Actually, the Celtic Airways/Caledonian Wings project had its origins with a similar project when I was based in Burundi. Our idea was that we would use four L1011-500s to operate derived fifth freedom flights from LOS and JNB to BJM and on to LGW and BRU (north) and SHJ and on to BKK and HKG.
We had already operated flights BJM-SHJ with a combi 707 with 30 seats and 10 pallet positions.
The majority of passengers that travel out of Africa are traders, and both BKK and HKG are natural destinations for them. The key though for them is the ability to be able to accompany their cargo back so that it can be cleared as baggage rather than having to go through the hassle (and expense) of clearing as cargo.
I would be very interested to know the loads on this ET flight from Addis Ababa to Hong Kong sureley there would not be a high demand.
and what about the Air Madagascar flight to Singapore Im amusing cargo probably pays for this flight, cant see many Singaporeans holidaying in Madagascar.
Hi-tonights flight HONG KONG BANGKOK on Ethiopean
has 15 in Y and 0 in business
Out of Bangkok 4 in business and 73 in economy
Bare in mind this flight carries a lot of cargo
Air Madagascar carries some good loads out of Singapore.
MD015 this Saturday flies via Reunion-a good move
Y 158 J15 F7.
The 15 pax are flying to Addis
The airline has full traffic rights between BangKok and
If advertised the airline could do well on the route
as there are quite a few Cathay pax that fly via
Johannesburg into Africa.ET usually have good fares
that are much cheaper than other airlines.If they apply
this out of Hong Kong look for good pax loads.
They are a good airline with excellent safety record.