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United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven independent states located in the south-eastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by the Persian Gulf to the north, Saudi Arabia to the south and west, and Oman and the Gulf of Oman to the east. It became independent as the UAE in 1971. Its seven member states are Abu Dhabi (Ab Zaby), 'Ajmn, Dubayy, Al Fujayrah, Ra's al Khaymah, Ash Shriqah, and Umm al Qaywayn. The city of Abu Dhabi, located in the emirate of the same name, is the federal capital and the largest city.

Airline Operating Dates IATA : ICAO Tree Status Update Reason

 Abu Dhabi Air

1976* - 1976*   >Emirates Air Services Renamed  

 Abu Dhabi Aviation

1976 - date -- : AXU   Active  

 ADCO Airlines (Air Mannia)

**** - ****     Status?  

 Aerocomplex

1989 - 1991*     Inactive  

 Aerogulf

1976^ - 1979*     Status?  

 Aerovista Gulf Express

1999 - date -- : VGF   Active  

 Afghan Jet International

2014 - date HN : AJI   Active  

 African Airlines

(****)     Unconfirmed  

 Air Arabia (Al Arabiya Airline)

2003 - date G9 : ABY   Active  

 Air Falcon

(****)     Unconfirmed  

 Air Gulf Falcon

1999 - 2003*     Status?  

 Air Intergulf

1975 - 1979*     Status?  

 Air-Van

2003* - 2005     Inactive  

 Al Hajjar Air

2012 - 2012   >Eastern Express Renamed  

 Al Hamra Airlines

2005 - 2005*   >RAK Airways Renamed  

 Al Jaber Aviation

2011* - date -- : JBA   Active  

 Al Rais Cargo

2004 - date -- : HJT   Active  

 Al Sayegh Airlines

2010 - date     Active  

 Arabjet

(2009*)     Began?  

 Ave.com

2005 - date 2E : PHW Ave.com Active  

 British Gulf International Airlines

2001 - date -- : BGI   Active  

 Cargo Plus Aviation

2001 - 2006* 8L : CGP   Status?  

 Click Airways

2004 - date 4C : CGK   Active  

 Connect Air

(2001*)     Began? airline confirmed

 Dolphin Air

2002 - date ZD : FDN Dolphin Air Active  

 East/West Cargo*

2004* - 2006*     Status?  

 Eastern Express (Al Hajjar Aviation)

(2012)   Eastern Express Began?  

 Eastern Skyjets

2004 - date EA : ESJ   Active  

 Elite Jets

2004 - 2006*     Status?  

 Emarat Link Aviation

2001 - 2002*     Status?  

 Emirates Air Services

1979* - 1996*   Emirates Air Services Inactive  

 Emirates Air Transport

1976* - 1976*     Status?  

 Emirates Airlines

1985 - date EK : UAE   Active  

 Emirates SkyCargo

1985 - date EK : UAE   Active  

 Empost Air (Emirates Postal Service)

2007 - 2009*     Status?  

 Etihad Airways

2003 - date EY : ETD   Active  

 Etihad Crystal Cargo

2004 - date     Active  

 Experts Air Cargo

2005 - 2006   >Maximus Air Renamed  

 Falcon Express Cargo Airlines

1995^ - date FC : FCX   Active  

 FIATS

(****)     Unconfirmed  

 fly RAK

(2012)     Began?  

 FlyDubai

2009 - date FZ : FDB   Active  

 FlyDubai Cargo

2012 - date     Active  

 Flying Dolphin Airlines

2002* - 2002   >Dolphin Air Renamed  

 Fujairah Air

2000 - 2001*     Inactive  

 Gaylan Air Cargo

1980 - 1981     Inactive  

 GCS Cargo (Global Charter Services)

2012* - date -- : FZE   Active  

 Global Aircargo

1999* - 1999*     Status?  

 Global Jet

2009 - date 7G : GBG   Active  

 Gulf Aviation

1973* - 1973   >Gulf Air Renamed  

 Gulf Aviation Technology & Services

2000* - 2002*     Status?  

 Gulf Regional

(2000)     Began?  

 Hamarein Air

1977 - 1979*     Status?  

 Heavylift International

2005 - date -- : HVL   Active  

 Intal Air

1999 - 2006*     Status?  

 Jet-Ops

2007 - date     Active  

 JetSet Cargo

2005* - 2006*     Status?  

 Johnsons Air Service

2004* - 2006*     Status?  

 Jupiter Airlines

2004 - date -- : IJA   Active  

 Kang Pacific Airlines

2008 - 2008     Inactive  

 Liwa Air (Babeel Aviation)

2006 - 2008*     Status?  

 Maximus Air

2011 - date -- : MXU Maximus Air Active  

 Maximus Air Cargo

2006 - 2011 -- : MXU >Maximus Air Renamed  

 Midex

2008 - date MG : MIX   Active  

 MMA Airlines

(2012)     Began?  

 Nada al-Sharq International

(2001)     Began?  

 N-Air International

2014 >     Planned  

 Nova Gulf (ETA Air Services)

2000* - 2003* -- : FZE   Inactive  

 Orbit Aviation

(2006)     Began?  

 Oriental Air

1992 - 1992     Inactive  

 Palm Aviation

2008 - date -- : JSP   Active  

 Phoenix Aviation

1996 - 2005 P3 : PHG >Ave.com Renamed  

 Pluto Airlines

(2005) 8D : PPL   Began?  

 RAK Airways

2007 - 2013 RT : RKM RAK Airways Inactive  

 RAK Link Airways

2008 - 2008     Inactive  

 Rotana Jet

2011* - date RG : ---   Active  

 Royal Jet

2003 - date -- : ROJ   Active  

 Seawings

2007 - date -- : OPS   Active  

 Silver Air

2008 - 2009 -- : SVJ   Inactive  

 SkyLink Arabia

2009* - 2010*     Status?  

 Smart Jet Airways

(2004)     Began?  

 Star African Air

2002* - 2009* xx : --- Star African Air Inactive  

 Star Airlines

1998 - 2002*   >Star African Air Renamed  

 Starjet

2005* - 2008*     Status?  

 Starlight Airlines

2011* - date     Active  

 Sunlight Airlines

2004* - 2006*     Status?  

 Trans Gulf

(****)     Unconfirmed  

 Transgulf Express

(2003)     Began?  

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