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East Timor, also known as Timor-Leste (officially the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste) is a country in Southeast Asia. It comprises the eastern half of the island of Timor, the nearby islands of Atauro and Jaco, and Oecussi-Ambeno, an exclave on the northwestern side of the island, within Indonesian West Timor. The small country of 15,410 kmē (5,400 sq mi) is located about 640 km (400 mi) northwest of Darwin, Australia. East Timor was colonized by Portugal in the 16th century, and was known as Portuguese Timor until Portugal's decolonization of the country. In late 1975, East Timor declared its independence, but later that year was invaded and occupied by Indonesia and was declared Indonesia's 27th province the following year. In 1999, following the United Nations-sponsored act of self-determination, Indonesia relinquished control of the territory and East Timor became the first new sovereign state of the 21st century on May 20, 2002
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June 4, 2016

Leste Aviation launched its inaugural test flight on 27Apr2016 [added]


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Air Timor   

2008 - date Active

^ Comments : Air Timor first commenced its corporate life as charter airline under the name Austasia Airlines operating charters between Australia and Indonesia from 2001 until 2007

^ Genealogy : Austasia Airlines >Air Timor

East Timor Air   

(2005) Not started

^ Comments : East Timor Air was to be the flag carrier of a newly created country in 2002

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Leste Aviation   

2016 - date Active

^ Comments : Leste Aviation launched its inaugural test flight on 27Apr2016

^ Genealogy :  

Timor Air   

2011 - 2012 Inactive

^ Comments : Timor Air operations started on 26Jul2011. Ceased scheduled operations as from May2012 but hoped to restart

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TLA (Timor-Leste Airlines)   

(2011) Not started

^ Comments : TLA (Timor-Leste Airlines) did not start operations

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