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1 November 1920 Aeromarine West Indies Airways commenced operationsUSA
1 November 1923The charter establishing the Aero Oy was signed in Helsinki on 12Sep1923, & registered on this date (>Finnair)Finland
1 November 1934SAA (South African Airways) introduced the Junkers Ju 52/3m, the first multi-engine aircraft, which was used on domestic flightsSouth Africa
1 November 1936Pennsylvania Central Airlines was formed (>Capital Airlines >>UAL)USA
1 November 1950Suidair, formed in 1946 goes into liquidation and ceased to operateSouth Africa
1 November 1958Ladeco began operationsChile
1 November 1958OFD was founded by Martin Dekker & Jan Janssen as OLT (Ostfriesische Lufttransport)Germany
1 November 1959Nordurflug was formed by Tryggvi Helgason to provide air ambulance and charter flights to remote areas of Iceland (>Air Iceland)Iceland
1 November 1962Transmeridian began operations under the name Trans Meridian Flying Service on 05Oct1962 and began operations on this dateUK
1 November 1966Air Canada began the first North American air services to the Soviet UnionCanada
1 November 1966Aeromaya was formed by the merger of ASSA, which itself had taken over Aero Taxi SA of Merida & Servicio Aereo Gomez-MendezMexico
1 November 1967 Cable Flying Services, an Air taxi operator founded by Roger Cable, began scheduled commuter air services as Cable Commuter AirlinesUSA
1 November 1968Blue Dog, operated scheduled commuter services from Omak in the state of Washington, was certificatedUSA
1 November 1971Cameroon Airlines, established on 26Jul1971, started operationsCameroon
1 November 1971

Danair operations began (>Cimber Sterling)

1 November 1973Air Niugini was established & started operationsPapua New Guinea
1 November 1979JEA (Jersey European Airways) operations started (..>FlyBe)UK
1 November 1984American Eagle Airlines began operationsUSA
1 November 1985 Flight Express, started as Chapman Air in May1978, but Jim Chapman sold his company & was renamed as Flight ExpressUSA
1 November 1987LTE International Airways, formed on 29Apr1987, started operationsSpain
1 November 1988Air Tindi operations startedCanada
1 November 1992Airlines of Carriacou was formedGrenada
1 November 1995Santa Bárbara Airline was established (>SBA Airlines)Venezuela
1 November 1996J-Air, founded 08Aug1996, commenced operationsJapan
1 November 1996RICO Linhas Aerea was created by Rico Taxi Aereo Brazil
1 November 2001 Air Canada created low-cost subsidiary Tango. Re-absorbed the operation in Jul2004Canada
1 November 2004Malta Air Charter, established in 1970, although it did not start operations until 1990, ceased operationsMalta
1 November 2005Fischer Air ceased operationsCzech Republic
1 November 2006Ajet, formerly Helios Airways, ceased operationsGreece
1 November 2008Domodedovo Airlines ceased operationsRussia
1 November 2008KrasAir ceased operationsRussia
1 November 2009 Nile Air obtained AOC & started operations in Aug2010Egypt
1 November 2011 Airberlin Turkey a joint venture between Airberlin & Pegasus Airlines, launched operations between Antalya and StuttgartTurkey
1 November 2014LFH - Luftverkehr Friesland Harle merged into FLN Frisia-Luftverkehr Norddeich to form FLN - Die InselfliegerGermany
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2 November 1922Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services began its first scheduled flights, between Charleville, Queensland & Cloncurry, Queensland (>QANTAS)Australia
2 November 1936Adelaide Airways amalgamated with Holyman's Airways & West Australian Airways to form ANA (Australian National Airways)Australia
2 November 1947First flight Hughes H-4 Hercules "Spruce Goose", prototype 8 engines heavy transport aircraft, largest flying boat ever builtUSA
2 November 1949CAAC was formed as SKOGA, shortly after the founding of the People's Republic of ChinaChina
2 November 1975

Surinam Airways started operations using a leased KLM DC-8-63 after being renamed from SLM

2 November 1976CAL Cargo Air Lines operations startedIsrael
2 November 1978CTA (Compagnie de Transport Aerien), formed in Sep1978 to succeed the privately owned charter airline SATA, began operationsSwitzerland
2 November 1982

