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User currently offlineimag From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2007, 197 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2040 times:

According to the article below, SA is keen to serve China. With all the Chinese investment in Africa, it makes a lot of sense, but there is a lack of capacity in fleet. The A346 is used on the LHR and JFK routes and doesn't SA have to use the A346 to Perth as well (in terms of the code-share agreement with Qantas). With the 744's going/gone and the 342 going (apparently) when the 332's come, wouldn't it make sense to keep the 744 to see how the China route performs as a start up?

It would also be more profitable for SA to route people up into Africa through JNB and provide competition to the likes of Emirates et al.

http://www.fin24.com/Companies/SAA-l...ks-planes-to-fly-to-China-20101006

Also, they're stopping the Cape Town to Durban route and leaving it to Mango. No a bad move, but is there anough capacity on this route to take out 4 flights a day (I think it's 4 mostly in the 319's).

http://www.fin24.com/Companies/SAA-s...-Durban-Cape-Town-flights-20101006

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User currently offlineHirnie From Germany, joined May 2004, 593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1995 times:

Any chance of SAA getting hands on Thai's A345s? Perhaps they get them for a reasonable price as Thai always wanted to get rid of them.
Another posibility is keeping the A342s for some more years until enough lift (more A346s?) is purchased.

If they take out a daily flights between Cape Town and Durban, that will be a huge loss of capacity on this sector. Yields should go up. I´m curious as well to see if there is enough capacit yleft.


User currently offlinelxlgu From South Africa, joined Sep 2000, 1085 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1964 times:

At the moment SA fly 5 times a day DUR CPT DUR during the week-3 on Saturdays and 4 on Mondays

BA fly 3 times a day during the week-1 on Saturdays and Sundays

There are also the low cost airlines so capacity should be OK

Tony


User currently offlineQuokka From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1941 times:

Quoting imag (Thread starter):
doesn't SA have to use the A346 to Perth as well


SA have been and still are using both the A342 and the A346 on the JNB - PER route. Last time I flew to JNB it was on an A342 outbound and an A346 inbound.


User currently offlinelxlgu From South Africa, joined Sep 2000, 1085 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1918 times:

SA are also using the 343 so it is basically 342/343/346 on the route to Perth
If flights are quite empty they seem to send the 342


User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6868 posts, RR: 63
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1874 times:

Wasn't there talk a few months back of an SAA order for new (!) A346s?

User currently offlineimag From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2007, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1781 times:

According to the discussion here, SA are required to send the 346.

SAA & Qantas Codeshare Extended (by SA7700 Sep 20 2010 in Civil Aviation)?threadid=4933595&searchid=4934652&s=qantas#ID4934652

Quoting Hirnie (Reply 1):
Another posibility is keeping the A342s for some more years until enough lift (more A346s?) is purchased.

I've heard from a close source in SA that that's an option for general expansion and they will refit the interior to provide PTV at last.


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