Was on UKFO repatriation flight CPT-LHR on 27th May. Looks like my ride on G-CIVO was the last of a relationship flying on BA's 747 fleet going back to 1978, when I flew LHR-BDA in -136, G-AWNH G-AWNH, WNL, BDXD, DXG, BNLG (x4), NLL, NLN, NLW, NLZ, CIVA (x4), IVB, IVC (x2), IVD (x2), IVE (x2), IVG, ...Jump to post
Latest movements (courtesy of skyliner-aviation.de):Boeing 747-436 28850 1144 G-CIVP British Airways ferried 28 May 2020 BOH-LHR, after storage CIVP ran the CPT-LHR daytime repatriation flight as BA9114 on 01/06, having flown cargo down the previous evening as BA59. CIVO ran cargo down to CPT on 01...Jump to post
G-CIVO has been down to Cape Town twice (23/5 and today, 25/5) as part of 7 repatriation flights being run by the UK FCO, UK High Commission and Charter outfit CTM between the Mother City and Heathrow. There are also 3 flights operating from JHB back to LHR on 28/5, 1/6 and 4/6....this 4/6 fight bei...Jump to post
G-CIVJ and G-CIVL (both 52J's) flown from Heathrow to Kemble in last day or so. BA Source suggests unlikely to return to service.Jump to post
Perhaps the quirkiest and shortest lived "Western" operation of a former soviet block type was Brighton City Airways who operated a Czec Van Air Let410 between Shoreham and Paris Cormeilles between March and May 2013. Remember seeing quite a few Guatemalan registered Lets when I was backpa...Jump to post
I remember seeing a Lion Air (Indonesia) Yak 42 at the gate in KUL in probably the very early 2000's KLM of course operated a joint Il62 service with Aeroflot on the Amsterdam-Moscow-Tokyo run. Flight crew were Aeroflot, but cabin crew and in flight service KLM. I believe upto 9 aircraft were used i...Jump to post
That's a rip through the 52J fleet
9/11 brought a rapid end to the BA 747 Classics; wonder if CV19 will be the same for the 744's
Thanks TUGMASTER, good observation. They did have a couple of the "knackered" 744's go tech in the proceeding days down here in CPTJump to post
BA used B77W G-STBJ on the BA59 CPT run on 15/02 (returning as BA58 on 16/02). Given the need for a downstream 777 crew, this was not a last minute sub, so wondering is this BA dipping its 77W toe on the CPT run as the 52J fleet is slowly whittled down?Jump to post
Would love to see VS back at CPT if only to stir up the BA monopoly. A shiny A350 would be lovely! However, VS is run less emotively these days, so my head says no to CPT, when adding to the existing JNB set up (perhaps, as noted, from MAN), plus local feed can probably do the trick.Jump to post
Lufthansa still flies A340-600 to cape town. -600 to MUC and -300 to FRA. Edelweiss also grace us here in CPT with their -300 on the ZRH service Given SA Govt is wobbling about the promised next ZAR2bn tranche, again just to keep the beast afloat, seems if you are really in the market for a very us...Jump to post
JNB TO CPT is a 2hr flight. The other destination that CPT is also used for is flights to Antarctica, mainly freight I think. The other destination, apart from LHR, LGW, MUC, FRA, VIE, DOH, ZUR, DXB, IST, ADD, LAD amongst others On the Antarctica front, met a chap last night running a G5 charter do...Jump to post
There is a story floating around about a GII that has been set on fire after trafficking drugs around in Central America earlier this week. So one GII less. https://twitter.com/scramble_nl/status/1207054458758352896 https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20191215-0 That's the incident I...Jump to post
There are two things that have radically changed international air travel in my lifetime (born 1965): 1. The Boeing 747-400 2. Emirates, under the leadership of STC I think history will place him in the same group as the likes of Juan Trippe, CR Smith, Herb Kelleher, Lord King, Michael O'Leary (no i...Jump to post
So the guy who gets the job is the guy that said this in October (interview with CNBC following congressional hearings):
“From the vantage point of our board, Dennis has done everything right"
On 12th September 2011 I flew LHR-GOT-ARN-CPH-LHR, just so I could fly on SAS MD's....bagging flights on MD81 LN-RMR (twice) and MD87 OY-KHU Almost exactly a year later, on 10th September 2012, I flew LHR-ARN-HEL-ARN-LHR so I could fly Blue 1 B717's....flying on OH-BLI and OH-BLQ. This trip was book...Jump to post
Yes, they had a third pilot in the cockpit, but the key was having one pilot with the right skills, not having two or more lacking the right skills. Rev, I quietly enjoy your posts, but this made me jump. Go back and listen to those DP Davies interviews I sent you and then think about what you just...Jump to post
As an aside, when Terminal 3 was opened in 1961, it was known as the Oceanic Building.
