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1 June 1946

Transports Aériens Intercontinentaux was created (>Air France)

France

1 June 1948

Convair CV-240 Convairliner entered service with with American Airlines

USA

1 June 1950

Frontier Airlines, a local service airline in the U.S. formed by a merger of Arizona Airways, Challenger Airlines and Monarch Airlines

USA

1 June 1957

Fairwood Common Airfield was renamed Swansea Airport and was officially opened with Cambrian Airways inaugural flight arriving from Jersey

UK

1 June 2006

SAS Braathens was renamed to SAS Norge

Norway

1 June 1960

Trans-Canada Air Lines began transatlantic services, flying between Montreal and London

Canada

1 June 1961

SFO (San Francisco and Oakland Helicopter Airlines), began services between the airports & downtown heliports in San Francisco & Oakland

USA

1 June 1961

UAL (United Air Lines) absorbs Capital Airlines to become the largest airline in the West, with a fleet of 267 aircraft

USA

1 June 1977

Air Tanzania started operations

Tanzania

1 June 1980

Trans-Central Airlines was reformed from Air Central of Enid, Oklahoma, and began operations

USA

1 June 1986

SAT Flug (Special Air Transport) was renamed to Germania

Germany

1 June 1991

Mandarin Airlines was established as Sky Rider & renamed before starting

Taiwan

1 June 1993

Chang'an Airlines started operations as Dapeng Airlines

China

1 June 1994

Constanta State Airlines started operations as Zaporozhye Aviation

Ukraine

1 June 1994

ChallengAir started operations (Belgian World Airlines)

Belgium

1 June 1998

MetroJet, operated by US Airways, began operations

USA

1 June 1999

ATA Airlines acquires Chicago Express for $1.9 million

USA

1 June 2001

Atlasjet carries out its first flight as Atlasjet International Airways

USA

1 June 2000

Jersey European was rebranded as British European (>Flybe)

UK

1 June 2004

Westward Airways, established in 2002, started operations

USA

1 June 2007

SAS Braathens renamed to SAS Norway

Norway

1 June 2007

Egyptair Express started operations

Egypt

1 June 2009

FlyDubai commenced scheduled flights

UAE

1 June 2009

JoyAir started operations after being renamed from Happy Air

China

1 June 2009

Air Express Sweden was taken over by MCA Airlines

Sweden

1 June 2010

Holidays Czech Airline took over CSA Czech Airlines charter business

Czech Republic

1 June 2011

SAMAir started operations under new ownership after Central Charter Airlines Slovakia failed

Slovakia

1 June 2011

Air Canada Express officially replaced Jazz as the brand applied to all regional services

Canada

1 June 2011

Great Wall Airlines merged into China Cargo Airlines

China

1 June 2012

Astar Air Cargo, formed as DHL Worldwide Express, ceased operations

USA

 

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2 June 1924

ABA launched Junkers F-13 passenger services from Stockholm to Helsinki (>SAS)

Sweden

2 June 1927

Juan Trippe formed Aviation Corporation of the Americas to offer air services to Caribbean (landing rights into Havana)

USA

2 June 1971

MSA (Malaysia-Singapore Airlines) first transcontinental flight took of for London

Malaya

2 June 1971

Absa Cargo started operations as Brasil Transair (>TAM Cargo)

Brazil

2 June 1977

Air Gabon flew its first intra-African flight, Libreville-Lome-Abidjan-Lome-Libreville

Gabon

2 June 2006

Jeju Air, established in January 2005, began operations

South Korea

2 June 2008

V Australia installed first B.777 Aircraft Simulator in Australia 

Australia

2 June 2008

Aeromexico Travel, operated by Aeromexico, commenced operations

Mexico

2 June 2010

FlyDirect goes into liquidation before launching its first service

New Zealand

2 June 2010

Nigerian Eagle Airlines was renamed to Air Nigeria

Nigeria

2 June 2010

Air Arabia Egypt commenced operations

Egypt

2 June 2014

Jet Time Finland started operations

Finland

 

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3 June 1983

Inter (Intercontinental de Aviación) operations start

Colombia

3 June 1999

Asia Pacific Airlines started operations as Aero Micronesia

Guam

3 June 2009

Dutch Air Cargo started cargo operations with a Fokker 27-500F freighter

Netherlands

3 June 2009

Mint Airways started operations

Spain

3 June 2010

FlyOristano operations began

Italy

 

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4 June 1947

Sabena started a new route across the Atlantic to New York initially using Douglas DC-4s

Belgium

4 June 1947

Orient Airways commenced operations with four Douglas DC-3s (>PIA)

Pakistan

4 June 1948

Philippine Airlines began the first transpacific sleeper service, using DC-6 airliners between San Francisco and Manila

