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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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August 30, 2016Command Airways was founded on 30Jun1977. Rebranded as Magnum Airlines Helicopters [added] on 01Sep1979 & back to Command Airways [added] again
July 29, 2016Lion Air Cargo South Africa [added] is a 'Planned' subsidiary of Lion Air Cargo, based at Schiphol Airport-Amsterdam
July 10, 20161time Charters [added] was formed by 1Time for charter flights. Ceased when parent company filed for liquidation
AirlineOperating DatesStatusComments

1Time

2004 - 2012Inactive

1Time was formed in 2003 & started operations on 25Feb2004. Ceased operations & filed for liquidation on 02Nov2012

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1Time Charters

2004* - 2012Inactive

1time Charters was formed by 1Time for charter flights. Ceased when parent company filed for liquidation

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A.V. Air (Anglo Vaal Air Services)

1946* - 1946Renamed

A.V. Air Anglo Vaal Air Services) became Africair in 1946

^ Genealogy - A.V. Air (Anglo Vaal Air Services) >Africair

AAC (African Air Carriers)

1983* - 1984Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

AAC (Avia Air Charter)

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

ACE Express

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

ACORN Air

1990* - 1990*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Aerial Stunts

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Aero Air Charter

1995* - 2001Inactive

Aero Air Charter had Eyethu Air Cargo merge in in 1999

^ Genealogy - Eyethu Air Cargo >>Aero Air Charter

Aero Klub du Katanga

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Aeroflot Africa Airways

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Aerolift

2002 - 2009Inactive

Aerolift was launched in 2002 and shut down in 2009 following two fatal accidents that had occurred in the same year

^ Genealogy -  

Aerolift Airways

2010* - 2010*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Aeronexus Corporate

2002* - dateActive

Aeronexus Corporate was formed in 2002 by Sven Petersen and Gavin Harrison

^ Genealogy -  

Aeronova

(****)Unconfirmed

 

^ Genealogy -  

Aerospace Express

1996* - 2004*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Africa Cargo Air

1996* - 2001Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Africa Charter Airlines

1997* - 2000Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Africa Charter Airlines

2009* - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Africa Skyways

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Africa-Air Charter

2010* - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Africair

1946 - 1977Inactive

A.V. Air aka Anglo Vaal Air Services became Africair in 1946

^ Genealogy - A.V. Air (Anglo Vaal Air Services) >Africair

African Air Transport

1936* - 1936*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

African Airlines Express

1999 - 2000Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

African Cargo Airlines

1997* - 1999*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

African Flying Service

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

African International Airways

1985 - 2008Inactive

African International Airways ceased operations on 30Sep2008

^ Genealogy -  

African Star

2000 - 2004*Status?

African Star was formed in 1999 as a scheduled and charter, international and regional passenger and cargo services. Based in Johannesburg.

^ Genealogy -  

Africargo Airlines

1998* - 1998*Status?

Africargo Airlines started charter operations as Transoceanic Airways

^ Genealogy - Transoceanic Airways >Africargo Airlines

Afro Cargo (Afro Air)

1986* - 1987*Inactive

Afro Cargo was founded in 1986, based in Bophuthatswana. (Caravelle operator)

^ Genealogy -  

Air 2000

2003* - 2003*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air Cape

1991 - 1992Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Safair Lines >Air Cape >>Safair

Air Cape (AirSea Airlines)

1962* - 1988Renamed

Air Cape was formed in 1962

^ Genealogy -  

Air Charter Services

(****)Unconfirmed

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air Flights

1920sStatus?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air Freights & Transports

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air Gulf

(2000)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air Lowveld

1971^ - 1978Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Air Lowveld + Avna Airlines + Mafeking Aviation Services =>Magnum Airlines

Air Midlands

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air Prospector

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air South Africa

1998* - 1998*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air Supply

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Air Trans Africa

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Airbus Helicopters Southern Africa

2014 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy - Eurocopter Southern Africa >Airbus Helicopters

Aircraft Operating Company of Africa (AOC Surveys)

1949* - 1951*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Aircraft Survey Company of Africa

