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

Airline

Operating DatesStatus

1Time   

2004 - 2012Inactive

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

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1Time Charters   

2004* - 2012Inactive

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

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A.V. Air (Anglo Vaal Air Services)   

1946* - 1946Renamed

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

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

AAC (African Air Carriers)   

1983* - 1984Inactive

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AAC (Avia Air Charter)   

**** - ****Status?

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ACE Express   

**** - ****Status?

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ACORN Air   

1990* - 1990*Inactive

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Aerial Stunts   

**** - ****Status?

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Aero Air Charter   

1995* - 2001Inactive

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

^ Genealogy : Eyethu Air Cargo >>Aero Air Charter

Aero Klub du Katanga   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

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Aeroflot Africa Airways   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

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Aerolift   

2002 - 2009Inactive

^ 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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Aerolift Airways   

2010* - 2010*Status?

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Aeronexus Corporate   

2002* - dateActive

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

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Aeronova   

(****)Unconfirmed

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Aerospace Express   

1996* - 2004*Status?

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Africa Cargo Air   

1996* - 2001Inactive

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Africa Charter Airlines   

1997* - 2000Inactive

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Africa Charter Airlines   

2009* - dateActive

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Africa Skyways   

**** - ****Status?

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Africa-Air Charter   

2010* - dateActive

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Africair   

1946 - 1977Inactive

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

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

African Air Transport   

1936* - 1936*Status?

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African Airlines Express   

1999 - 2000Inactive

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African Cargo Airlines   

1997* - 1999*Inactive

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African Flying Service   

**** - ****Status?

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African International Airways   

1985 - 2008Inactive

^ Comments : African International Airways ceased operations on 30Sep2008

^ Genealogy :  

African Star   

2000 - 2004*Status?

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

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Africargo Airlines   

1998* - 1998*Status?

^ Comments : Africargo Airlines started charter operations as Transoceanic Airways

^ Genealogy : Transoceanic Airways >Africargo Airlines

Afro Cargo (Afro Air)   

1986* - 1987*Inactive

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

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Air 2000   

2003* - 2003*Status?

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Air Cape   

1991 - 1992Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Safair Lines >Air Cape >>Safair

Air Cape (AirSea Airlines)   

1962* - 1988Renamed

^ Comments : Air Cape was formed in 1962

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Air Charter Services   

(****)Unconfirmed

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Air Flights   

1920sStatus?

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Air Freights & Transports   

**** - ****Status?

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Air Gulf   

(2000)Began?

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Air Lowveld   

1971* - 1978Renamed

^ 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

Air Midlands   

**** - ****Status?

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Air Prospector   

**** - ****Status?

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Air South Africa   

1998* - 1998*Inactive

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Air Supply   

**** - ****Status?

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Air Trans Africa   

**** - ****Status?

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Airbus Helicopters Southern Africa   

2014 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Eurocopter Southern Africa >Airbus Helicopters

Aircraft Operating Company of Africa (AOC Surveys)   

1949* - 1951*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aircraft Survey Company of Africa   

**** - ****Status?

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Airlink   

2006 - dateActive

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

^ Genealogy : Airlink Airlines >Airlink

Airlink Airlines   

1992 - 1995*Renamed

^ Comments : Airlink Airlines started operation on 10Jun1992

^ Genealogy : Airlink Airlines >Airlink

AirQuarius Air Charter   

2001 - 2007Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Branson Air

AirQuarius Aviation   

1999 - 2001Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Branson Air

Airtime Airlines   

(2009)Began?

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AirWorld   

1985* - 2005Inactive

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Albatross Aviation   

**** - ****Status?

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Alliance   

**** - ****Status?

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Alpha Airways   

1947* - 1947*Status?

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AnCom Jet   

**** - ****Status?

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Anglo Vaal Air Transport   

1999* - 1999*Inactive

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Animal Air   

1985* - 1985*Status?

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Ariel Air Services   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

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Armi Global Business Airways   

2011* - 2011*Status?

