I'm puzzled by something, and I hope you can help me out. SAA placed an order for long-haul jets to replace all the B747 aircraft except the -400s, or so I thought. Print ads by the airline state that the entire fleet is being replaced by Airbus jets. So, does this mean the -400s are on the way out. The A340 order only covers 12 aircraft (I think), enough to replace the classic 747s, but that still leaves 8 747-400s. Are they going? If they are to be replaced, then that will mean about 3000 seats less-surely not?
If you have any news, please let me know. I just cannot imagine SAA without any 747s, as they are such a part of the SAA long-haul image