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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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June 27, 2017 CHC Australia [added] was renamed from Lloyd Helicopters of Australia [added]
June 27, 2017 Australasian Jet was established in 1991 as a corporate charter airline & is still active [update]

June 21, 2017

Wightsair was founded by Trevor Wright in 1992. It provides scenic and charter flights out of William Creek [added]

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AAA Airlines   

Not started (1991)

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Aaron Airlines   

Inactive 1990* - 2010*

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Aboriginal Air Services   

Inactive 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

Adagold Aviation   

Active 1992* - date

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Adastra Aerial Surveys  updated

Renamed 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].

Adastra Airways  added

Renamed 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].

Ad-Astral Aviation   

Active 2006* - date

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Adelaide Airways   

Renamed 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

Advance Airlines   

Unsure 1974 - 1980

^ Genealogy : >Avdev Airlines Davey

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Aerial Transport Ltd   

Inactive 1919* - 1919

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

Aerocab   

Unsure 1978* - 1979*

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Aerodyne   

Unsure **** - ****

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Aerolink Air Services  updated

Unsure 1999* - 2010*

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^ Comments : Charter operator out Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, NSW

Aeromil   

Inactive 2000 - 2000

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Aeropelican Air Services   

Renamed 1971 - 2013

^ Genealogy : Aeropelican Air Services >>Brindabella Airlines

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

Aero-Tropics  updated

Inactive 1999 - 2008

^ 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   

Inactive 2011 - 2012

^ Genealogy : Strategic Airlines >Air Australia

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

Air Beef   

Inactive 1947 - 1947

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Air Cairns   

Unsure 1993 - 1994*

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Air Cargo Australia   

Renamed 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]

Air Central Eyre   

Inactive 1987 - 1990*

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Air Charter   

Inactive 1994* - 1994*

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Air Charter Australia   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

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Air Charter Centre   

Unsure 1981* - 1983*

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Air Charter Tours   

Renamed Early 1970s

^ Genealogy : >Southern Cross Airlines

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Air Connex   

Unsure 2002* - 2002*

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Air Eastland   

Renamed 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

Air Express   

Inactive 1952 - 1979

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Air Facilities   

Unsure 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.

Air Fraser Island   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

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Air Frontier  updated

Active 2004* - date

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^ Comments : Air Frontier is still active in 2017

Air Great Lakes   

Inactive 1971* - 1982*

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Air Kangaroo (PACE)   

Not started (1978)

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Air Kangaroo Island   

Inactive 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

Air Kangaroo Island   

Unsure 1994 - 1994*

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Air Kimberly   

Inactive 1995 - 1995

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Air Link (Airlink)   

Active 1971 - date

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

Air Maroochy   

Unsure 1982 - 1994*

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Air Melbourne   

Inactive 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

Air Midwest   

Inactive 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

Air Mount ISA   

Inactive 2002* - 2003*

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Air New South Wales   

Renamed 1981 - 1985

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

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Air Ngukurr   

Unsure 2002* - 2006*

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Air North International   

Renamed 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

Air North Queensland   

Unsure 1990* - 1990*

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Air Nostalgia   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

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Air NSW   

Renamed 1985 - 1989

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

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Air Queensland   

Inactive 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

Air South Regional   

Active 1993 - date

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

Air Swift   

Unsure 1992 - 1994*

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Air Tasmania   

Renamed 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

Air Tiwi   

Inactive 1996* - 2001

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Air Transit   

Renamed 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

Air W.A.  updated

Renamed 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].

Air Whitsunday   

Renamed 1988* - 1988

^ Genealogy : Air Whitsunday >>Seair Pacific

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Air Whitsunday Seaplanes   

Unsure 1999* - 2006*

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Aircrafts Pty   

Renamed 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

AirCruising Australia   

Active 1994 - date

^ Genealogy : Air Cruising Australia

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Airleander   

Unsure 1995* - 1998*

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Airlines (WA)   

Renamed 1955* - 1955

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

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Airlines of Australia   

Renamed 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

Airlines of New South Wales   

Renamed 1959 - 1968

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

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Airlines of Northern Australia   

Renamed 1982 - 1985

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

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Airlines of Tasmania   

Active 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

Airlines of Western Australia   

Renamed 1981 - 1984

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

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airly.   

Planned 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

Airnorth   

Renamed 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

Airnorth   

Active 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

Airnorth Central   

Renamed 1975* - 1998

^ Genealogy : >AirNorth

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Airnorth Central Australia   

Renamed 1993 - 1993

^ Genealogy : >AirNorth

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Airnorth Katherine   

Renamed 1991* - 1993

^ Genealogy : >AirNorth

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Airspeed Aviation (BPW Aviation)   

Active 2009 - date

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

AirSwift Aviation   

Renamed 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]

AirTex Aviation   

Unsure 1982 - 2009*

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

Airtex Aviation (Avtex Air Services)   

