Airlines of Asia – Past and Present

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Written by Charlie Dolan

Air Ceylon         AE                           1947 – 1979          Went bankrupt

Air India   (Tata)                               1932 -1949            Became Air India

Air India            AI     AIC                1949 – present

Air Koryo          JB     KOR               1950 – present    North Korea’s flag carrier. Was the only Airline awarded one star in 2014 by Skytrax

Air Siam             VG                           1970 – 1976

All Nippon Airways   NH    ANA    1952 – present

Ariana Afghan Airlines   FG   AFG  1955 – present (with breaks during hostilities)

Asiana Airlines    OZ    AAR            1988 – present

C A A C Civil Aviation Administration of China  CA  CCA  1949 – 1988    Split into six smaller operators

Dragonair Hong Kong Dragon Airlines     KA    HDA          1985 – present

Merpati Nusantara Airlines        MZ    MNA          1962 – 2014


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