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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

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August 12, 2017 

Shine Aviation Services is an active general aviation business based in Geraldton, Western Australia [added]

August 9, 2017 

Bayswater Road (2010*-date) is based at The Aerodrome, Mackay, QLD [added]

August 4, 2017 

Slingair (1984-2013) [status change] was renamed to Aviair [added]

Airlines

AAA Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1991)
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Aaron Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Aboriginal Air Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000* - 2006
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. .Ceased operations on 17Sep2006
Genealogy : >Aboriginal Air Services
Airline Code :  

Adagold Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Adastra Aerial Surveys  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1944 - 1973
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][ANSETT was founded by R M Ansett as ANSETT AIRWAYS. Renamed to ATI (ANSETT TRAVEL INDUSTRIES) in 1946. Purchased BARRIER REEF AIRWAYS in 1952. Acquired the assets of Trans-Oceanic Airways in 1953. ATI purchased struggling ANA (Australian National Airways) and renamed 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). Renamed to current name in 1969. 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. First operator of F.50 in 1987. 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].
Genealogy : Adastra Aerial Surveys >>East-West Airlines >Eastwest Airlines >>Ansett
Airline Code :  

Adastra Airways  added

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1934 - 1944
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][ANSETT was founded by R M Ansett as ANSETT AIRWAYS. Renamed to ATI (ANSETT TRAVEL INDUSTRIES) in 1946. Purchased BARRIER REEF AIRWAYS in 1952. Acquired the assets of Trans-Oceanic Airways in 1953. ATI purchased struggling ANA (Australian National Airways) and renamed 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). Renamed to current name in 1969. 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. First operator of F.50 in 1987. 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].
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Ad-Astral Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2006* - date
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Adelaide Airways   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1935 - 1936
Comments : Adelaide Airways was a subsidiary of of the Adelaide Steamship Co. & commenced operations on 30Nov1935. Amalgamated with Holyman's Airways & West Australian Airways to form ANA on 02Nov1936
Genealogy : Adelaide Airways + Holyman's Airways + West Australian Airways =>ANA (Australian National Airways)….. >Ansett
Airline Code :  

Advance Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1974 - 1980
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : >Avdev Airlines Davey
Airline Code : DR : ---

Aerial Transport Ltd   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1919* - 1919
Comments : Aerial Transport Ltd was first aerial transport company in Australia, registered on 12Apr1919
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Aerocab   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Aerodyne   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Aerolink Air Services  updated

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1999* - 2010*
Comments : Charter operator out Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, NSW
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Aeromil   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Aeropelican Air Services  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1971 - 2013
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
Genealogy : Aeropelican Air Services >>Brindabella Airlines
Airline Code : OT : PEL

Aero-Tropics  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Australia   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2011 - 2012
Comments : Air Australia started operations on 03Aug2009 as Strategic Airlines, renamed on 15Nov2011 & ceased operations on 17Feb2012
Genealogy : Strategic Airlines >Air Australia
Airline Code : -- : AGC

Air Beef   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1947 - 1947
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Cairns   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1993 - 1994*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Cargo Australia   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1989 - 2003*
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]
Genealogy : Air Cargo Australia >>TransAustralian Air
Airline Code :  

Air Central Eyre   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1987 - 1990*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Charter   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994* - 1994*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Charter Australia   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Charter Centre   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1981* - 1983*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Charter Tours   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

Early 1970s
Comments :  
Genealogy : >Southern Cross Airlines
Airline Code :  

Air Connex   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Eastland   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Air Express   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1952 - 1979
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Facilities   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Fraser Island   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Frontier  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

2004* - date
Comments : Air Frontier is still active in 2017
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Great Lakes   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1971* - 1982*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Kangaroo (PACE)   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1978)
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Kangaroo Island   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990 - 1994
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
Genealogy : Emu Airways >Air Transit >Air Kangaroo Island
Airline Code :  

Air Kangaroo Island   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1994 - 1994*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Kimberly   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Link (Airlink)   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Air Maroochy   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1982 - 1994*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : QO : ---

Air Melbourne   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2012* - 2015
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Midwest   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992* - 1993
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : FH : ---

Air Mount ISA   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002* - 2003*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air New South Wales   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1981 - 1985
Comments :  
Genealogy : >Ansett
Airline Code :  

