Founded by an ex Biafra Airlift pilot, Duncan Baker, Lanzair was fored in late 1973. A L-749A was leased and after operating some flights in the USA, the Connie was flown to Amsterdam. It was planned to operate a fruit charter however remained at Amsterdam until February 1974, when she was flown to Coventry for maintenance. Soon after being repossessed by the lessors.
In late 1974 a L-1049G Freighter was leased and based at Jersey in April 1975. In summer 1976 the aircraft was impunded by the Kuwaiti authorities and abandoned there.
The carreir continued with a L-749A throughout 1976 until the aircraft became unserviceable at Lome on an arms flight. The Connie was later set on fire in 1977.