Merged into Philippines AirAsia
^ Genealogy : AirAsia Philippines
AirAsia Zest

2013 - 2015

Philippines

Renamed

^ Comments : Asian Spirit was established in Sep1995 & started operations on 15Apr1996. Renamed to Zest Air on 30Sep2008 & ceased operations on 16Aug2013, to rebrand to AirAsia Zest. In 2015, both AirAsia Philippines & AirAsia Zest were formally merged to form Philippines AirAsia
^ Genealogy : Asian Spirit >Zest Air >AirAsia Zest + AirAsia Philippines =>Philippines AirAsia
airberlin

1991 - date

Germany

Active

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

2011 - 2013

Turkey

Inactive

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

2004 - date

Pakistan

Active

^ Comments : AirBlue was founded in 2003 & started operations on 18Jun2004. International services started on 14Aug2005 with a flight to Dubai (Scheduled domestic services linking Pakistan's major cities. Backed by a group of US based IT entrpreneurs)
^ Genealogy :  
Airborne Express (ABX)

1980 - 2003

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : [ABX AIR was formed in 1968 when AIRBORNE of CALIFORNIA and PACIFIC AIR FREIGHT of Seattle merged to form AIRBORNE FREIGHT CORPORATION. Name was changed on 01May1980 to AIRBORNE EXPRESS. Acquired MIDWEST AIR CHARTER and SKY COURIER in 1988. Renamed to current name in 2003 before it's acquisition by DHL. Extensive overnight package service fron it's hub in Wilmington, Ohio throughout the US and overseas
^ Genealogy : Airborne of California + Pacific Air Freight =>Airbourne Freight Co. >Airborne Express >ABX
Airborne Flower Traffic Association of California

1946* - 1968

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : [ABX AIR was formed in 1968 when AIRBORNE of CALIFORNIA and PACIFIC AIR FREIGHT of Seattle merged to form AIRBORNE FREIGHT CORPORATION. Name was changed on 01May1980 to AIRBORNE EXPRESS. Acquired MIDWEST AIR CHARTER and SKY COURIER in 1988. Renamed to current name in 2003 before it's acquisition by DHL. Extensive overnight package service fron it's hub in Wilmington, Ohio throughout the US and overseas]
^ Genealogy : Airborne of California + Pacific Air Freight =>Airbourne Freight Co. >Airborne Express >ABX
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
Airbourne Freight Company

1968 - 1980

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : [ABX AIR was formed in 1968 when AIRBORNE of CALIFORNIA and PACIFIC AIR FREIGHT of Seattle merged to form AIRBORNE FREIGHT CORPORATION. Name was changed on 01May1980 to AIRBORNE EXPRESS. Acquired MIDWEST AIR CHARTER and SKY COURIER in 1988. Renamed to current name in 2003 before it's acquisition by DHL. Extensive overnight package service fron it's hub in Wilmington, Ohio throughout the US and overseas]
^ Genealogy : Airborne of California + Pacific Air Freight =>Airbourne Freight Co. >Airborne Express >ABX
AirBridgeCargo (ABC)

2004 - date

Russia

Active

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

2006 - 2008

Spain

Inactive

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

1981 - 2011

Colombia

Renamed

^ Comments : AIRES Colombia was formed on 20Feb1981 & launched services on 23Feb1981. Started operating as LAN Colombia under the unified LAN livery on 03Dec2011. Renamed to LATAM Colombia in 2016
^ Genealogy : AIRES Colombia >Lan Colombia >LATAM Colombia
AirExplore

2010 - date

Slovakia

Active

^ Comments : AirExplore launched charter operations with a single ex-Futura International Airways B737-400
^ Genealogy :  
Airfast Indonesia

1971 - date

Indonesia

Active

^ Comments : Airfast Indonesia was founded in 1971 & started operations on 30Jun1971 as air services for the oil industry
^ Genealogy :  
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
AirKosova (Air Kosova)

2000 - 2000*

Bosnia_Herzegovina

Inactive

^ Comments : AirKosova (Air Kosova) was funded by the The Foundation for the reconstruction of Kosova and was headquartered in Geneva. Commenced charter flights in 2000 between Pristina and Geneva. Scheduled flights were planned using aircraft leased from TransAer. When that went bust in 2000, AIrKosova quickly followed.
^ Genealogy :  
Airphil Express

2010 - 2013

Philippines

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Philippines was incorporated on 13Feb1995, with the base of operations being the former Naval Air Station Cubi Point. Flight operations started on 01Feb1996 with a Boeing 737-200 between Subic Bay, Iloilo and Zamboanga. PAL Express was unveiled on 14Apr2008. On 05May2008, PAL Express began operations by launching flights to Malay. After Air Philippines ceased operations on 31Aug2009 they transferred all their flights to PAL Express. On 28Mar2010, PAL Express ceased operations and was rebranded as Airphil Express. On 15Mar2013, Airphil Express re-branded itself as PAL Express
^ Genealogy : Air Philippines +>PAL Express >Airphil Express >PAL Express
AirQuarius Air Charter <-- : AQU>

2001 - 2007

South_Africa

Renamed

^ Comments : Charter operations from it's base in Lanseria
^ Genealogy : AirQuarius Aviation >AirQuarius Air Charter >Branson Air
AirQuarius Aviation <-- : SSN>

1999 - 2001

South_Africa

Renamed

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy : AirQuarius Aviation >AirQuarius Air Charter >Branson Air
Airship Airways

1998 - 2000

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Planet Airways was founded in 1997 & commenced operations 1998 as Airship Airways. Renamed & started operations in 2000 & ceased on 15May2005. Ft. Lauderdale based charter airline with services within North and Latin America
^ Genealogy : Airship Airways >Planet Airways
Airtours International

1991 - 2002

UK

Renamed

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

1995 - 2014

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : AIRTRAN was formed as CONQUEST SUN AIRLINES in 1994. Renamed to AIRTRAN AIRWAYS and then to AIRTRAN. VALUJET merged in in 1997. First operator of the B717 in 1999 AirTran operated its last flight on 28Dec2014 & merged into Southwest Airlines on 28Dec2014 [Southwest Airlines was incorporated by Herb Kelleher and Rollin King on 15Mar1967 as Air Southwest. Renamed on 29Mar1971 & began operations on 18Jun1971. Took over MUSE AIR on 25Jun1985 with it continuing to operate as a separate airline until 13Feb1986 when its name changed to TranStar. Operated the first B737-300 revenue flight in 1984. Acquired MORRIS AIR in 1994. Launch customer for B737-700 (Low cost, no frills airline based at Dallas/Ft Worth. Absorbed Airtran in 2012)]
^ Genealogy : Conquest Sun Airlines >AirTran Airways >AirTran >>Southwest Airlines
Airvania

1984* - 1992*

Zambia

Unsure

^ Comments : Airvania was set up by G A van Boxtel as a charter carrier
^ Genealogy :  
Airways-India (Airways India)

1945 - 1953

India

Renamed

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

1994 - 1998

UK

Renamed

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

1995 - 1995

Turkey

Inactive

^ Comments : Akdeniz Hava Yollari, which was the official name for Akdeniz Airlines, was founded in 1995. Services began in Jun1995 and by Dec1995 the airline had ceased operations and all three aircraft were returned to the lessors
^ Genealogy :  
Ak-Kanat Aviakompania

1999* - 2000*

Kazakhstan

Inactive

^ Comments : Flew Antonov An-12 in 1999-2000 but eventually ceased operating.
^ Genealogy :  
Al Maha Airways

(2016)

Saudi_Arabia

Not started

^ 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 Jun1971 from the merger of Compañía Austral de Transportes Aéreos SACI and ALA. In practice, operations of the latter airline were absorbed by Austral, which was rebranded as Austral Líneas Aéreas S.A. after merging]
^ Genealogy : ALA + Austral Compania de Transportes Aereos =>Austral Lineas Aereas
Alas Chircanas

1980 - 1995

Panama

Renamed

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

1935 - 1939

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Alaska Air Transport was established in 1935 by Shell Simmons. Juneau based airline operating Lockheed Vega aircraft. Merged with MARINE AIRWAYS of Alaska to form ALASKA COASTAL AIRLINES [ALASKA AIRLINES was formed as McGEE AIRWAYS on 30Jun1932. McGEE AIRWAYS then merged with STAR AIR SERVICES to form STAR AIRWAYS. The name was changed to ALASKA STAR AIRLINES in 1932. Alaska Airlines name was adopted on 02May1944 from Alaska Star Airlines & it commenced operations on 06Jun1944. Acquired ALASKA COASTAL-ELLIS AIRLINES in 1968, CORDOBA AIRLINES in 1968, MIROW AIR SERVICE, POLLACK FLYING SERVICE, LAVERY AIRWAYS, JET AMERICA in 1987 and SAN JUAN in 1989. Code shared with ERA Av. known as Jet Alaska. First commercial operator of Lockheed L.100 in 1965 and launch customer for B737-900 (2001). Only airline to operate both CV880 and CV990. Regional carrier based at SeaTac, Washington State]
^ Genealogy : Alaska Air Transport + Marine Airways =>Alaska Coastal Airlines + Ellis Airlines =>Alaska Coastal-Ellis Airlines >>Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines

1944 - date

USA

Active

^ Comments : ALASKA AIRLINES was formed as McGEE AIRWAYS on 30Jun1932. McGEE AIRWAYS then merged with STAR AIR SERVICES to form STAR AIRWAYS. The name was changed to ALASKA STAR AIRLINES in 1932. Alaska Airlines name was adopted on 02May1944 from Alaska Star Airlines & it commenced operations on 06Jun1944. Acquired ALASKA COASTAL-ELLIS AIRLINES in 1968, CORDOBA AIRLINES in 1968, MIROW AIR SERVICE, POLLACK FLYING SERVICE, LAVERY AIRWAYS, JET AMERICA in 1987 and SAN JUAN in 1989. Code shared with ERA Av. known as Jet Alaska. First commercial operator of Lockheed L.100 in 1965 and launch customer for B737-900 (2001). Only airline to operate both CV880 and CV990. Regional carrier based at SeaTac, Washington State
^ Genealogy : MMcGee Airways >>Star Air Service +>Star Airways >Alaska Star Airlines >Alaska Airlines
Alaska Coastal Airlines

1939 - 1965

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : ALASKA COASTAL AIRLINES was formed by the merger of ALASKA AIR TRANSPORT and MARINE AIRWAYS. Acquired ALASKA ISLAND AIRWAYS in 1954. Merged with ELLIS AIRLINES to form ALASKA COASTAL-ELLIS AIRLINES [ALASKA AIRLINES was formed as McGEE AIRWAYS on 30Jun1932. McGEE AIRWAYS then merged with STAR AIR SERVICES to form STAR AIRWAYS. The name was changed to ALASKA STAR AIRLINES in 1932. Alaska Airlines name was adopted on 02May1944 from Alaska Star Airlines & it commenced operations on 06Jun1944. Acquired ALASKA COASTAL-ELLIS AIRLINES in 1968, CORDOBA AIRLINES in 1968, MIROW AIR SERVICE, POLLACK FLYING SERVICE, LAVERY AIRWAYS, JET AMERICA in 1987 and SAN JUAN in 1989. Code shared with ERA Av. known as Jet Alaska. First commercial operator of Lockheed L.100 in 1965 and launch customer for B737-900 (2001). Only airline to operate both CV880 and CV990. Regional carrier based at SeaTac, Washington State]
^ Genealogy : Alaska Air Transport + Marine Airways =>Alaska Coastal Airlines + Ellis Airlines =>Alaska Coastal-Ellis Airlines >>Alaska Airlines
Alaska Coastal-Ellis Airlines

1965 - 1968

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : [ALASKA COASTAL AIRLINES was formed by the merger of ALASKA AIR TRANSPORT and MARINE AIRWAYS. Acquired ALASKA ISLAND AIRWAYS in 1954. Merged with ELLIS AIRLINES to form ALASK COASTAL-ELLIS AIRLINES] [ALASKA AIRLINES was formed as McGEE AIRWAYS on 30Jun1932. McGEE AIRWAYS then merged with STAR AIR SERVICES to form STAR AIRWAYS. The name was changed to ALASKA STAR AIRLINES in 1932. Alaska Airlines name was adopted on 02May1944 from Alaska Star Airlines & it commenced operations on 06Jun1944. Acquired ALASKA COASTAL-ELLIS AIRLINES in 1968, CORDOBA AIRLINES in 1968, MIROW AIR SERVICE, POLLACK FLYING SERVICE, LAVERY AIRWAYS, JET AMERICA in 1987 and SAN JUAN in 1989. Code shared with ERA Av. known as Jet Alaska. First commercial operator of Lockheed L.100 in 1965 and launch customer for B737-900 (2001). Only airline to operate both CV880 and CV990. Regional carrier based at SeaTac, Washington State]
^ Genealogy : Alaska Air Transport + Marine Airways =>Alaska Coastal Airlines + Ellis Airlines =>Alaska Coastal-Ellis Airlines >>Alaska Airlines
Alaska Island Airways

