cv990Coronado wrote:I work for SAS in JNB from 1974 to 1978 we operated a DC8 on Thursdays northbound JNB NBO ATH VIE CPH. Mostly in 1974, this was operated with a DC-8-62 but at busy times a 63 was used. There was a quota system which technically restricted the uplift from JNB to 70 pax. This was changed to 110 in around 1975, I'm not sure if that was official but it was in effect. also at school holiday times there didn't seem to be a limit. As far as I can remember there wasn't a restriction on the cargo uplift.
Sometime in late 1976 or early 1977 the DC-8 was replaced by a DC10. I remember flying on a DC10 JNBNBOATH with my fiance in Sep 1977 but some time after that the ATH stop was dropped and the route was JNBNBOVIECPH which is what it remained until 1985 as far as I know.
We always had the same crew as they were based in NBO. Great job they had as they did NBOJNBNBO once a week and NBODARNBO once a week.
kjeld0d wrote:Pottok wrote:Hello,
Johannesburg was closed in September 1985.
Was it closed for economic or political reasons?
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos