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Name: MILLION AIR CHARTERS
7JetSet7 Code: MIL
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: AFRICA
City: JOHANNESBURG
Country: SOUTH AFRICA
Employees 100
Web: millionair.co.za
Email: headoffice@millionair.co.za
Telephone: +27 (11) 390 2710
Fax: +27 (11) 390 2715
Sita:
Background
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MIL-NEWSFEB04

STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1986. DOMESTIC, REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL, CHARTER, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
PO BOX 6119
RIVONIA 2128, SOUTH AFRICA

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 44M. THE CAPITAL IS PRETORIA. THE ACTING POLITICAL HEAD IS THABO MBEKI, PRESIDENT.

MARCH 1998: OPERATES OUT OF LANSERIA AIRPORT, NORTH OF JOHANNESBURG. PROVIDES CHARTERS FOR LARGE TOURIST GROUPS, INCENTIVE PROGRAMS, PRODUCT LAUNCHES, CORPORATE CHARTERS, AND REGIONAL AIRLINES.

KEN GELDENHUIS OWNS 52%, WITH 48% BY STAFF, AND PUBLIC.

4 727-23'S ON LEASE FROM C-S AVIATION (CSV), 1 ALL-CARGO OPERATED ON BEHALF OF (GUF). PLANS TO ACQUIRE 1 727-200 IN VERY NEAR FUTURE.

727-23 (197-19129) SOLD TO GLIDER LTD.

APRIL 1998: (http://www.miliionair.co.za).

1 727 WET-LEASED TO AIR NAMIBIA (NAM) FOR REGIONAL OPERATIONS.

MAY 1998: TO BE LISTED ON JOHANNESBURG STOCK EXCHANGE IN ABOUT 9/98. LISTING IS TO RAISE FUNDS TO BUY MORE AIRPLANES.

AUGUST 1998: 2 727-23'S (111-18443, 114-18444), (FSB) LEASED.

OCTOBER 1998: 727-23 WET-LEASED TO AIR NAMIBIA (NAM) FOR OPERATIONS WINDHOEK - VICTORIA FALLS, REPLACING BEECH 1900C'S. 727-23F (127-18447) RETURNED TO C-S AVIATION SERVICES (CSV), LEASED TO EXPRESS AIR SERVICES.

APRIL 1999: 44 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 15 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 12 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA), & 2 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

JUNE 1999: SCRAPS 727-23 (111-18443, ZS-IJE) DAMAGED BY HAIL IN 4/99.

SEPTEMBER 1999: DC-9-32 (47218), EX-CONTINENTAL AIRLINES (CAL).

DECEMBER 1999: 727-23, SHORT TERM WET-LEASE TO UGANDA AIRLINES(UGA), PRIOR TO (UGA) PRIVATIZATION.

APRIL 2000: 44 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 15 FC, 10 CA, & 1 MT).

(operations@millionair.co.za).

727-23 (15-18426, D2-FOO), SOLD TO AIR GEMINI (GEJ).

SEPTEMBER 2000: 1 DC-9-32, WET-LEASED TO KENYA AIRWAYS (KEN).

NOVEMBER 2000: 727-23 (197-19129, /65 EL-CPX), SOLD TO GLIDER, TO AIR GEMINI (GEJ).

APRIL 2001: 44 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 15 FC, 10 CA, & 1 MT).

RECEIVES SUBSTANTIAL CASH INJECTION FROM SALE OF 34.3M SHARES OF STOCK AT 19 CENTS/SHARE FROM 2 NEW CONTROLLING SHAREHOLDERS, GRAEME CLARKE AND CARLO TALEVI.

PLANS TO BUY 1 DC-9-32 (JT8D-7) (630-47516, /71 64 73 ZS-NNN), EX-SUN AIR (SUQ).

SEPTEMBER 2001: 44 EMPLOYEES.

(headoffice@millionair.co.za).