Unsure 1982* - 2010*

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Airwing Services   

Unsure 2002* - 2002*

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Albatross Airlines   

Inactive 1979 - 1998

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Albury Air Services   

Unsure 1952* - 1953*

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Alliance Airlines   

Active 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

Alligator Airways   

Inactive 2004* - 2012

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Amann Aviation   

Unsure 1989* - 1990*

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Amber Air  added

Unsure 1973* - 1974*

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

Amity Aviation   

Unsure 1982 - 1982*

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ANA (Australian National Airlines)   

Renamed 1936 - 1957

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

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Ancove   

Unsure 1991* - 1991*

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Anindilyakwa Air   

Unsure 2000* - 2006*

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Ansett  updated

Inactive 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

Ansett - ANA  updated

Renamed 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]

Ansett Air Freight   

Inactive 1989* - 2000*

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Ansett Airlines of New South Wales   

Renamed 1968 - 1981

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

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Ansett Airlines of Northern Australia  updated

Renamed 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]

Ansett Airlines of South Australia  updated

Renamed 1968 - 1981

^ Genealogy : Airlines of South Australia >Ansett Airlines of South Australia >>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]

Ansett Airways   

Renamed 1936* - 1946

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

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Ansett Express   

Renamed 1990 - 1993

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

^ Comments :  

Ansett II   

Inactive 2001 - 2002

^ Genealogy :  

^ 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)   

Renamed 1985 - 1991

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

^ Comments :  

Ansett NSW (Ansett of New South Wales)   

Renamed 1989 - 1990

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

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Ansett WA   

Renamed 1985 - 1993

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

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Antonov Airlines Cargo   

Inactive 1989 - 1993

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Aquatic Air   

Inactive 1975 - 1993

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Arcas Airways   

Renamed 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.

Arnhem Air   

Renamed 1979* - 1998

^ Genealogy : Arnhem Air >>AirNorth

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Arnhem Land Community Airline   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

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Arthur Morris Aviation   

Renamed 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

ASA (Airlines of South Australia)   

Renamed 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)

ASA (Airlines of South Australia)   

Inactive 1981 - 1986

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

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

ASA (Airlines of South Australia)   

Inactive 1987 - 2005

^ Genealogy : Lincoln Airlines >>Augusta Airways >ASA

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

Asian Express Airlines   

Renamed 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

Associated Airlines   

Inactive 1938 - 2000*

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Atlass Aviation   

Unsure 2008* - 2009*

^ Genealogy :  

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

Augusta Airways   

Renamed 1983 - 1998

^ Genealogy : Lincoln Airlines >>Augusta Airways >ASA

^ Comments :  

Aus Air   

Unsure 2001* - 2002*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Aus-Air   

Inactive 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

Aussie Airways   

Inactive 1998 - 1998

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Aussie Batik  added

Not started (2011)

^ 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   

Active 1991* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Australasian Jet was established in 1991 as a corporate charter airline

Australia air Express   

Unsure **** - ****

^ Genealogy : Australia air Express

^ Comments :  

Australia Air International   

Inactive 1993 - 1994

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Australia Asia Airlines   

Inactive 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

Australia Connection Airways  updated

Not started (1997)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Merged with AUSTRALIA WORLD AIRWAYS in 1997 although unsure if operated

Australia North-West   

Inactive 1991 - 1991

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Australia World Airways   

Inactive 1993 - 2000

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Australia-Asia Airline   

Inactive 1991 - 1996

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Australian Aerial Services   

Unsure 1930* - 1930*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Australian Air Charterers   

Renamed 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

Australian Air Express   

Active 1992 - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Australian Air Express operations started on 01Aug1992

Australian Airlines  updated

Renamed 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]

Australian Airlines   

Inactive 2002 - 2006

^ Genealogy :  

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

Australian Airlink   

Unsure 1993* - 1993*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Australian Challenge Airways   

Not started (2004)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Australian CityJet Holdings   

Not started (2000)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Australian Commuter Airlines   

Not started (1994)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Australian Flyers   

Inactive 1997 - 2000

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Australian Indian Ocean Territories Airlines   

Inactive 2009* - 2009*

^ Genealogy :  

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

Australian Jet Charter   

Renamed 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

Australian National Airways   

Inactive 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.

Australian Regional Airlines of Queensland   

Inactive 1988 - 1993

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Australian Transcontinental Aerial Services   

Renamed 1920 - 1920

^ Genealogy : >Qantas

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

Australian Vintage Travel   

Unsure 1987* - 1987*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Avdev Airlines   

Renamed 1980 - 1980*

^ Genealogy : >Avdev Airlines Davey

^ Comments :  

Avdev Airlines Davey   

Inactive 1980* - 1984

^ Genealogy : Avdev Airlines Davey

^ Comments :  

Aviatour   

Unconfirmed (****)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Avior Airlines   

Inactive 1979* - 1987

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Ayers Rock Air Services   

Unsure 1985* - 1985*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Backpackers Xpress   

Not started (2005)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Bairnsdale Air Charter  added

Active 1966* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Bairnsdale Air Charter is charter carrier based out of Bairnsdale, VIC

Bankstown Air Charter  updated

Unsure 1993* - 2003*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Bankstown Air Charter was founded in 1993

Bare Air   

Unsure 1992* - 1993*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Barrier Aviation   