1954* - 1954

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : [ALASKA COASTAL AIRLINES was formed by the merger of ALASKA AIR TRANSPORT and MARINE AIRWAYS. Acquired ALASKA ISLAND AIRWAYS in 1954. Merged with ELLIS AIRLINES to form ALASK COASTAL-ELLIS AIRLINES] [ALASKA AIRLINES was formed as McGEE AIRWAYS on 30Jun1932. McGEE AIRWAYS then merged with STAR AIR SERVICES to form STAR AIRWAYS. The name was changed to ALASKA STAR AIRLINES in 1932. Alaska Airlines name was adopted on 02May1944 from Alaska Star Airlines & it commenced operations on 06Jun1944. Acquired ALASKA COASTAL-ELLIS AIRLINES in 1968, CORDOBA AIRLINES in 1968, MIROW AIR SERVICE, POLLACK FLYING SERVICE, LAVERY AIRWAYS, JET AMERICA in 1987 and SAN JUAN in 1989. Code shared with ERA Av. known as Jet Alaska. First commercial operator of Lockheed L.100 in 1965 and launch customer for B737-900 (2001). Only airline to operate both CV880 and CV990. Regional carrier based at SeaTac, Washington State]
^ Genealogy : >Alaska Airlines
Alaska Seaplane

1997* - date

USA

Active

^ Comments : Alaska Seaplane Services was formerly known as Loken Aviation in 1954. Operated a scheduled service around Alaska and is based in Juneau. Alaska Seaplanes was founded in 1997 by Craig and Aral Loken. In 2011, the Lokens sold Alaska Seaplanes to former Wings of Alaska managers Mike Stedman and Kent Craford. The next year the partners expanded into the wheel plane market with the acquisition of Air Excursions, a long-time Gustavus based air taxi company founded by Steve Wilson and later owned by veteran pilot/mechanic Mike Loverink. In the Spring of 2013, the two sister companies united their operations under one brand--Alaska Seaplanes. The company carries passengers, freight, US mail and UPS shipments and also offers charter flights throughout Southeast Alaska
^ Genealogy : Loken Aviation >Alaska Seaplane
Alaska Star Airlines

1932 - 1944

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : [ALASKA AIRLINES was formed as McGEE AIRWAYS on 30Jun1932. McGEE AIRWAYS then merged with STAR AIR SERVICES to form STAR AIRWAYS. The name was changed to ALASKA STAR AIRLINES in 1932. Alaska Airlines name was adopted on 02May1944 from Alaska Star Airlines & it commenced operations on 06Jun1944. Acquired ALASKA COASTAL-ELLIS AIRLINES in 1968, CORDOBA AIRLINES in 1968, MIROW AIR SERVICE, POLLACK FLYING SERVICE, LAVERY AIRWAYS, JET AMERICA in 1987 and SAN JUAN in 1989. Code shared with ERA Av. known as Jet Alaska. First commercial operator of Lockheed L.100 in 1965 and launch customer for B737-900 (2001). Only airline to operate both CV880 and CV990. Regional carrier based at SeaTac, Washington State]
^ Genealogy : MMcGee Airways >>Star Air Service +>Star Airways >Alaska Star Airlines >Alaska Airlines
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 (Aerolineas Flecha Austral)

1967* - 1967*

Chile

Unsure

^ Comments : ALFA (Aerolineas Flecha Austral) provided scheduled cargo services on Santiago-Antofagasta-Iquique-Arica route, together with international and domestic cargo charters
^ Genealogy :  
ALFA (Avacion del Litoral Fluvial Argentino)

1946 - 1949

Argentina

Renamed

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

1949 - 1952

Italy

Inactive

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

1926* - 1952

Italy

Renamed

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

1986 - 1990

Italy

Renamed

^ Comments : [From 1980-1986 the airline was known as Cadabo. The airline's home base was Linate (Milan) and Ciampino (Rome). In 1984 it entered the scheduled passenger service with Fokker F28 aircraft. In 1985 it formed a cooperations with Alitalia and operated flights on its behalf. Alinord operated between 1986-1990, mostly business charters and overnight package delivery. In 1989 the name was changed to Unifly Express and with it came the first McDonnell Douglas MD-83. A total of five MD-82s and one MD-83 were operated. In 1990 Unifly Express took over Alinord and with it came a northern Italy route network and more F28s, but shortly afterward Unifly was having financial problems. The MD-80s were returned to the lessors and by May1990 it was all over and Unifly ceased to exist]
^ Genealogy : Cadabo >Alinord >Unifly Express
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
Aliway Airlines

2000* - 2000*

Italy

Unsure

^ Comments : Aliway Airlines operated Jetstream 31 aircraft in 2000.
^ Genealogy :  
All Leisure Airlines

1995* - 1997

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : Founded by All Leisure Trading for holiday charter flights in 1995. [TRANSAER was formerly known as TRANSLIFT AIRWAYS. Acquired ALL LEISURE AIRLINES in 1997. Main business is holiday charters. Ceased operations in 2000]
^ Genealogy : All Leisure Airlines >>TransAer
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 Air

1995 - 1999

Uganda

Renamed

^ Comments : Alliance Air was founded as African Joint Air Service on 12Dec1994 Re-registered on 20Dec1994 & operations started on 01Jul1995. Renamed to SA Alliance Air in Oct1999 [SA ALLIANCE AIR was a Kampala based carrier that was originally formed in 1994 under the name of African Joint Air Service as a joint venture between SAA, Air Tanzania, Uganda Airlines and the governments of Uganda and Tanzania Operations began as ALLIANCE AIR in 1995. Renamed to latest name in 1999 and ceased operating in Oct2000]
^ Genealogy : African Joint Air Service >Alliance Air >SA Alliance Air
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
Almiron Aviation

2005 - 2006

Uganda

Inactive

^ Comments : (Cargo operator that operated specialised charter flights between Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.)
^ Genealogy :  
Al-Naser Airlines

2009 - date

Iraq

Active

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

2008 - date

USA

Active

^ Comments : Aloha Air Cargo began operations under new ownership on 15May2008 after Aloha Airlines ceased operations. The original cargo arm of Aloha Airlines until it's demise
^ Genealogy :  
Aloha Airlines

1958 - 2008

USA

Inactive

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

1984 - 1985

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : Aloha Pacific was a Honolulu based carrier that operated a transpacific route from 28May1984 to 12Jan1985 with a single DC-10. Owned by Aloha Airlines
^ Genealogy :  
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 :  
Alpine Air

(2011)

Nepal

Not started

^ Comments : Alpine Air did not start services
^ Genealogy :  
Alpine Lakes Air (Saltwater West Enterprises)

1995* - date

Canada

Active

^ Comments : Saltwater West Enterprise was formed in 1995 and is still operating. The company is more known by the name they use for commercial airline service ‘’Alpine Lakes Air’’
^ Genealogy :  
Alsie Express

2013 - date

Denmark

Active

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

1996* - 1998

Argentina

Inactive

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

1971* - 1992

South_Yemen

Renamed

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

1979* - 1985*

Sweden

Renamed

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

1986* - 1987

Sweden

Renamed

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

2004 - date

Sweden

Active

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

2016 - date

Uruguay

Active

^ Comments : Amaszonas del Uruguay was formed following the completion of Amaszonas' acquisition of the defunct BQB Líneas Aéreas in May2016. Started operations in early Jul2016
^ Genealogy : BQB Airlines +>Amaszonas del Uruguay
Ambica Air Lines

1947 - 1949

India

Inactive

^ Comments : Ambica Air Lines started operations on 10Mar1947 & ceased in Dec1949
^ Genealogy :  
Amed Air (AmedAir)

1995 - 1996

Nigeria

Inactive

^ Comments : No further information at this time
^ Genealogy :  
America West Airlines

1983 - 2007

USA

Renamed

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

1992 - 2007

USA

Renamed

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

1998 - 2006

Argentina

Inactive

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

1984 - date

Argentina

Active

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

1993 - 1994

Colombia

Renamed

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

2000 - date

USA

Active

^ Comments : The airline started operations on 04Sep2000 and is wholly owned by Tom Wachendorfe
^ Genealogy :  
AMFS (Air-Mar Freight Systems)

1981* - 1986

Puerto_Rico

Renamed

^ Comments : [Aerolineas Mundo SA was founded in 1986 and it was first known as AMFS (Air Mar Freight Systems). This airline first began in the early 1980s with a fleet of two C-46s based at San Juan. Once AMSA was founded it relocated to Santo Domingo and incorporated two Super Constellations. Amsa freight operations, to Miami and San Juan, were in direct competition with Aerochago. Both Super Connie’s were lost, one crashed off the coast of Puerto Rico and the other was damaged by a ground incident at Borinquen. Instead Amsa switched to the Douglas DC-7]
^ Genealogy : AMFS >AMSA
Amiga Airways

(1992)

UK

Not started

^ Comments : Unsure if the license was ever issued.
^ Genealogy :  
Amigo Airways

1999 - 2006

Canada

Renamed

^ Comments : Amigo Airways started in Dec1999 and was purchased by Seair Seaplanes in 2006
^ Genealogy : Amigo Airways >>Seair Seaplanes
AMSA (Aerolineas Mundo SA)

1986 - 1992*

Dominican_Republic

Inactive

^ Comments : Aerolineas Mundo SA was founded in 1986 and it was first known as AMFS (Air Mar Freight Systems). This airline first began in the early 1980s with a fleet of two C-46s based at San Juan. Once AMSA was founded it relocated to Santo Domingo and incorporated two Super Constellations. Amsa freight operations, to Miami and San Juan, were in direct competition with Aerochago. Both Super Connie’s were lost, one crashed off the coast of Puerto Rico and the other was damaged by a ground incident at Borinquen. Instead Amsa switched to the Douglas DC-7
^ Genealogy : AMFS >AMSA
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
Andalair*

(1982*)

USA

Unconfirmed

^ Comments : Operated a DC.8 but unsure of any other details
^ Genealogy :  
Andalus Lineas Aéreas

2009 - 2010

Spain

Inactive

^ Comments : Quality Lineas Aereas was founded & started operations in 2008. It was rebranded as Andalus Lineas Aéreas in 2009. Malaga based domestic ans international services & ceased operations on 13Aug2010
^ Genealogy : Quality Lineas Aereas >Andalus Lineas Aéreas
Andes Lineas Aereas

2006 - date

Argentina

Active

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

1996 - 1996

Argentina

Inactive

^ Comments : No further information at this time
^ Genealogy :  
Angkor Airways

2005 - 2008

Cambodia

Inactive

^ Comments : Angkor Airways was founded in 2004 & ceased operations on 08May2008. Scheduled operations to Siem Reap to access the famous temples at Angkor
^ 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

Unsure

^ 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
Ansett Airlines of South Australia

1968 - 1981

Australia

Renamed

^ Comments : [AIRLINES of SOUTH AUSTRALIA was formed in 1927 as NEW GUINEA GOLD NO LIABILITY with a DH37 biplane called 'Old Faithful'. It was to support the mining boom of that time at the new gold mines in the Mandated territory of New Guinea. Renamed to GUINEA AIRWAYS after a Mining Ordanance decreed 'no liability' companies could not operate. Acquired HATS in the 1930s. Purchased by Ansett-ANA and renamed to AIRLINES of SOUTH AUSTRALIA. Renamed to ANSETT AIRLINES of SOUTH AUSTRALIA in 1964 and then to the final name in 1981. Ceased operating in 1986]
^ Genealogy : Airlines of South Australia >Ansett Airlines of South Australia >>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
Aral Air

1991* - 2002

Kazakhstan

Inactive

^ Comments : Flew IL-62M aircraft in 1995 but eventually ceased operating.
^ Genealogy :  
Aravco

1979 - date

UK

Active

^ Comments : Aravco provides executive jet management, sales and charter services out of Farnborough.
^ Genealogy :  
Arax Airlines

1977* - 1985

Nigeria

Renamed

^ Comments : Arax Airlines was formed in 1977 with help from Int'l Development Corp. Reorganized in 1985 & renamed to Sky Air Cargo. Relocated to Liberia. Renamed to Transway Air International and eventually to SkyAir Cargo (Cargo carrier)
^ Genealogy : Arax Airlines >SkyAir Cargo >Transway Air International >SkyAir Cargo
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 Sunwest

1993* - 2013

Canada

Renamed

^ Comments : Arctic Sunwest was created in 1993 from the aviation division of RTL-Robinson Enterprises. Merged into Summit Air [Summit Air was initially a float plane operator in Atlin, BC and was relocated to Yellowknife, NT in 2001. Serving the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Had Arctic Sunwest merge in in 2013]
^ Genealogy : Arctic Sunwest >>Summit Air Charters
Arctic Wings

