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1 September 1926

Northwest Airlines was founded by Colonel Lewis Brittin, under the name Northwest Airways (>Delta Air Lines)

USA

1 September 1927

National Air Transport delivered the first air cargo in the United States between Dallas and New York (>UAL)

USA

1 September 1937

Air Canada, Canada’s largest airline, began operations as TCA (Trans-Canada Airlines)

Canada

1 September 1943

Ozark Air Lines was founded (>>TWA >>American Airlines)

USA

1 September 1946

Vickers Viking entered service with BEA (British European Airways)

UK

1 September 1951

Fiji Airways' first commercial flight

Fiji

1 September 1954

First flight Lockheed L-1249 Super Constellation, 4 engine airliner, turbine powered version of Constellation family

USA

1 September 1954

Finnair inaugurates a Helsinki to London service operating Convair CV340s

Finland

1 September 1965

CAS (Continental Air Services), a wholly owned subsidiary of Continental Air Lines started flying in South-East Asia

USA

1 September 1967

Air Malawi started operations on this date & suspended all flights on 25Feb2013

Malawi

1 September 1967

Air Rhodesia was formed (>Air Zimbabwe)

Southern Rhodesia

1 September 1969

Kingdom of Libya Airlines (KLA), was rebranded as Libyan Arab Airlines (aka Jamahiriya Libyan Airlines)

Libya

1 September 1972

British Airways Group was established, which resulted in BOAC and BEA being dissolved on 31Mar1974 upon the formation of British Airways

UK

1 September 1979

Command Airways was rebranded as Magnum Airlines Helicopters

South Africa

1 September 1979

Air Lanka made its inaugural flight (>Srilankan Airlines)

Sri Lanka

1 September 1981

Horizon Air, founded in 1981, started operations

USA

1 September 1998

MaxAir, formed in 1996 by Max Renard, began revenue flights

Sweden

1 September 1999

JMC Airlines was launched by merger of Flying Colours & Caledonian Airways

UK

1 September 1999

AMC Aviation was rebranded as AMC Airlines

Egypt

1 September 2006

Albatros Airways was grounded

Albania

1 September 2009

SkyEurope, established in Nov2001 ceased operations

Slovakia

1 September 2014

Bylina had its AOC suspended by Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia)

Russia

1 September 2011

IndiGo started international services with a flight from Delhi to Dubai

India

1 September 2014

Avianca Ecuador started operations after renamed from AeroGal

Ecuador

1 September 2015

CanJet having started operations on 05Sep2000, now cease

Canada

 

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2 September 1919

Handley Page Transport started flights from London Cricklewood to Paris Le Bourget with converted HP WWI bombers

UK

2 September 1998

First flight of the B.717

USA

2 September 2005

Swe Fly ceased operations

Sweden

2 September 2008

Kato Airline ceased operations

Norway

2 September 2015

Namibia flyafrica launched services

Namibia

 

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3 September 1924

Tajik Air was established as Stalinabad Aero-Centre

Tajikistan

3 September 1939

Following the formal declaration of war by the British Government on Germany, all civil flying ceased

UK

3 September 1970

Air France places the first orders for the Airbus A300

France

3 September 1981

First flight of the British Aerospace 146

UK

3 September 1989

Filair, established in 1987 by Captain Dany Philemotte, started operations

DR Congo

3 September 1998

Blue Panorama was established by tour operator Astra Travel

Italy

3 September 2005

HK Express, incorporated on 10Mar2004, started operations as Hong Kong Express

Hong Kong

3 September 2009

BA CityFlyer accepts delivery of its first Embraer 170, narrow-body medium-range twin-engine jet airliner

UK

 

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4 September 1940

LASO operated its first flight from Palomar to Esquel (+>LADE (Lineas Aereas del Estado))

Argentina

4 September 1949

First flight Bristol Type 167 Brabazon, British large propeller-driven airliner, designed to fly transatlantic routes

UK

4 September 1971

First transatlantic crossing of the Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde made by 01 on a sales and demonstration tour