Philippines

4 June 2005

China United Airlines, founded in 1986 as a division of People's Liberation Army, was relaunched under its new ownership

China

4 June 2010

Air Cuenca operations started

Ecuador

4 June 2012

Scoot had its inaugural flight to Sydney

Singapore

4 June 2013

Sky Airlines files for bankruptcy and ceased all flight operations

Turkey

 

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5 June 1957

Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) was established

Taiwan

5 June 1967

Monarch Airlines was founded

UK

5 June 2007

Korean Air announced that it would create a new low-cost carrier called Jin Air to compete with Korea's KTX high-speed railway network system

South Korea

5 June 1969

The Tu-144 first goes supersonic

USSR

5 June 2015

Falcon Air Express turns in it's AOC to the FAA

USA

 

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6 June 1914

Trygve Gran made the first air flight out of sight of land. Aberdeenshire in Scotland, to Klep near Stavanger, Norway

Norway

6 June 1927

Operations officially begin at Mills Field Municipal Airport of San Francisco

USA

6 June 1932

Armstrong Whitworth Atalanta A.W.15 first flight

UK

6 June 1944

Alaska Airlines commenced operations, after renamed from Alaska Star Airlines

USA

6 June 1953

Wardair, formed in 1952, began operations (>Air Canada)

Canada

6 June 1961

JAL began independent service on polar routes to Europe (DC-8)

Japan

6 June 1961

Air Congo was founded (>Lina Congo (1))

DR Congo

6 June 1964

Silver City Airline announces that it had airlifted its one millionth car between England and continental Europe

UK

6 June 1993

China Xinhua Airlines started operations

China

6 June 2007

Nurman Avia ceased operations

Indonesia

6 June 2008

Kang Pacific Airlines, based at Fujairah Airport started & ended operations

UAE

6 June 2013

Kharkiv Airlines made its first flight using a B.737-800 from Kharkiv to Antalya (Turkey)

Ukraine

6 June 2014

Hermes Aviation started operations with a single B.737-4K5

Malta

6 June 2014

Pacific Sun rebrands to Fiji Link

Fiji

6 June 2015

Air Horizont started operations

Spain

 

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7 June 1919

Daimler Hire establishes Daimler Air Hire as a private air hire company

UK

7 June 1932

Egyptair was established as Misr Airways

Egypt

7 June 1938

The first Boeing Clipper (Model 314) made its first flight, piloted by Eddie Allen

USA

7 June 1938

The Douglas DC-4E prototype made its first flight

USA

7 June 1955

Lufthansa commenced long-haul service with a flight from Hamburg, Germany to New York City

Germany

7 June 1963

MEA (Middle East Airlines) merged with Air Liban to form Middle East Airlines - Air Liban

Lebanon

7 June 1980

The first transpolar flight of a commercial airline. It was accomplished by an Aerolineas Argentinas B.747

Argentina

7 June 1989

Eastern Shuttle formally became Trump Shuttle

USA

7 June 1994

Uganda Air Cargo started operations

Uganda

7 June 1995

B.777 entered Service with United Airlines

USA

7 June 2005

Norfolk Jet Express ceased operations

Australia

7 June 2006

Alitalia CityLiner commenced operations as Air One Cityliner

Italy

7 June 2009

Medallion Air started operations (>>Ten Airways)

Romania

7 June 2010

Star Airways started operations

Albania

7 June 2013

SEAIR (South East Asian Airlines) became Tigerair Philippines

Philippines

7 June 2014

Korongo Airlines restarted domestic services

DR Congo

 

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8 June 1948

Air India commenced a regular Bombay-London service by Lockheed Constellation

India

8 June 1962

Air-India International was renamed to Air India

India

8 June 1978

Wardair (>Air Canada) became the first operator of the de Haviland Dash 7

Canada

8 June 1989

Trump Shuttle started operations

USA

8 June 2005

Daily Air launched services

Taiwan

8 June 2009

Tianjin Airlines was rebranded from Grand China Express Air and first flight was on 10 June 2009

China

8 June 2011

SunExpress Germany launched services

Germany

8 June 2012

REDjet ceased operations

Barbados

 

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9 June 1922

The first airliner night flight was made by Grands Express, from Le Bourget in France to Croydon (>Air France)

France

9 June 1943

Marcus Wallenburg forms Svensk Interkontinental Luftrafik, A.B. (SILA) in Stockholm (>SAS)

Sweden

9 June 1958

London Gatwick Airport opens after two years of extensive reconstruction. It was the first multimodal airport in the world, with direct rail connections from the main terminal to London

UK

9 June 2005

Aerocon started services

Bolivia

9 June 2006

Go! started operations

USA

9 June 2012

More Linhas Aereas started operations

Brazil

9 June 2014

North American Airlines ceased operations

USA

9 June 2014

Discovery Air inaugurates flights between Lagos and Abuja using a B.737-300

Nigeria

 