20008 - 2003

Canada

Inactive

^ Comments : Arctic Wings was founded in 2000
^ Genealogy :  
Argonaut Airways

1946* - 1966

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Argonaut Airways was established in 1946 to provide cargo service between Miami and South America. Charter passenger service was started in 1954. Scheduled passenger flights began in Jul1963 between Miami and Key West using Douglas DC-3s. Argonaut was merged into Southeast Airlines in Mar1965, but the airline apparently continued to operate as Argonaut Airways until 1966
^ Genealogy : Argonaut Airways >>Southeast Airlines
Arkefly

2005 - 2013

Netherlands

Renamed

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

2001 - 2013

Armenia

Inactive

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

2002 - 2005

Armenia

Renamed

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

1994 - 2002

Paraguay

Renamed

^ Comments : ARPA (Aerolineas Paraguayas) was formed in 1994. In Dec2002, ARPA was merged with TAM Airlines [LAP was established in 1962 by the Paraguayan Military Aviation & was officially founded by the government through the Decree Nr.337 of 18Mar1963. It started operations on 20Aug1963 as LAP (Líneas Aéreas Paraguayas). On 01Sep1996, ARPA purchased 80% of the shares of the former state-owned LAP & both airlines were merged under the name TAM - Transportes Aéreos del Mercosur. In 2008, it was renamed to TAM Airlines. Finally renamed to LATAM Paraguay in 2016]
^ Genealogy : ARPA (Aerolineas Paraguayas) >>TAM Airlines >LATAM Paraguay
Arrow Air

1947* - 1999

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Arrow Air was founded by George Batchelor in 1947. Ceased scheduled operations in 1953. Batchelor moved Arrow Air to South Florida in 1964. On 26May1981, Arrow Air relaunched as a charter airline under Miami's Batchelor Enterprises. FAA grounded Arrow in Mar1995. FAA allowed the company to begin flying cargo again in Jun1995. Fine Air merged with Arrow Air in 1999, leaving behind the Fine Air Services name. Renamed to Arrow Cargo in 2004*. Arrow Cargo ceased scheduled operations on 30Jun2010
^ Genealogy : Arrow Air >>Fine Air >Arrow Cargo
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 :  
Arrow Cargo

2004* - 2010

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : Arrow Air was founded by George Batchelor in 1947. Ceased scheduled operations in 1953. Batchelor moved Arrow Air to South Florida in 1964. On 26May1981, Arrow Air relaunched as a charter airline under Miami's Batchelor Enterprises. FAA grounded Arrow in Mar1995. FAA allowed the company to begin flying cargo again in Jun1995. Fine Air merged with Arrow Air in 1999, leaving behind the Fine Air Services name. Renamed to Arrow Cargo in 2004*. Arrow Cargo ceased scheduled operations on 30Jun2010
^ Genealogy : Arrow Air >>Fine Air >Arrow Cargo
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 :  
ASA (Atlantic Southeast Airlines)

1979 - 2011

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : ASA was incorporated on 12Mar1979 by George Pickett, John Beiser and Robert Priddy & started operations on 27Jun1979. Acquired SOUTHEASTERN AIRLINES in 1983. First operator of Emb-120 Brasilia in 1985. Feeder for Delta Airlines. Mergedinto ExpressJet
^ Genealogy : ASA (Atlantic Southeast Airlines) >>ExpressJet Airlines
ASA (St Petersburg American Airlines)

1996* - 1996

Russia

Inactive

^ Comments : International services using Tu-134 and Tu-154 aircraft
^ Genealogy :  
ASA Aerospace

1998* - 1998*

Switzerland

Unsure

^ Comments : Adventure oriented Air France carrier located in Switzerland.
^ Genealogy :  
ASC (Air Service Comores)(Comores Air Service)

1996* - 2016*

Comoros

Inactive

^ Comments : ASC (Air Service Comores) was formed in 1996. COMOROS AIR SERVICE was renamed from AERO COMOROS
^ Genealogy : Aero Comoros >Comores Air Service
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 :  
Asia Wings

2010 - 2012

Kazakhstan

Inactive

^ Comments : Asia Wings was a airline based in Karagandy, and operated 5 domestic services from Karaganda and Almaty
^ Genealogy :  
Asialink Cargo Express

2006 - date

Indonesia

Active

^ Comments : Cargo charter services. Started operations in 2006, ceased operations in 2007 but then resumed
^ Genealogy :  
Asian Spirit

1996 - 2008

Philippines

Renamed

^ Comments : Asian Spirit was established in Sep1995 & started operations on 15Apr1996. Renamed to Zest Air on 30Sep2008 & ceased operations on 16Aug2013, to rebrand to AirAsia Zest. In 2015, both AirAsia Philippines & AirAsia Zest were formally merged to form Philippines AirAsia
^ Genealogy : Asian Spirit >Zest Air >AirAsia Zest + AirAsia Philippines =>Philippines AirAsia
Assam Airways

1950s

India

Renamed

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

1995* - date

Brazil

Active

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

2003 - 2012

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : ASTAR AIR CARGO was formed by Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillblom and Robert Lynn as DHL WORLDWIDE EXPRESS in 1969 and rebranded to DHL AIRWAYS in 1983. Renamed to Astar Air Cargo on 30Jun2003. Ceased operations on 01Jun2012. Small package airline
^ Genealogy : DHL Worldwide Express >DHL Airways >Astar Air Cargo
Astec Air East (Astec Flyers)

1974* - 1982*

USA

Inactive

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

1960s

Southern_Rhodesia

Unsure

^ Comments : Astra Air was formed in 1961 & was previously known as Techair
^ Genealogy : Techair >Astra Air
Astra Airlines

2008 - date

Greece

Active

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

(2013)

USA

Not started

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

2013 - 2016

Philippines

Renamed

^ Comments : Pan Pacific Airlines was rebranded from Astro Air International (1998-2016) & started operations on 01May2017
^ Genealogy : Astro Air International >Pan Pacific Airlines
Astroair Services

1973* - 1976

Philippines

Renamed

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

2002 - 2004

Brazil

Renamed

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

2004 - 2006

Brazil

Inactive

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

1982 - 1983

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Atlanta Express merged with Sunbird Airlines in 1983, later to be renamed to CCAIR. Based in Farmingdale, New Jersey. [CCAIR was formed by Roy Hagerty as SUNBIRD AIRLINES in 1980. Merged with HAGERTY'S AIR TRANSPORTATION in 1984. US Airline feeder based in Charlotte, North.Carolina. Cargo side was acquired by Martinaire in early 1990. Closed down in late 2002 after incurring heavy losses.].
^ Genealogy : Atlanta Express >>Sunbird Airlines >CCAir
Atlanta Skylarks

1966* - 1981

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : [INDEPENDENT AIR was formed as a Georgia based travel club named ATLANTA SKYLARKS IN 1966. Went into Chapter 11 and suspended operations in 1990]
^ Genealogy : Atlanta Skylarks >Independent Air
Atlanta Taxi Aereo

1966* - date

Brazil

Active

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

1981 - 1984

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Atlantic Air was founded in 1979 but did not start operations until 22May1981 [BEX started as charter airline called ATLANTIC AIR in 1979. Scheduled services were added in 1984 and name changed. Acquired PILGRIM AIRLINES (1986) and MALL AIRWAYS (1989). Forced into bankruptcy by SAAB because of unpaid bills. Acquired by AMERICAN EAGLE]. [AMERICAN EAGLE was initially operating as an inter-island network from San Juan known as EXECUTIVE AIR CHARTER. Renamed to EXECUTIVE AIRLINES 3 and then amalgamated with FLAGSHIP AIRLINES, SIMMONS AIRLINES and WINGS WEST to form AMERICAN EAGLE in 1984. Now fully owned by AMR Eagle and renamed. Acquired BUSINESS EXPRESS in 2000].
^ Genealogy : Atlantic Air >BEX (Business Express)…. >Envoy Air
Atlantic Air

1996* - 1996

South_Africa

Renamed

^ Comments : Merger of Letaba Airways (formed in 1974) 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
Atlantic Airways

1988 - date

Faroe_Islands

Active

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

(2004)

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : [Eos Airlines was founded in 2004 by Dave Spurlock, a former director of strategy at British Airways. The company was initially named Atlantic Express and changed its name to Eos in 2005. Eos started operations on 18Oct2005 & ceased on 27Apr2008. All business transatlantic carrier]
^ Genealogy : Atlantic Express >Eos Airlines
Atlantic Star Airlines

2017 >

St_Helena

Planned

^ Comments : Atlantic Star Airlines intends to commence scheduled charter flights to St. Helena with effect from 22May2016. Did not happen but is still hoping to start
^ Genealogy :  
Atlantico Linhas Aéreas

1995 - 1996

Brazil

Inactive

^ Comments : Atlantico Linhas Aéreas was founded in 1994
^ Genealogy :  
Atlantis Airlines

1978 - 1989

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Atlantis Airlines claimed to be the first airline created after the 1978 Airline Deregulation Act. Purchased AIR CAROLINA in 1980. Bought out by EASTERN METRO EXPRESS. Based in Florence, South Carolina [Metro Express was formed by the CEO of Metro Airlines to provide code-shared feeder service for Eastern Airlines at Atlanta. Flights began on 02Apr1984 as Eastern Metro Express with Jetstream 31s. The company was soon sold to Metro Airlines Inc. On 15Feb1989 it acquired Atlantis Airlines, which also was operating as Eastern Express. The airline ceased operations on 18Jan1991 when Eastern Air Lines closed]
^ Genealogy : Atlantis Airlines >>Eastern Metro Express >Metro Express
Atlant-Soyuz Airlines

1993 - 2010

Russia

Renamed

^ Comments : Domestic international scheduled and charter services. Atlant-Soyuz Airlines was formed in 1993 & renamed to Moscow Airways in late 2010 but ceased operations in early 2011
^ Genealogy : Atlant-Soyuz Airlines >Moskva Airlines
Atlas Blue

2004 - 2009

Morocco

Renamed

^ Comments : Atlas Blue was established on 28May2004 & started operations on 26Jul2004. Absorbed back into RAM (Low cost subsiduary of RAM offering mostly tourism services)
^ Genealogy : Atlas Blue >>RAM
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

Not started

^ 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 :  
Atorie Air

1983 - 1986

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : Pronto Aviation Services was a El Paso based carrier that was renamed to Atorie Air
^ Genealogy : Pronto Aviation Services >Atorie Air
Atrak Air

2013 - date

Iran

Active

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

1996 - 2009

Kazakhstan

Inactive

^ Comments : Atyrau Airways was established in 1996 as an airline as well as the operating company of Atyrau Airport. Its AOC was revoked in Oct2009 (International and regional cheduled and charter flights)
^ 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
AustAsia Airlines

2004 - 2010

Indonesia

Renamed

^ Comments : [Air Timor first commenced its corporate life as charter airline under the name Austasia Airlines operating charters between Australia and Indonesia from 2001 until 2007. In 2007 it relocated to Timor-Leste and Austasia Airlines was also registered in Singapore as well as Timor-Leste. Following approval from the Timor-Leste Government Austasia Airlines commenced its first scheduled charter flights from Singapore to Dili in Aug2008 operating a twice weekly schedule on Tuesday and Saturday with a wet leased Airbus A319 aircraft from Silk Air. In 2010 Austasia Airlines lodged its application to become a national company and change its name to Air Timor S. A., which was approved by the East Timor government]
^ Genealogy : Austasia Airlines >Air Timor
Austral Lineas Aereas (Cielos del Sur)

1971 - date

Argentina

Active

^ Comments : Austral Líneas Aéreas was formally established in Jun1971 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
Australia Connection Airways

(1997)

Australia

Not started

^ Comments : Merged with AUSTRALIA WORLD AIRWAYS in 1997 although unsure if operated
^ Genealogy :  
Austrian Air Transport (AAT) (Oesterreichische Flugbetriebs)

1964 - 2001

Austria

Renamed

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

2003 - 2015

Austria

Renamed

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

2013 - date

Austria

Active

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

2004 - date

Indonesia

Active

^ Comments : Auvia Air is a cargo airline based in East Jakarta, Indonesia. It was established and started operations in 2004 and operates cargo services
^ Genealogy :  
AVA Airways

2017 >

Dominican_Republic

Planned

^ Comments : AVA Airways (Dominican Republic) hope to secure its AOC and launch during the second half of 2017 with flights from Santo Domingo to St. Maarten, Curacao, Jamaica and the US
^ Genealogy :  
Avalon Air Transport

1953 - 1963

USA

Renamed

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

1940* - 1992

Sweden

Renamed

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

2009 - 2012

Sweden

Inactive

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

1965* - 1973

France

Renamed

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

2004* - 2004*

Georgia

Renamed

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

2004 - date

Colombia

Active

^ Comments : [AVIACA was founded as a result of a merger between SCADTA (founded in 1919) and SERVICIO AEREO COLUMBIANO. First South American to fly into the US (Miami - 1947). The name Avianca was retained when the name changed in 2004. SAM was absorbed into the parent company in 2010. Flag carrier of Colombia. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that claims to be one of the world's oldest airlines]
^ Genealogy : SCADTA + SACO =>Avianca >Avianca (Aerovias Continente Americana)
Avianca (Aerovias Nacionales de Colombia)

