African International Airways

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African International Airways
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1985
Ceased operations 2008
Fleet size 4 (at closure)
Parent company African International Airways (Pty) Ltd.
Headquarters Johannesburg, South Africa
Key people PJM Corbin and JL Warburton McBride
(76 percent majority owners)

African International Airways was an all-cargo airline based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The airline operated international chartered cargo flights out of Kent International Airport, United Kingdom, OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg and Ostend-Bruges International Airport, Belgium, most of which were on behalf of Intavia Limited.[1]


An African International Airways Douglas DC-8-62

African International Airways was established and started operations in 1985 in Swaziland, initially concentrating on contract services on behalf of other airlines. Following Intavia taking a 24 percent stake in the company in 1988, the airline was restructured towards worldwide charter cargo services. A commercial alliance with South African carrier Executive Aerospace was established in 2002.[1] In late 2008, African International Airways was shut down.[2]

The most notable airlines African International Airlines was operating for were Alitalia (1985–1996), and later South African Airways and British Airways World Cargo.[citation needed]


At March 2007, the African International Airways fleet included the following aircraft:[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 51. 
  2. ^ African International Airways at Archived 2010-09-16 at the Wayback Machine.

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