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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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Country aircraft registration code = VH

09 Oct 2017

Central Highlands Air Taxi was established by Jim Johnson at Emerald, Queensland, in 1991. The company undertook both passenger and cargo charters and contract service flights [added]

30 Sep 2017

Apart from having just returned a BN2A-21, little is known about McGilvray Aviation Services [added]

19 Sep 2017

Rossair Charter will shortly resume operations following a near four-month suspension of services brought on by the crash of one of its aircraft in May2017 [news]

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

AAA Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Aaron Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Aboriginal Air Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Adagold Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Adastra Aerial Surveys  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Adastra Airways  added: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Ad-Astral Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Adelaide Airways  last update: 02Nov2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Advance Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Aerial Transport Ltd   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Aerocab   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Aerodyne   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Aerolink Air Services  last update: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Aeromil   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Aeropelican Air Services  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Aero-Tropics  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Australia   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Beef   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Cairns   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Cargo Australia   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Air Central Eyre   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1987 - 1990*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Charter Australia   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Charter Centre   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Charter Tours   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

Early 1970s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Southern Cross Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Connex   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Eastland   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Air Express   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Facilities   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Fraser Island   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Frontier  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Air Great Lakes   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Kangaroo (PACE)   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Air Kangaroo Island   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Kimberly   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Link (Airlink)   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Air Maroochy   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1982 - 1994*
Airline Code : QO : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Melbourne   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Midwest   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Mount ISA   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air New South Wales   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Air Ngukurr   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air North International  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Air North Queensland   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Nostalgia   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air NSW   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Air Queensland  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

19781 - 1988
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Bush Pilots Airways >BPA >Air Queensland >>Australian Airlines >>Qantas
Comments : Air Queensland was formed as Bush Pilots Airways in 1951. In May1972 Bush Pilots absorbed Queensland Pacific Airways Ltd, taking over its Douglas DC-3 aircraft. In 1978 Bush Pilots Airways changed their name to BPA. On 01Dec1981 BPA became Air Queensland. Air Queensland was the last airline in Australia to use Douglas DC-3s on regular scheduled services, the last being withdrawn on 07Apr1988, The Air Queensland name ceased to exist on 30Apr1988 when the airline was absorbed into Australian Airlines (later absorbed into Qantas)

Air South Regional   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Air Swift   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1992 - 1994*
Airline Code : KJ : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Tasmania   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Air Tiwi   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Transit   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Air W.A.  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Air Whitsunday  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Air Whitsunday Seaplanes   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Aircrafts Pty   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

AirCruising Australia  last update: 16Nov2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1994 - date
Airline Code : -- : AIX
Genealogy : Air Cruising Australia
Comments : AirCruising Australia was founded in 1983 as CHARTER AIR CRUISE and renamed in 1998. Regional and domestic passenger and charter airline

Airleander   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Airlines (WA)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Airlines of Australia   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Airlines of New South Wales   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Airlines of Northern Australia   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Airlines of Tasmania   

Status : Active

Dates :

1990 - date
Airline Code : FO : ATM
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

Airlines of Western Australia   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

airly  last update: 2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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 2018. The airline was founded in Dec2015

Airnorth (i)  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Airnorth (ii)  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Airnorth Central   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Airnorth Central Australia  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Airnorth Katherine  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Airspeed Aviation (BPW Aviation)   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

AirSwift Aviation  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

AirTex Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Airtex Aviation (Avtex Air Services)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Airwing Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Albatross Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1979 - 1998
Airline Code : UX : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Albury Air Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Alliance Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Alligator Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Amann Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Amber Air  added: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Amity Aviation  last update: 15Nov2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

ANA (Australian National Airlines)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Ancove   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Anindilyakwa Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Ansett  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Ansett - ANA  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1957 - 1969
Airline Code : -- : ---
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]

Ansett Air Freight   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Ansett Airlines of New South Wales   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1968 - 1981
Airline Code : WX : ---
Genealogy : >Ansett
Comments : No further information at this time

Ansett Airlines of Northern Australia  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Ansett Airlines of South Australia  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Ansett Airways   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Ansett Express   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Ansett II   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Ansett N.T. (Ansett Northern Territories)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Ansett NSW (Ansett of New South Wales)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Ansett WA   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Antonov Airlines Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Aquatic Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1975 - 1993
Airline Code : VZ : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Arcas Airways   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Arnhem Air  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Arnhem Land Community Airline   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Arthur Morris Aviation   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

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

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

ASA (Airlines of South Australia) (i)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

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

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Asian Express Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Associated Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Atlass Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Augusta Airways   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Aus Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Aus-Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Aussie Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Aussie Batik  added: 2017

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Australasian Jet   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Australia air Express   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Australia Air International   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Australia Asia Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Australia Connection Airways  last update: 2017

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Australia North-West   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Australia World Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Australia-Asia Airline   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Australian Aerial Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Australian Air Charterers   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Australian Air Express   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Australian Airlines (i)  last update: 2017 x2

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1986 - 1994
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : TAA >Australian Airlines >>Qantas
Comments : Australian Airlines was renamed from TAA (Trans Australian Airlines) in 1986. Took over AIR QUEENSLAND on 30Apr1988 and was acquired by QANTAS EMPIRE AIRWAYS and Qantas closed Australian Airlines on 30Apr1994 [QANTAS started as a charter company known as QUEENSLAND and NORTHERN TERRITORIES AERIAL SERVICES 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]

Australian Airlines (ii)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Australian Airlink   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Australian Challenge Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Australian CityJet Holdings   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Australian Commuter Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Australian Flyers   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Australian Indian Ocean Territories Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Australian Jet Charter   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Australian National Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Australian Regional Airlines of Queensland   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Australian Transcontinental Aerial Services   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Australian Vintage Travel   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Avdev Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Avdev Airlines Davey   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1980* - 1984
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Avdev Airlines Davey
Comments : No further information at this time

Aviair  added: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Aviatour   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Avior Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Ayers Rock Air Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Backpackers Xpress   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Bairnsdale Air Charter  added: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Bankstown Air Charter  last update: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Bare Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Barrier Aviation  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Barrier Reef Airways  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Bay City Seaplane  added: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Bayswater Road  added: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

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

BBA Air Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

BCPA (British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Better Air Transport   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Big Sky Express   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Bizjets (Business Jets)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Bloodstock Air Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Blue Sky Airways   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

BPA  added: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1978 - 1981
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Bush Pilots Airways >BPA >Air Queensland >>Australian Airlines >>Qantas
Comments : [Air Queensland was formed as Bush Pilots Airways in 1951. In May 1972 Bush Pilots absorbed Queensland Pacific Airways Ltd, taking over its Douglas DC-3 aircraft. In 1978 Bush Pilots Airways changed their name to BPA. On 01Dec1981 BPA became Air Queensland. Air Queensland was the last airline in Australia to use Douglas DC-3s on regular scheduled services, the last being withdrawn on 07Apr1988, The Air Queensland name ceased to exist on 30Apr1988 when the airline was absorbed into Australian Airlines (later absorbed into Qantas)]

Brain & Brown Airfreighters   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Brindabella Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Broome Air Services   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Broome Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2000* - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Broome Airways >Northwest Regional Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time

Broome Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Bush Pilots Airways  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1951 - 1978
Airline Code : QN : ---
Genealogy : Bush Pilots Airways >BPA >Air Queensland >>Australian Airlines >>Qantas
Comments : [Air Queensland was formed as Bush Pilots Airways in 1951. In May1972 Bush Pilots absorbed Queensland Pacific Airways Ltd, taking over its Douglas DC-3 aircraft. In 1978 Bush Pilots Airways changed their name to BPA. On 01Dec1981 BPA became Air Queensland. Air Queensland was the last airline in Australia to use Douglas DC-3s on regular scheduled services, the last being withdrawn on 07Apr1988, The Air Queensland name ceased to exist on 30Apr1988 when the airline was absorbed into Australian Airlines (later absorbed into Qantas)]

Butler Air Transport   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Butler Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Cairns Seaplanes   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Cape York Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Capitol Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Cargomasters   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Carnavon Air Taxis   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1963 - 1979
Airline Code : -- : ---
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

