10th February 2014 at 09:59 #447967
Anonymous10th February 2014 at 09:59 #447968
Impressive photograph of one of BA’s A380s in front of Table Mountain, heralding the launch of the airline’s first scheduled A380 flight to Johannesburg on Wednesday 12th February 2014:
You can fly to South Africa aboard the A380 from £1376rtn in BA’s new Premium Economy cabin:10th February 2014 at 10:20 #447969
lets hope they equip the captain with a ground map of OR Tambo airport??!!10th February 2014 at 10:27 #447970
Last time I went, Table Mountain was the backdrop to Cape Town – more than a 2 hour flight from Johannesburg being nearly 1,000 miles away.
Guess it is not just ground navigation that could be problematic for them Superchris 😉
BTW – This is impressive and 3 years before BA.10th February 2014 at 11:37 #447971
Big Dog + 1
Quite bizarre really to send an A380 for promotional pics to a destination it does not actually serve.
For Joburg BA will be the 4th airline to send their A380s to, after LH, AF & EK.10th February 2014 at 11:44 #447972
Emirates are back to 777’s on Joburg, but you are right, they have had A380’s previously.10th February 2014 at 12:21 #447973
I think the A380s should be on the Cape Town route, as well, and use the 3 additional slots they are allocating to Cape Town this northern summer/SA winter to other routes, perhaps even a Durban/Maputo offering.10th February 2014 at 12:26 #447974
At present Cape Town is unable to take A380s – the runways are not long/wide enough or strong enough.10th February 2014 at 12:50 #447975
The wing looks a bit close to the football stadium.10th February 2014 at 14:33 #447976
I was at the Cape Town Waterfront when the LH 380 flew over. It was really impressive. From there it flew over Table Mountain and I guess back to JNB.
In fairness to BA referencing Sparkyflyer’s comment, LH do not serve CPT with the 380 either!10th February 2014 at 16:40 #447977
It’s a great photo but a slightly odd thing to do, given that the service is from JNB not CPT.
It would be a little like SA Airlines advertising an A380 service from London, with pictures of the said airframe flying over the Vatican.
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