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Portugal is a republic in south-western Europe, situated in the western portion of the Iberian Peninsula, bordered on the north and east by Spain and on the south and west by the Atlantic Ocean. The Azores (Açores) and the Madeira Islands in the Atlantic are autonomous regions of Portugal, considered integral parts of the republic. Portugal administers one overseas territory, Macau (Macao), in eastern Asia near Hong Kong. Macau returned to Chinese administration in 1999. The total area of metropolitan Portugal, including the Azores (2247 sq km/868 sq mi) and the Madeira Islands (794 sq km/307 sq mi), is 92,345 sq km (35,655 sq mi). The capital and largest city is Lisbon

Latest updates

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

August 17, 2017 

TAP Portugal (2005-2017) [status change] is to rebrand back to the formed name of TAP Air Portugal [added]

May 27, 2017

Masterjet [status change] was renamed to Luxaviation Portugal [added] in 2016

July 30, 2016

Omni Aviação e Tecnologia. Slight [Name change] thanks to Filipa Subtil

Airline
ACEF Cargo  updated
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998 - 2004*
Comments : ACEF Cargo ceased cargo operations but had intended to restart with VIP flights. Do not think it did so
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Aero Portuguesa   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1953* - 1953
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Aero VIP   
Status : Active

Dates :

1990 - date
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : EM : RVP
Aeroaira   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Aerocondor (ATA Aerocondor Transportes Aéreos Lda)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1984 - 2008
Comments : Aerocondor, scheduled international and regional carrier based in Sao Domingos de Rana, ceased operations on 11Jun2008
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : 2B : ARD
Aeronorte   
Status : Active

Dates :

2008* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : RTE
Agroar (Agro AR)   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1992 - 2000*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Agroar Carga Aérea   
Status : Active

Dates :

1992 - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : GRR
Air Atlantis   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1985 - 1993
Comments : Air Atlantis was a Faro based charter airline. It ceased operations on 30Apr1993
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Columbus   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989* - 1992*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Global   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Luxor  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1988*- 2006
Comments : Hi Fly was founded on 14Dec1988 as Air Luxor. So renamed because of the Luxor name confusion]. Transatlantic charter airline from Lisbon. Also has a business aviation and air ambulance division.
Genealogy : Air Luxor >Hi Fly
Airline Code : LK : LXR
Air Luxor Corporate Jets  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

2004* - 2004*
Comments : [Luxaviation Portugal started as Air Luxor's business aviation division, Masterjet, formerly Air Luxor Corporate Jets. This followed the sale of the Lisbon and Paris based aircraft operator by its parent company Air Luxor and Mirpuri Holdings. Renamed to Luxaviation Portugal in 2016]
Genealogy : Air Luxor Corporate Jets >Masterjet >Luxaviation Portugal
Airline Code :  
Air Santos  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1990* - 1990
Comments : PORTO JATO AVIACAO CIVIL was renamed from AIR SANTOS. Ceased operations and became an aircraft broker
Genealogy : Air Santos >Porto Jato Aviaçao Civil
Airline Code :  
Air Sul (AirSul) (Transporte Aereo nao Regular)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991* - 1992
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Zarco (Air Madeira)   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1993 - 2000
Comments : euroAtlantic Airways was founded on 25Aug1993 as Air Zarco (Air Madeira) & renamed on 17May2000. Operated L1011 Tristar in 2000 on charter services from Lisbon to Europe and Central America
Genealogy : Air Zarco (Air Madeira) >EuroAtlantic Airways
Airline Code : MM : MMZ
Airlinair Portugal   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

2010 - 2012
Comments :  
Genealogy : Airlinair Portugal >Lease Fly
Airline Code : -- : RLP
AirPlus   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
ARTOP (Aero Topografica)   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1958 - 1958*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Azores Airlines   
Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Comments : Azores Airlines was first established in Dec1990 under the name of OceanAir. On 20Feb1998 it was renamed SATA International and started operations on 08Apr1998. Rebranded in 2016
Genealogy : OceanAir >SATA International >Azores Airlines
Airline Code :  
Azores Express   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
ElitAvia   
Status : Active

Dates :

2010* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Eurafric   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1978* - 1982*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Euroair   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : Euroair
Airline Code :  
euroAtlantic Airways (Euro Atlantic Airways)   
Status : Active

Dates :

2000 - date
Comments : euroAtlantic Airways was founded on 25Aug1993 as Air Zarco (Air Madeira) & renamed on 17May2000
Genealogy : Air Zarco (Air Madeira) >EuroAtlantic Airways
Airline Code : MM : MMZ
Everjets   
Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Comments : Everjets made its scheduled market debut with the launch of regular passenger flights from Funchal to Lisbon and Porto on 14Nov2015
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
FlyMI   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2009)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Flymii Cargo   
Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Comments : FLYmii started domestic cargo flights out of Madeira in 2015
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Hi Fly   
Status : Active

Dates :

2006 - date
Comments : Hi Fly was founded on 14Dec1988 as Air Luxor. Operations started with current name on 30Jun2006. Transatlantic charter airline from Lisbon. Also has a business aviation and air ambulance division.
Genealogy : Air Luxor >Hi Fly
Airline Code : 5K : HFY
Inter Charters   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994* - 1994*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Jet Republic   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2009
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
LAR (Linhas Aereas Regionais) Transregional   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1985^ - 1993
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : >Euroair
Airline Code :  
Lease Fly   
Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Comments :  
Genealogy : Airlinair Portugal >Lease Fly
Airline Code :  
Lusitania Airways   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

