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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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Country aircraft registration code = B-H

24 Nov 2017

Established in 1978, Heliservices is the sole and premier provider of rotary-wing services in Hong Kong [added]

11 Jul 2017

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

28 Apr 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]

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

Air Carriers   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Hong Kong  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

1988 - date
Airline Code : LD : AHK
Genealogy : Nil tree
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
Caledonian Far East Airways (CFEA)   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Ganglong Air >Dragonair >Cathay Dragon
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
Cathay Pacific  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

1948 - date
Airline Code : CX : CPA
Genealogy : Roy Farrell Export-Import Co.>Cathay Pacific
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
Cathay Pacific Cargo (Cathay Cargo)   
Status : Active

Dates :

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

Dates :

2003 - 2006
Airline Code : N8 : CRK
Genealogy : CR Airways >Hong Kong Airlines
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
Dragonair (Hong Hong Dragon Airlines)   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1985 - 2016
Airline Code : KA : HAD
Genealogy : Ganglong Air >Dragonair >Cathay Dragon
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
Dragonair Cargo   
Status : Active

Dates :

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

Dates :

(2016)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Ganglong Air   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

(1985)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Ganglong Air >Dragonair >Cathay Dragon
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
HeliHK (Helicopters Hong Kong)   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1997* - 2008
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : HeliHK (Helicopters Hong Kong) >Sky Shuttle Helicopters
Comments : Helicopters Hong Kong Limited (‘HeliHK’) established in 1997 as Sky Shuttle Helicopters
HeliServices  added: 24Nov2017
Status : Active

Dates :

1978* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Established in 1978, Heliservices is the sole and premier provider of rotary-wing services in Hong Kong.
HK Express   
Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Airline Code : UO : HKE
Genealogy : Hong Kong Express >HK Express
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
HKE Airways   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2005)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Hong Kong Air Cargo  added: 2017
Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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)
Hong Kong Air International   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

2006 - date
Airline Code : HX : CRK
Genealogy : CR Airways >Hong Kong Airlines
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
Hong Kong Airways  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1947* - 1959
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Hong Kong Airways >>Cathay Pacific
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]
Hong Kong Express   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2005 - 2013
Airline Code : UO : HKE
Genealogy : Hong Kong Express >HK Express
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
Jetstar Hong Kong  last update: 2017
Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Dates :

1963* - 1963*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Meridian Pacific Aviation  added: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2014* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Meridian Pacific Aviation is a private & business charter carrier out of Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok International (HKG). It was incorporated on 12Jun2014
Metrojet  last update: 24Nov2017
Status : Active

Dates :

1997* - date
Airline Code : -- : MTJ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Metrojet was formed in 1995 & received an Air Operator's Certificate (FAA Part 121 equivalent) in Jun1997 (Business-jet charter operator)
Notombi International   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Oasis Hong Kong Airlines  last update: 26Oct2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2006 - 2008
Airline Code : O8 : OHK
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Oasis Hong Kong Airlines was formed in 2005 & began operations on 26Oct2006 & ceased on 09Apr2008
Oriental Pearl Airlines (i)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1972* - 1973
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Oriental Pearl Airlines (ii)   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1985*)
Airline Code : OJ : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Pan Asia Air Cargo   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1975 - 1975
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Roy Farrell Export-Import Co  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1946 - 1948
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Roy Farrell Export-Import Co.>Cathay Pacific
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]
Sino Jet Management   
Status : Active

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

1975* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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
Waterfront Air   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2016)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
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