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1 Nov 1920

Aeromarine West Indies Airways commenced operations

USA

1 Nov 1923

The charter establishing the Aero Oy was signed in Helsinki on 12Sep1923, & registered on this date (>Finnair)

Finland

1 Nov 1934

SAA (South African Airways) introduced the Junkers Ju 52/3m, the first multi-engine aircraft, which was used on domestic flights

South Africa

1 Nov 1936

Pennsylvania Central Airlines was formed (>Capital Airlines >>UAL)

USA

1 Nov 1950

Suidair, formed in 1946 goes into liquidation and ceased to operate

South Africa

1 Nov 1958

Ladeco began operations

Chile

1 Nov 1958

OFD was founded by Martin Dekker & Jan Janssen as OLT (Ostfriesische Lufttransport)

Germany

1 Nov 1959

Nordurflug was formed by Tryggvi Helgason to provide air ambulance and charter flights to remote areas of Iceland (>Air Iceland)

Iceland

1 Nov 1962

Transmeridian began operations under the name Trans Meridian Flying Service on 05Oct1962 and began operations on this date

UK

1 Nov 1966

Air Canada began the first North American air services to the Soviet Union

Canada

1 Nov 1966

Aeromaya was formed by the merger of ASSA, which itself had taken over Aero Taxi SA of Merida & Servicio Aereo Gomez-Mendez

Mexico

1 Nov 1967

Cable Flying Services, an Air taxi operator founded by Roger Cable, began scheduled commuter air services as Cable Commuter Airlines

USA

1 Nov 1968

Blue Dog, operated scheduled commuter services from Omak in the state of Washington, was certificated

USA

1 Nov 1971

Cameroon Airlines, established on 26Jul1971, started operations

Cameroon

1 Nov 1971

Danair operations began (>Cimber Sterling)

Denmark

1 Nov 1973

Air Niugini was established & started operations

Papua New Guinea

1 Nov 1977

Tu-144 first passenger carrying flight

USSR

1 Nov 1979

JEA (Jersey European Airways) operations started (..>FlyBe)

UK

1 Nov 1984

American Eagle Airlines began operations

USA

1 Nov 1985

Flight Express, started as Chapman Air in May1978, but Jim Chapman sold his company & was renamed as Flight Express

USA

1 Nov 1987

LTE International Airways, formed on 29Apr1987, started operations

Spain

1 Nov 1988

Air Tindi operations started

Canada

1 Nov 1992

Airlines of Carriacou was formed

Grenada

1 Nov 1995

Santa Bárbara Airline was established (>SBA Airlines)

Venezuela

1 Nov 1996

J-Air, founded on 08Aug1996, commenced operations

Japan

1 Nov 1996

RICO Linhas Aerea was created by Rico Taxi Aereo

Brazil

1 Nov 2001

Air Canada created low-cost subsidiary Tango. Re-absorbed the operation in Jul2004

Canada

1 Nov 2004

Malta Air Charter, established in 1970, although it did not start operations until 1990, ceased operations

Malta

1 Nov 2005

Fischer Air ceased operations

Czech Republic

1 Nov 2006

Ajet, formerly Helios Airways, ceased operations

Greece

1 Nov 2008

Domodedovo Airlines ceased operations

Russia

1 Nov 2008

KrasAir ceased operations

Russia

1 Nov 2009

Nile Air obtained AOC & started operations in Aug2010

Egypt

1 Nov 2011

Airberlin Turkey a joint venture between Airberlin & Pegasus Airlines, launched operations between Antalya and Stuttgart

Turkey

1 Nov 2014

LFH - Luftverkehr Friesland Harle merged into FLN Frisia-Luftverkehr Norddeich to form FLN - Die Inselflieger

Germany

 

 

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2 Nov 1922

Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services began its first scheduled flights, between Charleville, Queensland & Cloncurry, Queensland (>QANTAS)

Australia

2 Nov 1936

Adelaide Airways amalgamated with Holyman's Airways & West Australian Airways to form ANA (Australian National Airways)

Australia

2 Nov 1947

First flight Hughes H-4 Hercules "Spruce Goose", prototype 8 engines heavy transport aircraft, largest flying boat ever built

USA

2 Nov 1949

CAAC was formed as SKOGA, shortly after the founding of the People's Republic of China

China

2 Nov 1975

Surinam Airways started operations using a leased KLM DC-8-63 after being renamed from SLM

Suriname

2 Nov 1976

CAL Cargo Air Lines operations started

Israel

2 Nov 1978

CTA (Compagnie de Transport Aerien), formed in Sep1978 to succeed the privately owned charter airline SATA, began operations

Switzerland

2 Nov 1982

Last commercial Air New Zealand DC10 flight arrives in Auckland from Hong Kong

New Zealand

2 Nov 1992

First flight of the Airbus A.330

France

2 Nov 2000

Estafeta Carga Aerea operations start

Mexico

2 Nov 2007

AirAsia X, founded as FAX by Tony Fernandes, started operations

Malaysia

2 Nov 2012

1time ceased all operations and files for liquidation

South Africa

2 Nov 2014

Texas Sky Airways started flights from Victoria Regional Airport to Austin and Dallas

USA

 

 

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3 Nov 1922

Japan Air Transport Institute pioneer passenger service between Sakai, Osaka and Tokushima on Shikoku island

Japan

3 Nov 1992

TWA emerged from bankruptcy with $1.8 billion in debt, most of which was secured with TWAs assets (>American Airlines)

USA

3 Nov 1997

Britannia Airways (Germany), established by Britannia Airways UK, began holiday charter flights

Germany

3 Nov 2000

Air Sénégal International was established

Senegal

3 Nov 2001

Belair, registered in the Swiss Commercial Register on 16Oct2001, started operations

Switzerland

3 Nov 2003

Baboo, founded by Julian Cook in Aug2003, operated its first flight to Lugano as Flybaboo

Switzerland

3 Nov 2004

Albatros Airways was established and started operations

Albania

 

 

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4 Nov 1933

VASP (Viação Aérea São Paulo) was established

Brazil

4 Nov 1942

First flight Latécoère 631, French civil transatlantic 6 engine flying boat

France

4 Nov 1953

The Douglas DC-7 began service with American Airlines, allowing the company to offer coast-to-coast, nonstop service.

USA

4 Nov 1964

First ever automatic blind landing by a passenger aircraft when a British European Airways Hawker Siddeley Trident landed in dense fog

UK

4 Nov 1982

Pan Am inaugurates service from Los Angeles to Sydney; at 7,487 non-stop miles (11,979 km), it was the longest non-stop flight in the world

USA

4 Nov 1993

Maldivian Air Taxi started operations

Maldives

4 Nov 2002

CCAir, formed as Sunbird Airlines in 1979, closed down

USA

4 Nov 2005

GoAir started operations

India

4 Nov 2010

EuroCypria Airlines ceased operations

Cyprus

 

 

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5 Nov 1947

First flight of the Scottish Aviation Pioneer. 5 seat high wing STOL aircraft

UK

5 Nov 1947

Braniff International began daily round trip schedules using DC-6 aircraft between Dallas and Chicago

USA

5 Nov 1987

Aeromar start operations as Transportes Aerom

Mexico

5 Nov 1991

Transaero Airlines commenced operations, Moscow to Tel Aviv

Russia

5 Nov 2003

Etihad Airways, founded in Jul2003 started operations with a ceremonial flight to Al Ain. Commercial services started on 12Nov2003

UAE

5 Nov 2008

Dana Air, established on 08Aug2008, received its AOC

Nigeria

5 Nov 2009

Efly ceased operations

Malta

 

 

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6 Nov 1922

The Dornier Do J Wal made its maiden flight

Germany

6 Nov 1961

Mount Cook Airline, formed as NZ Aero Transport in 1920, was renamed from Mount Cook Air Services & began scheduled services

New Zealand

6 Nov 1968

British Eagle ceased operations, followed by voluntary liquidation two days later

UK

6 Nov 1998

Royal Airlines was founded

Pakistan

6 Nov 2002

National Airlines, already operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy, permanently ceased operations

USA

6 Nov 2006

Air Asturias, established on 13Jul2005, had no AOC so LTE started operations in behalf of it

