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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

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10 April 2016Southern Airlines was founded in Apr1955 and started services from Melbourne on 12Dec1955. Ceased in Oct1958 [added]
17 March 2016Seair Pacific commenced tourism and charter operations on the Gold Coast in 1971 [status change]
17 March 2016Blue Sky Airways was incorporated on 19May2015 [added]

>renamed to - >>merged in or absorbed - +> assets taken over - =>> merger resulted in new airline // dates are searchable using ddmmmyyyy

AirlineOperating DatesStatusComments

AAA Airlines

(1991)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Aaron Airlines

**** - ****Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Aboriginal Air Services

2000* - 2006Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Aboriginal Air Services

Adagold Aviation

1992* - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Adastra Aerial Surveys

1973* - 1973Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Adastra Aerial Surveys >>East-West Airlines >Eastwest Airlines >>Ansett

Ad-Astral Aviation

2006* - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Adelaide Airways

1935 - 1936Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Ansett

Advance Airlines

1974 - 1980Status?

 

^ Genealogy - >Avdev Airlines Davey

Aerial Transport Ltd

1919* - 1919Status?

Aerial Transport Ltd was first aerial transport company in Australia is registered on 12Apr1919

^ Genealogy -  

Aerocab

1978* - 1979*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Aerodyne

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Aerolink Air Services

1999* - 2010*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Aeromil

2000 - 2000Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Aeropelican Air Services

1971 - 2013Renamed

Aeropelican Air Services was established on 23Oct1968 & started ops on 01Jul1971

^ Genealogy - Aeropelican Air Services >>Brindabella Airlines

Aero-Tropics

1999 - 2008Inactive

Aero-Tropics ceased operations on 27Jun2008

^ Genealogy - Lip Air >Aero-Tropics

Air Australia

2011 - 2012Inactive

Air Australia started operations on 03Aug2009 as Strategic Airlines, renamed on 15Nov2011 & ceased operations on 17Feb2012

^ Genealogy - Strategic Airlines >Air Australia

Air Beef

1947 - 1947Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air Cairns

1993 - 1994*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air Cargo Australia

1989 - 2003*Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >TransAustralian Air

Air Central Eyre

1987 - 1990*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air Charter

1994* - 1994*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air Charter Australia

2004* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air Charter Centre

1981* - 1983*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air Charter Tours

Early 1970sRenamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Southern Cross Airlines

Air Connex

2002* - 2002*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air Eastland

Early 1970sRenamed

 

^ Genealogy - >East Coast Commuter Airlines

Air Express

1952 - 1979Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air Facilities

1992 - 2002*Status?

 

^ Genealogy - Air Facilities

Air Fraser Island

2004* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air Frontier

2004* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air Great Lakes

1971* - 1982*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air Kangaroo (PACE)

(1978)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air Kangaroo Island

1990 - 1994Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Air Kangaroo Island

Air Kangaroo Island

1994 - 1994*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air Kimberly

1995 - 1995Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air Link (Airlink)

1971 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air Maroochy

1982 - 1994*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air Melbourne

2012* - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air Midwest

1992* - 1993Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air Mount ISA

2002* - 2003*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air New South Wales

1981 - 1985Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Ansett

Air Ngukurr

2002* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air North International

1978 - 1993Renamed

Airnorth started operations as Air North International on 04Jul1978

^ Genealogy - Air North International >AirNorth

Air North Queensland

1990* - 1990*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air Nostalgia

2004* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air NSW

1985 - 1989Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Ansett

Air Queensland

1976* - 1988Renamed

Air Queensland was formed as Bush Pilots Airways in 1951. Flew passengers and cargo around the Australian bush using DC3 and F27 aircraft

^ Genealogy - Bush Pilots Airways >Air Queensland

Air South Regional

1993 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air Swift

1992 - 1994*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air Tasmania

1969 - 1990Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Air Tasmania + the airline division of H. C. Sleigh Aviation =>Airlines of Tasmania

Air Tiwi

1996* - 2001Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air Transit

1982* - 1990Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Kangaroo Island

Air W.A.

1984 - 1985Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Ansett

Air Whitsunday

1988* - 1988Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Air Whitsunday >>Seair Pacific

Air Whitsunday Seaplanes

1999* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Aircrafts Pty

1929* - 1948Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Ansett

AirCruising Australia

1994 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy - Air Cruising Australia

Airleander

1995* - 1998*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Airlines (WA)

1955* - 1955Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Ansett

Airlines of Australia

1934 - 1942Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Ansett

Airlines of New South Wales

1959 - 1968Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Ansett

Airlines of Northern Australia

1982 - 1985Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Ansett

Airlines of Tasmania

1990 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy - Air Tasmania + the airline division of H. C. Sleigh Aviation =>Airlines of Tasmania

Airlines of Western Australia

1981 - 1984Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Ansett

Airnorth

1982* - 1988Renamed

Airnorth started operations as Air North International on 04Jul1978

^ Genealogy - >AirNorth

Airnorth

1993 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy - Air North International >AirNorth

Airnorth Central

1975* - 1998Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >AirNorth

Airnorth Central Australia

1993 - 1993Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >AirNorth

Airnorth Katherine

1991* - 1993Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >AirNorth

Airspeed Aviation (BPW Aviation)

2009 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

AirSwift Aviation

2000* - 2007Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Queensland Regional Airlines + AirSwift Aviation + Skytrans =>Skytrans Regional

AirTex Aviation

1982 - 2009*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Airtex Aviation (Avtex Air Services)

1982* - 2010*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Airwing Services

2002* - 2002*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Albatross Airlines

1979 - 1998Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Albury Air Services

1952* - 1953*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Alliance Airlines

2002 - dateActive

Flight West Airlines on 25May1987. Placed into Voluntary Administration on 04Dec2001. Rebranded as Alliance Airlines on 05Apr2002 & started operations on 15Apr2002

