Aren’t all the A340s not airworthy or is it only a few. Why would you think that? The remaining owned A340s have been flying regular repatriation and cargo flights in recent months. I can see ZS-SNC/D/F/G and SXF in recent weeks. This article https://onemileatatime.com/south-african-airways-getting...Jump to post
So more and more planes are going back to their lessors (9 alone in the last few days), but still a rescue plan approval by the creditors. With which aircraft is SAA supposed to (re)start their operations? Nine aircraft; three A319-100s, four A320-200s, and two A350-900s. And the owned A340s. Aren’...Jump to post
PANAMsterdam wrote:So more and more planes are going back to their lessors (9 alone in the last few days), but still a rescue plan approval by the creditors. With which aircraft is SAA supposed to (re)start their operations?
It’s official CPT now available for booking ATL-JNB-CPT-ATL
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... cape-town/
thekorean wrote:So the whole airline will consist of nothing but JNB to LHR and JNB to CPT. My goodness.
Now that proposed schedule is released, with less than 2 hours stop at JNB, I think you're correct. The JNB stop makes going through immigration really tight. Nope SA doesn't work that way.. Take SQs SIN-JNB-CPT-JNB-SIN for a better example... Pax that fly SIN-CPT-SIN stay on board in JNB while a c...Jump to post
I think passengers on ATL-CPT will need to get off at JNB to pass immigration. If for nothing else, the plane needs to be cleaned and serviced after 15 hr flight from ATL-JNB and they can't do that with passengers onboard. For reference - When CI/BR flew from TPE-JFK with a stop at ANC, all passeng...Jump to post
Have you been in a cave when DL have printed straight gold on this route ever since it launched? If Delta are investing in putting their flagship on this route don’t you think there’s a chance it would be possible. JNB is not a route that is marginally profitable, it is one of the MOST. I don't hav...Jump to post
I am told today that during an internal employee townhall Ed said that when JNB comes back on the 359 it will be to/from ATL and will be included in a CPT rotation as a result of the 77L retirement and lack of high and hot legs on the 359: ATL-JNB-CPT-ATL No timeline given as to when service would ...Jump to post
The political interference and corruption has been systematic and endemic for at last a decade (maybe decade and a half). Before then it had its problems, but certainly not in a catastrophic manner. I’ve flown SAA long-haul in J a number of times over the past decade, mostly JNB-LHR, IAD, and PER, ...Jump to post
There are a lot of comments re the 77L and cargo. What kind of cargo was DL hauling ATL-JNB and LAX-SYD? What kind of shipments and shippers does DL (and any commercial airline for that matter) target? Why would a shipper go to DL vs air freight company? Although the A350 may be capable for DL’s ne...Jump to post
My prediction Domestic flights will return and as interstate border restrictions are relaxed, perhaps July-August as cv-19 will me more prevalent in the colder months. Any time earlier than this would be extremely risky New Zealand and Pacific would be as above Asia will depend on how their cv-19 n...Jump to post
What aircraft do you guys think the "new" saa will use after it gets back? There will be a lot of cheap 2nd hand A350,787s and new stored A350,787. BTW,why doesn't SAA consider the 787 as an aircraft to use. (Ex) SAA's pilots are well trained on the A340 and it is easier to convert those ...Jump to post
Wamos B747 A330
Lufthansa B747 (usually a340)
SAA is almost finally done with a new airline to form in its place. I don’t know about the rest of you but I’m sad to see one of my favourite airlines leave the skies. https://simpleflying.com/south-africa-national-carrier-2/ https://amp.thesouthafrican.com/news/when-will-saa-be-closed-what-new-airl...Jump to post
Egypt air to fly B789 almost 18 hours SYD-CAI three times in late April
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... pril-2020/
Some good news in these grim times. Can’t wait to see TAP down here in CPT. Wonder how long they going to have their planes sit in CPT, anybody have the timetable for these flights I can’t seem to find it? Not long its a turn-around. Daylight down, overnight back. Thank you. So it is similar to KL/...Jump to post
SAA to co-operate with Brazilian government to repatriate Brazilian citizens from South Africa. Flight departs tonight from Cape Town to São Paulo.
https://twitter.com/flysaa/status/12470 ... 13248?s=21
deltatrav wrote:Any news on new Lusaka terminal opening? I was under the impression that it was done or nearly so?
