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Papua New Guinea is an independent nation in the south-western Pacific Ocean, located north of Australia and east of Indonesia. Papua New Guinea occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea, called the mainland, and several hundred smaller islands. The western part of New Guinea forms the Indonesian province of Irian Jaya. Since the country's independence from Australia in 1975, town and city life has expanded as villagers have migrated to urban areas in search of employment. Port Moresby, located on the mainland's south-eastern coast, is Papua New Guinea's capital and largest city

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25May2017

SIL Aviation provides a mixed fleet of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft [added]

02Dec2016

Tropicair commenced its charter operations in 1998 with one aircraft. Still operating [status change]

31May2016

Travel Air ceased operations in May2016 [update]

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

Aerial Tours   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1965* - 1966*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aerial Tours >Douglas Airways
Comments : Douglas Airways was founded on 10Mar1965 as Aerial Tours by D. B. Douglas at Port Moresby. Financial woes become terminal in 1990 and the company was forced to cease operations in the Aitumn

Air Manubada   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Niugini  updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1973 - date
Airline Code : PX : ANG
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Niugini was estabished & started operations on 01Nov1973. National airline of Papua New Guinea operating a domestic service from Port Moresby (POM) and Lae

Airlines PNG (Airlines of Papua New Guinea)   

Status : Active

Dates :

2001 - date
Airline Code : CG : TOK
Genealogy : Milne Bay Air >MBA >Airlines of Papua New Guinea
Comments : Airlines PNG operations started on 30Jun1987 as Milne Bay Air

Airlink   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990 - 2007*
Airline Code : ND : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Amphibious Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1953 - 1956
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Amphibious Airways was owned by Eric McIlree of Sydney in the 1950s, and operated out of Rabaul in New Britain, then part of Australian mandated papua New Guinea

Ansett PNG (Ansett Airlines of Papua New Guinea)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1969* - 1973*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Mandated Airlines + Gibbes Sepik Airways + Madang Air Service =>Ansett-MAL >Ansett PNG
Comments : Ansett-MAL was formed in 1960 when Ansett acquired Mandated Airlines, Gibbes Sepik Airways and Madang Air Services. The airline was renamed to Ansett PNG

Ansett-MAL   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1960 - 1967*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Mandated Airlines + Gibbes Sepik Airways + Madang Air Service =>Ansett-MAL >Ansett PNG
Comments : Ansett-MAL was formed in 1960 when Ansett acquired Mandated Airlines, Gibbes Sepik Airways and Madang Air Services. The airline was renamed to Ansett PNG

Asia Pacific Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2000 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Asia Pacific Airlines (PNG)
Comments : No further information at this time

Bougair (Bougainville Air Services)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1967* - 1979*
Airline Code : JX : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Carsair Air Service   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1955* - 1958*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Carsair Air Service was founded in 1955

Chee Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Cloudlands Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1983* - 1986*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Co-Air (Co-ordinated Air Services)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1976 - 1987*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Crowley Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1961* - 1976*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Crowley Stockden Airways >Crowley Airways
Comments : Crowley Airways was formed as Crowley Stockden Airways in 1950 by Ray Stockden and Laurie Crowley. At some stage Laurie took over Ray Stockden’s share, and the company became Crowley Airways

Crowley Stockden Airways   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1950* - 1956*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Crowley Stockden Airways >Crowley Airways
Comments : Crowley Airways was formed as Crowley Stockden Airways in 1950 by Ray Stockden and Laurie Crowley. At some stage Laurie took over Ray Stockden’s share, and the company became Crowley Airways

Douglas Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1978* - 1989
Airline Code : DZ : ---
Genealogy : Aerial Tours >Douglas Airways
Comments : Douglas Airways was founded on 10Mar1965 as Aerial Tours by D. B. Douglas at Port Moresby. Financial woes become terminal in 1990 and the company was forced to cease operations in the Aitumn

Fubilan Air Transport   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1996 - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Asia Pacific Airlines (PNG)
Comments : No further information at this time

Gibbes Sepik Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Goilala Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1953* - 1955*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Goroka Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1996* - 2005*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Guinea Air Traders   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

H.E.A.T Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Helifix   

Status : Active

Dates :

1997* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Helifix provides helicopter and fixed wing aircraft charter and maintenance services to Papua New Guinea

