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 March 2018 Additions & Updates

 

31 Mar 2018

DAT Lite appears to have ceased operations [updated]

Lithuania

31 Mar 2018

Lithuania Express was a subsidiary of Iceland Express that hoped to start operations in 2010 offering low-cost services from Vilnius to destinations such as Amsterdam and Berlin [updated]

Lithuania

31 Mar 2018

Air Belgium (ii) received its AOC in Mar2018 and commenced operations on 29Mar2018 [updated]

Belgium

30 Mar 2018

Having been purchased by another buyer, Belair will restart flight operations in summer 2018 as a provider of wet-lease capacity (ACMI) for other airlines as well charter flights [updated]

Switzerland

29 Mar 2018

Great Lakes Airlines announced it has suspended all operations as of 27Mar2018 [updated]

USA

28 Mar 2018

Island Mail was certified in Jan1966 to operate scheduled commuter services from Friday Harbour in the state of Washington [updated]

USA

28 Mar 2018

Ferns Flying Service operated a daily scheduled commuter air service between Concord, New Hampshire and Boston, Mass. [added]

USA

28 Mar 2018

Fairline was formed to succeed Tor-Air, which ceased operations in 1966 [updated]

Sweden

28 Mar 2018

RUAC (Rhodesia United Air Carriers) was formed by the merger of Hunting-Clan African Airways + Air Carriers + Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia) + Fishair + Flights (1956) + Victoria Falls Airways in 1960 [updated]

Southern Rhodesia

27 Mar 2018

RETA (Rede Estadual de Taxi Aereo) operated non-scheduled and taxi services in the Parana province of Brazil [added]

Brazil

27 Mar 2018

Reading Aviation Service was a taxi and charter operator which operated scheduled services between Reading, Philadelphia and Allentown in Pennsylvania and Newark [added]

USA

27 Mar 2018

Volcanic Air was established in 1992 by the Barclay family. It operates scenic flights from the Rotorua City Lakefront and Rotorua Airport [updated]

New Zealand

26 Mar 2018

NorSur was formed in 1957 by Juan Eduardo Buschiazzo. In Feb1958 it was granted local routes that began to operate on 15Mar1959. Ceased operations in 1961 due to financial issues [added]

Argentina

26 Mar 2018

SALTA (Sociedad Argentina Linea de Transporte Aereo) was formed as an air taxi in Mar1956. Operations started between Salta and Jujuy in 1957 [updated]

Argentina

25 Mar 2018

Alberto L. de Ridder and E. Montal created Aerovias Monder in Oct1955. Appears to have integrated into the conformation of Austral Compañía de Transportes Aéreos [added]

Argentina

25 Mar 2018

Aeronorte was authorised to provide aerial services by resolution of the Ministry of Transport No. 187 of 1955 [added]

Argentina

25 Mar 2018

Queen Bilqis Airways' plans for starting have been resumed (via ch-aviation) [updated]

Yemen

24 Mar 2018

Laynha Air was a passenger charter carrier that ceased operations in early 2018 [updated]

Australia

24 Mar 2018

Splitair is a planned virtual carrier to be based out of Split Kastel (SPU). It hopes to start operations in mid-2018 [added]

Croatia

24 Mar 2018

Trans Atlantica Argentina commenced operations on 21Sep1960 & ceased on 05Nov1961 [updated]

Argentina

24 Mar 2018

PLAS (Primera Linea Aerea Santefesina) was formed in 1958 and operated between Buenos Aires and Santa Fe [added]

Argentina

23 Mar 2018

PAD (Philippine Aviation Development) was operated by the Government to provide certain internal services (late 1950s?) [added]

Philippines

23 Mar 2018

Purolator Courier was originally organised as Trans Canada Couriers in 1960. In 1967, it was acquired by the US manufacturer of oil and air filters Purolator, and renamed. In 1987, the company returned to Canadian ownership. Although it retained the Purolator name [updated]

Canada

23 Mar 2018

Powell River Airways operated local scheduled services within British Columbia [added]

Canada

23 Mar 2018

Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics will start flight operations on 24March2018, now that it has received its AOC [updated]