Inactive 2012* - 2012

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Barrier Reef Airways   

Renamed 1947 - 1954

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

^ Comments :  

Bay City Seaplane  added

Active 2002* - date

^ Genealogy :  

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

BBA Air Cargo   

Inactive 1976 - 1979

^ Genealogy : BBA Air Cargo

^ Comments :  

BCPA (British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines)   

Renamed 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

Better Air Transport   

Unsure Late 1940s

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Big Sky Express   

Inactive 2004 - 2006

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Bizjets (Business Jets)   

Unsure 1966* - 1979*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Bloodstock Air Services   

Inactive 1983 - 1983

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Blue Sky Airways   

Active 2015 - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Blue Sky Airways was incorporated on 19May2015. Operates seaplane charter services

Brain & Brown Airfreighters   

Renamed 1949 - 1976

^ Genealogy : >BBA Air Cargo

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

Brindabella Airlines   

Inactive 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

Broome Air Services   

Active 1987* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Broome Airlines   

Renamed 2000* - 2000

^ Genealogy : Broome Airways >Northwest Regional Airlines

^ Comments :  

Broome Aviation   

Active 1982 - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Bush Pilots Airways   

Renamed 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

Butler Air Transport   

Renamed 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

Butler Airlines   

Unsure 1978* - 1979*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Cairns Seaplanes   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Cape York Air   

Active 1980* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Capitol Airlines   

Inactive 1990* - 1990*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Cargomasters   

Inactive 1981 - 1983

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Carnavon Air Taxis   

Renamed 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

Casair (Complete Aviation Services)   

Active 1992* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Complete Aviation Services was formed in 1992

Central Air   

Unsure 1999* - 1999*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Central Airlines (Central Highlands Air Transport)   

Unsure 1980* - 2009*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Challenge Air Services   

Inactive 1988 - 1989

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Charrak Air   

Unsure 1996* - 1996*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Chartair  updated

Active 1974* - date

^ Genealogy :  

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

Charter Cruise Air   

Renamed 1983 - 1994

^ Genealogy : >Aircruising Australia

^ Comments :  

CHC Australia  added

Active 1999 - date

^ 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   

Not started (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

Civil Flying Services   

Unsure 1965* - 1979*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Clubair   

Renamed 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

Coast to Coast Airlines   

Inactive 1992 - 1993

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Cobden Air   

Unsure 1978* - 1979*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Cobden Air Services   

Unsure 2002* - 2002*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Cobham Aviation Services Australia   

Active 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

Cockatoo Island Airways   

Unsure 1989* - 1989*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Commander Air   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Commercial Aviation   

Unconfirmed (****)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Commodore Airlines  added

Inactive 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

Commodore Aviation  updated

Inactive 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

Commuter Air Services   

Renamed 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

Commuter Airlines   

Unsure 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

Compass Airlines   

Inactive 1990 - 1991

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Compass Airlines   

Inactive 1992 - 1993

^ Genealogy : Southern Cross Airlines >Compass Airlines

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

Connair   

Renamed 1970 - 1979

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

^ Comments :  

Connellan Airways   

Renamed 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

Coral Sea Airlines   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Corporate Air   

Active 1972* - date

^ Genealogy :  

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

Country Connection Airline   

Unsure 1991 - 2002*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Countryair   

Inactive 1958* - 1990

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Crane Airlines   

Renamed 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

Cranways (General Cargo Australia)   

Inactive 1980 - 1983

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Daintree Air Services   

Active 2014* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Daintree Air Services is a charter carrier based out of Cairns, Queensland

Dakota Airways   

Inactive 1988 - 1993

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Dakota Down Under   

Inactive 2003* - 2004*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Dakota National Air   

Renamed 1992 - 2002*

^ Genealogy : >Discovery Airways

^ Comments :  

Davey Air Services   

Unsure 1958 - 1980*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

DC-3 Queensland (Air Rambler)   

Inactive 1988 - 1991*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

de Bruin Air   

Active 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

Desert Air Safaris (Dick Langs Desert-Air Safaris)   

Active 1967* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Discovery Airways   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy : Discovery Airways

^ Comments :  

Drennan Aviation   

Inactive 1983* - 1983*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Eagle Airways   

Unsure 1978* - 1979*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

East Coast Airlines   

Unsure 1982* - 1982*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

East Coast Commuter Airlines   

Unsure 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

Easter Airlines   

Unsure 1980s

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Eastern Airlines   

Unsure 1982* - 1982*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Eastern Australia Airlines (Eastern Airlines)   

Active 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

Eastern Pacific Airlines   

Unsure 1992* - 1993*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Eastland Air (Moore's Air Charter)   

Inactive 1989* - 2002

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

EastWest Airlines  updated

Renamed 1989* - 1993

^ 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   

Renamed 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

Eco Airlines   

Inactive 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

Edge Aviation   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Elite Airways   

Unsure 2003* - 2004*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Emu Airways   

Renamed 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

Emu Airways   

Inactive 1983 - 1983

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Emu Airways   

Renamed 1991 - 2005

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

^ Comments : Emu Airways ceased operations on 09Nov2005

EWA (East West Airlines)   

