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Zimbabwe is landlocked republic in southern Africa, bordered on the north by Zambia and Mozambique, on the east by Mozambique, on the south by South Africa, and on the southwest and west by Botswana. Formerly the British colony of Southern Rhodesia, the white government of the territory unilaterally declared itself independent in 1965 and adopted a republican form of government in 1970. In 1979, as Zimbabwe Rhodesia, the territory installed a transitional coalition government; the following year a new black majority government was elected and the country became formally independent. The total area of the country is 390,759 sq km (150,873 sq mi)
 

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23Jun2017

Astra Air was formed in 1961 & was previously known as Techair [added]

08Oct2015

Rhodesian Aerial Tours was established in 1922 & damaged its only aircraft on 13Aug1922 & went into liquidation [update]

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

Afro Continental Airways  last update: 27Oct2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1971 - 1972*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Afro Continental Airways was founded in 1970 & was the passenger and freight subsidiary of the Rhodesian airline Air Trans Africa

Air Carriers   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1959* - 1960
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Hunting-Clan African Airways + Air Carriers + Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia) + Fishair + Flights (1956) + Victoria Falls Airways =>RUAC >UAC
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Rhodesia   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1962 - 1979
Airline Code : RH : ---
Genealogy : Rhodesian Aviation Syndicate >>Rhodesian Aviation Co >RANA >SRAS >Central African Airways +>Air Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe
Comments : Air Rhodesia was formed as a subsidiary of Central African Airways (CAA) & reconstituted as Air Rhodesia, a government-owned carrier on 01Sep1967

Air Trans Africa   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1964* - 1967*
Airline Code : AG : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Trans Africa was formed in 1964

Astra Air  last update: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1960s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Techair >Astra Air
Comments : Astra Air was formed in 1961 & was previously known as Techair

Autair (Rhodesia)*   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1959* - 1960
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Hunting-Clan African Airways + Air Carriers + Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia) + Fishair + Flights (1956) + Victoria Falls Airways =>RUAC >UAC
Comments : No further information at this time

Fishair   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1959* - 1960
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Hunting-Clan African Airways + Air Carriers + Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia) + Fishair + Flights (1956) + Victoria Falls Airways =>RUAC >UAC
Comments : No further information at this time

Flights (1956)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1959* - 1960
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Hunting-Clan African Airways + Air Carriers + Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia) + Fishair + Flights (1956) + Victoria Falls Airways =>RUAC >UAC
Comments : No further information at this time

Hunting-Clan African Airways   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1955* - 1960
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Hunting-Clan African Airways + Air Carriers + Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia) + Fishair + Flights (1956) + Victoria Falls Airways =>RUAC >UAC
Comments : No further information at this time

Rhodesian Aerial Tours   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1922 - 1922
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Rhodesian Aerial Tours was established in 1922. Damaged its only aircraft on 13Aug1922 & went into liquidation

Rhodesian Air Services  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1960 - 1962
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Rhodesian Aviation Syndicate >>Rhodesian Aviation Co >RANA >SRAS >Central African Airways +>Air Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe
Comments : Rhodesian Air Services was founded in 1959 by Jack Malloch and was succeeded by Air Trans Africa [AIR ZIMBABWE was originally formed as RHODESIAN AIR SERVICES and changed to AIR RHODESIA in 1962* to take over the service operated by CAAC and name was changed to AIR ZIMBABWE RHODESIA in 1978. AIR ZIMBABWE was adopted in 1980 after independence. Took over AFFRETAIR in 1983]

Rhodesian Aviation Company   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1931 - 1933
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Rhodesian Aviation Syndicate >>Rhodesian Aviation Co >RANA >SRAS >Central African Airways +>Air Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe
Comments : Rhodesian Aviation Company was formed in Apr1931 & started operations same year

Rhodesian Aviation Syndicate   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1927 - 1929
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Rhodesian Aviation Syndicate >>Rhodesian Aviation Co >RANA >SRAS >Central African Airways +>Air Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe
Comments : Rhodesian Aviation Syndicate was formed in 1927 & absorbed by in 1929

RUAC (Rhodesia United Air Carriers)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1960 - 1979
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Hunting-Clan African Airways + Air Carriers + Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia) + Fishair + Flights (1956) + Victoria Falls Airways =>RUAC >UAC
Comments : No further information at this time

SRAS (Southern Rhodesia Air Services)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1940 - 1946
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Rhodesian Aviation Syndicate >>Rhodesian Aviation Co >RANA >SRAS +>Central African Airways +>Air Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe
Comments : The Southern Rhodesian government formed Southern Rhodesian Air Services on 01Feb1940. Its assets used to form CAA (Central African Airways) in 1946

Techair  added: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

Pre 1961
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Techair >Astra Air
Comments : Astra Air was formed in 1961 & was previously known as Techair

Victoria Falls Airways   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1959* - 1960
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Hunting-Clan African Airways + Air Carriers + Commercial Air Services (Rhodesia) + Fishair + Flights (1956) + Victoria Falls Airways =>RUAC >UAC
Comments : No further information at this time

Wenela Rhodesia   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
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