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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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May 19, 2017 FlyStark, a charter and scenic flight specialist based at Whitianga (WTZ). It suspended operations for the winter season in mid-Ma72017 [added]
May 18, 2017 Bay City Seaplane is a seaplane charter company based in Geelong in Victoria [added]
April 14, 2017 Adastra Airways commenced a subsidised passenger and air mail service from Sydney to Bega, NSW on 05Feb1934  [added]
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[Began?]  AAA Airlines

(1991)

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[Inactive]  Aaron Airlines

1990* - 2010*

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[Inactive]  Aboriginal Air Services

2000* - 2006

^ 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. .Ceased operations on 17Sep2006

[Active]  Adagold Aviation

1992* - date

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[Renamed]  Adastra Aerial Surveys

1944 - 1973

^ 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][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].

[Renamed]  Adastra Airways

1934 - 1944

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^ 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].

[Active]  Ad-Astral Aviation

2006* - date

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[Renamed]  Adelaide Airways

1935 - 1936

^ 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. Amalgamated with Holyman's Airways & West Australian Airways to form ANA on 02Nov1936

[Status?]  Advance Airlines

1974 - 1980

^ Genealogy : >Avdev Airlines Davey

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[Inactive]  Aerial Transport Ltd

1919* - 1919

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^ Comments : Aerial Transport Ltd was first aerial transport company in Australia, registered on 12Apr1919

[Status?]  Aerocab

1978* - 1979*

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[Status?]  Aerodyne

**** - ****

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[Status?]  Aerolink Air Services

1999* - 2010*

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[Inactive]  Aeromil

2000 - 2000

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[Renamed]  Aeropelican Air Services

1971 - 2013

^ Genealogy : Aeropelican Air Services >>Brindabella Airlines

^ Comments : Aeropelican Air Services was established on 23Oct1968 & started operations on 01Jul1971

[Inactive]  Aero-Tropics

1999 - 2008

^ Genealogy : Lip Air >Aero-Tropics

^ Comments : Aero-Tropics ceased operations on 27Jun2008

[Inactive]  Air Australia

2011 - 2012

^ Genealogy : Strategic Airlines >Air Australia

^ Comments : Air Australia started operations on 03Aug2009 as Strategic Airlines, renamed on 15Nov2011 & ceased operations on 17Feb2012

[Inactive]  Air Beef

1947 - 1947

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[Status?]  Air Cairns

1993 - 1994*

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[Renamed]  Air Cargo Australia

1989 - 2003*

^ 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]

[Inactive]  Air Central Eyre

1987 - 1990*

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[Inactive]  Air Charter

1994* - 1994*

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[Status?]  Air Charter Australia

2004* - 2006*

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[Status?]  Air Charter Centre

1981* - 1983*

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[Renamed]  Air Charter Tours

Early 1970s

^ Genealogy : >Southern Cross Airlines

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[Status?]  Air Connex

2002* - 2002*

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[Renamed]  Air Eastland

Early 1970s

^ 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

[Inactive]  Air Express

1952 - 1979

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[Status?]  Air Facilities

1992 - 2002*

^ 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.

[Status?]  Air Fraser Island

2004* - 2006*

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[Status?]  Air Frontier

2004* - 2006*

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[Inactive]  Air Great Lakes

1971* - 1982*

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[Began?]  Air Kangaroo (PACE)

(1978)

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[Inactive]  Air Kangaroo Island

1990 - 1994

^ 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

[Status?]  Air Kangaroo Island

1994 - 1994*

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[Inactive]  Air Kimberly

1995 - 1995

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[Active]  Air Link (Airlink)

1971 - date

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^ Comments : Air Link was formed and started operations in 1971 as an aircraft charter operation based in Dubbo

[Status?]  Air Maroochy

1982 - 1994*

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[Inactive]  Air Melbourne

2012* - 2015

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^ 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

[Inactive]  Air Midwest

1992* - 1993

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^ 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

[Inactive]  Air Mount ISA

2002* - 2003*

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[Renamed]  Air New South Wales

1981 - 1985

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

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[Status?]  Air Ngukurr

2002* - 2006*

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[Renamed]  Air North International

1978 - 1993

^ Genealogy : Airnorth + Rossair + Tillair =>Air North International >AirNorth

^ 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

[Status?]  Air North Queensland

1990* - 1990*

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[Status?]  Air Nostalgia

2004* - 2006*

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[Renamed]  Air NSW

1985 - 1989

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

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[Inactive]  Air Queensland

1976* - 1988

^ Genealogy : Bush Pilots Airways >Air Queensland

^ Comments : Air Queensland was formed as Bush Pilots Airways in 1951. Flew passengers and cargo around the Australian bush using DC3 and F27 aircraft. Ceased operations on 30Apr1988

[Active]  Air South Regional

1993 - date

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^ Comments : Air South Regional was founded in 1992 with scheduled services out of Adelaide

[Status?]  Air Swift

1992 - 1994*

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[Renamed]  Air Tasmania

1969 - 1990

^ 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

[Inactive]  Air Tiwi

1996* - 2001

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[Renamed]  Air Transit

1982* - 1990

^ 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

[Renamed]  Air W.A.

1984 - 1985

^ 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].

[Renamed]  Air Whitsunday

1988* - 1988

^ Genealogy : Air Whitsunday >>Seair Pacific

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[Status?]  Air Whitsunday Seaplanes

1999* - 2006*

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[Renamed]  Aircrafts Pty

1929* - 1948

^ 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

[Active]  AirCruising Australia

1994 - date

^ Genealogy : Air Cruising Australia

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[Status?]  Airleander

1995* - 1998*

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[Renamed]  Airlines (WA)

1955* - 1955

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

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[Renamed]  Airlines of Australia

1934 - 1942

^ 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

[Renamed]  Airlines of New South Wales

1959 - 1968

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

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[Renamed]  Airlines of Northern Australia

1982 - 1985

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

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[Active]  Airlines of Tasmania

1990 - date

^ 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

[Renamed]  Airlines of Western Australia

1981 - 1984

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

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[Planned]  airly.

2017 >

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^ 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

[Renamed]  Airnorth

1982* - 1988

^ Genealogy : Airnorth + Rossair + Tillair =>Air North International >AirNorth

^ 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

[Active]  Airnorth

1993 - date

^ Genealogy : Airnorth + Rossair + Tillair =>Air North International >AirNorth

^ 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

[Renamed]  Airnorth Central

1975* - 1998

^ Genealogy : >AirNorth

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[Renamed]  Airnorth Central Australia

1993 - 1993

^ Genealogy : >AirNorth

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[Renamed]  Airnorth Katherine

1991* - 1993

^ Genealogy : >AirNorth

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[Active]  Airspeed Aviation (BPW Aviation)

2009 - date

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^ Comments : BPW Aviation Pty Ltd dba Airspeed Aviation, commenced operations Jul2009

[Renamed]  AirSwift Aviation

2000* - 2007

^ Genealogy : Queensland Regional Airlines + AirSwift Aviation + Skytrans =>Skytrans Regional

^ 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]

[Status?]  AirTex Aviation

1982 - 2009*

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^ Comments : AirTex Aviation was founded in 1982 with charter services out of Sydney

[Status?]  Airtex Aviation (Avtex Air Services)

1982* - 2010*

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[Status?]  Airwing Services

2002* - 2002*

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[Inactive]  Albatross Airlines

1979 - 1998

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[Status?]  Albury Air Services

1952* - 1953*

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[Active]  Alliance Airlines

2002 - date

^ 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

[Inactive]  Alligator Airways

2004* - 2012

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[Status?]  Amann Aviation

1989* - 1990*

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[Status?]  Amber Air

1973* - 1974*

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^ Comments : Amber Air operated Adelaide – Eucla in the mid 1970s

[Status?]  Amity Aviation

1982 - 1982*

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[Renamed]  ANA (Australian National Airlines)

1936 - 1957

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

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[Status?]  Ancove

1991* - 1991*

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[Status?]  Anindilyakwa Air

2000* - 2006*

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[Inactive]  Ansett

1969 - 2001

^ 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

[Renamed]  Ansett - ANA

1957 - 1969

^ Genealogy : >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. 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]

[Inactive]  Ansett Air Freight

1989* - 2000*

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[Renamed]  Ansett Airlines of New South Wales

1968 - 1981

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

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[Renamed]  Ansett Airlines of Northern Australia

1981 - 1982

^ 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]

[Renamed]  Ansett Airlines of South Australia

1968 - 1981

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

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[Renamed]  Ansett Airways

1936* - 1946

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

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[Renamed]  Ansett Express

1990 - 1993

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

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[Inactive]  Ansett II

2001 - 2002

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^ 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

[Renamed]  Ansett N.T. (Ansett Northern Territories)

1985 - 1991

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

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[Renamed]  Ansett NSW (Ansett of New South Wales)

1989 - 1990

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

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[Renamed]  Ansett WA

1985 - 1993

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

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[Inactive]  Antonov Airlines Cargo

1989 - 1993

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[Inactive]  Aquatic Air

1975 - 1993

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[Renamed]  Arcas Airways

1971* - 1992

^ 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.

