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craigwatson
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2 words…. HOT and HIGH, JNB is one of the worst airports in the world for restricted takeoffs. Afternoon departures would mean off loading pax, bags, and or cargo.

The hotter the temperature the worse the performance, and the higher you are the worse the performance, JNB has both, as well as fairly tight terrain just after takeoff on the northerly runway, which further restricts the max weight, and would mean even more off loading.