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The Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) is a republic in western Africa, bordered on the north by Mali and Burkina Faso (Upper Volta), on the east by Ghana, on the south by the Gulf of Guinea, and on the west by Liberia and Guinea. The country has an area of 322,462 sq km (124,503 sq mi). Yamoussoukro is the official capital, and Abidjan is the de facto capital and largest city
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November 22, 2016

Westair Cargo Airlines was formed 21Nov2002. Reorganised by former owner of ATS Airlines and moved to Ivory Coast in 2005 [status change]

December 12, 2015

Lyca Cargo status changed to 'Active' [update]

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Africa Haul   

Not started (2004)

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Afrique Regional Airlines   

Inactive 2003* - 2004*

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Air Afrique   

Inactive 1961 - 2001

^ Comments : Air Afrique was formed on 28Mar1961 & started operations on 01Aug1961. Forced to suspend its operations in Nov2001 & declared bankruptcy on 07Feb2002. Owned by 11 former French colonies

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Air Alize Afrique   

Inactive 2002 - 2002

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Air Continental   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

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Air Côte d'Ivoire  updated

Active 2012 - date

^ Comments : Air Côte d'Ivoire was set up on 15May2012 as the government owned replacement of Air Ivoire, which ceased operations in Mar2011 and was reported to have been liquidated in August 2011. Started African regional services from Abidjan on 12Nov2012

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Air Inter Ivoire   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

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Air Ivoire   

Renamed 1964 - 1999

^ Comments : Air Ivoire, established by Sodetraf, UTA and Air Afrique, known as Air Ivoire on 14Dec1960. Started operations in Aug1964 & ceased in Sep1999 before reforming as Nouvelle Air Ivoire. Reverted back to the original name in 2000*. National airline operating domestic and regional services. Ceased operations in 2011

^ Genealogy : Air Ivoire >Nouvelle Air Ivoire >Air Ivoire

Air Ivoire   

Inactive 2000* - 2011

^ Comments : Air Ivoire, established by Sodetraf, UTA and Air Afrique, known as Air Ivoire on 14Dec1960. Started operations in Aug1964 & ceased in Sep1999 before reforming as Nouvelle Air Ivoire. Reverted back to the original name in 2000*. National airline operating domestic and regional services. Ceased operations in 2011

^ Genealogy : Air Ivoire >Nouvelle Air Ivoire >Air Ivoire

ATI (Airtransivoire)   

Unsure 1973* - 1979*

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Interivoire (Societe Ivoirienne de Transport Aerien)   

Unsure 1978* - 1979*

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Ivoirienne de Transportes Aeriens   

Active 2007* - date

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Lyca Cargo   

Active 2015 - date

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Nouvelle Air Afrique   

Not started (2002)

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Nouvelle Air Ivoire   

Renamed 1999 - 2000*

^ Comments : Air Ivoire, established by Sodetraf, UTA and Air Afrique, known as Air Ivoire on 14Dec1960. Started operations in Aug1964 & ceased in Sep1999 before reforming as Nouvelle Air Ivoire. Reverted back to the original name in 2000*. National airline operating domestic and regional services. Ceased operations in 2011

^ Genealogy : Air Ivoire > Nouvelle Air Ivoire >Air Ivoire

Panafrican Airways   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

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Sodetraf   

Unsure 1975* - 1975*

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Solenta Aviation Cote D'Ivoire   

Active 2010* - date

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Sophia Airlines   

Inactive 2006 - 2011

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Vansco Air Freight   

Inactive 1977 - 1992

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Westair Cargo Airlines   

Active 2005 - date

^ Comments : Westair Cargo Airlines was formed 21Nov2002. Reorganised by former owner of ATS Airlines and moved to Ivory Coast in 2005

^ Genealogy : Westair Cargo Airlines (Swaziland) >Westair Cargo Airlines (Ivory Coast)

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