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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). Harare is its capital and largest city

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18 Apr 2018

Global Africa Aviation is a Zimbabwean cargo airline based in Harare and based at Harare International Airport. The carrier was founded in 2014 [updated]

18 Apr 2018

RUAC (Rhodesia United Air Carriers) was renamed to United Air Charters after Southern Rhodesia declared itself a republic [updated]

13 Apr 2018

Zimbabwe Airways took delivery of its first aircraft on on 11Apr2018 [updated]

1time Zimbabwe  added: 2017

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2013)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : 1time Zimbabwe had hoped to start operations in Oct2013 but did not
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Affretair (National Cargo Airline of Zimbabwe)  last update: 18Apr2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1983 - 1998
Airline Code : ZL : AFM
Genealogy : Affretair >Affretair (National Cargo Airline of Zimbabwe)
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
Aircraft : DC.8-55F | DC8-73F | Boeing 707

Afro-Continental Airways   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Air Tabex   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : Z7 : EZX
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Trans Africa  last update: 18Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1965* - 1980
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Trans Africa >Affretair
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]
Aircraft : DC.4

Air Zambezi  last update: 17Apr2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998 - 2002
Airline Code : ZT : TZT
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Zambezi was formed in 1998 & revenue flights begin on 16Jul1998
Aircraft : Beech King Air | Cessna 208B Crand Caravan | Let 410

Air Zimbabwe  last update: 17Apr2018

Status : Active

Dates :

1980 - date
Airline Code : UM : AZW
Genealogy : Rhodesian Aviation Syndicate >>Rhodesian Aviation Co >RANA >SRAS >Central African Airways +>Air Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe
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
Aircraft : B.707 | B.737-200 Adv. | B.767-200ER | Vickers Viscount 800 | Xian MA-60

Airlink Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe Airlink)  last update: 18Apr2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001 - 2003
Airline Code : -- : FEM
Genealogy : Flywell Airlines >Airlink Zimbabwe
Comments : Airlink Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe Airlink) was renamed from Flywell Airlines. Started operations in late 2001 operating as a SAA franchise carrier
Aircraft : ERJ-135

Avient Aviation  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 2013
Airline Code : Z3 : SMJ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Avient Aviation was founded in 1993. Placed into administration on 05Apr2013 & flight operations taken over by AV Cargo Airlines Limited
Aircraft : McDonnell Douglas MD-11F

Bumi Air  last update: 18Apr2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Bumi Air (Bumi launched daily scheduled services from Harare International (HRE), Kariba International (KAB) and Victoria Falls International (VFA) to Bumi (FVBM). The carrier is owned by Bumi Hills Safari Lodge at Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe which operates Bumi airport as well and wanted to make its lodge more accessible to domestic and international tourists
Aircraft : Piper Navajo, Cessna 182, Beech Baron 55

CATS (Central Air Transport Services)  last update: 18Apr2018

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2009* - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Cessna C182, Cessna C206, Beech BE55, Beech BE58

Comercial Air Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

DHL Aviation (Zimbabwe)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Eastern Gateway Air Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Emerald Airlines  added: 2017 + last update: 03Jan2018

Status : Unsure if still planned

Dates :

(2017)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Emerald Airlines is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Harare International (HRE)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Exec-Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Executive Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Expedition Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999* - 2000*
Airline Code : FO : XPD
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Falcon Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2008*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

fastjet Zimbabwe  last update: 18Apr2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Fastjet Zimbabwe launched with an inaugural flight between Harare and Victoria Falls on 28Oct2015
Aircraft : ERJ 145LR

Fly Africa Zimbabwe  added: 26Nov2017 + last update: 18Apr2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2017 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Zimbabwe flyafrica >flyafricazim >Fly Africa Zimbabwe
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. Rebranded as flyafricazim in 2017 but was renamed to Fly Africa Zimbabwe prior to start
Aircraft : B.737-500

Fly540 Zimbabwe   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

flyafricazim  last update: 26Nov2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

(2017)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Zimbabwe flyafrica >flyafricazim >Fly Africa Zimbabwe
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. Rebranded as flyafricazim in 2017 but was renamed to Fly Africa Zimbabwe prior to start
Aircraft : Nil at this time

FlyKumba   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2010 - 2011
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Flywell Airlines  last update: 18Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1995* - 2001
Airline Code : -- : FEM
Genealogy : Flywell Airlines >Airlink Zimbabwe
Comments : - [Airlink Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe Airlink) was renamed from Flywell Airlines. Started operations in late 2001 operating as a SAA franchise carrier]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Fresh Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Global Africa Aviation  last update: 18Apr2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Global Africa Aviation is a Zimbabwean cargo airline based in Harare and based at Harare International Airport. The carrier was founded in 2014. It is considered to be the successor to the insolvent Avient Aviation
Aircraft : MD.11(F)

Just Fly   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Majestic Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2001)
Airline Code : 6M : MJC
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Mid Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2002)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Mjair Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Mjair Airlines intended to be the latest Zimbabwean start-up looking to break the Air Zimbabwe monopoly. Did not start operations
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Musee Air Service   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Pegasus Flight   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Phoenix Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2012)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Rainbow Airlines  last update: 18Apr2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2017 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Rainbow Airlines was founded in 2013 and operated its first demonstration flight on 21Jul2015. Commenced scheduled passenger operations on 25Jan2017, with a return service between Harare Int'l and Victoria Falls
Aircraft : Bombardier CRJ100

Rhino Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1997* - 2004*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Royal Zimbabwe Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2011)
Airline Code : -- : RZA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Skywork   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1955* - 1965*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Sol Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2012)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Sol Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Solenta Aviation Zimbabwe   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Little is known about Solenta Aviation Zimbabwe
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Southern Cross Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2008*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Spencer Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1947 - 1947
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Techair  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1975* - 1975*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

United Air Charters  last update: 18Apr2018

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1979 - 2006
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Hunting-Clan African Airways + Air Carriers + Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia) + Fishair + Flights (1956) + Victoria Falls Airways =>RUAC >United Air Charters (Zimbabwe)
Comments : RUAC (Rhodesia United Air Carriers) was formed in 1957 by the merger of Hunting-Clan African Airways + Air Carriers + Fishair + Flights (1956) + Victoria Falls Airways. Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia) merged in in Aug1960. Renamed to United Air Charters after it declared itself a republic. The airline operated services throughout Southern Africa
Aircraft : Nil at this time

VicFalls Airways  added: 2017 + last update: 06Jan2018

Status : Unsure if still planned

Dates :

(2017)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : VicFalls Airways is still planning on starting operations
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Wilderness Safaris   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2012)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Xeric Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2002 - 2003*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Zimbabwe Airways  added: 2017 + last update: 13Apr2018

Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Zimbabwe Airways is a start-up scheduled passenger carrier based at Harare International (HRE) [added]. Did not start operations as advertised in 2017. Took delivery of its first aircraft on on 11Apr2018
Aircraft : Planned: B.777-200(ER)

Zimbabwe Cargo Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Zimbabwe Express (Tirez Aviation Services) (i)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 1999
Airline Code : Z7 : EZX
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Zimbabwe Express (Tirez Aviation Services) (ii)   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2013)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Zimbabwe flyafrica  last update: 26Nov2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2014 - 2015
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Zimbabwe flyafrica >flyafricazim >Fly Africa Zimbabwe
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. Rebranded as flyafricazim in 2017 but was renamed to Fly Africa Zimbabwe prior to start
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Zimskies Airlines  added: 2017 + last update: 06Jan2018

Status : Unsure if still planned

Dates :

(2017)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time
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