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Egypt is a country in north-eastern Africa and south-western Asia. It is bordered on the north by the Mediterranean Sea, on the east by Israel and the Red Sea, on the south by Sudan, and on the west by Libya. The country has a maximum length from north to south of about 1085 km (about 675 mi) and a maximum width, near the southern border, of about 1255 km (about 780 mi). It has a total area of 997,739 sq km (385,229 sq mi). Cairo is the capital and largest city
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23 December 2015Planned carrier Emy Airlines selects Airbus for fleet [added]
16 October 2015Tristar Air suspends operations in Oct2015 due to the crash of its sole aircraft, an A.300BF [update]
20 July 2015FlyEgypt' first commercial flight heading to Jeddah to uplift a group of VIPs was on 12 February 2015 [update]
AirlineOperating DatesStatusComments
Air Alexandrie

1980 - 1981

Inactive

 

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Air Arabia Egypt

2010 - date

Active

Air Arabia Egypt commenced operations on 02Jun2010

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Air Cairo

1997 - 2003

Renamed

Cairo Aviation was established in 1997 as Air Cairo by Dr Ibrahim Kamel’s Kato Group & operations started on 30Jun1997

^ Genealogy - Air Cairo >Cairo Aviation
Air Cargo Egypt

**** - ****

Inactive

 

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Air Go Airlines

2013 - date

Active

Air Go Airlines operations started 05Dec2013 with Cairo Int'l to Beiru

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Air Italy Egypt

2009 - 2009

Inactive

Euro Mediterranean Airlines was established in 2006 and started operations in Apr2007. Renamed to Air Italy Egypt in Sep2009

^ Genealogy - Euro Mediterranean Airlines >Air Italy Egypt
Air Leisure

2014 - date

Active

 

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Air Memphis

1996 - date

Active

Air Memphis operations started on 15Mar1996

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Air Sinai

1982* - date

Active

Air Sinai was founded in 1982

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Al Farana Airline

**** - ****

Status?

 

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Alexandria Airlines

2007 - date

Active

 

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ALIM Airlines

1993 - 1997

Inactive

 

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AlMasria Universal Airlines

2009 - date

Active

AlMasria Universal Airlines operations started on 30Jun2009

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AMC Airlines (Aircraft Maintenance Company)

1992 - date

Active

AMC Airlines operations started on 30Jun1992

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Anka Aviation

(2009)

Began?

 

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Arabia (Arab International Airlines)

1979 - 1981

Inactive

 

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Aviator

2015 - date

Active

 

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Cairo Air Transport

(1990s)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy - Cairo Charter & Cargo Air Transport
Cairo Aviation

2003 - date

Active

Cairo Aviation was established in 1997 as Air Cairo by Dr Ibrahim Kamel’s Kato Group & operations started on 30Jun1997

^ Genealogy - Air Cairo >Cairo Aviation
Cairo Charter & Cargo Air Transport

1992 - 1992*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Cairo Charter & Cargo Air Transport
Egypt Air Charter

1978* - 1979*

Status?

 

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Egypt Leisure Airlines

(2013)

Began?

 

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EgyptAir

1971 - date

Active

Egyptair, established as Misr Airlines 07Jun1932, started operations on 15Jul1933. To Misrair in 1946 & then UAA in Mar1958 & to Egyptair on 10Oct1971

^ Genealogy - Misr Airlines >Misrair >UAA >EgyptAir
EgyptAir Cargo

2003* - date

Active

 

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EgyptAir Express

2007 - date

Active

Egyptair Express started operations on 01Jun2007

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Egyptian-Kuwait Air Services Company

1991 - 1992

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Shorouk Airlines
Emy Airlines

2016 >

Planned

Planned carrier Emy Airlines selects Airbus for fleet

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Euro Mediterranean Airlines (Euromediterranean)

2007 - 2009

Renamed

Euro Mediterranean Airlines was established in 2006 and started operations in Apr2007. Renamed to Air Italy Egypt in Sep2009

^ Genealogy - Euro Mediterranean Airlines >Air Italy Egypt
FastLink

(2006)

Began?

 

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Flash Airlines

2002 - 2004

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Flash Airlines
FlyEgypt (T1 Airlines)

2015 - date

Active

FlyEgypt's first commercial flight heading to Jeddah to uplift a group of VIPs was on 12Feb2015

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Heliopolis Airlines

1996* - 2002

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Flash Airlines
IACC (International Air Cargo Corporation)

1977 - 1979*

Status?

 

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Jupiter Airways

**** - ****

Status?

