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South Africa is the southernmost country in Africa, bordered on the north by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Swaziland; on the east and south by the Indian Ocean; and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. Lesotho forms an enclave in the north-eastern part of the country. Pretoria is the capital city
Amendments  

03 May 2018

Gryphon Airlines is a passenger charter carrier operating under a South Africa Operator's Certificate (AOC). It is based out of Johannesburg Oliver Reginald Tambo International (JNB) [added]

01 May 2018

Nationwide Airlines was founded in 1992 as Care Airlines and was renamed in 1995 [updated]

14 Apr 2018

THG (Titan Helicopter Group) is a passenger charter carrier based out of George (GRJ) [added]

1Time  last update: 05Feb2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2012
Airline Code : T6 : RNX
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : 1Time was formed in 2003 & started operations on 25Feb2004. Ceased operations & filed for liquidation on 02Nov2012
Aircraft : B.737-200 | DC.9-10 | DC.9-32 | MD.82 | MD.83 | MD.87

1Time Charters   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004* - 2012
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : 1time Charters was formed by 1Time for charter flights. Ceased when parent company filed for liquidation
Aircraft : Nil at this time

A.V. Air (Anglo Vaal Air Services)  last update: 14May2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1946* - 1946
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : A.V. Air (Anglo Vaal Air Services) >Africair
Comments : A.V. Air (Anglo Vaal Air Services) became Africair in 1946 - [A.V. Air aka Anglo Vaal Air Services became Africair in 1946. Africair was a subsidiary of the General Mining and Finance Corporation Ltd, managed the airline moving African personnel for the Witwatersrand Native Labour Association Ltd, known more generally as Wenela Air Services. Operations with 40- seat DC-3s and 104-seat DC-4s are carried out between various points in Rhodesia, Zambia and Bechuanaland and Francistown]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

AAC (African Air Carriers)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1983* - 1984
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

AAC (Avia Air Charter)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

ACE Express   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

ACORN Air  last update: 12Apr2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990* - 1990*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Created by the South African Airways Pilot Association and intends to lease it's aircraft and services to other airlines. Eventually failed operating
Aircraft : BAe 146

Aerial Stunts   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aero Air Charter   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995* - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Eyethu Air Cargo >>Aero Air Charter
Comments : Aero Air Charter had Eyethu Air Cargo merge in in 1999
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aero Klub du Katanga   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aeroflot Africa Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aerolift   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2009
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aerolift was launched in 2002 and shut down in 2009 following two fatal accidents that had occurred in the same year
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aerolift Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2010* - 2010*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aeronexus Corporate  last update: 06Jan2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2002* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aeronexus Corporate was formed in 2002 by Sven Petersen and Gavin Harrison, who have both been involved in the aviation industry for over 30 years. In January 2010 Aeronexus Corporate (Pty) Ltd. was purchased from 1time Holdings by Sven and Gavin, and now focuses mainly on worldwide charter operations
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aeronova   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aerospace Express   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1996* - 2004*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Africa Cargo Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996* - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Africa Charter Airlines (i)  last update: 13Feb2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997* - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air freight, nostalgic flights and corporate charters specializing in Africa. Eventually ceased operating
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Africa Charter Airlines (ii)  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2007 - date
Airline Code : -- : FSK
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Africa Charter Airlines (ii) is a passenger charter carrier out of Lanseria (HLA)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Africa Skyways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Africa-Air Charter   

Status : Active

Dates :

2010* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Africair  last update: 14May2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1946 - 1977
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : A.V. Air (Anglo Vaal Air Services) >Africair
Comments : A.V. Air aka Anglo Vaal Air Services became Africair in 1946. Africair was a subsidiary of the General Mining and Finance Corporation Ltd, managed the airline moving African personnel for the Witwatersrand Native Labour Association Ltd, known more generally as Wenela Air Services. Operations with 40- seat DC-3s and 104-seat DC-4s are carried out between various points in Rhodesia, Zambia and Bechuanaland and Francistown
Aircraft : DC.3 | DC.4

African Air Transport   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1936* - 1936*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

African Airlines Express   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999 - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

African Cargo Airlines  last update: 10Apr2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : An-32B

African Flying Service   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

African International Airways  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1985 - 2008
Airline Code : -- : AIN
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : African International Airways was formed in 1985 & ceased operations on 30Sep2008 (International all-cargo charter airline. Specialises in providing supplementary contract aircraft capacity to scheduled carriers)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