Last commercial Air New Zealand DC10 flight arrives in Auckland from Hong Kong

New Zealand
2 November 1992First flight of the Airbus A.330France
2 November 2000Estafeta Carga Aerea operations startMexico
2 November 2007AirAsia X, founded as FAX by Tony Fernandes, started operationsMalaysia
2 November 20121time ceased all operations and files for liquidationSouth Africa
2 November 2014Texas Sky Airways started flights from Victoria Regional Airport to Austin and DallasUSA
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3 November 1922Japan Air Transport Institute pioneer passenger service between Sakai, Osaka and Tokushima on Shikoku islandJapan
3 November 1992TWA emerged from bankruptcy with $1.8 billion in debt, most of which was secured with TWAs assets (>American Airlines)USA
3 November 1997Britannia Airways (Germany), established by Britannia Airways UK, began holiday charter flightsGermany
3 November 2000Air Sénégal International was establishedSenegal
3 November 2001Belair, registered in the Swiss Commercial Register on 16Oct2001, started operationsSwitzerland
3 November 2003Baboo, founded by Julian Cook in Aug2003, operated its first flight to Lugano as FlybabooSwitzerland
3 November 2004Albatros Airways was established and started operationsAlbania
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4 November 1933VASP (Viação Aérea São Paulo) was establishedBrazil
4 November 1942First flight Latécoère 631, French civil transatlantic 6 engine flying boatFrance
4 November 1953The Douglas DC-7 began service with American Airlines, allowing the company to offer coast-to-coast, nonstop service.USA
4 November 1964First ever automatic blind landing by a passenger aircraft when a British European Airways Hawker Siddeley Trident landed in dense fogUK
4 November 1982Pan Am inaugurates service from Los Angeles to Sydney; at 7,487 non-stop miles (11,979 km), it was the longest non-stop flight in the worldUSA
4 November 1993Maldivian Air Taxi started operationsMaldives
4 November 2002CCAir, formed as Sunbird Airlines in 1979, closed downUSA
4 November 2005GoAir started operationsIndia
4 November 2010EuroCypria Airlines ceased operationsCyprus
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5 November 1947First flight of the Scottish Aviation Pioneer. 5 seat high wing STOL aircraftUK
5 November 1947Braniff International began daily round trip schedules using DC-6 aircraft between Dallas and ChicagoUSA
5 November 1987Aeromar start operations as Transportes AeromMexico
5 November 1991Transaero Airlines commenced operations, Moscow to Tel AvivRussia
5 November 2003 Etihad Airways, founded in Jul2003 started operations with a ceremonial flight to Al Ain. Commercial services started on 12Nov2003UAE
5 November 2008Dana Air, established on 08Aug2008, received its AOCNigeria
5 November 2009Efly ceased operationsMalta
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6 November 1922The Dornier Do J Wal made its maiden flightGermany
6 November 1961Mount Cook Airline, formed as NZ Aero Transport in 1920, was renamed from Mount Cook Air Services & began scheduled servicesNew Zealand
6 November 1968British Eagle ceased operations, followed by voluntary liquidation two days laterUK
6 November 1998Royal Airlines was foundedPakistan
6 November 2002National Airlines, already operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy, permanently ceased operationsUSA
6 November 2006Air Asturias, established on 13Jul2005, had no AOC so LTE started operations in behalf of itSpain
6 November 2007 BRA Transportes Aereos requested the National Civil Aviation Agency to suspend all flights the following dayBrazil
6 November 2008

Kavok was established in June 2005, but unable to launch until it received its AOC from Venezuela’s Instituto Nacional de Aeronautica Civil on this date

