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Pakistan is a republic in southern Asia, bordered on the north and northwest by Afghanistan, on the northeast by Jammu and KashmÓr, on the east and southeast by India, on the south by the Arabian Sea, and on the west by Iran. The status of Jammu and KashmÓr is a matter of dispute between India and Pakistan. The area of Pakistan is 796,095 sq km (307,374 sq mi), not including the section of Jammu and KashmÓr under its control. The capital of Pakistan is Isl‚m‚b‚d; the largest city of the country is Kar‚chi

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

February 12, 2017

Unity Air International was incorporated on 03Dec2009 [added]

February 12, 2017

Pakistan Aviators & Aviation is based at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore [added]

January 31, 2017

Serene Air started operations with B.738 aircraft on 29Jan2017 [status change]

Airlines

Aero Asia International   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 2007
Comments : Aero Asia International was founded in 1993. Started operations on 06May1993 & ceased on 17May2007 after failing to meet safety standards
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Airline Code : E4 : RSO
Agricultural Aviation   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1973 - 1975
Comments : Agricultural Aviation was founded in 1972
Genealogy : Agricultural Aviation >ASSL
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AHS Air International   
Status : Active

Dates :

2016* - date
Comments : AHS Air International is an Active cargo carrier based at Quaid-e-Azam Jinnah International. Karachi
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Air Indus   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2013 - 2015
Comments : Air Indus was founded in 2010 & started domestic operations on 28Jul2013. Suspended operations on 01Jul2015 but has stated intent to restart
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : I6 : MPK
Air Mashriq   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2004*)
Comments :  
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Air Sial   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2016)
Comments : Air Sial is a start-up launched by the business Community of Sialkot. Intended to start in late 2016
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AirBlue  updated
Status : Active

Dates :

2004 - date
Comments : AirBlue was founded in 2003 & started operations on 18Jun2004. International services started on 14Aug2005 with a flight to Dubai (Scheduled domestic services linking Pakistan's major cities. Backed by a group of US based IT entrpreneurs)
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : ED : ABQ
Askari Aviation   
Status : Active

Dates :

1995* - date
Comments : Askari Aviation was established in 1995, to maintain, operate and market aircraft and helicopters
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : 4K : AAS
ASSL (Aircraft Sales & Service)   
Status : Active

Dates :

1975 - date
Comments : ASSL was formed as Agricultural Aviation in 1972
Genealogy : Agricultural Aviation >ASSL
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Baaz Air   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments :  
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Bhoja Air   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 2012
Comments : Bhoja Air was founded in 1993 & commenced operations on 07Nov1993 with a dry leased B.737-200. Bhoja Airline started its international operations on 24Jan1998 with a flight between Karachi and Dubai. Eventually operations ceased on 29May2012. Regional carrier operating internationally and to all major cities in Pakistan
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : BHO
Crescent Air Transport   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1952* - 1954
Comments :  
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Crescent Air Transport   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005* - 2008*
Comments :  
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Airline Code : KJ : ---
Focus Air   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2007*)
Comments :  
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Galaxy Aviation   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2016)
Comments : Galaxy Aviation was established in 2006 offering various aviation services. Now moving into passenger operations
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Global Spirit Airlines   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2006*)
Comments :  
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Hajvairy Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 1993
Comments :  
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HAU Aviation Services   
Status : Active

Dates :

2010* - date
Comments :  
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Himalaya Airways   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2016)
Comments : Himalaya Airways is an Islamabad based start-up based passenger charter carrier
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IAMC Airline   
Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Comments : IAMC Airline commenced operations in 2016
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Iconair   
Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Comments : Iconair was established in Karachi on 21Jun2011. A second office is maintained in Jeddah. Received its AOC on 02Aug2012 & started operations on 19Jun2014
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Jet Asia International   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2015)
Comments : Jet Asia International was due to start operations on 23Dec2015
Genealogy :  
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JS Air Charter (Jahangir Siddiqui Air)  updated
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2007 - 2010
Comments : JS Air Charter (Jahangir Siddiqui Air) was charter company owned by the Jahangir Siddiqui Group that operates in diversified fields. JS Air was based in Karachi, Sindh. It operated a small fleet of propeller driven Beech aircraft with a maximum capacity of about 20 passengers. In Nov2010 a JS Air Beech 1900 flying from Karachi to Dadu crashed shortly after takeoff after which JS AIR was officially shut down
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : JSJ
Liberty Air   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Comments :  
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Lucky Air   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2014)
Comments : Lucky Air (Karachi Int'l) is a purported new Pakistani startup backed by local cement consortium, Lucky Cement Ltd, a division of the Yunus Brothers Group
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Orient Airways (Orient Air)   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1947 - 1955
Comments : Orient Airways, formed on 23Oct1946, commenced operations on 06Jun1947 & ceased operations on 11Mar1955 to merge with the Govn'ts' proposed airline [PIA was formed through PIAC Ordinance 1955 as the Government of Pakistan decided to form a state-owned airline on 10Jan1955. PIA merged with Orient Airways in 1955. Was the first Asian airline to operate jet aircraft with a leased B.707 and was the first commercial airline to fly into China. International passenger and cargo airline that is the flag carrier of Pakistan]
Genealogy : Orient Airways >>PIA
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Pak-Air (Pak Air)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1948 - 1949
Comments : Pak-Air is established with a DC.3 in Sep1948
Genealogy :  
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Pakistan Airways   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2016)
Comments : Pakistan Airways has been set up by the Goevernment & intendsto operate as a 'premium service' carrier
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Pakistan Airways (AST Pakistan Airways)  updated
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2006
Comments : Pakistan Airways was a short-lived cargo airline based at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. The airline was operational from 2005 to 2006, using a single Ilyushin IL-76 cargo aircraft for flights between Pakistan and Dubai
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : PKA
Pakistan Aviators & Aviation  added
Status : Active

Dates :

2016* - date
Comments : Pakistan Aviators & Aviation is based at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore. The airline also offer services including ground handling, charter, refurbishing, aerial work and maintenance of various business jets
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Pakistan Mercantile Corporation   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1948* - 1948*
Comments :  
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Panjinad Aviation   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2000*)
Comments :  
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Pearl Air   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2006*)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : PRL
PIA (Pakistan International Airlines)   
Status : Active

Dates :

1955 - date
Comments : PIA was formed through PIAC Ordinance 1955 as the Government of Pakistan decided to form a state-owned airline on 10Jan1955. PIA merged with Orient Airways in 1955. Was the first Asian airline to operate jet aircraft with a leased B.707 and was the first commercial airline to fly into China. International passenger and cargo airline that is the flag carrier of Pakistan
Genealogy : Orient Airways >>PIA
Airline Code : PK : PIA
PIA Cargo   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1993* - 1993*
Comments : No further information at this time
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Pioneer Air Cargo   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003* - 2004*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : PER
Pioneer Cargo Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003* - 2004*
Comments :  
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Princely Jets   
Status : Active

Dates :

2015* - date
Comments : Princely Jets is Pakistan's first private charter jet operator, based at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, Pakistan. It is owned by the Akbar Group
Genealogy :  
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Raj Airlines   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Comments :  
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Raji Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992* - 1992*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : RAJ
Rayyan Air  updated
Status : Active

Dates :

2009 - date
Comments : Rayyan Air was founded in Jan2009. Hold Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority air operator certificate alongside charter licence for passenger, cargo and charter operations
Genealogy :  
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Royal Airlines Cargo   
Status : Active

Dates :

1999 - date
Comments : Royal Airlines is a charter and cargo airline based at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, Sindh. It was founded on 06Nov1998 and started operations in 1999
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : RO : RPK
Safe Air   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999 - 2000
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : SFP
Safe Air  updated
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000* - 2000*
Comments : Safe Air: Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) cancelled of Regular Public Transport (Airline) licence that had been issued on 25Jun1999
Genealogy :  
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Samir Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001 - 2001
Comments :  
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Schoen Air (Schön Air)   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1998* - 1998*
Comments : No further information at this time
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Serene Air   
Status : Active

Dates :

2017 - date
Comments : Serene Air has been granted an AOC by the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Started operations with B.738 aircraft on 29Jan2017
Genealogy :  
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Shaheen Air   
Status : Active

Dates :

2004 - date
Comments : Shaheen Air was founded in Dec1993 and started operations on 25Oct1994 as Shaheen Air International. Renamed in 2004
Genealogy : Shaheen Air International >Shaheen Air
Airline Code : NL : SAI
Shaheen Air Cargo   
Status : Active

Dates :

2004* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : SEE
Shaheen Air International   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1993 - 2004
Comments : Shaheen Air was founded in Dec1993 and started operations on 25Oct1994 as Shaheen Air International. Renamed in 2004
Genealogy : Shaheen Air International >Shaheen Air
Airline Code : NL : SAI
Star Air Aviation   
Status : Active

Dates :

2000* - date
Comments : Star Air Aviation (SAA) was formed from several aviation veterans in Jul2000 in Karachi.
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : 6S : URJ
Unity Air International  added
Status : Active

Dates :

2009* - date
Comments : Unity Air International was incorporated on 03Dec2009
Genealogy :  
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Vision Air International   
Status : Active

Dates :

2008 - date
Comments : Vision Air International was founded in May2006. The company received an Air Operator Certificate on 20Nov2008 & started operations on 02Dec2008 with a flight from Dubai for Irbil. Passenger and cargo charter airline based at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, Sindh
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : VIS
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