Up In The Air

Winglet of the now non-existent Mokulele Airlines.

Winglet of the now non-existent Mokulele Airlines.

The airline industry is one of the most volatile out there. I’ve had a chance to experience many of the ups and downs of the industry on a variety of U.S. and foreign carriers.

U.S. carriers

  • Alaska
  • American
  • Avelo
  • Cape Air
  • Delta
  • Frontier
  • Hawaiian
  • jetBlue
  • Southwest
  • United

International carriers

  • Aer Lingus
  • Aerolineas Argentina
  • Air Asia
  • Air France
  • Air New Zealand
  • Alitalia
  • Asiana
  • Avianca
  • British Airways
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Cayman Airways
  • Iberia
  • Icelandair
  • IndiGo
  • KLM
  • LAN
  • Latam
  • Kuwait Airways
  • Lufthansa
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Trans Maldivian Airways
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Vueling

Defunct airlines

  • Aloha
  • AmericaWest (brand is gone, acquired US Airways and took US name)
  • bmi
  • Continental (last flight landed on 3/3/2012)
  • go! (the Hawaiian airlines, not to be confused with still operating Indian carrier Go)
  • Independence Air
  • Indian Airlines
  • Island Air
  • Kiwi International
  • Mahalo
  • Mark Air
  • Mokulele
  • Northwest Airlines (acquired by Delta)
  • Pan Am
  • Taca
  • US Airways (acquired by American)
  • Vanguard Airlines
  • Virgin America (acquired by Alaska)

Defunct aircraft

  • Concorde
  • MD-80
  • Boeing 727
Northwest Airline

About Rakesh Agrawal

Rakesh Agrawal is Senior Director of product at Amazon (Audible). Previously, he launched local and mobile products for Microsoft and AOL. He tweets at @rakeshlobster.
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