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1 July 1919

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

UK
1 July 1920 Belgium establishes the first internal air-service of any European colony with the Lara )Ligne Aérienne Roi Albert) in Belgian Congo Belgium
1 July 1923 First commercial flight operated by Sabena between Brussels and London Belgium
1 July 1927 Reed Chambers and financier Richard Hoyt (the Chambers-Hoyt Group) form Southeastern Air Lines (>PanAm) USA
1 July 1927 Condor Syndikat officially ceased to exist Brazil
1 July 1927 Bertha Boeing, William's wife, inaugurates the first BAT (Boeing Air Transport) airmail flight with a Boeing Model 40 USA
1 July 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 July 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 July 1959 Hong Kong Airways is purchased by Cathay Pacific Hong Kong
1 July 1960 BUA (British United Airways) is formed (>British Airways) UK
1 July 1967 JTA (Japan Transocean Air) started operations as Southwest Air Lines Japan
1 July 1968 Bonanza Air Lines merged with Pacific Air Lines & West Coast Airlines to form Air West USA
1 July 1971 Aeropelican Air Services started operations (>>Brindabella Airlines) Australia
1 July 1978 Yemen Airways is renamed to Yemenia Yemen
1 July 1979 North Central Airlines and Southern Airways merge to form Republic Airlines USA
1 July 1981 Corse Air International, formed on 17May1981, started operations (>Corsair International) France
1 July 1982 Air Creebec started operations Canada
1 July 1983 Noosa Air is integrated into SunState Airlines Australia
1 July 1988 CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China), the Chinese state airline, changed its name to become Air China China
1 July 1988 China Southern Airlines is established China
1 July 1990

UB Air started airline services

India
1 July 1991 Braniff International (Braniff III) started operations USA
1 July 1991 Eva Air operations started Taiwan
1 July 1992 Reno Air commenced operations (>>American Airlines) USA
1 July 1994 Avanti Air (Bedarsflug) operations started Germany
1 July 1995 Alliance Air operations started Uganda
1 July 1997 Eurolot began regular services Poland
1 July 1998 Uni Air merged with Taiwan Airlines and Great China Airlines, retaining Uni Air name Taiwan
1 July 1998 JAL Express commenced operations (>JAL) Japan
1 July 2001 Singapore Airlines Cargo began operations Singapore
1 July 2006 Australian Airlines is closed down by Qantas Australia
1 July 2007 New Mexico Airlines started operations USA
1 July 2009 Cargo B Airlines files for bankruptcy protection and stops all operations Belgium
1 July 2010 Austrian Lufthansa Cargo launched services Austria
1 July 2011 Zetavia started operations Ukraine
1 July 2011 Skynet Asia Airways is rebranded as Solaseed Air Japan
1 July 2012

Germania Express brand is revived when Nuremburg based Flynext s rebranded

Germany
1 July 2012 IMD Airways operations ceased Spain
1 July 2013 Air Canada rouge began services Canada
1 July 2014 Tigerair Mandala shuts down Indonesia
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2 July 1972 Air Botswana is founded by presidential decree to succeed Botswana Airways Botswana
2 July 1975 Air Vietnam ceased operations Vietnam
2 July 1975

