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Zambia is a republic in south central Africa, formerly known as Northern Rhodesia. Bordered on the north by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire) and Tanzania on the east by Malawi on the southeast by Mozambique on the south by Zimbabwe, Botswana, and the Caprivi Strip of Namibia; and on the west by Angola. The area is 752,614 sq km (290,586 sq mi). Zambia's capital and largest city is Lusaka

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June 27, 2017

Mahogany Air, which was suspended three years ago due to operational challenges, has been relaunched with its inaugural flight to Ndola scheduled for Jul2017 [update]

June 25, 2017

Fly Zambia was a planned passenger charter carrier out of Lusaka International (LUN) in 2012. Did not start operations [added]

June 20, 2017

In 2004 Proflight Air Services attracted new investors and formed Proflight Commuter Services [added]

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

Aero Service   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Aero Zambia   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 2000
Airline Code : ZP : RZL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aero Zambia was established on 21May1994 after the liquidation of Zambia Airways & started operations on 27Mar1995. Closed down due to safety concerns on 19Jan2000

Africa One Zambia   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003* - 2004*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

African Air Charters  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

Early 1960s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : African Air Charters was founded by Maurice Pike in Lusaka in the early 1960s

Air Carriers   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Air Charters (Zambia)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1974 - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Trans Africa   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1964 - 1970*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Airvania  updated in 2017

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1984* - 1992*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Airvania was set up by G A van Boxtel as a charter carrier

Airwaves Airlink   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2004 - 2006
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Airwaves Airlink >>Zambian Airways
Comments : Airwaves Airlink initially operated Lusaka - Ndola [ZAMBIAN AIRWAYS was formed as NORTHERN RHODESIA AVIATION and renamed to MINES AIR SERVICE in 1965. Mines Air Services Limited (MAS) was incorporated in 1948 as a subsidiary of Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines (ZCCM). It was then renamed to ROAN AIR upon privatisation in 1998 and then to it's current name in 1999. Became a BA franchise in early 2001. Domestic services and had hoped to utilise Comair's (part owner) B737-200 aircraft to Johannesburg. Suspended operations on 10Jan2009]

Aviation Service  updated in 2017

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1967* - 1968*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aviation Service was based in Kitwe and run by Alean Kearns & Neville Hoets

Avocet Air Link   

Status : Active

Dates :

2009* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Batoka Sky   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Big Dog Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2005* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Big Dog Aviation is passenger charter carrier based at Ndola, Zambia

Chingair  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1967* - 1972*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Chingair was a charter operator based in Chingola

ConsortAir  updated in 2017

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1960s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : ConsortAir operated out of Nkana Airport in Kitwe

Copair  updated in 2017

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1960s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

CopperAir  updated in 2017

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2007 - 2008*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : The schedule services of Proflight Air Services operated under the brand of Copperair

Copperbelt Air Services  updated in 2017

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1960s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Copperbelt Air Services operated out of Nkana Airport in Kitwe

DHL Zambia   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Eagle Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Eastern Air  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1993 - 1999
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Eastern Air >Zambia Skyways
Comments : Zambia Skyways started flying as Eastern Air, in 1993. The airline had two light aircraft, which were joined by a Let 410 18 seater in 1997. In 1999, Eastern Air changed its name to Zambia Skyways (Scheduled and charter passenger services from Lusaka to domestic destinations)

Fastjet Zambia  updated in 2017

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2015)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Did not start operations

Fly Zambia  added in 2017

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2012)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Fly Zambia was a planned passenger charter carrier out of Lusaka International (LUN) in 2012. Did not start operations

Hunting Surveys Zambia   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1967* - 1968*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Inter-African Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Jointair   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1960s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Jointair   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1976* - 1977*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Kafue International Air Service   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Kudu Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996* - 1996*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Lupenga Air Charters  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991* - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Mahogany Air  updated in 2017 x2

Status : Restarting

Dates :

2014 - 2014
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Mahogany Air launched services in early Mar2014.It suspended operations three years ago due to operational challenges, has been relaunched with its inaugural flight to Ndola scheduled for Jul2017

Mines Air Service   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1965 - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nilrthern Rhodesia Aviation, >Mines Air Service >Roan Air >Zambian Airways
Comments : Mines Air Services Limited was incorporated in 1948 as a subsidiary of Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines [ZAMBIAN AIRWAYS was formed as NORTHERN RHODESIA AVIATION and renamed to MINES AIR SERVICE in 1965. Mines Air Services Limited (MAS) was incorporated in 1948 as a subsidiary of Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines (ZCCM). It was then renamed to ROAN AIR upon privatisation in 1998 and then to it's current name in 1999. Became a BA franchise in early 2001. Domestic services and had hoped to utilise Comair's (part owner) B737-200 aircraft to Johannesburg. Suspended operations on 10Jan2009]

Mukuba Airlines  updated in 2017

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Mukuba Airlines (Livingstone Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International (LVI)) planned to launch operations later 2014 with a fleet of ATR42-500s and ATR72-500s. The start-up planned to become Zambia's first low-cost carrier and initially will mainly operate domestic services from its base at Livingstone

