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Angola, formerly known as Portuguese West Africa, is an independent state in south-western Africa. Angola is bordered on the north and east by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC, formerly Zaire), on the east by Zambia, on the south by Namibia, and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. A small exclave, Cabinda, is located some 30 km (about 20 mi) to the north and is bounded on the north by the Republic of the Congo, on the east and south by the DRC, and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. Angola has a coastline of about 1600 km (about 1000 mi) and a total area of 1,246,700 sq km (481,350 sq mi). The capital and largest city is Luanda

Latest updates

 

22 Oct 2017

Unsure of the status of Air Guicango as it lost its only aircraft (EMB-120) performing a charter flight from Dundo to Luanda on 12Oct2017 [added]

2 Sep 2017

ch-aviation reporting that Air26 denies rumours its AOC will be revoked [news]

18 Dec 2016

Bestfly secured its Angolan AOC in Dec2015 & started operations in 2016 [status change]

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

ACA (Ancargo Air)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Aero Mercado   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Aero Tropical   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1996* - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : TPB
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Aero Voar (Voar Airlines)  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994 - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Luanda based carrier that ceased operations in 1998

Aeronautica (Gira Globo Aeronáutica)   

Status : Active

Dates :

2001 - date
Airline Code : -- : GCL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aeronautica was formed in 2001

Air 26  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2006 - date
Airline Code : -- : DCD
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air 26 was founded in 2006 & started operation in Sep2006. Domestic scheduled and charter passenger and cargo services. Air 26 Linhas Aereas operates from Luanda Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport providing a domestic schedule and charter service

Air Angol   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Cassai   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Gemini   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999 - 2010
Airline Code : -- : GLL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Gemini was a argo service airline formed in 1999. Introduced passenger services in 2002

Air Gicango   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Guicango  added: 22Oct2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2014* - 2017*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Unsure of the status of Air Guicango as it lost its only aircraft (EMB-120) performing a charter flight from Dundo to Luanda on 12Oct2017

Air Nacoia (Nova Aururu Commercial, Industrial & Agricola)  Last update: 15Nov2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 2002
Airline Code : -- : ANL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Nacoia was founded in 1993 (Regional and domestic passenger and cargo airline throughout Angola and surrounding countries in West and Southern Africa. Based in Luanda)

Air Nave   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Nocota (Exploracao de Aeronaves)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1992* - 1993*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Nocota (Exploracao de Aeronaves) formed in 1992

Air Pesada (ASA Pesada)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999 - 2000
Airline Code : -- : API
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Pescara   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Tropical   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996 - 1999
Airline Code : -- : TPB
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Airjet (AeroJet)   

Status : Active

Dates :

2003 - date
Airline Code : -- : MBC
Genealogy : Airjet Exploracao de Carga >Airjet
Comments : Airjet was formed as Airjet Exploracao de Carga

Airjet Exploracao de Carga   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2003* - 2003*
Airline Code : -- MBC
Genealogy : Airjet Exploracao de Carga >Airjet
Comments : Airjet was formed as Airjet Exploracao de Carga

ALADA Empresa de Transportes Aereos   

Status : Active

Dates :

1995 - date
Airline Code : -- : RAD
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : ALADA Empresa de Transportes Aereos was formed in 1995

Ango Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1994* - 1995*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Ango Aviation was formed in 1994

Ango-Informa   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Angola Air Charter   

Status : Active

Dates :

1991 - date
Airline Code : -- : AGO
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Angola Air Charter was formed by TAAG in 1987 & operations started on 30Jun1987

Angola Air Services   

Status : Active

Dates :

2001* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Angola Air Services was formed in 2001 & is a Luanda based charter carrier

Bestfly   

Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Bestfly secured Angolan AOC in Dec2015 & started operations in 2016

Capricorn Flights   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1994 - 1995
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Capricorn Flights >Ibis Air
Comments : No further information at this time

Companhia de Taxis Aereos (Angola Aero Taxis)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1965* - 1965*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : operated air taxi and freight services in Angola

