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South Africa is the southernmost country in Africa, bordered on the north by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Swaziland; on the east and south by the Indian Ocean; and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. Lesotho forms an enclave in the north-eastern part of the country. Pretoria is the capital city.

 

   

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Airline Operating Dates IATA : ICAO Tree Status Update Reason

 1Time

2004 - 2012 T6 : RNX   Inactive  

 A.V. Air (Anglo Vaal Air Services)

1946* - 1946   >Africair Renamed  

 AAC (African Air Carriers)

1983* - 1984     Inactive  

 AAC (Avia Air Charter)

**** - ****     Status?  

 ACE Express

**** - ****     Status?  

 ACORN Air

1990* - 1990*     Inactive  

 Aerial Stunts

**** - ****     Status?  

 Aero Air Charter

1995* - 2001     Inactive  

 Aero Klub du Katanga

**** - ****     Status?  

 Aeroflot Africa Airways

**** - ****     Status?  

 Aerolift

2002 - 2009     Inactive  

 Aerolift Airways

2010* - 2010*     Status?  

 Aeronexus Corporate

2002^ - date     Active  

 Aeronova

(****)     Unconfirmed  

 Aerospace Express

1996* - 2004*     Status?  

 Africa Cargo Air

1996* - 2001     Inactive  

 Africa Charter Airlines

1997* - 2000     Inactive  

 Africa Charter Airlines

2009* - date     Active  

 Africa Skyways

**** - ****     Status?  

 Africa-Air Charter

2010* - date     Active  

 Africair

1946 - 1977   Africair Inactive  

 African Air Transport

**** - ****     Status?  

 African Airlines Express

1999 - 2000     Inactive  

 African Cargo Airlines

1997* - 1999*     Inactive  

 African Flying Service

**** - ****     Status?  

 African International Airways

1985 - 2008 -- : AIN   Inactive  

 African Star

2000 - 2004* 4M : ASG   Status?  

 Africargo Airlines

1998* - 1998*   Africargo Airlines Status?  

 Afro Cargo (Afro Air)

**** - ****     Inactive  

 Air 2000

2003* - 2003*     Status?  

 Air Cape

1962* - 1988 KP : --- >Safair Renamed  

 Air Cape

1990s     Status?  

 Air Charter Services

(****)     Unconfirmed  

 Air Flights

**** - ****     Status?  

 Air Freights & Transports

**** - ****     Status?  

 Air Gulf

(2000)     Began?  

 Air Lowveld

1971* - 1978 LE : --- >Magnum Airlines Renamed  

 Air Midlands

**** - ****     Status?  

 Air Prospector

**** - ****     Status?  

 Air South Africa

1998* - 1998*     Inactive  

 Air Supply

**** - ****     Status?  

 Air Trans Africa

**** - ****     Status?  

 Aircraft Operating Company of Africa (AOC Surveys)

1949* - 1951*     Status?  

 Aircraft Survey Company of Africa

**** - ****     Status?  

 Airlink

2006 - date 4Z : LNK Airlink Active  

 Airlink Airlines

1992 - 1995*   Airlink Airline Status?  

 AirQuarius Air Charter

2001 - 2007 -- : AQU >Branson Air Renamed  

 AirQuarius Aviation

1999 - 2001 -- : SSN >Branson Air Renamed  

 AirSea Airlines

**** - ****     Status?  

 Airtime Airlines

(2009)     Began?  

 AirWorld

1996* - 2005 -- : SPZ   Inactive  

 Albatross Aviation

**** - ****     Status?  

 Alliance

**** - ****     Status?  

 Alpha Airways

1947* - 1947*     Status?  

 AnCom Jet

**** - ****     Status?  

 Anglo Vaal Air Transport

1999* - 1999*     Inactive  

 Animal Air

1985* - 1985*     Status?  

 Ariel Air Services

**** - ****     Status?  

 Armi Global Business Airways

2011* - 2011*     Status?  

