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Tanzania is a republic in south-eastern Africa, bordered on the north by Kenya and Uganda, on the east by the Indian Ocean, on the south by Mozambique, Malawi, and Zambia, and on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), Burundi, and Rwanda. The country includes the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba, and other offshore islands in the Indian Ocean. The name Tanzania is a portmanteau of Tanganyika and Zanzibar. The two states united in 1964 to form the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, which later the same year was renamed the United Republic of Tanzania. The total area of Tanzania is 945,100 sq km (364,900 sq mi). Dar es Salaam is the capital and largest city
Latest updates

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline : dates are searchable using ddmmyyyy

July 29, 2016

Lion Air Cargo Tanzania [added] is an 'Active' subsidiary of Lion Air Cargo, based at Schiphol Airport-Amsterdam

February 19, 2016

Tropical Air is an airline based in Zanzibar. It began operations in 1999 [added]

February 19, 2016

Sky Aviation is an 'Active' carrier offering charter services out of Dar es Salaam [added]

Airlines

Aerovista Tanzania   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           2012 - 2013

^ Comments :   Aerovista Tanzania suspended operations citing heavy taxation on 01Jul2013

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : -- : VTZ

Africa Star   

^ Status :          Not started

^ Dates :           (2005)

^ Comments :   unsure if started operations

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Air Excel   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           1998 - date

^ Comments :   Air Excel was formed in 1997. Air Excel became operational in 1998 and operates charters within Tanzania and to neighbouring countries

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Air Express Tanzania   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           2002* - 2006

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Air Express Zanzibar   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           2002* - 2003*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Air Safaris   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1962* - 1963

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Air Star Zanzibar   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1994* - 1995*

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Air Tanzania   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1977 - 2001*

^ Comments :   Air Tanzania was established on 11Mar1977 after the dissolution of East African Airways & started operations on 01Jun1977. Tanzanian flag carrier that provided international and domestic services

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : TC : ATC

Air Tanzania   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2003 - date

^ Comments :   The new Air Tanzania airline was restructured in Dec2002 & commenced operations on 31Mar2003

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : TC : ATC

Air Zanzibar   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1990* - 1998*

^ Comments :   Air Zanzibar was founded by Peter Hendriks in 1990

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Air Zara International (Zara Airways)   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2008 - date

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : -- : AZD

Archer's Aviation   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1989* - 1990*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

As Salaam Air   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2015* - date

^ Comments :   As Salaam Air is a Zanzibar based carrier offering scheduled flights & private charters across Tanzania

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Auric Air   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2001 - date

^ Comments :   Auric Air was founded in 2001 & is an Air Charter services company based in Mwanza, Dar es salaam and Arusha

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Campling Bros. & Vanderwal   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1962* - 1962

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :    Campling Bros. & Vanderwal >>Tim-Air Charters >>Tanzanair

^ Airline Code :  

Cicada Aviation   

^ Status :          Not started

^ Dates :           (2012)

^ Comments :   Unsure if Cicada Aviation started operations

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Coastal Aviation (Coastal Travels)  updated

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           1988 - date

^ Comments :   Coastal Aviation was formed in 1987. Tanganyika Flying merged into Coastal Aviation

^ Genealogy :    Tanganyika Flying >>Coastal Aviation

^ Airline Code : 7I : CSV

Community Airlines   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           2007 - 2008

^ Comments :   Community Airlines ceased operations on 01Aug2008. Regional scheduled services. Ceased operations

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : CA : CML

Eagle Airways   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1999* - 2002

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : EY : EPL

East African Air   

^ Status :          Not started

^ Dates :           (2010)

^ Comments :   East African Air was based in Dar es Salaam but unsure if started operations

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Fastjet   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2012 - date

^ Comments :   Fastjet operated its first revenue service from Dar es Salaam to Mwanza on 29Nov2012

^ Genealogy :    Fly540 Tanzania >Fastjet

^ Airline Code : FN : FTZ

FlightLink Air Charters   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2004* - date

^ Comments :   FlightLink Air Charters was formed in 2004

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Fly Tanzania   

^ Status :          Not started

^ Dates :           (2012)

^ Comments :   Fly Tanzania was incorporated on 24Sep2012. Unsure if started operations with a single BAe 146-300 as planned

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : FT : ---

Fly540 Tanzania   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           2011 - 2012

^ Comments :   Fly540 Tanzania was established by Lonrho Africa in conjunction with Tanzanian investors, as part of a plan to establish a pan-African airline network

^ Genealogy :    Fly540 Tanzania >Fastjet

^ Airline Code :  

Indigo Aviation   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           2009 - 2010

^ Comments :   Indigo Aviation was founded in Jun2009 with a single Douglas DC-3 Dakota. Suspended operations in summer 2010

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Island Air Services   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1989* - 1992*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Karibu Airways   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           2005 - 2006

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : -- : KRB

Kilwa Air   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           2006 - 2009*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Lion Air Cargo Tanzania   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2016* - date

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

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Missionary Aviation Fellowship   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1977* - 1978*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Neos   

^ Status :          Not started

^ Dates :           (2012)

^ Comments :   unsure if started operations

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

New ACS Tanzania   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1983* - 1984*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Northern Air   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1999* - 2010*

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Pan African Air Services   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1967* - 1968*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Precisionair (Precision Air)   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           1993 - date

^ Comments :   Precision Air was incorporated in Tanzania in Jan1991 as a private airline and started operations in 1993

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : PW : PRF

Regional Air Services   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           1997 - date

^ Comments :   Regional Air Services was established in 1997 and started operations in Jul1997

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : -- : REG

Safari Air Link   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2008 - date

^ Comments :   Safari Air Link operates a network of air routes across some of the most exciting and remote parts of Tanzania

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Safari Express Airways   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           2005* - 2009*

^ Comments :   Safari Express Airways was formed in 2005 with charter services, mainly in the tourism sector

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Safari Plus   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2010 - date

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

SAX-Tanzania   

^ Status :          Not started

^ Dates :           (2014)

^ Comments :   unsure if started operations

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Shine Aviation   

^ Status :          Not started

^ Dates :           (2012)

^ Comments :   unsure if started operations

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Sky Aviation   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2006 - date

^ Comments :   Sky Aviation is an 'Active' carrier offering charter services out of Dar es Salaam

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Skyair   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Tanganyika Flying  added

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           2007* - 2015

^ Comments :   Tanganyika Flying merged into Coastal Aviation

^ Genealogy :    Tanganyika Flying >>Coastal Aviation

^ Airline Code :  

Tanzanair (Tanzanian Air Services)   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           1969* - date

^ Comments :   Tanzanair was formed in 1969

^ Genealogy :    Campling Bros. & Vanderwal >>Tim-Air Charters >>Tanzanair

^ Airline Code :  

TFC (Tanganyika Flying Co.)   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2007* - date

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Tim-Air Charters   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1959* - 1976

^ Comments :   Tim-Air Charters was formed in 1959 & undertook non-scheduled and charter operations throughout East Africa. Acquired by Tanzanair in 1976

^ Genealogy :    Tim-Air Charters >>Tanzanair

^ Airline Code :  

Tropical Air   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           1999 - date

^ Comments :   Tropical Air is an airline based in Zanzibar. It began operations in 1999

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Twin Wings Air   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Zanair   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           1992 - date

^ Comments :   Zanair offers international and regional scheduled services out of Zanzibar

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : B4 : TAN

Zantas Air Service   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           2008* - 2009*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Zulu Air Tanzania   

^ Status :          Not started

^ Dates :           (2012)

^ Comments :   Unsure if Zulu Air Tanzania started operations

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

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