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Colombia is a republic in South America, situated in the north-western part of the continent, and bordered on the north by Panama and the Caribbean Sea, on the east by Venezuela and Brazil, on the south by Peru and Ecuador, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean. Colombia is the only country of South America with coasts on both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. The total land area of the country is 1,141,748 sq km (440,831 sq mi). The capital and largest city is Bogotá
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April 1, 2017

AIRES Colombia started operating as LAN Colombia on 03Dec2011. Renamed to LATAM Colombia [added] in 2016

December 15, 2016

LATAM Cargo Colombia [added], was formerly known as Línea Aérea Carguera de Colombia (LANCO)

December 5, 2016

Wingo, a Lo-Cost carrier established by Copa Airlines commenced operations on 01Dec2016 [status change]

Airline

Status Operating Dates
ACES (Aerolineas Centrales de Colombia)  updated

Inactive

1972 - 2003

^ Comments : ACES was formed in 1971 & began regularly scheduled flights on 01Feb1972. Ceased operation in Aug2003 (Began operating regional services within Colombia and added international charter in 1986. Domestic and international airline that carried cargo, mail and passengers. Began regularly scheduled return flight services to Medellin and Bogota on 01Feb1972)

^ Genealogy :  

ADA (Aerolineas de Antioquia)   

Active

1987 - date

^ Comments : ADA (Aerolineas de Antioquia) is a scheduled regional and domestic, passenger and cargo services based in Medillin

^ Genealogy :  

Ades Colombia (Aerolineas del Este)   

Unsure

1990* - 2006*

^ Comments : Ades Colombia was formed in 1990

^ Genealogy :  

AE-Colombia (Aerolineas Especiales de Colombia)   

Unsure

1978* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

AerCaribe   

Active

2006* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aero Republica 9AeroRepublica)   

Renamed

1993 - 2010

^ Comments : Copa was established 23Nov1992 & started operations on 19Jun1993 as Aero Republica. Rebranded to Copa in Oct2010

^ Genealogy : Aero Republica >Copa Airlines Colombia

Aero Transporte   

Unsure

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aeroamazonas   

Unsure

1981* - 1989*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

AerOasis   

Not started

(2012)

^ Comments : AerOasis was formed in 2006 but did not start operations

^ Genealogy :  

Aeroatlantico Colombia (Aerovias del Atlantico)   

Unsure

1998* - 1998*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerocar Colombia   

Inactive

1999* - 1999*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerocarga   

Unsure

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerocesar (Aerovias del Cesar)   

Renamed

1968* - 1975

^ Comments : TAC Colombia was formed as Aerocesar in 1968

^ Genealogy : Aerocesar >TAC Colombia

Aerocivil   

Unsure

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

AeroCondor  updated

Inactive

1957 - 1980

^ Comments : AeroCondor was formed on 03Feb1955 as Linea de Aviacion Condor. Services commenced during Oct1957 & ceased operations on 16Jun1980. Barranquilla based scheduled passenger and cargo carrier

^ Genealogy : Linea de Aviacion Condor >AeroCondor

Aerocosta (Aerovias de la Costa)   

Inactive

1965* - 1976

^ Comments : Aerocosta (Aerovias de la Costa) was formed in 1965

^ Genealogy :  

Aerogolfo   

Unsure

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerolineas Cargueras   

Inactive

1995 - 2000*

^ Comments : Aerolineas Cargueras renamed from AVESCA Columbia in 1995

^ Genealogy : AVESCA Columbia >Aerolineas Cargueras

Aerolineas de la Paz   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerolineas Estelar   

Not started

(2004)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerolineas la Gaviota   

Unsure

1978* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerolineas Medellin   

Unsure

1976 - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Aerotabo >Aerolineas Medellin

Aerolineas TAO   

Inactive

1968 - 1974

^ Comments : Aerolineas TAO was founded in Neiva in the 1960s as Aerolíneas TAO (known as Taxi Aéreo Opita and ceased operations in 1974

