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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 () 15:08 SAST 16:44 SAST 1:36
17-Aug-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()Cape Town Int'l () 10:22 SAST 12:03 SAST 1:40
16-Aug-2019 A332São Paulo-Guarulhos Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 17:54 -03 07:02 SAST (+1) 8:07
16-Aug-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()São Paulo-Guarulhos Int'l () 11:15 SAST 16:05 -03 9:50
15-Aug-2019 A332Kotoka Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 22:54 GMT 06:21 SAST (+1) 5:26
15-Aug-2019 A332Port Bouet (Felix Houphouet Boigny Int'l) ()Kotoka Int'l () 20:38 GMT 21:24 GMT 0:46
15-Aug-2019 A332Kotoka Int'l ()Port Bouet (Felix Houphouet Boigny Int'l) () 18:46 GMT 19:28 GMT 0:41
15-Aug-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()Kotoka Int'l () 13:14 SAST 17:00 GMT 5:46
14-Aug-2019 A332Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 16:30 +04 18:31 SAST 4:00
14-Aug-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Int'l () 09:50 SAST 15:22 +04 3:32
13-Aug-2019 A332Munich Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 21:17 CEST 07:55 SAST (+1) 10:37
12-Aug-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()Munich Int'l () 20:46 SAST 06:54 CEST (+1) 10:07
12-Aug-2019 A332Victoria Falls ()OR Tambo Int'l () 13:51 CAT 15:07 SAST 1:15
12-Aug-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()Victoria Falls () 10:59 SAST 12:17 CAT 1:17
11-Aug-2019 A332Kotoka Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 22:24 GMT 05:51 SAST (+1) 5:27
11-Aug-2019 A332Port Bouet (Felix Houphouet Boigny Int'l) ()Kotoka Int'l () 20:20 GMT 21:00 GMT 0:39
11-Aug-2019 A332Kotoka Int'l ()Port Bouet (Felix Houphouet Boigny Int'l) () 18:35 GMT 19:14 GMT 0:38
11-Aug-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()Kotoka Int'l () 13:19 SAST 17:01 GMT 5:42
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