[Renamed]  Arnhem Air

1979* - 1998

^ Genealogy : Arnhem Air >>AirNorth

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[Status?]  Arnhem Land Community Airline

2004* - 2006*

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[Renamed]  Arthur Morris Aviation

1961* - 1970*

^ Genealogy : Arthur Morris Aviation >GWA (Great Western Airlines)

^ Comments : GWA (Great Western Airlines) was founded 1961 as Arthur Morris Aviation. Ceased operations on 25Jan2005

[Renamed]  ASA (Airlines of South Australia)

1960 - 1968

^ 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)

[Inactive]  ASA (Airlines of South Australia)

1981 - 1986

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

^ Comments : ASA was taken over by Ansett on the 28Jun1986

[Inactive]  ASA (Airlines of South Australia)

1987 - 2005

^ Genealogy : Lincoln Airlines >>Augusta Airways >ASA

^ Comments : ASA (Airlines of South Australia) ceased operations on 09Nov2005

[Renamed]  Asian Express Airlines

1996 - 2008

^ Genealogy : Asian Express Airlines >Tasman Cargo Airlines

^ Comments : Tasman Cargo Airlines was formed in 1995 & operations started on 30Jun1996 as Asian Express Airlines

[Inactive]  Associated Airlines

1938 - 2000*

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[Status?]  Atlass Aviation

2008* - 2009*

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^ Comments : Atlass Aviation was an aerial survey company that had its AOC granted Mar2008

[Renamed]  Augusta Airways

1983 - 1998

^ Genealogy : Lincoln Airlines >>Augusta Airways >ASA

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[Status?]  Aus Air

2001* - 2002*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Aus-Air

1982 - 1999

^ Genealogy : Australian Air Charterers >Aus-Air

^ Comments : Aus-Air started charter services as Australian Air Charterers in 1956. Renamed to Aus-Air in 1982

[Inactive]  Aussie Airways

1998 - 1998

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Australasian Jet

1989* - 2000*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Australia air Express

**** - ****

^ Genealogy : Australia air Express

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Australia Air International

1993 - 1994

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Australia Asia Airlines

1996* - 1996

^ Genealogy :  

^ 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

[Began?]  Australia Connection Airways

(1997)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Australia North-West

1991 - 1991

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Australia World Airways

1993 - 2000

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Australia-Asia Airline

1991 - 1996

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Australian Aerial Services

1930* - 1930*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Australian Air Charterers

1956 - 1982

^ Genealogy : Australian Air Charterers >Aus-Air

^ Comments : Aus-Air started charter services as Australian Air Charterers in 1956. Renamed to Aus-Air in 1982

[Active]  Australian Air Express

1992 - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Australian Air Express operations started on 01Aug1992

[Renamed]  Australian Airlines

1986 - 1994

^ Genealogy : TAA >Australian Airlines >>Qantas

^ Comments : Australian Airlines was renamed from TAA (Trans Australian Airlines) in 1986. Took over AIR QUEENSLAND 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]

[Inactive]  Australian Airlines

2002 - 2006

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Australian Airlines launched services on 27Oct2002 & was closed down on 01Jul2006 by Qantas

[Status?]  Australian Airlink

1993* - 1993*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Began?]  Australian Challenge Airways

(2004)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Began?]  Australian CityJet Holdings

(2000)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Began?]  Australian Commuter Airlines

(1994)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Australian Flyers

1997 - 2000

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Australian Indian Ocean Territories Airlines

2009* - 2009*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Australian Indian Ocean Territories Airlines was Christmas Island based

[Renamed]  Australian Jet Charter

1978* - 1999*

^ 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

[Inactive]  Australian National Airways

1930 - 1931

^ Genealogy :  

^ 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.

[Inactive]  Australian Regional Airlines of Queensland

1988 - 1993

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Australian Transcontinental Aerial Services

1920 - 1920

^ Genealogy : >Qantas

^ Comments : Australian Transcontinental Aerial Services was an early tried and rejected name for Qantas

[Status?]  Australian Vintage Travel

1987* - 1987*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Avdev Airlines

1980 - 1980*

^ Genealogy : >Avdev Airlines Davey

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Avdev Airlines Davey

1980* - 1984

^ Genealogy : Avdev Airlines Davey

^ Comments :  

[Unconfirmed]  Aviatour

(****)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Avior Airlines

1979* - 1987

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Ayers Rock Air Services

1985* - 1985*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Began?]  Backpackers Xpress

(2005)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Bankstown Air Charter

1993* - 2003*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Bankstown Air Charter was founded in 1993

[Status?]  Bare Air

1992* - 1993*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Barrier Aviation

2012* - 2012

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Barrier Reef Airways

1947 - 1954

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

^ Comments :  

[Active]  Bay City Seaplane

2002* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Bay City Seaplane is a seaplane charter company based in Geelong, Victoria. It was first added to the ABN register on 01Jul2002

[Inactive]  BBA Air Cargo

1976 - 1979

^ Genealogy : BBA Air Cargo

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  BCPA (British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines)

1946 - 1954

^ 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

[Status?]  Better Air Transport

Late 1940s

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Big Sky Express

2004 - 2006

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Bizjets (Business Jets)

1966* - 1979*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Bloodstock Air Services

1983 - 1983

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Active]  Blue Sky Airways

2015 - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Blue Sky Airways was incorporated on 19May2015

[Renamed]  Brain & Brown Airfreighters

1949 - 1976

^ Genealogy : >BBA Air Cargo

^ Comments : Brain & Brown Airfreighters was formed in 1949 to operate cargo charters within Australia

[Inactive]  Brindabella Airlines

1994 - 2013

^ 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

[Active]  Broome Air Services

1987* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Broome Airlines

2000* - 2000

^ Genealogy : Broome Airways >Northwest Regional Airlines

^ Comments :  

[Active]  Broome Aviation

1982 - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Bush Pilots Airways

1951 - 1976*

^ Genealogy : Bush Pilots Airways >Air Queensland

^ Comments : Air Queensland was formed as Bush Pilots Airways in 1951. Flew passengers and cargo around the Australian bush using DC3 and F27 aircraft. Ceased operations on 30Apr1988

[Renamed]  Butler Air Transport

1934* - 1959

^ Genealogy : Aircrafts Pty >>Butler Air Transport….....>Ansett

^ Comments : Aircrafts Pty was formed by R.J.S. Adair. Aquired by Butler Air Transport in 1948

[Status?]  Butler Airlines

1978* - 1979*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Cairns Seaplanes

2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Active]  Cape York Air

1980* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Capitol Airlines

1990* - 1990*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Cargomasters

1981 - 1983

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Carnavon Air Taxis

1963 - 1979

^ Genealogy : Carnavon Air Taxis >Skywest Aviation >SkyWest Airlines >Virgin Australia Regional

