Federal Air

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Federal Air
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IATA
7V
ICAO
FDR
Callsign
FEDAIR
Founded 1989
Hubs OR Tambo International Airport, Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Harare International Airport, Lusaka International Airport
Focus cities Johannesburg, Nelspruit,
Airport lounge OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg
Alliance Solenta Aviation, Tanganyika Flying Company
Fleet size 17
Company slogan Exploring New Horizons
Parent company Federal Air (Pty) Limited
Headquarters OR Tambo International Airport
Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, South Africa
Website fedair.com
A Federal Air British Aerospace Jetstream 31 in Ulusaba.

Federal Air (incorporating Pelican Air Services) is an airline headquartered in Hangar 14 on the grounds of OR Tambo International Airport in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, South Africa, near Johannesburg.[1][2]

It operates air shuttle, scheduled and charter services throughout Africa for business and the tourist industry. Its main base is OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, with hubs at, Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, Nelspruit and Vilanculos Airport.[3]

History[edit]

The airline was originally known as Comair Charters (Natal).[3] and became branded as Federal Air in 1993, fondly known as "Fedair". Federal Air innovated Air shuttle services in Southern Africa, linking the beautiful, remote bush lodges with Johannesburg's international hub. Federal Air later purchased Pelican Air Services, expanding into the scheduled services business, with a route between Johannesburg, Nelspruit and Vilanculos in Mozambique, home of the beautiful Bazaruto Archipeligos. Federal Air is the market leader in Southern Africa in Air shuttle services and operates daily flights to all the top game lodges and reserves in the region; Kruger National Park, Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, Timbavati Private Game Reserve, Madikwe Private Game Reserve and Phinda Private Game in South Africa; as well as Pamushana in Zimbabwe.

Destinations[edit]

 South Africa

Fleet[edit]

The Federal Air fleet includes the following aircraft (at October 2011):[3]

Federal Air Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Notes
Beechcraft 1900 2
Beechcraft Baron 58 * Unknown number
Raytheon Beech King Air B200 1
Cessna 206 * Unknown number
Cessna Grand Caravan 5
Cessna 402 * Unknown Number
Gippsland GA8 * Unknown Number
Pilatus PC-12 3
Total 17

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact details." Federal Air. Retrieved on 30 September 2009. "Physical Address Hangar 14 O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg International Airport) South Africa "
  2. ^ "Background." Ekurhuleni. 3 (3/8). Retrieved on 30 September 2009.
  3. ^ a b c "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 81.