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Australia is an island continent located southeast of Asia and forming, with the nearby island of Tasmania, the Commonwealth of Australia. The continent is bordered on the north by the Timor Sea, the Arafura Sea, and the Torres Strait, on the east by the Coral Sea and the Tasman Sea, on the south by the Bass Strait and the Indian Ocean, and on the west by the Indian Ocean. The Commonwealth extends for about 4000 km (about 2500 mi) from east to west and for about 3700 km (about 2300 mi) from north to south. Its coastline measures some 25,760 km (about 16,010 mi). The area of the Commonwealth is 7,682,300 sq km (2,966,200 sq mi), and the area of the continent alone is 7,614,500 sq km (2,939,974 sq mi), making Australia the smallest continent in the world, but the sixth largest country
Latest updates
12Apr15addedAerial Transport Ltd: first aerial transport company in Australia is registered on 12 April 1919
02Apr15updateA rebranded Skytrans should have returned to the skies from April 1 under new owners (West Wing Aviation). Unable to confirm as yet
26Mar15updateFree Spirit Airlines: status changed from 'Began' back to 'Planned' as airline has acquired a single Beech 1900C
AirlineOperating DatesStatusTreeComments

 AAA Airlines

(1991)Began?  

 Aaron Airlines

**** - ****Inactive  

 Aboriginal Air Services

2000* - 2006InactiveAboriginal Air Services 

 Adagold Aviation

1992* - dateActive  

 Adastra Aerial Surveys

1973* - 1973Renamed>Ansett 

 Ad-Astral Aviation

2006* - dateActive  

 Adelaide Airways

1935 - 1936Renamed>Ansett 

 Advance Airlines

1974 - 1980Status?>Avdev Airlines Davey 

 Aerial Transport Ltd

1919* - 1919Status? 12 April 1919: first aerial transport company in Australia is registered

 Aerocab

1978* - 1979*Status?  

 Aerodyne

**** - ****Status?  

 Aerolink Air Services

1999* - 2010*Status?  

 Aeromil

2000 - 2000Inactive  

 Aeropelican Air Services

1971 - 2013Renamed>Brindabella Airlines 

 Aero-Tropics

1999 - 2008InactiveAero-Tropics 

 Air Australia

2011 - 2012InactiveAir Australia 

 Air Beef

1947 - 1947Inactive  

 Air Cairns

1993 - 1994*Status?  

 Air Cargo Australia

1989 - 2003*Renamed>TransAustralian Air 

 Air Central Eyre

1987 - 1990*Inactive  

 Air Charter

1994* - 1994*Inactive  

 Air Charter Australia

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 Air Charter Centre

1981* - 1983*Status?  

 Air Charter Tours

Early 1970sRenamed>Southern Cross Airlines 

 Air Connex

2002* - 2002*Status?  

 Air Eastland

Early 1970sRenamed>East Coast Commuter Airlines 

 Air Express

1952 - 1979Inactive  

 Air Facilities

1992 - 2002*Status?Air Facilities 

 Air Fraser Island

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 Air Frontier

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 Air Great Lakes

1971* - 1982*Inactive  

 Air Kangaroo (PACE)

(1978)Began?  

 Air Kangaroo Island

1990 - 1994InactiveAir Kangaroo Island 

 Air Kangaroo Island

1994 - 1994*Status?  

 Air Kimberly

1995 - 1995Inactive  

 Air Link (Airlink)

1971 - dateActive  

 Air Maroochy

1982 - 1994*Status?  

 Air Melbourne

2012* - dateActive  

 Air Midwest

1992* - 1993Inactive  

 Air Mount ISA

2002* - 2003*Inactive  

 Air New South Wales

1981 - 1985Renamed>Ansett 

 Air Ngukurr

2002* - 2006*Status?  

 Air North International

1988 - 1993Renamed>AirNorth 

 Air North Queensland

1990* - 1990*Status?  

 Air Nostalgia

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 Air NSW

1985 - 1989Renamed>Ansett 

 Air Queensland

1976* - 1988Renamed>Air Queensland 

 Air South Regional

1993 - dateActive  

 Air Swift

1992 - 1994*Status?  

 Air Tasmania

1969 - 1990Renamed>Airlines of Tasmania 

 Air Tiwi

1996* - 2001Inactive  

 Air Transit

1982* - 1990Renamed>Air Kangaroo Island 

 Air W.A.

1984 - 1985Renamed>Ansett 

 Air Whitsunday

1988* - 1988Renamed>Seair Pacific 

 Air Whitsunday Seaplanes

1999* - 2006*Status?  

 Aircrafts Pty

1929* - 1948Renamed>Ansett 

 AirCruising Australia

1994 - dateActiveAir Cruising Australia 

 Airleander

1995* - 1998*Status?  

