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Air France To Africa, Winter 2000/2001

Tue Nov 14, 2000 6:18 pm

There has been many posts about european carrier to Africa on the site. With the latest timetables out, I am taking the opportunity to share with you our African network for the winter 2000/2001 season.

Rabat, Morrocco 7/7 B737
Casablanca, Morrocco 21/7 A320
Marrakech, Morrocco 1/7 A320
Sfax, Tunisia 1/7 B737
Tunis, Tunisia 28/7 B737
Cairo, Egypt 7/7 A340-300
Djibouti, Djibouti 3/7 A310
Nouakchott, Mauritania 3/7 A310
Dakar, Senegal 7/7 A340-300
Bamako, Mali 7/7 A310
Niamey, Niger 1/7 A310
Conakry, Guinea 5/7 A310
Abidjan, Ivory coast 7/7 A340-300
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso 6/7 A310
Lome, Togo 3/7 A340-300
Cotonou, Benin 4/7 A310/A340-300
Lagos, Nigeria 7/7 A340-300
Port Harcourt, Nigeria 2/7 A310
N'djamena, Tchad 3/7 A310
Douala, Cameroon 6/7 A310
Yaounde, Cameroon 3/6 A310
Bangui, central republic of Africa 2/7 A310
Libreville, Gabon 4/7 A310
Brazzaville, Congo 2/7 A310
Luanda, Angola 2/7 B777-200
Johannesburg, South Africa 7/7 A340-300
Antananarivo, Madagascar 3/7 A340-300
Port Louis, Mauritius 5/7 747-200

Air France serve 28 destinations in Africa with no less than 157 flights a week using a fleet of mainly A310-200/300 as well as one B777-200 to oil rich Angola and a few A340-300. Mauritius is served with high density Boeing 747-200's.

Operated with a codeshare on another airline's aircraft are the following,

Capetown, South Africa 7/7 SAA
George, South Africa 3/7 SAA
Port Elizabeth, South Africa 7/7 SAA
East London, South Africa 1/7 SAA
Durban, South Africa 7/7 SAA
Victoria, Seychelles 4/7 Air Seychelles
Port Louis, Mauritius 9/7 Air Mauritius

Air France operate extensive codeshare with Royal Air Maroc and Tunis Air for flights between Bordeaux, Toulouse, Strasbourg, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Lille and Tunis, Casablanca, Oujda.

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British Airways To Africa, Winter 2000/2001

Sun Nov 19, 2000 10:04 pm


After having studied Air France's African network I decided to give it a go at other major european airline and checking their network.
British Airways operates 77 flights a week to Africa to 16 destinations on its own 747-400, 747-200, 777-200, 767-300 and B737-400 aircrafts.
BA is helped in its task by GB Airways and British Mediterranean with 18 weekly flights to 4 destinations for the former and 2 weekly flights to 1 destination for the latter. This makes a total of 97 weekly flights to 22 destinations on British Airways liveried airplanes.
British Airways obviously concentrate on former British Empire colonies destination and its most serve country is South Africa with 3 daily Boeing 747-400 flying to Capetown once a day and Johannesburg, twice a day.
Hence the buy up of South African based Comair, now a franchisee and subsidiary of BA.
Following is a list of the destinations flown by British Airways using both London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports.

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Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 2/7, 777, LGW
Accra, Ghana, 5/7, 777, LGW
Abuja, Nigeria, 3/7, 763, LGW
Lagos, Nigeria, 11/7, 742 LGW, 777 LHR
Entebbe, Uganda, 3/7, 763, LGW
Nairobi, Kenya, 7/7, 744, LGW
Seychelles, 2/7, 744, LGW
Port Louis, Mauritius, 3/7, 744, LGW
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 3/7, 744, LGW
Lilongwe, Malawi, 1/7, 744, LGW
Lusaka, Zambia, 3/7, 744, LGW
Harare, Zimbabwe, 3/7, 744, LGW
Johannesburg, South Africa, 14/7, 744, LHR
Capetown, South Africa, 7/7, 744, LHR
Cairo, Egypt, 7/7, 742, LHR
Tripoli, Lybia, 3/7, 734, LGW

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Alexandria, Egypt, 2/7, 320, LHR
Tunis, Tunisia, 4/7, 734, LGW
Tangier, Morroco, 2/7, 733, LHR
Casablanca, Morroco, 7/7, 734, 320, LHR
Marrakech, Morroco, 5/7, 734, 320, LHR

