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Name: INTERAIR
7JetSet7 Code: ITI
Status: Operational
Region: AFRICA
City: JOHANNESBURG
Country: SOUTH AFRICA
Employees 190
Web: interair.co.za
Email: interair@mweb.co.za
Telephone: +27 11 616 0636
Fax: +27 11 616 0930
Sita: JNBCZD6
Background
(definitions)

Click below for data links:
ITI-2005-05-ADDS DOUALA
ITI-LOGO
ITI-MRO
ITI-ROUTE MAP

FORMED IN 1993 AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1994. A K A INTER AVIATION SERVICES. REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
PRIVATE BAG 8
O R TAMBO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
JOHANNESBURG 1627, GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICA (REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1910. THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ARE: AFRIKAANS, & ENGLISH. IT COVERS AN AREA OF 1,120,000 SQ KM. THE POPULATION IS 44 MILLION. THE CAPITAL CITY IS PRETORIA.

SEPTEMBER 1996: OWNED BY INTER AIR SERVICES.

TO ENTEBBE, NDOLA, SEYCHELLES, AND ANTANANARIVO.

3 727-23'S, C S AVIATION (CSV) LEASED, $170,000/MONTH.

APRIL 1997: 1 727 (JT8D-9A), EX-AV ATLANTIC.

AUGUST 1997: SUSPENDED FLIGHTS DUE TO FINANCIAL DISPUTE WITH DENEL AVIATION, MAINTENANCE CONTRACTOR.

LOCAL "STAR" NEWS REPORTED MILLION AIR (MIL) WAS FLYING ITS PASSENGERS TO NDOLA AND ENTEBBE. ALSO, SAID A "WHITE KNIGHT" IN THE FORM OF DAVID TOKOPH, OWNER OF SEAGREEN, AERO ZAMBIA, & AVIATION CONSULTANT IN TEXAS, HAD INVESTED MONEY IN THE AIRLINE.

"TRAVEL NEWS WEEKLY" STATED THAT ROBERT SCHWARTZ, FORMER OWNER & FOUNDER, WAS AGAIN INVOLVED, AND ASSISTING THE AIRLINE. MICHAEL AND
RUPERT EBELING ARE NO LONGER WITH THE AIRLINE. SUPPOSED TO RESUME FLIGHTS TO NDOLA & ENTEBBE + MADAGASCAR & COMORES.

SEPTEMBER 1997: TO DOULA, VIA BRAZZAVILLE.

OCTOBER 1997: RESUMES FLIGHTS ENTEBBE AND NDOLA USING A 727-100, MILLION AIR (MIL) LEASED. MADAGASCAR & REUNION ROUTES TO BE RESUMED WITH SEYCHELLES, AND COMORES, INDEFINITE.

DECEMBER 1997: 150 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 60 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 5 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

APRIL 1998: DAVID TOKOPH, OWNER, REHIRES BRUCE BOOYSEN, WHO HAD LEFT AIRLINE TO START KALAHARI EXPRESS IN WINDHOEK.

INTER AIR (ITI) CURRENTLY OPERATING 737-200, EX-AERO ZAMBIA. ALSO, FLIES ONE OF DAVID TOKOPH'S 727-25C CARGO AIRPLANES.

150 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 60 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 5 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

JUNE 1998: 727-23 (18443) RETURNED TO CALDWELL AIRCRAFT. 727-23 (18444) RETURNED TO C-S AVIATION SERVICES, BOTH TO MILLION AIR (MIL).

FEBRUARY 1999: 707-323C (19517, N29AZ), EX-AERO ZAMBIA (AOZ).

APRIL 1999: 150 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 60 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 5 MAINTENANCE TECHYNICIANS (MT)). SITA: JNBOZD6.

DECEMBER 1999: 2 737-2H7C'S (20590; 20591), EX-CAMEROON (CAM).

MARCH 2000: 1 707-323C (19517, ZS-IJI), AIRCRAFT CONNECTIONS LEASED.

APRIL 2000: TO LIBREVILLE - DOULA (727-100, WEEKLY).

112 EMPLOYEES.

SEPTEMBER 2000: TO ANTANANARIVO - MAHE (727, WEEKLY). PLANS TO ADD MALABO (EQUATORIAL GUINEA) IN THE NEAR FUTURE. TO SEYCHELLES (727, WEEKLY).

FEBRUARY 2001: CODE SHARE WITH AIR GABON (GBN), TO LIBREVILLE - DOUALA.

MARCH 2001: TO NAIROBI - BRAZZAVILLE. IN April 2001, TO LARNACA (WEEKLY).

APRIL 2001: 112 EMPLOYEES.

SEPTEMBER 2001: (interair@mweb.co.za). SITA: JNBOOD6.

737-2H7C (20590, 3D-ZZM) WET-LEASED TO AIR MALAWI (AML).

APRIL 2002: 112 EMPLOYEES. SITA: JNBDZD6.

MAIN BASE: JOHANNESBURG - JAN SMUTS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (JNB).

OWNERS: D TOKOPH; B HOLOMISA; J ATTALA; M ATTALA; P ATTALA; & V NATHAN.

June 2002: Cooperative agreement with Aero Benin to offer connections from Cotonou to Abidjan, Douala, and Libreville.

April 2003: 226 employees. (http://www.interair.co.za).

February 2004: 727-2F2 (21260, 3D-ITC), Aero Africa (AFC) wet-leased.

March 2004: 226 employees.

July 2004: 110 employees.

July 2004: 727-2F2 (22999) delivery.

September 2004; 727-251 (21155, 7P-LAA), bought from US Marshalls.

August 2006: 737-244 (22587, ZS-SIH), bought from Safair (SFA).

September 2006: InterAir (ITI) operates scheduled, passenger, jet airplane services from Johannesburg to regional destinations.

110 employees.

SITA: JNBOOD6.

(IATA) Code: D6 - 625. (ICAO) Code: ILN (Callsign - INLINE).

Parent organization/shareholders: D Tokoph, J Attala, M Attala, P Attala, & Vernon Nathan.

Alliances: Air Austral (AUX); Air Burkina (VBW); Air Gabon (GBN); & Air Madagascar (MAD).

Main Base: Johannesburg International airport (JNB).

International, Scheduled Destinations: Antananarivo; Bamako; Brazzaville; Cotonou; Libreville; Ndjamena; Ndola; Saont Denis de la Reunion.

Also links half a dozen West African cities from a hub in Cotonou.

(ITI) is one of South Africa's successful privately owned airlines. The company, a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) (ITA), and the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has established itself as one of the major regional carriers. Plans to comply with the new (IATA) initiative (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).

(ITI) is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa and with a fleet of 727 and 737 airplanes, provides scheduled services within Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.

(ITI) crew provide an on board service meeting the highest standards in its Business (C) and Economy Class (Y) cabins. All flights offer hearty meals and snacks at appropriate times. Special meals for dietary or religious reasons can be arranged. A complimentary bar service is also offered. Entertainment on board certain airplane types is available in the form of videos and music channels.

(ITI) has been officially certified as an Aircraft Maintenance Organization (AMO) by the Civil Aviation Authority of South Africa (SACAA). It has the capability to perform W, 'B' and 'C' maintenance checks on 737, 727 and 707 airplanes. The maintenance is performed at the airline's 3-bay hangar at Gateway International Airport, Pietersburg.

Interair (ITI)'s airplane components are either overhauled by South African Airways (SAA) or sent to Europe. 3rd party maintenance is also undertaken.

1 Fokker F28, 5C, 70Y, delivery. Will be used on the Johannesburg - Ndola route, 5/week.

September 2009: Interair (ITI) is moving into wide body operations with the induction of a single 767-266ER (22587, ZS-SIH), ex-Kras Air, bought from Arbor Finance in a transaction arranged by the Airstream International Group. The airplane had scheduled a "C" maintenance check at Ethiopian Airlines (ETH). (ITI) had previously positioned itself as a regional carrier connecting French-speaking countries, which has been a growing market that has been under served for many years.

(ITI)'s current routes are: Ndola (Zambia); St Denis (Reunion Island); Libreville (Gabon); Brazzaville (Congo); Cotonou (Benin); Ougadougou (Burkina Faso); Bamako (Mali); and N'djamena (Tchad).

September 2012: South African Airways (SAA) expanded its intra-African network on September 13 when the Star Alliance (SAL) airline connected its Johannesburg (JNB) hub with Brazzaville (BZV), the capital of the Republic of the Congo. Flights operate 2x-weekly (on Thursdays and Saturdays) with A319 airplanes, competing with Interair (ITI) South Africa’s also 2x-weekly operations. (SAA) now operates to 28 African destinations.