 Airlines (WA)

1955* - 1955Renamed>Ansett 

 Airlines of Australia

1934 - 1942Renamed>Ansett 

 Airlines of New South Wales

1959 - 1968Renamed>Ansett 

 Airlines of Northern Australia

1982 - 1985Renamed>Ansett 

 Airlines of Tasmania

1990 - dateActiveAirlines of Tasmania 

 Airlines of Western Australia

1981 - 1984Renamed>Ansett 

 AirNorth

1982* - 1988Renamed>AirNorth 

 Airnorth

1993 - dateActiveAirNorth 

 Airnorth Central

1975* - 1998Renamed>AirNorth 

 Airnorth Central Australia

1993 - 1993Renamed>AirNorth 

 Airnorth Katherine

1991* - 1993Renamed>AirNorth 

 Airspeed Aviation (BPW Aviation)

2009 - dateActive  

 AirSwift Aviation

2000* - 2007Renamed>Skytrans Regional 

 AirTex Aviation

1982 - 2009*Status?  

 Airtex Aviation (Avtex Air Services)

1982* - 2010*Status?  

 Airwing Services

2002* - 2002*Status?  

 Albatross Airlines

1979 - 1998Inactive  

 Albury Air Services

1952* - 1953*Status?  

 Alliance Airlines

2002 - dateActiveAlliance Airlines 

 Alligator Airways

2004* - 2012Inactive  

 Amann Aviation

1989* - 1990*Status?  

 Amity Aviation

1982 - 1982*Status?  

 ANA (Australian National Airlines)

1936 - 1957Renamed>Ansett 

 Ancove

1991* - 1991*Status?  

 Anindilyakwa Air

2000* - 2006*Status?  

 Ansett

1969 - 2002InactiveAnsett04Mar02: Ansett (Mark II) permanently ceases operations

 Ansett - ANA

1957 - 1969Renamed>Ansett 

 Ansett Air Freight

1989* - 2000*Inactive  

 Ansett Airlines of New South Wales

1968 - 1981Renamed>Ansett 

 Ansett Airlines of Northern Australia

1981 - 1982Renamed>Ansett 

 Ansett Airlines of South Australia

1968 - 1981Renamed>Ansett 

 Ansett Airways

1936* - 1946Renamed>Ansett 

 Ansett Express

1990 - 1993Renamed>Ansett 

 Ansett N.T. (Ansett Northern Territories)

1985 - 1991Renamed>Ansett 

 Ansett NSW (Ansett of New South Wales)

1989 - 1990Renamed>Ansett 

 Ansett WA

1985 - 1993Renamed>Ansett 

 Antonov Airlines Cargo

1989 - 1993Inactive  

 Aquatic Air

1975 - 1993Inactive  

 Arcas Airways

1971* - 1992Renamed>Air Facilities 

 Arnhem Air

1979* - 1998Renamed>AirNorth 

 Arnhem Land Community Airline

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 ASA (Airlines of South Australia)

1960 - 1968Renamed>Ansettfirst flew on 18 January 1960

 ASA (Airlines of South Australia)

1981 - 1986Inactive>Ansetttaken over by Ansett on the 28th June 1986

 ASA (Airlines of South Australia)

1987 - 2005Inactive>ASA 

 Asian Express Airlines

1996 - 2008Renamed>Tasman Cargo Airlines 

 Associated Airlines

1938 - 2000*Inactive  

 Atlass Aviation

2008* - 2009*Status?  

 Augusta Airways

1983 - 1998Renamed>ASA 

 Aus Air

2001* - 2002*Status?  

 Aus-Air

1982 - 1999InactiveAus-Air 

 Aussie Airways

1998 - 1998Inactive  

 Australasian Jet

1989* - 2000*Status?  

 Australia air Express

**** - ****Status?Australia air Express 

 Australia Air International

1993 - 1994Inactive  

 Australia Asia Airlines

1996* - 1996Inactive  

 Australia Connection Airways

(1997)Began?  

 Australia North-West

1991 - 1991Inactive  

 Australia World Airways

1993 - 2000Inactive  

 Australia-Asia Airline

1991 - 1996Inactive  

 Australian Aerial Services

1930* - 1930*Status?  

 Australian Air Charterers

1956 - 1982Renamed>Aus-Air 

 Australian Air Express

1992 - dateActive  

 Australian Airlines

1986 - 1994Renamed>Qantas30 April 1994: Qantas closes Australian Airlines

 Australian Airlines

2002 - 2006Inactive  

 Australian Airlink

1993* - 1993*Status?  

 Australian Challenge Airways

(2004)Began?  

 Australian CityJet Holdings

(2000)Began?  

 Australian Commuter Airlines

(1994)Began?  

