PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11616 posts, RR: 60 Posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 16878 times:
What with the bad past few months for airlines, I'm wondering just how many carriers people have flown on who have subsequently ceased operations; either through bankruptcy or merger/takeover etc... Here's my list;
Air Wales - bankrupt
Air 2000 - became First Choice
Airtours - became My Travel & now merged into Thomas Cook
Air World - merged into Flying Colors and now merged into TUI
BA Connect - purchased by FlyBe
Britannia Airways - became TUI
Caledonian - became JMC EuroManx - bankrupt
GIRJet - AOL suspended, bankrupt
Oasis Hong Kong Airlines - bankrupt
SAS Braathens - became SAS Scandinavian Airlines Norge Skyjet - bankrupt
Snowflake - merged back into SAS? Varig Brazil - bankrupt
XL Airways - bankrupt
So, about 15% of all the airlines I've flown have disappeared, with about half having gone bankrupt. To be honest it's not as many as I'd expected, so I hope I've not left any out.
How about others?
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NG1Fan From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 446 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 16876 times:
Lauda Air - swallowed by OS Group
Ansett Australia - bankrupt
Domodedovskie Avialinii - now part of Air Union
Pulkovo Airlines - now part of GTK Rossiya (or is it the other way 'round?).
East-Weat Airlines (Australia) - not sure where they went.
Australian Airlines - became domestic ops for QF
Tyrolean Air - now called Austrian Arrows
Pan Am - bankrupt
Varig Brazil - bankrupt
Hapag-Lloyd charter - bankrupt
My dad once told me that it's best to not know when it's your last flight on something, and that you only find out later it was your last flight. I never quite believed him, but after Champion shut down and I realized my flights on them were my last ever on the eternal 727, I kinda realized he was right.
My flight, TUL-LAS, was a great flight to "go out" on. My personal third flight on MG, fun flight, fun crew, and perfect landing. Great way to end my personal "career" on the 727.
Are you talking about the old HF ? They may have changed their brand name twice before being merged with its off-spring X3, but IIRC at no stage was "bunkruptcy" involved here.
The one that went bankrupt was Aero-Lloyd YP - totally unrelated to HF / X3 ...
Here is my list:
AVENSA VE : bankrupt
Spantax BX: bankrupt
Hapag Lloyd HF: merged into its own off-spring X3
Aero Lloyd YP: bankrupt
SAT (Special Air Transport) (Germany) : IIRC they were the forerunner of the current
America West: merged into/taken over by US
Sabena SN: bankrupt
AOM / Air Liberte IW : bankrupt ?
Inex Adria Airways: dissolved after the demise of Yugoslavia ?
Laudaair NG: swllowed by AUA
10 out of 69 in 35 years of flying: Looks like I stick to those that do stay around ...
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SandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 16795 times:
Swissair - bankrupt
Crossair - became Swiss International Air Lines
Balair - became Belair, now part of Air Berlin
CTA - Merged with Balair, then disappeared
Lauda Air - became part of the Austrian Airlines Group
Aero Airlines (Finland) - disappeared (i think?)
Daviation From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 596 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 16784 times:
It's sad to see so many on this list:
National (the original one): enjoyed their flights and fantastically clean airplanes
TWA: had some great adventures with them, including my first 747 and 1011
Overseas National & Capitol Int'l: charters, but interesting experiences
Midway (Raleigh): loved this airline
Independence: bare-bones, but good enough for me
Southeast: really bare-bones, but cheap so I can't complain
New York Air: didn't last long, but they were fine
Eastern: fond memories
Mauiman31 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 16776 times:
HUGHES AIR WEST
* and probaby some commuters that I am not aware of.
Midway I(the one at MDW)
Simmons before they were Airlink or Eagle....just plain Simmons
A Pan AM 707 flown by a NW crew...the old codeshare bit
Ozark...(did you know Ozark spelled backwards is Krazo)
US AIR...which is now.....awww you know....
Frontier I.....in 1967
I think that about does it
Nope...America West and in the 60's,
New York Helicopter Airways.....between EWR and Wall St Heliport and
JFK and EWR.
Remember the Clint Eastwood Movie "Coogans Bluff"?
Thats the airline and equipment I'm talking about.
Chicago Helicopter Airlines...anybody remember those S-58's?
and Capital...the one UA merged with in 1961.
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