Air Mali (3rd) (formerly Compagnie Aerienne du Mali) (Group Celestair) (Bamako) added ex-AVIANCA McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83) TZ-RMK (msn 53463, ex N160BS). The new type is now painted in the Air Mali version of the Group Celestair color scheme. The flag carrier was formed by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) through its subsidiary IPS and the government of Mali in April 2005. The inaugural flight was June 7, 2005 from Bamako to Mopti and Gao with a DHC-8. The company rebranded as Air Mali on May 15, 2009.