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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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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]

Airline

Status Operating Dates
Aero Asia International   

Inactive

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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Agricultural Aviation   

Renamed

1973 - 1975

^ Comments : Agricultural Aviation was founded in 1972

^ Genealogy : Agricultural Aviation >ASSL

AHS Air International   

Active

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   

Inactive

2013 - 2015

^ Comments : Air Indus was founded in 2010 & started domestic operations on 28Jul2013. Suspended operations on 01Jul2015 but has stated intent to restart

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Air Mashriq   

Not started

(2004*)

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Air Sial   

Not started

(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

Active

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)

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Askari Aviation   

Active

1995* - date

^ Comments : Askari Aviation was established in 1995, to maintain, operate and market aircraft and helicopters

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ASSL (Aircraft Sales & Service)   

Active

1975 - date

^ Comments : ASSL was formed as Agricultural Aviation in 1972

^ Genealogy : Agricultural Aviation >ASSL

Baaz Air   

Inactive

**** - ****

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Bhoja Air   

Inactive

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

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Crescent Air Transport   

Inactive

1952* - 1954

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Crescent Air Transport   

Inactive

2005* - 2008*

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Focus Air   

Not started

(2007*)

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Galaxy Aviation   

Not started

(2016)

^ Comments : Galaxy Aviation was established in 2006 offering various aviation services. Now moving into passenger operations

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Global Spirit Airlines   

Not started

(2006*)

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Hajvairy Airlines   

Inactive

1993 - 1993

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HAU Aviation Services   

Active

2010* - date

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Himalaya Airways   

Not started

(2016)

^ Comments : Himalaya Airways is an Islamabad based start-up based passenger charter carrier

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IAMC Airline   

Active

2016 - date

^ Comments : IAMC Airline commenced operations in 2016

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Iconair   

Active

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   

Not started

(2015)

^ Comments : Jet Asia International was due to start operations on 23Dec2015

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JS Air Charter (Jahangir Siddiqui Air)  updated

Inactive

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

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Liberty Air   

Unconfirmed

(****)

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Lucky Air   

Not started

(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)   

Renamed

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

Pak-Air (Pak Air)   

Inactive

1948 - 1949

^ Comments : Pak-Air is established with a DC.3 in Sep1948

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Pakistan Airways   

Not started

(2016)

^ Comments : Pakistan Airways has been set up by the Goevernment & intendsto operate as a 'premium service' carrier

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Pakistan Airways (AST Pakistan Airways)  updated

Inactive

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

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Pakistan Aviators & Aviation  added

Active

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

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Pakistan Mercantile Corporation   

Unsure

1948* - 1948*

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Panjinad Aviation   

Not started

(2000*)

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Pearl Air   

Not started

(2006*)

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PIA (Pakistan International Airlines)   

Active

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

PIA Cargo   

Unsure

1993* - 1993*

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Pioneer Air Cargo   

Inactive

2003* - 2004*

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Pioneer Cargo Airlines   

Inactive

2003* - 2004*

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Princely Jets   

Active

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

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Raj Airlines   

Unconfirmed

(****)

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Raji Airlines   

Inactive

1992* - 1992*

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Rayyan Air  updated

Active

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

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Royal Airlines Cargo   

Active

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

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Safe Air   

Inactive

1999 - 2000

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Safe Air  updated

Inactive

2000* - 2000*

^ Comments : Safe Air: Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) cancelled of Regular Public Transport (Airline) licence that had been issued on 25Jun1999

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Samir Airlines   

Inactive

2001 - 2001

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Schoen Air (Schön Air)   

Unsure

1998* - 1998*

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Serene Air   

Active

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

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Shaheen Air   

Active

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

Shaheen Air Cargo   

Active

2004* - date

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Shaheen Air International   

Renamed

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

Star Air Aviation   

Active

2000* - date

^ Comments : Star Air Aviation (SAA) was formed from several aviation veterans in Jul2000 in Karachi.

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Unity Air International  added

Active

2009* - date

^ Comments : Unity Air International was incorporated on 03Dec2009

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Vision Air International   

Active

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

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