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1 Jul 1919

London's first airport, Hounslow Heath opens for business; a de Havilland DH9 of Aircraft Transport & Travel made first flight

UK

1 Jul 1920

Belgium establishes the first internal air-service of any European colony with the (LARA )Ligne Aérienne Roi Albert) in the Belgian Congo

Belgium

1 Jul 1923

First commercial flight operated by Sabena between Brussels and London

Belgium

1 Jul 1926

Colonial Air Transport flew U.S. airmail commercial route CAM-1 for the 1st time

USA

1 Jul 1927

Reed Chambers and financier Richard Hoyt (the Chambers-Hoyt Group) form Southeastern Air Lines (>PanAm)

USA

1 Jul 1927

Condor Syndikat officially ceased to exist

Brazil

1 Jul 1927

Bertha Boeing, William's wife, inaugurated the first BAT (Boeing Air Transport) airmail flight with a Boeing Model 40

USA

1 Jul 1933

The Douglas DC-1, a forerunner of the famed DC-3, made its first flight. Transcontinental and Western Air (TWA) purchased the only one of these monoplanes built by Douglas

USA

1 Jul 1936

Isthmian Airways, founded in 1929 by owner Ralph E. Sexton, was forced to close

Panama

1 Jul 1948

First commercial flight from Idlewild Airport (golf course) which will become later New York International Airport and then John F. Kennedy International Airport.

USA

1 Jul 1950

 SKOGA was established (>>CAAC)

China

1 Jul 1958

Nepal Airlines was formed

Nepal

1 Jul 1959

Hong Kong Airways was purchased by Cathay Pacific

Hong Kong

1 Jul 1960

BUA (British United Airways) is formed (>British Airways)

UK

1 Jul 1966

Formosa Airlines started operations as Yung Shing Airlines

Taiwan

1 Jul 1967

JTA (Japan Transocean Air) started operations as Southwest Air Lines

Japan

1 Jul 1968

Bonanza Air Lines merged with Pacific Air Lines & West Coast Airlines to form Air West

USA

1 Jul 1971

Aeropelican Air Services started operations (>>Brindabella Airlines)

Australia

1 Jul 1978

Capital Air Services, last flight was 30Jun1978, & was renamed to James Air

New Zealand

1 Jul 1978

Yemen Airways is renamed to Yemenia

Yemen

1 Jul 1979

North Central Airlines and Southern Airways merge to form Republic Airlines

USA

1 Jul 1981

Corse Air International, formed on 17May1981, started operations (>Corsair International)

France

1 Jul 1982

Air Creebec started operations

Canada

1 Jul 1983

Noosa Air was integrated into SunState Airlines

Australia

1 Jul 1987

AirCal ceased operations & merged into American

USA

1 Jul 1988

CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China), the Chinese state airline, changed its name to Air China

China

1 Jul 1988

China Southern Airlines was established

China

1 Jul 1990

National Jet Systems started operations (>Cobham Aviation Services Australia)

Australia

1 Jul 1990

UB Air started airline services

India

1 Jul 1991

Braniff International (Braniff III) started operations

USA

1 Jul 1991

Eva Air operations started

Taiwan

1 Jul 1992

Reno Air commenced operations (>>American Airlines)

USA

1 Jul 1994

Avanti Air (Bedarsflug) operations started

Germany

1 Jul 1995

Alliance Air operations started

Uganda

1 Jul 1997

Eurolot began regular services

Poland

1 Jul 1998

Uni Air merged with Taiwan Airlines and Great China Airlines, retaining Uni Air name

Taiwan

1 Jul 1998

JAL Express commenced operations (>>JAL)

Japan

1 Jul 2001

Singapore Airlines Cargo began operations

Singapore

1 Jul 2002

Bay City Seaplane was first added to the ABN register

Australia

1 Jul 2006

Australian Airlines was closed down by Qantas

Australia

1 Jul 2007

New Mexico Airlines started operations

USA

1 Jul 2008

Tri MG had its air operator’s certificate was suspended by the Indonesian DGCA

Indonesia

1 Jul 2009

Cargo B Airlines files for bankruptcy protection and stops all operations

Belgium

1 Jul 2010

Austrian Lufthansa Cargo launched services

Austria

1 Jul 2011

Zetavia started operations

Ukraine

1 Jul 2011

Skynet Asia Airways is rebranded as Solaseed Air

Japan

1 Jul 2012

Germania Express brand is revived when Nuremburg based Flynext rebranded

Germany

1 Jul 2012

Air Aland's operations were handed over to the Sweden-based company NextJet

Finland

1 Jul 2012

IMD Airways operations ceased

Spain

1 Jul 2013

Air Canada rouge began services

Canada

1 Jul 2013

Aerovista Tanzania suspended operations citing heavy taxation

Tanzania

1 Jul 2014

Tigerair Mandala shuts down

Indonesia

1 Jul 2015

Air Indus suspended operations

Pakistan

1 Jul 2016

Fly Ernest, founded on 16Oct2015, commenced service operations (>Ernest Airlines)

