List of defunct airlines of Spain

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This is a list of defunct airlines of Spain .


AirlineImage IATA ICAO CallsignCommenced operationsCeased operationsNotes
AeBal-Spanair Link Boeing 717-2CM, AeBal (Spanair Link) AN0233758.jpg 19992008Renamed Quantum Air [1]
Air Andalucia 20032005 [2]
Air Asturias Air Asturies (326601376).jpg 20062007 [3]
Air Comet Air Comet - Airbus A310-324(ET).jpg A7MPDRED COMET19962009 [4]
Aeronova Air Europa Express - British Aerospace ATP.jpg UXOVAAERONOVA19962015Rebranded as Air Europa Express [5]
Air Europa Express UXPMIEUROPA19962001 [6]
Air Madrid Airbus A330-202, Air Madrid AN1061925.jpg NMDRDALADA AIR20032006 [7]
Air Plus Comet EC-HFQ A310-324 Air Plus Comet MAN 23JUN01 (6868325666).jpg 19962007Renamed Air Comet [8]
Air Spain EC-CAD DC-8-22 Air Spain MAN 26AUG72 (5578167696).jpg JAAIR SPAIN19661975 [9]
AirClass Airways EC-JSL (14006677416).jpg VSGVISIG20032008 [10]
Alaire 2001
Ándalus Líneas Aéreas EC-KXQ Erj145EU Andalus Lineas Aereas (4445714009) (2).jpg EAANUANDALUS2008 [11] 2010[ citation needed ]
ASL Airlines Spain British Aerospace BAe-146-200QT Quiet Trader, TNT (Pan Air Lineas Aereas) AN0336468.jpg PVPNRSKYJET19872018Formerly called PAN Air.
Aviaco McDonnell Douglas MD-88, Aviaco AN0116705.jpg AOAYCAVIACO19481999Merged with Iberia [12]
BCM Airlines Airbus A320-231, BCM Airlines JP5929387.jpg 19981998 [13]
Binter Mediterraneo CASA CN-235-200 - Binter Mediterraneo.jpg AXBIM19882001Bought by Air Nostrum [14]
Bravo Airlines Boeing 767-219(ER), Bravo Airlines JP6032203.jpg BQBBVBRAVO20042008 [15]
Canarias Regional Air Canarias Regional Air Boeing 737-300 KvW.jpg FWCNM19982000 [16]
Cargosur Cargosur DC-8-62F; EC-EMD@ZRH, August 1992 (8169145478).jpg 19871995Merged with Iberia [17] [18] [19]
Centennial Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-83 Centennial EC-FZQ, DUS Dusseldorf (Duesseldorf International), Germany PP1235408092.jpg BECNA19931996 [20]
CLASSA – Concesionaria de Líneas Aéreas Subvencionadas Ford 4 AT (5811520044).jpg CLASSA19291931Merged with LAPE [21]
Clickair Airbus A320-211, Clickair JP5939923.jpg XGCLICLICKJET20062009Merged with Vueling [22] [23]
Drenair Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I, Drenair AN1026790.jpg DRS19862003 [24]
Euro First Air - Canarias Cargo Canarias Cargo Airbus A300 Aragao.jpg 20002000 Cargo airline [25]
Flyant Flyant Cargo - Boeing 737-4B7(SF).jpg FYAFLYANT20062008 Cargo airline [26]
Flylink Express Embraer EMB-135BJ Legacy 600 AN1372251.jpg 20032009 [27]
FlySur TAER Andalus bae 146.jpg 20082008 TAER Andalus was renamed Flysur in the last months of operation. [28]
Futura International Airways Boeing 737-348, Futura International Airways JP5969629.jpg FHFUAFUTURA19892008 [29]
Gadair European Airlines Gadair European Airlines Boeing 757-236 . EC-JRT (3104416913).jpg GPGDRGadair20072009 [30]
Gestair Cargo Gestair Cargo Boeing 757-236 JBM.jpg 20072013Renamed Cygnus Air for the second time. [31]
Girjet Boeing 757-236, GIRjet JP5843035.jpg 8GGJTBANJET20032008 [32]
Helitt Líneas Aéreas EC-LNP ATR.72-202 Helitt Lineas Aereas PMI 26MAY12 (7273629230).jpg H9HTHALBORAN20112014 [33]
Hispania Airways Hispania Airways wordmark.png 20112012 [34]
Hispania Líneas Aéreas Hispania - Boeing 737-3Y0.jpg HIHSLSunbeam19821989 [35]
Hola Airlines EC-IOR (2872988974).jpg H5HOAHOLA20022010 [36]
Iberworld Iberworld A320 EC-KYZ (4185778350).jpg TYIWDIBERWORLD19982011[ citation needed ]
IMD Airways 20082009 [37]
Intermediación Aérea Intermediacion Aerea ATR ATR-42-300.jpg IEA19972005 [38]
Islas Airways EC-JCD 2 ATR.72.202 Islas LPA 30JAN08 (5931867076).jpg IFISWPINTADERA20032012[ citation needed ]
LagunAir EC-KBI ERJ.145MP Lagunair PMI 12SEP08 (3176643256).jpg N7LGALAGUNAIR20032008 [39]
LAPE Ford 4ATF.jpg LAPE19321939Expropriated [40]
Líneas Aéreas Canarias Vickers Viscount, Lineas Aereas Canarias (LAC) JP5820420.jpg L9LCNLAC19851990Bought by Meridiana Air [41]
Líneas Aéreas Navarras 19941997 [42]
LTE International Airways EC-KFM A320-212 MAN 28SEP07 (5853899601).jpg XOLTEFUN JET19872008 [43]
Melilla Airlines Melilla Airlines ATR-42-300.jpg 2013
Meridiana Air Meridiana - British Aerospace BAe-146-300.jpg 19901992 [44]
Mint Airways EC-LBC Mint Airways (5496831219).jpg IMMICMINT AIRWAYS20092012 [45]
Navegacion y Servicios Aéreos Canarios EC-IJO 1 Beech 1900D NAYSA LPA 10MAR03 (8353094084).jpg ZNNAYNAYSA19692018Merged into Binter Canarias
Nort Jet Boeing 737-4Y0, NortJet AN0203093.jpg ELENJNortjet19891992 [46]
Oasis Airlines Oasis International Airlines Airbus A310-324; EC-FXB@ZRH;01.10.1994 (6470834543).jpg OBAANOasis19861996[ citation needed ]
Orbest Orizonia Airlines EC-LAJ A320-214 Orbest Orizonia PMI 27MAY12 (7281514472).jpg TYIWDIBERWORLD20112013[ citation needed ]
Orionair British Aerospace BAe-146-300, Orionair AN1364268.jpg ORIRED GLOBE20042008 [47]
PauknAir PauknAir BAe 146.jpg PVPAUKNAIR19951998 [48]
Plaza Servicios Aéreos Aerospatiale ATR-42-300 Top Fly EC-KGS, ZAZ Zaragoza, Spain PP1212561433.jpg 20062008 [49]
Prima Air Prima Air - Saab 340B.jpg 19961996 [50]
Pronair Boeing 747-245F(SCD) Pronair Airlines, LUX Luxembourg (Findel), Luxembourg PP1217527470.jpg PRJPRONAIR20072009 [51]
Pyrenair Huesca - Aeropuerto Huesca - Pirineos - Primer aterrizaje.jpg 20062011
Quantum Air Boeing-717 Quantum Air.jpg QOQTMQUANTUM20082010Initially named Aerolíneas de Baleares [52]
Rioja Airlines Rioja Airlines ATR 42.png Rioja Airlines20072007 [53]
Ryjet Saab aterrizando.JPG W2RYJRYJET19992012 [54]
Saicus Air Saicus Air Boeing 737-300SF Eimers.jpg FYA20082010 Cargo airline [55]
Sky Service Aviation Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express, Sky Service Aviation JP6555688.jpg SKT19922005Merged with Gestair [56]
South Atlantic Airways South Atlantic Airways Boeing 757-236; EC-HUT@ZRH, November 2001 (5659113599).jpg HRC20002001 [57]
Spanair EC-IPI A320 Spanair new colours (4606082067) (2).jpg JKJKKSPANAIR19862012 [58] [59]
Spantax Boeing 737-2T4 Spantax EC-DUL, AMS Amsterdam (Schiphol), Netherlands PP1167737442.jpg BXBXSSPANTAX19591988Merged into Spanair [60] [61]
Tadair Tadair Fairchild Swearingen SA-226TC Metro II.jpg TDCTadair19902003 [62]
TAE – Trabajos Aéreos y Enlaces EC-CCN DC8 TAE (4337462207).jpg JKTAE19662000 [63]
TASSA – Trabajos Aéreos del Sahara EC-AVP DC-7 TASsa (stored) PMI 11SEP65 (5575026393).jpg KITASSA19611965 [64]
Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics EC-MTJ (30303482138).jpg H5CTBSUNNYHEART20172021 [65]
Top Fly EC-GJM SA.227BC Metro 23 TopFly LPA 28JAN08 (6926980691).jpg TLY19982009 [66]
Transeuropa Sud SE-210 Caravelle 10B1R, Transeuropa AN0938335.jpg TRTRANSEUROPA19651982 [67]
Unión Aérea Española Junkers G-24.jpg 19251929Merged with Concesionaria de Líneas Aéreas Subvencionadas (CLASSA) [68]
Universair Universair Boeing 737-300 JetPix.jpg 19861992 [69]
Viva Air Boeing 737-36E, Viva Air AN0776354.jpg FVVIVVIVA19881998 [70]
Volar Airlines Airbus A320-214, Volar Airlines AN0853311.jpg DRS20012005 [71]