Air Ngukurr   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2002* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air North International  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1978 - 1993
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]
Genealogy : Airnorth + Rossair + Tillair =>Air North International >AirNorth
Airline Code :  

Air North Queensland   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1990* - 1990*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Nostalgia   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air NSW   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Air Queensland  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

19781 - 1988
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)
Genealogy : Bush Pilots Airways >BPA >Air Queensland >>Australian Airlines >>Qantas
Airline Code :  

Air South Regional   

Status : Active

Dates :

1993 - date
Comments : Air South Regional was founded in 1992 with scheduled services out of Adelaide
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Swift   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1992 - 1994*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : KJ : ---

Air Tasmania   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Air Tiwi   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Transit   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1982* - 1990
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
Genealogy : Emu Airways >Air Transit >Air Kangaroo Island
Airline Code :  

Air W.A.  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1984 - 1985
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].
Genealogy : >Ansett
Airline Code :  

Air Whitsunday   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1988* - 1988
Comments :  
Genealogy : Air Whitsunday >>Seair Pacific
Airline Code :  

Air Whitsunday Seaplanes   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Aircrafts Pty   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

AirCruising Australia   

Status : Active

Dates :

1994 - date
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : Air Cruising Australia
Airline Code : -- : AIX

Airleander   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Airlines (WA)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1955* - 1955
Comments :  
Genealogy : >Ansett
Airline Code :  

Airlines of Australia   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Airlines of New South Wales   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Airlines of Northern Australia   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1982 - 1985
Comments :  
Genealogy : >Ansett
Airline Code :  

Airlines of Tasmania   

Status : Active

Dates :

1990 - date
Comments : Airlines of Tasmania was created from Air Tasmania and the airline division of Sleigh Aviation. Small regional airline based in Launceston
Genealogy : Air Tasmania + the airline division of H. C. Sleigh Aviation =>Airlines of Tasmania
Airline Code : FO : ATM

Airlines of Western Australia   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1981 - 1984
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : >Ansett
Airline Code :  

airly.   

Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Comments : airly.’s co-founders Alexander Robinson, Luke Hampshire & Ivan Vysotskiy have unveiled plans to offer unlimited travel to most airports in the country. Intended starting in 3Q2016 but delayed until 2017
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Airnorth   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1982* - 1988
Comments : AirNorth came into being as Air North International in 1978, with operations beginning on 04Jul1978. This was a merger of Airnorth, Rossair and Tillair
Genealogy : Airnorth + Rossair + Tillair =>Air North International >AirNorth
Airline Code :  

Airnorth   

Status : Active

Dates :

1993 - date
Comments : AirNorth came into being as Air North International in 1978, with operations beginning on 04Jul1978. This was a merger of Airnorth, Rossair and Tillair
Genealogy : Airnorth + Rossair + Tillair =>Air North International >AirNorth
Airline Code : TL : ANO

Airnorth Central   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Airnorth Central Australia   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1993 - 1993
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : >AirNorth
Airline Code :  

Airnorth Katherine   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1991* - 1993
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : >AirNorth
Airline Code :  

Airspeed Aviation (BPW Aviation)   

Status : Active

Dates :

2009 - date
Comments : BPW Aviation Pty Ltd dba Airspeed Aviation, commenced operations Jul2009
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

AirSwift Aviation   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2000* - 2007
Comments : [Skytrans Regional was formed by the merger of Queensland Regional Airlines, AirSwift Aviation & Skytrans. Regional scheduled and charter services out of Cairns International. Cairns-based regional airline .Skytrans has announced it has ceased operations after 25 years on 02Jan2015]
Genealogy : Queensland Regional Airlines + AirSwift Aviation + Skytrans =>Skytrans Regional
Airline Code :  

AirTex Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1982 - 2009*
Comments : AirTex Aviation was founded in 1982 with charter services out of Sydney
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Airtex Aviation (Avtex Air Services)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Airwing Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Albatross Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1979 - 1998
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : UX : ---

Albury Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1952* - 1953*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Alliance Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2002 - date
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
Genealogy : Flight West Airlines +>Alliance Airlines
Airline Code : QQ : QQA

Alligator Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004* - 2012
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Amann Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Amber Air  added

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1973* - 1974*
Comments : Amber Air operated Adelaide – Eucla in the mid 1970s
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Amity Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1982 - 1982*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

ANA (Australian National Airlines)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Ancove   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Anindilyakwa Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Ansett  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1969 - 2001
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
Genealogy : Ansett Airways > Ansett ANA ….>Ansett
Airline Code : AN : AAA