^ Genealogy : TAO (Taxi Aereo Opita) >Aerolineas TAO

Aerolineas Universal   

Not started

(2001)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerollano (Aerovias del Llano)   

Unsure

1989* - 1989*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aeronorte (Aerovias del Norte)   

Renamed

1972 - 1986

^ Comments : Lineas Aereas Suramericanas was formed in 1986 & operations started on 30Jun1972 as Aeronorte (Aerovias del Norte)

^ Genealogy : Aeronorte (Aerovias del Norte) >Lineas Aereas Suramericanas

Aeropesca Colombia   

Renamed

1965 - 1983

^ Comments : Inter (Intercontinental de Aviación) was originally founded as Aeropesca Colombia in 1962. Its operations started on 03Jun1983 & ceased on Sep2005

^ Genealogy : Aeropesca Colombia >Inter

Aeroproveedora Proa   

Unsure

1974* - 1974*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

AEROSOL (Aerovias Sol de Colombia)   

Inactive

1989* - 1999

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Aviasur >AEROSOL

Aerosucre   

Active

1969 - date

^ Comments : Aerosucre operations started on 30Jun1969

^ Genealogy :  

Aerotabo (Transportes Aereos de Bolivar)   

Renamed

1975* - 1976

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Aerotabo >Aerolineas Medellin

AeroTACA (Aerotransportes Casanare)   

Inactive

1996 - 2005

^ Comments : AeroTACA was formed as Aerotaxi Casanare in 1965

^ Genealogy : Aerotaxi Casanare >Aerotaca

Aerotal (Aerovias Territoriales de Colombia)  updated

Inactive

1973 - 1983

^ Comments : TAL (Taxi Aereo Lianero, S.A.) is formed at Bogota in 1971 to offer nonscheduled DC3 passenger and freight service to various nearby towns - The company is reorganized in 1975, changed its name to Aerotal Colombia, and initiated scheduled passenger services with its fleet of two DC-3s and a newly received DC-4

^ Genealogy : TAL (Taxi Aereo el Lianero) >Aerotal

Aerotaxi   

Unsure

2004* - 2005*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerotaxi (Avianca Aerotaxi)   

Inactive

1948* - 1974

^ Comments : Aerotaxi was a Colombian subsidiary of Avianca operating under a non-regular mode. It was founded in 1948 to provide services to remote communities

^ Genealogy :  

Aerotaxi Americano   

Unsure

1978* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerotaxi Casanare   

Renamed

1965 - 1996

^ Comments : AeroTACA was formed as Aerotaxi Casanare in 1965

^ Genealogy : Aerotaxi Casanare >Aerotaca

Aerotaxi Condor   

Unsure

1965* - 1965*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerotaxi de Valledupar   

Unsure

1999* - 2003*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerotaxi del Valle (ATV Colombia)   

Inactive

1999* - 2000*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerotransporte del Amazonas   

Inactive

1986* - 1987

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerovanguardia (Aerovias Vanguardia)   

Unsure

1999* - 2007*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerovias Condor (AeroCondor)   

Unsure

1967* - 1975*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerovias Helices  updated

Unsure

1964* - 1996*

^ Comments : Aerovias Helices operated nonscheduled freight services within Colombia.

^ Genealogy :  

Aerovias Hoffman   

Unsure

1966* - 1967*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerovilla Colombia   

Unsure

1999* - 1999*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerovuelos (Aero Vuelos)   

Inactive

1999* - 1999*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerupia (Aerotaxi del Upia)   

Unsure

1994 - 2009*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aexpa (Aeroexpreso del Pacifico)   

Active

2008* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

AFRYPESCA (Empresa de Aviacion Refrigeracion y Pesca)   

Unsure

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

AIDA (Agencia Interamericana de Aviacion)   

Inactive

1946* - 1956

^ Comments : AIDA (Agencia Interamericana de Aviacion) was created in 1946 and ceased operations in 1956

^ Genealogy :  