Unsure 1953* - 1979*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Execujet Australia   

Unsure 2003* - 2004*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Executive Air   

Unsure 1959* - 1994*

^ Genealogy :  

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

Express Freighters Australia   

Active 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

Eyre Commuter (Eyre Charter)   

Unsure 1980 - 1998*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Falcon Airlines   

Inactive 1987* - 1990

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

FAST (Falcon & Sopac Transport)   

Unsure 1976* - 1979*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Fitzroy Aviation   

Unsure 1999* - 1999*

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

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

Fleet Air Services Tasmania   

Renamed 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

Flight Australia   

Inactive 1989 - 1991

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Flight West Airlines (Queensland Regional Airlines)  updated

Renamed 1987 - 2001

^ 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   

Unsure 1980s

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Flinders Island Airlines  updated

Inactive 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.

Flinders Island Airways  updated

Renamed 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]

Fly Corporate   

Active 2016 - date

^ Genealogy :  

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

Fly Tiwi   

Active 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)

FlyPelican   

Active 2014 - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Formula Aviation   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Forrestair Cargo   

Inactive 1974 - 1978

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Fortescue Air Charter   

Inactive Early 1980s

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Free Spirit Airlines   

Active 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

Garn Air Airservices   

Unconfirmed (****)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Gawne Airlines   

Inactive 1994 - 1994

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Gawne Airlines (Gawne Aviation)   

Unsure Early 1980s

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Geelong Air Travel   

Unsure 1977* - 1979*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Geelong Flight Centre   

Inactive 1995* - 1999*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Gibbes Sepik Airways   

Renamed 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.

Glenair   

Not started (1969*)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Global Air Australia   

Inactive 1997 - 2005

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Gold Airways (RMA Gold Airways)   

Not started (2006)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Gold Coast Air Charter (Twin Air)   

Unsure **** - ****

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Gold Wings Australia   

Inactive 1983 - 1985

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Golden Eagle Airlines   

Unsure 1995* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Golden West Airways   

Inactive 1989* - 1989*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Goldfields Air Services   

Unsure 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

Great Western Aviation  added

Inactive 1986* - 2017*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Great Western Aviation was incorporated in Western Australia on 16May1986 to operate initially as an air charter business

Guinea Airways   

Renamed 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]

GWA (Great Western Airlines)   

Inactive 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)

H.C. Sleigh Aviation   

Renamed 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

Hamilton Island Aviation   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Hammond Aerial Transport  added

Unsure 1929* - 1930*

^ Genealogy :  

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

Hardy Aviation   

Active 1991 - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

HATS (Holden's Air Transport)   

Renamed 1930s

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

^ Comments :  

Hazelton Airlines   

Renamed 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

Hazleton Air Charter   

Unsure 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

Hazleton Air Services   

Renamed 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

Heavylift Cargo Airlines   

Active 2004 - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Helitrans   

Renamed **** - ****

^ 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   

Inactive 1975* - 1985*

^ Genealogy :  

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

Heron Airlines*   

Unsure 1999* - 1999*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Hevilift   

Active 1994* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Hevilift was formed in 1994

Hinterland Aviation   

Active 1981 - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Holyman's Airways   

Renamed 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

Holyman's Airways   

Renamed 1932* - 1933

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

^ Comments :  

Horizon Airlines   

Renamed 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

Horizon Airways   

Inactive 1993* - 2003

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

IAF Air Freighters   

Unsure 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

Ibis Airlines   

Inactive 1999* - 1999

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Illawarra Airways   

Unsure 1961 - 1967*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Impulse Airlines   

Renamed 1982 - 2004

^ Genealogy : >JetStar Airways

^ Comments :  

Independent Air Freighters   

Renamed 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

Indian Ocean Airlines   

Not started (1993)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Indian Ocean Airlines*   

Inactive 1976 - 1976

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Inland Pacific Air   

Inactive 1993 - 2007

^ Genealogy :  

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

Interair   

Unsure 1981 - 1981*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

International Aviation   

Renamed 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

IPEC (Interstate Parcel Express Company)   

Renamed 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

Island Air   

Renamed 1971* - 1972

^ Genealogy : Island Air >>Union Air

^ Comments : Island Air merged into Union Air in Apr1972

Island Airlines   

Unsure 1996* - 1999*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Island Airlines Tasmania   

Inactive 2003* - 2004*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Jan Beers Aviation   

Unsure 1980* - 1984*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Janami Air   

Renamed 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)

Jet Charter Airlines   

Inactive 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

Jetair Australia (JetAirlines of Australia)   

Inactive 1969 - 1970

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Jetcraft Air Cargo (Aviation)   

Renamed 1989 - 2008

^ Genealogy : Jetcraft Air Cargo >Toll Priority

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

JetGo Australia   

Active 2012 - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

JetStar Airways  updated

Active 2004 - date

^ Genealogy : Impulse Airlines >JetStar Airways

^ Comments : Qantas's Jetstar was founded in 2003 & commenced domestic operations on 25May2004. Qantas's entry into low-cost market was achieved by purchasing IMPULSE AIRLINES and relaunching under current name

JetStar International   

Not started (2007)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Kakadu Air   

Active 1993* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Karratha Flying Services   

Active 1991* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Kellcote   

Unsure 2001* - 2005*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Kendell Airlines   

Renamed 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

Kentialink Australia   

Renamed 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

Kimberly Air   

Unsure 2010* - 2010*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Kimberly Seaplanes   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

King Island Airlines   

Active 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.

