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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

 

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November 22, 2016 National Airlines [added] merged into Namakwaland Lugdiens (Edms) in the late 1980s
October 10, 2016 Interair was formed in 1963 by the merger of Vaal Air Service [added] & MA Air [added] as Interstate Air Services. Renamed in 1979
October 10, 2016 Hawkair [added] was a charter operator that was taken over by Interstate Air Services (>Interair)

Airline

Operating Dates

[Inactive]  1Time

2004 - 2012

^ Comments : 1Time was formed in 2003 & started operations on 25Feb2004. Ceased operations & filed for liquidation on 02Nov2012

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[Inactive]  1Time Charters

2004* - 2012

^ Comments : 1time Charters was formed by 1Time for charter flights. Ceased when parent company filed for liquidation

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[Renamed]  A.V. Air (Anglo Vaal Air Services)

1946* - 1946

^ Comments : A.V. Air Anglo Vaal Air Services) became Africair in 1946

^ Genealogy : A.V. Air (Anglo Vaal Air Services) >Africair

[Inactive]  AAC (African Air Carriers)

1983* - 1984

^ Comments :  

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[Status?]  AAC (Avia Air Charter)

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

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[Status?]  ACE Express

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

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[Inactive]  ACORN Air

1990* - 1990*

^ Comments :  

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[Status?]  Aerial Stunts

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

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[Inactive]  Aero Air Charter

1995* - 2001

^ Comments : Aero Air Charter had Eyethu Air Cargo merge in in 1999

^ Genealogy : Eyethu Air Cargo >>Aero Air Charter

[Status?]  Aero Klub du Katanga

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

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[Status?]  Aeroflot Africa Airways

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

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[Inactive]  Aerolift

2002 - 2009

^ Comments : Aerolift was launched in 2002 and shut down in 2009 following two fatal accidents that had occurred in the same year

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[Status?]  Aerolift Airways

2010* - 2010*

^ Comments :  

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[Active]  Aeronexus Corporate

2002* - date

^ Comments : Aeronexus Corporate was formed in 2002 by Sven Petersen and Gavin Harrison

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[Unconfirmed]  Aeronova

(****)

^ Comments :  

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[Status?]  Aerospace Express

1996* - 2004*

^ Comments :  

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[Inactive]  Africa Cargo Air

1996* - 2001

^ Comments :  

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[Inactive]  Africa Charter Airlines

1997* - 2000

^ Comments :  

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[Active]  Africa Charter Airlines

2009* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Africa Skyways

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Africa-Air Charter

2010* - date

^ Comments :  

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[Inactive]  Africair

1946 - 1977

^ Comments : A.V. Air aka Anglo Vaal Air Services became Africair in 1946

^ Genealogy : A.V. Air (Anglo Vaal Air Services) >Africair

[Status?]  African Air Transport

1936* - 1936*

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[Inactive]  African Airlines Express

1999 - 2000

^ Comments :  

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[Inactive]  African Cargo Airlines

1997* - 1999*

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[Status?]  African Flying Service

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

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[Inactive]  African International Airways

1985 - 2008

^ Comments : African International Airways ceased operations on 30Sep2008

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  African Star

2000 - 2004*

^ Comments : African Star was formed in 1999 as a scheduled and charter, international and regional passenger and cargo services. Based in Johannesburg.

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Africargo Airlines

1998* - 1998*

^ Comments : Africargo Airlines started charter operations as Transoceanic Airways

^ Genealogy : Transoceanic Airways >Africargo Airlines

[Inactive]  Afro Cargo (Afro Air)

1986* - 1987*

^ Comments : Afro Cargo was founded in 1986, based in Bophuthatswana. (Caravelle operator)

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[Status?]  Air 2000

2003* - 2003*

^ Comments :  

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[Renamed]  Air Cape

1991 - 1992

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Safair Lines >Air Cape >>Safair

[Renamed]  Air Cape (AirSea Airlines)

1962* - 1988

^ Comments : Air Cape was formed in 1962

^ Genealogy :  

[Unconfirmed]  Air Charter Services

(****)

^ Comments :  

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[Status?]  Air Flights

1920s

^ Comments :  

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[Status?]  Air Freights & Transports

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

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[Began?]  Air Gulf

(2000)

^ Comments :  

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[Renamed]  Air Lowveld

1971* - 1978

^ Comments : Air Lowveld was formed in 1971. Merged with Avna Airlines + Mafeking Aviation Services to form Magnum Airlines

^ Genealogy : Air Lowveld + Avna Airlines + Mafeking Aviation Services =>Magnum Airlines

[Status?]  Air Midlands

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

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[Status?]  Air Prospector

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

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[Inactive]  Air South Africa

1998* - 1998*

^ Comments :  

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[Status?]  Air Supply

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

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[Status?]  Air Trans Africa

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Airbus Helicopters Southern Africa

2014 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Eurocopter Southern Africa >Airbus Helicopters

[Status?]  Aircraft Operating Company of Africa (AOC Surveys)

1949* - 1951*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Aircraft Survey Company of Africa

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

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[Active]  Airlink

2006 - date

^ Comments : Airlink started operation on 10Jun1992 as Airlink Airlines

^ Genealogy : Airlink Airlines >Airlink

[Renamed]  Airlink Airlines

1992 - 1995*

^ Comments : Airlink Airlines started operation on 10Jun1992

^ Genealogy : Airlink Airlines >Airlink

[Renamed]  AirQuarius Air Charter

2001 - 2007

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Branson Air

[Renamed]  AirQuarius Aviation

1999 - 2001

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Branson Air

[Began?]  Airtime Airlines

(2009)

^ Comments :  

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[Inactive]  AirWorld

1985* - 2005

^ Comments :  

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[Status?]  Albatross Aviation

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

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[Status?]  Alliance

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

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[Status?]  Alpha Airways

1947* - 1947*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  AnCom Jet

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Anglo Vaal Air Transport

1999* - 1999*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Animal Air

1985* - 1985*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Ariel Air Services

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

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[Status?]  Armi Global Business Airways

2011* - 2011*

^ Comments :  

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[Status?]  Associated Motors

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

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[Status?]  ATAIR Executive Jet Charters

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

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[Renamed]  Atlantic Air

1996* - 1996

^ Comments : Merger of Letaba Airways and Giyani Airways formed Phoenix Airways which was taken over by Cape Town based Atlantic Air which had cased to exist in 1996

^ Genealogy : Letaba Airways + Giyani Airways =>Phoenix Airways >>Atlantic Air

[Status?]  Avex Air Charter

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

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[Inactive]  Avia Air Charter

1992* - 1995*

^ Comments : Avia Air Charter was a DC.3 operator based in Wonderboom

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[Inactive]  Avia Airlines

1995 - 1996

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Aviation Corporation of Africa

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Unconfirmed]  Aviation Hire and Traders

(1959*)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Aviation Limited

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

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[Unconfirmed]  Avimi Air

(1993*)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Avna (Aviation Natal)

1970* - 1975

^ Comments : AVNA (Aviation Natal) was fromed as Avna Airways. Avna Rennies Airlines was formed by the merger of AVNA, Oribi Air and Rennies Air

^ Genealogy : Avna Airways >Avna (Aviation Natal) + Rennies Air + Oribi Air =>Avna Rennies Airlines

[Renamed]  Avna Airlines

1976* - 1978

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Lowveld + Avna Airlines + Mafeking Aviation Services =>Magnum Airlines

[Renamed]  Avna Airways

1968 - 1968*

^ Comments : AVNA (Aviation Natal) was fromed as Avna Airways. Avna Rennies Airlines was formed by the merger of AVNA, Oribi Air and Rennies Air

^ Genealogy : Avna Airways >Avna (Aviation Natal) + Rennies Air + Oribi Air =>Avna Rennies Airlines

[Status?]  Avna Rennies Airlines

1975 - 1975*

^ Comments : AVNA (Aviation Natal) was fromed as Avna Airways. Avna Rennies Airlines was formed by the merger of AVNA, Oribi Air and Rennies Air

^ Genealogy : Avna Airways >Avna (Aviation Natal) + Rennies Air + Oribi Air =>Avna Rennies Airlines

[Status?]  Awesome Aviation

2009* - 2009*

^ Comments : FlyAwesome is the name for the proposed merger of NAC Charter & Awesome Aviation

^ Genealogy : (NAC Charter + Awesome Aviation =>FlyAwesome)

[Status?]  Bass Aviation

1995* - 1995*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Batair Cargo

2010* - date

^ Comments :  

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[Status?]  Bazaruto Air Charter

1980s

^ Comments :  

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[Status?]  Bell Aviation

1949* - 1949*

^ Comments :  

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[Active]  Bionic Aviation

2007 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Bop Air (BopAir)

1979 - 1994

^ Comments : Sun Air was known as Mmabatho Air Service until 1979 and Bop Air until 1994. Ceased operations and into liquidation in 1999.

^ Genealogy : Mmabatho Air Service >Bop Air >Sun Air

[Renamed]  Border Air

1966* - 1967

^ Comments : [AIRLINK was formed by the amalgamation of various aviation companies, LINK AIRWAYS, BORDER AIR, LOWVELD AVIATION SERVICES, CITI AIR and MAGNUM AIRWAYS, under the name MIDLANDS AVIATION in 1967. It was renamed TO SA AIRLINK and remodelled in 1995 and the SA link was dropped in 2006]

^ Genealogy : Link Airways + Border Air + Lowveld Aviation Services + Citi Air + Magnum Airlines =>Midlands Aviation >SA Airlink >Airlink

[Status?]  Border Airways

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

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[Inactive]  Branson Air

2007 - 2012

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Branson Air

[Status?]  Business Express

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

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[Inactive]  Cape Aero Services

2005 - 2005

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Cape Atlantic Air

1995* - 1996

^ Comments :  