^ Comments : Virgin Australia Regional was formed in 1963 & operations started 30Jun1963 as Carnarvon Air Taxis. Skywest Airlines became Virgin Australia Regional Airlines on 05May2013

[Active]  Casair (Complete Aviation Services)

1992* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Complete Aviation Services was formed in 1992

[Status?]  Central Air

1999* - 1999*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Central Airlines (Central Highlands Air Transport)

1980* - 2009*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Challenge Air Services

1988 - 1989

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Charrak Air

1996* - 1996*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Active]  Chartair

1974* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Chartair was founded in 1974 & Operates out of Alice Springs and Yulara and offered commuter services

[Renamed]  Charter Cruise Air

1983 - 1994

^ Genealogy : >Aircruising Australia

^ Comments :  

[Began?]  City Centre Air Taxis

(1970)

^ Genealogy :  

^ 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

[Status?]  Civil Flying Services

1965* - 1979*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Clubair

1979* - 1982*

^ Genealogy : Clubair >>Wings Australia

^ Comments : Wings Australia was the trading name of Jet Charter Airlines. It acquired Masling Commuter Services (founded Sep1967) and Clubair

[Inactive]  Coast to Coast Airlines

1992 - 1993

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Cobden Air

1978* - 1979*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Cobden Air Services

2002* - 2002*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Active]  Cobham Aviation Services Australia

2009 - date

^ Genealogy : National Jet Systems >Cobham Aviation Services Australia

^ Comments : National Jet Systems was established in 1989 and started operations on 01Jul1990. Renamed to in 2009

[Status?]  Cockatoo Island Airways

1989* - 1989*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Commander Air

2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Unconfirmed]  Commercial Aviation

(****)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Commodore Airlines

1979* - 1985*

^ Genealogy :  

^ 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

[Inactive]  Commodore Aviation

1959* - 1985

^ Genealogy :  

^ 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

[Renamed]  Commuter Air Services

1967* - 1968

^ 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

[Status?]  Commuter Airlines

1968 - 1969*

^ 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

[Inactive]  Compass Airlines

1990 - 1991

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Compass Airlines

1992 - 1993

^ Genealogy : Southern Cross Airlines >Compass Airlines

^ Comments : Southern Cross Airlines was renamed to Compass Airlines. Brisbane based carrier

[Renamed]  Connair

1970 - 1979

^ Genealogy : Survey & Inland Transportation >Connellan Airways >Connair >Northern Airlines

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Connellan Airways

1939 - 1970

^ 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

[Status?]  Coral Sea Airlines

2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Active]  Corporate Air

1972* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Corporate Air was launched in 1972 by local Canberra interests. Began regional services in 1992

[Status?]  Country Connection Airline

1991 - 2002*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Countryair

1958* - 1990

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Crane Airlines

1987* - 1990

^ 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

[Inactive]  Cranways (General Cargo Australia)

1980 - 1983

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Dakota Airways

1988 - 1993

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Dakota Down Under

2003* - 2004*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Dakota National Air

1992 - 2002*

^ Genealogy : >Discovery Airways

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Davey Air Services

1958 - 1980*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  DC-3 Queensland (Air Rambler)

1988 - 1991*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Active]  de Bruin Air

2009 - date

^ Genealogy : O'Connor Airlines +>de Bruin Air

^ 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

[Active]  Desert Air Safaris (Dick Langs Desert-Air Safaris)

1967* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Discovery Airways

2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy : Discovery Airways

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Drennan Aviation

1983* - 1983*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Eagle Airways

1978* - 1979*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  East Coast Airlines

1982* - 1982*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  East Coast Commuter Airlines

Late 1970s

^ 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

[Status?]  Easter Airlines

1980s

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Eastern Airlines

1982* - 1982*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Active]  Eastern Australia Airlines (Eastern Airlines)

1987 - date

^ Genealogy : Tamworth Air Taxi Service >Tamair >Eastern Australia Airlines

^ Comments : Eastern Australia Airlines was formed in 1949 & started operations on 30Jun1949 as Tamworth Air Taxi Service

[Status?]  Eastern Pacific Airlines

1992* - 1993*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Eastland Air (Moore's Air Charter)

1989* - 2002

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  EastWest Airlines

1989* - 1993

^ Genealogy : Adastra Aerial Surveys >>East-West Airlines >Eastwest Airlines >>Ansett

^ Comments : EastWest Airlines was fromed as East-West Airlines on 23Jun1947. Ceased operations on 03Oct1993 when it was integrated into Ansett

[Renamed]  East-West Airlines

1947 - 1989*

^ Genealogy : Adastra Aerial Surveys >>East-West Airlines >Eastwest Airlines >>Ansett

^ Comments : EastWest Airlines was formed as East-West Airlines on 23Jun1947. Ceased operations on 03Oct1993 when it was integrated into Ansett

[Inactive]  Eco Airlines

2004* - 2005

^ Genealogy :  

^ 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

[Status?]  Edge Aviation

2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Elite Airways

2003* - 2004*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Emu Airways

1974 - 1979*

^ 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

[Inactive]  Emu Airways

1983 - 1983

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Emu Airways

1991 - 2005

^ Genealogy : Emu Airways + AirNorth Regional =>Regionallink Airlines

^ Comments : Emu Airways ceased operations on 09Nov2005

[Status?]  EWA (East West Airlines)

1953* - 1979*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Execujet Australia

2003* - 2004*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Executive Air

1959* - 1994*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Executive Air was owned by H.C. Sleigh Aviation and based at Essendon Airport, Victoria. Formed in 1959

[Active]  Express Freighters Australia

2006 - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Express Freighters Australia was established in August 2006 & commenced operations on 24 October 2006. All-cargo airline based in Sydney and is wholly owned by Qantas

[Status?]  Eyre Commuter (Eyre Charter)

1980 - 1998*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Falcon Airlines

1987* - 1990

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  FAST (Falcon & Sopac Transport)

1976* - 1979*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Fitzroy Aviation

1999* - 1999*

^ Genealogy : Kentialink Australia >Tasman Australian Airlines >>Fitzroy Aviation

^ Comments : Fitzroy Aviation Acquired Tasman Australian Airlines and shut them down

[Renamed]  Fleet Air Services Tasmania

1977* - 1977

^ Genealogy : Fleet Air Services Tasmania >>IPEC >Independent Air Freighters >IAF

^ 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

[Inactive]  Flight Australia

1989 - 1991

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Flight West Airlines (Queensland Regional Airlines)

1987 - 2001

^ 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

[Status?]  Flightways

1980s

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Flinders Island Airlines

1946 - 1990

^ Genealogy : WT Dwyer Airlines >Flinders Island Airlines +>King Island Airlines

^ 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.

[Renamed]  Flinders Island Airways

1932 - 1933

^ Genealogy : Flinders Island Airways + Holyman's Airways =>Tasmanian Aerial Services

^ 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]

[Active]  Fly Corporate

2016 - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Fly Corporate was launched in 2016 as on off-shoot of Corporate Air

[Active]  Fly Tiwi

2008* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ 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)

[Active]  FlyPelican

2014 - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Formula Aviation

2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Forrestair Cargo

1974 - 1978

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Fortescue Air Charter

Early 1980s

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Active]  Free Spirit Airlines

2015 - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Free Spirit Airlines is a regional Australian carrier based at Melbourne Essendon Airport operating services to destinations in Tasmania and NSW

[Unconfirmed]  Garn Air Airservices

(****)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Gawne Airlines

1994 - 1994

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Gawne Airlines (Gawne Aviation)

Early 1980s

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Geelong Air Travel

1977* - 1979*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Geelong Flight Centre

1995* - 1999*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Gibbes Sepik Airways

1949* - 1960

^ Genealogy : Mandated Airlines + Gibbes Sepik Airways + Madang Air Service =>Ansett-MAL >Ansett PNG

^ Comments : Gibbes Sepik Airways was founded by Australian fighter ace Bobby Gibbes.

