Flying Belgian
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SAA Flights Schedules To ZRH?

Fri May 30, 2003 2:30 am

Hi guys,


As I was looking at the recent uploaded pics on the database, I noticed South African Airways uses many types of widebodies to fly to ZRH: 332 (bmi), 342, 747SP, 743, 742. Is there a reason for this ??? Or does SAA have a real steady schedule for its aircrafts and I guess crews.

I hope someone can answer this for me !!!!


FB.

[Edited 2003-05-29 19:37:21]
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RE: SAA Flights Schedules To ZRH?

Fri May 30, 2003 3:06 am

South African was mainly using B747-300s during 2002, they then changed to B747-200s, B747-300s and B747SPs during winter and then to B747-200s and B747-300s in spring. Since May they are operating B747-200s and A340-200s, from June 5 on however, all flights will be operated with A340-200s.
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RE: SAA Flights Schedules To ZRH?

Fri May 30, 2003 3:34 am

Yes, SAA was mainly flying with B747-300 and A340-200 the last months...

Correct me if i'm wrong...

But nice for spotters that SAA is flying lots of different types to ZRH...

regards, Florian
 
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RE: SAA Flights Schedules To ZRH?

Fri May 30, 2003 3:53 am

The A330's are just flown to ZRH for maintenance like many other A330 operators do (SR Technics is a licensed and well known maintenance and overhaul company). It brings lots of nice stuff to ZRH...
 
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RE: SAA Flights Schedules To ZRH?

Fri May 30, 2003 5:44 pm

Thx for the infos guys.

- But what was the purpose of leasing that single A340-200 ?? Pilots training for the A346 ?? Extra capacity ??

- How long will the bmi A332 stay with SAA ?? Do they operate 2 A332's right now ? I've seen one with SAA colours and one with bmi colors.

Does someone have infos on future SAA fleet plans ?

Thx again,


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Unique
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RE: SAA Flights Schedules To ZRH?

Fri May 30, 2003 6:12 pm

F.B., it's not just a single A340-200! ZS-SLB, Number 2, has arrived in JNB a few days ago. I'm not sure, however, how many more A342 they will get...

It's correct about the A330's: G-WWBD is operating in full SAA colours while G-WWBB has full bmi colours.
 
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RE: SAA Flights Schedules To ZRH?

Fri May 30, 2003 6:35 pm

SA will get all six LH A340-200.
 
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RE: SAA Flights Schedules To ZRH?

Sun Jun 01, 2003 7:22 pm

SAA will only get 5 ex-LH A340-200's

SAA only has one A330-200 at the moment (G-WWBD). The other aircraft, G-WWBB has been returned to bmi to allow the latter to re-introduce services to Washington.

For a full report on SAA's plans on phasing in and phasing out of various aircraft go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/asanews/message/2676

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RE: SAA Flights Schedules To ZRH?

Mon Jun 02, 2003 6:53 am


G-WWBB took up the reins of doing the ORD service from MAN (it arrived here yesterday), with G-WWBM re-inauguarating IAD today.

David

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