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

Switzerland
2 July 1981 Lan Peru started operations Peru
2 July 1992 Braniff International (Braniff III) ceased operations USA
2 July 2001 Liverpool Airport is renamed Liverpool John Lennon Airport UK
2 July 2006 Shanghai Airlines Cargo International started operations China
2 July 2015 B&H Airlines' AOC is revoked & operations ceased Bosnia & Herzegovina
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3 July 1958 RNAC (Royal Nepal Airlines) started operations (>Nepal Airlines) Nepal
3 July 1984 Air Florida suspended all their flights after going bankrupt (>Midway Airlines) USA
3 July 1994 Trans Alsace ceased operations France
3 July 1995 Transbrasils' regional subsidiary Interbrasil STAR started operations Brazil
3 July 2007 Magic Bird, having ceased operations in May2007, is declared bankrupt Netherlands
3 July 2009 ULS Airlines Cargo, started operations in 2004 as Baron Air Cargo, is rebranded Turkey
3 July 2010 Air Bucharest started operations Romania
3 July 2012 SmartLynx Airlines Estonia, formed in 2012, launched operations Estonia
3 July 2012 Jetstar Japan started operations Japan
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4 July 1927 First flight of Lockheed Vega USA
4 July 1934 Delta Air Lines first airmail flight is flown in a Stinson T aircraft USA
4 July 1952 Nitto Airlines is established (>JAL) Japan
4 July 1957 Ilyushin IL-18 passenger aircraft first flight USSR
4 July 1958 Ghana Airways is formed. Ghana
4 July 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 July 1978 Airnorth started operations as Air North International Australia
4 July 1997 Cargo Air is formed as as Vega Airlines in Plovdiv Bulgaria
4 July 1998 The Embraer ERJ 135 made its maiden flight Brazil
4 July 2012 Toumai Air Tchad flights are grounded because of safety concerns Chad
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5 July 1927 Northwest Airways flew its first official passenger, Byron Webster, a St. Paul businessman USA
5 July 1942 First flight of the Avro York UK
5 July 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 July 1950 Gulf Aviation started scheduled operations Bahrain
5 July 1962 WinAir operations started on this date as Windward Island Airways Netherlands Antilles
5 July 1960 The B.720 goes into service with United Airlines USA
5 July 1994

Frontier Airlines operations began with two Boeing 737-200s

USA
5 July 2000 Quantum Air, formed in 1999, started operations as AB Bluestar Spain
5 July 2003 Hong Kong Airlines started operations as CR Airways Hong Kong
5 July 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 July 1939 First Autogyro air mail service. Eastern Air Lines, from Philadelphia Post Office to Camden NJ, in a Kellett KD-1 B USA 
6 July 1965 FAST (Fleming Airways System Transport) ceased operations Philippines
6 July 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 July 2001 Shanxi Airlines, established in 1988, started operations China
6 July 2004 Deta Air received AOC Kazakhstan
6 July 2006 Fars Air Qeshm started operations Iran
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7 July 1920 Philippine Air Service is established Philippines
7 July 1925

The Boeing Model 40 mail plane made its first flight

USA
7 July 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 July 1930 Aerial Transport of Siam Company (ATSC) is formed (>Thai Airways International) Siam
7 July 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 July 1956 MIAT (Mongolian Airlines) started operations Mongolia
7 July 1960 Toho Air Service established Japan
7 July 1978 Airbus launched the A310 France
7 July 1990 PGA (Portugalia) first flight (>TAP Express) Portugal
7 July 2008 Wataniya Airways received its AOC prior to starting on 24Jan2009 Kuwait
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8 July 1927 Southern Air Lines was formed by Juan Trippe (>>Eastern Air Lines) USA
8 July 1929 Shanghai-Chengtu Air Mail Line, the first passenger/air mail service in China had inaugural flight (>>Air China) China
8 July 1936 First landing of an aircraft at Rhein-Main-Flughafen (now Frankfurt am Main Airport) is made by a Junker Ju-52 Germany
8 July 1940 The first Trans World Airlines Boeing Stratoliner flew from New York to Los Angeles in 12 hours & 18 minute USA
8 July 1945 Central British Columbia Airlines is incorporated (>Air Canada) Canada
8 July 1946 RANA (Rhodesia & Nyasaland Airways) goes into voluntary liquidation Rhodesia & Nyasaland
8 July 1947 First flight of the Boeing 377 (prototype Model 377-10-19) USA
8 July 1952 New York Airways began inter-airport helicopter services to link Idlewild, La Guardia, and Newark airports USA
8 July 1953 Sabena began the first international helicopter service, linking Belgium, the Netherlands and France Belgium
8 July 2001 ScotAirways is renamed back to Suckling Airways (>Loganair) UK
8 July 2007 B.787 Rollout at Washington’s Boeing Everett Factory USA
8 July 2007 Chongqing Airlines started operations China
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9 July 1953 New York Airways became the first scheduled helicopter airline to carry passengers in the United States USA
9 July 1960 Sabena began airlifting Belgian nationals out of Congo. Over the next three weeks, 25,711 will fly home Belgium
9 July 1985

