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Eswatini Air obtains CAA approval to soon start commercial flights

Royal Eswatini National Airways Corporation (RENAC) is thrilled to announce that the long and protracted Air Operator Certificate (AOC) approval process for Eswatini Air is finally over.

An AOC is an international aviation industry requirement issued by Civil Aviation Authorities to compliant airlines which serves as evidence that all functions of an airline’s operational methods, procedures and manuals are compliant with applicable regulations, and that the airline has demonstrated its ability to operate per these manuals.

“We are proud to have gone through and successfully concluded this rigorous International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) 5 Stage approval process. The next step is to obtain related operating permits from aeronautical authorities of the foreign countries we plan to operate to, and soon thereafter a date for commencement of our operations will be announced”, said Captain Qiniso Dhlamini, Chief Executive Officer of RENAC.

“On behalf of RENAC Board, Management and Staff, I would like to use this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude to all our stakeholders, including the regulators, airports companies, tourism industry associations, our suppliers, the media and the general public for the support received during the AOC approval process. Without your support, it would have been impossible to achieve this major milestone”, added Captain Dhlamini.

RENAC is working around the clock to make Eswatini Air become an African success story by through service excellence, achieve consistent commercial success and make a positive contribution to the economy of Eswatini and the whole of Southern Africa.

Initial destinations to be served using the two Embraer ERJ 145 aircraft are Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Harare. Continuous market potential analyses will be conducted to assess additional destinations to be added to the airline’s route network.

The date for launch of operations will be announced in due course, to be followed by opening of our systems bookings and ticket purchases.

Further information on Eswatini Air, including schedules and booking information will be added to this page in due course.