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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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July 26, 2017

Rotana Jet was founded in 2010. Temporarily suspended operations in early Jun2017 but restarted om 17Jul2017 [status change]

July 18, 2017

Rotana Jet temporarily suspended operations in Jul2017 [status change]

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]

Airline

Status Operating Dates

Abu Dhabi Air   

Renamed 1976* - 1976*

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

^ Genealogy : Abu Dhabi Air >Emirates Air Services

^ Airline Code :  

Abu Dhabi Aviation   

Active 1976 - date

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

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : AXU

ADCO Airlines (Air Mannia)   

Unsure **** - ****

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Aerocomplex   

Inactive 1989 - 1991*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Aerogulf   

Unsure 1976* - 1979*

^ Comments : Aerogulf was founded in 1876

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Aerovista Gulf Express   

Active 1999 - date

^ Comments : Aerovista Gulf Express was founded in 1999

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : VGF

Afghan Jet International   

Active 2014 - date

^ 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 :  

^ Airline Code : HN : AJI

African Airlines   

Unconfirmed (****)

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Aftrans Aero   

Active 2015* - date

^ Comments : Dubai based cargo carrier

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Air Arabia (Al Arabiya Airline)   

Active 2003 - date

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

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : G9 : ABY

Air Falcon   

Unconfirmed (****)

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Air Gulf Falcon   

Inactive 1999 - 2003*

^ Comments : Air Gulf Falcon was founded in 1999

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : QL : GLN

Air Intergulf   

Unsure 1975 - 1979*

^ Comments : Air Intergulf was founded in 1975

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Air-Van   

Inactive 2003* - 2005

^ Comments : Air-Van was formed in 2003

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Al Hajjar Air   

Renamed 2012 - 2012

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Al Hajjar Air >Eastern Express

^ Airline Code :  

Al Hamra Airlines   

Renamed (2005)

^ 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

^ Airline Code :  

Al Jaber Aviation   

Active 2011* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : JBA

Al Rais Cargo   

Active 2004 - date

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

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : HJT

Al Sayegh Airlines   

Active 2010 - date

^ Comments : Al Sayegh Airlines was founded in 2008

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Arabjet   

Not started (2009*)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Ave.com   

Active 2005 - date

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

^ Genealogy : Ave.com

^ Airline Code : 2E : PHW

Blue Sky Aviation Services   

Inactive 2014* - 2015

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Bravo Cargo Services   

Active 2014* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

British Gulf International Airlines   

Inactive 2001 - 2007

^ Comments : British Gulf International Airlines has ceased operations

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : BGI

Cargo Plus Aviation   

Unsure 2001 - 2008*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : 8L : CGP

CFS Air Cargo   

Active 2015* - date

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

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Click Airways   

Active 2004 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : 4C : CGK

Connect Air   

Not started (2001*)

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Damal Airlines   

Inactive 1993 - 2005

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim   

Active 2015 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Dolphin Air   

Active 2002 - date

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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

^ Airline Code : ZD : FDN

East/West Cargo*   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Eastern Express (Al Hajjar Aviation)   

Not started (2012)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Eastern Express

^ Airline Code :  

Eastern Skyjets   

Active 2004 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : EA : ESJ

Elite Jets   

Unsure 2004 - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Emarat Link Aviation   

Unsure 2001 - 2002*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Emirates Air Services   

Inactive 1979* - 1996*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy : Abu Dhabia Air >Emirates Air Services

^ Airline Code :  

Emirates Air Transport   

Unsure 1976* - 1976*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Emirates Airlines   

Active 1985 - date

^ 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 :  

^ Airline Code : EK : UAE

Emirates International Air Cargo   

Not started (2014)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Emirates SkyCargo   

Active 1985 - date

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : EK : UAE

Empost Air (Emirates Postal Service)   

Active 2007 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Etihad Airways   

Active 2003 - date

^ 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 :  

^ Airline Code : EY : ETD

Etihad Crystal Cargo   

Active 2004 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Experts Air Cargo   

Renamed 2005 - 2006

^ 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

^ Airline Code :  

Falcon Express Cargo Airlines   

Inactive 1995* - 2012

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

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : FC : FCX

FIATS   

Unconfirmed (****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

fly RAK   

Not started (2012)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

FlyDubai   

Active 2009 - date

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

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : FZ : FDB

FlyDubai Cargo   

Active 2012 - date

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

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Flying Dolphin Airlines   

Renamed 2002* - 2002

^ Comments :  

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

^ Airline Code :  

Fujairah Air   

Inactive 2000 - 2001*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Gaylan Air Cargo   

Inactive 1980 - 1981

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

GCS Cargo (Global Charter Services)   

Active 2012* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : FZE

GI Aviation   

Active 2017 - date

^ 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 :  

^ Airline Code :  

Global Aircargo   

Unsure 1999* - 1999*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Global Jet   

Active 2009 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : 7G : GBG

Gulf Aviation Technology & Services   

Unsure 2000* - 2002*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Gulf Regional   

Not started (2000)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Hamarein Air   

Unsure 1977 - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Heavylift International   

Active 2005 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : HVL

Honesty Air Cargo  added

Planned 2017 >

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

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Intal Air   

Unsure 1999 - 2006*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Jet-Ops   

Active 2007 - date

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

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

JetSet Cargo   

Unsure 2005* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Johnsons Air Service   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Jupiter Airlines   

Active 2004 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : IJA

Kang Pacific Airlines   

Inactive 2008 - 2008

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

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Liwa Air (Babeel Aviation)   

Unsure 2006 - 2008*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Maximus Air   

Active 2011 - date

^ 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

^ Airline Code : -- : MXU

Maximus Air Cargo   

Renamed 2006 - 2011

^ 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

^ Airline Code : -- : MXU

Midex Airlines   

Inactive 2008 - 2015

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

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : MG : MIX

MMA Airlines   

Not started (2012)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Nada al-Sharq International   

Not started (2001)

^ 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 :  

^ Airline Code :  

N-Air International   

Not started (2014)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Nova Gulf (ETA Air Services)   

Inactive 2000* - 2003*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : FZE

Orbit Aviation   

Not started (2006)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Oriental Air   

Inactive 1992 - 1992

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Palm Aviation   

Active 2008 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : JSP

Phoenix Aviation   

Renamed 1996 - 2005

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

^ Genealogy : Phoenix Aviation >Ave.com

^ Airline Code : P3 : PHG

Pluto Airlines   

Not started (2005)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : 8D : PPL

Prestige Jet   

Active 2008* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : PJR

RAK Airways   

Inactive 2007 - 2014

^ 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

^ Airline Code : RT : RKM

RAK Link Airways   

Inactive 2008 - 2008

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Rotana Jet  updated

Active 2011* - date

^ Comments : Rotana Jet was founded in 2010. Temporarily suspended operations in early Jun2017 but restarted om 17Jul2017

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : RG : ---

Royal Jet   

Active 2003 - date

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

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : ROJ

Seawings   

Active 2007 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : OPS

Silver Air   

Inactive 2008 - 2009

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : SVJ

SKA (SkyLink Arabia)   

Active 2003* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Smart Jet Airways   

Not started (2004)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Star African Air   

Inactive 2002* - 2009*

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

^ Genealogy : Star Airlines >Star African Air

^ Airline Code : xx : ---

Star Airlines   

Renamed 1998 - 2002*

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

^ Genealogy : Star Airlines >Star African Air

^ Airline Code :  

Starjet   

Unsure 2005* - 2008*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Starlight Airlines   

Active 2011* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Sunlight Airlines   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Trans Gulf   

Unconfirmed (****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Transgulf Express   

Not started (2003)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Unique Air   

Not started (2014)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : 6U : UQA

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