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First American Airline To Africa?  
User currently offlineMatsumoto From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2110 times:

Do you see any US airlines starting or restarting African service? I flew on Pan Am in the 80's to East Africa through Liberia. I could possibly see service to South Africa, Nigeria or Kenya. Any thoughts?

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User currently offlineKevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2074 times:

World Airways is making charters to Africa , as far as I know and I heard something about Delta flying to Nigeria. Not sure however.

User currently offlineMah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34575 posts, RR: 70
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2067 times:

If anything, you might see American Airlines flying between Miami and South Africa down the line (and not any time soon), but that's about it. Delta flies to Egypt. Technically, it is in Africa, though people like to call it the Middle East. I also doubt DL has any plans to serve Nigeria. I think they codeshare to Nigeria with SAA.

User currently offlineDL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2106 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2022 times:

Technically, DL and TW both serve the African continent at CAI. You are probably referring to Sub-Saharan Africa. I think DL will be the first US airline to serve somewhere down there since the PA days as it is DL's stated goal to agressively build market share in Africa.

User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2005 times:

Does anyone remember USAfrica Airways, which flew IAD-Cape Town (or was it Johannasberg?) service with a couple of ex-American MD-11's for about 10 seconds in 1994?

User currently offlineL.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2215 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2000 times:

I know that before AA bought them, TWA served Cairo. I know that they were still doing it in 1999, thanks to the North American Airlines Handbook. DL's timetable states that they code-share with SAA to the following destinations: Cairo, Dakar, Banjul, Bamako, Conakry, Ouagadougou, Abidjan, Lome, Cotonou, Windhoek, Johannesburg, Cape Town, George, Port Elizabeth, East London, and Durban.

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User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3170 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1977 times:
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I think Africa can be effectively served through code-sharing. The only viable routes might be to Cairo, Casablanca, and South Africa. I just don't think there's much traffic.

User currently offlineAirafriqueDKR From United States of America, joined May 2001, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1980 times:


The first 9 cities mentioned are codeshares with Air France not SAA.

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