List of Major Airlines of Africa List

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Major Airlines of AfricaList of flag air carriers, domestic airlines, commercial airlines with passenger and cargo service, scheduled air carrier and low cost airlines.

For more information about the companies click on the link to the official site. 
The country links lead to the respective country profile.

African Airlines

National Airlines of  African Nations.

Air Algérie
IATA Designator: AH, ICAO Designator: DAH, Callsign: AIRALGERIE
The national carrier of Algeria serves the most significant cities of the interior as well as 37 stopovers through Europe, Africa and the Middle-East.


Cameroon Airlines
IATA Designator: UY, ICAO Designator: UYC, Callsign: CAM-AIR
South Africa based airline, operates flights in South Africa and to France.


Djibouti Airlines
IATA Designator: D8, ICAO Designator: DJB, Callsign: DJIBOUTIAIR
Privately owned Djiboutian company.


IATA Designator: MS, ICAO Designator: MSR, Callsign: EGYPTAIR
The Egypt Airline.


Ethiopian Airlines
IATA Designator: ET, ICAO Designator: ETH, Callsign: ETHIOPIAN
Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise, serves destinations in Africa, Europe, USA, and Asia.


Ghana Airways
Ghana Airways Limited was the national airline of the Republic of Ghana with its main base of operation, and hub, at Kotoka International Airport in Accra.


Air Guinee
IATA Designator: GI, ICAO Designator: GIB, Callsign: AIRGUINEE
Serves West African countries: Benin, Kinshasa/Congo, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone.


Airkenya Aviation
IATA Designator: QP, ICAO Designator: -, Callsign: AIRKENYA
A privately owned limited liability company, was formed in 1985 from the merger of Air Kenya and Sunbird Aviation.

Kenya Airways
IATA Designator: KQ, ICAO Designator: KQA, Callsign: KENYA
Kenya’s national carrier.

Air Madagascar
IATA Designator: MD, ICAO Designator: MDG, Callsign: AIR MADAGASCAR
Air Madagascar home page with information on Madagascar.

Air Malawi
IATA Designator: QM, ICAO Designator: AML, Callsign: MALAWI
The national carrier of Malawi.


Royal Air Maroc
IATA Designator: AT, ICAO Designator: RAM, Callsign: ROYALAIRMAROC
The Moroccan Airline. 
Atlas Blue 
IATA Designator: 8A, ICAO Designator: BMM, Callsign: ?ATLAS BLUE
Low-cost subsidiary fully-owned by Royal Air Maroc.


LAM, Linhas Aereas de Moçambique
IATA Designator: TM, ICAO Designator: LAM, Callsign: MOZAMBIQUE
Linhas Aereas de Mocambique, the Airline of Mozambique.


Air Namibia
IATA Designator: SW, ICAO Designator: NMB, Callsign: NAMIBIA
The principal airline of Namibia (the former Namib Air until 1991) serves destinations in South Africa: Cape Town and Johannesburg and Europe: Frankfurt, Germany and London, United Kingdom.


US based airline provides timely domestic connections to/from Lagos to Abuja, Jos, Enugu, Port Harcourt and Kano.


Air Senegal
IATA Designator: DS, ICAO Designator: DSB, Callsign: SONATRA-AIRSENEGAL
Air Sénégal International – part of Groupe Royal Air Maroc (in French).


Air Seychelles
IATA Designator: HM, ICAO Designator: SEY, Callsign: SEYCHELLES
Mahe, Seychelles based airline – connects Mahé with six European capitals and nine major cities around the Indian Ocean – The Creole Spirit.

South Africa

Cameroon Airlines South Africa
South Africa based airline, operates flights in South Africa and to France.

South African Airways
IATA Designator: SA, ICAO Designator: SAA, Callsign: SPRINGBOK
Flag carrier SAA – site has company and contact details, customs information and destination guides.


Sudan Airways
IATA Designator: SD, ICAO Designator: SUD, Callsign: SUDANAIR
Fully owned by the Government of Sudan, with its main hub at Khartoum.


Air Tanzania
IATA Designator: TC, ICAO Designator: ATC, Callsign: TANZANIA
The national carrier of the United Republic of Tanzania. Partly owned by South African Airways.


IATA Designator: TU, ICAO Designator: TAR, Callsign: TUNAIR
Owned by Tunisian State with almost 65%, serves most major cities of Western Europe and the Middle East.


Uganda Airlines 
Uganda Airlines was Uganda’s flag carrier, the airline went out of business in May 2001.


Zambian Airways
IATA Designator: Q3, ICAO Designator: MBN, Callsign: MINES
Located in Lusaka, serves local and regional routes.


Air Zimbabwe
IATA Designator: UM, ICAO Designator: AZW, Callsign: AIRZIMBABWE
Successor to Air Rhodesia. Air Zimbabwe is the country’s largest passenger carrier.

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