Airline history from 1985, this page lists 31 airline related events from 1985.
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31 dates in airline history from 1985:
Tuesday, January 08, 1985
Netherlines restarted scheduled flights. View airlines from Netherlands.
Saturday, January 12, 1985
Aloha Pacific was a Honolulu based carrier that ceased operating its transpacific route. View airlines from USA.
Wednesday, February 13, 1985
Qantas New Zealands' first scheduled flight as Newmans Air. View airlines from New Zealand.
Sunday, February 17, 1985
Ryukyu Air Commuter operations start. View airlines from Japan.
Monday, February 25, 1985
London European Airways, formed in 1984, start services. View airlines from United Kingdom.
March 04, 1985
Southern Cross Airways began a scheduled service linking Auckland and Whangarei using Cessna 421C Golden Eagle aircraft. View airlines from New Zealand.
Monday, March 25, 1985
Emirates Airlines was established by the Dubai government. View airlines from UAE.
Monday, April 22, 1985
PanAm sells its Pacific division to United Air Lines for $750 million; including all its Pacific routes & B.747SP fleet. View airlines from USA.
Sunday, April 28, 1985
Continental inaugurated its first scheduled service to Europe with flights from Houston to London/Gatwick (>>UAL). View airlines from USA.
Friday, May 24, 1985
Dragonair was established in Hong Kong. View airlines from Hong Kong.
Saturday, June 15, 1985
Express Airlines 1 restarted operations (>Endeavor Air). View airlines from USA.
Tuesday, June 25, 1985
Southwest Airlines acquires Muse Air, with it continuing to operate as a separate airline until Feb 1986 when its name changed to TranStar. View airlines from USA.
Tuesday, July 09, 1985
The EMB 120 Brasilia received its certification from the Aerospace Technical Center (CTA). View airlines from Brazil.
Monday, July 15, 1985
Ryanair operations restarted. View airlines from Ireland.
Wednesday, July 24, 1985
Dragonair obtained AOC. View airlines from Hong Kong.
Sunday, July 28, 1985
Dragonair, established in Hong Kong on 24May1985, restarted operations. View airlines from Hong Kong.
Wednesday, August 21, 1985
Sir Freddie Laker accepts a £8 million in a settlement with British Airways. Laker had sued twelve airlines for conspiring to drive Laker Airways out of business. View airlines from United Kingdom.
August 01 1985
Pride Air started operations. View airlines from USA.
Saturday, October 05, 1985
People Express Airlines acquires Frontier on this date & continued operating it as an independent entity. View airlines from USA.
Thursday, October 10, 1985
Presidential Airways, founded in 1985 by Harold J. (Hap) Pareti (formerly PEOPLExpress) as a low-cost carrier' commenced services on this date. View airlines from USA.
October 15, 1985
Pawan Hans, a State-run helicopter operator, was incorporated as the Helicopter Corporation of India (HCI). View airlines from India.
Friday, October 25, 1985
First flight for Emirates, was EK600 operating Dubai–Karachi. View airlines from UAE.
Friday, November 01, 1985
Flight Express, started as Chapman Air in May1978, but Jim Chapman sold his company & was renamed as Flight Express. View airlines from USA.
Friday, November 08, 1985
Centurion Cargo was founded as Challenge Air Cargo. View airlines from USA.
Friday, November 15, 1985
Centurion Cargo, founded on 08Nov1985 as Challenge Air Cargo, restarted operations. View airlines from USA.
November 15, 1985
Pride Air suspended operations. View airlines from USA.
November 22, 1985
Air Hawaii (ii) began operations between Honolulu and Los Angeles. View airlines from USA.
November 25, 1985
Wien finally folded. View airlines from USA.
Tuesday, December 03, 1985
ATR-42 entered service with Air Littoral. View airlines from France.
Saturday, December 28, 1985
First flight of the Fokker 50. View airlines from Netherlands.
Saturday, December 28, 1985
By Public Deed # 11963, the company Aerolíneas Nacionales SA (ANSA) was organised. View airlines from Panama.