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Airlink

2006 - dateActive

Airlink started operation on 10Jun1992 as Airlink Airlines

^ Genealogy - Airlink Airlines >Airlink

Airlink Airlines

1992 - 1995*Renamed

Airlink Airlines started operation on 10Jun1992

^ Genealogy - Airlink Airlines >Airlink

AirQuarius Air Charter

2001 - 2007Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Branson Air

AirQuarius Aviation

1999 - 2001Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Branson Air

Airtime Airlines

(2009)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

AirWorld

1985* - 2005Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Albatross Aviation

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Alliance

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Alpha Airways

1947* - 1947*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

AnCom Jet

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Anglo Vaal Air Transport

1999* - 1999*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Animal Air

1985* - 1985*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Ariel Air Services

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Armi Global Business Airways

2011* - 2011*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Associated Motors

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

ATAIR Executive Jet Charters

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Atlantic Air

1996* - 1996Renamed

Merger of Letaba Airways and Giyani Airways formed Phoenix Airways which was taken over by Cape Town based Atlantic Air which had cased to exist in 1996

^ Genealogy - Letaba Airways + Giyani Airways =>Phoenix Airways >>Atlantic Air

Avex Air Charter

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Avia Air Charter

1992* - 1995*Inactive

Avia Air Charter was a DC.3 operator based in Wonderboom

^ Genealogy -  

Avia Airlines

1995 - 1996Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Aviation Corporation of Africa

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Aviation Hire and Traders

(1959*)Unconfirmed

 

^ Genealogy -  

Aviation Limited

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Avimi Air

(1993*)Unconfirmed

 

^ Genealogy -  

Avna (Aviation Natal)

1970* - 1975Renamed

AVNA (Aviation Natal) was fromed as Avna Airways. Avna Rennies Airlines was formed by the merger of AVNA, Oribi Air and Rennies Air

^ Genealogy - Avna Airways >Avna (Aviation Natal) + Rennies Air + Oribi Air =>Avna Rennies Airlines

Avna Airlines

1976* - 1978Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Air Lowveld + Avna Airlines + Mafeking Aviation Services =>Magnum Airlines

Avna Airways

1968 - 1968*Renamed

AVNA (Aviation Natal) was fromed as Avna Airways. Avna Rennies Airlines was formed by the merger of AVNA, Oribi Air and Rennies Air

^ Genealogy - Avna Airways >Avna (Aviation Natal) + Rennies Air + Oribi Air =>Avna Rennies Airlines

Avna Rennies Airlines

1975 - 1975*Status?

AVNA (Aviation Natal) was fromed as Avna Airways. Avna Rennies Airlines was formed by the merger of AVNA, Oribi Air and Rennies Air

^ Genealogy - Avna Airways >Avna (Aviation Natal) + Rennies Air + Oribi Air =>Avna Rennies Airlines

Awesome Aviation

2009* - 2009*Status?

FlyAwesome is the name for the proposed merger of NAC Charter & Awesome Aviation

^ Genealogy - (NAC Charter + Awesome Aviation =>FlyAwesome)

Bass Aviation

1995* - 1995*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Batair Cargo

2010* - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Bazaruto Air Charter

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Bell Aviation

1949* - 1949*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Bionic Aviation

2007 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Bop Air (BopAir)

1979 - 1994Renamed

Sun Air was known as Mmabatho Air Service until 1979 and Bop Air until 1994. Ceased operations and into liquidation in 1999.

^ Genealogy - Mmabatho Air Service >Bop Air >Sun Air

Border Air

1966* - 1967Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Link Airways + Border Air + Lowveld Aviation Services + Citi Air + Magnum Airlines =>Midlands Aviation >SA Airlink >Airlink

Border Airways

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Branson Air

2007 - 2012Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Branson Air

Business Express

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Cape Aero Services

2005 - 2005Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Cape Atlantic Air

1995* - 1996Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Capital Air

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Caprivi Airways

1978 - 1979*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Care Airlines

1992 - 1995Renamed

Care Airlines operated air ambulance services but eventually ceased operations & was acquired by Nationwide Airlines in 1995

^ Genealogy - Care Airlines >>Nationwide Airlines

Carpenter's Charter

1995* - 2000*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

CemAir

2009* - dateActive

CemAir was founded in 2005. Acquired regional carrier FlyTwenty60 in Jan2013

^ Genealogy - FlyTwenty60 >>CemAir

Central Air Cargo

2003* - 2003*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

CFA Air Charters

2009* - 2009*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Charlan Air Charter

