Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1279 times:
According to the justplane.com news from Friday, Air Namibia is planning to lease out its 747-400 Combi. To replace the aircraft Air Namibia is negotiating with several airlines about the joint operation of 2 aircraft on routes to and from Windhoek.
Lucky me, I flew yesterday with Air Namibia`s 747-400 Combi from FRA to LHR and back.
Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4111 posts, RR: 39 Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1218 times:
I´ve heard that South-African Airlink has aquired a 40%stake in SW, however I can´t tell if this is true. For SW Cargo is extremly important thus I just can´t see them getting the ex-SAA B747SP again. More likely that they will get two A330-200 or A340-200/300 currently being on the market, should fit them more. Anything bigger is awaste of money.
Has anyone news about their 328JET order? So far none has been delievered as far as I know, lately I´ve heard that they have canned the order, then a conflicting report saying that they will get only one. And what about the two B737-700 they wanted to lease from Safair?
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1130 times:
Thanks for your replies, guys!
Flying Tiger, I agree with you. Cargo is very important for SW, yesterday I saw that a lot of cargo was load up in the plane in FRA as well as in LHR. In my opinion is a combi plane the ideal choice for SW but the 747 is definitive to big because it was quite empty on the FRA-LHR-FRA route, especialy in C and F class.
Mah4546, I don`t know if SW is planning to start up flights to the US. I would say that flights to the US wouldn`t make economical sense for SW because SA serves already the South African area from ATL, FLL, and JFK.
Johnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 7 Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1077 times:
sometime ago, SW and LH already discussed the possibility of having some european SW services (don´t know exactly where they fly except of FRA and LHR) operated by LH aircraft, most probably A340s.
LH would then operate a routing such as FRA-WDH-wherever in europe-WDH-FRA.
suppose that was called off when LH ceased operations to WDH.
If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1060 times:
Donder10: SW operates the 74M on their flights to Europe and seasonal also to CPT
Mah4546: That`s interesting. I didn`t know that SW was allowed to fly from WDH to IAH via MIA, now I know why you was asking for IAH. As I said in my post before, I can`t imagine that this flights can be sucessfully for SW because most of the tourists (Americans as well as Europeans) start their South Africa vacation at first in South Africa and not directly in Namibia.
Jonnybegoode: A long time ago, I`ve also heard that SW wanted to start up codeshare flights with LT from Germany to Namibia. Unfortunately I don`t know how the negotiations between both airlines ends.