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Australia is an island continent located southeast of Asia and forming, with the nearby island of Tasmania, the Commonwealth of Australia. The continent is bordered on the north by the Timor Sea, the Arafura Sea, and the Torres Strait, on the east by the Coral Sea and the Tasman Sea, on the south by the Bass Strait and the Indian Ocean, and on the west by the Indian Ocean. The Commonwealth extends for about 4000 km (about 2500 mi) from east to west and for about 3700 km (about 2300 mi) from north to south. Its coastline measures some 25,760 km (about 16,010 mi). The area of the Commonwealth is 7,682,300 sq km (2,966,200 sq mi), and the area of the continent alone is 7,614,500 sq km (2,939,974 sq mi), making Australia the smallest continent in the world, but the sixth largest country
Updates  

21 May 2018

New Holland Airways was a Sydney based carrier that was formed by G W Board and C R Hanlon. Only operated in 1948. with a DC.5 [updated]

24 Mar 2018

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

02 Mar 2018

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

AAA Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1991)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : AAA Airlines had hoped to launch out of Sydney.but seemed to be a 1991 scam where lots of people lost money
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aaron Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990* - 2010*
Airline Code : AB : C32
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aboriginal Air Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000* - 2006
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Aboriginal Air Services
Comments : Alice Springs based regional airline. Aborignial Air Services operated 4 airlines under its banner (Janami Air, Ngaanyatjarra Air, Ngurratjuta Air & PY Air). The airlines were owned by the Aboriginal people of Australia, serving South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. The consortium ceased operations on 17Sep2006
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ad Astral Aviation  last update: 17Dec2014

Status : Active

Dates :

2006* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Ad Astral Aviation was founded in 1986. The charter airline branch of the company operates across Western Australia on mining contract flights as well as some occasional interstate ad hoc charters. In late 2016, Ad Astral was acquired by Adelaide based charter airline Rossair in a deal to help both companies capture more of the growing tourism market in both South Australia and Western Australia (Air charter based at Perth domestic airport)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Adagold Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

1992* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Adastra Aerial Surveys  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1944 - 1973
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Adastra Aerial Surveys >>East-West Airlines >Eastwest Airlines >>Ansett
Comments : Adastra Aerial Surveys began as the Adastra Flying School which was established at Mascot, Sydney, Australia on 21Aug1930 by Captain Frank William Follett. Adastra Airways commenced a subsidised passenger and air mail service from Sydney to Bega, NSW on 05Feb1934 using Fox Moth. In 1944, Frank Follett formed Adastra Aerial Surveys and began operations with a fleet of Avro Ansons. Adastra was purchased by East-West Airlines on 01Apr1973 and its base and aircraft moved to Tamworth. Adastra ceased operations shortly thereafter [EASTWEST AIRLINES was formed as EAST-WEST AIRLINES in 1947. Renamed to reflect that they did not operate across the country. Took over ADASTRA AERIAL SURVEYS in 1973] [ANSETT was founded by R M Ansett as ANSETT AIRWAYS. Purchased BARRIER REEF AIRWAYS in 1952. Acquired the assets of Trans-Oceanic Airways in 1953. ANSETT purchased struggling ANA (Australian National Airways) and renamed it all to ANSETT-ANA Purchased BUTLER AIR TRANSPORT (and renamed it to AIRLINES of NEW SOUTH WALES in 1959), & QUEENSLAND AIRLINES in 1958, GUINEA AIRWAYS (renamed to AIRLINES of SOUTH AUSTRALIA) in 1959 . Acquired ROBERTSON MILLER AVIATION (formed in 1927) (renamed it to AIRLINES of WESTERN AUSTRALIA). ANA was dropped in 1969 reverting to ANSETT AUSTRALIA of AUSTRALIA. Created AIRLINES of NORTH AUSTRALIA in 1981. Acquired EASTWEST AIRLINES and Kendall Airlines in 1987. During 1994 it fully absorbed its subsiduaries ANSETT WA, ANSETT EXPRESS and EASTWEST. Renamed again in 1990 to ANSETT AUSTRALIA. International and regional passenger and cargo airline. Ceased operating in Sept. 2001. Restarted with vastly dimished services with only 6 A320 aircraft but eventually ceased operations in early 2002]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Adastra Airways  added: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1934 - 1944
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Adastra Aerial Surveys began as the Adastra Flying School which was established at Mascot, Sydney, Australia on 21Aug1930 by Captain Frank William Follett. Adastra Airways commenced a subsidised passenger and air mail service from Sydney to Bega, NSW on 05Feb1934 using Fox Moth. In 1944, Frank Follett formed Adastra Aerial Surveys and began operations with a fleet of Avro Ansons. Adastra was purchased by East-West Airlines on 01Apr1973 and its base and aircraft moved to Tamworth. Adastra ceased operations shortly thereafter [EASTWEST AIRLINES was formed as EAST-WEST AIRLINES in 1947. Renamed to reflect that they did not operate across the country. Took over ADASTRA AERIAL SURVEYS in 1973] [ANSETT was founded by R M Ansett as ANSETT AIRWAYS. Purchased BARRIER REEF AIRWAYS in 1952. Acquired the assets of Trans-Oceanic Airways in 1953. ANSETT purchased struggling ANA (Australian National Airways) and renamed it all to ANSETT-ANA Purchased BUTLER AIR TRANSPORT (and renamed it to AIRLINES of NEW SOUTH WALES in 1959), & QUEENSLAND AIRLINES in 1958, GUINEA AIRWAYS (renamed to AIRLINES of SOUTH AUSTRALIA) in 1959 . Acquired ROBERTSON MILLER AVIATION (formed in 1927) (renamed it to AIRLINES of WESTERN AUSTRALIA). ANA was dropped in 1969 reverting to ANSETT AUSTRALIA of AUSTRALIA. Created AIRLINES of NORTH AUSTRALIA in 1981. Acquired EASTWEST AIRLINES and Kendall Airlines in 1987. During 1994 it fully absorbed its subsiduaries ANSETT WA, ANSETT EXPRESS and EASTWEST. Renamed again in 1990 to ANSETT AUSTRALIA. International and regional passenger and cargo airline. Ceased operating in Sept. 2001. Restarted with vastly dimished services with only 6 A320 aircraft but eventually ceased operations in early 2002]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Adelaide Airways  last update: 02Nov2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1935 - 1936
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Adelaide Airways + Holyman's Airways + West Australian Airways =>ANA (Australian National Airways)….. >Ansett
Comments : Adelaide Airways was a subsidiary of of the Adelaide Steamship Co. & commenced operations on 30Nov1935 with a Short S.16 Scion. Amalgamated with Holyman's Airways & West Australian Airways to form ANA (Australian National Airways) on 02Nov1936. ANSETT purchased struggling ANA (Australian National Airways) and renamed it all to ANSETT-ANA
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Advance Airlines  last update: 22Dec2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1974 - 1980
Airline Code : DR : ---
Genealogy : Advance Airlines >Avdev Airlines >Avdev Airlines Davey
Comments : ADVANCE AIRLINES acquired SKYWAY AIRLINES. Based at Sydney's Mascot Airport and operated scheduled commuter services [ADVANCE AIRLINES was taken over by Aviation Developments and renamed to AVDEV AIRLINES in 1980. Then taken over by Davey Air Services and the DAVEY added. The company was sold in 1984 and the routes split between East Coast and Norfolk Island Airlines]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aerial Services (Tasmania)  added: 18Jan2018