Italy

1 Jul 2017

Cyprus Airways started operations

Cyprus

1 Jul 2017

Level started operations

Spain

 

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2 Jul 1972

Air Botswana is founded by presidential decree to succeed Botswana Airways

Botswana

2 Jul 1975

Crossair commenced scheduled passenger services as Business Flyers Basel (>Swiss)

Switzerland

2 Jul 1979

Crossair commenced scheduled services

Switzerland

2 Jul 1981

Lan Peru started operations (>LATAM Peru)

Peru

2 Jul 1992

Braniff International (Braniff III) ceased operations

USA

2 Jul 2001

Liverpool Airport was renamed Liverpool John Lennon Airport

UK

2 Jul 2006

Shanghai Airlines Cargo International started operations

China

2 Jul 2015

B&H Airlines' AOC was revoked & operations ceased

Bosnia & Herzegovina

 

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3 Jul 1929

Aeropostal was founded as Cie Générale Aéropostale

Venezuela

3 Jul 1958

RNAC (Royal Nepal Airlines) started operations (>Nepal Airlines)

Nepal

3 Jul 1984

Air Florida suspended all their flights after going bankrupt (>Midway Airlines)

USA

3 Jul 1994

Trans Alsace ceased operations

France

3 Jul 1995

Transbrasils' regional subsidiary Interbrasil STAR started operations

Brazil

3 Jul 2007

Magic Bird, having ceased operations in May2007, was declared bankrupt

Netherlands

3 Jul 2009

ULS Airlines Cargo, having started operations in 2004 as Baron Air Cargo, was rebranded

Turkey

3 Jul 2010

Air Bucharest started operations

Romania

3 Jul 2012

SmartLynx Airlines Estonia, formed in 2012, launched operations

Estonia

3 Jul 2012

Jetstar Japan started operations

Japan

 

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4 Jul 1927

First flight of Lockheed Vega

USA

4 Jul 1934

Delta Air Lines first airmail flight was flown in a Stinson T aircraft

USA

4 Jul 1952

Nitto Airlines is established (>JAL)

Japan

4 Jul 1957

Ilyushin IL-18 passenger aircraft first flight

USSR

4 Jul 1958

Ghana Airways was formed

Ghana

4 Jul 1975

First flight of the B.747SP, modified version of the B.747 which was designed for ultra-long-range flights. The SP stands for "Special Performance"

USA

4 Jul 1978

Airnorth started operations as Air North International

Australia

4 Jul 1997

Cargo Air is formed as as Vega Airlines in Plovdiv

Bulgaria

4 Jul 1998

The Embraer ERJ 135 made its maiden flight

Brazil

4 Jul 2007

KrasAvia was rebranded from Evenkia-Air

Russia

4 Jul 2012

Toumai Air Tchad flights were grounded because of safety concerns

Chad

 

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5 Jul 1927

Northwest Airways flew its first official passenger, Byron Webster, a St. Paul businessman

USA

5 Jul 1942

First flight of the Avro York

UK

5 Jul 1945

AOA (American Overseas Airlines) is formed as a result of a merger between the international division of American and American Export Airlines

USA

5 Jul 1946

Matson Airlines first flight was San Francisco to Hawaii carrying strawberries

USA

5 Jul 1950

Gulf Aviation started scheduled operations (>Gulf Air)

Bahrain

5 Jul 1962

WinAir operations started on this date as Windward Island Airways

Netherlands Antilles

5 Jul 1960

The B.720 goes into service with United Airlines

USA

5 Jul 1994

Frontier Airlines operations began with two Boeing 737-200s

USA

5 Jul 2000

Quantum Air, formed in 1999, started operations as AB Bluestar

Spain

5 Jul 2003

Hong Kong Airlines started operations as CR Airways

Hong Kong

5 Jul 2012

Uruguayan government suspended PLUNA’s operations following a strike that started two days earlier after failing to find new investors for the company

