Uganda is a republic in eastern Africa, bordered on the north by Sudan, on the east by Kenya, on the south by Tanzania and Rwanda, and on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire). Uganda has an area of 241,138 sq km (93,104 sq mi). Kampala is the capital and largest city
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December 7, 2016

Zone Four International is an air charter service provider in the East and Central African Region that was established in 2010 [added]

November 11, 2016 Africa Safari Air has offered wildlife tours since 2013 [added]
November 11, 2016 Asante Aviation is licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority to operate charter flight services for both passenger and cargo, domestic and regional [added]

Airline

Status Operating Dates
AeroLink Uganda   

Active

2012 - date

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Aero-Pioneer of Africa   

Active

2015* - date

^ Comments : Aero-Pioneer of Africa (APA) is a wholly owned subsidiary and the operating arm of the Aero-Pioneer Group

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Africa Air   

Not started

(2002)

^ Comments : East African Airlines was originally incorporated as Africa Air in Mar2002, but the name was changed to East African Airlines on 17May2002. Started operations on 02Dec2002

^ Genealogy : Africa Air >East African Airlines

Africa One   

Inactive

2002 - 2003

^ Comments : Africa One was a start-up airline formed in 2002 to take the place of Uganda Airlines. Suspended operations in early 2003

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Africa Safari Air   

Active

2013 - date

^ Comments : Africa Safari Air offers wildlife tours since 2013

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African Joint Air Service   

Renamed

1994 - 1995

^ Comments : Alliance Air was founded as African Joint Air Service in 1994. Re-registered on 20Dec1994 & operations started on 01Jul1995. renamed to SA Alliance Air in Oct1999. . [SA ALLIANCE AIR was a Kampala based carrier that was originally formed in 1994 under the name of African Joint Air Service as a joint venture between SAA, Air Tanzania, Uganda Airlines and the governments of Uganda and Tanzania Operations began as ALLIANCE AIR in 1995. Renamed to latest name in 1999 and ceased operating in 2000]

^ Genealogy : African Joint Air Service >Alliance Air >SA Alliance Air

Air Africa   

Not started

(2001)

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Air Alexandra   

Unsure

1999* - 2000*

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Air Memphis Uganda   

Inactive

2003 - 2006

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Air Traffic Africa Uganda   

Not started

(2006)

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Air Uganda (Meridiana Africa Airlines)   

Inactive

2007 - 2014

^ Comments : Air Uganda was formed in 2007 & launched services on 15Nov2007 using two wet-leased Douglas DC-9-30. Ceased operations on 17Jul2014 due to AOC being revoked

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Air Uganda International   

Not started

(2003)

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Alliance Air   

Renamed

1995 - 1999

^ Comments : Alliance Air was founded as African Joint Air Service in 1994. Re-registered on 20Dec1994 & operations started on 01Jul1995. Renamed to SA Alliance Air in Oct1999. [SA ALLIANCE AIR was a Kampala based carrier that was originally formed in 1994 under the name of African Joint Air Service as a joint venture between SAA, Air Tanzania, Uganda Airlines and the governments of Uganda and Tanzania Operations began as ALLIANCE AIR in 1995. Renamed to latest name in 1999 and ceased operating in 2000]

^ Genealogy : African Joint Air Service >Alliance Air >SA Alliance Air

Almiron Aviation   

Inactive

2005 - 2006

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Asante Aviation   

Active

2006 - date

^ Comments : Asante Aviation is llcensed by the Civil Aviation Authority to operate charter flight services for both passenger and cargo, domestic and regional

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Caspair (Caspar Air Charters)   

Unsure

1953* - 1953*

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Cat Air   

Not started

(2006)

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Coastal Airways (Uganda)   

Inactive

1981 - 1984

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Cobra Airways   

Inactive

1983* - 1984

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DAS Air Cargo (Dairo Air Services)   

Inactive

1983 - 2007

^ Comments : DAS Air Cargo was established in 1983 in Ghana and started operations in Jun1983. The company called in the administrators on 17Sep2007 and all flying stopped

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Eagle Air Uganda   

Active

1994 - date

^ Comments : Eagle Air Uganda was established in Jun1994 & operations started on 15Nov1994

