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    Additions, Updates & News  
18Apr14 added Prima Air (Spain) - short lived passenger carrier set up by Fly Air in the mid 90s
18Apr14 added Fly Air (Spain) - air ambulance operator in the 90s. Status unknown
18Apr14 update Connect Air (UAE) - airline confirmed. Cargo carrier based in Fujairah around 2001. Unsure of status
18Apr14 update Congo Airways (DR Congo) - the restart has officially been launched by the Congo's Transport ministry
17Apr14 history on this day - (2006) Hooters (USA) ceases operations
17Apr14 history on this day - (1926) Western Air Express begins operations with flights between Salt Lake City and Los Angeles. Later renamed Western Airlines
17Apr14 history on this day - (1973) FedEx started in Little Rock, AR
17Apr14 update FlySafair (South Africa) - status changed from Began? to Planned as airline receives license
17Apr14 news Eastern Air Lines (USA) - has apparently selected the B.737-800 as its first aircraft type, launching this year
17Apr14 update Envoy Air - is the new name for American Eagle Airlines
15Apr14 history on this day - (1925) Ukrainian airline Ukvozdukhput begins service. It later formed part of Aeroflot
15Apr14 history on this day - (2009) The Russian Federal Air Transport Agency cancels the operating license of airline Elbrus-Avia
15Apr14 history on this day - (1936) Aer Lingus, flag carrier of Ireland, is founded
15Apr14 history on this day - (2003) Delta launched Song, a low cost carrier
12Apr14 update Dalmation (Croatia) - status changed to Planned from Began? as it intends to start shortly
12Apr14 update New Jatayu Air (Indonesia) - status changed to Active as airline reportedly started operations on 10Apr14
12Apr14 news Qingdao Airlines (China) - has just received it's first aircraft, an A.320-200
12Apr14 history ton this day - Pierre Prier makes the first non-stop passenger flight, travelling from London to Paris in a Blériot, taking 3hrs 45mins
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Fields Description
1978^ - Return of the ^ to denote when the airline was formed. This is in lieu of an operating start date and will be replaced when operating dates confirmed
2006* - The asterisk denotes that the start and/or end date are earliest/latest proven dates
Ada Air* - Asterisk on the airline denotes not totally sure of the airline's country
Inactive - Ceased operating or suspended
Unconfirmed - Companies that have not been confirmed as actual airlines
+> - Assets taken over by airline
Began? - The airline may not have started or even been renamed before commencement of operations. So called "Paper Airlines"