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1 May 1921 Glavvozdukhflot began mail and passenger flights on the Moscow-Oryol-Kursk-Kharkov route USSR
1 May 1922 Deruluft (Deutsche-Russische Luftverkehrs, "German-Russian Airlines") commenced operations with Moscow-Konigsberg (part of Germany at that time) Germany
1 May 1923

First flight of the Aeroflot international route Moscow – Konigsberg (part of Germany at that time)

USSR
1 May 1928 Pacific Airways acquired by Western Canada Airways (..>>Air Canada) Canada
1 May 1928 Pitcairn Aviation began operations along the Atlantic seaboard as a contract mail-hauler (>Eastern Air Lines in 1934) USA
1 May 1947 Malayan Airways started operations (>MAS) Malaya
1 May 1953 Chicago and Southern Airlines merged into Delta USA
1 May 1966 Jamaica Air Service began service to Miami and New York (>Caribbean Airlines (Trinidad)) Jamaica
1 May 1966 British European Airways opened the first jet service between London Heathrow and Glasgow, using de Havilland Comet 4 Bs (>BA) UK
1 May 1960 Thai Airways Internationals' first revenue flight Thailand
1 May 1975 Air Iceland, formed in Akureyri by Tryggvi Helgason as Norðurflug, was incorporated as Flugfélag Norðurlands Iceland
1 May 1980 Airbourne Freight Co. was renamed to Airborne Express (>ABX) USA
1 May 1986 Piedmont purchased Empire Airlines in 1985 and merged it in (>US Airways) USA
1 May 1987 Paramount Airways, formed in 1986 as Diamond Airways, started operations UK
1 May 1992

Carl Icahn sold TWA’s route authorities from Philadelphia and Baltimore to London to USAir for $50 million

USA
1 May 2000 Tower Air suspended all scheduled flight operations USA
1 May 2004 Duo Airways, established as Maersk Air (UK) went into administration UK
1 May 2006 Song merged into Delta Air Lines USA
1 May 2007 Air Sahara was renamed to JetLite India
1 May 2009

Thomsonfly and First Choice Airways are combined as Thomson Airways

UK
1 May 2009 Estelar Latinoamerica, formed in Aug2008, began operations Venezuela
1 May 2009 Air Fiji ceased operations Fiji
1 May 2011 Air Canada Express launched services Canada
1 May 2011 Iberworld was rebranded to Orbest Orizonia Spain
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2 May 1944 The Alaska Airlines name was adopted from Alaska Star Airlines USA
2 May 1952 BOAC flew the world’s first pure jet service. d H Comet operated from London Airport to Johannesburg via Rome, Beirut, Khartoum, Entebbe and Livingstone UK
2 May 1971 APSA (Aerolineas Peruanas SA) ceased all flight operations Peru
2 May 1988 Total Linhas Aereas was established on as Total Taxi Aéreo Brazil
2 May 1993 Modiluft started operations (>Spicejet) India
2 May 1993 Hainan Airlines started operations, using B.737-300s China
2 May 1997 Chanchangi Airlines, established on 05Jan1994 by Alhaji Chanchangi, started operations Nigeria
2 May 2007 Compass Airlines, formed as Northwest Airlines Cargo, started operations USA
2 May 2008 Aloha Air Cargo began operations under new ownership after Aloha Airlines ceased operations USA
2 May 2016 Nextjet Canada commenced revenue operations Canada
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3 May 1922

