Nationwide Airlines

Nationwide Airlines
Nationwide Airlines Information Nationwide Airlines Destinations
Nationwide Airlines History Nationwide Airlines Fleets
Nationwide Airlines Contact & Phone Nationwide Airlines Incidents and Accidents

Nationwide Airlines Information

Nationwide Airlines IATA
Nationwide Airlines ICAO
Nationwide Airlines Callsign
Founded 1991
Ceased operations 2008
Hubs OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg
Focus cities Cape Town International Airport and Durban International Airport
Fleet size 17
Destinations 8
Headquarters Lanseria, Johannesburg, South Africa
Key people  
Nationwide Airlines Website Not Currently Operational

Nationwide Airlines History

Nationwide Airlines was based in Lanseria, South Africa. Its focal base was the OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg. It operated planned international and domestic services. On 29th April, 2008 Airline stopped operations.

History of Nationwide Airlines

Nationwide Airlines was established in 1995 through head of the company Vernon Bicknell and started operating charter services within Africa for United Nations and World Food Programme, with cargo charters and ad hoc passenger. Domestic planned operations were begun in December 1995 as Nationwide Airlines, which was one of 4 companies within the alliance including Nationwide Aircraft Support, Nationwide Air Charter, and Nationwide Aircraft Maintenance. And in the year of 2003 it invested a global service with large body aircraft. It is confidentially owned. It has 800 workers (at March 2007).

Nationwide Airlines planned to increase its global operations with flights to Munich and probably Beijing or Shanghai. Second Boeing 767 was to penetrate service in November 2006, though Nationwide botched to lock procure. Aircraft that were under deliberation for long haul ways were Boeing 747-400 and Boeing 777-200ER. And In February 2005, the airline started updating its convoy through introducing its earliest Boeing 737-500 into service. Thus it became only worker of the -500 type in South Africa.

In March 2008 the airline was honored as nearly all prompt planned airline in 2007 between Johannesburg and London for 2nd successive year in accordance with UK CAA statistics.

Nationwide Airlines Destinations

Nationwide Airlines provided the following destinations (at April 2008):

  • Europe
    • United Kingdom: London (London Gatwick Airport)
  • Africa
    • Zambia: Livingstone
    • South Africa: Cape Town, Durban, George, Johannesburg, Kruger Park, Port Elizabeth

Nationwide Airlines Incidents and Accidents

7th November, 2007: Nationwide Airlines Boeing 737-200 mislaid its right engine a few seconds after detonation from Cape Town International Airport while traveling to OR Tambo International Airport. During accident, aircraft missed most of its 'A' system hydraulic flowing (and a considerable measure of fuel from right faction tank) via detached connections among hydraulic system and the fuel and right engine. And this kind of division and separation of lines had been predicted by the Boeing engineers, but owing to the nature of division, the break in lines happened deeper into wing than pre-planned limit. The plane landed securely back at Cape Town after landing strip and it was    stirred after an opening inspection through accident researchers. First Officer Daniel Perry and Captain Trevor Arnold were in command of this flight, numbered CE723. Daniel Perry was pilot flying at the moment of accident. And nobody was wounded.                                            

Nationwide Airlines Grounded

29th November, 2007: The South African Civil Aviation Authority grounded all countrywide airplanes following non observance with pertinent Civil Aviation system. It had 30 days to fulfill with appeal or regulation.   

7th December, 2007: CAA decided 767-300 agreement to wing on their Johannesburg to London way. The airline had designed to recommence domestic flights the subsequent week.

24th December, 2007: Nationwide Airlines had been granted consent to continue operations, but in accordance with Rodger Whittle, Nationwide's commercial quality director, the airline resisted to lodge the amplified holiday season passage.

Nationwide Airlines Fleet

The Nationwide Airlines fleet contains the following plane (at April 2008):

  • 11 Boeing 737-200 (Used on primary regional and domestic routes)
  • 3 Boeing 727-200 (Used mostly for regional and charter work)
  • 1 Boeing 767-300ER (Used on Johannesburg-Gatwick way)
  • 2 Boeing 737-500 (Used on primary regional and domestic routes).

Nationwide Airlines Destinations

  • Africa
    • South Africa: Cape Town, Durban, George, Johannesburg, Kruger Park, Port Elizabeth
    • Zambia: Livingstone
  • Europe
    • United Kingdom: London (London Gatwick Airport)

Nationwide Airlines Fleets

  • 3 Boeing 727-200
  • 11 Boeing 737-200
  • 2 Boeing 737-500
  • 1 Boeing 767-300ER

Nationwide Airlines Contact & Phone Number

Head Quarters Phone Number: +27 (0)11 701 3330 (South Africa)
Head Quarters Fax: +27 (0)11 701 3243

Nationwide Airlines Old Contact & Phone Number

Reservations 0861 737 737
OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) +27 11 390 1660