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

Brazil
9 July 1988 2Go is formed as Aboitiz Air Transport Philippines
9 July 2006 Cham Wings Airlines is formed as Sham Wings Airlines Syria
9 July 2009 Clickair merged into Vueling Airlines Spain
9 July 2012 BlueSky Airways is launched Botswana
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10 July 1935 Air Bleu started daily mail operations (>Air France) France
10 July 1947 First flight of the Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador UK
10 July 1952 Helsinki Airport is opened Finland
10 July 1967 Air Fiji started operations as Air Pacific Fiji
10 July 1997 Yamal Avia started operations Russia
10 July 2003 Khalifa Airways is liquidated by a French court after it failed to make an EUR 5 million payment to creditors Algeria
10 July 2007 United Airways started operations Bangladesh
10 July 2012 BETA Carga ceased operations Brazil
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11 July 1974 Tunisavia, formed on 27Apr1974, started operations Tunisia
11 July 1997 ValuJet announces it would merge with the much smaller AirWays Corp, holding company for AirTran Airways (>Southwest Airlines) USA
11 July 2008 Jeju Air made its first international flight, from Jeju to Hiroshima South Korea
11 July 2008 Wizz Air Ukraine started operations Ukraine
11 July 2011 Silk Road Cargo Business' AOC is awarded Uzbekistan
11 July 2014 Abakan Avia, formed in 1992, is renamed to Royal Flight Russia
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12 July 1921

CMTA is founded. Assets acquired by Mexicana in 1924

Mexico
12 July 1965 First flight of the Britten-Norman Islander UK
12 July 1975 Mexicana Click, founded in 1972 as Aerolíneas Bonanza, renamed to Aerocaribe in 1975, started operations Mexico
12 July 2005 WebJet started operations Brazil
12 July 2006 Swedline Express ceased operations Sweden
12 July 2015 Trujet started operations India
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13 July 1925 Western Air Express is founded in by Harris M "Pop" Hanshue, Los Angeles auto dealer (>Delta Air Lines) USA
13 July 1929 Wilson Airways is set up by Mrs Florence Kerr Wilson as Kenya’s first commercial airline Kenya
13 July 1931 Aerial Transport of Siam Company (ATSC) is formally registered as a public company (>Thai Airways International) Siam
13 July 1994 NY based UltrAir ceased operating (+>Paradise Airways) USA
13 July 1999 SriLankan Airlines is renamed from AirLanka Sri Lanka
13 July 2000 Asiana operated its first flight to Pyongyang in North Korea South Korea
13 July 2005 Air Asturias was established Spain
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14 July 1945 LAB (Linhas Aereas Brasileiras) is founded Brazil
14 July 1951

Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation first flight

USA
14 July 1971 VFW-Fokker 614 first flight West Germany
14 July 1988 Sichuan Airlines officially commenced operations as Sichuan Provincial Airlines China
14 July 2007 West Air started operations China
14 July 2009 Pet Airways commenced operations USA
14 July 2009 Air Cargo Germany received its AOC Germany
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15 July 1916

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

USA
15 July 1923 Dobrolet, the Soviet state airline, opens its first scheduled domestic service, between Moscow and Nizhniy Novgorod (>Aeroflot) USSR
15 July 1931 United Air Lines started with mail runs USA
15 July 1933 Egyptair, established as Misr Airlines 07Jun1932, started operations Egypt
15 July 1934 Varney Speed Lines made its first passenger-carrying flight USA
15 July 1947 Northwest Airlines flew the first commercial passenger flight from the U.S. to Japan USA
15 July 1954 The B.707 prototype, the model 367-80, made its maiden flight from Renton Field, south of Seattle USA
15 July 1958 Ghana Airways, formed on 04Jul1958, commenced operations Ghana
15 July 1968 The first direct airline service between the Soviet Union and the U. S. is inaugurated, ten years after negotiations began USA
15 July 1974 Pacific Wings started operations as Air Nevada USA
15 July 1978 Air Rarotonga, founded in Feb1978, started operations Cook Islands
15 July 1981 Fiji Link operations started operations as Sunflower Airlines Fiji
15 July 1985 Ryanair operations started Ireland
15 July 1989 Air Freight NZ started operations New Zealand
15 July 1991 Avia merged with rival carrier Salair and rebranded as Skyways (>Avia Express) Sweden
15 July 1996 Air Archipels operations started French Polynesia
15 July 1999 Avianca Peru was established in 1999 and started operations as TransAm Peru
15 July 2001 Garuda establishes low-cost domestic subsidiary Citilink Indonesia
15 July 2001 AeroUnion operations started Mexico
15 July 2002 Solaseed Air, established in May2002 as Pan Asia Airlines, started operations as Skynet Asia Airways Japan
15 July 2008 Zambezi Airlines started operations Zambia
15 July 2008 Manx2 started operations UK
15 July 2009 AlNaser Airlines operations started Iraq
15 July 2011 GoodFly made its inaugural flight from Burgos Airport to Menorca's Airport Spain
15 July 2012 Air Taraba operations started Nigeria
15 July 2015 Fly Baghdad started operations with three Flights To Erbil Iraq
15 July 2016 NewLeaf Travel started operations Canada
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16 July 1926

