|Quoting Andz (Reply 4):|
there were many raised eyebrows when they announced the 767 to LGW but once again they have made it work!
|Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 5):|
How could a Jo'burg-London route NOT work ? Filling a plane on a route where supply is deliberately and systematically restricted at Government level to WAY below demand is not that difficult, especially a 3x weekly 767. Provided your aircraft is reasonably serviceable and you don't leave your passengers stuck more than once a week (eg. Avia), you're onto a goldmine, especially now that the Rand is doing better.
|Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 3):|
What was that SA airline that got hold of two ex-SQ 743's and was going to fly them to LGW and MUC - they were even repainted (in an APPALLING c's as I recall), but nothing came of it.
|Quoting Andz (Reply 7):|
The raised eyebrows were more a tribute to people thinking "ha Nationwide you upstart now you will see your ass" than anything else. Nationwide have succeeded where others such as Flitestar and Sun Air tried and failed, namely in taking on SAA in the domestic and regional market as a full service airline.
|Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 9):|
I wonder if SAA's really percieves them as a true threat ?
|Quoting Andz (Reply 10):|
However like you said they might not take kindly to CE encroaching too much onto their goldmine route to London!
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