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Pakistan is a republic in southern Asia, bordered on the north and northwest by Afghanistan, on the northeast by Jammu and KashmÓr, on the east and southeast by India, on the south by the Arabian Sea, and on the west by Iran. The status of Jammu and KashmÓr is a matter of dispute between India and Pakistan. The area of Pakistan is 796,095 sq km (307,374 sq mi), not including the section of Jammu and KashmÓr under its control. The capital of Pakistan is Isl‚m‚b‚d; the largest city of the country is Kar‚chi

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Country aircraft registration code = AP

17 Nov 2017

Galaxy Aviation was established in 2006 offering various aviation services. Now moving into passenger charter & helicopter operations based out of Karachi Quaid-e-Azam Jinnah International (KHI) [update]

12 Feb 2017

Unity Air International was incorporated on 03Dec2009 [added]

12 Feb 2017

Pakistan Aviators & Aviation is based at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore [added]

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

Aero Asia International  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 2007
Airline Code : E4 : RSO
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aero Asia International was founded in 1993 & started operations on 04May1993. In May2007, the CAA of Pakistan suspended the operations of Aero Asia due to issues related to the safety of operations and passenger convenience. The airline announced that it had decided to suspend operations with effect from 19May2007 until further notice
Agricultural Aviation   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1973 - 1975
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Agricultural Aviation >ASSL
Comments : Agricultural Aviation was founded in 1972
AHS Air International   
Status : Active

Dates :

2016* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : AHS Air International is an Active cargo carrier based at Quaid-e-Azam Jinnah International. Karachi
Air Indus   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2013 - 2015
Airline Code : I6 : MPK
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Indus was founded in 2010 & started domestic operations on 28Jul2013. Suspended operations on 01Jul2015 but has stated intent to restart
Air Mashriq   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2004*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Sial   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2016)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Sial is a start-up launched by the business Community of Sialkot. Intended to start in late 2016
AirBlue  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2004 - date
Airline Code : PA : ABQ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : AirBlue was founded in 2003 & started operations on 18Jun2004. International services started on 14Aug2005 with a flight to Dubai (Scheduled domestic services linking Pakistan's major cities. Backed by a group of US based IT entrpreneurs)
Askari Aviation   
Status : Active

Dates :

1995* - date
Airline Code : 4K : AAS
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Askari Aviation was established in 1995, to maintain, operate and market aircraft and helicopters
ASSL (Aircraft Sales & Service)  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

1975 - date
Airline Code : -- : ACS
Genealogy : Agricultural Aviation >ASSL
Comments : ASSL was formed as Agricultural Aviation in 1972
Baaz Air   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

1993 - 2012
Airline Code : -- : BHO
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Bhoja Air was founded in 1993 & commenced operations on 07Nov1993 with a dry leased B.737-200. Bhoja Airline started its international operations on 24Jan1998 with a flight between Karachi and Dubai. Eventually operations ceased on 29May2012. Regional carrier operating internationally and to all major cities in Pakistan
Crescent Air Transport (i)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1952* - 1954
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Crescent Air Transport (ii)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005* - 2008*
Airline Code : KJ : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Focus Air   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2007*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Galaxy Aviation   
Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Galaxy Aviation was established in 2006 offering various aviation services. Now moving into passenger charter & helicopter operations based out of Karachi Quaid-e-Azam Jinnah International (KHI)
Global Spirit Airlines   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2006*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Hajvairy Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 1993
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
HAU Aviation Services   
Status : Active

Dates :

2010* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Himalaya Airways   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2016)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Himalaya Airways is an Islamabad based start-up based passenger charter carrier
IAMC Airline   
Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : IAMC Airline commenced operations in 2016
Iconair   
Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Iconair was established in Karachi on 21Jun2011. A second office is maintained in Jeddah. Received its AOC on 02Aug2012 & started operations on 19Jun2014
Jet Asia International   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2015)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Jet Asia International was due to start operations on 23Dec2015
JS Air Charter (Jahangir Siddiqui Air)  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2007 - 2010
Airline Code : -- : JSJ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : JS Air Charter (Jahangir Siddiqui Air) was charter company owned by the Jahangir Siddiqui Group that operates in diversified fields. JS Air was based in Karachi, Sindh. It operated a small fleet of propeller driven Beech aircraft with a maximum capacity of about 20 passengers. In Nov2010 a JS Air Beech 1900 flying from Karachi to Dadu crashed shortly after takeoff after which JS AIR was officially shut down
Liberty Air   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Lucky Air   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Lucky Air (Karachi Int'l) is a purported new Pakistani startup backed by local cement consortium, Lucky Cement Ltd, a division of the Yunus Brothers Group
Orient Airways (Orient Air)   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1947 - 1955
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Orient Airways >>PIA
Comments : Orient Airways, formed on 23Oct1946, commenced operations on 06Jun1947 & ceased operations on 11Mar1955 to merge with the Govn'ts' proposed airline [PIA was formed through PIAC Ordinance 1955 as the Government of Pakistan decided to form a state-owned airline on 10Jan1955. PIA merged with Orient Airways in 1955. Was the first Asian airline to operate jet aircraft with a leased B.707 and was the first commercial airline to fly into China. International passenger and cargo airline that is the flag carrier of Pakistan]
Pak-Air (Pak Air)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1948 - 1949
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Pak-Air is established with a DC.3 in Sep1948
Pakistan Airways   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2016)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Pakistan Airways has been set up by the Goevernment & intendsto operate as a 'premium service' carrier
Pakistan Airways (AST Pakistan Airways)  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2006
Airline Code : -- : PKA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Pakistan Airways was a short-lived cargo airline based at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. The airline was operational from 2005 to 2006, using a single Ilyushin IL-76 cargo aircraft for flights between Pakistan and Dubai
Pakistan Aviators & Aviation  added: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2016* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Pakistan Aviators & Aviation is based at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore. The airline also offer services including ground handling, charter, refurbishing, aerial work and maintenance of various business jets
Pakistan Mercantile Corporation   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1948* - 1948*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Panjinad Aviation   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2000*)
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Pearl Air   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2006*)
Airline Code : -- : PRL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
PIA (Pakistan International Airlines)   
Status : Active

Dates :

1955 - date
Airline Code : PK : PIA
Genealogy : Orient Airways >>PIA
Comments : PIA was formed through PIAC Ordinance 1955 as the Government of Pakistan decided to form a state-owned airline on 10Jan1955. PIA merged with Orient Airways in 1955. Was the first Asian airline to operate jet aircraft with a leased B.707 and was the first commercial airline to fly into China. International passenger and cargo airline that is the flag carrier of Pakistan
PIA Cargo   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1993* - 1993*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Pioneer Air Cargo  last update: 09Nov2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003* - 2004*
Airline Code : -- : PER
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Cargo flights from Karachi.Operations suspended
Pioneer Cargo Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003* - 2004*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Princely Jets  last update: 02Nov2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2005 - date
Airline Code : PJ : PJP
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Princely Jets is Pakistan's first private charter jet operator, based at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, Pakistan. It is owned by the Akbar Group. The airline started operations in Nov2005 with a single aircraft
Raj Airlines   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Dates :

1992* - 1992*
Airline Code : -- : RAJ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Rayyan Air  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2009 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Rayyan Air was founded in Jan2009. Hold Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority air operator certificate alongside charter licence for passenger, cargo and charter operations
Royal Airlines Cargo   
Status : Active

Dates :

1999 - date
Airline Code : RO : RPK
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Royal Airlines is a charter and cargo airline based at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, Sindh. It was founded on 06Nov1998 and started operations in 1999
Safe Air   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999 - 2000
Airline Code : -- : SFP
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Karachi based privately owned carrier founded in 1999 and operated domestic passenger flights between Karachi-Islamabad-Lahore. Regular Public Transport (Airline) licence had been issued on 25Jun1999 but was cancelled by the CAA for alleged safety violations
Samir Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001 - 2001
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Schoen Air (Schön Air)   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1998* - 1998*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Serene Air   
Status : Active

Dates :

2017 - date
Airline Code : ER : SEP
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Serene Air has been granted an AOC by the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Started operations with B.738 aircraft on 29Jan2017
Shaheen Air   
Status : Active

Dates :

2004 - date
Airline Code : NL : SAI
Genealogy : Shaheen Air International >Shaheen Air
Comments : Shaheen Air was founded in Dec1993 and started operations on 25Oct1994 as Shaheen Air International. Renamed in 2004
Shaheen Air Cargo   
Status : Active

Dates :

2004* - date
Airline Code : -- : SEE
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Shaheen Air International   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1993 - 2004
Airline Code : NL : SAI
Genealogy : Shaheen Air International >Shaheen Air
Comments : Shaheen Air was founded in Dec1993 and started operations on 25Oct1994 as Shaheen Air International. Renamed in 2004
Star Air Aviation  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2000* - date
Airline Code : 6S : URJ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Star Air Aviation (SAA) was formed from several aviation veterans in Jul2000 in Karachi (Star Air Aviation is a cargo airline based in Karachi, Pakistan. It operates to many cities in Pakistan including Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar. It is also a large ground handling agent providing facilities to commercial, corporate and private airlines operating to and from Pakistan.)
Unity Air International  added: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2009* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Unity Air International was incorporated on 03Dec2009
Vision Air International   
Status : Active

Dates :

2008 - date
Airline Code : -- : VIS
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Vision Air International was founded in May2006. The company received an Air Operator Certificate on 20Nov2008 & started operations on 02Dec2008 with a flight from Dubai for Irbil. Passenger and cargo charter airline based at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, Sindh
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