LXLGU From South Africa, joined Sep 2000, 1085 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1042 times:
I wonder how long this airline will continue
The only hotel on Grande Comore island has closed down
for urgent repairs for at least 3 months
South African Airways has downgraded their weekly
flight form a 737-800 to a 50 seater regional jet.
The SP sure is expensive to operate
ETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1015 times:
I would guess this route exists purely for the Comoran immigrants in France- most of whom reside in Marseille. Since Emirates suspended their Moroni flights, the only scheduled way of getting there (aside from a very big South African detour) was on Yemenia via Sana'a. Even Yemenia had problems- at first the Moroni flight was operated with a 727 which had weight restrictions due to the large quantities of baggage being carried on the route- it was eventually upgraded to an A310.