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1 February 1920

The first commercial Hawaii inter-island flight took place

USA

1 February 1929

The Boeing Airplane and Transport Corp. changed its name to United Aircraft and Transportation Corp.

USA

1 February 1930

San Francisco’s first air ferry service started by Air Ferries

USA

1 February 1930

Deutsche Luft Hansa, in partnership with the Chinese Government, established the Eurasia  Aviation Corporation (>Air China)

China

1 February 1932

Dobroflot changed its name to Aeroflot

USSR

1 February 1934

The South African Government took over the assets and liabilities of Union Airways and renamed it to South African Airways

South Africa

1 February 1935

South African Airways acquired South West African Airways

South Africa

1 February 1940

The Southern Rhodesian government formed Southern Rhodesian Air Services

Southern Rhodesia

1 February 1944

Southern Airways was founded (>Delta Air Lines)

USA

1 February 1946

TARS started operations (>TAROM)

Romania

1 February 1947

BEA (British European Airways) took over the pre-war domestic independent airlines

UK

1 February 1955

PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) launched its first scheduled international service (London, via Cairo and Rome)

Pakistan

1 February 1961

The Vickers Vanguard entered service with Trans Canada Airlines

Canada

1 February 1962

Loganair was established

UK

1 February 1964

B.727 entered service with Eastern Air Lines

USA

1 February 1967

Saw the Braniff International - Panagra merger completed which extended Latin American routes

USA

1 February 1971

Air Senegal International was established as Air Sénégal

Senegal

1 February 1972

ACES (Aerolineas Centrales de Colombia) began regularly scheduled flights

Colombia

1 February 1977

Air North was founded by Joseph T. Sparling and Thomas Wood

Canada

1 February 1979

Saudia commenced joint operations with Pan Am from Dhahran to New York using B,747SPs

Saudi Arabia

1 February 1980

PATI (Philippine Aerotransport) ceased operations

Philippines

1 February 1984

Netherlines was founded

Netherlands

1 February 1987

Pacific Western Airlines ceased operations

Canada

1 February 1987

Continental Airlines acquired PeopleExpress which had acquired Frontier Airlines the year before. Both merged into Continental on this day

USA

1 February 1987

Continental acquires New York Air

USA

1 February 1988

UPS (United Parcel Service) was founded

USA

1 February 1988

Titan Airways operations started

UK

1 February 1989

PeopleExpress flew its last service from Newark, New Jersey, to New York; it had been taken over by Continental Airlines

USA

1 February 1994

Omskavia was established & started operations

Russia

1 February 1996

Air Philippines start services (+>PAL Express)

Philippines

1 February 2002

LeCocq's Airlink scheduled services began (>Blue Islands)

UK

1 February 2006

CitiExpress, was renamed to BA Connect (>FlyBE)

UK

1 February 2006

UAL. Corp, United Airlines' parent company emerged from bankruptcy after being in such position since 09Dec2002, the longest such filing in history

USA

1 February 2007

Sun Air was renamed to Pacific Sun after it was purchased by Fiji Airways

Fiji

1 February 2007

PW Express began services in Hawaii

USA

1 February 2010

Sky Pasada was founded

Philippines

1 February 2010

Fly Hellas operations commenced as Viking Hellas Aviation

Greece

1 February 2014

Merpati suspended operations

Indonesia

 

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2 February 1951

First flight of the Douglas DC-6B, extended version all-passenger variant of DC-6A, without cargo door

USA

2 February 1954

Japan

2 February 1961

The first commercial use of the de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou took place

Canada

2 February 1970

China Airlines started trans-pacific flights to San Francisco

Taiwan

2 February 1994

Gujarat Airways was established

India

2 February 2006

Orex Aviation was formed as a Business/Private Charter based at Aruba Reina Beatrix International (AUA)

Aruba

2 February 2012

QuikJet Cargo, founded in 2007, started operations

India

 

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3 February 1926

The Aero Corporation of California was formed

USA

3 February 1928

New York City decides to build its first municipal airport, Floyd Bennett Field

USA

3 February 1931

Canadian Airways flew the first international service between Winnipeg and Pembina, North Dakota

Canada

3 February 1933

INAEC (Iloilo-Negros Air Express Co.) commenced operations (>PAL)

Philippines

3 February 1934

Lufthansa began the first regular airmail service across the Atlantic Ocean, between Berlin and Rio de Janeiro.