NOVEMBER 2001: 2 ORDERS DC-9-32'S, EX-SUN AIR (SUQ). 1 TO BE USED FOR NEW BUSINESS CLASS ONLY AIRLINE TO START IN EARLY 2002, WITH OPERATIONS OUT OF LANSERIA AIRPORT WITH 2 DC-9'S DOING ROUND TRIPS TO CAPETOWN. THIS NEW SUBSIDIARY WILL TAKE OVER THE SUN AIR (SUQ) NAME.

FEBRUARY 2002: ALONG WITH FELLOW CHARTER OPERATOR, AIRQUARIUS AVIATION, BUYS 3 DC-9'S FROM LIQUIDATORS OF SUN AIR (SUQ) WITH INTENTION TO RESTART OPERATIONS WITH BUSINESS CLASS OPERATIONS WITH DC-9'S WITH 76 LEATHER (C) SEATS.

APRIL 2002: 44 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 15 FC; 10 CA; & 1 MT).

(TELEPHONE: +27 (11) 390 2710). (FAX: +27 (11) 390 2715).

MAIN BASE: LANSERIA INTERNATIONAL (HLA).

OWNERS: KEN GELDENHUIS (52%); STAFF & LOCAL PUBLIC (48%).

March 2003: DC-9-32 (47516), wet-leased to Ghana Airways (GHN).

April 2003: 100 employees (including 18 FC, & 24 CA).

Million Air Charter (MIL) operates charter flights domestically and to various points in Africa.

Parent organization/shareholders: Graham Clarke & Carlo Taveli (85%); & board of directors.

Main Base: Johannesburg Jan Smuts International (JNB).

October 2003: Sold its interest in Sun Air (SUQ) to Circ, Pretoria.

1st 6 months pre-tax = ZAR 2.3 Million/-$324,000 (-ZAR 20.6 Million/-$2.9 Million).

March 2004: Ceased operations. See 1Time Airline (1TA).

Fleet:
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March 2004:

1 727-23 (JT8D-7B) (114-18444, /65 ZS-IJF "FAITH"), EX-(AAL)/(CSV), WET-LST (NAM), FOR SALE. 113Y.

0 727-23P (JT8D-7B) (197-19129, /65 EL-GPX; 213-19130, /65 ZS-NSA), EX-(AAL), (CSV) LSD, 1 LST (NAM). 19129 PARTED OUT 2001-05.

0 747-200, 1 RTND.

1 DC-9-32 (JT8D-15) (630-47516, /71 ZS-NNN), EX-(DAL)/(SUQ), WET-LST (GHN) 2003-03. RF (SUQ) 2004-03.

0 DC-9-32 (JT8D-15) (312-47218, /68 ZS-OLN "CHARITY"), EX-(CAL), 1999-08, WET-LST (KEN) 2000-09, ST (1TA) 2005-03. 102Y.

2 DC-9-32 (JT8D-15) (609-47430, /70 ZS-NRA; 611-47468, /71 ZS-NRB), EX-(SUQ), 2001-12. LST (1TA). 76C/110Y.

1 BOMBARDIER CANADAIR CHALLENGER 601.

1 BOMBARDIER LEARJET 24.

1 CESSNA 402.

1 CESSNA 414A CHALLENGER.

1 CESSNA 421 GOLDEN EAGLE.

2 CESSNA CITATION.

1 PIPER PA-34 SENECA III.

1 RAYTHEON BEECH BARON 58.

1 AN-32F.

Management:
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KEN GELDENHUIS, MANAGING DIRECTOR & OWNER (52%).

GRAHAM CLARK, MANAGING DIRECTOR (2002-01).

CARLO TAVELI, MANAGING DIRECTOR (2002-01).

JOHAN BOTHA, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

MARK VAN BUUREN, FLIGHT OPERATIONS MANAGER (operations@millionair.co.za).

RAY RICHARDSON, GENERAL MANAGER BOEING PROJECTS.

RONNIE ROSS, ENGINEERING MANAGER, (engineer@millionair.co.za) (2000-09.

 
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