HISTORY: AIR MALI as it was most commonly known, was the former national airline of the Republic of Mali. It had its head office in Bamako. In June 1960, the Federal Assembly of the newly independent Mali Federation voted to set up a new national airline to be known as Air Mali. Societe Nationale Air Mali was founded by the Malian government on 27 October 1960 with the intent of becoming the newly independent country's national airline. When the airline was founded, the legislation under which the airline was set up gave the airline exclusive rights on domestic flights, and international flights from the country to the outside world. Following an accident, and also because of large debts the airline had incurred, the government forced the airline to close down in 1988 with its operations being taken over by Malitas in 1989.
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