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A330-200 For SAA (one Year Lease)  
User currently offlineSA-JET From South Africa, joined May 2000, 297 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2937 times:

SAA will be leasing two A330-200s from British Midland for one year to serve Paris and Milan (Paris now becoming a non-stop service from Jo'burg). So, look out for those A330 in SAA colours!! SAA's international fleet is obviously being stretched to the max-new additional service between JNB and LHR, as well as 22% increase in pax between Europe and SA, as well as the retirement of the SPs/767s. (747 classics to go soon) Also note a delay in A340-600s to SAA by about five weeks.
SA-JET


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User currently offlineChrisA330 From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 636 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2918 times:

They will actually remain in BMI colours and will be operated with BMI flightdeck crew.

There are about 3 other threads on this topic already, check those out.



User currently offlineSA-JET From South Africa, joined May 2000, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2908 times:

Thanks ChrisA330-got the other thread. Will the lease include cabin crew, or only flight-deck? Also, with the planes staying in BMI colours Sad will the cabin also remain BMI? I would imagine SAA would like as much of the product to conform to their in-house specifications. Pitty about the planes not being re-painted, but understand that it's only for one year.

User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2905 times:

I'm still surprised that they are not repainting the a/c, or modifying the interior, even if it is only for 1 year.

The BMI product might be better than the SAA product, and that would never do!  Big grin

Rgds


User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5359 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2818 times:

Cool!  Smile Always nice to see different aircraft flying for airlines!

Any chance of SAA flying to AKL?


User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2721 times:

I heard from my sources at BMi, that the deal is off.

The BMI A330's do not have crew rest areas which SAA required so they are looking elsewhere now.

That one deal would have made BMi's profits for the whole year and got them out of the red, but due to penny pinching when they ordered the a/c by not having the crew rest areas installed it has now cost them.

 Smile



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User currently offlineShamrock104 From Ireland, joined Sep 2000, 524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2712 times:


Yeah, no rest areas would be a problem alright. Aer Lingus were going to serve Cape-Town direct from Dublin with the A330-200's but they are not fitted with rest areas so the crew objected.


User currently offlineN175dz From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2000, 274 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2634 times:

It is just me, or does it seem a bit odd that SAA would not have discussed fully with bmi about such things as crew rest areas before agreeing a deal?

If this deal is off, as well as being a financial blow for bmi, it's perhaps a bit embarassing for SAA?

Also - did bmi ever seriously consider fitting crew-rest areas? They ordered those a/c for trans-atlantic routes, where I doubt they are really necessary.

cheers, Phil.


User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2599 times:

BMI has taken gambles before...such as starting US services out of MAN, without also having access to LHR.

Not their fault, but still. Are there not any other better routes BMI could serve from MAN? What about the Middle East or somesuch?

Rgds


User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7437 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2599 times:
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They applied for around a dozen US destinations, YYZ and JNB from MAN but I've not kept track of what they've applied for recently.

David



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