Safair


Safair

Infobox Airline
airline = Safair

logo_size =
IATA = FA
ICAO = SFR
callsign = SAFAIR
parent =
founded = March 1969
headquarters = Kempton Park (Gauteng), South Africa
key_people =
hubs = OR Tambo International Airport
focus_cities =
frequent_flyer =
lounge =
alliance =
fleet_size = 49
destinations =
website = http://www.safair.co.za/

Safair is an airline based in Kempton Park (Gauteng), South Africa. It operates aircraft chartering, leasing and sales, contract operations and leasing services, flightcrew leasing and training, aircraft maintenance and modification, aviation safety and medical training and operations support. Its main base is OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg Flight International 12-18 April 2005] .

History

The airline was established in March 1969 by Safmarine and started operations on 18 March 1970. Until the 1990s it mainly served the local and regional air cargo market. In 1991 it diversified into aircraft maintenance and overnight courier operations before concentrating on leasing and chartering. In 1998 it purchased a 49% stake in Air Contractors, based in Ireland, and was itself acquired by Imperial Holdings for $40 million in December 1998. In July 1999 Safair acquired control of National Airways Corporation and Streamline Aviation (a charter and aircraft sales company). It is wholly owned by Imperial Holdings .

Fleet

The Safair fleet includes the following aircraft (as of 24 September 2008) [http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.php?search=set&airline=FA&al_op=1] :

*4 Avro RJ85 (one aircraft is leased to Airlink)
*4 Boeing 727-200F (three aircraft are leased to Imperial Air Cargo)
*17 Boeing 737-200 (two aircraft are leased to Icaro Air, one aircraft is operated for Air Zara International, one aircraft is operated for Interair South Africa, one aircraft is operated for Air Ivoire, three aircraft are leased to Interlink Airlines, two aircraft are leased to Aerogal and two aircraft are leased to Zambian Airways)
*2 Boeing 737-200F (which are leased to South African Airways)
*2 Boeing 737-500 (which are leased to Air Namibia)
*2 CASA CN-235-10
*10 Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules
*2 McDonnell Douglas MD-81 (which are leased to Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation)
*2 McDonnell Douglas MD-82 (which are leased to 1Time)
*2 McDonnell Douglas MD-83 (which are leased to 1Time)
*1 Raytheon Beech 1900D Airliner

References

External links

* [http://www.safair.co.za/ Safair]


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