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December 2018 Additions & Updates

31 Dec 2017

Central Australian Airways was formed in Nov1970 & was financed by William Charlick Ltd, Adelaide. CAA began operations in Dec1970 operating scheduled passenger services from Adelaide [added]

Australia

31 Dec 2017

Sydney Seaplanes operated scenic flights out of Rose Bay [added]

Australia

31 Dec 2017

Americopters provides charter, aerial photography, external load, government services. It is Micronesia's the first FAA approved air ambulance operator [added]

Marianas

30 Dec 2017

On 25Mar2011 Weltall-Avia [update] was renamed to Irtyš Aircompany [added]

Russia

30 Dec 2017

Welcome Air ceased operations on 26Dec2017 [update]

Austria

30 Dec 2017

FlyViking has announced that it would cease operations on 12Jan2018 due to an economic reason [update]

Norway

30 Dec 2017

VOR Airlines is a planned passenger carrier looking to start in early 2018 with a single McDonnell Douglas MD-88 [added]

Venezuela

30 Dec 2017

Winkys Fish Airlines was airline created by William “Winky” Crawfords Northern Peninsula Fisheries Corp. for hauling salmon in Alaska

USA

29 Dec 2017

easyJet set up a European subsidiary, named easyJet Europe in Vienna on 18Jul2017. Operations started on 20Jul2017 [update]

Austria

29 Dec 2017

Clear Harbour Airways is planning to launch seaplane operations in the Channel Islands during the first half of 2018, initially connecting Jersey and Guernsey with a planned expansion to Alderney [added] via ch-aviation

UK

29 Dec 2017

Its bankrupt parent company Air Berlin terminated Belair on 28 October 2017 [update]

Switzerland

28 Dec 2017

Paninternational [update] was known as Panair [update] until 01Jan1970

West Germany

28 Dec 2017

Luftreederei Karl Herfurtner [added] was renamed to Transavia Flug [update]. On 10Jan1959, bankruptcy was declared and it had to stop operations

West Germany

28 Dec 2017

Luftverkehrsgesellschaft Hamburg started in 1926 with 6 aircraft [added]

Germany

27 Dec 2017

Copper Valley Air Service is a scheduled carrier based out of Gulkana (GKN), Alaska [added]

USA

27 Dec 2017

Ying'an Airlines was founded in 2005 as Yunnan Ying'an General Aviation [added]

China

27 Dec 2017

Canarias Airlines is a regional airline with operations based out of the airport of Gran Canaria [added]

Spain

26 Dec 2017

Air Albania is a planned virtual carrier based out of Tirana Rinas Mother Teresa (TIA) [added]

Albania

25 Dec 2017

Transport Canada suspended West Wind Aviation’s Air Operator Certificate (AOC) on 22Dec2017, which prohibits the company from providing commercial air services [update]

Canada

24 Dec 2017

Andorra Air Service is a scheduled carrier based out of Montferrer Pirineus-La Seu d'Urgell (LEU) [added]

Spain

24 Dec 2017

Air India Regional [update] was founded on 01Apr1996 & started operations on 21Jun1996 as Alliance Air (i). It was part of Indian Airlines. Renamed on 20Sep2007 when Indian Airlines was merged with Air India. The airline was again renamed Alliance Air [added]  in Mar2017

India

24 Dec 2017

Al-Naser Airlines [update] was rebranded to Al Naser Wings Airlines [added]  in 2017

Iraq

24 Dec 2017

Windward Express Airways was established in 2000 & is based at Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM), Sint Maarten. It is still operational [update]

Netherlands Antilles

23 Dec 2017

Airtask was founded and started charter operations in 1983 [added]

UK

23 Dec 2017

PNG Air [added]  started operations as Milne Bay Air on 30Jun1987. Renamed to MBA in 1997 and to Airlines PNG (Airlines of Papua New Guinea) [update in 2001. In Nov2015, the airline rebranded to current name

Papua New Guinea

23 Dec 2017

DAC International Airlines is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Accra Kotoka (ACC) [added]

Ghana

22 Dec 2017

Airlift International of Ghana had its AOC revoked and the airline ceased operations in 2015 [update]

Ghana

22 Dec 2017

SAS Scandinavian Airlines Ireland launched operations on 20Dec2017 with a Copenhagen Kastrup-London Heathrow flight [added]

Ireland

21 Dec 2017

Skytaxi is a business and private charter carrier based out of Friedrichshafen Bodensee (FDH). It suspended operations on 14Dec2017 after a fatal crash but hopes to restart once cause has been identified [added]

Austria

21 Dec 2017

Agrarflug Helilift was founded in 1976 by Klaus Beese. It is located on a privately operated airfield in the town of Ahlen, North-Rhein-Westphalia & offers a broad range of helicopter operations [added]

Germany

21 Dec 2017

Luwang Air is a regional airline based at Imphal International Airport, Imphal that started operations in 2017 [added]

India

20 Dec 2017

The Air Deccan unit of Deccan Charters has re-launched with an aim of augmenting the government’s UDAN Regional Connectivity scheme [added]