Kingfisher Aviation   

Unconfirmed (****)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Kirkhope Aviation   

Active 1975* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Koomeela Airlines   

Renamed 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

Larkin Aviation Company   

Unsure 1919* - 1919*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Laurie Potter Airlines   

Renamed Mid 1980s

^ Genealogy : Laurie Potter Airlines >>Western Airlines

^ Comments :  

Laynha Air   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

LeisureJet   

Not started (2005)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Lincoln Airlines   

Renamed 1987* - 1998

^ Genealogy : Lincoln Airlines >>Augusta Airways >ASA

^ Comments :  

Lindeman Island Aerial Services   

Unsure 1979* - 1982*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Link Airways   

Inactive 1984 - 1994

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Lion Air Australia  updated

Not started (2008)

^ 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

Lip Air  updated

Renamed 1997 - 1999

^ 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

Lloyd Air (Queensland)   

Renamed 1987 - 1988

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

^ Comments :  

Lloyd Aviation Jet Charter (Pearl Air International)   

Renamed 1969 - 1990

^ Genealogy : Lloyd Aviation Jet Charter >Norfolk Airlines

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

Lloyd Helicopters of Australia  added

Renamed 1998* - 1999

^ 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

Macair Air Charter   

Inactive 1948 - 1948

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

MacAir Airlines   

Inactive 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

MacArthur Airways   

Unsure 1978* - 1979*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Macknight Airlines   

Renamed 1970 - 1997

^ Genealogy : >Wettenhall Air Services

^ Comments :  

MAF (Missionary Aviation Fellowship)   

Unsure 1989* - 1998*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Majestic Airways   

Inactive 1994 - 1995

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Maroomba Air Services   

Renamed 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

Maroomba Airlines (Maroomba Air Services)   

Active 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

Maroomba Aviation   

Renamed 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

Marshall Airways   

Unsure 1963* - 1967*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Marthakal Yolngu Airline   

Active 2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Marthakal Yolngu Airline is Elcho Island Galiwinku based

Masling Commuter Services   

Renamed 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

McIver Aviation   

Unsure 1972 - 1972*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

McKinlay Air Charter   

Renamed 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

Melbourne Airways   

Not started (****)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Melbourne Regional Airlines   

Inactive 1992 - 1993

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Midstate Airlines   

Renamed 1986* - 1989

^ Genealogy : Midstate Airlines >Western Airlines

^ Comments :  

MMA (MacRobertson Airline Services)   

Renamed 1955 - 1981

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

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

MMA (MacRobertson Miller Aviation)   

Renamed 1927 - 1955

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

^ Comments :  

Monarch Air   

Inactive 1991 - 1993

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Moree-Narrabri Airways   

Inactive 1992 - 1993

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

MVA (Murray Valley Airlines)   

Renamed 1979* - 1986

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

^ Comments :  

National Airlines   

Unsure 1991 - 1991*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

National Jet Systems   

Renamed 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

Nationwide Air Services   

Renamed 1972* - 1977*

^ Genealogy : >Southern Cross Airlines

^ Comments :  

Nautilus Aviation   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Navair   

Unsure 1982* - 1982*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Network Aviation   

Active 1998 - date

^ Genealogy :  

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

New England Airways   

Renamed 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

New England Airways   

Renamed 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

New Guinea Gold No Liability   

Renamed 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]

New Holland Airways (Sydney Charter Services)   

Inactive 1948 - 1948

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

NGA Aviation   

Inactive 1993 - 1993

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Ngaanyatjarra Air   

Renamed 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)

Ngurratjuta Air   

Renamed 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)

Noosa Air   

Renamed 1975 - 1983

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

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

Norfolk Air   

Inactive 2006 - 2012

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Norfolk Airlines   

Unsure 1988* - 1991*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Norfolk Island Airlines   

Inactive 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

Norfolk Island Airlines  added

Planned 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

Norfolk Jet Aviation   

Unsure 1980s

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Norfolk Jet Express   

Inactive 1997 - 2005

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Norfolk Jet Express ceased operations on 07Jun2005

Norfolk Pacific Aviations   

Unsure 1980s

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

North Air Queensland   

Unsure 1990* - 1990*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

North West Airlines (Northwest Airlines)   

Inactive 1988 - 1989

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Northern Air Charter   

Unsure 2002* - 2002*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Northern Airlines   

Inactive 1979 - 1981

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

^ Comments :  

Northern Territory Air Charter   

Unsure 1982* - 1982*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Northwest Airlines (Northwest Skyways)   

Unsure 1982* - 1982*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Northwest Regional Airlines   

Active 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.

