Aero Zambia

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Aero Zambia
AeroZambia Logo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Z9 RZL AERO ZAMBIA
Commenced operations 11 April 1996
Ceased operations 19 January 2000
Hubs Kenneth Kaunda International Airport
Headquarters Lusaka, Zambia
Key people David Tokoph (Chairman)
G Younger (Director)
Y Mengistu (Deputy M.D.)
Aero Zambia Boeing 737-202 at OR Tambo International AIrport in 1999

Aero Zambia was an airline based in Zambia.Aero Zambia replaced the bankrupt Zambia Airways and was admitted as a full member of IATA on 11 April 1996. The airline employed 300 staff and flew from Lusaka to destinations such as Johannesburg, Ndola, Nairobi, Harare and Dar es Salaam.[1] They offered Business and Economy Classes. Aero Zambia operated two Boeing 737-200's, 9J-AFU and 9J-AFW which was a Combi version.[2]

On 19 January 2000 the Zambian Government closed them down due to concerns with safety. The real reason was probably more to do with politics between David Tokoph and Zambian Government officials.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guttery, Ben R. (1998-01-01). Encyclopedia of African Airlines. Ben Guttery. ISBN 9780786404957. 
  2. ^ "Aero Zambia Fleet Details and History". www.planespotters.net. Retrieved 2016-08-12. 
  3. ^ Banda, Mthoniswa (13 March 2001). "Zambia: Aero Zambia Will Never Fly Again, Maintains Luo". Retrieved 12 August 2016 – via allafrica.