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Zimbabwe is landlocked republic in southern Africa, bordered on the north by Zambia and Mozambique, on the east by Mozambique, on the south by South Africa, and on the southwest and west by Botswana. Formerly the British colony of Southern Rhodesia, the white government of the territory unilaterally declared itself independent in 1965 and adopted a republican form of government in 1970. In 1979, as Zimbabwe Rhodesia, the territory installed a transitional coalition government; the following year a new black majority government was elected and the country became formally independent. The total area of the country is 390,759 sq km (150,873 sq mi)
 

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Amendments  

30 Apr 2018

Zambesi Airways Kariba operated charter flights from Kariba using a Piper Tri-Pacer during the early 1960s [added]

28 Mar 2018

RUAC (Rhodesia United Air Carriers) was formed by the merger of Hunting-Clan African Airways + Air Carriers + Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia) + Fishair + Flights (1956) + Victoria Falls Airways in 1960 [updated]

23 Jun 2017

Astra Air was formed in 1961 & was previously known as Techair [added]

Afro Continental Airways  last update: 18Apr2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1971 - 1972
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Afro Continental Airways was founded in 1970 & was the passenger and freight subsidiary of the Rhodesian airline Air Trans Africa. It was formed to operate a service between Salisbury, Rhodesia and Windhoek, South West Africa, Malawi but did not last long
Aircraft : Lockheed L1049G Super Constellation

Air Carriers  last update: 18Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1959* - 1960
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Hunting-Clan African Airways + Air Carriers + Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia) + Fishair + Flights (1956) + Victoria Falls Airways =>RUAC >United Air Charters (Zimbabwe)
Comments : - [RUAC (Rhodesia United Air Carriers) was formed in 1957 by the merger of Hunting-Clan African Airways + Air Carriers + Fishair + Flights (1956) + Victoria Falls Airways. Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia) merged in in Aug1960. Renamed to United Air Charters after it declared itself a republic. The airline operated services throughout Southern Africa]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Rhodesia  last update: 18Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1962 - 1979
Airline Code : RH : ---
Genealogy : Rhodesian Aviation Syndicate >>Rhodesian Aviation Co >RANA >SRAS >Central African Airways +>Air Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe
Comments : Air Rhodesia was formed as a subsidiary of Central African Airways (CAA) & reconstituted as an independant carrier, on 01Sep1967 - [AIR ZIMBABWE was originally formed as RHODESIAN AIR SERVICES and changed to AIR RHODESIA in 1962* to take over the service operated by CAAC and name was changed to AIR ZIMBABWE RHODESIA in 1978. AIR ZIMBABWE was adopted in 1980 after independence. Took over AFFRETAIR in 1983]
Aircraft : Vickers Viscount 700D | Boeing 720

Air Trans Africa   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1964* - 1967*
Airline Code : AG : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Trans Africa was formed in 1964 by Jack Malloch in 1964 after his first company, Rhodesian Air Services failed in 1962.
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Astra Air  last update: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1960s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Techair >Astra Air
Comments : Astra Air was formed in 1961 & was previously known as Techair
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Autair (Rhodesia)*   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia)  last update: 17May2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1959* - 1960
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Hunting-Clan African Airways + Air Carriers + Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia) + Fishair + Flights (1956) + Victoria Falls Airways =>RUAC >United Air Charters (Zimbabwe)
Comments : Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia) was formed in 1946 as a subsidiary of Commercial Air Services of South Africa, but the latter's holding was acquired jointly in 1956 by Airwork Ltd and AngloTransvaal Industries. In addition to charter flying, internal services with Cessna 180s within Southern Rhodesia used to be flown between Bulawayo, Shabani, Gwelo, Fort Victoria and Salisbury, these services having been taken over from Central African Airways, in 1960 CAS (Rhodesia) merged with Hunting-Clan Air Carriers to form United Air Carriers, and ceased to exist as a separate company - [RUAC (Rhodesia United Air Carriers) was formed in 1957 by the merger of Hunting-Clan African Airways + Air Carriers + Fishair + Flights (1956) + Victoria Falls Airways. Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia) merged in in Aug1960. Renamed to United Air Charters after it declared itself a republic. The airline operated services throughout Southern Africa]
Aircraft : Cessna 310 | Cessna 180 | Cessna 195