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East African Airlines   

Inactive

2002 - 2007

^ Comments : East African Airlines was originally incorporated as Africa Air in Mar2002, but the name was changed to East African Airlines on 17May2002. Started operations on 02Dec2002. Closed down in 2007

^ Genealogy : Africa Air >East African Airlines

Fly540 Uganda   

Inactive

2008* - 2011

^ Comments : Fly540 established operations in Uganda, as Fly540 Uganda, in Feb2008 & is is based at Entebbe International Airport. Ceased operations in 2011

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Great Lakes Airways   

Inactive

2002* - 2004

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Kampala Aeroclub   

Active

2008* - date

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KEA (Kampala Executive Aviation)   

Active

2008* - date

^ Comments : KEA (Kampala Executive Aviation) was incorporated in Aug2008. KEA is licensed for aircraft operations under the CAA Uganda, and operates the equivalent of Part 91 and 135

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Kilwa Air   

Not started

(2007*)

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Kob Air   

Unsure

**** - ****

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Lion Air Cargo Uganda   

Not started

(2016)

^ Comments : Lion Air Cargo Uganda is a subsidiary of Lion Air Cargo, based at Schiphol Airport-Amsterdam

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New Africa Airlines   

Not started

(2007*)

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New Victoria Airlines   

Inactive

2006 - 2006*

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Nile Airways  updated

Not started

(2014)

^ Comments : Nile Airways (Entebbe/Kampala) was an start-up looking to enter the international passenger and cargo market. Did not start operations as expected

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Pearl Air Services   

Not started

(2007*)

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Pearl Aviation   

Not started

(2007*)

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Reliance Air   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

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Royal Daisy Airlines   

Inactive

2005 - 2010

^ Comments : Royal Daisy Airlines was founded in 2005 as a regional scheduled and charter services out of Entebbe International

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SA Alliance Air   

Inactive

1999 - 2000

^ Comments : Alliance Air was founded as African Joint Air Service in 1994. Re-registered on 20Dec1994 & operations started on 01Jul1995. renamed to SA Alliance Air in Oct1999. . [SA ALLIANCE AIR was a Kampala based carrier that was originally formed in 1994 under the name of African Joint Air Service as a joint venture between SAA, Air Tanzania, Uganda Airlines and the governments of Uganda and Tanzania Operations began as ALLIANCE AIR in 1995. Renamed to latest name in 1999 and ceased operating in 2000]

^ Genealogy : African Joint Air Service >Alliance Air >SA Alliance Air

Service Air   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

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Simbair   

Unsure

**** - ****

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SkyJet Uganda   

Inactive

2003 - 2009

^ Comments : SkyJet Uganda was established as a cargo airline in 2003 & started passenger services on 01Feb2009. It halted operations on 30Jun2009

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Speedbird Aviation   

Unsure

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

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Transafrik Uganda   

Active

2010 - date

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Triangle Airlines   

Inactive

1995* - 1999

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Tropical Airways   

Unsure

**** - ****

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Uganda Air Cargo   

Inactive

1989* - 1991*

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Uganda Air Cargo   

Active

1994 - date

^ Comments : Uganda Air Cargo started operations on 07Jun1994

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Uganda Airlines   

Inactive

1977 - 2001

^ Comments : Uganda Airlines was established in May1976 as a replacement of the services previously operated by East African Airways, & started operations in 1977. Ceased in May2001

^ Genealogy : Uganda Aviation Services >>Uganda Airlines

Uganda Aviation Services   

Renamed

1965 - 1977

^ Comments : Uganda Aviation Services (UAS), set up by British United Airways in 1965 but then a UDC subsidiary, was absorbed by Uganda Airlines

^ Genealogy : Uganda Aviation Services >>Uganda Airlines

Uganda Company   

Unsure

**** - ****

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United Airlines   

Active

1998* - date

^ Comments : United Airlines was formed in 1998

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VIAuganda (Victoria International Airways)   

Inactive

2006 - 2007

^ Comments : VIAuganda ceased operations on 08Jan2007

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West Nile Air Uganda   

Not started

(2005)

^ Comments : West Nile Air Uganda was founded in 2004 but did not start operations

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Zone Four International   

Active

2010* - date

^ Comments : Zone Four International is an air charter service provider in the East and Central African Region that was established in 2010

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