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10 June 1965

A BEA Trident 1C performed the world's first automatic landing during a scheduled commercial air service

UK

10 June 1992

Airlink started operations as Airlink Airlines

South Africa

10 June 1997

Wardair Canada (1975) changed name to Wardair International (>Air Canada)

Canada

10 June 2003

Wings Air started operations

Indonesia

10 June 2004

JetBlues' first international service was from JFK to Santiago

USA

10 June 2009

First flight of Tianjin Airlines after rebrand from Grand China Express Air

China

10 June 2009

Jetstar NZ domestic operations are launched

New Zealand

10 June 2010

Sky Pasada, founded on 01Feb2010, started operations

Philippines

10 June 2014

Dobrolet operated its first commercial flight on the Moscow to Simferopol route

Russia

10 June 2014

Orange Air commenced operations out of Orlando Sanford International Airport

USA

 

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11 June 1926

The first flight of the Ford Trimotor, an all-metal monoplane known affectionately as the “Tin Goose"

USA

11 June 1931

The 40 passenger Handley Page HP-42 four-engine biplane entered service with Imperial Airways

UK

11 June 1935

DNL (Det Norske Luftfartselskap) started operations (>SAS)

Norway

11 June 1979

Red Baron Air was founded (>Florida Commuter Airlines >Southern Airlines)

USA

11 June 1984

Midwest Express started operations (>MidWest >Frontier Airlines)

USA

11 June 2008

Trai Thien Air Cargo was established by the Ho Chi Minh Planning and Investment Authority

Vietnam

11 June 2008

Aerocondor (ATA Aerocondor Transportes Aéreos Lda) ceased operations

Portugal

11 June 2012

Pacific Royale began commercial operations

Indonesia

11 June 2014

PAL Airlines airline got its AOC back and began operations again with B.737-300

Chile

 

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12 June 1934

In the United States, the Air Mail Act of 1934 closely regulates the contracting of air mail services and prohibits aircraft manufacturers from owning airlines.

USA

12 June 1939

The British Overseas Airways Corporation Ltd Bill, providing for the merger of Imperial Airways and British Airways Ltd, was introduced in the House of Commons by Sir Kingsley Wood

UK

12 June 1992

EuroCypria begin operations began with two new A.320

Cyprus

12 June 1994

First computer-designed commercial aircraft, B.777-200 first flown (line number WA001)

USA

12 June 1995

Air Zaire declares bankruptcy by a Brussels court after incurring debts to the value of BFr1 billion

Zaire

12 June 2001

Jetsgo commenced operations

Canada

12 June 2006

ALMA (Aerolineas MesoAmericanas) commenced operations

Mexico

12 June 2010

WhiteJets started operations

Brazil

12 June 2014

Buzz Airways officially launched operations connecting Branson, Missouri with Chicago Midway and Houston Hobby

USA

12 June 2014

AirAsia India's inaugural flight took off from Bangalore's Kempegowda International Airport for Goa

India

 

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13 June 1965

The first prototype BN-2 Islander conducted its maiden flight

UK

13 June 1980

Red Baron Air ceased operations prior to rename (>Florida Commuter Airlines >Southern Airlines)

USA

13 June 2009

Cargolux Italia started operations

Italy

13 June 2011

Skywings Asia Airlines started operations

Cambodia

 

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14 June 1929

Imperial Airways made the first 30-minute "tea" flight over London, costing £2 2s, reduced in 1931 to £1 10s (>BA)

UK

14 June 1940

Elders Colonial Airways ceased operations

Nigeria

14 June 1940

SCADTA merged with SACO (Servicio Aereo Colombiano) to form Avianca

Colombia

14 June 1940

Jersey Airways, with assistance from No.24 Squadron, began an air evacuation of staff and equipment to UK mainland

UK

14 June 1945

First flight of the Avro Tudor, the first British pressurized civilian aircraft

UK

14 June 1946

Iraqi Airways started international services

Iraq

14 June 1967

Air Mauritius was founded

Mauritius

14 June 2006

Izair, formed in 2005 as Izmir Hava Yollari, started operations

Turkey

14 June 2007

FAX (FlyAsianExpress) ceased most operations (+>AirAsia Express)

Malaysia

14 June 2008

Enimex ceased operations

Estonia

14 June 2010

NOAR Linhas Aereas started operations

Brazil

 

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15 June 1931

Canadian Airways pilot E. W. Stull in a Fokker F.14 A, flew the first radio beam from Winnipeg to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

Canada

15 June 1933

Pacific Seaboard Air Lines was founded (>Chicago & Southern Air Lines >Delta Air Lines)

USA 

15 June 1940

Avianca (Aerovias Nacionales de Colombia) started operations (>Avianca (Aerovias Continente Americana))

Colombia

15 June 1945

TAM started operations by the Bolivian Air Force

Bolivia

15 June 1946

Commercial Air Services started (>Comair)

South Africa

15 June 1947

SATA Air Acores started operations as Sociedade Açoreana de Estudos Aéreos Lda

Portugal

15 June 1953

SACA (Societie Algerienne de Constructions Aeronautiques) was renamed to CGTA (Compagnie Generale de Transports Aeriens) (>Air Algerie)

Algeria

15 June 1961

El Al set a world record for the longest non-stop commercial flight: a B.707 flew from New York to Tel Aviv, covering 5,760 miles (9,270 km) in 9 hours and 33 minutes

Israel

15 June 1974

Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter started operations (>KF Cargo)

Canada

15 June 1984

Nightexpress operations started

Germany

15 June 1984

Saab 340 entered service with Crossair

Switzerland

15 June 1985

Express Airlines 1 started operations (>Endeavor Air)

USA 

15 June 1990

Air Corsica started operations as Compagnie Corse Mediterranee

France

15 June 1990

Spirit Airlines started operations as Charter One

USA 

15 June 1993

Pegas Fly was formed as Ikar

Russia

15 June 1998

Allegiant Air, founded as WestJet Express, started operations

USA 

15 June 1999

Midwest Airlines operations started

Egypt

15 June 2002

Sky Airlines started operations

Chile

15 June 2002

Cargojet Airways started operations after rename from Canada Cargo 3000

Canada

15 June 2002

Air Guyane Express operations started

Guyana

15 June 2007

Caribbean Star Airlines, purchased by LIAT , had the merger finalised

Antigua

15 June 2010

The National Civil Aviation Agency suspended the operational license of TAF Linhas Aereas and the airline was grounded

Brazil

15 June 2012

YanAir was formed

Ukraine

15 June 2013

Kairali Airlines, founded on 09Jan2013, was inaugurated

India

15 June 2014

Bingo Airways shut down

Poland

 

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16 June 1926

Armstrong Whitworth Argosy entered service with Imperial Airways

UK

16 June 1941

First US federally owned airport opened. Washington DC (renamed Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport)

USA 

16 June 1980

AeroCondor ceased operations

Colombia

16 June 2003

Lan Dominicana started operations (>>LAN Airlines)

Dominican Republic

16 June 2004

Virgin America was renamed from Virgin USA

USA 

16 June 2004

Independence Air began operations

USA

16 June 2005

Air Mali was formed as CAM (Compagnie Aérienne du Mali)

Mali

16 June 2007

SkyStar Airways, founded in 2005, commenced operations

Thailand

 

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17 June 1927

Aeroput, was founded (later succeeded by JAT and now by Air Serbia)

Yugoslavia

17 June 1929

Delta Air Service made its first passenger flight (>Delta Airlines in 1945)

USA

17 June 1939

The official opening of Derby Airport, which was located at Burnaston, was performed by the Secretary of State for Air, Kingsley Wood

UK

17 June 1947

Pan Am began a New York to San Francisco service flying west-to-east around almost the entire globe

USA

17 June 1955

First flight of the Tupolev Tu-104

USSR

17 June 1959

First flight of OLT Ostfriesische Lufttaxi (>(Lufthansa CityLine)

West Germany

17 June 1973

Bahamasair commenced operations, to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

Bahamas

17 June 1982

Horizon Air acquired Air Oregon

USA

17 June 1996

Blue Dart Aviation started operations

India

17 June 2001

PGA Express started operations

Portugal

17 June 2003

Windjet started operations

Italy

17 June 2004

LanChile changed its formal name to LAN Airlines (>LATAM Chile)

Chile

17 June 2004

Cargo division of LanChile was rebranded to Lan Cargo

Chile

17 June 2009

NordStar operated its first flight, from Norilsk to Moscow-Domodedovo and Krasnoyarsk.

Russia

17 June 2010

Tibet Airlines was incorporated

China

17 June 2014

Thai AirAsia X launched its inaugural flight with a full load factor of 377 passengers

Thailand

17 June 2014

Greenland Express inaugurated flights between Denmark & Greenland via Iceland using Fokker 100 (>Sky Greenland)

Denmark

 

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18 June 1939

The first direct transatlantic seaplane service was begun by Pan Am, from New York to Southampton

USA

18 June 1971

Southwest Airlines began operations after being renamed from Air Southwest

USA

18 June 2004

AirBlue started operations

Pakistan

18 June 2007

West Air received its AOC

China

18 June 2009

Corporate Xpress shut down operations

Canada

18 June 2014

Aerogal was renamed to Avianca Ecuador

Ecuador

 