India

20 Dec 2017

Aeroflot Plus was formed on 12Sep1996 for Executive charter services within Russia. Ceased operations on 04ul J2012 [update]

Russia

20 Dec 2017

Legacy Air was founded in 2009 and ceased operations around 2015 [update]

Thailand

19 Dec 2017

Fly The Whale is a passenger charter carrier based out of New York Skyports Seaplane Base (6N7) using the Cessna Caravan 208 [added] via ch-aviation

USA

19 Dec 2017

Direct Fly started operations on 12Apr2006. but suspended operations effective from 07May2007 [update]

Poland

19 Dec 2017

Vision Air Services is a full service helicopter charter company located in Halifax, Nova Scotia [added]

Canada

19 Dec 2017

Excellent Adventures Outposts & Air Service opened on 15May1990. Fishing & hunting trips [added]

Canada

19 Dec 2017

Air Allgäu was formed in 2012 and started operations in 2013 as a 4 - 6 seat charter carrier [added]

Germany

18 Dec 2017

On 08Jan2011 Roblex Aviation filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy and ceased operations [update]

Puerto Rico

18 Dec 2017

Puertorriqueña de Aviación [added], previously known as ANPRI (Aerovías Nacionales de Puerto Rico) [update] operated during the 1930s

Puerto Rico

17 Dec 2017

When oil was first discovered in commercial quantities at Moonie, Queensland in 1961. Great Western Aviation was involved in air charter to and from the new oil field [added]

Australia

16 Dec 2017

Pacific Air Charter is a passenger charter carrier based out of Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye International (HNL) [added]

USA

15 Dec 2017

Excellent Air operations started on 15Dec2012 but now appears to have ceased operations [update]

Malta

15 Dec 2017

Nasair Eritrea, founded & started operations in 2006, appears to have ceased operations in May2014 [update]

Eritrea

15 Dec 2017

SkyUp was registered in Kyiv in Jun2016. It will start operating domestic and international flights in Apr2018. It will be the national low-cost air carrier & based out of Kiev Zhuliany (IEV) [added]

Ukraine

14 Dec 2017

Afghan Jet International, founded in 2013 & commenced operations on 12Apr2014, ceased operations [update]

UAE

14 Dec 2017

Lufthansa pulled out of the agreement due to signs from the European Commission that the merger would not be approved. Shortly after, Niki [update] declared bankruptcy and ceased all operations on 13Dec2017

Austria

14 Dec 2017

Strongly suspect that Chilejet has ceased operating [update]

Chile

13 Dec 2017

AeroEjecutiva is a small charter airline based at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, Santiago [added]

Chile

13 Dec 2017

Aeroguayacán was founded in 1979 & carried out regular flights between the Coquimbo and Metropolitan regions , as well as charter flights. Ceased around 1988 [added]

Chile

13 Dec 2017

Little is known about Toucan Air except it ceased operations in 1987 [added]

Belize

13 Dec 2017

Belize Air Cargo started operations in 1978 & ceased in 1981 [update]

Belize

13 Dec 2017

Airlift Alaska is an active scheduled cargo carrier based out of Kodiak (ADQ) [added]

USA

12 Dec 2017

Small Planet Airlines Cambodia began revenue operations on 30Nov2017 [update]

Cambodia

12 Dec 2017

FlyBosnia is a planned scheduled carrier that intends to launch out of Sarajevo International (SJJ) in 2018 [added]

Bosnia

12 Dec 2017

MarkAir [update] ceased operations on 24Oct1995 and merged into Northern Air Cargo

USA

12 Dec 2017

Arlinair operated between 2010 & 2012 [added]

Portugal

11 Dec 2017

Windavia Airlines made its inaugural flight, the shortest commercial flight in the history of continental Portugal, from Beja to Lisbon and back on 11Dec2013. Now ceased operations [update]

Portugal

11 Dec 2017

Air Andorra was founded in 2013 and appears to have started operations in Jan2015 [update]

Spain

10 Dec 2017

Militair operated from Jan1979 to summer 1980 utilising American Eagle 707's to cater to military families as a benefit for the soldiers service [added]  - thanks Don Henchel

USA

10 Dec 2017

Tez Jet launched services on 01Aug2013 but ch-aviation reporting that it has retired it's sole BAe 146-200 [update]

Kyrgyzstan

09 Dec 2017

Downeast Airlines [added] was a commuter airline based in Rockland, Maine, from 1960 to 01Jun2007 when it was acquired by Maine Atlantic Aviation & ceased operating

USA

09 Dec 2017

Colorful Yunnan Airlines is a business and charter carrier based out of Kunming Changshui International (KMG) & started operations on 08Dec2017 [added]

China

08 Dec 2017

Stonington Flying Service [added]  operated in the early 1950s. Renamed it Penobscot Air & finally Maine Atlantic Aviation [added]

USA

08 Dec 2017

Penobscot Island Air is a scheduled carrier based out of Rockland Knox County Regional (RKD) [added]

