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Burner wrote: Sat Jan 28, 2023 12:24 pm It's been mentioned in a few articles that there have never been direct flights between Algeria and SA. Incorrect. In the early 2000's Khalifa Airways flew between Algiers and Johannesburg for a while before the whole Khalifa holding company went bankrupt.
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FastJet now serving 5 destinations in Zimbabwe, with the addition of Hwange, they have also added an Embraer 120 to the fleet to service the smaller routes. Not in the know but I'm sure on lease as still on ZS register?

https://techfinancials.co.za/2023/03/03 ... its-wings/

Interestingly about the same price for my family to fly direct Harare Durban on Airlink as it is to fly Harare to Kariba on Fastjet.
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Zimfly wrote: Mon Mar 06, 2023 1:44 pm FastJet now serving 5 destinations in Zimbabwe, with the addition of Hwange, they have also added an Embraer 120 to the fleet to service the smaller routes. Not in the know but I'm sure on lease as still on ZS register?

https://techfinancials.co.za/2023/03/03 ... its-wings/

Interestingly about the same price for my family to fly direct Harare Durban on Airlink as it is to fly Harare to Kariba on Fastjet.
I believe operated by Sahara, with a second one shortly to arrive.
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CemAir loaded nonstop DUR-GRJ service from 22 June'23.

Initially two weekly (Mon,Thu) with CRJ-100
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grjplanes wrote: Mon Mar 20, 2023 11:16 am CemAir loaded nonstop DUR-GRJ service from 22 June'23.

Initially two weekly (Mon,Thu) with CRJ-100
Great news. A Friday would work better for leisure travel who wants to go away for the weekend. But they have their reasons why it's a Thursday .ps how do you knows its crj100 they will be using?
Durban is at least picking up with Proflight resuming Lusaka Durban and eswathini launching Swaziland to Durban in May
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twr1 wrote: Mon Mar 20, 2023 4:35 pm
grjplanes wrote: Mon Mar 20, 2023 11:16 am CemAir loaded nonstop DUR-GRJ service from 22 June'23.

Initially two weekly (Mon,Thu) with CRJ-100
Great news. A Friday would work better for leisure travel who wants to go away for the weekend. But they have their reasons why it's a Thursday .ps how do you knows its crj100 they will be using?
Durban is at least picking up with Proflight resuming Lusaka Durban and eswathini launching Swaziland to Durban in May
When checking for flights on Cheapflights they usually show scheduled equipment, but obviously this can change and vary. When I saw the flights on CemAir's site first I thought it's probably B1900 or DH1, as it shows 2h10 block time...it's JNB based aircraft that is scheduled, doing routing JNB-GRJ-DUR-GRJ-JNB on those days, so should they want to change to DH4 then the block time isn't too excessive. Presume it's a conservative approach, sure they'll look to increase it come summer season and make adjustments.
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Airlink is starting a daily JNB-Nairobi service on 24 April 2023 using E190’s
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I see that despite all the press releases that Air Algerie on 26 March they would launch ALG-JNB, no flights have taken place yet. The flights have been loaded I see on FR24.
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Burner wrote: Sun Apr 09, 2023 10:26 am I see that despite all the press releases that Air Algerie on 26 March they would launch ALG-JNB, no flights have taken place yet. The flights have been loaded I see on FR24.
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Air Algerie hasn't started to any of the 3 destinations announced, ADD,JNB or LBV.
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CemAir has updated (or in process) their route map picture on the website...little bit messy still, some dots connected which is not actually correct.
Kind of shows GRJ-DUR but it crosses BFN, but at the same time showing BFN-MGH as well.
More interesting is the "coming soon", which now shows regional routes to Luanda (was suspended before) and both VicFalls and Livingstone (which I presume is in connection with ProFlight). On the domestic front showing JNB-ELS...which was mentioned before, after launching CPT-ELS last week. Now also a new one showing CPT-GRJ. This would bring 4 destinations from GRJ for CemAir.
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grjplanes wrote: Fri Apr 14, 2023 12:47 pm CemAir has updated (or in process) their route map picture on the website...little bit messy still, some dots connected which is not actually correct.
Kind of shows GRJ-DUR but it crosses BFN, but at the same time showing BFN-MGH as well.
More interesting is the "coming soon", which now shows regional routes to Luanda (was suspended before) and both VicFalls and Livingstone (which I presume is in connection with ProFlight). On the domestic front showing JNB-ELS...which was mentioned before, after launching CPT-ELS last week. Now also a new one showing CPT-GRJ. This would bring 4 destinations from GRJ for CemAir.
Are they getting more planes or will their current routes be reduced to use those planes on their new routes?

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twr1 wrote: Fri Apr 14, 2023 10:16 pm
grjplanes wrote: Fri Apr 14, 2023 12:47 pm CemAir has updated (or in process) their route map picture on the website...little bit messy still, some dots connected which is not actually correct.
Kind of shows GRJ-DUR but it crosses BFN, but at the same time showing BFN-MGH as well.
More interesting is the "coming soon", which now shows regional routes to Luanda (was suspended before) and both VicFalls and Livingstone (which I presume is in connection with ProFlight). On the domestic front showing JNB-ELS...which was mentioned before, after launching CPT-ELS last week. Now also a new one showing CPT-GRJ. This would bring 4 destinations from GRJ for CemAir.
Are they getting more planes or will their current routes be reduced to use those planes on their new routes?

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They continue getting new planes, seems more CR2, CR7 and CR9's joining. However I doubt their current fleet is all fully utilized anyway...perhaps the 4 CR9's operating within SA (doing JNB-CPT, JNB-GRJ, CPT-DUR mostly) is working very hard and maybe the DH4 fleet...but the CRJ100/200s might have some slack, while the DH3s isn't necessarily doing all the routes they do everyday and the B1900s looks very few nowadays (only see BFN-DUR, BFN-GRJ). Haven't seen the DH1 much lately either.
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Anyone know when Eswatini Air are launching flights to CPT and DUR?
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Airplaneguy9 wrote: Tue Apr 25, 2023 4:12 pm Anyone know when Eswatini Air are launching flights to CPT and DUR?
Eswatini’s flights to DUR start 5 May. CPT starts 2 June

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