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May 2018 Additions & Updates

31 May 2018

FlyYangYang [updated]  was a proposed scheduled Carrier based at Yangyang International (YNY). It was renamed to FlyGangwon [added] after being denied an operating license by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport

South Korea

31 May 2018

ASL airtaxi is a business and private charter carrier based out of Liège Bierset (LGG) [added]

Belgium

31 May 2018

SA Express is hoping to resume flights by 23Jun2018 [updated]

South Africa

31 May 2018

Ritchie Air Services [added] was formed by Ian Ritchie in 1960. The company merged with NZ Tourist Air Travel on the 11Dec1964

New Zealand

30 May 2018

Amphibious Air Charters, also known as Amphair, started operations in 1960 with the first of four ex-RAAF Supermarine Walrus amphibians used for charter flying

Australia

30 May 2018

Deutscher Helicopter Dienst Rietdorf operated a variety of helicopter charter services, including crop-spraying. Based in Kretz [added]

West Germany

30 May 2018

EWA (Enterprise World Airways) was listed on EU ban list as from 22Mar2006 [updated]

DR Congo

29 May 2018

Afriqiyah Airways, having suspended all flights after 20 people killed and 63 wounded on 15Jan2018, restarted again in May2018 [updated]

Libya

29 May 2018

Neptune Air [updated]  was rebranded as MY Jet Xpress Airlines [added] in May2018

Malaysia

28 May 2018

BlueSky Airlines plans to offer scheduled services to the Caribbean as well as Central and South America [updated]

Cayman Airlines

28 May 2018

Little is known about Cetraca Aviation Services at this time except it operated 2007*-2010* [added]

DR Congo

28 May 2018

BlueSky Airlines operated business & private charters out of Kinshasa N'Djili International (FIH). Ceased operations but had hoped to restart. Airline has now gone out of business [updated]

DR Congo

28 May 2018

Little is known about Garinco Airways, except it was a carrier based out of Lubumbashi Luano International (FBM) in the late 2000s [added]

DR Congo

28 May 2018

Armi Global Business Air was a cargo carrier around 2011/2102 [added]

DR Congo

27 May 2018

ADSM (Alas de Socorro de México) is a passenger charter carrier based out of Oaxaca Xoxocotlán International (OAX). It is an affiliate of the Mission Aviation Fellowship [added]

Mexico

27 May 2018

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has announced that South African Airways (SAA), SA Express and Mango are to be merged [News]

South Africa

26 May 2018

Arizona Airways Express [added] was renamed from Arizona Airways [updated]  and integrated into Great Lakes Airlines [updated]  on 15Jan1996

USA

26 May 2018

ASERCA having hoped to restart operations, has surrendered its AOC as of 22May2018 [updated]

Venezuela

26 May 2018

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) revoked SA Express's Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) in May2018 because of safety issues [updated]

South Africa

25 May 2018

SMX Airways started operations in early 2018 [updated]

Netherlands Antilles

25 May 2018

Aerovias Internacionales de Cuba was founded by National Airlines to avoid tax issues in Cuba. Ceased operating after it flew Batista out of the country after the revolution [updated]

Cuba

25 May 2018

Grant's Helicopters Transport was a Melbourne company, that was registered in 1960. Unsure if actually started operations [added]

Australia

25 May 2018

Copter Air Transport was a helicopter operator that intended to start services between Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong and Katoomba. Unsure if actually started operations [added]

Australia

25 May 2018

Solenta Aviation Zimbabwe was passenger charter carrier based out of Harare Robert Gabriel Mugabe International (HRE) [updated]

Zimbabwe

25 May 2018

Voluxis [added] was rebranded from Interflight (1985-2018) [updated]. It is a business and private charter carrier based out of London Biggin Hill (BQH)

UK

24 May 2018

Saab Nyge Aero [added] appears to have originated as ANA-Fly [added] in Nykoping. Renamed to Nyge Aero [updated]  before SAAB purchased it and renamed it

Sweden

24 May 2018

Amphibian Airways commenced operations in the summer of 1960 with a service between Invercargill in the South Island and Stewart Island [added]

New Zealand

24 May 2018

Global Air suspended operations amidst Cuba crash audit (B.737-200 on 18May2018) [updated]

Mexico

23 May 2018

DHL Aviation (Zimbabwe) is a cargo carrier based out of Harare Robert Gabriel Mugabe International (HRE) [updated]

Zimbabwe

23 May 2018

Connor Airlines was a non-scheduled and supplemental carrier that although was awarded a two-year operating certificate in Jan1959, not sure if started [added]

USA

23 May 2018

Air-Florida Helicopter Airways was an operator of helicopter services in the Tampa/St Petersburg area. Only seen operating in the early 1960s [added]

USA

23 May 2018

Aerunion was a charter company, based in Buenos Aires, specialising in the carriage of freight [added]

Argentina

23 May 2018

Starbow Airlines are hoping to resume flight operations as early as Jul2018 [updated]

Ghana

23 May 2018

Lumiwings commenced operations in early 2018 [updated]

Greece

22 May 2018

Falcon Air is a passenger charter carrier based out of Harare Charles Prince (FVCP) [updated]

Zimbabwe

22 May 2018

The Chilean CAA revoked law (Latin American Wings) in May2018 [updated]

Chile

22 May 2018

Arctic Airlink stated that all services were terminated as of the 18May2018 due to NextJet declaring bankruptcy [updated]

Sweden

22 May 2018

Ryanair Sun received its AOC in early Apr2018 and launched low cost charter flights with tour operators on 26Apr2018 [updated]

Poland

22 May 2018

Skyup started operations on 21May2018 with flights to Egypt [updated]

Ukraine

21 May 2018

New Holland Airways was a Sydney based carrier that was formed by G W Board and C R Hanlon. Only operated in 1948. with a DC.5 [updated]

Australia

20 May 2018

People's Viennaline [updated]  rebranded as People's [added] in May2018

Austria

19 May 2018

Sampoerna Air Nusantara was founded in 1989 and is based in Surabaya. It declared bankruptcy in 2010 [updated]

Indonesia

19 May 2018

Xpress Air [updated]  was formed in 2003 as fly express [added] which began commercial operations between Jayapura and Jakarta on 23Jun2003. It was then renamed to Express Air [updated]

Indonesia

19 May 2018

Saratov Airlines will suspend operations from 31 May 2018 after the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency suspended the airline's ticket sales [updated]

Russia

19 May 2018

Singapore Airlines’ regional arm, SilkAir, will undergo a significant upgrading of its cabin products as part of plans to eventually merge with Singapore Airlines (SIA) [updated]

Singapore

18 May 2018

Global Reach Aviation is a virtual carrier based out of Billund (BLL) [added]

Denmark

18 May 2018

Dominion Airways was formed at Wellington in late 1929 and ceased operations on 08Feb1930 [added]

New Zealand

18 May 2018

NextJet announced that it has filed for bankruptcy with all flights having since been grounded in May2018 [updated]

Sweden

18 May 2018

Following its change in ownership in 2017, Dominican Wings [updated]  rebranded itself as flycana on 15May2018 [added]

Dominican Republic

18 May 2018

Dominicana Internacional was established at Santo Domingo in 1984 to offer jetliner services to points in Central America [added]

Dominican Republic

17 May 2018

Aerovias Rojas was a Mexican scheduled carrier operating between Oaxaca and lxtpec in southern Mexico [updated]

Mexico

17 May 2018

TIA 2000 suspended flight operations as of 18Apr2018 citing a difficult operating environment but hopes to restart [updated]

Barbados

17 May 2018

Aerovias Rojas was a Mexican scheduled carrier operating between Oaxaca and lxtpec in southern Mexico [updated]

Mexico

17 May 2018

Aviatia Utilitara Bucuresti is a business and private charter carrier based out of Bucharest Baneasa (BBU) [added]

Romania

16 May 2018

FirstNation Airways' AOC has been suspended indefinitely, with effect from 11May2018, due to for violations of its terms of its operations specifications [updated]

Nigeria

16 May 2018

Air Premia is a planned scheduled carrier to be based out of Seoul Incheon International (ICN) [added]

South Korea

16 May 2018

French Bee [added] was renamed from French Blue [updated] and operations started on 11May2018

France

16 May 2018

Aeroregional [added] was rebranded from Aéreoregional (2017-2018) [updated]

Ecuador

16 May 2018

Alfa Trans Dirgantara is a passenger charter carrier based out of Jayapura Sentani (DJJ) [updated]

Indonesia

16 May 2018

Chicago Airways operated daily services in accordance with traffic demands between Chicago, St Louis, Milwaukee and Peoria to and from a considerable number of local communities [added]

USA

15 May 2018

Air Sénégal began operations on 14May2018, with first commercial flight between Dakar and Ziguinchor [updated]

Senegal

15 May 2018

FlyErbil was intending to start operations in early 2016 but has now looking at Summer 2018 [updated]

Iraq

14 May 2018

Cayman Brac Airways operated over a 98-mile route between Grand Cayman Island, south of Cuba, and Cayman Brae [updated]

Cayman Islands

14 May 2018

Aerovias CA Servicios Apurioe operated internal charter services within Venezuela in the 1960s [added]

Venezuela

13 May 2018

Aerocargo Peruana was a cargo operator utilising a DC.8-50 in the 1980s [updated]

Peru

13 May 2018

Azman Air was established in 2010 by businessman Abdulmunaf Yunusa Sarina, the airline operates scheduled domestic passenger services with its main base in Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano [updated]

Nigeria

12 May 2018

The Air-Oasis Co, was a non-scheduled carrier operating from Long Beach, California [added]

USA

12 May 2018

Catalina Channel Airlines [updated] (also known as Catalina Seaplanes), was renamed to Air Catalina (1965-1976*) [updated]

USA

12 May 2018

Little is known of Trans American Air Transport except it suffered a C-46 crash in 1960 [added]

Argentina

11 May 2018

Thor Solberg Aviation [updated]  and its affiliate Solbergfly [updated]  operate some feeder-line routes in Southern Norway as well as air taxi services and a flying school

Norway

11 May 2018

Vest-Norges Flyveselskap was a Bergen based carrier that provided joy-rides and aerial taxi services. Into financial difficulties and closed down in 1939 [added]

Norway

11 May 2018

Trans-European Airways started operations from Swansea in May1959 with two Dragon Rapides, transferring to Baginton in May1960. Ceased operations in Aug1962 [updated]

UK

10 May 2018

Island Airlines is a passenger charter carrier based out of St. Croix Henry E. Rohlsen (STX). AOC suspended in early 2018 [added]

US Virgin Islands

10 May 2018

Air Central Asia was founded and started operations in 2007. Ceased in 2008 [added]

Kyrgyzstan

10 May 2018

West Wind Aviation had its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) suspended on 22Dec2017. This was reinstated in May2018, allowing the carrier to commence operations immediately [updated]

Canada

09 May 2018

Skywings is a business and private charter carrier based out of Bermuda L.F. Wade International (BDA) [added]

Bermuda

09 May 2018

Polynesian Airlines [updated]  was renamed to Samoa Airways [added] and commenced jet operations following the arrival of its first jet aircraft, B737-800 on 14Nov2017

Samoa

09 May 2018

Sun Light Airlines was established in 2004. It is a Kyrgyz airline with its home base in Sharjah

UAE

09 May 2018

Executive Airlines established a Florida division in 1964 to balance the seasonal nature of its operation in New England. The southern division was closed on 09Dec1971 [added]

USA

09 May 2018

Bursa Airlines was established in Jan1974, but the first flight was not until 16May1977. Operations ceased in Jan1985 [updated]

Turkey

09 May 2018

Sky Way Air was founded in 2003 and is an active cargo carrier based out of Manas (FRU) [updated]

Kyrgyzstan

09 May 2018

Sky KG Airlines is a passenger charter carrier based out of Bishkek Manas (FRU) [updated]

Kyrgyzstan

09 May 2018

Esen Air started operations on 10Oct2006. Ceased operations on Jun2008 [updated]

Kyrgyzstan

09 May 2018

Air Charters Europe is a passenger charter carrier based out of Groningen Eelde (GRQ). Operations started in Jan2007 [added]

Netherlands

08 May 2018

TACV (Transportes Aereos de Cabo Verde) [updated] was rebranded to Cabo Verde Airlines [added] in May2018

Cape Verde

08 May 2018

Juneyao Airlines [updated]  has announced that it will rebrand as Juneyao Air later this year [added]

China

07 May 2018

Air Connection Express [added] is a scheduled carrier based out of Luanda 4 De Fevereiro (LAD). I was rebranded from Angola Expresso [added] (2018-2018)

Angola

06 May 2018

Henan Cargo Airlines had planned to start operations in 2017 but has delayed until 3Q2019 [updated]

China

06 May 2018

Fly Comlux is planned private and business charter carrier to be based out of Rimini Federico Fellini International (RMI). It has secured its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) [added]

Italy

06 May 2018

ch-aviation reporting that the Costa Rican CAA has suspended Air Costa Ricas' Operating License

Costa Rica

06 May 2018

South Sudan Supreme Airlines is a scheduled carrier based out of Juba (JUB) [added]

South Sudan

06 May 2018

Supreme Aviation, formed in 2012, had its AOC was revoked in 2014 [updated]

Kyrgyzstan

06 May 2018

Viva Airlines Kyrgyzstan is a planned scheduled carrier to be based out of Bishkek Manas (FRU) [added]

Kyrgyzstan

06 May 2018

Vivant Air was a passenger charter carrier based out of Sofia International (SOF) in the early 2000s [updated]

Bulgaria

05 May 2018

Transa Chile operated a regular freight service from Santiago to Caracas via Arica, Lima, Guayaquil and Panama with C-46s [updated]

Chile

05 May 2018

Sigair is a business and private charter carrier based out of Bermuda L.F. Wade International (BDA) [added]

Bermuda

05 May 2018

Planair is a business and private charter carrier based out of Bermuda L.F. Wade International (BDA) [added]

Bermuda

04 May 2018

Next Century Air is a business and private charter carrier based out of Bermuda L.F. Wade International (BDA). It was incorporated on 24Sep1992 [added]

Bermuda

04 May 2018

Dennis Vanguard International is a business and private charter carrier based out of Bermuda L.F. Wade International (BDA) [added]

Bermuda

04 May 2018

Ultimate Jetcharters [updated]  is a passenger charter carrier based out of Akron/Canton Regional (CAK). It was formed as Gordon Air [updated] , by John Gordon in 1984 as a small, one-aircraft charter company

USA

04 May 2018

Wizz Air UK is Wizz Air (Hungary)s' new airline in the UK, commenced operations on 03May2018 with London Luton to Bucharest [updated]

UK

04 May 2018

ch-aviation reporting that Nature Air has been grounded by the Costa Rican CAA again [updated]

Costa Rica

04 May 2018

yourways is a passenger carrier based out of Cuxhaven/Nordholz Sea-Airport (FCN). Flights to and from Wilhelmshaven, Sylt, St. Peter-Ording, Juist and Norderney have commenced [updated]

Germany

04 May 2018

LTyou is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Dusseldorf (DUS) [added]

Germany

03 May 2018

Tex (Templehof Express Airlines) [updated]  began air taxi operations under the name of TAL (Thuringia Airlines) [updated]

Germany

03 May 2018

Aeroandinas is an airline based in the Táchira State, specifically in the Francisco García de Hevia International Airport of La Fría. It was founded in 2012 [updated]

Venezuela

03 May 2018

Executair was formed to operate charter services primarily for business executives [added]

UK

03 May 2018

SAL Express (Sociedade de Aviação Ligeira) was founded in 1997 and is a scheduled regional passenger airline based out of Sao Tome & Luanda (LAD) [updated]

São Tomé & Príncipe

03 May 2018

SP Transport was a cargo carrier based out of Bermuda L.F. Wade International (BDA) [added]

Bermuda

03 May 2018

Brisair is a business and private charter carrier based out of Bermuda L.F. Wade International (BDA) [added]

Bermuda

03 May 2018

Bio Airways Charter is a business and private charter carrier based out of Bermuda L.F. Wade International (BDA) [added]

Bermuda

03 May 2018

Avenir World is a business and private charter carrier based out of Bermuda L.F. Wade International (BDA) [added]

Bermuda

03 May 2018

Gryphon Airlines is a passenger charter carrier operating under a South Africa Operator's Certificate (AOC). It is based out of Johannesburg Oliver Reginald Tambo International (JNB) [added]

South Africa

02 May 2018

Cougar Air Cargo [updated] was the new name for the proposed new airline JJ Airways [updated] (formed by Keith Newnham (ex-Sabre)) and commenced operations in mid-2001

UK

02 May 2018

Air Condor [updated] was a Southend based charter carrier that had been formed as Blackbushe based Shortcut Airlines [added]

UK

02 May 2018

Jonica Airlines is a planned carrier [added]

Ukraine

01 May 2018

Zone-Redningskorpset was associated with the Danish Red Cross and was primarily an operator of air ambulance services, but some charter flying was done [added]

Denmark

01 May 2018

Nationwide Airlines was founded in 1992 as Care Airlines and was renamed in 1995 [updated]

South Africa

01 May 2018

Afrique Cargo Services was formed in 2003 but appears to have ceased operations in Jul2004 [updated]

Senegal

01 May 2018

Air Sénégal completed certification in Apr2018 [updated]

Senegal

[Jun2018 updates] - [May2018 updates] - [April 2018 updates] - [Mar2018 updates] - [Feb2018 updates]