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1972* - 1972*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aerial Services (Tasmania) operated in Tasmania from Hobart to Queenstown, Devonport and Wynward
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aerial Transport Ltd   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1919* - 1919
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aerial Transport Ltd was first aerial transport company in Australia, registered on 12Apr1919
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aerocab   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aerodyne   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aerolink Air Services  last update: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1999* - 2010*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Charter operator out Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, NSW
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aeromil   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000 - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aeropelican Air Services  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1971 - 2013
Airline Code : OT : PEL
Genealogy : Aeropelican Air Services >>Brindabella Airlines
Comments : Aeropelican Air Services was established on 23Oct1968 & started operations on 01Jul1971. First operator of GAF Nomad in 1975. Commuter airline operating out of Sydney Airport. Brindabella Airlines & Aeropelican merged
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aero-Tropics  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999 - 2008
Airline Code : HC : ATI
Genealogy : Lip Air >Aero-Tropics
Comments : AERO-TROPICS was renamed from LIP AIR (formed in 1995). Scheduled and charter flights out of Cairns. Ceased operations on 27Jun2008
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Australia   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2011 - 2012
Airline Code : -- : AGC
Genealogy : Strategic Airlines >Air Australia
Comments : Air Australia started operations as Air Charter Logistics in 1991 as an air freight broker. It was founded in 2008 & started operations on 03Aug2009 as Strategic Airlines, renamed on 15Nov2011. In June 2009 Strategic purchased the troubled airline OzJet along with its staff. Air Australia halted all flights and was placed into voluntary administration on 17Feb2012
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Beef   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1947 - 1947
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Cairns  last update: 24Jan2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 1994*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Cairns started regional services from Thursday island to 11 other island destinations in Torres Straits. Ceased scheduled services in 1994 and resumed charter services.
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Cargo Australia   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1989 - 2003*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Cargo Australia >>TransAustralian Air
Comments : [TRANSAUSTRALIAN AIR was formed as TRANSASIAN AIR EXPRESS in 2000. AIR CARGO AUSTRALIA merged in. Domestic overnight freight carrier that went into liquidation and ceased operating in late 2003]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Central Eyre  last update: 24Jan2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1987 - 1990*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Central Eyre took over former Wudinna Air Services routes between Wudinna and Cleve, on Eyre Peninsular. Ceased commuter operations in 1990
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Charter Australia   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Charter Centre   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1981* - 1983*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Charter Tours  last update: 12Jan2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

Early 1970s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Charter Tours >Nationwide Air Services >Southern Cross Airways
Comments : SOUTHERN CROSS AIRLINES was formed as AIR CHARTER TOURS and renamed to NATIONWIDE AIR SERVICES and then to current name. Operated out of Sydney Airport
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Connex   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2002* - 2002*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Eastland   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

Early 1970s
Airline Code : NO : ---
Genealogy : Air Eastland + New England Airways >East Coast Commuter Airlines
Comments : East Coast Commuter Airlines was formed by a merger of Air Eastland & New England Airways
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Express  last update: 10Feb2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1952 - 1979
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Express was formed in 1952 as a subsidiary of Air Express (Holdings) Pty Ltd to operate cargo charter services within Australia, to and from New Guinea, within New Guinea, and extensively between Australia and Tasmania. Operating bases are at Brisbane (Queensland) and Essendon (Victoria)
Aircraft : Bristol Freighter 31

Air Facilities   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1992 - 2002*
Airline Code : FZ : ---
Genealogy : Arcas Airways >Air Facilities
Comments : Air Facilities was formed in 1971 as Arcas Airways and renamed in 1992 on the commencement of regional services.
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Fraser Island   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Frontier  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2004* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Frontier is still active in 2017
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Great Lakes   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1971* - 1982*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Hibiscus  added: 24Jan2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991* - 1991*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Short SD-360

Air Kangaroo (PACE)(Passenger Air Charter Enterprises)  last update: 25Jan2018

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1978)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Melbourne based carrier that was formed to oppose Laker Airway's proposed UK-Australia route. Unsure if operated.
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Kangaroo Island   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990 - 1994
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Emu Airways >Air Transit >Air Kangaroo Island
Comments : Air Kangaroo Island was formed as Emu Airways which started operations in 1974. Renamed to Air Transit and eventually to final name in 1990
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Kimberly   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 1995
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Link (Airlink)   

Status : Active

Dates :

1971 - date
Airline Code : DR : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Link was formed and started operations in 1971 as an aircraft charter operation based in Dubbo
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Maroochy  last update: 16Jan2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1982 - 1994*
Airline Code : QO : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Division of Fogarty's Aviation Group. Regional scheduled services
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Melbourne   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2012* - 2015
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Melbourne launched a Heli-Express service linking Melbourne’s general aviation airport, Moorabbin and the city’s international airport. Ceased operations in 2015
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Midwest   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992* - 1993
Airline Code : FH : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Midwest was a division of Moree-Narrabri Airways. Regional servicesd out of Moree, New South Wales. Ceased operating to restructure in 1993 but never restarted
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Mount ISA   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002* - 2003*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air New South Wales   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1981 - 1985
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Ansett
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Ngukurr   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2002* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air North International  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1978 - 1993
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Airnorth + Rossair + Tillair =>Air North International >AirNorth
Comments : Darwin based. The closure of Northern Airlines in the early 1980s enable Air North to get established [AIRNORTH came into being as AIR NORTH INTERNATIONAL in 1978 with operations beginning on 04Jul1978. This was a merger of AIR NORTH, ROSSAIR and TILLAIR. In 1992 AIR NORTH KATHERINE sold to Skyport. AIRNORTH was sold in 1993 to Capiteq and renamed to AIRNORTH REGIONAL. The name AIRNORTH was adopted later in 1993 and encompassed the operations of AIRNORTH REGIONAL, AIRNORTH KATHERINE and AIRNORTH CENTRAL AUSTRALIA. In 1998 AIRNORTH acquired ARNHEM AIR]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air North Queensland   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1990* - 1990*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Nostalgia   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air NSW   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1985 - 1989
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Ansett
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Queensland  last update: 09Apr2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

19781 - 1988
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Bush Pilots Airways >BPA >Air Queensland >>Australian Airlines >>Qantas
Comments : Air Queensland was formed as Bush Pilots Airways in 1951. In May1972 Bush Pilots absorbed Queensland Pacific Airways Ltd, taking over its Douglas DC-3 aircraft. In 1978 Bush Pilots Airways changed their name to BPA. On 01Dec1981 BPA became Air Queensland. Air Queensland was the last airline in Australia to use Douglas DC-3s on regular scheduled services, the last being withdrawn on 07Apr1988, The Air Queensland name ceased to exist on 30Apr1988 when the airline was absorbed into Australian Airlines (later absorbed into Qantas) - [QANTAS started as a charter company known as QUEENSLAND and NORTHERN TERRITORIES AERIAL SERVICES on 16Nov1920 & began scheduled flights on 02Nov1922. In Dec1934 it was renamed to QANTAS EMPIRE AIRWAYS and to current name in 1967. Purchased BRITISH COMMONWEALTH PACIFIC AIRLINES in 1954 and AUSTRALIAN AIRLINES (fomerly TAA) in 1982. Had SOUTHERN AUSTRALIAN AIRLINES merge in in 2002. International passenger and cargo airline that is the flag carrier of Australia]
Aircraft : ATR 42. DC.3 | DHC-6 Twin Otter | Fokker F.27 | GAF Nomad | Fairchild Metro

Air South Regional   

Status : Active

Dates :

1993 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air South Regional was founded in 1992 with scheduled services out of Adelaide
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Swift  last update: 25Jan2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992 - 1994*
Airline Code : KJ : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Based in Cairns, Queensland, it was a division of Sea Swift
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Tasmania   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1969 - 1990
Airline Code : XZ : ---
Genealogy : Air Tasmania + the airline division of H. C. Sleigh Aviation =>Airlines of Tasmania
Comments : Airlines of Tasmania was created from Air Tasmania and the airline division of Sleigh Aviation. Small regional airline based in Launceston
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Tiwi   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996* - 2001
Airline Code : TL : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Transit   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1982* - 1990
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Emu Airways >Air Transit >Air Kangaroo Island
Comments : Air Kangaroo Island was formed as Emu Airways which started operations in 1974. Renamed to Air Transit and eventually to final name in 1990
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air W.A.  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1984 - 1985
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Ansett
Comments : [ANSETT W.A was originally founded as MACROBERTSON MILLER AVIATION (MMA) by the Commercial Aviation Co. in 1927. Merged with AIRLINES (WA) in 1955 and renamed to MACROBERTSON MILLER AIRLINE SERVICES (MMA). Acquired by Ansett in 1963, retaining the name until 1981 when it was renamed to AIRLINES of WESTERN AUSTRALIA and again in 1984 to AIR W.A. Finally adopted the ANSETT W.A. name in1985 and finally integrated into the parent company in 1993]. [ANSETT was founded by R M Ansett as ANSETT AIRWAYS. Purchased BARRIER REEF AIRWAYS in 1952. Acquired the assets of Trans-Oceanic Airways in 1953. ANSETT purchased struggling ANA (Australian National Airways) and renamed it all to ANSETT-ANA Purchased BUTLER AIR TRANSPORT (and renamed it to AIRLINES of NEW SOUTH WALES in 1959), & QUEENSLAND AIRLINES in 1958, GUINEA AIRWAYS (renamed to AIRLINES of SOUTH AUSTRALIA) in 1959 . Acquired ROBERTSON MILLER AVIATION (formed in 1927) (renamed it to AIRLINES of WESTERN AUSTRALIA). ANA was dropped in 1969 reverting to ANSETT AUSTRALIA of AUSTRALIA. Created AIRLINES of NORTH AUSTRALIA in 1981. Acquired EASTWEST AIRLINES and Kendall Airlines in 1987. During 1994 it fully absorbed its subsiduaries ANSETT WA, ANSETT EXPRESS and EASTWEST. Renamed again in 1990 to ANSETT AUSTRALIA. International and regional passenger and cargo airline. Ceased operating in Sept. 2001. Restarted with vastly dimished services with only 6 A320 aircraft but eventually ceased operations in early 2002].
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Whitsunday  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1988* - 1988
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Whitsunday >>Seair Pacific
Comments : Air Whitsunday was Airlie Beach, Queensland based [Seair Pacific commenced tourism and charter operations on the Gold Coast in 1971. Peter and Julie Gash joined the company in 1985 and purchased the business in 1989. Air Whitsunday merged with Seair Pacific retaining the latter's name]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Whitsunday Seaplanes   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1999* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aircrafts Pty   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1929* - 1948
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aircrafts Pty >>Aircrafts Pty >>Butler Air Transport….....>Ansett
Comments : Aircrafts Pty was formed by R.J.S. Adair. Aquired by Butler Air Transport in 1948
Aircraft : Nil at this time

AirCruising Australia  last update: 16Nov2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1994 - date
Airline Code : -- : AIX
Genealogy : Charter Air Cruise >Air Cruising Australia
Comments : AirCruising Australia was founded in 1983 as CHARTER AIR CRUISE and renamed in 1998. Regional and domestic passenger and charter airline
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airleander   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1995* - 1998*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airlines (WA)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1955* - 1955
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Ansett
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airlines of Australia   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1934 - 1942
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : New England Airways >Airlines of Australia >>ANA….Ansett
Comments : Airlines of Australia was formed in 1931 as New England Airways by the Robisnson family of Lismore. Absorbed into ANA in 1937
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airlines of New South Wales   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1959 - 1968
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Ansett
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airlines of Northern Australia   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1982 - 1985
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Ansett
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airlines of Tasmania  last update: 22Dec2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1990 - date
Airline Code : FO : ATM
Genealogy : Air Tasmania + the airline division of H. C. Sleigh Aviation =>Airlines of Tasmania >Par-Avion Airlines
Comments : Airlines of Tasmania was created from Air Tasmania and the airline division of Sleigh Aviation. Small regional airline based in Launceston. Airlines of Tasmania was established as a regular public transport operator (previously it had been an airwork operator) in 1978, along with Par-Avion, a different branding used for chartered and sightseeing flights. As of Oct2016 Airlines of Tasmania mainly focuses on chartered flights. Scheduled flights are offered twice weekly between Launceston Airport and Cape Barren Island. The sightseeing flights under the Par Avion branding are conducted from the Cambridge Aerodrome base near Hobart
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airlines of Western Australia  last update: 21Jan2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1981 - 1984
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Ansett
Comments : [ANSETT W.A was originally founded as MACROBERTSON MILLER AVIATION (MMA) by the Commercial Aviation Co. in 1927. Merged with AIRLINES (WA) in 1955 and renamed to MACROBERTSON MILLER AIRLINE SERVICES (MMA). Acquired by Ansett in 1963, retaining the name until 1981 when it was renamed to AIRLINES of WESTERN AUSTRALIA and again in 1984 to AIR W.A. Finally adopted the ANSETT W.A. name in1985 and finally integrated into the parent company in 1993].. [ANSETT was founded by R M Ansett as ANSETT AIRWAYS. Purchased BARRIER REEF AIRWAYS in 1952. Acquired the assets of Trans-Oceanic Airways in 1953. ANSETT purchased struggling ANA (Australian National Airways) and renamed it all to ANSETT-ANA Purchased BUTLER AIR TRANSPORT (and renamed it to AIRLINES of NEW SOUTH WALES in 1959), & QUEENSLAND AIRLINES in 1958, GUINEA AIRWAYS (renamed to AIRLINES of SOUTH AUSTRALIA) in 1959 . Acquired ROBERTSON MILLER AVIATION (formed in 1927) (renamed it to AIRLINES of WESTERN AUSTRALIA). ANA was dropped in 1969 reverting to ANSETT AUSTRALIA of AUSTRALIA. Created AIRLINES of NORTH AUSTRALIA in 1981. Acquired EASTWEST AIRLINES and Kendall Airlines in 1987. During 1994 it fully absorbed its subsiduaries ANSETT WA, ANSETT EXPRESS and EASTWEST. Renamed again in 1990 to ANSETT AUSTRALIA. International and regional passenger and cargo airline. Ceased operating in Sept. 2001. Restarted with vastly dimished services with only 6 A320 aircraft but eventually ceased operations in early 2002].
Aircraft : Nil at this time

airly  last update: 18Feb2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2017 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : airly’s co-founders Alexander Robinson, Luke Hampshire & Ivan Vysotskiy unveiled plans to offer unlimited travel to most airports in the country. Intended starting in 3Q2016 but delayed until 2018. The airline was founded in Dec2015. Started operations in 2017
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airnorth (i)  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1982* - 1988
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Airnorth + Rossair + Tillair =>Air North International >AirNorth
Comments : [AIRNORTH came into being as AIR NORTH INTERNATIONAL, with operations beginning on 04Jul1978. This was a merger of AIR NORTH (i), ROSSAIR and TILLAIR. In 1992 AIR NORTH KATHERINE sold to Skyport. AIRNORTH was sold in 1993 to Capiteq and renamed to AIRNORTH REGIONAL. The name AIRNORTH was adopted later in 1993 and encompassed the operations of AIRNORTH REGIONAL, AIRNORTH KATHERINE and AIRNORTH CENTRAL AUSTRALIA. In 1998 AIRNORTH acquired ARNHEM AIR]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airnorth (ii)  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1993 - date
Airline Code : TL : ANO
Genealogy : Airnorth + Rossair + Tillair =>Air North International >AirNorth
Comments : AIRNORTH came into being as AIR NORTH INTERNATIONAL, with operations beginning on 04Jul1978. This was a merger of AIR NORTH (i), ROSSAIR and TILLAIR. In 1992 AIR NORTH KATHERINE sold to Skyport. AIRNORTH was sold in 1993 to Capiteq and renamed to AIRNORTH REGIONAL. The name AIRNORTH was adopted later in 1993 and encompassed the operations of AIRNORTH REGIONAL, AIRNORTH KATHERINE and AIRNORTH CENTRAL AUSTRALIA. In 1998 AIRNORTH acquired ARNHEM AIR.
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airnorth Central   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1975* - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >AirNorth
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airnorth Central Australia  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1993 - 1993
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >AirNorth
Comments : [AIRNORTH came into being as AIR NORTH INTERNATIONAL, with operations beginning on 04Jul1978. This was a merger of AIR NORTH (i), ROSSAIR and TILLAIR. In 1992 AIR NORTH KATHERINE sold to Skyport. AIRNORTH was sold in 1993 to Capiteq and renamed to AIRNORTH REGIONAL. The name AIRNORTH was adopted later in 1993 and encompassed the operations of AIRNORTH REGIONAL, AIRNORTH KATHERINE and AIRNORTH CENTRAL AUSTRALIA. In 1998 AIRNORTH acquired ARNHEM AIR]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airnorth Katherine  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1991* - 1993
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >AirNorth
Comments : [AIRNORTH came into being as AIR NORTH INTERNATIONAL, with operations beginning on 04Jul1978. This was a merger of AIR NORTH (i), ROSSAIR and TILLAIR. In 1992 AIR NORTH KATHERINE sold to Skyport. AIRNORTH was sold in 1993 to Capiteq and renamed to AIRNORTH REGIONAL. The name AIRNORTH was adopted later in 1993 and encompassed the operations of AIRNORTH REGIONAL, AIRNORTH KATHERINE and AIRNORTH CENTRAL AUSTRALIA. In 1998 AIRNORTH acquired ARNHEM AIR]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airspeed Aviation (BPW Aviation)   