African Star   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2000 - 2004*
Airline Code : 4M : ASG
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : African Star was formed in 1999 as a scheduled and charter, international and regional passenger and cargo services. Based in Johannesburg.
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Africargo Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1998* - 1998*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Transoceanic Airways >Africargo Airlines
Comments : Africargo Airlines started charter operations as Transoceanic Airways
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Afro Cargo (Afro Air)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1986* - 1987*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Afro Cargo was founded in 1986, based in Bophuthatswana. (Caravelle operator)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air 2000   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2003* - 2003*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Cape  last update: 23Mar2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1991 - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Safair Lines >Air Cape >>Safair
Comments : Air Cape was formed in 1963 with equal shareholders, SA Marine Corporation and the Clifford Harris civil-engineering group of companies. Scheduled passenger and cargo services were operated along the Cape coastal route in pool with South African Airways, and link Cape Town with Oudtshoorn, George, Plettenberg Bay & Port Elizabeth. Acquired by SAFAIR - [Tropair was founded on 28Mar1965 & was renamed to Safair Freighters on 18Mar1970. Operated non-scheduled services throughout Africa. Renamed to Safair in 1988 and acquired Air Cape the same year]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Cape (AirSea Airlines)  last update: 23Mar2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1963* - 1988
Airline Code : KP : ---
Genealogy : Air Cape >>SAFAIR
Comments : Air Cape was formed in 1963 with equal shareholders, SA Marine Corporation and the Clifford Harris civil-engineering group of companies. Scheduled passenger and cargo services were operated along the Cape coastal route in pool with South African Airways, and link Cape Town with Oudtshoorn, George, Plettenberg Bay & Port Elizabeth. Acquired by SAFAIR - [Tropair was founded on 28Mar1965 & was renamed to Safair Freighters on 18Mar1970. Operated non-scheduled services throughout Africa. Renamed to Safair in 1988 and acquired Air Cape the same year]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Charter Services   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Flights   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1920s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Freights & Transports   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Gulf   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2000)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Lowveld  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1971* - 1978
Airline Code : LE : ---
Genealogy : Air Lowveld + Avna Airlines + Mafeking Aviation Services =>Magnum Airlines + Link Airways + Border Air + Lowveld Aviation Services + Citi Air + Midlands Aviation =>SA Airlink >Airlink
Comments : Air Lowveld was formed in 1971. Merged with Avna Airlines + Mafeking Aviation Services to form Magnum Airlines [AIRLINK was formed in 1978 by the amalgamation of various aviation companies, LINK AIRWAYS (i), BORDER AIR, LOWVELD AVIATION SERVICES, CITI AIR, MAGNUM AIRWAYS (i) and MIDLANDS AVIATION (formed in 1967) It was renamed TO SA AIRLINK and remodelled in 1995 and the SA was dropped in 2006]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Midlands   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Prospector   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air South Africa   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998* - 1998*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Supply   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Trans Africa   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airbus Helicopters Southern Africa  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Eurocopter Southern Africa >Airbus Helicopters
Comments : ESA was formed in 1994 and renamed to Airbus Helicopters Southern Africa in 2014
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aircraft Operating Company of Africa (AOC Surveys)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1949* - 1951*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aircraft Survey Company of Africa   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airlink  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2006 - date
Airline Code : 4Z : LNK
Genealogy : Air Lowveld + Avna Airlines + Mafeking Aviation Services =>Magnum Airlines + Link Airways + Border Air + Lowveld Aviation Services + Citi Air + Midlands Aviation =>SA Airlink >Airlink
Comments : AIRLINK was formed in 1978 by the amalgamation of various aviation companies, LINK AIRWAYS (i), BORDER AIR, LOWVELD AVIATION SERVICES, CITI AIR, MAGNUM AIRWAYS (i) and MIDLANDS AVIATION (formed in 1967) It was renamed TO SA AIRLINK and remodelled in 1995 and the SA was dropped in 2006
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airlink Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1992 - 1995*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Airlink Airlines
Comments : Airlink Airlines started operation on 10Jun1992
Aircraft : Nil at this time

AirQuarius Air Charter  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2001 - 2007
Airline Code : -- : AQU
Genealogy : AirQuarius Aviation >AirQuarius Air Charter >Branson Air
Comments : Charter operations from it's base in Lanseria
Aircraft : Nil at this time

AirQuarius Aviation  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1999 - 2001
Airline Code : -- : SSN
Genealogy : AirQuarius Aviation >AirQuarius Air Charter >Branson Air
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airtime Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2009)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

AirWorld   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1985* - 2005
Airline Code : -- : SPZ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Albatross Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Allegiance Air  added: 2017 + last update: 06Jan2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2008 - date
Airline Code : -- : ANJ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Allegiance Air is a charter airline based in Lanseria. The company started as a charter broker and commenced its own aircraft operations in Feb2008
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Alliance   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Alpha Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1947* - 1947*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

AnCom Jet   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Angel Gabriel Aeronautics  added: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2008* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Angel Gabriel Aeronautics is a passenger charter carrier based out of Johannesburg Grand Central (GCJ) It was launced in 2008 (offers air taxi, charter flights, flying safaris etc.
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Anglo American Aviation  added: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1999* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Anglo American Aviation is an 'Active' business/private charter carrier out of Johannesburg Oliver Reginald Tambo International (JNB)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Anglo Vaal Air Transport   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Animal Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1985* - 1985*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ariel Air Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Armi Global Business Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2011* - 2011*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Associated Motors   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