Germany

3 February 1946

Pan American inaugurated the first commercial use of Lockheed Model 049 Constellation with the aircraft’s first scheduled service between New York and Bermuda

USA

3 February 1955

AeroCondor was formed as Linea de Aviacion Condor

Colombia

3 February 1975

First scheduled flight was operated by Cyprus Turkish Airlines

Northern Cyprus

3 February 1978

de Havilland Canada Dash 7, popularly known as the Dash 7, turboprop-powered regional airliner with STOL capabilities, was introduced in service by Rocky Mountain Airways.

USA

3 February 1992

Ada Air, formed by Albanian/French Ada Group as Adalbanair n 1991, started operations

Albania

3 February 1995

USAfrica Airways ceased operations

USA

3 February 2003

Air Arabia was founded

UAE

3 February 2008

Silver State Helicopters ceased operations and entered bankruptcy

USA

3 February 2008

Bahrain Air's inaugural flight took off from Bahrain to Dubai

Bahrain

3 February 2010

Krohn Air started operations from Molde

Norway

3 February 2012

Tasair, formed in 1965. was placed in voluntary liquidation

Australia

3 February 2012

Malev halts operations after 66 years of service

Hungary

 

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4 February 1932

British Amphibious Airlines was formed to exploit an agreement to use the sea and foreshore at Blackpool for conducting flight in amphibious flying boats

UK

4 February 1956

Deutsche Lufthansa began scheduled services (>Interflug)

East Germany

4 February 1972

Biman Bangladesh  started its domestic services, initially linking Dhaka with Chittagong, Jessore and Sylhet, using a single DC-3 acquired from India

Bangladesh

4 February 1974

Mesaba Airlines started regularly scheduled airline services serving rural Minnesota communities

USA

4 February 1977

Kenya Airways began service from Jomo Kenyatta International airport in Nairobi

Kenya

4 February 1988

Air Hong Kong commenced operations

Hong Kong

4 February 1998

WestPAC (Western Pacific Airlines) ceased operations

USA

4 February 2005

Corporate Airlines ceased operations, prior to being renamed to RegionsAir

USA

4 February 2006

Air Engiadina was founded

Switzerland

4 February 2010

Republic Airways announced their intent to close Lynx by September 2010

USA

4 February 2014

Krohn Air filed for bankruptcy after suspending all flights

Norway

 

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5 February 1919

Beginning of regular flights between Berlin and Weimar by the Deutsche Luft-Reederei with AEG and DFW biplanes (>Lufthansa)

Germany

5 February 1982

Laker Airways operated its last flight

UK

5 February 2001

Royal Jordanian was registered as a Public Shareholding Company

Jordan

5 February 2008

Aviaprad ceased operations

Russia

5 February 2008

Somon Air started operating with regular flights to Moscow and Dubai

Tajikistan

5 February 2016

Dominican Wings commenced revenue operations with its first commercial flight (Santo Domingo Las Américas-Port of Spain)

Dominican Republic

 

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6 February 1920

Avro 547 first flight

UK

6 February 1923

Danziger Luft Reederei merged with DLL (Danziger Lloyd Luftdienst) to form Danziger Aero Lloyd

Germany

6 February 1923

Deutscher Aero Lloyd was formed

Germany

6 February 1929

First flight carrying international airmail in Central America and USA. Lindbergh piloting the amphibious Sikorsky S-38 opens the Pan American Miami-Panama route

USA

6 February 1946

TWA completes its first international flight, from New York to Paris with a a Lockheed Constellation

USA

6 February 1964

United's first B.727 scheduled service took place with a flight from San Francisco to Denver

USA

6 February 1998

Washington National Airport was renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport

USA

6 February 1999

Air Lesotho closes down

Lesotho

6 February 2009

FedEx closes a hub for the first time in its history, when operations at its Asian-Pacific hub at Subic Bay International Airport in the Philippines cease

USA

6 February 2010

Euroline became Georgian International Airlines

Georgia

6 February 2015

Alitalia Express was integrated into mainline Alitalia

Italy

 

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7 February 1919

Svensk Lufttrafik was founded

Sweden

7 February 1934

The first airmail flight between Australia and New Zealand was made by Charles Ulm in an Avro Ten, taking 14 hours 10 min.

Australia

7 February 1937

British Airways Ltd transfered its operational base from Gatwick to Croydon Airport

UK

7 February 1949

Ambica Air Lines was liquidated

India

7 February 1966

Air Charter was established under the name SAFA (>Air France)

France

7 February 1967

Tyumen Civil Aviation Division was created by a Decree of the Minister of Civil Aviation of the USSR (>Azur Air Ukraine)

USSR

7 February 1972

Introduction of the Tu-154 with Aeroflot

USSR

7 February 2002

Air Afrique declared bankruptcy

Ivory Coast

7 February 2007

Air Bishkek was re-established as Kyrgyz Airways

Tajikistan

7 February 2007

Alexandair ceased operations

Greece

7 February 2007

Western Airlines, formed in 2005, ceased operations

USA

7 February 2013

TAF Linhas Aéreas had its license finally revoked

Brazil

 

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8 February 1919

SGTA (Société Générale des Transports Aériens) was established on 08Feb1919 (>>Air France)

France

8 February 1927

Junkers Luftverkehr Persien, started Iran's first two-weekly scheduled passenger air services from Tehran to Bandar Pahlavi

Persia

8 February 1933

First flight of the Boeing 247

USA

8 February 1946

TAA (Trans Australia Airline)was founded (>>Qantas)

Australia

8 February 1966

Freddie Laker founded Laker Airways after quitting British United to start his own airline

UK

8 February 1975

Cyprus Airways restarted limited operations from Larnaca Airport after the Turkish invasion of Cyprus

Cyprus

8 February 1994

Frontier Airlines was incorporated by a group that included executives of a previous incarnation of Frontier Airlines

USA

8 February 1999

First flight of the Tupolev Tu-334

Russia

8 February 2007

BA Cityflyer, British Airways’ London City Airport-based subsidiary, received its air operator’s certificate

UK

8 February 2010

First flight of the B.747-8F

USA

 

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9 February 1934

Postmaster General James A. Farley, carrying out the wishes of U.S. President Roosevelt, announces the cancellation of all existing airmail contracts

USA

9 February 1955

First flight of the Convair CV-540

USA

9 February 1963

B.727-100 made its first flight

USA

9 February 1969

The B.747-100 made its first flight

USA

9 February 1983

British Airways began B.757 service

UK

9 February 1989

B.747-400 entered service with Northwest Airlines

USA

9 February 1997

The first Next-Generation, a B.737-700, made its first flight

USA

9 February 2000

Estafeta Carga Aerea was established

Mexico

9 February 2005

Pacific Island Aviation ceased operations

Marianas Islands

 

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10 February 1925

Pacific Airways was formed by D. R. MacLaren and took over the fishery patrol from the RCAF. (>Air Canada)

Canada

10 February 1940

CAETA (Cia. Anonima Espanola de Transporte Aereo), formed in 1939, merged into Iberia

Spain

10 February 1965

Panair do Brasil was forced to cease operations abruptly

Brazil

10 February 1974

A LAN Chile B.707 made the world's first transpolar non-stop flight between South America (Punta Arenas Airport) and Australia (Sydney Kingsford-Smith Airport

Chile

10 February 1996

Royal Wings, founded on 01Jan1996 by Royal Decree, started operations

Jordan

10 February 1996

Edelweiss Air operations started

Switzerland

10 February 1997

Aotearoa Airlines, established  in early 1997, began services between Gisborne and Hamilton

New Zealand

10 February 2004

SkyAsia,  the low-cost subsidiary of Thai Airways was set up (>Nok Air)

Thailand

10 February 2011

peach was founded as A&F Aviation

Japan

10 February 2012

Zambezi Airlines having just had its AOC suspended then restarted, was closed down

Zambia

10 February 2015

Bosnian Wand Airlines' suspended operations

Bosnia & Herzegovina

 

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11 February 1956

First flight of the Antonov An-8

USSR

11 February 1958

Ruth Carol Taylor was hired by Mohawk Airlines, becoming the first African-American flight attendant in the United States

USA

11 February 1983

Druk Air inaugurated scheduled revenue flights with Flight 101 departing Paro for Kolkata

Bhutan

11 February 1986

United completed its purchase of Pan Am’s Pacific division for $715 million and began service to an additional 11 cities for a total of 13 cities in 10 Pacific Rim countries

USA

11 February 1992

Air Sofia started operations

Bulgaria

11 February 1992

Malmo Aviation was sold to CityAir Scandinavia

Sweden

11 February 1996

Alyemda merged into Yemenia to create a single national airline for Yemen

Yemen

11 February 2000

JetBlue commenced operations out of New York’s JFK Airport

USA

11 February 2002

First flight of the A.340-500, Long-range wide-body four engine jet

France

11 February 2008

Ural Airlines took over all routes previously operated by Aviaprad

Russia

11 February 2010

Seabird Airlines was founded by company chairman Kursad Arusan

Turkey

11 February 2011

PT. Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk. officially became a Public Company

Indonesia

11 February 2013

Ohana by Hawaiian was announced as Hawaiian Airlines’ new regional subsidiary

USA

 

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12 February 1919

Lignes Aeriennes Farman opens the route between Paris and Brussels, flown by an F.60 Goliath

France

12 February 1947

The first international flight of Hava Yollari Devlet Isletmesi Idaresi (State Airlines Administration) was flown (>Turkish Airlines)

Turkey

12 February 2003

Jet2.com commenced operations

UK

12 February 2004

FlyNiki was renamed to Niki

Austria

12 February 2004

Exactly four years & one day after the launch of JetBlue, United Airlines responds to its low cost competitors by creating another airline called Ted

USA

12 February 2013

Bahrain Air ceased operations

Bahrain

12 February 2013

Mordovia Airs' AOC was revoked

Russia

12 February 2013

Karinou Airlines, established as Africa Airlines in Apr2012 had its inaugural scheduled service from Bangui to Kinshasa

Central African Republic

12 February 2015

FlyEgypt's' first commercial flight heading to Jeddah was to uplift a group of VIPs

Egypt

 

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13 February 1928

Prospecting Airways Ltd. was formed for aerial prospecting

Canada

13 February 1936

Imperial Airways commenced airmail services to West Africa (>British Airways)

UK

13 February 1963

PSA (Pacific Southwest Airlines became a public corporation) (>US Airways)

USA

13 February 1985

Qantas New Zealands' first scheduled flight as Newmans Air

New Zealand

13 February 1986

Muse Air changed its name to Tran-Star (>Southwest)

USA

13 February 1995

Air Philippines was incorporated, with the base of operations being the former Naval Air Station Cubi Point

Philippines

13 February 2002

SkyEurope Airlines flew its first passengers

Slovakia

13 February 2007

Pacific Airlines, founded in Dec1990, was relaunched as a low-cost carrier (>Jetstar Pacific)

Vietnam

13 February 2012

PEOPLExpress II was founded

USA

13 February 2013

Aerosvit Airlines ceased operations

Ukraine

13 February 2015

GX Airlines (Guangxi Beibu Gulf Air) officially started operations

China

 

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14 February 1928

The first Short S.8 Calcutta flying boat built for Imperial Airways make its first flight at Rochester

UK

14 February 1942

Douglas DC.4 first flight (C-54)

USA

14 February 1946

Philippine Airlines resumes service after a 5-year hiatus during World War II

Philippines

14 February 1970

Air Nauru started operations (>Nauru Airlines)

Nauru

14 February 1975

Swiss was founded as Business Flyers Basel. Renamed to Crossair just prior to starting scheduled services

Switzerland

14 February 1980

Japan Air Lines began commercial operations with the highest-capacity airliner ever put into scheduled service, conducting the inaugural flight of eight B.747SR

Japan

14 February 2006

Blue Islands started services after being renamed from Rockhopper

UK

14 February 2012

Seabird Airlines, founded on 11Feb2010 by company chairman Kursad Arusan, was awarded its AOC

Turkey

14 February 2013

American Airlines and US Airways announce an $11,000,000,000 deal to merge

USA

14 February 2013

FlyJamaica launched scheduled operations from Kingston Norman Manley to New York John F. Kennedy International

Jamaica

14 February 2013

South Airlines: Ukraine’s aviation authorities grounded the airline after a crash

Ukraine

14 February 2016

TUS Airways, established in Jun2015, started flights from Larnaca

Cyprus

 

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15 February 1920

CCNA  (Compania Colombiana de Navigacion Aerea), first civil aviation company in Colombia, commenced operations

Colombia

15 February 1924

The Dornier Delphin II first flew

Germany

15 February 1926

Ford Air Transport Service became the first U. S. private air carrier to operate a contract airmail (CAM) route (>>UAL)

USA

15 February 1946

First flight of the Douglas DC-6, a piston-powered airliner and transport aircraft

USA

15 February 1948

Post-war operation of Moscow Shosseynaya Airport started

USSR

15 February 1992

Lietuva Aviakompanija started charter flights (>FlyLAL)

Lithuania

15 February 1997

Silver Air Services operations started

Czech Republic

15 February 1999

Carpatair operations started as Veg Air

Romania

15 February 2000

TNT Airways, formed as TNT Aviation Services in the UK in 1987, started operations in Belgium

Belgium

15 February 2002

Odette Airways began operations (>Helvetic Airways)

Switzerland

15 February 2002

DAT, briefly operated under the DAT Plus brand, but was rebranded as SN Brussels Airlines (>Brussels Airlines)

Belgium

15 February 2003

Islas Airways started operations

Spain

15 February 2005

The first B.777-200LR, the world’s longest range commercial airplane was rolled out in Everett

USA

15 February 2009

Kunming Airlines, established in Dec2005, operated its first flight

China

15 February 2010

Hola Airlines ceased operations

Spain

15 February 2010

Copterline, Finland's largest helicopter airline filed for bankruptcy, citing inability to keep the company profitable

Finland

15 February 2016

Hermes Airlines ceased operations

Greece

15 February 2016

Air Mediterranee ceased operations

France

 

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16 February 1968

CAT (Civil Air Transport) ceased operations

Taiwan

16 February 1982

The first production Airbus A.310 was rolled out at the factory in Toulouse, destined for Swissair

France

16 February 1995

Kato Airline was founded by Karl Johan and Torlaug Karlson

Norway

16 February 1998

SonAir was reformed as a commercial carrier from DAR (Direcção de Aeronaútica)

Angola

16 February 2003

Air Paradise, established in Jun2002, started operations

Indonesia

16 February 2004

Niki first flight with an A.320 from Vienna to Dusseldorf

Austria

16 February 2006

Kobe Airport, a controversial offshore airport in Kobe, Japan, opens for airline service

Japan

16 February 2013

Iraqi Airways began flights to Kuwait for the first time since Iraq invaded Kuwait in Aug1990

Iraq

 

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17 February 1936

Ansett made its first flight from Hamilton to Melbourne

Australia

17 February 1969

UB Air was incorporated

India

17 February 1984

Air Europa was founded as Air España

Spain

17 February 1985

Ryukyu Air Commuter operations started

Japan

17 February 1988

Asiana Airlines was established in Seoul as Seoul Air International

South Korea

17 February 1990

Futura International Airways, formed as CHIASA (Compania Hispano Irlandesa de Aviacion) in 1989, started operations

Spain

17 February 1992

Aegean Aviation was the first airline to be issued with a Greek independent air operator's licence

Greece

17 February 2005

Opening of the new international airport in Nagoya, Japan. It was the third Japanese international airport

Japan

17 February 2009

Air Libya Tibesti started operations (>Air Libya)

Libya

17 February 2012

OzJet ceased all operations

Australia

17 February 2012

Air Australia ceased operations

Australia

 

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18 February 1911

The first airmail was carried by an aeroplane. Henri Pequet carried mail across the Jumna River, from Allahabad to Naini Junction

India

18 February 1948

Aviaco was formed to operate all-cargo services (>Iberia)

Spain

18 February 1956

Moscow route was opened making Finnair as the first Western airline to begin a service to the Soviet capital after the Second World War

Finland

18 February 1971

BEA (British European Airways) received its first Trident 3B

UK

18 February 1988

Binter Canarias was established

Spain

18 February 2013

Aurela ceased operations

Lithuania

18 February 2013

Jamaica Air Shuttle suspended all flight operations citing the current economic climate

Jamaica

 

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19 February 1912

The first flight of the Zeppelin LZ II, Victoria Louise, and its introduction into service with the German airship company DELAG

Germany

19 February 1934

President Roosevelt cancelled all existing airmail contracts. The Military took over temporarily

USA

19 February 1934

Wideroes Flyveselskap AS was founded

Norway

19 February 1934

The Douglas DC-1 made record coast-to-coast flight, Los Angeles to Newark, N. J., 13 hours, 4 min.

USA

19 February 1965

Lufthansa signs up as the first customer for the forthcoming B.737

Germany

19 February 1982

The first B.757 took to the air on its maiden flight

USA

19 February 1988

The first B.767-300ER was delivered to American Airlines

USA

19 February 1988

First flight of the B.737-400

USA

19 February 2002

First flight of the Embraer E-170, a Brazilian narrow-body, twin-engine, medium-range, jet airliner

Brazil

19 February 2015

Qazaq Air was established by Samruk-Kazyna as Air Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

 

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20 February 1939

First flight of the Douglas DC-5, the least known of the famous DC airliner series, 16-22 seat, twin-propeller aircraft intended for shorter routes than the DC-3 or DC-4

USA

20 February 1955

Lufttransport-Union was founded (>>airberlin)

West Germany

20 February 1962

Piedmont retired the last of its DC-3 aircraft on the 15th anniversary of its first scheduled flight

USA

20 February 1963

Austrian Airlines received the first of five SE.210-VIR Caravelles, their first jet aircraft

Austria

20 February 1988

British Midland operated its final Viscount flight, 21 years after the airline had first operated the type

UK

20 February 1998

OceanAir was renamed to SATA International (>Azores Airlines)

Portugal

20 February 1998

TWA retires the last of its B.747

USA

 

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21 February 1949

Aloha Airlines, founded as charter carrier Trans-Pacific Airlines, received approval to operate as a scheduled airline came when President Harry S. Truman signed the certificate

USA

21 February 1960

Finnair took delivery of its first Caravelle A and became the first airline in the world to operate a jet passenger aircraft with a flight deck crew of two

Finland

21 February 1971

ANA (All Nippon Airways) operated their first international flight, a B.727 charter from Tokyo to Hong Kong

Japan

21 February 1989

Tradewinds started scheduled services after being renamed from Tradewinds Charters (>SilkAir)

Singapore

21 February 1996

Kato Airline, founded on 16Feb1995 by Karl Johan and Torlaug Karlson at Evenes airport, received its AOC

Norway

21 February 2000

TAESA (Transportes Aéreos Ejecutivos) was declared bankrupt

Mexico

21 February 2002

Cargojet Airways was established

Canada

 

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22 February 1920

First transcontinental mail service arrived in New York from San Francisco. The trip took 33 hours and 20 minutes

USA

22 February 1927

Condor Syndikats' first flight

Brazil

22 February 1960

Official opening of Christchurch International Airport

New Zealand

22 February 1987

A320 roll-out and first flight

France

22 February 1989

Alsavia was created

France

22 February 1993

The McDonnell Douglas MD-90 commercial transport made its first flight

USA

22 February 2002

Cargojet Airways was renamed from Canada Cargo 3000

Canada

22 February 2009

SkyAirWorld suspended operations

Australia

22 February 2011

Air Nicaragua was founded as the potential national flag carrier of Nicaragua but never started services

Nicaragua

22 February 2011

Gomelavia, founded in 1996, ceased operations

Belarus

 

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23 February 1934

Lockheed Electra L-10 first flight, the first airliner to be pressurised

USA

23 February 1935

Edmond Thieffry operated Sabena’s first long haul flight to the Congo occurs and took five and a half days

Belgium

23 February 1981

AIRES Colombia launched services (>Lan Colombia)

Colombia

23 February 2001

Air Senegal International, established on 01Feb1971 as Air Sénégal, started operations

Senegal

 

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24 February 1920

Aktiengesellschaft merged with 2 other airlines to form Ad Astra Aero AG (>Crossair)

Switzerland

24 February 1921

The first wholly Douglas-designed / built aircraft, the Cloudster, makes its first flight

USA

24 February 1931

Short S17 Kent first flight

UK

24 February 1948

Wisconsin Central Airlines began scheduled service (>>Delta Air Lines)

USA

24 February 1957

Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) was the first airline in the world to inaugurate a regular Polar service, with Douglas DC-7C

Scandinavia

24 February 1961

Iranian Airways and Persian Air Services merged to form United Iranian Airlines (>IranAir)

Iran

24 February 2003

The B.777-300ER completed its first flight

USA

24 February 2006

Air Gabon ceased operations

Gabon

24 February 2012

Airco Charters suspended operations indefinitely

Canada

 