 Australian Flyers

1997 - 2000Inactive  

 Australian Indian Ocean Territories Airlines

2009* - 2009*Inactive  

 Australian Jet Charter

1978* - 1999*Renamed  

 Australian National Airways

1930* - 1931*Status?  

 Australian Regional Airlines of Queensland

1988 - 1993Inactive  

 Australian Transcontinental Aerial Services

1920* - 1920*Renamed>Qantas 

 Australian Vintage Travel

1987* - 1987*Status?  

 Avdev Airlines

1980 - 1980*Renamed>Avdev Airlines Davey 

 Avdev Airlines Davey

1980* - 1984InactiveAvdev Airlines Davey 

 Aviatour

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Avior Airlines

1979* - 1987Inactive  

 Ayers Rock Air Services

1985* - 1985*Status?  

 Backpackers Xpress

(2005)Began?  

 Bankstown Air Charter

1993^ - 2003*Status?  

 Bare Air

1992* - 1993*Status?  

 Barrier Aviation

2012* - 2012Inactive  

 Barrier Reef Airways

1947 - 1954Renamed>Ansett 

 BBA Air Cargo

1976 - 1979InactiveBBA Air Cargo 

 Better Air Transport

Late 1940sStatus?  

 Big Sky Express

2004 - 2006Inactive  

 Bizjets (Business Jets)

1966* - 1979*Status?  

 Bloodstock Air Services

1983 - 1983Inactive  

 Brain & Brown Airfreighters

1949 - 1976Renamed>BBA Air Cargo 

 Brindabella Airlines

1994 - 2013InactiveBrindabella Airlines14 Dec 2013: ceased operations

 British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines

1946 - 1954Renamed>Qantas 

 Broome Air Services

1987* - dateActive  

 Broome Airlines

2000* - 2000Renamed>Northwest Regional Airlines 

 Broome Aviation

1982 - dateActive  

 Bush Pilots Airways

1951 - 1976*Renamed>Air Queensland 

 Butler Air Transport

1934* - 1959Renamed>Ansett 

 Butler Airlines

1978* - 1979*Status?  

 Cairns Seaplanes

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 Cape York Air

1980* - dateActive  

 Capitol Airlines

1990* - 1990*Inactive  

 Cargomasters

1981 - 1983Inactive  

 Carnavon Air Taxis

1963* - 1972*Renamed>Virgin Australia Regional 

 Casair (Complete Air Services)

2004* - dateActiveCasair 

 Central Air

1999* - 1999*Status?  

 Central Airlines (Central Highlands Air Transport)

1980* - 2009*Status?  

 Challenge Air Services

1988 - 1989Inactive  

 Charrak Air

1996* - 1996*Status?  

 Chartair

1974^ - dateActive  

 Charter Cruise Air

1983 - 1994Renamed>Aircruising Australia 

 Civil Flying Services

1965* - 1979*Status?  

 Clubair

1979* - 1982*Renamed>Wings Australia 

 Coast to Coast Airlines

1992 - 1993Inactive  

 Cobden Air

1978* - 1979*Status?  

 Cobden Air Services

2002* - 2002*Status?  

 Cobham Aviation Services Australia

2009 - dateActive  

 Cockatoo Island Airways

1989* - 1989*Status?  

 Commander Air

2004* - 2006*Renamed>Unknown 

 Commercial Aviation

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Commodore Aviation

1969* - 1982*Inactive  

 Compass Airlines

1990 - 1991Inactive  

 Compass Airlines

1992 - 1993InactiveCompass Airlines 

 Complete Aviation Services

1992* - 1993 *Renamed>Casair 

 Connair

1970 - 1979Renamed>Northern Airlines 

 Connellan Airways

1943 - 1970Renamed>Northern Airlines 

 Coral Sea Airlines

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 Corporate Air

1992* - dateActive  

 Country Connection Airline

1991 - 2002*Status?  

 Countryair

1958* - 1990Inactive  

 Crane Airlines

1987* - 1990Renamed>Sydney Airlines 

 Cranways (General Cargo Australia)

1980 - 1983Inactive  

 Dakota Airways

1988 - 1993Inactive  

 Dakota Down Under

2003* - 2004*Inactive  

 Dakota National Air

1992 - 2002*Renamed>Discovery Airways 

 Davey Air Services

1958 - 1980*Status?  

 DC-3 Queensland (Air Rambler)

1988 - 1991*Inactive  

 de Bruin Air

2009 - dateActivede Bruin Air 

 Desert Air Safaris (Dick Langs Desert-Air Safaris)

1967* - dateActive  

 Discovery Airways

2004* - 2006*Status?Discovery Airways 

 Drennan Aviation

1983* - 1983*Inactive  

 Eagle Airways

1978* - 1979*Status?  

