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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 (Ašores) 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

Country aircraft registration code = CR

12 Dec 2017

Arlinair operated between 2010 & 2012 [added]

11 Dec 2017

Windavia Airlines made its inaugural flight, the shortest commercial flight in the history of continental Portugal, from Beja to Lisbon and back on 11Dec2013. Now ceased operations [update]

12 Oct 2017

Pico Airways is a planned passenger charter carrier based out of Pico (PIX) [added]

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

ACEF Cargo  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

1990 - date
Airline Code : EM : RVP
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : (Regional carrier out of Portimao Aerodrome)
Aeroaira   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aerocondor (ATA Aerocondor Transportes Aéreos Lda)  last update: 12Dec2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1984 - 2008
Airline Code : 2B : ARD
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aerocondor was founded in 1984 and started operations the same year, It was a scheduled international and regional carrier based in Sao Domingos de Rana. Ceased operations on May2008
Aeronorte   
Status : Active

Dates :

2008* - date
Airline Code : -- : RTE
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Agroar (Agro AR)  last update: 12Dec2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992 - 2005
Airline Code : -- : GRR
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : was founded and started operations in 1992. Having originally specialised on agricultural aviation, Agroar launched commercial airline business with cargo flights between Lisbon and Funchal, using a B.737-300 jet aircraft, which was owned by Flyant.
Agroar Carga Aérea  last update: 28Oct2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992 -2011*
Airline Code : -- : GRR
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Agroar was formed in 1992 & launched commercial airline business with cargo flights between Lisbon and Funchal, using a B.737-300 aircraft, which was owned by Flyant. In 2005, the company retreated from the airline business. In 2011 Agroar restarted flights with a B.737-300 leased from the south african cargo Safair
Air Atlantis  last update: 12Dec2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1985 - 1993
Airline Code : EJ : AIA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Atlantis was a charter operations wholly owned by TAP-Air Portugal and began operations in May1985 using a B.707 and a B.737-200 aircraft It was a Faro based charter airline that ceased operations on 30Apr1993
Air Columbus  last update: 12Dec2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989 - 1994
Airline Code : BO : CNB
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Columbus was founded in 1988, commencing operations in 1989. Funchal, Madeira based charter airline that eventually ceased operating in 1994
Air Global   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Luxor  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1988*- 2006
Airline Code : LK : LXR
Genealogy : Air Luxor >Hi Fly
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.
Air Luxor Corporate Jets  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2004* - 2004*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Luxor Corporate Jets >Masterjet >Luxaviation Portugal
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]
Air Santos  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1990* - 1990
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Santos >Porto Jato Aviaçao Civil
Comments : PORTO JATO AVIACAO CIVIL was renamed from AIR SANTOS. Ceased operations and became an aircraft broker
Air Sul (AirSul) (Transporte Aereo nao Regular)  last update: 12Dec2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989 - 1992
Airline Code : FK : SUL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : B737-200 operator that commenced operations in 1989 & ceased in 1992
Air Zarco (Air Madeira)   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1993 - 2000
Airline Code : MM : MMZ
Genealogy : Air Zarco (Air Madeira) >EuroAtlantic Airways
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
Airlinair Portugal  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2010 - 2012
Airline Code : -- : RLP
Genealogy : Airlinair Portugal >Lease Fly
Comments : Lease Fly was renamed from Airlinair Portugal
AirPlus   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Arlinair  added: 12Dec2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2010* - 2012
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Arlinair operated between 2010 & 2012
ARTOP (Aero Topografica)   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1958 - 1958*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Azores Airlines  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : S4 : RZO
Genealogy : OceanAir >SATA International >Azores Airlines
Comments : Azores Airlines was first established in Dec1990 & started operations in 1991 under the name of OceanAir. On 20Feb1998 it was renamed SATA International and started operations on 08Apr1998. Rebranded in 2016
Azores Express   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Babcock MCS Portugal  added: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Babcock MCS Portugal is an aviation emergency and passenger charter carrier
ElitAvia   
Status : Active

Dates :

2009 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : ElitAvia offers private aircraft charter services
Eurafric   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1978* - 1982*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Euroair  last update: 12Dec2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 1994*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : LAR (Linhas Aereas Regionais) Transregional >Euroair
Comments : LAR (Linhas Aereas Regionais) Transregional was founded in 1985 to set up to link Lisbon with several regional cities. Renamed to EUROAIR
euroAtlantic Airways (Euro Atlantic Airways)   
Status : Active

Dates :

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

Dates :

2015 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Everjets made its scheduled market debut with the launch of regular passenger flights from Funchal to Lisbon and Porto on 14Nov2015
FlyMI  last update: 12Dec2017
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2009)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : FlyMI was founded in 2008 to offer international scheduled and charters linking Funchal with the mainland. Unfortunately this did not happen
Flymii Cargo   
Status : Active

Dates :

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

Dates :