6 November 2009 MCA Airlines, founded in 2008, suspended operationsSweden
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7 November 1910First commercial airplane flight was Phil O. Parmalee carrying two bolts of silk on his Wright Model B from Dayton to Columbus, OhioUSA
7 November 1935Imperial Airways (Nigeria and Gold Coast) Limited was jointly formed between Imperial and Elder Dempster and operated as Elders Colonial AirwaysNigeria
7 November 1950BOAC retired its last flying boat airliner from serviceUK
7 November 1960 Orion Airways, established on 26Jan1956 & started operations on 09Aug1957 with a Vickers Viking, ceased operations and was liquidatedUK
7 November 1977 TAB (Transportes Aereas Bolivianos) was formed as a sub-division of the Air Transport Management of the Bolivian Air ForceBolivia
7 November 1988Air France and Lufthansa established Euroberlin on 09Sep1998 & it commenced operations on this dateFrance
7 November 1993Bhoja Airline commenced their operations. Ceased 2012Bangladesh
7 November 1996DHL Aero Express, started charter operations on 15Aug1996, added scheduled servicesPanama
7 November 2001Last flight of SabenaBelgium
7 November 2007Mauritania Airways, established in Dec2006, operated its first flightMauritania
7 November 2007BRA Transportes Aereos ceased operationsBrazil
7 November 2008ALMA de Mexico, a low-cost airline based in Guadalajara, suspended all servicesMexico
7 November 2011United Airlines flew the world's first commercial aviation flight on a microbially derived biofuel using Solajet™, Solazyme's algae-derived renewable fuelUSA
7 November 2016Fly Kiss launched servicesFrance
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8 November 1932Junkers Ju 60 first flightGermany
8 November 1985Centurion Cargo was founded as Challenge Air CargoUSA
8 November 2015Nordic Aviation, founded on 25Sep2015 by the Estonian Government, started operations (>Nordica with effect from 01Apr2016)Estonia
8 November 2015Estonian Air announced that it will ceased operations as of todayEstonia
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9 November 1979Air California began its first service outside of California, when it began operating to Reno, Nevada (>AirCal >>American)USA
9 November 1980The last commercial flight (DA8874) of Dan-Air's DH Comet 4C (G-BDIW)UK
9 November 1982Altair Airlines files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy & ceased operationsUSA
9 November 1993The INAEC brand was reborn to service the air transportation needs of the Lopez Group of companies (original INAEC (Iloilo-Negros Air Express Co.) was formed in 1932)Philippines
9 November 1995Air Macau, established on 13Sep1994, operated its first service, from Macau to Beijing and ShanghaiMacau
9 November 2005Emu Airways ceased operations (>Regionallink Airlines)Australia
9 November 2005ASA (Airlines of South Australia) ceased operationsAustralia
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10 November 1919AT&T carried the first international air mail – to Paris. The first flight was by DH4A G-EAHF and an Air Mail pennant was attached to its rudderUK
10 November 1945South African Airways introduces its first inter-continental service, a 3-day Springbok Service, operated by the Avro YorkSouth Africa
10 November 1995easyJet, established in 1995, started operationsUK
10 November 2008Dana Air, established on 08Aug2008 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Dana Group, commenced flight operationsNigeria
10 November2010Regent Airways operations startedBangladesh
10 November 2011Albanian Airlines ceased operationsAlbania
10 November 2014TAGUA (Transporte Aéreo Guaraní) started operationsParaguay
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11 November 1929

Inter-Island Airways began Hawaii's first interisland scheduled service, with two, eight-passenger Sikorsky S-38 amphibian aircraft (>Hawaiian Airlines)

11 November 1938The British government announces its intention to merge Imperial Airways and British Airways Limited to form British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) (>BA)UK
11 November 1946Short Solent flying boat first flightUK
11 November 1983CASA CN-235 first flight Spain
11 November 1991Avies was foundedEstonia
11 November 1993 TajAir was founded on as Megapode AirlinesIndia
11 November 1995Virgin Express (France) was founded as Air Provence CharterFrance
11 November 2009MCA Airlines declared bankruptcySweden
11 November 2011Livingston Compagnia Aerea was established on  by Ricardo Toto’s RT holding companyItaly
11 November 2014Palau Pacific Airways began scheduled passenger operations using a wet leased B.737-8ASPalau
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12 November 1954Air Inter was incorporated (>>Air France)France
12 November 1956CHA (Chicago Helicopter Airways) began operations after being renamed from Helicopter Air ServiceUSA
12 November 1998Shuttle America, established in 1995, began operations as a low-fare commuter airlineUSA
12 November 2003United Airlines launched a new low-cost carrier, Ted, to compete with other low-cost airlinesUSA
12 November 2003Etihad Airways, founded in Jul2003, commenced commercial servicesUAE
12 November 2010The 5th reincarnation of Pan Am (Pan American Airways) had it's inaugural flight to Monterrey, Mexico from Brownsville, TexasUSA
12 November 2012Air Côte d'Ivoire, set up on 15May2012, started African regional services from AbidjanIvory Coast
12 November 2015TUS Airways operated its first flightCyprus
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13 November 1926

