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Re: Airline fleet changes

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grjplanes wrote: Wed Dec 20, 2023 7:00 pm Apparently another E-175 has arrived for Airlink.

Do we know yet whether these are just in addition to the fleet or maybe replacing the 3 E-170s?
I notice that ZS-YBA hasn't flown for a while and seems to be stored outside Hangar 8 at SAA Tech.
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Airlink E190 ZS-YZC c/n 679 is now in service.
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The SAA4703 the other day was indeed A333 ZS-SXJ as I suspected :D . Air test prior entry into service again for SAA :D .
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Re: Airline fleet changes

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According to planespotters.net it seems that all 4 remaining Jetstream 41 of Airlink is now parked...is this now the end of the J-41 at Airlink?
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grjplanes wrote: Tue Dec 26, 2023 9:41 am According to planespotters.net it seems that all 4 remaining Jetstream 41 of Airlink is now parked...is this now the end of the J-41 at Airlink?
It is, now using E170 to RCB.
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grjplanes wrote: Tue Dec 26, 2023 9:41 am According to planespotters.net it seems that all 4 remaining Jetstream 41 of Airlink is now parked...is this now the end of the J-41 at Airlink?
They are being dismantled in the yard next to the Global fence.
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Re: Airline fleet changes

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Very sad to see them go, but as they say, all things must come to an end. It was bound to happen at some point or another for the old Jetstreams.

Related to Airlink, it looks like the next E195 to come online will be ZS-YDG.
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Ugly Duckling wrote: Tue Dec 26, 2023 11:39 am
grjplanes wrote: Tue Dec 26, 2023 9:41 am According to planespotters.net it seems that all 4 remaining Jetstream 41 of Airlink is now parked...is this now the end of the J-41 at Airlink?
They are being dismantled in the yard next to the Global fence.
What ever happend to the cargo ops using converted J-41 I wonder 🤔
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FoxTROT wrote: Thu Dec 21, 2023 11:14 am I notice that ZS-YBA hasn't flown for a while and seems to be stored outside Hangar 8 at SAA Tech.
Spotted her at the hangars with a missing rudder fin. It seems that she's being scrapped :(

Also, I saw a Kulula B738 at the Safair hangars. Is ZS-ZWE going to Safair?
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Airplaneguy9 wrote: Tue Jan 02, 2024 9:42 am
FoxTROT wrote: Thu Dec 21, 2023 11:14 am I notice that ZS-YBA hasn't flown for a while and seems to be stored outside Hangar 8 at SAA Tech.
Spotted her at the hangars with a missing rudder fin. It seems that she's being scrapped :(

Also, I saw a Kulula B738 at the Safair hangars. Is ZS-ZWE going to Safair?
The kulula aircraft that you saw was ZS-OAP.

ZS-ZWE left JNB for the Indonesia Airforce in September
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Airplaneguy9 wrote: Tue Jan 02, 2024 9:42 am
FoxTROT wrote: Thu Dec 21, 2023 11:14 am I notice that ZS-YBA hasn't flown for a while and seems to be stored outside Hangar 8 at SAA Tech.
Spotted her at the hangars with a missing rudder fin. It seems that she's being scrapped :(

She's in for maintenance.
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I flew -YZA on Sunday evening JNB-GRJ...the seat lay-out seemed different with 11 Business class seats (same as the E195s?)

Was on -YZD Friday evening, was all-economy lay-out
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grjplanes wrote: Tue Jan 30, 2024 9:14 pm I flew -YZA on Sunday evening JNB-GRJ...the seat lay-out seemed different with 11 Business class seats (same as the E195s?)

Was on -YZD Friday evening, was all-economy lay-out
It seems aircraft are keeping the same configuration as the previous operators.

ZSYZD/E ex-Azul = 106 all economy
ZS-YZA/C (I assume the 3rd aircraft will become YZB) ex Aeromexico = 11 Business + 88 Economy
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Re: Airline fleet changes

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I presume ZS-VDB, 737-300 is operating it's last services for Airlink today...both JNB-GRJ and JNB-DUR scheduled for E190s from tomorrow onwards.

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