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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

 

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]

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

Aerovista Tanzania   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2012 - 2013
Airline Code : -- : VTZ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aerovista Tanzania suspended operations citing heavy taxation on 01Jul2013

Africa Star   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2005)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : unsure if started operations

Air Excel   

Status : Active

Dates :

1998 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Excel was formed in 1997. Air Excel became operational in 1998 and operates charters within Tanzania and to neighbouring countries

Air Express Tanzania   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Express Zanzibar   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002* - 2003*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Safaris   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1962* - 1963
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Star Zanzibar   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994* - 1995*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Tanzania   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1977 - 2001*
Airline Code : TC : ATC
Genealogy : Nil tree
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

Air Tanzania   

Status : Active

Dates :

2003 - date
Airline Code : TC : ATC
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : The new Air Tanzania airline was restructured in Dec2002 & commenced operations on 31Mar2003

Air Zanzibar   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1990* - 1998*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Zanzibar was founded by Peter Hendriks in 1990

Air Zara International (Zara Airways)   

Status : Active

Dates :

2008 - date
Airline Code : -- : AZD
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Archer's Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1989* - 1990*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

As Salaam Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2015* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : As Salaam Air is a Zanzibar based carrier offering scheduled flights & private charters across Tanzania

Auric Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2001 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Auric Air was founded in 2001 & is an Air Charter services company based in Mwanza, Dar es salaam and Arusha

Campling Bros. & Vanderwal   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1962* - 1962
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Campling Bros. & Vanderwal >>Tim-Air Charters >>Tanzanair
Comments : No further information at this time

Cicada Aviation   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2012)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Unsure if Cicada Aviation started operations

Coastal Aviation (Coastal Travels)  updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1988 - date
Airline Code : 7I : CSV
Genealogy : Tanganyika Flying >>Coastal Aviation
Comments : Coastal Aviation was formed in 1987. Tanganyika Flying merged into Coastal Aviation

Community Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2007 - 2008
Airline Code : CA : CML
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Community Airlines ceased operations on 01Aug2008. Regional scheduled services. Ceased operations

Eagle Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999* - 2002
Airline Code : EY : EPL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

East African Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2010)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : East African Air was based in Dar es Salaam but unsure if started operations

Fastjet   

Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Airline Code : FN : FTZ
Genealogy : Fly540 Tanzania >Fastjet
Comments : Fastjet operated its first revenue service from Dar es Salaam to Mwanza on 29Nov2012

FlightLink Air Charters   

Status : Active

Dates :

2004* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : FlightLink Air Charters was formed in 2004

Fly Tanzania   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2012)
Airline Code : FT : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Fly Tanzania was incorporated on 24Sep2012. Unsure if started operations with a single BAe 146-300 as planned

Fly540 Tanzania   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2011 - 2012
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Fly540 Tanzania >Fastjet
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

Indigo Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2009 - 2010
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Indigo Aviation was founded in Jun2009 with a single Douglas DC-3 Dakota. Suspended operations in summer 2010

Island Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1989* - 1992*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Karibu Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Kilwa Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2006 - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Lion Air Cargo Tanzania   

Status : Active

Dates :

2016* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Lion Air Cargo Tanzania is a subsidiary of Lion Air Cargo, based at Schiphol Airport-Amsterdam

Missionary Aviation Fellowship   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1977* - 1978*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Neos   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2012)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : unsure if started operations

New ACS Tanzania   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Northern Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1999* - 2010*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Pan African Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1967* - 1968*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Precisionair (Precision Air)   

Status : Active

Dates :

1993 - date
Airline Code : PW : PRF
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Precision Air was incorporated in Tanzania in Jan1991 as a private airline and started operations in 1993

Regional Air Services   

Status : Active

Dates :

1997 - date
Airline Code : -- : REG
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Regional Air Services was established in 1997 and started operations in Jul1997

Safari Air Link   

Status : Active

Dates :

2008 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Safari Air Link operates a network of air routes across some of the most exciting and remote parts of Tanzania

Safari Express Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2005* - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Safari Express Airways was formed in 2005 with charter services, mainly in the tourism sector

Safari Plus   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

SAX-Tanzania   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : unsure if started operations

Shine Aviation   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2012)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : unsure if started operations

Sky Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2006 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Sky Aviation is an 'Active' carrier offering charter services out of Dar es Salaam

Skyair   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Tanganyika Flying  added in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2007* - 2015
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Tanganyika Flying >>Coastal Aviation
Comments : Tanganyika Flying merged into Coastal Aviation

Tanzanair (Tanzanian Air Services)   

Status : Active

Dates :

1969* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Campling Bros. & Vanderwal >>Tim-Air Charters >>Tanzanair
Comments : Tanzanair was formed in 1969

TFC (Tanganyika Flying Co.)   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Tim-Air Charters   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Tropical Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

1999 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Tropical Air is an airline based in Zanzibar. It began operations in 1999

Twin Wings Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Zanair   

Status : Active

Dates :

1992 - date
Airline Code : B4 : TAN
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Zanair offers international and regional scheduled services out of Zanzibar

Zantas Air Service   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2008* - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Zulu Air Tanzania   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2012)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Unsure if Zulu Air Tanzania started operations
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