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IATA ICAO Callsign
FoundedFebruary 16, 1998
HubsQuatro de Fevereiro Airport
Fleet size42
Company slogan"Wings of Tranquility"
HeadquartersLuanda, Angola

SonAir Airline Services, S.A. (Portuguese: SonAir Serviço Aéreo, S.A.), commonly known as SonAir, is a venture of the Angolan national petroleum company Sonangol Group. It provides helicopter services to Angolan oil facilities, both onshore and offshore, as well as scheduled and charter services within Africa and to the United States.[1]

Domestically they also provide air transportation to several business groups - private and government, outside the oil business.[2] The company is also the first to provide direct transportation of passengers and cargo between Angola and the United States. Until 2018, the airline provided thrice-weekly services between Luanda (LAD) and Houston (IAH) utilizing a Boeing 747-400 (10 First Class, 143 Business Class, some of which were marketed as a Premium Economy with a lesser amenity service, and 36 Economy Class seats) operated by Atlas Air.[][3]


As of May 2018 SonAir operated scheduled flights to the following destinations:[4][5][6]



As of February 2015 the Sonair fleet includes:[7]

Fixed wing


The fleet included the following aircraft (as of August 2019):[9]

Former fleet

The airline previously operated the following aircraft:

  • 4 further De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter[10]

See also

  • Gazpromavia, an airline based in Moscow, Russia that operates passenger and cargo charters, mainly in support of the oil and gas industry.


  1. ^ "China Sonangol International Airlines". CAPA Centre for Aviation. Archived from the original on March 1, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "China Sonangol International Fleet Details and History". Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings". Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Atlas Air Selected To Operate Premium Charter Service Between Houston and Luanda, Angola". Retrieved: 15 June 2010
  5. ^ 2013 timetable, "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-05-13. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  7. ^ " AeroTransport Data Bank". Retrieved .
  8. ^ SonAir fleet at
  9. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2019): 4.
  10. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2018): 4.

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