Numberindi Air   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Oceania Air   

Unsure 2005 - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

O'Connor Airlines   

Inactive 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

Opal Air   

Unsure 1963* - 1981*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Ord Air Charter   

Unsure 1984* - 1998*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Outback Air   

Renamed 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

Overland Air Services   

Unsure 1952* - 1952*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Oxley Airlines   

Renamed 1979* - 1994

^ Genealogy : >JetStar Airways

^ Comments :  

OzJet   

Inactive 2005 - 2012

^ Genealogy :  

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

Pacific Aerial Transport   

Unsure **** - ****

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Pacific Air Express  updated

Active 1993 - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Pacific Air Express was established in 1993 by Australian expatriate Gary Clifford. It was originally based in the Solomon Islands (Honiara) but relocated to Brisbane because of the civil war in 1999 (Scheduled charter carrier)

Pacific Air Freighters   

Unsure 1993* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Pacific Aviation   

Renamed 2002* - 2004

^ Genealogy : >JetStar Airways

^ Comments :  

Pacific Rim Airways   

Inactive 1996 - 1997

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Pacific Rim Airways   

Unsure 2002* - 2003*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Pacific Transair   

Inactive 1996 - 1996

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Pacific Transport   

Unsure 1930s

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

PAGAS (Port Augusta Air Services)   

Unsure 1967* - 1982*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : PAGAS was founded in 1967

Paggis Airlines   

Unsure 1982 - 1982*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Palace Air   

Not started (2004)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Par Avion   

Inactive 1983 - 1990

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Paradak   

Inactive 1978 - 1980

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Par-Avion Airlines   

Active 1998 - date

^ Genealogy :  

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

Pearl Aviation   

Active 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)

Pearl Coast Airways   

Inactive 2003* - 2004*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Pel-Air (Qwestair)   

Active 1984 - date

^ Genealogy :  

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

Pel-Air Express   

Active 2004* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Peninsula Air Services (Peninsula Airlines)   

Unsure 1993* - 1994*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Perth Cityflyer   

Not started (2003)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Phillip Island Air Services   

Unsure 1982* - 1994*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Piccolo Aviation   

Unsure 1989* - 1990*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Pilbara Air Services   

Renamed 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

Pionair   

Renamed 2000 - 2012

^ Genealogy : Pionair >Skyforce Aviation

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

Premiair Aviation   

Renamed 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

Premier Airlines   

Inactive 1994 - 1996

^ Genealogy : Premier >Premier International Airlines

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

Premier International Airlines   

Inactive 1996 - 2001

^ Genealogy : Premier >Premier International Airlines

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

Promair   

Unsure 1989* - 1993*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

PY Air   

Renamed 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)

Qantas   

Active 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

Qantas Air Link   

Unsure 1997* - 1997*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Qantas Empire Airways   

Renamed 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

Qantas Freight   

Active 2013* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Queensland Airlines   

Renamed 1949 - 1958

^ Genealogy : >Ansett

^ Comments :  

Queensland and Northern Territories Aerial Service   

Renamed 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

Queensland Pacific Airlines   

Inactive 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.

Queensland Pacific Airlines   

Inactive 1988 - 1991

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

^ Comments :  

Queensland Regional Airlines   

Renamed 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]

Rebel Air   

Renamed 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

Rebel Air   

Inactive 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

Redpath Regional Air Services   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

RedQ   

Not started (2013)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Regionair (Region Air)   

Inactive 2003* - 2004*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Regional Pacific Airlines   

Inactive 2001 - 2010

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Regional Pacific Airlines was established and started operations in May2001 & ceased operations on 29Jun2010 (Cairns based international and regional scheduled carrier)

Regionallink Airlines  updated

Unsure 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

REX (Regional Express)   

Active 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

RL Aviation   

Unsure 2005* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Robby's Aircraft Co.   

Unsure 1949* - 1962*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Rockhampton Aerial Service   

Unsure 1934* - 1935*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Rossair   

Renamed 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

Rossair Charter   

Renamed 1963* - 2017

^ 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. Rossair Charter grounded its entire fleet until further notice following the crash of one of its Cessna 441 Conquest in May2017

Rottnest Airbus   

Renamed 1985 - 1998

^ Genealogy : Rottnest Airbus >>Maroomba Airlines

^ Comments :  

Rudge Air   

Inactive 2003* - 2004*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Rundle Air Service   

Unsure Early 1980s

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

S.A. Regional Airlines   

Inactive 1994 - 1994

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

SAATAS   

Unsure 1973 - 1979*

^ Genealogy : South Australia & Territory Air Services >SAATAS

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

Sabair   

Unsure 1982* - 1994*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Savage Air Services   

Inactive 1987* - 1987

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Savannah Aviation   

Unsure 1990s

^ Genealogy :  

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

Seair Pacific   

Active 1971 - date

^ Genealogy : Seair Pacific

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

Seaplane Safaris   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Seaview Air   

Inactive 1992* - 1994

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Seawing Airways   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Setair   

Inactive 1983* - 1984*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Sharp Airlines   

Active 1990 - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Shepparton Airlines   

