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Lesotho, formerly known as Basutoland is a country in southern Africa, bordered on all sides by South Africa. Lesotho is one of only two nations in the world to be completely encircled by a single country (the other is San Marino). The country gained it's independence in 1966. The kingdom of Lesotho is mainly mountainous and has a total area of 30,355 sq km (11,720 sq mi). The capital and largest city is Maseru

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June 9, 2015

MalutiSky: is be the new name for MGC Airlines after rebranding [update]

Airline Status Operating Dates

Air Lesotho   

Inactive 1985 - 1999

^ Comments : Lesotho Airways was founded in 1979 & was renamed to Air Lesotho in 1985 which then closed down on 06Feb1999

^ Genealogy : Lesotho Airways >Air Lesotho

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Antonair International   

Inactive 1996* - 2001

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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^ Airline Code : -- : ANP

Basutair   

Renamed 1961* - 1969

^ Comments : Basutair was taken over by Lesotho Airways in Dec1969

^ Genealogy : Basutair >>Lesotho Airways

^ Airline Code :  

Highland Air   

Unsure 1983* - 1984*

^ Comments : Highland Air was formed in 1983

^ Genealogy :  

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Lesotho Airways   

Inactive 1967* - 1970

^ Comments : Basutair was taken over by Lesotho Airways in Dec1969

^ Genealogy : Basutair >>Lesotho Airways

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Lesotho Airways   

Renamed 1979 - 1985

^ Comments : Lesotho Airways was founded in 1979 & was renamed to Air Lesotho in 1985 which then closed down on 06Feb1999

^ Genealogy : Lesotho Airways >Air Lesotho

^ Airline Code : QL : LAI

Maluti Airservices   

Inactive 1954 - 1955

^ Comments :  

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Maluti Sky   

Active 2015 - date

^ Comments : MGC Airlines was founded in 2012 & rebranded as Maluti Sky. Started charter operations in Jun2015 & scheduled passenger operations on 29Mar2016

^ Genealogy : MGC Airlines >Maluti Sky

^ Airline Code :  

MGC Airlines (Matekane Air)   

Renamed 2012 - 2015

^ Comments : MGC Airlines was founded in 2012 & operations started on 30Jun2012. Rebranded as Maluti Sky

^ Genealogy : MGC Airlines >Maluti Sky

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