UK

4 September 1981

Ed Beauvais, CEO, founded the company that would become America West

USA

4 September 2000

Ameristar Air Cargo, established and wholly-owned by Tom Wachendorfer, started operations

USA

4 September 2005

Republic Airlines, founded in 2005, started operations

USA

4 September 2008

flySur, created in 2007 as TAER Andalus, started operations

Spain

4 September 2015

Korongo's investors decided to discontinue the flight operations and to dissolve the company

DR Congo

 

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5 September 1919

For 1st time, airplanes used to aid whale hunting along coast of Vancouver, BC. i.e. planes spot whales and radio to ships

Canada

5 September 1922

Aerolloyd Polish Airlines launched regular flights from Gdańsk to Warsaw and onward from there to Lwów (=>LOT)

Poland

5 September 1927

Aeroposta Argentina Airline was formed in Buenos Aires (=>Aerolineas Argentinas)

Argentina

5 September 1958

LADECO was founded (=>LanExpress)

Chile

5 September 1978

Germania operations started as SAT Flug (Special Air Transport)

Germany

5 September 1988

Sky Bahamas started operations as Sky Unlimited

Bahamas

5 September 2000

CanJet started operations

Canada

5 September 2012

Colgan Air ceased operations

USA

 

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6 September 1962

Merpati Nasantara Airlines was officially constituted

Indonesia

6 September 2001

AeroPostal Cargo de Mexico started operations in Mexico City

Mexico

6 September 2006

Frontier Airlines creates a new airline named Lynx Aviation

USA

6 September 2006

Maximus Air was established as Experts Air Cargo by the UAE Ministry of Defence & rebranded to Maximus Air Cargo on this date

UAE

6 September 2012

Mais Linhas Aéreas, established in Salvador in Brazil’s Northeast region, started operations

Brazil

 

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7 September 1936

The tarmac of Geneva Airport is covered with concrete over a length of 400m, the first of its kind in Europe

Switzerland

7 September 1990

Zhejiang Airlines was formed

China

7 September 1982

Kampuchea Airlines started services (>>Royal Air Cambodge)

Cambodia

7 September 1988

PBA (Provincetown-Boston Airlines), founded by John C. Van Arsdale on 30Nov1949, was fully consolidated in to Texas Air

USA

7 September 2005

Avolar began operations

Mexico

7 September 2013

South Supreme Airlines officially launched international operations with its maiden flight between Juba & Khartoum

South Sudan

 

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8 September 1909

Samuel Cody flew from Aldershot to Farnborough and back (46 miles in 1 h and 3 min), the first recorded cross-country flight in the UK

UK

8 September 1935

The first civil airport in Finland was opened at Turku Artukainen

Finland

8 September 1997

The B.777-300 was rolled out

USA

8 September 2008

Futura Gael ceased operations

Ireland

8 September 2008

Futura International Airways ceased operations

Spain

8 September 2009

KD Avia suspended all flights

Russia

 

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9 September 1911

The first British scheduled airmail flight was made. Gustav Hamel flew from Hendon to the Postmaster General's office in Windsor

UK

9 September 1921

Daimler Airway was founded (>British Airways)

UK

9 September 1946

TAA (Trans Australia Airline) started operations from Laverton Aerodrome to Mascot

Australia

9 September 1947

Air Vietnam was formed as COSARA by Maurice Loubière

Indo China

9 September 1971

Air-India Charters was formed, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air India

India

9 September 1980

Island Air, a Hawaiian airline, started operations as Princeville Airways

USA

9 September 1987

Royale Airlines filed for bankruptcy Chapter 11 on this date & later it was changed to Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Feb1989

USA

9 September 1988

Air France and Lufthansa establish Euroberlin France

France

9 September 1999

Roan Air was renamed to Zambian Airways

Zambia

9 September 2008

Vega Airlines, re-established as Cargo Air, received its AOC

Bulgaria

9 September 2011

EasySky started operations

Honduras

9 September 2012

FMI Air launched operations as FMI Air Charter

Myanmar

9 September 2012

Bmibaby closes down

UK

9 September 2014

Hai Au Aviation officially launched the seaplane service for tourism in Tuan Chau, Ha Long

