Southern Rhodesia Air Service

Southern Rhodesia Air Service

Southern Rhodesia Air Service (SRAS) was found January 1st, 1940. On February 1st, Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways (RANA) was absorbed as an airline and communications squadron of the Southern Rhodesia Air Force. The routes operated by RANA were continued by SRAS. In June 1945, the Southern Rhodesia Air Minister announced that SRAS would operate all air services within Northern Rhodesia, Southern Rhodesia and Nyasaland.

On October 1st, 1945, the airline ceased its military operations and return to a civilian airline service. The Southern Rhodesia Act No.11 of 1946 established the Central African Air Authority and by June 1st, 1946 the Central African Airways was incorporated and replaced SRAS.



  • Encyclopedia of African Airlines – Ben R Guttery