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Associated Motors   

**** - ****Status?

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ATAIR Executive Jet Charters   

**** - ****Status?

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Atlantic Air   

1996* - 1996Renamed

^ 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

Avex Air Charter   

**** - ****Status?

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Avia Air Charter   

1992* - 1995*Inactive

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

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Avia Airlines   

1995 - 1996Inactive

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^ Genealogy :  

Aviation Corporation of Africa   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

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Aviation Hire and Traders   

(1959*)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

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Aviation Limited   

**** - ****Status?

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Avimi Air   

(1993*)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

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Avna (Aviation Natal)   

1970* - 1975Renamed

^ 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

Avna Airlines   

1976* - 1978Renamed

^ Comments :  

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

Avna Airways   

1968 - 1968*Renamed

^ 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

Avna Rennies Airlines   

1975 - 1975*Status?

^ 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

Awesome Aviation   

2009* - 2009*Status?

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

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

Bass Aviation   

1995* - 1995*Status?

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Batair Cargo   

2010* - dateActive

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Bazaruto Air Charter  updated

1980sStatus?

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Bell Aviation   

1949* - 1949*Status?

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Bionic Aviation   

2007 - dateActive

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Bop Air (BopAir)   

1979 - 1994Renamed

^ 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

Border Air  updated

1966* - 1967Renamed

^ 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

Border Airways   

**** - ****Status?

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Branson Air   

2007 - 2012Inactive

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^ Genealogy : Branson Air

Business Express   

**** - ****Status?

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Cape Aero Services   

2005 - 2005Inactive

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Cape Atlantic Air   

1995* - 1996Inactive

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Capital Air   

**** - ****Status?

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Caprivi Airways   

1978 - 1979*Status?

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Care Airlines   

1992 - 1995Renamed

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

^ Genealogy : Care Airlines >>Nationwide Airlines

Carpenter's Charter   

1995* - 2000*Status?

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CemAir   

2005 - dateActive

^ 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

Central Air Cargo   

2003* - 2003*Status?

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CFA Air Charters   

2009* - 2009*Status?

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Charlan Air Charter   

2000 - 2006Inactive

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

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Chartair   

1996* - 1998*Status?

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CHC Air   

2002* - 2008*Status?

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Cheiftain Airlines   

**** - ****Status?

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Ciskei International Airways   

1988* - 1989*Inactive

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^ Genealogy :  

Citi Air   

1966* - 1967Renamed

^ Comments :  

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

Civair   

1989^ - dateActive

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Civair Helicopters   

1989^ - dateActive

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^ Genealogy :  

Collondale Air Service   

**** - ****Status?

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Comair (Commercial Airways)   

1967 - dateActive

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

^ Genealogy : Commercial Air Services >Comair

Comair Charters (Natal)   

1989* - 1993*Renamed

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

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

Command Airways   

1977 - 1979Renamed

^ 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

Command Airways   

1980* - 1981*Status?

^ 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

Commercial Air Services   

1946 - 1967Renamed

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

^ Genealogy : Commercial Air Services >Comair

Commercial Link Trade*   

(****)Unconfirmed

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Compion Aviation   

2002* - 2006*Status?

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^ Genealogy :  

Consolidated Airways   

**** - ****Status?

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Corporate Flight Services   

2009* - 2009*Status?

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Court Helicopters   

1968* - 1996Renamed

^ Comments : Court Helicopters was formed in 1968

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

Debon-Air   

1992* - 2002Inactive

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DHL Aviation (SouthAfrica)   

2004* - dateActive

^ Comments :  

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Diamond Safari   

1986^ - 1987*Status?

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DTL Air Charters   

2012* - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Durban Flying Service   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

DV Air Freight Service   

(1997)Began?

^ Comments :  

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Eagle Airways   

1960sStatus?

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East Coast Airways   

1977* - 2006*Status?

