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ENU
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 4

Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:53 pm

Air Namibia received the first of two Boeing 737-500s last Thursday. The aircraft is leased from Capex Leasing Limited for five years and will be used to serve regional routes like Luanda, Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Source: http://allafrica.com/stories/200712140417.html
 
747Dreamlifter
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 4

Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:03 am

"Happy Birthday"!.....Fly540  birthday 
(ICAO) FFV (Callsign) SWIFT TANGO

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Seems the people in Nairobi, Kenya has something to be proud of as their LCC carrier Fly540* celebrates its first birthday.
Began service between Nairobi and Mombasa on November 24,2006 with ATR-42's
*The name 540 refers to its price of Sh5,540 per adult return fare between Mombasa and Nairobi.

http://www.coastweek.com/3050-15.htm

Congratulations to the employees and staff at Fly540 (Five Forty Aviation)  bigthumbsup 
 
md90fan
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 4

Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:30 pm


  • EK to CPT

    EK770 DXB - CPT: 815 - 1625
    EK771 CPT - DXB: 1810 - 600

  • Sonair has ordered 1x A340-500 to replace the World Airways MD11 when it's lease ends.

  • Saudi Arabian Airlines, effective March 30 2008 will:

    Cancel

    JED-ASM (currently 2x weekly M90)
    RUH-KHT (currently 1 weekly 772; will turn to 2x weekly 741/743 before being dropped)

    Reduce

    JED-NBO to 1x weekly 772 (from 2x weekly)

    Downgrade

    JED-CAI to a daily M90 (from daily 747/772)
    RUH-CAI to a daily 772 (from daily M90+747)


...Also JED-TUN returns April 2008 with a weekly 772. SV must have the least organized network ever, no way they can be competitive with 1 weeklies to everywhere!

Quoting ENU (Reply 55):
How many do they have on order?

3.

Quoting Dkny (Reply 53):
"Ethiopian plans to start flights to Equatorial Gunea, Kuwait, Riyad, Toronto, South Korea, and Malaysia. The company also plans to add two additional destinations in the US."

They are really booming, I'm proud of them.

http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/5440/3170845333bbcc7a150bfj3.jpg
http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/8956/206334644478f127084cbtc8.jpg

So is ADD!
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ALexeu
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 4

Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:36 pm

Over which countries are El Al flights to JNB going? Are they allowed to fly over Sudan?

Quoting Speedbird128 (Reply 52):
Poor old ZS-SIL, after being sent out to pasture by SAA, seems to have been taking some knocks. There seems to be some "skin warping" behind the wing...

At least i got to fly, the good old Wilge.

Quoting ENU (Reply 55):
Libyan Airlines received its second CRJ-900. How many do they have on order? This is 5A-LAA:

Are they still using B727 and F-27?

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 58):

I am going to ask you again, where do you get those news !!!

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 58):
They are really booming, I'm proud of them.

But why? Ethiopia is one of the poorest nations in the world.

[Edited 2007-12-19 05:36:54]
 
AF022
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 4

Wed Dec 19, 2007 2:41 pm



Quoting AlexEU (Reply 59):
But why? Ethiopia is one of the poorest nations in the world.

Poorest, yes, but least corrupt also. It probably doesn't take much to make money operating an airline in Africa as long as people aren't stealing the company blind.
 
jambo
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 4

Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:43 pm

Lufthansa to start 1 weekly service FRA-LAD.
That will be good news to business people travelling to/from Angola.

Does Air namibia operate to FRA ? Do they still have the A340?
 
md90fan
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 4

Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:16 pm

Ethiopian promoting the 787 in Ethiopia now:

http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/6820/20836768959f98a101a2btg2.jpg

Quoting AlexEU (Reply 59):
I am going to ask you again, where do you get those news !!!

The internet  wink 

Quoting AF022 (Reply 60):
Poorest, yes, but least corrupt also. It probably doesn't take much to make money operating an airline in Africa as long as people aren't stealing the company blind.

Also, the Ethiopian diaspora are a very hardworking, humble people, it isn't uncommon for them to save alot of their money to invest in Ethiopia.

Quoting Jambo (Reply 61):
Does Air namibia operate to FRA ? Do they still have the A340?

Yes, 4x weekly with the A343.

Quoting Jambo (Reply 61):
That will be good news to business people travelling to/from Angola.

Good for buisiness travellers? No. Angola in general? Yes.

No way is a business traveller going to use a weekly flight to get down somewhere and do business.

Anyways, some pictures from Luanda airport:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1005/1248771051_49caa0aff9_o.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/82/258763940_e9f8b38475_b.jpg
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soups
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 4

Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:47 pm

Air Namibia A340 was operating for behalf Ghantours on LGW-ACC-LGW

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/aaaaaP1000145.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/airmanP1000143.jpg

Hajj flights were operated by 3X L1011 aircrafts, one of them was skygate.... EX-044 and EX-056..
Also an Ex NW 747 (3hours boarding time) and Kabo airlines 747, Kabo 747s are banned froom opearting to JED so the 747 landed in RKT instead, an air bulgaria A320 made the RKT-JED sector
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/nwaaaaP1000130.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/asasasP1000137.jpg
A regular in ACC.... for our ET fans 
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/et757P1000132.jpg
This A/C has become also a frequent visitor in ACC. any idea what destinations?
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/75757575P1000134.jpg

[Edited 2007-12-19 11:56:55]
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
 
md90fan
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 4

Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:07 pm

In another thread, someone mentioned that RAM will begin Kabo and Banjul next year.

Quoting Soups (Reply 63):
Kabo 747s are banned froom opearting to JED

Really?

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s29/kingofthehill2/kabo.jpg
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777way
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 4

Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:37 pm

Saudia will bring the following chnages for Africa from Summer 2008 schedule:

Tunis, Algiers and Casablanca go 777 from current 741.

Asmara to be suspended.

more info in here http://airlineroute.blogspot.com/200...dia-major-network-restructure.html
 
2travel2know
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 4

Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:42 pm

Don't know if this has been asked before, but which are the major international routes to/fr JNB?
I would think GRU and LAD, maybe London are among those.
I don't work for COPA Airlines!
 
louA340
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 4

Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:54 pm



Quoting Soups (Reply 63):

Where was the ex NW 747 brought from? Was it refurbished from storage?
 
speedbird128
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 4

Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:35 pm

Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 66):
Don't know if this has been asked before, but which are the major international routes to/fr JNB?
I would think GRU and LAD, maybe London are among those.

LHR is the busiest long-haul route to/from JNB.

BA 2x B744 daily
SA 2x A346/3/2 daily
VS 1x B744 daily

Then you have Lufthansa(B744), Swiss (A343), TAP(A343), Iberia(A343), Air France (2x 777), Thai(A346), China Eastern(A343), Singapore(B772), KLM(B744), Delta(B764), Qantas(B744), Cathay Pacific(B744) amongst others.

Lagos I think get 2 A340 from SAA, and those leased B763 of Virgin Nigeria.

[Edited 2007-12-20 14:35:59]
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