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Airbus A330-200 (ZS-SXZ)


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-Sep-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()Munich Int'l () 08:40PM SAST 07:10AM CEST (+1) Scheduled
17-Sep-2019 A332Victoria Falls ()OR Tambo Int'l () 01:40PM CAT 02:55PM SAST Scheduled
17-Sep-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()Victoria Falls () 10:55AM SAST 12:09PM CAT 1:13
16-Sep-2019 A332Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 04:33PM +04 06:40PM SAST 4:06
16-Sep-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Int'l () 09:59AM SAST 03:25PM +04 3:26
15-Sep-2019 A332Munich Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 09:14PM CEST 07:47AM SAST (+1) 10:33
14-Sep-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()Munich Int'l () 08:42PM SAST 07:20AM CEST (+1) 10:37
14-Sep-2019 A332Kotoka Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 09:39AM GMT 05:02PM SAST 5:23
13-Sep-2019 A332Washington Dulles Intl ()Kotoka Int'l () 06:18PM EDT 08:33AM GMT (+1) 10:15
13-Sep-2019 A332Kotoka Int'l ()Washington Dulles Intl () 01:25AM GMT 07:54AM EDT 10:28
12-Sep-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()Kotoka Int'l () 06:44PM SAST 10:37PM GMT 5:52
11-Sep-2019 A332Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 04:30PM +04 06:33PM SAST 4:03
11-Sep-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Int'l () 09:55AM SAST 03:26PM +04 3:31
10-Sep-2019 A332Victoria Falls ()OR Tambo Int'l () 01:33PM CAT 02:51PM SAST 1:18
10-Sep-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()Victoria Falls () 11:05AM SAST 12:20PM CAT 1:14
09-Sep-2019 A332São Paulo-Guarulhos Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 06:00PM -03 07:12AM SAST (+1) 8:11
09-Sep-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()São Paulo-Guarulhos Int'l () 11:21AM SAST 03:50PM -03 9:29
08-Sep-2019 A333São Paulo-Guarulhos Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 06:04PM -03 07:21AM SAST (+1) 8:16
08-Sep-2019 A333OR Tambo Int'l ()São Paulo-Guarulhos Int'l () 11:14AM SAST 03:54PM -03 9:39
07-Sep-2019 A343São Paulo-Guarulhos Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 06:07PM -03 07:08AM SAST (+1) 8:00
07-Sep-2019 A343OR Tambo Int'l ()São Paulo-Guarulhos Int'l () 11:17AM SAST 04:21PM -03 10:03
06-Sep-2019 A320N'Djili Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 03:30PM WAT 07:47PM SAST 3:16
06-Sep-2019 A320OR Tambo Int'l ()N'Djili Int'l () 11:26AM SAST 02:03PM WAT 3:36
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