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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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January 31, 2016Big Dog Aviation is an 'Active' passenger charter carrier based at Ndola [added]
August 28, 2015[added] Fastjet Zambia is due to start operations later in 2015
December 9, 2014Mahogany Air is planning to resume scheduled operations later this month once critical paperwork has been finalized with the Zambian Civil Aviation Authority (ZCAA)

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Aero Service   

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Aero Zambia   

1995 - 2000Inactive

^ Comments : Aero Zambia was established on 21May1994 & started operations on 27Mar1995. Closed down due to safety concerns on 19Jan2000

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Africa One Zambia   

2003* - 2004*Inactive

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African Air Charters   

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Air Carriers   

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Air Charters (Zambia)   

1974 - 2009*Status?

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Air Trans Africa   

1964 - 1970*Status?

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Airvania   

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Airwaves Airlink   

2004 - 2006Renamed

^ 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   

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Avocet Air Link   

2009* - dateActive

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Batoka Sky   

2011* - dateActive

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Big Dog Aviation   

2005* - dateActive

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

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Chingair   

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ConsortAir   

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Copair   

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CopperAir   

2007 - 2008*Status?

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Copperbelt Air Services   

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DHL Zambia   

2011* - dateActive

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Eagle Air   

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Eastern Air   

1993 - 1999Renamed

^ Comments : Eastern Air was founded in 1993

^ Genealogy : Eastern Air >Zambia Skyways

Fastjet Zambia   

(2015)Began?

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Hunting Surveys Zambia   

1967* - 1968*Status?

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Inter-African Air Services   

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Jointair   

1960sStatus?

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Jointair   

1976* - 1977*Status?

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Kafue International Air Service   

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Kudu Air   

1996* - 1996*Inactive

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Lupenga Air Charters   

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Mahogany Air   

2014 - dateActive

^ Comments : Mahogany Air launched services in early Mar2014

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Mines Air Service   

1965 - 1998Renamed

^ 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   

(2014)Began?

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NAC (National Air Charters)   

1990* - 1990*Status?

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Nationwide Airlines (Zambia)   

1991 - 2006*Inactive

^ Comments : Nationwide Airlines (Zambia) was founded & commenced operations in 1991

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Nchanga Air Services   

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Ngwazi Air Charter   

2006* - 2007*Status?

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Phoebus Apollo (Zambia)   

2004* - dateActive

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ProCharter Services   

2012* - dateActive

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Proflight Air Services   

1991* - 2007Renamed

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Proflight Air Services >Proflight Zambia

Proflight Zambia   

2007 - dateActive

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Proflight Air Services >Proflight Zambia

Roan Air   

1998 - 1999Renamed

^ 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   

2011 - dateActive

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Safari Africa   

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Safari Air Services   

1995* - 1995*Status?

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Sefofane Zambia Sefofane Zambia   

2007* - dateActive

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Sky Trails   

2011* - dateActive

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Southern Aviation   

1999* - 1999*Status?

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Stabo Air   

2008* - dateActive

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Star Flight   

1994 - 1995Inactive

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Star of Africa Air Charters   

2011* - 2012*Status?

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Staravia   

1982* - dateActive

^ Comments : Staravia was formed in 1982

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Sunair   

1985* - 1985*Status?

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TIAC (Travel International Air Charters)   

2010* - 2010*Status?

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United Air Charter   

2001^ - dateActive

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Zambezi Airlines   

2008 - 2012Inactive

^ 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   

1960* - 1966Inactive

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Zambia Airways   

1966* - 1995Inactive

^ Comments : Zambia Airways was founded in 1964 as a subsidiary of Central African Airways

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Zambia Skyways   

1999 - 2010Inactive

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

^ Genealogy : Eastern Air >Zambia Skyways

Zambian Air Cargoes   

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Zambian Airways   

1999 - 2009Inactive

^ 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   

1995* - 2001*Inactive

^ Comments : Zambian Express Airways was founded in 1995

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Zamfari   

2008* - 2009Inactive

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Zega Air Ltd.   

2011* - 2012*Status?

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