[Began?]  Glenair

(1969*)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Global Air Australia

1997 - 2005

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Began?]  Gold Airways (RMA Gold Airways)

(2006)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Gold Coast Air Charter (Twin Air)

**** - ****

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Gold Wings Australia

1983 - 1985

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Golden Eagle Airlines

1995* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Golden West Airways

1989* - 1989*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Goldfields Air Services

1982 - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Goldfields Air Services began regional services in 1982 out of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Ceased scheduled services in 1994 and reverted to charters

[Renamed]  Guinea Airways

1928 - 1959

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

^ 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]

[Inactive]  GWA (Great Western Airlines)

1998* - 2005

^ Genealogy : Arthur Morris Aviation >GWA (Great Western Airlines)

^ Comments : GWA was founded 1961 as Arthur Morris Aviation. Ceased operations on 25Jan2005. Charter carrier supporting the mining industry

[Renamed]  H.C. Sleigh Aviation

1982* - 1990

^ 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

[Status?]  Hamilton Island Aviation

2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Hammond Aerial Transport

1929* - 1930*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Hammond Aerial Transport was formed by H.T. (Bunny) Hammond, who was one of the founders of Adastra in 1930

[Active]  Hardy Aviation

1991 - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  HATS (Holden's Air Transport)

1930s

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Hazelton Airlines

1993 - 2002

^ Genealogy : Hazleton Air Services >Hazelton Airlines + Kendell Airlines =>REX

^ 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

[Status?]  Hazleton Air Charter

1997* - 1997*

^ Genealogy : Hazleton Air Charter >Hazelton Airlines + Kendell Airlines =>REX

^ 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

[Renamed]  Hazleton Air Services

1953 - 1993

^ Genealogy : Hazleton Air Services >Hazelton Airlines + Kendell Airlines =>REX

^ 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

[Active]  Heavylift Cargo Airlines

2004 - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Helitrans

**** - ****

^ Genealogy : Thorpe's Transport + Helitrans + Outback Air =>Sunbird Airlines

^ Comments : Sunbird Airlines was formed by the amalgamation of Helitrans, Outback Air & Thorpe's Transport

[Inactive]  Heneberry Aviation

1975* - 1985*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Heneberry Aviation operated scheduled passenger services from its base at Caloundra

[Status?]  Heron Airlines*

1999* - 1999*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Active]  Hevilift

1994* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Hevilift was formed in 1994

[Active]  Hinterland Aviation

1981 - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Holyman's Airways

1932 - 1936

^ Genealogy : Adelaide Airways + Holyman's Airways + West Australian Airways =>ANA (Australian National Airways)….. >Ansett

^ 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

[Renamed]  Holyman's Airways

1932* - 1933

^ Genealogy : Flinders Island Airways + Holyman's Airways =>Tasmanian Aerial Services

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Horizon Airlines

1999 - 2003

^ Genealogy : International Aviation >Horizon Airlines >>MacAir

^ 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

[Inactive]  Horizon Airways

1993* - 2003

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  IAF Air Freighters

1998 - 2006*

^ Genealogy : IPEC >Independent Air Freighters >IAF

^ 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

[Inactive]  Ibis Airlines

1999* - 1999

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Illawarra Airways

1961 - 1967*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Impulse Airlines

1982 - 2004

^ Genealogy : >JetStar Airways

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Independent Air Freighters

1993 - 1998

^ Genealogy : IPEC >Independent Air Freighters >IAF

^ 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

[Began?]  Indian Ocean Airlines

(1993)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Indian Ocean Airlines*

1976 - 1976

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Inland Pacific Air

1993 - 2007

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Inland Pacific Air was founded & started operations in 1993. It operates passenger services form Townsville International Airport

[Status?]  Interair

1981 - 1981*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  International Aviation

1998* - 1999

^ Genealogy : International Aviation >Horizon Airlines >>MacAir

^ 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

[Renamed]  IPEC (Interstate Parcel Express Company)

1976* - 1993

^ Genealogy : Fleet Air Services Tasmania >>IPEC >Independent Air Freighters >IAF

^ 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

[Renamed]  Island Air

1971* - 1972

^ Genealogy : Island Air >>Union Air

^ Comments : Island Air merged into Union Air in Apr1972

[Status?]  Island Airlines

1996* - 1999*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Island Airlines Tasmania

2003* - 2004*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Jan Beers Aviation

1980* - 1984*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Janami Air

2000* - 2000*

^ Genealogy : >Aboriginal Air Services

^ Comments : Alice Springs based regional airline. Aborignial Air Services operated four airlines under its banner (Janami Air, Ngaanyatjarra Air, Ngurratjuta Air and PY Air)

[Inactive]  Jet Charter Airlines

1978 - 1982

^ 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

[Inactive]  Jetair Australia (JetAirlines of Australia)

1969 - 1970

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Jetcraft Air Cargo (Aviation)

1989 - 2008

^ Genealogy : Jetcraft Air Cargo >Toll Priority

^ Comments : Toll Priority was formed in 1989 & operations started on 30Jun1989 as Jetcraft Air Cargo

[Active]  JetGo Australia

2012 - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Active]  JetStar Airways

2004 - date

^ Genealogy : Impulse Airlines >JetStar Airways

^ Comments : Qantas's Jetstar commenced domestic operations on 25May2004

[Began?]  JetStar International

(2007)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Active]  Kakadu Air

1993* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Active]  Karratha Flying Services

1991* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Kellcote

2001* - 2005*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Kendell Airlines

1982 - 2002

^ Genealogy : Premiar Aviation >Kendell Airlines + Hazelton Airlines =>REX

^ Comments : Kendell Airlines was formed as Premiar Aviation in 1967. REX (Regional Express) was formed by the bringinging together of Hazelton Airlines and Kendell Airlines by their new owners Australiawide

[Renamed]  Kentialink Australia

1997* - 1998

^ Genealogy : Kentialink Australia >Tasman Australian Airlines >>Fitzroy Aviation

^ Comments : Tasman Australian was formed as Kentialink Australia . Purchased by Fastbrook Pacific Holidays and renamed. Ceased operations in Jul1999 after acquired by Fitzroy Aviation

[Status?]  Kimberly Air

2010* - 2010*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Kimberly Seaplanes

2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Active]  King Island Airlines

1990 - date

^ Genealogy : WT Dwyer Airlines >Flinders Island Airlines +>King Island Airlines

^ Comments : King Island Airlines was formed from the remains of Flinders Island Airlines based at Moorabbin, Victoria.

[Unconfirmed]  Kingfisher Aviation

(****)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Active]  Kirkhope Aviation

1975* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Koomeela Airlines

1988 - 1989

^ Genealogy : Rebel Air >Koomeela Airlines >Rebel Air

^ Comments : Rebel Air was formed with the same name but had a spell as Koomeela Airlines from 1988 to 1989

[Status?]  Larkin Aviation Company

1919* - 1919*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Laurie Potter Airlines

Mid 1980s

^ Genealogy : Laurie Potter Airlines >>Western Airlines

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Laynha Air

2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Began?]  LeisureJet

(2005)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Lincoln Airlines

1987* - 1998

^ Genealogy : Lincoln Airlines >>Augusta Airways >ASA

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Lindeman Island Aerial Services

1979* - 1982*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Link Airways

1984 - 1994

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Began?]  Lion Air Australia

(2008)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Lip Air

1997 - 1999

^ Genealogy : Lip Air >Aero-Tropics

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Lloyd Air (Queensland)

1987 - 1988

^ Genealogy : Lloyd Air (Queensland) >Queensland Pacific Airlines

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Lloyd Aviation Jet Charter (Pearl Air International)

1969 - 1990

^ Genealogy : Lloyd Aviation Jet Charter >Norfolk Airlines

^ Comments : Lloyd Aviation Jet Charter (Pearl Air International) merged into Norfolk Airlines

[Inactive]  Macair Air Charter

1948 - 1948

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  MacAir Airlines

2000 - 2009

^ Genealogy : McKinlay Air Charter + Transtate Airlines =>MacAir

^ Comments : MacAir Airlines was established and started charter operations in 1992 as McKinlay Air Charters. Entered voluntary administration on 29Jan2009 & ceased on 30Jan2009