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19 June 1921

Aerotarg Poznań Aviation Society, founded on 21May1921, ceased operations

Poland

19 June 1937

Imperial Airways operated its first New York to Bermuda flight

UK

19 June 1972

Skywest Airlines started operations

USA

19 June 1993

Copa Airlines started operations as Aero Republica

Colombia

19 June 2008

OpenSkies started operations using a single B.757 transferred from the BA fleet

UK

19 June 2014

Iconair started operations

Pakistan

 

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20 June 1928

Tulsa-Oklahoma City Airline began service (>Braniff Air Lines)

USA

20 June 1938

Southern Airways started operations

UK

20 June 1983

First flight of the Bombardier Dash 8

Canada

20 June 1995

Albanian Airlines started operations

Albania

20 June 1996

Air Marlborough first flight was operated

New Zealand

20 June 2006

Andes Líneas Aéreas began operations

Argentina

20 June 2011

ICARO Express filed for bankruptcy

Ecuador

 

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21 June 1933

Indian TransContinental Airlines was formed

India

21 June 1944

Copa Airlines was founded by local investors & Pan Am as Compania Panamena de Aviacion (COPA)

Panama

21 June 1961

First flight of the Aviation Traders Carvair

UK

21 June 1991

ACSA (Air Century) commenced operations in Santo Domingo

Dominican Republic

21 June 1995

The B.767 Freighter made its first flight

USA

21 June 1996

Air India Regional started operations as Alliance Air

India

21 June 2005

Air Turquoise was founded

France

21 June 2007

Scorpion Air, founded in 1990, had its AOC was revoked

Bulgaria

21 June 2007

Grixona ceased operations

Moldova

21 June 2010

Cyprus Turkish Airlines ceased operations

Northern Cyprus

21 June 2011

Iconair was established in Karachi

Pakistan

21 June 2011

Air Cuenca ceased operations

Ecuador

21 June 2012

Velvet Skys' liquidation was finalised

South Africa

 

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22 June 1910

The German firm Delag inaugurated the first regular passenger-carrying airship service

Germany

22 June 1927

VARIG, founded on 07May1927 by Otto Ernst Meyer-Labastille, started operations

Brazil

22 June 1941

Start of the Continuation War places Aero O/Y under military control once again

Finland

22 June 1984

Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic, began services to North America, using B.747s

UK

22 June 1996

Dniproavia became a joint stock company

Ukraine

22 June 2000

Indonesia AirAsia started operations as AWAIR

Indonesia

22 June 2001

NEOS was established

Italy

22 June 2012

LAN signed a non-binding agreement with Brazilian airline TAM Airlines to merge, and form the LATAM Airlines Group, was completed

Chile

22 June 2016

VLM Airlines declared bankruptcy, all flights were cancelled with immediate effect and all planes grounded

Belgium

 

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23 June 1928

Merger of Aviation Corp of Americas into Pan American Airways Inc

USA

23 June 1932

British Flying Boats was registered

UK

23 June 1933

Pacific Seaboard Airlines, founded on 15Jun1933, operated its first flight (>Chicago & Southern Air Lines >>Delta Air Lines)

USA

23 June 1947

Vestlandske Luftfartselskap began as a charter operation (>>SAS)

Norway

23 June 1947

EastWest Airlines was formed as East-West Airlines

Australia

23 June 1994

MAT Macedonian Airlines started operations

 Macedonia

23 June 1999

Aero VIP, established on 15Mar1999, started operations

Argentina

23 June 2003

Pullmantur Air operations started (>Wamos Air)

Spain

23 June 2005

B&H Airlines, formed on 12Aug1994 as Air Bosna, restarted after renamed

Bosnia & Herzegovina

23 June 2007

Jett8 Airlines Cargo, formed in 2006, started operations

Singapore

23 June 2009

Republic Airways announces the acquisition of Milwaukee-based Midwest Airlines

USA

23 June 2016

Eurowings Europes' maiden flight was Vienna-Alicante

Austria

 

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24 June 1918

The first airmail in Canada was flown from Montreal to Toronto, arranged by the Aerial League of the British Empire

Canada

24 June 1926

The first scheduled flights to Chişinău started on the route Bucharest – Galaţi – Chişinău and Iaşi, operated by CFRNA (Compagnie Franco-Roumaine de Navigation Aérienne)

Moldova

24 June 1932

Pulkovo Airlines was founded (>>Rossiya)

Russia

24 June 1955

Bristow Helicopters Limited was established by Alan Bristow

UK

24 June 1966

Air Tchad was founded

Chad

24 June 1960

First flight of the Hawker Siddeley HS 748

UK

24 June 1995

Slovak Airlines was established

Slovakia

24 June 2001

Tobago Express started commercial operations

Trinidad & Tobago

24 June 2003

Hellas Jet first flight was operated from Athens

Greece

24 June 2007

Rioja Airlines, founded in 2007 had its maiden flight

Spain

24 June 2008

Fuji Dream Airlines (FDA) was established by the present President & CEO Yohei Suzuki as Suzuyo Air