Uruguay

 

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6 Jul 1939

First Autogyro air mail service. Eastern Air Lines, from Philadelphia Post Office to Camden NJ, in a Kellett KD-1 B

USA

6 Jul 1965

FAST (Fleming Airways System Transport) ceased operations

Philippines

6 Jul 1998

Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport was closed at 1:28 am with the lights of its 13/31 runway being switched off

Hong Kong

6 Jul 2001

Shanxi Airlines, established in 1988, started operations

China

6 Jul 2004

Deta Air received AOC

Kazakhstan

6 Jul 2006

Fars Air Qeshm started operations

Iran

 

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7 Jul 1920

Philippine Air Service was established

Philippines

7 Jul 1925

The Boeing Model 40 mail plane made its first flight

USA

7 Jul 1929

Transcontinental Air Transport inaugurated 48-hour coast-to-coast passenger transportation service, with air travel by day and rail travel by night (>American Airlines)

USA

7 Jul 1930

Aerial Transport of Siam Company (ATSC) is formed (>Thai Airways International)

Siam

7 Jul 1948

Silver City Airways, operated the world's first cross-Channel air ferry service between Lympne near Folkestone in Kent and Le Touquet, France

UK

7 Jul 1956

MIAT (Mongolian Airlines) started operations

Mongolia

7 Jul 1960

Toho Air Service was established

Japan

7 Jul 1978

Airbus launched the A.310

France

7 Jul 1990

PGA (Portugalia) first flight (>TAP Express)

Portugal

7 Jul 2006

Regional Cargo started operations at the city of Querétaro

Mexico

7 Jul 2008

Wataniya Airways received its AOC prior to starting on 24Jan2009

Kuwait

7 Jul 2012

Thai Smile, known as Thai Wings prior to start, launched services

Thailand

 

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8 Jul 1927

Southern Air Lines was formed by Juan Trippe (>>Eastern Air Lines)

USA

8 Jul 1929

Shanghai-Chengtu Air Mail Line, the first passenger/air mail service in China had inaugural flight (>>Air China)

China

8 Jul 1936

First landing of an aircraft at Rhein-Main-Flughafen (now Frankfurt am Main Airport) is made by a Junker Ju-52

Germany

8 Jul 1940

The first Trans World Airlines Boeing Stratoliner flew from New York to Los Angeles in 12 hours & 18 minute

USA

8 Jul 1945

Central British Columbia Airlines is incorporated (>Air Canada)

Canada

8 Jul 1946

RANA (Rhodesia & Nyasaland Airways) went into voluntary liquidation

Rhodesia & Nyasaland

8 Jul 1947

First flight of the Boeing 377 (prototype Model 377-10-19)

USA

8 Jul 1952

New York Airways began inter-airport helicopter services to link Idlewild, La Guardia, and Newark airports

USA

8 Jul 1953

Sabena began the first international helicopter service, linking Belgium, the Netherlands and France

Belgium

8 Jul 2001

ScotAirways was renamed back to Suckling Airways (>Loganair)

UK

8 Jul 2007

B.787 rollout at Washington’s Boeing Everett Factory

USA

8 Jul 2007

Chongqing Airlines started operations

China

 

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9 Jul 1953

New York Airways became the first scheduled helicopter airline to carry passengers in the United States

USA

9 Jul 1960

Sabena began airlifting Belgian nationals out of Congo. Over the next three weeks, 25,711 would fly home

Belgium

9 Jul 1985

The EMB 120 Brasilia received its certification from the Aerospace Technical Center (CTA)

Brazil

9 Jul 1988

2Go is formed as Aboitiz Air Transport

Philippines

9 Jul 2006

Cham Wings Airlines is formed as Sham Wings Airlines

Syria

9 Jul 2009

Clickair merged into Vueling Airlines

Spain

9 Jul 2012

BlueSky Airways was launched

Botswana

 

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10 Jul 1935

Air Bleu started daily mail operations (>Air France)

France

10 Jul 1947

First flight of the Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador

UK

10 Jul 1952

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is opened

Finland

10 Jul 1967

Air Fiji started operations as Air Pacific

Fiji

10 Jul 1997

Yamal Avia started operations

Russia

10 Jul 2003

Khalifa Airways was liquidated by a French court after it failed to make an EUR 5 million payment to creditors