ATAIR Executive Jet Charters   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Atlantic Air  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1996* - 1996
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Letaba Airways + Giyani Airways =>Phoenix Airways >>Atlantic Air
Comments : Merger of Letaba Airways (formed in 1974) and Giyani Airways formed Phoenix Airways which was taken over by Cape Town based Atlantic Air which had cased to exist in 1996
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Avex Air Charter   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Avia Air Charter   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992* - 1995*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Avia Air Charter was a DC.3 operator based in Wonderboom
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Avia Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 1996
Airline Code : GW : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aviation Corporation of Africa   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aviation Hire and Traders   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(1959*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aviation Limited   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Avimi Air   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(1993*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Avna (Aviation Natal)  last update: 24Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1970* - 1975
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Avna Airways >Avna (Aviation Natal) + Rennies Air + Oribi Air =>Avna Rennies Airlines
Comments : Avna (Aviation Natal) started operations in Feb1965 as Avna Airways with charter and air-taxi services. Scheduled flights commenced on 07Feb1969. Charter and other non-scheduled activities are also undertaken - [Avna Rennies Airlines was formed by the merger of AVNA, Oribi Air and Rennies Air]
Aircraft : Nord 262 | Piper Navajo Chieftain | Beech Baron

Avna Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1976* - 1978
Airline Code : WU : ---
Genealogy : Air Lowveld + Avna Airlines + Mafeking Aviation Services =>Magnum Airlines + Link Airways + Border Air + Lowveld Aviation Services + Citi Air + Midlands Aviation =>SA Airlink >Airlink
Comments : [MAGNUM AIRLINES was formed by the merger of AIR LOWVELD, AVNA AIRLINES and MAFEKING AVIATION SERVICES. Acquired EMRIC AIR SERVICES in 1979] [AIRLINK was formed in 1978 by the amalgamation of various aviation companies, LINK AIRWAYS (i), BORDER AIR, LOWVELD AVIATION SERVICES, CITI AIR, MAGNUM AIRWAYS (i) and MIDLANDS AVIATION (formed in 1967) It was renamed TO SA AIRLINK and remodelled in 1995 and the SA was dropped in 2006]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Avna Airways  last update: 24Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1965 - 1968*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Avna Airways >Avna (Aviation Natal) + Rennies Air + Oribi Air =>Avna Rennies Airlines
Comments : Avna (Aviation Natal) started operations in Feb1965 as Avna Airways with charter and air-taxi services. Scheduled flights commenced on 07Feb1969. Charter and other non-scheduled activities are also undertaken - [Avna Rennies Airlines was formed by the merger of AVNA, Oribi Air and Rennies Air]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Avna Rennies Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1975 - 1975*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Avna Airways >Avna (Aviation Natal) + Rennies Air + Oribi Air =>Avna Rennies Airlines
Comments : AVNA (Aviation Natal) was fromed as Avna Airways. Avna Rennies Airlines was formed by the merger of AVNA, Oribi Air and Rennies Air
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Awesome Aviation  last update: 26Nov2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2009* - 2016
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Streamline Aviation >NAC (National Airways Corporation) =>NAC Charter + Awesome Aviation =>FlyAwesome
Comments : - [FlyAwesome is a joint venture between National Airways Corporation and Awesome Aviation. It had started when Streamline Aviation merged into NAC to form NAC Charter in 1999. NAC Charter then merged with Awesome Aviation to form FlyAwesome on 11Apr2016 (commuter taxi, humanitarian aid, freight, special missions, air ambulance, government as well as NGO Contracts. The company has offices at Lanseria International Airport)]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bass Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1995* - 1995*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Batair Cargo   

Status : Active

Dates :

2010* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bazaruto Air Charter  last update: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1980s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bell Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1949* - 1949*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

BidAir Cargo  added: 09Oct2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Express Air Services >BidAir Cargo
Comments : BidAir Cargo was established in 1996 as Express Air Services whose fleet of freighter aircraft operated an overnight hub-and-spoke domestic network. In 2014 BidAir Cargo started operations when it acquired the assets of Imperial Air Cargo which operated overnight freighter services in South Africa with a fleet of dedicated B737 freighters
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bionic Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2007 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Black Ginger  added: 03Nov2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2010* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Apart from operating a Cessna Caravan-208B, little is known about Black Ginger
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bop Air (BopAir)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1979 - 1994
Airline Code : BV : ---
Genealogy : Mmabatho Air Service >Bop Air >Sun Air
Comments : Sun Air was known as Mmabatho Air Service until 1979 and Bop Air until 1994. Ceased operations and into liquidation in 1999.
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Border Air  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1966* - 1967
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Link Airways + Border Air + Lowveld Aviation Services + Citi Air + Magnum Airlines +Midlands Aviation =>SA Airlink >Airlink
Comments : [AIRLINK was formed in 1978 by the amalgamation of various aviation companies, LINK AIRWAYS (i), BORDER AIR, LOWVELD AVIATION SERVICES, CITI AIR, MAGNUM AIRWAYS (i) and MIDLANDS AVIATION (formed in 1967) It was renamed TO SA AIRLINK and remodelled in 1995 and the SA was dropped in 2006]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Border Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : BZ : BDA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Branson Air  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2007 - 2012
Airline Code : -- : AQU
Genealogy : AirQuarius Aviation >AirQuarius Air Charter >Branson Air
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Business Express   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Cape Aero Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2005
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Cape Atlantic Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995* - 1996
Airline Code : -- : CAO
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Capital Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Caprivi Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978 - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Care Airlines  last update: 01May2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1992 - 1995
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Care Airlines >Nationwide Airlines (i)
Comments : Care Airlines operated air ambulance services but eventually ceased operations & was renamed to Nationwide Airlines in 1995 - [Nationwide Airlines provided domestic and international air travel services. The company was founded in 1992 as Care Airlines and changed its name to Nationwide Airlines in 1995. Nationwide Airlines (Pty), Ltd. is based in Sandton, South Africa]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Carpenter's Charter   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1995* - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

