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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.

     
Airline Operating Dates IATA : ICAO Tree Status Update Reason
 Air Alexandrie

1980 - 1981

 

 

Inactive

 

>> Caravelle III in 1980
 Air Arabia Egypt

2010 - date

E5 : RBG

 

Active

 

>>  
 Air Cairo

1997 - 2003

-- : MSC

>Cairo Aviation

Renamed

 

>> Cairo Avaition operated charter flights mainly to Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Its main base is Cairo International Airport / Established in 1997 as Air Cairo by Dr Ibrahim Kamel’s Kato Group / Tu-204-120 operator
 Air Cargo Egypt

**** - ****

 

 

Inactive

 

>>  
 Air Go Airlines

2013 - date

 

 

Active

 

>> 20Oct13: airline added / 14Dec13: operations started Dec 5
 Air Italy Egypt

2009 - 2009

-- : EUD

Air Italy Egypt

Inactive

 

>> Egyptian subsiduary of Air Italy offering international charter services. AIR ITALY EGYPT was formed in 2006 as EURO MEDITERRANEAN AIRLINES o bring the brand in line with the Italian parent company. The airline was established in 2006 as a joint-venture between Air Italy (75%) and an Egyptian tour operator (25%). and started operations in April 2007 as 'Euro Mediterranean Airlines' using a single Boeing 757-200 aircraft.[2] In September 2009, the aircraft was sold and the airline was renamed Air Italy Egypt, with a plan to transfer Air Italy's sole Boeing B737-800 to the airline, however this never materialised. The airline stopped operated in late 2009.
 Air Memphis

1996 - date

M1 : MHS

 

Active

 

>> Heliopolis based freight and passenger charter carrier
 Air Sinai

1982^ - date

4D : ASD

 

Active

 

>> Formed to take over scheduled services of Nerfertiti Airlines flying between Egypt and Israel. Ceased airline operations and provided wet-lease services / The airline was established in 1982 to fly scheduled services / Services started using a Boeing 737-200 leased from EgyptAir and new routes from Egypt's tourist destinations followed. By the mid 1980s a Fokker F27 Friendship was also in use on these services. Air Sinai ceased airline operations in its own right in 2002 and operates as a 'paper airline' for its parent company, EgyptAir
 Al Farana Airline

**** - ****

-- : PHR

 

Status?

 

>>  
 Alexandria Airlines

2007 - date

XH : KHH

 

Active

 

>> Scheduled and charter services out of Alexandria El Nouzha Airport
 ALIM Airlines

1993 - 1997

-- : LEM

 

Inactive

 

>>  
 AlMasria Universal Airlines

2009 - date

UJ : LMU

 

Active

 

>> International passenger charter service / opperates scheduled services from Egypt to the Middle East. The carrier became the first private Egyptian airline to operates scheduled flights, joining government-owned EgyptAir / 'AlMasria' is derived from the Arabic word for 'Egyptian'
 AMC Airlines (Aircraft Maintenance Company)

1992 - date

9V : AMV

 

Active

 

>> Charter tours from European destinations to the holiday locations of Aswan, Luxor etc.
 Anka Aviation

(2009)

 

 

Began?

 

>>  
 Arabia (Arab International Airlines)

1979 - 1981

 

 

Inactive

 

>>  
 Aviator

2014 >

 

 

Planned

 

>> 08Jan14: added / will initially launch with cargo charter flights to Europe, Africa/Middle East, Asia and North America
 Cairo Air Transport

(1990s)

 

Cairo Charter & Cargo Air Transport

Began?

 

>> Name used prior to Cairo Charter & Cargo Air Transport started
 Cairo Aviation

2003 - date

MC : MSC

Cairo Aviation

Active

 

>> Cairo Avaition operated charter flights mainly to Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Its main base is Cairo International Airport / Established in 1997 as Air Cairo by Dr Ibrahim Kamel’s Kato Group / Tu-204-120 operator
 Cairo Charter & Cargo Air Transport

1992 - 1992*

 

Cairo Charter & Cargo Air Transport

Inactive

 

>>  
 Egypt Air Charter

1978* - 1979*

 

 

Status?

 

>>  
 Egypt Leisure Airlines

(2013)

 

 

Began?

