captaingomes
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African International Airways - YYZ

Thu Sep 26, 2002 12:21 am

I just did a search of flights coming into Pearson today, and noticed an African International Airways flight coming in at about 2:30 this afternoon. Does anybody know anything about African International Airways? I believe they fly DC-8's, as that's the latest picture I was able to find on the net.

Just wondering if people have any info as to what this could be. Thanks in advance.
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RE: African International Airways - YYZ

Thu Sep 26, 2002 1:31 am

Ok, I just found out that it is a DC-8-60, due in at 15:00
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RE: African International Airways - YYZ

Thu Sep 26, 2002 2:28 am

It's a -62 and is on the South African register. Their -54s are on the Swazi register, but only operate within Africa and the Middle East.
 
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RE: African International Airways - YYZ

Thu Sep 26, 2002 2:43 am

Interesting, thanks! Hopefully some of the YYZ photographers will be there and get this bird on the database here on airliners.net.
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RE: African International Airways - YYZ

Thu Sep 26, 2002 11:42 am

Is this going to be a regular service? Or was this is a VIP/Charter flight?
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RE: African International Airways - YYZ

Thu Sep 26, 2002 11:47 am

Is this a pax or a cargo flight?

I'd love to fly on a DC-8!
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RE: African International Airways - YYZ

Thu Sep 26, 2002 11:55 am

It has been to YHM in the past. At that time (4 yrs ago) they only had the one aircraft doing ad hoc cargo charters around the world.

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RE: African International Airways - YYZ

Thu Sep 26, 2002 12:36 pm

Man, I'd love to have seen a DC-8 land at YYZ. They used to be common as mud at YYZ.

Any idea when it's leaving?
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RE: African International Airways - YYZ

Thu Sep 26, 2002 5:04 pm

African International is a cargo airline, with its head office in the UK.
 
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RE: African International Airways - YYZ

Thu Sep 26, 2002 8:17 pm

i believe one of their aircraft flew mxp-ham in late august, carrying some stuff due to the flood in eastern germany/europe.

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