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update30Oct14Zexus Airstatus changed from 'Planned' to 'Began?' as airline did not launchIndia
news30Oct14Greenland Expressis aiming to resume operations in either late November or early December, in time for the upcoming Christmas seasonDenmark
added30Oct14Pobedais the new name for Aeroflot’s low cost air company. Intends to start on 17Nov14Russia
update30Oct14Al Maha Airwaysstart date changed from 2014. Airline claiming 1st half of 2015Saudi Arabia
update30Oct14Appalachian Air status changed to 'Active' as airline started operations from Pikeville, Kentucky, to Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday and returned about 12 hours laterUSA
dates30Octin 1945East African Airways Corporation was incorporated in LondonKenya
dates30Octin 1928the Japanese government established the JAT (Japan Air Transport Corporation) as the national flag carrier Japan
news29Oct14Canadian Northhas announced the termination of merger talks with First Air that had started earlier on this year in AprilCanada
dates29Octin 2008Northwest Airlines was founded in 1926 and absorbed into Delta Air Lines Inc. by a merger that was approved on this dateUSA
dates29Octin 2005Ghana International Airlines launched with inaugural flight from Accra to LondonGhana
dates29Octin 1918Det Danske Luftfartselskab, is founded (> SAS)Denmark
added28Oct14TICOS (Líneas Aéreas de Costa Rica)status changed from 'Planned' to 'Began?' as airline has decided not to apply for AOC, due to financial concernsCosta Rica
added28Oct14Global Africa Aviationcargo carrier operating a fleet of two MD-11(F)sZimbabwe
news28Oct14Stobart Airhas been given the go-ahead to begin scheduled flights out of Carlisle with services to Ireland and LondonUK
added28Oct14Captains Air Servicescharter company based at Ogle International Airport (SYGO) in GeorgetownGuyana
news28Oct14Flybelaunched seven routes from London City Airport. It now flies from LCY to Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Belfast, Dublin, Edinburgh, Exeter and InvernessUK
update28Oct14Royal Spirit Airwaysstart date changed from 2014 to 2015 and HC : SPW codes added (thanks Rudy Huang)Cambodia
dates28Octin 2013Icelandair’s inaugural flight #622 took off from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) at 8:55pm from Terminal B. Non-stop service to Iceland Iceland
dates28Octin 1972first flight of the Airbus A300France
news27Oct14Indonesia AirAsia Xthe first long-haul low-cost carrier in Indonesia plan to commence its 5-times weekly flight on 26th December 2014. First route is from Melbourne to its hub in BaliIndonesia
update27Oct14Thai Express Airstatus changed from 'Planned' to 'Active' as carrier started operations earlier this yearThailand
update27Oct14Skygreece Airlinesstatus changed from 'Planned' to 'Active' as carrier started operations earlier this yearGreece
added27Oct14Namibia flyafricathe airline will operate scheduled regional flights from Namibia to South Africa, Zambia, Botswana and ZimbabweNamibia
dates27Octin 1960Air Mali (1960–1985) is establishedMali
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