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update20Oct14Intercontinental Air Transportairline now confirmed. Florida based carrier that operated in 1946USA
update20Oct14Inter American Air Leaseairline now confirmed. Florida based DC4 operator operating 1974* - 1977USA
news20Oct14Chilejet
has added a first aircraft to its fleet - a B737-300
Chile
news20Oct14Fuzhou Airlineshas secured it's AOC from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) paving the way for it to launch operations later this month China
dates20Octin 2012Kingfisher Airlines suspended all flight operationsIndia
dates20Octin 1969Finnair introduces an inertial navigation system on its aircraft, becoming the first airline to dispense with the need for a navigator aboardFinland
dates20Octin 1953a TWA Lockheed Constellation makes the first non-stop, scheduled passenger flight across the United StatesUSA
update19Oct14Inter Island Airways Fiji'Planned' airline start date slipped to 2015Fiji
update19Oct14Blue Sky Aviationstatus changed to 'Active' as airline still operatingKenya
news19Oct14Gambia Bird Airlinesis unable to resume flights to London from West Africa because of the Ebola crisisGambia
added19Oct14Blue Sky Aviation Services'Planned' world wide cargo carrierUAE
dates19Octin 1927Juan Trippe provided first airplane to Pan AmUSA
added18Oct14Palau Pacific Airways intends to offer 5x weekly flights from Koror to Hong Kong Chek Lap KokPalau
dates18Octin 1979first flight of the McDonnell Douglas MD-80USA
added17Oct14Air Leisure'Active' carrier that intends to offer longhaul flights to the Far EastEgypt
news17Oct14Global Aviationhas resumed cargo flights between Europe and Libya using a wet-leased B747-200(F)Libya
update16Oct14FlySafairlooks like airline completed it's first flight today. Status changed to 'Active'. Congratulations !South Africa
update15Oct14California Pacific Airlinesstart delayed as airline received official notification from the FAA that it cannot review their AOC application until at least next year USA
news15Oct14Virgin Atlantichas taken delivery of its first of 16 B787-9 following a handing over ceremony at Everett last weekUK
dates15Octin 1921CETA (Compania Espaņola de Trafico Aereo) is established (> Iberia Airlines)Spain
dates15Octin 1932Air India, which had its beginning as Tata Airlines in 1932is- founded by India's leading industrialist, JRD TataIndia
dates15Octin 1998Allegiant Airlines scheduled service began between Las Vegas and the airline's initial hub in FresnoUSA
dates15Octin 2007Airbus delivers its first A380 to Singapore AirlinesSingapore
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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
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+>- Assets taken over by airline
Began?- The airline may not have started or even been renamed before commencement of operations. So called "Paper Airlines"