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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 byBotswana. 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). Harare is its capital and largest city

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May 6, 2017 Zimskies Airlines (Harare Int'l) has applied to the Air Services Board in the Zimbabwean Ministry of Transport for a Scheduled Air Services Permit [added]
April 12, 2017 VicFalls Airways appears to be still planning on starting operations [status change]
October 28, 2016 Little is known about Solenta Aviation Zimbabwe [added]
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Affretair (National Cargo Airline of Zimbabwe)   

Inactive 1983 - 1998

^ Comments : Affretair (Gabon) was formed by Air Trans Africa to help circumvent the Rhodesian sanctions. Taken over by Air Zimbabwe in 1983, moved to Zimbabwe and known as to Affretair (National Cargo Airline of Zimbabwe). Affretair was liquidated in 2000 under a $511 million debt

^ Genealogy : Affretair >Affretair (National Cargo Airline of Zimbabwe)

Afro-Continental Airways   

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Air Tabex   

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Air Trans Africa   

Renamed 1965* - 1980*

^ Comments : Affretair was founded as Air Trans Africa in 1965

^ Genealogy : Air Trans Africa >Affretair

Air Zambezi   

Inactive 1998 - 2002

^ Comments : Air Zambezi was formed in 1998 & revenue flights begin on 16Jul1998

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Air Zimbabwe  updated

Active 1980 - date

^ Comments : Air Zimbabwe was renamed from Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia after Independence on 02Apr1980. 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 & operations started on 02Apr1980. Took over AFFRETAIR in 1983. International airline that is the flag carrier of Zimbabwe. It was 100%-owned by the Government of Zimbabwe

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

Airlink Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe Airlink)   

Inactive 2001 - 2003

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^ Genealogy : Flywell Airlines >Airlink Zimbabwe

Avient Aviation  updated

Inactive 1993 - 2013

^ Comments : Avient Aviation was founded in 1993. Placed into administration on 05Apr2013 & flight operations taken over by AV Cargo Airlines Limited

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Bumi Air   

Active 2012 - date

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Catalina Safari Company   

Unsure 1988* - 1988*

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CATS (Central Air Transport Services)   

Unsure 2009* - 2009*

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Comercial Air Services   

Unsure **** - ****

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DHL Aviation (Zimbabwe)   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

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Eastern Gateway Air Services   

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Exec-Air   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

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Executive Airlines   

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Expedition Airways   

Inactive 1999* - 2000*

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Falcon Air   

Unsure 2004* - 2008*

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Fastjet Zimbabwe   

Active 2015 - date

^ Comments : Fastjet Zimbabwe launched with an inaugural flight between Harare and Victoria Falls on 28Oct2015

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Fly540 Zimbabwe   

Not started (2011*)

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flyafricazim  updated

Planned 2017 >

^ Comments : Zimbabwe flyafrica first service was launched between Victoria Falls and Johannesburg on 17Jul2014. However operations were suspended since Oct2015, on removal of the airline's operating licence. Will rebrand as flyafricazim

^ Genealogy : Zimbabwe flyafrica >flyafricazim

FlyKumba   

Inactive 2010 - 2011

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Flywell Airlines   

Renamed 1995* - 2001

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^ Genealogy : Flywell Airlines >Airlink Zimbabwe

Fresh Air   

Inactive 2012 - 2012

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Global Africa Aviation   

Active 2014 - date

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Just Fly   

Not started (2014)

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Majestic Air   

Not started (2001)

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Mid Airlines   

Not started (2002)

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Mjair Airlines   

Not started (2014)

^ Comments : Mjair Airlines intended to be the latest Zimbabwean start-up looking to break the Air Zimbabwe monopoly. Did not start operations

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Musee Air Service   

Inactive 1996* - 1996*

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Pegasus Flight   

Unsure **** - ****

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Phoenix Air   

Not started (2012)

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Rainbow Airlines   

Active 2016* - date

^ Comments : Rainbow Airlines operated its first demonstration flight on 21Jul2015. Commenced scheduled passenger operations on 25Jan2017, with a return service between Harare Int'l and Victoria Falls.

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Rhino Airlines   

Unsure 1997* - 2004*

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Royal Zimbabwe Airlines   

Not started (2011)

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Skywork   

Inactive 1955* - 1965*

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Sol Air   

Not started (2012)

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Sol Aviation   

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Solenta Aviation Zimbabwe   

Inactive **** - ****

^ Comments : Little is known about Solenta Aviation Zimbabwe

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Southern Cross Aviation   

Unsure 2004* - 2008*

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Spencer Airways   

Inactive 1947 - 1947

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Techair  updated

Inactive 1975* - 1975*

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United Air Charters   

Unsure 1979 - 2006*

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

VicFalls Airways  updated

Planned 2017 >

^ Comments : VicFalls Airways is still planning on starting operations

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Wilderness Safaris   

Not started (2012)

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Xeric Aviation   

Unsure 2002 - 2003*

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Zimbabwe Cargo Airlines   

Not started (2003*)

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Zimbabwe Express (Tirez Aviation Services)   

Not started (2013)

^ Comments : 1time Zimbabwe had hoped to start operations in Oct2013 but did not

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Zimbabwe Express (Tirez Aviation Services)   

Inactive 1995 - 1999

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Zimbabwe flyafrica   

Renamed 2014 - 2015

^ Comments : Zimbabwe flyafrica first service was launched between Victoria Falls and Johannesburg on 17Jul2014. However operations were suspended since Oct2015, on removal of the airline's operating licence. Will rebrand as flyafricazim

^ Genealogy : Zimbabwe flyafrica >flyafricazim

Zimskies Airlines  added

Planned 2017 >

^ Comments : Zimskies Airlines (Harare Int'l) has applied to the Air Services Board in the Zimbabwean Ministry of Transport for a Scheduled Air Services Permit. The permit targets domestic, regional and international routes

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