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Ireland is the westernmost and second largest of the British Isles/Republic of Ireland, in the North Atlantic Ocean, and separated from Great Britain by St. George's Channel on the southeast, the Irish Sea on the east, and the North Channel on the northeast. The island is divided into four historical provinces-Connacht, Leinster, Munster, and Ulster-and administrative units called counties. The area of the island is 84,431 sq km (32,599 sq mi) (Republic of Ireland, 70,283 sq km/27,136 sq mi; Northern Ireland, 14,148 sq km/5463 sq mi)

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Country aircraft registration code = EI 

24 Oct 2017

Hi Fly X Ireland is a planned passenger charter carrier based of Dublin International (DUB). It is a subsidiary of the Portuguese carrier of the same name [added]

12Jul2017 

Aer Southeast now intends to start operations later this summer [news]

30Jun2017

Aer Southeast, a planned carrier has been forced to suspend the sale of tickets following a directive from the Irish Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR) [news]

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Aer Arann   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1970 - 2011
Airline Code : RE : REA
Genealogy : Aer Arann >Aer Arann Regional >Stobart Air
Comments : Aer Arann was formed in 1970 by James Coen and Ralph Langan & started operations on 16Aug1970
Aer Arann Islands  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

1970 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aer Arann Islands was formed in 1970 by James Coen and Ralph Langan & began operations in Aug1970 (Scheduled and charter domestic passenger airline serving the Aran Islands from Connemara Regional Airport)
Aer Arann Regional   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2011 - 2014
Airline Code : RE : REA
Genealogy : Aer Arann >Aer Arann Regional >Stobart Air
Comments : No further information at this time
Aer Atlantic   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1996* - 1996*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aer Leisure   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999 - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aer Lingus (Irish International)   
Status : Active

Dates :

1936 - date
Airline Code : EI : EIN
Genealogy : >Aer Lingus
Comments : AER LINGUS was formed on 15Apr1936 & first service was on 27May1936. Originally the domestic side of the airline with AER RIANTE and AERLINTE EIREANN TEORANTE handling the international. Both airlines were integrated in in 1970. The airline formed AER LINGUS COMMUTER in1984 and integrated it back in 2001. First European operator of F27 aircraft. International and regional passenger and cargo airline
Aer Lingus Commuter   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1984 - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aer Lingus Commuter >>Aer Lingus
Comments : Aer Lingus Commuter was formed in 1984 as the commuter division of Aer Lingus {AER LINGUS was formed on 15Apr1936 & first service was on 27May1936. Originally the domestic side of the airline with AER RIANTE and AERLINTE EIREANN TEORANTE handling the international. Both airlines were integrated in in 1970. The airline formed AER LINGUS COMMUTER in1984 and integrated it back in 2001. First European operator of F27 aircraft. International and regional passenger and cargo airline]
Aer Lingus Regional   
Status : Active

Dates :

