warren747sp From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1203 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 6897 times:
I was sitting in the SAA lounge at Lusaka airport on Dec.3rd and was treated to excellent viewing of planes from around the region.
Kenyan Airways B772
Air Namibia E135
Air Malawi ATR42
Pro Air B1900
and the best is President George Bush personal B762.
Zambia is really up and coming and I think the various airlines proves the point.
af022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2230 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2900 times:
Quoting ju068 (Reply 2): Is there really that much demand for Kenyan Airways to send their 777-200?
They probably don't know what to do with the aircraft during the day. They have a 777 arriving every morning from BKK, and departing at night. There aren't many markets they can send the 777 during the day.
Operating a triangle with 777 within Africa must be very expensive.
Setjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1130 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2306 times:
I have some doubts regarding president Bush's 767:
- Never heard that he has one, but, this could theoretically be true. Registration would prove the point.
- "President" Bush? I thought there has been a new president since 2008...
- "Friend of Africa"? As far as i know the only country outside the US that Bush junior has been was Canada. And even after presidency his passport is propably pretty empty...
sw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6452 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2240 times:
I cannot believe how much Lusaka has grown. I remember going there as a child and it was nothing...I remember going back a couple years ago and it had really grown in traffic. Cannot imagine what it looks like now...I need to find an excuse to head back down Zambia way!
jmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3334 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2080 times:
Would it be safe to say that LUN and Zambia in general has benefited from the economic, social and political meltdown in Zimbabwe as a result of Robert Mugabe's rape of the country? I remember when my father visited Victoria Falls in 1985, he said he felt safe on the Zimbabwe-side of the bridge, but the Zambia-side was a different story. From my personal experience there in 2003, and from what I've read, it almost seems like the complete opposite is now true.