Back in late 2020, we posted a list of all the airlines that had declared bankruptcy and had gone out of business that year. Of course, 2020 was the height of the pandemic, most people weren’t flying and because most countries weren’t allowing foreigners in (or worse), hardly anyone was flying internationally that year.
In early 2021, we also listed all the hotels in NYC that had closed due to the pandemic. Although that list wasn’t nearly as extreme, it did include the historic Roosevelt Hotel, which had been on 45th Street between Madison Avenue and Vanderbilt Avenue for nearly 100 years.
We were able to update the hotel list a few months later – some of the “closed” hotels eventually reopened, but there were also some that hadn’t been on our original list.
The rest of 2021 wasn’t nearly as bad as 2020. After all, covid wasn’t the threat it had been, with vaccinations available. People were flying more, countries were opening their gates, etc.
By 2022, covid had evolved into a virus that was generally manageable and the aviation industry was back at levels close to pre-covid times. With that, commercial and charter airlines that closed up shop also decreased to more pre-covid levels. They include:
EGO Airways (Italy)
Air Oceans Airlines (Ukraine)
Air Leap (Norway and Sweden)
AB Aviation (Comoros)
Golden Myanmar Airlines (Myanmar)
GCA Airlines (Colombia)
Green Airlines (Germany)
Jota Aviation (United Kingdom)
Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos (Brazil)
Royal Flight (Russia)
Tel Aviv Air (Germany)
Comair (South Africa)
Eswatini Airline (Eswatini)
Kulula.com (South Africa)
Regent Airways (Bangladesh)
Ross Aviation (United States)
Bees Airline (Ukraine)
ExpressJet (United States)
Tchadia Airlines (Chad)
Blue Air (Romania)
Genghis Khan Airlines (China)
Med-View Airline (Nigeria)
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