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by GRJGeorge
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99042

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

I have seen on FR24 that KL flights to JNB/CPT are operating through RUN. Only reason that comes to mind is they are consolidating AF ORY-RUN and KL AMS-JNB/CPT but it makes little sense to me The primary reason seems to be crew rest reasons. They don't stay in South Africa anymore. They fly to RUN...

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by GRJGeorge
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335396

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

EK to suspend EDI, NCL, STN & LGW and reduce GLA & MAN & BHM to 1 x daily. LHR will see 2 x daily. All flights operated by B777s. To last until June 30. https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/health/coronavirus/emirates-expected-suspend-edinburgh-dubai-flights-2503830 Wow, that is an am...

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by GRJGeorge
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 11505

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

Per the SAA statement: "This decision means that SAA will only continue to render services on its domestic route between Johannesburg and Cape Town." Yes, thanks, I see it is mentioned now in the 2nd statement of the day, after my post The first post was just regarding intercontinental. W...

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by GRJGeorge
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2372
Views: 407294

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Will UA push through with EWR-CPT until the end of season as planned in 2 weeks time, or will it now wrap up a few days earlier?

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by GRJGeorge
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown
Replies: 109
Views: 7696

Re: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown

DXB-SIN-BNE-AKL (EK)
HLZ-NSN (Origin Pacific)
JNB-VIE (OS)
JNB-MAD (IB)
JNB-MEL (VA)
BFN-GRJ (CemAir, resumes April)
JNB-NTY (SA Express)

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by GRJGeorge
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182180

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

SAA A340-600 is leaving JNB tonight to Wuhan via Manila to repatriate South Africans.
Might very well be one of SAA's last A346 missions

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by GRJGeorge
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210619

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Is Ethiopian still operating all flights?

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by GRJGeorge
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100
Replies: 32
Views: 2058

Re: Flights still using Avro RJ85/RJ100

chiki wrote:
SA Airlink should still have some not sure on routes but they are being replaced by E175s

Sent from my SM-A700H using Tapatalk


Airlink retired the last few that was still operating at the beginning of December 2019.
Replaced with E190 and E170...no 175s

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by GRJGeorge
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance JNB-CDG goes daytime from march 30th
Replies: 21
Views: 4456

Re: AirFrance JNB-CDG goes daytime from march 30th

It’s a bit sad to see CDG-JNB go from 14 weekly flights (1*a380,1*b777) parking for nearly ten hours at JNB to the only European flight to leave JNB in the morning with a single daily flight. If I remember correctly, the last time AF was twice daily to JNB was before they put the A380 on the route....

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by GRJGeorge
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St Helena (HLE) "The World's Most Useful Airport" - Wendover Productions
Replies: 44
Views: 11582

Re: St Helena (HLE) "The World's Most Useful Airport" - Wendover Productions

Errrm, nope! I figure, given the 300 or so discussions of why the 764 was not as popular as the 763, that someone will summarize it. here's a fantastic idea..........go watch the video On a related note I do think a flight to Accra or Windhoek might be feasible as well but more SA frequencies would...

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by GRJGeorge
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways expansion today
Replies: 30
Views: 8638

Re: Qatar airways expansion today

Is Luanda still happening as well as announced earlier?

With all the expansion in Southern Africa, increases to MPM and WDH and now introducing GBE...it is strange they still haven't launched Lusaka, Zambia as planned few years ago

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by GRJGeorge
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South African Airways to enter bankruptcy protection
Replies: 23
Views: 7754

Re: South African Airways to enter bankruptcy protection

Fuel, airplanes and flight crew are fixed, so the only possible saving area is ground staff. It's not quite that simple. Fuel, airplanes and salaries are negotiated and a price then fixed. These can all be adjusted with time and effort. It depends if the will to do it is there. What about aircraft ...

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by GRJGeorge
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor Adds FRA-YEG, MUC-SEA/YHZ
Replies: 43
Views: 7306

Re: Condor Adds FRA-YEG, MUC-SEA/YHZ

Does this mean CPT is going year-round ?

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by GRJGeorge
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60349

Re: Air France retires first A380; flown to Malta

So, with one less A380 in its fleet, what AF destinations will be served with the A380 fleet from January 2020? I think JNB and LAX are certain to stay until the A380 stops flying completely for AF. This is the last season JNB is served by A380 From end of March, NS20, JNB switch back to 77W and wa...

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by GRJGeorge
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 531418

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

How is the MK one #2...they already have 2 A350 in service...shouldn't this be #4?

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by GRJGeorge
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 63894

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Can anyone confirm whether QR has in fact started Gaborone (GBE) service yesterday as planned?
Not seeing any news on it, or actual proof...but also no announcements about postponement or cancelled...?

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by GRJGeorge
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 51497

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

Did Qatar Airways launch Gaborone (GBE) service yesterday (27 Oct) as was announced earlier in the year? 3 weekly DOH-JNB-GBE They are now on the full 3 daily DOH-JNB schedule and the extra 3 weekly DOH-CPT have also been implemented. Yes the additional frequency to JNB is also the new flights to G...

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by GRJGeorge
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 51497

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

Did Qatar Airways launch Gaborone (GBE) service yesterday (27 Oct) as was announced earlier in the year? 3 weekly DOH-JNB-GBE

They are now on the full 3 daily DOH-JNB schedule and the extra 3 weekly DOH-CPT have also been implemented.

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by GRJGeorge
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JNB NRT flights soon?
Replies: 21
Views: 5751

Re: JNB NRT flights soon?

Maybe this week... With South Africa in the Rugby World Cup Final on Saturday, maybe SAA will operate a flight or two again? 2 weeks ago SAA operated a nonstop JNB-NRT flight with A340-600...however it was probably a very light load and restricted out of JNB. Perhaps ANA with a low-density 787-8 cou...

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by GRJGeorge
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 51497

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... et-in-4q19


I was under the impression they've actually exited already...and was only code-sharing with LAM on routes still.

Will FastJet South Africa realistically still happen...?
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mr02 wrote:


I was under the impression they've actually exited already...and was only code-sharing with LAM on routes still.

Will FastJet South Africa realistically still happen...?

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by GRJGeorge
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 77351

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019

What is the current longest flight still operated by any type of A340.
See SAA operated a charter flight JNB-NRT yesterday with A340-600

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by GRJGeorge
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 531418

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 338 (HU) out on another test flight #AIB02FG (unpainted)
MSN 352 (JL#4) out on another test flight #AIB04NP
MSN 354 (SA#1) active on the flightline


Is the SA one still wearing MK colours, will it be repainted?
Kind of hoping for a slight revised SA livery...

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by GRJGeorge
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 340
Views: 46181

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

JNB-HRE has 5 airlines operating: SAA operates 3 x daily with mix A319/A320...now and then upgauge to A330/A340 BA/Comair a daily service with 737-800 Airlink (also SA code) 12 x weekly service with mix ERJ-135/ERJ-140 Air Zimbabwe daily with 767-200ER FastJet 4 x daily with ERJ-145 So that's about ...

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by GRJGeorge
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217094

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

Would it be possible for BA to increase their seasonal LGW-CPT service? The TCX service to CPT was probably much more reliant on normal seat-basis O&D demand, instead of packaged trips?

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by GRJGeorge
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines
Replies: 173
Views: 32708

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

Can we have a summary of ET's new routes of 2019...and what was planned but didn't materialize...struggle to keep up. ie. Moscow and IST was to start together, then split and now one going via another point, the other increasing. Beira recently started, but via a different stop than originally plann...

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by GRJGeorge
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 296
Views: 80826

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

Updated: Flown: 6 Mar GRJ-JNB Kulula 737-800 6 Mar JNB-ADD Ethiopian 737-8Max 7 Mar ADD-MBA Ethiopian A350-900 14 Mar MBA-ADD Ethiopian 777-200LR 14 Mar ADD-JNB Ethiopian 737-800 (changed from Max, since grounded while on trip) 17 Mar JNB-GRJ Kulula 737-800 12 Sep GRJ-JNB Mango 737-800 13 Sep JNB-BF...

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by GRJGeorge
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 340
Views: 46181

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

Any indication if/when Air Tanzania will resume JNB service...sure they would want to capture some of the ZNZ bound market for the summer.

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by GRJGeorge
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 51497

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

Here a interesting read that popped up. https://m.fin24.com/Companies/TravelAndLeisure/ferial-haffajee-how-emirates-and-british-airways-benefited-from-the-capture-of-saa-20190830 All completely true! Utterly disgusting... Except the part that EK uses their oldest and most dated aircraft to JNB...th...

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by GRJGeorge
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where does AF fly its A380s?
Replies: 32
Views: 7429

Re: Where does AF fly its A380s?

Not JNB at the moment...but seems it might be back on from next season (NW19/20)

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by GRJGeorge
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 31623

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

If SAA could recover swiftly and quickly about its terrible current troubles, maybe a base in West Africa (Ghana probably) could be implemented. As of September, SAA mainline will have more weekly seats from Accra than they do from Durban, and more ASKs from Accra than they do from Cape Town. It is...

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by GRJGeorge
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to launch Antananarivo
Replies: 24
Views: 7821

Re: Rumor: Emirates to launch Antananarivo

I doubt they'll do triangular, tag-on more likely where they might even get 5th freedom rights on. Perhaps a return to Comoros, like DXB-HAH-TNR, or otherwise also enter Maputo market, DXB-TNR-MPM...maybe even if they want to have a permanent 2nd daily service to Durban, DXB-TNR-DUR.

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by GRJGeorge
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come AT/Royal Air Maroc doesn't fly to South Africa!?
Replies: 6
Views: 1389

Re: How come AT/Royal Air Maroc doesn't fly to South Africa!?

RAM has long served Brazil to connect the large Arab immigrant diaspora in Brazil, while also offering connections to large points in Europe like France. I don't believe RAM has ever served South Africa. Its Africa network is generally geared to West African Francophone markets that can be connecte...

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by GRJGeorge
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest airport in EU with longhaul service
Replies: 19
Views: 2829

Re: Smallest airport in EU with longhaul service

T54A wrote:
Reunion Island?


Doubt it could be. I think RUN airport handles around 2 million passengers a year, not exactly sure. But, surely there's smaller airports in Europe with longhaul service.

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by GRJGeorge
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 31623

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

South African Airways (SAA) is further strengthening its presence in Ghana by increasing weekly frequencies from 9 to 10 flights between Johannesburg and Accra, and by launching a daily service between Accra and Washington DC, with effect from 5th September 2019. These two additional weekly service...

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by GRJGeorge
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 340
Views: 46181

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

It seems ET isn't operating some flights on ADD-JNB the last week and looking ahead it varies...looks like morning JNB-ADD departure and midday ADD-JNB...leaving the aircraft standing at JNB all day again (from 4am arrival to 11pm departure)...this while they might have aircraft shortage with Max gr...

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by GRJGeorge
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A350 GRU-JNB
Replies: 9
Views: 2302

LATAM A350 GRU-JNB

LATAM started using A350 on GRU-JNB route today, replacing 767-300ER Currently both SAA A333 and LATAM A359 is flying JNB-GRU, but the A350 is still routing much more north than the SAA A333...not sure though if it is as high north as was the case with 767 before. Do they have the needed ETOPS for t...

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by GRJGeorge
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Multi-Airport-Cities: Which have you landed/departed at more than one airport?
Replies: 93
Views: 5767

Re: Multi-Airport-Cities: Which have you landed/departed at more than one airport?

London: LHR,LGW,STN,LCY
Johannesburg: JNB, HLA
Guess for Brisbane it won't count having BNE and MCY

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by GRJGeorge
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 51497

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

That looks like an A330, which QR don't use on their scheduled flights to South Africa...at the moment JNB is all 777-300ER. However they do sometimes come in as unscheduled flights, probably with Royals or Government people. Co-incidentally though, QR is introducing 3rd daily flight to JNB from ne...

