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Rwanda is a republic in east central Africa, bordered on the north by Uganda, on the east by Tanzania, on the south by Burundi, and on the west by Lake Kivu and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire). Rwanda covers an area of 26,338 sq km (10,169 sq mi), and Kigali is its capital and largest city

Airline

Status Operating Dates

Air Baraka   

Inactive 2000 - 2000

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Air Cush   

Unsure 2004* - 2004*

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Air Rwanda   

Renamed 1975 - 1994

^ Comments : Air Rwanda was founded as Air Rwanda in 1975. Renamed to Rwandair & back to current name

^ Genealogy : Air Rwanda >Rwandair >Air Rwanda

Air Rwanda   

Unsure 1998* - 2000*

^ Comments : Air Rwanda was founded as Air Rwanda in 1975. Renamed to Rwandair & back to current name

^ Genealogy : Air Rwanda >Rwandair >Air Rwanda

Akagera Aviation   

Active 2012* - date

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Alliance Express  updated

Inactive 1998 - 1999

^ Comments : Alliance Express was formed as a regional carrier by Alliance Air and Rwandair in 1998 & started operations on 01Mar1998. Renamed to SA Alliance Air Express

^ Genealogy : Alliance Express >SA Alliance Air Express

CAC (Central African Cargo)   

Inactive 2000 - 2003*

^ Comments : CAC (Central African Cargo) was formed as Regional Cargo Airlines

^ Genealogy : Regional Cargo Airlines >CAC (Central African Cargo)

Fly540 Rwanda   

Not started (2008)

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MAS (Majyambere Air Service)   

Renamed 1978* - 1979

^ Comments : Sorwati Air Service was previously known as MAS (Majyambere Air Service)

^ Genealogy : MAS (Majyambere Air Service) >Sorwati Air Service

Natar   

Inactive 1995* - 1996

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New Gomair   

Inactive 2002 - 2002

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Regional Cargo Airlines   

Renamed 1999* - 2000

^ Comments : CAC (Central African Cargo) was formed as Regional Cargo Airlines

^ Genealogy : Regional Cargo Airlines >CAC (Central African Cargo)

Regional International Air Services   

Unsure 2003* - 2009*

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Royal Rwanda Airlines   

Unsure **** - ****

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Rwanda Airlines   

Inactive 1998 - 2002

^ Comments : Rwanda Airlines was formed in 1997

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Rwandair   

Renamed 1994 - 1997*

^ Comments : Air Rwanda was founded as Air Rwanda in 1975. Renamed to Rwandair & back to current name

^ Genealogy : Air Rwanda >Rwandair >Air Rwanda

Rwandair  updated

Active 2009 - date

^ Comments : RwandAir was founded as Rwandair Express on 01Dec2002 & commenced operations on 27Apr2003. In Jun2009, the airline officially re-branded from Rwandair Express to RwandAir, relaunching on 05Jan2010. National carrier of Rwanda offering regional services out of Kingali. Replaced the liquidated Alliance Express. Rwandair Express was renamed to Rwandair in 2009 because the new name implies a large, serious airline, while the 'Express' in the former name implied a small regional operation

^ Genealogy : Rwandair Express >Rwandair

Rwandair Cargo   

Inactive 1994* - 1995

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Rwandair Express   

Renamed 2003 - 2009

^ Comments : RwandAir was founded as Rwandair Express on 01Dec2002 & commenced operations on 27Apr2003. In Jun2009, the airline officially re-branded from Rwandair Express to RwandAir

^ Genealogy : Rwandair Express >Rwandair

SA Alliance Air Express   

Inactive 1999 - 2000

^ Comments : Alliance Express was formed in 1998 & started operations on 01Mar1998. Renamed to SA Alliance Air Express

^ Genealogy : Alliance Express >SA Alliance Air Express

Silverback Cargo Freighters   

Active 2002 - date

^ Comments : Silverback Cargo Freighters was formed in 2002

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Sorwati Air Service   

Unsure 1979 - 1980*

^ Comments : Sorwati Air Service was previously known as MAS (Majyambere Air Service)

^ Genealogy : MAS (Majyambere Air Service) >Sorwati Air Service

STAR (Societe de Transport Aerien du Rwanda)   

Inactive 1962* - 1979

^ Comments : STAR (Societe de Transport Aerien du Rwanda) was formed in 1962

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Sun Air Charter   

Inactive 2002* - 2004

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Transafricair   

Unsure 1975* - 1975*

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Vega Avia   

Unsure 2003* - 2006*

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