[Status?]  MacArthur Airways

1978* - 1979*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Macknight Airlines

1970 - 1997

^ Genealogy : >Wettenhall Air Services

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  MAF (Missionary Aviation Fellowship)

1989* - 1998*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Majestic Airways

1994 - 1995

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Maroomba Air Services

1997* - 1998

^ Genealogy : Maroomba Aviation >Maroomba Air Services >Maroomba Airlines

^ Comments : Maroomba Airlines was formed in 1985 and was formerly known as Maroomba Air Service and Maroomba Aviation

[Active]  Maroomba Airlines (Maroomba Air Services)

1998 - date

^ Genealogy : Maroomba Aviation >Maroomba Air Services >Maroomba Airlines

^ Comments : Maroomba Airlines was formed in 1985 and was formerly known as Maroomba Air Service and Maroomba Aviation

[Renamed]  Maroomba Aviation

1985* - 1986*

^ Genealogy : Maroomba Aviation >Maroomba Air Services >Maroomba Airlines

^ Comments : Maroomba Airlines was formed in 1985 and was formerly known as Maroomba Air Service and Maroomba Aviation

[Status?]  Marshall Airways

1963* - 1967*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Active]  Marthakal Yolngu Airline

2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Marthakal Yolngu Airline is Elcho Island Galiwinku based

[Renamed]  Masling Commuter Services

1967* - 1981

^ Genealogy : Masling Commuter Services >>Wings Australia

^ Comments : Wings Australia was the trading name of Jet Charter Airlines. It acquired Masling Commuter Services (founded Sep1967) and Clubair

[Status?]  McIver Aviation

1972 - 1972*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  McKinlay Air Charter

1992 - 2000

^ Genealogy : McKinlay Air Charter + Transtate Airlines =>MacAir

^ Comments : MacAir Airlineswas established and started charter operations in 1992 as McKinlay Air Charters. Entered voluntary administration on 29Jan2009 & ceased on 30Jan2009

[Began?]  Melbourne Airways

(****)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Melbourne Regional Airlines

1992 - 1993

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Midstate Airlines

1986* - 1989

^ Genealogy : Midstate Airlines >Western Airlines

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  MMA (MacRobertson Airline Services)

1955 - 1981

^ Genealogy : MMA (MacRobertson Miller Aviation) >MMA (MacRobertson Airline Services) >Ansett WA…..>Ansett

^ Comments : MMA (MacRobertson Airline Services) started operations in Oct1955

[Renamed]  MMA (MacRobertson Miller Aviation)

1927 - 1955

^ Genealogy : MMA (MacRobertson Miller Aviation) >MMA (MacRobertson Airline Services) >Ansett WA…..>Ansett

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Monarch Air

1991 - 1993

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Moree-Narrabri Airways

1992 - 1993

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  MVA (Murray Valley Airlines)

1979* - 1986

^ Genealogy : MVA (Murray Valley Airlines) >>SunState Airlines

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  National Airlines

1991 - 1991*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  National Jet Systems

1990 - 2009

^ Genealogy : National Jet Systems >Cobham Aviation Services Australia

^ Comments : National Jet Systems was established in 1989 and started operations on 01Jul1990. Renamed to in 2009

[Renamed]  Nationwide Air Services

1972* - 1977*

^ Genealogy : >Southern Cross Airlines

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Nautilus Aviation

2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Navair

1982* - 1982*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Active]  Network Aviation

1998 - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Network Aviation was established in Perth in 1998 by former Skippers Aviation executive Lindsay Evans

[Renamed]  New England Airways

1931* - 1934

^ 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

[Renamed]  New England Airways

Early 1970s

^ 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

[Renamed]  New Guinea Gold No Liability

1927 - 1928

^ 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. Ceased operating in 1986]

[Inactive]  New Holland Airways (Sydney Charter Services)

1948 - 1948

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  NGA Aviation

1993 - 1993

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Ngaanyatjarra Air

2000* - 2000*

^ Genealogy : >Aboriginal Air Services

^ Comments : Alice Springs based regional airline. Aborignial Air Services operated four airlines under its banner (Janami Air, Ngaanyatjarra Air, Ngurratjuta Air and PY Air)

[Renamed]  Ngurratjuta Air

2000* - 2000*

^ Genealogy : >Aboriginal Air Services

^ Comments : Alice Springs based regional airline. Aborignial Air Services operated four airlines under its banner (Janami Air, Ngaanyatjarra Air, Ngurratjuta Air and PY Air)

[Renamed]  Noosa Air

1975 - 1983

^ Genealogy : Whitaker Pty >Noosa Air >>SunState Airlines

^ Comments : Noosa Air was integrated into SunState Airlines on 01Jul1983

[Inactive]  Norfolk Air

2006 - 2012

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Norfolk Airlines

1988* - 1991*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Norfolk Island Airlines

1973 - 1979*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Norfolk Island Airlines was a regional airline based on Norfolk Island which operated services to the Australian mainland from Norfolk and Lord Howe Islands. The airline commenced operations in 1973 with a Beech Baron

[Planned]  Norfolk Island Airlines

2017 >

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : In-light of Air New Zealand’s suddenly withdrawing its Auckland service, Norfolk Island Airlines will now bring forward its planned 2017 Brisbane service to include an Auckland service

[Status?]  Norfolk Jet Aviation

1980s

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Norfolk Jet Express

1997 - 2005

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Norfolk Jet Express ceased operations on 07Jun2005

[Status?]  Norfolk Pacific Aviations

1980s

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  North Air Queensland

1990* - 1990*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  North West Airlines (Northwest Airlines)

1988 - 1989

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Northern Air Charter

2002* - 2002*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Northern Airlines

1979 - 1981

^ Genealogy : Survey & Inland Transportation >Connellan Airways >Connair >Northern Airlines

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Northern Territory Air Charter

1982* - 1982*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Northwest Airlines (Northwest Skyways)

1982* - 1982*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Active]  Northwest Regional Airlines

2000 - date

^ Genealogy : Broome Airways >Northwest Regional Airlines

^ Comments : NORTHWEST REGIONAL AIRLINES was renamed from BROOME AIRLINES. The name was changed after a major route expansion.

[Status?]  Numberindi Air

2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Oceania Air

2005 - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  O'Connor Airlines

1973 - 2007

^ Genealogy : O'Connor Airlines +>de Bruin Air

^ 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

[Status?]  Opal Air

1963* - 1981*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Ord Air Charter

1984* - 1998*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Outback Air

1984* - 1984

^ Genealogy : Thorpe's Transport + Helitrans + Outback Air =>Sunbird Airlines

^ Comments : Sunbird Airlines was formed by the amalgamation of Helitrans, Outback Air & Thorpe's Transport

[Status?]  Overland Air Services

1952* - 1952*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Oxley Airlines

1979* - 1994

^ Genealogy : >JetStar Airways

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  OzJet

2005 - 2012

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : OzJet commenced operations on 29Nov2005 & ceased all operations on 17Feb2012

[Status?]  Pacific Aerial Transport

**** - ****

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Active]  Pacific Air Express

1993 - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Pacific Air Freighters

1993* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Pacific Aviation

2002* - 2004

^ Genealogy : >JetStar Airways

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Pacific Rim Airways

1996 - 1997

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Pacific Rim Airways

2002* - 2003*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Pacific Transair

1996 - 1996

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Pacific Transport

1930s

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  PAGAS (Port Augusta Air Services)

1967* - 1982*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : PAGAS was founded in 1967

[Status?]  Paggis Airlines

1982 - 1982*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Began?]  Palace Air

(2004)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Par Avion

1983 - 1990

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Paradak

1978 - 1980

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Active]  Par-Avion Airlines

1998 - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Tasmania based Par-Avion Airlines began regional services in late 1998

[Active]  Pearl Aviation

1996* - date

^ Genealogy : Skywest Aviation >Pearl Aviation

^ Comments : Pearl Aviation was formed and started operations in 1964 as Skywest Aviation, which acquired East-West Airlines in 1984 and was itself acquired by Ansett Airlines in 1987 (but retaining own name)

