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Safair
IATA
FA
ICAO
SFR
Callsign
SAFAIR
Founded March 1969
Hubs OR Tambo International Airport
Fleet size 63
Destinations
Parent company Imperial Holdings
Headquarters Kempton Park (Gauteng), South Africa
Key people
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 [1].

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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 [1]. In 2008 Safair was taken over by Irish Billionaire Denis O'Brien's Aergo Capital Ltd investment vehicle for €110 Million.

Fleet

The Safair fleet includes the following aircraft (as of 13 October 2009)[2]

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