 East Coast Airlines

1982* - 1982*Status?  

 East Coast Commuter Airlines

Late 1970sStatus?East Coast Commuter Airlines 

 Easter Airlines

1980sStatus?  

 Eastern Airlines

1982* - 1982*Status?  

 Eastern Australia Airlines (Eastern Airlines)

1987 - dateActiveEastern Australia Airlines 

 Eastern Pacific Airlines

1992* - 1993*Status?  

 Eastland Air (Moore's Air Charter)

1989* - 2002Inactive  

 EastWest Airlines

1989* - 1990Renamed>Ansett 

 East-West Airlines

1947 - 1989*Renamed>Ansett 

 Eco Airlines

2005* - 2005Inactive  

 Edge Aviation

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 Elite Airways

2003* - 2004*Status?  

 Emu Airways

1974 - 1979*Renamed>Air Kangaroo Island 

 Emu Airways

1983 - 1983Inactive  

 Emu Airways

1991 - 2005Renamed>Regionallink Airlinesceased operations on 9 November 2005

 EWA (East West Airlines)

1953* - 1979*Status?  

 Execujet Australia

2003* - 2004*Status?  

 Executive Air

1959^ - 1994*Status?  

 Express Freighters Australia

2006 - dateActive  

 Eyre Commuter (Eyre Charter)

1980 - 1998*Status?  

 Falcon Airlines

1987* - 1990Inactive  

 FAST (Falcon & Sopac Transport)

1976* - 1979*Status?  

 Fitzroy Aviation

1999* - 1999*Status?Fitzroy Aviation 

 Fleet Air

1977* - 1977Renamed>IAF 

 Flight Australia

1989 - 1991Inactive  

 Flight West Airlines (Queensland Regional Airlines)

1987 - 2001Renamed>Alliance Airlines 

 Flightways

1980sStatus?  

 Flinders Island Airlines

1946 - 1990Inactive  

 Flinders Island Airways

1932 - 1933Renamed>Tasmanian Aerial Services 

 Fly Tiwi

2008^ - 2012Inactive  

 FlyPelican

2014 - dateActive  

 Formula Aviation

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 Forrestair Cargo

1974 - 1978Inactive  

 Fortescue Air Charter

Early 1980sInactive  

 Free Spirit Airlines

2015 >Planned  

 Garn Air Airservices

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Gawne Airlines

1994 - 1994Inactive  

 Gawne Airlines (Gawne Aviation)

Early 1980sStatus?  

 Geelong Air Travel

1977* - 1979*Status?  

 Geelong Flight Centre

1995* - 1999*Inactive  

 Gibbes Sepik Airways

1949* - 1960Renamed>Ansett PNG 

 Glenair

(1969*)Began?  

 Global Air Australia

1997 - 2005Inactive  

 Gold Airways (RMA Gold Airways)

(2006)Began?  

 Gold Coast Air Charter (Twin Air)

**** - ****Status?  

 Gold Wings Australia

1983 - 1985Inactive  

 Golden Eagle Airlines

1995* - 2006*Status?  

 Golden West Airways

1989* - 1989*Inactive  

 Goldfields Air Services

1982* - 2006*Status?  

 Guinea Airways

1928 - 1959Renamed>Ansett 

 GWA (Great Western Aviation)

1998* - 2010*Status?  

 H.C. Sleigh Aviation

1982* - 1990Renamed>Airlines of Tasmania 

 Hamilton Island Aviation

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 Hardy Aviation

1991 - dateActive  

 HATS (Holden's Air Transport)

1930sRenamed>Ansett 

 Hazelton Airlines

1993 - 2002Renamed>Regional Express 

 Hazleton Air Charter

1997* - 1997*Status?>Regional Express 

 Hazleton Air Services

1953 - 1993Renamed>Regional Express 

 Heavylift Cargo Airlines

2004 - dateActive  

 Helitrans

**** - ****Renamed>Sunbird Airlines 

 Henebury Aviation

1978* - 1985*Inactive  

 Heron Airlines*

1999* - 1999*Status?  

 Hevilift

1994^ - dateActive  

 Hinterland Aviation

1981 - dateActive  

 Holyman's Airways

1932 - 1936Renamed>Ansett 

 Holyman's Airways

1932* - 1933Renamed>Tasmanian Aerial Services 

 Horizon Airlines

1999 - 2003Inactive  

 Horizon Airways

1993* - 2003Inactive  

 IAF Air Freighters

1998 - 2006*Status?IAF 

 Ibis Airlines

1999* - 1999Inactive  

 Illawarra Airways

1961 - 1967*Status?  

 Impulse Airlines

1982 - 2004Renamed>JetStar Airways 

 Independent Air Freighters

1993 - 1998Renamed>IAF 

 Indian Ocean Airlines

(1993)Began?  

