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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 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]

January 31, 2016

Big Dog Aviation is an 'Active' passenger charter carrier based at Ndola [added]

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Status Operating Dates

Aero Service   

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Aero Zambia   

Inactive 1995 - 2000

^ 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

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Africa One Zambia   

Inactive 2003* - 2004*

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African Air Charters  updated

Inactive Early 1960s

^ Comments : African Air Charters was founded by Maurice Pike in Lusaka in the early 1960s

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Air Carriers   

Unsure **** - ****

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Air Charters (Zambia)   

Unsure 1974 - 2009*

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Air Trans Africa   

Unsure 1964 - 1970*

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Airvania  updated

Unsure 1984* - 1992*

^ Comments : Airvania was set up by G A van Boxtel as a charter carrier

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Airwaves Airlink   

Renamed 2004 - 2006

^ 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]

^ Genealogy : Airwaves Airlink >>Zambian Airways

Aviation Service  updated

Unsure 1967* - 1968*

^ Comments : Aviation Service was based in Kitwe and run by Alean Kearns & Neville Hoets

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Avocet Air Link   

Active 2009* - date

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Batoka Sky   

Active 2011* - date

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Big Dog Aviation   

Active 2005* - date

^ Comments : Big Dog Aviation is passenger charter carrier based at Ndola, Zambia

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Chingair  updated

Inactive 1967* - 1972*

^ Comments : Chingair was a charter operator based in Chingola

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ConsortAir  updated

Unsure 1960s

^ Comments : ConsortAir operated out of Nkana Airport in Kitwe

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Copair  updated

Unsure 1960s

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CopperAir  updated

Unsure 2007 - 2008*

^ Comments : The schedule services of Proflight Air Services operated under the brand of Copperair

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Copperbelt Air Services  updated

Unsure 1960s

^ Comments : Copperbelt Air Services operated out of Nkana Airport in Kitwe

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DHL Zambia   

Active 2011* - date

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Eagle Air   

Unsure **** - ****

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Eastern Air   

Renamed 1993 - 1999

^ Comments : Eastern Air was founded in 1993

^ Genealogy : Eastern Air >Zambia Skyways

Fastjet Zambia  updated

Not started (2015)

^ Comments : Did not start operations

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Fly Zambia  added

Not started (2012)

^ Comments : Fly Zambia was a planned passenger charter carrier out of Lusaka International (LUN) in 2012. Did not start operations

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Hunting Surveys Zambia   

Unsure 1967* - 1968*

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Inter-African Air Services   

Unsure **** - ****

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Jointair   

Unsure 1960s

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Jointair   

Unsure 1976* - 1977*

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Kafue International Air Service   

Unsure **** - ****

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Kudu Air   

Inactive 1996* - 1996*

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Lupenga Air Charters  updated

Inactive 1991* - 2001

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Mahogany Air   

Active 2014 - date

^ Comments : Mahogany Air launched services in early Mar2014

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Mines Air Service   

Renamed 1965 - 1998

^ 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]

^ Genealogy : Northern Rhodesia Aviation, >Mines Air Service >Roan Air >Zambian Airways

Mukuba Airlines  updated

Not started (2014)

^ 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

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NAC (National Air Charters)   

Unsure 1990* - 1990*

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Nationwide Airlines (Zambia)  updated

Inactive 1991 - 2006*

^ Comments : Nationwide Airlines (Zambia) was founded & commenced operations in 1991 (The S.A. carrier's subsiduary operating business and tourist flights)

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Nchanga Air Services   

Unsure **** - ****

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Ngwazi Air Charter   

Unsure 2006* - 2007*

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Phoebus Apollo (Zambia)   

Active 2004* - date

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ProCharter Services   

Active 2012* - date

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Proflight Air Services  updated

Renamed 1991* - 2010

^ 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]

^ Genealogy : Proflight Air Services >Proflight Zambia

Proflight Commuter Services  added

Unsure 2004* - 2005*

^ 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]

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Proflight Zambia  updated

Active 2010 - date

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Proflight Air Services >Proflight Zambia

Roan Air   

Renamed 1998 - 1999

^ 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]

^ Genealogy : Northern Rhodesia Aviation, >Mines Air Service >Roan Air >Zambian Airways

Royal Air Charters   

Active 2011 - date

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Safari Africa   

Unsure **** - ****

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Safari Air Services   

Unsure 1995* - 1995*

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Sefofane Zambia Sefofane Zambia   

Active 2007* - date

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Sky Trails   

Active 2011* - date

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Southern Aviation   

Unsure 1999* - 1999*

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Stabo Air   

Active 2008* - date

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Star Flight   

Inactive 1994 - 1995

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Star of Africa Air Charters   

Unsure 2011* - 2012*

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Staravia  updated

Active 1982* - date

^ Comments : Staravia was formed in 1982. It was the first Zambian charter company to be granted an AOC.

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Sunair   

Unsure 1985* - 1985*

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TIAC (Travel International Air Charters)   

Unsure 2010* - 2010*

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United Air Charter  updated

Active 2001* - date

^ Comments : United Air Charter was founded in 2001 offering mainly scenic flights & general helicopter charters

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Zambezi Airlines   

Inactive 2008 - 2012

^ 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

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Zambia Airways   

Inactive 1960* - 1966

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Zambia Airways  updated

Inactive 1964* - 1995

^ 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)

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Zambia Skyways   

Inactive 1999 - 2010

^ Comments : Zambia Skyways started flying as Eastern Air in 1993 & renamed in 1999

^ Genealogy : Eastern Air >Zambia Skyways

Zambian Air Cargoes  updated

Unsure 1966 - 1967*

^ Comments : Zambian Air Cargoes was formed in 1966 by The Roan Selection Trust to transport copper. Operation commenced on 21Mar1966

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Zambian Airways   

Inactive 1999 - 2009

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Northern Rhodesia Aviation, >Mines Air Service >Roan Air >Zambian Airways

Zambian Express Airways   

Inactive 1995* - 2001*

^ Comments : Zambian Express Airways was founded in 1995

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Zamfari   

Inactive 2008* - 2009

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Zega Air Ltd.   

Unsure 2011* - 2012*

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