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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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November 11, 2016GI Aviation is processing its AOC certification process at present & will offer privet/business charters from Abu Dhabi Bateen (AZI) [added]
July 26, 2016British Gulf International Airlines has ceased operations [status change]
24 February 2016CFS Air Cargo utilise two DC.8-73F freighters on cargo operations [added]

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 :  

^ 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

^ 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 - 2005*Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ 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

^ 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 :  

^ 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

2016 >Planned

^ Comments : GI Aviation is processing its AOC certification process at present & will offer privet/business charters from Abu Dhabi Bateen (AZI)

^ 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 :  

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 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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