William E. Boeing became Boeing Airplane Co. chairman of the board

USA
3 May 1946 Scindia Line services were resumed after World War II (>Air India) India
3 May 1947 Philippine Airlines started a DC-4 service to Rome and Madrid, thus earning the distinction of being the first airline in Southeast Asia to fly to Europe Philippines
3 May 1961 The Boeing Airplane Company changed its name to Boeing Company USA
3 May 1962 Cruz Airways was formed Philippines
3 May 1973 Chautauqua Airlines was established in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York USA
3 May 1979 Abelag Airways was formed as a charter airline (>Air Belgium) Belgium
3 May 1991 Alisarda name was changed to Meridiana Italy
3 May 2003 Air China Cargo, formerly the cargo department of Air China was created China
3 May 2009 Syrian Pearl Airlines operated its first flight Syria
3 May 2012 Bornholmerflyet launched services Denmark
3 May 2012 Cimber Sterling ceased operations Denmark
3 May 2013 Saha Airlines flight operations were suspended Iran
3 May 2016 Hummingbird Air restarted services US Virgin Islands
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4 May 1928 First British Royal family member to fly with Imperial Airways. HRH The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII, flew Paris to London UK
4 May 1953 Naka Nihon Air Service Co. was formed (>>ANA) Japan
4 May 1956 Chitreana de Aviación started operations from Paitilla to Chitré Panama
4 May 1959 Pilatus PC-6 Porter first flight Switzerland
4 May 1979 Air Europe began operations UK
4 May 1992 The State national service Turkmenistan Airlines was founded Turkmenistan
4 May 1993 First flight of the B.747-400 Freighter USA
4 May 2005 SpiceJet was renamed from Royal Airways India
4 May 2010 Deer Jet Airlines was divided into two airlines. While the charter operation has kept the Deer Jet branding, scheduled operations using A319's were renamed Capital Airlines China
4 May 2011 Aviacsa (Aviacion de Chiapas) finally ceased operations Mexico
4 May 2011 Virgin Blue became Virgin Australia Australia
4 May 2014 Niger Airlines, founded in 31July2012, officially launched domestic operations Niger
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5 May 1924 Deutsche Aero Lloyd establishes a partnership with the Colombian company SCADTA to create Condor Syndikat Brazil
5 May 1947 Alitalia (Aereolinee Italiane Internazionali), incorporated in Sep1946, operated its first domestic flight on the Turin – Rome – Catania route Italy
5 May 1962 Thomson Airways, formed as Euravia on 01Dec1961, started operations UK
5 May 1966 Formosa Airlines was founded (>>Mandarin Airlines) Taiwan
5 May 1990 Aviacsa (Aviacion de Chiapas) was established Mexico
5 May 1991 Tranzair commenced scheduled services New Zealand
5 May 1991 Croatia Airlines operated its first service between Zagreb and Split with a leased MD82 Croatia
5 May 1993 Jet Airways began commercial airline operations with four B.737-300 India
5 May 2004 ValuAirs' first flight Singapore
5 May 2008 Philippine Airlines’ regional carrier PAL Express began operations with 8 daily flights between Manila and Malay using Bombardier Dash-8-400 turboprops Philippines
5 May 2010 BVI Airways, having been founded in 2010, commenced operations UK Virgin Islands
5 May 2013 Orbest declared bankruptcy and ceased operations Spain
5 May 2015 Qazaq Air was established by Samruk-Kazyna Kazakhstan
5 May 2016 All the LAN Airlines were renamed to LATAM when their parent company LAN Chile merged with TAM Airlines Americas
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6 May 1949 Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) operated its first flight with a leased Douglas DC-3 (>>American Airlines) USA
6 May 1993 Aero Asia International started operations Pakistan
6 May 2007 SkyValue and their fleet of one B.737 (leased from Xtra Airways) ceased operations USA
6 May 2009 Air Arabia Maroc started operations Morocco
6 May 2012 Palau Airways operations started Palau
6 May 2014 TRIP merged into Azul Brazil
6 May 2016 Fly Sarvaq was planning to commence operations but was renamed to Go Sarvaq prior to start Canada
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7 May 1927 San Francisco Airport (SFO) opened on 150 acres of cow pasture USA
7 May 1927 Varig was founded as the first Brazilian airline by German Otto Ernst Meyer-Labastille Brazil
7 May 1969 NAYSA started operations as NAYSA (Navegacion y Servicios Aereos) Spain
7 May 1997 GENSA founded on 13Dec1996 in Sao Paulo Congonhas, transferred to Campo Grande in the state of Matto Gross do Sul Brazil
7 May 1997 Montenegro Airlines operated its first flight Montenegro
7 May 2002 Northwest Sky Ferry, founded as Rugby Aviation on 12Jan1999, received FAA Certification USA
7 May 2010 BoraJet, formed in 2008 as Bora Jet Exclusive Charter, started operations Turkey
7 May 2013 Skywest Airlines became Virgin Australia Regional Airlines Australia
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8 May 1930 The largest trimotor transport aircraft built by Fokker, the F.IX  was handed over to KLM Netherlands
8 May 2002 Express Airlines I changed its name to Pinnacle Airlines USA
8 May 2005 Launch of Kingfisher Airlines in Mumbai India
8 May 2008 Angkor Airways ceased operations Cambodia
8 May 2008 EuroManx ceased operations UK
8 May 2014 Union Express Charter Airline started operations Myanmar
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9 May 1917

