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Airlines In Southern Africa

Mon Aug 23, 1999 9:34 pm

Has anyone information (fleet, destinations) about carriers in southern Africa, especially in Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe?

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RE: Airlines In Southern Africa

Mon Aug 23, 1999 9:57 pm

Firstly, besides SAA, we have domestic services in South Africa by British Airways (Operated by Comair). Their fleet consists of B737-200’s and 2 B727-200’s between all major centres. I must say, it looks strange to see the venerable 722 in BA colours! Sadly, Sun Air (domestic airline) ceased operations last week with its all MD8O/DC9-30 fleet. During 1998 it was awarded as best domestic airline and its demise seems due more to politics than anything else. A third domestic carrier is SABENA-Nationwide. They operate a number of BAC1-11’s!!! and approximately 2 727-100’s. I have made it my goal to take a flight in one of the BAC’s as soon as possible.

I don’t have much info on the other airlines, but Air Namibia have recently adopted a smart new livery. When I last heard the operated a single 737-200 on regional flights and 767-200 had just replaced the 747SP formerly leased from SAA for international flights. Air Botswana fleet consists of 3 ATR42’s. Air Zimbabwe (the flag carrier operates A Bae146-100, 3 737-200’s and 2 767-200ER’s. A new airline, Zimbabwe Express operates a single 727-230. Lastly there is LAM (Air Mozambique) who operates two Boeing 727-200’s. Hope the info is of some help.

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RE: Airlines In Southern Africa

Tue Aug 24, 1999 8:53 pm

Hey SAA747B
Please email me
Im most interested about why SUNAIR closed down as I loved flying them in SA<>.
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RE: Airlines In Southern Africa

Tue Aug 24, 1999 10:09 pm

Hi. As far as I know and regarding specially LAM ( Linhas Aereas de Mozambique ) they fly too the B. 737-200 and 300's. Also untill sometime ago they had an L.1011-500 leased from TAP to make their long-haul routes, though I don't know if they still fly it or not!
In the past they started just after the independence with a Alitalia DC-8-62, then they replaced by one B. 707-320C from British Midland, then a DC-8-62 from UTA, then a DC-10-30 from UTA too andf finnally the TAP Tristar.
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RE: Airlines In Southern Africa

Wed Aug 25, 1999 7:26 am

Cool thanks
didntknow about al that!
know much about aviation in SA?
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