For how long will the Fokkers still be around then for Alliance? Was hoping to do a trip to Australia next year to get to hop on a few rare types that we don't see here in Southern Africa, which seemed possible there...but now this will probably not happen before 2022 anymore. Was looking at Fokker1...Jump to post
JNB-CPT is blocked at about 2h10m by current airlines. I wonder how much time they provide for pax to clear customs in JNB. Additionally, I believe ZA has outbound immigration, so I wonder if they have to provide time in CPT for JNB passengers to go through the outbound customs (does ZA allow passe...Jump to post
According to FR24 schedules, SAA is scheduled to do flights to SYD and BNE in the next week or so, with A346.
Will this still be for repatriation of Aussie citizens from SA, or other way around, repatriation of South African citizens from Australia?
Not a regular scheduled flight...but this past weekend CemAir of South Africe did a repatriation flight, collecting stranded South Africans along the way through West Africa...all the way from Morocco to South Africa...routing CMN-NKC-OUA-ABJ-PNR-JNB, with CRJ900Jump to post
My last real trip was luckily back in November to France. Last domestic trip was weekend at end of February, GRJ-JNB-GRJ with FlySafair Was due to do a weekend trip again on 26 March, literally the day lockdown started in South Africa Cancelled trip in May: GRJ-JNB (Kulula), JNB-MRU-SIN/KUL (MK...no...Jump to post
QF7025 is currently en-route MEL-JNB, with 789 VH-ZND (Yam Dreaming). Taking quite a southern routing, although maybe not as far south as the 744s go.
It also looks like CPT-PER with SAA will in fact be operating tonight, with A346 ZS-SNC (Star Alliance livery).
According to FR24 it looks like a flight is scheduled by SAA to operate CPT-PER with A346 on 25 April, for repatriation of Aussie citizens.
On SAA site it also gives information of a prospective flight (JNB-CPT-PER)
A few multi-leg trips I've done, mostly due to it being reasonably better priced, but also to catch certain aircraft types. Also no nonstop perhaps available between the main cities (besides my hometown which is only domestic anyway): GRJ-JNB-DXB-SIN-BNE-AKL GRJ-JNB-SEZ-AUH-HKG-KUL-TGG GRJ-JNB-LAD-O...Jump to post
German government have now come to an agreement with SAA to operate up to 19 repatriation flights for travelers still stuck in South Africa. Flights will be from both JNB and CPT to both FRA and MUC, mostly with A340-600, starting tonight. Apparently a flight to BRU as well at some point. I find it ...Jump to post
I will not be counting suspended routes due to the coronavirus SWF-DUB (DY and DY op by Evelop) SWF-EDI (DY) JRO-ZNZ (QR) EDI-MAN (Flybe) EWR-SJU (WN) JRO-ZNZ is still served by Air Tanzania and Precision Air Reminder this thread is about routes not available anymore by any carrier, not just if an ...Jump to post
Another day with some unusual Latam flights: - JJ9454 GRU-LAX B77W (PT-MUE) - LA1102 GRU-LAX B789 (CC-BGK) - LA1130 GRU-LAX B788 (CC-BBI) Does anyone know why 3 flights to LAX? It's the second day this is happening. It looks like Latam is also scheduling a flight routing GRU-JNB-DPS return over the...Jump to post
SAA cancelling ALL international flights until the end of may. https://www.flysaa.com/about-us/leading-carrier/media-center/media-releases/newsroom It's not really making it clear regarding ALL international flights...just mentioning the intercontinental flights. Perhaps some flights to regional Af...Jump to post
Why hasn’t QF started CPT all they need is a B789 or a standard A35k? - 1. Don't think the demand is there. The only Aus-SA routes are - SA PER-JNB Daily 340/330 - QF SYD-JNB 6/wk 747 QF had talked about a 330 from PER, but dropped that with the ongoing issues with PER airport, plus I suspect it wo...Jump to post
Mango has applied for quite a few international rights over the last few weeks, probably taking over some from SAA. They've applied for MRU, LVI and DAR on 7 February and MPM, LUN and LLW on 14 February. So some of this might be just in conjunction with SAA. With Mango suspending all services from L...Jump to post
I wonder if CPT might be run as a tag on either the Luanda or Maputo flights rather than a nonstop from LIS; KL tags Windhoek to their Luanda flight and Emirates tags Harare onto theirs, so there is some precedent there. Sorry, I don't see what the precedent is with KL doing AMS-LAD-WDH and EK doin...Jump to post
And, Isn't there a Portuguese population in the Cape region? Correct. Quite sizable population. Yes, maybe there is...but there's an even bigger community in the north around JNB. However, if it's leisurely focused and more on offering connections to the rest of Europe and even North America, then ...Jump to post
I am guessing the US services (NYC and IAD via ACC) will be served with the A350 (which SAA has 4) and LHR, FRA and PER will be served with A333 (which SAA has 5)? That means the airline can get rid of all A340 and A332. With the reduction of regional and domestic routes, it can get rid of all the ...Jump to post
I think also if SA was to axe PER-JNB given its current dire financial straits, PER and QF would both have vastly increased motivation to work things out so that QF could launch its own PER-JNB service ASAP. That's a moot point. QF have been quite clear that they wont expand out of PER until all th...Jump to post
The other flight is open for bookings just to LOS, not all the way to LFW anymore, still 3 weekly JNB-DLA-LOS and 4 weekly JNB-LBV-LOS. The nonstop JNB is more timed to connect to all the other routes to West Africa. Both flights are scheduled with 737-800, and will be in JNB together, as the new no...Jump to post
BA also announced the seasonal LGW-CPT flight will increase from 3 to 5 weekly from January 2021...this is in additiona to the 2 daily LHR flights.Jump to post
Reports today that ASKY will launch nonstop JNB-LFW from middle-March, with a focus to connect to ABJ. SAA flights have been removed from end of Feb. It is unclear whether ASKY is adding this in addition to the current routing LFW-LOS-DLA/LBV-JNB...and thus having 2 daily flights to JNB, any more cl...Jump to post
What drives the market at Cape Town, is it tourism mostly? Yes, mostly tourism. But a lot more high-end tourism at that. Over the last few years there might also have been a better increase in business travel, as several companies moved headquarters (be it national, regional or continental) to Cape...Jump to post
Jip, CPT it is...just announced on their Facebook page. To start 25 Oct'20, bookings open 18 FebJump to post
While we're seeing a lot of cancellations, suspensions and reductions for travel to and in China and Hong Kong (would be interesting to know what % of flights to/from and in China is already cancelled)...I'm wondering if other routes outside of this might start to be affected, either for being in th...Jump to post
What is the point of keeping SAA around? When was the last time they weren't hemorrhaging money? It has been mentioned a couple of times in this thread that the last year SAA made a profit was 2011 so coming up to 9 years. There's lots of talk that just closing it down will cost the government a lo...Jump to post
Does anyone have any information regarding JNB transfer passengers? JNB seems to be rather a dead end destination so I'm wondering if there's such a strong O&D demand between JNB and destinations like EBB, TNR or FIH; or do passengers travelling from those airports transfer in JNB (where to? I ...Jump to post
With regards to GRU, in addition to LATAM I think TAAG might be carrying quite a bit of transit traffic via LAD. That is true yes, carrying a lot of that traffic and actually TAAG in that way maybe also picked up more traffic from MPM via LAD to GRU...taking both MPM-JNB and JNB-GRU marketshare fro...Jump to post
So how many planes will SAA ground once these routes ended? At least a large part of their A340 fleet. The 4 A350s they lease are apparently enough to cover long haul routes. FRA is now also an A350 route, a destination which doesn't really require the range of the A350. I actually find this encour...Jump to post
SAA plans to axe all domestic routes except the JNB-CPT shuttle as well as international routes to ABJ, CAN, EBB, HKG, LVI, LAD, MUC, NLA and GRU. All routes mentioned will be axed from February 29th. So they are cutting about half the network. Just to to note on these: ABJ...was just 3 weekly, as ...Jump to post
Does the cuts include flights operated but SA Express ? No, this is not including SA Express at the moment...as they are run as two different companies. SAX has already made several cuts last year when they resumed service. However, in a court case ruling today it was said that SAX should also be p...Jump to post
It is reported that SAA will drop ABJ tag from 29 FebJump to post
Any idea how QR is doing on the recently launched Gaborone(GBE), Botswana service? I have the idea it can't be great, the JNB-GBE sector almost feels like the same type of operation as SYD-CBR.
Now that there are mention of EK launching DXB-MPM-GBE, I just can't see that it could work for both.
https://clubofmozambique.com/news/emirates-to-start-operating-in-mozambique-in-july-151186/ Will this be true...EK to launch Maputo. Somewhere else I've read that they actually plan to do DXB-MPM-GBE. I just can't see how Gaborone can sustain this as well...QR have only recently started GBE 3 weekly...Jump to post
All these airlines that are suspending and reducing flights to China...do some of them have other options to re-deploy those aircraft and slots for other flights somewhere else on such short notice...temporary increases on some high demand seasonal routes?Jump to post
Few domestic and 1 holiday trip booked so far: 21 Feb GRJ-JNB FlySafair 737-800 23 Feb JNB-GRJ FlySafair 737-800 26 Mar GRJ-JNB FlySafair 737-400 29 Mar JNB-GRJ FlySafair 737-800 12 May GRJ-JNB Kulula 737-800 13 May JNB-MRU Air Mauritius A350-900 13 May MRU-SIN Air Mauritius A330-200 26 May KUL-SIN-...Jump to post
Long-haul there might not be many one-for-one replacements necessarily: On the current nonstop routes: IAD/JFK...might bring another US carrier to launch JNB from somewhere on the Eastern Seaboard...but probably not two daily extra flights...perhaps someone else for IAD-ACC...UA keep CPT year-round ...Jump to post
juliuswong wrote:blacksoviet wrote:Why doesn’t South African Airways sell their A340-200s to Iran?
Not the smartest idea unless they want to be hit by US sanctions.
MUC continues to be served. Not according to my source, and if you try to book JNB-MUC on flysaa.com it is via FRA. Not according to my LH profile. I am on that flight in July. For now it's only this week cancelled, scheduled to resume on Saturday...however this route stands a good chance to be cho...Jump to post
The future fleet of SAA needs to be A350 and A330. They dropped MUC. So their destinations left are JFK (A350), IAD-ACC (A330), LHR (A330), FRA (A330), PER (A330), and HKG (A332). I have no idea if the HKG flight can be made with the A332 but if they get more A350's it should go to HKG due to the h...Jump to post
Things are moving quickly now with the SAA saga, I guess we'll find out more concretely in the next few weeks. As I understand, the first month of Business Rescue has passed, thus certain decisions had to be taken already...although several reports are conflicting, so nothing is all that clear. The ...Jump to post
Any idea how SAA is actually doing on ABJ route...are they actually carrying good traffic on the ACC-ABJ sector, or just relying on JNB-ABJ traffic? Otherwise (depending on how long they last anyway) it might be a better option for them to rather suspend that sector when restructuring, it's probably...Jump to post
Had 4 hour delay on KQ from GVA to NBO. Inbound arrived about an hour late, we were only about 30 pax from GVA, were bussed to the plane, stood in the bus for about half-an-hour and then taken back to terminal, just told some technical issue, only boarded again about 2hours later...then had to wait ...Jump to post
It seems today's flights actually didn't go. It went to Walvis Bay, but landed back at CPT an hour ago...see it's rescheduled for tomorrow. In the video I think it is said that there's been no cancellations...which is technically not correct, as this has happened a few times before, where the flight...Jump to post