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Four of SAA’s A330s have arrived in Tucson (Arizona) for storage.
I wonder how long they will remain there ?
From @airplusnews [FR]
🇿🇦 4 Airbus A330 de South African Airways viennent d’arriver à Tuscon afin d’être stockés.
En faillite, la compagnie a été définitivement mise à terre par le Covid-19.
Le gouvernement a annoncé la création d’une nouvelle compagnie fondée sur un partenariat public-privé. pic.twitter.com/z2zjzdWZui
— air plus news (@airplusnews) May 18, 202018 May 2020
The article came from Business Day, a respected publication which ought to get basics rights. The photo is a flight of fantasy, maybe that was why they used it to head the article.19 May 2020
The article came from Business Day, a respected publication which ought to get basics rights. The photo is a flight of fantasy, maybe that was why they used it to head the article.
I thought 80% of people in South Africa lived in a fantasy land these days. The one where the ANC will take care of everyone etc etc.19 May 2020
Joking aside, SAA (or whatever or if it will be) could actually use the 380 on a couple of it’s high density routes. LHR, JFK and Sao Paulo spring to mind. They are going cheap right now and indeed leasing some from Emirates could work for them. The 350 could then be used for FRA and the 330’s JNB-CPT which are usually always very full.20 May 2020
They just can’t keep their sticky grubby fingers out of the pie :
More taxpayers’ money for something that will just spiral down the toilet of corruption and theft.
1 user thanked author for this post.21 May 2020
Wouldn’t it be easier to just put all those millions of Rand straight into the Ministers Swiss bank accounts? Saves all the messing around with going into and out of SAAs bank account…!!
Nothing changes….SAA will never stop flying. Comair will also be back, hopefully. The shrewd decision by Comair to carry Johnny Walker Black Label when ministers fly ensures their custom…!21 May 2020
Capetonianm Actually When I saw that picture of the 380 I assumed that was the new SAA buying planes “on the cheap”. Upper deck for the ANC and its cronies, lower deck for fare paying passengers.
Lugano Pirate: Need to add a non stop Jo’burg to Zurich to your list. Although it might be GVA to pretend they are going to a UN meeting21 May 2020