^ Genealogy - Flight West Airlines +>Alliance Airlines

Alligator Airways

2004* - 2012Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Amann Aviation

1989* - 1990*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Amity Aviation

1982 - 1982*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

ANA (Australian National Airlines)

1936 - 1957Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Ansett

Ancove

1991* - 1991*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Anindilyakwa Air

2000* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Ansett

1969 - 2002Inactive

Ansett (Mark II) permanently ceased operations on 04Mar2002

^ Genealogy - Ansett

Ansett - ANA

1957 - 1969Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Ansett

Ansett Air Freight

1989* - 2000*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Ansett Airlines of New South Wales

1968 - 1981Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Ansett

Ansett Airlines of Northern Australia

1981 - 1982Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Ansett

Ansett Airlines of South Australia

1968 - 1981Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Ansett

Ansett Airways

1936* - 1946Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Ansett

Ansett Express

1990 - 1993Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Ansett

Ansett N.T. (Ansett Northern Territories)

1985 - 1991Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Ansett

Ansett NSW (Ansett of New South Wales)

1989 - 1990Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Ansett

Ansett WA

1985 - 1993Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Ansett

Antonov Airlines Cargo

1989 - 1993Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Aquatic Air

1975 - 1993Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Arcas Airways

1971* - 1992Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Facilities

Arnhem Air

1979* - 1998Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Arnhem Air >>AirNorth

Arnhem Land Community Airline

2004* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Arthur Morris Aviation

1961* - 1970*Renamed

GWA (Great Western Airlines) was founded 1961 as Arthur Morris Aviation. Ceased operations on 25Jan2005

^ Genealogy - Arthur Morris Aviation >GWA (Great Western Airlines)

ASA (Airlines of South Australia)

1960 - 1968Renamed

ASA (Airlines of South Australia) first flew on 18Jan1960. ASA was taken over by Ansett on 28Jun1968 & renamed Ansett Airlines of SA (AASA)

^ Genealogy - >Ansett

ASA (Airlines of South Australia)

1981 - 1986Inactive

ASA was taken over by Ansett on the 28Jun1986

^ Genealogy - >Ansett

ASA (Airlines of South Australia)

1987 - 2005Inactive

ASA ceased operations on 09Nov2005

^ Genealogy - Lincoln Airlines >>Augusta Airways >ASA

Asian Express Airlines

1996 - 2008Renamed

Tasman Cargo Airlines was formed as Asian Express Airlines in 1996

^ Genealogy - Asian Express Airlines >Tasman Cargo Airlines

Associated Airlines

1938 - 2000*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Atlass Aviation

2008* - 2009*Status?

Atlass Aviation was an aerial survey company that had its AOC granted Mar2008

^ Genealogy -  

Augusta Airways

1983 - 1998Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Lincoln Airlines >>Augusta Airways >ASA

Aus Air

2001* - 2002*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Aus-Air

1982 - 1999Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Aus-Air

Aussie Airways

1998 - 1998Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Australasian Jet

1989* - 2000*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Australia air Express

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy - Australia air Express

Australia Air International

1993 - 1994Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Australia Asia Airlines

1996* - 1996Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Australia Connection Airways

(1997)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Australia North-West

1991 - 1991Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Australia World Airways

1993 - 2000Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Australia-Asia Airline

1991 - 1996Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Australian Aerial Services

1930* - 1930*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Australian Air Charterers

1956 - 1982Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Aus-Air

Australian Air Express

1992 - dateActive

Australian Air Express operations started on 01Aug1992

^ Genealogy -  

Australian Airlines

1986 - 1994Renamed

Qantas closed Australian Airlines on 30Apr1994

^ Genealogy - TAA >Australian Airlines >>Qantas

Australian Airlines

2002 - 2006Inactive

Australian Airlines launched services on 27Oct2002

^ Genealogy -  

Australian Airlink

1993* - 1993*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Australian Challenge Airways

(2004)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Australian CityJet Holdings

(2000)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Australian Commuter Airlines

(1994)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Australian Flyers

1997 - 2000Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Australian Indian Ocean Territories Airlines

2009* - 2009*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Australian Jet Charter

1978* - 1999*Renamed

Jet Charter Airlines was formed in 1978 by the amalgamation of Southbank Aviation, Pilbara Air Services and Australian Jet Charter

^ Genealogy - Southbank Aviation + Pilbara Air Services + Australian Jet Charter =>Jet Charter Airlines

Australian National Airways

1930* - 1931*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Australian Regional Airlines of Queensland

1988 - 1993Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Australian Transcontinental Aerial Services

1920 - 1920Renamed

Australian Transcontinental Aerial Services was an early tried and rejected name for Qantas

^ Genealogy - >Qantas

Australian Vintage Travel

1987* - 1987*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Avdev Airlines

1980 - 1980*Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Avdev Airlines Davey

Avdev Airlines Davey

1980* - 1984Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Avdev Airlines Davey

Aviatour

(****)Unconfirmed

 

^ Genealogy -  

Avior Airlines

1979* - 1987Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Ayers Rock Air Services

1985* - 1985*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Backpackers Xpress

(2005)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Bankstown Air Charter

1993^ - 2003*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Bare Air

1992* - 1993*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Barrier Aviation

2012* - 2012Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Barrier Reef Airways

1947 - 1954Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Ansett

BBA Air Cargo

1976 - 1979Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - BBA Air Cargo

BCPA (British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines)

1946 - 1954Renamed

British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines' inaugural flight departed from Sydney on 15Sep1946

^ Genealogy - British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines >>Qantas Empire Airways >Qantas

Better Air Transport

Late 1940sStatus?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Big Sky Express

2004 - 2006Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Bizjets (Business Jets)

1966* - 1979*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Bloodstock Air Services

1983 - 1983Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Blue Sky Airways

2015 - dateActive

Blue Sky Airways was incorporated on 19May2015

^ Genealogy -  

Brain & Brown Airfreighters

1949 - 1976Renamed

Brain & Brown Airfreighters was formed in 1949 to operate cargo charters within Australia