 Associated Motors

**** - ****     Status?  

 ATAIR Executive Jet Charters

**** - ****     Status?  

 Atlantic Air

1996* - 1996   >Atlantic Air Renamed  

 Avex Air Charter

**** - ****     Status?  

 Avia Air Charter

1992* - 1995*     Status?  

 Avia Airlines

1995 - 1996 GW : ---   Inactive  

 Aviation Corporation of Africa

**** - ****     Status?  

 Aviation Hire and Traders

(****)     Unconfirmed  

 Aviation Limited

**** - ****     Status?  

 Avimi Air

(****)     Unconfirmed  

 Avna (Aviation Natal)

1970* - 1975   >Avna Rennies Airlines Renamed  

 Avna Airlines

1976* - 1978 WU : --- >Magnum Airlines Renamed  

 Avna Airways

1968 - 1968*   >Avna Rennies Airlines Renamed  

 Avna Rennies Airlines

1975 - 1975*   Avna Rennies Airlines Status?  

 Awesome Aviation

2009* - 2009*     Status?  

 Bass Aviation

1995* - 1995*     Status?  

 Batair Cargo

2010* - date     Active  

 Bazaruto Air Charter

**** - ****     Status?  

 Bell Aviation

1949* - 1949*     Status?  

 Bionic Aviation

2007 - date     Active  

 Blu Crane Air

2013 - date     Active  

 Bop Air (BopAir)

1979 - 1994 BV : --- >Sun Air Renamed  

 Border Air

1966* - 1967   >Airlink Renamed  

 Border Airways

**** - **** BZ : BDA   Status?  

 Branson Air

2007 - 2012 -- : AQU Branson Air Inactive  

 Business Express

**** - ****     Status?  

 Cape Aero Services

2005 - 2005     Inactive  

 Cape Atlantic Air

1995* - 1996 -- : CAO   Inactive  

 Capital Air

**** - ****     Status?  

 Caprivi Airways

1978 - 1979*     Status?  

 Care Airlines

1992* - 1995   >Nationwide Airlines Renamed  

 Carpenter's Charter

1995* - 2000*     Status?  

 CemAir

2009* - date     Active  

 Central Air Cargo

2003* - 2003*     Status?  

 CFA Air Charters

2009* - 2009*     Status?  

 Charlan Air Charter

2000 - 2006 S8 : CAH   Inactive  

 Chartair

1996* - 1998*     Status?  

 CHC Air

2002* - 2008*     Status?  

 Cheiftain Airlines

**** - ****     Status?  

 Ciskei International Airways

1988* - 1989*     Inactive  

 Citi Air

1966* - 1967   >Airlink Renamed  

 Civair

1989^ - date 2I : CIW   Active  

 Civair Helicopters

1989^ - date     Active  

 Collondale Air Service

**** - ****     Status?  

 Comair (Commercial Airways)

1967 - date MN : CAW Comair Active  

 Comair Charters (Natal)

2004* - 2004*   >Federal Air Renamed  

 Command Airways

**** - ****     Status?  

 Commercial Air Services

1946^ - 1967   >Comair Renamed  

 Commercial Link Trade*

(****)     Unconfirmed  

 Compion Aviation

2002* - 2006*     Status?  

 Consolidated Airways

**** - ****     Status?  

 Corporate Flight Services

2009* - 2009*     Status?  

 Court Air

1993* - 2001* -- : CUT >Unknown Renamed  

 Court Helicopters

1993* - 1994   CHC Helicopter Renamed  

 Debon-Air

1992* - 2002     Inactive  

 DHL Aviation (SouthAfrica)

2004* - date -- : DHV   Active  

 Diamond Safari

**** - ****     Status?  

 Durban Flying Service

**** - ****     Status?  

 DV Air Freight Service

(1997)     Began?  

 Eagle Airways

**** - ****     Status?  

 East Coast Airways

1978* - 2006*     Status?  

 East Rand Taxi Services

**** - ****     Status?  

 Eastern Air

1995 - 1997 KV : TAK Eastern Air Inactive  

 Eastern Free State Services

**** - ****     Status?  

 Eastern Transair

**** - ****     Status?  

 Egoli Air

2004 - 2009*   Egoli Air Status?  

 ELB Flying Services

**** - ****     Status?  

 Emric Air Services

1969^ - 1979 MC : --- >Magnum Airlines Renamed  

 Exclusive Air

1986* - 1994*     Inactive  

 Execujet South Africa

2003* - 2004 -- : EXD   Inactive  

 Executive Aerospace

1984 - 2008 -- : EAS   Inactive  

 Express Air Cargo

1994* - 1997     Inactive  

 Express Air Services

1997* - 1999 -- : FLN   Inactive  

 Eyethu Air Cargo

1997* - 1999     Status?  

 Fair Aviation

2004^ - 2009*     Status?  

 Far North Aviation

**** - ****     Status?  

 Federal Air

2009* - date -- : FDR Federal Air Active  

 Flair Afrique

2003 - 2004     Inactive  

 FliteStar

1991 - 1994     Inactive  

 Fly Go-Air

2012 - 2012     Inactive  

 flyafrica.com

2014 >     Planned  

 FlySafair

2014 > FA : SFR   Planned status changed from Began?

 Forest Airlines

**** - ****     Status?  

 Foster Webb Air Charter

**** - ****     Status?  

 Freedom Air

2005* - date     Active  

 Fresh Air

(2000)     Began?  

 Gama Air*

1998* - 1998*     Status?  

 Gauteng Air Cargo

1996* - 1998 -- : EGO   Inactive  

 George Air

**** - ****     Status?  

 Ghaap Air

2012* - date     Active  

 Giyani Airways

1976* - 1979*   >Atlantic Air Renamed  

 Glenair

**** - ****     Status?  

 Global Air Cargo

(2011)     Began?  

 Global Aviation Operations (Global Airways)

2001^ - date QB : GBB   Active  

 Grand Central Airways

**** - ****     Status?  

 Griekwalug

**** - ****     Status?  

 Grinair

1971* - 1976*     Status?  

 Guardian Air Freight

1996 - 1996     Inactive  

 Haller Aviation

1946* - 1947   >Southern Aviation Renamed  

 Heli Jet Aviation

1998* - 1998*     Status?  

 Highveld Airways

**** - ****     Status?  

 Hydro Air Cargo

2000 - 2003 -- : HYC   Inactive  

 Ibu Air

1999* - 2001*     Status?  

 Impala Air Cargo

1992 - 1995 PH : IPL   Inactive  

 Imperial Air Cargo

2006 - date     Active  

 Intensive Air

1993* - 2002 IM : XRA   Inactive  

 Interair (Inter Air)

1994 - date D6 : ILN   Active  

 Interdoc Aerospace

1998* - 1999*     Status?  

 Interlink Airlines

1998 - 2010 ID : ITK   Inactive  

 International Air

**** - ****     Status?  

 Interstate Air Services

**** - ****     Status?  

 Island Express

2004 - 2006*     Status?  

 Karroo Flying Services

**** - ****     Status?  

 Khuphuka Kings Airways

2014 >     Planned  

 Kiersley Airways

(****)     Unconfirmed  

 Kindoc Airways (Kindoc Air)

1999* - 1999*     Status?  

 King Air Services

1960^ - 2009*     Status?  

 Klerksdorp Flying Services

**** - ****     Status?  

 Klerskdorp Air Charters

**** - ****     Status?  

 Kulula.Com

2001 - date MN : CAW   Active  

 Kuruman Air Services

**** - ****     Status?  

 Ladysmith Air Charters

**** - ****     Status?  

 LAMS (South Africa) ( London Aero and Motor Servis)

1940s     Status?  

 Letaba Airways

1974 - 1979* LK : --- Atlantic Air Renamed  

 Letsatsi Air Cargo

(2007)     Began?  

