Category: Airlines We Lost

Airlines We Lost 2018

As we wind toward the end of the year, it is time to take a look back on what we’ve lost in 2018. Dozens of airlines failed this year, and that’s not a surprise. Not all of them were beloved, but they should still be honored for giving it their …

Airlines We Lost 2017

It is that time once again where I pause to remember all the airlines that flew off into the desert this year, never to take to the skies again. It’s a motley group this time around, though several have ties to Etihad, the former king of handouts to failing airlines. …

Airlines We Lost 2016

Christmas is done (though Hanukkah is still raging), and that means it’s time to focus on the end of the year. As I do every year, it’s time to look back and remember those airlines that went belly up. It wasn’t a particularly noteworthy year with relatively few failures. …

Airlines We Lost 2015

It’s the end of the year, and you know what that means. As we do every year, it’s time to look back and remember those airlines we lost. The biggest surprise is that SpiceJet is not on this list. It was teetering last year, but it shrunk and recapitalized …

Airlines We Lost 2014

It’s that time of the year again where we look back and review all of our fallen comrades. This year, the list isn’t full of many recognizable names. It was a good year for airlines indeed. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty for us to discuss. I worked with …

Airlines We Lost in 2013

Another year has come to a close, and with it, so have the lives of several airlines. There weren’t any spectacular shutdowns as we’ve seen in previous years, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t a handful of interesting stories to pop up. I’m sure I missed some obscure airlines …

Airlines We Lost in 2012

It’s time for my favorite post of the year. Think of it like an awards show where they show you that long reel of people who have died since the last one. But in this case, we’re talking about airlines. Hold the applause – there’s nothing more awkward than hearing …

Airlines We Lost in 2011

It’s that time of the year once again where we review those airlines that had their wings clipped. Last year, I said it was a pretty good year in terms of the airlines we lost. If that’s true, then this was a rock star kind of year. There were very …

Airlines We Lost in 2010

The year is almost done, and you know what that means. It’s time to review the airlines we’ve lost in 2010. The good news? We had fewer airlines disappear this year than last and many of them were piddly little guys that I won’t even bother discussing here. (Strategic France, …

Airlines We Lost in 2009

Long time readers of the blog know that I have a little tradition here as each year comes to a close. I like to honor (or roast) those airlines that were flying at the beginning of the year but didn’t make it until the end. This year’s list is shorter …

Airlines We Lost in 2008

It’s time once again for the third annual edition of “Airlines We Lost.” This was a pretty active year, as you can probably imagine. Sadly, my wish last year for Alitalia to be on this year’s list has not come true. That airline soliders on while others have not been …

Airlines We Lost in 2007

As we approach the end of 2007, it’s time to follow up the tradition I started last year with a tribute to those airlines that won’t make it until 2008. Ok, maybe two years doesn’t make a tradition, but I have to start somewhere.

Of course, this doesn’t include every …

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