CemAir  last update: 27Feb2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2005 - date
Airline Code : 5Z : KEM
Genealogy : FlyTwenty60 >>CemAir
Comments : CemAir is based at OR Tambo International Airport, a large portion of the fleet is deployed outside of South Africa and the aircraft periodically rotate back to base for selected inspections. Acquired regional carrier FlyTwenty60 in Jan2013. The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) effectively grounded CemAir after it temporarily withdrew Certificates of Airworthiness (CoA) for 12 of the carrier's aircraft on 02Feb2018. In a statement issued on 24Feb2018, SACAA said has announced that effective immediately, it has reinstated its approval
Aircraft : Cessna Grand Caravan | Beech 1900C | Bombardier CRJ100LR | Bombardier CRJ200ER/LR | Bombardier CRJ900 | Bombardier Dash 8-100 | Bombardier Dash 8-Q300 | Bombardier Dash 8-Q400

Central Air Cargo   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2003* - 2003*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

CFA Air Charters   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2009* - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Charlan Air Charter  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000 - 2006
Airline Code : S8 : CAH
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Charlan Air Charter was founded in 1992 started operations in Mar2000 & ceased operations on 26May2006. Founded by Charmaine and Alan Rogers operating scheduled international and domestic services out of Lanseria Airport
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Chartair   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1996* - 1998*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

CHC Air  last update: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2002* - 2008*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : (operated mainly charter services within South Africa and to neighbouring states with two Convair 580s)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

CHC Helicopters (Africa)  added: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1999 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Court Air >>Norwegian Helikopter Service >>CHC Helicopters (Africa)
Comments : CHC Helicopters (Africa) is a passenger charter carrier based out of Cape Town D. F. Malan International (CPT). It was renamed from Court Helicopters
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Cheiftain Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ciskei International Airways  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1988* - 1989
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Ciskei International Airways was founded in 1988 in Bisho, capital of Ciskei. Operations between Ciskei & Johannesburg were operated with a CV.990
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Citi Air  last update: 2017 x2

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1985 - 1967
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Margate Air >Citi Air + Link Airways + Border Air + Lowveld Aviation Services + Magnum Airlines +Midlands Aviation =>SA Airlink >Airlink
Comments : Citi Air was renamed from Margate Air in Aug1985 [AIRLINK was formed in 1978 by the amalgamation of various aviation companies, LINK AIRWAYS (i), BORDER AIR, LOWVELD AVIATION SERVICES, CITI AIR, MAGNUM AIRWAYS (i) and MIDLANDS AVIATION (formed in 1967) It was renamed TO SA AIRLINK and remodelled in 1995 and the SA was dropped in 2006]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Civair  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1989 - date
Airline Code : 2I : CIW
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Civair is a Cape Town based operator that was formed in 1989. Civair has operated helicopter and fixed-wing business charter services since 1989
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Civair Helicopters   

Status : Active

Dates :

1989^ - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Collondale Air Service   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Comair (Commercial Airways)  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1967 - date
Airline Code : MN : CAW
Genealogy : Commercial Air Services >Comair
Comments : Comair was initially formed on the 17Dec1943 & started operations on 15Jun1946 as Commercial Air Services. Renamed to current name in 1967.Took over Phalaborwa Air Services in the 1970s. BA franchise from 1996
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Comair Charters (Natal)  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1989* - 1993
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Comair Charters (Natal) >Pelican Air Services >Federal Air
Comments : Services to game reserves from Johannesburg [FEDERAL AIR was formed as COMAIR CHARTERS (NATAL) in 1989, renamed to PELICAN AIR SERVICES before rebaranding to current name]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Command Airways (i)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1977 - 1979
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Command Airways >Magnum Airlines Helicopters >Command Airways
Comments : Command Airways was founded on 30Jun1977 as the first scheduled helicopter airline in South Africa and on the African continent. Rebranded as Magnum Airlines Helicopters on 01Sep1979 & back to Command Airways again
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Command Airways (ii)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1980* - 1981*
Airline Code : CT : CAH
Genealogy : Command Airways >Magnum Airlines Helicopters >Command Airways
Comments : Command Airways was founded on 30Jun1977 & operated scheduled services from 06Sep1977. Rebranded as Magnum Airlines Helicopters on 01Sep1979 & back to Command Airways again
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Commercial Air Services  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1946 - 1967
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Commercial Air Services >Comair
Comments : [Comair was initially formed on the 17Dec1943 & started operations on 15Jun1946 as Commercial Air Services. Renamed to current name in 1967.Took over Phalaborwa Air Services in the 1970s. BA franchise from 1996]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Commercial Link Trade*   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Compion Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2002* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Consolidated Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Corporate Flight Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2009* - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Court Helicopters   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1968* - 1996
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Court Air >>Norwegian Helikopter Service >>CHC Helicopters (Africa)
Comments : Court Helicopters was formed in 1968
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Cronos Airlines International  added: 08Mar2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2012* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Cronos Airlines International is a passenger charter carrier based out of Johannesburg Oliver Reginald Tambo International (JNB). It was founded in 2012
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Debon-Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992* - 2002
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

