SAA in 5 years:
I'll still include the aircraft they'll be using by then and some new ones:
South African Express:
CRJ-200ER - Current aircraft
Dash 8 - Current Aircraft
ERJ-175 - New aircraft. For use to open up more regional African destinations.
South African Airways:
737-800 - Current aircraft
A319 - Current aircraft
A321 - New aircraft. To expand the domestic network and phase out the 738 (SAA say the 738's will be gone by 2010-2011)
A320 - New aircraft. To expand the regional market and , along with the A321 , phase out the 738.
A340-600 - Current Aircraft
A340-200 - Current Aircraft
A340-300 - Current Aircraft
747-400 - Current Aircraft
A340-500 - New Aircraft. This could be utilized on the JFK
routes. The -500 could also be used to launch a new Tokyo route after SAA's join to Star and , effectively , All Nippon.
A330-300 - New aircraft. To be used on the more effective African and Asian routes such as HKG
and BOM .
South African Cargo:
Consists of only 2 737-200's which I feel is not enough.
SAA Cargo needs a few 747-400ERF's to compete with Cargolux , Lufthansa cargo etc on the Africa to European cargo market.
- With an A340-500 in the fleet , this would be a good option
- Got to be re-opened.
- SAA did well there , don't understand why they left.
- Just take a lok at EK
's loads to JNB
- Who wants to fly OA
CAI - Only two flights a week on Egypt Air. Needs more frequencies.
- No comment
Well , thats my take on SAA