^ Genealogy - >BBA Air Cargo

Brindabella Airlines

1994 - 2013Inactive

Brindabella Airlines ceased operations on 14Dec2013

^ Genealogy - Aeropelican Air Services >>Brindabella Airlines

Broome Air Services

1987* - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Broome Airlines

2000* - 2000Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Broome Airways >Northwest Regional Airlines

Broome Aviation

1982 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Bush Pilots Airways

1951 - 1976*Renamed

Air Queensland was formed as Bush Pilots Airways in 1951. Flew passengers and cargo around the Australian bush using DC3 and F27 aircraft

^ Genealogy - Bush Pilots Airways >Air Queensland

Butler Air Transport

1934* - 1959Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Ansett

Butler Airlines

1978* - 1979*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Cairns Seaplanes

2004* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Cape York Air

1980* - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Capitol Airlines

1990* - 1990*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Cargomasters

1981 - 1983Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Carnavon Air Taxis

1963 - 1979Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Carnavon Air Taxis >Skywest Aviation >SkyWest Airlines >Virgin Australia Regional

Casair (Complete Aviation Services)

1992* - dateActive

Complete Aviation Services was formed in 1992

^ Genealogy -  

Central Air

1999* - 1999*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Central Airlines (Central Highlands Air Transport)

1980* - 2009*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Challenge Air Services

1988 - 1989Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Charrak Air

1996* - 1996*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Chartair

1974^ - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Charter Cruise Air

1983 - 1994Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Aircruising Australia

Civil Flying Services

1965* - 1979*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Clubair

1979* - 1982*Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Wings Australia

Coast to Coast Airlines

1992 - 1993Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Cobden Air

1978* - 1979*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Cobden Air Services

2002* - 2002*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Cobham Aviation Services Australia

2009 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Cockatoo Island Airways

1989* - 1989*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Commander Air

2004* - 2006*Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Unknown

Commercial Aviation

(****)Unconfirmed

 

^ Genealogy -  

Commodore Aviation

1969* - 1982*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Compass Airlines

1990 - 1991Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Compass Airlines

1992 - 1993Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Compass Airlines

Connair

1970 - 1979Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Survey & Inland Transportation >Connellan Airways >Connair >Northern Airlines

Connellan Airways

1939 - 1970Renamed

Connellan Airways operations had been started in Aug1939 wlien Mr E. J. Connellan began flying, every fortnight

^ Genealogy - Survey & Inland Transportation >Connellan Airways >Connair >Northern Airlines

Coral Sea Airlines

2004* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Corporate Air

1992* - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Country Connection Airline

1991 - 2002*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Countryair

1958* - 1990Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Crane Airlines

1987* - 1990Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Sydney Airlines

Cranways (General Cargo Australia)

1980 - 1983Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Dakota Airways

1988 - 1993Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Dakota Down Under

2003* - 2004*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Dakota National Air

1992 - 2002*Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Discovery Airways

Davey Air Services

1958 - 1980*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

DC-3 Queensland (Air Rambler)

1988 - 1991*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

de Bruin Air

2009 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy - de Bruin Air

Desert Air Safaris (Dick Langs Desert-Air Safaris)

1967* - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Discovery Airways

2004* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy - Discovery Airways

Drennan Aviation

1983* - 1983*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Eagle Airways

1978* - 1979*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

East Coast Airlines

1982* - 1982*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

East Coast Commuter Airlines

Late 1970sStatus?

 

^ Genealogy - East Coast Commuter Airlines

Easter Airlines

1980sStatus?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Eastern Airlines

1982* - 1982*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Eastern Australia Airlines (Eastern Airlines)

1987 - dateActive

Eastern Australia Airlines was formed & started operations in 1949 as Tamworth Air Taxi Service

^ Genealogy - Tamworth Air Taxi Service >Tamair >Eastern Australia Airlines

Eastern Pacific Airlines

1992* - 1993*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Eastland Air (Moore's Air Charter)

1989* - 2002Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

EastWest Airlines

1989* - 1990Renamed

EastWest Airlines was fromed as East-West Airlines in 1947

^ Genealogy - Adastra Aerial Surveys >>East-West Airlines >Eastwest Airlines >>Ansett

East-West Airlines

1947 - 1989*Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Adastra Aerial Surveys >>East-West Airlines >Eastwest Airlines >>Ansett

Eco Airlines

2005* - 2005Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Edge Aviation

2004* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Elite Airways

2003* - 2004*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Emu Airways

1974 - 1979*Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Kangaroo Island

Emu Airways

1983 - 1983Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Emu Airways

1991 - 2005Renamed

Emu Airways ceased operations on 09Nov2005

^ Genealogy - Emu Airways + AirNorth Regional =>Regionallink Airlines

EWA (East West Airlines)

1953* - 1979*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Execujet Australia

2003* - 2004*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Executive Air

1959* - 1994*Status?

Executive Air was owned by H.C. Sleigh Aviation and based at Essendon Airport, Victoria. Formed in 1959

^ Genealogy -  

Express Freighters Australia

2006 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Eyre Commuter (Eyre Charter)

1980 - 1998*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Falcon Airlines

1987* - 1990Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

FAST (Falcon & Sopac Transport)

1976* - 1979*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Fitzroy Aviation

1999* - 1999*Status?