2008 - 2009*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : LUA
Luxaviation Portugal  added
Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Comments : Luxaviation Portugal started as Air Luxor's business aviation division, Masterjet, formerly Air Luxor Corporate Jets. This followed the sale of the Lisbon and Paris based aircraft operator by its parent company Air Luxor and Mirpuri Holdings. Renamed to Luxaviation Portugal in 2016
Genealogy : Air Luxor Corporate Jets >Masterjet >Luxaviation Portugal
Airline Code :  
Luzair   
Status : Active

Dates :

1997 - date
Comments : Luzair was founded in 1997
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : LUZ
Madeira Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999 - 1999
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Masterjet  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

2003* - 2016
Comments : [Luxaviation Portugal started as Air Luxor's business aviation division, Masterjet, formerly Air Luxor Corporate Jets. This followed the sale of the Lisbon and Paris based aircraft operator by its parent company Air Luxor and Mirpuri Holdings. Renamed to Luxaviation Portugal in 2016]
Genealogy : Air Luxor Corporate Jets >Masterjet >Luxaviation Portugal
Airline Code : -- : LMJ
OceanAir   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1990* - 1998
Comments : Azores Airlines was first established in Dec1990 under the name of OceanAir. On 20Feb1998 it was renamed SATA International and started operations on 08Apr1998. Rebranded in 2016
Genealogy : OceanAir >SATA International >Azores Airlines
Airline Code :  
Omni Aviação e Tecnologia   
Status : Active

Dates :

2004* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : OAV
Orbest   
Status : Active

Dates :

2007 - date
Comments : Orbest was established in 2007 by Grupo Iberostar & operations started on 30Jun2007
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : OBS
Perfect Aviation   
Status : Active

Dates :

2009* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
PGA (Portugalia Airlines)   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1990 - 2016
Comments : TAP Express was incorporated on 25Jul1988 & first flight on 07Jul1990 as PGA. Renamed on 27Mar2016
Genealogy : PGA (Portugalia Airlines) >TAP Express
Airline Code : NI : PGA
PGA Express  updated
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001 - 2015
Comments : PGA Express started operations on 17Jun2001 (Subsiduary of PGA operating passenger services from Cascais Municipal)
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : OC : OAC
Porto Jato Aviaçao Civil  updated
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990 - 1990*
Comments : PORTO JATO AVIACAO CIVIL was renamed from AIR SANTOS. Ceased operations and became an aircraft broker
Genealogy : Air Santos >Porto Jato Aviaçao Civil
Airline Code :  
Princesa Airlines   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1993* - 1993*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
SATA Air Acores  updated
Status : Active

Dates :

1980 - date
Comments : SATA Air Acores was founded on 21Aug1941 & started operations 15Jun1947 as Sociedade Açoreana de Estudos Aéreos Lda. Renamed to current name in 1980 when it transormed into a state-owned company. Scheduled passenger and cargo services based on the Azores
Genealogy : Sociedade Açoreana de Estudos Aéreos Lda >Sata Air Acores
Airline Code : SP : SAT
SATA International   
Status : Active

Dates :

1998 - 2016
Comments : Azores Airlines was first established in Dec1990 under the name of OceanAir. On 20Feb1998 it was renamed SATA International and started operations on 08Apr1998. Rebranded in 2016
Genealogy : OceanAir >SATA International >Azores Airlines
Airline Code : S4 : RZO
Serviços Aéreos Portugueses   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1927* - 1927*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Sociedade Açoreana de Estudos Aéreos Lda  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1947 - 1980
Comments : SATA Air Acores was founded on 21Aug1941 & started operations 15Jun1947 as Sociedade Açoreana de Estudos Aéreos Lda. Renamed to current name in 1980 when it transormed into a state-owned company. Scheduled passenger and cargo services based on the Azores
Genealogy : Sociedade Açoreana de Estudos Aéreos Lda >Sata Air Acores
Airline Code :  
TAP (Transportes Aereos Portugueses)   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1946 - 1978
Comments : TAP was formed on 14Mar1945 & began commercial services on 19Sep1946 as TAP (Transportes Aereos Portugueses)
Genealogy : TAP (Transportes Aereos Portugueses) >TAP Air Portugal >TAP
Airline Code :  
TAP Air Portugal   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1978 - 2005
Comments : TAP began commercial services on 19Sep1946 as TAP (Transportes Aereos Portugueses)
Genealogy : TAP (Transportes Aereos Portugueses) >TAP Air Portugal >TAP
Airline Code : TP : TAP
TAP Express   
Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Comments : TAP Express was incorporated on 25Jul1988 & first flight on 07Jul1990 as PGA. Renamed on 27Mar2016
Genealogy : PGA (Portugalia Airlines) >TAP Express
Airline Code :  
TAP Portugal   
Status : Active

Dates :

2005 - date
Comments : TAP began commercial services on 19Sep1946 as TAP (Transportes Aereos Portugueses)
Genealogy : TAP (Transportes Aereos Portugueses) >TAP Air Portugal >TAP
Airline Code : TP : TAP
Transportes Aereas e Carga   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
White Airways   
Status : Active

Dates :

2005 - date
Comments : White Airways is a charter carrier, formed in 2000 as Yes, operating principally between Portugal, the Canary Islands, Cuba and the Dominican Republic
Genealogy : Yes Charter Airlines >White Airways
Airline Code : WI : WHT
Windavia Airlines   
Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Comments : Windavia Airlines made its inaugural flight, the shortest commercial flight in the history of continental Portugal, from Beja to Lisbon and back.on 11Dec2013
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Yes Charter Airlines   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

2000 - 2005
Comments : White Airways is a charter carrier, formed in 2000 as Yes, operating principally between Portugal, the Canary Islands, Cuba and the Dominican Republic
Genealogy : Yes Charter Airlines >White Airways
Airline Code : -- : YSS
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