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Angola, formerly known as Portuguese West Africa, is an independent state in south-western Africa. Angola is bordered on the north and east by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC, formerly Zaire), on the east by Zambia, on the south by Namibia, and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. A small exclave, Cabinda, is located some 30 km (about 20 mi) to the north and is bounded on the north by the Republic of the Congo, on the east and south by the DRC, and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. Angola has a coastline of about 1600 km (about 1000 mi) and a total area of 1,246,700 sq km (481,350 sq mi). The capital and largest city is Luanda
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December 18, 2016Bestfly secured its Angolan AOC in Dec2015 & started operations in 2016 [status change]
February 16, 2016SonAir was founded October 1980 as DAR (Direcção de Aeronaútica) [added], the air transportation arm of state oil company, Sonangol
June 5, 2015Companhia de Taxis Aereos (Angola Aero Taxis): operated air taxi and freight services in Angola around 1965 [added]
AirlineOperating DatesStatus

ACA (Ancargo Air)   

2000 - 2000

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Aero Mercado   

2001* - 2008*

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Aero Tropical   

1996* - 2009*

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Aero Voar (Voar Airlines)   

1994 - 1998

Inactive

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Aeronautica (Gira Globo Aeronáutica)   

2001 - date

Active

^ Comments : Aeronautica was formed in 2001

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Air 26   

2006 - date

Active

^ Comments : Air 26 started operation in Sep2006

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Air Angol   

1997 - 1999

Inactive

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Air Cassai   

1999 - 1999

Inactive

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Air Gemini   

1999 - 2010

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Gemini was a argo service airline formed in 1999. Introduced passenger services in 2002

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Air Gicango   

2008* - 2009*

Status?

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Air Nacoia (Nova Aururu Commercial, Industrial & Agricola)   

1993 - 2002

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Nacoia was founded in 1993

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Air Nave   

2001 - 2001

Inactive

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Air Nocota (Exploracao de Aeronaves)   

1992* - 1993*

Status?

^ Comments : Air Nocota (Exploracao de Aeronaves) formed in 1992

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Air Pesada (ASA Pesada)   

1999 - 2000

Inactive

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Air Pescara   

2001* - 2001

Inactive

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Air Tropical   

1996 - 1999

Inactive

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Airjet (AeroJet)   

2003 - date

Active

^ Comments : Airjet was formed as Airjet Exploracao de Carga

^ Genealogy : Airjet Exploracao de Carga >Airjet

Airjet Exploracao de Carga   

2003* - 2003*

Renamed

^ Comments : Airjet was formed as Airjet Exploracao de Carga

^ Genealogy : Airjet Exploracao de Carga >Airjet

ALADA Empresa de Transportes Aereos   

1995 - date

Active

^ Comments : ALADA Empresa de Transportes Aereos was formed in 1995

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Ango Aviation   

1994* - 1995*

Status?

^ Comments : Ango Aviation was formed in 1994

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Ango-Informa   

2005* - 2006*

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Angola Air Charter   

1991 - date

Active

^ Comments : Angola Air Charter was formed by TAAG in 1987 & operations started on 30Jun1987

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Angola Air Services   

2001* - date

Active

^ Comments : Angola Air Services was formed in 2001 & is a Luanda based charter carrier

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Bestfly   

2016 - date

Active

^ Comments : Bestfly secured Angolan AOC in Dec2015 & started operations in 2016

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Capricorn Flights   

1994 - 1995

Renamed

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^ Genealogy : Capricorn Flights >Ibis Air

Companhia de Taxis Aereos (Angola Aero Taxis)   

1965* - 1965*

Status?

