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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

Operating DatesStatus

Air Baraka   

2000 - 2000Inactive

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Air Cush   

2004* - 2004*Status?

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Air Rwanda   

1975 - 1994Renamed

^ 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   

1998* - 2000*Status?

^ 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   

2012* - dateActive

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Alliance Express  updated

1998 - 1999Inactive

^ 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)   

2000 - 2003*Inactive

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

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

Fly540 Rwanda   

(2008)Began?

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MAS (Majyambere Air Service)   

1978* - 1979Renamed

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

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

Natar   

1995* - 1996Inactive

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New Gomair   

2002 - 2002Inactive

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Regional Cargo Airlines   

1999* - 2000Renamed

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

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

Regional International Air Services   

2003* - 2009*Status?

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Royal Rwanda Airlines   

**** - ****Status?

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Rwanda Airlines   

1998 - 2002Inactive

^ Comments : Rwanda Airlines was formed in 1997

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Rwandair   

1994 - 1997*Renamed

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

^ Genealogy : Air Rwanda >Rwandair >Air Rwanda

Rwandair   

2009 - dateActive

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Rwandair Express >Rwandair

Rwandair Cargo   

1994* - 1995Inactive

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Rwandair Express   

2003 - 2009Renamed

^ 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   

1999 - 2000Inactive

^ 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   

2002 - dateActive

^ Comments : Silverback Cargo Freighters was formed in 2002

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Sorwati Air Service   

1979 - 1980*Status?

^ 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)   

1962* - 1979Inactive

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

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Sun Air Charter   

2002* - 2004Inactive

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Transafricair   

1975* - 1975*Status?

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Vega Avia   

2003* - 2006*Status?

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