2010 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aer Lingus Regional was founded on 26Jan2010 & commenced operations on 28Mar2010
Aer Lingus Teoranta   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1936 - 1970
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Aer Lingus
Comments : Aer Lingus Teoranta was registered as an airline on 22May1936 [AER LINGUS was formed on 15Apr1936 & first service was on 27May1936. Originally the domestic side of the airline with AER RIANTE and AERLINTE EIREANN TEORANTE handling the international. Both airlines were integrated in in 1970. The airline formed AER LINGUS COMMUTER in1984 and integrated it back in 2001. First European operator of F27 aircraft. International and regional passenger and cargo airline]
Aer Southeast  added: 2017 + last update: 2017
Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aer Southeast is a planned carrier that was set to commence operations out of the southeastern town of Waterford on 24Jul2017. It intends to use a Saab340 offering 6x weekly flights to London Luton, 3x weekly flights to Manchester Int'l, and a 3x weekly service to Birmingham Int'l. It has been forced to suspend the sale of tickets following a directive from the Irish Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR). Now intends to start operations later this summer
Aer Turas Teoranta (Irish Cargo Airlines)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1962 - 2003
Airline Code : QT : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aer Turas Teoranta was formed in 1962 & offered regional & international, passenger & cargo services from Dublin specialising in the transport of livestock from Stansted. Cceased operations in Apr2003
Aerfair   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2010)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aerlínte Éireann   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1947)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aerlínte Éireann was started to operate flights to New Yorky from Ireland but a change of government & a financial crisis prevented the service from starting
Aerlinte Eireann Teorante   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1958 - 1970
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aerlinte Eireann Teorante >Aer Lingus
Comments : Aerlinte Eireann Teorantes was formed in 1946 & its first transatlantic service leaves Dublin & Shannon for NY on 28Apr1958 [AER LINGUS was formed on 15Apr1936 & first service was on 27May1936. Originally the domestic side of the airline with AER RIANTE and AERLINTE EIREANN TEORANTE handling the international. Both airlines were integrated in in 1970. The airline formed AER LINGUS COMMUTER in1984 and integrated it back in 2001. First European operator of F27 aircraft. International and regional passenger and cargo airline]
Air Contractors  last update: 02Nov2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1998 - 2015
Airline Code : AG : ABR
Genealogy : ABC >Air Bridge >Hunting Cargo Airlines >Air Contractors >ASL Airlines Ireland
Comments : [AIR CONTRACTORS was formed as ABC at East Midlands Airport on 30Jun1972. Briefly known as AIR BRIDGE and then renamed to HUNTING CARGO AIRLINES in Sep1992 and then to Air Contractors in Jun1998 following the acquisition by Compagnie Maritime Belge and Safair. Moved to Dublin at that time. Air Contractors acquired French carrier Europe Airpost on 14Mar2008. Following the acquisition of EAP into the ACL group of companies, the group was rebranded ASL Aviation Group]
Air Exports   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Lucht   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2004)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nli
Comments : No further information at this time
Apple Air Services   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
ASL Airlines Ireland  last update: 02Nov2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Airline Code : -- : ABR
Genealogy : ABC >Air Bridge >Hunting Cargo Airlines >Air Contractors >ASL Airlines Ireland
Comments : AIR CONTRACTORS was formed as ABC at East Midlands Airport on 30Jun1972. Briefly known as AIR BRIDGE and then renamed to HUNTING CARGO AIRLINES in Sep1992 and then to Air Contractors in Jun1998 following the acquisition by Compagnie Maritime Belge and Safair. Moved to Dublin at that time. Air Contractors acquired French carrier Europe Airpost on 14Mar2008. Following the acquisition of EAP into the ACL group of companies, the group was rebranded ASL Aviation Group
Avair   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1978* - 1984
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Gerry Connolly was the founder and Managing Director, Avair Ltd. Connolly set up Avair in 1978 with investment from Crest Holdings and operated a twice weekly service between Cork and Derry. On 13Jan1982, Avair commenced a domestic commuter service between Cork Airport and Dublin. Avair also flew to Dublin twice weekly from Waterford Airport. The airline was granted a number for international routes between Dublin and Blackpool, Nottingham, East Midlands and Leeds Bradford in the UK. The airline closed in Feb1984 after failing to get further government subsidies. Iona National Airways took over some of the Avair routes such as Dublin-Sligo, and many of the internal Irish routes were operated by Aer Arran
Aviajet   
Status : Active

Dates :

1983* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Benedar Air   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1961* - 1961*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Business City Direct   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1992 - 1993
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Business City Direct >CityJet
Comments : CityJet was formed as Business City Direct in 1992 by Patrick Byrne. Operations started 12Jan1994 after being renamed
Camus Airways   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1996)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Capel Air (Reindeer Travel)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1971* - 1980
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Celtic Airways   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2001)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Chartavia   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1998*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
CHC (Ireland)  added: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2012* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : CHC (Ireland) is a passenger charter carrier out of Shannon International (SNN)
CityJet  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

1994 - date
Airline Code : WX : BCY
Genealogy : Business City Direct >CityJet
Comments : CityJet was formed as Business City Direct by Patrick Byrne in Sep1992 & operations started 12Jan1994 after being renamed. Started wirh a 5 times daily service between Dublin and London City on 12Jan1994
Club Air   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Clyden Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1978 - 1981*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Cork Air Carriers   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1974 - 1974
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Cork Aviation Centre   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1998* - 1998*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
EirJet   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2006
Airline Code : -- : EIR
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : EirJet was founded in 2004 & commenced operations on 23Dec2004. Ceased operations on 18Oct2006
EUjet   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2005
Airline Code : VE : EUY
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : EUjet ceased operations on 25Jul2005 & went into administration on 26Jul2005
Euro West Airlines   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1996*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Euroceltic Airways  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001 - 2003
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Established by Diran Kazandjian in 1999 and started operations from Luton Airport to Waterford, Eire in early 2001. Collapsed in early 2003 after a F.27 crash in 2002 and ceased operations
Eurojet   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2003* - 2003*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
ExpressJet Europe  last update: 2017
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2007)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Founded in 2004. Regional feeder carrier being developed by Jochen Scnadt (ex-Jetmagic) and the US airline ExpressJet Airlines. Did not start operations
Exxavia   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2005)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
FlyBe Ireland   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2013)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
FlyU   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2006* - 2008
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
FreshAer   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2003*)
Airline Code : FA : FAE
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Futura Gael  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2007 - 2008
Airline Code : F0 : FGL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Was founded in 2007. Holiday charter services based in Dublin, Ireland, wholly owned by Futura International Airways. Ceased operations on 08Sep2008 when the parent company failed
GenAir  last update: 2017
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1979)
Airline Code : SG : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : GenAir was founded in 1978 but did not start operations
Harbour Air Ireland   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2010 - 2010
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Harbour Flights
Comments : No further information at this time
Harbour Flights Ireland   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2010)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Hi Fly X Ireland  added: 24Oct2017
Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Hi Fly X Ireland is a planned passenger charter carrier based of Dublin International (DUB). It is a subsidiary of the Portuguese carrier of the same name
Hibernian Airlines (Air Charters of Ireland)  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1966 - 1967
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Emerald Airways (Belfast) >>Hibernian Airlines (Ireland)
Comments : Hibernian Airlines was formed in 1966 & started general passenger and cargo charter operations on 05Apr1966. Dublin based ad-hoc charter carrier. Purchased EMERALD AIRWAYS but ceased operations in 1967
Interconair   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1977 - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Iona National Airways (i)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1930 - 1933
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Iona National Airways (ii)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1959 - 1995
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Ireland Airways (El Air Exports)  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991* - 1998
Airline Code : 2E : EIX
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Ireland Airways was formed in 1991. Regional airline that ceased operating in 1998
Ireland West Airways   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1968* - 1971*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Ireland West Airways was based at Dublin airport and operated to Castlebar, Galway, Tralee as well as to Shannon and Kerry
Irish Airways (i)   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1930*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Irish Airways (ii)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 1993
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Irish Aviation   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1931 - 1931*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
JetBird   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2010*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
JetGreen Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2004
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Jetmagic  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2004
Airline Code : GX : GMJ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Short-lived Cork-based regional carrier formed in 2003 & provided scheduled services to the UK and Europe
Kerry Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1970 - 1977
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
MyWay   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2004*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Nex Aviation   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2007 - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Norwegian Air International  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Airline Code : DU : NLH
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Is an 'Active' scheduled carrier out of Dublin International (DUB)
Omega Airlines   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1996* - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Ryanair  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

1985 - date
Airline Code : FR : RYR
Genealogy : Buzz >>Ryanair (2)
Comments : Ryanair was formed in 1985 & operations started on 15Jul1985. Took over Buzz in 2003 (Low fare carrier that is generally regarded as the European pioneer. Domestic and international scheduled and charter passenger and cargo)
SEA (Shannon Executive Aviation)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1986* - 1990
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Shannon Air  added: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1964* - 1966
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Shannon Air was a non-schuduled operator that was formed in 1964 & ceased operations in 1966
SkyNet Airlines  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2004
Airline Code : SI : SIH
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : SkyNet Airlines was established in 2001. Started operations on 25Jun2002. Forced to suspend operations after it's 2 B.737-400s were impounded by the lessor. Restarted in 2005 & ceased on 24May2004
Starair   
Status : Active

Dates :

2000* - date
Airline Code : -- : BLY
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Stobart Air   
Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : RE : REA
Genealogy : Aer Arann >Aer Arann Regional >Stobart Air
Comments : Stobart Air was formed in 1970 & started operations on 16Aug1970 as Aer Arann
Sun Premier Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997 - 1997
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
TransAer  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996 - 2000
Airline Code : T7 : TLA
Genealogy : Translift Airways >TransAer
Comments : TRANSAER was formerly known as TRANSLIFT AIRWAYS (formed in 1991). Acquired ALL LEISURE AIRLINES in 1997. Main business is holiday charters. Ceased operations in 2000
Translift Airways  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1992 - 1996
Airline Code : FB : TLA
Genealogy : Translift Airways >TransAer
Comments : TRANSAER was formerly known as TRANSLIFT AIRWAYS (formed in 1991). Acquired ALL LEISURE AIRLINES in 1997. Main business is holiday charters. Ceased operations in 2000
Ven Air   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1990* - 1990*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Virgin Express Ireland   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998 - 2001
Airline Code : VK : VEI
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Virgin Express Ireland commenced operations with Shannon to Stansted on 12Dec1998
Visionair   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2008)
Airline Code : -- : VAT
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Westair Aviation (Westair Cargo) (Leoni Aviation)   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1976* - 2003*
Airline Code : -- : EFF
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
XL Airways Ireland   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2007 - 2008
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
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