Air Cargo Colombia   

Unconfirmed

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Colombia   

Active

1992* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Signature   

Active

2012* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Villavo Colombia   

Unsure

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

AIRES Colombia (Aerovias de Integracion Regional SA)  updated

Renamed

1981 - 2011

^ Comments : AIRES Colombia was formed on 20Feb1981 & launched services on 23Feb1981. Started operating as LAN Colombia under the unified LAN livery on 03Dec2011. Renamed to LATAM Colombia in 2016

^ Genealogy : AIRES Colombia >Lan Colombia >LATAM Colombia

ALCOM (Aerolineas Comerciales Del Meta)   

Unsure

1997* - 1999*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aliansa (Aerolineas Andinas)   

Active

1992* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Alicol Colombia (Aerolineas Intercolombianas)   

Inactive

1991* - 2000*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Americana Colombia (Aerolineas Americanas)  updated

Renamed

1993 - 1994

^ Comments : [IBERO AMERICANA COLOMBIA de CARGO was formed as AMERICANA COLOMBIA. Ceased operations in 1995 when suspected to be a cover for drug money laundering]

^ Genealogy : Americana Colombia >Ibero

Antes Air Cargo   

Unsure

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

APEL Colombia   

Renamed

1994 - 1997

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : APEL Colombia >>SAEP

APEL Express   

Renamed

1987* - 1991

^ Comments : APEL Express was formed in 1987 by SAEP. Merged into parent company in 1991

^ Genealogy : APEL Express >>SAEP

APSA (Aeroexpresso Bogota)   

Inactive

1978 - 2007

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

ARALL (Aerolineas Llaneras)   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

ARCA Colombia (Aerovias Colombianas)  updated

Inactive

1950* - 2000*

^ Comments : ARCA Colombia was founded in Nov1950 and began operations in Feb1949 using a sole C-46

^ Genealogy :  

Arkas   

Inactive

2007 - 2011

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

ARPA (Empresa Aerovias del Pacifico)   

Unsure

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

ASUR Colombia   

Unsure

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

ATC Airlines (Aero Transcolombiana de Carga)   

Inactive

1993 - 1999

^ Comments : Bogota based cargo services

^ Genealogy :  

Avante Colombia   

Inactive

1991 - 1991

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Avesca Colombia (Aerovias Especiales de Carga)   

Renamed

1983 - 1995

^ Comments : Aerolineas Cargueras renamed from AVESCA Columbia in 1995

^ Genealogy : Avesca Colombia >Aerolineas Cargueras

Aviaco (Aviacion Colombiana)   

Unconfirmed

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Avianca (Aerovias del Continente Americana)  updated

Active

2004 - date

^ Comments : [AVIACA was founded as a result of a merger between SCADTA (founded in 1919) and SERVICIO AEREO COLUMBIANO. First South American to fly into the US (Miami - 1947). The name Avianca was retained when the name changed in 2004. SAM was absorbed into the parent company in 2010. Flag carrier of Colombia. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that claims to be one of the world's oldest airlines]

^ Genealogy : SCADTA + SACO =>Avianca >Avianca (Aerovias Continente Americana)

Avianca (Aerovias Nacionales de Colombia)  updated

Renamed

1940 - 2004

^ Comments : [AVIACA was founded as a result of a merger between SCADTA (founded in 1919) and SERVICIO AEREO COLUMBIANO. First South American to fly into the US (Miami - 1947). The name Avianca was retained when the name changed in 2004. SAM was absorbed into the parent company in 2010. Flag carrier of Colombia. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that claims to be one of the world's oldest airlines]

^ Genealogy : SCADTA + SACO =>Avianca >Avianca (Aerovias Continente Americana)

Avianca Cargo   

Active

2013 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : TAMPA Cargo >Avianca Cargo

Avianca Central America  updated

Active

2013 - date

^ Comments : Avianca Central America commenced operations on 28May2013

^ Genealogy :  

Aviasur   

Renamed

1982* - 1989*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Aviasur >AEROSOL

Aviheco   

Unsure

2002* - 2009*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aviones y Helicopteros de Colombia   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

AVISPA (AV Pilotos Asociados)   