Vietnam

9 September 2015

Amaszonas del Paraguay inaugurated operations with its maiden flight from Asuncion to Ciudad del Este

Paraguay

 

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10 September 1952

TWA introduces the Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation

USA

10 September 1968

Indonesia Air started operations as Indonesia Air Transport

Indonesia

10 September 2004

Fly Niu Airlines was forced to cease after its AOC was revoked because of Tonga's "one airline" policy

Tonga

10 September 2012

Air Nigeria ceased operations

Nigeria

 

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11 September 1924

First regular airmail service began, with Laurentide Air Services linking Haileybury with Rouyn

Canada

11 September 1946

Seaboard World Airlines was founded (..>>FedEx)

USA

11 September 1962

Merpati launched services from Jakarta, with a fleet of two Douglas DC-3s and four DHC-3 Otters

Indonesia

11 September 1970

First flight of the Britten-Norman Trislander, an 18-seat three-engined piston-powered civilian utility aircraft

UK

11 September 1989

SunExpress was founded on 1this date as a joint venture between Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa

Turkey

11 September 2000

Transwest Air operations started

Canada

11 September 2001

Potomac Air goes under, caused by 9/11 attack

USA

11 September 2006

Bravo Air Congo start operations on this date & ceased on 10Dec2007

DR Congo

11 September 2008

Air Bee ceased operations

Italy

11 September 2009

Pace Airlines suspended operations

USA

11 September 2015

South Supreme Airlines halted operations owing to the scarcity of dollars in South Sudan

South Sudan

 

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12 September 1919

Queen Wilhelmina of Netherlands awards KLM its “Royal” designation

Netherlands

12 September 1923

The charter was signed in Helsinki establishing Aero O/Y (>Finnair)

Finland

12 September 1925

Juan Trippe incorporates Eastern Air Transport (>American Airlines)

USA

12 September 1929

18-passenger Boeing Model 80A made its first flight

USA

12 September 1973

Eagle Airways, formed in 1969, started scheduled services

New Zealand

12 September 2001

Air New Zealand placed the Ansett group of companies into voluntary administration with PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Australia

12 September 2008

XL Airways UK, a subsidiary of the XL Leisure Group, ceased operations

UK

 

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13 September 1928

Panagra was founded on this day & commenced operations on 12Oct1929

USA

13 September 1929

Fokker F.32 first flight. A passenger aircraft built by the Fokker Aircraft Corporation of America in 1929 in their Teterboro, New Jersey factory

USA

13 September 1952

Fujita Airlines (Fuji Airlines) was established (>JDA >>JAL)

Japan

13 September 1994

Air Macau was established

Macau

13 September 2001

Ansett Australia ceased operations

Australia

13 September 2005

Abu Dhabi announced that it was withdrawing from Gulf Air to concentrate on Etihad Airways by Royal (Amiri) Decree

UAE

13 September 2012

BB Airways, founded in Jan2012, started operations

Nepal

 

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14 September 1934

Aeroméxico was established as Aeronaves de México by Antonio Diaz Lombardo

Mexico

14 September 1970

North East Bolivian Airways (NEBA) was founded as a general cargo carrier based in Cochbamba

Bolivia

14 September 1978

ONA (Overseas National Airways), formed in Jun1950, ceased operations

USA

14 September 1992

Necon Air, Nepal's first private airline company, was established

Nepal

14 September 2005

Air Scandic ceased operations

UK

14 September 2007

Air Tomisko ceased operations

Serbia

14 September 2014

AG Air suspended operations after the Georgian Civil Aviation Agency (GeCAA) revoked its Air Operators Certificate (AOC)

Georgia

 

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15 September 1925

LAB (Lloyd Aereo Boliviano) was founded

Bolivia

15 September 1926

Pacific Air Transport, founded in Jan1926, commenced operations (=UAL)

USA

15 September 1928

Faucett (Compania de Aviacion Faucett) was formed by Elmer J. Faucett

Peru

15 September 1930

PanAm acquires its prime competitor, NYRBA (New York, Rio, and Buenos Aires Line)

