Started operations in 2002. Charter, regional, cargo, jet airplane services.
Northeast Airlines (Proprietary) Limited, c/o Elvis M Maziya & Company
RS Centre (Four Square Building), Distributor Road
P O Box 2427
Mbabane, Kingdom of Swaziland.
Swaziland (Kingdom of Swaziland) was established in 1968, it covers an area of 17,364 sq km, its population is 1.1 million, its capital city is Mbabane, and its official languages are English and Siswati.
October 2002: 2 DC-8F's (45663; 9), sold by Agro Air (AGR), to NEA Holdings for operations by Northeastern Airlines (NEA), Swaziland.
November 2002: 1 L-1011-385-1 (1096), Interleased. 2 L-1011-50's (1060; 1066), ex-Pegasus (PSS), Tristar Capital, Nevada, leased. The 3 L-1011's have been marketed for charters by the Flightstar Group.
March 2003: 1st L-1011 has been operating Hadj flights from Jeddah to Johannesburg, although it will be based at Sharjah.
1 L-1011 (3D-NEC) parked in Burkina Faso, pending the settlement of fuel bills.
February 2004: 747-238B (20009), Finova (GRB) leased.
December 2004: (ICAO) Code: NEY (Callsign - NORTHJET).
March 2006: The European Union (EU) banned 92 airlines, most of them based in Africa, from landing at European airports, declaring them unsafe by international standards.
The ban applies to cargo and passenger carriers from Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Sierra Leone, Swaziland and Liberia judged to have an "inadequate system for regulatory oversight" or insufficient safety standards. It will be enforced by all 25 (EU) nations, plus Norway and Switzerland.
The flight ban applies to Northeast Airlines (NEA).
The flight ban also applies to Ariana Afghan Airlines (AFG), North Korea's Air Koryo (KOY) and Thailand's Phuket Airlines. Two airlines each from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan were listed as well.
Lesser restrictions were placed on Air Bangladesh (BGD) and Buraq Air from Libya, which will be able to operate flights if they use certain planes that have met safety requirements, the European Commission (EC) said.
April 2014: The European Commission (EC) has updated its aviation safety list, also known as the airline blacklist, removing all airlines from Swaziland. Removal from the list means those carriers are allowed to operate to the European Union (EU).
Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas said: “When countries do what it takes to ensure the safety of their aviation industry, it is important that the (EU) recognizes these efforts. The proof is the aviation safety progress we are witnessing in Africa. Swaziland is now the second country, after Mauritania, to be removed from the (EU) safety list.
This 23rd revision of the list replaces the revision adopted in December 2013, and includes 296 airlines from 22 states, as well as 10 airlines that are subject to operational restrictions and allowed to operate into the (EU) only under strict conditions.