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Romania is a republic in south-eastern Europe, bordered on the north by Ukraine, on the east by Moldova, on the southeast by the Black Sea, on the south by Bulgaria, on the southwest by Serbia (a constituent republic of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia), and on the west by Hungary. Bucharest is its capital and largest city.

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April 16, 2017Star East was founded in 2017 and has received its initial A.320  [added]
December 21, 2016Valahia Air started operations on 21Dec2013 but has ceased operations [status change]
August 31, 2016Direct Aero Service operations started on 15Oct2009 & ceased on 07Mar2012, changing its name to Romstrade Logistic Expres [added]

Airline

Operating DatesStatus

Acvila Airlines   

1994 - 2006Renamed

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^ Genealogy : Acvila Airlines >Tend Airways + Medallion Air =>Ten Airways

Aeroline International   

1998 - 1999Inactive

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Air Antares   

1994 - 1995Inactive

^ Comments : Air Antares was founded in 1991

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Air Bucharest   

2010 - dateActive

^ Comments : Air Bucharest was founded in 2010 & started operations on 03Jul2010

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Air Wings   

(2014)Began?

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AiRom 2000 (Air Romania)   

1999 - 2000Inactive

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Alabarka Air*   

2000 - 2000*Status?

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Alfa Air Services   

2008 - 2012Inactive

^ Comments : Alfa Air Services ceased operations in 2012

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Angel Airlines   

2001 - 2004Inactive

^ Comments : Angel Airlines Started internal services in Q3 2001 using BAe J32 turboprop aircraft. Ran into financial difficulties and suspended operations in late 2001 but restarted. Finally ceased in 2004

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Atom Airways  updated

(2012)Began?

^ Comments : Atom Airways (Bucharest Otopeni Henri Coanda International (OTP)) was a start-up planning to offer direct one-stop services from the United States to Afghanistan with a brief stop in Romania where the airline is to be based. Atom Airways is backed by US investors and aimed to operate a B767-200ER and is mainly targeting US government and defense contractors. Did not start operations

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ATS (Aviation Transport Services)   

1991* - 2001Inactive

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Aviro Air   

2016* - dateActive

^ Comments : Aviro Air was established in 2014 as a Commercial Operator under certification with Romanian CAA

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Banat Air   

1995 - 1997Inactive

^ Comments : Banat Air had an Antonov 24B crash in 1995

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Banat Air Service   

1998 - 2000Inactive

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Blue Air   

2004 - dateActive

^ Comments : Blue Air was launched as the first Romanian airline company, with 100% private equity on 13Dec2004 & started operations the same month

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C&I Corporation   

2008 - dateActive

^ Comments : C&I Corporation provides private flight services to any destination in the world

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Carpatair   

1999 - dateActive

^ Comments : Carpatair was formed in 1999 & operations started on 15Feb1999 as Veg Air. Renamed in Dec1999 when new owners took over

^ Genealogy : Veg Air >Carpatair

CFRNA (French-Romanian Company for Air Navigation)   

1920* - 1927Renamed

^ Comments : CFRNA was founded on 01Jan1920. CFRNA was renamed CIDNA, "The International Air Navigation Company" in 1927

^ Genealogy : CFRNA >CIDNA…>>TAROM

Chris Air   

2005 - 2005Inactive

^ Comments : Chris Air was a low-fares airline, based in Suceava, Romania which both started up and ended in 2005

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CIDNA (The International Air Navigation Company)   

1927 - 1930*Status?

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^ Genealogy : CFRNA > CIDNA…>>Tarom (Transporturile Aeriene Romane)

Cobrex Trans   

1994* - dateActive

^ Comments : Cobrex Trans was founded in & has operated in Brasov since 1994

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DAC Air   

1995 - 1999Inactive

^ Comments : DAC Air was a regional and domestic passenger carrier that ceased operations in 1999

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DAC Air   

2004* - 2006*Status?

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DHL Romania   

1997* - 1997*Status?

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Direct Aero Service   

2009 - 2012Renamed

^ Comments : Direct Aero Service operations started on 15Oct2009 & ceased on 07Mar2012, changing its name to Romstrade Logistic Expres. Suspended operations and its AOC was revoked on 01Mar2013

^ Genealogy : Direct Aero Service >Romstrade Logistic Expres

Eurojet Romania   

2009 - dateActive

^ Comments : Eurojet Romania was established in 2004 when The Rompetrol Group decided to create its own aviation division. Eurojet Romania began at the beginning of 2009 as an independent business charter company

^ Genealogy : Rompetrol Group Aviation Division >Eurojet Romania

Fly 365   

(2016)Began?

^ Comments : Fly 365 is an airline specialising in the supply of commercial aircraft on ACMI and Charter basis

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Fly Romania   

2014 - 2014Inactive

^ Comments : Fly Romania cancelled all flights on 19Aug2014 & declared bankruptcy on 29Sep2014

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Grivco International (Grivco Air)   

1993 - 2001Inactive

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Iceland Air   

(2010)Began?