Status : Active

Dates :

2009 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : BPW Aviation Pty Ltd dba Airspeed Aviation, commenced operations Jul2009
Aircraft : Nil at this time

AirSwift Aviation  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2000* - 2007
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Queensland Regional Airlines + AirSwift Aviation + Skytrans =>Skytrans Regional >Skytrans
Comments : [Skytrans Regional was formed by the merger of Queensland Regional Airlines, AirSwift Aviation & Skytrans. Regional scheduled and charter services out of Cairns International. Skytrans Regional announced it would cease operations after 25 years on 02Jan2015. Pilot, airline and business expert Peter Collings together with NRL star Johnathan Thurston they purchased and re-launched Skytrans airlines in Mar2015 (Cairns-based regional airline)]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

AirTex Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1982 - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : AirTex Aviation was founded in 1982 with charter services out of Sydney
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airtex Aviation (Avtex Air Services)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1982* - 2010*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airwing Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2002* - 2002*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Albatross Airlines  last update: 29Jan2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1979 - 1998
Airline Code : UX : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Based at Kingscote, Kangaroo Island
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Albury Air Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1952* - 1953*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Alliance Airlines  last update: 05Apr2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2002 - date
Airline Code : QQ : UTY
Genealogy : Flight West Airlines +>Alliance Airlines
Comments : Brisbane-based Queensland Airline Holdings acquired the assets of the dormant Flight West Airlines (established on 25May1987). It had been placed into Voluntary Administration on 04Dec2001. Rebranded as Alliance Airlines on 05Apr2002 & started operations on 15Apr2002
Aircraft : Emb-120 Brasilia | Fokker F.100

Alligator Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004* - 2012
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Amann Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1989* - 1990*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Amber Air  added: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1973* - 1974*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Amber Air operated Adelaide – Eucla in the mid 1970s
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Amity Aviation  last update: 15Nov2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1982 - 1982*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Linked Kimberly stations in Western Australia
Aircraft : Nil at this time

ANA (Australian National Airlines)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1936 - 1957
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Ansett
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ancove   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1991* - 1991*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Anindilyakwa Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2000* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ansett  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1969 - 2001
Airline Code : AN : AAA
Genealogy : Ansett Airways > Ansett ANA ….>Ansett
Comments : Ansett was founded by R M Ansett as Ansett Airways in 1935 & started services on 04Feb1936. Purchased BARRIER REEF AIRWAYS in 1952. Acquired the assets of Trans-Oceanic Airways in 1953. ANSETT purchased struggling ANA (Australian National Airways) and renamed it all to ANSETT-ANA Purchased BUTLER AIR TRANSPORT (and renamed it to AIRLINES of NEW SOUTH WALES in 1959), & QUEENSLAND AIRLINES in 1958, GUINEA AIRWAYS (renamed to AIRLINES of SOUTH AUSTRALIA) in 1959 . Acquired ROBERTSON MILLER AVIATION (formed in 1927) (renamed it to AIRLINES of WESTERN AUSTRALIA). ANA was dropped in 1969 reverting to ANSETT AUSTRALIA of AUSTRALIA. Created AIRLINES of NORTH AUSTRALIA in 1981. Acquired EASTWEST AIRLINES and Kendall Airlines in 1987. During 1994 it fully absorbed its subsiduaries ANSETT WA, ANSETT EXPRESS and EASTWEST. Renamed again in 1990 to ANSETT AUSTRALIA. Ceased operating in Sept. 2001. Restarted with vastly dimished services with only 6 A320 aircraft but eventually ceased operations in early 2002. International and regional passenger and cargo airline. Ceased operating in Sept. 2001. Restarted with vastly dimished services with only 6 A320 aircraft. Ceased operations on 13 Sep2001
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ansett - ANA  last update: 10Feb2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1957 - 1968
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Ansett
Comments : Ansett-ANA was reorganised as Ansett Airlines of Australia on 01Dec1968 [ANSETT was founded by R M Ansett as ANSETT AIRWAYS in 1935 & started services on 04Feb1936. Purchased BARRIER REEF AIRWAYS in 1952. Acquired the assets of Trans-Oceanic Airways in 1953. ANSETT purchased struggling ANA (Australian National Airways) and renamed it all to ANSETT-ANA Purchased BUTLER AIR TRANSPORT (and renamed it to AIRLINES of NEW SOUTH WALES in 1959), & QUEENSLAND AIRLINES in 1958, GUINEA AIRWAYS (renamed to AIRLINES of SOUTH AUSTRALIA) in 1959 . Acquired ROBERTSON MILLER AVIATION (formed in 1927) (renamed it to AIRLINES of WESTERN AUSTRALIA). ANA was dropped in 1969 reverting to ANSETT AUSTRALIA of AUSTRALIA. Created AIRLINES of NORTH AUSTRALIA in 1981. Acquired EASTWEST AIRLINES and Kendall Airlines in 1987. During 1994 it fully absorbed its subsiduaries ANSETT WA, ANSETT EXPRESS and EASTWEST. Renamed again in 1990 to ANSETT AUSTRALIA. International and regional passenger and cargo airline. Ceased operating in Sept. 2001. Restarted with vastly dimished services with only 6 A320 aircraft but eventually ceased operations in early 2002]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ansett Air Freight   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989* - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ansett Airlines of New South Wales  last update: 10Feb2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1968 - 1981
Airline Code : WX : ---
Genealogy : >Ansett
Comments : No further information at this time [ANSETT EXPRESS was formed by C.A.Butler in 1934 as BUTLER AIR TRANSPORT. Renamed by Ansett after purchase to AIRLINES of NEW SOUTH WALES. Renamed again in 1968 to ANSETT AIRLINES of NEW SOUTH WALES. Once again renamed to AIR NEW SOUTH WALES in 1981 and agin in 1985 to AIR NSW. Again the Ansett name reappeared when the airline became ANSETT NSW in 1989 and to the final name in 1990. Integrated into ANSETT AUSTRALIA in 1993] [ANSETT was founded by R M Ansett as ANSETT AIRWAYS. Purchased BARRIER REEF AIRWAYS in 1952. Acquired the assets of Trans-Oceanic Airways in 1953. ANSETT purchased struggling ANA (Australian National Airways) and renamed it all to ANSETT-ANA Purchased BUTLER AIR TRANSPORT (and renamed it to AIRLINES of NEW SOUTH WALES in 1959), & QUEENSLAND AIRLINES in 1958, GUINEA AIRWAYS (renamed to AIRLINES of SOUTH AUSTRALIA) in 1959 . Acquired ROBERTSON MILLER AVIATION (formed in 1927) (renamed it to AIRLINES of WESTERN AUSTRALIA). ANA was dropped in 1969 reverting to ANSETT AUSTRALIA of AUSTRALIA. Created AIRLINES of NORTH AUSTRALIA in 1981. Acquired EASTWEST AIRLINES and Kendall Airlines in 1987. During 1994 it fully absorbed its subsiduaries ANSETT WA, ANSETT EXPRESS and EASTWEST. Renamed again in 1990 to ANSETT AUSTRALIA. International and regional passenger and cargo airline. Ceased operating in Sept. 2001. Restarted with vastly dimished services with only 6 A320 aircraft but eventually ceased operations in early 2002]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ansett Airlines of Northern Australia  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1981 - 1982
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Ansett
Comments : [ANSETT N.T. started as ANSETT AIRLINES of NORTHERN AUSTRALIA. Renamed to AIRLINES OF NORTHERN AUSTRALIA and then to final name] [ANSETT was founded by R M Ansett as ANSETT AIRWAYS in 1935 & started services on 04Feb1936. Purchased BARRIER REEF AIRWAYS in 1952. Acquired the assets of Trans-Oceanic Airways in 1953. ANSETT purchased struggling ANA (Australian National Airways) and renamed it all to ANSETT-ANA Purchased BUTLER AIR TRANSPORT (and renamed it to AIRLINES of NEW SOUTH WALES in 1959), & QUEENSLAND AIRLINES in 1958, GUINEA AIRWAYS (renamed to AIRLINES of SOUTH AUSTRALIA) in 1959 . Acquired ROBERTSON MILLER AVIATION (formed in 1927) (renamed it to AIRLINES of WESTERN AUSTRALIA). ANA was dropped in 1969 reverting to ANSETT AUSTRALIA of AUSTRALIA. Created AIRLINES of NORTH AUSTRALIA in 1981. Acquired EASTWEST AIRLINES and Kendall Airlines in 1987. During 1994 it fully absorbed its subsiduaries ANSETT WA, ANSETT EXPRESS and EASTWEST. Renamed again in 1990 to ANSETT AUSTRALIA. International and regional passenger and cargo airline. Ceased operating in Sept. 2001. Restarted with vastly dimished services with only 6 A320 aircraft but eventually ceased operations in early 2002]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ansett Airlines of South Australia  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1968 - 1981
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Airlines of South Australia >Ansett Airlines of South Australia >Airlines of South Australia
Comments : [AIRLINES of SOUTH AUSTRALIA was formed in 1927 as NEW GUINEA GOLD NO LIABILITY with a DH37 biplane called 'Old Faithful'. It was to support the mining boom of that time at the new gold mines in the Mandated territory of New Guinea. Renamed to GUINEA AIRWAYS after a Mining Ordanance decreed 'no liability' companies could not operate. Acquired HATS in the 1930s. Purchased by Ansett-ANA and renamed to AIRLINES of SOUTH AUSTRALIA. Renamed to ANSETT AIRLINES of SOUTH AUSTRALIA in 1964 and then to Airlines of South Australian in 1981. Ceased operating in 1986]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ansett Airways   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1936* - 1946
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Ansett
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ansett Express   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1990 - 1993
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Ansett
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ansett II   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001 - 2002
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Ansett (Mark II),After receiving a federal government guarantee, Ansett resumed limited services between major cities on 01Oct2001 but permanently ceased operations on 04Mar2002
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ansett N.T. (Ansett Northern Territories)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1985 - 1991
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Ansett
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ansett NSW (Ansett of New South Wales)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1989 - 1990
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Ansett
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ansett WA  last update: 10Feb2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1985 - 1993
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Ansett
Comments : ANSETT W.A was originally founded as MACROBERTSON MILLER AVIATION (MMA) by the Commercial Aviation Co. in 1927. Merged with AIRLINES (WA) in 1955 and renamed to MACROBERTSON MILLER AIRLINE SERVICES (MMA). Acquired by Ansett in 1963, retaining the name until 1981 when it was renamed to AIRLINES of WESTERN AUSTRALIA and again in 1984 to AIR W.A. Finally adopted the ANSETT W.A. name in1985 and finally integrated into the parent company in 1993 [ANSETT was founded by R M Ansett as ANSETT AIRWAYS. Purchased BARRIER REEF AIRWAYS in 1952. Acquired the assets of Trans-Oceanic Airways in 1953. ANSETT purchased struggling ANA (Australian National Airways) and renamed it all to ANSETT-ANA Purchased BUTLER AIR TRANSPORT (and renamed it to AIRLINES of NEW SOUTH WALES in 1959), & QUEENSLAND AIRLINES in 1958, GUINEA AIRWAYS (renamed to AIRLINES of SOUTH AUSTRALIA) in 1959 . Acquired ROBERTSON MILLER AVIATION (formed in 1927) (renamed it to AIRLINES of WESTERN AUSTRALIA). ANA was dropped in 1969 reverting to ANSETT AUSTRALIA of AUSTRALIA. Created AIRLINES of NORTH AUSTRALIA in 1981. Acquired EASTWEST AIRLINES and Kendall Airlines in 1987. During 1994 it fully absorbed its subsiduaries ANSETT WA, ANSETT EXPRESS and EASTWEST. Renamed again in 1990 to ANSETT AUSTRALIA. International and regional passenger and cargo airline. Ceased operating in Sept. 2001. Restarted with vastly dimished services with only 6 A320 aircraft but eventually ceased operations in early 2002]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Antonov Airlines Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989 - 1993
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aquatic Air  last update: 29Jan2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1975 - 1993
Airline Code : VZ : ---
Genealogy : Aquatic Air +>Sydney Harbour Seaplanes
Comments : Aquatic Air initially started flying from Palm Beach, New South Wales with a single floatplane. Ceased operations due to financial difficulties and operations taken over by Sydney Harbour Seaplanes
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Arcas Airways   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1971* - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Arcas Airways >Air Facilities
Comments : Air Facilities was formed in 1971 as Arcas Airways and renamed in 1992 on the commencement of regional services.
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Arnhem Air  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1979* - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Arnhem Air >>AirNorth
Comments : [AIRNORTH came into being as AIR NORTH INTERNATIONAL, with operations beginning on 04Jul1978. This was a merger of AIR NORTH (i), ROSSAIR and TILLAIR. In 1992 AIR NORTH KATHERINE sold to Skyport. AIRNORTH was sold in 1993 to Capiteq and renamed to AIRNORTH REGIONAL. The name AIRNORTH was adopted later in 1993 and encompassed the operations of AIRNORTH REGIONAL, AIRNORTH KATHERINE and AIRNORTH CENTRAL AUSTRALIA. In 1998 AIRNORTH acquired ARNHEM AIR]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Arnhem Land Community Airline   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Arthur Morris Aviation   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1961* - 1970*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Arthur Morris Aviation >GWA (Great Western Airlines)
Comments : GWA (Great Western Airlines) was founded 1961 as Arthur Morris Aviation. Ceased operations on 25Jan2005
Aircraft : Nil at this time

