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April 2018 Additions & Updates

 

30 Apr 2018

Amos Air Service had bases on the Rivière Harricana at Amos and on Lac Osisko at Rouyn [added]

Canada

30 Apr 2018

Zambesi Airways Kariba operated charter flights from Kariba using a Piper Tri-Pacer during the early 1960s [added]

Southern Rhodesia

30 Apr 2018

World Wide Helicopters was one of the world's leading charter operators of helicopters. It operated principally for oil companies [added]

France

29 Apr 2018

Wheeler Airlines [updated] sold its heavy transport division to Nordair in Apr1960 and renamed itself to Wheeler Airlines (1960) [added]

Canada

29 Apr 2018

Wheeler Airlines [updated] was Canada's oldest airline, having been founded in 1921 as Gray Rocks Air Service [added]

Canada

29 Apr 2018

Baoneng Jet is a business and private charter carrier based out of Guangzhou Baiyun International (CAN). Started operations on 07Apr2018 [added]

China

29 Apr 2018

Talofa Airways suspended flight operations following an incident at Apia Faleolo, Samoa on 25Apr2018. Expected 2 week shut down [updated]

Samoa

28 Apr 2018

It appears United Aviation has folded (The website is up for sale etc) [updated]

Kuwait

28 Apr 2018

Queen Air is a private and business charter carrier that started operations in 1995. Based out of Ostrava (Leos Janacek) airport [added]

Czech Republic

28 Apr 2018

NW Avia was an airline based at Peski in Petrozavodsk. It was originally founded in 1974 but this company started in 2007 [added]

Russia

28 Apr 2018

Aeroplane Co SRL was the name of a non-scheduled carrier in the 1960s [added]

Argentina

27 Apr 2018

Air Park Aviation provided mining and exploration charter work. By the end of the summer 1983 season it had itself ceased trading due to economic difficulties [added]

Canada

27 Apr 2018

Central Air Transport [updated] changed its name to Gold Belt Air Transport [added] in 1988. Used floats or skis out of Sioux Lookout and Pickle Lake, ON

Canada

27 Apr 2018

Unfortunately little is known about All Hawaii Air, except it provided freight services out of Honolulu in 1979 using a Beech Super 18 [added]

USA

27 Apr 2018

Virgin America was integrated into Alaska Airlines by a merger with operations ending on 24Apr2018 [updated]

USA

27 Apr 2018

IAS (Inter Air Services) was a Alger based carrier that merged into Air Algerie in 1987 [updated]

Algeria

26 Apr 2018

Madras Air Taxi began twice-weekly scheduled passenger and mail services between Calcutta and Madras on 10Feb1934. These flights and the carrier ceased on 31Mar1934 [updated]

India

26 Apr 2018

Globaltrans Air now intends to start in 2018 [updated]

Vietnam

26 Apr 2018

Xihua Air is a business and private charter carrier based out of Chengdu [added]

China

25 Apr 2018

Cal Jet by Elite suspended operations as of 18Apr2018 temporarily [updated]

USA

25 Apr 2018

NCA (North Continent Airlines) was established at Long Beach in 1983 as an all-cargo commuter airline [added]

USA

25 Apr 2018

North Cross Air was established at Helsingborg in late 1990 from the assets of failed Liz-Air, to provide scheduled commuter services to local destinations [added]

Sweden

24 Apr 2018

Bakersfield Aviation Services was an airtaxi company which was certificated to operate passenger and cargo flights from Bakersfield [added]

USA

24 Apr 2018

Antelope Airlines flew scheduled commuter services twice daily between Gillette and Casper in the state of Wyoming [added]

USA

24 Apr 2018

Angier Flying Service provided scheduled airmail flights under contract to the US Post Office [added]

USA

24 Apr 2018

Alaire was a cargo carrier out of Madrid Adolfo Suárez Barajas (MAD). Ceased operations [updated]

Spain

24 Apr 2018

SIA Cargo (Singapore Airlines Cargo) was integrated back into the parent company in late Apr2018 [updated]

Singapore

24 Apr 2018

Arawak Airlines was founded in 1970 and ceased operations in 1973 [updated]

Trinidad & Tobago

24 Apr 2018

LATAM Airlines Argentina [updated] was founded in 2005 as Lan Argentina [updated] but prior to its acquisition by LAN Chile in 2005, the airline was known by its legal name, Aero 2000 [added]

Argentina

23 Apr 2018

Beriev TANTK Airline is the transport division of the Beriev Design Bureau offering regional and domestic charter passenger and cargo. Still operating [updated]

Russia

22 Apr 2018

LIADCA (Lineas Aereas de Cauca) was a short lived carrier in 1924 [added]

Colombia

22 Apr 2018

LANSA (Lineas Aereas Nacionales SA) [updated] was formed as LANSA (Limitada Nacional de Servicio Aereo) [updated] in 1945

Nicaragua

21 Apr 2018

LANICA (Líneas Aéreas Nicaragüenses) [added] was acquired by TACA de Nicuragua in 1939

Nicaragua

21 Apr 2018

LANEV (Lineas Areas de Nicaragua Empresa Vendetti) [added] was renamed to LANEP (Lineas Areas de Nicaragua Empresa Palacios) [updated] in the early 1930s

Nicaragua

21 Apr 2018

TACA de Nicuragua [updated] was formed when TACA purchased LANEP (Lineas Areas de Nicaragua Empresa Palacios) [updated]

Nicaragua

21 Apr 2018

Eclair Aviation was established in 2012 as a private and business carrier [added]

Czech Republic

21 Apr 2018

HK Bellawings Jet is a private and business charter carrier based out of Hong Kong International (HKG). The carrier was founded in 2014 [added]

Hong Kong

20 Apr 2018

Apex Air is a business and private charter carrier based out of Nantong (NTG) [added]

China

20 Apr 2018

Tianjiao General Aviation was a business & private charter carrier based out of Suzhou Guangfu (SZV). It was renamed to Emper Aviation in 2018 [added]

China

20 Apr 2018

Bowin Airline is a business and private charter carrier based out of Hangzhou Xiaoshan International (HGH) [added]

China

20 Apr 2018

Ojets is a charter carrier based out of Singapore Seletar (XSP) offering charter and VIP travel services [added]

Singapore

20 Apr 2018

Nefteyugansk Air Enterprise [updated] was renamed to UTair Helicopter Services in 2013  [added]

Russia

20 Apr 2018

Arkaim appears to have ceased operations [updated]

Russia

19 Apr 2018

Aerotransportes Wollkopf was a Buenos Aries based charter carrier. Unsure of status [added]

Argentina

19 Apr 2018

Guyana Airways is yet another attempt to get the name flying. Based at Georgetown Cheddi Jagan International (GEO). Launch now delayed until 3Q2018 [updated]

Guyana

19 Apr 2018

Abuja-based Airstream Aviation had launched scheduled cargo and ad-hoc charter operations on domestic routes based out of Abuja Nnamdi Azikiwe International (ABV). Now ceased operating [updated]

Nigeria

19 Apr 2018

Blue Air (Romania) established Blue Air Moravia in Jan2018 as scheduled carrier subsidiary based in Brno. Blue Air has now decided not to launch the new carrier [updated]

Czech Republic

19 Apr 2018

Airstream has been operating in the private air transportation since 2007 offering charter services out of Prague (Vaclav Havel) airport [added]

Czech Republic

18 Apr 2018

Global Africa Aviation is a Zimbabwean cargo airline based in Harare and based at Harare International Airport. The carrier was founded in 2014 [updated]

Zimbabwe

18 Apr 2018

RUAC (Rhodesia United Air Carriers) was renamed to United Air Charters after Southern Rhodesia declared itself a republic [updated]

Zimbabwe

18 Apr 2018

Andorra Airlines intended to commence scheduled passenger operations from Apr2016. Postponed start indefinitely but has recently kick started its launch plans [updated]

Spain

17 Apr 2018

Kwacha Airlines has received an Air Services Licence (ASL) to operate both domestic and international passenger and cargo flights. It is hoping to launch on 01Sep2018 [added]

Malawi

17 Apr 2018

Air Bohemia was established in 2005 as Aero-taxi. Renamed in 2012 [added]

Czech Republic

17 Apr 2018

Aerotaxi was founded in 2000. The carrier operates passenger and cargo chartered services to destinations across Europe [added]

Czech Republic

17 Apr 2018

Air Prague is an air taxi carrier which operates mainly in Italy and provides both passenger and flight ambulance services [added]

Czech Republic

17 Apr 2018

Aeropartner is a charter operator based out of Prague International Airport [added]

Czech Republic

16 Apr 2018

Advance Aviation was established in 2007 as a VIP Helicopter Charter in Thailand with nationwide charter network in Bangkok - Phuket - Chiang Mai Base [updated]

Thailand

16 Apr 2018

Saratov Airlines was rebranded to Ivolga Airlines, probably as a result of a fatal crash in Feb2018 [updated]

Russia

16 Apr 2018

Mid-American Air Transport operated scheduled air taxi services in the state of Kansas and was certificated on 13Sep1967 [added]

USA

15 Apr 2018

Suspect Maltafly was renamed to AliBlue Malta. Under investigation [updated]

Malta

15 Apr 2018

Malta MedAir is a planned passenger charter carrier based out of Malta Luqa International (MLA) [added]

Malta

15 Apr 2018

Sky Georgia appears to have ceased operations in 2011 [updated]

Georgia

14 Apr 2018

Marshfield Aviation flew scheduled air taxi services in Massachusetts and was certificated on 24Jul1967 [added]

USA

14 Apr 2018

Lubbock-Amarillo Armored Service was certificated on 24Feb1967, to operate scheduled third-level services in Texas [added]

USA

14 Apr 2018

THG (Titan Helicopter Group) is a passenger charter carrier based out of George (GRJ) [added]

South Africa

14 Apr 2018

Phnom Penh Air Cargo was founded in Feb2016. It is a cargo carrier based out of Phnom Penh International Airport [added]

Cambodia

14 Apr 2018

Domrey Angkor Airlines is a planned scheduled carrier to be based out of Phnom Penh Pochentong International (PNH) [added]

Cambodia

14 Apr 2018

MJ Airlines is a planned scheduled carrier to be based out of Phnom Penh Pochentong International (PNH) [added]

Cambodia

13 Apr 2018

Interregional was formed in Oct1967 as a subsidiary of LTU (Lufttransport Unternehem) to operate scheduled domestic services [added]

West Germany

13 Apr 2018

Sierra Expressway was founded in 1995 providing domestic services around California, based at Oakland Airport [updated]

USA

13 Apr 2018

Zimbabwe Airways took delivery of its first aircraft on on 11Apr2018 [updated]

Zimbabwe

13 Apr 2018

CGG Aviation Canada [added] was renamed from Fugro Aviation Canada (1966-2012) [updated]

Canada

12 Apr 2018

 The Brazilian CAA has formally revoked Flyways Linhas Aéreas' AOC in Apr2018 [updated]

Brazil

12 Apr 2018

Gwadar Air is a planned virtual carrier to be based out of Gwadar (GWD) [added]

Pakistan

11 Apr 2018

Smile Air is a planned scheduled carrier to be based out of Lagos Murtala Muhammad (LOS) [added]

Nigeria

11 Apr 2018

Mauritania Airlines International [updated] was rebranded as just Mauritania Airlines [added] in Apr2018

Mauritania

11 Apr 2018

Goldstar Air [added] was founded in 2014 as Goldstar Airlines [updated] and had planned to begin operations on 13Jun2014

Ghana

11 Apr 2018

Unity Air is a planned virtual carrier based out of Accra Kotoka (ACC) [added]

Ghana

10 Apr 2018

The Indonesian Transportation Minister suspended the flight permit of New Jatayu Air for failing to meet plane ownership requirements. This suspension took effect on 01Aug2015 [updated]

Indonesia

10 Apr 2018

Suspect that Zozik Air may have ceased operations [updated]

Iraq

10 Apr 2018

Little is known yet about Iraqi Yatooma except it appeared to active in 2008 but has since ceased operating [added]

Iraq

10 Apr 2018

Iraqi Airlines is a planned scheduled carrier to based out of Baghdad International (BGW) [added]

Iraq

09 Apr 2018

Metis TransPacific Charter Airlines was a supposed airline service based in Macau. It was to provide commercial air service between Macau and Vancouver BC, Canada. The service never did launch [added]

Macau

09 Apr 2018

Waterfront Air was founded on 20 October 2008 but it ceased business on 23Dec2014 without any established routes, according to Hong Kong's Companies Registry record [added]

Hong Kong

09 Apr 2018

Ryanair Sun received its AOC in early Apr2018 & plans to deliver low cost charter flights with tour operators and launch services from 26Apr2018 [updated]

Poland

09 Apr 2018

Sunair Aviation is hopeful of starting scheduled services again on 21Apr2018 but in a limited capacity [updated]

New Zealand

08 Apr 2018

China Cargo Airlines [updated] adopted the title China Eastern Airlines Cargo [added] in 2002, and reverted to its original name again [added] after becoming an independent subsidiary in 2004

China

08 Apr 2018

Thunder Airlines was founded in 1994. It is a scheduled carrier based out of Thunder Bay (YQT), Ontario [updated]

Canada

08 Apr 2018

Jupiter-Avia was formed in 1998 and ceased to operate in 2002 [updated]

Armenia

08 Apr 2018

Photros Air was a cargo carrier based out of Kabul Khwaja Rawash International (KBL) in the mid-2000s [updated]

Afghanistan

08 Apr 2018

Lao Cathay Airlines operated DC-3 charter and supply-dropping flights from Laos in the 1960s [updated]

Laos

08 Apr 2018

Kanki Airlines operated air taxi, sightseeing and charter flights, as well as scheduled services with Kawasaki-Vertol 107s [updated]

Japan

07 Apr 2018

Alpine Airbus operated from Los Angeles in 1970s [added]

USA

07 Apr 2018

Air Central (ii) [updated], known until 1972 as King Airlines [updated], operated frequently over the route Dallas-Wichita Falls-Lawton (Oklahoma)

USA

07 Apr 2018

ZilAir is a passenger charter carrier based out of Mahé Seychelles International (SEZ) [added]

Seychelles

07 Apr 2018

Just Us Air received its AOC and started operations early Apr2018 [updated]

Romania

06 Apr 2018

ch-aviation is reporting that Air Arabia Jordan has suspended operations [updated]

Jordan

06 Apr 2018

MAC Helicopters was authorised to operate helicopter services within Texas [added]

USA

06 Apr 2018

AirGate Aviation is a scheduled carrier based out of New Smyrna Beach Municipal (KEVB) [added]

USA

05 Apr 2018

MyWay Airlines, a scheduled carrier based out of Tbilisi Lochini (TBS), launched operations on 31Mar2018 [updated]

Georgia

05 Apr 2018

Flugsyn was founded in 1960 as a flying school and charter operator [updated]

Iceland

05 Apr 2018

Flugjonustan was formed in 1954 to operate air-taxi services and ambulance flights in association with the Icelandic Life Saving Association [updated]

Iceland

05 Apr 2018

Trans North Helicopters [added] began in 1967 as Trans North Turbo Air [added]. It provides helicopter charter services throughout the Yukon and Northwestern Canada

Canada

05 Apr 2018

Whitehorse Flying Services (ii) [added] was renamed to Yukon Flying Service [updated]

Canada

05 Apr 2018

There was consolidation of Connelly-Dawson Airways [updated], Yukon Flying Service [updated] and Range Airways [added] into a new company Great Northern Airways [updated] in 1965

Canada

04 Apr 2018

Advance Air was a private and business charter carrier based out of Frankfurt International (FRA). Ceased operations [updated]

Germany

03 Apr 2018

ACE Scotland was ACE Freighter's foray into IT flights out of Glasgow using a single Lockheed Constellation. Ceased flying in 1966 [updated]

UK

03 Apr 2018

Madagasikara Airways, a scheduled carrier based out of Antananarivo Ivato International (TNR) has started operations [updated]

Madagascar

02 Apr 2018

Air Mediterranean restarted operations [updated]

Greece

01 Apr 2018

SCAT (South Central Air Transport) (i) operated into Fayetteville during the mid-1940s [added]

USA

01 Apr 2018

RAU (Rutas Aereas Uncia) was a non-scheduled carrier specializing mainly in freight operations based out of Cochabamba [updated]

Bolivia

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