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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
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March 24, 2017 Honesty Air Cargo is new airline that part of a larger shipping group. It is located at Ras al Khaimah International (RKT)  [added]
January 24, 2017GI Aviation formally commenced operations on 22Jan2017 [status change]
December 27, 2016GI Aviation was awarded its AOC in Dec2016 [update]

Airline

Operating DatesStatus

Abu Dhabi Air   

1976* - 1976*Renamed

^ Comments : Abu Dhabi Air was renamed to Emirates Air Services

^ Genealogy : Abu Dhabi Air >Emirates Air Services

Abu Dhabi Aviation   

1976 - dateActive

^ Comments : Abu Dhabi Aviation was established & began as a helicopter operator on 15Mar1976, fixed wing services started in 1991

^ Genealogy :  

ADCO Airlines (Air Mannia)   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerocomplex   

1989 - 1991*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerogulf   

1976* - 1979*Status?

^ Comments : Aerogulf was founded in 1876

^ Genealogy :  

Aerovista Gulf Express   

1999 - dateActive

^ Comments : Aerovista Gulf Express was founded in 1999

^ Genealogy :  

Afghan Jet International   

2014 - dateActive

^ Comments : Afghan Jet International was founded in 2013 & commenced operations on 12Apr2014 and served domestic destinations from its base at Hamid Karzai International Airport

^ Genealogy :  

African Airlines   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aftrans Aero   

2015* - dateActive

^ Comments : Dubai based cargo carrier

^ Genealogy :  

Air Arabia (Al Arabiya Airline)   

2003 - dateActive

^ Comments : Air Arabia was founded on 03Feb2003 & commenced operations on 28Oct2003. The national carrier of Sharjah offering low cost services

^ Genealogy :  

Air Falcon   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Gulf Falcon   

1999 - 2003*Inactive

^ Comments : Air Gulf Falcon was founded in 1999

^ Genealogy :  

Air Intergulf   

1975 - 1979*Status?

^ Comments : Air Intergulf was founded in 1975

^ Genealogy :  

Air-Van   

2003* - 2005Inactive

^ Comments : Air-Van was formed in 2003

^ Genealogy :  

Al Hajjar Air   

2012 - 2012Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Al Hajjar Air >Eastern Express

Al Hamra Airlines   

(2005)Renamed

^ Comments : RAK Airways was formed as Al Hamra Airlines but was renamed before opertions started. RAK Airways operations started on 29Nov2007. Suspended all services & relaunched as a low-cost carrier on 10Oct2010. Ceased on 01Jan2014

^ Genealogy : Al Hamra Airlines >RAK Airways

Al Jaber Aviation   

2011* - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Al Rais Cargo   

2004 - dateActive

^ Comments : Al Rais Cargo has been chartering aircraft since 1993 but then formed it's own airline

^ Genealogy :  

Al Sayegh Airlines   

2010 - dateActive

^ Comments : Al Sayegh Airlines was founded in 2008

^ Genealogy :  

Arabjet   

(2009*)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Ave.com   

2005 - dateActive

^ Comments : Ave.com was formed as Phoenix Aviation in 1996

^ Genealogy : Ave.com

Blue Sky Aviation Services   

2014* - 2015Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Bravo Cargo Services   

2014* - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

British Gulf International Airlines   

2001 - 2007Inactive

^ Comments : British Gulf International Airlines has ceased operations

^ Genealogy :  

Cargo Plus Aviation   

2001 - 2008*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

CFS Air Cargo   

2015* - dateActive

^ Comments : CFS Air Cargo utilise two DC.8-73F freighters on cargo operations [added]

^ Genealogy :  

Click Airways   

2004 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Connect Air   

(2001*)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Damal Airlines   

1993 - 2005Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim   

2015 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Dolphin Air   

2002 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Santa Cruz Imperial (Liberia) >Flying Dolphin Airlines >Dolphin Air

East/West Cargo*   

2004* - 2006*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Eastern Express (Al Hajjar Aviation)   

(2012)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Eastern Express

Eastern Skyjets   

2004 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Elite Jets   

2004 - 2006*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Emarat Link Aviation   

2001 - 2002*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Emirates Air Services   

1979* - 1996*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Abu Dhabia Air >Emirates Air Services

Emirates Air Transport   

1976* - 1976*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Emirates Airlines   

1985 - dateActive

^ Comments : Emirates Airlines was established on 25Mar1985 by the Dubai government & first flight, EK600 departed Dubai International for Karachi on 25Oct1985. International and regional passenger and cargo airline.

^ Genealogy :  

Emirates International Air Cargo   

(2014)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Emirates SkyCargo   

1985 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Empost Air (Emirates Postal Service)   

2007 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Etihad Airways   

2003 - dateActive

^ Comments : Etihad Airways was founded in Jul2003 by Abu Dhabi Royal (Amiri) Decree & started operations on 05Nov2003 with a ceremonial flight to Al Ain. Commercial services started on 12Nov2003

^ Genealogy :  

Etihad Crystal Cargo   

2004 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Experts Air Cargo   

2005 - 2006Renamed

^ Comments : Maximus Air was established as Experts Air Cargo by the UAE Ministry of Defence in 2005 & rebranded to Maximus Air Cargo on 06Sep2006 & then Maximus Air in 2011

^ Genealogy : Experts Air Cargo >Maximus Air Cargo >Maximus Air

Falcon Express Cargo Airlines   

1995* - 2012Inactive

^ Comments : Falcon Express Cargo Airlines was formed in 1995 & operations were suspended 15Oct2012

^ Genealogy :  

FIATS   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

fly RAK   

(2012)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

FlyDubai   

2009 - dateActive

^ Comments : FlyDubai received its air operator’s certificate on 25May2009 & scheduled flights commenced on 01Jun2009

^ Genealogy :  

FlyDubai Cargo   

2012 - dateActive

^ Comments : Budget carrier flydubai launched a cargo division on 01Jan2012.

^ Genealogy :  

Flying Dolphin Airlines   

2002* - 2002Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Santa Cruz Imperial (Liberia) >Flying Dolphin Airlines >Dolphin Air

Fujairah Air   

2000 - 2001*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Gaylan Air Cargo   

1980 - 1981Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

GCS Cargo (Global Charter Services)   

2012* - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

GI Aviation   

2017 - dateActive

^ Comments : GI Aviation was awarded its AOC in Dec2016 & will offer privete/business charters from Abu Dhabi Bateen (AZI). Formally commenced operations in Jan2017

^ Genealogy :  

Global Aircargo   

1999* - 1999*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Global Jet   

2009 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Gulf Aviation Technology & Services   

2000* - 2002*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Gulf Regional   

(2000)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Hamarein Air   

1977 - 1979*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Heavylift International   

2005 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Honesty Air Cargo  added

2017 >Planned

^ Comments : Honesty Air Cargo is new airline that part od a larger shipping group. It is located at Ras al Khaimah International (RKT)

^ Genealogy :  

Intal Air   

1999 - 2006*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Jet-Ops   

2007 - dateActive

^ Comments : Jet-Ops was founded in 2005 by Stuart Wheeler

^ Genealogy :  

JetSet Cargo   

2005* - 2006*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Johnsons Air Service   

2004* - 2006*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Jupiter Airlines   

2004 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Kang Pacific Airlines   

2008 - 2008Inactive

^ Comments : Kang Pacific Airlines was based at Fujairah Airport. Operations started & ended on 06Jun2008

^ Genealogy :  

Liwa Air (Babeel Aviation)   

2006 - 2008*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Maximus Air   

2011 - dateActive

^ Comments : Maximus Air was established as Experts Air Cargo by the UAE Ministry of Defence in 2005 & rebranded to Maximus Air Cargo on 06Sep2006 & then Maximus Air in 2011

^ Genealogy : Experts Air Cargo >Maximus Air Cargo >Maximus Air

Maximus Air Cargo   

2006 - 2011Renamed

^ Comments : Maximus Air was established as Experts Air Cargo by the UAE Ministry of Defence in 2005 & rebranded to Maximus Air Cargo on 06Sep2006 & then Maximus Air in 2011

^ Genealogy : Experts Air Cargo >Maximus Air Cargo >Maximus Air

Midex Airlines   

2008 - 2015Inactive

^ Comments : Midex Airlines was founded in 2007 & ceased operations in Jun2015

^ Genealogy :  

MMA Airlines   

(2012)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Nada al-Sharq International   

(2001)Began?

^ Comments : Nada al-Sharq International was founded in Nov2000 & intended to operate a single B727 aircraft to Baghdad but had to postpone because of UN sanctions

^ Genealogy :  

N-Air International   

(2014)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Nova Gulf (ETA Air Services)   

2000* - 2003*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Orbit Aviation   

(2006)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Oriental Air   

1992 - 1992Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Palm Aviation   

2008 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Phoenix Aviation   

1996 - 2005Renamed

^ Comments : Ave.com was formed as Phoenix Aviation in 1996

^ Genealogy : Phoenix Aviation >Ave.com

Pluto Airlines   

(2005)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Prestige Jet   

2008* - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

RAK Airways   

2007 - 2014Inactive

^ Comments : RAK Airways was formed as Al Hamra Airlines but was renamed before opertions started. RAK Airways operations started on 29Nov2007. Suspended all services & relaunched as a low-cost carrier on 10Oct2010. Ceased on 01Jan2014

^ Genealogy : Al Hamra Airlines >RAK Airways

RAK Link Airways   

2008 - 2008Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Rotana Jet   

2011* - dateActive

^ Comments : Rotana Jet was founded in 2010

^ Genealogy :  

Royal Jet   

2003 - dateActive

^ Comments : Royal Jet was established in Abu Dhabi in 2003 & started operations on 04May2003

^ Genealogy :  

Seawings   

2007 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Silver Air   

2008 - 2009Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SKA (SkyLink Arabia)   

2003* - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Smart Jet Airways   

(2004)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Star African Air   

2002* - 2009*Inactive

^ Comments : Star African Air was formerly known as Star Airlines

^ Genealogy : Star Airlines >Star African Air

Star Airlines   

1998 - 2002*Renamed

^ Comments : Star African Air was formerly known as Star Airlines

^ Genealogy : Star Airlines >Star African Air

Starjet   

2005* - 2008*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Starlight Airlines   

2011* - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Sunlight Airlines   

2004* - 2006*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Trans Gulf   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Transgulf Express   

(2003)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Unique Air   

(2014)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

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