Casair (Complete Aviation Services)   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Central Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Central Airlines (Central Highlands Air Transport)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Central Highlands Air Taxi  added: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Challenge Air Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Charrak Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Chartair  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Charter Cruise Air   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

CHC Australia  added: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

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

City Centre Air Taxis   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Civil Flying Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1965* - 1979*
Airline Code : YT : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Clubair   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Coast to Coast Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Cobden Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Cobden Air Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Cobham Aviation Services Australia  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Cockatoo Island Airways  last update: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Commander Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Commercial Aviation   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Commodore Airlines  added: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Commodore Aviation  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Commuter Air Services   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Commuter Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Compass Airlines (i)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Compass Airlines (ii)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Connair  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Connellan Airways   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Coral Sea Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Corporate Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Country Connection Airline   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Countryair   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Crane Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Cranways (General Cargo Australia)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Daintree Air Services   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Dakota Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dakota Down Under   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dakota National Air   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Davey Air Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1958 - 1980*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

DC-3 Queensland (Air Rambler)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1988 - 1991*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

de Bruin Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2009 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
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

Desert Air Safaris (Dick Langs Desert-Air Safaris)   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Discovery Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Drennan Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Eagle Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

East Coast Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

East Coast Commuter Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

Late 1970s
Airline Code : -- : ---
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

Easter Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1980s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Eastern Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Eastern Australia Airlines (Eastern Airlines)  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1987 - date
Airline Code : QF : EAQ
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. The name lasted a short while before being shortened to TAMAIR. Renamed to current name in 1987. Qantas owned airline serving destinations in New South Wales and Australian Capital Territories as QantasLink

Eastern Pacific Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Eastland Air (Moore's Air Charter)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

EastWest Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1989* - 1993
Airline Code : EW : ---
Genealogy : Adastra Aerial Surveys >>East-West Airlines >Eastwest Airlines >>Ansett
Comments : EastWest Airlines was formed as East-West Airlines on 23Jun1947. Took over ADASTRA AERIAL SURVEYS in 1973. Ceased operations on 03Oct1993 when it was integrated into Ansett [ANSETT was founded by R M Ansett as ANSETT AIRWAYS. Purchased BARRIER REEF AIRWAYS in 1952. Acquired the assets of Trans-Oceanic Airways in 1953. ANSETT purchased struggling ANA (Australian National Airways) and renamed it all to ANSETT-ANA Purchased BUTLER AIR TRANSPORT (and renamed it to AIRLINES of NEW SOUTH WALES in 1959), & QUEENSLAND AIRLINES in 1958, GUINEA AIRWAYS (renamed to AIRLINES of SOUTH AUSTRALIA) in 1959 . Acquired ROBERTSON MILLER AVIATION (formed in 1927) (renamed it to AIRLINES of WESTERN AUSTRALIA). ANA was dropped in 1969 reverting to ANSETT AUSTRALIA of AUSTRALIA. Created AIRLINES of NORTH AUSTRALIA in 1981. Acquired EASTWEST AIRLINES and Kendall Airlines in 1987. During 1994 it fully absorbed its subsiduaries ANSETT WA, ANSETT EXPRESS and EASTWEST. Renamed again in 1990 to ANSETT AUSTRALIA. International and regional passenger and cargo airline. Ceased operating in Sept. 2001. Restarted with vastly dimished services with only 6 A320 aircraft but eventually ceased operations in early 2002]

East-West Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1947 - 1989*
Airline Code : EW : ---
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

Eco Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004* - 2005
Airline Code : V2 : AKT
Genealogy : Nil tree
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

Edge Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Elite Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Emu Airways (i)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1974 - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Emu Airways >Air Transit >Air Kangaroo Island
Comments : Air Kangaroo Island was formed as Emu Airways which started operations in 1974. Renamed to Air Transit and eventually to final name in 1990

Emu Airways (ii)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Emu Airways (iii)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

EWA (East West Airlines)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Execujet Australia   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Executive Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Express Freighters Australia   

Status : Active

Dates :