SAA to repatriate foreign nationals back to their home country. Two A346 will be used. Links to various websites; https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.263chat.com/amp/saa-repatriation-flights-to-germany-take-off-on-friday/ https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-04-03-saa-evacu...Jump to post
QF63 goes over or gets extremely close to antarctic everyday, way past ETOPS 330 and in some cases ETOPS 370. So while the B789 can get to JNB in terms of range, ETOPS limitation would add a significant amount of miles and hours flown just to stay within ETOPS. Making QF63/64 less economically viabl...Jump to post
Qantas says 85% of pilots have voted in favour of EBA for Project Sunrise meaning that once all this stuff with Coronavirus settles down an order for the A350-1000's can be placed https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/project-sunrise-is-go-as-qantas-pilots-agree-to-ultra-long-flights Why wait unt...Jump to post
uhh bit of a weird flight latam A359 JNB-DPS, anyone know what it is for?
Comair shutting down until the 19th of April due to Covid19. https://www.comair.co.za/coronavirus Williams- FlySafair as well. Until the 20th of April. https://mybroadband.co.za/news/motoring/344427-flysafair-to-stop-all-flights.html/amp (Apologies, surprisingly, that is the best article I could fi...Jump to post
Comair shutting down until the 19th of April due to Covid19.
Interesting spot if you are near CPT - LOT WAW-CPT B788 repatriation flight.
SAA suspending food service on JNB-CPT-JNB.
https://twitter.com/flysaa/status/12420 ... 49255?s=21
Wamos air has sent 1*B747 and 2*A332 to CPT as repatriation flights. Lufthansa’s B744 is on the way to CPT.Jump to post
QR drops CPT to 4 weekly, from the previously reduced 7, from the 1st of April till the end of May.
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... t-21mar20/
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...Jump to post
SAA cancelling ALL international flights until the end of may.
https://www.flysaa.com/about-us/leading ... s/newsroom
Read a report that German government in sending 4 flights to Cape Town (CPT) to repatriate citizens that was stuck on a cruise ship, which had to dock in Cape Town. Any more info on these flights? By the looks of FR24 it’s going to be 1*B744 and 1*A343 to FRA and 2*A359 to MUC. Late evening departu...Jump to post
Williamsb747 wrote:JNB turning back foreign nationals from high risk zones.
https://www.enca.com/news/flight-high-r ... d-or-tambo
JNB turning back foreign nationals from high risk zones.
https://www.enca.com/news/flight-high-r ... d-or-tambo
QR to RSA due to Covid19
DOH-JNB going to 1 daily from 3
DOH-CPT reduced to daily from 10 weekly
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-19mar20/
SAA’s Covid19 route cuts. Frankfurt completely gone. Other international destinations cut quite a bit as well. https://www.flysaa.com/documents/51855150/658748322/Flight+Cancellations+due+to+COVID19/dc341fce-ddf1-4655-903c-9bbe0349c9f5 Just a point of clarification. This schedule is only until the ...Jump to post
SAA’s Covid19 route cuts. Frankfurt completely gone. Other international destinations cut quite a bit as well.
https://www.flysaa.com/documents/518551 ... be0349c9f5
With LH grounding its A380s and reports that BA is considering similar, any thoughts on if QF will also need to take similar measures? From what I’m hearing traffic to the states was holding up, not sure if this has changed. LHR traffic via SIN may struggle, not sure how they can downguage the serv...Jump to post
gokmengs wrote:TK tweeted a new “guess the new destination” challenge. Anyone with a decent guess for this new Long Haul destination?
https://twitter.com/TurkishAirlines/sta ... 6053238786
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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 would have only happened if the SYD flight was downgauged to a 787. 2. QF ...Jump to post
AF to go 5 weekly for a short period to CPT NW20/21
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -increase/