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FlyCaledonian
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Mergers/Takeovers And Boeing Customer Codes

Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:38 pm

So I was thinking about the upcoming AA/US merger, and the Boeing customer codes that will effectively sit with the merged carrier, and it got me thinking of just how many have disappeared over the years through mergers/takeovers. This isn't a definitive list, and by no means have I included all airlines, but I'd be interested for people to add to the airlines and maybe pick up codes that I've missed in some of the mergers/takeovers.

For the European carriers I've put the owning group, so there are multiple carriers in bold as they are still operational (e.g. BA and IB within IAG).


United Airlines
* 22 United Airlines
* 24 Continental Airlines
* 91 Frontier Airlines
* T0 Texas Air Corporation

American Airlines
* 01 Piedmont Airlines
* 14 PSA (Pacific Southwest Airlines)
* 15 Lake Central
* 23 American Airlines
* 31 TWA (Trans World Airlines)
* 54 Mohawk Airlines
* A4 Air Cal
* A7 Trans Caribbean Airways
* B7 Allegheny Airlines / US Airways
* D4 Ozark Airlines
* G7 America West Airlines

Delta Air Lines
* 32 Delta Air Lines
* 47 Western Airlines
* 51 Nortwest Airlines
* 93 Pacific Air Lines
* 95 Northeast Airlines
* M7 Hughes Air West
* S7 North Central / Republic Airlines

Air Canada
* 11 Wardair
* 17 Canadian Pacific
* 33 Air Canada
* 75 Pacific Western Airlines / Canadian Airlines

Air France KLM Group
* 06 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
* 28 Air France
* B3 UTA
* K2 Transavia
* 1A Martinair
* 7E Aeromaritime International

Lufthansa Group
* 30 Lufthansa
* B8 Austrian Airlines
* Z9 Lauda Air
* 6M Eurobelgian Airlines / Virgin Express (Merged into Brussels Airlines, which LH Group is to acquire)
* ZN AeroLogic

IAG International Airlines Group
* 18 BEA
* 36 BOAC / British Airways
* 56 Iberia
* 65 British Eagle
* 99 British Caledonian Airways
* 6E Viva Air

Qantas
* 38 Qantas
* 76 TAA / Australian Airlines

Air India
* 37 Air India
* A8 Indian Airlines

Japan Airlines
* 46 Japan Airlines
* 89 Japan Air System

Air China
* J6 CAAC / Air China
* Z0 China Southwest Airlines
* 9L Air China
* FT Air China Cargo

China Eastern Airlines
* W0 China Yunnan Airlines
* 6D Shanghai Airlines
* 9P China Eastern Airlines

China Southern Airlines
* 1B China Southern Airlines
* 1L China Xinjiang Airlines
* 7K Zhongyuan Airlines
* 8S China Xinjiang Airlines
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RE: Mergers/Takeovers And Boeing Customer Codes

Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:23 am

Thanks for starting this, neat idea.

Quoting FlyCaledonian (Thread starter):
* B7 Allegheny Airlines / US Airways
* G7 America West Airlines

No Boeing deliveries at US Airways since the America West-US Airways merger, but it would have been interesting to see which customer code was used.
 
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RE: Mergers/Takeovers And Boeing Customer Codes

Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:27 pm

I wonder if Swiss's 777s will be called 777-358ER....
 
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RE: Mergers/Takeovers And Boeing Customer Codes

Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:42 pm

Quoting LH707330 (Reply 2):
I wonder if Swiss's 777s will be called 777-358ER....

I wouldn't bet on that, since their call sign is LX (former Crossair), and not SR (Swissair - Boeing customer code 57)...

LATAM Airlines:
* 16 LAN Airlines
* 2W TAM
 
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RE: Mergers/Takeovers And Boeing Customer Codes

Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:29 pm

TUI Group Airlines
* 04 Britannia Airways
* Hapag-Lloyd / K5 TUI Airlines (Now used for all aircraft odered by the TUI Group)
* T5 Orion Airlines
* 8A Air 2000 / First Choice
* 9H Lesiure International Airlines

Thomas Cook Group Airlines
If any future Boeing orders took place I wonder if the 1K or CQ code would be reused?
* 30 Condor (From time as a LH subsiduary)
* 1K Airtours International Airways
* CQ JMC Airlines

Air Berlin
* G5 LTU International
* 1S Deutsche BA / dba
* 6J Air Berlin
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RE: Mergers/Takeovers And Boeing Customer Codes

Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:37 pm

I must confess, I've never understood the rationale behind having specific customer codes. Personally, I'm glad Boeing is doing away with them on new frames.
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RE: Mergers/Takeovers And Boeing Customer Codes

Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:51 pm

Quoting FlyCaledonian (Thread starter):
Air Canada
* 11 Wardair
* 17 Canadian Pacific
* 33 Air Canada
* 75 Pacific Western Airlines / Canadian Airlines

You can add the following which were all 737-200 customers and eventually became part of AC predecessors:
* 42 Nordair (acquired by CP Air)
* 96 Quebecair (acquired by CP Air)
* A9 Transair (acquired by Pacific Western)

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