2000 - 2006Inactive

Charlan Air Charter started operations in Mar2000 & ceased operations on 26May2006

^ Genealogy -  

Chartair

1996* - 1998*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

CHC Air

2002* - 2008*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Cheiftain Airlines

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Ciskei International Airways

1988* - 1989*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Citi Air

1966* - 1967Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Link Airways + Border Air + Lowveld Aviation Services + Citi Air + Magnum Airlines =>Midlands Aviation >SA Airlink >Airlink

Civair

1989^ - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Civair Helicopters

1989^ - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Collondale Air Service

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Comair (Commercial Airways)

1967 - dateActive

Comair was initially formed on the 17Dec1943 & started ops on 15Jun1946 as Commercial Air Services

^ Genealogy - Commercial Air Services >Comair

Comair Charters (Natal)

1989* - 1993*Renamed

Federal Air founded in 1989 as Comair Charters (Natal)

^ Genealogy - Comair Charters (Natal) >Pelican Air Services >Federal Air

Command Airways

1977 - 1979Renamed

Command Airways was founded on 30Jun1977. Rebranded as Magnum Airlines Helicopters on 01Sep1979 & back to Command Airways again

^ Genealogy - Command Airways >Magnum Airlines Helicopters >Command Airways

Command Airways

1980* - 1981*Status?

Command Airways was founded on 30Jun1977. Rebranded as Magnum Airlines Helicopters on 01Sep1979 & back to Command Airways again

^ Genealogy - Command Airways >Magnum Airlines Helicopters >Command Airways

Commercial Air Services

1946 - 1967Renamed

Comair was initially formed on the 17Dec1943 & started ops on 15Jun1946 as Commercial Air Services

^ Genealogy - Commercial Air Services >Comair

Commercial Link Trade*

(****)Unconfirmed

 

^ Genealogy -  

Compion Aviation

2002* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Consolidated Airways

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Corporate Flight Services

2009* - 2009*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Court Helicopters

1968* - 1996Renamed

Court Helicopters was formed in 1968

^ Genealogy - Court Air >>Norwegian Helikopter Service >>CHC Helicopter

Debon-Air

1992* - 2002Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

DHL Aviation (SouthAfrica)

2004* - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Diamond Safari

1986^ - 1987*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

DTL Air Charters

2012* - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Durban Flying Service

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

DV Air Freight Service

(1997)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Eagle Airways

1960sStatus?

 

^ Genealogy -  

East Coast Airways

1977* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

East Rand Taxi Services

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Eastern Air

1995 - 1997Inactive

Transkei Airways was formed in 1976. Renamed to Eastern Air in 1995

^ Genealogy - Transkei Airways >Eastern Air

Eastern Free State Services

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Eastern Transair

**** - ****Status?

Eastern Transair was Ermelo based

^ Genealogy -  

Egoli Air

2004 - dateActive

Egoli Air was established in 1996 and started operations in Jun1996 as Million Air Aviation. Renamed to Million Air Charter, ceased ops & restarted under current name

^ Genealogy - Million Air Aviation >Million Air Charter >Egoli Air

ELB Flying Services

1976^ - 1977*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Emric Air Services

1969^ - 1979Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Emric Air Services >>Magnum Airlines

Eurocopter Southern Africa

1994^ - 2014Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Eurocopter Southern Africa >Airbus Helicopters

Exclusive Air

1986* - 1994*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Execujet South Africa

2003* - 2004Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Executive Aerospace

1984 - 2008Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Express Air Cargo

1994* - 1997Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Express Air Services

1993 - 1999Inactive

Express Air Services was founded & started operations in 1993

^ Genealogy -  

Eyethu Air Cargo

1997* - 1999Renamed

Aero Air Charter had Eyethu Air Cargo merge in in 1999

^ Genealogy - Eyethu Air Cargo >Aero Air Charter

Fair Aviation

2004^ - 2009*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Far North Aviation

1984^ - 1985*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Federal Air

1993* - dateActive

Federal Air founded in 1989 as Comair Charters (Natal)

^ Genealogy - Comair Charters (Natal) >Pelican Air Services >Federal Air

Flair Afrique

2003 - 2004Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

FliteStar

1991 - 1994Inactive

FliteStar ceased operations and was liquidated on 11Apr1994

^ Genealogy -  

Fly Blue Crane

2013 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Fly Go-Air

2012 - 2012Restarting

Fly Go-Air was was originally established in 2010 & operations started on 10Dec2012. Ceased ops in 2012 but now intends to restart

