JetMaster
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Virgin Going 5 Times Weekly To Cape Town In Winter

Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:58 pm

Virgin Atlantic will increase the number of flights to Cape Town to five times weekly in Winter.

http://www.traveldailynews.com/new.asp?newid=25044&subcategory_id=101


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RE: Virgin Going 5 Times Weekly To Cape Town In Winter

Thu Sep 29, 2005 6:39 pm

Cape Town is becoming very popular, yesterday morning when I left there were aircraft from Malaysia, Singapore and Garuda parked there, our summer is coming so the flights are increasing, the airport is getting a bit small though!
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RE: Virgin Going 5 Times Weekly To Cape Town In Winter

Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:00 pm

Quoting Andz (Reply 1):
Cape Town is becoming very popular, yesterday morning when I left there were aircraft from Malaysia, Singapore and Garuda parked there

The Garuda A333 you saw is a VIP charter as Indonesia's Vice President is currently on an official visit to South Africa. MH and SQ scheduled flights in to CPT.
 
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RE: Virgin Going 5 Times Weekly To Cape Town In Winter

Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:15 pm

How many daily LHR flights are there now between SA, BA and VS?
 
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RE: Virgin Going 5 Times Weekly To Cape Town In Winter

Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:48 pm

I heard EK was supposed to fly there but they lost their rights to another airline... anyone knows which one?
 
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RE: Virgin Going 5 Times Weekly To Cape Town In Winter

Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:51 pm

Quoting EK156 (Reply 4):
I heard EK was supposed to fly there but they lost their rights to another airline... anyone knows which one?

Etihad will start twice-weekly services to Johannesburg, could be an explanation.


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RE: Virgin Going 5 Times Weekly To Cape Town In Winter

Fri Sep 30, 2005 6:47 am

Quoting EK156 (Reply 4):
I heard EK was supposed to fly there but they lost their rights to another airline... anyone knows which one?

The current bilateral agreement between South Africa and the UAE, allows EK 14x weekly flights. All 14x flights are currently in use to JNB. This may change in the near future.

Quoting ZSOFN (Reply 3):
How many daily LHR flights are there now between SA, BA and VS?

JNB-LHR-JNB (2 daily flights operated by both SA and BA, with B744's) = 28 flights
JNB-LHR-JNB (7 flights a week operated by VS A343's. During peak periods, equipment are changed to B744's and A346's.)

That amounts to 35 direct, non-stop weekly flights between JNB and LHR.


CPT-LHR-CPT (2 flights operated on a daily basis by both SA and BA, with B744's) That amonuts to 14 direct, non-stop flights .
During peak times (e.g. South African summer holidays), VS operates some direct, non-stop flights between CPT and LHR. However it is seasonal.


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