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Airlines In Southern Africa  
User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4161 posts, RR: 36
Posted (15 years 1 month 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1241 times:

Has anyone information (fleet, destinations) about carriers in southern Africa, especially in Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe?

TIA
Björn


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User currently offlineSAA747B From South Africa, joined Aug 1999, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 month 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1221 times:

Firstly, besides SAA, we have domestic services in South Africa by British Airways (Operated by Comair). Their fleet consists of B737-200’s and 2 B727-200’s between all major centres. I must say, it looks strange to see the venerable 722 in BA colours! Sadly, Sun Air (domestic airline) ceased operations last week with its all MD8O/DC9-30 fleet. During 1998 it was awarded as best domestic airline and its demise seems due more to politics than anything else. A third domestic carrier is SABENA-Nationwide. They operate a number of BAC1-11’s!!! and approximately 2 727-100’s. I have made it my goal to take a flight in one of the BAC’s as soon as possible.

I don’t have much info on the other airlines, but Air Namibia have recently adopted a smart new livery. When I last heard the operated a single 737-200 on regional flights and 767-200 had just replaced the 747SP formerly leased from SAA for international flights. Air Botswana fleet consists of 3 ATR42’s. Air Zimbabwe (the flag carrier operates A Bae146-100, 3 737-200’s and 2 767-200ER’s. A new airline, Zimbabwe Express operates a single 727-230. Lastly there is LAM (Air Mozambique) who operates two Boeing 727-200’s. Hope the info is of some help.



User currently offlineAnsett767 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1021 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 month 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1210 times:

Hey SAA747B
Please email me
Im most interested about why SUNAIR closed down as I loved flying them in SA<>.
malcolm@ski.com.au
Im ex-SA
Thanks


User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 month 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1206 times:


Hi. As far as I know and regarding specially LAM ( Linhas Aereas de Mozambique ) they fly too the B. 737-200 and 300's. Also untill sometime ago they had an L.1011-500 leased from TAP to make their long-haul routes, though I don't know if they still fly it or not!
In the past they started just after the independence with a Alitalia DC-8-62, then they replaced by one B. 707-320C from British Midland, then a DC-8-62 from UTA, then a DC-10-30 from UTA too andf finnally the TAP Tristar.


User currently offlineAnsett767 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1021 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1199 times:

Cool thanks
didntknow about al that!
know much about aviation in SA?
What happened to Flightstar?


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