As mentionned above previously, BA has an extensive codeshare agreement with South Africa based Comair.
On its timetable BA shows connecting flights between its London-Johannesburg flights and 4 regional destinations.
Capetown, South Africa, 7/7, 732, 727
Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 7/7, 732
Durban, South Africa, 13/7, 732
Harare, Zimbabwe, 7/7, 732
Windhoek, Namibia, 5/7, 727
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 7/7, 732
Comair's network is more extensive but BA doesn't sell them as through flights from London on its timetable. Other destinations include, Lilongwe and Lusaka from Johannesburg.

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Air France To Africa, Winter 2000/2001

Sun Nov 19, 2000 10:06 pm

Sorry!

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RE: Air France To Africa, Winter 2000/2001

Sun Nov 19, 2000 10:12 pm

SR/SN/TP serve these destinations:

Abidjan
Accra
Bamako
Banjul
Bissau
Cape Town
Conakry
Cotonou
Dakar
Dar es Salam
Douala
Durban
George
Harare
Johannesburg
Kampala
Kigali
Kinshaha
Lagos
Libreville
Lome
Luanda
Malabo
Maputo
Mauritius
Nairobi
Ouagadougou
Reunion
Sal
Sao Tome
Yaounde
 
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RE: Air France To Africa, Winter 2000/2001

Sun Nov 19, 2000 10:24 pm

Sabena also fly to:
Bujumbura
Monrovia
 
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RE: Air France To Africa, Winter 2000/2001

Sun Nov 19, 2000 10:39 pm

AF cabin crew, thanks very much for your detailed posts above. AF indeed seem to fly extensively within Africa.

BA has been rumoured to be considering LAD flights with a 777 out of LGW, although I would think this a crazy idea.

Out of interest, do you work on one type or do you work on more than one a/c, as the EK cabin crew I spoke to, could work on the 777 and A330.
 
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Swissair To Africa, Winter 2000/2001

Mon Nov 20, 2000 12:39 am


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As I have done so with Air France and British Airways, my next carrier is Swissair.
Swissair operates to 14 destinations in 12 countries operating 49 weekly flights (i count each flight to each destination, even if the flight made a stop over, I will count it twice because the plane served 2 destinations).
They operate mainly out of Zurich with one flight from Geneva. The aircrafts used are the MD11, A330 and A32S.
Following is the list of destinations and flights flown under Swissair colours out of Switzerland.

Douala, Cameroon, 2/7, M11
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 1/7, M11
Libreville, Gabon, 1/7, M11
Yaounde, Cameroon, 1/7, M11
Johannesburg, South Africa, 7/7, M11
Nairobi, Kenya, 3/7, M11
Cairo, Egypt, 6/7, M11
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, 3/7, M11
Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 3/7 332
Lagos, Nigeria, 4/7 332
Accra, Ghana, 4/7 332
Benghazi, Lybia, 2/7 32S
Tripoli, Lybia, 3/7 32S
Tunis, Tunisia, 6/7 32S ZRH
Tunis, Tunisia, 3/7 32S GVA

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Sabena To Africa, Winter 2000/2001

Mon Nov 20, 2000 1:08 am


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Sabena is the next airline for me to check on its extensive African network.
Part of the Qualiflyer Alliance, Sabena provides mainly links to Africa for the Alliance, flying out of Bruxelles.
Sabena flies its fleet of MD11 and A330's to Africa.
They are also helped in their task by Sobelair.
Sabena operates 56 weekly flights to 19 destinations in 18 countries.
Following is the list of flights operated by Sabena.

Johannesburg, South Africa, 7/7 M11
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 3/7 M11
Bamako, Mali, 3/7 M11
Conakry, Guinea, 3/7 M11
Banjul, Gambia, 5/7
Monrovia, Liberia, 1/7
Lagos, Nigeria, 3/7, 333
Lome, Togo, 3/7 333
Cotonou, Benin, 4/7 333
Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 4/7 333
Dakar, Senegal, 5/7 767
Douala, Cameroon, 2/7 332
Yaounde, Cameroon, 1/7 332
Kinshasa, Congo, 5/7 332
Luanda, Angola, 1/7 332
Entebbe, Uganda, 3/7 332
Kigali, Rwanda, 2/7 332
Nairobi, Kenya, 6/7 332
Bujumbura, Burundi, 1/7 332

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Swissair To Africa, Winter 2000/2001

Mon Nov 20, 2000 1:17 am

I forgot to mention that Balair operate a weekly flight to Port Louis in Mauritius on behalf of Swissair, on a 767.
This takes Swissair counts to 15 destinations in 13 countries with 50 weekly flights.

