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Tanzania is a republic in south-eastern Africa, bordered on the north by Kenya and Uganda, on the east by the Indian Ocean, on the south by Mozambique, Malawi, and Zambia, and on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), Burundi, and Rwanda. The country includes the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba, and other offshore islands in the Indian Ocean. The name Tanzania is a portmanteau of Tanganyika and Zanzibar. The two states united in 1964 to form the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, which later the same year was renamed the United Republic of Tanzania. The total area of Tanzania is 945,100 sq km (364,900 sq mi). Dar es Salaam is the capital and largest city

Latest updates

 

July 29, 2016

Lion Air Cargo Tanzania [added] is an 'Active' subsidiary of Lion Air Cargo, based at Schiphol Airport-Amsterdam

February 19, 2016

Tropical Air is an airline based in Zanzibar. It began operations in 1999 [added]

February 19, 2016

Sky Aviation is an 'Active' carrier offering charter services out of Dar es Salaam [added]

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

Aerovista Tanzania   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2012 - 2013
Airline Code : -- : VTZ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aerovista Tanzania suspended operations citing heavy taxation on 01Jul2013

Africa Star   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2005)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : unsure if started operations

Air Excel   

Status : Active

Dates :

1998 - date
Airline Code : -- : XLL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Excel was formed in 1997 & became operational in 1998 (operates scheduled & charters within Tanzania and to neighbouring countries)

Air Express Tanzania   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002* - 2006
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Air Express Zanzibar   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002* - 2003*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Air Safaris   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1962* - 1963
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Air Star Zanzibar   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994* - 1995*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Air Tanzania (i)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1977 - 2001*
Airline Code : TC : ATC
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Tanzania was established on 11Mar1977 after the dissolution of East African Airways & started operations on 01Jun1977. Tanzanian flag carrier that provided international and domestic services

Air Tanzania (ii)  last update: 16dec2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2003 - date
Airline Code : TC : ATC
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : The new Air Tanzania airline was restructured in Dec2002 & commenced operations on 31Mar2003, offering direct flights between Johannesburg and Dar es Salaam, but also to Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro. Air Tanzania was relaunched in Sep2007 after the dissolution of the partnership with SAA with two leased Boeing 737-200s in its fleet. The new brand represented the company's name, Mount Kilimanjaro and the airline's international destinations. From 2011 to 2015 the airline was in a constant period of decline, with the airline shutting down operations multiple times due to lack of aircraft

Air Zanzibar   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1990* - 1998*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Zanzibar was founded by Peter Hendriks in 1990

Air Zara International (Zara Airways)  last update: 16Dec2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2008 - date
Airline Code : -- : AZD
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : (International passenger and cargo services out of Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar es Salaam)

Archer's Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1989* - 1990*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

As Salaam Air  last update: 16Dec2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2013* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : As Salaam Air is a Zanzibar based carrier offering scheduled flights & private charters across Tanzania. It was founded in 2013

Auric Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2001 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Auric Air was founded & commenced operations in 2001. It is an Air Charter services company based in Mwanza, Dar es Salaam and Arusha

Campling Bros. & Vanderwal  last update: 16Dec2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1962* - 1962
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Campling Bros. & Vanderwal >>Tim-Air Charters >>Tanzanair
Comments : [TRIM-AIR CHARTERS acquired CAMPLING BROTHERS & VANDERWAL'S Tanzanian operations in 1962 and became the country's largest charter company. Acquired by TANZANAIR in 1976]

Cicada Aviation   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2012)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Unsure if Cicada Aviation started operations

Coastal Aviation (Coastal Travels)  last update: 16Dec2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1987 - date
Airline Code : 7I : CSV
Genealogy : Tanganyika Flying >>Coastal Aviation
Comments : Coastal Aviation was formed in 1987. Tanganyika Flying merged into Coastal Aviation ( Coastal developed a scheduled flying safari network capable of accessing the remotest parts of East Africa, not yet reachable by roads)

Community Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2007 - 2008
Airline Code : CA : CML
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Community Airlines ceased operations on 01Aug2008. Regional scheduled services. Ceased operations

Eagle Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999* - 2002
Airline Code : EY : EPL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Eagle Air offered scheduled flights within the country, including from Dar-es-Salaam to Mafia Island. In 2001, the company announced plans to expand its services to additional provincial and rural communities throughout Tanzania but ceased operations in 2002

East African Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2010)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : East African Air was based in Dar es Salaam but unsure if started operations

fastjet Tanzania  last update: 16Dec2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Airline Code : FN : FTZ
Genealogy : Fly540 Tanzania >Fastjet
Comments : Fastjet was founded in 2011 as Fly540 Tanzania, but through the acquisition of Fly540 in 2012, it was rebranded as Fastjet Tanzania. Fastjet operated its first revenue service from Dar es Salaam to Mwanza on 29Nov2012

FlightLink Air Charters  last update: 15Nov2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2004* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : FlightLink Air Charters was formed in 2004. Flightlink Limited known as “Flightlink Air Charters” a scheduled and corporate air Charter Company owned and operated by Capt Munawer Dhirani, a Tanzanian and an American Graduate Commercial Pilot.

