Air Trans Africa was formed by Jack Malloch in 1964 after his first company, Rhodesian Air Services failed in 1962. It operated a Super Constellation, a Douglas C-54 and a DH114 Heron aircraft pre-UDI. The airline's financial crises were compounded when Ian Smith's government declared independence (UDI) on November 11 1965.
- A Lockheed Super Constellation was operated under the name of Afro Continental Airways after UDI for a weekly service to Windhoek (Super Constellation at Salisbury Airport Rhodesia.JPG).
- Obtained a fleet of Douglas DC-7C and DC-7CF aircraft (with the assistance of the Rhodesian Government) which were registered in Gabon, when the airline became a major part of the Rhodesian sanctions-busting operations. They flew beef to Gabon, from where it was flown out by aircraft of its associate company Affretair. Essential materiels for the Rhodesian security forces were brought into the country on the return flights. Affretair migrated to Zimbabwe after independence, when it replaced Air Trans Africa.
call sign was AGNon IATA Web page: www.jackmalloch.com
DC855F: TR-LVK and TR-LQR (later to be changed to A4OPA under CargOman, another company of Affretair's)
Fin and upper fuselage was medium blue fin, later green replaced the blue.