Spain

6 Nov 2007

BRA Transportes Aereos requested the National Civil Aviation Agency to suspend all flights the following day

Brazil

6 Nov 2008

Kavok was established in June 2005, but unable to launch until it received its AOC from Venezuela’s Instituto Nacional de Aeronautica Civil on this date

Venezuela

6 Nov 2009

MCA Airlines, founded in 2008, suspended operations

Sweden

 

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7 Nov 1910

First commercial airplane flight was Phil O. Parmalee carrying two bolts of silk on his Wright Model B from Dayton to Columbus, Ohio

USA

7 Nov 1935

Imperial Airways (Nigeria and Gold Coast) Limited was jointly formed between Imperial and Elder Dempster and operated as Elders Colonial Airways

Nigeria

7 Nov 1950

BOAC retired its last flying boat airliner from service

UK

7 Nov 1960

Orion Airways, established on 26Jan1956 & started operations on 09Aug1957 with a Vickers Viking, ceased operations and was liquidated

UK

7 Nov 1977

TAB (Transportes Aereas Bolivianos) was formed as a sub-division of the Air Transport Management of the Bolivian Air Force

Bolivia

7 Nov 1988

Air France and Lufthansa established Euroberlin on 09Sep1988 & it commenced operations on this date

France

7 Nov 1993

Bhoja Airline commenced their operations. Ceased 2012

Bangladesh

7 Nov 1996

DHL Aero Express, started charter operations on 15Aug1996, added scheduled services

Panama

7 Nov 2001

Last flight of Sabena

Belgium

7 Nov 2007

Mauritania Airways, established in Dec2006, operated its first flight

Mauritania

7 Nov 2007

BRA Transportes Aereos ceased operations

Brazil

7 Nov 2008

ALMA de Mexico, a low-cost airline based in Guadalajara, suspended all services

Mexico

7 Nov 2011

United Airlines flew the world's first commercial aviation flight on a microbially derived biofuel using Solajet™, Solazyme's algae-derived renewable fuel

USA

7 Nov 2016

Fly Kiss launched services

France

 

 

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8 Nov 1932

Junkers Ju 60 first flight

Germany

8 Nov 1985

Centurion Cargo was founded as Challenge Air Cargo

USA

8 Nov 2015

Nordic Aviation, founded on 25Sep2015 by the Estonian Government, started operations (>Nordica with effect from 01Apr2016)

Estonia

8 Nov 2015

Estonian Air announced that it will ceased operations as of today

Estonia

 

 

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9 Nov 1979

Air California began its first service outside of California, when it began operating to Reno, Nevada (>AirCal >>American)

USA

9 Nov 1980

The last commercial flight (DA8874) of Dan-Air's DH Comet 4C (G-BDIW)

UK

9 Nov 1982

Altair Airlines files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy & ceased operations

USA

9 Nov 1993

The INAEC brand was reborn to service the air transportation needs of the Lopez Group of companies (original INAEC (Iloilo-Negros Air Express Co.) was formed in 1932)

Philippines

9 Nov 1995

Air Macau, established on 13Sep1994, operated its first service, from Macau to Beijing and Shanghai

Macau

9 Nov 2005

Emu Airways ceased operations (>Regionallink Airlines)

Australia

9 Nov 2005

ASA (Airlines of South Australia) ceased operations

Australia

 

 

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10 Nov 1919

AT&T carried the first international air mail – to Paris. The first flight was by DH4A G-EAHF and an Air Mail pennant was attached to its rudder

UK

10 Nov 1945

South African Airways introduces its first inter-continental service, a 3-day Springbok Service, operated by the Avro York

South Africa

10 Nov 1995

easyJet, established in 1995, started operations

UK

10 Nov 2008

Dana Air, established on 08Aug2008 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Dana Group, commenced flight operations

Nigeria

10 November2010

Regent Airways operations started

Bangladesh

10 Nov 2011

Albanian Airlines ceased operations

Albania

10 Nov 2014

TAGUA (Transporte Aéreo Guaraní) started operations

Paraguay

 

 