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by GRJGeorge
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 51497

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

Currently at the Bidvest Lounge, Taken 1h ago: Does anyone know why she is parked so far or not with other international airlines staying iddle all day? https://nsm09.casimages.com/img/2019/06/28//19062804390223957916291070.jpg That looks like an A330, which QR don't use on their scheduled flights ...

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by GRJGeorge
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Poll: Have You Flown on 737MAX?
Replies: 37
Views: 2436

Re: Poll: Have You Flown on 737MAX?

Yes...I flew an Ethiopian Max JNB-ADD 3 days before the crash. Not the one that crashed though, think it was ET-AVK.
Was then supposed to be Max again on return leg, but obviously got changed to NG

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by GRJGeorge
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 51497

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

Currently at the Bidvest Lounge, Taken 1h ago: Does anyone know why she is parked so far or not with other international airlines staying iddle all day? https://nsm09.casimages.com/img/2019/06/28//19062804390223957916291070.jpg That looks like an A330, which QR don't use on their scheduled flights ...

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by GRJGeorge
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 340
Views: 46181

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

Was ET not suppose to start Livingstone (LVI) flights mid-June, think I read about this being opposite triangular as ADD-GBE-LVI-ADD, while the VFA routing remain ADD-VFA-GBE-ADD.

Also read somewhere that ET plans to start ADD-BEW (Beira, Mozambique) soon, but nothing confirmed.

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by GRJGeorge
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 410
Views: 49946

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

Can the A321XLR open up any viable options out of South Africa that can't be done by current narrow-body aircraft, where widebodies might be too big. Considering departing JNB hot and high. Will it reach Middle-East markets (BEY/TLV/MCT), India (BOM), North Africa (CMN,TUN,ALG) or even southern Euro...

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by GRJGeorge
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did UA chose CPT over JNB?
Replies: 26
Views: 5303

Re: Why did UA chose CPT over JNB?

1. South African already flies non stop from NYC to JNB. 2. No one flies non stop from North America to CPT. 3. They will attempt to cater to the leisure crowd with the northern winter seasonal CPT run. Not the business crowd. And yes, CPT is much more marketable to American tourists than JNB. This...

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by GRJGeorge
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 340
Views: 46181

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

Don't know why my posts didn't come out right there... Was saying that the timings and schedule isn't looking right...as JNB-DAR operates Mon,Wed,Fri,Sun arriving DAR at 18:35...while DAR-BOM operates Wed,Fri,Sun departing DAR at 18:00...35mins before the aircraft arrives from JNB...and they only ha...

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by GRJGeorge
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 340
Views: 46181

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

:arrow: Air Tanzania resumes Johannesburg / Mumbai service in June/July 2019 Dar es Salaam – Johannesburg eff 28JUN19 4 weekly 787-8 (Last served until Feb 2009) TC208 DAR1030 – 1245JNB 788 x246 TC209 JNB1420 – 1835DAR 788 x246 Dar es Salaam – Mumbai eff 17JUL19 3 weekly 787-8 (Last served until Ma...

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by GRJGeorge
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 340
Views: 46181

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

:arrow: Air Tanzania resumes Johannesburg / Mumbai service in June/July 2019 Dar es Salaam – Johannesburg eff 28JUN19 4 weekly 787-8 (Last served until Feb 2009) TC208 DAR1030 – 1245JNB 788 x246 TC209 JNB1420 – 1835DAR 788 x246 Dar es Salaam – Mumbai eff 17JUL19 3 weekly 787-8 (Last served until Ma...

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by GRJGeorge
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 71246

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Guess the decision on what to use on SYD-JNB could also depend somewhat on whether they get to launch the PER-JNB route as planned...any word on that, is it still on the table?

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by GRJGeorge
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 37383

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

https://www.fin24.com/Companies/Industr ... s-20190423

Interesting take in South Africa on Jet's demise
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https://www.fin24.com/Companies/Industr ... s-20190423

Interesting take in South Africa on Jet's demise

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