 

>> Egypt Leisure Airlines (Cairo International (CAI)) is the likely name of a new charter carrier planning to launch operations later this year with ex-EgyptAir (MS, Cairo International (CAI)) B737-500s. The carrier is backed Egypt's Lakah Group, a holding company controlling several healthcare and manufacturing businesses in Egypt.
 EgyptAir

1971 - date

MS : MSR

Egyptair

Active

 

>> EGYPTAIR was founded in 1932 as MISR AIRWORK and then changed to MISR AIRWAYS in 1936* and to MISRAIR in 1949 after the Egyptian Government took over the airline.Misr Air linked with Syrian Airways to form United Arab Airlines but then pulled out soon after. Renamed to current name in 1971. International and regional passenger airline and Egypt's flag carrier
 EgyptAir Cargo

2003* - date

 

 

Active

 

>> Cargo arm of EgyptAir
 EgyptAir Express

2007 - date

MS : MSE

 

Active

 

>> Regional jet division of EgyptAir. EgyptAir Express to be merged back into mainline
 Egyptian-Kuwait Air Services Company

1991 - 1992

 

>Shorouk Airlines

Renamed

 

>> 07Dec13: airline confirmed / renamed to Sharouk Airlines prior to start up
 Euro Mediterranean Airlines (Euromediterranean)

2007 - 2009

-- : EUM

>Air Italy Egypt

Renamed

 

>> Egyptian subsiduary of Air Italy offering international charter services [AIR ITALY EGYPT was formed in 2006 as EURO MEDITERRANEAN AIRLINES o bring the brand in line with the Italian parent company]
 FastLink

(2006)

 

 

Began?

 

>>  
 Flash Airlines

2002 - 2004

-- : FSH

Flash Airlines

Inactive

 

>> FLASH AIRLINES was formed as HELIOPOLIS AIRLINES, a Cairo based charter airline. Ceased operating 2004.
 Heliopolis Airlines

1996* - 2002

 

>Flash Airlines

Renamed

 

>> [FLASH AIRLINES was formed as HELIOPOLIS AIRLINES, a Cairo based charter airline].
 IACC (International Air Cargo Corporation)

1977 - 1979*

CC : ---

 

Status?

 

>>  
 Jupiter Airways

**** - ****

 

 

Status?

 

>>  
 Koral Blue

2007 - 2011

K7 : KBR

 

Inactive

 

>> Formed by Tunisia's Karthago Airlines to operate passenger chater services from Red Sea resorts
 Lotus Air

1998 - 2011

T2 : TAS

 

Inactive

 

>> International charter flights to Egyptian resorts from European cities from Cairo International
 Luxor Air (Luxorair)

1999* - 2008*

-- : LXO

 

Inactive

 

>> Suspended operations in 2001 but restarted in 2002.
 Mediterranean Airlines

1991 - 1999

 

 

Inactive

 

>>  
 Midwest Airlines

1999 - 2013

MY : MWA

 

Inactive

 

>> Cairo International based charter services and scheduled services / self-liquidated in protest at Cairo's intransigence over support for the airline's expansion plans
 Misr Airways

1936* - 1949

 

>Egyptair

Renamed

 

>> [EGYPTAIR was founded in 1932 as MISR AIRWORK and then changed to MISR AIRWAYS in 1936* and to MISRAIR in 1949 after the Egyptian Government took over the airline.Misr Air linked with Syrian Airways to form United Arab Airlines but then pulled out soon after. Renamed to current name in 1971]
 Misr Airwork

1932 - 1936*

 

>Egyptair

Renamed

 

>> [EGYPTAIR was founded in 1932 as MISR AIRWORK and then changed toMISR AIRWAYS in 1936* and to MISRAIR in 1949 after the Egyptian Government took over the airline.Misr Air linked with Syrian Airways to form United Arab Airlines but then pulled out soon after. Renamed to current name in 1971]
 Misr Overseas Airways

1989* - 1989*

 

 

Inactive

 

>>  
 Misrair

1949 - 1957

 

>Egyptair

Renamed

 

>> International and local scheduled services.Formed as Misr Airwork (also known as Misr Airlines) and began flying in 1933. Changed its name to Misrair in 1949. United Arab Airlines was created in December 1958, following the union between Egypt and Syria (United Arab Republic). Misrair gradually adopted this name and Syrian Airways was merged into the airline but left in the autumn of 1961, when the union broke up. However, United Arab Airlines retained its name until becoming Egypt Air in 1971.
 Misrair

1978* - 1979*

MU : ---

 

Status?

 

>>  
 National Aviation

1986 - 2002*

 

 

Status?

 

>> Private charter, passenger and cargo flights within Egypt.
 National Overseas Airlines

1997* - 1997*

 

 

Inactive

 

>> Flew B707 aircraft in 1997. Eventually ceased operating.
 Nefertiti Aviation

1979* - 1980*

 

 

Status?

 

>>  
 Nerfertiti Airlines

Pre 1982

 

 

Status?