Spain

23 Mar 2018

Polyfoto Air Taxi Services was a subsidiary of Polyfoto (England) Ltd formed in 1963, and which undertook air-taxi and general charter flying [added]

UK

23 Mar 2018

Polaris Air Transport was formed in Nov1964 and was a non-scheduled passenger and cargo charter operator. Based out of Fornebu Airport, Oslo [updated]

Norway

23 Mar 2018

ANA Holdings announced on 22Mar2018, the integration of its two subsidiary airlines, Peach and Vanilla. Full integration is planned to start in the second half of the FY2018, with the target to be completed by the end of FY2019, with Peach being designated as the basis of the integrated airline [update]

Japan

22 Mar 2018

Nouvelair International [updated] was formed as Fly International Airways [updated]

Tunisia

22 Mar 2018

Jetways Airlines' RAC was reinstated on 26Feb2018 [updated]

Kenya

21 Mar 2018

Babcock Scandinavian AirAmbulance [updated] had Barents AirLink [updated] merge in in c.2012

Sweden

21 Mar 2018

ScanBlu is a planned passenger charter carrier based out of Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) [added]

Sweden

21 Mar 2018

James Aviation, trading as James Air Services began operations in Dec1954 but at some point during the winter of 1955 it ceased operations [added]

New Zealand

20 Mar 2018

Fieldair purchased Alan McGreevey's majority shareholding in Classic Air [updated] and the company was rebranded as Fieldair Freight [added]

New Zealand

20 Mar 2018

Taquan Air [updated] was established as Taquan Air Service [updated] in Aug1977

USA

20 Mar 2018

Rediske Air appears to have ceased operations around 2017 [updated]

USA

20 Mar 2018

Aerogulf was founded in 1976 as an Ad-hoc charter carrier in Dubai and is still operating [updated]

UAE

20 Mar 2018

Unique Air started operations in 2014, it seems to temporarily ceased but is hoping to restart [updated]

UAE

20 Mar 2018

Skylink Arabia was a charter airline based in Dubai. It appears to have ceased operations c2015 [updated]

UAE

20 Mar 2018

Red Star Aviation was a Sharjah based passenger charter carrier [added]

UAE

19 Mar 2018

Nimbus Airlines lost gold, diamonds and platinum worth $368 million during take-off in Mar2018 [added]

Russia

19 Mar 2018

Steinwands Transport operated Beaver aircraft in the late 1970s [added]

Canada

19 Mar 2018

Air Dogrib operated float planes out of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories in the late 1970s

Canada

18 Mar 2018

In Oct1949, the float charter of Canadian Pacific Airlines was taken over by Yellowknife Airways [added]

Canada

18 Mar 2018

Jetlines has stated that the June 2018 start-up date will not be met, due to aircraft shortage [updated]

Canada

18 Mar 2018

Transport Canada suspended Orca Airways Air Operator Certificate on 15Mar2018 [updated]

Canada

18 Mar 2018

Northward Airlines [updated] was formed in 1965 as Northward Aviation [added]

Canada

17 Mar 2018

Just Us Air is a planned passenger charter carrier based out of Bucharest Baneasa (BBU) [added]

Romania

17 Mar 2018

SkyJet Brasil (Rio Air Express) [updated] was formed in 1994 as World Brazilian Airline [updated] by Belgium's SkyJet

Brazil

17 Mar 2018

Air Daegu was a start-up LCC that did not commence operations as advertised in 2016 but intends to start in 2019 out of Daegu International (TAE) [updated]

South Korea

16 Mar 2018

European 2000 Airlines (i) was created in summer 2003. In Oct2003 aircrafts returned to lessor and company ceased all operations [added]

Malta

16 Mar 2018

Air Emilia was due to start operations in May2003 but company closed before operations started [updated]

Italy

16 Mar 2018

Global Jet operated passenger charter services out of Dubai. It started operations in Feb2009 but has since ceased [updated]

UAE

16 Mar 2018

Dynamic International Airways [added] was formed as Dynamic Airways [updated] in 2010. It has announced it is now seeking to develop its ACMI/charter business using the Eastern Air Lines [added] name

USA

16 Mar 2018

Marsh Airways was formed by Ray Petersen in Bethel, Alaska in the mid-1930s [added]

USA

15 Mar 2018

Talkeetna Air Taxi [updated], originally called Talkeetna Air Service [added] was formed in 1947 by Don and Roberta Sheldon

USA

15 Mar 2018

Hudson Air Service Flying Licences were obtained by Holly Sheldon and David Lee in 2010 and started Sheldon Air Services on 28May2010

USA

15 Mar 2018

Bamboo Airways still intends to start operations, with A.321 aircraft [updated]

Vietnam

15 Mar 2018

Air Belgium received its AOC in Mar2018 and the first flights will take off in mid-Apr2018 [updated]

Belgium

14 Mar 2018

GCS Cargo (Global Charter Services) was a Sharjah based cargo carrier that ceased operations in 2012 [updated]

UAE

14 Mar 2018

Eastern SkyJets ceased operations in 2016 [updated]

UAE

14 Mar 2018

Ave.com ceased operations in 2012 [updated]

UAE

14 Mar 2018

Al Rais Cargo ceased operations in 2008 [updated]

UAE

14 Mar 2018

Aerovista Gulf Express, founded in 1999 as a Sharjah based passenger and cargo carrier, appears to have ceased operations [updated]

UAE

13 Mar 2018

Rimbun Air is planned passenger charter [added] (via ch-aviation)

Indonesia

13 Mar 2018

Aeolus Air appears to have ceased operations in Oct2014 [updated]

Gambia

12 Mar 2018

WestAf is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Banjul International (BJL) [added]

Gambia

12 Mar 2018

law (Latin American Wings) has suspended scheduled flight operations as of 10Mar2018, blaming a worsening price war in the Chilean aviation market [updated] (via ch-aviation) [updated]

Chile

11 Mar 2018

Hui Tung Kung Sze (China Air Transport) was established by the Japanese in China after the successful invasion in 1937 [added]

China

10 Mar 2018

Samarkand Airways was based out of Tashkent International Airport. It performed passenger and cargo charter flights [added]

Uzbekistan

10 Mar 2018

Qanot Sharq was established in Sep1998 and is a cargo carrier based out of Tashkent Islam Karimov (TAS) [added]

Uzbekistan

10 Mar 2018

Lumiwings is a planned charter passenger carrier based out of Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International (ATH) [added]

Greece

10 Mar 2018

Sveaflyg (ii) is a planned passenger charter carrier based out of Örebro (ORB) [added]

Sweden

09 Mar 2018

Nakheel Aviation [added] was a passenger charter carrier based out of Dubai International (DXB). It was rebranded as Istithmar World Aviation [added]

UAE

09 Mar 2018

Anka Aviation is a cargo carrier based out of Cairo Heliopolis [updated]

Egypt

09 Mar 2018

Bjørumfly [added] was a small charter carrier based out of Fornebu, Oslo that was started by Bjørum, an engineer with a mining company. Taken over by Ski og Sjøfly [added] in 3Q1966

Norway

09 Mar 2018

For many years. Svalbardfly with Einar S. Pedersen and his wife Ingrid made all-year commercial flights on and around Svalbard with a Cessna 186 [added]

Norway

09 Mar 2018

Gidsken Jakobsen formed Bergens Aero on 13Sep1934. The plan was to get a fixed mail and passenger route in northern Norway , but the Norwegian Airline got the license [added]

Norway

08 Mar 2018

Dolphin Air was a charter airline based in Dubai that was founded in 1996 as Santa Cruz Imperial in Liberia. Ceased operations in 2008 [updated]

UAE

08 Mar 2018

Cronos Airlines International is a passenger charter carrier based out of Johannesburg Oliver Reginald Tambo International (JNB). It was founded in 2012 [added]

South Africa

08 Mar 2018

On 16Mar2014, Voyager Airlines [updated] was renamed as Voyager Aviation Services [added]

Bangladesh

08 Mar 2018

TAC Airlines offered charter operations out of Dhaka Hazrat Shahjalal International (DAC). Appears to have ceased operations [updated]

Bangladesh

08 Mar 2018

Angel Airways was a cargo carrier based out of Dhaka Hazrat Shahjalal International (DAC). It appears to have ceased operations [updated]

Bangladesh

07 Mar 2018

Zoom Airways was founded in Aug2002 as Z Airways. International and domestic cargo services out of Dhaka (DAC). AOC reportedly withdrawn in 2009 [updated]

Bangladesh

07 Mar 2018

Zetta Jet suspended operations and went into liquidation in Sep2017 [updated]

USA

07 Mar 2018

Seward Airways was established on 05Mar1937 by John Littley based out of Seward, Alaska. Served the Keani Peninsula, Kodiak Island and the Alaska Peninsula [added]

USA

07 Mar 2018

Shanxi Victory General Aviation was formed in 2002 and is a passenger charter carrier based out of Changzhi Wangcun (CIH) [added]

China

06 Mar 2018

TKKK (Tokyo Koku Kabushiki-Kaisha) was formed in Sep1928 to operate seaplanes to resorts to the south and west of Tokyo [added]

Japan

06 Mar 2018

Ando Hikoki Kenkyujo (Ando Flying Institute) was founded in Feb1920 as a flying school near Nagoya [added]

Japan

06 Mar 2018

NKKK (Nihon Koku Kabushiki Kaisha)(Japan Air Lines) [added] was founded in Apr1923 by Ryuzo Kawanishi. Merged with TTKK to form NKYKK

Japan

06 Mar 2018

ATKK (Asahi Teiki Koku-Kai)(The Asahi Peridical Air Navigation Society) was formed in Feb1927 to carry mail and periodicals in the summer months [added]

Japan

06 Mar 2018

 StarLux Airlines is now expected to start operations by the end of 2019 [updated]

Taiwan

05 Mar 2018

NKKKK (Nihon Kai Koku Kabushiki Kkaisa) (Japan Sea Air Transport Company) was formed in Jul1931 and ceased operating in 1939 [added]

Japan

05 Mar 2018

Interior Air Taxis was an affiliate of Interior Airways, certificated in Feb1965 to operate third-level services from Fairbanks [added]

USA

05 Mar 2018

Interstate Airmotive was a fixed-base operator and Cessna agent that also offered charter services. Based out of Lambert Field, St Louis, Missouri [added]

USA

04 Mar 2018

Flyvsmart was a scheduled carrier based out of Thisted (TED) [added]

Denmark

04 Mar 2018

The Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has confirmed it has withdrawn Jetways Airlines' Regulated Agent Certificate (RAC) while it carries out investigations into the carrier's alleged breaches of security at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Int'l Airport [updated]

Kenya

04 Mar 2018

Jack and Chuck Austin entered the aviation business in Toronto in Mar1934, when they formed Capreol and Austin Air Services [added]. Not too long after, this would change to Austin Airways [updated]

Canada

03 Mar 2018

NKYK (Nippon Koku Yuso Kenkyujo) was founded on 04Jun1922 and is considered as Japan's pioneer airline [updated]

Japan

03 Mar 2018

THS Niger is a passenger charter carrier based out of Niamey Diori Hamani International (NIM) [added]

Niger

03 Mar 2018

Niger Airways is an 'Active' scheduled carrier based out of Niamey Diori Hamani International (NIM) [updated]

Niger

02 Mar 2018

Norfolk Island Airlines has advised that effective from the 18Mar2018 the airline is cancelling all passenger services [updated]

Australia

02 Mar 2018

Transport Canada suspended Island Express Air’s Air Operator Certificate on 28Feb2018 in the interest of public safety due to the airline’s 23Feb2018 accident in Abbotsford, BC [updated]

Canada

02 Mar 2018

Guardians Airline is a planned cargo airlines based out of Cheong Ju International (CJJ) [added]

South Korea

01 Mar 2018

MEGA Maldives suspended all commercial flight operations with effect from 02May 2017. It has now decided to close down completely [updated]

Maldives

01 Mar 2018

Houston Air Centre Inc is an air taxi and charter operator flying commuter services from Houston to other points in Texas, under the name of Houston Commuter Airlines [added]

USA

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