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Lesotho, formerly known as Basutoland is a country in southern Africa, bordered on all sides by South Africa. Lesotho is one of only two nations in the world to be completely encircled by a single country (the other is San Marino). The country gained it's independence in 1966. The kingdom of Lesotho is mainly mountainous and has a total area of 30,355 sq km (11,720 sq mi). The capital and largest city is Maseru.


AirlineOperating DatesStatusTreeComments

 Air Lesotho

1985 - 1999InactiveLesotho Airways >Air Lesotho6 February 1999: closed down

 Antonair International

1996* - 2001Inactive  


1961* - 1969Renamed>Lesotho Airways 

 Highland Air

1983^ - 1984*Status?  

 Lesotho Airways

1967* - 1970InactiveLesotho Airways 

 Lesotho Airways

1979 - 1985RenamedLesotho Airways >Air Lesothofounded in 1979

 Maluti Airservices

1954 - 1955Inactive  

 MGC Airlines (Matekane Air)

2012 - dateActive  

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