William Boeing changed the name of Pacific Aero Products to the Boeing Airplane Co.

USA
9 May 1936
The German airship Hindenburg lands at Lakehurst, New Jersey after its first scheduled transatlantic flight
Germany
9 May 1967 First flight of the Fokker F28 Fellowship Netherlands
9 May 2005 Britannia Airways became Thomsonfly UK
9 May 2005 BelgiumExel ceased operations Belgium
9 May 2005 Kingfisher Airlines started operations India
9 May 2007 Air Dominicana was founded Dominican Republic
9 May 2008 My Travel Airways renamed to Thomas Cook Scandinavia Denmark
9 May 2011 Artsakh Air planned to launch scheduled services but failed to start Azerbaijan
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10 May 1923 Zakavia was created in Georgia (>Aeroflot via Dobrolyot) USSR
10 May 1947 Seaboard World Airways started operations  as Seaboard & Western Airlines USA
10 May 1950 de Havilland DH.114 Heron first flight UK
10 May 1991
First flight of Bombardier CRJ100, regional airliner
Canada
10 May 2003 Viking Airlines, established in 2003, started operations Sweden
10 May 2005 HollandExel was renamed to Arkefly (>Arke) Netherlands
10 May 2010 Sol del Paraguay was formed Paraguay
10 May 2011 REDjet commenced operations commenced Barbados
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11 May 1919 A.V. Roe in Manchester opens Britain’s first scheduled air service UK
11 May 1921 Glavvozdukhflot began mail and passenger flights on the Moscow-Oryol-Kursk-Kharkov route USSR
11 May 1934
First flight of the Douglas DC-2
USA
11 May 1990 Merchant Express Aviation Services was established Nigeria
11 May 1992 Aero Costa Rica started services Costa Rica
11 May 2000 Malawi Express was launched Malawi
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12 May 1926

NAT (National Air Transport began air service, between Chicago and Dallas, via Kansas City, Mo. (>UAL)

USA
12 May 1939 US Airways began operations as All American Aviation USA
12 May 1982 Braniff International ceased all operations USA
12 May 1984
The Airbus A.310 entered service with Air France.
France
12 May 2009 Tailwind Airlines started operations Turkey
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13 May 1927 Colonial Air Transport offers a sightseeing trip from Teterboro, New Jersey, around New York City for just $8, less than the price of a similar trip in a taxi (>American) USA
13 May 2008

Far Eastern Air Transport ceased operations but restarted services on 18Apr2011

Taiwan
13 May 2010 Albatros Airlines obtained its air operators certificate (AOC) Venezuela
13 May 2015 Eastern Air Lines, founded in 2011, was awarded its Part 121 AOC from the US FAA USA
13 May 2016 Small Planet Airlines Germany launched operations Germany
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14 May 1923

The first aircraft to be operated by ÖLAG (Österreichische Luftverkehrs AG) flew from Vienna to Munich (>Interflug)