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^ Genealogy :  

East Rand Taxi Services   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

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Eastern Air   

1995 - 1997Inactive

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

^ Genealogy : Transkei Airways >Eastern Air

Eastern Free State Services   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

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Eastern Transair   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments : Eastern Transair was Ermelo based

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Egoli Air   

2004 - dateActive

^ Comments : Egoli Air was established in 1996 and started operations in Jun1996 as Million Air Aviation. Renamed to Million Air Charter, ceased ops & restarted under current name

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

ELB Flying Services   

1976^ - 1977*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Emric Air Services   

1969^ - 1979Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Emric Air Services >>Magnum Airlines

Eurocopter Southern Africa   

1994^ - 2014Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Eurocopter Southern Africa >Airbus Helicopters

Exclusive Air   

1986* - 1994*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Execujet South Africa   

2003* - 2004Inactive

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^ Genealogy :  

Executive Aerospace   

1984 - 2008Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Express Air Cargo   

1994* - 1997Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Express Air Services   

1993 - 1999Inactive

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

^ Genealogy :  

Eyethu Air Cargo   

1997* - 1999Renamed

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

^ Genealogy : Eyethu Air Cargo >Aero Air Charter

Fair Aviation   

2004^ - 2009*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Far North Aviation   

1984^ - 1985*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Federal Air   

1993* - dateActive

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

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

Flair Afrique   

2003 - 2004Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

FliteStar   

1991 - 1994Inactive

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

^ Genealogy :  

Fly Blue Crane   

2013 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

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Fly Go-Air   

2012 - 2012Inactive

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

^ Genealogy :  

FlyAwesome   

(2016)Began?

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

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

FlySafair   

2014 - dateActive

^ Comments : FlySafair started operations on 16Oct2014

^ Genealogy :  

FlyTwenty60   

2012* - 2013*Renamed

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

^ Genealogy : FlyTwenty60 >>CemAir

Forest Airlines   

1993^ - 1994*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Foster Webb Air Charter   

1982^ - 1983*Status?

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Freedom Air   

2005* - dateActive

^ Comments :  

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Fresh Air   

(2000)Began?

^ Comments :  

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Gama Air*   

1998* - 1998*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Gauteng Air Cargo   

1996* - 1998Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

George Air   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

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Ghaap Air   

2012* - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Giyani Airways  updated

1974* - 1994Renamed

^ 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

Glenair   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

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Global Air Cargo   

(2011)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Global Aviation Operations (Global Airways)   

2001* - dateActive

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

^ Genealogy :  

Grand Central Airways   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Griekwalug   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

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Grinair   

1971* - 1976*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Guardian Air Freight   

1996 - 1996Inactive

^ Comments :  

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Haller Aviation   

1946* - 1947Renamed

^ 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

Hawkair   

1960sRenamed

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

^ Genealogy : Hawkair >>Interstate Air Services >Interair

Heli Jet Aviation   

1998* - 1998*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Highveld Airways   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

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Hydro Air Cargo   

2000 - 2003Inactive

^ Comments :  

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Ibu Air   

1999* - 2001*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Impala Air Cargo   

1992 - 1995Inactive

^ Comments :  

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Imperial Air Cargo   

2006 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

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Intensive Air   

1993* - 2002Inactive

^ Comments : Intensive Air ceased operations on 08Apr2002.

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Inter Air Lines   

1979* - 1994Renamed

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

^ Genealogy : Inter Air Lines >Interair

Interair   

1979 - 1994Inactive

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

^ Genealogy : Inter Air Lines >Interair

Interair (Inter Air)   

1994 - dateActive

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

^ Genealogy : Inter Air Lines >Interair

Interdoc Aerospace   

1998* - 1999*Status?

^ Comments :  

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Interlink Airlines   

1998 - 2010Inactive

^ 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

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International Air   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

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Interstate Air Services   

1963 - 1979InactiveR

^ 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

Island Express   

2004 - 2006*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Karroo Flying Services   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Khuphuka Kings Airways   

2014 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

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Kiersley Airways   

1950 - 1951Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Kindoc Airways (Kindoc Air)   

1999* - 1999*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

King Air Services   

1960* - 2009*Status?

^ Comments : King Air Services was founded in 1960

^ Genealogy :  

King Shaka Aviation   

2011 - dateActive

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

^ Genealogy :  

Klerksdorp Flying Services   

1990sStatus?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Klerskdorp Air Charters   

1980sStatus?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Kulula.com   

2001 - dateActive

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

^ Genealogy :  

Kuruman Air Services   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Ladysmith Air Charters   

**** - ****Status?

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

^ Genealogy : Ladysmith Air Charters >Tugela Air Services

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

1940sStatus?

^ Comments :  

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Letaba Airways   

1974 - 1979*Renamed

^ 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

Letsatsi Air Cargo   

(2007)Began?

^ Comments :  

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Link Airways   

1966* - 1967Renamed

^ 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

Link Airways   

1991* - 1991Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Link Airways >>Airlink Airline

Lion Air Cargo South Africa   

(2016)Began?

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

^ Genealogy :  

Lionair   

1995 - 1995Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Loex Air Cargo   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Lowveld Aviation Services   

1966* - 1967Renamed

^ Comments :  

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

Luft Afrique   

1997 - 2000Renamed

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

^ Genealogy : Valitrade >Luft Afrique >Luft Cargo

Luft Cargo   

2000 - 2002Inactive

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

^ Genealogy : Valitrade >Luft Afrique >Luft Cargo

Luftmeister Air   

1999* - 1999*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

MA Air   

**** - 1963Renamed

^ 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

Madiba Air   

1999* - 1999*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Mafeking Aviation Services   

1976* - 1978Renamed

^ Comments :  

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

Magnum Airlines   

1966* - 1967Renamed

^ Comments :  

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

Magnum Airlines   

1978 - 1988*Renamed

^ Comments :  

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

Magnum Airlines Helicopters   

1979 - 1980*Renamed

^ 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

Maiden Air (MaidenAir)   

(2003)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Majuba Aviation   

2006* - 2012*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Malherbe and Kiesewetter   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Mallel Airline Services   

1995 - 1995Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Mango   

2006 - dateActive

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

^ Genealogy :  

Margate Air Services   

1978* - 1979*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Martinair   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Matatiele Airways   

1960sStatus?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

MCC Aviation   

2006* - 2008*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Merafe Aviation   

2005* - 2006*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Mercury Aviation Services (Mercury Airlines)   

1946* - 1948Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Mercury Aviation Services >>Sky Taxis

Mercy Airways   

late 1940sStatus?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Meridian   

1993 - 1995Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Metavia Airlines   

1985 - 2001*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Midlands Aviation   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Midlands Aviation   

1967* - 1995Renamed

^ Comments :  

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

Midway Air Services   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Million Air Aviation (MillionAir Aviation)   

1986 - 1994Renamed

^ Comments : Egoli Air was established in 1996 and started operations in Jun1996 as Million Air Aviation. Renamed to Million Air Charter, ceased ops & restarted under current name

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

Million Air Charter (MillionAir Charter)   

1994 - 2004Renamed

^ Comments : Egoli Air was established in 1996 and started operations in Jun1996 as Million Air Aviation. Renamed to Million Air Charter, ceased ops & restarted under current name

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

Mistral Aviation   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Mmabatho Air Service   

1979* - 1979Renamed

^ 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

NAC (National Airways Corporation)   

1963 - dateActive

^ 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)

NAC Charter   

1999 - dateActive

^ 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)

Namakwaland Lugdiens (Edms)   

1961 - 1989*Status?

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

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

Namaqualand Air Services   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

NATAL (National Airlines)   

1946* - 1979*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Natal Aviation   

1936* - 1937*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Natal Aviation Company   

1920 - 1924Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

National Air Cargo   

2005* - 2008*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

National Air Charters   

1946 - 1963Renamed

^ 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)

National Airlines   

Late 1980sRenamed

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

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

Nationwide Air Charter   

1991 - 1995Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Nationwide Airlines

Nationwide Airlines   

1995 - 1997Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Nationwide Airlines

Nationwide Airlines   

1999 - 2008Inactive

^ Comments : Nationwide Airlines ceased operations on 29Apr2008

^ Genealogy : Sabena Nationwide Air >Nationwide Airlines

Naturelink Charter   

1997 - 2011Renamed

^ Comments :  

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

Nelair Charters & Travel   

2004* - 2009*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

NN Charters   

1981 - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Noord Weste Lugdiens   

1963 - 1965Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Nord-Sud Airways   

1996* - 1996*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Nordwes Lugdiens   

1979 - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Norse Air Charter   

1992 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

North Atlantic Airways   

1998* - 1999Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Northern Cape Flying Services   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Northern Free State Air Services   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

O.F.S. Air Services   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

On Safari Airlines   

(2000)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Oribi Air   

1975* - 1975Renamed

^ 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

Oriole Express   

1980* - 1996*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Orsmond Aviation (Ormsmond Aviation)   

1999* - 2005*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Owenair   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

P J Aero Services   

2005* - 2005*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Pacair   

1972* - 1972*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Pan African Air Charter   

1946 - 1953Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Pannar   

1999* - 1999*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Parry Leon and Hayhoe   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Pat's Flying Service   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Pegase Aviation   

2008* - 2011*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Pelican Air Services   

2004* - 2009*Renamed

^ Comments :  

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

Pesloed Flights   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Petersburg Aviation   

1997 - 1997Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Phakalane Airways   

2014 - dateActive

^ Comments : Phakalane Airways began operations on 23Jan2014

^ Genealogy :  

Phalaborwa Air Services   

Early 1970sRenamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Phalaborwa Air Services >>Comair

Phoebus Apollo Aviation   

2002* - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Phoenix Airways   

1995 - 1995*Renamed

^ 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

Planes R'Us   

2000* - 2001Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Pretoria Air Charter   

**** - ****Renamed

^ Comments : Tropair was formerly known as Pretoria Air Charter

^ Genealogy : Pretoria Air Charter >Tropair

Pretoria Air Services   

1997* - 2000Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Pretoria Flight Services   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Professional Aviation Charter (Services)   

2003* - 2004*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Progress Air Charter   

2003* - 2009*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Protea Airways   

1959* - 1977*Inactive

^ Comments : Protea Airways was formed in 1959

^ Genealogy :  

Qwila Air   

2002* - 2009Inactive

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

^ Genealogy :  

Ranch Aero   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Rapid Air   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Redair   

(2008)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Regional Airlines   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Rennies Air (Rennies Express Air Service)   

1975* - 1975Renamed

^ 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

Rodair   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Romoco Cargo   

1994* - 1997Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Rondalia   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Rossair Executive Air Charter (City Hopper)   

1956* - 2006*Inactive

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

^ Genealogy :  

Ross-Thompson Aircraft Company   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Rovos Air   

2002* - dateActive

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

^ Genealogy :  

Ryan Blake Air   

2003* - 2006*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SA Express   

2009 - 2016Inactive

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

^ Genealogy : South African Express >SA Express

SA Non-Scheduled Airlines   

(2000)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SAA (South African Airways)  updated

1934 - dateActive

^ 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

SAA Cargo   

2000 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Sabena Nationwide Air   

1997 - 1999Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Sabena Nationwide Air >Nationwide Airlines

Sabian Air   

2006* - 2009*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Safair   

1988 - dateActive

^ 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

Safair Freighters   

1970 - 1988Renamed

^ 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

Safair Lines   

1988* - 1991Renamed

^ Comments : Safair Lines was renamed to Air Cape

^ Genealogy : Safair Lines >Air Cape >>Safair

Sahara African Aviation   

2007 - dateActive

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

^ Genealogy :  

Saicam Air   

1997 - 1997Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Sandriver Safari   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Santaco Airlines   

(2015)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Sefofane Air Charters   

2006* - 2008*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Senqu Air Services   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Sentra Lugdiens   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Sharwoods Flying Services   

1946* - 1947Status?

