Once my AF/KL Amex card spends reset to zero (soon) for the next month, tickets with Air Tanzania to JNB will be purchased. Would you suggest to fly in business or economy class in order to publish - if possible/subject to local regulations - a comprehensive trip report in the appropriate section! ...Jump to post
Effective 1 July, Air Mauritius will increase its flight frequencies to and from Durban to a four-weekly service, with an additional flight on Sundays. The scheduled flight, operating an Airbus A319-100, will depart Durban on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 12h20 and arrive in Mauritiu...Jump to post
I also dpoke to the purser and he mentiined the IAD flights were doing well with 1 stop option and these helped with west african traffic do maybe they are heading in the right direction slowly but will come a time to ditch the fuel hungry 4 engies for 2 but will need to get there finances in order...Jump to post
DUR is a very different market to JNB/CPT. It relies more on outbound rather than inbound travelers, but also connections focused more on South Asia rather than East Asia and Europe. ET were also much later to market. EK, QR and TK had a first mover advantage. The new kid on the block had only crum...Jump to post
The Angolan government has allowed private investors to take a stake in flagship airline TAAG due to the carrier’s current financial difficulties. The privatisation process covers 49% of TAAG, as the State will keep 51%, and 10% of the shares will be sold to transport sector workers and the remaini...Jump to post
Thunderbolt500 wrote:Just saw a post about LH And BA going to to Denver, so my question is why can’t msp get any of these flights. The area has around 3.5 million people.
With the shuffle of emirates priorities and cut backs, it is interesting to see a temporary addition to Durban over the coming winter period. Emirates will be introducing a second flight 4 times a week from 14 June 2019 to 4 August 2019. Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun. Depart Dubai at 03.20am and arrive in Durb...Jump to post
The start of direct British Airways flight between Durban and London in October 2018 failed to boost King Shaka Airport international tourist arrivals according to Statistics South Africa tourism data. The number of international tourists arriving at King Shaka Airport in fact dropped to only 3,338...Jump to post
Durban has no chance of happening. Ever. Durban does have 6 international airlines among the 12 passenger and 4 cargo airlines that serve it...so you never know... So you think on that basis Durban has a chance of securing Lufthansa! So an airport that currently has 12 airlines serving it with 6 of...Jump to post
aviationaware wrote:Durban has no chance of happening. Ever.
I believe the list is only flights within Africa , with the bizarre inclusion of the Arabian Peninsula as part of Africa rather than it's correct placement in Asia. In the eyes of this report, JNB-DXB is not intercontinental. And European routes don't meet the criteria for inclusion. Nowhere it sta...Jump to post
Alot of secondary cities and routes will have lost their only service and it will not be easy for someone to step in quick They've already downsized quite significantly over the last few years. That said, Cape Town to Port Elizabeth is well covered by Comair and Safair, Cape Town to Bloemfontein an...Jump to post
JumboMaiden wrote:Someone83 wrote:When did BA last operated into DUR with their own metal?
Jan? Feb? 1987.
It was a shuttle from Harare.
Good move to bring more US one stops to Dusseldorf. It has surprisingly few transatlantic services considering the massive scale of the overall rhur metro nearing 22m. Only Atlanta, New York, Miami and Fort Myers served. Hardly a broad offer. I wonder if Eurowings will get even more bold on long hau...Jump to post
Long overdue route connection to a fantastic part of the world. Great on the way over, not so promising for the way back. I hope this ridiculously early morning departure doesn't kill the route, I can see many people arriving direct into Durban and leaving on a night flight via Jnb. That said, is th...Jump to post
As this is a post about Future Routes/Airlines at Gatwick and not necessarily a post about how Norwegian will fly XY and Z I will just add the following. Norwegian have announced that Cape Town and Durban are their target cities in Souh Africa for new routes from Gatwick. This will provide Durban's...Jump to post
not that surprising with the way the US government is trying to stick their fingers into all foreign business in the air industry. They could not ban them outright so md it more difficult. That and the fact that far less people want to visit the US for the foreseeable future.Jump to post
Have you been to the Garden Route NP? What is nice to see around P-E? Seems like you got lucky to have a window seat.. Thanks for sharing You're welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed it. No, I didn't do the Garden Route. I only went to PE because I wanted to see something other than Johannesburg/Soweto and...Jump to post
As this is a post about Future Routes/Airlines at Gatwick and not necessarily a post about how Norwegian will fly XY and Z I will just add the following. New routes/airlines already confirmed and scheduled for Gatwick in the near future. China Airlines-Taipei Georgian Airlines-Tbilisi Rwandair-Kiga...Jump to post
When thinking about BA tag-ons or new destinations in South Africa, don't forget the local BA franchise carrier Comair. In effect BA has its own network serving the RSA and neighbouring countries, with planes in BA livery, crews in BA uniform, and flights with BA flight numbers (not codeshares but ...Jump to post
Many years ago AUSTRIAN did fly to JNB.I believe TAP use to fly to JNB with a one stop flight. BA use to fly non stop to Durban. Alitalia use to fly to JNB. I do not think Brussels Airlines ever flew there, they are big in other parts of Africa. There seems to be a lot of turnover of European airli...Jump to post