Austria
14 May 1949 Following the government’s decision to create a single state airline, four airlines merged to form Aerolineas Argentinas Argentina
14 May 1975 Royal Brunei Airlines started operations Brunei
14 May 1992 Onur Air (Onur Havayolları Taşımacılık) launched its first flight to the Ercan Airport in Northern Republic of Cyprus Turkey
14 May 1993 South East Air was established by Raymond Hector and Bill Moffatt New Zealand
14 May 2009 Wizz Air Ukraine having started operations on 11Jul2008, launched international services from Lviv Ukraine
14 May 2010 BQB Airlines operations started (>Amaszonas del Uruguay) Uruguay
14 May 2012 Bingo Airways operations started Poland
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15 May 1922
Instone Air Line commenced flights between London and Brussels (>BA)
UK
15 May 1925
Junkers G.23 entered service with AB Aerotransport (Swedish Air Lines)(>SAS)
Sweden
15 May 1930
Ellen Church became the world's first flight attendant, working for Boeing Air Transport (>UAL)
USA
15 May 1944 Wisconsin Central Airlines was founded (>Delta Air Lines) USA
15 May 1945 Vostok Airlines was established as Aeroflot, Far Eastern division (264 Squadron) USSR
15 May 1948 World Airways operations started USA
15 May 1957 North Cariboo Air started operations as North Cariboo Flying Service Canada
15 May 1971

TDA (Toa Domestic Airlines) was established by merging Japan Domestic Airlines and Toa Airways (>JAL)

Japan
15 May 1977 Empire Airlines was established and started operations in Orofino as a charter company originally named Clearwater Flying Service USA
15 May 1986 African Express Airways started operations Kenya
15 May 1992 Tolmachevo State Aviation Enterprise was renamed to Siberia Airlines (rebranded as S7 Airlines) Russia
15 May 1993 VLM (Vlaamse Luchttransportmaatschappij) started operations Belgium
15 May 1993 Kolavia (Kogalymavia) started operations before being renamed to MetroJet in 2012 Russia
15 May 1997 Euro-Asia Air International operations start Kazakhstan
15 May 2000
Helios Airways commenced airline operations (>Ajet)
Cyprus
15 May 2002 Air Astanas' maiden flight Kazakhstan
15 May 2003 Global Air, formed as Aerolineas Damojh, started operations after being renamed Mexico
15 May 2004 Titan Aero Airlines, having had its AOC suspended on 28Oct2003, has it revoked Russia
15 May 2005 Planet Airways ceased operations USA
15 May 2006 Zozik Air launched operations Iraq
15 May 2006 The first flight of FaroeJet Faroe Islands
15 May 2008
Aloha Air Cargo commenced operations as an independent airline after Aloha Airlines ceased operations
USA
15 May 2009 CAM (Compagnie Aérienne du Mali) was rebranded as Air Mali Mali
15 May 2009 Medallion Air received its AOC Romania
15 May 2012 Air Côte d'Ivoire was set up Ivory Coast
15 May 2014 Fly Romania commenced operations Romania
15 May 2014 Manston airport (Kent) closed UK
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16 May 1928

Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) comes into being (>American Airlines)

USA
16 May 1946 ALFA, a joint venture was established by the Argentine government through the merger of CSSA & CDNA Argentina
16 May 1968 Air Micronesia started operations (..>>UAL) Guam
16 May 1971 Trans Polar ceased operations Norway
16 May 1983 Tol Air operations started operations (>Four Star Air Cargo) Puerto Rico
16 May 2009 Perm Airlines had its license revoked Russia
16 May 2013 Paradise Air ceased air charter operations in Costa Rica Costa Rica
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17 May 1920

KLM's first flight: Pilot Jerry Shaw flew from London to Schiphol in a leased De Havilland DH-16

Netherlands
17 May 1981 Corsair was founded as Corse Air International France
17 May 1986 Zhongyan Airlines was formed (>>China Southern Airlines) China
17 May 1992

Munich Airport commenced operations, moving from the former site at Munich-Riem Airport

Germany
17 May 2000

Air Zarco (Air Madeira) adopted its new name: euroAtlantic airways

Portugal
17 May 2002 East African Airlines, originally incorporated as Africa Air, was renamed Uganda
17 May 2005 Galaxy Airlines was established Japan
17 May 2007 Aero Asia International ceased operations Pakistan
17 May 2008 Kosmas Air ceased operation Serbia
17 May 2012 AeroSur ceased operations Bolivia
17 May 2016 Air Lubo (ALK JSC), formed in 2012, started services Bulgaria
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18 May 1934

The Douglas DC-2, forerunner of the DC-3, entered commercial service on TWA’s Columbus–Pittsburgh–Newark route

USA
18 May 1948
Aquila Airways was formed
UK
18 May 1981 Air Bahama, started as International Air Bahama, ceased operations Bahamas
18 May 1999 Tepavia Trans was founded Moldova
18 May 2004 Royal Tongan Airlines ceased all operations Tonga
18 May 2007 Peace Air ceased operations Canada
18 May 2014 Ruili Airlines commenced operations China
18 May 2015 Petra Airlines restarted operations as Air Arabia Jordan Jordan
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19 May 1912 First official mail flight service of the Deutschen Reichspost (German Postal Service) between Mannheim and Heidelberg Germany
19 May 1987

Pacific Southwest Airlines of San Diego became a wholly-owned subsidiary of USAir Group

USA
19 May 2004 Wizz Air commenced operations Hungary
19 May 2006 East Star Airlines started operations China
19 May 2015 Blue Sky Airways was incorporated Australia
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20 May 1927

The Boeing Model 40A two-passenger mail plane made its first flight

USA
20 May 1933  Hava Yollari Devlet Isletmesi Idaresi (State Airlines Administration) operating under the supervision of the Ministry of National Defence was established (>THY (Turkish Airlines)) Turkey
20 May 1939 The Boeing 314 entered service with Pan American Airways USA
20 May 1956 Cubana buys 3 Vickers Viscounts 700 for Havana to Miami Cuba
20 May 1965 First flight of the De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Canada
20 May 2002 SAM Colombia and its major rival ACES Colombia join to create Alianza Summa, and begin merged operations Colombia
20 May 2010 Albatros Airlines, established on 27Dec2007, started operations Venezuela
20 May 2015 NokScoot commenced operations Thailand
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21 May 1921 Aerotarg was established Poland
21 May 1925  National Air Transport, one of the companies that originally made up United Airlines, was founded, for the purpose of carrying parcels USA
21 May 1946 KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) inaugurated a scheduled service to New York; first European airline to open post-war flights to NY Netherlands
21 May 1951 TransAsia was formed as the first private civil airline in Taiwan  as Foshing Airlines Taiwan
21 May 1953 Dan-Air was incorporated (>British Airways) UK
21 May 1968 Aviogenex was founded as Genex Airlines Serbia
21 May 1970 Air Guadeloupe was founded as SATA (Société Antillaise de Transport Aérien) Guadeloupe
21 May 1994 Aero Zambia was established Zambia
21 May 2013 TACA International Airlines merged with Avianca and was renamed as Avianca El Salvador El Salvador
21 May 2014 Northwest Sky Ferry merged into San Juan Airlines USA
21 May 2015 Choice Aire started charter flights between Miami & Atlantic City USA
21 May 2016 Hongtu Airlines commenced revenue operations China
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22 May 1936 Aer Lingus Teoranta was registered as an airline (>Aer Lingus) Ireland
22 May 1978

Tonga Air Service began operations

Tonga
22 May 1981 Atlantic Air started operations (BEX >Envoy Air) USA
22 May 1995 Trade Air, founded in 1994, started operations Croatia
22 May 1998 Go opened its first “no-frills” route from Stansted to Rome Ciampino UK
22 May 2000 Welcome Air started operations Austria
22 May 2007 SkyBus, an ULCC modelled after Ryanair began operations USA
22 May 2010 Air Arabia Egypt secured it operating license from the Egyptian authorities Egypt
22 May 2012 Skyways Express announced immediate cancellation of all flights due to lack of finances Sweden
22 May 2012 Mint Airways became insolvent & ceased operations Spain
22 May 2014 Eznis Airways ceased operations Mongolia
22 May 2015 Air Lituanica ceased operations Lithuania
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23 May 1920 River Plate Aviation Co. began operations (=>Companía Rio Platense de Aviación) Argentina
23 May 1923 SABENA was formed, adding new European routes to SNETA's routes in Belgian Congo that it took over Belgium
23 May 1924 The first scheduled air service in Canada began. Laurentide Air Service offered flights between Angliers, Lake Fortune and Rouyn, Quebec Canada
23 May 1926