Ansett - ANA  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1957 - 1969
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. 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]
Genealogy : >Ansett
Airline Code :  

Ansett Air Freight   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Ansett Airlines of New South Wales   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1968 - 1981
Comments :  
Genealogy : >Ansett
Airline Code : WX : ---

Ansett Airlines of Northern Australia  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1981 - 1982
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]
Genealogy : >Ansett
Airline Code :  

Ansett Airlines of South Australia  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1968 - 1981
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. Ceased operating in 1986]
Genealogy : Airlines of South Australia >Ansett Airlines of South Australia >>Ansett
Airline Code :  

Ansett Airways   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Ansett Express   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Ansett II   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001 - 2002
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Ansett N.T. (Ansett Northern Territories)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Ansett NSW (Ansett of New South Wales)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1989 - 1990
Comments :  
Genealogy : >Ansett
Airline Code :  

Ansett WA   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1985 - 1993
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : >Ansett
Airline Code :  

Antonov Airlines Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Aquatic Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1975 - 1993
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : VZ : ---

Arcas Airways   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Arnhem Air   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1979* - 1998
Comments :  
Genealogy : Arnhem Air >>AirNorth
Airline Code :  

Arnhem Land Community Airline   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Arthur Morris Aviation   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

ASA (Airlines of South Australia)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

ASA (Airlines of South Australia)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1981 - 1986
Comments : ASA was taken over by Ansett on the 28Jun1986
Genealogy : >Ansett
Airline Code :  

ASA (Airlines of South Australia)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1987 - 2005
Comments : ASA (Airlines of South Australia) ceased operations on 09Nov2005
Genealogy : Lincoln Airlines >>Augusta Airways >ASA
Airline Code : RT : LRT

Asian Express Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1996 - 2008
Comments : Tasman Cargo Airlines was formed in 1995 & operations started on 30Jun1996 as Asian Express Airlines
Genealogy : Asian Express Airlines >Tasman Cargo Airlines
Airline Code : HJ : AXF

Associated Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1938 - 2000*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Atlass Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2008* - 2009*
Comments : Atlass Aviation was an aerial survey company that had its AOC granted Mar2008
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Augusta Airways   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1983 - 1998
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : Lincoln Airlines >>Augusta Airways >ASA
Airline Code : BH : ---

Aus Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2001* - 2002*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Aus-Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1982 - 1999
Comments : Aus-Air started charter services as Australian Air Charterers in 1956. Renamed to Aus-Air in 1982
Genealogy : Australian Air Charterers >Aus-Air
Airline Code : NO : AUS

Aussie Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Aussie Batik  added

Status : Not started

Dates :

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

Australasian Jet   

Status : Active

Dates :

1991* - date
Comments : Australasian Jet was established in 1991 as a corporate charter airline
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Australia air Express   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Australia Air International   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Australia Asia Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996* - 1996
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : IM : AAU

Australia Connection Airways  updated

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1997)
Comments : Merged with AUSTRALIA WORLD AIRWAYS in 1997 although unsure if operated
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Australia North-West   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Australia World Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 2000
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Australia-Asia Airline   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Australian Aerial Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1930* - 1930*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Australian Air Charterers   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1956 - 1982
Comments : Aus-Air started charter services as Australian Air Charterers in 1956. Renamed to Aus-Air in 1982
Genealogy : Australian Air Charterers >Aus-Air
Airline Code :  

Australian Air Express   

Status : Active

Dates :

1992 - date
Comments : Australian Air Express operations started on 01Aug1992
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : XM : XME

Australian Airlines  updated (x2)

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1986 - 1994
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 in 1920. In 1934 it was renamed to QANTAS EMPIRE AIRWAYS. Purchased BRITISH COMMONWEALTH PACIFIC AIRLINES & AUSTRALIAN AIRLINES (Fomerly TAA) in 1982 and the company renamed to current name. Had SOUTHERN AUSTRALIAN AIRLINES merge in in 2002]
Genealogy : TAA >Australian Airlines >>Qantas
Airline Code :  

Australian Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Australian Airlink   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Australian Challenge Airways   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2004)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Australian CityJet Holdings   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2000)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Australian Commuter Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1994)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Australian Flyers   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Australian Indian Ocean Territories Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2009* - 2009*
Comments : Australian Indian Ocean Territories Airlines was Christmas Island based
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Australian Jet Charter   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Australian National Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1930 - 1931
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.
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Australian Regional Airlines of Queensland   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Australian Transcontinental Aerial Services   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1920 - 1920
Comments : Australian Transcontinental Aerial Services was an early tried and rejected name for Qantas
Genealogy : >Qantas
Airline Code :  

Australian Vintage Travel   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Avdev Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1980 - 1980*
Comments :  
Genealogy : >Avdev Airlines Davey
Airline Code :  

Avdev Airlines Davey   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1980* - 1984
Comments :  
Genealogy : Avdev Airlines Davey
Airline Code :  

Aviair  added

Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Comments : Slingair (1984-2013) was renamed to Aviair
Genealogy : Slingair >Aviair
Airline Code :  

Aviatour   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Avior Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Ayers Rock Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Backpackers Xpress   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2005)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Bairnsdale Air Charter  added

Status : Active

Dates :

1966* - date
Comments : Bairnsdale Air Charter is charter carrier based out of Bairnsdale, VIC
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Bankstown Air Charter  updated

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1993* - 2003*
Comments : Bankstown Air Charter was founded in 1993
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Bare Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1992* - 1993*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Barrier Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2012* - 2012
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Barrier Reef Airways   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1947 - 1954
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : >Ansett
Airline Code :  

Bay City Seaplane  added

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Bayswater Road  added

Status : Active

Dates :

2010*-date
Comments : Bayswater Road is based at The Aerodrome, Mackay, QLD
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

BBA Air Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1976 - 1979
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : BBA Air Cargo
Airline Code : BQ : ---

BCPA (British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1946 - 1954
Comments : British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines was formed in Jun1946 with headquarters in Sydney. Inaugural flight departed from Sydney on 15Sep1946
Genealogy : British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines >>Qantas Empire Airways >Qantas
Airline Code :  

Better Air Transport   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

Late 1940s
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Big Sky Express   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2006
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Bizjets (Business Jets)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1966* - 1979*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : BQ : ---

Bloodstock Air Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Blue Sky Airways   

Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Comments : Blue Sky Airways was incorporated on 19May2015. Operates seaplane charter services
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

BPA  added

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1978 - 1981
Comments : [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)]
Genealogy : Bush Pilots Airways >BPA >Air Queensland >>Australian Airlines >>Qantas
Airline Code :  

Brain & Brown Airfreighters   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1949 - 1976
Comments : Brain & Brown Airfreighters was formed in 1949 to operate cargo charters within Australia
Genealogy : >BBA Air Cargo
Airline Code :  

Brindabella Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Broome Air Services   

Status : Active

Dates :

1987* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Broome Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2000* - 2000
Comments :  
Genealogy : Broome Airways >Northwest Regional Airlines
Airline Code :  

Broome Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

1982 - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : FY : ---

Bush Pilots Airways  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1951 - 1978
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)]
Genealogy : Bush Pilots Airways >BPA >Air Queensland >>Australian Airlines >>Qantas
Airline Code : QN : ---

Butler Air Transport   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1934* - 1959
Comments : Aircrafts Pty was formed by R.J.S. Adair. Aquired by Butler Air Transport in 1948
Genealogy : Aircrafts Pty >>Butler Air Transport….....>Ansett
Airline Code :  

Butler Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : OT : ---

Cairns Seaplanes   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Cape York Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Capitol Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Cargomasters   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Carnavon Air Taxis   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1963 - 1979
Comments : Virgin Australia Regional was formed in 1963 & operations started 30Jun1963 as Carnarvon Air Taxis. Skywest Airlines became Virgin Australia Regional Airlines on 05May2013
Genealogy : Carnavon Air Taxis >Skywest Aviation >SkyWest Airlines >Virgin Australia Regional
Airline Code :  

Casair (Complete Aviation Services)   

Status : Active

Dates :

1992* - date
Comments : Complete Aviation Services was formed in 1992
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Central Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Central Airlines (Central Highlands Air Transport)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1980* - 2009*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Challenge Air Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Charrak Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Chartair  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Charter Cruise Air   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

CHC Australia  added

Status : Active

Dates :

1999 - date
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
Genealogy : Lloyd Helicopters of Australia >CHC Helicopter
Airline Code :  

City Centre Air Taxis   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1970)
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Civil Flying Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1965* - 1979*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : YT : ---

Clubair   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Coast to Coast Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992 - 1993
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Cobden Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : XF : ---

Cobden Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2002* - 2002*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Cobham Aviation Services Australia  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

2009 - date
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
Genealogy : National Jet Systems >Cobham Aviation Services Australia
Airline Code : NC : NJS

Cockatoo Island Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1989* - 1989*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Commander Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Commercial Aviation   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Commodore Airlines  added

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1979* - 1985*
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Commodore Aviation  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1959* - 1985
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Commuter Air Services   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1967* - 1968
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
Genealogy : Commuter Air Services >Commuter Airlines
Airline Code :  

Commuter Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1968 - 1969*
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
Genealogy : Commuter Air Services >Commuter Airlines
Airline Code :  

Compass Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Compass Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Connair   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1970 - 1979
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : Survey & Inland Transportation >Connellan Airways >Connair >Northern Airlines
Airline Code : CK : ---

Connellan Airways   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1939 - 1970
Comments : Connellan Airways operations had started in Aug1939 wlien Mr E. J. Connellan began flying, every fortnight
Genealogy : Survey & Inland Transportation >Connellan Airways >Connair >Northern Airlines
Airline Code :  

Coral Sea Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Corporate Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Country Connection Airline   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Countryair   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1958* - 1990
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : CE : ---

Crane Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Cranways (General Cargo Australia)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1980 - 1983
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Daintree Air Services   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014* - date
Comments : Daintree Air Services is a charter carrier based out of Cairns, Queensland
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Dakota Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dakota Down Under   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003* - 2004*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Dakota National Air   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Davey Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1958 - 1980*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

DC-3 Queensland (Air Rambler)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1988 - 1991*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

de Bruin Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2009 - date
Comments : The assets of failed Mount Gambier airline O'Connor Airlines (formed in 1973) were purchased by Mount Gambier businessman Adrian de Bruin in Feb2008 and used to form the nucleus of de Bruin Air
Genealogy : O'Connor Airlines +>de Bruin Air
Airline Code :  

Desert Air Safaris (Dick Langs Desert-Air Safaris)   

Status : Active

Dates :

1967* - date
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Discovery Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy : Discovery Airways
Airline Code :  

Drennan Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1983* - 1983*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Eagle Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

East Coast Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1982* - 1982*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

East Coast Commuter Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

Late 1970s
Comments : East Coast Commuter Airlines was formed by a merger of Air Eastland & New England Airways
Genealogy : Air Eastland + New England Airways >East Coast Commuter Airlines
Airline Code :  

Easter Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1980s
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Eastern Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1982* - 1982*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Eastern Australia Airlines (Eastern Airlines)   

Status : Active

Dates :

1987 - date
Comments : Eastern Australia Airlines was formed in 1949 & started operations on 30Jun1949 as Tamworth Air Taxi Service
Genealogy : Tamworth Air Taxi Service >Tamair >Eastern Australia Airlines
Airline Code : QF : EAQ

Eastern Pacific Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1992* - 1993*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Eastland Air (Moore's Air Charter)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989* - 2002
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

EastWest Airlines  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1989* - 1993
Comments : EastWest Airlines was formed as East-West Airlines on 23Jun1947. Took over ADASTRA AERIAL SURVEYS in 1973. Ceased operations on 03Oct1993 when it was integrated into Ansett [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]
Genealogy : Adastra Aerial Surveys >>East-West Airlines >Eastwest Airlines >>Ansett
Airline Code : EW : ---

East-West Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1947 - 1989*
Comments : EastWest Airlines was formed as East-West Airlines on 23Jun1947. Ceased operations on 03Oct1993 when it was integrated into Ansett
Genealogy : Adastra Aerial Surveys >>East-West Airlines >Eastwest Airlines >>Ansett
Airline Code : EW : ---

Eco Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004* - 2005
Comments : Eco Airlines was a privately owned airline which was established in 2004. It planned to launch operations in 2005 linking Brisbane to generally exotic destinations in the Pacific. Ceased operations in Feb2005
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : V2 : AKT

Edge Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Elite Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2003* - 2004*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Emu Airways   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1974 - 1979*
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
Genealogy : Emu Airways >Air Transit >Air Kangaroo Island
Airline Code :  

Emu Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1983 - 1983
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Emu Airways   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1991 - 2005
Comments : Emu Airways ceased operations on 09Nov2005
Genealogy : Emu Airways + AirNorth Regional =>Regionallink Airlines
Airline Code :  

