Aero Zambia

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Aero Zambia
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IATA ICAO Callsign
Z9 RZL AERO ZAMBIA
Commenced operations11 April 1996
Ceased operations19 January 2000
HubsKenneth Kaunda International Airport
HeadquartersLusaka, Zambia
Key peopleDavid Tokoph (Chairman)
G Younger (Director)
Y Mengistu (Deputy M.D.)
Aero Zambia Boeing 737-202 at OR Tambo International AIrport in 1999

Aero Zambia was an airline based in Zambia.Aero Zambia replaced the bankrupt Zambia Airways and was admitted as a full member of IATA on 11 April 1996. The airline employed 300 staff and flew from Lusaka to destinations such as Johannesburg, Ndola, Nairobi, Harare and Dar es Salaam.[1] They offered Business and Economy Classes. Aero Zambia operated two Boeing 737-200's, 9J-AFU and 9J-AFW which was a Combi version.[2]

On 19 January 2000 the Zambian Government closed them down due to concerns with safety. The real reason was probably more to do with politics between David Tokoph and Zambian Government officials.[3]

References

  1. Guttery, Ben R. (1998-01-01). Encyclopedia of African Airlines. Ben Guttery. ISBN 9780786404957.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Aero Zambia Fleet Details and History". www.planespotters.net. Retrieved 2016-08-12.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Banda, Mthoniswa (13 March 2001). "Zambia: Aero Zambia Will Never Fly Again, Maintains Luo". Retrieved 12 August 2016 – via allafrica.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>