ASA (Airlines of South Australia)  last update: 09Nov2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1987 - 2005
Airline Code : RT : LRT
Genealogy : Lincoln Airlines >>Augusta Airways >ASA
Comments : ASA (Airlines of South Australia) ceased operations on 09Nov2005 [ASA was formed after AUGUSTA AIRLINES purchased LINCOLN AIRLINES and renamed. Based in Port Augusta and boasted 'The World's Longest Mail Run' in 2000. Renamed to AIRLINES OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA and to current name in 2004]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

ASA (Airlines of South Australia) (i)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1960 - 1968
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : ASA >Ansett Airlines of SA... >>Ansett
Comments : ASA (Airlines of South Australia) first flew on 18Jan1960. ASA was taken over by Ansett on 28Jun1968 & renamed Ansett Airlines of SA (AASA)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

ASA (Airlines of South Australia) (ii)  last update: 17Nov2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1981 - 1986
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Ansett
Comments : AIRLINES of SOUTH AUSTRALIA was formed in 1927 as NEW GUINEA GOLD NO LIABILITY with a DH37 biplane called 'Old Faithful'. It was to support the mining boom of that time at the new gold mines in the Mandated territory of New Guinea. Renamed to GUINEA AIRWAYS after a Mining Ordanance decreed 'no liability' companies could not operate. Acquired HATS in the 1930s. Purchased by Ansett-ANA and renamed to AIRLINES of SOUTH AUSTRALIA. Renamed to ANSETT AIRLINES of SOUTH AUSTRALIA in 1964 and then to the final name in 1981. ASA was taken over by Ansett on the 28Jun1986
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Asian Express Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1996 - 2008
Airline Code : HJ : AXF
Genealogy : Premier Airlines >Asian Express Airlines >Tasman Cargo Airlines
Comments : [Tasman Cargo Airlines commenced operations as Premier Airlines on 05Sep1994, headquartered in Melbourne, Victoria and flying a B.727-100 freighter on behalf of DHL. Due to International Civil Aviation Organization "Stage III" aircraft noise restrictions this aircraft was withdrawn from service the following year and a B.727-200 was acquired. On 30Jun1996, Premier Airlines changed its name to Asian Express Airlines to better reflect its role in flying for DHL in the Asian region, and moved its headquarters to Auckland Airport]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Associated Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1938 - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Associated Airlines operates private air services in Australia on behalf of its parent companies, the Broken Hill Pty Co and Consolidated Zinc
Aircraft : Grumman Gulfstream | DH Heron 2D

