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Comoros is an independent state comprising a group of islands in the Indian Ocean. Located at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel, the islands lie about 290 km (about 180 mi) from Mozambique and about 320 km (about 200 mi) from Madagascar. Comoros has been a self-governing state since 1975 when three of the four islands of the Comoros archipelago broke away from French rule. The islands became a French colony following the Berlin conference of 1886-7 and remained under French political control until 1975. Three of the islands: Ngazidja, Mwali, and Nzwani, declared themselves independent from France in 1975 and became the Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoro Islands. The capital city, Moroni, is located on Njazidja. Comoros claims sovereignty over the fourth island, Mayotte (also known as Mahore), but Mayotte is still a dependency of France with the status of a territorial collectivity. Islam is the state religion of Comoros.

Amendments  

11 Aug 2017 

ch-aviation is reporting that Int'Air Īles has restarted operations [status change]

11 Aug 2017 

Air Corail was formed by former management of Air Bourbon and Air Comores International. Expected to start in Nov2017 but ch-aviation reporting "dead before start" [added]

06 Aug 2017 

ch-aviation reporting that Int'Air Īles suspended services in Aug2017 [status change]

AB Aviation  last update: 2017 x2

Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
Airline Code : Y6 : CIK
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : AB Aviation was established in 2010 (provides scheduled daily flights between the Comoros Islands and some destinations in the subregion)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aero Comoros  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1995* - 1996*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aero Comoros >Comores Air Service
Comments : COMOROS AIR SERVICE was renamed from AERO COMOROS
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Comores (Societe Nationale des Transports Aeriens)  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1975 - 1995
Airline Code : OR : AOR
Genealogy : >Air Comores
Comments : Air Comores was formed in the 1950 by Yves Lebret in Moroni, in the Comoros archipelago. In 1963 Air Comores SARL became Air Comores SA , owned equally by Air France and the Comorian government. Nationalized in 1974 by President Ahmed Abdallah , the company then became Air Comores-National Air Transport Corporation on 01Mar1975. In addition to the islands of the archipelago, it served the departure of Moroni from Dar es Salaam
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Comores International   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2006
Airline Code : GG : HAH
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Comores International was founded in 2004
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Corail  added: 2017 + last update: 01Jan2018

Status : Unsure if still planned

Dates :

(2017)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Corail was formed by former management of Air Bourbon and Air Comores International. Expected to start in Nov2017
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Moheli International   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2011)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

ASC (Air Service Comores)(Comores Air Service)  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996* - 2016*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aero Comoros >Comores Air Service
Comments : ASC (Air Service Comores) was formed in 1996. COMOROS AIR SERVICE was renamed from AERO COMOROS
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Comores Aviation   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1997 - 2007
Airline Code : O5 : KMZ
Genealogy : Comores Aviation >Comores Aviation International
Comments : Comores Aviation International was formed as Comores Aviation in 1996 (Regional scheduled flights from Moroni International Prince Said)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Comores Aviation International   

Status : Active

Dates :

2007 - date
Airline Code : O5 : KMZ
Genealogy : Comores Aviation >Comores Aviation International
Comments : Comores Aviation International was formed as Comores Aviation in 1996
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Comoros Islands Airways  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2009 - 2010
Airline Code : -- : CIN
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Comoros Islands Airways started operations on 06Oct2009 (serving the islands via Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport on Grande Comore, Ouani Airport on Anjouan and Mohéli Bandar Es Eslam Airport)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Continental Wings (Comores Airlines)  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001 - 2002
Airline Code : -- : CWK
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Continental Wings was founded in 2001. Started as a scheduled international cargo carrier that was a joint German-African venture. Suspended operations when the French DGAC discovered aircraft problems. Banjul based carrier.
Aircraft : Nil at this time

flyComoros   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Gafo Air  last update: 08Nov2017

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Gafo Air (Moroni Int'l) was a planned Comorian startup carrier owned by New Zealand energy firm, GAFO Energy NZ. Gafo planned to service Johannesburg O.R. Tambo, Khartoum, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta and Dar-es-Salaam using a B737-300
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Global Air Operations   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002* - 2004
Airline Code : -- : GAG
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Grand Comoros   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2006 - 2007
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Indian Ocean Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2001* - 2001*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Int'Air Îles  last update: 10Jan2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Inter Îles Air >Int'Air Îles
Comments : Inter Îles Air was rebranded as Int'Air Îles on 13Mar2015. Suspended operations Jul2015 but restarted 14Jul2015. Services suspended on Aug2017 but restarted in same month (the airline serves all three islands of the Comoros, the French territory of Mayotte, Tanzania, and Madagascar)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Inter Îles Air  last update: 10Jan2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2007* - 2015
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Inter Îles Air >Int'Air Îles
Comments : No further information at this time [Inter Îles Air was rebranded as Int'Air Îles on 13Mar2015. Suspended operations Jul2015 but restarted 14Jul2015. Services suspended on Aug2017 but restarted in same month (the airline serves all three islands of the Comoros, the French territory of Mayotte, Tanzania, and Madagascar)]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Kamaria Air  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997* - 1999
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Kamaria Air was founded in 1997
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Massiwa Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Menon Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Ocean Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Ola   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Oriole Express   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997* - 1999
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Palace Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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