Western Air Express (WAE) became one of the first U.S. airlines to offer regular passenger service

USA
23 May 1936 Opening of Stockholm Bromma Airport Sweden
23 May 1953 SACA merged with Compagnie Air Transport to form CGTA (Air Algérie Compagnie Générale de Transports Aériens-Air Algérie (>Air Algérie) Algeria
23 May 1972 Air Littoral started operations France
23 May 1994 Air Nostrum was constituted Spain
23 May 2000 Danube Wings, started as VIP Air, was renamed to VIP Wings Slovakia
23 May 2008 Club Air Italy ceased operations Italy
23 May 2008 Pacific Airlines renamed to JetStar Pacific Vietnam
23 May 2014 SkyAero started operations with its maiden flight from Nairobi to Kisumu using a DC9 Kenya
23 May 2015 Tropical Air Gabon secured its AOC Gabon
23 May 2015 Limitless Airways commenced operations Croatia
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24 May 1940

South African Airways became a military wing, and all commercial services are suspended

South Africa
24 May 1946

Chicago and Southern (C&S) Air Lines was awarded its first international route to the Caribbean

USA
24 May 1958

Martinair was established by aviation pioneer Martin Schröder as Martin’s Air Charter

Netherlands
24 May 1975 PATI (Philippine Aerotransport): started operations Philippines
24 May 1985 Dragonair was established in Hong Kong Hong Kong
24 May 1988 British Airways took over British Caledonian UK
24 May 2004 SkyNet ceased operations Ireland
24 May 2005 SpiceJet commenced operations India
24 May 2011 Hermes Airlines was formed Greece
24 May 2014 Aviolet, owned by Air Serbia, using three B.737-300 started Serbia
24 May 2015

Autolux Airways began operations

Ukraine
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25 May 1946 National Air Charters started operations (>NAC (National Airways Corporation) South Africa
25 May 1950 Vaengir was founded Iceland
25 May 1987 Flight West Airlines was established by Sir Dennis Buchanan (+>Alliance Airlines) Australia
25 May 1992 Aero Continente started operations (>Neuvo Continente) Peru
25 May 1993 Talair ceased all flights & aircraft transferred to Flight West Airlines (Australia) Papua New Guinea
25 May 2003 Aero Mongolia, founded in 2002, started operations Mongolia
25 May 2004

Qantas’s new low cost domestic airline, Jetstar, commenced domestic operations

Australia
25 May 2007 RegionsAir ceased operations USA
25 May 2007 Mithras Air was formed Bulgaria
25 May 2009 Star1 Airlines was established Lithuania
25 May 2009 FlyDubai received its air operator’s certificate UAE
25 May 2012 VivaColombia operations started Colombia
25 May 2016 Nordic Seaplanes commenced operations with flights between Copenhagen and Aarhus Denmark
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26 May 1936 Aer Lingus took delivery of its first aircraft, registered EI-ABI, and named it "Iolar" Ireland
26 May 1963 BUA (British United Airways) began a twice-daily rail-air-rail service between the city centres of London & Paris (>BA) UK
26 May 1983

PEOPLExpress started flights from Newark to London (>Continental >UAL)

USA
26 May 1989 Eurofly was established (Eurofly + Meridiana =>Meridiana Fly) Italy
26 May 2004 ata Brasil (Atlantico Transporte Aereo) started operations. Ceased in 2006 Brazil
26 May 2006 Charlan Air Charter ceased operations South Africa
26 May 2009 Golden Bay Air originated on 27Feb2006 as Capital Air and was re-registered

New Zealand

26 May 2011 Caribbean Airlines acquired all routes operated by Air Jamaica

Trinidad & Tobago

26 May 2011 TNT Express, formerly an operating division of TNT N.V., carrier was de-merged from its parent company

Netherlands

26 May 2016 OrenAir's AOC was revoked after integration into Rossiya Russia
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27 May 1929 CLASSA, constituted on 13Mar1929, commenced operations (>Iberia) Spain
27 May 1938 British Guiana Airways was registered (>Guyana Airways) British Guiana
27 May 1936 Aer Lingus made its maiden flight from Baldonnel Aerodrome in Dublin to Bristol (Whitchurch airfield) in the UK Ireland
27 May 1955 First flight of the Sud Aviation Caravelle France
27 May 1969 The Prototype of the Saunders ST-27 was first flown in Montreal Canada
27 May 1972

TAN (Transportes Aereos Neuquen) was established as Líneas Aéreas del Neuquén

Argentina
27 May 1978 Constellation International Airlines was founded as Unijet Belgium
27 May 1999 National Airlines initiated service with nonstop flights between its Las Vegas hub and Chicago Midway and Los Angeles USA
27 May 2006 MidAtlantic Airways ceased operations USA
27 May 2011 Eagles Airlines was renamed to PRiMA Aero Trasport Italiani Italy
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28 May 1946 Aloha Pacific, a subsidiary setup by Aloha Airlines, started operations with a single DC-10 USA
28 May 1946

BOAC operated its first departure from London Airport instead of Hurn (>British Airways)

UK
28 May 1947 BSAA  trialed non-stop flights from London to Bermuda using aerial refuelling over the Azores (>British Airways) UK
28 May 1949 Bharat Airways began international operations (>Air India) India
28 May 1998 Jubba Airways started operations Kenya
28 May 1998 Freedom Air Services was established Nigeria
28 May 1999

The first flight of Aegean Airlines, from Athens to Heraklion and Thessaloniki

Greece
28 May 2004 Atlas Blue was established Morocco
28 May 2005 Knighthawk Air Express' operations are cancelled Canada
28 May 2007 Chongqing Airlines' AOC was issued China
28 May 2012

Azul announced the acquisition of TRIP Linhas Aéreas

Brazil
28 May 2013 TAMPA Cargo was rebranded as Avianca Cargo Colombia
28 May 2013 Avianca Central America commenced operations Colombia
28 May 2013 jetXtra commenced operations using a Volotea B.717 UK
28 May 2014 Vincent Aviation (the Australia division) shut down Australia
28 May 2015 Eastern Air Lines operated it's  first charter flight USA
 

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29 May 1934 Highland Airways commenced the first regular airmail service within the United Kingdom, between Inverness and Kirkwall (>British Airways) UK
29 May 1992 Spirit Airlines was renamed from Charter One (formed 1980) USA
29 May 2005 Air Italy started operations (>>Meridiana >Meridiana Fly) Italy
29 May 2009 Gianair was incorporated Ghana
29 May 2012 Pacific Royale received its AOC Indonesia
29 May 2012 Bhoja Air ceased operations Pakistan
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30 May 1924 The 1st aerial crop-dusting co, Huff Daland Dusters (>Delta Air Lines), was incorporated USA
30 May 1938 WR Carpenter Airlines begin an Australia - New Guinea air mail service Australia
30 May 1958 The Douglas DC-8 made its first flight USA
30 May 1974 Airbus A300 entered service with Air France France
30 May 2008 Silverjet ceased operations UK
30 May 2009 FlyMontserrat operated its first charter flight Montserrat
30 May 2010 Air Minas was grounded Brazil
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31 May 1926 Colorado Airways first flight (>Delta Airlines) USA
31 May 1933 CIDNA, Air Orient, Air Union, and CGTA formed an air service named SGELA (Société General pour l'Exploitation des Lignes Aériennes)(>Air France in same year) France
31 May 1941 United Air Lines end the first all-freight service by a U.S. airline USA
31 May 1945 MEA (Middle East Airlines) was founded Lebanon
31 May 1946 London Heathrow Airport was officially opened UK
31 May 1992 Uzbekistan Airways took over the operations of the Uzbekistan division of Aeroflot Uzbekistan
31 May 2008 Champion Air ceased operations USA
31 May 2010 Iraqi Airways restarted operations after Desert Storm Iraq
31 May 2012 WOW air, founded in November 2011, commenced operations Iceland
31 May 2015 Nordic Global Airlines ceased operations Finland
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