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11 Nov 1929

Inter-Island Airways began Hawaii's first interisland scheduled service, with two, eight-passenger Sikorsky S-38 amphibian aircraft (>Hawaiian Airlines)

USA

11 Nov 1938

The British government announces its intention to merge Imperial Airways and British Airways Limited to form British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) (>BA)

UK

11 Nov 1946

Short Solent flying boat first flight

UK

11 Nov 1983

CASA CN-235 first flight

Spain

11 Nov 1991

Avies was founded

Estonia

11 Nov 1993

TajAir was founded on as Megapode Airlines

India

11 Nov 1995

Virgin Express (France) was founded as Air Provence Charter

France

11 Nov 2009

MCA Airlines declared bankruptcy

Sweden

11 Nov 2011

Livingston Compagnia Aerea was established on  by Ricardo Toto’s RT holding company

Italy

11 Nov 2014

Palau Pacific Airways began scheduled passenger operations using a wet leased B.737-8AS

Palau

 

 

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12 Nov 1954

Air Inter was incorporated (>>Air France)

France

12 Nov 1956

CHA (Chicago Helicopter Airways) began operations after being renamed from Helicopter Air Service

USA

12 Nov 1998

Shuttle America, established in 1995, began operations as a low-fare commuter airline

USA

12 Nov 2003

United Airlines launched a new low-cost carrier, Ted, to compete with other low-cost airlines

USA

12 Nov 2003

Etihad Airways, founded in Jul2003, commenced commercial services

UAE

12 Nov 2010

The 5th reincarnation of Pan Am (Pan American Airways) had it's inaugural flight to Monterrey, Mexico from Brownsville, Texas

USA

12 Nov 2012

Air Côte d'Ivoire, set up on 15May2012, started African regional services from Abidjan

Ivory Coast

12 Nov 2015

TUS Airways operated its first flight

Cyprus

 

 

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13 Nov 1926

ALI (Avio Linee Italiane) was founded in Rome (>Alitalia)

Italy

13 Nov 1930

Braniff Airways began operations (>Braniff International)

USA

13 Nov 1944

Civil air services to London are restored, after WWII, with the first flights carried out by Railway Air Services

UK

13 Nov 1946

 CHA (Chicago Helicopter Airways) was incorporated in Delaware as Helicopter Air Service

USA

13 Nov 1991

Midway Airlines having started operations in 1979, now ceased

USA

13 Nov 2003

JetairFly was established as TUI Belgium (>TUIfly)

Belgium

13 Nov 2010

German Sky started operations

Germany

13 Nov 2013

Nasair became Flynas

Saudi Arabia

 

 

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14 Nov 1930

First flight of the Handley Page H.P.42

UK

14 Nov 1935

Philippine Congress approved franchise of Philippine Aerial Taxi Company Incorporated (PATCO) to provide mail, cargo and passenger service in Luzon (>PAL)

Philippines

14 Nov 1987

Air Transat began airline operations

Canada

14 Nov 1988

Wasawings lost its flying licence after a second crash which killed 5 people

Finland

14 Nov 2000

FlyNordic, established in 1996 as Reguljair, had AOC revoked but relaunched as Flynordic.com on 01Dec2000

Sweden

14 Nov 2005

Air Horizons ceased operations

France

14 Nov 2015

Everjets made its scheduled market debut with the launch of regular passenger flights from Funchal to Lisbon and Porto on

Portugal

 

 

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15 Nov 1948

El Al was incorporated and became Israel's national flag carrier

Israel

15 Nov 1956

SAS DC-7 C sets a new distance record for by flying 6,05 miles nonstop from Los Angeles to Stockholm, Sweden, following the Great Arctic Circle route

Scandinavia

15 Nov 1957

Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT), established on 05Jun1957, began charter operations

Taiwan

15 Nov 1975

First circumnavigation of the world, over-flying both poles, was made by a Flying Tiger Line B.707

USA

15 Nov 1979

Tropic Air operations start

Belize

15 Nov 1979

Sunbird Airlines start operations (>CCAir)

USA

15 Nov 1985

Centurion Cargo, founded on 08Nov1985 as Challenge Air Cargo, start operations

USA

15 Nov 1987

Airkenya Express operations start as Airkenya Aviation from the merger of Air Kenya and Sunbird Aviation