DHL Aviation (SouthAfrica)   

Status : Active

Dates :

2004* - date
Airline Code : -- : DHV
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Diamond Safari  last update: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1986* - 1987*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Diamond Safari was formed in 1986 as a charter operator based in East London
Aircraft : Nil at this time

DTL Air Charters   

Status : Active

Dates :

2012* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Durban Flying Service   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

DV Air Freight Service   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1997)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Eagle Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1960s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

East Coast Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1977* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

East Rand Taxi Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Eastern Air  last update: 09Mar2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 1997
Airline Code : KV : TAK
Genealogy : Transkei Airways >Eastern Air
Comments : Transkei Airways was formed in 1976. Renamed to Eastern Air in 1995
Aircraft : Let 410

Eastern Free State Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Eastern Transair   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Eastern Transair was Ermelo based
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Egoli Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2004 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Million Air Aviation >Million Air Charter >Egoli Air
Comments : Egoli Air was established in 1996 and started operations in Jun1996 as Million Air Aviation. Renamed to Million Air Charter, ceased operations & restarted under current name
Aircraft : Nil at this time

ELB Flying Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1976^ - 1977*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Emric Air Services  last update: 24Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1969* - 1979
Airline Code : MC : ---
Genealogy : Emric Air Services >>Magnum Airlines + Link Airways + Border Air + Lowveld Aviation Services + Citi Air + Midlands Aviation =>SA Airlink >Airlink
Comments : Emric Air Services was founded in 1969 - [MAGNUM AIRLINES was formed by the merger of AIR LOWVELD, AVNA AIRLINES and MAFEKING AVIATION SERVICES. Acquired EMRIC AIR SERVICES in 1979] - [AIRLINK was formed in 1978 by the amalgamation of various aviation companies, LINK AIRWAYS (i), BORDER AIR, LOWVELD AVIATION SERVICES, CITI AIR, MAGNUM AIRWAYS (i) and MIDLANDS AVIATION (formed in 1967) It was renamed TO SA AIRLINK and remodelled in 1995 and the SA was dropped in 2006]
Aircraft : BN-2A-3 Islander

ESA (Eurocopter Southern Africa)  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1994* - 2014
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Eurocopter Southern Africa >Airbus Helicopters
Comments : ESA was formed in 1994 and renamed to Airbus Helicopters Southern Africa in 2014
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Exclusive Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1986* - 1994*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Execujet South Africa   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003* - 2004
Airline Code : -- : EXD
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Executive Aerospace   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1984 - 2008
Airline Code : -- : EAS
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Express Air Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994* - 1997
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Express Air Services  last update: 09Oct2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1996 - 2014*
Airline Code : -- : FLN
Genealogy : Express Air Services >BidAir Cargo
Comments : [BidAir Cargo was established in 1996 as Express Air Services whose fleet of freighter aircraft operated an overnight hub-and-spoke domestic network. In 2014 BidAir Cargo started operations when it acquired the assets of Imperial Air Cargo which operated overnight freighter services in South Africa with a fleet of dedicated B737 freighters]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Eyethu Air Cargo   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1997* - 1999
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Eyethu Air Cargo >Aero Air Charter
Comments : Aero Air Charter had Eyethu Air Cargo merge in in 1999
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Fair Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004^ - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Far North Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1984^ - 1985*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Federal Air  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1993 - date
Airline Code : -- : FDR
Genealogy : Comair Charters (Natal) >Pelican Air Services >Federal Air
Comments : Services to game reserves from Johannesburg [FEDERAL AIR was formed as COMAIR CHARTERS (NATAL) in 1989, renamed to PELICAN AIR SERVICES before rebaranding to current name]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Flair Afrique   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2004
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

FliteStar   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991 - 1994
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : FliteStar ceased operations and was liquidated on 11Apr1994
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Fly Blue Crane   

Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Fly Go-Air  last update: 10Dec2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2012 - 2015
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Fly Go-Air was originally established in 2010 & operations started on 10Dec2012. Ceased operations in Dec2012 but restarted. Ceased again at the end 2015
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Fly Modern Ark  added: 2017 + last update: 03Jan2018

Status : Unsure if still planned

Dates :