Fishair  last update: 18Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1959* - 1960
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Hunting-Clan African Airways + Air Carriers + Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia) + Fishair + Flights (1956) + Victoria Falls Airways =>RUAC >United Air Charters (Zimbabwe)
Comments : No further information at this time - [RUAC (Rhodesia United Air Carriers) was formed in 1957 by the merger of Hunting-Clan African Airways + Air Carriers + Fishair + Flights (1956) + Victoria Falls Airways. Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia) merged in in Aug1960. Renamed to United Air Charters after it declared itself a republic. The airline operated services throughout Southern Africa]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Flights (1956)  last update: 18Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1959* - 1960
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Hunting-Clan African Airways + Air Carriers + Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia) + Fishair + Flights (1956) + Victoria Falls Airways =>RUAC >United Air Charters (Zimbabwe)
Comments : - [RUAC (Rhodesia United Air Carriers) was formed in 1957 by the merger of Hunting-Clan African Airways + Air Carriers + Fishair + Flights (1956) + Victoria Falls Airways. Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia) merged in in Aug1960. Renamed to United Air Charters after it declared itself a republic. The airline operated services throughout Southern Africa]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Hunting-Clan African Airways  last update: 18Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1955* - 1960
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Hunting-Clan African Airways + Air Carriers + Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia) + Fishair + Flights (1956) + Victoria Falls Airways =>RUAC >United Air Charters (Zimbabwe)
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Avro 685 York 1

Rhodesian Aerial Tours   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1922 - 1922
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Rhodesian Aerial Tours was established in 1922. Damaged its only aircraft on 13Aug1922 & went into liquidation
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Rhodesian Air Services  last update: 28Mar2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1960 - 1962
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Rhodesian Aviation Syndicate >>Rhodesian Aviation Co >RANA >SRAS >Central African Airways +>Air Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe
Comments : Rhodesian Air Services was founded in 1959 by Jack Malloch and started operations in 1960. It was succeeded by Air Trans Africa - [AIR ZIMBABWE was originally formed as RHODESIAN AIR SERVICES and changed to AIR RHODESIA in 1962* to take over the service operated by CAAC and name was changed to AIR ZIMBABWE RHODESIA in 1978. AIR ZIMBABWE was adopted in 1980 after independence. Took over AFFRETAIR in 1983]
Aircraft : DC-4 | DC-3 | DH Dove

Rhodesian Aviation Company   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1931 - 1933
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Rhodesian Aviation Syndicate >>Rhodesian Aviation Co >RANA >SRAS >Central African Airways +>Air Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe
Comments : Rhodesian Aviation Company was formed in Apr1931 & started operations same year
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Rhodesian Aviation Syndicate   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1927 - 1929
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Rhodesian Aviation Syndicate >>Rhodesian Aviation Co >RANA >SRAS >Central African Airways +>Air Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe
Comments : Rhodesian Aviation Syndicate was formed in 1927 & absorbed by in 1929
Aircraft : Nil at this time

RUAC (Rhodesia United Air Carriers)  last update: 18Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1960 - 1979
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Hunting-Clan African Airways + Air Carriers + Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia) + Fishair + Flights (1956) + Victoria Falls Airways =>RUAC >United Air Charters (Zimbabwe)
Comments : RUAC (Rhodesia United Air Carriers) was formed in 1957 by the merger of Hunting-Clan African Airways + Air Carriers + Fishair + Flights (1956) + Victoria Falls Airways. Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia) merged in in Aug1960. Renamed to United Air Charters after it declared itself a republic. The airline operated services throughout Southern Africa
Aircraft : Beech Baron | Beech Queen Air | Piper Apache | Piper Aztec | Cessna 180 | Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander

SRAS (Southern Rhodesia Air Services)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1940 - 1946
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Rhodesian Aviation Syndicate >>Rhodesian Aviation Co >RANA >SRAS +>Central African Airways +>Air Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe
Comments : The Southern Rhodesian government formed Southern Rhodesian Air Services on 01Feb1940. Its assets used to form CAA (Central African Airways) in 1946
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Techair  added: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

Pre 1961
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Techair >Astra Air
Comments : Astra Air was formed in 1961 & was previously known as Techair
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Victoria Falls Airways  last update: 18Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1959* - 1960
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Hunting-Clan African Airways + Air Carriers + Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia) + Fishair + Flights (1956) + Victoria Falls Airways =>RUAC >United Air Charters (Zimbabwe)
Comments : - [RUAC (Rhodesia United Air Carriers) was formed in 1957 by the merger of Hunting-Clan African Airways + Air Carriers + Fishair + Flights (1956) + Victoria Falls Airways. Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia) merged in in Aug1960. Renamed to United Air Charters after it declared itself a republic. The airline operated services throughout Southern Africa]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Wenela Rhodesia   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Zambesi Airways Kariba  added: 30Apr2018

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1961* - 1963*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Zambesi Airways Kariba operated charter flights from Kariba using a Piper Tri-Pacer
Aircraft : Piper Tri-Pacer
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