Fly Tanzania   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2012)
Airline Code : FT : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Fly Tanzania was incorporated on 24Sep2012. Unsure if started operations with a single BAe 146-300 as planned

Fly540 Tanzania  last update: 16Dec2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2011 - 2012
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Fly540 Tanzania >Fastjet
Comments : [Fastjet was founded in 2011 as Fly540 Tanzania, but through the acquisition of Fly540 in 2012, it was rebranded as Fastjet Tanzania. Fastjet operated its first revenue service from Dar es Salaam to Mwanza on 29Nov2012]

Indigo Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2009 - 2010
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Indigo Aviation was founded in Jun2009 with a single Douglas DC-3 Dakota. Suspended operations in summer 2010

Island Air Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1989* - 1992*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Karibu Airways  last update: 20Dec2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2006
Airline Code : -- : KRB
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Karibu Airways was a passenger charter carrier based out of Dar-es-Salaam (DAR)

Kilwa Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2006 - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Mwanza based carrier

Lion Air Cargo Tanzania   

Status : Active

Dates :

2016* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Lion Air Cargo Tanzania is a subsidiary of Lion Air Cargo, based at Schiphol Airport-Amsterdam

Missionary Aviation Fellowship   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1977* - 1978*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Neos   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2012)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : unsure if started operations

New ACS Tanzania   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1983* - 1984*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Northern Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1999* - 2010*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Pan African Air Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1967* - 1968*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Precisionair (Precision Air)  last update: 20Dec2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1993 - date
Airline Code : PW : PRF
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Precision Air was incorporated in Tanzania in Jan1991 as a private airline and started operations in 1993. Started as an air taxi operator and expaned to cater for the growing tourist market. Domestic scheduled services around Tanzania from Arusha (ARK)

Regional Air Services  last update: 20Dec2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1997 - date
Airline Code : 8N : REG
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Regional Air Services was established in 1997 and started operations in Jul1997. Tanzanian division of AirKenya operating a scheduled domestic service plus regional charters.

Safari Air Link   

Status : Active

Dates :

2008 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Safari Air Link operates a network of air routes across some of the most exciting and remote parts of Tanzania

Safari Express Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2005* - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Safari Express Airways was formed in 2005 with charter services, mainly in the tourism sector

Safari Plus  last update: 20Dec2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Airline offering a domestic schedule from Dar es Salaam to Arusha, Zanzibar and the world-famous Serengeti via the Seronera airstrip. Charters are also offered

SAX-Tanzania   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : unsure if started operations

Shine Aviation   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2012)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : unsure if started operations

Sky Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2006 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Sky Aviation is an 'Active' carrier offering charter services out of Dar es Salaam

Skyair   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Tanganyika Flying (TFC (Tanganyika Flying Co.))  added: 2017 + last update: 20Dec2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2007* - 2015
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Tanganyika Flying >>Coastal Aviation
Comments : Tanzanian domestic operator, Tanganyika Flying Co. (TFC), has launched services into Serengeti Lamai Airstrip bringing the number of airstrips that TFC serves in the Serengeti National Park, to five. Tanganyika Flying merged into Coastal Aviation

Tanzanair (Tanzanian Air Services)  last update: 16Dec2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1969* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Campling Bros. & Vanderwal >>Tim-Air Charters >>Tanzanair
Comments : Tanzanair was formed in 1969 [TRIM-AIR CHARTERS acquired CAMPLING BROTHERS & VANDERWAL'S Tanzanian operations in 1962 and became the country's largest charter company. Acquired by TANZANAIR in 1976]

Tim-Air Charters  last update: 16Dec2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1959* - 1976
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Tim-Air Charters >>Tanzanair
Comments : Tim-Air Charters was formed in 1959 & undertook non-scheduled and charter operations throughout East Africa. Acquired by Tanzanair in 1976 [TRIM-AIR CHARTERS acquired CAMPLING BROTHERS & VANDERWAL'S Tanzanian operations in 1962 and became the country's largest charter company. Acquired by TANZANAIR in 1976]

Tropical Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

1999 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Tropical Air is an airline based in Zanzibar. It began operations in 1999 (operates scheduled services)

Twin Wings Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Zanair  last update: 20Dec2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1992 - date
Airline Code : B4 : TAN
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Zanair was founded & started operaions in 1992. Offers international and regional scheduled services out of Zanzibar

Zantas Air Service  last update: 09Feb2018

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2008* - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Zantas Air provided private air charter services around East Africa. It operated from Dar es Salaam and Arusha to various regional destinations : ----- < Aircraft utilised: Cessna 208B Grand Caravan >

Zulu Air Tanzania   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2012)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Unsure if Zulu Air Tanzania started operations
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