(2017)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Fly Modern Ark is at present, an aircraft leasing and sales of Boeing and Bombardier aircrafts but intends to move into scheduled passenger services. Based at Johannesburg Oliver Reginald Tambo International (JNB)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

FlyAwesome  last update: 26Nov2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Streamline Aviation >NAC (National Airways Corporation) =>NAC Charter + Awesome Aviation =>FlyAwesome
Comments : FlyAwesome is a joint venture between National Airways Corporation and Awesome Aviation. It had started when Streamline Aviation merged into NAC to form NAC Charter in 1999. NAC Charter then merged with Awesome Aviation to form FlyAwesome on 11Apr2016 (commuter taxi, humanitarian aid, freight, special missions, air ambulance, government as well as NGO Contracts. The company has offices at Lanseria International Airport)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Flyfofa Airways  added: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2017 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Flyfofa Airways is a charter carrier based out of Pretoria Wonderboom (PRY)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

FlySafair  last update: 2017 x2

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : FA : SFR
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : FlySafair was established in Aug2013 & started operations on 16Oct2014 (FlySafair is a low-cost airline based in Johannesburg, It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Safair. The airline has hubs in Cape Town International Airport and OR Tambo International Airport)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

FlyTwenty60  last update: 05Feb2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2012* - 2013*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : FlyTwenty60 >>CemAir
Comments : FlyTwenty60 provided flights between OR Tambo International airport and Lephalale. CemAir acquired regional carrier FlyTwenty60 in Jan2013 [CemAir is based at OR Tambo International Airport, a large portion of the fleet is deployed outside of South Africa and the aircraft periodically rotate back to base for selected inspections. Acquired regional carrier FlyTwenty60 in Jan2013. The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has effectively grounded CemAir after it temporarily withdrew Certificates of Airworthiness (CoA) for 12 of the carrier's aircraft on 02Feb2018]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Forest Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1993^ - 1994*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Foster Webb Air Charter   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1982^ - 1983*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Freedom Air  last update: 30Dec2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2005* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Freedom Air is a passenger and cargo aircraft charter company, providing charter services throughout Africa. it was not until 2005 that it was decided to enter the air charter industry as an independent operator with it's own branding. As such Freedom Air applied for and obtained certification from the South African Civil Aviation Authorities and started to operate locally and internationally as a fully fledged general air charter company under its new branding. main base of opperations at Wonderboom Airport in Pretoria but operates from Lanseria International Airport on a daily basis.
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Fresh Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2000)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Gama Air*   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1998* - 1998*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Gauteng Air Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996* - 1998
Airline Code : -- : EGO
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

George Air  last update: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1965* - 1966*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : George Air was formed J E J Coetzer & Pat McClure receiveing a charter license in 1965
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ghaap Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2012* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Giyani Airways  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1974* - 1994
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Letaba Airways + Giyani Airways =>Phoenix Airways >>Atlantic Air
Comments : Merger of Letaba Airways (formed in 1974) and Giyani Airways formed Phoenix Airways which was taken over by Cape Town based Atlantic Air which had cased to exist in 1996
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Glenair  last update: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1980s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Glenair was a charter company based at Witbank
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Global Air Cargo   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2011)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Global Aviation Operations  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2001 - date
Airline Code : Z5 : GBB
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Global Aviation (Global Airways) was formed in 2001
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Golden Wings Aviation  added: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2015* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Golden Wings Aviation is based out of Johannesburg & offers freight and passenger services with scheduled and non-scheduled operations
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Grand Central Airways  last update: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1960s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Grand Central Airways was an on-demand charter carrier
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Griekwalug  last update: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1960s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Griekwalug was a charter operator based in Kimberley in the late 1960s
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Grinair  last update: 31Jan2018

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1971* - 1976*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : DC.3

Gryphon Airlines  added: 03May2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2011* - date
Airline Code : Y3 : GRF
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Gryphon Airlines is a passenger charter carrier operating under a South Africa Operator's Certificate (AOC). It is based out of Johannesburg Oliver Reginald Tambo International (JNB). Gryphon Airlines SA is part of the holding company Jet Express
Aircraft : Boeing 737-200 | MD.87 | DC.9-32

Guardian Air Freight   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996 - 1996
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Haller Aviation   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1946* - 1947
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Haller Aviation + Sharwoods Flying Services =>Southern Aviation
Comments : Squadron Leader Philip "Smuggler" Smulian founded Southern Aviation at Port Elizabeth by amalgamating two rivals at the Bay - Sharwoods Flying Services & Haller Aviation
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Hawkair   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1960s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Hawkair >>Interstate Air Services >Interair
Comments : Hawkair was charter operator which was bought in 1960 by W. Sterne of the Aviation Corporation of Africa, who are Beechcraft distributors for Africa. Hawkair operated from Rand Airport, Germiston. It was taken over by Interstate Air Services - [Interair was formed in 1963 as a taxi and charter operator by the merger of Vaal Air Service & MS Air as Interstate Air Services. During Oct1965 Inter-State were licensed to operate a scheduled service to Klerksdorp. Kuruman, and Sishen from Johannesburg. Took over Hawkair in the 1960s. Renamed in 1979]
Aircraft : Beechcraft Baron | Model G35 Bonanza | Beechcraft Debonair | J/5G Autocar

Heli Jet Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1998* - 1998*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Heliquip  added: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1966* - 1968*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Heliquip was a charter operator based at Rand Airport
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Highveld Airways  last update: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1990s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Highveld Airways offerred on-demand charter services from Spring
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Hydro Air Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000 - 2003
Airline Code : -- : HYC
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ibu Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1999* - 2001*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Impala Air Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992 - 1995
Airline Code : PH : IPL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Imperial Air Cargo  last update: 09Oct2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2006 - 2014
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Imperial Air Cargo +>BidAir Cargo
Comments : Imperial Air Cargo was a cargo airline based in Johannesburg, South Africa. It operated domestic overnight express cargo services. It ceased operations in 2014 and it's assets were purchased by BidAir Cargo. The airline started operations on 01Aug2006
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Intensive Air  last update: 08Apr2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993* - 2002
Airline Code : IM : XRA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Intensive Air started as a charter operator and moved into low-budget travel in 2000 based on the easyjet model. Placed into liquidation and it's flights grounded on 08Apr2002
Aircraft : BAe 748 series 2A | F.28 Mk 4000

Inter Air Lines  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1979* - 1994
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Inter Air Lines >Interair
Comments : No further information at this time [Interair was formed in 1963 as a taxi and charter operator by the merger of Vaal Air Service & MS Air as Interstate Air Services. During Oct1965 Inter-State were licensed to operate a scheduled service to Klerksdorp. Kuruman, and Sishen from Johannesburg. Took over Hawkair in the 1960s. Renamed in 1979]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Interair  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994 - 2015
Airline Code : D6 : ILN
Genealogy : Inter Air Lines >Interair
Comments : Interair was formed by Aeronautical Investments as Inter Air Lines at Lanseria in 1979. Interair was established in 1993 and started operations in 1994. It initially operated domestic services, but these have ceased. Regional services were started in April 1995, and the airline ceased operations in late Aug2015
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Interdoc Aerospace   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1998* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Interlink Airlines  last update: 20Nov2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998 - 2010
Airline Code : ID : ITK
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Interlink Airlines commenced first ever passenger flights from Wonderboom Airport, Pretoria on 20Nov2009. First time the capital was connected to other centres in South Africa. Started with charters, tours, fly-in safaris, conferences, and now operates regional services. Ceased operations but restarted in late 2005 and ceased again in 2010
Aircraft : Nil at this time

International Air  last update: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1960s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : International Air was a lo-cost charter carrier operating between South Africa & London in the 1960s with a Bristol Britannia 313
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Interstate Air Services  last update: 29Jan2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1963 - 1979
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Vaal Air Service + MS Air =>Interstate Air Services >Interair
Comments : Interair was formed in 1963 as a taxi and charter operator by the merger of Vaal Air Service & MS Air as Interstate Air Services. During Oct1965 Inter-State were licensed to operate a scheduled service to Klerksdorp. Kuruman, and Sishen from Johannesburg. Took over Hawkair in the 1960s. Renamed in 1979
Aircraft : Cessna 210 | Beech Bonanza | DH Dove

Island Express   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004 - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Karroo Flying Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Khuphuka Kings Airways   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Kiersley Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1950 - 1951
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Kindoc Airways (Kindoc Air)  last update: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1971* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Kindoc Air was owned by the Industrial Developement Council of South Africa
Aircraft : Nil at this time

King Air Charter  added: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1996 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : King Air Charter commenced its charter business in 1996 at Lanseria International Airport.
Aircraft : Nil at this time

King Air Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1960* - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : King Air Services was founded in 1960
Aircraft : Nil at this time

King Shaka Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : King Shaka Aviation is owned and operated by Vincent Christoforos and Russell Ashley-Cooper
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Klerksdorp Flying Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1990s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Klerskdorp Air Charters   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1980s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Kulula.com   

Status : Active

Dates :

2001 - date
Airline Code : MN : CAW
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Kulula.com was formed in Jul2001 & its inaugural flight was on 01Aug2001
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Kuruman Air Services  last update: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1960s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Kuruman Air Services offered charter services
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ladysmith Air Charters  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1960s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Ladysmith Air Charters >Tugela Air Services
Comments : Tugela Air Services was formed as Ladysmith Air Charters
Aircraft : Nil at this time

LAMS (South Africa) ( London Aero and Motor Servis)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1940s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Letaba Airways  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1974 - 1979*
Airline Code : LK : ---
Genealogy : Letaba Airways + Giyani Airways =>Phoenix Airways >>Atlantic Air
Comments : Merger of Letaba Airways (formed in 1974) and Giyani Airways formed Phoenix Airways which was taken over by Cape Town based Atlantic Air which had cased to exist in 1996
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Letsatsi Air Cargo  last update: 15Dec2017