ALI (Avio Linee Italiane) was founded in Rome (>Alitalia)

13 November 1930Braniff Airways began operations (>Braniff International)USA
13 November 1944Civil air services to London are restored, after WWII, with the first flights carried out by Railway Air ServicesUK
13 November 1946 CHA (Chicago Helicopter Airways) was incorporated in Delaware as Helicopter Air ServiceUSA
13 November 1991Midway Airlines having started operations in 1979, now ceasedUSA
13 November 2003JetairFly was established as TUI Belgium (>TUIfly)Belgium
13 November 2010German Sky started operationsGermany
13 November 2013Nasair became FlynasSaudi Arabia
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14 November 1930First flight of the Handley Page H.P.42UK
14 November 1935Philippine Congress approved franchise of Philippine Aerial Taxi Company Incorporated (PATCO) to provide mail, cargo and passenger service in Luzon (>PAL)Philippines
14 November 1987Air Transat began airline operationsCanada
14 November 1988Wasawings lost its flying licence after a second crash which killed 5 peopleFinland
14 November 2000FlyNordic, established in 1996 as Reguljair, had AOC revoked but relaunched as on 01Dec2000Sweden
14 November 2005Air Horizons ceased operationsFrance
14 November 2015Everjets made its scheduled market debut with the launch of regular passenger flights from Funchal to Lisbon and Porto on Portugal
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15 November 1948El Al was incorporated and became Israel's national flag carrierIsrael
15 November 1956SAS DC-7 C sets a new distance record for by flying 6,05 miles nonstop from Los Angeles to Stockholm, Sweden, following the Great Arctic Circle routeScandinavia
15 November 1957 Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT), established on 05Jun1957, began charter operationsTaiwan
15 November 1975First circumnavigation of the world, over-flying both poles, was made by a Flying Tiger Line B.707USA
15 November 1979Tropic Air operations startBelize
15 November 1979 Sunbird Airlines start operations (>CCAir)USA
15 November 1985Centurion Cargo, founded on 08Nov1985 as Challenge Air Cargo, start operationsUSA
15 November 1987Airkenya Express operations start as Airkenya Aviation from the merger of Air Kenya and Sunbird AviationKenya
15 November 1991Tulpar Air operations started operations as Atlas Aviakompania Russia
15 November 1991Jagson Airlines operations startedIndia
15 November 1993Midway Airlines was foundedUSA
15 November 1994Eagle Air Uganda operations startedUganda
15 November 1997Novair operations startedSweden
15 November 1998Cargo Air, formed as Vega Airlines on 04Jul1997, started operationsBulgaria
15 November 1998Cygnus Air, created as Regional Lineas Aereas, re-emerged as Cygnus Air & started operationsSpain
15 November 1999La Costena operations startedNicaragua
15 November 1999Southern Air operations startedUSA
15 November 2000Kalitta Air operations startedUSA
15 November 2000Angara Airlines operations startedRussia
15 November 2001Buraq Air started operationsLibya
15 November 2001Transcarga International Airways operations startedVenezuela
15 November 2002Transwisata Prima Aviation operations startedIndonesia
15 November 2003Sriwijaya Airlines operations startedIndonesia
15 November 2004Air Bagan operations started Myanmar
15 November 2005CCA (Central Connect Airlines) operations startedCzech Republic
15 November 2005Boeing formally launched the stretched B.747-8 variant with orders from Cargolux and Nippon Cargo AirlinesUSA
15 November 2006Mango’s first flight took placeSouth Africa
15 November 2007Air Uganda launched services using two wet-leased Douglas DC-9-30Uganda
15 November 2008LTE International Airways ceased operationsSpain
15 November 2011Strategic Airlines was renamed to Air AustraliaAustralia
15 November 2012Massawa Airways operations started with regional services from MassawaEritrea
15 November 2012Sky Wings operations was suspendedGreece
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16 November 1909

DELAG, Deutsche Luftschiffahrts-Aktiengesellschaft was formed as the world's first airline by German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin

16 November 1920Papers formally establishing Qantas were signed in the Gresham Hotel, Brisbane,. The company, based in Winton, was registered with Fergus McMaster as ChairmanAustralia
16 November 1928Western Canada Airways established the Prairie Air Mail Route, an experimental air ail service operated for 20 daysCanada
16 November 1929Ruy Vacani and the Braga Brothers founded ETA (Empresa de Transporte Aéreo) on 10Aug1928. Ceased operationsBrazil
16 November 1959First flight of the Canadair CL-44Canada
16 November 2012JetLink Express, operations having started in 2004, ceasedKenya
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17 November 1962President John F. Kennedy dedicated Dulles International Airport in Washington, DCUSA
17 November 1964Mass Air (Massachusetts Air Industries), founded in late 1964 by E. Antony and sons, started operationsUSA
17 November 1966Transavia operations started as Transavia LimburgNetherlands
17 November 1997ValuJet Airlines terminates operations after merging into AirTran Airways ( >>Southwest Airlines)USA
17 November 1970First flight of the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar [correction]USA
17 November 2000Solenta Aviation operations startedSouth Africa
17 November 2014Saurya Airlines started operationsNepal
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18 November 1946Trans Canada Airlines received the first of five North Stars on loan from the RCAFCanada
18 November 1974Royal Brunei Airlines was foundedBrunei
18 November 1978Business Flyers Basel changed name to Crossair (>Swiss)Switzerland
18 November 1996AirAsia operations startedIndonesia
18 November 2008Inter Airlines ceased operationsTurkey
18 November 2011Lviv Airlines, formed from the Aeroflot Lviv Division in 1992, was liquidatedUkraine
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19 November 1922Malert was founded (+>Malev)Hungary
19 November 1936 PLUNA, founded in Sep1936, commenced operationsUruguay
19 November 1940Northeast Airlines started operations (>Delta)USA
19 November 1945FEATI (Far Eastern Air Transport) was restarted after renamed from INAEC (Iloilo-Negros Air Express Co.)Philippines
19 November 1959

TEAL took delivery of the first of its jet-prop Lockheed Electras, "Aotearoa" (>Air New Zealand)

New Zealand
19 November 1992Exin, established in Jan1991, launched cargo charter services under contract to DHLPoland
19 November 2003 It was announced that ACA (Atlantic Coast Airlines) would rebrand to a lo-cost as Independence AirUSA
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20 November 1919The first municipal airport in the United States opens in Tucson, Arizona and was still in use todayUSA
20 November 1998Air Tahiti Nui, founded on 31Oct1996, commenced operationsFrench Polynesia
20 November 2003Aviastar Mandiri, established in Jun2000, received its AOCIndonesia
20 November 2008 Vision Air International received an Air Operator Certificate & started operations on 02Dec2008Pakistan
20 November 2009Air France introduced the A380  with service to New York's JFK AirportFrance
20 November 2009Interlink Airlines commenced first ever passenger flights from Wonderboom Airport, Pretoria. First time the capital was connected to other centres in South AfricaSouth Africa
20 November 2013Danube Wings ceased operationsSlovakia
20 November 2015ABC Air Hungary, having started operations on 30Jun2005, ceasedHungary
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21 November 1930NYRBA do Brasil was renamed to Panair do BrasilBrazil
21 November 1964Maryland Airways, set up in late 1964, started daily Beech 18 trips across Chesapeake BayUSA
21 November 1986Air Europa, founded on 17Feb1984 as Air España, launched IT charter services with a flight from London Gatwick to TenerifeSpain
21 November 1990 PBair was founded by Piya Bhirom Bhakdi of Boon Rawd BreweryThailand
21 November 2002 Westair Cargo Airlines, was formed in Swaziland (moved to Ivory Coast in 2005)Swaziland
21 November 2005Blu Express operations startedItaly
21 November 2011Helitt Líneas Aéreas, founded in 2009, began operations with the inaugural route Málaga - MelillaSpain
21 November 2011Astraeus entered administration & ceased operations the same dayUK
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22 November 1935Pan Am commenced the first trans-Pacific airmail service, flying a Martin M.130 from San Francisco to Manila, via Honolulu, Midway Island, Wake Island, and GuamUSA
22 November 1946First flight of the Martin 2-0-2USA
22 November 1947 Philippine Air Express' only C-47 (DC3) crashed killing the owner, Jose Tinsey and the airline ceasedPhilippines
22 November 1993Qatar Airways was establishedQatar
22 November 2007Tiger Airways Australia, established on 16Mar2007, received its air operators certificate (>Tigerair Australia)Australia
22 November 2007AeroLitoral rebranded as Aeromexico ConnectMexico
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23 November 1959First flight of the B.720USA
23 November 1982ZAS Airline, founded by the two brothers Sherif and Emir Zarkani as a freight airline, started operationsEgypt
23 November 1992Copa was established as Aero RepublicaColombia
23 November 1995 Air One was renamed from Aliadriatica (>Alitalia)Italy
23 November 2004Vildanden was foundedNorway
23 November 2005