Inactive

1962* - 1962

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Calamar (Aerotaxi de Calamar)   

Inactive

1992* - 1992*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

CariCarga (Cali Cargo)   

Inactive

1996* - 2000*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

CCNA (Compania Colombiana de Navigacion Aerea)   

Inactive

1920 - 1921

^ Comments : CCNA, first civil aviation company in Colombia was created on 16Sep1919 by Gonzalo Mejia, legally registered on 26Sep1919 & first flew on 15Feb1920

^ Genealogy :  

Cessnyca   

Inactive

1971* - 1977

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Compania Transandina de Aviacion SA   

Inactive

1946^ - 1947

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Copa Airlines Colombia  updated

Active

2010 - date

^ Comments : Copa was established on 23Nov1992 & started operations on 19Jun1993 as Aero Republica. Rebranded to Copa in Oct2010 (Domestic passenger and cargo services out of Cali and Bogota. Copa Airlines)

^ Genealogy : Aero Republica >Copa Airlines Colombia

Coral Colombia (Coronado Aerolineas)   

Inactive

1986* - 2000

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Cordoba Air Cargo   

Unsure

1993* - 1993*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Cosmos Air Cargo (Transporte Aereo de Carga COSMOS)   

Renamed

2007 - 2007

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Cosmos Colombia

Cosmos Colombia (Transporte Aereo de Carga COSMOS)   

Active

2007 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Cosmos Colombia

Costa Colombia   

Inactive

1992* - 1994

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

CV Cargo   

Active

2010 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Dainco   

Unsure

1992* - 1995*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

EasyFly   

Active

2007 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

El Dorado   

Inactive

1992* - 1992*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

El Universal   

Not started

(2002)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Estelar   

Not started

(2002)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Fenix   

Not started

(2004)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Frontier Airlines   

Unconfirmed

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Global Colombia   

Inactive

1996* - 1996*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

HeliAndes   

Active

2004 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Helicargo SA   

Unsure

2002* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Helicol   

Active

1955 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Helitaxi   

Renamed

2002* - 2004*

^ Comments : Vertical de Aviacion was renamed from Helitaxi. Operate both helicopters & fixed wing aircraft

^ Genealogy : Helitaxi >Vertical de Aviacion

Helivalle (Helicopteros del Valle)   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Ibero Americana Colombia de Cargo (Iber Americana)  updated

Inactive

1994 - 1995

^ Comments : [IBERO AMERICANA COLOMBIA de CARGO was formed as AMERICANA COLOMBIA. Ceased operations in 1995 when suspected to be a cover for drug money laundering]

^ Genealogy : Americana Colombia >Ibero

Inter (Intercontinental de Aviación)   

Inactive

1983 - 2005

^ Comments : Inter (Intercontinental de Aviación) was originally founded as Aeropesca Colombia in 1962. Its operations started on 03Jun1983 & ceased on Sep2005

^ Genealogy : Aeropesca Colombia >Inter

Interandes Colombia   

Inactive

1989* - 1992*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Interandina de Aviacion el Condor   

Inactive

1993* - 1997

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Intercor   

Unsure

1983* - 1996*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Islena Aviacion   

Inactive

1993 - 1994

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Jet Express Colombia   

Inactive

1994 - 1994

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

LAC (Lineas Aereas del Caribe)   

Inactive

1974* - 1996

^ Comments : LAC (Lineas Aereas del Caribe) was founded in 1974

^ Genealogy :  

LACE (Lineas Aereas Colombianas Expresa)  updated

Unsure

1960* - 1964*

^ Comments : Lineas Aereas Colombiana Expresa operated two Fairchild C-82s on internal services within Colombia

^ Genealogy :  

LACOL (Lineas Aereas Colombianas)   

Inactive

1985* - 1992*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

LADU (Linea Area de Uraba)   

Inactive

1992* - 1995

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

LAICA (Lineas Aereas Interiores de Catalina)   

Unsure

1968* - 1968*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

LAM (Lineas Aereas del Mar)   