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Inter Aviation   

2011 - 2013Inactive

^ Comments : Inter Aviation is an air taxi company operating out of Bucharest

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Ion Tiriac Air   

1997 - 2006*Status?

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JARO International   

1991 - 2001Inactive

^ Comments : JARO International started operations in 1991 at Aurel Vlaicu International Airport, Bucharest, with a single B.707. In Sep2001, the airline declared bankruptcy and made its last flight from New York

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Jetline (Mercury Aviation)   

2004* - 2006*Status?

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Jetran Air   

2006 - 2013Renamed

^ Comments : Jetran Air was formed in 2005

^ Genealogy : Jetran Air >Tend Air + Medallion Air =>Ten Airways

JOIN! Regional Airlines   

(2016)Began?

^ Comments : JOIN! Regional Airlines is a start up intending to commence operations in early 2016. Apparently delayed

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LAR (Liniile Aeriene Romane)   

1975 - 1997Inactive

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LARES (Linile Aeriene Romane Exploate cu Statul)   

1930* - 1939Inactive

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^ Genealogy : SARTA

Medallion Air   

2009 - 2013Inactive

^ Comments : Medallion Air received its AOC on 15May2009 & started operations on 07Jun2009. Into bakruptcy in Jul2013 & erged into Ten Airways in 2013

^ Genealogy : Jetran Air + Medallion Air >>Ten Airways

MIA Airlines   

2005 - 2008Inactive

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Miravia Romanian Airlines   

1994 - 2000Inactive

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Regional Air Services   

1998 - dateActive

^ Comments : Regional Air Services is an aero taxi operator offering a variety of services

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Romavia (Romanian Aviation Company)   

1991 - 2014Inactive

^ Comments : Romavia was established on 03Apr1991 and started operations later in the same year. As of Aug2014 the company is in bankruptcy

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Rompetrol Group Aviation Division   

2004* - 2009Renamed

^ Comments : Eurojet Romania was established in 2004 when The Rompetrol Group decided to create its own aviation division. Eurojet Romania began at the beginning of 2009 as an independent business charter company

^ Genealogy : Rompetrol Group Aviation Division >Eurojet Romania

Romstrade Logistic Expres   

2012 - 2013Inactive

^ Comments : Direct Aero Service operations started on 15Oct2009 & ceased on 07Mar2012, changing its name to Romstrade Logistic Expres. Suspended operations and its AOC was revoked on 01Mar2013

^ Genealogy : Direct Aero Service >Romstrade Logistic Expres

SARTA (The Romanian Air Transport Society Ltd)   

1937* - 1939*Status?

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^ Genealogy : SARTA

Star East  added

2017 >Planned

^ Comments : Star East was founded in 2017 and has received its initial A.320

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Tarom (Transporturile Aeriene Romane)   

1954 - dateActive

^ Comments : TAROM (Transporturile Aeriene Române) was founded & started operations on 18Sep1954 when the state of Romania bought out the Soviet Union's 50 percent stake in TARS (founded in 1945). TARS had been formed in 1946 to take over the interests of LARES, a state-owned airline that had operated in Romania before World War II

^ Genealogy : TARS >Tarom (Transporturile Aeriene Romane)

TARS (Transportun Aeriene Romana Sovetica)   

1946 - 1954Renamed

^ Comments : TAROM was founded in 1945 as TARS. Operations were started on 01Feb1946, when TARS took over all air services and aircraft from LARES

^ Genealogy : TARS >Tarom (Transporturile Aeriene Romane)

Ten Airways   

2008 - 2015Inactive

^ Comments : Ten Airways ended operations on 19Jan2015 after the Romanian civil aviation authority suspended its AOC. Hope to restart in 2016

^ Genealogy : Jetran Air + Medallion Air =>Ten Airways

Tend Airways   

2006 - 2008Status?

^ Comments : Tend Airways is proving difficult to establish the facts

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Tiriac Air   

1997* - dateActive

^ Comments : Țiriac Air was founded in 1997, as part of Țiriac Group.

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Toyo Aviation   

2007* - dateActive

^ Comments : Toyo Aviation is a Bucharest Baneasa (BBU) based charter carrier that was established in 2007

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United European Airlines   

2012* - dateActive

^ Comments : United European Airlines operates both airplanes and helicopters. Based in Bucharest, with a regional office in Gothenburg, Sweden. The company with its Scandinavian management operates out of Otopeni Airport and offers ACMI charters with MD80´s and helicopters

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United European Airways   

(2006)Began?

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Valahia Air   

2013 - 2015*Inactive

^ Comments : Valahia Air started operations on 21Dec2013 but has ceased operations

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Veg Air   

1999 - 1999Renamed

^ Comments : Carpatair was formed in 1999 & operations started on 15Feb1999 as Veg Air. Renamed in the same year

^ Genealogy : Veg Air >Carpatair

Wizz Air Romania   

(2008)Began?

^ Comments : Wizz Air Romania was a planned subsidiary to be based at Timișoara Traian Vuia International Airport. However, this sub-company never started operations

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