[Inactive]  Pearl Coast Airways

2003* - 2004*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Active]  Pel-Air (Qwestair)

1984 - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Pel-Air (Qwestair) was formed in 1984

[Active]  Pel-Air Express

2004* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Peninsula Air Services (Peninsula Airlines)

1993* - 1994*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Began?]  Perth Cityflyer

(2003)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Phillip Island Air Services

1982* - 1994*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Piccolo Aviation

1989* - 1990*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Pilbara Air Services

1977* - 1978

^ 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

[Renamed]  Pionair

2000 - 2012

^ Genealogy : Pionair >Skyforce Aviation

^ Comments : Skyforce Aviation was fomred as Pionair, Sydney Metropolitan Airport – Bankstown charter airline

[Renamed]  Premiair Aviation

1967* - 1982

^ Genealogy : Premiar Aviation >Kendell Airlines + Hazelton Airlines =>REX

^ Comments : REX (Regional Express) was formed by the bringinging together of Hazelton Airlines and Kendell Airlines by their new owners Australiawide

[Inactive]  Premier Airlines

1994 - 1996

^ Genealogy : Premier >Premier International Airlines

^ Comments : Premier International Airlines was formed as Premier Airlines operating Melbourne - Tullamarine

[Inactive]  Premier International Airlines

1996 - 2001

^ Genealogy : Premier >Premier International Airlines

^ Comments : Premier International Airlines was formed as Premier Airlines operating Melbourne - Tullamarine

[Status?]  Promair

1989* - 1993*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  PY Air

2000* - 2000*

^ Genealogy : >Aboriginal Air Services

^ Comments : Alice Springs based regional airline. Aborignial Air Services operated four airlines under its banner (Janami Air, Ngaanyatjarra Air, Ngurratjuta Air and PY Air)

[Active]  Qantas

1967 - date

^ Genealogy : Queensland and Northern Territories Aerial Service >Qantas Empire Airways >Qantas

^ Comments : QANTAS started as a charter company known as QUEENSLAND and NORTHERN TERRITORIES AERIAL SERVICES on 16Nov1920 & began scheduled flights on 02Nov1922. In 1934 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

[Status?]  Qantas Air Link

1997* - 1997*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Qantas Empire Airways

1934 - 1967

^ Genealogy : Queensland and Northern Territories Aerial Service >Qantas Empire Airways >Qantas

^ Comments : Qantas was founded 16Nov1920 as Queensland and Northern Territories Aerial Service & began scheduled flights on 02Nov1922. Renamed to Qantas Empire Airways in 1934 & QANTAS on 01Aug1967

[Active]  Qantas Freight

2013* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Queensland Airlines

1949 - 1958

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Queensland and Northern Territories Aerial Service

1920 - 1934

^ Genealogy : Queensland and Northern Territories Aerial Service >Qantas Empire Airways >Qantas

^ Comments : Qantas was founded 16Nov1920 as Queensland and Northern Territories Aerial Service & began scheduled flights on 02Nov1922. Renamed to Qantas Empire Airways in 1934 & QANTAS on 01Aug1967

[Inactive]  Queensland Pacific Airlines

1972* - 1972

^ Genealogy : Queensland Pacific Airlines >>Bush Pilots Airways >Air Queensland

^ Comments : In May1972 Bush Pilots absorbed Queensland Pacific Airways Ltd, taking over its Douglas DC-3 aircraft.

[Inactive]  Queensland Pacific Airlines

1988 - 1991

^ Genealogy : Lloyd Air (Queensland) >Queensland Pacific Airlines

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Queensland Regional Airlines

2003 - 2007

^ Genealogy : Queensland Regional Airlines + AirSwift Aviation + Skytrans =>Skytrans Regional

^ 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]

[Renamed]  Rebel Air

1979 - 1988

^ Genealogy : Rebel Air >Koomeela Airlines >Rebel Air

^ Comments : Rebel Air was formed with the same name but had a spell as Koomeela Airlines from 1988 to 1989

[Inactive]  Rebel Air

1989 - 1990

^ Genealogy : Rebel Air >Koomeela Airlines >Rebel Air

^ Comments : Rebel Air was formed with the same name but had a spell as Koomeela Airlines from 1988 to 1989

[Status?]  Redpath Regional Air Services

2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Began?]  RedQ

(2013)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Regionair (Region Air)

2003* - 2004*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Regional Pacific Airlines

2001 - 2010

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Regional Pacific Airlines was established and started operations in May2001 & ceased operations on 29Jun2010

[Status?]  Regionallink Airlines

2004 - 2006*

^ Genealogy : Emu Airways + AirNorth Regional =>Regionallink Airlines

^ Comments : Regionallink was formed on 01Mar2004 by the amalgamation of Emu Airways, AirNorth Regional and some of the assets of ASA

[Active]  REX (Regional Express)

2002 - date

^ Genealogy : Kendell Airlines + Hazelton Airlines =>REX

^ Comments : REX (Regional Express) was formed by the bringinging together of Hazelton Airlines and Kendell Airlines by their new owners Australiawide. Operations started on 06Aug2002

[Status?]  RL Aviation

2005* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Robby's Aircraft Co.

1949* - 1962*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Rockhampton Aerial Service

1934* - 1935*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Rossair

1982* - 1988

^ Genealogy : Airnorth + Rossair + Tillair =>Air North International >AirNorth

^ Comments : Rossair was based at Parafield, South Australia. AirNorth came into being as Air North International in 1978, with operations beginning on 04Jul1978. This was a merger of Airnorth, Rossair and Tillair

[Active]  Rossair Charter

1963* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Rossair Charter was established in 1963 & is an air charter company based in Adelaide, Australia. In Nov2013, it merged with Air South but continued under this name

[Renamed]  Rottnest Airbus

1985 - 1998

^ Genealogy : Rottnest Airbus >>Maroomba Airlines

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Rudge Air

2003* - 2004*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Rundle Air Service

Early 1980s

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  S.A. Regional Airlines

1994 - 1994

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  SAATAS

1973 - 1979*

^ Genealogy : South Australia & Territory Air Services >SAATAS

^ Comments : SAATAS was formed in 1963 as South Australia & Territory Air Services

[Status?]  Sabair

1982* - 1994*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Savage Air Services

1987* - 1987

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Savannah Aviation

1990s

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Savannah Aviation serviced North Queensland and the Northern territory with a fleet of Beechcraft aircraft

[Active]  Seair Pacific

1971 - date

^ Genealogy : Seair Pacific

^ Comments : Seair Pacific commenced tourism and charter operations on the Gold Coast in 1971

[Status?]  Seaplane Safaris

2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Seaview Air

1992* - 1994

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Seawing Airways

2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Setair

1983* - 1984*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Active]  Sharp Airlines

1990 - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Shepparton Airlines

1987* - 1999*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Shine Air Services

2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Began?]  Shoal Air

(2006)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Active]  Shortstop Jet Charter

1982 - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Shuttle Airlines

1992* - 1992*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Silver City Air Taxis

1978* - 1979*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Singleton Air Services

1980 - 1988

^ Genealogy : Singleton Air Services >Yanda Airlines

^ Comments : Yanda Airlines was formed as Singleton Air Services in 1980 and adopted current name with the introduction of scheduled services in 1988

[Active]  Skippers Aviation

1990 - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Skippers Aviation was formed in 1990 & operations started on 30Jun1990 in support of the mining industry in Western Australia

[Inactive]  SkyAirWorld

2008 - 2009

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : SkyAirWorld suspended services on 22Feb2009. International and regional charters out of Brisbane

[Inactive]  Skyforce Aviation

2012 - 2015

^ Genealogy : Pionair >Skyforce Aviation

^ Comments : Skyforce Aviation was fomred as Pionair, Sydney Metropolitan Airport – Bankstown charter airline

[Status?]  Sky-Link Airlines

1989 - 1990*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Skylink Australia