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[Status?]  Capital Air

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Caprivi Airways

1978 - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Care Airlines

1992 - 1995

^ Comments : Care Airlines operated air ambulance services but eventually ceased operations & was acquired by Nationwide Airlines in 1995

^ Genealogy : Care Airlines >>Nationwide Airlines

[Status?]  Carpenter's Charter

1995* - 2000*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  CemAir

2005 - date

^ 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

^ Genealogy : FlyTwenty60 >>CemAir

[Status?]  Central Air Cargo

2003* - 2003*

^ Comments :  

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[Status?]  CFA Air Charters

2009* - 2009*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Charlan Air Charter

2000 - 2006

^ Comments : Charlan Air Charter started operations in Mar2000 & ceased operations on 26May2006

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Chartair

1996* - 1998*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  CHC Air

2002* - 2008*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Cheiftain Airlines

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Ciskei International Airways

1988* - 1989*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Citi Air

1966* - 1967

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Link Airways + Border Air + Lowveld Aviation Services + Citi Air + Magnum Airlines =>Midlands Aviation >SA Airlink >Airlink

[Active]  Civair

1989^ - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Civair Helicopters

1989^ - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Collondale Air Service

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Comair (Commercial Airways)

1967 - date

^ Comments : Comair was initially formed on the 17Dec1943 & started operations on 15Jun1946 as Commercial Air Services

^ Genealogy : Commercial Air Services >Comair

[Renamed]  Comair Charters (Natal)

1989* - 1993*

^ Comments : Federal Air founded in 1989 as Comair Charters (Natal)

^ Genealogy : Comair Charters (Natal) >Pelican Air Services >Federal Air

[Renamed]  Command Airways

1977 - 1979

^ Comments : Command Airways was founded on 30Jun1977. Rebranded as Magnum Airlines Helicopters on 01Sep1979 & back to Command Airways again

^ Genealogy : Command Airways >Magnum Airlines Helicopters >Command Airways

[Status?]  Command Airways

1980* - 1981*

^ Comments : Command Airways was founded on 30Jun1977. Rebranded as Magnum Airlines Helicopters on 01Sep1979 & back to Command Airways again

^ Genealogy : Command Airways >Magnum Airlines Helicopters >Command Airways

[Renamed]  Commercial Air Services

1946 - 1967

^ Comments : Comair was initially formed on the 17Dec1943 & started operations on 15Jun1946 as Commercial Air Services

^ Genealogy : Commercial Air Services >Comair

[Unconfirmed]  Commercial Link Trade*

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Compion Aviation

2002* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Consolidated Airways

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Corporate Flight Services

2009* - 2009*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Court Helicopters

1968* - 1996

^ Comments : Court Helicopters was formed in 1968

^ Genealogy : Court Air >>Norwegian Helikopter Service >>CHC Helicopter

[Inactive]  Debon-Air

1992* - 2002

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  DHL Aviation (SouthAfrica)

2004* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Diamond Safari

1986^ - 1987*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  DTL Air Charters

2012* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Durban Flying Service

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Began?]  DV Air Freight Service

(1997)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Eagle Airways

1960s

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  East Coast Airways

1977* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  East Rand Taxi Services

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Eastern Air

1995 - 1997

^ Comments : Transkei Airways was formed in 1976. Renamed to Eastern Air in 1995

^ Genealogy : Transkei Airways >Eastern Air

[Status?]  Eastern Free State Services

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Eastern Transair

**** - ****

^ Comments : Eastern Transair was Ermelo based

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Egoli Air

2004 - date

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Million Air Aviation >Million Air Charter >Egoli Air

[Status?]  ELB Flying Services

1976^ - 1977*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Emric Air Services

1969^ - 1979

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Emric Air Services >>Magnum Airlines

[Renamed]  Eurocopter Southern Africa

1994^ - 2014

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Eurocopter Southern Africa >Airbus Helicopters

[Inactive]  Exclusive Air

1986* - 1994*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Execujet South Africa

2003* - 2004

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Executive Aerospace

1984 - 2008

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Express Air Cargo

1994* - 1997

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Express Air Services

1993 - 1999

^ Comments : Express Air Services was founded & started operations in 1993

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Eyethu Air Cargo

1997* - 1999

^ Comments : Aero Air Charter had Eyethu Air Cargo merge in in 1999

^ Genealogy : Eyethu Air Cargo >Aero Air Charter

[Status?]  Fair Aviation

2004^ - 2009*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Far North Aviation

1984^ - 1985*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Federal Air

1993* - date

^ Comments : Federal Air founded in 1989 as Comair Charters (Natal)

^ Genealogy : Comair Charters (Natal) >Pelican Air Services >Federal Air

[Inactive]  Flair Afrique

2003 - 2004

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  FliteStar

1991 - 1994

^ Comments : FliteStar ceased operations and was liquidated on 11Apr1994

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Fly Blue Crane

2013 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Fly Go-Air

2012 - 2012

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

^ Genealogy :  

[Began?]  FlyAwesome

(2016)

^ Comments : FlyAwesome is the name for the proposed merger of NAC Charter & Awesome Aviation

^ Genealogy : (NAC Charter + Awesome Aviation =>FlyAwesome)

[Active]  FlySafair

2014 - date

^ Comments : FlySafair started operations on 16Oct2014

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  FlyTwenty60

2012* - 2013*

^ Comments : FlyTwenty60 provided flights between OR Tambo International airport and Lephalale. CemAir acquired regional carrier FlyTwenty60 in Jan2013

^ Genealogy : FlyTwenty60 >>CemAir

[Status?]  Forest Airlines

1993^ - 1994*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Foster Webb Air Charter

1982^ - 1983*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Freedom Air

2005* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Began?]  Fresh Air

(2000)

^ Comments :  

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[Status?]  Gama Air*

1998* - 1998*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Gauteng Air Cargo

1996* - 1998

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  George Air

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Ghaap Air

2012* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Giyani Airways

1974* - 1994

^ Comments : Merger of Letaba Airways and Giyani Airways formed Phoenix Airways which was taken over by Cape Town based Atlantic Air which had cased to exist in 1996

^ Genealogy : Letaba Airways + Giyani Airways =>Phoenix Airways >>Atlantic Air

[Status?]  Glenair

1980s

^ Comments : Glenair was a charter company based at Witbank

^ Genealogy :  

[Began?]  Global Air Cargo

(2011)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Global Aviation Operations (Global Airways)

2001* - date

^ Comments : Global Aviation Operations (Global Airways) was formed in 2001

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Grand Central Airways

1960s

^ Comments : Grand Central Airways was an on-demand charter carrier

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Griekwalug

1960s

^ Comments : Griekwalug was a charter operator based in Kimberley in the late 1960s

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Grinair

1971* - 1976*

^ Comments :  

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[Inactive]  Guardian Air Freight

1996 - 1996

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Haller Aviation

1946* - 1947

^ Comments : Squadron Leader Philip "Smuggler" Smulian founded Southern Aviation at Port Elizabeth by amalgamating two rivals at the Bay - Sharwoods Flying Services & Haller Aviation

^ Genealogy : Haller Aviation + Sharwoods Flying Services =>Southern Aviation

[Renamed]  Hawkair

1960s

^ Comments : Hawkair was a charter operator that was taken over by Interstate Air Services (>Interair)

^ Genealogy : Hawkair >>Interstate Air Services >Interair

[Status?]  Heli Jet Aviation

1998* - 1998*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Highveld Airways

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

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[Inactive]  Hydro Air Cargo

2000 - 2003

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Ibu Air

1999* - 2001*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Impala Air Cargo

1992 - 1995

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Imperial Air Cargo

2006 - date

^ Comments :  

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[Inactive]  Intensive Air

1993* - 2002

^ Comments : Intensive Air ceased operations on 08Apr2002.

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Inter Air Lines

1979* - 1994

^ Comments : Interair (Inter Air) was formed by Aeronautical Investments as Inter Air Lines at Lanseria in 1979

^ Genealogy : Inter Air Lines >Interair

[Inactive]  Interair

1979 - 1994

^ Comments : Interair (Inter Air) was formed by Aeronautical Investments as Inter Air Lines at Lanseria in 1979

^ Genealogy : Inter Air Lines >Interair

[Active]  Interair (Inter Air)

1994 - date

^ Comments : Interair (Inter Air) was formed by Aeronautical Investments as Inter Air Lines at Lanseria in 1979

^ Genealogy : Inter Air Lines >Interair

[Status?]  Interdoc Aerospace

1998* - 1999*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Interlink Airlines

1998 - 2010

^ 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

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  International Air

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[InactiveR]  Interstate Air Services

1963 - 1979

^ Comments : Interair was formed in 1963 by the merger of Vaal Air Service & MA Air as Interstate Air Services. Renamed in 1979

^ Genealogy : Vaal Air Service + MA Air =>Interstate Air Services >Interair

[Status?]  Island Express

2004 - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Karroo Flying Services

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Khuphuka Kings Airways

2014 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Kiersley Airways

1950 - 1951

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Kindoc Airways (Kindoc Air)

1999* - 1999*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  King Air Services

1960* - 2009*

^ Comments : King Air Services was founded in 1960

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  King Shaka Aviation

2011 - date

^ Comments : King Shaka Aviation is owned and operated by Vincent Christoforos and Russell Ashley-Cooper

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Klerksdorp Flying Services

1990s

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Klerskdorp Air Charters

1980s

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Kulula.com

2001 - date

^ Comments : Kulula.com was formed in Jul2001 & its inaugural flight was on 01Aug2001

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Kuruman Air Services

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Ladysmith Air Charters

**** - ****

^ Comments : Tugela Air Services was formed as Ladysmith Air Charters

^ Genealogy : Ladysmith Air Charters >Tugela Air Services

[Status?]  LAMS (South Africa) ( London Aero and Motor Servis)

1940s

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Letaba Airways

1974 - 1979*

^ Comments : Merger of Letaba Airways and Giyani Airways formed Phoenix Airways which was taken over by Cape Town based Atlantic Air which had cased to exist in 1996

^ Genealogy : Letaba Airways + Giyani Airways =>Phoenix Airways >>Atlantic Air

[Began?]  Letsatsi Air Cargo

(2007)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Link Airways

1966* - 1967

^ Comments : Airlink was formed by the merger of Link Airways, Border Air, Lowveld Aviation Services, Citi Air & Magnum Airways, under the name Midlands Aviation in 1967. Renamed to SA Airlink & Airlink in 2006

^ Genealogy : Link Airways + Border Air + Lowveld Aviation Services + Citi Air + Magnum Airways =>Midlands Aviation >SA Airlink >Airlink

[Renamed]  Link Airways

1991* - 1991

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Link Airways >>Airlink Airline

[Began?]  Lion Air Cargo South Africa

(2016)

^ Comments : Lion Air Cargo South Africa is a subsidiary of Lion Air Cargo, based at Schiphol Airport-Amsterdam

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Lionair

1995 - 1995

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Loex Air Cargo

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Lowveld Aviation Services

1966* - 1967

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Link Airways + Border Air + Lowveld Aviation Services + Citi Air + Magnum Airlines =>Midlands Aviation >SA Airlink >Airlink

[Renamed]  Luft Afrique

1997 - 2000

^ Comments : Luft Cargo was renamed from Luft Afrique which was formed as Valitrade

^ Genealogy : Valitrade >Luft Afrique >Luft Cargo

[Inactive]  Luft Cargo

2000 - 2002

^ Comments : Luft Cargo was renamed from Luft Afrique which was formed as Valitrade

^ Genealogy : Valitrade >Luft Afrique >Luft Cargo

[Status?]  Luftmeister Air

1999* - 1999*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  MA Air

**** - 1963

^ Comments : Interair was formed in 1963 by the merger of Vaal Air Service & MA Air as Interstate Air Services. Renamed in 1979

^ Genealogy : Vaal Air Service + MA Air =>Interstate Air Services >Interair

[Status?]  Madiba Air

1999* - 1999*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Mafeking Aviation Services

1976* - 1978

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Lowveld + Avna Airlines + Mafeking Aviation Services =>Magnum Airlines

[Renamed]  Magnum Airlines

1966* - 1967

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Link Airways + Border Air + Lowveld Aviation Services + Citi Air + Magnum Airlines =>Midlands Aviation >SA Airlink >Airlink

[Renamed]  Magnum Airlines

1978 - 1988*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Lowveld + Avna Airlines + Mafeking Aviation Services =>Magnum Airlines

[Renamed]  Magnum Airlines Helicopters

1979 - 1980*

^ Comments : Command Airways was founded on 30Jun1977. Rebranded as Magnum Airlines Helicopters on 01Sep1979 & back to Command Airways again

^ Genealogy : Command Airways >Magnum Airlines Helicopters >Command Airways

[Began?]  Maiden Air (MaidenAir)

(2003)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Majuba Aviation

2006* - 2012*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Malherbe and Kiesewetter

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Mallel Airline Services

1995 - 1995

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Mango

2006 - date

^ Comments : Mango operated iys first service on 15Nov2006. Lo-cost operator of SAA offering scheduled domestic services

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Margate Air Services

1978* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Martinair

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Matatiele Airways

1960s

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  MCC Aviation

2006* - 2008*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Merafe Aviation

2005* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Mercury Aviation Services (Mercury Airlines)

1946* - 1948

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Mercury Aviation Services >>Sky Taxis

[Status?]  Mercy Airways

late 1940s

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Meridian

1993 - 1995

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Metavia Airlines

1985 - 2001*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Midlands Aviation

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Midlands Aviation

1967* - 1995

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Link Airways + Border Air + Lowveld Aviation Services + Citi Air + Magnum Airlines =>Midlands Aviation >SA Airlink >Airlink

[Status?]  Midway Air Services

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Million Air Aviation (MillionAir Aviation)

1986 - 1994

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Million Air Aviation >Million Air Charter >Egoli Air

[Renamed]  Million Air Charter (MillionAir Charter)

1994 - 2004

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Million Air Aviation >Million Air Charter >Egoli Air

[Status?]  Mistral Aviation

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Mmabatho Air Service

1979* - 1979

^ Comments : Sun Air was known as Mmabatho Air Service until 1979 and Bop Air until 1994. Ceased operations and into liquidation in 1999.

^ Genealogy : Mmabatho Air Service >Bop Air >Sun Air

[Active]  NAC (National Airways Corporation)

1963 - date

^ Comments : NAC (National Airways Corporation) was established in 1946 and started operations on 25May1946 as National Air Charters

^ Genealogy : National Air Charters + >NAC (National Airways Corporation)

[Active]  NAC Charter

1999 - date

^ Comments : FlyAwesome is the name for the proposed merger of NAC Charter & Awesome Aviation

^ Genealogy : Streamline Aviation + NAC (National Airways Corporation) =>>NAC Charter (NAC Charter + Awesome Aviation =>FlyAwesome)

[Status?]  Namakwaland Lugdiens (Edms)

1961 - 1989*

^ Comments : National Airlines merged into Namakwaland Lugdiens (Edms) in the late 1980s

^ Genealogy : National Airlines >>Namakwaland Lugdiens (Edms)

[Status?]  Namaqualand Air Services

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  NATAL (National Airlines)

1946* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Natal Aviation

1936* - 1937*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Natal Aviation Company

1920 - 1924

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  National Air Cargo

2005* - 2008*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  National Air Charters

1946 - 1963

^ Comments : NAC (National Airways Corporation) was established in 1946 and started operations on 25May1946 as National Air Charters

^ Genealogy : National Air Charters >NAC (National Airways Corporation)

[Renamed]  National Airlines

Late 1980s

^ Comments : National Airlines merged into Namakwaland Lugdiens (Edms) in the late 1980s

^ Genealogy : National Airlines >>Namakwaland Lugdiens (Edms)

[Renamed]  Nationwide Air Charter

1991 - 1995

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Nationwide Airlines

[Renamed]  Nationwide Airlines

1995 - 1997

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Nationwide Airlines

[Inactive]  Nationwide Airlines

1999 - 2008

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Sabena Nationwide Air >Nationwide Airlines

[Renamed]  Naturelink Charter

1997 - 2011

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Naturelink Charter >>NAC (National Airways Corporation)

[Inactive]  Nelair Charters & Travel

2004* - 2009*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  NN Charters

1981 - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Noord Weste Lugdiens

1963 - 1965

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Nord-Sud Airways

1996* - 1996*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Nordwes Lugdiens

1979 - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Norse Air Charter

1992 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  North Atlantic Airways

1998* - 1999

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Northern Cape Flying Services

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Northern Free State Air Services

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  O.F.S. Air Services

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Began?]  On Safari Airlines

(2000)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Oribi Air

1975* - 1975

^ Comments : AVNA (Aviation Natal) was fromed as Avna Airways. Avna Rennies Airlines was formed by the merger of AVNA, Oribi Air and Rennies Air

^ Genealogy : Avna Airways >Avna (Aviation Natal) + Rennies Air + Oribi Air =>Avna Rennies Airlines

[Status?]  Oriole Express

1980* - 1996*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Orsmond Aviation (Ormsmond Aviation)

1999* - 2005*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Owenair

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  P J Aero Services

2005* - 2005*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Pacair

1972* - 1972*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Pan African Air Charter

1946 - 1953

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Pannar

1999* - 1999*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Parry Leon and Hayhoe

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Pat's Flying Service

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Pegase Aviation

2008* - 2011*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Pelican Air Services

2004* - 2009*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Comair Charters (Natal) >Pelican Air Services >Federal Air

[Status?]  Pesloed Flights

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Petersburg Aviation

1997 - 1997

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Phakalane Airways

2014 - date

^ Comments : Phakalane Airways began operations on 23Jan2014

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Phalaborwa Air Services

Early 1970s

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Phalaborwa Air Services >>Comair

[Active]  Phoebus Apollo Aviation

2002* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Phoenix Airways

1995 - 1995*

^ Comments : Merger of Letaba Airways and Giyani Airways formed Phoenix Airways which was taken over by Cape Town based Atlantic Air which had cased to exist in 1996

^ Genealogy : Letaba Airways + Giyani Airways =>Phoenix Airways >>Atlantic Air

[Inactive]  Planes R'Us

2000* - 2001

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Pretoria Air Charter

**** - ****

^ Comments : Tropair was formerly known as Pretoria Air Charter

^ Genealogy : Pretoria Air Charter >Tropair

[Inactive]  Pretoria Air Services

1997* - 2000

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Pretoria Flight Services

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Professional Aviation Charter (Services)

2003* - 2004*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Progress Air Charter

2003* - 2009*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Protea Airways

1959* - 1977*

^ Comments : Protea Airways was formed in 1959

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Qwila Air

2002* - 2009

^ Comments : Qwila Air was formed in 2002 as a Lanseria based Beech 1900 operator

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Ranch Aero

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Rapid Air

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Began?]  Redair

(2008)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Regional Airlines

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Rennies Air (Rennies Express Air Service)

1975* - 1975

^ Comments : AVNA (Aviation Natal) was fromed as Avna Airways. Avna Rennies Airlines was formed by the merger of AVNA, Oribi Air and Rennies Air

^ Genealogy : Avna Airways >Avna (Aviation Natal) + Rennies Air + Oribi Air =>Avna Rennies Airlines

[Status?]  Rodair

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Romoco Cargo

1994* - 1997

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Rondalia

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Rossair Executive Air Charter (City Hopper)

1956* - 2006*

^ Comments : Rossair Executive Air Charter was formed in 1956 offering international passenger and cargo services out of Lanseria Airport

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Ross-Thompson Aircraft Company

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Rovos Air

2002* - date

^ Comments : Rovos Air was established in 2002 by Rohan Vos the owner of Rovos Rail, the operators of the prestigious Pride of Africa

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Ryan Blake Air

2003* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  SA Express

2009 - 2016

^ Comments : South African Express was founded in 1993 & operations started 24Apr1994. Rebranded as SA Express on 02Dec2009. Forced to suspend operations on 30Apr2016

^ Genealogy : South African Express >SA Express

[Began?]  SA Non-Scheduled Airlines

(2000)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  SAA (South African Airways)

1934 - date

^ Comments : SAA was originally formed when the South African Government took over the assets and liabilities of Union Airways and renamed it to South African Airways on 01Feb1934. It was soon enlarged by the acquisition of South West African Airways on 01Feb1935. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is the flag carrier of South Africa

^ Genealogy : Union Airways +>SAA

[Active]  SAA Cargo

2000 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Sabena Nationwide Air

1997 - 1999

^ Comments : NATIONWIDE AIR was formed as SABENA NATIONWIDE AIR

^ Genealogy : Sabena Nationwide Air >Nationwide Airlines

[Status?]  Sabian Air

2006* - 2009*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Safair

1988 - date

^ Comments : Tropair was founded on 28Mar1965 & was renamed to Safair Freighters on 18Mar1970. Operated non-scheduled services throughout Africa. Renamed to Safair in 1988

^ Genealogy : Tropair >Safair Freighters >Safair

[Renamed]  Safair Freighters

1970 - 1988

^ Comments : Tropair was founded on 28Mar1965 & was renamed to Safair Freighters on 18Mar1970. Operated non-scheduled services throughout Africa. Renamed to Safair in 1988

^ Genealogy : Tropair >Safair Freighters >Safair

[Renamed]  Safair Lines

1988* - 1991

^ Comments : Safair Lines was renamed to Air Cape

^ Genealogy : Safair Lines >Air Cape >>Safair

[Active]  Sahara African Aviation

2007 - date

^ Comments : Sahara African Aviation is a passenger charter carrier out of Nelspruit

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Saicam Air

1997 - 1997

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Sandriver Safari

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Began?]  Santaco Airlines

(2015)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Sefofane Air Charters

2006* - 2008*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Senqu Air Services

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Sentra Lugdiens

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Sharwoods Flying Services

1946* - 1947

^ Comments : Squadron Leader Philip "Smuggler" Smulian founded Southern Aviation at Port Elizabeth by amalgamating two rivals at the Bay - Sharwoods Flying Services & Haller Aviation

^ Genealogy : Haller Aviation + Sharwoods Flying Services =>Southern Aviation

[Inactive]  Sky One Air

2007* - 2008

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Sky Taxis

1948* - 1948*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Mercury Aviation Services >>Sky Taxis

[Inactive]  Skybird

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  SkyHaul

2004 - 2006

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  SkyWise

2015 - 2015

^ Comments : SkyWise was founded in 2013 & the official launch flight took place on 11Feb2015. On 05Mar2015, the first daily scheduled flights commenced. By 10Nov2015 all of Skywise's aircraft had been withdrawn, effectively halting further operations. Had hoped to start again in late 2016

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Solenta Aviation

2000 - date

^ Comments : Solenta Aviation was established in 2000 & operations started 17Nov2000. Freight services for DHL. Based at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  South African Aerial Transport

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  South African Airlink (SA Airlink)

1995 - 2006

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Link Airways + Border Air + Lowveld Aviation Services + Citi Air + Magnum Airlines =>Midlands Aviation >SA Airlink >Airlink

[Renamed]  South African Express

1994 - 2009

^ Comments : South African Express was founded in 1993 & operations started 24Apr1994. Rebranded as SA Express on 02Dec2009. SAA regional feeder that merged into parent company at the the end of 2003 but retained it's own identity [SA EXPRESS was formed as SOUTH AFRICAN EXPRESS]

^ Genealogy : South African Express >SA Express

[Status?]  South Coast Aviation

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  South West Africa Air Transport

Late 1940s

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Southeast

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Southern Aviation

1947 - 1977*

^ Comments : Squadron Leader Philip "Smuggler" Smulian founded Southern Aviation at Port Elizabeth by amalgamating two rivals at the Bay - Sharwoods Flying Services & Haller Aviation

^ Genealogy : Haller Aviation + Sharwoods Flying Services =>Southern Aviation

[Active]  Spectrem Air

2003 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Speed Services Couriers (Speed Air Charter )

1999* - 1999*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Spencer's Air Services

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Springbok Classic Air

2001* - 2004

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Springbok Flying Safaris

2001* - 2001*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Star Air Cargo

1996 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Stars Away Aviation

2005 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Starwelt Airlines

1996* - 2000

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Steyn's Air Services

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Streamline Air Charter

1998* - 1998*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Streamline Aviation

1999* - 1999

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Streamline Aviation + NAC (National Airways Corporation) =>NAC Charter (NAC Charter + Awesome Aviation =>FlyAwesome)

[Active]  Studio 88 Aviation

2001^ - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Suidair

1946* - 1950

^ Comments : Suidair was formed in 1946. Went into liquidation on 01Nov1950 & ceased to operate

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Sun Air (Southwestern Air Service)

1994 - 1999

^ Comments : Sun Air was known as Mmabatho Air Service until 1979 and Bop Air until 1994. Ceased operations and into liquidation in 1999.

^ Genealogy : Mmabatho Air Service >Bop Air >Sun Air

[Inactive]  Sun Air (SunAir)

2002 - 2004

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Swaziland Airlink

1999 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  T.F.C. Orient Air Services

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  TAC Air Services

1998 - 2000

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Trans Air Cargo Service

[Status?]  TAC Air Services

2002* - 2003*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Techno Aviation

1966* - 1966*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Theron Airways

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Thohoyandau Airlines

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Tramon Air

1998 - 2006

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Began?]  Trans African Airways

(2014)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Transair Cargo

1998 - 2000

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Transavia

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Transkei Airways

1976 - 1995

^ Comments : Transkei Airways was formed in 1976. Renamed to Eastern Air in 1995

^ Genealogy : Transkei Airways >Eastern Air

[Renamed]  Transoceanic Airways

**** - ****

^ Comments : Africargo Airlines started charter operations as Transoceanic Airways

^ Genealogy : Transoceanic Airways >Africargo Airlines

[Renamed]  Transvaal Air Charters

Early 1960s

^ Comments : Transvaal Air Charters was renamed to United Air Services

^ Genealogy : Transvaal Air Charters >United Air Services >>NAC (National Airways Corporation)

[Status?]  Travel Air

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Trek Airways (Trek Lugdiens)

1953 - 1994

^ Comments : Trek Airways was the only South African airline apart from SAA to fly international services. Ceased operations on 11Apr1994 and was liquidated

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Tropair

1965* - 1970

^ Comments : Tropair was founded on 28Mar1965 & was renamed to Safair Freighters on 18Mar1970. Operated non-scheduled services throughout Africa. Renamed to Safair in 1988

^ Genealogy : Tropair >Safair Freighters >Safair

[Status?]  Tropair

1983* - 1984*

^ Comments : Tropair was formerly known as Pretoria Air Charter

^ Genealogy : Pretoria Air Charter >Tropair

[Inactive]  Tropic Airways

1953* - 1953*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Tugela Air Services

1969* - 1975*

^ Comments : Tugela Air Services was formed as Ladysmith Air Charters

^ Genealogy : Ladysmith Air Charters >Tugela Air Services

[Renamed]  Union Airways

1929 - 1934

^ Comments : Union Airways was founded by Major Allister Miller on 24Jul1929. Began operations on 26Aug1929 [SAA was originally formed when the South African Government took over the assets and liabilities of Union Airways and renamed it to South African Airways on 01Feb1934. It was soon enlarged by the acquisition of South West African Airways on 01Feb1935]

^ Genealogy : Union Airways +>SAA

[Renamed]  United Air Services

1961* - 1962

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Transvaal Air Charters >United Air Services >>National Air Charters >NAC (National Airways Corporation)

[Renamed]  United Air Services

1972 - 1980*

^ Comments : Wonderair took over United Air Services

^ Genealogy : United Air Services >>Wonderair

[Status?]  United Airways

1951* - 1951*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Universal Air Transport

1948 - 1948

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Westair Transport

[Status?]  Universal Airways

1950* - 1951*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Vaal Air Service

**** - 1963

^ Comments : Interair was formed in 1963 by the merger of Vaal Air Service & MA Air as Interstate Air Services. Renamed in 1979

^ Genealogy : Vaal Air Service + MA Air =>Interstate Air Services >Interair

[Inactive]  Valan International Cargo

2004* - 2007

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Valiantair

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Valitrade

1997* - 1997*

^ Comments : Luft Cargo was renamed from Luft Afrique which was formed as Valitrade

^ Genealogy : Valitrade >Luft Afrique >Luft Cargo

[Inactive]  Velvet Sky

2011 - 2012

^ Comments : Velvet Sky operations began on 22Mar2011 & ceased 27Feb2012. Liquidation was finalised on 21Jun2012

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Venda Airways

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  VSA Aviation

1999* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Vulkan Air

1997 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  W. Rosenstein

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Walker Flying Services

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Wenela Air Services

1952* - 1953*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Westair Transport

1948 - 1950

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Westair Transport

[Status?]  Western Aviation

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Western Cape Ferries

2007 - 2012*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Westrac Cargo

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Wild Coast Air

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Wing Airways

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >NAC (National Airways Corporation)

[Status?]  Wonderair

1980* - 1989*

^ Comments : Wonderair took over United Air Services

^ Genealogy : United Air Services >>Wonderair

[Status?]  Wonderbloom Aviation

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  XPS Services

1996* - 1999*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Zenith Air

2006* - 2008*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Zoutpansberg Flying Service

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Began?]  Zulu Air

(2006*)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Zululand Air Charters

1960s

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

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