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

UK
16 July 1926

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

USA
16 July 1928 KNILM (Koninklijke Nederlandsch-Indische Luchtvaart Maatschappij) is founded as NILM & is appended with the Koninklijk (Royal) title on 15Oct1928 (>Garuda) Dutch East Indies
16 July 1930 TWA (Transcontinental and Western Air) is formed when Transcontinental Air Transport, PAIC and Western Air Express merge (>>American Airlines) USA
16 July 1931 SCADTA establishes the first mail service between Bogotá and New York City (>Avianca) Colombia
16 July 1948 First flight of the Vickers Viscount UK
16 July 1996 Saudia is renamed to Saudi Arabian Airlines Saudi Arabia
16 July 1998 Air Zambezi revenue flights begin Zimbabwe
16 July 2001 Citilink started operations Indonesia
16 July 2014 Phoenix Airways started scheduled charter services St Kitts & Nevis
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17 July 1940 TAAG, started operations as DTA (Divisao de Transportes Aereos de Angola) Portuguese West Africa
17 July 1963 Sioux Lookout, Ontario based Bearskin Airlines is established Canada
17 July 1980 Cathay Pacific began a Hong Kong-London service Hong Kong
17 July 2007 Cargojet Airways acquires the Georgian Express cargo operations & renamed it to Cargojet Regional Canada
17 July 2008 Jin Air, formed as Air Korea in 2007, commenced operations South Korea
17 July 2014 La Compagnie launched services. Originally known as Dreamjet France
17 July 2014 US-Bangla Airlines started operations Bangladesh
17 July 2014 flyafrica.com first service is launched between Victoria Falls and Johannesburg Zimbabwe
17 July 2014 Air Uganda ceased operations after its AOC was revoked Uganda
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18 July 1945

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

Poland
18 July 1953 Derby Aviation first passenger flight is made, using a de Havilland Dragon Rapide. Only flying training until this point (>British Airways) UK
18 July 2002 British European is rebranded as FlyBe UK
18 July 2005

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

China
18 July 2010 Nesma Airlines' first commercial flight Egypt
18 July 2011 NOAR Linhas Aereas ceased operations Brazil
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19 July 1919 STASO (Société des Transports Aéronautiques du Sud-Ouest) is formed in Bayonne France
19 July 1954 The de Havilland Comet 3 flew  for the first time, was a lengthened DH Comet 2 UK
19 July 2006 Air Turquoise ceased operations France
19 July 2015 ADA (AeroDesierto) ceased operations to be rebranded as Chilean Airways Chile
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20 July 1931 Northeast Airlines was formed as Boston-Maine Airways on this day, by the Boston & Maine Railroad & Maine Central Railroad (>Delta) USA
20 July 1933 Aerolloyd Iguassú, founded in the beginning of 1933 in Curitiba, started operations (>>VASP) Brazil
20 July 1934

