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Hong Kong is an administrative region of China, consisting of a mainland portion located on the country's south-eastern coast and more than 200 islands. Hong Kong is bordered on the north by Guangdong Province and on the east, west, and south by the South China Sea. Hong Kong was a British dependency from the 1840s until July 1, 1997, when it passed to Chinese sovereignty as the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

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July 11, 2017

Meridian Pacific Aviation is a private & business charter carrier out of Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok International (HKG) [added]

April 28, 2017

Hong Kong Air Cargo (Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok) has acquired its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) from the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (CAD) [added]

November 24, 2016

Dragonair was officially rebranded as Cathay Dragon during a ceremony on 22Nov2016 [status change]

Airline
Air Carriers   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Hong Kong  updated
Status : Active

Dates :

1988 - date
Comments : Air Hong Kong was formed in Nov1986 & commenced cargo operations on 04Feb1988. Scheduled services began in 1989. Launch customer for the A.300-600F
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : LD : AHK
Caledonian Far East Airways (CFEA)   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1985 - 1987
Comments : Caledonian Far East Airways (CFEA) was the Far East subsidiary of British Caledonian
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Cathay Dragon   
Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Comments : Ganglong Air was renamed before starting. Dragonair was established in Hong Kong on 24May1985. Obtained its AOC on 24Jul1985 & started operations on 28Jul1985. Dragonair was officially rebranded as Cathay Dragon during a ceremony on 22Nov2016
Genealogy : Ganglong Air >Dragonair >Cathay Dragon
Airline Code :  
Cathay Pacific  updated
Status : Active

Dates :

1948 - date
Comments : Cathay Pacific was founded by American Roy Farrell and Australian Syndney de Kantzow in Jan1946 as Roy Farrell Export-Import Co. beginning operations in the same month in Shanghai. Farrell and de Kantzow re-registered their business in Hong Kong on 24Sep1946 as Cathay Pacific. Absorbed Hong Kong Airways (founded in 1947) on 01Jul1959. Launch customer for B777-300 in 1998. International and regional passenger and cargo airline
Genealogy : Roy Farrell Export-Import Co.>Cathay Pacific
Airline Code : CX : CPA
Cathay Pacific Cargo (Cathay Cargo)   
Status : Active

Dates :

1999* - date
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
CR Airways   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

2003 - 2006
Comments : Hong Kong Airlines was founded on 28Mar2001 & started operations as CR Airways on 05Jul2003. Rebranded as Hong Kong Airlines on 22Sep2006 with a launch ceremony on 28Nov2006
Genealogy : CR Airways >Hong Kong Airlines
Airline Code : N8 : CRK
Dragonair (Hong Hong Dragon Airlines)   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1985 - 2016
Comments : Ganglong Air was renamed before starting. Dragonair was established in Hong Kong on 24May1985. Obtained its AOC on 24Jul1985 & started operations on 28Jul1985. Dragonair was officially rebranded as Cathay Dragon during a ceremony on 22Nov2016. International and regional passenger and cargo airline
Genealogy : Ganglong Air >Dragonair >Cathay Dragon
Airline Code : KA : HAD
Dragonair Cargo   
Status : Active

Dates :

2000 - date
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Fortune Air   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2016)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Ganglong Air   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

(1985)
Comments : Ganglong Air was renamed before starting. Dragonair was established in Hong Kong on 24May1985. Obtained its AOC on 24Jul1985 & started operations on 28Jul1985. Dragonair was officially rebranded as Cathay Dragon during a ceremony on 22Nov2016
Genealogy : Ganglong Air >Dragonair >Cathay Dragon
Airline Code :  
HeliHK (Helicopters Hong Kong)   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1997* - 2008
Comments : Helicopters Hong Kong Limited (‘HeliHK’) established in 1997 as Sky Shuttle Helicopters
Genealogy : HeliHK (Helicopters Hong Kong) >Sky Shuttle Helicopters
Airline Code :  
HK Express   
Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Comments : HK Express was incorporated on 10Mar2004 & started charter operations on 03Sep2005 as Hong Kong Express. HK Express' first flights as an LCC commenced on 27Oct2013
Genealogy : Hong Kong Express >HK Express
Airline Code : UO : HKE
HKE Airways   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2005)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Hong Kong Air Cargo  added
Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Comments : Hong Kong Air Cargo (Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok) has acquired its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) from the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (CAD)
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Hong Kong Air International   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1970 - 1976
Comments : Hong Kong Air International was scheduled helicopter services between Kai Tak International Airport & the Hong Kong Island Heliport at Harcourt Road. Started operations on 15Dec1970
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Hong Kong Airlines   
Status : Active

