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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
16-Oct-2019 A332Perth Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 11:40PM AWST 04:33AM SAST (+1) 10:52
15-Oct-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()Perth Int'l () 09:36PM SAST 12:47PM AWST (+1) 9:11
15-Oct-2019 A332Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 04:26PM +04 06:40PM SAST 4:13
15-Oct-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Int'l () 09:53AM SAST 03:24PM +04 3:31
14-Oct-2019 A332Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 05:05PM +04 07:18PM SAST 4:12
14-Oct-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Int'l () 10:27AM SAST 04:00PM +04 3:32
13-Oct-2019 A332Munich Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 09:08PM CEST 07:41AM SAST (+1) 10:33
12-Oct-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()Munich Int'l () 08:43PM SAST 07:25AM CEST (+1) 10:41
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