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  Latest Additions (August Additions, Updates etc.)
added22Aug14Yeti Air InternationalNepal- has been rebranded to Himalaya Airlines
added22Aug14Himalaya AirlinesNepal- new name for the relaunch of Yeti Air International. Will launch as of Oct 28
added22Aug14Aero OwenMexico- commenced operations in June using an single EMB-120
update22Aug14Gambia AirwaysGambia- formation date added as December 1964
update22Aug14Falck AirDenmark- status changed to 'Renamed' as airline was taken by Maersk (later Sterling)
update22Aug14Red Dodge AviationUSA- status changed to 'Inactive' and end date confirmed as 1971
added22Aug14Escadrille MercureFrance- based on the Côte d'Azur 1946 - 1970*
added21Aug14Germania FlugSwitzerland- is a new Swiss subsidiary of Gemania will commence scheduled operations in March of next year
news21Aug14LufthansaGermany- the internal project name for the LCC long-haul carrier is Intercont-Wings or Cont-Wings
August21AugOn this day in 1929USA

- first flight of  Ford’s Tri-Motor aircraft, nicknamed “The Tin Goose. It was sold to Pitcairn Aviation’s passenger division

August20AugOn this day in 2007


- Loch Lomond Seaplanes launches scheduled services from Glasgow Seaplane Terminal to Oban in Scotland
August20AugOn this day in 1963


- first flight of the BAC One-Eleven
added19Aug14Air WingsRomania- due to start in November but unsure of services as yet (thanks ionut.bogdan.ilisei)
added19Aug14Karnavati AviationIndia- 'Active' charter services out of Ahmedabad, Gujarat
added19Aug14India Flysafe AviationIndia- 'Active' New Delhi based fixed wing and helicopter charter service
news19Aug14Moskovia AirlinesRussia- are rumoured to be suspending all operations with effect from September 1
news19Aug14Fly RomaniaRomania- has cancelled all remaining scheduled flights for this summer leaving its future in doubt
update19Aug14Vladivostok AirRussia- status belatedly changed to 'Inactive' as airline ceased operations at the start of this year
added18Aug14British Overseas Air CharterUK- formed in December 1970 and was BOAC's charter arm
added18Aug14Saurya AirlinesNepal- intends to operates flights from Kathmandu this Sept. using CRJ-200 aircraft
added18Aug14Congo AirwaysDR Congo- shareholders, including the Congolese state and several state companies, hope to launch Congo Airways by the end of the year
update18Aug14City AirwaysThailand- has been grounded by the Thai Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) after safety violations were found
news18Aug14Wasaya AirwaysCanada- is faced with an uncertain future following reports the airline is only able to survive thanks to a “special loan” from its bank
August18AugOn this day in 1967


- first flight of the Handley Page Jetstream
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