Algeria

10 Jul 2007

United Airways started operations

Bangladesh

10 Jul 2012

BETA Carga ceased operations

Brazil

 

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11 Jul 1974

Tunisavia, formed on 27Apr1974, started operations

Tunisia

11 Jul 1997

ValuJet announces it would merge with the much smaller AirWays Corp, holding company for AirTran Airways (>Southwest Airlines)

USA

11 Jul 2008

Jeju Air made its first international flight, from Jeju to Hiroshima

South Korea

11 Jul 2008

Wizz Air Ukraine started operations

Ukraine

11 Jul 2011

Silk Road Cargo Business' AOC is awarded

Uzbekistan

11 Jul 2014

Abakan Avia, formed in 1992, is renamed to Royal Flight

Russia

11 Jul 2016

Air Seoul started operations

South Korea

 

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12 Jul 1921

CMTA is founded. Assets acquired by Mexicana in 1924

Mexico

12 Jul 1947

L.A.M.S., founded on 17Jul1946 by Dr. Graham Humby, had all its aircraft grounded

UK

12 Jul 1965

First flight of the Britten-Norman Islander

UK

12 Jul 1975

Mexicana Click, founded in 1972 as Aerolíneas Bonanza, renamed to Aerocaribe in 1975, started operations

Mexico

12 Jul 2002

Armenian International Airways was established (>>Armavia)

Armenia

12 Jul 2005

WebJet started operations

Brazil

12 Jul 2006

Swedline Express ceased operations

Sweden

12 Jul 2015

Trujet started operations

India

 

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13 Jul 1925

Western Air Express was founded in by Harris M "Pop" Hanshue, Los Angeles auto dealer (>Delta Air Lines)

USA

13 Jul 1929

Wilson Airways was set up by Mrs Florence Kerr Wilson as Kenya’s first commercial airline

Kenya

13 Jul 1931

Aerial Transport of Siam Company (ATSC) was formally registered as a public company (>Thai Airways International)

Siam

13 Jul 1994

NY based UltrAir ceased operating (+>Paradise Airways)

USA

13 Jul 1999

SriLankan Airlines was renamed from AirLanka

Sri Lanka

13 Jul 2000

Asiana operated its first flight to Pyongyang in North Korea

South Korea

13 Jul 2005

Air Asturias was established

Spain

13 Jul 2015

Flyways Linhas Aéreas, founded on 11Jun2014, took delivery of its first aircraft, an ATR72-500

Brazil

 

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14 Jul 1945

LAB (Linhas Aereas Brasileiras) is founded

Brazil

14 Jul 1951

Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation first flight

USA

14 Jul 1971

VFW-Fokker 614 first flight

West Germany

14 Jul 1988

Sichuan Airlines officially commenced operations as Sichuan Provincial Airlines

China

14 Jul 1991

SkyFerry (Outdoor Aviation) was placed in receivership

New Zealand

14 Jul 2007

West Air started operations

China

14 Jul 2009

Pet Airways commenced operations

USA

14 Jul 2009

Air Cargo Germany received its AOC

Germany

 

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15 Jul 1916

William Boeing incorporates Pacific Aero Products Co. for $100,000. Renamed to Boeing Airplane Company

USA

15 Jul 1923

Dobrolet, the Soviet state airline, opens its first scheduled domestic service, between Moscow and Nizhniy Novgorod (>Aeroflot)

USSR

15 Jul 1931

United Air Lines started with mail runs

USA

15 Jul 1933

Egyptair, established as Misr Airlines 07Jun1932, started operations

Egypt

15 Jul 1934

Varney Speed Lines made its first passenger-carrying flight

USA

15 Jul 1947

Northwest Airlines flew the first commercial passenger flight from the U.S. to Japan

USA

15 Jul 1954

The B.707 prototype, the model 367-80, made its maiden flight from Renton Field, south of Seattle

USA

15 Jul 1958

Ghana Airways, formed on 04Jul1958, commenced operations

Ghana

15 Jul 1968

The first direct airline service between the Soviet Union and the U. S. is inaugurated, ten years after negotiations began

USA

15 Jul 1974

Pacific Wings started operations as Air Nevada

USA

15 Jul 1978

Air Rarotonga, founded in Feb1978, started operations

Cook Islands

15 Jul 1981

Fiji Link operations started operations as Sunflower Airlines

Fiji

15 Jul 1985

Ryanair operations started

Ireland

15 Jul 1989

Air Freight NZ started operations

New Zealand

15 Jul 1991

Avia merged with rival carrier Salair and rebranded as Skyways (>Avia Express)

Sweden

15 Jul 1996

Air Archipels operations started

French Polynesia

15 Jul 1999

Avianca Peru was established in 1999 and started operations as TransAm

Peru

15 Jul 2001

Garuda establishes low-cost domestic subsidiary Citilink

Indonesia

15 Jul 2001

AeroUnion operations started

Mexico

15 Jul 2002

Solaseed Air, established in May2002 as Pan Asia Airlines, started operations as Skynet Asia Airways

Japan

15 Jul 2008

Zambezi Airlines started operations

Zambia

15 Jul 2008

Manx2 started operations

UK

15 Jul 2009

AlNaser Airlines operations started

Iraq

15 Jul 2011

GoodFly made its inaugural flight from Burgos Airport to Menorca's Airport

Spain

15 Jul 2012

Air Taraba operations started

Nigeria

15 Jul 2015

Fly Baghdad started operations with three Flights To Erbil

Iraq

15 Jul 2016

NewLeaf Travel started operations

Canada

 

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16 Jul 1926

Imperial Airways introduces the three-engine Armstrong Whitworth Argosy on the London Croydon – Paris Le Bourget route

UK

16 Jul 1926

Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company inaugurated the first daily passenger air service between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

USA

16 Jul 1928

KNILM (Koninklijke Nederlandsch-Indische Luchtvaart Maatschappij) was founded as NILM (>Garuda)

Dutch East Indies

16 Jul 1930

TWA (Transcontinental and Western Air) was formed when Transcontinental Air Transport, PAIC and Western Air Express merge (>>American Airlines)

USA

16 Jul 1931

SCADTA established the first mail service between Bogotá and New York City (>Avianca)

Colombia

16 Jul 1948

First flight of the Vickers Viscount

UK

16 Jul 1996

Saudia was renamed to Saudi Arabian Airlines

Saudi Arabia

16 Jul 1998

Air Zambezi revenue flights began

Zimbabwe

16 Jul 2001

Citilink started operations

Indonesia

16 Jul 2014

Phoenix Airways started scheduled charter services

St Kitts & Nevis

 

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17 Jul 1940

TAAG, started operations as DTA (Divisao de Transportes Aereos de Angola)

Portuguese West Africa

17 Jul 1946

L.A.M.S. was founded by Dr. Graham Humby

UK

17 Jul 1963

Sioux Lookout, Ontario based Bearskin Airlines was established

Canada

17 Jul 1980

Cathay Pacific began a Hong Kong-London service

Hong Kong

17 Jul 2002

Midway Airlines suspended operations

USA

17 Jul 2007

Cargojet Airways acquired the Georgian Express cargo operations & renamed it to Cargojet Regional

Canada

17 Jul 2008

Jin Air, formed as Air Korea in 2007, commenced operations

South Korea

17 Jul 2014

La Compagnie launched services. Originally known as Dreamjet

France

17 Jul 2014

US-Bangla Airlines started operations

Bangladesh

17 Jul 2014

flyafrica.com first service was launched between Victoria Falls and Johannesburg

Zimbabwe

17 Jul 2014

Air Uganda ceased operations after its AOC was revoked

Uganda

17 Jul 2015

YuVT-Aero's first flight was from Bugulma to Moscow

Russia

 

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18 Jul 1945

LOT Polish Airlines State Enterprise was established by decree of the Council of Ministers. Created after WWII suspension

Poland

18 Jul 1953

Derby Aviation first passenger flight was made, using a de Havilland Dragon Rapide. Only flying training until this point (>British Airways)

UK

18 Jul 1990

Teddy Air, founded in 1989 by Harald Sørensen at Geiteryggen Airport, Skien, commenced operations

Norway

18 Jul 2002

British European was rebranded as FlyBe

UK

18 Jul 2005

Spring Airlines, China’s first low cost airline, started operations

China

18 Jul 2010

Nesma Airlines' first commercial flight

Egypt

18 Jul 2011

NOAR Linhas Aereas ceased operations

Brazil

18 Jul 2016

Air Carnival, founded in 2013 as a charter airline known as Air Carnival Charter Services, was renamed & commenced scheduled operations

India

 