 Link Airways

1966* - 1967   >Airlink Renamed  

 Link Airways

1991* - 1991   >Airlink Airline Renamed  

 Lionair

1995 - 1995     Inactive  

 Loex Air Cargo

**** - ****     Status?  

 Lowveld Aviation Services

1966* - 1967   >Airlink Renamed  

 Luft Afrique

1997 - 2000 -- : LUT >Luft Cargo Renamed  

 Luft Cargo

2000 - 2002 -- : LUT Luft Cargo Inactive  

 Luftmeister Air

1999* - 1999*     Status?  

 Madiba Air

1999* - 1999*     Status?  

 Mafeking Aviation Services

1976* - 1978   >Magnum Airlines Renamed  

 Magnum Airlines

1966* - 1967   >Airlink Renamed  

 Magnum Airlines

1978 - 1988* LE : --- Magnum Airlines Status?  

 Maiden Air (MaidenAir)

(2003)     Began?  

 Majuba Aviation

2006* - 2012*     Status?  

 Malherbe and Kiesewetter

**** - ****     Status?  

 Mallel Airline Services

1995 - 1995     Inactive  

 Mango

2006 - date JE : MNO   Active  

 Margate Air Services

1978* - 1979* OJ : ---   Status?  

 Martinair

**** - ****     Status?  

 Matatiele Airways

**** - ****     Status?  

 MCC Aviation

2006* - 2008*     Status?  

 Merafe Aviation

2005* - 2006*     Status?  

 Mercury Aviation Services (Mercury Airlines)

1946* - 1948   >Sky Taxis Renamed  

 Mercy Airways

**** - ****     Status?  

 Meridian

(****)     Unconfirmed  

 Metavia

1985 - 2001* OW : ---   Status?  

 Midlands Aviation

**** - ****     Status?  

 Midlands Aviation

1967* - 1995   >Airlink Renamed  

 Midway Air Services

**** - ****     Status?  

 Million Air Aviation (MillionAir Aviation)

1986 - 1994   >Egoli Air Renamed  

 Million Air Charter (MillionAir Charter)

1994 - 2004   >Egoli Air Renamed  

 Mistral Aviation

**** - ****     Status?  

 Mmabatho Air Service

1979* - 1979   >Sun Air Renamed  

 NAC (National Airways Corporation)

1963 - date YJ : NTN NAC Active  

 NAC Charter

1999 - date   NAC Charter Active  

 Namakwaland Lugdiens (Edms)

1961 - 1979* NJ : --- >NAC Status?  

 Namaqualand Air Services

**** - ****     Status?  

 NATAL (National Airlines)

1946* - 1979* NF : ---   Status?  

 Natal Aviation

1936* - 1937*     Status?  

 Natal Aviation Company

**** - ****     Status?  

 National Air Cargo

2005* - 2008*     Status?  

 National Air Charters

1958 - 1963   >NAC Renamed  

 Nationwide Air Charter

1991 - 1995   >Nationwide Airlines Renamed  

 Nationwide Airlines

1995 - 1997   >Nationwide Airlines Renamed  

 Nationwide Airlines

1999 - 2008 CE : NTW Nationwide Airlines Inactive  

 Naturelink Charter

1997 - 2011 -- : NRK >NAC Renamed  

 Nelair Charters & Travel

2004* - 2009*     Inactive  

 NN Charters

**** - ****     Status?  

 Noord Weste Lugdiens

1963 - 1965     Inactive  

 Nord-Sud Airways

1996* - 1996*     Inactive  

 Nordwes Lugdiens

**** - ****     Status?  

 Norse Air Charter

1992 - date -- : NRX   Active  

 North Atlantic Airways

1998* - 1999     Inactive  

 Northern Cape Flying Services

**** - ****     Status?  

 Northern Free State Air Services

**** - ****     Status?  

 O.F.S. Air Services

**** - ****     Status?  

 On Safari Airlines

(2000)     Began?  

 Oribi Air

1975* - 1975   >Avna Rennies Airlines Renamed  

 Oriole Express

1980* - 1996*     Status?  

 Orsmond Aviation (Ormsmond Aviation)

1999* - 2005*     Status?  

