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Singapore is an independent city-state in Southeast Asia, comprising one main island and 50 adjacent islands off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. The major island is separated from Malaysia on the north by the narrow Johor Strait and is connected by a causeway to the Malaysian city of Johor Baharu. On the south, the main island is separated from Indonesia's Riau Archipelago by the Singapore Strait, an important shipping channel linking the Indian Ocean to the west with the South China Sea on the east.

Latest updates

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline : dates are searchable using ddmmyyyy

July 29, 2017

Tigerair [status change] merged into Scoot on 25Jul2015

May 20, 2017

SIA will re-integrate its cargo subsidiary Singapore Airlines Cargo by mid-2018 [update]

May 2, 2017

Kris Air took over the freight contracts of Tri-9 in Aug1977 & had its operations taken over by Air Tenggara [added]

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Air Alliance   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Comments : No further information at this time
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Air Glona   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2006* - 2007*
Comments :  
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Air Taxi   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1966* - 1968
Comments : Saber Air was formed in 1966 as Air Taxi Ltd, changed its name to Singapore Air Services in Nov1968 and finally in 1969 to Saber Air
Genealogy : Air Taxi > Singapore Air Services > Saber Air
Airline Code :  

Air Tenggara  added

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1980* - 1981*
Comments : Tri-9 was a US-backed Seletar company whose Convair propliner fleet had been active in the SE Asian war zones. Kris Air took over the operating authorities and freight contracts of Tri-9 in Aug1977 & had its operations taken over by Air Tenggara
Genealogy : Tri-9 (Tri-Nine Airlines) +>Kris Air +>Air Tenggara
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AirAsia Singapore   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2013)
Comments :  
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Airmark Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Comments : No further information at this time
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Airtrust Singapore (Orient Pacific Airways)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1975* - 1976
Comments :  
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Amora Flight Charter Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994* - 1995
Comments : No further information at this time
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APAC (Asia Pacific Air Cargo)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments : No further information at this time
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Asiatic International Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1975* - 1975*
Comments : No further information at this time
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Flightways Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments :  
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Jetstar Asia Airways  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

2004 - date
Comments : Jetstar Asia was launched in 2004 & its inaugural flight took off for Hong Kong on 13Dec2004. Valuair's were taken over by Jetstar Asia on 26Oct2014
Genealogy : ValuAir >>Jetstar Asia Airways
Airline Code : 3K : JSA

Jett8 Airlines  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2010 - 2012
Comments : Jett8 Airlines was incorporated on 08Mar2005 and started operations on 23Jun2007 as Jett8 Airlines Cargo. Dropped "cargo" because of an intent to introduce passenger services on 01Apr2010
Genealogy : Jett8 Airlines Cargo >Jett8 Airlines
Airline Code : JX : JEC

Jett8 Airlines Cargo  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2007 - 2010
Comments : Jett8 Airlines was incorporated on 08Mar2005 and started operations on 23Jun2007 as Jett8 Airlines Cargo. Dropped "cargo" because of an intent to introduce passenger services on 01Apr2010
Genealogy : Jett8 Airlines Cargo >Jett8 Airlines
Airline Code : JX : JEC

Kris Air  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1977 - 1980*
Comments : Tri-9 was a US-backed Seletar company whose Convair propliner fleet had been active in the SE Asian war zones. Kris Air took over the operating authorities and freight contracts of Tri-9 in Aug1977 & had its operations taken over by Air Tenggara
Genealogy : Tri-9 (Tri-Nine Airlines) +>Kris Air +>Air Tenggara
Airline Code :  

Mercury Singapore Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

(1972)
Comments : SIA was incorporated as Mercury Singapore Airlines on 28Jan1972 before it was renamed Singapore Airlines on 30Jun1972 the same year
Genealogy : Mercury Singapore Airlines >SIA
Airline Code :  

My Air Cargo   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2007)
Comments :  
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NCM   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1995*)
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Orion Air  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004* - 2008
Comments : Orion Air was a private & business charter that operated out of Singapore Changi International (SIN)
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : ORI

Pacific Flight Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2004*
Comments :  
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Qantas Asia   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2004)
Comments :  
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RegionAir   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992 - 2003
Comments : No further information at this time
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Airline Code : 7S : RGA

Saber Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1969 - 1973
Comments : Saber Air was formed in 1966 as Air Taxi Ltd, changed its name to Singapore Air Services in Nov1968 and finally in 1969 to Saber Air
Genealogy : Air Taxi > Singapore Air Services > Saber Air
Airline Code :  