USA

15 September 1934

AeroMexico, founded on 14Sep1934 by Antonio Diaz Lombardo, commenced operations as Aerovias de Mexico

Mexico

15 September 1946

British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines' inaugural flight departs from Sydney (>QANTAS)

Australia

15 September 1948

Myanmar National Airways was founded by the government after independence, as the Union of Burma Airways (UBA)

Myanmar

15 September 1956

Aeroflot introduces the first Tupolev Tu-14 service

USSR

15 September 1960

TEAL (Tasman Empire Airways) retires its last flying boat from service (>ANZ)

New Zealand

15 September 1965

Air Siam was formed as Varan Air-Siam by the Thai Royal Family

Thailand

15 September 1968

Air Moorea started operations

French Polynesia

15 September 1970

Loftleidir, Salén, Luxair and private interests founded Cargolux on 04Mar1970 & operations start on this date

Luxembourg

15 September 1976

Lao Airlines, formed in Jan1975 as Civil Aviation Company, started operations

Laos

15 September 1977

Air Seychelles was established by the Seychelles government by the merger of Air Mahé & Inter-Island Airways, as Seychelles Airlines

Seychelles

15 September 1978

Germania operations started as SAT Flug (Special Air Transport)

Germany

15 September 1978

Big Sky Airlines, established in 1978, started operations

USA

15 September 1979

MedAvia operations started on this date

Malta

15 September 1990

SVG Air, formed in 1990, started operations

St Vincent

15 September 1993

Caspian Airlines operations started

Iran

15 September 1994

Air Guadeloupe, founded on 21May1970 as SATA (Société Antillaise de Transport Aérien), started operations (=>Air Caraïbes)

Guadeloupe

15 September 1995

MEX (Mocambique Expresso) operations start

Mozambique

15 September 1999

UM Air, founded as an open-end joint stock company, received an air operator certificate

Ukraine

15 September 1999

Integra Air, established 1998, started operations

Canada

15 September 2003

Tigerair, founded in 2003, started operations as Tiger Airways

Singapore

15 September 2008

Cargo Air, re-established from Vega Airlines. started operations

Bulgaria

15 September 2008

AeBal (Aerolineas de Baleares) ceased operations

Spain

15 September 2010

Med-Airlines, a cargo airline based in Casablanca, started operations

Morocco

15 September 2012

Sky Net Airline, formed in 2011, started operations

Armenia

15 September 2012

Jet Star operations started

Moldova

15 September 2015

Beacon launched its maiden commercial operations

USA

 

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16 September 1919

CCNA (Compania Colombiana de Navigacion Aerea), first civil aviation company in Colombia was created

Colombia

16 September 1946

Alitalia (Aerolinee Italiane Internazionale) was formed

Italy

16 September 1955

First flight of Deutsche Lufthansa (>Interflug)

East Germany

16 September 1956

APSA (Aerolineas Peruanas SA) was founded by C. W. Shelton

Peru

16 September 1963

Malaysian Airlines was formed, & became Malaysian-Singapore Airlines

Malaysia

16 September 1964

Mid-States Aviation Corporation started operations on local routes out of Meigs Field, Chicago

USA

16 September 1983

Aero Leon, founded in May1978, had it's AOC removed

Mexico

16 September 2003

Austrian arrows started operations

Austria

16 September 2010

T'Way Air start operations

South Korea

16 September 2012

U Airlines inaugural flight

Thailand

 

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17 September 1946

SAS, founded on 01Aug1946 by the merger of DNL & DDL & SILA as OSAS, started operations

Scandinavia

17 September 1957

APSA (Aerolineas Peruanas SA), founded by C. W. Shelton on 16Sep1956, launches operations

Peru

17 September 1960

East African Airways commenced jet services between London and Nairobi

Kenya

17 September 1991

The joint Russian-British venture HeavyLift-VolgaDnepr was established

Russia

17 September 1993

Shenzhen Airlines operations start

China

17 September 2009

Virgin Nigeria  was renamed to Nigerian Eagle Airlines (>Air Nigeria)

