Airline history from 1980, this page lists 31 airline related events from 1980.
If you would like to contribute to this page them please contact us here.
Select a year:
31 dates in airline history from 1980:
Tuesday, January 01, 1980
Air UK was incorporated after the merger of British Island Airways and Air Anglia. View airlines from United Kingdom.
Monday, January 07, 1980
National Airlines acquisition was completed with Pan American taking over the National Airlines fleet and route network. View airlines from USA.
January 25, 1980
Orion Air was formed. View airlines from USA.
Friday, February 01, 1980
PATI (Philippine Aerotransport) ceased operations. View airlines from Philippines.
Thursday, February 14, 1980
Japan Air Lines begin commercial operations with the highest-capacity airliner ever put into scheduled service, conducting the inaugural flight of B.747SR. View airlines from Japan.
March 01, 1980
Gem State Airlines purchased Air Pacific and it was merged in to become the new Golden Gate Airlines. View airlines from USA.
Friday, March 28, 1980
Orion began operations with three B.737-200s (>Thomson Airways). View airlines from United Kingdom.
Friday, March 28, 1980
First flight of the British Aerospace Jetstream. View airlines from United Kingdom.
Tuesday, April 01, 1980
Aircraft Innsbruck adopts the title Tyrolean Airways when scheduled services begin. View airlines from Austria.
Wednesday, April 02, 1980
Air Zimbabwe was renamed from Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia after Independence. View airlines from Zimbabwe.
Monday, April 07, 1980
PEOPLExpress was formed. View airlines from USA.
Thursday, May 01, 1980
Airbourne Freight Co. was renamed to Airborne Express (>ABX). View airlines from USA.
Sunday, June 01, 1980
Trans-Central Airlines was reformed from Air Central of Enid, Oklahoma, and began operations. View airlines from USA.
Saturday, June 07, 1980
The first transpolar flight of a commercial airline. It was accomplished by an Aerolineas Argentinas B.747. View airlines from Argentina.
Friday, June 13, 1980
Red Baron Air ceased operations prior to rename (>Florida Commuter Airlines >Southern Airlines). View airlines from USA.
Monday, June 16, 1980
AeroCondor formed ceased operations. View airlines from Colombia.
June 16th, 1980
Iran Aseman Airlines was formed after the revolution in 1980. View airlines from Iran.
Thursday, June 26, 1980
Iran Aseman Airlines was formed by the merger of 4 airlines (Air Taxi, Hoor Asseman, Pars Air & Air Service). View airlines from Iran.
July 02, 1980
Countrywide Airlines was established as the result of a merger involving Business Aviation, Cobden Airways, Sandon Airlines and as yet an unknown airline. View airlines from Australia.
Thursday, July 17, 1980
Cathay Pacific begin a Hong Kong-London service. View airlines from Hong Kong.
Thursday, July 24, 1980
Florida Commuter Airlines, founded 11Jun1979 as Red Baron Air, received its AOC. View airlines from USA.
August 8th, 1980
Airspeed Hawaii ceased operations after an emergency revocation of AOC was issued. View airlines from USA.
Tuesday, September 09, 1980
Island Air start operations as Princeville Airways. View airlines from USA.
Tuesday, September 30, 1980
Seaboard World Airlines, founded on 11Sep1946 & started operations as Seaboard & Western Airlines on 10May1947, ceased on this date. View airlines from USA.
Sunday, October 12, 1980
Mesa Airlines commence operations. View airlines from USA.
Sunday, November 09, 1980
The last commercial flight (DA8874) of Dan-Air's DH Comet 4C (G-BDIW). View airlines from United Kingdom.
December 05, 1980
Aero-Lloyd Flugreisen Luftverkehrs was formed. View airlines from West Germany.
Thursday, December 11, 1980
First flight of A300 with digital autopilot. View airlines from France.
Friday, December 19, 1980
New York Air began airline operations. View airlines from USA.
Saturday, December 20, 1980
Aero Lloyd was established (+>XL Airways (Germany)). View airlines from Germany.
Friday, December 26, 1980
Aeroflot introduces the Ilyushin Il-86 into service on its Moscow-Tashkent route. View airlines from USSR.