1940 - 2004

Colombia

Renamed

^ Comments : [AVIACA was founded as a result of a merger between SCADTA (founded in 1919) and SERVICIO AEREO COLUMBIANO. First South American to fly into the US (Miami - 1947). The name Avianca was retained when the name changed in 2004. SAM was absorbed into the parent company in 2010. Flag carrier of Colombia. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that claims to be one of the world's oldest airlines]
^ Genealogy : SCADTA + SACO =>Avianca >Avianca (Aerovias Continente Americana)
Avianca Central America

2013 - date

Colombia

Active

^ Comments : Avianca Central America commenced operations on 28May2013
^ Genealogy :  
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
Aviation Service

1967* - 1968*

Zambia

Unsure

^ Comments : Aviation Service was based in Kitwe and run by Alean Kearns & Neville Hoets
^ Genealogy :  
Avient Aviation

1993 - 2013

Zimbabwe

Inactive

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

1969 - 2015

Serbia

Inactive

^ Comments : Aviogenex was formed on 21May1968 as Genex Airlines, the air transport division of Generalexport, an enterprise for foreign and domestic trade, tourism and air transport. Flight operations were suspended from 1992 - 1994 due to UN sanctions but started again. Restarted under current name on 30Apr1969 & liquidated in Feb2015
^ Genealogy : Genex Airlines >Aviogenex
Avion Tourisme

**** - ****

Switzerland

Renamed

^ Comments : Avion Tourisme was acquired by AD ASTRA SWISS AIR TRANSPORT COMPANY and the company renamed to AD ASTRO AERO. [SWISSAIR was formed in 1931 by the merger of two pioneering Swiss airlines AD ASTRA and BALAIR. Launch customer for A310-200 in 1983 along with Lufthansa. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that was the flag carrier of Switzerland and ceased operations in late 2001 due to financial difficulties]
^ Genealogy : Avion Tourisme >>Ad Astra Swiss Air Transport Company =>Swissair +>Crossair
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 :  
Axiom Air

2010 - 2011

Nigeria

Inactive

^ Comments : Axiom Air operations started on 30Jun2010 (Executive aircraft charter and cargo operations)
^ Genealogy :  
Axis International Lines

2005 - 2006

Cameroon

Inactive

^ Comments : Axis International Lines was founded in 2005, assuming some of the international services of Cameroon Airlines, after that carrier ceased operations
^ Genealogy :  
Azal Avia Cargo

1996* - date

Azerbaijan

Active

^ Comments : Azal Avia Cargo was founded in 1996 (Scheduled and charter cargo services within Azerbaijan and to other CIS countries)
^ Genealogy :  
Azamat

1996* - 1996*

Kazakhstan

Inactive

^ Comments : Ceased operations
^ Genealogy :  
Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL)(Azerbaijan Hava Yollari)

1992 - date

Azerbaijan

Active

^ Comments : Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) traces its history back to the establishment of the Aeroflot Azerbaijan directorate in Baku in 1923 & was established on 07Aug1992. AZAL split off from Aeroflot on the breakup of the Soviet Union. National airline of Azerbaijan operating scheduled passenger and cargo services from Baku
^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Azerbaijan directorate >Azerbaijan Airlines
Azimuth

2017 >

Russia

Planned

^ Comments : Azimuth is a new start-up that is going to be based in the Southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, near the Black Sea. Start of operations planned for Sep2017
^ Genealogy :  
Azmar Air

2005 - 2014*

Iraq

Inactive

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

1989* - 1989*

USA

Unsure

^ Comments : Charter company at Long Beach
^ Genealogy :  
Azzurra Air (Azzurrair)

1996 - 2004

Italy

Inactive

^ Comments : Regional flights on behalf of ALITALIA. Ceased operations
^ Genealogy :  
B&H Airlines

2005 - 2015

Bosnia_Herzegovina

Inactive

^ Comments : B&H Airlines was formed 12Aug1994 as Air Bosna, restarted on 23Jun2005 after the rename. AOC revoked on 02Jul2015 & operations ceased. B&H AIRLINES ws the national airline of Bosnia Herzegovina, operating scheduled international flights in Europe
^ Genealogy : Air Bosna >B&H Airlines
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 :  
BAF (British Air Ferries)

1967 - 1993

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : BAF (British Air Ferries) merged with BALTIC AIRLINES [BRITISH WORLD AIRLINES was formed by the merger of CHANNEL AIR BRIDGE (founded 1959) and SILVER CITY AIRWAYS (founded 1946) and renamed as BUAF. This was renamed to BAF in 1967 and finally adopted present name in 1993. Acquired FLANDERS AIRLINES in 1990. HOT AIR merged in 1989. Discontinued it's passenger services in 1994 to concentrate on cargo. Ceased operating in late 2001]
^ Genealogy : BAF >British World Airlines
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 : No further information at this time
^ Genealogy :  
Balkan Bulgarian Airlines

1986 - 2002

Bulgaria

Inactive

^ Comments : BALKAN BULGARIAN AIRLINES was formed as BVS on 29Jun1947. An international and regional passenger and cargo airline renamed from TABSO (formed prior to 1949). Ceased operating late 2002 and it's assets were taken over by the new Bulgarian flag carrier, Balkan Air Tour
^ Genealogy : BVS >TABSO >Balkan Bulgarian Airlines
Balkh Airlines (i)

1996 - 1997

Afghanistan

Inactive

^ Comments : Formed by Christopher Barret-Jolley in conjunction with Rashid Dostum, Afghan warlord of Mazar-I-Sharif. Ceased operations when Dostum fled to Iran.
^ Genealogy :  
Baltic Airlines

1989* - 1989*

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : Baltic Airlines was based at Southend Airport. Merged with BAF [BRITISH WORLD AIRLINES was formed by the merger of CHANNEL AIR BRIDGE (founded 1959) and SILVER CITY AIRWAYS (founded 1946) and renamed as BUAF. This was renamed to BAF in 1967 and finally adopted present name in 1993. Acquired FLANDERS AIRLINES in 1990. HOT AIR merged in 1989. Discontinued it's passenger services in 1994 to concentrate on cargo. Ceased operating in late 2001]
^ Genealogy : Baltic Airlines >>BAF >British World Airlines
Bangkok Airways

1989 - date

Thailand

Active

^ Comments : Bangkok Airways was founded in 1968 & operations started on 30Jun1986 as Sahakol Air. Received B717 aircraft in 2000 making it the first Asian operator of that type. Major regional carrier
^ Genealogy : Sahakol Air >Bangkok Airways
Bankstown Air Charter

1993* - 2003*

Australia

Unsure

^ 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
Barnhill & McGee Airways

1931 - 1932

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : Barnhill & McGee Airways, one of the earliest air services in Alaska, was founded in Anchorage as a partnership between Harvey W. Barnhill and Linious "Mac" McGee in 1931 [ALASKA AIRLINES was formed as McGEE AIRWAYS on 30Jun1932. McGEE AIRWAYS then merged with STAR AIR SERVICES to form STAR AIRWAYS. The name was changed to ALASKA STAR AIRLINES in 1932. Alaska Airlines name was adopted on 02May1944 from Alaska Star Airlines & it commenced operations on 06Jun1944. Acquired ALASKA COASTAL-ELLIS AIRLINES in 1968, CORDOBA AIRLINES in 1968, MIROW AIR SERVICE, POLLACK FLYING SERVICE, LAVERY AIRWAYS, JET AMERICA in 1987 and SAN JUAN in 1989. Code shared with ERA Av. known as Jet Alaska. First commercial operator of Lockheed L.100 in 1965 and launch customer for B737-900 (2001). Only airline to operate both CV880 and CV990. Regional carrier based at SeaTac, Washington State]
^ Genealogy : Barnhill & McGee Airways +>McGee Airways >>Star Air Service +>Star Airways >Alaska Star Airlines >Alaska Airlines
Batik Air Malaysia

2017 >

Malaysia

Planned

^ Comments : Malindo Air was founded on Sep2012 & commenced operations in Mar2003. Is set to be rebranded as Batik Air Malaysia in the second half of 2017
^ Genealogy : Malindo Airways >Batik Air Malaysia
Bazaruto Air Charter

1980s

South_Africa

Unsure

^ Comments : No further information at this time
^ Genealogy :  
Belair

2001 - date

Switzerland

Active

^ Comments : Belair was registered in the Swiss Commercial Register on 16Oct2001 & operations started on 03Nov2001. Belair plans to cease operations on 31Oct2017
^ Genealogy : Balair + CTA =>Balair - CTA >Balair >Belair
Belgian World Airlines

1998 - 1998

Belgium

Inactive

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

2004 - 2005

Belgium

Inactive

^ Comments : BelgiumExel ceased operations on 09May2005. Formed to fill void left by the demise of Sobelair. Charter flights on behalf of Thomas Cook
^ 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
BenAir (Ben Air)

2000* - date

Denmark

Active

^ Comments : BenAir was founded in 2000 (Based at Stauning Airport on the west coast of Jutland. General freight and passenger services)
^ Genealogy :  
Berkhut State Air Company

2000* - 2009*

Kazakhstan

Inactive

^ Comments : Berkut was founded in 2000. It was banned from entering EU airspace in Apr2009, due to the poor maintenance standards in the country
^ Genealogy :  
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. Founded 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
BGB Air

2004* - 2007

Kazakhstan

Inactive

^ Comments : BGB Air was founded in 2004
^ Genealogy :  
Bharat Airways

1947 - 1953

India

Renamed

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

1970 - 1980

UK

Renamed

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

1978 - 2008

USA

Inactive

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

1984* - date

USA

Active

^ Comments : Billings Flying Service is a second generation helicopter company based in Billings, Montana
^ Genealogy :  
Biman Bangladesh

1972 - date

Bangladesh

Active

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

1993 - 2011

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : Bimini Island Air was formed & started operations in 1993. Ceased operations on 27Jun2011
^ Genealogy :  
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 :  
BirdAir

1975 - 1980*

Laos

Inactive

^ Comments : BirdAir was formed by William H. Bird in 1975 as Air America and CASI were shutting down. Provided contract air services in Laos
^ Genealogy :  
Birkett Air Services

1933* - 1948*

UK

Unsure

^ Comments : Air taxi operator based at Croydon using Airspeed Consul and DH Dragon Rapide aircraft
^ Genealogy :  
Birmingham Aviation

1989* - 1990*

UK

Unsure

^ Comments : Birmingham Aviation was a Birmingham based charter airline
^ Genealogy :  
Birmingham European Airways (i)

1989 - 1992

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : Birmingham European Airways was renamed from BIRMINGHAM EXECUTIVE AIRWAYS. Merged with BRYMON AIRWAYS to form BRYMON EUROPEAN AIRWAYS. Partnership dissolved and Brymon Airways sold to BA ]Duo Airways was established on de-merger of the TPL Group,(Brymon Aviation & Birmingham European Airlines) as Maersk Air (UK). Into administration 01May2004]
^ Genealogy : >Duo Airways
Blue Bird Aviation

2014* - date

Yemen

Active

^ Comments : Blue Bird Aviation was founded in 2012 & offers private & business charter services out of Sana
^ 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 Line Airways

1935* - 1947*

UK

Inactive

^ Comments : Tollerton based user of Avro Anson aircraft. Eventually ceased operating
^ Genealogy :  
Blue Scandinavia

1996 - 1998

Sweden

Renamed

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

1923 - 1924

UK

Renamed

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

2001 - 2012

UK

Renamed

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

2001 - date

UK

Active

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

2009 - date

Bolivia

Active

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

1987 - 1989

Turkey

Inactive

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

1992 - 1997

UK

Inactive

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

1945 - 1968

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Bonanza Air Lines gets CAB approval to merge with Pacific Air Lines & West Coast Airlines to form Air West on 17Apr1968. Completed on 01Jul1968. Later to be taken over by Howard Hughes and renamed to HUGHES AIRWEST. This airline was acquired by REPUBLIC AIRLINES in 1980 [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] [Delta Air Lines was founded on 30May1924 as Huff Daland Dusters as the world''s first crop dusting company. Started passenger services as Delta Air Service (first flight was on 17Jun1929). Acquired Flying Fox Services in 1929. Name was changed to Delta Air Corporation in 1934 and renamed again in 1934 to present name. Merged with Chicago & Southern Air Lines in 1953 & renamed to Delta C&S until 1955, Absorbed Northeast Airlines in 1972 & Western Airlines in 1986. Had Northwest Airlines integrate in in 2010. Joint first operator of DC8 in 1959 with UAL. First operator of CV880 in 1960, DC9 in 1965, MD88 in1988 and MD90 in 1995. Launch operator for B767-400 in 2000 along with Continental Air Lines. International, regional, domestic scheduled passenger and cargo carrier]
^ Genealogy : Bonanza Air Services >Bonanza Air Lines + Pacific Air Lines + West Coast Airlines =>Air West >Hughes AirWest >Republic Airlines >>Northwest Airlines >>Delta Air Lines
BoraJet