Air Paradise International ceased operations

23 November 2005Air Lithuania ceased operationsLithuania
23 November 2005TUI Belgium commenced operations as Jetairfly (TUIfly Belgium)Belgium
23 November 2006Star Airlines  became XL Airways FranceFrance
23 November 2006Star XL German Airlines became XL Airways GermanyGermany
23 November 2006Excel Airways became XL Airways UK
23 November 2007Tiger Airways Australia, having received its air operators certificate on 22Nov2007, commenced services (>Tigerair Australia)Australia
23 November 2007Cambodia Angkor Air was established through an MoI signed by the Cambodian governmentCambodia
23 November 2011Okapi Airlines, founded in Oct2011, launched flightsDR Congo
23 November 2012Webjet suspended operations following parent GOL’s announcement that the airline was being closed downBrazil
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24 November 1921Deruluft, a joint Soviet-German airline, was established (...>>Aeroflot)USSR
24 November 1924A KLM Fokker F.VII made the first flight from the Netherlands to the Dutch East Indies, taking 127 hours 16 min.Netherlands
24 November 1932de Havilland Dragon DH.84 first flightUK
24 November 1939British Overseas Airways Corporation was established by the merger of Imperial Airways and the original British Airways under the BOAC ActUK
24 November 1955Fokker F27 Friendship first flightNetherlands
24 November 1965

First commercial services through new Auckland International Airport

New Zealand
24 November 1971Hijacker D.B. Cooper parachuted from Northwest Orient Airlines B.727 at 10,000 feet over Washington state with $200,000 in ransomUSA
24 November 2003Overland Airways operations startedNigeria
24 November 2006Fly540 operations startedKenya
24 November 2010 TAM Air ceased operations when its AOC was revokedGeorgia
24 November 2013 EcoJet start operations with the inaugural flight from Cochabamba to Santa Cruz & SucreBolivia
24 November 2013Belle Air ceased operationsAlbania
24 November 2014Polet Flight (Polet Airlines) suspended operationsRussia
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25 November 1918Posta Aerea Transadriatica began regular mail flights from VeniceItaly
25 November 1929CLASSA, formally constituted as a company on 13Mar1929, commenced operations (>Iberia)Spain
25 November 1930Canadian Airways acquired companies controlled by the Aviation Corporation of Canada and Western Canada Airways (>Air Canada)Canada
25 November 1946SAVAG was founded (>>Cruzeiro do Sul…. >Gol)Brazil
25 November 1946Silver City Airways was incorporated (>British World Airlines)UK
25 November 1956Malev commenced operations after rename from MaszovletHungary
25 November 1973Cook Island Airways first domestic service between Rarotonga and Aitutaki (>>Air Rarotonga)Cook Islands
25 November 1992Ukraine International Airlines start operations as Air Ukraine InternationalUkraine
25 November 2006Perla Airlines was established, but did not launch services until late Apr2010Venezuela
25 November 2008Indochina Airlines first flightVietnam
25 November 2009Indochina Airlines ceased operationsVietnam
25 November 2010Petra Airlines was awarded its AOC (>Air Arabia Jordan)Jordan
25 November 2015Armenia Airways was formedArmenia
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26 November 1954Malev Hungarian Air Transport Company, successor of Maszovlet started operationsHungary
26 November 2013

