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Latest updates

 

11 Oct 2017

King Air Charter commenced its charter business in 1996 at Lanseria International Airport  [added]

11 Oct 2017

Interair ceased operations in late Aug2015 [status change]

11 Oct 2017

Allegiance Air is a charter airline based in Lanseria that commenced its own aircraft operations in Feb2008 [added]

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

1Time  updated in 2017

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

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

A.V. Air (Anglo Vaal Air Services)   

Status : Renamed

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

AAC (African Air Carriers)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

AAC (Avia Air Charter)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

ACE Express   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

ACORN Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Aerial Stunts   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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

Aero Klub du Katanga   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Aeroflot Africa Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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

Aerolift Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Aeronexus Corporate   

Status : Active

Dates :

2002* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aeronexus Corporate was formed in 2002 by Sven Petersen and Gavin Harrison

Aeronova   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Aerospace Express   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Africa Cargo Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Africa Charter Airlines (i)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997* - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Africa Charter Airlines (ii)  updated in 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)

Africa Skyways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Africa-Air Charter   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Africair   

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

African Air Transport   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

African Airlines Express   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

African Cargo Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

African Flying Service   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

African International Airways  updated in 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)

African Star   

Status : Unsure

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.

Africargo Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1998* - 1998*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Transoceanic Airways >Africargo Airlines
Comments : Africargo Airlines started charter operations as Transoceanic Airways

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)

Air 2000   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Cape   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1991 - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Safair Lines >Air Cape >>Safair
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Cape (AirSea Airlines)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1962* - 1988
Airline Code : KP : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Cape was formed in 1962

Air Charter Services   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Air Flights   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Freights & Transports   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Gulf   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Air Lowveld  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

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]

Air Midlands   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Prospector   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air South Africa   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Supply   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Trans Africa   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Airbus Helicopters Southern Africa  updated in 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 Operating Company of Africa (AOC Surveys)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Aircraft Survey Company of Africa   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Airlink  updated in 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

Airlink Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1992 - 1995*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Airlink Airlines
Comments : Airlink Airlines started operation on 10Jun1992

AirQuarius Air Charter  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

AirQuarius Aviation <-- : SSN>  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Airtime Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

AirWorld   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Albatross Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Allegiance Air  added in 2017

Status : Inactive

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

Alliance   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Alpha Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

AnCom Jet   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Angel Gabriel Aeronautics  added in 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.

Anglo American Aviation  added in 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)

Anglo Vaal Air Transport   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Animal Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Ariel Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Armi Global Business Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Associated Motors   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

ATAIR Executive Jet Charters   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Atlantic Air  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

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

Avex Air Charter   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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

Avia Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Aviation Corporation of Africa   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Aviation Hire and Traders   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Aviation Limited   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Avimi Air   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Avna (Aviation Natal)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1970* - 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

Avna Airlines  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

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]

Avna Airways   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1968 - 1968*
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

Avna Rennies Airlines   

Status : Unsure

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

Awesome Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2009* - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : (NAC Charter + Awesome Aviation =>FlyAwesome)
Comments : FlyAwesome is the name for the proposed merger of NAC Charter & Awesome Aviation

Bass Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Batair Cargo   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Bazaruto Air Charter  updated in 2017

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Bell Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

BidAir Cargo  added in 2017

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

Bionic Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Bop Air (BopAir)   

Status : Renamed

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.

Border Air  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

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]

Border Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Branson Air  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Business Express   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Cape Aero Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Cape Atlantic Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Capital Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Caprivi Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Care Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1992 - 1995
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Care Airlines >>Nationwide Airlines
Comments : Care Airlines operated air ambulance services but eventually ceased operations & was acquired by Nationwide Airlines in 1995

Carpenter's Charter   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

CemAir  updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2005 - date
Airline Code : 5Z : KEM
Genealogy : FlyTwenty60 >>CemAir
Comments : CemAir grew from a partnership which began in 2002 with the acquisition of a Cessna Grand Caravan. The partnership developed further with the purchase of several piston powered aircrafts and following the procurement of the first of several Beech 1900's in early 2005, the operation was formalised as the company known as CemAir today. Acquired regional carrier FlyTwenty60 in Jan2013