SAS (Seletar Air Service)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1975* - 1975*
Comments :  
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Scoot  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Comments : Scoot launched services with an inaugural flight to Sydney on 04Jun2012. Tigerair merged into Scoot on 25Jul2015
Genealogy : Tigerair >>Scoot
Airline Code : OQ : ---

SIA (Singapore International Airlines)   

Status : Active

Dates :

1972 - date
Comments : SIA was established on 28Jan1972 & operations started 01Oct1972. Launch customer for the long range A340-300 in 1996. Flag carrier for Singapore [MAS was formed as MALAYAN AIRWAYS in 1937 and commenced operations in 1947. Renamed to MALAYSIA AIRLINES in 1963 after the new state of Malaysia was formed. The airline was then renamed to MSA (Malaysia-Singapore Airlines) in 1967 and restructured into the 2 separate airlines. MAS being one and SIA being the other]
Genealogy : MSA (Malaysia-Singapore Airlines) >SIA
Airline Code : SQ : SIA

SIA Cargo (Singapore Airlines Cargo)  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

2001 - date
Comments : SIA Cargo (Singapore Airlines Cargo) was established in 2000. SIA will re-integrate its cargo subsidiary Singapore Airlines Cargo by mid-2018
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : SQ : SQC

SilkAir   

Status : Active

Dates :

1992 - date
Comments : SilkAir was founded in 1975 as Tradewinds Charters. Scheduled services were introduced as Tradewinds Airlines on 21Feb1989 Renamed on 01Apr1992 to present name
Genealogy : Tradewinds Charters >Tradewinds >SilkAir
Airline Code : MI : SLK

Singapore Air Services   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1968 - 1969
Comments : Saber Air was formed in 1966 as Air Taxi Ltd, changed its name to Singapore Air Services in Nov1968 and finally in 1969 to Saber Air
Genealogy : Air Taxi > Singapore Air Services > Saber Air
Airline Code :  

Singapore Airlines Cargo  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

2001 - date
Comments : Singapore Airlines Cargo began operations on 01Jul2001. To be reintegrated back into its parebt company
Genealogy :  
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Star Line*   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2004)
Comments :  
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Swift AirCargo   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2014)
Comments :  
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Tiger Airways   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2004 - 2013
Comments : Tigerair was founded on 12Dec2003 as SIA's attempt at a low-cost airline as Tiger Airways. Operations started on 15Sep2004
Genealogy : Tiger Airways >Tigerair
Airline Code : TR : TGW

Tigerair  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2013 - 2017
Comments : Tigerair was founded on 12Dec2003 as SIA's attempt at a low-cost airline as Tiger Airways. Operations started on 15Sep2004. Tigerair into Scoot on 25Jul2015
Genealogy : Tiger Airways >Tigerair >>Scoot
Airline Code : TR : TGW

Tradewinds   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1989 - 1992
Comments : SilkAir was founded in 1975 as Tradewinds Charters. Scheduled services were introduced as Tradewinds Airlines on 21Feb1989. Renamed on 01Apr1992 to present name
Genealogy : Tradewinds Charters >Tradewinds >SilkAir
Airline Code :  

Tradewinds Charters   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1975* - 1989
Comments : SilkAir was founded in 1975 as Tradewinds Charters. Scheduled services were introduced as Tradewinds Airlines on 21Feb1989 Renamed on 01Apr1992 to present name
Genealogy : Tradewinds Charters >Tradewinds >SilkAir
Airline Code : ST : ---

Tri-9 (Tri-Nine Airlines)  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1974* - 1977
Comments : Tri-9 was a US-backed Seletar company whose Convair propliner fleet had been active in the SE Asian war zones. Kris Air took over the operating authorities and freight contracts of Tri-9 in Aug1977 & had its operations taken over by Air Tenggara
Genealogy : Tri-9 (Tri-Nine Airlines) +>Kris Air +>Air Tenggara
Airline Code :  

ValuAir  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2004 - 2014
Comments : ValuAir was set up as a scheduled low cost airline by Qantas to serve major Asian cities from Singapore, launching its first flight on 0May2004 [Jetstar Asia was launched in 2004 & its inaugural flight took off for Hong Kong on 13Dec2004. Valuair's were taken over by Jetstar Asia on 26Oct2014]
Genealogy : ValuAir >>Jetstar Asia Airways
Airline Code : VF : VLU
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