2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Skymaster Air Services

2007* - 2010*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Skyport

1975 - 1993*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Skytour Air Charters

1982* - 1982*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Began?]  Skytours

(2000)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Active]  SkyTraders

2004* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Skytrans

1980 - 2007

^ Genealogy : Queensland Regional Airlines + AirSwift Aviation + Skytrans =>Skytrans Regional

^ Comments : Skytrans was established as a light aircraft operator in Cairns in May1980. Launched operations as a domestic charter airline on 15Oct1990 [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]

[Inactive]  Skytrans Regional

2007 - 2015

^ Genealogy : Queensland Regional Airlines + AirSwift Aviation + Skytrans =>Skytrans Regional

^ 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

[Renamed]  Skyway Airlines

Early 1970s

^ Genealogy : >Avdev Airlines Davey

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Skyways International*

**** - ****

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  SkyWest Airlines

1980 - 2013

^ Genealogy : Carnavon Air Taxis >Skywest Aviation >SkyWest Airlines >Virgin Australia Regional

^ Comments : Virgin Australia Regional was formed in 1963 & operations started 30Jun1963 as Carnarvon Air Taxis. Skywest Airlines became Virgin Australia Regional Airlines on 07May2013

[Renamed]  Skywest Aviation

1979 - 1980

^ Genealogy : Carnavon Air Taxis >Skywest Aviation >SkyWest Airlines >Virgin Australia Regional

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Skywest Aviation

1990 - 1996*

^ Genealogy : Skywest Aviation >Pearl Aviation

^ Comments : Pearl Aviation was formed and started operations in 1964 as Skywest Aviation, which acquired East-West Airlines in 1984 and was itself acquired by Ansett Airlines in 1987 (but retaining own name)

[Status?]  Slingair

1999* - 1999*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Somerset Airways

1950* - 1963

^ Genealogy : Somerset Airways >>Bush Pilots Airways >Air Queensland

^ Comments : Somerset Airways was formed in 1950 & operated nonscheduled and charter services in central Queensland. Taken over by Bush Pilots Airways

[Renamed]  South Australia & Territory Air Services

1963* - 1973

^ Genealogy : South Australia & Territory Air Services >SAATAS

^ Comments : SAATAS was formed in 1963 as South Australia & Territory Air Services

[Status?]  South Coast Airlines

1978 - 1979*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  South Coast Airways

1952* - 1952*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  South Pacific DC.3 (South Pacific Airmotive)

1993 - 1998

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  South Western Airlines

Early 1980s

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Southbank Aviation

1977* - 1978

^ 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

[Status?]  Southern Air Services

1989* - 1989*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Southern Airlines

1955 - 1958

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Southern Airlines was founded in Apr1955 and started services from Melbourne on 12Dec1955. Ceased in Oct1958

[Inactive]  Southern Airlines

1991* - 1993

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Southern Airways (Murchison Air Charter)

1968* - 1972*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Southern Australian Airlines

1992 - 2002

^ Genealogy : Sunstate Airlines >Southern Australian Airlines >>Qantas

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Southern Cross Airlines

1991 - 1992

^ Genealogy : Southern Cross Airlines >Compass Airlines

^ Comments : Southern Cross Airlines was renamed to Compass Airlines. Brisbane based carrier

[Status?]  Southern Cross Airlines (Air Services)

1978* - 1982*

^ Genealogy : Southern Cross Airlines

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Southern Pacific Regional Airlines

1991* - 1993

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Southern Sky Airlines

1997* - 1999

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Sovereign Airlines

1976 - 1979*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Spirit Air

1989 - 1989*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Began?]  Spirit Airlines

(2003)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Splitters Creek Airlines

1995* - 1995*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  State Air

1986 - 1989

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : State Air began as an offshoot of commuter operator Commodore Airlines. Operated Adelaid to Kangaroo Island. Ceased operations and was replaced by Sky-Link Airlines

[Status?]  State Wide Air Charter

1978* - 1979*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Stillwell Airlines

1979* - 1980

^ Genealogy : Stillwell Airlines >>SkyWest Airlines >Virgin Australia Regional

^ Comments : In 1980 Skywest Airlines was formed, based at Perth Airport, and acquired Stillwell Airlines and its routes

[Status?]  Stradbroke Gardens Air Charter

1972* - 1972*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Strategic Airlines

2009 - 2011

^ Genealogy : Strategic Airlines >Air Australia

^ Comments : Air Australia started operations on 03Aug2009 as Strategic Airlines, renamed on 15Nov2011 & ceased operations on 17Feb2012

[Status?]  Sunbird Airlines

1984 - 1990*

^ Genealogy : Thorpe's Transport + Helitrans + Outback Air =>Sunbird Airlines

^ Comments : Sunbird Airlines was formed by the amalgamation of Helitrans, Outback Air & Thorpe's Transport

[Status?]  Sungold Airlines

1986* - 1989

^ Genealogy : Sungold Airlines >>Queensland Pacific Airlines

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Sunshine Express Airlines

1998 - 2006

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Active]  SunState Airlines

1981 - date

^ Genealogy : >SunState Airlines

^ Comments : SunState Airlines operations started 07Dec1981

[Renamed]  Sunstate Airlines (Mildura)

1986 - 1992

^ Genealogy : Sunstate Airlines >Southern Australian Airlines >>Qantas

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Survey & Inland Transportation

1939 - 1943

^ Genealogy : Survey & Inland Transportation >Connellan Airways >Connair >Northern Airlines

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Sydney Aerial Tours (Sydney Air Scenics)

1999* - 2003*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Sydney Airlines

1990 - 1990*

^ 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

[Status?]  Sydney Harbour Seaplanes

1993 - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  T.Thomas Air Transport Systems

1981* - 1982

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  TAA (Trans Australia Airlines)

1946 - 1986

^ Genealogy : TAA >Australian Airlines >>Qantas

^ Comments : TAA (Trans Australia Airlines) was founded on 08Feb1946. Started operations on 09Sep1946 & ceased on 04Aug1986 Renamed to AUSTRALIAN AIRLINES in 1986. Took over AIR QUEENSLAND 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]

[Renamed]  Tamair

1950* - 1998

^ Genealogy : >Eastern Australia Airlines

^ Comments : Eastern Australia Airlines was formed & started operations in 1949 as Tamworth Air Taxi Service

[Renamed]  Tamworth Air Taxi Service

1949 - 1950*

^ Genealogy : >Eastern Australia Airlines

^ Comments : Eastern Australia Airlines was formed & started operations in 1949 as Tamworth Air Taxi Service

[Status?]  Tangalooma Airlines

1979* - 1988*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Tasair

1965* - 2012

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Tasair was formed in 1965 & it operated a regional network across Tasmania until it was placed in voluntary liquidation on 03Feb2012

[Status?]  Tasfast Air Freight

2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Tasman Airlines

1974* - 1974*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Tasman Australian Airlines

1998 - 1999

^ Genealogy : Kentialink Australia >Tasman Australian Airlines >>Fitzroy Aviation

^ Comments : Tasman Australian was formed as Kentialink Australia . Purchased by Fastbrook Pacific Holidays and renamed. Ceased operations in Jul1999 after acquired by Fitzroy Aviation

[Active]  Tasman Cargo Airlines

2008 - date

^ Genealogy : Asian Express Airlines >Tasman Cargo Airlines

^ Comments : Tasman Cargo Airlines was formed in 1995 & operations started on 30Jun1996 as Asian Express Airlines. Became Tasman Cargo Airlines on 01Oct2008

[Status?]  Tasmanian Aerial Services

1933 - 1933*

^ Genealogy : Flinders Island Airways + Holyman's Airways =>Tasmanian Aerial Services

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  TennantAir

1982* - 1982*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Thorpe's Transport

1975* - 1984

^ Genealogy : Thorpe's Transport + Helitrans + Outback Air =>Sunbird Airlines

^ Comments : Thorpe's Transport was based on Thursday Island and operated regional services. Sunbird Airlines was formed by the amalgamation of Helitrans, Outback Air & Thorpe's Transport