Kenya

15 Nov 1991

Tulpar Air operations started operations as Atlas Aviakompania

Russia

15 Nov 1991

Jagson Airlines operations started

India

15 Nov 1993

Midway Airlines was founded

USA

15 Nov 1994

Eagle Air Uganda operations started

Uganda

15 Nov 1997

Novair operations started

Sweden

15 Nov 1998

Cargo Air, formed as Vega Airlines on 04Jul1997, started operations

Bulgaria

15 Nov 1998

Cygnus Air, created as Regional Lineas Aereas, re-emerged as Cygnus Air & started operations

Spain

15 Nov 1999

La Costena operations started

Nicaragua

15 Nov 1999

Southern Air operations started

USA

15 Nov 2000

Kalitta Air operations started

USA

15 Nov 2000

Angara Airlines operations started

Russia

15 Nov 2001

Buraq Air started operations

Libya

15 Nov 2001

Transcarga International Airways operations started

Venezuela

15 Nov 2002

Transwisata Prima Aviation operations started

Indonesia

15 Nov 2003

Sriwijaya Airlines operations started

Indonesia

15 Nov 2004

Air Bagan operations started

Myanmar

15 Nov 2005

CCA (Central Connect Airlines) operations started

Czech Republic

15 Nov 2005

Boeing formally launched the stretched B.747-8 variant with orders from Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines

USA

15 Nov 2006

Mango’s first flight took place

South Africa

15 Nov 2007

Air Uganda launched services using two wet-leased Douglas DC-9-30

Uganda

15 Nov 2008

LTE International Airways ceased operations

Spain

15 Nov 2011

Strategic Airlines was renamed to Air Australia

Australia

15 Nov 2012

Massawa Airways operations started with regional services from Massawa

Eritrea

15 Nov 2012

Sky Wings operations was suspended

Greece

 

 

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16 Nov 1909

DELAG, Deutsche Luftschiffahrts-Aktiengesellschaft was formed as the world's first airline by German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin

Germany

16 Nov 1920

Papers formally establishing Qantas were signed in the Gresham Hotel, Brisbane,. The company, based in Winton, was registered with Fergus McMaster as Chairman

Australia

16 Nov 1928

Western Canada Airways established the Prairie Air Mail Route, an experimental air ail service operated for 20 days

Canada

16 Nov 1929

Ruy Vacani and the Braga Brothers founded ETA (Empresa de Transporte Aéreo) on 10Aug1928. Ceased operations

Brazil

16 Nov 1959

First flight of the Canadair CL-44

Canada

16 Nov 2012

JetLink Express, operations having started in 2004, ceased

Kenya

 

 

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17 Nov 1962

President John F. Kennedy dedicated Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC

USA

17 Nov 1964

Mass Air (Massachusetts Air Industries), founded in late 1964 by E. Antony and sons, started operations

USA

17 Nov 1966

Transavia operations started as Transavia Limburg

Netherlands

17 Nov 1997

ValuJet Airlines terminates operations after merging into AirTran Airways ( >>Southwest Airlines)

USA

17 Nov 1970

First flight of the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar [correction]

USA

17 Nov 2000

Solenta Aviation operations started

South Africa

17 Nov 2014

Saurya Airlines started operations

Nepal

 

 

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18 Nov 1946

Trans Canada Airlines received the first of five North Stars on loan from the RCAF

Canada

18 Nov 1974

Royal Brunei Airlines was founded

Brunei

18 Nov 1978

Business Flyers Basel changed name to Crossair (>Swiss)

Switzerland

18 Nov 1996

AirAsia operations started

Indonesia

18 Nov 2008

Inter Airlines ceased operations

Turkey

18 Nov 2011

Lviv Airlines, formed from the Aeroflot Lviv Division in 1992, was liquidated

Ukraine

 

 

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19 Nov 1922

Malert was founded (+>Malev)

Hungary

19 Nov 1936

PLUNA, founded in Sep1936, commenced operations

Uruguay

19 Nov 1940

Northeast Airlines started operations (>Delta)

USA

19 Nov 1945

FEATI (Far Eastern Air Transport) was restarted after renamed from INAEC (Iloilo-Negros Air Express Co.)