2006 - date
Airline Code : 5K : HFY
Genealogy : Air Luxor >Hi Fly
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.
Inter Charters   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994* - 1994*
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Jet Republic   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2009
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
LAR (Linhas Aereas Regionais) Transregional  last update: 12Dec2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1985* - 1993
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : LAR (Linhas Aereas Regionais) Transregional >Euroair
Comments : LAR (Linhas Aereas Regionais) Transregional was founded in 1985 to set up to link Lisbon with several regional cities. Renamed to EUROAIR
Lease Fly  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Airlinair Portugal >Lease Fly
Comments : Lease Fly was renamed from Airlinair Portugal
Lusitania Airways   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2008 - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : LUA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Luxaviation Portugal  added: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Luxor Corporate Jets >Masterjet >Luxaviation Portugal
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
Luzair   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997 - 2011
Airline Code : -- : LUZ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Luzair was founded in 1997 as a Lisbon Portela based international charter carrier. Luzair suspended operations in Jan2011, hoping to restart but that did not happen
Madeira Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999 - 1999
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Masterjet  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2003* - 2016
Airline Code : -- : LMJ
Genealogy : Air Luxor Corporate Jets >Masterjet >Luxaviation Portugal
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]
OceanAir  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1990* - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : OceanAir >SATA International >Azores Airlines
Comments : [Azores Airlines was first established in Dec1990 & started operations in 1991 under the name of OceanAir. On 20Feb1998 it was renamed SATA International and started operations on 08Apr1998. Rebranded in 2016]
Omni Aviation (Omni Aviação e Tecnologia)  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2004* - date
Airline Code : OC : OAV
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Omni was incorporated in Portugal in 1988. It is a business & private charter carrier based out of Cascais Tires (CAT)
Orbest  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2007 - date
Airline Code : 6O : OBS
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Orbest was established in 2007 by Grupo Iberostar & operations started on 30Jun2007 (operates scheduled flights and a selection of short and long haul flights out of Spain and Portugal on behalf of tour operators)
Perfect Aviation   
Status : Active

Dates :

2009* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
PGA Express  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001 - 2015
Airline Code : OC : OAC
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : PGA Express started operations on 17Jun2001 (Subsiduary of PGA operating passenger services from Cascais Municipal)
PGA Portugalia Airlines  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1990 - 2016
Airline Code : NI : PGA
Genealogy : PGA (Portugalia Airlines) >TAP Express
Comments : TAP Express was incorporated on 25Jul1988 & first flight on 07Jul1990 as PGA. Renamed on 27Mar2016 (Regional airline operating scheduled international and domestic flights from Lisbon and Porto / aka Companhia Portuguesa de Transportes Aereos)
Pico Airways  added: 12Oct2017
Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Pico Airways is a planned passenger charter carrier based out of Pico (PIX)
Porto Jato Aviaçao Civil  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

1993* - 1993*
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
SATA Air Acores  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

1980 - date
Airline Code : SP : SAT
Genealogy : Sociedade Açoreana de Estudos Aéreos Lda >Sata Air Acores
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
SATA International  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

1998 - 2016
Airline Code : S4 : RZO
Genealogy : OceanAir >SATA International >Azores Airlines
Comments : [Azores Airlines was first established in Dec1990 & started operations in 1991 under the name of OceanAir. On 20Feb1998 it was renamed SATA International and started operations on 08Apr1998. Rebranded in 2016]
Serviços Aéreos Portugueses   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1927* - 1927*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Sociedade Açoreana de Estudos Aéreos Lda  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1947 - 1980
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Sociedade Açoreana de Estudos Aéreos Lda >Sata Air Acores
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
TAP (Transportes Aereos Portugueses)  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1946 - 1978
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : TAP (Transportes Aereos Portugueses) >TAP Air Portugal >TAP >TAP Air Portugal
Comments : [TAP PORTUGAL was created as Transportes Aereos Portugueses on 14Mar1945 & began commercial services on 19Sep1946. Renamed to TAP AIR PORTUGAL when it was nationalised and to current name in 2005. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is the flag carrier for Portugal]
TAP Air Portugal (i)  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1978 - 2005
Airline Code : TP : TAP
Genealogy : TAP (Transportes Aereos Portugueses) >TAP Air Portugal >TAP >TAP Air Portugal
Comments : [TAP PORTUGAL was created as Transportes Aereos Portugueses on 14Mar1945 & began commercial services on 19Sep1946. Renamed to TAP AIR PORTUGAL when it was nationalised and to current name in 2005. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is the flag carrier for Portugal]
TAP Air Portugal (ii)  added: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2017 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : TAP (Transportes Aereos Portugueses) >TAP Air Portugal >TAP >TAP Air Portugal
Comments : TAP PORTUGAL was created as Transportes Aereos Portugueses on 14Mar1945 & began commercial services on 19Sep1946. Renamed to TAP AIR PORTUGAL when it was nationalised and to current name in 2005. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is the flag carrier for Portugal
TAP Express  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : PGA (Portugalia Airlines) >TAP Express
Comments : TAP Express was incorporated on 25Jul1988 & first flight on 07Jul1990 as PGA. Renamed on 27Mar2016 (Regional airline operating scheduled international and domestic flights from Lisbon and Porto / aka Companhia Portuguesa de Transportes Aereos)
TAP Portugal  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2005 - 2017
Airline Code : TP : TAP
Genealogy : TAP (Transportes Aereos Portugueses) >TAP Air Portugal >TAP >TAP Air Portugal
Comments : [TAP PORTUGAL was created as Transportes Aereos Portugueses on 14Mar1945 & began commercial services on 19Sep1946. Renamed to TAP AIR PORTUGAL when it was nationalised and to current name in 2005. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is the flag carrier for Portugal]
Transportes Aereas e Carga   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
White Airways   
Status : Active

Dates :

2005 - date
Airline Code : WI : WHT
Genealogy : Yes Charter Airlines >White Airways
Comments : White Airways is a charter carrier, formed in 2000 as Yes, operating principally between Portugal, the Canary Islands, Cuba and the Dominican Republic
Windavia Airlines  last update: 11Dec2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2013 - 2014
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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. Ceased operations
Yes Charter Airlines   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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