EWA (East West Airlines)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1953* - 1979*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Execujet Australia   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2003* - 2004*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Executive Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1959* - 1994*
Comments : Executive Air was owned by H.C. Sleigh Aviation and based at Essendon Airport, Victoria. Formed in 1959
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Express Freighters Australia   

Status : Active

Dates :

2006 - date
Comments : Express Freighters Australia was established in Aug2006 & commenced operations on 24 October 2006. All-cargo airline based in Sydney and is wholly owned by Qantas
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : EFR

Eyre Commuter (Eyre Charter)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1980 - 1998*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Falcon Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1987* - 1990
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : AB : ---

FAST (Falcon & Sopac Transport)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1976* - 1979*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Fitzroy Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1999* - 1999*
Comments : Fitzroy Aviation Acquired Tasman Australian Airlines and shut them down
Genealogy : Kentialink Australia >Tasman Australian Airlines >>Fitzroy Aviation
Airline Code :  

Fleet Air Services Tasmania   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1977* - 1977
Comments : IAF was established as IPEC in 1976, formed to fly Melbourne-Tasmania 4 times a day in 1976. Acquired Fleet Air Services Tasmania in 1977. Reorganised to Independent Air Freighters in 1993 and to IAF in 1998
Genealogy : Fleet Air Services Tasmania >>IPEC >Independent Air Freighters >IAF
Airline Code :  

Flight Australia   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989 - 1991
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Flight West Airlines (Queensland Regional Airlines)  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1987 - 2001
Comments : Talair ceased all flights & aircraft transferred to Flight West Airlines (Australia) on 25May1993. 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
Genealogy : Flight West Airlines +>Alliance Airlines
Airline Code : YC : FWA

Flightways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1980s
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Flinders Island Airlines  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1946 - 1990
Comments : WT Dwyer Airlines began charter operations in 1946 & became Flinders Island Airlines in 1952. Operations ceased in 1990 due to financial problems. King Island Airlines was formed from the remains of Flinders Island Airlines based at Moorabbin, Victoria.
Genealogy : WT Dwyer Airlines >Flinders Island Airlines +>King Island Airlines
Airline Code : CK : ---

Flinders Island Airways  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1932 - 1933
Comments : Flinders Island Airways began a regular aerial service on 19Mar1932 [TASMANIAN AERIAL SERVICES was formed by a merger of FINDERS ISLAND AIRWAYS and the original HOLYMAN'S AIRWAYS]
Genealogy : Flinders Island Airways + Holyman's Airways =>Tasmanian Aerial Services
Airline Code :  

Fly Corporate   

Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Comments : Fly Corporate was launched in 2016 as on off-shoot of Corporate Air
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Fly Tiwi   

Status : Active

Dates :

2008* - date
Comments : Fly Tiwi was established by Hardy Aviation in Nov2008 in association with the Tiwi Land Council. The Fly Tiwi service initially operated to Bathurst and Melville Islands (Nguiu, Pirlangimpi and Milikapiti)
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : FT : ---

FlyPelican   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Formula Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Forrestair Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1974 - 1978
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Fortescue Air Charter   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

Early 1980s
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Free Spirit Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Comments : Free Spirit Airlines is a regional Australian carrier based at Melbourne Essendon Airport operating services to destinations in Tasmania and NSW
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Garn Air Airservices   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Gawne Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994 - 1994
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Gawne Airlines (Gawne Aviation)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

Early 1980s
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Geelong Air Travel   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1977* - 1979*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : FK : ---

Geelong Flight Centre   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995* - 1999*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Gibbes Sepik Airways   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1949* - 1960
Comments : Gibbes Sepik Airways was founded by Australian fighter ace Bobby Gibbes.
Genealogy : Mandated Airlines + Gibbes Sepik Airways + Madang Air Service =>Ansett-MAL >Ansett PNG
Airline Code :  

Glenair   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1969*)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Global Air Australia   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997 - 2005
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : GFR

Gold Airways (RMA Gold Airways)   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2006)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Gold Coast Air Charter (Twin Air)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Gold Wings Australia   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1983 - 1985
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Golden Eagle Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1995* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Golden West Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989* - 1989*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Goldfields Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1982 - 2006*
Comments : Goldfields Air Services began regional services in 1982 out of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Ceased scheduled services in 1994 and reverted to charters
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Great Western Aviation  added

