JoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2151 posts, RR: 9 Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2299 times:
These aircraft are owned by Comair Ltd, a BA Franchise operator. While the 732's were acquired many years ago, the newer 734's came from BA in the UK. Most operate domestic and certain regional routes.
BTW, Comair is a South African company that also owns and operates Kulula.com, a low-cost carrier.
SA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 56 Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2186 times:
As JoKeR pointed out Comair Ltd is a BA Franchise. They operate 732's , former Qantas 733's , and 734's from BA.
Their hub is JUNB and their routes are:
CPT , DUR , PLZ , LVI , HRE , NBO and WDH. They make money out of Kulula on the JNG-GRJ , JNB-MQP , JNB-ELS , JNB-DUR and JNB-CPT route Kulula fly with one 732 , 1 734 and about 6 or 7 MD-82's.
SAA-SAL From Belgium, joined Nov 2000, 356 posts, RR: 3 Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1838 times:
There are currently a host of cute little airlines flying mostly domestic in SA. These being Nationwide (B727s, B737-200s, B737-500s and 1 B767-300ER), Comair (B737-200s, 300s, 400s), Kulula (MD-80s, 1 B732, 1 B734) and 1Time (MD-80s and DC-9s). Very cute little airlines providing good competition for SAA on the domestic sectors. A more dodgy airline being Interair flying B727s to some dodgy cities in Africa.
SA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 56 Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1826 times:
Quoting Jmc1975 (Reply 4): Didn't they use to fly into VFA before all hell broke loose...thanks to idiot Mugabe?
Woops , forgot VFA
Quoting SAA-SAL (Reply 6): A more dodgy airline being Interair flying B727s to some dodgy cities in Africa.
Not necesarilly. They're a very well maintained airline. They fly into the "dodgy" African destinations because there is quite a market hidden there in terms of the oil business' such as Equitorial Guinea. The lack of service to Antanarivo , Libreville , Brazzaville etc from JNB opens up a gap for them because quite frankly , they can't compete with SAA , CE , BA/Comair , Kulula and 1Time on the domestic market.
Oh and btw just a little extra bit of info:
Before Comair were bought by BA they used to operate 732's , F27's , F28's and DC-3's Little fast fun fact I'd share. They also had a different (and horrible livery) back then.
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1663 times:
Quoting SA006 (Reply 7): Before Comair were bought by BA they used to operate 732's , F27's , F28's and DC-3's Little fast fun fact I'd share. They also had a different (and horrible livery) back then.
Did MN ever operate ATR42's ? I seem to remember some such thing - they replaced the F27's on routes to PHW and SZK, IIRC.