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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.

 Latestupdates 
update23Oct14Air Gulf Falconstatus changed to 'Inactive' as airline ceased operations in the early 2000s
added19Oct14Blue Sky Aviation Services'Planned' world wide cargo carrier
added12Oct14Emirates International Air Cargohopes to start cargo operations later this year using a B737-400(F)
added12Oct14Uniquededicated-freight subsidiary of RUS Aviation, both based in Sharjah

AirlineOperating DatesIATA : ICAOTreeStatusUpdate Reason

 Abu Dhabi Air

1976* - 1976* >Emirates Air ServicesRenamed 

 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 - dateHN : AJI Active 

 African Airlines

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 Air Arabia (Al Arabiya Airline)

2003 - dateG9 : ABY Active 

 Air Falcon

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 Air Gulf Falcon

1999 - 2003*QL : GLN Inactive 

 Air Intergulf

1975 - 1979*  Status? 

 Air-Van

2003* - 2005  Inactive 

 Al Hajjar Air

2012 - 2012 >Eastern ExpressRenamed 

 Al Hamra Airlines

2005 - 2005* >RAK AirwaysRenamed 

 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 - date2E : PHWAve.comActive 

 Blue Sky Aviation Services

2014 >  Planned 

 British Gulf International Airlines

2001 - date-- : BGI Active 

 Cargo Plus Aviation

2001 - 2008*8L : CGP Status? 

 Click Airways

2004 - date4C : CGK Active 

 Connect Air

(2001*)  Began? 

 Damal Airlines

1993 - 2005  Inactive 

 Dolphin Air

2002 - dateZD : FDNDolphin AirActive 

 East/West Cargo*

2004* - 2006*  Status? 

 Eastern Express (Al Hajjar Aviation)

(2012) Eastern ExpressBegan? 

 Eastern Skyjets

2004 - dateEA : ESJ Active 

 Elite Jets

2004 - 2006*  Status? 

 Emarat Link Aviation

2001 - 2002*  Status? 

 Emirates Air Services

1979* - 1996* Emirates Air ServicesInactive 

 Emirates Air Transport

1976* - 1976*  Status? 

 Emirates Airlines

1985 - dateEK : UAE Active 

 Emirates International Air Cargo

2014 >  Planned 

 Emirates SkyCargo

1985 - dateEK : UAE Active 

 Empost Air (Emirates Postal Service)

2007 - date  Active 

 Etihad Airways

2003 - dateEY : ETD Active 

 Etihad Crystal Cargo

2004 - date  Active 

 Experts Air Cargo

2005 - 2006 >Maximus AirRenamed 

 Falcon Express Cargo Airlines

1995^ - dateFC : FCX Active 

 FIATS

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 fly RAK

(2012)  Began? 

 FlyDubai

2009 - dateFZ : FDB Active 

 FlyDubai Cargo

2012 - date  Active 

 Flying Dolphin Airlines

2002* - 2002 >Dolphin AirRenamed 

 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 - date7G : GBG Active 

 Gulf Aviation

1973* - 1973 >Gulf AirRenamed 

 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-- : MXUMaximus AirActive 

 Maximus Air Cargo

2006 - 2011-- : MXU>Maximus AirRenamed 

 Midex

2008 - dateMG : 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 - 2005P3 : PHG>Ave.comRenamed 

 Pluto Airlines

(2005)8D : PPL Began? 

 Prestige Jet

2008* - date-- : PJR Active 

 RAK Airways

2007 - 2013RT : RKMRAK AirwaysInactive 

 RAK Link Airways

2008 - 2008  Inactive 

 Rotana Jet

2011* - dateRG : --- 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 AirInactive 

 Star Airlines

1998 - 2002* >Star African AirRenamed 

 Starjet

2005* - 2008*  Status? 

 Starlight Airlines

2011* - date  Active 

 Sunlight Airlines

2004* - 2006*  Status? 

 Trans Gulf

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 Transgulf Express

(2003)  Began? 

 Unique Air

2014 >6U : UQA Planned 

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