 

^ Genealogy - Fitzroy Aviation

Fleet Air

1977* - 1977Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >IAF

Flight Australia

1989 - 1991Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Flight West Airlines (Queensland Regional Airlines)

1987 - 2001Renamed

Flight West Airlines was established by Sir Dennis Buchanan on 25May1987 & placed into Voluntary Administration on 04Dec2001. Rebranded as Alliance Airlines on 05Apr2002

^ Genealogy - Flight West Airlines +>Alliance Airlines

Flightways

1980sStatus?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Flinders Island Airlines

1946 - 1990Inactive

WT Dwyer Airlines became Flinders Island Airlines in 1952

^ Genealogy - Flinders Island Airlines

Flinders Island Airways

1932 - 1933Renamed

Flinders Island Airways began a regular aerial service on 19Mar1932

^ Genealogy - Flinders Island Airways + Holyman's Airways =>Tasmanian Aerial Services

Fly Tiwi

2008* - 2012Inactive

Fly Tiwi was formed ib 2008

^ Genealogy -  

FlyPelican

2014 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Formula Aviation

2004* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Forrestair Cargo

1974 - 1978Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Fortescue Air Charter

Early 1980sInactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Free Spirit Airlines

2015 - dateActive

Free Spirit Airlines is a regional Australian carrier based at Melbourne Essendon Airport operating services to destinations in Tasmania and NSW

^ Genealogy -  

Garn Air Airservices

(****)Unconfirmed

 

^ Genealogy -  

Gawne Airlines

1994 - 1994Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Gawne Airlines (Gawne Aviation)

Early 1980sStatus?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Geelong Air Travel

1977* - 1979*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Geelong Flight Centre

1995* - 1999*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Gibbes Sepik Airways

1949* - 1960Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Ansett PNG

Glenair

(1969*)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Global Air Australia

1997 - 2005Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Gold Airways (RMA Gold Airways)

(2006)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Gold Coast Air Charter (Twin Air)

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Gold Wings Australia

1983 - 1985Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Golden Eagle Airlines

1995* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Golden West Airways

1989* - 1989*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Goldfields Air Services

1982* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Guinea Airways

1928 - 1959Renamed

in 1959,Guinea Airways was acquired by Airlines of South Australia (ASA)

^ Genealogy - >Ansett

GWA (Great Western Airlines)

1998* - 2005Inactive

GWA was founded 1961 as Arthur Morris Aviation. Ceased operations on 25Jan2005

^ Genealogy - Arthur Morris Aviation >GWA (Great Western Airlines)

H.C. Sleigh Aviation

1982* - 1990Renamed

Airlines of Tasmania was created from Air Tasmania & the airline division of H. C. Sleigh Aviation

^ Genealogy - Air Tasmania + the airline division of H. C. Sleigh Aviation =>Airlines of Tasmania

Hamilton Island Aviation

2004* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Hardy Aviation

1991 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

HATS (Holden's Air Transport)

1930sRenamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Ansett

Hazelton Airlines

1993 - 2002Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Hazleton Air Services >Hazelton Airlines + Kendell Airlines =>REX

Hazleton Air Charter

1997* - 1997*Status?

Hazleton Air Charter was the cargo side of Hazelton Airlines

^ Genealogy - Hazleton Air Charter >Hazelton Airlines + Kendell Airlines =>REX

Hazleton Air Services

1953 - 1993Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Hazleton Air Services >Hazelton Airlines + Kendell Airlines =>REX

Heavylift Cargo Airlines

2004 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Helitrans

**** - ****Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Sunbird Airlines

Heneberry Aviation

1975* - 1985*Inactive

Heneberry Aviation operated scheduled passenger services from its base at Caloundra

^ Genealogy -  

Heron Airlines*

1999* - 1999*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Hevilift

1994* - dateActive

Hevilift was formed in 1994

^ Genealogy -  

Hinterland Aviation

1981 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Holyman's Airways

1932 - 1936Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Ansett

Holyman's Airways

1932* - 1933Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Flinders Island Airways + Holyman's Airways =>Tasmanian Aerial Services

Horizon Airlines

1999 - 2003Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Horizon Airways

1993* - 2003Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

IAF Air Freighters

1998 - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy - IAF

Ibis Airlines

1999* - 1999Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Illawarra Airways

1961 - 1967*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Impulse Airlines

1982 - 2004Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >JetStar Airways

Independent Air Freighters

1993 - 1998Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >IAF

Indian Ocean Airlines

(1993)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Indian Ocean Airlines*

1976 - 1976Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Inland Pacific Air

1993 - 2007Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Interair

1981 - 1981*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

International Aviation

1998* - 1999Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - McKinlay Air Charter >Macair

IPEC (Interstate Parcel Express Company)

1976* - 1993Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >IAF

Island Air

1971* - 1972Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Union Air

Island Airlines

1996* - 1999*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Island Airlines Tasmania

2003* - 2004*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Jan Beers Aviation

1980* - 1984*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Janami Air

2000* - 2000*Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Aboriginal Air Services

Jet Charter Airlines

1978 - 1978Status?

Jet Charter Airlines was formed in 1978 by the amalgamation of Southbank Aviation, Pilbara Air Services and Australian Jet Charter

^ Genealogy - Southbank Aviation + Pilbara Air Services + Australian Jet Charter =>Jet Charter Airlines

Jetair Australia (JetAirlines of Australia)

1969 - 1970Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Jetcraft Air Cargo (Aviation)

1989^ - 2008Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Jetcraft Air Cargo >Toll Aviation

JetGo Australia

2012 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

JetStar Airways

2004 - dateActive

Qantas's Jetstar commenced domestic operations on 25May2004

^ Genealogy - Impulse Airlines >JetStar Airways

JetStar International

(2007)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Kakadu Air

1993* - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Karratha Flying Services

1991* - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Kellcote

2001* - 2005*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Kendell Airlines

1982 - 2002Renamed

Kendell Airlines was formed as Premiar Aviation in 1967

^ Genealogy - Premiar Aviation >Kendell Airlines + Hazelton Airlines =>REX

Kentialink Australia

1997* - 1998Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Fitzroy Aviation

Kimberly Air

2010* - 2010*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Kimberly Seaplanes

2004* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

King Island Airlines

1990 - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Kingfisher Aviation

(****)Unconfirmed

 

^ Genealogy -  

Kirkhope Aviation

1975* - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Koomeela Airlines

1988 - 1989Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Rebel Air

Larkin Aviation Company

1919* - 1919*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Laurie Potter Airlines

Mid 1980sRenamed

 

^ Genealogy - Laurie Potter Airlines >>Western Airlines

Laynha Air

2004* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

LeisureJet

(2005)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Lincoln Airlines

1987* - 1998Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Lincoln Airlines >>Augusta Airways >ASA

Lindeman Island Aerial Services

1979* - 1982*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Link Airways

1984 - 1994Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Lion Air Australia

(2008)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Lip Air

1997 - 1999Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Lip Air >Aero-Tropics

Lloyd Air (Queensland)

1987 - 1988Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Queensland Pacific Airlines

Lloyd Aviation Jet Charter

1969 - 1990Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Pearl Aviation

MacAir

1996 - 2009Inactive

MacAir Airlines was formed as McKinlay Air Charter in 1961. Entered voluntary administration and ceased operations on 29Jan2009

^ Genealogy - McKinlay Air Charter >Macair

Macair Air Charter

1948 - 1948Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

MacArthur Airways

1978* - 1979*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Macknight Airlines

1970 - 1997Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Wettenhall Air Services

MAF (Missionary Aviation Fellowship)

1989* - 1998*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Majestic Airways

1994 - 1995Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Maroomba Air Services

1997* - 1998Renamed

Maroomba Airlines was formed in 1985 and was formerly known as Maroomba Air Service and Maroomba Aviation

^ Genealogy - Maroomba Aviation >Maroomba Air Services >Maroomba Airlines

Maroomba Airlines (Maroomba Air Services)

1998 - dateActive

Maroomba Airlines was formed in 1985 and was formerly known as Maroomba Air Service and Maroomba Aviation

^ Genealogy - Maroomba Aviation >Maroomba Air Services >Maroomba Airlines

Maroomba Aviation

1985* - 1986*Renamed

Maroomba Airlines was formed in 1985 and was formerly known as Maroomba Air Service and Maroomba Aviation

^ Genealogy - Maroomba Aviation >Maroomba Air Services >Maroomba Airlines

Marshall Airways

1963* - 1967*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Marthakal Yolngu Airline

2004* - 2006*Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Unknown

Masling Commuter Services

1967* - 1981Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Wings Australia

McIver Aviation

1972 - 1972*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

McKinlay Air Charter

1961^ - 1996Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - McKinlay Air Charter >Macair

Melbourne Airways

(****)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Melbourne Regional Airlines

1992 - 1993Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Midstate Airlines

1986* - 1989Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Midstate Airlines >Western Airlines

MMA (MacRobertson Airline Services)

1955 - 1981Renamed

MMA (MacRobertson Airline Services) started operations in Oct1955

^ Genealogy - MMA >MMA >Ansett WA…..>Ansett

MMA (MacRobertson Miller Aviation)

1927 - 1955Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Ansett

Monarch Air

1991 - 1993Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Moree-Narrabri Airways

1992 - 1993Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

MVA (Murray Valley Airlines)

1979* - 1986Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - MVA (Murray Valley Airlines) >>SunState Airlines

National Airlines

1991 - 1991*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

National Jet Systems

1990 - 2009Renamed

 

^ Genealogy -  

Nationwide Air Services

1972* - 1977*Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Southern Cross Airlines

Nautilus Aviation

2004* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Navair

1982* - 1982*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Network Aviation

1998 - dateActive

Network Aviation was established in Perth in 1998 by former Skippers Aviation executive Lindsay Evans

^ Genealogy -  

New England Airways

1931* - 1934Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Ansett

New England Airways

Early 1970sRenamed

 

^ Genealogy - >East Coast Commuter Airlines

New Guinea Gold No Liability

1927 - 1928Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Ansett

New Holland Airways (Sydney Charter Services)

1948 - 1948Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

NGA Aviation

1993 - 1993Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Ngaanyatjarra Air

2000* - 2000*Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Aboriginal Air Services

Ngurratjuta Air

2000* - 2000*Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Aboriginal Air Services

Noosa Air

1975 - 1983Renamed

Noosa Air was integrated into SunState Airlines on 01Jul1983

^ Genealogy - Whitaker Pty >Noosa Air >>SunState Airlines

Norfolk Air

2006 - 2012Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Norfolk Airlines

1988* - 1991*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Norfolk Island Airlines

1975 - 1979*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Norfolk Jet Aviation

1980sStatus?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Norfolk Jet Express

1997 - 2005Inactive

Norfolk Jet Express ceased operations on 07Jun2005

^ Genealogy -  

Norfolk Pacific Aviations

1980sStatus?

 

^ Genealogy -  

North Air Queensland

1990* - 1990*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

North West Airlines (Northwest Airlines)

1988 - 1989Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Northern Air Charter

2002* - 2002*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Northern Airlines

1979 - 1981Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Survey & Inland Transportation >Connellan Airways >Connair >Northern Airlines

Northern Territory Air Charter

1982* - 1982*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Northwest Airlines (Northwest Skyways)

1982* - 1982*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Northwest Regional Airlines

2000 - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy - Broome Airways >Northwest Regional Airlines

Numberindi Air

2004* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Oceania Air

2005 - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

O'Connor Airlines

1973 - 2007Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - +>de Bruin Air

Opal Air

1963* - 1981*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Ord Air Charter

1984* - 1998*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Outback Air

1984* - 1984Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Sunbird Airlines

Overland Air Services

1952* - 1952*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Oxley Airlines

1979* - 1994Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >JetStar Airways

OzJet

2005 - 2009Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Pacific Aerial Transport

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Pacific Air Express

1993 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Pacific Air Freighters

1993* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Pacific Aviation

2002* - 2004Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >JetStar Airways

Pacific Rim Airways

1996 - 1997Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Pacific Rim Airways

2002* - 2003*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Pacific Transair

1996 - 1996Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Pacific Transport

1930sStatus?

 

^ Genealogy -  

PAGAS (Port Augusta Air Services)

1967* - 1982*Status?