Inactive 1987* - 1999*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Shine Air Services   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Shoal Air   

Not started (2006)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Shortstop Jet Charter   

Active 1982 - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Shuttle Airlines   

Unsure 1992* - 1992*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Silver City Air Taxis   

Unsure 1978* - 1979*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Singleton Air Services   

Renamed 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

Skippers Aviation   

Active 1990 - date

^ Genealogy :  

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

SkyAirWorld   

Inactive 2008 - 2009

^ Genealogy :  

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

Skyforce Aviation   

Inactive 2012 - 2015

^ Genealogy : Pionair >Skyforce Aviation

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

Sky-Link Airlines   

Unsure 1989 - 1990*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Skylink Australia   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Skymaster Air Services   

Unsure 2007* - 2010*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Skyport  updated

Renamed 1975 - 1993

^ Genealogy : Skyport >>AirNorth

^ Comments : Started with tourist services in the Norther Territories. Moved into regional services in 1991 on former Ansett routes between Alice Springs and Darwin. Took over the Katherine base of Air North in late 1991. Regional operations ceased in 1993 when the services were integrated with operations of AirNorth

Skytour Air Charters   

Unsure 1982* - 1982*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Skytours   

Not started (2000)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

SkyTraders   

Active 2004* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Skytrans   

Renamed 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]

Skytrans Regional   

Inactive 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

Skyway Airlines   

Renamed Early 1970s

^ Genealogy : >Avdev Airlines Davey

^ Comments :  

Skyways International*   

Unsure **** - ****

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

SkyWest Airlines   

Renamed 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

Skywest Aviation   

Renamed 1979 - 1980

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

^ Comments :  

Skywest Aviation   

Renamed 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)

Slingair   

Unsure 1999* - 1999*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Somerset Airways   

Renamed 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

South Australia & Territory Air Services   

Renamed 1963* - 1973

^ Genealogy : South Australia & Territory Air Services >SAATAS

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

South Coast Airlines   

Unsure 1978 - 1979*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

South Coast Airways   

Unsure 1952* - 1952*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

South Pacific DC.3 (South Pacific Airmotive)   

Inactive 1993 - 1998

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

South Western Airlines   

Unsure Early 1980s

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Southbank Aviation   

Renamed 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

Southern Air Services   

Unsure 1989* - 1989*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Southern Airlines   

Inactive 1955 - 1958

^ Genealogy :  

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

Southern Airlines   

Inactive 1991* - 1993

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Southern Airways (Murchison Air Charter)   

Unsure 1968* - 1972*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Southern Australian Airlines   

Renamed 1992 - 2002

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

^ Comments :  

Southern Cross Airlines   

Renamed 1991 - 1992

^ Genealogy : Southern Cross Airlines >Compass Airlines

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

Southern Cross Airlines (Air Services)   

Unsure 1978* - 1982*

^ Genealogy : Southern Cross Airlines

^ Comments :  

Southern Pacific Regional Airlines   

Unsure 1991* - 1993

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Southern Sky Airlines   

Inactive 1997* - 1999

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Sovereign Airlines   

Unsure 1976 - 1979*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Spirit Air  updated

Inactive 1989 - 1989*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Sydney based Charter Cruise Air were granted a temporary licencse during the 1989 pilot's strike to offer regional services as Spirit Air

Spirit Airlines   

Not started (2003)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Splitters Creek Airlines   

Unsure 1995* - 1995*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

State Air  updated

Inactive 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

State Wide Air Charter   

Unsure 1978* - 1979*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Stillwell Airlines   

Renamed 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

Stradbroke Gardens Air Charter   

Unsure 1972* - 1972*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Strategic Airlines   

Renamed 2009 - 2011

^ Genealogy : Strategic Airlines >Air Australia

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

Sunbird Airlines   

Unsure 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

Sungold Airlines   

Unsure 1986* - 1989

^ Genealogy : Sungold Airlines >>Queensland Pacific Airlines

^ Comments :  

Sunshine Express Airlines   

Inactive 1998 - 2006

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

SunState Airlines   

Active 1981 - date

^ Genealogy : >SunState Airlines

^ Comments : SunState Airlines operations started 07Dec1981

Sunstate Airlines (Mildura)   

Renamed 1986 - 1992

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

^ Comments :  

Survey & Inland Transportation   

Renamed 1939 - 1943

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

^ Comments :  

Sydney Aerial Tours (Sydney Air Scenics)   

Unsure 1999* - 2003*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Sydney Airlines   

Unsure 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

Sydney Harbour Seaplanes   

Unsure 1993 - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

T.Thomas Air Transport Systems   

Inactive 1981* - 1982

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

TAA (Trans Australia Airlines)  updated

Renamed 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]

Tamair   

Renamed 1950* - 1998

^ Genealogy : >Eastern Australia Airlines

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

Tamworth Air Taxi Service   

Renamed 1949 - 1950*

^ Genealogy : >Eastern Australia Airlines

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

Tangalooma Airlines   

Unsure 1979* - 1988*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Tasair   

Inactive 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

Tasfast Air Freight   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Tasman Airlines   