 Indian Ocean Airlines*

1976 - 1976Inactive  

 Inland Pacific Air

1993 - 2007Inactive  

 Interair

1981 - 1981*Status?  

 International Aviation

1998* - 1999Renamed>Macair 

 IPEC (Interstate Parcel Express Company)

1976* - 1993Renamed>IAF 

 Island Air

1971* - 1972Renamed>Union Air 

 Island Airlines

1996* - 1999*Status?  

 Island Airlines Tasmania

2003* - 2004*Inactive  

 Jan Beers Aviation

1980* - 1984*Status?  

 Janami Air

2000* - 2000*Renamed>Aboriginal Air Services 

 Jet Charter Airlines

1978 - 1979*Status?Jet Charter Airlines 

 Jetair Australia (JetAirlines of Australia)

1969 - 1970Inactive  

 Jetcraft Air Cargo (Aviation)

1989^ - 2008Renamed>Toll Aviation 

 JetGo Australia

2012 - dateActive  

 JetStar Airways

2004 - dateActiveJetStar Airways 

 JetStar International

(2007)Began?  

 Kakadu Air

1993* - dateActive  

 Karratha Flying Services

1991* - dateActive  

 Kellcote

2001* - 2005*Status?  

 Kendell Airlines

1982 - 2002Renamed>Regional Express 

 Kentialink Australia

1997* - 1998Renamed>Fitzroy Aviation 

 Kimberly Air

2010* - 2010*Status?  

 Kimberly Seaplanes

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 King Island Airlines

1990 - 2006*Status?  

 Kingfisher Aviation

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Kirkhope Aviation

1975* - dateActive  

 Koomeela Airlines

1988 - 1989Renamed>Rebel Air 

 Larkin Aviation Company

1919* - 1919*Status?  

 Laurie Potter Airlines

Mid 1980sRenamed>Western Airlines 

 Laynha Air

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 LeisureJet

(2005)Began?  

 Lincoln Airlines

1987* - 1998Renamed>ASA 

 Lindeman Island Aerial Services

1979* - 1982*Status?  

 Link Airways

1984 - 1994Inactive  

 Lion Air Australia

(2008)Began?  

 Lip Air

1997 - 1999Renamed>Aero-Tropics 

 Lloyd Air (Queensland)

1987 - 1988Renamed>Queensland Pacific Airlines 

 Lloyd Aviation Jet Charter

1969 - 1990Renamed>Pearl Aviation 

 MacAir

1996 - 2009InactiveMacair 

 Macair Air Charter

1948 - 1948Inactive  

 MacArthur Airways

1978* - 1979*Status?  

 Macknight Airlines

1970 - 1997Renamed>Wettenhall Air Services 

 MAF (Missionary Aviation Fellowship)

1989* - 1998*Status?  

 Majestic Airways

1994 - 1995Inactive  

 Maroomba Airlines (Maroomba Air Services)

1998 - dateActiveMaroomba Airlines 

 Marshall Airways

1963* - 1967*Status?  

 Marthakal Yolngu Airline

2004* - 2006*Renamed>Unknown 

 Masling Commuter Services

1967* - 1981Renamed>Wings Australia 

 McIver Aviation

1972 - 1972*Status?  

 McKinlay Air Charter

1961^ - 1996Renamed>Macair 

 Melbourne Airways

(****)Began?  

 Melbourne Regional Airlines

1992 - 1993Inactive  

 Midstate Airlines

1986* - 1989Renamed>Western Airlines 

 MMA (MacRobertson Airline Services)

1955 - 1981Renamed>Ansett 

 MMA (MacRobertson Miller Aviation)

1927 - 1955Renamed>Ansett 

 Monarch Air

1991 - 1993Inactive  

 Moree-Narrabri Airways

1992 - 1993Inactive  

 MVA (Murray Valley Airlines)

1979* - 1986Renamed>SunState Airlines 

 National Airlines

1991 - 1991*Status?  

 National Jet Systems

1990 - 2009Renamed  

 Nationwide Air Services

1972* - 1977*Renamed>Southern Cross Airlines 

 Nautilus Aviation

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 Navair

1982* - 1982*Status?  

 Network Aviation

1998 - dateActive  

 New England Airways

1931* - 1934Renamed>Ansett 

 New England Airways

Early 1970sRenamed>East Coast Commuter Airlines 

 New Guinea Gold No Liability

1927 - 1928Renamed>Ansett 

 New Holland Airways (Sydney Charter Services)

1948 - 1948Inactive  

 NGA Aviation

1993 - 1993Inactive  

 Ngaanyatjarra Air

2000* - 2000*Renamed>Aboriginal Air Services 

 Ngurratjuta Air

2000* - 2000*Renamed>Aboriginal Air Services 

 Noosa Air

1975 - 1983Renamed>SunState Airlines01 Jul 1083: integrated into SunState Airlines

 Norfolk Air

2006 - 2012Inactive  

 Norfolk Airlines

1988* - 1991*Status?  