Japan

24 June 2013

WestJet Encore, a regional airline that was a wholly owned subsidiary of WestJet commenced operations

Canada

24 June 2014

Bosnian Wand Airlines was founded in Gornje Dubrave

Bosnia & Herzegovina

 

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25 June 1919

The world’s first all-metal transport aircraft , the Junkers F-13, made its first flight at Dessau, Germany

Germany

25 June 1936

American Airlines became the first to place the DC.3 in service (using the berth-equipped DST version)

USA

25 June 1938

The official public opening of Manchester Airport at Ringway, England, was held with an extensive air display

UK

25 June 1945

Flying Tiger Line was formed as National Skyway Freight (>FedEx)

USA

25 June 1946

First transatlantic flight for Air France, Paris to New York

France

25 June 1955

First flight of the Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer

UK

25 June 1968

Finnair Oy became the company's official name

Finland

25 June 1985

Southwest Airlines acquired Muse Air, with it continuing to operate as a separate airline until February 1986 when its name changed to TranStar

USA

25 June 1988

China Eastern Airlines was established under the CAAC Huadong Administration

China

25 June 1995

Aviacon Zitotrans operations started (>Aviacon Air Cargo)

Russia

25 June 2002

SkyNet Airlines, established in 2001, started operations

Ireland

 

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26 June 1934

First flight of the Airspeed AS.6 Envoy

UK

26 June 1945

Air France became a state-controlled entity under the control of the Transport Ministry

France

26 June 1980

Iran Aseman Airlines was formed by the merger of 4 airlines (Air Taxi, Hoor Asseman, Pars Air & Air Service)

Iran

26 June 1991

Tranzairs' final flights are flown following the airline's collapse

New Zealand

26 June 2007

Jatayu Airlines ceased operations

Indonesia

26 June 2012

Air Finland ceased operations & filed for bankruptcy

Finland

26 June 2013

Bravo Air was founded in Tbilisi

Georgia

 

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27 June 1930

Canadian Airways Ltd, was incorporated, formed by the merger of Inter-Provincial Airways + Western Canada Airways (>Air Canada)

Canada

27 June 1932

PSIoWA (Portsmouth,Southsea & I.O.W. Aviation) first flight after moving from the Isle of Wight and being renamed from Inland Flying Service

UK

27 June 1936

 Lockheed Model 12 Electra Junior first flight

USA

27 June 1961

Cubana started operations

Cuba

27 June 1977

First flight of the CASA C-101

Spain

27 June 1979

ASA (Atlantic Southeast Airlines) started operations

USA

27 June 1998

The new Kuala Lumpur International Airport at Sepang was officially opened. It had the first Airport Operational Database (AODB)

Malaysia

27 June 2008

GrandStar Cargo International started operations

China

27 June 2008

Aero-Tropics ceased operations

Australia

27 June 2011

Bimini Island Air ceased operations

USA

27 June 2013

Air Pacific ceased operations prior to a rebrand back to Fiji Airways

Fiji

 

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28 June 1927

Iberia was initially founded as Iberia Compañía Aérea de Transportes with an initial capital investment by the financier Horacio Echeberrieta and Deutsche Luft Hansa of 1.1 million pesetas

Spain

28 June 1937

Wearne's Air Service started operations to Kuala Lumpar and Penang (>MAS) 

Malaya

28 June 1953

Air Atlas and Air Maroc merged to form CCTA (Compagnie Cherifienne de Transports Aeriens) (>RAM)

Morocco

28 June 1957

Royal Air Maroc (RAM) started operations being renamed from CCTA (Compagnie Cherifienne de Transports Aeriens)

Morocco

28 June 1970

Trans Polar's first flight was a sub-charter round trip from Stockholm to London

Norway

28 June 1973

A300B3 its made first flight from Toulouse

France

28 June 1986

Airlines of S.A. are taken over by Ansett & renamed Ansett Airlines of SA

Australia

28 June 2005

United Airways was founded

Bangladesh

28 June 2005

Air Nigeria commenced operations as Virgin Nigeria

Nigeria

28 June 2012

Seabird Airlines, founded on 11Feb2010, launched services

Turkey

28 June 2013

Fiji Airways was officially launched, as the Air Pacific brand was retired

Fiji

 

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29 June 1928

Western Air Express took over Pacific Marine Airways

USA

29 June 1939

Pan Am's Dixie Clipper completed first commercial plane flight to Europe

USA

29 June 1947

Pan Am's Lockheed Constellation "Clipper America" completed the 1st around the world passenger flight. 10 countries