Philippines

19 Nov 1959

TEAL took delivery of the first of its jet-prop Lockheed Electras, "Aotearoa" (>Air New Zealand)

New Zealand

19 Nov 1992

Exin, established in Jan1991, launched cargo charter services under contract to DHL

Poland

19 Nov 2003

It was announced that ACA (Atlantic Coast Airlines) would rebrand to a lo-cost as Independence Air

USA

 

 

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20 Nov 1919

The first municipal airport in the United States opens in Tucson, Arizona and was still in use today

USA

20 Nov 1998

Air Tahiti Nui, founded on 31Oct1996, commenced operations

French Polynesia

20 Nov 2003

Aviastar Mandiri, established in Jun2000, received its AOC

Indonesia

20 Nov 2008

Vision Air International received an Air Operator Certificate & started operations on 02Dec2008

Pakistan

20 Nov 2009

Air France introduced the A380  with service to New York's JFK Airport

France

20 Nov 2009

Interlink Airlines commenced first ever passenger flights from Wonderboom Airport, Pretoria. First time the capital was connected to other centres in South Africa

South Africa

20 Nov 2013

Danube Wings ceased operations

Slovakia

20 Nov 2015

ABC Air Hungary, having started operations on 30Jun2005, ceased

Hungary

 

 

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21 Nov 1930

NYRBA do Brasil was renamed to Panair do Brasil

Brazil

21 Nov 1964

Maryland Airways, set up in late 1964, started daily Beech 18 trips across Chesapeake Bay

USA

21 Nov 1986

Air Europa, founded on 17Feb1984 as Air España, launched IT charter services with a flight from London Gatwick to Tenerife

Spain

21 Nov 1990

PBair was founded by Piya Bhirom Bhakdi of Boon Rawd Brewery

Thailand

21 Nov 2002

Westair Cargo Airlines, was formed in Swaziland (moved to Ivory Coast in 2005)

Swaziland

21 Nov 2005

Blu Express operations started

Italy

21 Nov 2011

Helitt Líneas Aéreas, founded in 2009, began operations with the inaugural route Málaga - Melilla

Spain

21 Nov 2011

Astraeus entered administration & ceased operations the same day

UK

 

 

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22 Nov 1935

Pan Am commenced the first trans-Pacific airmail service, flying a Martin M.130 from San Francisco to Manila, via Honolulu, Midway Island, Wake Island, and Guam

USA

22 Nov 1946

First flight of the Martin 2-0-2

USA

22 Nov 1947

Philippine Air Express' only C-47 (DC3) crashed killing the owner, Jose Tinsey and the airline ceased

Philippines

22 Nov 1993

Qatar Airways was established

Qatar

22 Nov 2007

Tiger Airways Australia, established on 16Mar2007, received its air operators certificate (>Tigerair Australia)

Australia

22 Nov 2007

AeroLitoral rebranded as Aeromexico Connect

Mexico

 

 

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23 Nov 1959

First flight of the B.720

USA

23 Nov 1982

ZAS Airline, founded by the two brothers Sherif and Emir Zarkani as a freight airline, started operations

Egypt

23 Nov 1992

Copa was established as Aero Republica

Colombia

23 Nov 1995

Air One was renamed from Aliadriatica (>Alitalia)

Italy

23 Nov 2004

Vildanden was founded

Norway

23 Nov 2005

Air Paradise International ceased operations

Indonesia

23 Nov 2005

Air Lithuania ceased operations

Lithuania

23 Nov 2005

TUI Belgium commenced operations as Jetairfly (TUIfly Belgium)

Belgium

23 Nov 2006

Star Airlines  became XL Airways France

France

23 Nov 2006

Star XL German Airlines became XL Airways Germany

Germany

23 Nov 2006

Excel Airways became XL Airways

UK

23 Nov 2007

Tiger Airways Australia, having received its air operators certificate on 22Nov2007, commenced services (>Tigerair Australia)

Australia

23 Nov 2007

Cambodia Angkor Air was established through an MoI signed by the Cambodian government

Cambodia

23 Nov 2011

Okapi Airlines, founded in Oct2011, launched flights

DR Congo

23 Nov 2012

Webjet suspended operations following parent GOL’s announcement that the airline was being closed down

Brazil

 

 

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24 Nov 1921

Deruluft, a joint Soviet-German airline, was established (...>>Aeroflot)

USSR

24 Nov 1924

A KLM Fokker F.VII made the first flight from the Netherlands to the Dutch East Indies, taking 127 hours 16 min.

Netherlands

24 Nov 1932

de Havilland Dragon DH.84 first flight

UK

24 Nov 1939

British Overseas Airways Corporation was established by the merger of Imperial Airways and the original British Airways under the BOAC Act

UK

24 Nov 1955

Fokker F27 Friendship first flight

Netherlands

24 Nov 1965

First commercial services through new Auckland International Airport

New Zealand

24 Nov 1971

Hijacker D.B. Cooper parachuted from Northwest Orient Airlines B.727 at 10,000 feet over Washington state with $200,000 in ransom

USA

24 Nov 2003

Overland Airways operations started

Nigeria

24 Nov 2006

Fly540 operations started

Kenya

24 Nov 2010

TAM Air ceased operations when its AOC was revoked

Georgia

24 Nov 2013

EcoJet start operations with the inaugural flight from Cochabamba to Santa Cruz & Sucre

Bolivia

24 Nov 2013

Belle Air ceased operations

Albania

24 Nov 2014

Polet Flight (Polet Airlines) suspended operations

Russia

 

 

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25 Nov 1918

Posta Aerea Transadriatica began regular mail flights from Venice

Italy

25 Nov 1929

CLASSA, formally constituted as a company on 13Mar1929, commenced operations (>Iberia)

Spain

25 Nov 1930

Canadian Airways acquired companies controlled by the Aviation Corporation of Canada and Western Canada Airways (>Air Canada)

Canada

25 Nov 1946

SAVAG was founded (>>Cruzeiro do Sul…. >Gol)

Brazil

25 Nov 1946

Silver City Airways was incorporated (>British World Airlines)

UK

25 Nov 1956

Malev commenced operations after rename from Maszovlet

Hungary

25 Nov 1973

Cook Island Airways first domestic service between Rarotonga and Aitutaki (>>Air Rarotonga)

Cook Islands

25 Nov 1992

Ukraine International Airlines start operations as Air Ukraine International

Ukraine

25 Nov 2006

Perla Airlines was established, but did not launch services until late Apr2010

Venezuela

25 Nov 2008

Indochina Airlines first flight

Vietnam

25 Nov 2009

Indochina Airlines ceased operations

Vietnam

25 Nov 2010

Petra Airlines was awarded its AOC (>Air Arabia Jordan)

Jordan

25 Nov 2015

Armenia Airways was formed

Armenia

 

 

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26 Nov 1954

Malev Hungarian Air Transport Company, successor of Maszovlet started operations

Hungary

26 Nov 2013

Belle Air Europe ceased operations

Italy

26 Nov 2015

AirSWIFT, formed as ITI (Island Transvoyager), launched services

Guyana

 

 

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27 Nov 1939

Longest ambulance flight in Canadian history was carried out by a Junkers W-34 of Canadian Airways, piloted by WE Catton from Winnipeg Manitoba, to Repulse Bay & return

Canada

27 Nov 1939

BWIA West Indies Airways was founded as British West Indian Airways

Trinidad & Tobago

27 Nov 1940

BWIA West Indies Airways started operations as British West Indian Airways

Trinidad & Tobago

27 Nov 1946

Monarch Air Lines began service in Colorado

USA

27 Nov 1962

The first production B.727-100 rolled-out

USA

27 Nov 1992

Dan-Air was merged into BA as British Airways (European Operations at Gatwick)

UK

27 Nov 1995

East Line Air was established (>Russian Sky Airlines)

Russia

27 Nov 2012

APEX Airlines was incorporated

Myanmar

27 Nov 2012

Namaste Nepalese Air received its AOC on but didn't start operations

Nepal

 

 

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28 Nov 1945

Pan American World Airways orders 20 Boeing Stratocruisers (Model 377), a commercial version of the C-97 military transport.

USA

28 Nov 1968

Transglobe Airways ceased operations

UK

28 Nov 1975

Johnson International Airlines was rebranded as Evergreen International Airlines

USA

28 Nov 1993

Raya Airways start operations as Transmile Air Services

Malaysia

28 Nov 2000

Tower Air, having suspended operations on 01May2000, surrendered their AOC

USA

28 Nov 2003

Niki (emerged from former Aero Lloyd Austria operation following it's acquisition by Niki Lauda), start operations as FlyNiki

Austria

28 Nov 2003

Helvetic Airways, founded as Odette Airways in the summer of 2001, operated its first flight

Switzerland

28 Nov 2004

Conviasa's inaugural flight was made with a De Havilland Canada Dash 7

Venezuela

28 Nov 2008

New Air & Tours, rebranded as enerjet on 20Oct2008 prior to start-up, was awarded its Air Operator’s certificate

Canada

28 Nov 2011

Sol Linhas Aéreas, founded in 2008, suspended all operations

Brazil

28 Nov 2014

Veca Airlines commenced operations with charter flights from San Salvador Int'l to San José Juan Santamaría and Panamá City Tocumen Int'l.

El Salvador

 

 

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29 Nov 1953

American Airlines inaugurated the first regular commercial service between New York and Los Angeles with a Douglas DC-7.

USA

29 Nov 1961

Caledonian Airways operated its inaugural flight, from Gatwick (>>British Airways)

UK

29 Nov 1989

Air Melanesiæ was renamed to Vanair (>>Air Vanuatu)

Vanuatu

29 Nov 2005

OzJet commenced operations

Australia

29 Nov 2007

Shanxi Airlines merged with China Xinhua Airlines and Chang’an Airlines to form Grand China Air

China

29 Nov 2007

RAK Airways operations started

UAE

29 Nov 2011

City Airline, established in 1997, ceased operations (>>Skyways)

Sweden

29 Nov 2012

Fastjet operated its first revenue service from Dar es Salaam to Mwanza

Tanzania

 

 

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30 Nov 1935

Adelaide Airways, a subsidiary of of the Adelaide Steamship Co., commenced operations (.. >Ansett)

Australia

30 Nov 1949

PBA (Provincetown-Boston Airlines) was founded by John C. Van Arsdale

USA

30 Nov 1953

Toa Airways was established (...>JAL)

Japan

30 Nov 1964

United States Overseas Airlines ceased operations

USA

30 Nov 1968

The B.727-200, first flight on 27Jul1967, received FAA certification

USA

30 Nov 1971

MSA (Malaysia-Singapore Airlines) was renamed Malaysian Airline System Berhad

Malaysia

30 Nov 1986

Fokker 100 first flight

Netherlands

30 Nov 1992

Aero Ferinco, founded in 1992, operated its first flight

Mexico

30 Nov 1994

RusAir was established as CGI Aero

Russia

30 Nov 1997

Cielos Airlines was established

Peru

30 Nov 1997

MNG Airlines started operations

Turkey

30 Nov 1999

Euro First Air (Canarias Cargo) was founded with headquarters in Las Palmas

Spain

30 Nov 2001

FTI Airline ceased flight operations

Germany

30 Nov 2001

South Atlantic Airways, founded in 2000, returned the leased plane to Arkia and ended all operations

Spain

30 Nov 2006

VivaAerobus start operations

Mexico

30 Nov 2008

Dba continued to operate three B.737-300s as a separate division of AirBerlin until this closure date

Germany

30 Nov 2009

Albastar was launched

Spain

30 Nov 2011

United and Continental received FAA approval for a single operating certificate

USA

30 Nov 2011

Air Tribe, established in Sep2011, launched services with two Convair 580F freighters

Mexico

30 Nov 2014

JetKonnect was phased out by Jet Airways

India

30 Nov 2014

Skywings Asia Airlines ceased operations & was rebranded as Sky Angkor Airlines on 01Dec2014

Cambodia

30 Nov 2015

Tyumenaviatrans, renamed to Utair in 2002, now rebranded to Azur Air Ukraine

Ukraine

   

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