The original Terminal 2 (circa 1968) was forged from two components, Building 1, the Europa Building and Building 2, the Britannic Building
Terminal 1 was born as Terminal 1 in 1969
I did not say that. I'm sorry, you did, but I accept your sentence compilation was a tad clumsy.... All I'd asked was a memory jog as to whether PA was a launch customer for the -500....I think they were, along with BA? Wrong aircraft for Pan Am? Yep, but sadly no medals for noting that. As an asid...Jump to post
Another way of looking at this is that Pan Am had figured three and then two engine long range jets were the way forward. Is my memory correct in thinking Pan Am were a launch customer for the L1011-500? Given the sparse historical N-reg -400 register, I think they were vindicated. Having flown on N...Jump to post
Flew CIVC on 6th August CPT-LHR and CIVA 20th August LHR-CPT. Both with the new Y cabin fit with, at last, a decent sized IFE screen. Both on time and both provided lovely smokey RB211's coming into the gate! CIVA handled the relentless chop down the Angolan coast beautifully. There is still life in...Jump to post
TWA772LR wrote:What aircraft do AF and KL operate to CPT?
VC10 Weybridge Surrey, first flown at Brooklands The Vickers factory at Weybridge is located on Brooklands airfield. VC-10's departed Brooklands on their first flight to continue flight testing at Wisley and indeed Filton as well. Indeed this set up was rather endemic of the post WW2 British aircra...Jump to post
With CPT becoming A380 ready in 2023 (don’t know if that’s actually going to happen by that date) I can see BA using an A380 to CPT in at least northern winter (BA currently sends twice daily b747 from LHR and b777 from LGW in northern winter) so an a380 would fit in nicely with the capacity and cu...Jump to post
Just back from Kenya and flew a DHC-6, DHC-7 then DHC-8 (300) back to back between Mara-Wilson-Malindi....something rather nice about air travel when you are stepping into a de Havilland
Loved the Dash 7. A real brute, hauling 50 passengers plus luggage out of a gravel strip 5,500ft amsl
How does it connect at both ends? 2240 at CPT?...thats the end of the road, with no internal flights possible and not too desirable to be heading East up the N2 that time of night I looked at using the Austrian flights as a means of getting to LHR earleir this year but could not secure a connecting...Jump to post
My milk run (BA58/59)....CPT-LHR-CPT gets pure Low J I'm curious as to what the tipping point (date) is when there are simply not enough Low J's left to service us fully down here and what we will get in its place? My next milk run in early August so keeping fingers X'd for LY (Landor) or VB (Negus)...Jump to post
Such a shame that there are none in the Netherlands, Aviodrome hasn't got one. I remember that they were trying to get one back form Mali a few years back. Never heard the end result so the deal must have fallen through. I believe that was the 3rd production F28, PH-MOL which was retained by Fokker...Jump to post
Aisak wrote:a350lover wrote:TAP had just announced plans to serve JNB as well.
Well, TAP might be trying to fish those orphan travelers not wishing to back track to fly to JNB.
G-BNLY was City of Swansea when deliveredJump to post
The first Western aircraft operated behind the curtain were a pair of Bristol Britannias which CSA leased from Cubana (61-69).
One aircraft operated for 6 years (63-69) in CSA colours and was a regular visitor to the UK for maintenance at Marshalls Cambridge
Another billion Rand found out of thin air here in SA....the numbers simply don't add up anymore. What are Moody's an S&P upto?Jump to post
So it turns out even EK don't need a big hammer (77W) every time to crack a nut (new or seasonal route) Did anyone see the A330NEO coming? Has to be one of the best kept order secrets in recent years....not even a whisper I'm also keen to see how EK market themselves over the next 5-10 years as the ...Jump to post
When the BA 744's stop pitching up down here at CPT, you will know their time is finally over....
What will we get out of LHR, 773 or A3510?
As a footnote, just a few weeks ago, BNLK did its last run CPT-LHR.....what a fine machine that one has been and a fitting end to a long career
Yes, the 275-seat BA 772s (without First class) from LGW to CPT are winter-only from 15 December 2018 to 30 March 2019. I took BA2040 back to UK a week or so ago, for no other reason than the CPT-LGW leg fare was superb compared to LHR, and it makes no difference to me whether I pick up my hire car...Jump to post
BN747. Couple wrong, SR241 and WA637. See my post above; both taken from period timetables. Some great info in your other inputs however. PA217 in 1974 would not have been a DC-8 as they were retired by PA by 1969. As I noted the closest PA timetable to that time that I can find (mid- 73) actually g...Jump to post
PA812 and 824 were 707 operated The late 1973 PA timetable has the PA Caracas/Rio flight as either 441 or 515, both 707 operated WA637 was DC-10 "Spaceship" operated QF586 Would have been one of the three "Fiesta Routes", all 707 operated: Sydney – Nadi – Papeete – Acapulco – Mex...Jump to post
Shankly, you probably meant to refer to MH - Malaysia Airlines. MS is Egyptair. I did! Thanks for the correction. Bit of confirmation bias on my part, me being old enough to remember Malaysia as Malaysian Airline System (MAS) As an aside that KUL-PEN flight was my shortest 747 flight, around 30 min...Jump to post