[Renamed]  Tiger Airways Australia

2007 - 2013

^ Genealogy : Tiger Airways Australia >Tigerair Australia

^ Comments : Tiger Airways Australia was established in Darwin on 16Mar2007 & it received its air operators certificate on 22Nov2007. Commenced service on 23Nov2007. Changed its name to Tigerair Australia in In Jul2013. International and domestic scheduled services out of Melbourne Tullamarine International (MEL)

[Active]  Tigerair Australia

2013 - date

^ Genealogy : Tiger Airways Australia >Tigerair Australia

^ Comments : Tiger Airways Australia was established in Darwin on 16Mar2007 & commenced service on 23Nov2007. Changed its name to Tigerair Australia in In Jul2013

[Renamed]  Tillair

1983* - 1988

^ Genealogy : Airnorth + Rossair + Tillair =>Air North International >AirNorth

^ 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

[Status?]  Tintair Airlines

1982* - 1982*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  TNT

1958* - 1988*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Active]  Toll Priority

2008 - date

^ Genealogy : Jetcraft Air Cargo >Toll Priority

^ Comments : Toll Priority was formed in 1989 & operations started on 30Jun1989 as Jetcraft Air Cargo

[Status?]  Torres Air

1990* - 1990*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Active]  Torres Strait Air

2014 - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Torres Strait Air was founded in 2013 & is an aircraft charters and rentals company in Cairns North

[Began?]  Torres Strait Airways

(1975*)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Townsville and Country Airways

1952* - 1952*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Trans Australian Air Express

2001 - 2003*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Transair

2002* - 2006

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : The Civil Aviation Safety Authority cancelled the AOC, at the request of Transair, on 04Dec2006. Transair ceased all operations as from that date

[Renamed]  Transasian Air Express

2001 - 2002

^ Genealogy : Transasian Air Express >TransAustralian Air

^ Comments : Cargo services from Brisbane [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]

[Inactive]  TransAustralian Air (Express)

2002 - 2003

^ Genealogy : Transasian Air Express >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]

[Began?]  Transcontinental

(1991)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Transcontinental Airlines of Australia

1990* - 1993*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Transoceanic Airways

1989* - 1989*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Trans-Oceanic Airways

1947 - 1953

^ Genealogy : +>Ansett

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Transtate Airlines

1997* - 2000

^ Genealogy : McKinlay Air Charter + Transtate Airlines =>MacAir

^ Comments : Transtate Airlines merged with McKinlay Air Charter & operated under the MacAir name

[Status?]  Trans-West Air Charter

1967* - 1979*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Trans-West Air Charter was formed in 1967

[Renamed]  Transwest Airlines

1979* - 1982

^ Genealogy : Transwest Airlines >>SkyWest Airlines >Virgin Australia Regional

^ Comments : In 1982, the controlling companies merged Skywest Airlines with TransWest Airlines

[Inactive]  Travair

1986 - 1987

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Travmar Aviation

1977 - 1978

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Tropic Air Services

1968^ - 1982*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  TropicAir

2000* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Began?]  Tropical Airlines

(2002)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Began?]  Tropical Airways

(2003)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  TwinPioneer Airlines

2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Union Air

1971* - 1979*

^ Genealogy : Union Air

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  UODU Air (Up Over Down Under)

1993* - 1995*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Uzu Air

1994* - 1999*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  V Australia

2009 - 2011

^ Genealogy : V Australia >Virgin Australia International

^ Comments : Virgin Australia International was founded on 26May2004 & started operations on 27Feb2009 as V Australia. Rebranded as Virgin Australia International on 07Dec2011

[Inactive]  Valley Air Charter

1998 - 2001

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Victorian & Interstate Airways

1937* - 1937*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Victorian Air Coach Services

1961 - 1966

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Vincent Aviation (Australia)

2004 - 2014

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Vincent Aviation was formed by Capt. Peter Vincent (previously with Safe-Air) in 1992. Sshut down on 28May2014 after being placed into receivership

[Active]  Virgin Australia

2011 - date

^ Genealogy : Virgin Blue >Virgin Australia

^ Comments : Virgin Australia commenced operations 31Aug2000 as Virgin Blue & was renamed on 04May2011

[Began?]  Virgin Australia Cargo

(2015)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Active]  Virgin Australia International

2011 - date

^ Genealogy : V Australia >Virgin Australia International

^ Comments : Virgin Australia International was founded on 26May2004 & started operations on 27Feb2009 as V Australia. Rebranded as Virgin Australia International on 07Dec2011

[Active]  Virgin Australia Regional

2013 - date

^ Genealogy : Carnavon Air Taxis >Skywest Aviation >SkyWest Airlines >Virgin Australia Regional

^ Comments : Virgin Australia Regional was formed in 1963 & operations started 30Jun1963 as Carnarvon Air Taxis. Skywest Airlines became Virgin Australia Regional Airlines on 05May2013

[Renamed]  Virgin Blue

2000 - 2011

^ Genealogy : Virgin Blue >Virgin Australia

^ Comments : Virgin Australia commenced operations 31Aug2000 as Virgin Blue & was renamed on 04May2011

[Began?]  VivaJet Airlines

(2009)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Waratah Air Services

1985* - 1987

^ 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

[Inactive]  Wards Express

1966 - 1996*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Wards Express flew Brisbane/Melbourne to Essendon

[Active]  Watson Aviation Services

2000* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Watson Aviation Services was formed in 2000. Flew twin-engined aircraft to take tourists around Australia and the Paciific islands.

[Renamed]  West Australian Airways

1921 - 1936

^ Genealogy : Adelaide Airways + Holyman's Airways + West Australian Airways =>ANA (Australian National Airways)….. >Ansett

^ Comments : The first regular air services in Australia commenced with West Australian Airways on 05Dec1921. Ceased on 12Jun1936 when it merged with Holyman's Airways & Adelaide Airways to form ANA

[Active]  West Wing Aviation

2004* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Western Airlines

1982* - 1984*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Western Airlines

1989 - 2002*

^ Genealogy : Midstate Airlines >Western Airlines

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Western Australian Airways

1929* - 1930*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Western NSW Airlines

1982* - 1993

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Western Queensland Auto Aerial Service

1920 - 1920

^ Genealogy : Western Queensland Auto Aerial Service >Qantas

^ Comments : Western Queensland Auto Aerial Service was an early tried and rejected name for Qantas

[Active]  Wettenhall Air Services

1997 - date

^ Genealogy : Wettenhall Air Services

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Whitaker Air Charters (Air Services)

1989* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Renamed]  Whitaker Pty

1970 - 1975

^ Genealogy : Whitaker Pty >Noosa Air >>SunState Airlines

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Whyalla Airlines

1990 - 2000

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Wilderness Air

2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Williams Airlines

1972^ - 1979*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Wings Australia (Jet Charter Airlines)

1981 - 1982*

^ Genealogy : Masling Commuter Services & Clubair >>Wings Australia

^ Comments : Wings Australia was the trading name of Jet Charter Airlines. It acquired Masling Commuter Services (founded Sep1967) and Clubair

[Status?]  Winrye Aviation

2003* - 2004*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  Woods Airways

1948 - 1961*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  World Wide Air Services

1957* - 1957*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  WR Carpenter Airlines

1938 - 1942

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : WR Carpenter Airlines began an Australia - New Guinea air mail service on 30May1938, Sydney to Rabaul via Port Moresby and Salamau. Services were suspended in Feb1942

[Renamed]  WT Dwyer Airlines

1946 - 1952

^ Genealogy : >Flinders Island Airlines

^ Comments : WT Dwyer Airlines became Flinders Island Airlines in 1952

[Inactive]  Wudinna Air Services

1980s

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Status?]  XP Express

1990* - 1990*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

[Inactive]  Yanda Airlines

1988 - 2001

^ Genealogy : Singleton Air Services >Yanda Airlines

^ Comments : Yanda Airlines was formed as Singleton Air Services in 1980 and adopted current name with the introduction of scheduled services in 1988

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