 Owenair

**** - **** OW : ---   Status?  

 P J Aero Services

2005* - 2005*     Inactive  

 Pacair

1972* - 1972*     Status?  

 Pan African Air Charter

1946 - 1953     Inactive  

 Pannar

1999* - 1999*     Status?  

 Parry Leon and Hayhoe

**** - ****     Status?  

 Pat's Flying Service

**** - ****     Status?  

 Pegase Aviation

2008* - 2011*     Status? added

 Pelican Air Services

2004* - 2009* 7V : PDF >Federal Air Renamed  

 Pesloed Flights

**** - ****     Status?  

 Petersburg Aviation

1997 - 1997     Inactive  

 Phakalane Airways

2014 - date     Active  

 Phalaborwa Air Services

Early 1970s   >Comair Renamed  

 Phoebus Apollo Aviation

2002* - date PE : PHB   Active  

 Phoenix Airways

1995 - 1995*   >Atlantic Air Renamed  

 Planes R'Us

2000* - 2001     Inactive  

 Pretoria Air Services

1997* - 2000     Inactive  

 Pretoria Flight Services

**** - ****     Status?  

 Professional Aviation Charter (Services)

2003* - 2004*     Inactive  

 Progress Air Charter

2003* - 2009*     Status?  

 Protea Airways

1946* - 1946*     Status?  

 Qwila Air

2002^ - 2009   Solenta Renamed  

 Ranch Aero

**** - ****     Status?  

 Rapid Air

**** - ****     Status?  

 Redair

(2008)     Began?  

 Regional Airlines

**** - ****     Status?  

 Rennies Air (Rennies Express Air Service)

1975* - 1975   >Avna Rennies Airlines Renamed  

 Rodair

**** - ****     Status?  

 Romoco Cargo

1994* - 1997     Inactive  

 Rondalia

**** - ****     Status?  

 Rossair Executive Air Charter (City Hopper)

1956^ - 2006* -- : RSS   Inactive  

 Ross-Thompson Aircraft Company

**** - ****     Status?  

 Rovos Air

2002* - 2012* -- : VOS   Status?  

 Ryan Blake Air

2003* - 2006*     Status?  

 SA Express

2009 - date YB : EXY SA Express Active  

 SA Non-Scheduled Airlines

(2000)     Began?  

 SAA (South African Airways)

1934 - date SA : SAA SAA Active  

 SAA Cargo

2000 - date SA : SAA   Active  

 Sabena Nationwide Air

1997 - 1999   >Nationwide Airlines Renamed  

 Sabian Air

2006* - 2009*     Status?  

 Safair (Safair Lines)

1988 - date FA : SFR Safair Active  

 Safair Freighters

1969* - 1988 CG : SFR >Safair Renamed  

 Saicam Air

1997 - 1997     Inactive  

 Sandriver Safari

**** - ****     Status?  

 Santaco Airlines (SANTACO Express)

(2013)     Began?  

 Sefofane Air Charters

2006* - 2008*     Status?  

 Senqu Air Services

**** - ****     Status?  

 Sentra Lugdiens

**** - ****     Status?  

 Sharwoods Flying Services

1946* - 1947   Southern Aviation Status?  

 Sky One Air

2007* - 2008     Inactive  

 Sky Taxis

1948* - 1948*   Sky Taxis Status?  

 Skybird

**** - ****     Inactive  

 SkyHaul (Sky Haul)

2004 - date -- : HAU   Active  

 SkyWise

(2013) SW : SWZ   Began?  

 Solenta Aviation

2000 - date -- : SET Solenta Active  

 South African Aerial Transport

**** - ****     Status?  

 South African Airlink (SA Airlink)

1995 - 2006 4Z : LNK >Airlink Renamed  

 South African Express

1994 - 2009 YB : EXY >SA Express Renamed  

 South Coast Aviation

**** - ****     Status?  

 South West Africa Air Transport

Late 1940s     Renamed  

 Southeast

**** - ****     Status?  

 Southern Aviation

1947 - 1977*   >Southern Aviation Renamed  

 Speed Services Couriers (Speed Air Charter )

1999* - 1999*     Status?  