2006 - date
Airline Code : -- : EFA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Express Freighters Australia was established in Aug2006 & commenced operations on 24Oct2006. All-cargo airline based in Sydney and is wholly owned by Qantas

Eyre Commuter (Eyre Charter)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1980 - 1998*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Falcon Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1987* - 1990
Airline Code : AB : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

FAST (Falcon & Sopac Transport)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1976* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Fitzroy Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Fleet Air Services Tasmania   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1977* - 1977
Airline Code : -- : ---
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

Flight Australia   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Flight West Airlines (Queensland Regional Airlines)  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1987 - 2001
Airline Code : YC : FWA
Genealogy : Flight West Airlines +>Alliance Airlines
Comments : Talair ceased all flights & aircraft transferred to Flight West Airlines (Australia) on 25May1993. Brisbane-based Queensland Airline Holdings acquired the assets of the dormant Flight West Airlines (established on 25May1987). It had been placed into Voluntary Administration on 04Dec2001. Rebranded as Alliance Airlines on 05Apr2002 & started operations on 15Apr2002

Flightways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1980s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Flinders Island Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1946 - 1990
Airline Code : CK : ---
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.

Flinders Island Airways  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1932 - 1933
Airline Code : -- : ---
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]

Fly Corporate  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : FC : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Fly Corporate was launched in 2016 as on off-shoot of Corporate Air (The airline operates scheduled regional passenger services in Queensland and New South Wales)

Fly Tiwi   

Status : Active

Dates :

2008* - date
Airline Code : FT : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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) (Fly Tiwi is based in Darwin, Northern Territory, offering scheduled passenger services between the Northern Territory capital and communities located on the Tiwi, South Goulburn and Croker islands, as well as a number of remote Arnhem Land communities and the town of Tennant Cree)

FlyPelican  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : FP : FRE
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : FlyPelican initially operated air charter services and subsequently commenced scheduled flights on 01Jun2015

Formula Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Forrestair Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Fortescue Air Charter   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

Early 1980s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Free Spirit Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Free Spirit Airlines is a regional carrier based at Melbourne Essendon Airport operating services to destinations in Tasmania and NSW. It was was founded in 2012 and commenced operations on 30Apr2015

Garn Air Airservices   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Gawne Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Gawne Airlines (Gawne Aviation)  last update: 03Nov2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

Early 1980s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Operated under both names

Geelong Air Travel   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1977* - 1979*
Airline Code : FK : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Geelong Flight Centre   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Gibbes Sepik Airways   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1949* - 1960
Airline Code : -- : ---
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.

Glenair   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1969*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Global Air Australia   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Gold Airways (RMA Gold Airways)   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2006)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Gold Coast Air Charter (Twin Air)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Gold Wings Australia   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Golden Eagle Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1995* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Golden West Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Goldfields Air Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Great Western Aviation  added: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Guinea Airways   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1928 - 1959
Airline Code : -- : ---
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]

GWA (Great Western Airlines)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998* - 2005
Airline Code : -- : GWA
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)

H.C. Sleigh Aviation   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1982* - 1990
Airline Code : -- : ---
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

Hamilton Island Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Hammond Aerial Transport  added: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Hardy Aviation  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1991 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Hardy Aviation was formed by James Hardy and Vintage Aircraft Co. in 1991

HATS (Holden's Air Transport)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Hazelton Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1993 - 2002
Airline Code : ZL : HZL
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

Hazleton Air Charter   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1997* - 1997*
Airline Code : -- : ---
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

Hazleton Air Services   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1953 - 1993
Airline Code : ZL : ---
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

Heavylift Cargo Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2014
Airline Code : HN : HVY
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Heavylift Cargo Airlines was founded on 31Jul2002 & started operations the same year. It offered cargo flights to Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands from it's Brisbane base. HeavyLift took over passenger airline OzJet in 2008. HeavyLift sold Ozjet and its passenger aircraft to Air Australia in 2009. Heavylift transferred its business to the United States once the Australian Government banned B727/737 stage III aircraft.

Helitrans   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Heneberry Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Heron Airlines*   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1999* - 1999*
Airline Code :