flymad From South Africa, joined Jun 2006, 207 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2335 times:
I was at JNB last week Tuesday and I saw a BA Comair aircraft take off from 27R which looked like an ATR-72. Was I imagining things? I did a search on A-Net with no result and the BA Comair website only refers to B737's. If it was an ATR, how long has it been in the fleet and on what routes does it operate?
AIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2531 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2289 times:
BA Comair has just started regional routes from Lanseria (HLA) airport in Johanesburg to Maputo and Gaborone... Flights are operated almost twice daily weekdays... The plane used is the ATR72 you have seen. It was probably a positionning flight.
noelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2224 times:
There was a thread here last week but it appears to have been deleted for some reason.
From the original thread (courtesy of Google Cache):
ATR72 Back In BA Livery
"Comair, BA's franchise partner in South Africa, commences services from HLA (Lanseria) to MPM (Maputo, Mozambique) and GBE (Gaborone, Botswana) on 3 May. For these daily weekday services Comair is wet leasing an ATR72 212, ZS-XCB, from Solenta Aviation (SET).
This aircraft was reporeted at JNB on 27 April ready to enter service in full BA Union Flag livery with 'BRITISH AIRWAYS' fuselage and 'Comair Limited' nose titles.
This is the first time since Cityflyer Express retired G-BYTO in November 2003 that this type has been painted in these colours."