Lear777 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 290 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6941 times:
World Airways operates Luanda-Houston on Wednesdays and Fridays, Malabo-Houston on Sundays, and Lagos-Houston on Thursdays. The Luanda/Malabo flights are the Houston Express oil flights, while the Lagos run is a Rite Time charter operation, all with MD-11s.
If Trans Atlantic Airlines ever comes to be, we'll have 747 service to Banjul as well. Not a bad portfolio!
FoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3068 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6880 times:
Kevin752, SA serves most of those cities only via its codeshare with DL. The only U.S. destinations where SA flies its own aircraft are JFK and ATL.
Last I checked, the ATL flights operated nonstop to JNB and CPT, and returned with a stop in SID. The JFK flight has generally operated nonstop to JNB, sometimes (once weekly at most) via SID, and has always required a stop at SID on the return. In addition, SA operates a JFK-DKR-JNB (and return) service.
However, I seem to remember reading that the JFK schedule would be changed, with the introduction of the A346, as follows: JFK-JNB nonstop some days, JFK-DKR-JNB other days, and on the return JNB-DKR-JFK daily, thus eliminating the SID stop on the JFK route.
Ssides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6798 times:
Please, people, please:
Most of us have no idea what airports you are referring to when you say CMN, SID, or TYO. Until the A.net people update the airport code database for mouse-overs (which they are doing now), could you please provide us with the airport names?
Worldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6737 times:
Sorry. ACC is Accra, Ghana -- half of whose expatriates now live or read for degrees in the US. SID is Sal, one of the 11 Cape Verde islands and the republic's only international airport. LAD is Luanda Angola, home to extensive Shell Petroleum drilling.
Reggaebird From Jamaica, joined Nov 1999, 1176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6694 times:
Don't forget that Kenya Airways will also be starting Kenya-USA non-stops soon. They originally optioned 767-400's for US services but have recently indicated that they are taking three 777-200ER's instead.
Expex From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6627 times:
Could anyone shed some light on the South African 733 I saw at FLL (Fort Lauderdale)a while back (a year ago) as I sat on a DL 737 departing for DL / KBDL), USA - Connecticut">BDL (Hartford/Springfield)? Was it scheduled? Charter? Diversion?
Also, coolest African flights I ever saw was weekly BOS-SID (Boston-Sal) flights via TACV utilizing LAM DC-10s.
Air France used to operate an Air Gabon 747 (leased by or from?) on occasion on BOS-CDG flights.
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SA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 24
Reply 23, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6595 times:
SA212: Atlanta/Johannesburg (South African Airways) - This flight is 8439miles. To my knowledge, this is currently the longest nonstop flight (mileage) in the world. It is therefore longer than EWR-HKG.
All JFK-bounded flights, from Johannesburg, have been stopping over in Dakar, instead of SAL Island (SID) from 01 October 2003.
On the return, SA202 flies 4x a week nonstop from JFK to Johannesburg. SA204 goes out 3x a week from JFK to Johannesburg, with a stopover in Dakar
Both SAA destinations in the USA (Atlanta and JFK) will be serviced with the new A346, from early in 2004. It seems as if ATL will be receiving the A346 from 01 January 2004 and JFK from 09 February 2004.
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