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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.

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

(2002)

 

>East African Airlines

Began?

 

>> [EAST AFRICAN AIRLINES was originally incorporated as AFRICA AIR in 2002]. Unsure if operated with this name.
 Africa One

2002 - 2003

Y2 : AFI

 

Inactive

 

>> Start-up airline that taken the place of Uganda Airlines. Suspended operations in early 2003
 African Joint Air Service

1994^ - 1995*

 

>SA Alliance Air

Renamed

 

>> [SA ALLIANCE AIR was a Kampala based carrier that was originally formed in 1994 under the name of AFRICAN JOINT AIR SERVICES 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]
 Air Africa

(2001)

 

 

Began?

 

>> Start-up airline planning to take the place of Uganda Airlines
 Air Alexandra

1999* - 2000*

 

 

Status?

 

>> Operated between Entebbe and Kisangani.
 Air Memphis Uganda

2004* - 2006*

 

 

Status?

 

>>  
 Air Traffic Africa Uganda

(2006)

 

 

Began?

 

>> Registered with Uganda's CAA for a license in order to support the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting that was held in November 2007
 Air Uganda (Meridiana Africa Airlines)

2007 - date

U7 : UGB

 

Active

 

>> Scheduled passenger services from Entebbe
 Air Uganda International

(2003)

 

 

Began?

 

>> Intended to operate a single B747-400 and a single B737-200 aircraft for regional and international routes.
 Alliance Air

1995 - 1999

 

>SA Alliance Air

Renamed

 

>> [SA ALLIANCE AIR was a Kampala based carrier that was originally formed in 1994 under the name of AFRICAN JOINT AIR SERVICES 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]
 Almiron Aviation

2005 - 2006*

 

 

Status?

 

>> Cargo operator that operates specialised charter flights between Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.
 Caspair (Caspar Air Charters)

1953* - 1953*

 

 

Status?

 

>>  
 Cat Air

(2006)

 

 

Began?

 

>> Registered with Uganda's CAA for a license in order to support the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting that was held in November 2007
 Coastal Airways (Uganda)

1981 - 1981

 

 

Inactive

 

>>  
 Cobra Airways

1983* - 1984

 

 

Inactive

 

>>  
 Eagle Air Uganda

1994 - date

H7 : EGU

 

Active

 

>> Scheduled and charter services around East Africa.
 East African Airlines

2002 - 2007

QU : UGX

East African Airlines

Inactive

 

>> EAST AFRICAN AIRLINES was originally incorporated as AFRICA AIR in 2002 / International scheduled services from Kampala and Entebbe / started operations on 2 December 2002 / was originally incorporated as Africa Air in March 2002, but the name was changed to East African Airlines on 17 May 2002. The airline was was shut down in 2007
 Fly540 Uganda

2008^ - date

 

 

Active

 

>> Fly540 established operations in Uganda, as Fly540 Uganda, in Feb-2008. The carrier is based at Entebbe International Airport and has not yet established its domestic network - it currently only operates one low cost route to Nairobi (Kenya).
 Great Lake Airways

2002* - 2006*

 

 

Status?

 

>>  
 Great Lakes Airways

2005* - 2005*

 

 

Status?

 

>>  
 Kampala Aeroclub

2008* - date

 

 

Active

 

>> 12Nov13: carrier has recently secured a scheduled services license and is expected to launch domestic flights in Uganda later this or early next year.
 Kilwa Air

(2007*)

 

 

Began?

 

>>  
 Kob Air

**** - ****

 

 

Status?

 

>>  
 New Africa Airlines

(2007*)

 

 

Began?

 

>>  
 New Victoria Airlines

2006 - 2006*

 

 

Inactive

 

>>  
 Pearl Air Services

(2007*)

-- : PBY

 

Began?

 

>> Registered with Uganda's CAA for a license in order to support the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting that was held in November 2007
 Pearl Aviation

(2007*)

-- : PBY

 

Began?

 

>>  
 Reliance Air

2004* - 2006*

 

 

Status?

 

>>  
 Royal Daisy Airlines

2005 - 2010*

6D : KDR

 

Inactive

 

>> Regional scheduled and charter services out of Entebbe International / 23Nov13: status changed to Inactive
 SA Alliance Air

1999 - 2000

 

SA Alliance Air

Inactive

 

>> SA ALLIANCE AIR was a Kampala based carrier that was originally formed in 1994 under the name of AFRICAN JOINT AIR SERVICES 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.
 Service Air

2004* - 2006*

 

 

Status?

 

>> Cargo carrier.
 Simbair

**** - ****

 

 

Status?

 

>>  
 SkyJet Uganda

2003 - 2009

 

 

Inactive

 

>> Cargo services out of Entebbe. Registered with Uganda's CAA for a passenger license in order to support the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting that was held in November 2007
 Speedbird Aviation

**** - ****

 

 

Status?

 

>>  
 Triangle Airlines

1997* - 1999*

 

 

Inactive

 

>> Flew B707-320C aircraft but eventually ceased operating.
 Tropical Airways

**** - ****

 

 

Status?

 

>>  
 Uganda Air Cargo

1989* - 1991*

-- : UCC

 

Inactive

 

>>  
 Uganda Air Cargo

1994 - date

-- : UCC

 

Active

 

>> International and regional cargo services out of Entebbe International (EBB). Resumed operations in 2007 after being dormant for many years
 Uganda Airlines

1977 - 2001

QU : UGA

Uganda Airlines

Inactive

 

>> UGANDA AIRLINES was formed in 1965 as UGANDA AVIATION SERVICES. Domestic and international carrier. Ceased operating in 2001
 Uganda Aviation Services

1965 - 1977

 

>Uganda Airlines

Renamed

 

>> [UGANDA AIRLINES was formed in 1965 as UGANDA AVIATION SERVICES]
 Uganda Company

**** - ****

 

 

Status?

 

>>  
 United Airlines

1998^ - 2006*

 

 

Status?

 

>> Regional charters.
 Via Uganda

2006 - 2007

VB : WEV

 

Inactive

 

>> Ceased operations
 Victoria International Airline Uganda

2006 - 2006

 

 

Inactive

 

>> Set up by the Ugandan Governement and South Africa based Arch Airways. Will become the new national flag-carrier.
 West Nile Air Uganda

(2005)

 

 

Began?

 

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