Formed and started operations in 2006. Domestic, regional, & international, scheduled & charter, cargo jet airplane services.
SOUTH AFRICA (REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1910. THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ARE: AFRIKAANS, & ENGLISH. IT COVERS AN AREA OF 1.12M SQ KM. THE POPULATION IS 44 MILLION. THE CAPITAL IS PRETORIA.
August 2006: Comair (CML) (30%) and Safair (SFA) (70%) forms "Imperial Air Cargo (IMP)," using 727-230F (20757, ZS-NWA), 727-232F (20637, ZS-OBN) - see photo, & HS 748-2B (1736, ZS-DBM), all three airplanes Safair (SFA) leased. 727-227F (21247, ZS-IAC), bought from Finova (GRB).
(IMP) started operations on August 1st. (IMP) offers a nightly schedule of return flights that originate from Johannesburg and Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London, George, and Durban, which are all key routes for the courier sectors. Additional airplanes and further potential African destinations are planned.
March 2009: Imperial Air Cargo (IMP) is a joint venture air carrier serving the domestic and regional cargo jet airplane charter market.
Parent organization/shareholders: Safair (SFA) (70%); & Comair (CML) (30%).
Main Base: Johannesburg O R Tambo International Airport (JNB).