Nigeria

17 September 2011

Jet Asia Airways, established in Dec2009, started operations

Thailand

17 September 2013

First Flight of the B.787-9 at Paine Field in Everett, Washington

USA

 

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18 September 1924

Junkers G 23 first flight

Germany

18 September 1928

The Graf Zeppelin, the most successful rigid airship ever built, made its first flight

Germany

18 September 1954

TAROM (Transporturile Aeriene Române) was founded

Romania

18 September 1958

Interflug was established on on this date. It started operations in 1963 & the last commercial flight was on 30Apr1991

East Germany

18 September 1959

Delta Air Lines and United Air Lines introduced the Douglas DC-8

USA

18 September 1968

First flight of the McDonnell Douglas DC-9-20

USA

18 September 1983

Aero Leon, founded in May1978 by the Captain Eucario León, was closed down

Mexico

18 September 2003

CTK CiTylinK, formed in 1994 & scheduled domestic flights were introduced as CiTylinK Airlines.

Ghana

18 September 2008

Arrow Air Panama ceased operations

Panama

18 September 2014

Greenland Express ceased operations

Denmark

 

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19 September 1919

CMA (Compagnie des Messageries Aériennes) commenced a regular service between Paris and London, using ex-military Breguet 14s

France

19 September 1921

First regular scheduled airline service in Latin America commenced, with Colombian airline SCADTA operating between Barranquilla and Girandot

Colombia

19 September 1934

Allied Airways, formed on 02Jan1934 as Aberdeen Airways, operated its first service (+>BA)

UK

19 September 1944

Moldovan Independent Squadron (Aeroflot) was established on this date operating domestic flights and serving in the agricultural role (>Air Moldova)

USSR

19 September 1946

TAP (Transportes Aéreos Portugueses) started commercial services

Portugal

19 September 1986

Sichuan Airlines was formed on this date & officially commenced operations on 14Jul1988 as Sichuan Provincial Airlines

China

19 September 1998

Skymark Airlines operations start

Japan

19 September 2009

Efly commence operations.

Malta

 

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20 September 1946

Mackey Airlines was founded by Col. Joseph Mackey

USA

20 September 1974

LIAT, founded on 20Oct1956 as Leeward Islands Air Transport Services, started operations as LIAT

Antigua

20 September 1991

Sahara Indian Airlines was founded (>Air Sahara 2000, >JetKonnect)

India

20 September 1991

FlyLAL was established as government-owned Lietuvos avialinijos on this date & suspended operations on 17Jan2009

Lithuania

20 September 2005

GoJet, established in late 2004 by Trans States Holdings, secured US FAA certification

USA

20 September 2007

Air India Regional started operations on 21Jun1996 as Alliance Air & was renamed on this date

India

20 September 2011

Air Minas, grounded on 30May2010, lost its AOC

Brazil

 

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21 September 1939

First flight of the Lockheed Model 18 Lodestar

USA

21 September 1955

Air Koryo, re-established 1953 as UKAMPS, started operations as CAAK

North Korea

21 September 1972

Filipinas Orient Airways started operations on 05Jan1965 as Fairways & renamed in Nov1965. Martial Law stopped operations

Philippines

21 September 1978

NCA (Nippon Cargo Airlines) was established as Japan’s first all-cargo airline

Japan

21 September 1992

Kiwi International Airlines first flew on this date & ceased operations on 24Mar1999

USA

21 September 2001

AOM and Air Liberte merge to create a new airline called Air Lib

France

21 September 2009

Air Dominicana, having started operations on 16Oct2008, ceased

Dominican Republic

21 September 2012

Africa World Airlines launched services

Ghana

21 September 2012

Eaglexpress Air Charters' first commercial flight for Hajj Pilgrimage from Jeddah to Dhaka

Malaysia

21 September 2015

Fly County Airlines commenced domestic operations with 3x weekly flights from its Nairobi Wilson base to Voi Ikanga airstrip

Kenya

 