Heron Air   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1977* - 1977*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Independent Air Transport + Heron Air =>Provincial Air Services
Comments : No further information at this time

HeviLift   

Status : Active

Dates :

1998* - date
Airline Code : IU : ---
Genealogy : Regional Air >>HeviLift
Comments : No further information at this time

Independent Air Transport   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1977* - 1977*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Independent Air Transport + Heron Air =>Provincial Air Services
Comments : No further information at this time

Island Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Islands Nationair (Islands Aviation)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1984 - 2006*
Airline Code : IS : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Kiunga Aviation (Air Services)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Link PNG   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Lynden Air Cargo PNG   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Macair (Melanesian Air Charters)(Mac Air Charter)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1974* - 1975*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Macair (Melanesian Air Charters) >Talair
Comments : No further information at this time

Madang Air Services   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1959* - 1960
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Mandated Airlines + Gibbes Sepik Airways + Madang Air Service =>Ansett-MAL >Ansett PNG
Comments : Ansett-MAL was formed in 1960 when Ansett acquired Mandated Airlines, Gibbes Sepik Airways and Madang Air Services. The airline was renamed to Ansett PNG

Mandated Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1936^ - 1960
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Mandated Airlines + Gibbes Sepik Airways + Madang Air Service =>Ansett-MAL >Ansett PNG
Comments : Ansett-MAL was formed in 1960 when Ansett acquired Mandated Airlines, Gibbes Sepik Airways and Madang Air Services. The airline was renamed to Ansett PNG

MBA   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1997 - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Milne Bay Air >MBA >Airlines of Papua New Guinea
Comments : Airlines PNG operations started on 30Jun1987 as Milne Bay Air

Milne Bay Air   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1987 - 1997
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Milne Bay Air >MBA >Airlines of Papua New Guinea
Comments : Airlines PNG operations started on 30Jun1987 as Milne Bay Air

Moresby Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Morobe Airways  updated in 2017

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1979* - 1982*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

National Aviation Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1983 - 2012*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : National Aviation Services began as a helicopter operator in 1983 but after gaining fixed wing AOC, launched operations on 04Apr2005

North Coast Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Panda Air   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1974* - 1975*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Panda Air >>Talair
Comments : No further information at this time

Panga Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1976* - 1977
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Papuan Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1962* - 1967*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Patair (Papuan Air Transport) >Papuan Airlines
Comments : Papuan Airlines was formed in 1952 as a charter company under the name Papuan Air Transport. Moved into scheduled services in 1962

Papuan Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1929* - 1931*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Patair (Papuan Air Transport)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1952* - 1962*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Patair (Papuan Air Transport) >Papuan Airlines
Comments : Papuan Airlines was formed in 1952 as a charter company under the name Papuan Air Transport. Moved into scheduled services in 1962

Provincial Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Independent Air Transport + Heron Air =>Provincial Air Services
Comments : No further information at this time

Regional Air   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2002 - 2005
Airline Code : QT : RAW
Genealogy : Regional Air >>HeviLift
Comments : No further information at this time

Sandaun Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Sepik Air Charters   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1970* - 1971
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Sepik Air Charters >>Territory Airlines >Talair
Comments : No further information at this time

Sil Aviation  added in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1980* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : SIL Aviation provides a mixed fleet of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft

Southwest Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1999* - 2003*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

STOL Commuters   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1970* - 1971*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

TAA Airlines of New Guinea   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1973* - 1975*
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Talair (Tourist Airlines of Niugini)  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1974 - 1993
Airline Code : GV : ---
Genealogy : Territory Airlines +>Talair +>Flight West Airlines +>Alliance Airlines
Comments : Talair origins were in Territory Airlines, founded in 1952. 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]

Talco   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1968* - 1968
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Taylor's Air Transport   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1948* - 1948*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Territory Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1952* - 1974
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Territory Airlines >Talair
Comments : Talair had its origins as Territory Airlines, founded in 1952 as a charter company

Tourist Airlines of Niugini   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Trans Niugini Airline*   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Travel Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2011 - 2016
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Travel Air was established in Jul2010 by Sarakolok West Transport (SWT) group. Received its Part 121 air operator’s certificate in Nov2011 & launched services in Dec2011. Ceased operations in May2016

Tropicair   

Status : Active

Dates :

1998 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Tropicair commenced its charter operations in 1998 with one aircraft

Wewak Air Transport   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Wirui Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1968* - 1974*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
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