 Norfolk Island Airlines

1975 - 1979*Status?  

 Norfolk Jet Aviation

1980sStatus?  

 Norfolk Jet Express

1997 - 2005Inactive  

 Norfolk Pacific Aviations

1980sStatus?  

 North Air Queensland

1990* - 1990*Status?  

 North West Airlines (Northwest Airlines)

1988 - 1989Inactive  

 Northern Air Charter

2002* - 2002*Status?  

 Northern Airlines

1979 - 1981InactiveNorthern Airlines 

 Northern Territory Air Charter

1982* - 1982*Status?  

 Northwest Airlines (Northwest Skyways)

1982* - 1982*Status?  

 Northwest Regional Airlines

2000 - 2006*Status?Northwest Regional Airlines 

 Numberindi Air

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 Oceania Air

2005 - 2006*Status?  

 O'Connor Airlines

1973 - 2007Inactive+>de Bruin Air 

 Opal Air

1963* - 1981*Status?  

 Ord Air Charter

1984* - 1998*Status?  

 Outback Air

1984* - 1984Renamed>Sunbird Airlines 

 Overland Air Services

1952* - 1952*Status?  

 Oxley Airlines

1979* - 1994Renamed>JetStar Airways 

 OzJet

2005 - 2009Inactive  

 Pacific Aerial Transport

**** - ****Status?  

 Pacific Air Express

1993 - dateActive  

 Pacific Air Freighters

1993* - 2006*Status?  

 Pacific Aviation

2002* - 2004Renamed>JetStar Airways 

 Pacific Rim Airways

1996 - 1997Inactive  

 Pacific Rim Airways

2002* - 2003*Status?  

 Pacific Transair

1996 - 1996Inactive  

 Pacific Transport

1930sStatus?  

 PAGAS (Port Augusta Air Services)

1967* - 1982*Status? founded in 1967

 Paggis Airlines

1982 - 1982*Status?  

 Palace Air

(2004)Began?  

 Par Avion

1983 - 1990Inactive  

 Paradak

1978 - 1980Inactive  

 Par-Avion Airlines

1998* - 2000*Status?  

 Pearl Aviation

1996* - dateActivePearl Aviation 

 Pearl Coast Airways

2003* - 2004*Inactive  

 Pel-Air (Qwestair)

1984 - dateActive  

 Pel-Air Express

2004* - dateActive  

 Peninsula Air Services (Peninsula Airlines)

1993* - 1994*Status?  

 Perth Cityflyer

(2003)Began?  

 Phillip Island Air Services

1982* - 1994*Status?  

 Piccolo Aviation

1989* - 1990*Status?  

 Pilbara Air Services

1977* - 1978Renamed>Jet Charter Airlines 

 Pionair

2000 - 2012Renamed>Skyforce Aviation 

 Premiair Aviation

1967* - 1982Renamed>Regional Express 

 Premier Airlines

1994 - 1996Inactive>Premier International Airlines 

 Premier International Airlines

1996 - 2001InactivePremier International Airlines 

 Promair

1989* - 1993*Status?  

 PY Air

2000* - 2000*Renamed>Aboriginal Air Services 

 Qantas

1967 - dateActiveQantas 

 Qantas Air Link

1997* - 1997*Status?  

 Qantas Empire Airways

1934 - 1967Renamed>Qantas 

 Qantas Freight

2013* - dateActive  

 Queensland Airlines

1949 - 1958Renamed>Ansett 

 Queensland and Northern Territories Aerial Service

1920 - 1934Renamed>Qantas 

 Queensland Pacific Airlines

1972* - 1972Inactive  

 Queensland Pacific Airlines

1988 - 1991InactiveQueensland Pacific Airlines 

 Queensland Regional Airlines

2003 - 2007Renamed>Skytrans Regional 

 Rebel Air

1979 - 1988Renamed>Rebel Air 

 Rebel Air

1989 - 1990InactiveRebel Air 

 Redpath Regional Air Services

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 RedQ

(2013)Began?  

 Regionair (Region Air)

2003* - 2004*Inactive  

 Regional Pacific Airlines

2001 - 2010Inactive  

 Regionallink Airlines

2004 - 2006*Status?Regionallink Airlines 

 REX (Regional Express)

2002 - dateActiveRegional Express 

 RL Aviation

2005* - 2006*Status?  

 Robby's Aircraft Co.

1949* - 1962*Status?  

 Rockhampton Aerial Service

1934* - 1935*Status?  

