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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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June 23, 2017

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

October 8, 2015

Rhodesian Aerial Tours was established in 1922 & damaged its only aircraft on 13Aug1922 & went into liquidation [update]

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Status Operating Dates

Afro Continental Airways   

Inactive 1971 - 1972*

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Air Carriers   

Renamed 1959* - 1960

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^ Genealogy : Hunting-Clan African Airways + Air Carriers + Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia) + Fishair + Flights (1956) + Victoria Falls Airways =>RUAC >UAC

Air Rhodesia   

Renamed 1962 - 1979

^ Comments : Air Rhodesia was formed as a subsidiary of Central African Airways (CAA) & reconstituted as Air Rhodesia, a government-owned carrier on 01Sep1967

^ Genealogy : Rhodesian Aviation Syndicate >>Rhodesian Aviation Co >RANA >SRAS >Central African Airways +>Air Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe

Air Trans Africa   

Inactive 1964* - 1967*

^ Comments : Air Trans Africa was formed in 1964

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Astra Air  updated

Unsure 1960s

^ Comments : Astra Air was formed in 1961 & was previously known as Techair

^ Genealogy : Techair >Astra Air

Autair (Rhodesia)*   

Inactive **** - ****

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Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia)   

Renamed 1959* - 1960

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^ Genealogy : Hunting-Clan African Airways + Air Carriers + Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia) + Fishair + Flights (1956) + Victoria Falls Airways =>RUAC >UAC

Fishair   

Renamed 1959* - 1960

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^ Genealogy : Hunting-Clan African Airways + Air Carriers + Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia) + Fishair + Flights (1956) + Victoria Falls Airways =>RUAC >UAC

Flights (1956)   

Renamed 1959* - 1960

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^ Genealogy : Hunting-Clan African Airways + Air Carriers + Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia) + Fishair + Flights (1956) + Victoria Falls Airways =>RUAC >UAC

Hunting-Clan African Airways   

Renamed 1955* - 1960

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^ Genealogy : Hunting-Clan African Airways + Air Carriers + Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia) + Fishair + Flights (1956) + Victoria Falls Airways =>RUAC >UAC

Rhodesian Aerial Tours   

Inactive 1922 - 1922

^ Comments : Rhodesian Aerial Tours was established in 1922. Damaged its only aircraft on 13Aug1922 & went into liquidation

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Rhodesian Air Services   

Renamed 1960 - 1962

^ Comments : Rhodesian Air Services was founded in 1959 by Jack Malloch and was succeeded by Air Trans Africa

^ Genealogy : Rhodesian Aviation Syndicate >>Rhodesian Aviation Co >RANA >SRAS >Central African Airways +>Air Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe

Rhodesian Aviation Company   

Unsure 1931 - 1933

^ Comments : Rhodesian Aviation Company was formed in Apr1931 & started operations same year

^ Genealogy : Rhodesian Aviation Syndicate >>Rhodesian Aviation Co >RANA >SRAS >Central African Airways +>Air Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe

Rhodesian Aviation Syndicate   

Renamed 1927 - 1929

^ Comments : Rhodesian Aviation Syndicate was formed in 1927 & absorbed by in 1929

^ Genealogy : Rhodesian Aviation Syndicate >>Rhodesian Aviation Co >RANA >SRAS >Central African Airways +>Air Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe

RUAC (Rhodesia United Air Carriers)   

Renamed 1960 - 1979

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^ Genealogy : Hunting-Clan African Airways + Air Carriers + Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia) + Fishair + Flights (1956) + Victoria Falls Airways =>RUAC >UAC

SRAS (Southern Rhodesia Air Services)   

Renamed 1940 - 1946

^ Comments : The Southern Rhodesian government formed Southern Rhodesian Air Services on 01Feb1940. Its assets used to form CAA (Central African Airways) in 1946

^ Genealogy : Rhodesian Aviation Syndicate >>Rhodesian Aviation Co >RANA >SRAS +>Central African Airways +>Air Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe

Techair  added

Renamed Pre 1961

^ Comments : Astra Air was formed in 1961 & was previously known as Techair

^ Genealogy : Techair >Astra Air

Victoria Falls Airways   

Renamed 1959* - 1960

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^ Genealogy : Hunting-Clan African Airways + Air Carriers + Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia) + Fishair + Flights (1956) + Victoria Falls Airways =>RUAC >UAC

Wenela Rhodesia   

Unsure **** - ****

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