Belle Air Europe ceased operations

26 November 2015AirSWIFT, formed as ITI (Island Transvoyager), launched servicesGuyana
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27 November 1939Longest ambulance flight in Canadian history was carried out by a Junkers W-34 of Canadian Airways, piloted by WE Catton from Winnipeg Manitoba, to Repulse Bay & returnCanada
27 November 1939BWIA West Indies Airways was founded as British West Indian Airways Trinidad & Tobago
27 November 1940BWIA West Indies Airways started operations as British West Indian AirwaysTrinidad & Tobago
27 November 1946Monarch Air Lines began service in ColoradoUSA
27 November 1962The first production B.727-100 rolled-outUSA
27 November 1992Dan-Air was merged into BA as British Airways (European Operations at Gatwick)UK
27 November 1995East Line Air was established (>Russian Sky Airlines)Russia
27 November 2012APEX Airlines was incorporatedMyanmar
27 November 2012 Namaste Nepalese Air received its AOC on but didn't start operationsNepal
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28 November 1945Pan American World Airways orders 20 Boeing Stratocruisers (Model 377), a commercial version of the C-97 military transport.USA
28 November 1968Transglobe Airways ceased operationsUK
28 November 1975Johnson International Airlines was rebranded as Evergreen International AirlinesUSA
28 November 1993Raya Airways start operations as Transmile Air ServicesMalaysia
28 November 2000Tower Air, having suspended operations on 01May2000, surrendered their AOCUSA
28 November 2003Niki (emerged from former Aero Lloyd Austria operation following it's acquisition by Niki Lauda), start operations as FlyNikiAustria
28 November 2003Helvetic Airways, founded as Odette Airways in the summer of 2001, operated its first flightSwitzerland
28 November 2004Conviasa's inaugural flight was made with a De Havilland Canada Dash 7Venezuela
28 November 2008New Air & Tours, rebranded as enerjet on 20Oct2008 prior to start-up, was awarded its Air Operator’s certificateCanada
28 November 2011Sol Linhas Aéreas, founded in 2008, suspended all operationsBrazil
28 November 2014Veca Airlines commenced operations with charter flights from San Salvador Int'l to San José Juan Santamaría and Panamá City Tocumen Int'l.El Salvador
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29 November 1953American Airlines inaugurated the first regular commercial service between New York and Los Angeles with a Douglas DC-7.USA
29 November 1961Caledonian Airways operated its inaugural flight, from Gatwick (>>British Airways)UK
29 November 1989Air Melanesiæ was renamed to Vanair (>>Air Vanuatu)Vanuatu
29 November 2005 OzJet commenced operationsAustralia
29 November 2007Shanxi Airlines merged with China Xinhua Airlines and Chang’an Airlines to form Grand China AirChina
29 November 2007RAK Airways operations startedUAE
29 November 2011 City Airline, established in 1997, ceased operations (>>Skyways)Sweden
29 November 2012Fastjet operated its first revenue service from Dar es Salaam to MwanzaTanzania
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30 November 1935 Adelaide Airways, a subsidiary of of the Adelaide Steamship Co., commenced operations (.. >Ansett)Australia
30 November 1949PBA (Provincetown-Boston Airlines) was founded by John C. Van ArsdaleUSA
30 November 1953Toa Airways was established (...>JAL)Japan
30 November 1964United States Overseas Airlines ceased operationsUSA
30 November 1968The B.727-200, first flight on 27Jul1967, received FAA certificationUSA
30 November 1971MSA (Malaysia-Singapore Airlines) was renamed Malaysian Airline System BerhadMalaysia
30 November 1986Fokker 100 first flightNetherlands
30 November 1992Aero Ferinco, founded in 1992, operated its first flightMexico
30 November 1994RusAir was established as CGI AeroRussia
30 November 1997Cielos Airlines was establishedPeru
30 November 1997MNG Airlines started operationsTurkey
30 November 1999 Euro First Air (Canarias Cargo) was founded with headquarters in Las PalmasSpain
30 November 2001FTI Airline ceased flight operationsGermany
30 November 2001 South Atlantic Airways, founded in 2000, returned the leased plane to Arkia and ended all operationsSpain
30 November 2006VivaAerobus start operationsMexico
30 November 2008Dba continued to operate three B.737-300s as a separate division of AirBerlin until this closure dateGermany
30 November 2009Albastar was launchedSpain
30 November 2011

United and Continental received FAA approval for a single operating certificate

30 November 2011 Air Tribe, established in Sep2011, launched services with two Convair 580F freightersMexico
30 November 2014JetKonnect was phased out by Jet AirwaysIndia
30 November 2014Skywings Asia Airlines ceased operations & was rebranded as Sky Angkor Airlines on 01Dec2014Cambodia
30 November 2015Tyumenaviatrans, renamed to Utair in 2002, now rebranded to Azur Air UkraineUkraine
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