Central Air Cargo   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

CFA Air Charters   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Charlan Air Charter  updated in 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

Chartair   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

CHC Air  updated in 2017

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

CHC Helicopters (Africa)  added in 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

Cheiftain Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Ciskei International Airways  updated in 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

Citi Air  updated in 2017 x2

Status : Renamed

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]

Civair  updated in 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

Civair Helicopters   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Collondale Air Service   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Comair (Commercial Airways)  updated in 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

Comair Charters (Natal)  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

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]

Command Airways (i)   

Status : Renamed

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

Command Airways (ii)   

Status : Unsure

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

Commercial Air Services  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

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]

Commercial Link Trade*   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Compion Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Consolidated Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Corporate Flight Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Court Helicopters   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Debon-Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

DHL Aviation (SouthAfrica)   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Diamond Safari  updated in 2017

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

DTL Air Charters   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Durban Flying Service   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

DV Air Freight Service   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Eagle Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

East Coast Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

East Rand Taxi Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Eastern Air   

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

Eastern Free State Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Eastern Transair   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Eastern Transair was Ermelo based

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

ELB Flying Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Emric Air Services  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

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]

ESA (Eurocopter Southern Africa)  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

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

Exclusive Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Execujet South Africa   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Executive Aerospace   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Express Air Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Express Air Services  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

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]

Eyethu Air Cargo   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1997* - 1999
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Eyethu Air Cargo >Aero Air Charter
Comments : Aero Air Charter had Eyethu Air Cargo merge in in 1999

Fair Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Far North Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Federal Air  updated in 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]

Flair Afrique   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

FliteStar   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Fly Blue Crane   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Fly Go-Air  updated in 2017

Status : Restarting

Dates :

2012 - 2012
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Fly Go-Air was originally established in 2010 & operations started on 10Dec2012. Ceased operations in Dec2012 but now intends to restart

Fly Modern Ark  added in 2017

Status : 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)

FlyAwesome   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2016)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : (NAC Charter + Awesome Aviation =>FlyAwesome)
Comments : FlyAwesome is the name for the proposed merger of NAC Charter & Awesome Aviation

Flyfofa Airways  added in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

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

FlySafair  updated in 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)

FlyTwenty60   

Status : Renamed

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

Forest Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Foster Webb Air Charter   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Freedom Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Fresh Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Gama Air*   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Gauteng Air Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

George Air  updated in 2017

Status : Unsure

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

Ghaap Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Giyani Airways  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

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

Glenair  updated in 2017

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Global Air Cargo   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Global Aviation Operations  updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Golden Wings Aviation  added in 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

Grand Central Airways  updated in 2017

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Griekwalug  updated in 2017

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Grinair   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Guardian Air Freight   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Haller Aviation   

Status : Renamed

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

Hawkair   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1960s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Hawkair >>Interstate Air Services >Interair
Comments : Hawkair was a charter operator that was taken over by Interstate Air Services (>Interair)

Heli Jet Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Heliquip  added in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Highveld Airways  updated in 2017

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Hydro Air Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Ibu Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1999* - 2001*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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

Imperial Air Cargo  updated in 2017

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

Intensive Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993* - 2002
Airline Code : IM : XRA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Intensive Air ceased operations on 08Apr2002.

Inter Air Lines  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1979* - 1994
Airline Code : -- : ---
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

Interair  updated in 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

Interdoc Aerospace   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Interlink Airlines   

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

International Air  updated in 2017

Status : Unsure

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

Interstate Air Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1963 - 1979
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Vaal Air Service + MA Air =>Interstate Air Services >Interair
Comments : Interair was formed in 1963 by the merger of Vaal Air Service & MA Air as Interstate Air Services. Renamed in 1979

Island Express   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Karroo Flying Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Khuphuka Kings Airways   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Kiersley Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Kindoc Airways (Kindoc Air)  updated in 2017

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

King Air Charter  added in 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.

King Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

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

Klerksdorp Flying Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Klerskdorp Air Charters   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1980s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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

Kuruman Air Services  updated in 2017

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Ladysmith Air Charters  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1960s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Ladysmith Air Charters >Tugela Air Services
Comments : Tugela Air Services was formed as Ladysmith Air Charters

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

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Letaba Airways  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

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

Letsatsi Air Cargo   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2007)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Link Airways (i)  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

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]

Link Airways (ii)  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

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

Lionair   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Loex Air Cargo   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Lowveld Aviation Services  updated in 2017 x2

Status : Renamed

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]

Luft Afrique   

Status : Renamed

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

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

Luftmeister Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

MA Air   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

**** - 1963
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Vaal Air Service + MA Air =>Interstate Air Services >Interair
Comments : Interair was formed in 1963 by the merger of Vaal Air Service & MA Air as Interstate Air Services. Renamed in 1979

Madiba Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Mafeking Aviation Services  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

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]

Magnum Airlines (i)  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

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]

Magnum Airlines (ii)  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

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

Magnum Airlines Helicopters   

Status : Renamed

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

Maiden Air (MaidenAir)   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Majuba Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Malherbe and Kiesewetter   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Mallel Airline Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Mango   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Mara-Dikwe Air Taxi  added in 2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Mara-Dikwe Air Taxi intends to be an air service connecting Marataba and Madikwe Game Reserves starting on 15Jan2018. Based out of Johannesburg Grand Central (GCJ)

Margate Air Services  updated in 2017 x2

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1978* - 1985
Airline Code : OJ : ---
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]

Martinair   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Matatiele Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

MCC Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2006* - 2008*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Merafe Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2005* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Mercury Aviation Services (Mercury Airlines)  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1946* - 1948
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Mercury Aviation Services >>Sky Taxis
Comments : SKY TAXIS merged with MERCURY AVIATION SERVICES

Mercy Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Meridiana   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 1995
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Metavia Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1985 - 2001*
Airline Code : OW : MNK
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Midlands Aviation (i)  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1967* - 1995
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]

Midlands Aviation (ii)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Midway Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Million Air Aviation (MillionAir Aviation)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1986 - 1994
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

Million Air Charter (MillionAir Charter)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1994 - 2004
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

Mistral Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Mmabatho Air Service   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1979* - 1979
Airline Code : -- : ---
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.

NAC (National Airways Corporation)  updated in 2017 x2

Status : Active

Dates :

1963 - date
Airline Code : YJ : NTN
Genealogy : National Air Charters >NAC (National Airways Corporation)
Comments : NAC (National Airways Corporation) was established in 1946 and started operations on 25May1946 as National Air Charters. Acquired WING AIRWAYS and combined with Namakwaland Lugdiens (Edms). United Air Services was renamed from Transvaal Air Charters& merged into NAC in 1962. NAC took over Pacair in 1970 (International and regional charter services out of Lanseria International)

NAC Charter   

Status : Active

Dates :

1999 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Streamline Aviation + NAC (National Airways Corporation) =>>NAC Charter (NAC Charter + Awesome Aviation =>FlyAwesome)
Comments : FlyAwesome is the name for the proposed merger of NAC Charter & Awesome Aviation

Namakwaland Lugdiens (Edms)  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1961 - 1989*
Airline Code : NJ : ---
Genealogy : National Airlines >>Namakwaland Lugdiens (Edms) + Wings Airways >>>NAC (National Airways Corporation)
Comments : Namakwaland Lugdiens (Edms) was formed in 1961 as a subsidiary company of Jowells Transport to provide a scheduled air service between Springbok and Cape Town and to provide a charter air service with Springbok as base. Services started in Jan1961. National Airlines merged into Namakwaland Lugdiens (Edms) in the late 1980s. (Namakwaland Ludgiens (Edms)began operating a twice-weekly service in 1961 between Capetown and Springbok in the Cape Province) [NAC (National Airways Corporation) was established in 1946 and started operations on 25May1946 as National Air Charters. Acquired WING AIRWAYS and combined with NAMAKWALAND LUGDIENS. United Air Services was renamed from Transvaal Air Charters& merged into NAC in 1962. NAC took over Pacair in 1970 (International and regional charter services out of Lanseria International)]

Namaqualand Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

NATAL (National Airlines)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1946* - 1979*
Airline Code : NF : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Natal Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1936* - 1937*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Natal Aviation Company   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1920 - 1924
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

National Air Cargo   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2005* - 2008*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

National Air Charters  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1946 - 1963
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : National Air Charters >NAC (National Airways Corporation)
Comments : [NAC (National Airways Corporation) was established in 1946 and started operations on 25May1946 as National Air Charters. Acquired WING AIRWAYS and combined with NAMAKWALAND LUGDIENS. United Air Services was renamed from Transvaal Air Charters& merged into NAC in 1962. NAC took over Pacair in 1970 (International and regional charter services out of Lanseria International)]

National Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

Late 1980s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : National Airlines >>Namakwaland Lugdiens (Edms)
Comments : National Airlines merged into Namakwaland Lugdiens (Edms) in the late 1980s

Nationwide Air Charter   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1991 - 1995
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Nationwide Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time

Nationwide Airlines (i)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1995 - 1997
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Nationwide Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time

Nationwide Airlines (ii)  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999 - 2008
Airline Code : CE : NTW
Genealogy : Sabena Nationwide Air >Nationwide Airlines
Comments : NATIONWIDE AIR was formed as SABENA NATIONWIDE AIR. General charter work and scheduled domestic services around South Africa. International services commenced in 2003. Nationwide Airlines ceased operations on 29Apr2008

Naturelink Charter  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1997 - 2011
Airline Code : -- : NRK
Genealogy : Naturelink Charter >>NAC (National Airways Corporation)
Comments : International and domestic charter services. Naturelink Aviation, also known as Naturelink Charter, offered corporate and private charter flights. Based at Wonderboom Airport in Pretoria. Naturelink Aviation was founded in 1997. Merged into NAC in 1997 [NAC (National Airways Corporation) was established in 1946 and started operations on 25May1946 as National Air Charters. Acquired WING AIRWAYS and combined with NAMAKWALAND LUGDIENS. United Air Services was renamed from Transvaal Air Charters& merged into NAC in 1962. NAC took over Pacair in 1970 (International and regional charter services out of Lanseria International)]

Nelair Charters  added in 2017

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1980* - 1986*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Nelair Charters was formed in Nelspruit and operated charters

Nelair Charters & Travel   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

NN Charters   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1981 - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Noord Weste Lugdiens   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1963 - 1965
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Nord-Sud Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Nordwes Lugdiens   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Norse Air Charter   

Status : Active

Dates :

1992 - date
Airline Code : -- : NRX
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

North Atlantic Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Northern Cape Flying Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Northern Free State Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

O.F.S. Air Services  updated in 2017

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1960s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : O.F.S. Air Services operated charters from their base in Blomfontein. It was sold to National Airways in 1963

On Safari Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Oribi Air   

Status : Renamed

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

Oriole Express   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1980* - 1996*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Orsmond Aviation (Ormsmond Aviation)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1999* - 2005*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Owenair  updated in 2017

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1946* - 1965*
Airline Code : OW : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Owenair was founded in Cape Town just after WWII

P J Aero Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Pacair  updated in 2017

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1968* - 1970
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Pacair >>National
Comments : Pacair flew third-level Cessna services four times a week from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg. Taken over in 1970 by National

Pan African Air Charter   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1946 - 1953
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Pannar   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Parry Leon and Hayhoe   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Pat's Flying Service   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Pegase Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2008* - 2011*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Pelican Air Services  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2004* - 2009*
Airline Code : 7V : PDF
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]

Pesloed Flights   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Petersburg Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Phakalane Airways   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Phakalane Airways began operations on 23Jan2014

Phalaborwa Air Services  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

Early 1970s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Phalaborwa 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]

Phoebus Apollo Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2002* - date
Airline Code : PE : PHB
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Phoenix Airways  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1995 - 1995*
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

Planes R'Us   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000* - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Pretoria Air Charter   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Pretoria Air Charter >Tropair
Comments : Tropair was formerly known as Pretoria Air Charter

Pretoria Air Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997* - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Pretoria Flight Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Professional Aviation Charter (Services)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :