Copyright Photo: Sean Mowatt. 9Q-COW departs from Johannesburg.
Hewa Bora Airways (Kinshasa) in March started operating this ex-American Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82) 9Q-COW (msn 49251, ex N236AA). The aircraft is actually operated for Hewa Bora by Executive Jet Services. 9Q-COW is actually one of four ex-AA DC-9-82s being added.
Hewa Bora Airways’ fleet is blacklisted from using European airspace. A company Lockheed L-1011-385-3 TriStar 500 and a Boeing 767-200 ER were the last aircraft accepted into European airspace. Hewa Bora was also the last airline that was allowed to operate from the Democratic Republic of the Congo into Europe.
Copyright Photo: Sean Mowatt. 9Q-COW departs from Johannesburg in a partial color scheme.
SA Express (Johannesburg) is independent of South African Airways but its flights are operated in association with SAA through a strategic alliance. The company was introduced this SAA-like livery that is subtly different.
Copyright Photo: Sean Mowatt. Bombardier CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) ZS-NLT (msn 10024) arrives back at the JNB base with the new look.
Comair's 737-244 ZS-SIL (msn 22591) taxies at Johannesburg in full Air Zara International's 2008 colors. Copyright Photo: Sean Mowatt.
Air Zara International (Zara Airways) (Dar es Salaam) is now planning to launch its first international routes to both Johannesburg (originally planned for July 4) and Moroni (Comoros Islands) on August 3. The new airline is leasing two 110-seat Boeing 737-200s from Safair. The company received its AOC in October 2008 and has been operating domestic flights in Tanzania with a Beech King Air B200 and a Beech (Raytheon) 1900C.