^ Comments : operated air taxi and freight services in Angola

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CTA (Consortio Technico de Aeronautica)   

1978 - 1979

Inactive

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DAR (Direcção de Aeronaútica)   

1980* - 1998

Renamed

^ Comments : SonAir was founded Oct1980 as DAR, the air transportation arm of state oil company, Sonangol. Reformed as a commercial carrier under the SonAir brand on 16Feb1998. Passenger and cargo services out of Luanda 4 de Fevereiro International

^ Genealogy : DAR (Direcção de Aeronaútica) >Sonangol >SonAir

Diamang   

1982* - 1986*

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Diexim Expresso   

2003 - date

Active

^ Comments : Diexim Expresso was formed in 2003 with Scheduled services within Angola amd Namibia

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Ecomex Air Cargo   

1996 - 1998

Inactive

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Endiama (Empresa Nacional de Diamantes de Angola)   

1998* - 1999*

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ETRAM Air Wing   

2003 - 2009*

Inactive

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Fly540 Angola   

2010 - 2014

Inactive

^ Comments : Fly540 Angola launched charter services in Dec2010, commencing scheduled services as an ICAO registered airline on 31Jan2011. Ceased operations on 29Apr2014

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Gamek Odebrecht   

2005* - 2005*

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Golfo International Air Services*   

2001* - 2001*

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Guicango   

2009* - date

Active

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Heliang   

2003* - date

Active

^ Comments : Heliang was formed in 2003

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HM Airways (Heli Malongo)   

2005 - date

Active

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Ibis Air   

1995 - 1999

Inactive

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^ Genealogy : Capricorn Flights >Ibis Air

Intertransit   

2003* - 2005*

Status?

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Linhas Aereas de Benguela   

1998* - 2005*

Status?

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Mavewa Táxi Aéreo   

1994* - 2010

Inactive

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National Commuter Airlines   

2000* - 2000*

Inactive

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PHA   

2009* - 2009*

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Phoenix Aviation   

2002* - 2002*

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Planar (Air Transworld)   

2002* - 2006

Inactive

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Rui & Conceição   

2009* - 2009*

Status?

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SAL (Sociedada de Aviacao Ligeira)   

1992* - 2009*

Status?

^ Comments : SAL was formed in 1992

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Savanair   

1994* - 2002

Inactive

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SEAA (Servios Aereos Executivos de Angola)   

2009 - date

Active

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ServisAir   

2009 - 2010

Inactive

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SJL Aeronáutica   

2013* - date

Active

^ Comments : Operates chartered freight and passenger flights throughout Angola

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SonAir   

1998 - date

Active

^ Comments : SonAir was founded Oct1980 as DAR, the air transportation arm of state oil company, Sonangol. Reformed as a commercial carrier under the SonAir brand on 16Feb1998. Passenger and cargo services out of Luanda 4 de Fevereiro International

^ Genealogy : DAR (Direcção de Aeronaútica) >Sonangol >SonAir

Southern Air Group   

1995* - 1996*

Inactive

^ Comments : Southern Air Group was founded in 1995

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TAAG (Angola Airlines) (Linhase Aereas de Angola)   

1973 - date

Active

^ Comments : TAAG formed in 1939 & started operations as DTA on 17Jul1940 & was redesignated TAAG-Angola Airlines following independence on 01Oct1973

^ Genealogy : DTA (Divisao de Transportes Aereos de Angola) >TAAG

Transaera   

1998 - 1998

Inactive

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Transafrik International   

1993 - date

Active

^ Comments : Transafrik International was formed in 1984 & operations started on 15Dec1984 in São Tomé. Relocated to Luanda, Angola in 1993

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Transair Welwitchia   

1995 - 2000

Inactive

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Transportes Aereos de Angola   

1978* - 1978*

Status?

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Tropicana   

2004* - 2006*

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Uralex   

2000 - 2000

Inactive

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VH Air (Von Haaf Air)   

1995* - 1996

Inactive

^ Comments : VH Air was formed in 1992

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Voar Airlines   

1994* - 1998

Inactive

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Westair Aviation   

2002* - 2003*

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Yuno   

1999 - 1999

Inactive

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