NAC (National Air Charters)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1990* - 1990*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Nationwide Airlines (Zambia)  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991 - 2006*
Airline Code : 4J : NWZ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Nationwide Airlines (Zambia) was founded & commenced operations in 1991 (The S.A. carrier's subsiduary operating business and tourist flights)

Nchanga Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Ngwazi Air Charter   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2006* - 2007*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Phoebus Apollo (Zambia)   

Status : Active

Dates :

2004* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

ProCharter Services   

Status : Active

Dates :

2012* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Proflight Air Services  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1991* - 2010
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Proflight Air Services >Proflight Zambia
Comments : [Proflight Air Services was founded in 1991 by ex Zambia Airways pilot; Tony Irwin. The airline was officially rebranded as Proflight Zambia in 2010. In 2004 Proflight Air Services attracted new investors and formed Proflight Commuter Services which began scheduled services to the Copperbelt, Luangwa Valley, Victoria Falls and Lower Zambezi]

Proflight Commuter Services  added in 2017

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2005*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : [Proflight Air Services was founded in 1991 by ex Zambia Airways pilot; Tony Irwin. The airline was officially rebranded as Proflight Zambia in 2010. In 2004 Proflight Air Services attracted new investors and formed Proflight Commuter Services which began scheduled services to the Copperbelt, Luangwa Valley, Victoria Falls and Lower Zambezi]

Proflight Zambia  updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2010 - date
Airline Code : PO : PFZ
Genealogy : Proflight Air Services >Proflight Zambia
Comments : Proflight Air Services was founded in 1991 by ex Zambia Airways pilot; Tony Irwin. The airline was officially rebranded as Proflight Zambia in 2010. In 2004 Proflight Air Services attracted new investors and formed Proflight Commuter Services which began scheduled services to the Copperbelt, Luangwa Valley, Victoria Falls and Lower Zambezi

Roan Air   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1998 - 1999
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nilrthern Rhodesia Aviation, >Mines Air Service >Roan Air >Zambian Airways
Comments : Roan Air was renamed to Zambian Airways on 09Sep1999 [ZAMBIAN AIRWAYS was formed as NORTHERN RHODESIA AVIATION and renamed to MINES AIR SERVICE in 1965. Mines Air Services Limited (MAS) was incorporated in 1948 as a subsidiary of Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines (ZCCM). It was then renamed to ROAN AIR upon privatisation in 1998 and then to it's current name in 1999. Became a BA franchise in early 2001. Domestic services and had hoped to utilise Comair's (part owner) B737-200 aircraft to Johannesburg. Suspended operations on 10Jan2009]

Royal Air Charters   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Safari Africa   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Safari Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1995* - 1995*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Sefofane Zambia Sefofane Zambia   

Status : Active

Dates :

2007* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Sky Trails   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Southern Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1999* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Stabo Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2008* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Star Flight   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994 - 1995
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Star of Africa Air Charters   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2011* - 2012*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Staravia  updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1982* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Staravia was formed in 1982. It was the first Zambian charter company to be granted an AOC

Sunair   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1985* - 1985*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

TIAC (Travel International Air Charters)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2010* - 2010*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

United Air Charter  updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2001* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : United Air Charter was founded in 2001 offering mainly scenic flights & general helicopter charters

Zambezi Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2012
Airline Code : ZJ : ZMA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Zambezi Airlines was formed in 2006 & started operations on 15Jul2008, On 01Nov2011, airline licence was suspended because of safety issues. Restarted on 17Jun2012 but closed on 10Feb2012 because of debt

Zambia Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1960* - 1966
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Zambia Airways  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1964* - 1995
Airline Code : QZ : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Zambia Airways was founded in 1964 as a subsidiary of Central African Airways. the airline very quickly scaled back both domestically and internationally, and was liquidated in 1995 (International and regional passenger and cargo airline)

Zambia Skyways  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999 - 2010
Airline Code : KS : ZAK
Genealogy : Eastern Air >Zambia Skyways
Comments : Zambia Skyways started flying as Eastern Air, in 1993. The airline had two light aircraft, which were joined by a Let 410 18 seater in 1997. In 1999, Eastern Air changed its name to Zambia Skyways (Scheduled and charter passenger services from Lusaka to domestic destinations)

Zambian Air Cargoes  updated in 2017

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1966 - 1967*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Zambian Air Cargoes was formed in 1966 by The Roan Selection Trust to transport copper. Operation commenced on 21Mar1966

Zambian Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999 - 2009
Airline Code : Q3 : MBN
Genealogy : Nilrthern Rhodesia Aviation, >Mines Air Service >Roan Air >Zambian Airways
Comments : ZAMBIAN AIRWAYS was formed as NORTHERN RHODESIA AVIATION and renamed to MINES AIR SERVICE in 1965. Mines Air Services Limited (MAS) was incorporated in 1948 as a subsidiary of Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines (ZCCM). It was then renamed to ROAN AIR upon privatisation in 1998 and then to it's current name in 1999. Became a BA franchise in early 2001. Domestic services and had hoped to utilise Comair's (part owner) B737-200 aircraft to Johannesburg. Suspended operations on 10Jan2009

Zambian Express Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995* - 2001*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Zambian Express Airways was founded in 1995

Zamfari   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008* - 2009
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Zega Air Ltd.   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2011* - 2012*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
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