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2007)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Letsatsi Air Cargo obtained a DC-8-62F and planned to start regional cargo flights from JNB to the region around coming Dec2007
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Link Airways (i)  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1966* - 1967
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Link Airways + Border Air + Lowveld Aviation Services + Citi Air + Magnum Airways =>Midlands Aviation >SA Airlink >Airlink
Comments : [AIRLINK was formed in 1978 by the amalgamation of various aviation companies, LINK AIRWAYS (i), BORDER AIR, LOWVELD AVIATION SERVICES, CITI AIR, MAGNUM AIRWAYS (i) and MIDLANDS AVIATION (formed in 1967) It was renamed TO SA AIRLINK and remodelled in 1995 and the SA was dropped in 2006]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Link Airways (ii)  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1991* - 1991
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Link Airways >>Airlink Airline
Comments : Ceased operating and it's operations taken over by Airlink Airline
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Lion Air Cargo South Africa   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2016)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Lion Air Cargo South Africa is a subsidiary of Lion Air Cargo, based at Schiphol Airport-Amsterdam
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Lionair   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 1995
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Loex Air Cargo   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Lowveld Aviation Services  last update: 2017 x2

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1966* - 1967
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Link Airways + Border Air + Lowveld Aviation Services + Citi Air + Magnum Airlines +Midlands Aviation =>SA Airlink >Airlink
Comments : [AIRLINK was formed in 1978 by the amalgamation of various aviation companies, LINK AIRWAYS (i), BORDER AIR, LOWVELD AVIATION SERVICES, CITI AIR, MAGNUM AIRWAYS (i) and MIDLANDS AVIATION (formed in 1967) It was renamed TO SA AIRLINK and remodelled in 1995 and the SA was dropped in 2006]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Luft Afrique   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1997 - 2000
Airline Code : -- : LUT
Genealogy : Valitrade >Luft Afrique >Luft Cargo
Comments : Luft Cargo was renamed from Luft Afrique which was formed as Valitrade
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Luft Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000 - 2002
Airline Code : -- : LUT
Genealogy : Valitrade >Luft Afrique >Luft Cargo
Comments : Luft Cargo was renamed from Luft Afrique which was formed as Valitrade
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Luftmeister Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1999* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Madiba Air  last update: 22Apr2018

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1999* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Grumman Gulfstream

Mafeking Aviation Services  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1976* - 1978
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Lowveld + Avna Airlines + Mafeking Aviation Services =>Magnum Airlines + Link Airways + Border Air + Lowveld Aviation Services + Citi Air + Midlands Aviation =>SA Airlink >Airlink
Comments : [MAGNUM AIRLINES was formed by the merger of AIR LOWVELD, AVNA AIRLINES and MAFEKING AVIATION SERVICES. Acquired EMRIC AIR SERVICES in 1979] [AIRLINK was formed in 1978 by the amalgamation of various aviation companies, LINK AIRWAYS (i), BORDER AIR, LOWVELD AVIATION SERVICES, CITI AIR, MAGNUM AIRWAYS (i) and MIDLANDS AVIATION (formed in 1967) It was renamed TO SA AIRLINK and remodelled in 1995 and the SA was dropped in 2006]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Magnum Airlines (i)  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1966* - 1967
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Link Airways + Border Air + Lowveld Aviation Services + Citi Air + Magnum Airlines =>Midlands Aviation >SA Airlink >Airlink
Comments : [AIRLINK was formed in 1978 by the amalgamation of various aviation companies, LINK AIRWAYS (i), BORDER AIR, LOWVELD AVIATION SERVICES, CITI AIR, MAGNUM AIRWAYS (i) and MIDLANDS AVIATION (formed in 1967) It was renamed TO SA AIRLINK and remodelled in 1995 and the SA was dropped in 2006]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Magnum Airlines (ii)  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1978 - 1990
Airline Code : LE : ---
Genealogy : Air Lowveld + Avna Airlines + Mafeking Aviation Services =>Magnum Airlines + Link Airways + Border Air + Lowveld Aviation Services + Citi Air + Midlands Aviation =>SA Airlink >Airlink
Comments : Magnum Airlines (ii) was founded at Johannesburg in Mar1978 through the merger of Air Lowveld, Avna Airways and Mafikeng Aviation Services. Acquired Emric Air Services in 1979. Early in 1990, the company is merged with Citi Air of Durban and East London-based Border Air, to form Link Airways
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Magnum Airlines Helicopters   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1979 - 1980*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Command Airways >Magnum Airlines Helicopters >Command Airways
Comments : Command Airways was founded on 30Jun1977. Rebranded as Magnum Airlines Helicopters on 01Sep1979 & back to Command Airways again
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Maiden Air (MaidenAir)   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2003)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Majuba Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2006* - 2012*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Malherbe and Kiesewetter   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Mallel Airline Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 1995
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Mango  last update: 07Mar2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2006 - date
Airline Code : JE : MNO
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Mango operated its first service on 15Nov2006. Lo-cost operator of SAA offering scheduled domestic services
Aircraft : B.737-800

Mara-Dikwe Air Taxi  added: 2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : ---