Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 69
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3871 times:
According to their website, they operate B727s, B737s and a B767 - the BAc-1-11 seems to be out: actually, they began retiring those quite a while ago (in 2000 a CE sales-rep told me that those would be gone soon), so I'd be very surprised if they were still around.
I suppose that they're probably using the B727-200s mainly on the JNB-CPT or JNB-DUR routes, depending on the required capacity - I doubt that the -200s go to PLZ or GRJ too often... I wouldn't be surprised if they kept the -100s primarily for charters or backup, but it's really been to long since I've had contact directly with them, so I'm not sure: but this setup was what they were planning for around 2000/2001.
Speedbird128 From Pitcairn Islands, joined Oct 2003, 1700 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3694 times:
The BAC1-11's were withdrawn from service due to operational limitations (If I recall properly these were required to be retired from service due to the CAA). There are many standing at Lanseria (FALA) in a very derilect condition - most probably will never fly again.
The backbone of the NTW fleet is B732's, and several B722's. I know there is one B721, ZS-NYY which is a 1966(!!!) model - I don't know what service life is left there...