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
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July 29, 2016Lion Air Cargo Tanzania [added] is an 'Active' subsidiary of Lion Air Cargo, based at Schiphol Airport-Amsterdam
February 19, 2016Tropical Air is an airline based in Zanzibar. It began operations in 1999 [added]
February 19, 2016Sky Aviation is an 'Active' carrier offering charter services out of Dar es Salaam [added]

Airline

Operating DatesStatus

Aerovista Tanzania   

2012 - 2013Inactive

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

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Africa Star   

(2005)Began?

^ Comments : unsure if started operations

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Air Excel   

1998 - dateActive

^ Comments : Air Excel was formed in 1997

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Air Express Tanzania   

2002* - 2006Inactive

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Air Express Zanzibar   

2002* - 2003*Inactive

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Air Safaris   

1962* - 1963Status?

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Air Star Zanzibar   

1994* - 1995*Inactive

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Air Tanzania   

1977 - 2001*Inactive

^ Comments : Air Tanzania was established on 11Mar1977 after the dissolution of East African Airways & started operations on 01Jun1977

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Air Tanzania   

2003 - dateActive

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

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Air Zanzibar   

1990* - 1998*Status?

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

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Air Zara International (Zara Airways)   

2008 - dateActive

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Archer's Aviation   

1989* - 1990*Status?

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As Salaam Air   

2015* - dateActive

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

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Auric Air   

2001 - dateActive

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

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Campling Bros. & Vanderwal   

1962* - 1962Renamed

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

Cicada Aviation   

(2012)Began?

^ Comments : Unsure if Cicada Aviation started operations

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Coastal Aviation (Coastal Travels)   

1988 - dateActive

^ Comments : Coastal Aviation was formed in 1987

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Community Airlines   

2007 - 2008Inactive

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

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Eagle Airways   

1999* - 2002Inactive

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East African Air   

(2010)Began?

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

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Fastjet   

2012 - dateActive

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

^ Genealogy : Fly540 Tanzania >Fastjet

FlightLink Air Charters   

2004* - dateActive

^ Comments : FlightLink Air Charters was formed in 2004

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Fly Tanzania   

(2012)Began?

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

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Fly540 Tanzania   

2011 - 2012Inactive

^ 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

Indigo Aviation   

2009 - 2010Inactive

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

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Island Air Services   

1989* - 1992*Status?

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Karibu Airways   

2005 - 2006Inactive

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Kilwa Air   

2006 - 2009*Inactive

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Lion Air Cargo Tanzania   

2016* - dateActive

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

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Missionary Aviation Fellowship   

1977* - 1978*Status?

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Neos   

(2012)Began?

^ Comments : unsure if started operations

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New ACS Tanzania   

1983* - 1984*Status?

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Northern Air   

1999* - 2010*Status?

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Pan African Air Services   

1967* - 1968*Status?

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Precisionair (Precision Air)   

1993 - dateActive

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

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Regional Air Services   

1997 - dateActive

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

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Safari Air Link   

2008 - dateActive

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

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Safari Express Airways   

2005* - 2009*Status?

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

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Safari Plus   

2010 - dateActive

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SAX-Tanzania   

(2014)Began?

^ Comments : unsure if started operations

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Shine Aviation   

(2012)Began?

^ Comments : unsure if started operations

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Sky Aviation   

2006 - dateActive

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

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Skyair   

2004* - 2006*Status?

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Tanzanair (Tanzanian Air Services)   

1969* - dateActive

^ Comments : Tanzanair was formed in 1969

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

TFC (Tanganyika Flying Co.)   

2007* - dateActive

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Tim-Air Charters   

1959* - 1976Renamed

^ 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

Tropical Air   

1999 - dateActive

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

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Twin Wings Air   

2004* - 2006*Status?

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Zanair   

1992 - dateActive

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

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Zantas Air Service   

2008* - 2009*Status?

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Zulu Air Tanzania   

(2012)Began?

^ Comments : Unsure if Zulu Air Tanzania started operations

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