ZAS Airline of Egypt

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ZAS Airline of Egypt
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1981
Commenced operations November 23, 1982
Ceased operations April 1995
Operating bases
Fleet size 25 (during operations)
Headquarters Cairo, Egypt
Key people Sherif Zarkani, Emir Zarkani

ZAS Airline of Egypt (IATA: ZAICAO: ZASCall sign: ZAS airlines) was an airline from Egypt that operated between 1982 and 1995.

Company history[edit]

ZAS Airline of Egypt was founded by two brothers, Sherif and Emir Zarkani, as a freight airline. Operations started on November 23, 1982 with a flight from Cairo to Amsterdam to London. In 1987 ZAS was granted a license to carry passenger charter operations. Flights to Jeddah for the Hajj were begun that year and then flights to Western Europe.

ZAS operated a variety of aircraft, from old Boeing 707s to modern MD-87s and Airbus A300s. The Gulf War of 1990-91 brought a downturn in the Egyptian tourist business and ZAS was heavily affected. After increasing difficulties, all operations ceased in April 1995. [1]

Fleet details[edit]


  1. ^ Airlines Remembered by BI Hengi, Publisher Midland Publishing

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