^ Genealogy -  

FlyAwesome

2016 >Planned

FlyAwesome is the name for the proposed merger of NAC Charter & Awesome Aviation

^ Genealogy - (NAC Charter + Awesome Aviation =>FlyAwesome)

FlySafair

2014 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

FlyTwenty60

2012* - 2013*Renamed

FlyTwenty60 provided flights between OR Tambo International airport and Lephalale. CemAir acquired regional carrier FlyTwenty60 in Jan2013

^ Genealogy - FlyTwenty60 >>CemAir

Forest Airlines

1993^ - 1994*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Foster Webb Air Charter

1982^ - 1983*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Freedom Air

2005* - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Fresh Air

(2000)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Gama Air*

1998* - 1998*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Gauteng Air Cargo

1996* - 1998Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

George Air

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Ghaap Air

2012* - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Giyani Airways

1976* - 1979*Renamed

Merger of Letaba Airways and Giyani Airways formed Phoenix Airways which was taken over by Cape Town based Atlantic Air which had cased to exist in 1996

^ Genealogy - Letaba Airways + Giyani Airways =>Phoenix Airways >>Atlantic Air

Glenair

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Global Air Cargo

(2011)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Global Aviation Operations (Global Airways)

2001* - dateActive

Global Aviation Operations (Global Airways) was formed in 2001

^ Genealogy -  

Grand Central Airways

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Griekwalug

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Grinair

1971* - 1976*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Guardian Air Freight

1996 - 1996Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Haller Aviation

1946* - 1947Renamed

Squadron Leader Philip "Smuggler" Smulian founded Southern Aviation at Port Elizabeth by amalgamating two rivals at the Bay - Sharwoods Flying Services & Haller Aviation

^ Genealogy - Haller Aviation + Sharwoods Flying Services =>Southern Aviation

Heli Jet Aviation

1998* - 1998*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Highveld Airways

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Hydro Air Cargo

2000 - 2003Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Ibu Air

1999* - 2001*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Impala Air Cargo

1992 - 1995Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Imperial Air Cargo

2006 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Intensive Air

1993* - 2002Inactive

Intensive Air ceased operations on 08Apr2002.

^ Genealogy -  

Inter Air Lines

1979* - 1994Renamed

Interair (Inter Air) was formed by Aeronautical Investments as Inter Air Lines at Lanseria in 1979

^ Genealogy - Inter Air Lines >Interair

Interair

1994 - dateActive

Interair (Inter Air) was formed by Aeronautical Investments as Inter Air Lines at Lanseria in 1979

^ Genealogy - Inter Air Lines >Interair

Interdoc Aerospace

1998* - 1999*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Interlink Airlines

1998 - 2010Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

International Air

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Interstate Air Services

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Island Express

2004 - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Karroo Flying Services

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Khuphuka Kings Airways

2014 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Kiersley Airways

1950 - 1951Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Kindoc Airways (Kindoc Air)

1999* - 1999*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

King Air Services

1960* - 2009*Status?

King Air Services was founded in 1960

^ Genealogy -  

King Shaka Aviation

2011 - dateActive

King Shaka Aviation is owned and operated by Vincent Christoforos and Russell Ashley-Cooper

^ Genealogy -  

Klerksdorp Flying Services

1990sStatus?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Klerskdorp Air Charters

1980sStatus?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Kulula.com

2001 - dateActive

Kulula.com was formed in Jul2001 & its inaugural flight was on 01Aug2001

^ Genealogy -  

Kuruman Air Services

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Ladysmith Air Charters

**** - ****Status?

Tugela Air Services was formed as Ladysmith Air Charters

^ Genealogy - Ladysmith Air Charters >Tugela Air Services

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

1940sStatus?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Letaba Airways

1974 - 1979*Renamed

Merger of Letaba Airways and Giyani Airways formed Phoenix Airways which was taken over by Cape Town based Atlantic Air which had cased to exist in 1996

^ Genealogy - Letaba Airways + Giyani Airways =>Phoenix Airways >>Atlantic Air

Letsatsi Air Cargo

(2007)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Link Airways

1966* - 1967Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Link Airways + Border Air + Lowveld Aviation Services + Citi Air + Magnum Airlines =>Midlands Aviation >SA Airlink >Airlink