Unsure 1974* - 1974*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Tasman Australian Airlines   

Renamed 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

Tasman Cargo Airlines   

Active 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

Tasmanian Aerial Services   

Unsure 1933 - 1933*

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

^ Comments :  

TennantAir   

Unsure 1982* - 1982*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Thorpe's Transport   

Renamed 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

Tiger Airways Australia  updated

Renamed 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)

Tigerair Australia   

Active 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

Tillair   

Renamed 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

Tintair Airlines   

Unsure 1982* - 1982*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

TNT   

Unsure 1958* - 1988*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Toll Priority   

Active 2008 - date

^ Genealogy : Jetcraft Air Cargo >Toll Priority

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

Torres Air   

Unsure 1990* - 1990*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Torres Strait Air   

Active 2014 - date

^ Genealogy :  

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

Torres Strait Airways   

Not started (1975*)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Townsville and Country Airways   

Unsure 1952* - 1952*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Trans Australian Air Express   

Unsure 2001 - 2003*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Transair   

Inactive 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

Transasian Air Express   

Renamed 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]

TransAustralian Air (Express)   

Inactive 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]

Transcontinental   

Not started (1991)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Transcontinental Airlines of Australia   

Unsure 1990* - 1993*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Transoceanic Airways   

Inactive 1989* - 1989*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Trans-Oceanic Airways   

Inactive 1947 - 1953

^ Genealogy : +>Ansett

^ Comments :  

Transtate Airlines   

Renamed 1997* - 2000

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

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

Trans-West Air Charter   

Unsure 1967* - 1979*

^ Genealogy :  

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

Transwest Airlines   

Renamed 1979* - 1982

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

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

Travair  updated

Inactive 1986 - 1987

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Perth based operator of a single DC3 aircraft.

Travmar Aviation   

Inactive 1977 - 1978

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Tropic Air Services   

Unsure 1968^ - 1982*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

TropicAir   

Unsure 2000* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Tropical Airlines   

Not started (2002)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Tropical Airways   

Not started (2003)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

TwinPioneer Airlines   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Union Air   

Unsure 1971* - 1979*

^ Genealogy : Union Air

^ Comments :  

UODU Air (Up Over Down Under)   

Unsure 1993* - 1995*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Uzu Air   

Unsure 1994* - 1999*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

V Australia   

Renamed 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

Valley Air Charter   

Inactive 1998 - 2001

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Victorian & Interstate Airways   

Unsure 1937* - 1937*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Victorian Air Coach Services   

Inactive 1961 - 1966

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Vincent Aviation (Australia)  updated

Inactive 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 (International and regional scheduled services out of Darwin International (DRW))

Virgin Australia  updated

Active 2011 - date

^ Genealogy : Virgin Blue >Virgin Australia

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

Virgin Australia Cargo   

Not started (2015)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Virgin Australia International   

Active 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

Virgin Australia Regional   

Active 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

Virgin Blue  updated

Renamed 2000 - 2011

^ Genealogy : Virgin Blue >Virgin Australia

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

VivaJet Airlines   

Not started (2009)

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Waratah Air Services   

Unsure 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

Wards Express   

Inactive 1966 - 1996*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : Wards Express flew Brisbane/Melbourne to Essendon

Watson Aviation Services   

Active 2000* - date

^ Genealogy :  

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

West Australian Airways   

Renamed 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

West Wing Aviation   

Active 2004* - date

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Western Airlines   

Inactive 1982* - 1984*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Western Airlines   

Unsure 1989 - 2002*

^ Genealogy : Midstate Airlines >Western Airlines

^ Comments :  

Western Australian Airways   

Unsure 1929* - 1930*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Western NSW Airlines   

Inactive 1982* - 1993

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Western Queensland Auto Aerial Service   

Renamed 1920 - 1920

^ Genealogy : Western Queensland Auto Aerial Service >Qantas

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

Wettenhall Air Services   

Active 1997 - date

^ Genealogy : Wettenhall Air Services

^ Comments :  

Whitaker Air Charters (Air Services)   

Unsure 1989* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Whitaker Pty   

Renamed 1970 - 1975

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

^ Comments :  

Whyalla Airlines   

Inactive 1990 - 2000

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Wilderness Air   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Williams Airlines   

Unsure 1972^ - 1979*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Wings Australia (Jet Charter Airlines)   

Inactive 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

Winrye Aviation   

Unsure 2003* - 2004*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Woods Airways   

Unsure 1948 - 1961*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

World Wide Air Services   

Unsure 1957* - 1957*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

WR Carpenter Airlines  updated

Inactive 1938 - 1942

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments : WR Carpenter Airlines was formed in 1938 & began an Australia - New Guinea air mail service on 30May1938, Sydney to Rabaul via Port Moresby and Salamau. Services were suspended in Feb1942

WT Dwyer Airlines   

Renamed 1946 - 1952

^ Genealogy : >Flinders Island Airlines

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

Wudinna Air Services   

Inactive 1980s

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

XP Express   

Unsure 1990* - 1990*

^ Genealogy :  

^ Comments :  

Yanda Airlines   

Inactive 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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