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Swazi Express Airways

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Destinations  5
Headquarters  Matsapha, Swaziland
Ceased operations  April 2008
Key people  Hans Steffen (CEO)
Founded  1995
Fleet size  2
Hubs  Matsapha Airport (Swaziland)
Hub  Matsapha Airport (Swaziland)

Swazi Express Airways was an airline based in Swaziland and owned by Steffen Air Charter Services.


The airline was on the List of air carriers banned in the European Union.


The airline was established in 1995. It was then called Steffen Air, and later changed to Swazi Express Airways. The airline started operations in 1995 with a Cessna 210 (5 seater aircraft) with flights covering the following destinations: Matsapha (Swaziland), Maputo (Mozambique), and Vilanculos (Mozambique). In 1998 the Cessna 210 was upgraded to Cessna Caravan, (11 seater) and a new destination was added: Durban (South Africa). In 2002 the Cessna Caravan was upgraded to a Metro III, 19 seater.

Swazi Express ceased flight operations on 4 April 2008.

Former Destinations

  • Swaziland (Matsapha Airport) - hub
  • Maputo, Mozambique (Maputo International Airport)
  • Vilanculos, Mozambique
  • Durban, South Africa
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Cargo Services

    Type of cargo: parcels, express documents and mail.

    Services available on routes:

  • Durban (South Africa)
  • Maputo International Airport - Maputo (Mozambique)
  • Matsapha Airport (Swaziland) (hub)
  • Vilanculos (Mozambique)
  • Fleet

    The Swazi Express Airways fleet consisted of the following aircraft (as of February 2008):

  • 1 ATR 42-300
  • 1 Fairchild Metro III
  • As of February 2008, the average age of the Swazi Express Airways fleet was 19.6 years ([1]).


    Swazi Express Airways Wikipedia