FORMED IN 1993. FULL NAME: NAS-AIR/AIR MALI. REGIONAL, SCHEDULED, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.
Mali (Republic of Mali), was established in 1960, it covers an area of 1,240, 192 sq km, its population is 11 million, its capital city is Bamako, and its official languages are Bambara, and French.
AUGUST 2001: 61 EMPLOYEES.
OPERATIONS APPEAR TO BE SUSPENDED, DUE TO SHORTAGE OF SERVICEABLE AIRPLANES. ITS F28-1000 (11003) IS GROUNDED AT BAMAKO, WITH TIME EXPIRED ENGINES AND ITS LEASED AN-24 IS ALSO PARKED, WITH 1 ENGINE OUT.
FLIGHTS FROM THE CAPITAL TO KAYES, MOPTI AND TOMBOUCTOU, ARE CURRENTLY BEING OPERATED BY A LET 410 OF STA-MALI TRANS AFRICAN AIRWAYS (SBA).
1 DC-9-32 (JT8D-7) (630-47516, /71 64 73 ZS-NNN), EX-SUN AIR (SUQ)/MILLION AIR (MIL), INTERFLIGHT AMC LEASED. +1 ORDER BY THE END OF 2001.
DECEMBER 2001: TO PARIS (2/WEEK), USING 1 737-266, AMC (AMF) WET-LEASED. DC-9-32 (47516) HAS JOINT "AIR MALI/NAS AIR" ON FUSELAGE ABOVE AND BELOW WINDOWS.
JANUARY 2002: AMC AVIATION (AMF) TAKES 49% STAKE IN AIR MALI (MAL).
May 2002: To Jeddah and Dubai.
December 2002: 1 DC-10-15 (48275), Astra Airlines (SZZ) wet-leased, for service to Nouakchott, Marseille, and Paris (CDG).
April 2003: Ceased operations and was liquidated.
SEE (CMP) FOR THE "NEW" AIR MALI.