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Benin is a republic in western Africa, on the Gulf of Guinea. It extends inland about 670 km (about 415 mi) from its 121-km (75-mi) long gulf coast. Benin is bordered on the north by Burkina Faso and Niger, on the east by Nigeria, and on the west by Togo. Formerly part of French West Africa, it gained independence in 1960 as Dahomey and it was named Benin in 1975. It has an area of 112,622 sq km (43,484 sq mi). Porto-Novo is the capital and Cotonou is the largest city.
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August 2, 2016

Trans Air Benin ceased operations [update]

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Aero Benin   

2004* - 2012

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Africa Airways   

2004* - 2010

Inactive

^ Comments : Africa Airways was formed in 2004 & operated scheduled regional passenger & cargo services out of Contonou

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Afric'Air Charter   

2002 - 2004

Inactive

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African Airways   

(2010)

Not started

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Afrique Airlines   

2003 - 2006

Inactive

^ Comments : Afrique Airlines was formed as Air Togo in 2002

^ Genealogy : Air Togo >Afriques Airlines

Afro Unity Airways   

1969* - 1971*

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Air Benin   

1983* - 1983*

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Alafia Jet   

2008* - 2009

Inactive

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Benin Air Express   

1990s

Unsure

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Benin Airlines   

2007* - 2007*

Unsure

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Benin Golf Air   

2002 - 2012*

Inactive

^ Comments : Benin Golf Air was based in Cotonou. It was established and started operations in 2002 and operated regional flights in West Africa

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Benin Inter Regional   

1986 - 1991*

Inactive

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Benin Littoral Airways   

2009* - 2009*

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COTAIR (Côte Atlantique Inter Régional)   

2008* - date

Active

^ Comments : COTAIR (Côte Atlantique Inter Régional) is an airline based in Cotonou, It was established in 2008 and operated scheduled domestic flights in Benin

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Nord-Sud Benin   

1990* - 1995

Inactive

^ Comments : Nord-Sud Benin was formed in 1990 offering charter services out of Cadjehoun International Airport

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Royal Air   

2008* - 2012

Inactive

^ Comments : Royal Air was formed in 2008. A charter airline based in Cotonou, Its main base was Cadjehoun Airport. As of Jul2012, it is no longer in business

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TAB (Transports Aeriens du Benin)   

1978* - 1981*

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Trans Air Benin   

2000 - date

Inactive

^ Comments : Trans Air Benin is a scheduled passenger airline based in Cotonou. It was established in 2000 and started operations in Nov2000. Ceased operations

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West African Airlines   

2003 - 2004

Inactive

^ Comments : West African Airlines was a scheduled passenger and cargo airline based in CotonouIt was established in 2003 and started operations on 29Jun2003

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Westair Benin   

2012 - 2015

Inactive

^ Comments : Westair Benin was established in Jun2012 through the reorganisation ofWestair Cargo. Operated its inaugural passenger flight, from Cotonou to Niamey, on 19Dec2012. The airline ceased operations in 2015 but was said to be restarting operations as of mid-2016. Do not think it has started yet

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Zircon Airways   

2008* - 2009*

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Zircon Airways Benin   

2001* - 2002

Inactive

^ Comments : Zircon Airways Benin was founded in 2001

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