2010 - 2017

Turkey

Restarting

^ Comments : BoraJet was formed in 2008 as Bora Jet Exclusive Charter & started operations on 07May2010. Initially linked 11 destinations with a fleet of four ATR72-500s. On 24Apr2017, the company announced that they will temporarily suspend their operations and 30,000 existing flight reservations would be transferred to Turkish Airlines. The reason for this suspension was declared by BoraJet as restructuring process to prepare itself for Istanbul’s new airport
^ Genealogy : Bora Jet Exclusive Charter >BoraJet
Border Air

1966* - 1967

South_Africa

Renamed

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

1961* - date

Puerto_Rico

Active

^ Comments : Borinquen Air is an air charter operator based at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is the oldest air charter in Puerto Rico. It was founded in 1961
^ Genealogy :  
Borrego Springs Airline

1968 - 1968

USA

Renamed

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

1931 - 1933

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Northeast Airlines was formed as Boston-Maine Airways on 20Jul1931 by the Boston & Maine Railroad & Maine Central Railroad. Northeast Airlines name was adopted on 19Nov1940 [Delta Air Lines first airmail flight was on 04Jul1934 & first commercial flight on 17Jul1943 [Delta Air Lines was founded on 30May1924 as Huff Daland Dusters as the world''s first crop dusting company. Started passenger services as Delta Air Service (first flight was on 17Jun1929). Acquired Flying Fox Services in 1929. Name was changed to Delta Air Corporation in 1934 and renamed again in 1934 to present name. Merged with Chicago & Southern Air Lines in 1953 & renamed to Delta C&S until 1955, Absorbed Northeast Airlines in 1972 & Western Airlines in 1986. Had Northwest Airlines integrate in in 2010. Joint first operator of DC8 in 1959 with UAL. First operator of CV880 in 1960, DC9 in 1965, MD88 in1988 and MD90 in 1995. Launch operator for B767-400 in 2000 along with Continental Air Lines. International, regional, domestic scheduled passenger and cargo carrier]
^ Genealogy : Boston Maine Airways + Central Vermont Airways =>Boston Maine-Central Vermont Airways >Northeast Airlines >>Delta Air Lines
Boston-Maine Airways (ii)

2000 - 2008

USA

Inactive

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

1970* - 2007

Indonesia

Inactive

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

1930 - 1935

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Bowen Air Lines was a Ft Worth, Texas based airline that was acquired by BRANIFF AIRWAYS. [BRANIFF INTERNATIONAL was formed in 1931 BRANIFF AIRWAYS. Once again renamed, this time to BRANIFF INTERNATIONAL The airline resumed operations again as BRANIFF INTERNATIONAL . Originally qwned by the Pritzker family, this was the true corporate successor to the original airline. FLORIDA EXPRESS merged in (1988)]
^ Genealogy : Bowen Air Lines >>Braniff Airways >Braniff International
BQB Airlines (BQB Líneas Aéreas)

2010 - 2015

Uruguay

Renamed

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

2006 - 2010

Brazil

Inactive

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

1999 - 2000

Sweden

Renamed

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

1991 - 1992

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : Braniff International commenced operations on 01Jul1991 & ceased on 02Jul1992. This airline was not a legacy to earlier Braniffs. The name, logo and many ex-employees were used. Merged with EMERALD AIR (1991)
^ Genealogy : Emerald Valley Airlines >Emerald Air >>Braniff International
Branson Air

2007 - 2012

South_Africa

Inactive

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy : AirQuarius Aviation >AirQuarius Air Charter >Branson Air
Brasil Central Linha Aerea Regional

1986 - 1996

Brazil

Renamed

^ Comments : [TAM Linhas Aereas was formed as TRANSPORTES AEREOS NACIONAL in 1953. Nacionale was associated with FNM, a DC3 Pratt & Whitney engine maintenance centre. Renamed to VOTEC in 1958 and later changed again to VOTEC TAXI AEREO (AIR TAXI). In 1976 the name was changed again to VOTEC REGIONAL AIR TRANSPORT. Renamed again to BRASIL CENTRAL LINHA AEREA REGIONAL in 1986 and to TAM (Transportes Aereos Meridionais) in 1996. Merged with TAM Transportes Aereos Regionais to form TAM Linhas Aéreas. Rebranded to LATAM Brasil in 2016]
^ Genealogy : >TAM Linhas Aereas >LATAM Brasil
Brasil Rodo Aereo

1999 - 2006

Brazil

Renamed

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

2001 - 2004

Brazil

Inactive

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

2013 - 2013

Brazil

Inactive

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

2006 - 2008

DR_Congo

Inactive

^ Comments : Bravo Air Congo, founded in 2005, started operations on 11Sep2006 & ceased on 08Aug2008 (Scheduled domestic services. Bravo Air Congo was an airline based in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo operating domestic and regional passenger services. Its main base was N'djili Airport)
^ Genealogy :  
Bravo Airlines

2006 - 2008

Spain

Inactive

^ Comments : Bravo Airlines was founded in 2004 (Scheduled flights from Europe to Africa)
^ Genealogy :  
Breeze

2002* - 2002

UK

Inactive

^ Comments : Passenger-only operation run by HeavyLift Cargo Airlines (HC Airlines as they were by then) operating a single A300B4. Sadly for them, that market died just as they started the operation. The aircraft was still on strength when HC went under
^ Genealogy :  
Brighton City Airways

2013 - 2013

UK

Inactive

^ Comments : Brighton City Airways was founded on 20 November 2012 & commenced operations on 06Mar2013. It operated services from Shoreham Airport, initially to Paris. It suspended Paris operations from 06May2013
^ Genealogy :  
Britannia Airways

1964 - 2005

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : Britannia Airways was formed as Euravia on 01Dec1961, started operations on 05May1962. It was the first European operator of B737-200 (1968) and B767 (1984). Largest charter company in the UK. Britannia Airways was adopted on 16Aug1964 & to Thomsonfly on 09May2005 [THOMSONFLY began operations as EURAVIA in 1962 using Lockheed Constellations. Acquired SKYWAYS in 1962. Renamed to BRITANNIA AIRWAYS in 1964 after purchasing Bristol Britannias. Acquired ORION AIRWAYS in 1989 and was merged in to THOMSONFLY after takeover] [THOMSON AIRWAYS was formed by the merger of THOMSONFLY and FIRST CHOICE AIRWAYS. At it's formation it was the world's largest charter airline and the third largest airline in the United Kingdom]
^ Genealogy : Euravia >Britannia Airways >Thomson Airways
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 Air Transport

1932* - 1951

UK

Inactive

^ Comments : British Air Transport was formed during 1932 to perform public charter flights. BAT resumed air charter operations from RAF Kenley in Surrey in May1946 after ceasing during WWII. Operated DH.95 Flamingo + Avro Anson & Avro Consul aircraft out of Redhill Airport and Croydon. In late 1948, the newspaper contracts were lost to a competitor and the airline operation was gradually run down, ceasing in 1951
^ Genealogy :  
British Airways (i)

1936 - 1940

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : British Airways Limited was formed from United Airways, Hillman’s Airways and Spartan Airlines on 01Jan1936 BRITISH AIRWAYS was formed in 1935 by the merger of SPARTAN AIRLINES, UNITED AIRWAYS and HILLMAN AIRWAYS and known as ALLIED BRITISH AIRWAYS. The name was shortened to B.A. later in the same year. Joined by BRITISH CONTINENTAL AIRWAYS in 1936. Merged with IMPERIAL AIRWAYS to form BOAC in 1940 [BA was formed in 1972 by a merger of BOAC, BEA, BEA Airtours, NORTHEAST AIRLINES, CAMBRIAN AIRWAYS and BEA Helicopters and started operations on 1st April 1974. Acquired BCAL (1988), DAN AIR (1992) and Brymon European Airways (1993)]
^ Genealogy : United Airways + Hillman’s Airways + Spartan Airlines =>British Airways…..>British Airways
British Airways (ii)

1974 - date

UK

Active

^ Comments : BA traces it's routes back to 25Aug1919 when it's forerunner company, AT&T (Aircraft Transport & Travel), launched the world's first daily international scheduled air service between London and Paris [In 1924, Britain's four main fledgling airlines, which had by then evolved into INSTONE, HANDLEY PAGE, THE DAIMLER AIRWAYS and BRITISH MARINE AIR NAVIGATION COMPANY, merged to form IMPERIAL AIRWAYS] [BRITISH AIRWAYS was formed in 1935 by the merger of SPARTAN AIRLINES, UNITED AIRWAYS and HILLMAN AIRWAYS and known as ALLIED BRITISH AIRWAYS. The name was shortened to B.A. later in the same year. Joined by BRITISH CONTINENTAL AIRWAYS in 1936] [BA Merged with IMPERIAL AIRWAYS to form BOAC in 1940] [BEA was originally based at Northolt and took over the RAF transport wing. In 1947 took over several airlines after AAJC was ceased. (RAILWAY AIR SERVICE, GREAT WESTERN & SOUTHERN AIRLINES, ISLE OF MAN AIR SERVICES, SCOTTISH AIRWAYS, HIGHLAND AIRWAYS, NORTHEASTERN AIRWAYS, WEST COAST AIR SERVICES, AIR COMMERCE and WESTERN ISLE AIRWAYS). Later acquired CHANNEL ISLAND AIRWAYS and ALLIED AIRWAYS (same year)] BRITISH AIRWAYS 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). Launch customer for B777-200ER in 1997. Now privately owned (National carrier for the UK. Scheduled passenger and cargo services)]
^ Genealogy : BEA + BOAC + Northeastern Airlines + BEA Airtours + Cambrian Aws + BEA Helicopters =>British Airways
British Airways Express

1995 - 1996

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : [BRITISH AIRWAYS CITIEXPRESS was formed by the amalgamation of BRYMON AIRWAYS and BRITISH REGIONAL. MANX AIRLINES was fully integrated in in 2002 [BRITISH REGIONAL AIRLINES was formed as MANX AIRLINES (Europe) in 1991. Became a BA franchise in 1995 operating as British Airways Express and eventually renamed]
^ Genealogy : >FlyBE
British American Air Services

1938* - 1949*

UK

Inactive

^ Comments : British American Air Services operated from Heston to 30 destinations connected with race meetings. Chartair merged in in 1947. Also operated on Berlin Airlift but ceased operating.
^ Genealogy : Chartair >>British American Air Services
British Amphibious Airlines

1932 - 1933

UK

Inactive

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

1935* - 1936

UK

Renamed

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

1932* - 1932*

UK

Unsure

^ Comments : British Flying Boats was registered on 23Jun1932. It was a private company registered in Edinbrgh, the directors of which are the Duke of Montrose (chairman). Sir Malcolm M'Alpine, Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton and Fit. Lt. J. Gordon Murray
^ 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
British Midland Commuter

1997 - 2001

UK

Renamed

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

1966 - 1966

UK

Inactive

^ Comments : BRITISH WESTPOINT AIRLINES began operations as F & J MANN AIRWAYS in 1960 using a single DC3 Dakata. In March of that year the airline was renamed to WESTPOINT AVIATION abd started scheduled and ah-hoc services from Exeter Airport. From 1961 the airline flew holiday charters from Gatwick.In 1964 MAYFLOWER AIR SERVICES was acquired with it's 2 Dragon Rapides. Renamed to BRITISH WESTPOINT AIRLINES & ceased flying in May1966
^ Genealogy : F & J Mann Airways >Westpoint Aviation >British Westpoint Airlines
British World Airlines (i)

1993 - 2001

UK

Inactive

^ Comments : BRITISH WORLD AIRLINES was formed by the merger of CHANNEL AIR BRIDGE (founded 1959) and SILVER CITY AIRWAYS (founded 1946) and renamed as BUAF. This was renamed to BAF in 1967 and finally adopted present name in 1993. Acquired FLANDERS AIRLINES in 1990. HOT AIR merged in 1989. Discontinued it's passenger services in 1994 to concentrate on cargo. Ceased operating in late 2001
^ Genealogy : Channel Air Bridge + Silver City Airways =>BUAF >BAF >British World Airlines
Brooklands Aviation

1933* - 1951

UK

Inactive

^ Comments : Brooklands Aviation operated DH Dragon Rapides aircraft out of Shoreham and Sywell. Withdrew from ommercial aviation in 1951
^ Genealogy :  
Brooks Air Transport

