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 Latest release - 19th April 2014
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24Apr14 update Central Districts Airlines Russia - status changed to Inactive as airline ceased operating
24Apr14 added Cargo North Canada - Active cargo carrier utilising Basler BT-67 aircraft out of Thunder Bay, ON
24Apr14 update CatovAir Mauritius - status changed to Inactive and end date confirmed as 2008
24Apr14 news Greenland Express Air Greenland - is planning to launch operations between Denmark, Greenland and Iceland June 2 using F.100 aircraft
23Apr14 history On this day 1919 - the North Sea Aerial Navigation Company begins a passenger run between Leeds and Hounslow in ex-military Blackburn RT.1s
23Apr14 news Fuzhou Airlines China - based in southwest China's Fujian province is set to launch in October 2014
23Apr14 news Yingan Airlines China - will launch its inaugural passenger services on Wednesday 23 April 2014.
23Apr14 news Thomson Airways UK - plans a B.757 October 2014 Round-The-World Charter Operation
23Apr14 added R1 Airlines Canada - is the new name for Regional 1 Airlines after rebranding
23Apr14 added Limitless Airways Croatia - is a start-up planning to launch services with two A320-200s
23Apr14 added 21 Air USA - is a new Geensboro based cargo carrier looking to serve the international ACMI and charter markets in the Americas
23Apr14 added Airline4.0 USA - is a Nevada-based start-up looking to become the United States' fourth largest carrier
23Apr14 added Mehair India - has launched India’s first seaplane service with flights between Mumbai Juhu and Aamby Valley City
23Apr14 added Quick Duck Slovakia - plans to offer an ATR72 up for ACMI operations
22Apr14 history On this day 1985 - Pan Am sells its Pacific division to United Air Lines for $750 million; including all Pan Am's Pacific routes & 747SP fleet
22Apr14 added Global Air Jets USA - charter start-up that has started offering weekly flights between West Palm Beach Int'l and Montego Bay
22Apr14 added Go Air Philippines - is to be the new name for Tigerair Philippines
22Apr14 update Cargo Charter Airways Germany - confirmed. Formed in 1971 with 2 DC.54F aircraft. Unsure if started operations
22Apr14 update Can-Hellas Cargo (Canhellas) Canda - status changed to Inactive and dates now showing 1973*-1973*. Suspect very short life
22Apr14 news VECA Airlines El Salvador - plans to launch operations with three leased A.319s in July or August, after completing its local certification process
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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"