Malift Air

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Malift Air
Malift Air (logo).png
IATA ICAO Callsign
HubsN'Dolo Airport
Fleet size3
HeadquartersKinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Malift Air was an airline based in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. It operated domestic passenger and cargo services from 1995 until 2009.[1] Its main base was N'Dolo Airport, Kinshasa.[2]

The airline was added to the List of air carriers banned in the European Union on March 22, 2006 but was removed again following the end of its operations on November 22, 2009.[3]


The airline started operations in 1995 and was formerly known as Malila Airlift[2] and ended operations in 2009.[4]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 4 October 2007 - An Antonov An-26 cargo plane crashed into a busy market in the Congolese capital Kinshasa shortly after takeoff, killing 51 people.
  • 18 July 2007 - An Antonov An-24 shortly after taking off from Bandundu Airport had an engine failure, lost altitude and crashed 8 km from Bandundu. Of the 2 crew and 8 passengers aboard, all survived.[5]


As of October 2010 the Malift Air fleet is stored and inactive in Kinshasa. The fleet included:[2]

In 2003, an An-24RV bearing Malila livery and registration number EW-46498 was photographed stored at Minsk.[6] It was still there in May 2005, but by that time it was missing its starboard propeller[7]


  1. ^ Aviation Safety Network,
  2. ^ a b c "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. p. 47.
  3. ^ Aviation Safety Network,
  4. ^ Aviation Safety Network,
  5. ^ Ranter, Harro. "ASN Aircraft accident Antonov 24 ? registration unknown Bandundu Airport (FDU)". Retrieved 2017-08-16.
  6. ^ "EW-46498 | Antonov AN-24 | Malift Air | JetPhotos". JetPhotos. Retrieved 2017-08-16.
  7. ^ "Aviation Photo #0856451: Antonov An-24RV - Malift Air - Malila Airlift". Retrieved 2017-08-16.