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

USA
20 July 1948 By authorization of the CAB, The Powelson Line, operating as Caribbean Atlantic Airlines began operation as Caribair Puerto Rico
20 July 1968 Air Bahama started operations as International Air Bahama Bahamas
20 July 1971 Helicópteros de Guatemala commenced operations Guatemala
20 July 1973 Icelandair started operations after a merger between Flugfélag and Loftleidir Iceland
20 July 2006 Varig, founded on 07May1927 ceased operations Brazil
20 July 2012 Aerosur Paraguay AOC is revoked Paraguay
20 July 2012 AeroSur ceased operations on 17May2012, having had its AOC revoked Bolivia
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21 July 1919

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

Netherlands
21 July 1978 Air Niagara Express is established Canada
21 July 1986 Eastern Air Lines submits a reorganization plan to creditors USA
21 July 2005 First flight of Kurdistan Airlines (Commercial Office of Kurdistan Region Iraq) landing in Arbil, Iraqi Kurdistan Iraq
21 July 2008 Ankair ceased operations Turkey
21 July 2015 Rainbow Airlines operated its first demonstration flight but failed to start Zimbabwe
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22 July 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 July 1920 Donald W. Douglas and David R. Davis form the Davis Douglas Co. near Santa Monica, Calif. USA
22 July 1940 PAL (Philippine Air Lines) acquires the franchise of the Philippine Aerial Taxi Company Philippines
22 July 1943 The first of three modified Lancasters in Trans Canada Airlines markings began Trans-Atlantic Service. Canada
22 July 1952 United sold LAMSA to the Mexican Government, for $1,230,000, which merged it with Aeronaves De México (>>Aeromexico) Mexico
22 July 1959 Sud-Aviation Caravelle entered service with Air France France
22 July 1959 Antonov An-10 entered service with Aeroflot USSR
22 July 2002 The first A340-600 is delivered to Virgin Atlantic UK
22 July 2003 The first A318 is delivered to Frontier Airlines USA
22 July 2003 DAE (Dutch Antilles Express) received its air operator’s certificate Netherlands Antilles
22 July 2008 Custom Air Transport ceased operations USA
22 July 2010 FlyLAL Charters & its subsidiaries adopts the brand name Small Planet Airlines Lithuania
22 July 2011 Transportes Generales Aéreos began operations. Ceased in 2015 Peru
22 July 2011 Air Mikisew, formed as Contact Air in 1961, ceased operations in 2010, had its AOC revoked Canada
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23 July 1990 Following the first democratic elections in Croatia, Zagal changed its name to Croatia Airlines Croatia
23 July 1997 Palestinian Airlines scheduled services are inaugurated Palestine
23 July 2004 Air Ukraine is declared bankrupt Ukraine
23 July 2004 SkyAsia, the low-cost subsidiary of Thai Airways started operations  (>Nok Air) Thailand
23 July 2008 Aero California, founded in 1960 as air taxi operator Servicios Aéreos suspended operations on this date Mexico
23 July 2012 Air Mantra revenue flights are first launched    India
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24 July 1929 Union Airways is registered (>South African Airways) South Africa
24 July 1980 Florida Commuter Airlines, founded 11Jun1979 as Red Baron Air, received its AOC USA
24 July 1985 Dragonair obtains AOC Hong Kong
24 July 2005 Air Nepal International started services Nepal
24 July 2009 The Italian Civil Aviation Authority suspended the operating licence of MyAir due to financial problems and service failures Italy
24 July 2015 YuVT-Aero, a Tatarstan based replacement for Ak Bars Aero started operations Russia
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25 July 1957 KLM introduced its first flight simulator for the Douglas DC-7C Netherlands
25 July 1966 Air Charter International began operations as SAFA (Societe Aerienne Francaise d'Affretement) (>>Air France) France
25 July 1984

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

China
25 July 1988 TAP Express is incorporated as PGA (Portugalia Airlines) Portugal
25 July 1995 Gujarat Airways started operations India
25 July 2005 EUJet ceased operations Ireland
25 July 2005 Westward Airways ceased operations USA
25 July 2007

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

Australia
25 July 2008 Yeongnam Air commenced operations South Korea
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26 July 1932