 Rossair

1982* - 1988Renamed>AirNorth 

 Rossair

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 Rottnest Airbus

1985 - 1998Renamed>Maroomba Airlines 

 Rudge Air

2003* - 2004*Inactive  

 Rundle Air Service

Early 1980sStatus?  

 S.A. Regional Airlines

1994 - 1994Inactive  

 SAATAS

1973 - 1979*Status?SAATAS 

 Sabair

1982* - 1994*Status?  

 Savage Air Services

1987* - 1987Inactive  

 Savannah Aviation

1990sStatus?  

 Seair Pacific

1988* - 2006*Renamed>Seair Pacific 

 Seaplane Safaris

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 Seaview Air

1992* - 1994Inactive  

 Seawing Airways

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 Setair

1983* - 1984*Inactive  

 Sharp Airlines

1990 - dateActive  

 Shepparton Airlines

1987* - 1999*Inactive  

 Shine Air Services

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 Shoal Air

(2006)Began?  

 Shortstop Jet Charter

1982 - dateActive  

 Shuttle Airlines

1992* - 1992*Status?  

 Silver City Air Taxis

1978* - 1979*Status?  

 Singleton Air Services

1980 - 1988Renamed>Yanda Airlines 

 Skippers Aviation

1990 - dateActive  

 SkyAirWorld

2008 - 2009Inactive 22 Feb 2009: suspended services

 Skyforce Aviation

2012 - dateActiveSkyforce Aviation 

 Sky-Link Airlines

1989 - 1990*Status?  

 Skylink Australia

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 Skymaster Air Services

2007* - 2010*Status?  

 Skyport

1975 - 1993*Status?  

 Skytour Air Charters

1982* - 1982*Status?  

 Skytours

(2000)Began?  

 SkyTraders

2004* - dateActive  

 Skytrans

1990 - 2007Renamed>Skytrans Regional 

 Skytrans Regional

2007 - 2015InactiveSkytrans Regional 

 Skyway Airlines

Early 1970sRenamed>Avdev Airlines Davey 

 Skyways International*

**** - ****Status?  

 SkyWest Airlines

1989* - 2013Renamed>Virgin Australia Regional 

 Skywest Aviation

1990 - 1996*Renamed>Pearl Aviation 

 Slingair

1999* - 1999*Status?  

 Somerset Airways

1950^ - 1963Renamed>Air Queensland 

 South Australia & Territory Air Services

1963^ - 1973Renamed>SAATAS 

 South Coast Airlines

1978 - 1979*Status?  

 South Coast Airways

1952* - 1952*Status?  

 South Pacific DC.3 (South Pacific Airmotive)

1993 - 1998Inactive  

 South Western Airlines

Early 1980sStatus?  

 Southbank Aviation

1977* - 1978Renamed>Jet Charter Airlines 

 Southern Air Services

1989* - 1989*Status?  

 Southern Airlines

1991* - 1993Inactive  

 Southern Airways (Murchison Air Charter)

1968* - 1972*Status?  

 Southern Australian Airlines

1992 - 2002Renamed>Qantas 

 Southern Cross Airlines

1991 - 1992Renamed>Compass Airlines 

 Southern Cross Airlines (Air Services)

1978* - 1982*Status?Southern Cross Airlines 

 Southern Pacific Regional Airlines

1991* - 1993Status?  

 Southern Sky Airlines

1997* - 1999Inactive  

 Sovereign Airlines

1976 - 1979*Status?  

 Spirit Air

1989 - 1989*Inactive  

 Spirit Airlines

(2003)Began?  

 Splitters Creek Airlines

1995* - 1995*Status?  

 State Air

1986 - 1989Inactive  

 State Wide Air Charter

1978* - 1979*Status?  

 Stradbroke Gardens Air Charter

1972* - 1972*Status?  

 Strategic Airlines

2009 - 2011Renamed>Air Australia 

 Sunbird Airlines

1984 - 1990*Status?Sunbird Airlines 

 Sungold Airlines

1986* - 1989Status?>Queensland Pacific Airlines 

 Sunshine Express Airlines

1998 - 2006Inactive  

 SunState Airlines

1982 - dateActiveSunState Airlines 

 Sunstate Airlines (Mildura)

1986 - 1992Renamed>Qantas 

 Survey & Inland Transportation

1939 - 1943Renamed>Northern Airlines 

 Sydney Aerial Tours (Sydney Air Scenics)

1999* - 2003*Status?  

 Sydney Airlines

1990 - 1990*Status?  

 Sydney Harbour Seaplanes

1993 - 2006*Status?  

 T.Thomas Air Transport Systems

1981* - 1982Inactive  

 TAA (Trans Australian Airlines)

1946 - 1986Renamed>Qantas 

 Tamair

1985^ - 1998Renamed>Eastern Australia Airlines 

 Tamworth Air Taxi Service

1949* - 1949*Renamed>Eastern Australia Airlines 

 Tangalooma Airlines

1979* - 1988*Status?  

