In the initial moment, the airline leased one Douglas DC-9-32 5Y-ALR from Kenya Airways and one Boeing 707-331 YN-BWL (exN762TW) from Areo Nica. Regular and domestic flights followed by using Boeings 737-200s and Fokker F27s and adding de Havilland Twin Otters to its fleet for domestic services from Kilimanjaro.
The fleet was gradually upgraded by 2 no Boeing 737-200s, 4 no Fokker F27s and 4 no DHC 6 Twin Otter. Due to decreased traffic, two of the F27s (reg. unknown) were removed from services in 1981, but were returned two years later only to be removed again in 1984. The airline leased a single Boeing 767-200 1991/1992 from Ethiopian Airlines but this aircraft was too large and the airline had to dispose it. The carrier also leased a McDonnell Douglas MD-83, G-BNSA during 1989.
Auric Air Services Limited undergoes stringent tri-annual safety and operational audits conducted by professional audit firms appointed by large blue chip mining and exploration companies. This ensures safe operational practices and makes it the preferred air charter service provider for the Corporate.
ZanAir is Zanzibar’s longest serving aviation company (Started operations in November 1992), with nearing two decades long operation. 80 percent of ZanAir staff has been in service with ZanAir, from the beginning or over 9 yrs.