 

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Koral Blue

2007 - 2011

Inactive

Koral Blue was formed by Tunisia's Karthago Airlines in Jan2006 to operate passenger chater services from Red Sea resorts. Started operations on 27Mar2007

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Lotus Air

1998 - 2011

Inactive

 

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Luxor Air (Luxorair)

1999* - 2008*

Inactive

 

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Mediterranean Airlines

1991 - 1999

Inactive

 

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Midwest Airlines

1999 - 2013

Inactive

Midwest Airlines operations started on 15Jun1999

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Misr Airlines

1933 - 1949

Renamed

Egyptair, established as Misr Airlines 07Jun1932, started operations on 15Jul1933. To Misrair in 1946 & then UAA in Mar1958 & to Egyptair on 10Oct1971

^ Genealogy - Misr Airlines >Misrair >UAA >EgyptAir
Misr Overseas Airways

1989* - 1989

Inactive

Misr Overseas Airways ceased operations in 1989

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Misrair

1946 - 1960

Renamed

Egyptair, established as Misr Airlines 07Jun1932, started operations on 15Jul1933. To Misrair in 1946 & then UAA in Mar1958 & to Egyptair on 10Oct1971

^ Genealogy - Misr Airlines >Misrair >UAA >EgyptAir
Misrair

1978* - 1979*

Status?

 

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National Aviation

1986 - 2002

Inactive

 

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National Overseas Airlines

1997* - 1997*

Inactive

 

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Nefertiti Aviation

1979* - 1980*

Status?

 

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Nerfertiti Airlines

Pre 1982

Status?

 

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Nesma Airlines

2010 - date

Active

Nesma Airlines first commercial flight was on 18Jul2010 from Hurghada

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Nile Air

2010 - date

Active

Nile Air was formed in 2007 & started operations in Aug2010

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Nile Delta Air Service

1977 - 1993

Inactive

Nile Delta Air Service was formed in 1976

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Nile Valley Aviation (NIVA)

1978* - 1979*

Status?

 

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Orca Air (OrcaAir)

1996 - 2002

Inactive

 

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PACS (Pyramid Airlines Charter Services)

1978* - 1979*

Status?

PACS was formed as Petroleum Aviation Charter Service Company in 1977

^ Genealogy - Petroleum Aviation Charter Service Company >PACS
Pan Egyptian International of Cairo

1978* - 1979*

Inactive

 

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Perfect Air Tours

(1974*)

Began?

 

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Petroleum Air Services (PAS)

1982 - date

Active

 

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Petroleum Aviation Charter Service Corp.

1977* - 1977*

Renamed

PACS was formed as Petroleum Aviation Charter Service Company in 1977

^ Genealogy - Petroleum Aviation Charter Service Company >PACS
Pharaoh Airlines

1998* - 2003*

Status?

 

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PTA

(****)

Unconfirmed

 

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Pyramid Airlines

1977* - 2007

Inactive

Pyramid Airlines was formed in 1977

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Raslan Air Service (Razlan Air)

1996* - 1999*

Inactive

 

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SAIDE (Services Int. d'Egypte)(Arabian American Airways)

1947* - 1952

Renamed

SAIDE was formed in 1947 & taken over by Misrair

^ Genealogy - SAIDE >> Misrair >UAA >Egyptair
Scorpio Aviation

1999* - 2002

Inactive

 

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Shorouk Airlines

1992 - 2003

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Shorouk Airlines
Smart Aviation Company

2007 - date

Active

 

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Smartair

2010* - date

Active

 

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Sun Air

2006 - 2007

Inactive

 

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Trans Africa Airways

(1970*)

Unconfirmed

 

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Transmed Airlines

1989 - 1996*

Inactive

 

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Tristar Air

1998 - 2015

Inactive

Tristar Air suspended operations in Oct2015 due to the crash of its sole aircraft, an A.300BF

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Tropican Air Services

**** - ****

Status?

 

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Tut Air

(2007)

Began?

 

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United Alim Airlines (Alim Airlines)

1993 - 1997

Inactive

 

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United Arab Airlines

1960 - 1971

Renamed

Egyptair, established as Misr Airlines 07Jun1932, started operations on 15Jul1933. To Misrair in 1946 & then UAA in Mar1958 & to Egyptair on 10Oct1971

^ Genealogy - Misr Airlines >Misrair >UAA >EgyptAir
ZAS Airlines (Zarkani Aviation Services)

1982 - 1995

Inactive

ZAS Airline was founded by the two brothers Sherif and Emir Zarkani as a freight airline & started ops on 23Nov1982

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