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19 Jul 1919

STASO (Société des Transports Aéronautiques du Sud-Ouest) was formed in Bayonne

France

19 Jul 1954

The de Havilland Comet 3 flew  for the first time, was a lengthened DH Comet 2

UK

19 Jul 2006

Air Turquoise ceased operations

France

19 Jul 2015

ADA (AeroDesierto) ceased operations to be rebranded as Chilean Airways

Chile

 

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20 Jul 1931

Northeast Airlines was formed as Boston-Maine Airways, by the Boston & Maine Railroad & Maine Central Railroad (>Delta)

USA

20 Jul 1933

Aerolloyd Iguassú, founded in the beginning of 1933 in Curitiba, started operations (>>VASP)

Brazil

20 Jul 1934

United Airlines Transport Corporation (UALTC) was formed to succeed UAL as owner/operator of BAT, NAT, PAT and Varney and United Airports of California

USA

20 Jul 1948

By authorization of the CAB, The Powelson Line, operating as Caribbean Atlantic Airlines began operations as Caribair

Puerto Rico

20 Jul 1968

Air Bahama started operations as International Air Bahama

Bahamas

20 Jul 1971

Helicópteros de Guatemala commenced operations

Guatemala

20 Jul 1973

Icelandair started operations after a merger between Flugfélag and Loftleidir

Iceland

20 Jul 2006

Varig, founded on 07May1927, ceased operations

Brazil

20 Jul 2012

Aerosur Paraguay AOC was revoked

Paraguay

20 Jul 2012

AeroSur having ceased operations on 17May2012, had its AOC revoked

Bolivia

 

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21 Jul 1919

Anthony Fokker founded the Dutch Aircraft Company at Schipol, near Amsterdam

Netherlands

21 Jul 1977

Overseas National Airways formed a FAR Part 129 leasing company known as United Air Carriers

USA

21 Jul 1978

Air Niagara Express was established

Canada

21 Jul 1986

Eastern Air Lines submittes a reorganization plan to creditors

USA

21 Jul 1990

Aero Taxi Internacional SA was founded

Panama

21 Jul 2005

First flight of Kurdistan Airlines (Commercial Office of KurdisFtan Region Iraq) landing in Arbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

Iraq

21 Jul 2008

Ankair ceased operations

Turkey

21 Jul 2015

Rainbow Airlines operated its first demonstration flight but failed to start

Zimbabwe

 

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22 Jul 1914

Britain’s first airplane passenger service is launched. The Great Yorkshire Show Airline a short-lived service (2 days only) flew from Leeds to Bradford and back, on half-hour intervals

UK

22 Jul 1920

Donald W. Douglas and David R. Davis form the Davis Douglas Co. near Santa Monica, Calif.

USA

22 Jul 1940

PAL (Philippine Air Lines) acquires the franchise of the Philippine Aerial Taxi Company

Philippines

22 Jul 1943

The first of three modified Lancasters in Trans Canada Airlines markings began Trans-Atlantic Service.

Canada

22 Jul 1952

United sold LAMSA to the Mexican Government, for $1,230,000, which merged it with Aeronaves De México (>>Aeromexico)

Mexico

22 Jul 1959

Sud-Aviation Caravelle entered service with Air France

France

22 Jul 1959

Antonov An-10 entered service with Aeroflot

USSR

22 Jul 2002

The first A340-600 is delivered to Virgin Atlantic

UK

22 Jul 2003

The first A318 is delivered to Frontier Airlines

USA

22 Jul 2003

DAE (Dutch Antilles Express) received its air operator’s certificate

Netherlands Antilles

22 Jul 2008

Custom Air Transport ceased operations

USA

22 Jul 2010

FlyLAL Charters & its subsidiaries adopts the brand name Small Planet Airlines

Lithuania

22 Jul 2011

Transportes Generales Aéreos began operations. Ceased in 2015

Peru

22 Jul 2011

Air Mikisew, formed as Contact Air in 1961, ceased operations in 2010, had its AOC revoked

Canada

 

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23 Jul 1990

Following the first democratic elections in Croatia, Zagal changed its name to Croatia Airlines

Croatia

23 Jul 1997

Palestinian Airlines scheduled services are inaugurated

Palestine

23 Jul 2004

Air Ukraine is declared bankrupt

Ukraine

23 Jul 2004

SkyAsia, the low-cost subsidiary of Thai Airways started operations  (>Nok Air)

Thailand

23 Jul 2008

Aero California, founded in 1960 as air taxi operator Servicios Aéreos suspended operations on this date

Mexico

23 Jul 2012

Air Mantra revenue flights are first launched   

India

 

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24 Jul 1929

Union Airways is registered (>South African Airways)

South Africa

24 Jul 1980

Florida Commuter Airlines, founded 11Jun1979 as Red Baron Air, received its AOC

USA

24 Jul 1985

Dragonair obtains AOC

Hong Kong

24 Jul 2005

Air Nepal International started services

Nepal

24 Jul 2009

The Italian Civil Aviation Authority suspended the operating licence of MyAir due to financial problems and service failures

Italy

24 Jul 2015

YuVT-Aero, a Tatarstan based replacement for Ak Bars Aero started operations

Russia

 

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25 Jul 1957

KLM introduced its first flight simulator for the Douglas DC-7C

Netherlands

25 Jul 1966

Air Charter International began operations as SAFA (Societe Aerienne Francaise d'Affretement) (>>Air France)

France

25 Jul 1984

Xiamen Airlines is established jointly by Civil Aviation Administration of China and Fujian Provincial Government (>Xiamen Air)

China

25 Jul 1988

TAP Express is incorporated as PGA (Portugalia Airlines)

Portugal

25 Jul 1995

Gujarat Airways started operations

India

25 Jul 2005

EUJet ceased operations

Ireland

25 Jul 2005

Westward Airways ceased operations

USA

25 Jul 2007

Virgin Blue announces name of new international long haul airline and livery, V Australia

Australia

25 Jul 2008

Yeongnam Air commenced operations

South Korea

 

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26 Jul 1932

The Boeing Model 247, the first modern airliner, is awarded its patent

USA

26 Jul 1946

Trans-Pacific Airlines began non-scheduled inter-island service in Hawaii using a World War II surplus Douglas C-47 (>Aloha Airlines)

USA

26 Jul 1955

Capital Airlines adopts the Vickers Viscount, the first US airline to select a British airliner The first service was between Washington and Chicago

USA

26 Jul 1971

Cameroon Airlines is created

Cameroon

26 Jul 1994

Moldavian Airlines is established

Moldova

26 Jul 1996

Fischer Air is established

Czech Republic

26 Jul 2004

Atlas Blue started operations (>>RAM)

Morocco

26 Jul 2005

EUjet goes into administration

Ireland

26 Jul 2011

Tibet Airlines, incorporated on 17Jun2010, started operations

China

26 Jul 2011

Timor Air started operations

East Timor

26 Jul 2012

Air Finland, ceased operations on 26Jun2012, files for bankruptcy

Finland

 

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27 Jul 1928

The Boeing Model 80, a 12-passenger trimotor biplane transport, made its first flight

USA

27 Jul 1948

The Berlin Airlift started. BEA co-ordinated the civil airlines’ operations. BSAA aircraft also took part. The airlift finally finished on 15Aug1949

UK

27 Jul 1949

The world's first jet-propelled airliner, the de Havilland Comet, made its maiden test-flight in England

UK

27 Jul 1967

The B.727-200 first flight

USA

27 Jul 1975

Downtown Airlines ceased operations

USA

27 Jul 1983

The EMB 120 Brasilia turboprop made its maiden flight

Brazil

27 Jul 2005

Chengdu Airlines started operations as United Eagle Airlines

China

27 Jul 2009

Air Cargo Germany, having received its AOC on 14Jul2009, started operations

Germany

27 Jul 2012

OLT Regional Express ceased operations

Poland

 

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28 Jul 1934

Aberdeen Airport (Dyce) was established by Eric Gandar Dower, intended to link the northern islands of Scotland with London

UK

28 Jul 1950

The first scheduled passenger service flown by a gas-turbine powered airliner is BEA (British European Airway) Vickers V. 630 Viscount

UK

28 Jul 1985

Dragonair, established in Hong Kong on 24May1985, started operations

Hong Kong

28 Jul 1992

Aeroflot changed its name to Aeroflot Russian International Airlines

Russia

28 Jul 2000

Dragonairs' first all-cargo service began operations with the inaugural flight of a B.747-200F bound for the Middle East and Europe.

Hong Kong

28 Jul 2004

Darwin Airlines started operations

Switzerland

28 Jul 2006

Air Kyrgyzstan, founded as Altyn Air in Apr2001 rebranded to Kyrgyzstan Air Company

Kyrgyzstan

28 Jul 2009

Cambodia Angkor Air commenced operations.