^ 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

Sky One Air   

2007* - 2008Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Sky Taxis   

1948* - 1948*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Mercury Aviation Services >>Sky Taxis

Skybird   

**** - ****Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SkyHaul   

2004 - 2006Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SkyWise   

2015 - 2015Inactive

^ Comments : SkyWise started operations 05Mar2015. Suspended operations in Dec2015 but hopes to start in late 2016

^ Genealogy :  

Solenta Aviation   

2000 - dateActive

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

^ Genealogy :  

South African Aerial Transport   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

South African Airlink (SA Airlink)   

1995 - 2006Renamed

^ Comments :  

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

South African Express   

1994 - 2009Renamed

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

^ Genealogy : South African Express >SA Express

South Coast Aviation   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

South West Africa Air Transport   

Late 1940sRenamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Southeast   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Southern Aviation   

1947 - 1977*Renamed

^ 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

Spectrem Air   

2003 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Speed Services Couriers (Speed Air Charter )   

1999* - 1999*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Spencer's Air Services   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Springbok Classic Air   

2001* - 2004Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Springbok Flying Safaris   

2001* - 2001*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Star Air Cargo   

1996 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Stars Away Aviation   

2005 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Starwelt Airlines   

1996* - 2000Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Steyn's Air Services   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Streamline Air Charter   

1998* - 1998*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Streamline Aviation   

1999* - 1999Renamed

^ Comments :  

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

Studio 88 Aviation   

2001^ - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Suidair   

1946* - 1950Inactive

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

^ Genealogy :  

Sun Air (Southwestern Air Service)   

1994 - 1999Inactive

^ 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

Sun Air (SunAir)   

2002 - 2004Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Swaziland Airlink   

1999 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

T.F.C. Orient Air Services   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TAC Air Services   

1998 - 2000Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Trans Air Cargo Service

TAC Air Services   

2002* - 2003*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Techno Aviation   

1966* - 1966*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Theron Airways   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Thohoyandau Airlines   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Tramon Air   

1998 - 2006Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Trans African Airways   

(2014)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Transair Cargo   

1998 - 2000Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Transavia   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Transkei Airways   

1976 - 1995Renamed

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

^ Genealogy : Transkei Airways >Eastern Air

Transoceanic Airways   

**** - ****Renamed

^ Comments : Africargo Airlines started charter operations as Transoceanic Airways

^ Genealogy : Transoceanic Airways >Africargo Airlines

Transvaal Air Charters   

Early 1960sRenamed

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

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

Travel Air   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Trek Airways (Trek Lugdiens)   

1953 - 1994Inactive

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

^ Genealogy :  

Tropair   

1965* - 1970Status?

^ 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

Tropair   

1983* - 1984*Status?

^ Comments : Tropair was formerly known as Pretoria Air Charter

^ Genealogy : Pretoria Air Charter >Tropair

Tropic Airways   

1953* - 1953*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Tugela Air Services   

1969* - 1975*Status?

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

^ Genealogy : Ladysmith Air Charters >Tugela Air Services

Union Airways  updated

1929 - 1934Renamed

^ 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

United Air Services   

1961* - 1962Renamed

^ Comments :  

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

United Air Services   

1972 - 1980*Renamed

^ Comments : Wonderair took over United Air Services

^ Genealogy : United Air Services >>Wonderair

United Airways   

1951* - 1951*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Universal Air Transport   

1948 - 1948Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Westair Transport

Universal Airways   

1950* - 1951*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Vaal Air Service   

**** - 1963Renamed

^ 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

Valan International Cargo   

2004* - 2007Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Valiantair   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Valitrade   

1997* - 1997*Renamed

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

^ Genealogy : Valitrade >Luft Afrique >Luft Cargo

Velvet Sky   

2011 - 2012Inactive

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

^ Genealogy :  

Venda Airways   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

VSA Aviation   

1999* - 2006*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Vulkan Air   

1997 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

W. Rosenstein   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Walker Flying Services   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Wenela Air Services   

1952* - 1953*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Westair Transport   

1948 - 1950Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Westair Transport

Western Aviation   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Western Cape Ferries   

2007 - 2012*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Westrac Cargo   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Wild Coast Air   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Wing Airways   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >NAC (National Airways Corporation)

Wonderair   

1980* - 1989*Status?

^ Comments : Wonderair took over United Air Services

^ Genealogy : United Air Services >>Wonderair

Wonderbloom Aviation   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

XPS Services   

1996* - 1999*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Zenith Air   

2006* - 2008*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Zoutpansberg Flying Service   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Zulu Air   

(2006*)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Zululand Air Charters   

1960sInactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

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