USA

29 June 1947

BVS-Bulgarske Vazdusne Sobsternic was set up (>Balkan Bulgarian Airlines)

Bulgaria

29 June 1962

First flight of the Vickers VC10, an evolution of the long-range British airliner

UK

29 June 1961

Air Congo, having been founded on 06Jun1961, commenced operations

DR Congo

29 June 1972

Hapag-Lloyd Flugzeug was founded

West Germany

29 June 1990

Air Japan was established as World Air Network

Japan

29 June 2002

Global Supply Systems operations started

UK

29 June 2003

West African Airlines started operations

Benin

29 June 2005

MyCARGO started operations as ACT Airlines

Turkey

29 June 2010

Cyprus Turkish Airlines announced that the airline had gone out of business

Northern Cyprus

29 June 2010

Regional Pacific Airlines went into administration and all flight operations were stopped

Australia

29 June 2010

Hebei Airlines relaunched operations after rebranding from Northeast Airlines

China

 

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30 June 1931

Avianca El Salvador operations started as TACA Airlines

El Salvador

30 June 1931

Aeroflot, Saratov Division started operations (>Saratov Airlines)

USSR

30 June 1932

Alaska Airlines started operations as Alaska Star Airlines

USA

30 June 1932

Aeroflot, Kuban Division started perations had started (>Kuban Airlines)

USSR

30 June 1934

American Airways, becoming American Airlines on 11Apr1934, commenced operations

USA

30 June 1944 Aeroflot, Pskov division started perations started (>Pskovavia)

USSR

30 June 1945

Aeroflot, Far Eastern division (264 Squadron), started operations (>Vostok Airlines)

USSR

30 June 1947

Bighorn Airways operations started

USA

30 June 1947

Bharat Airways began scheduled services (>Air India)

India

30 June 1948

Air Labrador started operations as Newfoundland Airways

Canada

30 June 1948

Petropavlosk-Kamchatski Air Enterprise operations started

USSR

30 June 1948

Air Namibia, formed as South West Air Transport in 1946, started operations

South West Africa

30 June 1950

Arkia Inland Airlines started operations

Israel

30 June 1953

Air Tahiti began operations as RAI (Reseau Aerien Interinsulaire)

French Polynesia

30 June 1957

Aero Cuahonte operations started

Mexico

30 June 1959

Aero, founded in 1958, started operations as Aero Contractors of Nigeria

Nigeria

30 June 1961

Scanair was set up (>Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia)

Sweden

30 June 1961

Adria Airways started operations as Adria Airways before renamed back to Inex Adria Airways

Yugoslavia

30 June 1964

Air Saint-Pierre, established on 06Mar1964 by the Briand family, started operations

St Pierre & Miquelon

30 June 1967

First flight of BAC One-Eleven Series 500, evolution of British short-range jet airliner

UK

30 June 1967

Air Burkina started operations as Air Volta

Upper Volta

30 June 1967

Aden Airways ceased operations due to the British withdrawal from Aden

South Yemen

30 June 1967

Air Brousse was taken over by Air Congo

DR of Congo

30 June 1968

Ameriflight started operations as California Air Charter

USA

30 June 1969

Aerosucre operations started

Colombia

30 June 1970

Air Safaris & Services operations started

New Zealand

30 June 1971

Airfast Indonesia started operations

Indonesia

30 June 1971

Partnair was founded

Norway

30 June 1972

ASL, formed as ABC (Air Bridge Carriers) at East Midlands Airport, started operations

UK

30 June 1972

Lineas Aereas Suramericanas, formed in 1986, started operations as Aeronorte (Aerovias del Norte)

Colombia

30 June 1972

Mercury Singapore Airlines was renamed to SIA (Singapore International Airlines) prior to start of operations