PAGAS was founded in 1967

^ Genealogy -  

Paggis Airlines

1982 - 1982*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Palace Air

(2004)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Par Avion

1983 - 1990Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Paradak

1978 - 1980Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Par-Avion Airlines

1998* - 2000*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Pearl Aviation

1996* - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy - Pearl Aviation

Pearl Coast Airways

2003* - 2004*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Pel-Air (Qwestair)

1984 - dateActive

Pel-Air (Qwestair) was formed in 1984

^ Genealogy -  

Pel-Air Express

2004* - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Peninsula Air Services (Peninsula Airlines)

1993* - 1994*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Perth Cityflyer

(2003)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Phillip Island Air Services

1982* - 1994*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Piccolo Aviation

1989* - 1990*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Pilbara Air Services

1977* - 1978Renamed

Jet Charter Airlines was formed in 1978 by the amalgamation of Southbank Aviation, Pilbara Air Services and Australian Jet Charter

^ Genealogy - Southbank Aviation + Pilbara Air Services + Australian Jet Charter =>Jet Charter Airlines

Pionair

2000 - 2012Renamed

Skyforce Aviation was fomred as Pionair, Sydney Metropolitan Airport – Bankstown charter airline

^ Genealogy - Pionair >Skyforce Aviation

Premiair Aviation

1967* - 1982Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Premiar Aviation >Kendell Airlines + Hazelton Airlines =>REX

Premier Airlines

1994 - 1996Inactive

Premier International Airlines was formed as Premier Airlines operating Melbourne - Tullamarine

^ Genealogy - Premier >Premier International Airlines

Premier International Airlines

1996 - 2001Inactive

Premier International Airlines was formed as Premier Airlines operating Melbourne - Tullamarine

^ Genealogy - Premier >Premier International Airlines

Promair

1989* - 1993*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

PY Air

2000* - 2000*Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Aboriginal Air Services

Qantas

1967 - dateActive

Qantas was founded 16Nov1920 as Queensland and Northern Territories Aerial Service &began its first scheduled flights on 02Nov1922

^ Genealogy - Queensland and Northern Territories Aerial Service >Qantas Empire Airways >Qantas

Qantas Air Link

1997* - 1997*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Qantas Empire Airways

1934 - 1967Renamed

Qantas Empire Airways is renamed to Qantas on 01Aug1967

^ Genealogy - Queensland and Northern Territories Aerial Service >Qantas Empire Airways >Qantas

Qantas Freight

2013* - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Queensland Airlines

1949 - 1958Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Ansett

Queensland and Northern Territories Aerial Service

1920 - 1934Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Queensland and Northern Territories Aerial Service >Qantas Empire Airways >Qantas

Queensland Pacific Airlines

1972* - 1972Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Queensland Pacific Airlines

1988 - 1991Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Queensland Pacific Airlines

Queensland Regional Airlines

2003 - 2007Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Queensland Regional Airlines + AirSwift Aviation + Skytrans =>Skytrans Regional

Rebel Air

1979 - 1988Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Rebel Air

Rebel Air

1989 - 1990Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Rebel Air

Redpath Regional Air Services

2004* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

RedQ

(2013)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Regionair (Region Air)

2003* - 2004*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Regional Pacific Airlines

2001 - 2010Inactive

Regional Pacific Airlines was established and started operations in May2001 & ceased ops on 29Jun2010

^ Genealogy -  

Regionallink Airlines

2004 - 2006*Status?

Regionallink was formed on 01Mar2004 by the amalgamtion of Emu Airways, AirNorth Regiona and some of the assets of ASA

^ Genealogy - Emu Airways + AirNorth Regional =>Regionallink Airlines

REX (Regional Express)

2002 - dateActive

REX (Regional Express) operations started 06Aug2002

^ Genealogy - Kendell Airlines + Hazelton Airlines =>REX

RL Aviation

2005* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Robby's Aircraft Co.

1949* - 1962*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Rockhampton Aerial Service

1934* - 1935*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Rossair

1982* - 1988Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >AirNorth

Rossair Charter

1963* - 2006*Status?

Rossair Charter was established in 1963 & is an air charter company based in Adelaide, Australia. In Nov2013, it merged with Air South

^ Genealogy -  

Rottnest Airbus

1985 - 1998Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Rottnest Airbus >>Maroomba Airlines

Rudge Air

2003* - 2004*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Rundle Air Service

Early 1980sStatus?

 

^ Genealogy -  

S.A. Regional Airlines

1994 - 1994Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

SAATAS

1973 - 1979*Status?

SAATAS was formed in 1963 as South Australia & Territory Air Services

^ Genealogy - South Australia & Territory Air Services >SAATAS

Sabair

1982* - 1994*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Savage Air Services

1987* - 1987Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Savannah Aviation

1990sStatus?

Savannah Aviation serviced North Queensland and the Northern territory with a fleet of Beechcraft aircraft

^ Genealogy -  

Seair Pacific

1971 - dateActive

Seair Pacific commenced tourism and charter operations on the Gold Coast in 1971

^ Genealogy - Seair Pacific

Seaplane Safaris

2004* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Seaview Air

1992* - 1994Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Seawing Airways

2004* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Setair

1983* - 1984*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Sharp Airlines

1990 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Shepparton Airlines

1987* - 1999*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Shine Air Services

2004* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Shoal Air

(2006)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Shortstop Jet Charter

1982 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Shuttle Airlines

1992* - 1992*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Silver City Air Taxis

1978* - 1979*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Singleton Air Services

1980 - 1988Renamed

Yanda Airlines was formed as Singleton Air Services in 1980 and adopted current name with the introduction of scheduled services in 1988

^ Genealogy - Singleton Air Services >Yanda Airlines

Skippers Aviation

1990 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

SkyAirWorld

2008 - 2009Inactive

SkyAirWorld suspended services on 22Feb2009

^ Genealogy -  

Skyforce Aviation

2012 - 2015Inactive

Skyforce Aviation was fomred as Pionair, Sydney Metropolitan Airport – Bankstown charter airline

^ Genealogy - Pionair >Skyforce Aviation

Sky-Link Airlines

1989 - 1990*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Skylink Australia

2004* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Skymaster Air Services

2007* - 2010*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Skyport

1975 - 1993*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Skytour Air Charters

1982* - 1982*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Skytours

(2000)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

SkyTraders

2004* - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Skytrans

1990 - 2007Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Queensland Regional Airlines + AirSwift Aviation + Skytrans =>Skytrans Regional

Skytrans Regional

2007 - 2015Inactive

Skytrans Regional ceased operations on 02Jan2015

^ Genealogy - Queensland Regional Airlines + AirSwift Aviation + Skytrans =>Skytrans Regional

Skyway Airlines

Early 1970sRenamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Avdev Airlines Davey

Skyways International*

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

SkyWest Airlines

1980 - 2013Renamed

Skywest Airlines became Virgin Australia Regional Airlines on 05May2013

^ Genealogy - Carnavon Air Taxis >Skywest Aviation >SkyWest Airlines >Virgin Australia Regional

Skywest Aviation

1979 - 1980Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Carnavon Air Taxis >Skywest Aviation >SkyWest Airlines >Virgin Australia Regional

Skywest Aviation

1990 - 1996*Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Pearl Aviation

Slingair

1999* - 1999*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Somerset Airways

1950* - 1963Renamed

Somerset Airways was formed in 1950 & operated nonscheduled and charter services in central Queensland. Taken over by Bush Pilots Airways

^ Genealogy - Somerset Airways >>Bush Pilots Airways >Air Queensland

South Australia & Territory Air Services

1963^ - 1973Renamed

SAATAS was formed in 1963 as South Australia & Territory Air Services

^ Genealogy - South Australia & Territory Air Services >SAATAS

South Coast Airlines

1978 - 1979*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

South Coast Airways

1952* - 1952*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

South Pacific DC.3 (South Pacific Airmotive)

1993 - 1998Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

South Western Airlines

Early 1980sStatus?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Southbank Aviation

1977* - 1978Renamed

Jet Charter Airlines was formed in 1978 by the amalgamation of Southbank Aviation, Pilbara Air Services and Australian Jet Charter

^ Genealogy - Southbank Aviation + Pilbara Air Services + Australian Jet Charter =>Jet Charter Airlines

Southern Air Services

1989* - 1989*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Southern Airlines

1955 - 1958Inactive

Southern Airlines was founded in Apr1955 and started services from Melbourne on 12Dec1955. Ceased in Oct1958

^ Genealogy -  

Southern Airlines

1991* - 1993Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Southern Airways (Murchison Air Charter)

1968* - 1972*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Southern Australian Airlines

1992 - 2002Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Sunstate Airlines >Southern Australian Airlines >>Qantas

Southern Cross Airlines

1991 - 1992Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Compass Airlines

Southern Cross Airlines (Air Services)

1978* - 1982*Status?

 

^ Genealogy - Southern Cross Airlines

Southern Pacific Regional Airlines

1991* - 1993Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Southern Sky Airlines

1997* - 1999Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Sovereign Airlines

1976 - 1979*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Spirit Air

1989 - 1989*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Spirit Airlines

(2003)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Splitters Creek Airlines

1995* - 1995*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

State Air

1986 - 1989Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

State Wide Air Charter

1978* - 1979*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Stillwell Airlines

1979* - 1980Renamed

In 1980 Skywest Airlines was formed, based at Perth Airport, and acquired Stillwell Airlines and its routes

^ Genealogy - Stillwell Airlines >>SkyWest Airlines >Virgin Australia Regional

Stradbroke Gardens Air Charter

1972* - 1972*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Strategic Airlines

2009 - 2011Renamed

Air Australia started operations on 03Aug2009 as Strategic Airlines, renamed on 15Nov2011 & ceased ops on 17Feb2012

^ Genealogy - Strategic Airlines >Air Australia

Sunbird Airlines

1984 - 1990*Status?

 

^ Genealogy - Sunbird Airlines

Sungold Airlines

1986* - 1989Status?

 

^ Genealogy - >Queensland Pacific Airlines

Sunshine Express Airlines

1998 - 2006Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

SunState Airlines

1981 - dateActive

SunState Airlines operations started 07Dec1981

^ Genealogy - >SunState Airlines

Sunstate Airlines (Mildura)

1986 - 1992Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Sunstate Airlines >Southern Australian Airlines >>Qantas

Survey & Inland Transportation

1939 - 1943Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Survey & Inland Transportation >Connellan Airways >Connair >Northern Airlines

Sydney Aerial Tours (Sydney Air Scenics)

1999* - 2003*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Sydney Airlines

1990 - 1990*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Sydney Harbour Seaplanes

1993 - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

T.Thomas Air Transport Systems

1981* - 1982Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

TAA (Trans Australia Airlines)

1946 - 1986Renamed

TAA (Trans Australia Airlines) was founded on 08Feb1946. Started operations on 09Sep1946 & ceased on 04Aug1986

^ Genealogy - TAA >Australian Airlines >>Qantas

Tamair

1950* - 1998Renamed

Eastern Australia Airlines was formed & started operations in 1949 as Tamworth Air Taxi Service

^ Genealogy - >Eastern Australia Airlines

Tamworth Air Taxi Service

1949 - 1950*Renamed

Eastern Australia Airlines was formed & started operations in 1949 as Tamworth Air Taxi Service

^ Genealogy - >Eastern Australia Airlines

Tangalooma Airlines

1979* - 1988*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Tasair

1965* - 2012Inactive

Tasair was formed in 1965 & it operated a regional network across Tasmania until it was placed in voluntary liquidation on 03Feb2012

^ Genealogy -  

Tasfast Air Freight

2004* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Tasman Airlines

1974* - 1974*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Tasman Australian Airlines

1998 - 1999Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Fitzroy Aviation

Tasman Cargo Airlines

2008 - dateActive

Tasman Cargo Airlines was formed as Asian Express Airlines in 1996

^ Genealogy - Asian Express Airlines >Tasman Cargo Airlines

Tasmanian Aerial Services

1933 - 1933*Status?

