Central African Airways

Central African Airways

Salisbury

Central African Airways Corporation was formed on 1st June, 1946 under the joint ownership of the Governments of Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland. It was the national airline of the Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland.

The airline provided a comprehensive service within Central Africa, up north to Dar-es-Salaam and Nairobi, south to Johannesburg, east to Beira and Lourenco Marques, and west to Elizabethville. It also provided a twice-weekly coach service to London known as the Zambezi Service.

In 1951, the airline began it’s Airways Letter Service.

When the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland was dissolved in 1963, Zambia Airways and Air Malawi were founded as wholly owned subsidiaries of Central African Airways, taking over the route network in the respective countries.

In 1965, Air Rhodesia was founded as a third CAA subsidiary. Thenceforth, only the prestigious international flights from Salisbury to London and Johannesburg were operated under the Central African Airways brand. In 1967, Zambia Airways, Air Malawi and Air Rhodesia decided to become independent of each other, and CAA was disestablished.

Events

1956
1955
1954
1953
1951
1950

Letter Cards

Postcards

Stamp Releases

References

  • Journal of the Rhodesian Study Circle No.50
  • Journal of the Rhodesian Study Circle No.122
  • Journal of the Rhodesian Study Circle No.124
Contributors
  • Keith Harrop
  • Terrence Devine