CTA (Consortio Technico de Aeronautica)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1978 - 1979
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

DAR (Direcção de Aeronaútica)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1980* - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : DAR (Direcção de Aeronaútica) >Sonangol >SonAir
Comments : SonAir was founded Oct1980 as DAR, the air transportation arm of state oil company, Sonangol. Reformed as a commercial carrier under the SonAir brand on 16Feb1998. Passenger and cargo services out of Luanda 4 de Fevereiro International

Diamang   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1982* - 1986*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Diexim Expresso   

Status : Active

Dates :

2003 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Diexim Expresso was formed in 2003 with Scheduled services within Angola amd Namibia

Ecomex Air Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996 - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ECX
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Endiama (Empresa Nacional de Diamantes de Angola)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1998* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

ETRAM Air Wing   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ETM
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Fly540 Angola   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2010 - 2014
Airline Code : 5H : FFV
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Fly540 Angola launched charter services in Dec2010, commencing scheduled services as an ICAO registered airline on 31Jan2011. Ceased operations on 29Apr2014 because of Fastjet restructure

Gamek Odebrecht   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Golfo International Air Services*   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Guicango   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Heliang   

Status : Active

Dates :

2003* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Heliang was formed in 2003

HM Airways (Heli Malongo)   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Ibis Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 1999
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Capricorn Flights >Ibis Air
Comments : No further information at this time

Intertransit   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2003* - 2005*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Linhas Aereas de Benguela   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1998* - 2005*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Mavewa Táxi Aéreo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994* - 2010
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

National Commuter Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

PHA   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Phoenix Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Planar (Air Transworld)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002* - 2006
Airline Code : -- : PLN
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Rui & Conceição   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

SAL (Sociedada de Aviacao Ligeira)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1992* - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : SAL was formed in 1992

Savanair   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994* - 2002
Airline Code : -- : SVN
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

SEAA (Servios Aereos Executivos de Angola)   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

ServisAir   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2009 - 2010
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

SJL Aeronáutica   

Status : Active

Dates :

2013* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Operates chartered freight and passenger flights throughout Angola

SonAir   

Status : Active

Dates :

1998 - date
Airline Code : -- : SOR
Genealogy : DAR (Direcção de Aeronaútica) >Sonangol >SonAir
Comments : SonAir was founded Oct1980 as DAR, the air transportation arm of state oil company, Sonangol. Reformed as a commercial carrier under the SonAir brand on 16Feb1998. Passenger and cargo services out of Luanda 4 de Fevereiro International

Southern Air Group   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995* - 1996*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Southern Air Group was founded in 1995

TAAG (Angola Airlines) (Linhase Aereas de Angola)   

Status : Active

Dates :

1973 - date
Airline Code : DT : DTA
Genealogy : DTA (Divisao de Transportes Aereos de Angola) >TAAG
Comments : TAAG formed in 1939 & started operations as DTA on 17Jul1940 & was redesignated TAAG-Angola Airlines following independence on 01Oct1973

Transaera   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998 - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Transafrik International  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1984 - 1993
Airline Code : PQ : TFK
Genealogy : Transafrik International >Transafrik Uganda
Comments : [Transafrik was formed in Nov1984 & operations started on 15Dec1984 in São Tomé by Shannon's IAS Group, later T.W.L. Ltd., initially as a support operation for Roan Selection Trust International's diamond mine at Cuango River (not reachable by road due to landmines). Moved mid-2000's to Entebbe (maintenance) and Fujairah (administration), becoming Transafric Uganda in 2010]

Transair Welwitchia   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 2000
Airline Code : -- : TWW
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Transportes Aereos de Angola   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978* - 1978*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Tropicana   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Uralex   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

VH Air (Von Haaf Air)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995* - 1996
Airline Code : -- : VHA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : VH Air was formed in 1992

Voar Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994* - 1998
Airline Code : -- : VRL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Westair Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2002* - 2003*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Yuno   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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