 

>>  
 Nesma Airlines

2010 - date

-- : NMA

 

Active

 

>> Operates charter and scheduled services linking cities in Europe and Egypt with destinations in the Middle East. Transporting pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj and Umrah is expected to form a major part of the airline’s business
 Nile Air

2010 - date

NP : NIA

 

Active

 

>> International scheduled services
 Nile Delta Air Service

1977 - 1993

NE : ---

 

Inactive

 

>>  
 Nile Valley Aviation (NIVA)

1978* - 1979*

VV : ---

 

Status?

 

>>  
 Orca Air (OrcaAir)

1996 - 2002

4D : ORK

 

Inactive

 

>> Domestic passenger and cargo airline.
 PACS (Pyramid Airlines Charter Services)

1978* - 1979*

 

PACS

Status?

 

>> PACS was formed as PETROLEUM AVIATION CHARTER SERVICE COMPANY in 1977
 Pan Egyptian International of Cairo

1978* - 1979*

 

 

Inactive

 

>>  
 Perfect Air Tours

(1974*)

 

 

Began?

 

>> 12Dec13: airline added
 Petroleum Air Services (PAS)

1982 - date

-- : VPS

 

Active

 

>> Charter airline for the petroleum industry out of Cairo International
 Petroleum Aviation Charter Service Corp.

1977* - 1977*

 

>PACS

Renamed

 

>> [PACS was formed as PETROLEUM AVIATION CHARTER SERVICE COMPANY in 1977]
 Pharaoh Airlines

1998* - 2003*

 

 

Status?

 

>> Cairo based passenger charter carrier using B737-200 & -300/400 aircraft
 PTA

(****)

 

 

Unconfirmed

 

>>  
 Pyramid Airlines

1977^ - 2007

 

 

Inactive

 

>>  
 Raslan Air Service (Razlan Air)

1996* - 1999*

-- : MWR

 

Inactive

 

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

1947^ - 1952

 

>Egyptair

Renamed

 

>> Services Aeriens Internationaux d'Egypte (SAIDE) (1947-1952) Services …Taken over by Misrair
 Scorpio Aviation

1999* - 2002

 

 

Inactive

 

>> Originally established as a general aviation operation and moved onto cargo and non-scheduled passenger flights. Ceased operating.
 Shorouk Airlines

1992 - 2003

 

Shorouk Airlines

Inactive

 

>> Founded as a joint venture between Egypt Air and Kuwait Airways and provides scheduled and charter services to Europe, Middle East and Africa. Ceased operating in mid 2003 / 07Dec13: renamed from Egyptian-Kuwait Air Services Company, prior to start-up
 Smart Aviation Company

2007 - date

M4 : SME

 

Active

 

>> Corporate and business operator
 Smartair

2010* - date

 

 

Active

 

>> corporate aircraft activities throughout the Middle East, operating from Cairo International Airport. The aircraft are expected to operate scheduled and charter services to domestic destinations including Aswan and Sharm el-Sheikh, as well as other domestic and regional destinations not currently served by other airlines.
 Sun Air

2006 - 2007

 

 

Inactive

 

>> Domestic charter flights
 Trans Africa Airways

(****)

 

 

Unconfirmed

 

>>  
 Transmed Airlines

1989 - 1996*

 

 

Inactive

 

>> Regional charter, passenger airline that ceased operating.
 Tristar Air

1998 - date

-- : TSY

 

Active

 

>> International scheduled cargo carrier out of Cairo International (CAI)
 Tropican Air Services

**** - ****

-- : TCA

 

Status?

 

>>  
 Tut Air

(2007)

 

 

Began?

 

>>  
 United Alim Airlines (Alim Airlines)

1993 - 1997

-- : LEM

 

Inactive

 

>>  
 United Arab Airlines

1960* - 1971

 

>Syrian Arab Air Lines

Renamed

 

>> [EGYPTAIR was founded in 1932 as MISR AVIATION and then changed to MISRAIR in 1949. Again changed in 1960 to UNITED ARAB AIRLINES and incorporated SYRIAN AIRWAYS, and to EGYPTAIR in 1971. SYRIAN AIRWAYS renamed to SYRIANAIR and then to SYRIAN ARAB AIRLINES]
 ZAS Airlines (Zarkani Aviation Services)

1982 - 1995

-- : ZAS

 

Inactive

 

>> ZAS Airline of Egypt was founded by the two brothers Sherif and Emir Zarkani as a freight airline. Operations started on November 23, 1982 with a flight from Cairo to Amsterdam to London. In 1987 ZAS was granted a license to carry passenger charter operations. Flights to Jeddah for the Haj were begun that year and then flights to Western Europe / Operations suspended in 1995

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