Dates :

2006 - date
Comments : Hong Kong Airlines was founded on 28Mar2001 & started operations as CR Airways on 05Jul2003. Rebranded as Hong Kong Airlines on 22Sep2006 with a launch ceremony on 28Nov2006
Genealogy : CR Airways >Hong Kong Airlines
Airline Code : HX : CRK
Hong Kong Airways  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1947* - 1959
Comments : [Cathay Pacific was founded by American Roy Farrell and Australian Syndney de Kantzow in Jan1946 as Roy Farrell Export-Import Co. beginning operations in the same month in Shanghai. Farrell and de Kantzow re-registered their business in Hong Kong on 24Sep1946 as Cathay Pacific. Absorbed Hong Kong Airways (founded in 1947) on 01Jul1959. Launch customer for B777-300 in 1998. International and regional passenger and cargo airline]
Genealogy : Hong Kong Airways >>Cathay Pacific
Airline Code :  
Hong Kong Express   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

2005 - 2013
Comments : HK Express was incorporated on 10Mar2004 & started charter operations on 03Sep2005 as Hong Kong Express. HK Express' first flights as a LCC commenced on 27Oct2013
Genealogy : Hong Kong Express >HK Express
Airline Code : UO : HKE
Jetstar Hong Kong  updated
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2014)
Comments : Australian airline entered joint venture with China Eastern Airlines to extend Jetstar brand into burgeoning Asian travel market. Did not start operations
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Macau Airtransport   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1963* - 1963*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Meridian Pacific Aviation  added
Status : Active

Dates :

2014* - date
Comments : Meridian Pacific Aviation is a private & business charter carrier out of Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok International (HKG). It was incorporated on 12Jun2014
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Metrojet   
Status : Active

Dates :

1997* - date
Comments : Metrojet was formed in 1995 & received an Air Operator's Certificate (FAA Part 121 equivalent) in Jun1997
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Notombi International   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Oasis Hong Kong Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2006 - 2008
Comments : Oasis Hong Kong Airlines began operations on 26Oct2006 & ceased on 09Apr2008
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : O8 : OHK
Oriental Pearl Airlines   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(1985*)
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : OJ : ---
Oriental Pearl Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1972* - 1973
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Pan Asia Air Cargo   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1975 - 1975
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Roy Farrell Export-Import Co  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1946 - 1948
Comments : [Cathay Pacific was founded by American Roy Farrell and Australian Syndney de Kantzow in Jan1946 as Roy Farrell Export-Import Co. beginning operations in the same month in Shanghai. Farrell and de Kantzow re-registered their business in Hong Kong on 24Sep1946 as Cathay Pacific. Absorbed Hong Kong Airways (founded in 1947) on 01Jul1959. Launch customer for B777-300 in 1998. International and regional passenger and cargo airline]
Genealogy : Roy Farrell Export-Import Co.>Cathay Pacific
Airline Code :  
Sino Jet Management   
Status : Active

Dates :

2011* - date
Comments : Sino Jet Management was established in 2011 & is a Business Jet management company
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Sky Shuttle Helicopters   
Status : Active

Dates :

2008 - date
Comments : Helicopters Hong Kong Limited (‘HeliHK’) established in 1997 as Sky Shuttle Helicopters
Genealogy : HeliHK (Helicopters Hong Kong) >Sky Shuttle Helicopters
Airline Code :  
Transcorp Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1986 - 1989
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Transmeridian Hong Kong   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1975* - 1979*
Comments : Transmeridian Hong Kong operated using a leased a CL.44 from it's parent UK company, Transmeridian for cargo flights from the Far East
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Waterfront Air   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2016)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
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