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Name: AFRICAN STAR AIRWAYS
7JetSet7 Code: FRZ
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: AFRICA
City: JOHANNESBURG
Country: SOUTH AFRICA
Employees 265
Web: africanstarairways.co.za
Email: starwelt@icon.co.za
Telephone: +27 11 447 4543
Fax: +27 11 447 8283
Sita:
Background
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FORMED IN 1999 AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 2000. SCHEDULED AND CHARTER, REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL, PASSENGER AND CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
43 BRADFORD ROAD
EASTGATE OFFICE TOWER
BEDFORDVIEW 2008, SANDTON
GAUTENG 2146, SOUTH AFRICA

APRIL 1999: MAJORITY (80%) OWNED BY BLACK ENTREPRENEURS, MINORITY STARWELT AIRWAYS GROUP.

BURUNDI CHARTERS CARGO TO MALAWI, THAILAND, AND (UAE). LATER TO LONDON STANSTED AND MUNICH.

CAPTAIN JOE KIRAMA, CEO.

2 747-300'S, EX-SINGAPORE AIRLINES (SIA), AND 1 A310-222 (363, 9V-STL), EX-(SIA).

NOVEMBER 1999: TO LAUNCH OPERATIONS IN 1999-12 CAPETOWN - JOHANNESBURG - LONDON GATWICK, & CAPETOWN - JOHANNESBURG - MUNICH.

350 EMPLOYEES.

DECEMBER 1999: POSSIBLE FINANCIAL PROBLEMS, SINCE NO FUNDS MADE AVAILABLE TO PAY STAFF. MOST PEOPLE WITH EXPERIENCE IN THE INDUSTRY HAD BEEN FIRED, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE CEO.

MARCH 2000: GOVERNMENT (CAA) ISSUES AIR OPERATIONS CERTIFICATE (AOC) PART 121 FOR START-UP & 2ND DESIGNATED SCHEDULED CARRIER IN SOUTH AFRICA FOR PASSENGER & CARGO TO UK AND GERMANY.

APRIL 2000: (starwelt@icon.co.za).

JUNE 2000: UK'S DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT, TRANSPORT & REGIONS HAS ACKNOWLEDGED AFRICAN STAR AIRWAYS (FRZ)'S OPERATIONS CERTIFICATE, BUT FEDERAL MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT IN GERMANY HAS YET TO DO SO, FOR FLIGHTS TO BERLIN, FRANKFURT, AND MUNICH.

NOVEMBER 2000: SALE OF 2 747-300'S FROM SINGAPORE AIRLINES (SIA) DID NOT GO THROUGH.

JANUARY 2001: GOVERNMENT OK FOR SERVICE STARTING 2001-03.

(http://www.africanstarairways.co.za).

FEBRUARY 2001: CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY OK'S LONG HAUL SERVICES TO EUROPE. DEFERS ITS START-UP UNTIL 2001-07.

THE 2 747-300'S (23244; 23245), EX-SINGAPORE AIRLINES (SIA) HAVE BEEN ACQUIRED BY AIR ATLANTA ICELANDIC (AID).

November 2004: 265 employees (including 80 Flight Crew (FC); 150 Cabin Attendants (CA); & 35 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

African Star Airways (FRZ) operates scheduled services between South Africa and Europe. Planned route expansion includes Rome, Amsterdam, Paris, Shanghai, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Also plans regional feeder services.

(ICAO) Code: ASG.

Parent organization/shareholders: Privately held (66.7%); Starwelt Airways (33.3%).

Main Base: Johannesburg Jan Smuts International (JNB).

Hubs: Lilongwe (LLW); Dar es Salaam (DAR); Dubai International (DXB); & Entebbe International (EBB).

Domestic, Scheduled Destinations: Cape Town; & Johannesburg.

International, Scheduled Destinations: London; Manchester; & Munich.

Fleet:
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FRZ

November 2013:

0 747-312B (621-23244, /85 ZS-OKB; 626-23245 ZS-OKC), (SIA) LSD 2000-06, SALE NOT COMPLETED 2000-11; 23244; 23245; ACQUIRED BY (AID) 2000-12.

1 A310-222 (363, 9V-STL), EX-(SIA).

Management:
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C M K KASIGARA, CHAIRMAN.

CAPTAIN JOE KIRAMA, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

C WILFORD, VP FLIGHT OPERATIONS.

KEN PARR, VP CORPORATE AFFAIRS.

S J DANANA, VP MARKETING & SALES.

 
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