1986* - 1986

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Brooks Air Transport was renamed to BROOKS FUEL in 1986. Delivered petroleum products to rural communities and miners. Based in Fairbanks, Alaska.
^ Genealogy : Brooks Air Transport >Brooks Fuel
Brooks Aviation

2015* - date

USA

Active

^ Comments : Brooks Aviation is a cargo carrier based at Douglas Municipal (KDQH), Georgia
^ Genealogy :  
Brooks Fuel

1986 - 2008*

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : Brooks Air Transport was renamed to BROOKS FUEL in 1986. Delivered petroleum products to rural communities and miners. Based in Fairbanks, Alaska.
^ Genealogy : Brooks Air Transport >Brooks Fuel
BSAA (British South American Airways)

1946 - 1949

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : BSAA was renamed from BLAA (British Latin American Airlines)(formed on 25Jan1944). BSAA trialed non-stop flights from London to Bermuda using aerial refuelling over the Azores on 28May1947. Merged with BOAC on 30Jul1949
^ Genealogy : BLAA >BSAA >>BOAC + Northeastern Airlines + BEA Airtours + BEA Helicopters =>British Airways
BUAF (British United Air Ferries)

1963 - 1967

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : [BRITISH WORLD AIRLINES was formed by the merger of CHANNEL AIR BRIDGE (founded 1959) and SILVER CITY AIRWAYS (founded 1946) and renamed as BUAF. This was renamed to BAF in 1967 and finally adopted present name in 1993. Acquired FLANDERS AIRLINES in 1990. HOT AIR merged in 1989. Discontinued it's passenger services in 1994 to concentrate on cargo. Ceased operating in late 2001]
^ Genealogy : BUAF >BAF >British World Airlines
Buckley Air

1995 - 1996*

New_Zealand

Inactive

^ Comments : Buckley Air commenced charter operations from Ardmore sometime in Mar1995
^ Genealogy :  
Bul Air

2016* - date

Bulgaria

Active

^ Comments : Bul Air now operates under its own AOC, as of May2017
^ Genealogy :  
Buraq Air

2001 - 2017

Libya

Inactive

^ Comments : Buraq Air was established in Nov2000 & started operations on 15Nov2001 as a private carrier offering domestic charter services. 1st private airline in Libya. Buraq Air suspended all operations in early Jul2017 due to a hard currency crisis
^ 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
Bush Pilots Airways

1951 - 1978

Australia

Renamed

^ Comments : [Air Queensland was formed as Bush Pilots Airways in 1951. In May1972 Bush Pilots absorbed Queensland Pacific Airways Ltd, taking over its Douglas DC-3 aircraft. In 1978 Bush Pilots Airways changed their name to BPA. On 01Dec1981 BPA became Air Queensland. Air Queensland was the last airline in Australia to use Douglas DC-3s on regular scheduled services, the last being withdrawn on 07Apr1988, The Air Queensland name ceased to exist on 30Apr1988 when the airline was absorbed into Australian Airlines (later absorbed into Qantas)]
^ Genealogy : Bush Pilots Airways >BPA >Air Queensland >>Australian Airlines >>Qantas
Business Air

1987 - 1998

UK

Renamed

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

1975 - 1978

Switzerland

Renamed

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

2017 >

Azerbaijan

Planned

^ Comments : Buta Airways is expected to launch on 01Sep2017 out of Baku Heydar Aliev International (GYD). It is the low-cost subsidiary of AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines
^ Genealogy :  
BVS (Bulgarske Vazdusne Sobsternic)

1947 - 1949

Bulgaria

Renamed

^ Comments : [BALKAN BULGARIAN AIRLINES was formed as BVS on 29Jun1947. An international and regional passenger and cargo airline renamed from TABSO (formed prior to 1949). Ceased operating late 2002 and it's assets were taken over by the new Bulgarian flag carrier, Balkan Air Tour]
^ Genealogy : BVS >TABSO >Balkan Bulgarian Airlines
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
CAAA (Compagnie Antilliase d'Affretements Aeriens)

1974 - 1981

Martinique

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Martinique was founded in 1974 as Compagnie Antillaise d'Affretments Aériens-CAAA. The official operating name from 25Jul1981 was Societé Nouvelle Air Martinique. In Jul2000, Air Martinique was merged with Air Guadeloupe, Air St Barthélémy and Air St Martin to form Air Caraïbes
^ Genealogy : CAAA >Societé Nouvelle Air Martinique >Air Martinique + Air Guadeloupe + Air Saint Barthélémy + and Air Saint Martin =>Air Caraïbes
CAAK (Chosonminhang Korean Airlines)(Air Korea)

1955 - 1992

North_Korea

Renamed

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

1967 - 1969

USA

Renamed

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

1966* - 1967

USA

Renamed

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

1980 - 1986

Italy

Renamed

^ Comments : [From 1980-1986 the airline was known as Cadabo. The airline's home base was Linate (Milan) and Ciampino (Rome). In 1984 it entered the scheduled passenger service with Fokker F28 aircraft. In 1985 it formed a cooperations with Alitalia and operated flights on its behalf. Alinord operated between 1986-1990, mostly business charters and overnight package delivery. In 1989 the name was changed to Unifly Express and with it came the first McDonnell Douglas MD-83. A total of five MD-82s and one MD-83 were operated. In 1990 Unifly Express took over Alinord and with it came a northern Italy route network and more F28s, but shortly afterward Unifly was having financial problems. The MD-80s were returned to the lessors and by May1990 it was all over and Unifly ceased to exist]
^ Genealogy : Cadabo >Alinord >Unifly Express
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
Cal-State Airlines

1968* - 1970

USA

Unsure

^ Comments : Cal-State Airlines operated out of Long Beach to Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Fresno etc.
^ Genealogy :  
Camel City Flying Services

1931* - 1940

USA

Renamed

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

1930 - 1942

Canada

Renamed

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

2003 - 2009

Nigeria

Inactive

^ Comments : Capital Airlines was founded in 2003. Suspended all flights in Oct2009 & its license revoked in early 2010 (Scheduled regional carrier out of Ilorin)
^ Genealogy :  
Capital Airlines (ii)

1948 - 1961

USA

Renamed

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

1996 - 2013

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Capital Cargo International Airlines was founded by Peter Fox in Sep1995 & operations started on 15Apr1996. Ceased operations on 11Mar2013 & merged into parent co. ATI
^ Genealogy : Capital Cargo International Airlines >>ATI
Captain Cook Airline

2017 >

Cook_Islands

Planned

^ Comments : Captain Cook Airline is a new start-up intending to start operations in the Cook Island domestic market in 2016. Still trying to start
^ Genealogy :  
Cargo Airways International

2010 - 2010

Cameroon

Inactive

^ Comments : Cargo Airways International was a cargo airline based in Douala, Cameroon. Its main base is Douala International Airport
^ Genealogy :  
CargoLogicAir

2016 - date

UK

Active

^ Comments : CargoLogicAir was established on 03Mar2015 and received its first aircraft, a Boeing 747-400F from Aircastle in Oct2015. Started operations in Feb2016 with 113 tonnes of automotive parts to Bari, Italy
^ Genealogy :  
Cargolux China

2018 >

China

Planned

^ Comments : Cargolux China has delayed its start until late 2018
^ Genealogy :  
Carib West

1971 - 1979*

Barbados

Inactive

^ Comments : Christchurch based carrier that was formed in 1971. Ceased operations in 1976 and restarted
^ Genealogy :  
Caribbean Airlines

2007 - date

Trinidad

Active

^ Comments : Caribbean Airlines was incorporated on 27Sep2006. Acquired all routes operated by Air Jamaica on 26May2011. New national flag carrier of Trinidad & Tobago. Intended to replace the loss making BWIA with international and regional scheduled services
^ Genealogy : Jamaica Air Service >Air Jamaica >Caribbean Airlines (Trinidad)
Caribbean American Airlines (North Star)

1948* - 1949*

USA

Unsure

^ Comments : Caribbean American Airlines appears to have been founded around 1948 and ran psuedo-scheduled cargo and passenger services from its base at Oakland. It operated under the name 'North Star' with a couple of C-46s
^ Genealogy :  
Caribbean Star Airlines

2000 - 2007

Antigua

Renamed

^ Comments : Caribbean Star Airlines was purchased by LIAT on 24Oct2007 & the merger was finalised on 15Jun2007, with LIAT becoming the surviving carrier [LIAT was founded in 1974 as the successor to Leeward Islands Air Transport Services (founded on 20Oct1956). Started operations as LIAT on 20Sep1974. Absorbed 4 ISLAND AIR SERVICES in 1986 and merged with CARIBBEAN STAR AIRLINES in 2007. Provides high frequency inter-island schedule across the Eastern Caribbean]
^ Genealogy : Caribbean Star Airlines >>LIAT
Cary Cargo

Early 1980s

Barbados

Unsure

^ Comments : Cargo services to Trinidad & Tobago
^ Genealogy :  
CAT (Cargo Air Transport)

2003* - 2004*

Turkey

Inactive

^ Comments : No further information at this time
^ Genealogy :  
CAT (Cie Air Transport (Compagnie Air Transport))

1949* - 1968*

France

Unsure

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

1986 - 2006

Argentina

Inactive

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

1963 - 1967

USA

Renamed

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

1941 - 1953

USA

Inactive

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

1989 - date

USA

Active

^ Comments : Catalina Flying Boats is passenger charter carrier based out of Long Beach (LGB)
^ Genealogy :  
Catalina Safari Company

1987 - 1988*

Zimbabwe_Rhodesia

Unsure

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
Cathay Pacific

1948 - date

Hong_Kong

Active

^ Comments : Cathay Pacific was founded by American Roy Farrell and Australian Syndney de Kantzow in Jan1946 as Roy Farrell Export-Import Co. beginning operations in the same month in Shanghai. Farrell and de Kantzow re-registered their business in Hong Kong on 24Sep1946 as Cathay Pacific. Absorbed Hong Kong Airways (founded in 1947) on 01Jul1959. Launch customer for B777-300 in 1998. International and regional passenger and cargo airline
^ Genealogy : Roy Farrell Export-Import Co.>Cathay Pacific
CATI (Compagnie Aerienne de Transports Indochinois)

1950 - 1953

France

Renamed

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

2007* - date

Nigeria

Active

^ Comments : Operates mainly helicopter-based shuttle services linking Ikoyi and Victoria Island with Lagos’ Murtala
^ Genealogy :  
Cayman Airways

1968 - date

Cayman_Islands

Active

^ Comments : Cayman Airways was formed in 1968 to replace Cayman Brac Airways & started operations on 07Aug1968 (National airline of the Cayman Islands. Scheduled passenger carrier)
^ Genealogy :  
CCM Airlines

2000 - 2010

France

Renamed

^ Comments : [Air Corsica was established on 01Jan1989 & operations started on 15Jun1990 as Compagnie Corse Mediterranee. Renamed to CCM in late 2000 & to Air Corsica on 14Oct2010]
^ Genealogy : Compagnie Corse Mediterranee >CCM Airlines >Air Corsica
CCTA (Compagnie Cherifienne de Transports Aeriens)

1953 - 1957

Morocco

Renamed

^ Comments : RAM was founded ion 28Jun1953 as CCTA by the merger of Air Maroc & Air Atlas. Started operations on 28Jun1957 after renamed from CCTA. Off-loaded domestic services to ROYAL AIR INTER and integrated it back in. Named to present name after independence in 1957
^ Genealogy : Air Atlas + Air Maroc =>CCTA >RAM
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
Cebu Air

1996 - 1996

Philippines

Renamed

^ Comments : Cebu Pacific Air was founded in 1996 & launched operations as Cebu Air on 08Mar1996 and renamed during the same year
^ Genealogy : Cebu Air >Cebu Pacific Air
Central Vermont Airways

1933* - 1933*

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Central Vermont Airways merged with BOSTON-MAINE AIRWAYS to form BOSTON MAINE-CENTRAL VERMONT AIRWAYS. This was renamed to NORTHEAST AIRLINES in 1940 [Delta Air Lines first airmail flight was on 04Jul1934 & first commercial flight on 17Jul1943 [Delta Air Lines was founded on 30May1924 as Huff Daland Dusters as the world''s first crop dusting company. Started passenger services as Delta Air Service (first flight was on 17Jun1929). Acquired Flying Fox Services in 1929. Name was changed to Delta Air Corporation in 1934 and renamed again in 1934 to present name. Merged with Chicago & Southern Air Lines in 1953 & renamed to Delta C&S until 1955, Absorbed Northeast Airlines in 1972 & Western Airlines in 1986. Had Northwest Airlines integrate in in 2010. Joint first operator of DC8 in 1959 with UAL. First operator of CV880 in 1960, DC9 in 1965, MD88 in1988 and MD90 in 1995. Launch operator for B767-400 in 2000 along with Continental Air Lines. International, regional, domestic scheduled passenger and cargo carrier]
^ Genealogy : Boston Maine Airways + Central Vermont Airways =>Boston Maine-Central Vermont Airways >Northeast Airlines >>Delta Air Lines
CGAC (China General Aviation)

