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Global Airways To Start JNB-MIA?  
User currently offlineMiami From United States of America, joined Sep 2012, 1996 posts, RR: 52
Posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3064 times:
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So I came across a couple articles stating that Global Airways is going to announce JNB-MIA via CPT in 2013 or early 2014.

The route will be 4 weekly on a A330

In a statement, Global Airways says its renewed 4x weekly service to Miami will begin in either late 2013 or early 2014 using an Airbus A330. It claims the route operated successfully up until 2004 when "political commitments terminated the service".

I have no comment. This is really weird news. Maybe it will work, maybe not.

Thoughts?

Source: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/fue...-rep-for-global-airways-2013-08-08
http://www.theafricanaviationtribune...d-states-south-africas-global.html
http://umhambi.blogspot.com/2013/08/...bal-airways-to-resume-flights.html
http://www.southafrica.to/transport/.../Global-Airways/Global-Airways.php

-Miami   

[Edited 2013-11-14 04:48:00]

[Edited 2013-11-14 04:48:10]


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User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3432 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3013 times:

Quoting Miami (Thread starter):
The route will be 4 weekly on a A330

I doubt any 330 would be able to operate the route non-stop w/o significant penalties, that would render the route unviable. I know on the AA MIA-JNB thread, questions were raised about the 77Ws ability to make JNB-MIA non-stop, with a meaningful payload, so the thought of a CPT stop helps, but with any of the 330 variants, is it really possible?

[Edited 2013-11-14 04:54:32]


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User currently offlineqm001 From Portugal, joined Mar 2004, 282 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2954 times:

Hi all,

Rumour has it that this will operate via Ilha do Sal (SID) Cape verde, and not Cape Town. This would make the route possible on a 330, BUT, I am still rather dubious at the whole operation.

Brgds,

QM001



I wish there was still a flying boat service on the African Lakes!
User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3433 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2305 times:

According to Global's Wikipedia article, the service was "announced" in August. Have heard nothing official from the aviation department.

User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24961 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2137 times:

Who the hell are Global Airways anyway?


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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17786 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2120 times:

Finally a worthy successor to USAfrica Airways 


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User currently offlineshankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1547 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2064 times:

Quoting gkirk (Reply 4):
Who the hell are Global Airways anyway?

I hope they have a better start than the last Global Airways:
Global Airways



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User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24961 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2052 times:

Quoting shankly (Reply 6):

I thought it sounded like a Movie airline  



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User currently offlineMiami From United States of America, joined Sep 2012, 1996 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1615 times:
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Apparently AA has plans to start MIA-Africa

http://exmiami.org/index.php/new-ame...studying-miami-as-african-gateway/
http://www.thestreet.com/story/11998...emplates-miami-africa-flights.html



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User currently offlinemhkansan From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 710 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1596 times:

Quoting Miami (Reply 8):
Apparently AA has plans to start MIA-Africa

http://exmiami.org/index.php/new-ame...studying-miami-as-african-gateway/
http://www.thestreet.com/story/11998...emplates-miami-africa-flights.html

Right. There was a very extensive discussion on that possibility a few weeks ago.

Rumor: AA To Johannesburg? (by mia305 Oct 22 2013 in Civil Aviation)


User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3432 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1260 times:

Quoting mhkansan (Reply 9):
Right. There was a very extensive discussion on that possibility a few weeks ago.

So how is an unknown airline from Africa going to compete with a legacy mega carrier like AA? When AA will be non-stop on a 77W vs a one-stop service via SID? Super low fares? That will hurt the yields for AA if they choose to start the route, which I think is long overdue. I hope AA grows MIA even further.



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