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United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven independent states located in the south-eastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by the Persian Gulf to the north, Saudi Arabia to the south and west, and Oman and the Gulf of Oman to the east. It became independent as the UAE in 1971. Its seven member states are Abu Dhabi (Ab Zaby), 'Ajmn, Dubayy, Al Fujayrah, Ra's al Khaymah, Ash Shriqah, and Umm al Qaywayn. The city of Abu Dhabi, located in the emirate of the same name, is the federal capital and the largest city

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July 26, 2017

Rotana Jet was founded in 2010. Temporarily suspended operations in early Jun2017 but restarted on 17Jul2017 [status change]

July 18, 2017

Rotana Jet temporarily suspended operations in Jul2017 [status change]

March 24, 2017 

Honesty Air Cargo is new airline that part of a larger shipping group. It is located at Ras al Khaimah International (RKT)  [added]

Airlines

Abu Dhabi Air   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1976* - 1976*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Abu Dhabi Air >Emirates Air Services
Comments : Abu Dhabi Air was renamed to Emirates Air Services

Abu Dhabi Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

1976 - date
Airline Code : -- : AXU
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Abu Dhabi Aviation was established & began as a helicopter operator on 15Mar1976, fixed wing services started in 1991

ADCO Airlines (Air Mannia)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Aerocomplex   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989 - 1991*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Aerogulf   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1976* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aerogulf was founded in 1876

Aerovista Gulf Express   

Status : Active

Dates :

1999 - date
Airline Code : -- : VGF
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aerovista Gulf Express was founded in 1999

Afghan Jet International   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : HN : AJI
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Afghan Jet International was founded in 2013 & commenced operations on 12Apr2014 and served domestic destinations from its base at Hamid Karzai International Airport

African Airlines   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Aftrans Aero   

Status : Active

Dates :

2015* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Dubai based cargo carrier

Air Arabia (Al Arabiya Airline)   

Status : Active

Dates :

2003 - date
Airline Code : G9 : ABY
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Arabia was founded on 03Feb2003 & commenced operations on 28Oct2003. The national carrier of Sharjah offering low cost services

Air Falcon   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Air Gulf Falcon   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999 - 2003*
Airline Code : QL : GLN
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Gulf Falcon was founded in 1999

Air Intergulf   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1975 - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Intergulf was founded in 1975

Air-Van   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003* - 2005
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air-Van was formed in 2003

Al Hajjar Air   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2012 - 2012
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Al Hajjar Air >Eastern Express
Comments : No further information at this time

Al Hamra Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

(2005)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Al Hamra Airlines >RAK Airways
Comments : RAK Airways was formed as Al Hamra Airlines but was renamed before opertions started. RAK Airways operations started on 29Nov2007. Suspended all services & relaunched as a low-cost carrier on 10Oct2010. Ceased on 01Jan2014

Al Jaber Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011* - date
Airline Code : -- : JBA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Al Rais Cargo   

Status : Active

Dates :

2004 - date
Airline Code : -- : HJT
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Al Rais Cargo has been chartering aircraft since 1993 but then formed it's own airline

Al Sayegh Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2010 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Al Sayegh Airlines was founded in 2008

Arabjet   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2009*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Ave.com   

Status : Active

Dates :

2005 - date
Airline Code : 2E : PHW
Genealogy : Ave.com
Comments : Ave.com was formed as Phoenix Aviation in 1996

Blue Sky Aviation Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2014* - 2015
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Bravo Cargo Services   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

British Gulf International Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001 - 2007
Airline Code : -- : BGI
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : British Gulf International Airlines has ceased operations

Cargo Plus Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2001 - 2008*
Airline Code : 8L : CGP
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

CFS Air Cargo   

Status : Active

Dates :

2015* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : CFS Air Cargo utilise two DC.8-73F freighters on cargo operations [added]

Click Airways   

Status : Active

Dates :

2004 - date
Airline Code : 4C : CGK
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Connect Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Damal Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 2005
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim   

Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Dolphin Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2002 - date
Airline Code : ZD : FDN
Genealogy : Santa Cruz Imperial (Liberia) >Flying Dolphin Airlines >Dolphin Air
Comments : No further information at this time

East/West Cargo*   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Eastern Express (Al Hajjar Aviation)   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2012)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Eastern Express
Comments : No further information at this time

Eastern Skyjets   

Status : Active

Dates :

2004 - date
Airline Code : EA : ESJ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Elite Jets   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Emarat Link Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2001 - 2002*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Emirates Air Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1979* - 1996*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Abu Dhabia Air >Emirates Air Services
Comments : No further information at this time

Emirates Air Transport   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1976* - 1976*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Emirates Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

1985 - date
Airline Code : EK : UAE
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Emirates Airlines was established on 25Mar1985 by the Dubai government & first flight, EK600 departed Dubai International for Karachi on 25Oct1985. International and regional passenger and cargo airline.

Emirates International Air Cargo   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Emirates SkyCargo   

Status : Active

Dates :

1985 - date
Airline Code : EK : UAE
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Empost Air (Emirates Postal Service)   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Etihad Airways   

Status : Active

Dates :

2003 - date
Airline Code : EY : ETD
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Etihad Airways was founded in Jul2003 by Abu Dhabi Royal (Amiri) Decree & started operations on 05Nov2003 with a ceremonial flight to Al Ain. Commercial services started on 12Nov2003

Etihad Crystal Cargo   

Status : Active

Dates :

2004 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Experts Air Cargo   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2005 - 2006
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Experts Air Cargo >Maximus Air Cargo >Maximus Air
Comments : Maximus Air was established as Experts Air Cargo by the UAE Ministry of Defence in 2005 & rebranded to Maximus Air Cargo on 06Sep2006 & then Maximus Air in 2011

Falcon Express Cargo Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995* - 2012
Airline Code : FC : FCX
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Falcon Express Cargo Airlines was formed in 1995 & operations were suspended 15Oct2012

FIATS   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

fly RAK   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2012)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

FlyDubai   

Status : Active

Dates :

2009 - date
Airline Code : FZ : FDB
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : FlyDubai received its air operator’s certificate on 25May2009 & scheduled flights commenced on 01Jun2009

FlyDubai Cargo   

Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Budget carrier flydubai launched a cargo division on 01Jan2012.

Flying Dolphin Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2002* - 2002
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Santa Cruz Imperial (Liberia) >Flying Dolphin Airlines >Dolphin Air
Comments : No further information at this time

Fujairah Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000 - 2001*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Gaylan Air Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1980 - 1981
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

GCS Cargo (Global Charter Services)   

Status : Active

Dates :

2012* - date
Airline Code : -- : FZE
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

GI Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2017 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : GI Aviation was awarded its AOC in Dec2016 & will offer privete/business charters from Abu Dhabi Bateen (AZI). Formally commenced operations in Jan2017

Global Aircargo   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Global Jet  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2009 - date
Airline Code : 7G : GBG
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Operates passenger charter services out of Dubai

Gulf Aviation Technology & Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2000* - 2002*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Gulf Regional   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2000)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Hamarein Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1977 - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Heavylift International   

Status : Active

Dates :

2005 - date
Airline Code : -- : HVL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Honesty Air Cargo  added: 2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Honesty Air Cargo is new airline that part od a larger shipping group. It is located at Ras al Khaimah International (RKT)

Intal Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1999 - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Jet-Ops   

Status : Active

Dates :

2007 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Jet-Ops was founded in 2005 by Stuart Wheeler

JetSet Cargo   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2005* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Johnsons Air Service   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Jupiter Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2004 - date
Airline Code : -- : IJA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Kang Pacific Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2008
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Kang Pacific Airlines was based at Fujairah Airport. Operations started & ended on 06Jun2008

Liwa Air (Babeel Aviation)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2006 - 2008*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Maximus Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
Airline Code : -- : MXU
Genealogy : Experts Air Cargo >Maximus Air Cargo >Maximus Air
Comments : Maximus Air was established as Experts Air Cargo by the UAE Ministry of Defence in 2005 & rebranded to Maximus Air Cargo on 06Sep2006 & then Maximus Air in 2011

Maximus Air Cargo   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2006 - 2011
Airline Code : -- : MXU
Genealogy : Experts Air Cargo >Maximus Air Cargo >Maximus Air
Comments : Maximus Air was established as Experts Air Cargo by the UAE Ministry of Defence in 2005 & rebranded to Maximus Air Cargo on 06Sep2006 & then Maximus Air in 2011

Midex Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2015
Airline Code : MG : MIX
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Midex Airlines was founded in 2007 & ceased operations in Jun2015

MMA Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2012)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Nada al-Sharq International   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2001)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Nada al-Sharq International was founded in Nov2000 & intended to operate a single B727 aircraft to Baghdad but had to postpone because of UN sanctions

N-Air International   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Nova Gulf (ETA Air Services)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000* - 2003*
Airline Code : -- : FZE
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Orbit Aviation   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2006)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Oriental Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992 - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Palm Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2008 - date
Airline Code : -- : JSP
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Phoenix Aviation   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1996 - 2005
Airline Code : P3 : PHG
Genealogy : Phoenix Aviation >Ave.com
Comments : Ave.com was formed as Phoenix Aviation in 1996

Pluto Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2005)
Airline Code : 8D : PPL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Prestige Jet   

Status : Active

Dates :

2008* - date
Airline Code : -- : PJR
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

RAK Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2007 - 2014
Airline Code : RT : RKM
Genealogy : Al Hamra Airlines >RAK Airways
Comments : RAK Airways was formed as Al Hamra Airlines but was renamed before opertions started. RAK Airways operations started on 29Nov2007. Suspended all services & relaunched as a low-cost carrier on 10Oct2010. Ceased on 01Jan2014

RAK Link Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2008
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Rotana Jet  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2011* - date
Airline Code : RG : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Rotana Jet was founded in 2010. Temporarily suspended operations in early Jun2017 but restarted om 17Jul2017

Royal Jet   

Status : Active

Dates :

2003 - date
Airline Code : -- : ROJ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Royal Jet was established in Abu Dhabi in 2003 & started operations on 04May2003

Seawings   

Status : Active

Dates :

2007 - date
Airline Code : -- : OPS
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Silver Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2009
Airline Code : -- : SVJ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

SKA (SkyLink Arabia)   

Status : Active

Dates :

2003* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Smart Jet Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2004)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Star African Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002* - 2009*
Airline Code : xx : ---
Genealogy : Star Airlines >Star African Air
Comments : Star African Air was formerly known as Star Airlines

Star Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1998 - 2002*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Star Airlines >Star African Air
Comments : Star African Air was formerly known as Star Airlines

Starjet   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2005* - 2008*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Starlight Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Sunlight Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Trans Gulf   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Transgulf Express   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2003)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Unique Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : 6U : UQA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
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