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1986* - 2017*
Comments : Great Western Aviation was incorporated in Western Australia on 16May1986 to operate initially as an air charter business
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Guinea Airways   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1928 - 1959
Comments : Guinea Airways was acquired by Airlines of South Australia (ASA) in 1959 [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. Ceased operating in 1986]
Genealogy : >Ansett
Airline Code :  

GWA (Great Western Airlines)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998* - 2005
Comments : GWA was founded 1961 as Arthur Morris Aviation. Ceased operations on 25Jan2005 (Charter carrier supporting the mining industry)
Genealogy : Arthur Morris Aviation >GWA (Great Western Airlines)
Airline Code : -- : GWA

H.C. Sleigh Aviation   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1982* - 1990
Comments : Airlines of Tasmania was created from Air Tasmania and the airline division of Sleigh Aviation. Small regional airline based in Launceston
Genealogy : Air Tasmania + the airline division of H. C. Sleigh Aviation =>Airlines of Tasmania
Airline Code :  

Hamilton Island Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Hammond Aerial Transport  added

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1929* - 1930*
Comments : Hammond Aerial Transport was formed by H.T. (Bunny) Hammond, who was one of the founders of Adastra in 1930
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Hardy Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

1991 - date
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

HATS (Holden's Air Transport)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1930s
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : >Ansett
Airline Code :  

Hazelton Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1993 - 2002
Comments : Hazelton Airlines started as an air taxi operator in 1953 as Hazleton Air Services. REX (Regional Express) was formed by the bringinging together of Hazelton Airlines and Kendell Airlines
Genealogy : Hazleton Air Services >Hazelton Airlines + Kendell Airlines =>REX
Airline Code : ZL : HZL

Hazleton Air Charter   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1997* - 1997*
Comments : Hazleton Air Charter was the cargo side of Hazelton Airlines. REX (Regional Express) was formed by the bringinging together of Hazelton Airlines and Kendell Airlines by their new owners Australiawide
Genealogy : Hazleton Air Charter >Hazelton Airlines + Kendell Airlines =>REX
Airline Code :  

Hazleton Air Services   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1953 - 1993
Comments : Hazelton Airlines started as an air taxi operator in 1953 as Hazleton Air Services. REX (Regional Express) was formed by the bringinging together of Hazelton Airlines and Kendell Airlines
Genealogy : Hazleton Air Services >Hazelton Airlines + Kendell Airlines =>REX
Airline Code : ZL : ---

Heavylift Cargo Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2004 - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : HN : HVY

Helitrans   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments : Sunbird Airlines was formed by the amalgamation of Helitrans, Outback Air & Thorpe's Transport
Genealogy : Thorpe's Transport + Helitrans + Outback Air =>Sunbird Airlines
Airline Code :  

Heneberry Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1975* - 1985*
Comments : Heneberry Aviation operated scheduled passenger services from its base at Caloundra
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : HZ : ---

Heron Airlines*   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Hevilift   

Status : Active

Dates :

1994* - date
Comments : Hevilift was formed in 1994
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Hinterland Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

1981 - date
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Holyman's Airways   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1932 - 1936
Comments : Adelaide Airways was a subsiduary of of the Adelaide Steamship Co. & commenced operations in 1935. Amalgamated with Holyman's Airways & West Australian Airways to form ANA
Genealogy : Adelaide Airways + Holyman's Airways + West Australian Airways =>ANA (Australian National Airways)….. >Ansett
Airline Code :  

Holyman's Airways   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1932* - 1933
Comments :  
Genealogy : Flinders Island Airways + Holyman's Airways =>Tasmanian Aerial Services
Airline Code :  

Horizon Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1999 - 2003
Comments : International Aviation offered regional servies began in 1998 between Sydney and Mildura, Victoria. Renamed to Horizon Airlines in 1999. Absorbed into MacAir Airlines in Nov2003
Genealogy : International Aviation >Horizon Airlines >>MacAir
Airline Code :  

Horizon Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993* - 2003
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

IAF Air Freighters   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1998 - 2006*
Comments : IAF was established as IPEC in 1976, formed to fly Melbourne-Tasmania 4 times a day in 1976. Reorganised to Independent Air Freighters in 1993 and to IAF in 1998
Genealogy : IPEC >Independent Air Freighters >IAF
Airline Code :  

Ibis Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Illawarra Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :