englandair
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Short Lived Airlines Of Recent Times

Mon Mar 05, 2001 4:31 am

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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RE: Short Lived Airlines Of Recent Times

Mon Mar 05, 2001 4:32 am

The new Pan Am which had operated some A300's
 
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RE: Short Lived Airlines Of Recent Times

Mon Mar 05, 2001 4:44 am

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


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RE: Short Lived Airlines Of Recent Times

Mon Mar 05, 2001 5:44 am

Legend
 
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RE: Short Lived Airlines Of Recent Times

Mon Mar 05, 2001 6:07 am

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
 
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RE: Short Lived Airlines Of Recent Times

Mon Mar 05, 2001 6:18 am

PROAIR, i think they lasted 1 or two years out of Detroit City Airport.
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RE: Short Lived Airlines Of Recent Times

Mon Mar 05, 2001 7:13 am

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.
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RE: Short Lived Airlines Of Recent Times

Mon Mar 05, 2001 8:05 am

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

 
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RE: Short Lived Airlines Of Recent Times

Mon Mar 05, 2001 8:11 am

You guys forgot Western Pacific!
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RE: Short Lived Airlines Of Recent Times

Mon Mar 05, 2001 8:11 am

Kiwi International and K2000 are a couple of airlines that lasted a little while on the Trans tasman sence.
 
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RE: Short Lived Airlines Of Recent Times

Mon Mar 05, 2001 8:48 am

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

 
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RE: Short Lived Airlines Of Recent Times

Mon Mar 05, 2001 8:51 am

Moscow Airways perhaps?
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RE: Short Lived Airlines Of Recent Times

Mon Mar 05, 2001 9:45 am

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.
 
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RE: Short Lived Airlines Of Recent Times

Mon Mar 05, 2001 12:48 pm

Pro Air lasted more than 2 years. It started in late 1996 and went until summer of 2000 and it supposedly is coming back
 
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RE: Short Lived Airlines Of Recent Times

Mon Mar 05, 2001 1:53 pm

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.

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RE: Short Lived Airlines Of Recent Times

Mon Mar 05, 2001 3:20 pm

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

Cheers,
Dave in Berlin
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RE: Short Lived Airlines Of Recent Times

Mon Mar 05, 2001 3:26 pm

Holiday Airlines of Turkey, flew A300/310/320/727/737
TU154/Yak42 and L1011s in their short career!
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Airbus A380

Mon Mar 05, 2001 4:21 pm

Sempati Air was hardly a short-lived airline being formed in 1968, it lasted for over 30 years.
 
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RE: Airbus A380

Mon Mar 12, 2001 9:27 pm

Sorry, dunno bout that. Thanks for telling me.
 
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RE: Short Lived Airlines Of Recent Times

Mon Mar 12, 2001 9:41 pm

ALL OF YOU FORGOT MUSE AIR !!!!!
 
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RE: Short Lived Airlines Of Recent Times

Tue Mar 13, 2001 1:21 am

Allegiant
 
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RE: Short Lived Airlines Of Recent Times

Tue Mar 13, 2001 5:29 am

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.
 
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RE: Short Lived Airlines Of Recent Times

Tue Mar 13, 2001 5:39 am

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.

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RE: Short Lived Airlines Of Recent Times

Tue Mar 13, 2001 7:14 am

Wardair didn't last very long, in sched service...it was much more sucessful as a charter.
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RE: Short Lived Airlines Of Recent Times

Tue Mar 13, 2001 7:53 am

Jet Train, they flew DC9s out of PIT.
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RE: Short Lived Airlines Of Recent Times

Tue Mar 13, 2001 7:58 am

Can't forget NationsAir. Flew 737-200's between PIT and PHL.
 
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RE: Short Lived Airlines Of Recent Times

Tue Mar 13, 2001 8:12 am

UltrAir--sought to fly all-first class service out of EWR.
 
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RE: Short Lived Airlines Of Recent Times

Tue Mar 13, 2001 8:44 am

Actually, UltrAir was based at IAH.

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