Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
SAA 777s  
User currently offlineWorldaero From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 43 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 985 times:

While I was in Hong Kong the other day I noticed a South African Airways 747-100/200. I have to admit that except for Northwest, I haven't seen too many of these series(es) flying around. Then I was reminded about an article that I read a few years ago about an SAA order for 777. I assume that they have cancelled this order?? If it is for sure, given what they are flying into HKG it would appear that they might be in the market for an upgrade in this area. Does anybody have any information regarding SAA and their fleet plans??

5 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineSunAir From India, joined Jun 2009, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 909 times:

Yes I think it was back in 1995 SAA had an order for some 772ER's. I'm not sure about how many though. Then when Coleman Andrews came into the scene, these orders were cancelled because, according to something I read, "we did not need them".

However, news has been going around lately that SAA is looking for new long hauls to replace their 742's. There is much speculation as to whether they'll go Boeing or Airbus. I personally think they'll order 777's again though, because it just wouldn't make sense (at least in my mind) to have A340's/A330's flying alongside B744's and B738's.

By the way, you saw a 747-200 in HKG. SAA has never had 747-100's.


User currently offlineCO DC-10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 891 times:



User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16245 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 869 times:

The SAA order was for 4 772's. It was cancelled.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineWorldaero From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 824 times:

How many 747-200s do they currently have???

User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5298 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 787 times:

5 I think.
Pretty old birds.


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
AA's 777s Domestic Routes? posted Sun Sep 9 2001 21:33:12 by VivaGunners
SAA 777s for 747s posted Mon Feb 1 1999 14:37:13 by CX747
Will We Ever See SAA Ordering 777s? posted Tue Nov 28 2006 10:19:58 by LY777
Delta Air Lines May Lease 777s To SAA posted Thu Feb 14 2002 18:27:37 by The777Man
AA Orders 777s And 737s. posted Tue Aug 1 2000 22:26:17 by CX747
SAA Looking For 4 Daily Flights To South America posted Tue Sep 1 2009 13:37:45 by AF086
Why Do QR's 777s Have No First Class? posted Sun Aug 16 2009 04:17:24 by Thegivenone
EgyptAir Swaps Two 777s For Eight 737-800s posted Sat Aug 8 2009 03:26:45 by Aviationbuff
SAA CEO In Race Row posted Wed Jul 29 2009 04:16:08 by Andz
AA Flew 777s On BOS-SDQ In 2006? posted Sun Jul 26 2009 13:49:21 by San747