US airlines that crashed

This is a list of airlines that have filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 in the US.

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18 May, 1979 New York Airways

19 November, 1979 Aeroamerica

24 January, 1980 Florida Airlines

3 March, 1980 Indiana Airlines

15 December, 1980 Air Bahia

31 December, 1980 Tejas Airlines

6 March, 1981 Mountain West

16 March, 1981 LANICA

13 July, 1981 Coral Air

11 September, 1981 Pacific Coast

18 September, 1981 Swift Air Line

9 October, 1981 Golden Gate (Airline)

26 January, 1982 Pinehurst Airlines

3 March, 1982 Silver State Airlines

26 March, 1982 Air Pennsylvania

2 April, 1982 Air South

16 April, 1982 Cochise Airlines

13 May, 1982 Braniff International

8 July, 1982 Astec Air East

19 August, 1982 Will’s Air

15 October, 1982 Aero Sun International

19 October, 1982 Aero Virgin Islands

11 August, 2002 – US Airways enters protection

9 December, 2002 – United Airlines under protection

31 March, 2003 – US Airways emerges

1 April, 2003 – Air Canada files

12 September, 2004 – US Airways re-files for protection

30 September, 2004 – Air Canada emerges

30 December, 2004 – Aloha Airlines files

14 September, 2005 – Northwest Airlines files

14 September, 2005 – Delta Air Lines files, putting four of the top seven carriers in the US under bankruptcy protection

27 September, 2005 – US Airways emerges, in conjunction with its acquisition by America West

1 February, 2006 – United Airlines emerges

17 February, 2006 – Aloha Airlines emerges

30 April, 2007 – Delta Air Lines emerges

31 May, 2007 – Northwest Airlines emerges

26 December, 2007 – Maxjet Airways files

31 March, 2008 – Aloha Airlines files and discontinues passenger transporting operations

3 April, 2008 – ATA Airlines files and discontinues operations

5 April, 2008 – Skybus Airlines files and discontinues operations

10 April, 2008 – Frontier Airlines files

26 April, 2008 – Eos Airlines files and discontinues operations