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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

Latest updates

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline : dates are searchable using ddmmyyyy

December 18, 2016

Bestfly secured its Angolan AOC in Dec2015 & started operations in 2016 [status change]

February 16, 2016

SonAir was founded October 1980 as DAR (Direcção de Aeronaútica) [added], the air transportation arm of state oil company, Sonangol

June 5, 2015

Companhia de Taxis Aereos (Angola Aero Taxis): operated air taxi and freight services in Angola around 1965 [added]

Airline Status Operating Dates

ACA (Ancargo Air)   

Inactive

2000 - 2000

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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Aero Mercado   

Unsure

2001* - 2008*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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^ Airline Code :  

Aero Tropical   

Unsure

1996* - 2009*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : TPB

Aero Voar (Voar Airlines)  updated

Inactive

1994 - 1998

^ Comments : Luanda based carrier that ceased operations in 1998

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Aeronautica (Gira Globo Aeronáutica)   

Active

2001 - date

^ Comments : Aeronautica was formed in 2001

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : GCL

Air 26  updated

Active

2006 - date

^ Comments : Air 26 was founded in 2006 & started operation in Sep2006. Domestic scheduled and charter passenger and cargo services. Air 26 Linhas Aereas operates from Luanda Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport providing a domestic schedule and charter service

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : DCD

Air Angol   

Inactive

1997 - 1999

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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^ Airline Code : -- : NGO

Air Cassai   

Inactive

1999 - 1999

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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^ Airline Code : -- : RCI

Air Gemini   

Inactive

1999 - 2010

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

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : GLL

Air Gicango   

Unsure

2008* - 2009*

^ Comments :  

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Air Nacoia (Nova Aururu Commercial, Industrial & Agricola)   

Inactive

1993 - 2002

^ Comments : Air Nacoia was founded in 1993

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : ANL

Air Nave   

Inactive

2001 - 2001

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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^ Airline Code :  

Air Nocota (Exploracao de Aeronaves)   

Unsure

1992* - 1993*

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

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Air Pesada (ASA Pesada)   

Inactive

1999 - 2000

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : API

Air Pescara   

Inactive

2001* - 2001

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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^ Airline Code :  

Air Tropical   

Inactive

1996 - 1999

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : TPB

Airjet (AeroJet)   

Active

2003 - date

^ Comments : Airjet was formed as Airjet Exploracao de Carga

^ Genealogy : Airjet Exploracao de Carga >Airjet

^ Airline Code : -- : MBC

Airjet Exploracao de Carga   

Renamed

2003* - 2003*

^ Comments : Airjet was formed as Airjet Exploracao de Carga

^ Genealogy : Airjet Exploracao de Carga >Airjet

^ Airline Code : -- MBC

ALADA Empresa de Transportes Aereos   

Active

1995 - date

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

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : RAD

Ango Aviation   

Unsure

1994* - 1995*

^ Comments : Ango Aviation was formed in 1994

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Ango-Informa   

Unsure

2005* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

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Angola Air Charter   

Active

1991 - date

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

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : AGO

Angola Air Services   

Active

2001* - date

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

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Bestfly   

Active

2016 - date

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

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Capricorn Flights   

Renamed

1994 - 1995

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy : Capricorn Flights >Ibis Air

^ Airline Code :  

Companhia de Taxis Aereos (Angola Aero Taxis)   

Unsure

1965* - 1965*

^ Comments : operated air taxi and freight services in Angola

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

CTA (Consortio Technico de Aeronautica)   

Inactive

1978 - 1979

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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^ Airline Code :  

DAR (Direcção de Aeronaútica)   

Renamed

1980* - 1998

^ 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

^ Airline Code :  

Diamang   

Unsure

1982* - 1986*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Diexim Expresso   

Active

2003 - date

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

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Ecomex Air Cargo   

Inactive

1996 - 1998

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : ECX

Endiama (Empresa Nacional de Diamantes de Angola)   

Unsure

1998* - 1999*

^ Comments :  

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ETRAM Air Wing   

Inactive

2003 - 2009*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : ETM

Fly540 Angola   

Inactive

2010 - 2014

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

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : 5H : FFV

Gamek Odebrecht   

Unsure

2005* - 2005*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Golfo International Air Services*   

Unsure

2001* - 2001*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Guicango   

Active

2009* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Heliang   

Active

2003* - date

^ Comments : Heliang was formed in 2003

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

HM Airways (Heli Malongo)   

Active

2005 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Ibis Air   

Inactive

1995 - 1999

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy : Capricorn Flights >Ibis Air

^ Airline Code :  

Intertransit   

Unsure

2003* - 2005*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Linhas Aereas de Benguela   

Unsure

1998* - 2005*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Mavewa Táxi Aéreo   

Inactive

1994* - 2010

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

National Commuter Airlines   

Inactive

2000* - 2000*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

PHA   

Unsure

2009* - 2009*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Phoenix Aviation   

Unsure

2002* - 2002*

^ Comments :  

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^ Airline Code :  

Planar (Air Transworld)   

Inactive

2002* - 2006

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : PLN

Rui & Conceição   

Unsure

2009* - 2009*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

SAL (Sociedada de Aviacao Ligeira)   

Unsure

1992* - 2009*

^ Comments : SAL was formed in 1992

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Savanair   

Inactive

1994* - 2002

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : SVN

SEAA (Servios Aereos Executivos de Angola)   

Active

2009 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

ServisAir   

Inactive

2009 - 2010

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

SJL Aeronáutica   

Active

2013* - date

^ Comments : Operates chartered freight and passenger flights throughout Angola

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

SonAir   

Active

1998 - date

^ 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

^ Airline Code : -- : SOR

Southern Air Group   

Inactive

1995* - 1996*

^ Comments : Southern Air Group was founded in 1995

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

TAAG (Angola Airlines) (Linhase Aereas de Angola)   

Active

1973 - date

^ 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

^ Airline Code : DT : DTA

Transaera   

Inactive

1998 - 1998

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Transafrik International  updated

Renamed

1984 - 1993

^ Comments : [Transafrik was formed in Nov1984 & operations started on 15Dec1984 in São Tomé by Shannon's IAS Group, later T.W.L. Ltd., initially as a support operation for Roan Selection Trust International's diamond mine at Cuango River (not reachable by road due to landmines). Moved mid-2000's to Entebbe (maintenance) and Fujairah (administration), becoming Transafric Uganda in 2010]

^ Genealogy : Transafrik International >Transafrik Uganda

^ Airline Code : PQ : TFK

Transair Welwitchia   

Inactive

1995 - 2000

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : TWW

Transportes Aereos de Angola   

Unsure

1978* - 1978*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Tropicana   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Uralex   

Inactive

2000 - 2000

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

VH Air (Von Haaf Air)   

Inactive

1995* - 1996

^ Comments : VH Air was formed in 1992

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : VHA

Voar Airlines   

Inactive

1994* - 1998

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : VRL

Westair Aviation   

Unsure

2002* - 2003*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Yuno   

Inactive

1999 - 1999

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

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