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22 September 1993

Sterling Airways ceased operations

Denmark

22 September 2001

Air Lib began operations after AOM and Air Liberte merger

France

22 September 2006

CR Airways changed its name to Hong Kong Airlines

Hong Kong

 

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23 September 1911

The first US airmail flight was made. Earle Ovington flew 9.7 km (6 miles) from Nassau Boulevard, New York to Mineola, New York

USA

23 September 1925

LAB (Lloyd Aero Boliviano) commenced operations

Bolivia

23 September 1931

First flight of the first Gibraltar Airways. Company formed by M H Bland (to be restarted as Gibair in 1947)

Gibraltar

23 September 1931

The contract between CLASSA and the Spanish government was declared void, allowing LAPE to begin operations (>Iberia)

Spain

23 September 1968

Air Crews & Maintenance Inc., a scheduled air taxi services to points in Florida, was certificated

USA

23 September 1998

Ajet was established as Helios Airways

Cyprus

23 September 2008

Constellation West Indian Airways ceased operations

Trinidad & Tobago

 

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24 September 1946

Cathay Pacific was founded by American Roy C Farrell and Australian Sydney H de Kantzow. Started operations on the same day

Hong Kong

24 September 1947

Cyprus Airways was established

Cyprus

24 September 1997

ValuJet Airlines changed its name to AirTran, and in the summer of 1998, the two airlines merged onto the same FAA certificate

USA

24 September 2001

13 days after 9/11, US Airways decided to terminate all flights from MetroJet

USA

24 September 2011

ECAir operations started

Republic of Congo

24 September 2012

Rollins Air had its AOC was revoked

Honduras

24 September 2012

Fly Tanzania was incorporated. Unsure if started operations with a single BAe 146-300 as planned

Tanzania

 

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25 September 1950

PanAm purchases AOA (American Overseas Airlines) from American

USA

25 September 1969

Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillblom and Robert Lynn (the D, H and L in the company name) incorporate & start DHL Worldwide Express (>Astar Air Cargo)

USA

25 September 1991

First flight of the British Aerospace Jetstream 41

UK

25 September 2006

Juneyao Airlines made its maiden flight

China

25 September 2006

China Express Airlines launched operations using three Bombardier CRJ200s

China

25 September 2008

LatCharter became SmartLynx

Latvia

25 September 2009

Aeroflot-Don reverts to its previous Donavia identity on this date. Donskie Avialinii >>JSC Donavia Airlines >Aeroflot-Don >Donavia

Russia

25 September 2015

Nordic Aviation was founded by the Estonian Government

Estonia

 

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26 September 1919

CCNA  (Compania Colombiana de Navigacion Aerea), first civil aviation company in Colombia was legally registered on this date

Colombia

26 September 1932

Manchurian Aviation Company, national airline of Manchukuo (Manchuria, China) was founded

China

26 September 1932

Imperial Airways introduces the Armstrong Whitworth A.W.15 Atalanta, four engine aircraft

UK

26 September 1969

Washington Airlines, formed by Butler Aviation as an attempt as a STOL operation out of Baltimore, ceased operations

USA

26 September 1973

Concorde made its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time

UK

26 September 1977

Laker Airways inaugurated its no-booking "Skytrain" service between London and New York

UK

26 September 1981

First flight of the B.767-200

USA

26 September 1994

Enimex was established and started operations

Estonia

26 September 2011

Comlux Aruba received its AOC

Aruba

26 September 2011

Boeing delivers its first B.787 Dreamliner to a customer, All Nippon Airways, at Paine Field in Washington

USA

26 September 2014

PEOPLExpress II abruptly ceased operations after almost 3 months

USA

26 September 2014

Tigerair Taiwan started operations with A.320 aircraft

Taiwan

26 September 2015

Little Red ceased operations

UK

26 September 2015

YTO Express Airlines commenced commercial freight operations with its maiden flight - Hangzhou-Chengdu

China

 

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27 September 1928

Faucett (Compania de Aviacion Faucett), formed on 15Sep1928 by Elmer J. Faucett, started operations

Peru

27 September 1960

Autair  changed was renamed to Autair International Airways (>Court Lines)

UK

27 September 2001

LAPA, formed in 1977, was renamed to ARG Argentina Línea Privada

Argentina

27 September 2005

The merger transaction between US Airways and America West was officially completed

USA

27 September 2006

Caribbean Airlines was incorporated

Trinidad and Tobago

27 September 2007

America West Airlines began operating on the same operating certificate as US Airways

USA

27 September 2012

Varig Cargo, rebranded as VarigLog (Varig Logistics) in 2000, suspended operations on 02Jan2012 & was liquidated on this date

Brazil

27 September 2013

America West merger into US Airways was completed

USA

27 September 2013

Ruili Jingcheng Helicopter Co. was formally renamed as Dehong South Asia General Airlines upon approval by Southwest Regional Administration of CAAC

China

 

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28 September 1948

El Al's first flight. It departed from Ekron Air Base on this date to pick up Israel's first president, Chaim Weizmann, and returned to Israel the next day

Israel

28 September 1955

Transpac, formed on 09Dec1954, started operations. Became Air Caledonie on 01Jan1968

New Caledonia

28 September 1967

Faroe Airways (Fairline) ceased operating

Faroe Islands

28 September 1984

Sun Aire Lines, founded as Borrego Springs Airlines in 1968 but renamed soon after, operated its final service (>>Skywest Airlines)

USA

28 September 1988

First flight of the Ilyushin Il-96

USSR

28 September 2006

Suvarnabhumi Airport officially opens to replace the aging Don Muang airport

Thailand

28 September 2008

Samara Airlines ceased operations

Russia

28 September 2011

Kingfisher Red, founded on 25Aug2003 as Air Deccan, ceased operations

India

 

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29 September 1931

Aeroposta Argentina Airline “rents” its assets to the national government, which renamed its temporary acquisition Aeroposta Nacional

Argentina

29 September 1972

Air Florida began operations (>>Midway Airlines)

USA

29 September 2003

LagunAir was founded

Spain

29 September 2005

TransMeridian Airlines ceased operations

USA

29 September 2008

Georgia Skies commenced operations

USA

29 September 2009

State-owned airline Olympic Airlines ceased operation and was replaced by privately owned Olympic Air, which commenced operations on this day

Greece

29 September 2012

Comairs' last scheduled flight (Cincinnati to Houston)

USA

29 September 2014

Fly Romania (Tend Air)  declared bankruptcy

Romania

 

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30 September 1919

The British Aerial Transport Company began domestic flights between Hendon (London) and Birmingham

UK

30 September 1935

Allied British Airways Ltd was formed (>British Airways)

UK

30 September 1947

Itaú was founded as a subsidiary of the cement producer Itaú

Brazil

30 September 1957

Austrian Airlines was founded, and the new company began to operate scheduled services on 31Mar1958

Austria

30 September 1958

WAAC (West African Airways Corporation) ceased operations

West Africa

30 September 1959

Croydon Airport was closed. The final service was a de Havilland DH.114 Heron flight to Rotterdam Captained by Geoffrey Last

UK

30 September 1980

Seaboard World Airlines, founded on 11Sep1946 & started operations as Seaboard & Western Airlines on 10May1947, ceased operations

USA

30 September 1986

Transamerica ceased operations

USA

30 September 1986

Republic Airlines, formed by merger of North Central & Southern on 01Jul1979, merged into Northwest on this date

USA

30 September 2007

European Air Express ceased operations

Germany

30 September 2008

Asian Spirit became Zest Air

Philippines

30 September 2008

Carib Aviation ceased operations

Antigua

30 September 2008

African International Airways ceased operations

South Africa

30 September 2011

Air Southwest ceased operations & was absorbed into Eastern Airlines

UK

30 September 2012

Ariella Airlines operations started

Burkina Faso

30 September 2012

Kingfisher, having started operations on 09May2005, ceased

India

30 September 2014

Helitt Líneas Aéreas suspended operations indefinitely amid crippling debts

Spain

30 September 2014

JEX (JAL Express) - JAL officially ends its subsidiary and merged it back in

Japan

 

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