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BA Comair ATR-72 At JNB?  
User currently offlineflymad From South Africa, joined Jun 2006, 207 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2856 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?

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User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2614 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2810 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.

Next flights : BRU-ZRH-CAI (LX)/ BRU-FCO-TLV (AZ)
User currently offlineSemaex From Germany, joined Nov 2009, 923 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2807 times:

As per wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BA_Comair#Fleet the aircraft is leased from Solenta Aviation. The aircraft will be based out of HLA, so what you saw at JNB was probably a delivery flight.

// edit // 90 seconds too late  Wink

[Edited 2011-05-11 02:52:22]

// You know you're an aviation enthusiast when you look at your neighbour's cars and think about fleet commonality.
User currently offlinenoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2745 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."


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