Link Airways

1991* - 1991Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Link Airways >>Airlink Airline

Lion Air Cargo South Africa

2016 >Planned

Lion Air Cargo South Africa is a subsidiary of Lion Air Cargo, based at Schiphol Airport-Amsterdam

^ Genealogy -  

Lionair

1995 - 1995Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Loex Air Cargo

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Lowveld Aviation Services

1966* - 1967Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Link Airways + Border Air + Lowveld Aviation Services + Citi Air + Magnum Airlines =>Midlands Aviation >SA Airlink >Airlink

Luft Afrique

1997 - 2000Renamed

Luft Cargo was renamed from Luft Afrique which was formed as Valitrade

^ Genealogy - Valitrade >Luft Afrique >Luft Cargo

Luft Cargo

2000 - 2002Inactive

Luft Cargo was renamed from Luft Afrique which was formed as Valitrade

^ Genealogy - Valitrade >Luft Afrique >Luft Cargo

Luftmeister Air

1999* - 1999*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Madiba Air

1999* - 1999*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Mafeking Aviation Services

1976* - 1978Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Air Lowveld + Avna Airlines + Mafeking Aviation Services =>Magnum Airlines

Magnum Airlines

1966* - 1967Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Link Airways + Border Air + Lowveld Aviation Services + Citi Air + Magnum Airlines =>Midlands Aviation >SA Airlink >Airlink

Magnum Airlines

1978 - 1988*Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Air Lowveld + Avna Airlines + Mafeking Aviation Services =>Magnum Airlines

Magnum Airlines Helicopters

1979 - 1980*Renamed

Command Airways was founded on 30Jun1977. Rebranded as Magnum Airlines Helicopters on 01Sep1979 & back to Command Airways again

^ Genealogy - Command Airways >Magnum Airlines Helicopters >Command Airways

Maiden Air (MaidenAir)

(2003)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Majuba Aviation

2006* - 2012*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Malherbe and Kiesewetter

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Mallel Airline Services

1995 - 1995Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Mango

2006 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Margate Air Services

1978* - 1979*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Martinair

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Matatiele Airways

1960sStatus?

 

^ Genealogy -  

MCC Aviation

2006* - 2008*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Merafe Aviation

2005* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Mercury Aviation Services (Mercury Airlines)

1946* - 1948Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Mercury Aviation Services >>Sky Taxis

Mercy Airways

late 1940sStatus?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Meridian

1993 - 1995Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Metavia Airlines

1985 - 2001*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Midlands Aviation

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Midlands Aviation

1967* - 1995Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Link Airways + Border Air + Lowveld Aviation Services + Citi Air + Magnum Airlines =>Midlands Aviation >SA Airlink >Airlink

Midway Air Services

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Million Air Aviation (MillionAir Aviation)

1986 - 1994Renamed

Egoli Air was established in 1996 and started operations in Jun1996 as Million Air Aviation. Renamed to Million Air Charter, ceased ops & restarted under current name

^ Genealogy - Million Air Aviation >Million Air Charter >Egoli Air

Million Air Charter (MillionAir Charter)

1994 - 2004Renamed

Egoli Air was established in 1996 and started operations in Jun1996 as Million Air Aviation. Renamed to Million Air Charter, ceased ops & restarted under current name

^ Genealogy - Million Air Aviation >Million Air Charter >Egoli Air

Mistral Aviation

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Mmabatho Air Service

1979* - 1979Renamed

Sun Air was known as Mmabatho Air Service until 1979 and Bop Air until 1994. Ceased operations and into liquidation in 1999.

^ Genealogy - Mmabatho Air Service >Bop Air >Sun Air

NAC (National Airways Corporation)

1963 - dateActive

NAC (National Airways Corporation) was established in 1946 and started operations on 25May1946 as National Air Charters

^ Genealogy - National Air Charters + >NAC (National Airways Corporation)

NAC Charter

1999 - dateActive

FlyAwesome is the name for the proposed merger of NAC Charter & Awesome Aviation

^ Genealogy - Streamline Aviation + NAC (National Airways Corporation) =>>NAC Charter (NAC Charter + Awesome Aviation =>FlyAwesome)

Namakwaland Lugdiens (Edms)

1961 - 1979*Status?

