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Airbus A330-200 (ZS-SXZ)

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A very rare and unusual visitor to our very small local airport. This past weekend saw an influx of over 6000 athletes to our city (read : town) for the Iron Man Competition. On Tuesday 4 September our National Carrier had to replace the usual 11:00 am flight (SA405) of either an A319 or A320, with this wide-body A330-243. Not only for the large number of International athletes heading back to Johannesburg, but also for the Cargo. Besides the usual "baggage", there were also a few hundred bicycles that needed to be loaded up. Flight SA405 (SA410 return) operated the A332 on both Tues & Wed to accommodate all the extra passengers and their unusual cargo. With a runway length of less than 6,700 foot it becomes a tight fit for this big bird. The apron is too narrow to park "normally" and therefore she had to park at an angle. Being at sea level, and with a typical wind blowing, besides the parking space, our little airport can handle it. The last time a aircraft of comparable size visited our airport was in 2010 for the Soccer World Cup.

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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
17-Aug-2019 A332Cape Town Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 03:08PM SAST 04:44PM SAST 1:36
17-Aug-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()Cape Town Int'l () 10:22AM SAST 12:03PM SAST 1:40
16-Aug-2019 A332São Paulo-Guarulhos Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 05:54PM -03 07:02AM SAST (+1) 8:07
16-Aug-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()São Paulo-Guarulhos Int'l () 11:15AM SAST 04:05PM -03 9:50
15-Aug-2019 A332Kotoka Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 10:54PM GMT 06:21AM SAST (+1) 5:26
15-Aug-2019 A332Port Bouet (Felix Houphouet Boigny Int'l) ()Kotoka Int'l () 08:38PM GMT 09:24PM GMT 0:46
15-Aug-2019 A332Kotoka Int'l ()Port Bouet (Felix Houphouet Boigny Int'l) () 06:46PM GMT 07:28PM GMT 0:41
15-Aug-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()Kotoka Int'l () 01:14PM SAST 05:00PM GMT 5:46
14-Aug-2019 A332Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 04:30PM +04 06:31PM SAST 4:00
14-Aug-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Int'l () 09:50AM SAST 03:22PM +04 3:32
13-Aug-2019 A332Munich Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 09:17PM CEST 07:55AM SAST (+1) 10:37
12-Aug-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()Munich Int'l () 08:46PM SAST 06:54AM CEST (+1) 10:07
12-Aug-2019 A332Victoria Falls ()OR Tambo Int'l () 01:51PM CAT 03:07PM SAST 1:15
12-Aug-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()Victoria Falls () 10:59AM SAST 12:17PM CAT 1:17
11-Aug-2019 A332Kotoka Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 10:24PM GMT 05:51AM SAST (+1) 5:27
11-Aug-2019 A332Port Bouet (Felix Houphouet Boigny Int'l) ()Kotoka Int'l () 08:20PM GMT 09:00PM GMT 0:39
11-Aug-2019 A332Kotoka Int'l ()Port Bouet (Felix Houphouet Boigny Int'l) () 06:35PM GMT 07:14PM GMT 0:38
11-Aug-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()Kotoka Int'l () 01:19PM SAST 05:01PM GMT 5:42
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