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Swissair To Africa, Winter 2000/2001

Mon Nov 20, 2000 1:17 am

I forgot to mention that Balair operate a weekly flight to Port Louis in Mauritius on behalf of Swissair, on a 767.
This takes Swissair counts to 15 destinations in 13 countries with 50 weekly flights.

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TAP Air Portugal To Africa, Winter 2000/2001

Mon Nov 20, 2000 3:01 am


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Next is also a Qualiflyer partner, Air Portugal operates a fleet of Airbus A340 and A310 to its network of 6 destinations in 6 countries, operating 17 weekly flights.
Here is the list of TAP Air Portugal's flights to Africa, out of Lisbon.
Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, 1/7, 310
Dakar, Senegal, 2/7 310
Johannesburg, South Africa, 3/7 340
Luanda, Angola, 2/7 340
Maputo, Mocambique, 4/7 340
Sal, Ilha do Sal, 5/7 310

Air Portugal has a codeshare flight with LAM to Beira, in Mocambique. The flight operates once a week with a LAM 767.

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RE: Air France To Africa, Winter 2000/2001

Mon Nov 20, 2000 3:13 am

Two corrections:
Both Sabena and Swissair fly to Calsablanca.
TAP operates a flight to São Tomé (1/7 via Sal A310)
But go on, I'm also interested in KLM.
 
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Sabena To Africa, Winter 2000/2001

Mon Nov 20, 2000 3:31 am

You are absolutely right !

Sabena operates a 7/7 flight to Casablanca, Morroco using a 737.
This takes Sabena to 63 weekly flights to 20 destinations in 19 countries !
TAP Air Portugal operates a single flight to Sao Tome using an A310, taking TAP AirPortugal's total to 7 destinations in 7 countries, operating 18 weekly flights.

Correction not Perfection, Sorry again !

I will be looking at KLM and Lufthansa tomorrow, I need to go and get their timetables !

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RE: Air France To Africa, Winter 2000/2001

Mon Nov 20, 2000 11:04 am

It would be nice to see AF develop a reliable connection between Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire. Because of that unbridged gap, a lot of PNR O & D can't get the AF flight to Brazzaville and are stucked traveling with Air Afrique, which is a total mess at the moment, or Air Gabon who is running well for now but for how long?

I think (correct me if I'm wrong) AF briefly ran a 1/week CDG-PNR flight a few years back with a fuelling stop in Ouagadougou (Burkina) with a A321 (the runway in PNR can not take anything bigger). It was dropped due to poor business class load factor. The seat arrangment was allowing only for a small section of L'Espace 127 and no L'Espace 180 seats. Therefore, a lot of oil majors top personnel refused to take it. So it was cut.
 
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ATTN: AF Cabin CREW.

Mon Nov 20, 2000 1:01 pm

What is it like to be cabin crew?? What is it like to travel all the time??, to be able to fell taking off and landings?? Do you get to see views while landing in different countries?? What is it like to meet all different cultures?? What dod you do after serving the food on a 12.30 hr flight?? Do you talk to the passengers??
I would REALLY appreciate these questions being answered as every site i go to just tells you requirements and so on and so forth. I would really like to read it from an actuall flight attendant themselves.
It would be great if you could help. You see my friend and i would love to be FA'S when we are older but my friend is scared as he thinks he is to fat and ugly also he is scared of flying. I think he is skinny. He was a bit scared on the flight from AKL-SEL nad vise versa. Should he apply?? please help me?? What age were you when you applyed to become a flight attendant?? Did you have any collougues on the Concorde flight?? How long have you been working for the airline?? Is it a hard job?? Do passengers get annoying?? Do you go on different flights with different cabin crew or the same?? what type of aircraft do you fly on?? Which is the best one?? Please reply soon i will be looking out for it.
SORRY this is of the topic??
Cheers
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Airnewzealand

Mon Nov 20, 2000 4:55 pm

Hi Mikey !
Please forward me your email address sothat I can reply to your questions !
I am at afcabincrew@mail.com

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