|Ceased operations||February 2012|
|Secondary hubs||Cape Town International Airport|
|Headquarters||Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Key people||Gavin Branson August 1967 - October 2014|
AirQuarius Aviation was an airline based in Johannesburg, South Africa, operating chartered flights and aircraft leasing contracted by companies throughout Africa and the Middle East. The airline's base was at Lanseria Airport, Johannesburg.
AirQuarius was established by Gavin Branson and started operations in 1997. At one time it had 120 employees. The airline specialized in operating flights to political crisis areas. As such, AirQuarius was the only operator into Baghdad or Basra during the Iraq War. Other missions included UN flights into Afghanistan and Sudan.
In 2011 it was alleged that an air operating certificate was awarded to an AirQuarius Charters aircraft on the basis of an inspection form which the inspector said was not written or signed by him.
AirQuarius stopped operating on 7 February 2012.
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