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Short Lived Airlines Of Recent Times  
User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1540 times:

After seeing a couple of photos of the now defunct Swiss World, I began thinking:
What airlines have there been in recent times that were only around for a short time?

Ofcourse there will have been loads of charters, so I'm thinking mainly of scheduled airlines.

I can't think of any (other than Swiss World who operated a B762 to Newark).

I'd love to hear of some more.

Cheers,
Jamie.

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User currently offlineSuper em From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1480 times:

The new Pan Am which had operated some A300's

User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4791 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1473 times:

Astoria Airlines flew for only a couple of months in 1996.


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VistaJet was a bit better, lasting a few months more in 1997.


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User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3873 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1457 times:

Legend

User currently offlineAFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1448 times:

Hello,

What kind of operation did Astoria and VistaJet have please?

I've not found any information about Astoria, after having used various search engines...

Thank you,

Best regards,
Alain Mengus


User currently offlineAirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1440 times:

PROAIR, i think they lasted 1 or two years out of Detroit City Airport.

User currently offlineFalcon Flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1431 times:

Fairlines was a French start-up with a very short-lived attempt at scheduled service between Paris, Nice and Milan. Using 2 LX-registered MD-81s originally operated by Sun Jet International, the services only lasted a few months.


My definition of cool ? Not trying so hard to be cool.
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1417 times:

Here is what I can think of (lasting <2 years):

TriStar Airlines
WinAir
Air 21
Grand Airways
Legend
Presidential (II)
Pan Am (II)
Pro Air
Air South


Lasted a little longer:

Reno Air
Eastwind
KIWI
Morris Air
Carnival



User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1414 times:

You guys forgot Western Pacific!
rgds,
blink182



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineKiwi dave From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1413 times:

Kiwi International and K2000 are a couple of airlines that lasted a little while on the Trans tasman sence.

User currently offlineJjjm From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1409 times:

Zuliana de Aviacion
Isla Airlines
Valenciana de Aviacion
Air Aruba
Air Caribbean
Air Margarita



User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 11, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1406 times:

Moscow Airways perhaps?



Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineAirbus A380 From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1397 times:

In the Southeast Asian region, what I can think of is Sempati Air, owned by son of former Indonesian President Soeharto. Some shortlived Malaysian airlines are, Mofaz Air, Berjaya Air and Saeaga Airlines.

User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1362 times:

Pro Air lasted more than 2 years. It started in late 1996 and went until summer of 2000 and it supposedly is coming back

User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3240 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1355 times:

Carib Express, based in Barbados. It first flew regional routes in 1995, promising to wipe out the regional carrier LIAT. Yet it with its misfit BAe146 jets proved highly uncompetitive in the small market which LIAT served with more cost-effective Dash 8s. After 14 months Carib Express stopped flying and parked its planes. It still exists as a ground-handling firm.

Air Aruba, Zuliana and Air Caribbean all lasted somewhat longer - all survived over 5 years and, does not Zuliana still exist? I know that it moved base from MIA to Maracaibo.

Trintocan.



Hop to it, fly for life!
User currently offlineLogos From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 794 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1344 times:

Access Air can now be added to this list as well.

Cheers,
Dave in Berlin



Too many types flown to list
User currently offlineOO-AOG From Switzerland, joined Dec 2000, 1426 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1342 times:

Holiday Airlines of Turkey, flew A300/310/320/727/737
TU154/Yak42 and L1011s in their short career!



Falcon....like a limo but with wings
User currently offlineBrissie_lions From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1339 times:

Sempati Air was hardly a short-lived airline being formed in 1968, it lasted for over 30 years.

User currently offlineAirbus A380 From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1323 times:

Sorry, dunno bout that. Thanks for telling me.

User currently offlineTWA_PHX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1318 times:

ALL OF YOU FORGOT MUSE AIR !!!!!

User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1308 times:

Allegiant

User currently offlineAlitis From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1288 times:

Air Greneda- lasted only a few months in the mid 80's with two 707's to JFK, MIA and London. Yes, I actually flew with them once.

User currently offlineNotarzt From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 642 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1288 times:

I'd add ERA European Regions Airlines of Spain, operated two ERJ-145, founded 1998, ceased 2000.

Furthermore, InterCondor of Germany (joint venture of Condor and Interflug ~ 1990), that eventually never took off the ground.

Another one is PauknAir (Spain) which operated two BAe 146. Founded late 1995, ceased ops 1998.
Also "The Hula Train", Las Vegas, which intended to operate two L-1011s (to be acquired from LTU) in 1995. They never matched it.

Daniel


User currently offlineCrj-900 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks ago) and read 1279 times:

Wardair didn't last very long, in sched service...it was much more sucessful as a charter.
All the best crj-900


User currently offline747buff From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks ago) and read 1270 times:

Jet Train, they flew DC9s out of PIT.


At Eastern, we earn our wings every day!
25 Dadoftyler : Can't forget NationsAir. Flew 737-200's between PIT and PHL.
26 WN boy : UltrAir--sought to fly all-first class service out of EWR.
27 Triley1057 : Actually, UltrAir was based at IAH.
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