July 2014: Interair South Africa ((IATA) Code: D6, based at Johannesburg O R Tambo) (ITI) has signed a code share agreement with Air Tanzania ((IATA) Code: TC, based at Dar-es-Salaam) (TNZ) ahead of (ITI)'s upcoming launch of a 3x-weekly Johannesburg O R Tambo to Dar-es-Salaam route. The agreement, which was announced by Air Tanzania (TNZ)'s (CEO) Captain Milton Lazaro, will allow both airlines to get their foot in the door apropos the growing South Africa - Tanzanian travel market.

The agreement will be extended to cover other destinations in Air Tanzania (TNZ)'s network such as Arusha, Zanzibar, Mwanza, Mbeya, and Moroni International in the Comoros in due course.

Flights between the 2 countries are currently dominated by South African Airways ((IATA) Code: SA, based at Johannesburg O R Tambo) (SAA) and Fastjet ((IATA) Code: FN, based at Dar-es-Salaam) (FSJ), while the last Tanzanian carrier to service the route was Precision Air ((IATA) Code: PW, based at Dar-es-Salaam) (PRT), which last did so in late 2012.

Interair (IAI) currently operates 4 airplanes to 5 countries, 6 destinations, 8 routes and 5 daily flights.

Fleet:
(definitions)

Click below for photos:
ITI-707-323C
ITI-727-2F2
ITI-737
ITI-737-201-2014-07

September 2017:

1 707-323C (JT3D-3B HK) (614-19517, /67 ZS-IJI "PIETERSBURG"), EX-(AOZ) 1999-02, (ACT) LSD, 12C, 144Y, GROUNDED.

0 727-23 (JT8D-9A) (111-18443, /65; 114-18444, /65), EX-(AAL), (CSV) LSD, GRD AT DENEL (18443; 4; RTND TO LESSOR).

1 727-61 (JT8D-7 HK) (290-19176, /66 ZS-IJK), VIP.

0 727-116C (JT8D-9A) (594-19813, /68 ZS-IJH), EX-(LAN), (ACT) LSD 1999-02, RTND. 12C, 92Y.

1 727-2F2 (JT8D-15) (1222-21260, /76 3D-ITC), AERO AFRICA (AFC) WET-LSD 2004-02. 179Y.

1 727-2F2 (JT8D-15) (1811-22999), 179Y.

1 727-251 (JT8D) (1169-21155, 7P-LAA), BF US MARSHALS 2004-09.

2 737-2H7C (JT8D-15) (304-20590, /72 3D-ZZM; 309-20591, /72 ZS-IJJ), EX-(CAM) 1999-12, 20590 WET-LST (AML) 2001-09. (ACT) LSD, 12C, 96Y.

1 737-201 (JT8D-15 HK) (857-22751, /82 ZS-IJA), EX-(N245US) 2009-01. 115Y.

1 737-202C, EX-(AOZ).

2 737-244 (JT8D-17A) (835-22587, /82 ZS-SIH; 881-22828, /82 ZS-SIM), BF (SFA) 2006-08. 19C, 88Y.

1 767-266ER (JT9D-7R4E) (99-23180, /84 ZS-IJB), EX-KRASAIR, EX-(N573JW), BF ARBOR FINANCE 2009-09, "C" MAINT CHECK AT (ETH). ALSO OPS FOR SISTER COMPANY AERO AFRICA (AFC) AS (N573JW). 12C, 202Y.

1 F28-4000 FELLOWSHIP (SPEY 555-15H) (11118, /77 ZS-IJN), 70Y.

Management:
(definitions)

Click below for photos:
ITI-1-DAVID TOKOPH
ITI-1-DAVID TOKOPH-2009-09

DAVID TOKOPH, CHAIRMAN (ALSO SEAGREEN - (SEG) AND AERO AFRICA (AFC)).

GARY TOKOPH, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

VERNON NATHAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.

CAPTAIN BRUCE BOOYSEN, GENERAL MANAGER FLIGHT OPERATIONS.
(interops@mweb.co.za).

JOHN DEVILLIERS, MANAGER REVENUE ACCOUNTING.

OULIMATA SARR DIACK, MANAGER FINANCE.

DANIEL LOUSBERG, TECHNICAL MANAGER (JNBEZZ9) (ALSO (SEG).

PIERRE ATTALA, CARGO MANAGER.

DOUGLAS ROBINSON, CHIEF INSPECTOR.

 
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