1989* - 1997

China

Renamed

^ Comments : CGAC (China General Aviation) was part of the breakup of CAAC, formed in 1989. It was based in Nanjing and operated a fleet of 12 Yakovlev Yak-42D and later a few Boeing 737-300 aircraft China Eastern Airlines was established on 25Jun1988 under the CAAC Huadong Administration. Started operations on 15Aug1998. CHINA EASTERN was part of the breakup of CAAC. Took over the loss making CHINA GENERAL AVIATION in 1997 and in 2001 took over AIR GREAT WALL. Became the first Chinese airline to offer shares on the international market.International and regional, scheduled and charter passenger and cargo services
^ Genealogy : CGAC (China General Aviation) >>China Eastern Airlines
CGEA (Compagnie des Grands Express Aériens)

1919* - 1923

France

Renamed

^ Comments : CGEA (Compagnie des Grands Express Aériens) was formed on 20Mar1919. Ceased operations on 01Jan1923 & merged with Compagnie des Messageries Aériennes to form Air Union [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 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 : GCEA + Compagnie des messageries aériennes =>Air Orient + Air Union + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA =>Air France
CGT (Compagnie Generale de Transport)

1945 - 1951

Lebanon

Renamed

^ Comments : Local Christian interests established Air Liban, part owned by Air France, in the 1940s as Compagnie Générale de Transport (CGT) [MEA was founded on 31May1945 & operations started on 01Jan1946. Merged with Air Liban on 07Jun1963 & was known as Middle East Airlines - Air Liban. Took over LEBANESE INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS in the same year. Renamed back to MEA in 2009. International and regional scheduled services]
^ Genealogy : CGT (Compagnie Generale de Transport) >>MEA + Air Liban =>Middle East Airlines - Air Liban >MEA
Chabahar Air

1999 - 2012

Iran

Active

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

1994 - 1998

Belgium

Renamed

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

1984* - 1986

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Challenge International Airlines 1984-1986 was sold and renamed Challenge Air International
^ Genealogy : >Challenge Air International
Champion Air

1995 - 2008

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : Champion Air was formed as MGM Grand Air in 1987. Renamed in Jul1995 & ceased operations on 31May2008 (Charter airline based at Minneapolis/St Paul. International charter, passenger and cargo. Main business used to be the transportation of professional sports teams)
^ Genealogy : MGM Grand Air >Champion Air
Channel Air Bridge

1959* - 1963

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : Channel Air Bridge was formed in 1959 & run by Freddie Laker [BRITISH WORLD AIRLINES was formed by the merger of CHANNEL AIR BRIDGE (founded 1959) and SILVER CITY AIRWAYS (founded 1946) and renamed as BUAF. This was renamed to BAF in 1967 and finally adopted present name in 1993. Acquired FLANDERS AIRLINES in 1990. HOT AIR merged in 1989. Discontinued it's passenger services in 1994 to concentrate on cargo. Ceased operating in late 2001]
^ Genealogy : Channel Air Bridge + Silver City Airways =>BUAF >BAF >British World Airlines
Channel Air Lift

1967* - 1969*

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : Channel Air Lift operated from Hawaii. Went bankrupt & ceased operations
^ Genealogy :  
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
Chaplin Airlines

1919 - 1919

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Chaplin Airlines was founded by Syd Chaplin, half brother to Charlie Chaplin. Flew daily flights San Pedro-Catalina. [PACIFIC MARINE AIRWAYS took over CHAPLIN AIRLINES in 1919. Acquired by WESTERN AIR EXPRESS and eventually into DELTA AIR LINES] [Delta Air Lines first airmail flight was on 04Jul1934 & first commercial flight on 17Jul1943 [Delta Air Lines was founded on 30May1924 as Huff Daland Dusters as the world''s first crop dusting company. Started passenger services as Delta Air Service (first flight was on 17Jun1929). Acquired Flying Fox Services in 1929. Name was changed to Delta Air Corporation in 1934 and renamed again in 1934 to present name. Merged with Chicago & Southern Air Lines in 1953 & renamed to Delta C&S until 1955, Absorbed Northeast Airlines in 1972 & Western Airlines in 1986. Had Northwest Airlines integrate in in 2010. Joint first operator of DC8 in 1959 with UAL. First operator of CV880 in 1960, DC9 in 1965, MD88 in1988 and MD90 in 1995. Launch operator for B767-400 in 2000 along with Continental Air Lines. International, regional, domestic scheduled passenger and cargo carrier]
^ Genealogy : >Delta Air Lines
Charlan Air Charter

2000 - 2006

South_Africa

Inactive

^ Comments : Charlan Air Charter was founded in 1992 started operations in Mar2000 & ceased operations on 26May2006. Founded by Charmaine and Alan Rogers operating scheduled international and domestic services out of Lanseria Airport
^ Genealogy :  
Charles Dickenson

1926 - 1926

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Charles Dickenson operated mail services out of Chicago. A series of crashes led to failure and was taken over by NORTHWEST AIRWAYS. 1st US operator of Laird Commercial Speedwing (6/26) [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] [Delta Air Lines first airmail flight was on 04Jul1934 & first commercial flight on 17Jul1943 [Delta Air Lines was founded on 30May1924 as Huff Daland Dusters as the world''s first crop dusting company. Started passenger services as Delta Air Service (first flight was on 17Jun1929). Acquired Flying Fox Services in 1929. Name was changed to Delta Air Corporation in 1934 and renamed again in 1934 to present name. Merged with Chicago & Southern Air Lines in 1953 & renamed to Delta C&S until 1955, Absorbed Northeast Airlines in 1972 & Western Airlines in 1986. Had Northwest Airlines integrate in in 2010. Joint first operator of DC8 in 1959 with UAL. First operator of CV880 in 1960, DC9 in 1965, MD88 in1988 and MD90 in 1995. Launch operator for B767-400 in 2000 along with Continental Air Lines. International, regional, domestic scheduled passenger and cargo carrier]
^ Genealogy : >Delta Air Lines
Charlie Airlines

(2016)

Cyprus

Renamed

^ Comments : Charlie Airlines has signed a licensing agreement with the Cypriot government wherein the start-up carrier will have access to the Cyprus Airways logo & brand. Rebranded as Cyprus Airways prior to starting operations on 01Jun2017
^ Genealogy : Charlie Airlines >Cyprus Airways
Chartair

1946* - 1947

UK

Renamed

^ Comments : Chartair was founded at Haddenham in Aug1946 by Grp.Capt. Guy Lawrence to do air charter work was a Croydon and Thame based airline operating airspeed Consul aircraft. Chartair merged with British American Air Services which was running freight services from Bovingdon using Halifaxes
^ Genealogy : Chartair >>British American Air Services
Chartair

1974* - date

Australia

Active

^ Comments : Chartair was founded in 1974 & Operates out of Alice Springs and Yulara and offered commuter services
^ Genealogy :  
Charter Air

2005 - 2005

Czech_Republic

Inactive

^ Comments : Founded on 26Jul1996 by & started operations on 30Apr1997 by Vaclav Fischer, the owner of a tour operator of the same name. Regional passenger charter airline operating charter services. Fischer Air was an airline headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic. It operated charter services for tour operator Fischer to over 30 destinations in Europe and Africa, as well as charter flights for other clients. Its main base was Ruzyně International Airport, Prague.On 01Nov2005 it was rebranded as Charter Air. Charter Air was not a success since a month later it was bankrupt
^ Genealogy : Fischer Air >Charter Air
Charter Flight (Charter Fly)

1991 - 1995

Argentina

Inactive

^ Comments : Buenos Aries based carrier that ceased operations in 1995
^ Genealogy :  
Charter One Airlines

1990 - 1992

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Spirit Airlines was formed by Ned Homfeld as Charter One in 1990 & operations started on 15Jun1990. Renamed to Spirit Airlines on 29May1992 (Charter airline that expanded into low cost scheduled operations. International and domestic scheduled services based in Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County and Ft Lauderdale Hollywood International)
^ Genealogy : Charter One >Spirit Airlines
Chathams Pacific

2008 - 2013

Tonga

Inactive

^ Comments : Chathams Pacific ceased operations on 03Mar2013, to be replaced by Real Tonga Tonga
^ Genealogy :  
CHC Air

2002* - 2008*

South_Africa

Unsure

^ Comments : (operated mainly charter services within South Africa and to neighbouring states with two Convair 580s)
^ Genealogy :  
CHC Airways

2002 - 2016*

Netherlands

Inactive

^ Comments : CHC Airways was formed as Schreiner Airways in 1945. Ceased operations
^ Genealogy : Schreiner Airways >CHC Airways
Chelyabinsk Airline

1997 - 2004

Russia

Renamed

^ Comments : Chelyabinsk Airline was the former Aeroflot, Chelyabinsk Division. Regional scheduled and charter passenger flights. [S7 absorbed Baikal Airlines in 2001 and then in 2004, the airline absorbed Chelyabinsk Airlines and Enkor]
^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Chelyabinsk Division >Chelyabinsk Airline >>S7
Chicago & Southern Air Lines

1935 - 1953

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Pacific Seaboard Airlines was founded on 15Jun1933, first flight was on 23Jun1933 & renamed in Jan1935 to Chicago & Southern Air Lines. Merged into Delta on 01May1953 [Delta Air Lines first airmail flight was on 04Jul1934 & first commercial flight on 17Jul1943 [Delta Air Lines was founded on 30May1924 as Huff Daland Dusters as the world''s first crop dusting company. Started passenger services as Delta Air Service (first flight was on 17Jun1929). Acquired Flying Fox Services in 1929. Name was changed to Delta Air Corporation in 1934 and renamed again in 1934 to present name. Merged with Chicago & Southern Air Lines in 1953 & renamed to Delta C&S until 1955, Absorbed Northeast Airlines in 1972 & Western Airlines in 1986. Had Northwest Airlines integrate in in 2010. Joint first operator of DC8 in 1959 with UAL. First operator of CV880 in 1960, DC9 in 1965, MD88 in1988 and MD90 in 1995. Launch operator for B767-400 in 2000 along with Continental Air Lines. International, regional, domestic scheduled passenger and cargo carrier]
^ Genealogy : Pacific Seaboard Airlines >Chicago & Southern Air Lines >>Delta Air Lines
China Eastern Airlines

1988 - date

China

Active

^ Comments : China Eastern Airlines was established on 25Jun1988 under the CAAC Huadong Administration. Started operations on 15Aug1998. CHINA EASTERN was part of the breakup of CAAC. Took over the loss making CHINA GENERAL AVIATION in 1997 and in 2001 took over AIR GREAT WALL. Became the first Chinese airline to offer shares on the international market.International and regional, scheduled and charter passenger and cargo services
^ Genealogy : >China Eastern Airlines
Chingair

1967* - 1972*

Zambia

Inactive

^ Comments : Chingair was a charter operator based in Chingola
^ Genealogy :  
Chitreana de Aviacion

1978* - 1989*

Panama

Unsure

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

2007 - date

China

Active

^ Comments : Chongqing Airlines' AOC was issued on 28May2007 & started operations on 08Jul2007 (Scheduled domestic carrier specialising in premium and business class passengers)
^ Genealogy :  
Christiansen Air Service

1956* - 1956

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Christiansen Air Service was an Alaska based airline that was acquired by Cordova Airlines [ALASKA AIRLINES was formed as McGEE AIRWAYS on 30Jun1932. McGEE AIRWAYS then merged with STAR AIR SERVICES to form STAR AIRWAYS. The name was changed to ALASKA STAR AIRLINES in 1932. Alaska Airlines name was adopted on 02May1944 from Alaska Star Airlines & it commenced operations on 06Jun1944. Acquired ALASKA COASTAL-ELLIS AIRLINES in 1968, CORDOBA AIRLINES in 1968, MIROW AIR SERVICE, POLLACK FLYING SERVICE, LAVERY AIRWAYS, JET AMERICA in 1987 and SAN JUAN in 1989. Code shared with ERA Av. known as Jet Alaska. First commercial operator of Lockheed L.100 in 1965 and launch customer for B737-900 (2001). Only airline to operate both CV880 and CV990. Regional carrier based at SeaTac, Washington State]
^ Genealogy : Christiansen Air Service >>Cordova Airlines >>Alaska Star Airlines >Alaska Airlines
Christler Flying Services

1970* - 1979

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : Christler Flying Services was an aerial spraying company based in Thermopolis, New York
^ Genealogy :  
Christman Air System

1977 - 1988*

USA

Unsure

^ Comments : CHRISTMAS AIR SYSTEM was founded as MILLER AVIATION CENTER and renamed to PITT AIRWAYS in 1965 and again to PITT AIRLINES in 1967. Further name change to KEYSTONE COMMUTER in 1969 and expanded to KEYSTONE AIRLINES in 1972. Renamed to final name in 1977 when airline purchased by Walter Christman. Regional carrier based in Washington, Pennsylvania
^ Genealogy : Miller Aviation Center >Pitt Airways >Pitt Airlines >Keystone Commuter >Keystone Airlines >Christman Air System
Cimber Sterling

