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Benin is a republic in western Africa, on the Gulf of Guinea. It extends inland about 670 km (about 415 mi) from its 121-km (75-mi) long gulf coast. Benin is bordered on the north by Burkina Faso and Niger, on the east by Nigeria, and on the west by Togo. Formerly part of French West Africa, it gained independence in 1960 as Dahomey and it was named Benin in 1975. It has an area of 112,622 sq km (43,484 sq mi). Porto-Novo is the capital and Cotonou is the largest city.

Latest updates

 

August 2, 2016

Trans Air Benin ceased operations [update]

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

Aero Benin   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004* - 2012
Airline Code : EM : AEB
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Africa Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004* - 2010
Airline Code : VJ : AFF
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Africa Airways was formed in 2004 & operated scheduled regional passenger & cargo services out of Contonou

Afric'Air Charter   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2004
Airline Code : 7A : AFF
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

African Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2010)
Airline Code : VJ : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Afrique Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2006
Airline Code : X5 : FBN
Genealogy : Air Togo >Afriques Airlines
Comments : Afrique Airlines was formed as Air Togo in 2002

Afro Unity Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1969* - 1971*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Benin   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1983* - 1983*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Alafia Jet   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Benin Air Express   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1990s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Benin Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Benin Golf Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2012*
Airline Code : A8 : BGL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Benin Golf Air was based in Cotonou. It was established and started operations in 2002 and operated regional flights in West Africa

Benin Inter Regional   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1986 - 1991*
Airline Code : -- : STB
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Benin Littoral Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

COTAIR (Côte Atlantique Inter Régional)  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2008* - date
Airline Code : -- : COB
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : COTAIR (Côte Atlantique Inter Régional) is an airline based in Cotonou, It was established in 2008 and operated scheduled domestic flights in Benin. Its main base is Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport (COO)

Nord-Sud Benin   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990* - 1995
Airline Code : -- : NSB
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Nord-Sud Benin was formed in 1990 offering charter services out of Cadjehoun International Airport

Royal Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008* - 2012
Airline Code : -- : RYL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Royal Air was formed in 2008. A charter airline based in Cotonou, Its main base was Cadjehoun Airport. As of Jul2012, it is no longer in business

TAB (Transports Aeriens du Benin)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978* - 1981*
Airline Code : -- : TSB
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Trans Air Benin  last update: 16Nov2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000 - 2016*
Airline Code : N4 : TNB
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Trans Air Benin is a scheduled passenger airline based in Cotonou. It was established in 2000 and started operations in Nov2000. Ceased operations (It operates regional services in West Africa with aircraft leased from other operators as required)

West African Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2004
Airline Code : WZ : WSF
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : West African Airlines was a scheduled passenger and cargo airline based in CotonouIt was established in 2003 and started operations on 29Jun2003

Westair Benin   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2012 - 2015
Airline Code : WH : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Westair Benin was established in Jun2012 through the reorganisation ofWestair Cargo. Operated its inaugural passenger flight, from Cotonou to Niamey, on 19Dec2012. The airline ceased operations in 2015 but was said to be restarting operations as of mid-2016. Do not think it has started yet

Zircon Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2008* - 2009*
Airline Code : Z4 : BZW
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Zircon Airways Benin   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001* - 2002
Airline Code : Z4 : BZW
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Zircon Airways Benin was founded in 2001
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