Atlass Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2008* - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Atlass Aviation was an aerial survey company that had its AOC granted Mar2008
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Augusta Airways  last update: 29Jan2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1983 - 1998
Airline Code : BH : ---
Genealogy : Lincoln Airlines >>Augusta Airways >ASA
Comments : Augusta Airways was based at Port Augusta in South Australia's 'Iron Triangle'. Took over the assets and routes of Brennan Aviation in 1983 [ASA was formed after AUGUSTA AIRLINES purchased LINCOLN AIRLINES and renamed. Based in Port Augusta and boasted 'The World's Longest Mail Run' in 2000. Renamed to AIRLINES OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA and to current name in 2004]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aus Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2001* - 2002*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aus-Air  last update: 02Feb2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1982 - 1999
Airline Code : NO : AUS
Genealogy : Australian Air Charterers >Aus-Air
Comments : Australian Air Charterers was established in 1956 and renamed to Aus-Air in 1982. Commenced scheduled services in Nov1986 between Essendon Airport in Melbourne and Smithton, Tasmania. The company moved its scheduled operations to its home base at Moorabbin in July1987. Ceased operations on 04Jul1999. Into receivership in 1999
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aussie Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998 - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aussie Batik  added: 2017

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2011)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Lion Air >Aussie Batik
Comments : Aussie Batik was established in 2008 as Lion Air, a joint venture between Lion Air (Indonesia) SkyAirWorld to provide international services
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Australasian Jet   

Status : Active

Dates :

1991* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Australasian Jet was established in 1991 as a corporate charter airline
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Australia air Express   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Australia air Express
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Australia Air International   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 1994
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Australia Asia Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996* - 1996
Airline Code : IM : AAU
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : The Qantas subsidiary was established in 1990 due to the People's Republic of China objection to national carriers of countries with which it had diplomatic relations flying to a territory that it regarded as a breakaway province. Ceased operations in Jul1996
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Australia Connection Airways  last update: 2017

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1997)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Unsure if operated
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Australia North-West   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991 - 1991
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Australia World Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1995)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Australia-Asia Airline   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991 - 1996
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Australian Aerial Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1930* - 1930*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Australian Air Charterers  last update: 02Feb2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1956 - 1982
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Australian Air Charterers >Aus-Air
Comments : Australian Air Charterers was established in 1956 and renamed to Aus-Air in 1982. Commenced scheduled services in Nov1986 between Essendon Airport in Melbourne and Smithton, Tasmania. The company moved its scheduled operations to its home base at Moorabbin in July1987. Ceased operations on 04Jul1999. Into receivership in 1999
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Australian Air Express   

Status : Active

Dates :

1992 - date
Airline Code : XM : XME
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Australian Air Express operations started on 01Aug1992
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Australian Airlines (i)  last update: 30Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1986 - 1994
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : TAA >Australian Airlines >>Qantas
Comments : Australian Airlines was renamed from TAA (Trans Australian Airlines) in 1986. Took over AIR QUEENSLAND on 30Apr1988 and was acquired by QANTAS EMPIRE AIRWAYS and Qantas closed Australian Airlines on 30Apr1994 - [QANTAS started as a charter company known as QUEENSLAND and NORTHERN TERRITORIES AERIAL SERVICES on 16Nov1920 & began scheduled flights on 02Nov1922. In Dec1934 it was renamed to QANTAS EMPIRE AIRWAYS and to current name in 1967. Purchased BRITISH COMMONWEALTH PACIFIC AIRLINES in 1954 and AUSTRALIAN AIRLINES (fomerly TAA) in 1982. Had SOUTHERN AUSTRALIAN AIRLINES merge in in 2002. International passenger and cargo airline that is the flag carrier of Australia]
Aircraft : A.300B4 | A.320 | B.727 | B.737-300 | BAe J 31 | Dash 8-100 | DC.9-30

Australian Airlines (ii)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2006
Airline Code : AO : AUZ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Australian Airlines launched services on 27Oct2002 & was closed down on 01Jul2006 by Qantas
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Australian Airlink   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1993* - 1993*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Australian Challenge Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2004)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Australian CityJet Holdings   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2000)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Australian Commuter Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1994)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Australian Flyers   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997 - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Australian Indian Ocean Territories Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2009* - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Australian Indian Ocean Territories Airlines was Christmas Island based
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Australian Jet Charter   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1978* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Southbank Aviation + Pilbara Air Services + Australian Jet Charter =>Jet Charter Airlines
Comments : Jet Charter Airlines was formed in 1978 by the amalgamation of Southbank Aviation, Pilbara Air Services and Australian Jet Charter
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Australian National Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1930 - 1931
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Australian National Airways was founded in 1929 by Charles Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm. The airline started operations in Jan1930 folded in 1931 after the crash of VH-UMF Southern Cloud in the Australian Alps between Sydney and Melbourne, and VH-UNA Southern Sun in Malaya.
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Australian Regional Airlines of Queensland   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1988 - 1993
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Australian Transcontinental Aerial Services  last update: 09Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1920 - 1920
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Qantas
Comments : Australian Transcontinental Aerial Services was an early tried and rejected name for Qantas - [QANTAS started as a charter company known as QUEENSLAND and NORTHERN TERRITORIES AERIAL SERVICES on 16Nov1920 & began scheduled flights on 02Nov1922. In Dec1934 it was renamed to QANTAS EMPIRE AIRWAYS and to current name in 1967. Purchased BRITISH COMMONWEALTH PACIFIC AIRLINES in 1954 and AUSTRALIAN AIRLINES (fomerly TAA) in 1982. Had SOUTHERN AUSTRALIAN AIRLINES merge in in 2002. International passenger and cargo airline that is the flag carrier of Australia]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Australian Vintage Travel   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1987* - 1987*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Avdev Airlines  last update: 22Dec2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1980 - 1980*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Advance Airlines >Avdev Airlines >Avdev Airlines Davey
Comments : ADVANCE AIRLINES acquired SKYWAY AIRLINES. Based at Sydney's Mascot Airport and operated scheduled commuter services ADVANCE AIRLINES was taken over by Aviation Developments and renamed to AVDEV AIRLINES in 1980. Then taken over by Davey Air Services and the DAVEY added. The company was sold in 1984 and the routes split between East Coast and Norfolk Island Airlines
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Avdev Airlines Davey  last update: 22Dec2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1980* - 1984
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Advance Airlines >Avdev Airlines >Avdev Airlines Davey
Comments : ADVANCE AIRLINES acquired SKYWAY AIRLINES. Based at Sydney's Mascot Airport and operated scheduled commuter services.[ADVANCE AIRLINES was taken over by Aviation Developments and renamed to AVDEV AIRLINES in 1980. Then taken over by Davey Air Services and the DAVEY added. The company was sold in 1984 and the routes split between East Coast and Norfolk Island Airlines
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aviair  added: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Slingair >Aviair
Comments : Slingair (1984-2013) was renamed to Aviair
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aviatour   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Avior Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1979* - 1987
Airline Code : XP : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ayers Rock Air Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1985* - 1985*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Backpackers Xpress   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2005)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bairnsdale Air Charter  added: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1966* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Bairnsdale Air Charter is charter carrier based out of Bairnsdale, VIC
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bankstown Air Charter  last update: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1993* - 2003*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Bankstown Air Charter was founded in 1993
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bare Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1992* - 1993*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Barrack Helicopters  added: 06Feb2018

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1986* - 1988*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Sikorsky S-61N

Barrier Aviation  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2012* - 2012
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Barrier Aviation was a Cairns based charter, aerial work and flying training air operator. It was grounded for safety reasons on 23Dec2012
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Barrier Reef Airways  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1947 - 1954
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Barrier Reef Airways >>Ansett
Comments : Barrier Reef Airways operated Sydney - Rose Bay. Acquired by Ansett in 1952. [ANSETT was founded by R M Ansett as ANSETT AIRWAYS. Purchased BARRIER REEF AIRWAYS in 1952. Acquired the assets of Trans-Oceanic Airways in 1953. ANSETT purchased struggling ANA (Australian National Airways) and renamed it all to ANSETT-ANA Purchased BUTLER AIR TRANSPORT (and renamed it to AIRLINES of NEW SOUTH WALES in 1959), & QUEENSLAND AIRLINES in 1958, GUINEA AIRWAYS (renamed to AIRLINES of SOUTH AUSTRALIA) in 1959 . Acquired ROBERTSON MILLER AVIATION (formed in 1927) (renamed it to AIRLINES of WESTERN AUSTRALIA). ANA was dropped in 1969 reverting to ANSETT AUSTRALIA of AUSTRALIA. Created AIRLINES of NORTH AUSTRALIA in 1981. Acquired EASTWEST AIRLINES and Kendall Airlines in 1987. During 1994 it fully absorbed its subsiduaries ANSETT WA, ANSETT EXPRESS and EASTWEST. Renamed again in 1990 to ANSETT AUSTRALIA. International and regional passenger and cargo airline. Ceased operating in Sept. 2001. Restarted with vastly dimished services with only 6 A320 aircraft but eventually ceased operations in early 2002].
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bay City Seaplane  added: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2002* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Bay City Seaplane is a seaplane charter company based in Geelong in Victoria. It was first added to the ABN register on 01Jul2002
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bayswater Road  added: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2010*-date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Bayswater Road is based at The Aerodrome, Mackay, QLD
Aircraft : Nil at this time

BBA Air Cargo  last update: 16Apr2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1976 - 1979
Airline Code : BQ : ---
Genealogy : Brain & Brown Airfreighters >BBA Air Cargo
Comments : Brain & Brown Airfreighters was formed in 1949 to operate cargo charters within Australia. Renamed to BBA Air Cargo. Melbourne based cargo airline that ceased trading in 1979 {Acquired by Air Express in 1976?}
Aircraft : DC.3

BCPA (British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines)  last update: 09Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1946 - 1954
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines >>Qantas Empire Airways >Qantas
Comments : British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines was formed in Jun1946 with headquarters in Sydney. Inaugural flight departed from Sydney on 15Sep1946 - [QANTAS started as a charter company known as QUEENSLAND and NORTHERN TERRITORIES AERIAL SERVICES on 16Nov1920 & began scheduled flights on 02Nov1922. In Dec1934 it was renamed to QANTAS EMPIRE AIRWAYS and to current name in 1967. Purchased BRITISH COMMONWEALTH PACIFIC AIRLINES in 1954 and AUSTRALIAN AIRLINES (fomerly TAA) in 1982. Had SOUTHERN AUSTRALIAN AIRLINES merge in in 2002. International passenger and cargo airline that is the flag carrier of Australia]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Better Air Transport   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

Late 1940s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Big Sky Express   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2006
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bizjets (Business Jets)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1966* - 1979*
Airline Code : BQ : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bloodstock Air Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1983 - 1983
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Blue Sky Airways   

Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Blue Sky Airways was incorporated on 19May2015. Operates seaplane charter services
Aircraft : Nil at this time

BPA  last update: 09Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1978 - 1981
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Bush Pilots Airways >BPA >Air Queensland >>Australian Airlines >>Qantas
Comments : Nil further at this time - [Air Queensland was formed as Bush Pilots Airways in 1951. In May 1972 Bush Pilots absorbed Queensland Pacific Airways Ltd, taking over its Douglas DC-3 aircraft. In 1978 Bush Pilots Airways changed their name to BPA. On 01Dec1981 BPA became Air Queensland. Air Queensland was the last airline in Australia to use Douglas DC-3s on regular scheduled services, the last being withdrawn on 07Apr1988, The Air Queensland name ceased to exist on 30Apr1988 when the airline was absorbed into Australian Airlines (later absorbed into Qantas)] - [QANTAS started as a charter company known as QUEENSLAND and NORTHERN TERRITORIES AERIAL SERVICES on 16Nov1920 & began scheduled flights on 02Nov1922. In Dec1934 it was renamed to QANTAS EMPIRE AIRWAYS and to current name in 1967. Purchased BRITISH COMMONWEALTH PACIFIC AIRLINES in 1954 and AUSTRALIAN AIRLINES (fomerly TAA) in 1982. Had SOUTHERN AUSTRALIAN AIRLINES merge in in 2002. International passenger and cargo airline that is the flag carrier of Australia]
Aircraft : DC.3

Brain & Brown Airfreighters  last update: 20Dec2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1949 - 1976
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Brain & Brown Airfreighters >BBA Air Cargo
Comments : Brain & Brown Airfreighters was formed in 1949 to operate cargo charters within Australia. Renamed to BBA Air Cargo. Melbourne based cargo airline that ceased trading in 1979 {Acquired by Air Express in 1976?}
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Brennan Aviation  added: 29Jan2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1982* - 1983
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Brennan Aviation +>Augusta Airways >ASA
Comments : [Augusta Airways was based at Port Augusta in South Australia's 'Iron Triangle'. Took over the assets and routes of Brennan Aviation in 1983 [ASA was formed after AUGUSTA AIRLINES purchased LINCOLN AIRLINES and renamed. Based in Port Augusta and boasted 'The World's Longest Mail Run' in 2000. Renamed to AIRLINES OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA and to current name in 2004]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Brindabella Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994 - 2013
Airline Code : FQ : ---
Genealogy : Aeropelican Air Services >>Brindabella Airlines
Comments : Brindabella Airlines was formed in 1994 & operations started on 30Jun1994. Scheduled services between Canberra and Albury, Newcastle & Wagga Wagga. Ceased on 14Dec2013
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Broome Air Services   

Status : Active

Dates :

1987* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Broome Airlines  last update: 29Jan2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2000* - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Broome Airways >Northwest Regional Airlines
Comments : [NORTHWEST REGIONAL AIRLINES was renamed from BROOME AIRLINES. The name was changed after a major route expansion].
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Broome Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

1982 - date
Airline Code : FY : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bush Pilots Airways  last update: 09Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1951 - 1978
Airline Code : QN : ---
Genealogy : Somerset Airways >>Bush Pilots Airways >BPA >Air Queensland >>Australian Airlines >>Qantas
Comments : Bush Pilots Airways operated charter services in Queensland and in 1962 took over Somerset Airways another Queensland based charter operator - [Air Queensland was formed as Bush Pilots Airways in 1951. In May1972 Bush Pilots absorbed Queensland Pacific Airways Ltd, taking over its Douglas DC-3 aircraft. In 1978 Bush Pilots Airways changed their name to BPA. On 01Dec1981 BPA became Air Queensland. Air Queensland was the last airline in Australia to use Douglas DC-3s on regular scheduled services, the last being withdrawn on 07Apr1988, The Air Queensland name ceased to exist on 30Apr1988 when the airline was absorbed into Australian Airlines (later absorbed into Qantas)] - [QANTAS started as a charter company known as QUEENSLAND and NORTHERN TERRITORIES AERIAL SERVICES on 16Nov1920 & began scheduled flights on 02Nov1922. In Dec1934 it was renamed to QANTAS EMPIRE AIRWAYS and to current name in 1967. Purchased BRITISH COMMONWEALTH PACIFIC AIRLINES in 1954 and AUSTRALIAN AIRLINES (fomerly TAA) in 1982. Had SOUTHERN AUSTRALIAN AIRLINES merge in in 2002. International passenger and cargo airline that is the flag carrier of Australia]
Aircraft : Piper Aztec | Cessna 310 | Cessna 205 | Cessna 185 | Cessna 182 | Cessna 172 | Comanche | DC.3

Butler Air Transport  last update: 21Jan2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1934* - 1959
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aircrafts Pty >>Butler Air Transport….....>Ansett
Comments : Aircrafts Pty was formed by R.J.S. Adair in 1934. Aquired by Butler Air Transport in 1948 [ANSETT EXPRESS was formed by C.A.Butler in 1934 as BUTLER AIR TRANSPORT. Renamed by Ansett after purchase to AIRLINES of NEW SOUTH WALES. Renamed again in 1968 to ANSETT AIRLINIES of NEW SOUTH WALES. Once again renamed to AIR NEW SOUTH WALES in 1981 and agin in 1985 to AIR NSW. Again the Ansett name reappeared when the airline became ANSETT NSW in 1989 and to the final name in 1990. Integrated into ANSETT AUSTRALIA in 1993]. [ANSETT was founded by R M Ansett as ANSETT AIRWAYS. Purchased BARRIER REEF AIRWAYS in 1952. Acquired the assets of Trans-Oceanic Airways in 1953. ANSETT purchased struggling ANA (Australian National Airways) and renamed it all to ANSETT-ANA Purchased BUTLER AIR TRANSPORT (and renamed it to AIRLINES of NEW SOUTH WALES in 1959), & QUEENSLAND AIRLINES in 1958, GUINEA AIRWAYS (renamed to AIRLINES of SOUTH AUSTRALIA) in 1959 . Acquired ROBERTSON MILLER AVIATION (formed in 1927) (renamed it to AIRLINES of WESTERN AUSTRALIA). ANA was dropped in 1969 reverting to ANSETT AUSTRALIA of AUSTRALIA. Created AIRLINES of NORTH AUSTRALIA in 1981. Acquired EASTWEST AIRLINES and Kendall Airlines in 1987. During 1994 it fully absorbed its subsiduaries ANSETT WA, ANSETT EXPRESS and EASTWEST. Renamed again in 1990 to ANSETT AUSTRALIA. International and regional passenger and cargo airline. Ceased operating in Sept. 2001. Restarted with vastly dimished services with only 6 A320 aircraft but eventually ceased operations in early 2002].
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Butler Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Airline Code : OT : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Cairns Seaplanes   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Cape York Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

1980* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Capitol Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990* - 1990*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Cargomasters   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1981 - 1983
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Carnavon Air Taxis  last update: 17Dec2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1963 - 1979
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Carnavon Air Taxis >Skywest Aviation >SkyWest Airlines >Virgin Australia Regional
Comments : Nil further at thei time - [The result of several mergers between aviation operators across Australia, Skywest has its origins in the launch of Carnarvon Air Taxis in 1963. Launched international services to Bali from Karratha, WA, in May 2004. Acquired by TNT in 1990 and merged with Lloyd Aviation as part of Ansett Australia. Acquired by Airline Investments following the collapse of Ansett in 2002. Acquired in August 2006 by Singapore-based investment group CaptiveVision Capital. The new owner rebranded, first as Advent Air, and later as Skywest Skywest rebranded Virgin Australia Regional Airlines 07May2013]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Casair (Complete Aviation Services)   

Status : Active

Dates :

1992* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Complete Aviation Services was formed in 1992
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Central Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1999* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Central Airlines (Central Highlands Air Transport)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1980* - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Central Australian Airways  added: 31Dec2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1970 - 1976
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : 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 to Wudinna and Streaky Bay, later extended to Minnipa, Cleve, Ceduna, replacing Airlines of SA F.27 services. Ceased operations on 30Nov1976
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Central Highlands Air Taxi  added: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991 - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Central Highlands Air Taxi was established by Jim Johnson at Emerald, Queensland, in 1991. The company undertook both passenger and cargo charters and contract service flights
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Challenge Air Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1988 - 1989
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Charrak Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1996* - 1996*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Chartair  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1974* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Chartair was founded in 1974 & Operates out of Alice Springs and Yulara and offered commuter services
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Charter Cruise Air   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1983 - 1994
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Aircruising Australia
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

CHC Australia  added: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1999 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Lloyd Helicopters of Australia >CHC Helicopter
Comments : CHC Australia was renamed from Lloyd Helicopters of Australia. It provides helicopter services in Australia for the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia, Victoria Police and the Ambulance Service of New South Wales
Aircraft : Nil at this time

City Centre Air Taxis   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1970)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : City Centre Air Taxis was approved to operate scheduled commuter services from Essendon Airport (Melbourne) to 13 points in Victoria and New South Wales, but in the end did not begin
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Civil Flying Services  last update: 01Jan2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1960* - 1979*
Airline Code : YT : ---
Genealogy : Civil Flying Services >Stillwell Airlines >>SkyWest Airlines >Virgin Australia Regional
Comments : Civil Flying Services was registered as a company on the 26Aug1960. Ceased operations around 1979 and was renamed to Stillwell Airlines
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Clubair   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1979* - 1982*
Airline Code : CG : ---
Genealogy : Clubair >>Wings Australia
Comments : Wings Australia was the trading name of Jet Charter Airlines. It acquired Masling Commuter Services (founded Sep1967) and Clubair
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Coast to Coast Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992 - 1993
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Cobden Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Airline Code : XF : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Cobden Air Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2002* - 2002*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Cobham Aviation Services Australia  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2009 - date
Airline Code : NC : QJE
Genealogy : National Jet Systems >Cobham Aviation Services Australia
Comments : COBHAM AVIATION SERVICES started as charter airline under the name of NATIONAL JET SYSTEMS (founded in 1989 & started operations on 01Jul1990). Feeder for Australian Airlines and then Qantas operating domestic scheduled services out of Adelaide. Renamed in 2009
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Cockatoo Island Airways  last update: 04Jan2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989* - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : (Ferried passengers between Derby and the Cockatoo Island resort)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Commander Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Commercial Aviation   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Commodore Airlines  added: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1979* - 1985*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Commodore Airlines was established in 1979 to operate Reg. 203 supplemental airline services between Adelaide and Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Kingscote, Mt Gambier and Broken Hill
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Commodore Aviation  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1959* - 1985
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Commodore Aviation was based at Port Lincoln SA. This charter company operated an Aero 45 and two Aero 145s over the remarkably long period from 1962 to 1985. The type proved to be successful for Commodore's inital main work, fish-spotting to support the Port Lincoln tuna fishing boat fleet
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Commuter Air Services   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1967* - 1968
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Commuter Air Services >Commuter Airlines
Comments : Commuter Air Services was formed in Sep1967 by Forrester Stephen Pty & Farmair Pty to operate scheduled commuter services from Essendon Airport. Adopted the trading name Commuter Airlines in Mar1968
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Commuter Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1968 - 1969*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Commuter Air Services >Commuter Airlines
Comments : Commuter Air Services was formed in Sep1967 by Forrester Stephen Pty & Farmair Pty to operate scheduled commuter services from Essendon Airport. Adopted the trading name Commuter Airlines in Mar1968
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Compass Airlines (i)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990 - 1991
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Compass Airlines (ii)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992 - 1993
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Southern Cross Airlines >Compass Airlines
Comments : Southern Cross Airlines was renamed to Compass Airlines. Brisbane based carrier
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Connair  last update: 09Feb2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1970 - 1979
Airline Code : CK : ---
Genealogy : Survey & Inland Transportation >Connellan Airways >Connair >Northern Airlines
Comments : Connair was founded in 1939 - [NORTHERN AIRLINES was formed by Edward J Connellan as SURVEY & INLAND TRANSPORTATION in Alice Springs. Renamed to CONNELLAN AIRWAYS in 1943 and then to CONNAIR in 1970. Acquired in 1979 by East-West and renamed to final name]
Aircraft : DC.3

Connellan Airways  last update: 23May2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1939 - 1970
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Survey & Inland Transportation >Connellan Airways >Connair >Northern Airlines
Comments : Connellan Airways operations had started in Aug1939 wlien Mr E. J. Connellan began flying, every fortnight - [NORTHERN AIRLINES was formed by Edward J Connellan as SURVEY & INLAND TRANSPORTATION in Alice Springs. Renamed to CONNELLAN AIRWAYS in 1943 and then to CONNAIR in 1970. Acquired in 1979 by East-West and renamed to final name]
Aircraft : Beech C-18S | Beech D-18S | Beech B-95 Travel Air | Cessna 180 | Cessna 182

Coral Sea Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Corporate Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

1972* - date
Airline Code : -- : CBR
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Corporate Air was launched in 1972 by local Canberra interests. Began regional services in 1992
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Country Connection Airline   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1991 - 2002*
Airline Code : XL : NSW
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Countryair   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1958* - 1990
Airline Code : CE : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Crane Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1987* - 1990
Airline Code : FD : ---
Genealogy : Waratah Air Services >>Crane Airlines >>Sydney Airlines
Comments : Crane Airlines took over the operations of Waratah Air Services in 1987. Ceased operations in 1990 and were taken over by Sydney Airlines
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Daintree Air Services   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Daintree Air Services is a charter carrier based out of Cairns, Queensland
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Dakota Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1988 - 1993
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Dakota Down Under   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003* - 2004*
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Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Dakota National Air   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1992 - 2002*
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Genealogy : >Discovery Airways
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Davey Air Services  last update: 18Feb2018

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1958 - 1980*
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Genealogy : Davey Air Services
Comments : Davey Air Services has operated taxi and charter services from Dubbo since 1958, and now operates a thrice-weekly Moree - Collarenebri - Goodooga third-level service. Took over Avdev Airlines in 1980 & renamed it Avdev Airlines Davey
Aircraft : Piper Aztec C | Twin Comanche | Comanche | Cherokee

DC-3 Queensland (Air Rambler)   

Status : Inactive