Cambodia

28 Jul 2013

Air Indus started domestic operations

Pakistan

 

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29 Jul 1929

A Ford Trimotor flown by Charles Lindbergh began the first coast-to-coast air passenger service through Transcontinental Air Transport (>TWA >>American Airlines)

USA

29 Jul 1937

First flight of the Lockheed Model 14 Super Electra

USA

29 Jul 1946

Tata Airlines is converted to a public company and is renamed Air India Limited

India

29 Jul 1959

The first jetway in the U.S. is installed at the International Airport in San Francisco, California

USA

29 Jul 1963

Tupolev Tu-134 first flight

USSR

29 Jul 2002

Vanguard Airlines ceased operations. The next day it filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of US bankruptcy law

USA

29 Jul 2008

Riau Airlines ceased operations but restarted in 2010

Indonesia

29 Jul 2014

FlyOlympic ceased operations

Sweden

 

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30 Jul 1923

First flight of the de Havilland DH.50, a large single-engined biplane transport

UK

30 Jul 1929

ETA (Empresa de Transporte Aéreo) operated its first flight

Brazil

30 Jul 1946

Sobelair was founded as a charter airline

Belgium

30 Jul 1949

BSAA merged into BOAC (>British Airways)

UK

30 Jul 1953

Kita Nihon Airlines (North Japan Airlines) was established (>JAL)

Japan

30 Jul 1998

China Cargo Airlines was established

China

30 Jul 2009

Comair Congo had its AOC withdrawn by D.R.Congo authorities

DR Congo

30 Jul 2009

Air Navette AOC was revoked

DR Congo

30 Jul 2009

Air Boyoma had its AOC revoked  by D.R.Congo authorities

DR Congo

30 Jul 2009

Air Infini had its AOC withdrawn by D.R.Congo authorities

DR Congo

30 Jul 2009

Cargo Bull Aviation had their AOC revoked

DR Congo

30 Jul 2009

TRACO (Transports Aériens Congolais) had their AOC revoked

DR Congo

30 Jul 2009

Thom's Airways had their AOC revoked

DR Congo

30 Jul 2009

Tembo Air Services had their AOC revoked

DR Congo

30 Jul 2009

Sun Air Services had its AOC revoked

DR Congo

30 Jul 2009

Safari Logistics had their AOC revoked

DR Congo

30 Jul 2009

Rwakabika Bushi Express had their AOC revoked

DR Congo

30 Jul 2009

Great Lakes Business Company had their AOC revoked

DR Congo

30 Jul 2009

Free Airlines had their AOC revoked

DR Congo

30 Jul 2009

Espace Aviation Service had their AOC revoked

DR Congo

30 Jul 2009

El Sam Airlift had their AOC revoked

DR Congo

30 Jul 2009

Air Beni AOC is revoked by D.R.Congo authorities

DR Congo

30 Jul 2009

Piva Airlines, founded in 2007, had its AOC withdrawn

DR Congo

30 Jul 2015

Syphax Airlines flights are grounded

Tunisia

 

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31 Jul 1946

PAL (Philippine Air Lines) became the first Asian airline to cross the Pacific Ocean when a chartered Douglas DC-4 ferried 40 American servicemen to Oakland, California

Philippines

31 Jul 1948

President Harry Truman helped dedicate New York International Airport (later John F. Kennedy International Airport) at Idlewild Field.

USA

31 Jul 1949

EL Al' first international flight, from Tel Aviv to Paris, with a refuelling in Rome, took place

Israel

31 Jul 1951

Fiji Airways, formed in 1947 by Harold Gatty as Katfaga Estates, started operations

Fiji

31 Jul 1968

Cook Island Airways was formed with all shares held by Air New Zealand

Cook Islands

31 Jul 1972

After 41 years in operation, Northeast Airlines completed its final day of service before being merged into Delta Air Lines the following day

USA

31 Jul 1997

The B.737-800 made its first flight

USA

31 Jul 2003

GIRjet, created on 28Feb2003. started operations

Spain

31 Jul 2010

AlbaStar, launched on 30Nov2009, started operations

Spain

31 Jul 2012

OLT Express Poland suspended all charter services

Poland

31 Jul 2012

Niger Airlines was founded

Niger

31 Jul 2012

Mesaba Airlines' operating certificate is surrendered

USA

31 Jul 2013

Pinnacle Airlines ceased operations (>Endeavor Air)

USA

 

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