 Tasair

1965^ - 2012Inactive  

 Tasfast Air Freight

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 Tasman Airlines

1974* - 1974*Status?  

 Tasman Australian Airlines

1998 - 1999Renamed>Fitzroy Aviation 

 Tasman Cargo Airlines

2008 - dateActiveTasman Cargo Airlines 

 Tasmanian Aerial Services

1933 - 1933*Status?Tasmanian Aerial Services 

 TennantAir

1982* - 1982*Status?  

 Thorpe's Transport

1975* - 1984Renamed>Sunbird Airlines 

 Tiger Airways Australia

2007 - dateActive  

 Tillair

1983* - 1988Renamed>AirNorth 

 Tintair Airlines

1982* - 1982*Status?  

 TNT

1958* - 1988*Status?  

 Toll Aviation

2008 - dateActiveToll Aviation 

 Torres Air

1990* - 1990*Status?  

 Torres Strait Airways

(1975*)Began?  

 Townsville and Country Airways

1952* - 1952*Status?  

 Trans Australian Air Express

2001 - 2003*Status?  

 Transair

2002* - 2008*Status?  

 Transasian Air Express

2001 - 2002Renamed>TransAustralian Air 

 TransAustralian Air (Express)

2002 - 2003InactiveTransAustralian Air 

 Transcontinental

(1991)Began?  

 Transcontinental Airlines of Australia

1990* - 1993*Status?  

 Transoceanic Airways

1989* - 1989*Inactive  

 Trans-Oceanic Airways

1947 - 1953Inactive+>Ansett 

 Transtate Airlines

1997* - 2000Renamed>Macair 

 Trans-West Air Charter

1967^ - 1979*Status?  

 Transwest Airlines

1979* - 1979*Status?  

 Travair

1986 - 1987Inactive  

 Travmar Aviation

1977 - 1978Inactive  

 Tropic Air Services

1968^ - 1982*Status?  

 TropicAir

2000* - 2006*Status?  

 Tropical Airlines

(2002)Began?  

 Tropical Airways

(2003)Began?  

 TwinPioneer Airlines

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 Union Air

1971* - 1979*Status?Union Air 

 UODU Air (Up Over Down Under)

1993* - 1995*Status?  

 Uzu Air

1994* - 1999*Status?  

 V Australia

2009 - 2011Renamed>Virgin Australiawas absorbed by Virgin Australia on 7 December 2011

 Valley Air Charter

1998 - 2001Inactive  

 Victorian & Interstate Airways

1937* - 1937*Status?  

 Victorian Air Coach Services

1961 - 1966Inactive  

 Vincent Aviation (Australia)

2004 - 2014Inactive  

 Virgin Australia

2011 - dateActiveVirgin Blue >Virgin AustraliaVirgin Australia commenced operations 31 August 2000 as Virgin Blue

 Virgin Australia International

2011 - dateActive  

 Virgin Australia Regional

2013 - dateActiveVirgin Australia Regional 

 Virgin Blue

2000 - 2011RenamedVirgin Blue >Virgin AustraliaVirgin Australia commenced operations 31 August 2000 as Virgin Blue

 VivaJet Airlines

(2009)Began?  

 Waratah Air Services

1980sStatus?  

 Wards Express

1966 - 1996*Status?  

 Watson Aviation Services

2000^ - dateActive  

 West Australian Airways

1921 - 1936Renamed>Ansett 

 West Wing Aviation

2004* - dateActive  

 Western Airlines

1982* - 1984*Inactive  

 Western Airlines

1989 - 2002*Status?Western Airlines 

 Western Australian Airways

1929* - 1930*Status?  

 Western NSW Airlines

1982* - 1993Inactive  

 Western Queensland Auto Aerial Service

1920 - 1920Renamed>Qantas 

 Wettenhall Air Services

1997 - dateActiveWettenhall Air Services 

 Whitaker Air Charters (Air Services)

1989* - 2006*Status?  

 Whitaker Pty

1970 - 1975Renamed>SunState Airlines 

 Whyalla Airlines

1990 - 2000Inactive  

 Wilderness Air

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 Williams Airlines

1972^ - 1979*Status?  

 Wings Australia (Jet Charter Airlines)

1981 - 1982*InactiveWings Australia 

 Winrye Aviation

2003* - 2004*Status?  

 Woods Airways

1948 - 1961*Status?  

 WR Carpenter Airlines

1938 - 1942Inactive  

 Wudinna Air Services

1980sInactive  

 XP Express

1990* - 1990*Status?  

 Yanda Airlines

1988 - 2001InactiveYanda Airlines 

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