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LagunAir Líneas Aéreas, usually referred to simply as LagunAir, was an airline based in León, Spain. It operated scheduled domestic passenger services to 19 destinations on the Spanish mainland, and to Menorca, Majorca, and Ibiza. Its main base was León Airport and it maintained focus city operations at Valladolid Airport and Salamanca Airport, connecting the Castile and León regions with major Spanish destinations.

Rosario – Islas Malvinas International Airport Airport in Argentina.

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Cygnus Air Spanish cargo airline

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Málaga Airport International airport serving Costa del Sol, Malaga, Spain

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Vitoria Airport

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Pyrenair was a Spanish charter airline based in Huesca, Aragon.


FlySur was an airline based in Córdoba, Spain. Unable to overcome its financial difficulties the company ceased operations shortly after having begun.

Ándalus Líneas Aéreas

Ándalus Líneas Aéreas also known as just Ándalus was a Spanish regional airline based in Málaga, Spain. It offered regular flights, charters and ad hoc transportation services aiming to attract tourist traffic to Andalucia and opening up new destinations for the community.

LAPE Former Spanish national airline

LAPE, Spanish Postal Airlines(Líneas Aéreas Postales Españolas), was the Spanish national airline during the Second Spanish Republic.

Melilla Airlines Defunct travel agency based in Melilla, Spain

Melilla Airlines was a travel agent based in Melilla, Spain. Its HQ was Melilla Airport. In spite of the company's name, Melilla Airlines lacked a valid Air Operator Certificate. It was not a fully certified airline, but operated as a travel agent that re-sold flights from Aeronova.

Rioja Airlines

Rioja Airlines was a Spanish charter airline based in La Rioja region.


Gestair is an aeronautical group based in Madrid, Spain. In 2008 it operated three business units, including air cargo.


Compañía de Líneas Aéreas Subvencionadas, meaning 'Subsidized Airlines Company', mostly known as CLASSA, was a Spanish airline based in Madrid, Spain.

Jumandy Airport

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