 Spencer's Air Services

**** - ****     Status?  

 Springbok Classic Air

2001* - 2004 -- : SPB   Inactive  

 Springbok Flying Safaris

2001* - 2001*     Status?  

 Star Air Cargo

1996 - date     Active  

 Stars Away Aviation

2005 - date -- : STX   Active  

 Starwelt Airlines

1996* - 2000     Inactive  

 Steyn's Air Services

**** - ****     Status?  

 Streamline Air Charter

1998* - 1998*     Status?  

 Streamline Aviation

1999* - 1999   >NAC Charter Renamed  

 Studio 88 Aviation

2001^ - date     Active  

 Suidair

1946^ - 1950     Inactive  

 Sun Air (Southwestern Air Service)

1994 - 1999 BV : SSN Sun Air Inactive  

 Sun Air (SunAir)

2002 - 2004     Inactive  

 Swaziland Airlink

1999 - date SA : SZL   Active  

 T.F.C. Orient Air Services

**** - ****     Status?  

 TAC Air Services

1998 - 2000   >Trans Air Cargo Service Inactive  

 TAC Air Services

2002* - 2003*     Status?  

 Techno Aviation

1966* - 1966*     Status?  

 Theron Airways

**** - ****     Status?  

 Thohoyandau Airlines

**** - ****     Status?  

 Tramon Air

1998 - 2006 -- : TMX   Inactive  

 Transair Cargo

**** - ****     Status?  

 Transavia

**** - ****     Status?  

 Transkei Airways

1976 - 1995 KV : TAC >Eastern Air Renamed  

 Transoceanic Airways

**** - ****   >Africargo Airlines Renamed  

 Transvaal Air Charters

Early 1960s   >NAC Renamed  

 Travel Air

**** - ****     Status?  

 Trek Airways (Trek Lugdiens)

1953 - 1994 JW : TKE   Inactive  

 Tropair

1965* - 1970     Status?  

 Tropair

1983* - 1984*     Status?  

 Tropic Airways

1953* - 1953*     Inactive  

 Tugela Air Services

1975* - 1975*     Status?  

 Union Airways

1929* - 1934   >SAA Renamed  

 United Air

1972 - 1980* UE : --- >Wonderair Renamed  

 United Air Services

1961* - 1962   >NAC Renamed  

 United Air Services

1972 - 1980* UE : --- >Wonderair Renamed  

 United Airways

1951* - 1951*     Status?  

 Universal Air Transport

1948 - 1948   >Westair Transport Renamed  

 Universal Airways

1950* - 1951*     Status?  

 Valan International Cargo

2004* - 2007     Inactive  

 Valiantair

**** - ****     Status?  

 Valitrade

1997* - 1997*   >Luft Cargo Renamed  

 Velvet Sky

2011 - 2012 VZ : ---   Inactive  

 Venda Airways

**** - ****     Status?  

 VSA Aviation

1999* - 2006*     Inactive  

 Vulkan Air

1997 - 2008*     Status?  

 W. Rosenstein

**** - ****     Status?  

 Walker Flying Services

**** - ****     Status?  

 Wenela Air Services

1952* - 1953*     Status?  

 Westair Transport

1948 - 1950   Westair Transport Inactive  

 Western Aviation

**** - ****     Status?  

 Western Cape Ferries

2007 - 2012*     Status?  

 Westrac Cargo

**** - ****     Status?  

 Wild Coast Air

**** - ****     Status?  

 Wing Airways

**** - ****   >NAC Status?  

 Wonderair

1980* - 1989*   Wonderair Status?  

 Wonderbloom Aviation

**** - ****     Status?  

 XPS Services

1996* - 1999*     Inactive  

 Zenith Air

2006* - 2008* -- : AZR   Status?  

 Zoutpansberg Flying Service

**** - ****     Status?  

 Zulu Air

(2006*)     Began?  

 Zululand Air Charters

1960s     Inactive  

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