 

^ Genealogy - >NAC (National Airways Corporation)

Namaqualand Air Services

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

NATAL (National Airlines)

1946* - 1979*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Natal Aviation

1936* - 1937*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Natal Aviation Company

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

National Air Cargo

2005* - 2008*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

National Air Charters

1946 - 1963Renamed

NAC (National Airways Corporation) was established in 1946 and started operations on 25May1946 as National Air Charters

^ Genealogy - National Air Charters >NAC (National Airways Corporation)

Nationwide Air Charter

1991 - 1995Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Nationwide Airlines

Nationwide Airlines

1995 - 1997Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Nationwide Airlines

Nationwide Airlines

1999 - 2008Inactive

Nationwide Airlines ceased operations on 29Apr2008

^ Genealogy - Sabena Nationwide Air >Nationwide Airlines

Naturelink Charter

1997 - 2011Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Naturelink Charter >>NAC (National Airways Corporation)

Nelair Charters & Travel

2004* - 2009*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

NN Charters

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Noord Weste Lugdiens

1963 - 1965Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Nord-Sud Airways

1996* - 1996*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Nordwes Lugdiens

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Norse Air Charter

1992 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

North Atlantic Airways

1998* - 1999Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Northern Cape Flying Services

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Northern Free State Air Services

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

O.F.S. Air Services

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

On Safari Airlines

(2000)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Oribi Air

1975* - 1975Renamed

AVNA (Aviation Natal) was fromed as Avna Airways. Avna Rennies Airlines was formed by the merger of AVNA, Oribi Air and Rennies Air

^ Genealogy - Avna Airways >Avna (Aviation Natal) + Rennies Air + Oribi Air =>Avna Rennies Airlines

Oriole Express

1980* - 1996*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Orsmond Aviation (Ormsmond Aviation)

1999* - 2005*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Owenair

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

P J Aero Services

2005* - 2005*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Pacair

1972* - 1972*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Pan African Air Charter

1946 - 1953Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Pannar

1999* - 1999*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Parry Leon and Hayhoe

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Pat's Flying Service

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Pegase Aviation

2008* - 2011*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Pelican Air Services

2004* - 2009*Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Comair Charters (Natal) >Pelican Air Services >Federal Air

Pesloed Flights

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Petersburg Aviation

1997 - 1997Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Phakalane Airways

2014 - dateActive

Phakalane Airways began operations on 23Jan2014

^ Genealogy -  

Phalaborwa Air Services

Early 1970sRenamed

 

^ Genealogy - Phalaborwa Air Services >>Comair

Phoebus Apollo Aviation

2002* - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Phoenix Airways

1995 - 1995*Renamed

Merger of Letaba Airways and Giyani Airways formed Phoenix Airways which was taken over by Cape Town based Atlantic Air which had cased to exist in 1996

^ Genealogy - Letaba Airways + Giyani Airways =>Phoenix Airways >>Atlantic Air

Planes R'Us

2000* - 2001Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Pretoria Air Charter

**** - ****Renamed

Tropair was formerly known as Pretoria Air Charter

^ Genealogy - Pretoria Air Charter >Tropair

Pretoria Air Services

1997* - 2000Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Pretoria Flight Services

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Professional Aviation Charter (Services)

2003* - 2004*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Progress Air Charter

2003* - 2009*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Protea Airways

1959* - 1977*Inactive

Protea Airways was formed in 1959

^ Genealogy -  

Qwila Air

2002* - 2009Inactive

Qwila Air was formed in 2002 as a Lanseria based Beech 1900 operator

^ Genealogy -  

Ranch Aero

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Rapid Air

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Redair

(2008)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Regional Airlines

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Rennies Air (Rennies Express Air Service)

1975* - 1975Renamed

AVNA (Aviation Natal) was fromed as Avna Airways. Avna Rennies Airlines was formed by the merger of AVNA, Oribi Air and Rennies Air

^ Genealogy - Avna Airways >Avna (Aviation Natal) + Rennies Air + Oribi Air =>Avna Rennies Airlines

Rodair

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Romoco Cargo

1994* - 1997Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Rondalia

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Rossair Executive Air Charter (City Hopper)

1956* - 2006*Inactive

Rossair Executive Air Charter was formed in 1956 offering international passenger and cargo services out of Lanseria Airport

^ Genealogy -  

Ross-Thompson Aircraft Company

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Rovos Air

2002* - dateActive

Rovos Air was established in 2002 by Rohan Vos the owner of Rovos Rail, the operators of the prestigious Pride of Africa

^ Genealogy -  

Ryan Blake Air

2003* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

SA Express

2009 - 2016Inactive

South African Express was founded in 1993 & operations started 24Apr1994. Rebranded as SA Express on 02Dec2009. Forced to suspend ops on 30Apr2016

^ Genealogy - South African Express >SA Express

SA Non-Scheduled Airlines

(2000)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

SAA (South African Airways)

1934 - dateActive

SAA was formed on 01Feb1934 when Government acquired the assets of Union Airways

^ Genealogy - Union Airways +>SAA

SAA Cargo

2000 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Sabena Nationwide Air

1997 - 1999Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Sabena Nationwide Air >Nationwide Airlines

Sabian Air

2006* - 2009*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Safair

1988 - dateActive

Tropair was founded on 28Mar1965 & was renamed to Safair Freighters on 18Mar1970. Operated non-scheduled services throughout Africa. Renamed to Safair in 1988

^ Genealogy - Tropair >Safair Freighters >Safair

Safair Freighters

1970 - 1988Renamed

Tropair was founded on 28Mar1965 & was renamed to Safair Freighters on 18Mar1970. Operated non-scheduled services throughout Africa. Renamed to Safair in 1988

^ Genealogy - Tropair >Safair Freighters >Safair

Safair Lines

1988* - 1991Renamed

Safair Lines was renamed to Air Cape

^ Genealogy - Safair Lines >Air Cape >>Safair

Sahara African Aviation

2007 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Saicam Air

1997 - 1997Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Sandriver Safari

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Santaco Airlines

(2015)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Sefofane Air Charters

2006* - 2008*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Senqu Air Services

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Sentra Lugdiens

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Sharwoods Flying Services

1946* - 1947Status?

Squadron Leader Philip "Smuggler" Smulian founded Southern Aviation at Port Elizabeth by amalgamating two rivals at the Bay - Sharwoods Flying Services & Haller Aviation

^ Genealogy - Haller Aviation + Sharwoods Flying Services =>Southern Aviation

Sky One Air

2007* - 2008Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Sky Taxis

1948* - 1948*Status?

 

^ Genealogy - Mercury Aviation Services >>Sky Taxis

Skybird

**** - ****Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

SkyHaul

2004 - 2006Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

SkyWise

2015 - 2015Restarting

SkyWise started operations 05Mar2015. Suspended operations in Dec2015 but hopes to start in late 2016

^ Genealogy -  

Solenta Aviation

2000 - dateActive

Solenta Aviation operations started 17Nov2000

^ Genealogy -  

South African Aerial Transport

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

South African Airlink (SA Airlink)

1995 - 2006Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Link Airways + Border Air + Lowveld Aviation Services + Citi Air + Magnum Airlines =>Midlands Aviation >SA Airlink >Airlink

South African Express

1994 - 2009Renamed

South African Express was founded in 1993 & operations started 24Apr1994. Rebranded as SA Express on 02Dec2009

^ Genealogy - South African Express >SA Express

South Coast Aviation

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

South West Africa Air Transport

Late 1940sRenamed

 

^ Genealogy -  

Southeast

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Southern Aviation

1947 - 1977*Renamed

Squadron Leader Philip "Smuggler" Smulian founded Southern Aviation at Port Elizabeth by amalgamating two rivals at the Bay - Sharwoods Flying Services & Haller Aviation

^ Genealogy - Haller Aviation + Sharwoods Flying Services =>Southern Aviation

Spectrem Air

2003 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Speed Services Couriers (Speed Air Charter )

1999* - 1999*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Spencer's Air Services

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Springbok Classic Air

2001* - 2004Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Springbok Flying Safaris

2001* - 2001*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Star Air Cargo

1996 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Stars Away Aviation

2005 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Starwelt Airlines

1996* - 2000Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Steyn's Air Services

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Streamline Air Charter

1998* - 1998*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Streamline Aviation

1999* - 1999Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Streamline Aviation + NAC (National Airways Corporation) =>NAC Charter (NAC Charter + Awesome Aviation =>FlyAwesome)

Studio 88 Aviation

2001^ - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Suidair

1946* - 1950Inactive

Suidair was formed in 1946, into liquidation on 01Nov1950 and ceased to operate

^ Genealogy -  

Sun Air (Southwestern Air Service)

1994 - 1999Inactive

Sun Air was known as Mmabatho Air Service until 1979 and Bop Air until 1994. Ceased operations and into liquidation in 1999.

