Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 384 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3466 times:
There was an airline by this name , I think the acronym stood for Zackarias ... something, they had an A300 and even served Karachi for a brief period in the early 90's under the failed open skies treaty to encourage airlines to use the then new Jinnah Terminal, the airline was labelled "scavenger" along with some other African carriers who started operating between the Gulf and Karachi stealing passengers from Emirates and PIA. Are they still around?
4jaded From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3402 times:
They used to have service on the 707 done in the states. They would fly through LAS with regular frequency. I used to help with the ground handling of the 707's when they come around. Always alot of mystery and always security guards on board with guns.
Lj From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3296 times:
The owner of the airline (Mr. Zakarni) had a Dutch connection (his wife was Dutch if I'm correct), hence the reason why they flew to AMS. Their 707 was parked for many years next to a KLM maintenance hangar at AMS after the demise
L.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2209 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3211 times:
From "Airlines Remembered" by BI Hengi:
ZAS was founded by Emir Zarkani in 1981, flying freight. Operations started November 23, 1982 on LON-AMS-CAI. In Autumn 1987, they gained liscence for passenger charters, at first for Hajj flights. This was then broadened allowing services to Western Europe. 707s were used, initally on Luxor-Bordeaux. Scheduled domestic flights began in 1988. MD-83s and MD-87s, A300s, and A310s were also leased in. With the collapse of Egyptian tourism spurred by the Gulf War, mounting business difficulties led to to a shutdown in April 1995.