Unsure

1997* - 1997*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

LAMA   

Unsure

1991* - 1991*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Lan Colombia  updated

Renamed

2011 - 2016

^ Comments : AIRES Colombia was formed on 20Feb1981 & launched services on 23Feb1981. Started operating as LAN Colombia under the unified LAN livery on 03Dec2011. Renamed to LATAM Colombia in 2016

^ Genealogy : AIRES Colombia >Lan Colombia >LATAM Colombia

LANC Colombia (Lineas Aereas de Norte de Colombia)   

Unsure

1996* - 2003*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

LANCO (Línea Aérea Carguera de Colombia)   

Renamed

2009 - 2016

^ Comments : LATAM Cargo Colombia, formerly known as Línea Aérea Carguera de Colombia (LANCO) , is a Colombian cargo airline based in Bogotá with its main base at El Dorado International Airport. LANCO operated under its own branding for a brief period in 2009, when it was changed to LAN Cargo

^ Genealogy : LANCO (Línea Aérea Carguera de Colombia) >LATAM Cargo Colombia

LANSA (Limitada Nacional de Servicio Aereo)   

Renamed

1945^ - 1947

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >LANSA

LANSA (Lineas Aereas Nacionales SA)   

Inactive

1947 - 1954

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : LANSA

LAOS Colombia (Lineas Aereas Orientales)   

Unsure

1978* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

LAP Colombia (Lineas Aereas Petroleras)   

Unsure

1989* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

LAS (Lineas Aereas Suramericanas)   

Active

1986 - date

^ Comments : Lineas Aereas Suramericanas was formed in 1986 & operations started on 30Jun1972 as Aeronorte (Aerovias del Norte)

^ Genealogy : Aeronorte (Aerovias del Norte) >Lineas Aereas Suramericanas

LASER Aéro Colombia   

Active

2009* - date

^ Comments : LASER Aéro Colombia was founded in 2009 & is based at Villavicencio Vanguardia (VVC)

^ Genealogy :  

LATAM Airlines Colombia  added

Active

2016 - date

^ Comments : AIRES Colombia was formed on 20Feb1981 & launched services on 23Feb1981. Started operating as LAN Colombia under the unified LAN livery on 03Dec2011. Renamed to LATAM Colombia in 2016

^ Genealogy : AIRES Colombia >Lan Colombia >LATAM Colombia

LATAM Cargo Colombia  updated

Active

2016 - date

^ Comments : LATAM Cargo Colombia, formerly known as Línea Aérea Carguera de Colombia (LANCO) , is a Colombian cargo airline based in Bogotá with its main base at El Dorado International Airport. LANCO operated under its own branding for a brief period in 2009, when it was changed to LAN Cargo & then to LATAM Cargo Colombia in 2016

^ Genealogy : LANCO (Línea Aérea Carguera de Colombia) >LATAM Cargo Colombia

LATCO (Linea Aérea Transatlantica Colombia)   

Unsure

1948* - 1949*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Latina de Aviacion   

Unsure

1997* - 2009*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

LIDCA (Lineas Aereas del Caribe)   

Inactive

1950* - 1954*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Linea de Aviacion Condor  updated

Renamed

1955* - 1955*

^ Comments : AeroCondor was formed on 03Feb1955 as Linea de Aviacion Condor. Services commenced during Oct1957 & ceased operations on 16Jun1980. Barranquilla based scheduled passenger and cargo carrier

^ Genealogy : Linea de Aviacion Condor >AeroCondor

Lineas Aereas de la Amazonica   

Unsure

1991* - 1991*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Lineas Aereas Nacionales   

Inactive

1999* - 1999*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Lineas Aereas Perez   

Unsure

1982* - 1982*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Lineas Aereas Williams   

Unsure

1999* - 1999*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Lineas Interamericanos Aereas   

Unsure

1950 - 1960*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

LLoyd Aereo Colombiano (LLACSA)   

Inactive

1954^ - 1960

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Orion Air Cargo (Aerolineas Orion Cargo Colombia)   

Inactive

2000* - 2011*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

RAF (Rutas Aereas de Florencia)   

Inactive

1991 - 1991

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

RANSA (Rutas Aereas Nacionales SA)   

Unsure

1955* - 1956*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

RAS (Sociedad Aeronautica de Medellin)  updated

Renamed

1946 - 1958

^ Comments : [SAM-COLOMBIA was founded as SOCIEDAD AERONAUTICA de MEDELLIN in 1946 as an all-cargo carrier but added passenger services in 1955. In 1962 it became a subsiduary of of national carrier Avianca and adopted the present operating name] [AVIACA was founded as a result of a merger between SCADTA (founded in 1919) and SERVICIO AEREO COLUMBIANO. First South American to fly into the US (Miami - 1947). The name Avianca was retained when the name changed in 2004. SAM was absorbed into the parent company in 2010. Flag carrier of Colombia. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that claims to be one of the world's oldest airlines]

^ Genealogy : RAS (Sociedad Aeronautica de Medellin) >SAM Colombia >>Avianca >Avianca (Aerovias Continente Americana)

Rutas Aereas de Colombia   

Renamed

1958 - 1961

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : RAS >Rutas Aereas de Colombia >>Avianca >Avianca (Aerovias Continente Americana)

SA Potomayo (Servicios Areas Potomayo)   

Unsure

1989* - 1989*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SACO (Servicio Aereo Colombiano)   

Renamed

1933* - 1940

^ Comments : SACO was founded in 1993

^ Genealogy : SCADTA + SACO =>Avianca >Avianca (Aerovias Continente Americana)

SADELCA (Sociedad Aerea del Caqueta)   

Active

1979* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SADI (Sociedad de Ibague)   

Unsure

2002* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SADTA (Sociedad Area del Tolima)  updated

Renamed

1958* - 1960*

^ Comments : Sociedad Aerea del Tolima operated domestic services within Colombia but was been taken over by Avianca [AVIACA was founded as a result of a merger between SCADTA (founded in 1919) and SERVICIO AEREO COLUMBIANO. First South American to fly into the US (Miami - 1947). The name Avianca was retained when the name changed in 2004. SAM was absorbed into the parent company in 2010. Flag carrier of Colombia. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that claims to be one of the world's oldest airlines]

^ Genealogy : Sociedad Area del Tolima >>Avianca >Avianca (Aerovias Continente Americana)

SAEP Colombia   

Active

1980* - date

^ Comments : SAEP Colombia was formed in 1980

^ Genealogy : >SAEP

SAETA Colombia   

Unsure

1996* - 1996*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SAM Colombia   

Renamed

1962 - 2010

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : RAS (Sociedad Aeronautica de Medellin) >SAM Colombia >>Avianca >Avianca (Aerovias Continente Americana)

San Air   

Inactive

1994* - 1994*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SAN-TA   

Not started

(2016)

^ Comments : SAN-TA is a new start-up that intended to start operations in mid 2016

^ Genealogy :  

SARPA (Servicios Aereos Panamericanos)   

Active

2007 - date

^ Comments : Regional and domestic carrier. SARPA (Servicios Aereos Panamericanos) was formed as SARPA (Servicious Aereos Puerto Asis)

^ Genealogy : SARPA (Servicious Aereos Puerto Asis) >SARPA (Servicios Aereos Panamericanos)

SARPA (Servicious Aereos Puerto Asis)   

Renamed

2004* - 2007

^ Comments : Regional and domestic carrier. SARPA (Servicios Aereos Panamericanos) was formed as SARPA (Servicious Aereos Puerto Asis)

^ Genealogy : SARPA (Servicious Aereos Puerto Asis) >SARPA (Servicios Aereos Panamericanos)

SATENA (Servicio de Aeronavegaciun a Territorios Nacionales)  updated

Active

1962 - date

^ Comments : SATENA was incorporated in 1962 under the Ministry of National Defence & operations started on 15Apr1962. Operated as a special unit of the Columbian Air Force to aid development of the Amazon and Orinoco regions. Regional scheduled passenger and cargo carrier out of Bogota El Dorado International

^ Genealogy :  

Sava Colombia   

Unsure

1996* - 2003*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SCADTA (Sociedad Colombo-Alemana de Transportes Aéreos)   

Renamed

1920 - 1940

^ Comments : SCADTA was formed on 05Dec1919 as the 2nd airline in the world, 1st in the Americas. Made its first flight between Barranquilla and Puerto Berrio on 19Oct1920 by Helmuth Von Krohn. Merged with SACO to form Avianca on 14Jun1940 [AVIACA was founded as a result of a merger between SCADTA (founded in 1919) and SERVICIO AEREO COLUMBIANO. First South American to fly into the US (Miami - 1947). The name Avianca was retained when the name changed in 2004. SAM was absorbed into the parent company in 2010. Flag carrier of Colombia. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that claims to be one of the world's oldest airlines]

^ Genealogy : SCADTA + SACO =>Avianca >Avianca (Aerovias Continente Americana)

SCOLTA (Sociedad Colombiana de Transportes Aereos)   

Inactive

1947^ - 1948

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SEA (Servicios Especiales Aereos)   

Unsure

1971* - 1971*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SEARCA (Servicio Aereo de Capurgana)   

Active

1992 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SEC Colombia   

Inactive

1994* - 1999*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : SERCA >Sec Colombia

SEC Colombia   

Unsure

2005* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SELVA (Servicios Aereas del Vaupes)   

Active

1989* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SERCA (Servicio Especializado de Carga Aerea)   

Renamed

1992 - 1994*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : SERCA >Sec Colombia

ServiCaribe Express   

Active

2012 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Servicios Aereos de Pilotos Ejecutivos   

Inactive

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Servicios Aereos del Valle   

Unsure

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Servientrega   

Unsure

2009* - 2011*

^ Comments : B.727-200F operator

^ Genealogy :  

SOTA (Sociedad Occidental de Transporte Aéreo)   

Unsure

1950* - 1953*

^ Comments : SOTA was founded in 1950

^ Genealogy :  

TABA (Taxi Aereo de Barranquilla)   

Unsure

1978* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TABOY (Sociedad Taxader Boyaca)   

Renamed

1962 - 1962*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : TABOY (Sociedad Taxader Boyaca) >Transporte Aereos Boyacenses

TABOY (Transportes Aereos Boyacenses)   

Renamed

1962* - 1964

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : TABOY (Sociedad Taxader Boyaca) >Transporte Aereos Boyacenses

TAC (Transporte Aéreo de Colombia)   

Active

1995* - date

^ Comments : TAC (acronym of Transporte Aéreo de Colombia) is a charter airline based at Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport in Cali, Formed in 1995

^ Genealogy :  

TAC Colombia (Transportes Areas de Cesar)   

Unsure

1975 - 1980*

^ Comments : TAC Colombia was formed as Aerocesar in 1968

^ Genealogy : Aerocesar >TAC Colombia

TACA de Colombia   

Inactive

1945 - 1946

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TACATA (Taxi Aéreo de Caqueta)   

Inactive

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TAERCO (Taxi Aereo Colombiano)   

Inactive

1992* - 1992*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TAGUA (Taxi Aereo del Guaviare)   

Unsure

1984* - 1984*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TAL (Taxi Aereo el Lianero)  updated

Renamed

1953 - 1973

^ Comments : TAL (Taxi Aereo Lianero, S.A.) is formed at Bogota in 1971 to offer nonscheduled DC3 passenger and freight service to various nearby towns - The company is reorganized in 1975, changed its name to Aerotal Colombia, and initiated scheduled passenger services with its fleet of two DC-3s and a newly received DC-4

^ Genealogy : TAL (Taxi Aereo el Lianero) >Aerotal

Tala Colombia (Transportes Aereas Latinamercanos)   

Inactive

1992* - 1992*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TAMPA Cargo   

Renamed

1973 - 2013

^ Comments : TAMPA Cargo started operations 11Mar1973 & ceased on 28May2013 to be rebranded to Avianca Cargo (TAMPA Cargo (Transportes Aereos Mercantiles Panamericanos). International cargo airline that specialises in perishable goods)

^ Genealogy : TAMPA Cargo >Avianca Cargo

TANA (Transportes Aereos Nacionales)   

Renamed

1975 - 1978

^ Comments : TANA (Transportes Aereos Nacionales) was formed in 1971 as Taxi Aereo Nacional

^ Genealogy : Taxi Aereo Nacional >TANA (Transportes Aereos Nacionales) >>TAVINA

TAO (Taxi Aereo Opita)   

Renamed

1966* - 1968

^ Comments : Aerolineas TAO was founded in Neiva in the 1960s as Aerolíneas TAO (known as Taxi Aéreo Opita and ceased operations in 1974

^ Genealogy : TAO (Taxi Aereo Opita) >Aerolineas TAO

TAR   

Unsure

2002* - 2003*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TARCA (Taxi Aereo de Caldas Ltda)   

Unsure

1960 - 1975*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TARI (Transportes Aereos del Ariari)   

Unsure

2005* - 2005*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TAS (Transporte Aereo de Santander)   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TAT (Transportes Aereos Tropicales)   

Unconfirmed

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TAVINA   

Inactive

1973* - 1985

^ Comments : TAVINA was formed in 1973

^ Genealogy : Taxi Aereo Nacional >TANA (Transportes Aereos Nacionales) >>TAVINA

Taxader (Lineas Aereos Taxadar)   

Inactive

1960 - 1965

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Taxader

Taxi Aereo Cusiana   

Unsure

2002* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Taxi Aereo de Santander   

Renamed

1948* - 1960

^ Comments : Taxi Aereo de Santander was formed in 1948

^ Genealogy : >Taxader

Taxi Aereo Nacional   

Renamed

1971* - 1975

^ Comments : Taxi Aereo Nacional was formed in 1971

^ Genealogy : Taxi Aereo Nacional >TANA (Transportes Aereos Nacionales) >>TAVINA

Taxi El Venado   

Unsure

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Taxsur Colombia (Transportes Areas del Sur)   

Unsure

1980* - 2005*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TCA Colombia   

Unsure

1998* - 1998*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Trans Oriente (Transporte Aereo Regular Secundario Oriental)   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Transamazonica   

Unsure

1987* - 1992*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Transapel Express Colombia   

Renamed

1992 - 1994

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Transapel Express Colombia >>SAEP

Transapel Express Colombia   

Unsure

1996* - 2004*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Transoceanica Colombia   

Inactive

1993^ - 1999

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Transoriente   

Unsure

1992* - 1992*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Transporte Aereo Nacional   

Unconfirmed

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Transporte Aereos Boyacenses   

Unsure

1964 - 1969*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Transporte Aereos Boyacenses

Transporte Aereos del Pacifico   

Unsure

Late 1990s

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Transportes Aereos del Caribe   

Unsure

1980* - 1987*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

UMCA (Uraba, Medellin and Central Airways)   

Inactive

1931* - 1961

^ Comments : UMCA was formed by Gonzalo Mejia in 1931

^ Genealogy :  

Urraca Airlines (Lineas Aereas La Urraca)   

Inactive

1963 - 1980

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Vertical de Aviacion   

Active

2004* - date

^ Comments : Vertical de Aviacion was renamed from Helitaxi. Operate both helicopters & fixed wing aircraft

^ Genealogy : Helitaxi >Vertical de Aviacion

VIARCO (Vias Aereas Colombianas)   

Unsure

1999* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

VivaColombia  updated

Active

2012 - date

^ Comments : VivaColombia was founded in 2009 & operations started on 25May2012

^ Genealogy :  

West Caribbean Airways (WCA)   

Inactive

2000 - 2005

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Wingo   

Active

2016 - date

^ Comments : Wingo, a Lo-Cost carrier established by Copa Airlines commenced operations on 01Dec2016

^ Genealogy :  

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