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These 30 airlines went bankrupt in 2019

These 30 airlines went bankrupt in 2019

In 2019 alone, 30 airways have quit flying, making it a record breaking year for carrier insolvencies

 

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  • California Pacific Airlines

Origin: California, U.S.

Founded : April 1, 2009

Commenced operation   November 1, 2018

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Ceased operations January 17, 2019

Fleet size 4

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Destinations 8

 

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  • Germania (airline)

Origin:   Berlin, Germany

Founded :  April 1978

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Commenced operation : 5 September 1978

Ceased operations : 5 February 2019

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Fleet size : 36

Destinations : 42

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  • Flybmi

Origin: East Midlands Airport, England

Founded: 14 May 1987

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Commenced operation: August 1987

Ceased operations: 16 February 2019

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Fleet size: 17

Destinations: 23

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  • Insel Air

Origin: Willemstad, Curaçao

Founded: 1993

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Commenced operation: 2006

Ceased operations: 16 February 2019

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Fleet size: 3

Destinations: 5

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  • Tajik Air

Origin: Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Founded: 1923

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Ceased operations: January 2019

Fleet size: 14

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Destinations: 3

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Origin: Iceland

Founded: November 2011

Commenced operation: 31 May 2012

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Ceased operations: 28 March 2019

Fleet size: 10

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Destinations:27  

 

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  • Aerolínea de Antioquia

Origin: Medellín, Colombia

Founded: 1987

Ceased operations: March 29, 2019

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Fleet size: 13

Destinations: 21

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Origin: Kingston, Jamaica

Founded: September 2011

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Commenced operation: 14 February 2013

Ceased operations: 31 March 2019

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Fleet size: 1

Destinations: 4

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  • Air Philip

Origin: South Korea

Founded: December 2016

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Commenced operation: 30 June 2018

Ceased operations: 13 March 2019

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Fleet size: 2

Destinations:6  

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Origin: Maharashtra, India

Founded: 1 April 1992

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Commenced operation: 5 May 1993

Ceased operations: 17 April 2019

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Fleet size: 124

Destinations: 83

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  • Wisdom Airways

Origin: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Founded: 2017

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Ceased operations: October 1, 2019

 

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  • Avianca Brasil S.A.

Origin: São Paulo, Brazil

Founded: 1998 (as OceanAir)

Commenced operation:

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Ceased operations: 24 June 2019

Fleet size: 10

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  • Avianca Argentina

Origin: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Founded: 1995 (as Macair Jet)

Commenced operation: 21 November 2017

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Ceased operations: 7 June 2019

Fleet size:2

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Destinations: 3

 

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  • Al Naser Wings Airlines

Origin: Governorate, Iraq

Founded: 2005

Commenced operation: 2009

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Ceased operations: April 16, 2019

Fleet size: 1

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Destinations: 12

 

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  • Aigle Azur

Origin: Paray-Vieille-Poste, France

Founded: 1946

Ceased operations: 6 September 2019

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Fleet size: 11

Destinations: 21

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  • XL Airways France

Origin: Île-de-France, France

Founded:  August 1995

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Commenced operation: 22 December 1995

Ceased operations: 23 September 2019

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Fleet size: 4 

Destinations: 17

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  • Adria Airways

Origin: Gorenjskem, Slovenia

Founded: 14 March 1961

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Commenced operation: December 1961

Ceased operations: 30 September 2019

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Fleet size: 20

Destinations: 23

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  • Peruvian Airlines

Origin:   Lima, Perú

Founded: November 2007

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Commenced operation: October 29, 2009

Ceased operations: October 2, 2019

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Fleet size: 14

Destinations: 10

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  • New Gen Airways

Origin: Bangkok, Thailand

Founded: July 2012

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Commenced operation:

Ceased operations: October 2019

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Fleet size: 11

Destinations: 37

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  • ViaAir

Origin: Maitland, Florida

Founded: 1997

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Ceased operations: October 2019

Fleet size: 6

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Destinations: 2

 

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  • Thomas Cook Group

Origin: Manchester, England

Founded: 1986

Ceased operations: 23 September 2019

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Fleet size: 34

Destinations: 82

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  • TAM – Transporte Aéreo Militar

Origin: La Paz, Bolivia

Founded: 1945

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Commenced operation:

Ceased operations: 23 September 2019

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Fleet size: 20

Destinations: 4

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  • Taron Avia

Origin: Yerevan, Armenia

Founded: 2007

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Commenced operation: 2017

Ceased operations: 2019

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Fleet size: 3

Destinations: 5

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  • Astra Airlines

Origin:  Thessaloniki, Greece

Founded: 2008

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Commenced operation: July 5, 2008

Ceased operations: 14 November 2019

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Fleet size: 4

Destinations: 37

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  • Atlas Global

Origin: Istanbul, Turkey

Founded: 2001

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Ceased operations: 12 February 2020

Fleet size: 5

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Destinations: 24

 

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  • Silverstone Air

Origin: Kenya

Founded: 2017

Ceased operations: 2019

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Fleet size: 11

Destinations: 8

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  • Far Eastern Air Transport

Origin: Taipei, Taiwan

Founded: 5 June 1957

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Commenced operation:

Ceased operations: 13 December 2019

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Fleet size: 12

Destinations: 19

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  • Ernest Airlines

Origin: Milan, Italy

Founded: October 16, 2015

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Commenced operation: 1 July 2016

Ceased operations: 10 January 2020

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Fleet size: 4

Destinations: 20

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  • Fastjet Mozambique

Origin: Maputo, Mozambique

Founded: 2017

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Commenced operation: 3 November 2017

Ceased operations: 26 October 2019

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Fleet size: 1

Destinations: 4

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  • Cambodia Bayon Airlines

Origin: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Founded: August 2014

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Commenced operation: December 2014

Ceased operations: 2019

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Fleet size: 2

Destinations: 4

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He is an aviation journalist and the founder of Jetline Marvel. Dawal gained a comprehensive understanding of the commercial aviation industry.  He has worked in a range of roles for more than 9 years in the aviation and aerospace industry. He has written more than 1700 articles in the aerospace industry. When he was 19 years old, he received a national award for his general innovations and holds the patent. He completed two postgraduate degrees simultaneously, one in Aerospace and the other in Management. Additionally, he authored nearly six textbooks on aviation and aerospace tailored for students in various educational institutions. jetlinem4(at)gmail.com

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