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by northsouthnomad
Sat May 11, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 169
Views: 18413

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

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! ...

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by northsouthnomad
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 169
Views: 18413

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

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...

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by northsouthnomad
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 169
Views: 18413

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

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...

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by northsouthnomad
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 169
Views: 18413

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

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...

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by northsouthnomad
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 169
Views: 18413

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

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...

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by northsouthnomad
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LH or BA in MSP
Replies: 96
Views: 9533

Re: Why no LH or BA in MSP

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.


Because Denver and Colorado in general are a drawcard for Europeans. Minneapolis... Not so much

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by northsouthnomad
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium to operate LHR-YYZ for BA
Replies: 11
Views: 3078

Re: Air Belgium to operate LHR-YYZ for BA

I'd call this a win! A better product than that offered by BA

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by northsouthnomad
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 169
Views: 18413

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

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...

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by northsouthnomad
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 169
Views: 18413

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

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...

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by northsouthnomad
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations
Replies: 84
Views: 15320

Re: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations

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...

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by northsouthnomad
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations
Replies: 84
Views: 15320

Re: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations

aviationaware wrote:
Durban has no chance of happening. Ever.


Bold statement, considering everyone else flying to Durban, BA coming and Germans being the second largest tourist arrivals to the city and the fact it's tourist offering is having serious investment. But sure make big statements based on nothing.

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by northsouthnomad
Wed May 30, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A visual look at Africa's top 10 air routes by pax traffic in 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 3411

Re: A visual look at Africa's top 10 air routes by pax traffic in 2017

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...

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by northsouthnomad
Sun May 27, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SA Express grounded
Replies: 15
Views: 3648

Re: SA Express grounded

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...

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by northsouthnomad
Thu May 24, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SA Express grounded
Replies: 15
Views: 3648

Re: SA Express grounded

Alot of secondary cities and routes will have lost their only service and it will not be easy for someone to step in quick

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by northsouthnomad
Wed May 09, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR
Replies: 45
Views: 9116

Re: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR

Are all the BA 787-800 the same configuration?

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by northsouthnomad
Wed May 09, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR
Replies: 45
Views: 9116

Re: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR

JumboMaiden wrote:
Someone83 wrote:
When did BA last operated into DUR with their own metal?


Jan? Feb? 1987.
It was a shuttle from Harare.


It was surely the 90s. I remember taking a flight that went via Johannesburg and then carried on to Durban

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by northsouthnomad
Tue May 08, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair announced service to Dusseldorf
Replies: 15
Views: 1857

Re: Icelandair announced service to Dusseldorf

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...

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by northsouthnomad
Tue May 08, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Edinburgh
Replies: 61
Views: 11928

Re: Emirates announces Edinburgh

Is EK just flooding capacity?

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by northsouthnomad
Tue May 08, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR
Replies: 45
Views: 9116

Re: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR

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...

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by northsouthnomad
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Routes/Airlines at Gatwick
Replies: 36
Views: 5410

Re: Future Routes/Airlines at Gatwick

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...

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by northsouthnomad
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 42266

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

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.

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by northsouthnomad
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Port Elizabeth to Cape Town with SA Express
Replies: 4
Views: 4312

Re: Port Elizabeth to Cape Town with SA Express

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...

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by northsouthnomad
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Routes/Airlines at Gatwick
Replies: 36
Views: 5410

Re: Future Routes/Airlines at Gatwick

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...

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by northsouthnomad
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European carriers in South Africa
Replies: 22
Views: 3693

Re: European carriers in South Africa

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 ...

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by northsouthnomad
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European carriers in South Africa
Replies: 22
Views: 3693

Re: European carriers in South Africa

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...

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