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However it’s still a question of if the government will allow them to bring in passengers.
I think this is a question not just relevant to SA, but specific around the globe. As airline and routes come out of hibernation the key really is, who will be allowed to cross borders and enter into………….. ????23 Jun 2020
Good to see CemAir step up to the plate with a very complex repatriation flight in a CRJ900 for SA citizens stuck in Jordan and Iraq.
Particularly given how badly they were treated by the muppets at the SACAA about their license only last year.
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Two new 350-900s ZS-SDC and SDD, and an 8 year old 330 into Teruel (storage/parting out) this morning. I find it hard to understand that nobody wants to lease or buy the 350s so I wonder what the story is.11 Jul 2020
Teruel has tweeted the arrival of two of these SAA aircraft.
Llegada en el aeropuerto de Teruel de un #A359 (el primero) y un #A332 provenientes en vuelos directos desde aeropuerto #Johannesburgo – Oliver Reginald Tambo, la ciudad más grande y poblada de Sudáfrica.@aeropuerteruel @GobAragon pic.twitter.com/AQhjcdnm2N
— Aeropuerto de Teruel, vuela la innovación (@aeropuerteruel) July 11, 202011 Jul 2020
I can understand no-one want to buy or lease these planes, as there are so mnay planes laid up at the moment. What I don’t understand is why they store them in Spain when there are plenty of spaces in South Africa, especially in the Northern Cape – Uppington comes to mind. A long runway (it was used by 747’s in days of old) and a very dry climate.12 Jul 2020
Just a guess but perhaps the leasing company doesn’t trust storage in SA.
After all SAA has a pretty miserable record of theft….didn’t they manage to ‘lose’ an aircraft engine when under maintenance?12 Jul 2020
JohnnyGParticipant14 Jul 2020