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

USA
26 July 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 July 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 July 1971 Cameroon Airlines is created Cameroon
26 July 1994 Moldavian Airlines is established Moldova
26 July 1996 Fischer Air is established Czech Republic
26 July 2004 Atlas Blue started operations (>>RAM) Morocco
26 July 2005 EUjet goes into administration Ireland
26 July 2011 Tibet Airlines, incorporated on 17Jun2010, started operations China
26 July 2011 Timor Air started operations East Timor
26 July 2012 Air Finland, ceased operations on 26Jun2012, files for bankruptcy Finland
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27 July 1928 The Boeing Model 80, a 12-passenger trimotor biplane transport, made its first flight USA
27 July 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 July 1949 The world's first jet-propelled airliner, the de Havilland Comet, made its maiden test-flight in England UK
27 July 1967 The B.727-200 first flight USA
27 July 1975 Downtown Airlines ceased operations USA
27 July 1983

The EMB 120 Brasilia turboprop made its maiden flight

Brazil
27 July 2005 Chengdu Airlines started operations as United Eagle Airlines China
27 July 2009 Air Cargo Germany, received its AOC on 14Jul2009, started operations Germany
27 July 2012 OLT Regional Express ceased operations Poland
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28 July 1934 Aberdeen Airport (Dyce) was established by Eric Gandar Dower, intended to link the northern islands of Scotland with London UK
28 July 1950 The first scheduled passenger service flown by a gas-turbine powered airliner is BEA (British European Airway) Vickers V. 630 Viscount UK
28 July 1985 Dragonair, established in Hong Kong on 24May1985, started operations Hong Kong
28 July 1992 Aeroflot changed its name to Aeroflot Russian International Airlines Russia
28 July 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 July 2004 Darwin Airlines started operations Switzerland
28 July 2006 Air Kyrgyzstan, founded as Altyn Air in Apr2001 rebrands to Kyrgyzstan Air Company Kyrgyzstan
28 July 2009 Cambodia Angkor Air commenced operations. Cambodia
28 July 2013 Air Indus started domestic operations Pakistan
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29 July 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 July 1937 First flight of the Lockheed Model 14 Super Electra USA
29 July 1946

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

India
29 July 1959 The first jetway in the U.S. is installed at the International Airport in San Francisco, California USA
29 July 1963 Tupolev Tu-134 first flight USSR
29 July 2002 Vanguard Airlines ceased operations. The next day it files for reorganization under Chapter 11 of US bankruptcy law USA
29 July 2008

Riau Airlines ceased operations but restarted in 2010

Indonesia
29 July 2014 FlyOlympic ceased operations Sweden
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30 July 1923 First flight of the de Havilland DH.50, a large single-engined biplane transport UK
30 July 1929 ETA (Empresa de Transporte Aéreo) operated its first flight Brazil
30 July 1946 Sobelair was founded as a charter airline Belgium
30 July 1949 BSAA merged into BOAC (>British Airways) UK
30 July 1953 Kita Nihon Airlines (North Japan Airlines) was established (>JAL) Japan
30 July 1998 China Cargo Airlines was established China
30 July 2009 Comair Congo had its AOC withdrawn by D.R.Congo authorities DR Congo
30 July 2009 Air Navette AOC was revoked DR Congo
30 July 2009 Air Boyoma had its AOC revoked  by D.R.Congo authorities DR Congo
30 July 2009 Air Beni AOC is revoked by D.R.Congo authorities DR Congo
30 July 2009 Piva Airlines, founded in 2007, had its AOC withdrawn DR Congo
30 July 2015 Syphax Airlines flights are grounded Tunisia
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31 July 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 July 1948 President Harry Truman helped dedicate New York International Airport (later John F. Kennedy International Airport) at Idlewild Field. USA
31 July 1968

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

Cook Islands
31 July 1972 After 41 years in operation, Northeast Airlines completes its final day of service before being merged into Delta Air Lines the following day USA
31 July 1997 The B.737-800 made its first flight USA
31 July 2003 GIRjet, created on 28Feb2003. started operations Spain
31 July 2010 AlbaStar, launched on 30Nov2009, started operations Spain
31 July 2012 OLT Express Poland suspended all charter services Poland
31 July 2012 Mesaba Airlines' operating certificate is surrendered USA
31 July 2013 Pinnacle Airlines ceased operations (>Endeavor Air) USA
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