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

Latest updates

 

August 15, 2017 

Vule Airways (Entebbe/Kampala) is a planned budget carrier looking to start operating in the domestic, regional, and international scheduled passenger markets in late 2017 [added]

August 9, 2017 

Pearl Air Services operated for a short time in 2006 [status change]

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]

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

AeroLink Uganda   
Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Airline Code : A8 : XAU
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aero-Pioneer of Africa   
Status : Active

Dates :

2015* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aero-Pioneer of Africa (APA) is a wholly owned subsidiary and the operating arm of the Aero-Pioneer Group
Africa Air   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2002)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Africa Air >East African Airlines
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
Africa One   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2004
Airline Code : Y2 : AFI
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Africa One was a airline formed on 29Apr2002 to take the place of Uganda Airlines
Africa Safari Air  updated in 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Airline Code : AS : ASA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Africa Safari Air has offered wildlife tours since 2013
African Joint Air Service   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1994 - 1995
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : African Joint Air Service >Alliance Air >SA Alliance Air
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]
Air Africa   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2001)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Alexandra   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1999* - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Memphis Uganda  updated in 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2006
Airline Code : -- : MHU
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Traffic Africa Uganda   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2006)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Uganda (Meridiana Africa Airlines)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2007 - 2014
Airline Code : U7 : UGB
Genealogy : Nil tree
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
Air Uganda International   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2003)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Alliance Air  updated in 2017
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1995 - 1999
Airline Code : Y2 : AFJ
Genealogy : African Joint Air Service >Alliance Air >SA Alliance Air
Comments : Alliance Air was founded as African Joint Air Service on 12Dec1994 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 Oct2000]
Almiron Aviation  updated in 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2006
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : (Cargo operator that operated specialised charter flights between Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.)
Asante Aviation   
Status : Active

Dates :

2006 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Asante Aviation is llcensed by the Civil Aviation Authority to operate charter flight services for both passenger and cargo, domestic and regional
Caspair (Caspar Air Charters)   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1953* - 1953*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Cat Air   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2006)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Coastal Airways (Uganda)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1981 - 1984
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Cobra Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1983* - 1984
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
DAS Air Cargo (Dairo Air Services)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1983 - 2007
Airline Code : WD : DSR
Genealogy : Nil tree
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
Eagle Air Uganda   
Status : Active

Dates :

1994 - date
Airline Code : H7 : EGU
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Eagle Air Uganda was established in Jun1994 & operations started on 15Nov1994 (Scheduled and charter services around East Africa)
East African Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2007
Airline Code : QU : UGX
Genealogy : Africa Air >East African Airlines
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
Fly540 Uganda  updated in 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008* - 2011
Airline Code : -- : FUL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Fly540 established operations in Uganda, as Fly540 Uganda, in Feb2008 & was based at Entebbe International Airport. Ceased operations in 2011
Great Lakes Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001* - 2004
Airline Code : -- : GLU
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Kampala Aeroclub   
Status : Active

Dates :

2008* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
KEA (Kampala Executive Aviation)   
Status : Active

Dates :

2008* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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
Kilwa Air   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2007*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Kob Air   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Lion Air Cargo Uganda   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2016)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Lion Air Cargo Uganda is a subsidiary of Lion Air Cargo, based at Schiphol Airport-Amsterdam
New Africa Airlines   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2007*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
New Victoria Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2006 - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Nile Airways  updated in 2017
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Nile Airways (Entebbe/Kampala) was an start-up looking to enter the international passenger and cargo market. Did not start operations as expected
Pearl Air Services  updated in 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2006 - 2006
Airline Code : -- : PBY
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Pearl Air Services operated for a short time
Reliance Air   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Royal Daisy Airlines  updated in 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2012
Airline Code : 6D : KDR
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Royal Daisy Airlines was founded on 30Nov2005 as a regional scheduled and charter services out of Entebbe International
SA Alliance Air   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999 - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : African Joint Air Service >Alliance Air >SA Alliance Air
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]
Service Air   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Simbair   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
SkyJet Uganda  updated in 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2009
Airline Code : UQ : SJU
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : SkyJet Uganda was established as a cargo airline in 2003 & started passenger services on 01Feb2009. It halted operations on 30Jun2009
Speedbird Aviation   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Transafrik Uganda  updated in 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

1993 - date
Airline Code : -- : TKU
Genealogy : Transafrik >Transafrik Uganda
Comments : Transafrik was formed in Nov1984 & operations started on 15Dec1984 in São Tomé by Shannon's IAS Group, later T.W.L. Ltd., initially as a support operation for Roan Selection Trust International's diamond mine at Cuango River (not reachable by road due to landmines). Moved mid-2000's to Entebbe (maintenance) and Fujairah (administration), becoming Transafric Uganda in 2010
Triangle Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995* - 1999
Airline Code : -- : TRU
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Tropical Airways   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Uganda Air Cargo   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989* - 1991*
Airline Code : -- : UCC
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Uganda Air Cargo  updated in 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

1994 - date
Airline Code : -- : UCC
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Uganda Air Cargo was formed in 1994 started operations on 07Jun1994. Resumed operations in 2007 after being dormant for many years (It operates scheduled and charter services for both passengers and cargo out of Entebbe International (EBB)
Uganda Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1977 - 2001
Airline Code : QU : UGA
Genealogy : Uganda Aviation Services >>Uganda Airlines
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
Uganda Aviation Services   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1965 - 1977
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Uganda Aviation Services >>Uganda Airlines
Comments : Uganda Aviation Services (UAS), set up by British United Airways in 1965 but then a UDC subsidiary, was absorbed by Uganda Airlines
Uganda Company   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
United Airlines   
Status : Active

Dates :

1999 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : United Airlines was formed in 1998 & started operations in 1999 (provides scheduled passenger services as well as air charters from its base at Entebbe International Airport, to several airports within Uganda)
VIAuganda (Victoria International Airways)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2006 - 2007
Airline Code : VB : WEV
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : VIAuganda ceased operations on 08Jan2007
Vule Airways  added in 2017
Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Vule Airways (Entebbe/Kampala) is a planned budget carrier looking to start operating in the domestic, regional, and international scheduled passenger markets in late 2017
West Nile Air Uganda   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2005)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : West Nile Air Uganda was founded in 2004 but did not start operations
Zone Four International   
Status : Active

Dates :

2010* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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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