2009 - 2012

Denmark

Inactive

^ Comments : [In 2008 Cimber Air bought parts of Sterling Airlines, which had filed for bankruptcy on 29Oct2008. Cimber bought the AOC (Air Operators Certificate), slots, brand and website (www.sterling.com and other domains) and formed CIMBER STERLING. Operations started on 14Jan2009. CIMBER AIR merged in in 2009] Cimber Sterling filed for bankruptcy and closing all operation on 03MAY12, after 63 years of operation
^ Genealogy : Sonderjyllands Fkyvelselsskab >>Cimber Air >Cimber Sterling
Ciro Aviation

1948* - 1948*

UK

Inactive

^ Comments : Gatwick based airline operating DC3 and DH Dragon Rapide aircraft. Took part in Berlin Air Lift but eventually ceased operating
^ Genealogy :  
Ciskei International Airways

1988* - 1989

South_Africa

Inactive

^ Comments : Ciskei International Airways was founded in 1988 in Bisho, capital of Ciskei. Operations between Ciskei & Johannesburg were operated with a CV.990
^ Genealogy :  
Citi Air

1985 - 1967

South_Africa

Renamed

^ Comments : Citi Air was renamed from Margate Air in Aug1985 [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 : Margate Air >Citi Air + Link Airways + Border Air + Lowveld Aviation Services + Magnum Airlines =>Midlands Aviation >SA Airlink >Airlink
City Air Services

1991 - 1992

Lithuania

Renamed

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

1997* - 2011

Sweden

Renamed

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

2012 - 2014

Thailand

Restarting

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

2003 - 2012

Ghana

Restarting

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

2013 - 2017

UK

Inactive

^ Comments : Manx2 started operations on 15Jul2006 & was rebranded as Citywing on 01Jan2013. It went into liquidation & ceased operations on 10Mar2017
^ Genealogy : Manx2 >Citywing
Clifford Ball Airlines

1927 - 1930

USA

Renamed

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

2005 - date

India

Active

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

1919 - 1923

France

Renamed

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

1960 - 1962

USA

Inactive

^ Comments : Coastal Air Lines - formed in 1947 as a non-scheduled and supplemental carrier and known until Jul1960 as Coastal Cargo Co. Inc. One Curtiss C-46 was operated at first. The airline was awarded a 5-year operating certificate in Jun1959. Two different 049s where then leased for passenger and cargo flights during 1961 - 1962. The company ceased operations in the latter year
^ Genealogy : Coastal Cargo >Coastal Air Lines
Coastal Aviation (Coastal Travels)

1988 - date

Tanzania

Active

^ Comments : Coastal Aviation was formed in 1987. Tanganyika Flying merged into Coastal Aviation
^ Genealogy : Tanganyika Flying >>Coastal Aviation
Coastal Cargo

1947* - 1960

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Coastal Air Lines - formed in 1947 as a non-scheduled and supplemental carrier and known until Jul1960 as Coastal Cargo Co. Inc. One Curtiss C-46 was operated at first. The airline was awarded a 5-year operating certificate in Jun1959. Two different 049s where then leased for passenger and cargo flights during 1961 - 1962. The company ceased operations in the latter year
^ Genealogy : Coastal Cargo >Coastal Air Lines
Cobham Aviation Services Australia

2009 - date

Australia

Active

^ Comments : COBHAM AVIATION SERVICES started as charter airline under the name of NATIONAL JET SYSTEMS (founded in 1989 & started operations on 01Jul1990). Feeder for Australian Airlines and then Qantas operating domestic scheduled services out of Adelaide. Renamed in 2009
^ Genealogy : National Jet Systems >Cobham Aviation Services Australia
Colonial Air Transport

1926 - 1930

USA

Renamed

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

1977* - 1979*

USA

Unsure

^ Comments : Colorado Airlines was founded by Ron Rouse in Crested Butte, Colorado. Also known as Crested Butte Air Service)
^ Genealogy :  
Colorado Airways

1926 - 1927

USA

Renamed

^ Comments : Colorado Airways's first flight was on 31May1926. Denver based airline that was acquired by WESTERN AIR EXPRESS [Delta Air Lines first airmail flight was on 04Jul1934 & first commercial flight on 17Jul1943 [Delta Air Lines was founded on 30May1924 as Huff Daland Dusters as the world''s first crop dusting company. Started passenger services as Delta Air Service (first flight was on 17Jun1929). Acquired Flying Fox Services in 1929. Name was changed to Delta Air Corporation in 1934 and renamed again in 1934 to present name. Merged with Chicago & Southern Air Lines in 1953 & renamed to Delta C&S until 1955, Absorbed Northeast Airlines in 1972 & Western Airlines in 1986. Had Northwest Airlines integrate in in 2010. Joint first operator of DC8 in 1959 with UAL. First operator of CV880 in 1960, DC9 in 1965, MD88 in1988 and MD90 in 1995. Launch operator for B767-400 in 2000 along with Continental Air Lines. International, regional, domestic scheduled passenger and cargo carrier]
^ Genealogy : >Delta Air Lines
COLT Aviation

2006 - 2016*

Brazil

Inactive

^ Comments : COLT Aviation was founded in 1997 but not start operations until 2006. Seems to have ceased operations
^ Genealogy :  
Columbus Avia

1993* - 2006*

Ukraine

Renamed

^ Comments : Columbus Avia was a charter airline based at Kiev Zhuliany Airpor that was renamed to Air Columbus
^ Genealogy : Columbus Avia >Air Columbus
Comair (Commercial Airways)

1967 - date

South_Africa

Active

^ Comments : Comair was initially formed on the 17Dec1943 & started operations on 15Jun1946 as Commercial Air Services. Renamed to current name in 1967.Took over PHALABORWA AIR SERVICES in the 1970s. BA franchise from 1996
^ Genealogy : Commercial Air Services >Comair
Comair Charters (Natal)

1989* - 1993*

South_Africa

Renamed

^ Comments : Services to game reserves from Johannesburg [FEDERAL AIR was formed as COMAIR CHARTERS (NATAL) in 1989, renamed to PELICAN AIR SERVICES before rebaranding to current name]
^ Genealogy : Comair Charters (Natal) >Pelican Air Services >Federal Air
Comlux KZ

2008* - date

Kazakhstan

Active

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

1928* - 1928

Canada

Renamed

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

1946 - 1967

South_Africa

Renamed

^ Comments : [Comair was initially formed on the 17Dec1943 & started operations on 15Jun1946 as Commercial Air Services. Renamed to current name in 1967.Took over PHALABORWA AIR SERVICES in the 1970s. BA franchise from 1996]
^ Genealogy : Commercial Air Services >Comair
Commodore Aviation

1959* - 1985

Australia

Inactive

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

1990 - 2000

France

Renamed

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

1945 - 1946

Argentina

Renamed

^ Comments : [Aerolineas Argentinas was formed on 14May1949 by the unification of Zonda, Aeroposta Argentina SA ALFA (Avacion del Litoral Fluvial Argentino) and FAMA (Flota Aerea Mercante Argentina) which connected the Argentine Republic from the early 1930s. Commenced operations on 07Dec1950. Regular services of Aerolineas Argentinas between Buenos Aires and Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), with stops in Cordoba and Salta, was inaugurated on 27Jan1953. Flag carrier of Argentina and is an international and regional passenger and cargo airline]
^ Genealogy : Compañía Argentina de Aeronavegación Dodero S.A. >>Aerolineas Argentinas
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 Jun1971 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
Conair of Scandinavia

1965 - 1993

Denmark

Renamed

^ Comments : Cnnair was formed in Oct1964 as Consolidated Aircraft Corporation, the successor to Flying Enterprise. In Apr1965 Conair started inclusive tour and charter operations [PREMIAIR was formed on 01Jan1994 when CONAIR of Denmark and SCANAIR of Sweden merged] [MYTRAVEL AIRWAYS was formed when the parent company consolidated AIRTOURS with PREMIER into a single fleet and renamed it in keeping with the corporate image in Nov2001. Rebranded to THOMAS COOK SCANDINAVIA on on 08May2008]
^ Genealogy : Consolidated Aircraft Corporation >Conair + Scanair (Sweden) =>Premiair >MyTravel Airways >Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia
Condor

2004 - date

Germany

Active

^ Comments : Condor was founded on 21Dec1955 as Deutsche Flugdiens & scheduled flight operations were launched on 29Mar1956 with a pilgrimage flight to Israel. On 25Oct1961, Deutsche Flugdienst took over its rival Condor-Luftreederei (which had been founded in 1957 by the Hamburg-based Oetker concern), subsequently changing its name to Condor Flugdienst. Integrated SUDFLUG in in 1993. In 1998, Condor Berlin was founded as a wholly owned subsidiary with headquarters at Berlin Tegel Airport. It amalgamated with CONDOR BERLIN and renamed to as Thomas Cook powered by Condor on 01Mar2003. On 23Jan2004, Condor became part of Thomas Cook AG and returned to the Condor brand name
^ Genealogy : Deutsche Flugdienst + Condor Luftfreederei =>Condor Flugdienst >Condor
Condor Berlin

1998 - 2003

Germany

Renamed

^ Comments : [Condor was founded on 21Dec1955 as Deutsche Flugdiens & scheduled flight operations were launched on 29Mar1956 with a pilgrimage flight to Israel. On 25Oct1961, Deutsche Flugdienst took over its rival Condor-Luftreederei (which had been founded in 1957 by the Hamburg-based Oetker concern), subsequently changing its name to Condor Flugdienst. Integrated SUDFLUG in in 1993. In 1998, Condor Berlin was founded as a wholly owned subsidiary with headquarters at Berlin Tegel Airport. It amalgamated with CONDOR BERLIN and renamed to as Thomas Cook powered by Condor on 01Mar2003. On 23Jan2004, Condor became part of Thomas Cook AG and returned to the Condor brand name]
^ Genealogy : Condor Berlin >Thomas Cook - powered by Condor >Condor Flugdienst >Condor
Condor Flugdienst

1961 - 2003

Germany

Renamed

^ Comments : Condor Flugdienst was the launch customer for B757-300 in 1999. Scheduled and charter, international passanger and cargo carrier [Condor was founded on 21Dec1955 as Deutsche Flugdiens & scheduled flight operations were launched on 29Mar1956 with a pilgrimage flight to Israel. On 25Oct1961, Deutsche Flugdienst took over its rival Condor-Luftreederei (which had been founded in 1957 by the Hamburg-based Oetker concern), subsequently changing its name to Condor Flugdienst. Integrated SUDFLUG in in 1993. In 1998, Condor Berlin was founded as a wholly owned subsidiary with headquarters at Berlin Tegel Airport. It amalgamated with CONDOR BERLIN and renamed to as Thomas Cook powered by Condor on 01Mar2003. On 23Jan2004, Condor became part of Thomas Cook AG and returned to the Condor brand name]
^ Genealogy : Deutsche Flugdienst + Condor Luftfreederei =>Condor Flugdienst >Condor
Condor Luftfreederei

1957* - 1961

West_Germany

Renamed

^ Comments : [Condor was founded on 21Dec1955 as Deutsche Flugdiens & scheduled flight operations were launched on 29Mar1956 with a pilgrimage flight to Israel. On 25Oct1961, Deutsche Flugdienst took over its rival Condor-Luftreederei (which had been founded in 1957 by the Hamburg-based Oetker concern), subsequently changing its name to Condor Flugdienst. Integrated SUDFLUG in in 1993. In 1998, Condor Berlin was founded as a wholly owned subsidiary with headquarters at Berlin Tegel Airport. It amalgamated with CONDOR BERLIN and renamed to as Thomas Cook powered by Condor on 01Mar2003. On 23Jan2004, Condor became part of Thomas Cook AG and returned to the Condor brand name]
^ Genealogy : Condor Luftfreederei >>Deutsche Flugdienst >Condor Flugdienst >Condor
Condor Sudflug

1955* - 1961

West_Germany

Renamed

^ Comments : [Condor was founded on 21Dec1955 as Deutsche Flugdiens & scheduled flight operations were launched on 29Mar1956 with a pilgrimage flight to Israel. On 25Oct1961, Deutsche Flugdienst took over its rival Condor-Luftreederei (which had been founded in 1957 by the Hamburg-based Oetker concern), subsequently changing its name to Condor Flugdienst. Integrated SUDFLUG in in 1993. In 1998, Condor Berlin was founded as a wholly owned subsidiary with headquarters at Berlin Tegel Airport. It amalgamated with CONDOR BERLIN and renamed to as Thomas Cook powered by Condor on 01Mar2003. On 23Jan2004, Condor became part of Thomas Cook AG and returned to the Condor brand name]