USA

08 Dec 2017

AMS Airlines is a cargo carrier based out of Tbilisi Lochini (TBS). The first flight was on 02Oct2015 using an A.300 B4 [added]

Georgia

08 Dec 2017

Alas Mediterráneas is a planned passenger charter carrier based out of Córdoba Ingeniero Aeronáutico Ambrosio L.V. Taravella International (COR) [added]

Argentina

08 Dec 2017

Northeastern Aviation was formed in 1978. Aircraft charter and management company. Based at Republic Airport in Farmingdale, New York. Still operating [update]

USA

07 Dec 2017

Vulkan Air is a planned cargo carrier based out of Kiev Zhuliany (IEV) [added]

Ukraine

07 Dec 2017

Nomad Aviation is a business and charter carrier based out of Zurich Kloten (ZRH). Rainer Schnurr and Claude Neumeyer the company in 2008 [added]

Switzerland

07 Dec 2017

Kherson Airlines is a planned passenger charter carrier based out of Kherson (KHE) [added]

Ukraine

07 Dec 2017

French Blue [update], the name of Air Caraïbes new long-haul carrier that was established in 2016, the airline was renamed French [added]  in Nov2017

France

06 Dec 2017

Joon has formally inaugurated flight operations with its maiden commercial services from Paris CDG to each of Berlin Tegel, Lisbon, Porto, and Barcelona El Prat having taken off on 01Dec2017 [update]

France

06 Dec 2017

Alderney entrepreneur Peter Moss founded Alderney Air Charter [update] which he renamed to Mossair [added]

UK

06 Dec 2017

Metropolitan Airways was owned by the same holding company as Alderney Air Ferries [added]  and took their operations on 29Mar1982

UK

06 Dec 2017

Veritair Aviation is a helicopter charter company based at Cardiff Heliport, in Cardiff, Wales [added]

UK

06 Dec 2017

Caribbean Air is a planned charter carrier based out of Curaçao Hato (CUR) [added]

Curaçao

05 Dec 2017

China Eastern Yunnan was established out of the CAAC Yunnam Regional Authority [added] as Yunnan Airlines in 1992. Acquired by China Eastern and launched scheduled domestic services on from Kunming on 02Aug2011

China

05 Dec 2017

Ostermann Heli [added] was purchased by Airlift in 2002

Sweden

05 Dec 2017

Aqsaqniq Airways operates air ambulance services [added]

Canada

05 Dec 2017

Powdair had intended to start operations on 14Dec2017 but has scrapped plans to commence operations this winter after failing to raise sufficient capital to fund its initial operations [update]

Switzerland

05 Dec 2017

Air Kyrgyzstan ceased operations on 26Oct2017 after its only aircraft, a B.735 incurred a bird strike. It hopes to restart shortly [update]

Kyrgyzstan

04 Dec 2017

Fly 6ix started operations in Jan2011 but ceased operating in 2012 & requested on 03Dec2012 to be wound up voluntarily [update]

Sierra Leone

04 Dec 2017

South West Air was founded in 1991 & offers fixed wing and helicopter charter operations from Port Moresby and Mendi [added]

Papua New Guinea

03 Dec 2017

Orion Air was founded in 2004 & ceased operations in 2008 [added]

Seychelles

03 Dec 2017

Island Air was founded in 1987 & offers scheduled inter-island and charter and air-ambulance services. Still operating [update]

Cayman Islands

03 Dec 2017

Cayman Airways Express launched operations on 15Oct2014 with its inaugural flight between Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac [added]

Cayman Islands

03 Dec 2017

Airways Europe is a planned passenger charter carrier based out of Rijeka (RJK) using seaplanes [added]

Croatia

02 Dec 2017

Seychelles Airlines was founded by local businessmen & intended to launch in Jun2014 but AOC refused initially but still plans to start in 2018 [update]

Seychelles

02 Dec 2017

Baltia Air Lines has announced that its proposed acquisition of Songbird Airways from its owner, AerLine Holdings LLC, has been called off (via ch-aviation) [update]

USA

02 Dec 2017

NTAS (Northern Territory Air Services) [added] is a virtual carrier based out of Alice Springs (ASP). Flights are operated by AvCharter

Australia

02 Dec 2017

Mongolian Airways International is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Ulaanbaatar Chinggis Khaan (ULN) [added]

Mongolia

01 Dec 2017

Air Memphis [update] ceased operations in 2013 & began new operations under the name of Air Leisure in 2014

Egypt

01 Dec 2017

OpenSkies brand will be phased out with the end of the 2018 Summer Season. Its staff will then be transferred to LEVEL [update]

France

01 Dec 2017

Yuva JetLines Airways was founded in 2016 intending to be a scheduled carrier based at Ranchi Birsa Munda (IXR). The launch has now been delayed until Jun2018 [update]

India

01 Dec 2017

Bill Herp founded Linear Air in 2004 along with aviator Michael Goulian operating air taxi services based out of Bedford Laurence G. Hanscom (BED). Still operating [update]

USA

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