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SAA 777s

Thu Nov 08, 2001 8:29 pm

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??
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RE: SAA 777s

Thu Nov 08, 2001 10:25 pm

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.
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RE: SAA 777s

Thu Nov 08, 2001 11:18 pm

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RE: SAA 777s

Fri Nov 09, 2001 12:26 am

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

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
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RE: SAA 777s

Fri Nov 09, 2001 9:44 am

How many 747-200s do they currently have???
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RE: SAA 777s

Fri Nov 09, 2001 1:54 pm

5 I think.
Pretty old birds.

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