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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

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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
April 5, 2016 TAP Express, incorporated on 25Jul1988 & first flight on 07Jul1990 as PGA, was renamed on 27Mar2016 [update]
Airline Operating Dates Status
ACEF Cargo   

1998 - 2004*

Inactive

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Aero Portuguesa   

1953* - 1953

Inactive

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Aero VIP   

1990 - date

Active

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Aeroaira   

**** - ****

Status?

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Aerocondor (ATA Aerocondor Transportes Aéreos Lda)   

1984 - 2008

Inactive

^ Comments : Aerocondor, scheduled international and regional carrier based in Sao Domingos de Rana, ceased operations on 11Jun2008

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Aeronorte   

2008* - date

Active

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Agroar (Agro AR)   

1992 - 2000*

Status?

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Agroar Carga Aérea   

1992 - date

Active

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Air Atlantis   

1985 - 1993

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Atlantis was a Faro based charter airline. It ceased operations on 30Apr1993

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Air Columbus   

1989* - 1992*

Inactive

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Air Global   

**** - ****

Inactive

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Air Luxor  updated in 2017

1988*- 2006

Renamed

^ 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

Air Luxor Corporate Jets   

2004* - 2004*

Renamed

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^ Genealogy : >Masterjet

Air Santos   

1990* - 1990

Renamed

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^ Genealogy : Air Santos >Porto Jato Aviaçao Civil

Air Sul (AirSul) (Transporte Aereo nao Regular)   

1991* - 1992

Inactive

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Air Zarco (Air Madeira)   

1993 - 2000

Renamed

^ 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

Airlinair Portugal   

2010 - 2012

Renamed

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^ Genealogy : Airlinair Portugal >Lease Fly

AirPlus   

2004* - 2006*

Status?

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ARTOP (Aero Topografica)   

1958 - 1958*

Status?

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Azores Airlines   

2016 - date

Active

^ 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

Azores Express   

**** - ****

Status?

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ElitAvia   

2010* - date

Active

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Eurafric   

1978* - 1982*

Inactive

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Euroair   

**** - ****

Inactive

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^ Genealogy : Euroair

euroAtlantic Airways (Euro Atlantic Airways)   

2000 - date

Active

^ Comments : euroAtlantic Airways was founded on 25Aug1993 as Air Zarco (Air Madeira) & renamed on 17May2000

^ Genealogy : Air Zarco (Air Madeira) >EuroAtlantic Airways

Everjets   

2015 - date

Active

^ Comments : Everjets made its scheduled market debut with the launch of regular passenger flights from Funchal to Lisbon and Porto on 14Nov2015

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FlyMI   

(2009)

Began?

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Flymii Cargo   

2015 - date

Active

^ Comments : FLYmii started domestic cargo flights out of Madeira in 2015

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Hi Fly   

2006 - date

Active

^ 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

Inter Charters   

1994* - 1994*

Inactive

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Jet Republic   

2008 - 2009

Inactive

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LAR (Linhas Aereas Regionais) Transregional   

1985^ - 1993

Renamed

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^ Genealogy : >Euroair

Lease Fly   

2012 - date

Active

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^ Genealogy : Airlinair Portugal >Lease Fly

Lusitania Airways   

2008 - 2009*

Status?

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Luzair   

1997 - date

Active

^ Comments : Luzair was founded in 1997

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Madeira Airlines   

1999 - 1999

Inactive

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Masterjet   

2004* - date

Active

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^ Genealogy : Masterjet

OceanAir   

1990* - 1998

Renamed

^ 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

Omni Aviação e Tecnologia   

2004* - date

Active

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Orbest   

2007 - date

Active

^ Comments : Orbest was established in 2007 by Grupo Iberostar & operations started on 30Jun2007

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Perfect Aviation   

2009* - date

Active

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PGA (Portugalia Airlines)   

1990 - 2016

Renamed

^ Comments : TAP Express was incorporated on 25Jul1988 & first flight on 07Jul1990 as PGA. Renamed on 27Mar2016

^ Genealogy : PGA (Portugalia Airlines) >TAP Express

PGA Express   

2001 - 2015

Inactive

^ Comments : PGA Express started operations on 17Jun2001

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Porto Jato Aviaçao Civil   

1990 - 1990*

Inactive

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^ Genealogy : Air Santos Porto Jato Aviaçao Civil

Princesa Airlines   

1993* - 1993*

Status?

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SATA Air Acores   

1980 - date

Active

^ Comments : SATA Air Acores was founded on 21Aug1941 & started operations 15Jun1947 as Sociedade Açoreana de Estudos Aéreos Lda

^ Genealogy : Sociedade Açoreana de Estudos Aéreos Lda >Sata Air Acores

SATA International   

1998 - 2016

Active

^ 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

Serviços Aéreos Portugueses   

1927* - 1927*

Status?

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Sociedade Açoreana de Estudos Aéreos Lda   

1947 - 1980

Renamed

^ Comments : SATA Air Acoreswas founded on 21Aug1941 & started operations 15Jun1947 as Sociedade Açoreana de Estudos Aéreos Lda

^ Genealogy : Sociedade Açoreana de Estudos Aéreos Lda >Sata Air Acores

TAP (Transportes Aereos Portugueses)   

1946 - 1978

Renamed

^ 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

TAP Air Portugal   

1978 - 2005

Renamed

^ Comments : TAP began commercial services on 19Sep1946 as TAP (Transportes Aereos Portugueses)

^ Genealogy : TAP (Transportes Aereos Portugueses) >TAP Air Portugal >TAP

TAP Express   

2016 - date

Active

^ Comments : TAP Express was incorporated on 25Jul1988 & first flight on 07Jul1990 as PGA. Renamed on 27Mar2016

^ Genealogy : PGA (Portugalia Airlines) >TAP Express

TAP Portugal   

2005 - date

Active

^ Comments : TAP began commercial services on 19Sep1946 as TAP (Transportes Aereos Portugueses)

^ Genealogy : TAP (Transportes Aereos Portugueses) >TAP Air Portugal >TAP

Transportes Aereas e Carga   

(****)

Unconfirmed

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White Airways   

2005 - date

Active

^ 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

Windavia Airlines   

2013 - date

Active

^ 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

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Yes Charter Airlines   

2000 - 2005

Renamed

^ 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

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