 

^ Genealogy - Flinders Island Airways + Holyman's Airways =>Tasmanian Aerial Services

TennantAir

1982* - 1982*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Thorpe's Transport

1975* - 1984Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Sunbird Airlines

Tiger Airways Australia

2007 - dateActive

Tiger Airways Australia was established in Darwin on 16Mar2007

^ Genealogy -  

Tillair

1983* - 1988Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >AirNorth

Tintair Airlines

1982* - 1982*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

TNT

1958* - 1988*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Toll Aviation

2008 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy - Toll Aviation

Torres Air

1990* - 1990*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Torres Strait Airways

(1975*)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Townsville and Country Airways

1952* - 1952*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Trans Australian Air Express

2001 - 2003*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Transair

2002* - 2008*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Transasian Air Express

2001 - 2002Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >TransAustralian Air

TransAustralian Air (Express)

2002 - 2003Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - TransAustralian Air

Transcontinental

(1991)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Transcontinental Airlines of Australia

1990* - 1993*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Transoceanic Airways

1989* - 1989*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Trans-Oceanic Airways

1947 - 1953Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - +>Ansett

Transtate Airlines

1997* - 2000Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Transtate Airlines >>Macair

Trans-West Air Charter

1967* - 1979*Status?

Trans-West Air Charter was formed in 1967

^ Genealogy -  

Transwest Airlines

1979* - 1982Renamed

In 1982, the controlling companies merged Skywest Airlines with TransWest Airlines

^ Genealogy - Transwest Airlines >>SkyWest Airlines >Virgin Australia Regional

Travair

1986 - 1987Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Travmar Aviation

1977 - 1978Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Tropic Air Services

1968^ - 1982*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

TropicAir

2000* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Tropical Airlines

(2002)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Tropical Airways

(2003)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

TwinPioneer Airlines

2004* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Union Air

1971* - 1979*Status?

 

^ Genealogy - Union Air

UODU Air (Up Over Down Under)

1993* - 1995*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Uzu Air

1994* - 1999*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

V Australia

2009 - 2011Renamed

Virgin Australia International was founded on 26May2004 & started operations on 27Feb2009 as V Australia. Rebranded as Virgin Australia International on 07Dec2011

^ Genealogy - V Australia >Virgin Australia International

Valley Air Charter

1998 - 2001Inactive

 

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Victorian & Interstate Airways

1937* - 1937*Status?

 

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Victorian Air Coach Services

1961 - 1966Inactive

 

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Vincent Aviation (Australia)

2004 - 2014Inactive

Vincent Aviation was shut down on 28May2014

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Virgin Australia

2011 - dateActive

Virgin Australia commenced operations 31Aug2000 as Virgin Blue & is renamed on 03May2011

^ Genealogy - Virgin Blue >Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia Cargo

(2015)Began?

 

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Virgin Australia International

2011 - dateActive

Virgin Australia International was founded on 26May2004 & started operations on 27Feb2009 as V Australia. Rebranded as Virgin Australia International on 07Dec2011

^ Genealogy - V Australia >Virgin Australia International

Virgin Australia Regional

2013 - dateActive

Virgin Australia Regional was formed in 1963 as Carnarvon Air Taxis. Skywest Airlines became Virgin Australia Regional Airlines on 05May2013

^ Genealogy - Carnavon Air Taxis >Skywest Aviation >SkyWest Airlines >Virgin Australia Regional

Virgin Blue

2000 - 2011Renamed

Virgin Australia commenced operations 31Aug2000 as Virgin Blue

^ Genealogy - Virgin Blue >Virgin Australia

VivaJet Airlines

(2009)Began?

 

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Waratah Air Services

1980sStatus?

 

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Wards Express

1966 - 1996*Status?

 

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Watson Aviation Services

2000^ - dateActive

 

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West Australian Airways

1921 - 1936Renamed

The first regular air services in Australia commence, with West Australian Airways on 05De1921

^ Genealogy - West Australian Airways…..>Ansett

West Wing Aviation

2004* - dateActive

 

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Western Airlines

1982* - 1984*Inactive

 

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Western Airlines

1989 - 2002*Status?

 

^ Genealogy - Midstate Airlines >Western Airlines

Western Australian Airways

1929* - 1930*Status?

 

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Western NSW Airlines

1982* - 1993Inactive

 

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Western Queensland Auto Aerial Service

1920 - 1920Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Qantas

Wettenhall Air Services

1997 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy - Wettenhall Air Services

Whitaker Air Charters (Air Services)

1989* - 2006*Status?

 

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Whitaker Pty

1970 - 1975Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Whitaker Pty >Noosa Air >>SunState Airlines

Whyalla Airlines

1990 - 2000Inactive

 

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Wilderness Air

2004* - 2006*Status?

 

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Williams Airlines

1972^ - 1979*Status?

 

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Wings Australia (Jet Charter Airlines)

1981 - 1982*Inactive

 

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Winrye Aviation

2003* - 2004*Status?

 

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Woods Airways

1948 - 1961*Status?

 

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World Wide Air Services

1957* - 1957*Status?

 

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WR Carpenter Airlines

1938 - 1942Inactive

WR Carpenter Airlines began an Australia - New Guinea air mail service on 30May1938, Sydney to Rabaul via Port Moresby and Salamau. Services were suspended in Feb1942

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WT Dwyer Airlines

1946 - 1952Renamed

WT Dwyer Airlines became Flinders Island Airlines in 1952

^ Genealogy - >Flinders Island Airlines

Wudinna Air Services

1980sInactive

 

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XP Express

1990* - 1990*Status?

 

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Yanda Airlines

1988 - 2001Inactive

Yanda Airlines was formed as Singleton Air Services in 1980 and adopted current name with the introduction of scheduled services in 1988

^ Genealogy - Singleton Air Services >Yanda Airlines

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