AirQuarius Aviation

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AirQuarius Aviation
Airquariusavi.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
- AQU QUARIUS
Founded 1997
Ceased operations February 2012
Hubs Lanseria Airport
Secondary hubs Cape Town International Airport
Fleet size 1
Headquarters Johannesburg, South Africa
Key people Gavin Branson August 1967 - October 2014
Website http://www.airquarius.com/ defunct
AirQuarius (ZS-GAV) "Karen" Boeing 737-200.

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.[1]

History[edit]

AirQuarius was established by Gavin Branson and started operations in 1997.[2] At one time it had 120 employees.[1] 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.[citation needed]

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.[2]

AirQuarius stopped operating on 7 February 2012.[2]

Fleet[edit]

AirQuarius operated Fokker 70, Fokker F28 and Boeing 737-200 aircraft at various times.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 71. 
  2. ^ a b c "AirQuarius flights". Southafrica.to. 7 February 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2017. 
  3. ^ [1]