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Countries Without Their Own Airlines.  
User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 10310 times:

Basicaly I am wondering if there are countries that don't have at least one or two national airlines.

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User currently offlineFeroze From India, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 794 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 10297 times:

Nigeria hasn't had an airline for some time. Hence the Virgin Nigeria thing

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 10282 times:

All those little Caribbean nations and a bunch of the Central American nations don't have their own airlines. The larger islands, like Cayman, the Bahamas, and Jamaica have their own, but many of the others don't. I'm pretty sure Vatican City doesn't have their own either.  Big grin

Harry



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User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 10267 times:

Newark-Andorra doesn't have their own airline, but then again, Andorra doesn't even have their own airport...you go to visit Andorra, you either have to fly into Barcelona or Toulouse...


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User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2046 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 10246 times:

I'd say Uganda. Uganda Airlines used to exist, but not any more.
rgds
Aseem



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User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6787 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 10225 times:

Does the US really count as having their own airline.. we really don't have a national carrier, although we do have a LOT of US based airlines..


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User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 10209 times:

The airlines don't have to be national airlines just airlines based in a country. I was thinking more of countries in Europe and Asia.

User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6787 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 10206 times:

Oh.. okay.. then..

EVERYBODY DISREGARD MY REPLY #5.. I WAS WRONG!!!



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User currently offlineCospn From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Oct 2001, 1651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 10199 times:

International ?? Or Domestic ??

Continental Micronesia serves Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, and Marshall Islands..Each have their own "Domestic Airlines"


User currently offlineVictorTango From India, joined Jan 2005, 501 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 10159 times:

Maldives.

Air Maldives is now defunct. Guys please correct me if I'm wrong.

Olly


User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 10092 times:

Nigeria hasn't had an airline for some time. Hence the Virgin Nigeria thing

Ummmm Feroze, Nigeria has a number of airlines other than Nigerian that ply domestic and regional routes. Bellview is one of them, along with Chachangi(sp?) and another one whose name escapes me.


User currently offlineSLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 10062 times:

this may sound smartass but it's true:

Liechtenstein
Monaco
San Marino
Vatican City
Andorra

(at least I'm sure most of them don't)


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 9995 times:

What about Bhutan.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineEurostarVA From Bahrain, joined May 2002, 1296 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 9989 times:

ETStar,

He probably meant countries with no national carriers. Flag carriers are airlines approved by the home government to ply international routes, whereas a national carrier is designated by the government as the official airline of the country, usually with special privileges such as route designation, or sometimes government ownership.

You're correct in that Nigeria is home to several independent carriers, privately owned of course, some of which have been granted select international route rights such as Aerocontractors, ADC Airlines, Bellview Airlines, Chanchangi and Afrijet. Lucrative routes have been reserved for Virgin Nigeria which is about to launch its operations, and to the best of my knowledge, it has been granted national carrier status (please correct me if Im wrong)



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User currently offlineSimo82 From Italy, joined Feb 2005, 181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 9943 times:

SLC1 can Monacair, Heli Air Monaco be considered national airlines of Monaco even if the fly only helicopters what do you think?

CIAO
Simo



User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7388 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 9926 times:

Bhutan has Druk Air. Tonga is one country that springs to mind that has no longer got it's own airline.

User currently offlineRussophile From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 9802 times:

Newark-Andorra doesn't have their own airline, but then again, Andorra doesn't even have their own airport...you go to visit Andorra, you either have to fly into Barcelona or Toulouse...

Fixed wing...no. But......

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Liechtenstein has:

http://www.rheinheli.ch

Vatican City
Grenada
Guinea-Bissau
Dominica
Tuvalu
St Kitts & Nevis
San Marino
Tonga

is all that I can think of without some degree of commercial aviation enterprise being based there.


User currently offlineCXCPA From Hong Kong, joined May 2000, 387 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 9773 times:

Should the topic means the home-based airlines of that countries are not held and controlled by their nationals?? Or it mean the government does not own or controlled any airlines??

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 9766 times:

Bermuda doesn't have an own airline.

Patrick


User currently offlineAA767400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2401 posts, RR: 26
Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 9753 times:

Newark777, The Cayman islands are not one of the larger Caribbean islands, in fact the are one of the smallest group of islands. They have their own airline due to the fact that it is a wealthy island. And technically they are still part of the U.K.. The Bahamas are a group of thousands of tiny islands, with the largest being Andros. They also have their own airline. All countries in Central America have their own airlines, except for Belize. Taca is the airline of Central America, consisting of TACA,NICA,AVIATECA, and LACSA. TA now serves as the airline for all these countries, when they all fell into one group.


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User currently offlineFLY2LIM From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1187 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 9765 times:

Liechtenstein
Monaco
San Marino
Vatican City
Andorra

From what I understand, these are not officially "countries" either. I believe Liechtenstein, Monaco, Andorra, are principalities. Vatican City is, as the name implies, a city. The Swiss army protects it, as the VC has no official army. I know little about San Marino.

Back to topic, Peru officially has no "flag carrier" airline. It used to be AeroPeru but it went bankrupt. Lan and TA are really carriers from other countries. And then there are the half dozen or so questionable "airlines" flying Peruvian skies.
Since the starter of the thread is not sure what was meant by "their own", I'm contributing this piece.
FLY2LIM



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User currently offlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4396 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 9725 times:

VictorTango: AirMaldives is decfunt but there still is Maldivian Air Taxi and another airline I can´t remember...

User currently offlineSpike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1170 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 9712 times:

Only the US does not have its own national airline. Hence the problem?

User currently offlineCaptainTim From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2004, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 9709 times:

i dont' think Maldives or Seychelles has a national airline.. they usually operate off SQ and Srilankan Airlilnes..

however, i am just guessing and i am not sure at all.. please ignore/correct me if i'm wrong
tim



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User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 9682 times:

Air Seychelles flies to numerous European cities nonstop, Singapore, Jo'burg and various other cities.

Taiwan? China Airlines belong to them. Air China is mainland China's.

Taiwan's sovereignity is debateable to some extent, but Tibet's status is unfortunately nowhere near to be considered a 'country' unless you take into account of their exiled govt in India.

[Edited 2005-02-12 17:57:55]

25 Post contains images Newark777 : AA767400: I guess I should have worded my post differently, something like "most popular" islands or something like that. I have been to Grand Cayman
26 KEno : Nigeria : They still have Bellview Airlines which flies domestic sectors. Not sure if they serve any international destination at the moment.
27 Spike : Tibet is so a country. TibetanAir with a gold cheatline has a fleet of 757s operating on a low cost regional network. China Airlines (CI) take over o
28 Spike : Hong Kong does not have its own airline. Cathay is owned by the Brits and HK is owned by China.
29 FLY2LIM : Hong Kong does not have its own airline. Cathay is owned by the Brits and HK is owned by China. Don't forget that Hong Kong is part of China. Hence,
30 Gigneil : Hong Kong does not have its own airline. Cathay is owned by the Brits and HK is owned by China. In both pre- and post-return cases, they did. Before t
31 CptGirmayTesfa : Someone mentioned a bunch of Central American countries. Grupo Taca is the national airline of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa R
32 TACAA320 : I think [please correct me if I'm wrong, and I know somebody will] that Paraguay, stricto sensu, has no official carrier. [?][Edited 2005-02-12 23:10:
33 ZKSUJ : Victor Tango-"Air Maldives is now defunct. Guys please correct me if I'm wrong" but there are still airlines like Maldivian Air TAxi, Air Equator and
34 TACAA320 : "I'm pretty sure Vatican City[sic] doesn't have their own either" Do you mean Vatican STATE? Maybe they don't need it [they used AZ]. And they don't h
35 Post contains images Newark777 : "a bunch of the Central American nations don't have their own airlines" As well as a "bunch" of states in the U.S.. You have to correct calling "Vatic
36 Post contains images TACAA320 : "You have to correct calling "Vatican State" Vatican City, but then you call US states countries?" Of course. You open me the gate [allow me] to say s
37 Newark777 : Vatican City is the usual name for it in these parts, not "Vatican State." That is the way it is labeled on most maps and is what most people call it.
38 Gomuppets : Does East Timor have an airline?
39 SW733 : Sabena332: Bermuda isn't a country, it's an overseas district of the United Kingdom. The Cayman Islands are also an overseas territory of the UK, thus
40 Expressjetphx : Tibet is so a country. TibetanAir with a gold cheatline has a fleet of 757s operating on a low cost regional network. China Airlines (CI) take over of
41 AirWillie6475 : "Since the starter of the thread is not sure what was meant by "their own", I'm contributing this piece." FLY2LIM What?
42 CptGirmayTesfa : Central African Republic, Chad and Niger were covered by the now defunct Air Afrique, the supra-national airline of 11 countries (apart from the three
43 ZRH : From what I understand, these are not officially "countries" either. I believe Liechtenstein, Monaco, Andorra, are principalities. Vatican City is, as
44 TACAA320 : What about Paraguay?
45 Arcano : Taca320: Indeed, Paraguay does not have a proper national airline since the death of LAP-Lineas Aereas Paraguayas (Air Paraguay). Now TAM Mercosur (PZ
46 Caymanair : Ummmm......even though Cayman and Bermuda are Britsh Overseas Teritories, we CAN have our own national airlines (or at least a netional flag carrier).
47 Aer : CptGirmayTesfa: I would like to remind you that Guatemala does have it's own airline: Tikal Jets. By the way Panama is Central America, it is part of
48 Ryanair!!! : China Airlines (CI) take over of Air China (CA). The new company is called China Air (CI). Err... do you know something I don't? As far as I know, Chi
49 Backfire : I am wondering if there are countries that don't have at least one or two national airlines. Technically the UK doesn't have a national airline. Briti
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