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25 February 1930

Ralph O'Neil lands in Miami on first mail service New York, Rio & Buenos Aires Line (NYRBA) after 6-day flight from Argentina

USA

25 February 1932

The Central Administration of the Civil Air Fleet was founded and Aeroflot was adopted as the official abbreviation of the country’s civil aviation service

USSR

25 February 1955

SACA (Compañía de Servicios Aereos del Canajagua Azul SA) was formed in Las Tablas

Panama

25 February 1965

The Douglas DC-9 twinjet airliner made its first flight

USA

25 February 1970

TWA became the first airline to fly a B.747 within the US, when it inaugurates a service between Los Angeles and New York

USA

25 February 1985

London European Airways, formed in 1984, started services

UK

25 February 2004

1time launched its low-fare operations

South Africa

25 February 2007

Flynas operations started as nasair

Saudi Arabia

25 February 2013

Alpha Express Airlines, established on 01Mar2012, started operations

Latvia

25 February 2013

Air Malawi suspended all flights

Malawi

 

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26 February 1921

Danziger Luftpost was formed by the German airline Junkers Luftverkehr

Poland

26 February 1931

Imperial Airways began scheduled services between England and Africa using Armstrong Whitworth Argosys

UK

26 February 1941

Philippine Airlines was founded, making it Asia’s first and oldest carrier, still to this day operating under its original name

Philippines

26 February 1945

First flight of the Sud-Ouest Bretagne, a twin engine airliner

France

26 February 1990

EuroFly began operations

Italy

26 February 1991

Kuwait Airways was relaunched following the liberation of Kuwait

Kuwait

26 February 2006

Jet4You started operations (>>JetairFly (Belgium))

Morocco

26 February 2011

Indian ceased operating under its own brand with the merger with Air India being completed

India

 

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27 February 1946

Actividades Aéreas Chiricanas was founded

Panama

27 February 1965

First flight of the Antonov An-22

USSR

27 February 1995

The last commercial flight departed Stapleton, Denver

USA

27 February 1997

The name US Airways was put into use, officially replacing USAir

USA

27 February 2001

AccessAir, founded in 1997, ceased operations

USA

27 February 2003

Iceland Express started operations (>>WOW)

Iceland

27 February 2003

Viaggio Airwas, founded in 2002, started operations (>Bulgaria Air)

Bulgaria

27 February 2004

TAG City-Air, founded as Teuto Air, ceased operations

Germany

27 February 2005

Okay Airways, China's first private airline received its AOC

China

27 February 2006

PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) was the first to fly the B.777-200LR

Pakistan

27 February 2006

Golden Bay Air originated as Capital Air

New Zealand

27 February 2009

ERA Aviation ceased operations (bought by Frontier Alaska Group, name change to Era Alaska)

USA

27 February 2009

Virgin Australia International started operations as V Australia

Australia

27 February 2012

Velvet Sky ceased operations

South Africa

27 February 2015

Aerocon suspended services

Bolivia

 

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28 February 1921

Due to subsidised European competition, all British airlines cease operations

UK

28 February 1940

NAB (Navegacao Aerea Brasileira) was incorporated in Rio de Janeiro (>VASP)

Brazil

28 February 1966

SPANZ (South Pacific Airline of New Zealand) was forced to call in the receivers & making its last commercial flight

New Zealand

28 February 1992

Ukraine Air Alliance was established

Ukraine

28 February 1992

East West Airlines started operations

India

28 February 1995

The new Denver International Airport was inaugurated

USA

28 February 2003

GIRjet was created

Spain

28 February 2008

Boston-Maine Airways, operating as Pan Am Clipper Connection, ceased operations

USA

28 February 2010

Meridiana Fly was renamed to Meridiana after merging with Eurofly

Italy

28 February 2011

Swift Air, incorporated in Sep2009, began operations

Malawi

28 February 2014

Air A!ps ceased operations

Austria

 

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29 February 1948

Introduction of the Convair CV-240 family

USA

29 February 1952

Aero Geral merged into Varig (>>Gol)

Brazil

29 February 1972

Channel Airways operated last flight

UK

29 February 1996

WestJet was founded & began operations

Canada

29 February 2004

Air Kazakhstan ceased operations

Kazakhstan

29 February 2012

Aeroperlas ceased full operations

Panama

   

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