^ Genealogy - Mmabatho Air Service >Bop Air >Sun Air

Sun Air (SunAir)

2002 - 2004Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Swaziland Airlink

1999 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

T.F.C. Orient Air Services

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

TAC Air Services

1998 - 2000Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - >Trans Air Cargo Service

TAC Air Services

2002* - 2003*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Techno Aviation

1966* - 1966*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Theron Airways

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Thohoyandau Airlines

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Tramon Air

1998 - 2006Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Trans African Airways

(2014)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Transair Cargo

1998 - 2000Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Transavia

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Transkei Airways

1976 - 1995Renamed

Transkei Airways was formed in 1976. Renamed to Eastern Air in 1995

^ Genealogy - Transkei Airways >Eastern Air

Transoceanic Airways

**** - ****Renamed

Africargo Airlines started charter operations as Transoceanic Airways

^ Genealogy - Transoceanic Airways >Africargo Airlines

Transvaal Air Charters

Early 1960sRenamed

 

^ Genealogy - Transvaal Air Charters >United Air Services >>NAC (National Airways Corporation)

Travel Air

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Trek Airways (Trek Lugdiens)

1953 - 1994Inactive

Trek Airways was the only South African airline apart from SAA to fly international services. Ceased operations on 11Apr1994 and was liquidated

^ Genealogy -  

Tropair

1965* - 1970Status?

Tropair was founded on 28Mar1965 & was renamed to Safair Freighters on 18Mar1970. Operated non-scheduled services throughout Africa. Renamed to Safair in 1988

^ Genealogy - Tropair >Safair Freighters >Safair

Tropair

1983* - 1984*Status?

Tropair was formerly known as Pretoria Air Charter

^ Genealogy - Pretoria Air Charter >Tropair

Tropic Airways

1953* - 1953*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Tugela Air Services

1969* - 1975*Status?

Tugela Air Services was formed as Ladysmith Air Charters

^ Genealogy - Ladysmith Air Charters >Tugela Air Services

Union Airways

1929 - 1934Renamed

Union Airways was founded by Major Allister Miller on 24Jul1929. Began ops on 26Aug1929. SAA was formed on 01Feb1934 when Government acquired assets of Union Airways

^ Genealogy - Union Airways +>SAA

United Air Services

1961* - 1962Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Transvaal Air Charters >United Air Services >>National Air Charters >NAC (National Airways Corporation)

United Air Services

1972 - 1980*Renamed

Wonderair took over United Air Services

^ Genealogy - United Air Services >>Wonderair

United Airways

1951* - 1951*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Universal Air Transport

1948 - 1948Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Westair Transport

Universal Airways

1950* - 1951*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Valan International Cargo

2004* - 2007Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Valiantair

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Valitrade

1997* - 1997*Renamed

Luft Cargo was renamed from Luft Afrique which was formed as Valitrade

^ Genealogy - Valitrade >Luft Afrique >Luft Cargo

Velvet Sky

2011 - 2012Inactive

Velvet Sky operations began on 22Mar2011 & ceased 27Feb2012. Liquidation was finalised on 21Jun2012

^ Genealogy -  

Venda Airways

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

VSA Aviation

1999* - 2006*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Vulkan Air

1997 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

W. Rosenstein

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Walker Flying Services

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Wenela Air Services

1952* - 1953*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Westair Transport

1948 - 1950Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Westair Transport

Western Aviation

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Western Cape Ferries

2007 - 2012*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Westrac Cargo

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Wild Coast Air

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Wing Airways

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy - >NAC (National Airways Corporation)

Wonderair

1980* - 1989*Status?

Wonderair took over United Air Services

^ Genealogy - United Air Services >>Wonderair

Wonderbloom Aviation

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

XPS Services

1996* - 1999*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Zenith Air

2006* - 2008*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Zoutpansberg Flying Service

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Zulu Air

(2006*)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Zululand Air Charters

1960sInactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

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