Singapore

30 June 1974

RUTACA, formed in 1974 with its home base at Ciudadz Bolivar, started operations

Venezuela

30 June 1974

Amerijet International started operations as Amerijet

USA

30 June 1975

Air Burundi started operations after rename from STAB

Burundi

30 June 1977

Air North, formed 01Feb1977 by Joseph Sparling & Thomas Wood, started operations

Canada

30 June 1978

Aklak Air operations started

Canada

30 June 1978

Air Inuit, established in 1978 by the Makivik Corporation, started operations

Canada

30 June 1979

Air Nelson, founded by Robert Inglis and Nicki Smith in 1976, started operations

New Zealand

30 June 1979

ATI, established in 1978, started operations as US Airways

USA

30 June 1979

DANA (Dornier Aviation Nigeria) operations started

Nigeria

30 June 1979

DHL International (SNAS Worldwide Express) operations started

Bahrain

30 June 1979

Aerovias DAP, formed in 1979, started operations

Chile

30 June 1981

Augsburg Airways, founded in 1980 as Interot A.S., started operations

Germany

30 June 1983

Berry Aviation operations started

USA

30 June 1984

Air Link International Airways started operations

Philippines

30 June 1984

Aerolineas SOSA, formed in 1984, started operations

Honduras

30 June 1986

Air Chathams operations started

New Zealand

30 June 1986

Air Cargo Carriers, founded in 1986 by Jim Germek, started operations

USA

30 June 1986

Bangkok Airways started operations as Sahakol Air

Thailand

30 June 1986

Avianca Ecuador, formed in 1985 as Aerogal, began operations

Ecuador

30 June 1986

Air Atlanta Icelandic operations started

Iceland

30 June 1987

Airlines PNG operations started as Milne Bay Air

Papua New Guinea

30 June 1987

Angola Air Charter, formed by TAAG in 1987, started operations

Angola

30 June 1987

Ace Air Cargo started operations as Yutana Airlines

USA

30 June 1988

Blue1 started operations as Air Botnia

Finland

30 June 1989

Antonov Airlines (Design Beureau) started operations

Ukraine

30 June 1989

Berjaya Air started operations as Pacific Air Charter

Malaysia

30 June 1989

AeroLitoral, formed as Servicios Aereos Litoral in 1988, started operations (>Aeromexico Connect)

Mexico

30 June 1990

BETA Carga started operations as Brasair Transportes Aéreos

Brazil

30 June 1990

Air VIA was founded and started operations as Varna International Airways

Bulgaria

30 June 1990

Saha Airlines operations started

Iran

30 June 1990

Air Post, established as a JV between Airwork New Zealand and the New Zealand Post, started operations

New Zealand

30 June 1990

Aviatrans Cargo Airlines operations started (>ATRAN)

Russia

30 June 1990

Air Japan started operations as World Air Network

Japan

30 June 1991

Aserca Airlines started operations under the name Aero Services Carabobo

Venezuela

30 June 1991

Aerocardal, formed in 1989, started operations

Chile

30 June 1992

Sverdlovsk 2nd Air Enterprise's operations started

Russia

30 June 1992

Tomskavia, formed in 1992, started operations as Tomsk Air Enterprise

Russia

30 June 1992

AMC Airlines operations started

Egypt

30 June 1992

 Izthevsk Air Enterprise started operations (>Izhavia)

Russia

30 June 1992

OrenAir, which was established in 1932 as Aeroflot, Orenburg division, started operations

Russia

30 June 1992

Mordovia Air was formed as Aeroflot's Saransk division. Reformed as Saransk Air Enterprise in 1992 & started operations

Russia

30 June 1993

Sakha Avia National Air Company started operations (>Yakutia)

Ukraine

30 June 1993

Atlas Air operations started

USA

30 June 1993

Abakan Avia, started operations

Russia

30 June 1994

Air Georgian operations started

Canada

30 June 1994

Brindabella Airlines operations started

Australia

30 June 1994

Aerogaviota, founded by the Cuban Army in 1994, started operations

Cuba

30 June 1995

Avior Airlines operations started as Avior Express

Venezuela

30 June 1996

Dniproavia started operations

Ukraine

30 June 1997

Cairo Aviation started operations as Air Cairo

Egypt

30 June 1997

Air Iceland operations started

Iceland

30 June 1997

Air Mediterranee operations started

France

30 June 1997

Africa West Cargo, formed in 1997, started operations

Togo

30 June 1998

OceanAir Linhas Aéreas operations started (>Avianca (Brazil)

Brazil

30 June 1998

Atlantic Airlines operations started

UK

30 June 1998

Yeti Airlines, formed in 1998, started operations

Nepal

30 June 1999

Tatarstan Air started operations

Russia

30 June 1999

Aviavilsa operations started

Lithuania

30 June 2000

Ak Bars Aero operations started as Bugulma Air Enterprise

Russia

30 June 2000

Lion Air started operations

Indonesia

30 June 2001

Avia Jaynar operations started

Kazakhstan

30 June 2001

Armavia started operations

Armenia

30 June 2003

DHL Worldwide Express was renamed to Astar Air Cargo

USA

30 June 2005

ABC Air Hungary operations started

Hungary

30 June 2007

Ayk Avia operations started

Armenia

30 June 2007

Jetstream Express ceased operations

UK

30 June 2008

Air Midwest ceased operations

USA

30 June 2009

AlMasria Universal Airlines operations started

Egypt

30 June 2009

Star1 Airlines commenced operations

Lithuania

30 June 2010

Arrow Cargo ceased scheduled operations

USA

30 June 2010

Axiom Air operations started

Nigeria

30 June 2014

CCA (Central Connect Airlines) ends operations

Czech Republic

30 June 2014

PEOPLExpress II started operations

USA

   

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