Kaya Airlines

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Kaya Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
Operating basesMaputo International Airport[1]
Fleet size6
HeadquartersMaputo, Mozambique

Kaya Airlines is a Mozambican regional airline based at Maputo International Airport.[1]


The airline was founded in 1991 by Carlos Goncalves as Sabin Air to operate on demand charters.[2] The airline was rebranded as Transairways in 2002 for changing name once again in 2009 with the current Kaya Airlines.[3]

Kaya Airlines resumed operations on 29 August 2011, flying within Mozambique.[4] Kaya Airlines restarted operations with flights to a limited number of destinations but hoped to expand the network in the future. In addition to charter flights, the company had started to fly to the island of Inhaca in Maputo and planned to do so to Machangulo and Zongoene.[5] Kaya Airlines was on the List of air carriers banned in the European Union due to its safety issues, preventing it from flying new routes to the European Union for some time.

As of February 2021, the airline ceased operations again with plans to restart services.[1]


As of August 2013 the fleet included:[6][7]

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  1. ^ a b c d ch-aviation.com - KayaAirlines. Retrieved 12 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Sabin Air". Airline History. Retrieved 29 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Transairways". Airline History. Retrieved 29 March 2022.
  4. ^ Kaya Airlines retoma voos regulares em Moçambique. (in Portuguese). macua.blogs.com.
  5. ^ "Mozambique's Kaya Airlines launches new routes". Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  6. ^ Flight International, 3–9 October 2009
  7. ^ Kaya Airlines recomeçou as suas operações internas Archived 18 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine (in Portuguese)

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