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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
26-May-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()Munich Int'l () 20:41 SAST 07:40 CEST (+1) On The Way!
25-May-2019 A332Blaise Diagne ()OR Tambo Int'l () 06:51 GMT 16:46 SAST 7:55
24-May-2019 A332Washington Dulles Intl ()Blaise Diagne () 18:38 EDT 05:46 GMT (+1) 7:08
24-May-2019 A332Blaise Diagne ()Washington Dulles Intl () 02:22 GMT 07:03 EDT 8:40
23-May-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()Blaise Diagne () 18:43 SAST 01:06 GMT (+1) 8:22
23-May-2019 A332Victoria Falls ()OR Tambo Int'l () 13:55 CAT 15:10 SAST 1:14
23-May-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()Victoria Falls () 11:34 SAST 12:58 CAT (?) 1:23
22-May-2019 A332Kotoka Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 09:20 GMT 16:41 SAST 5:21
21-May-2019 A332Washington Dulles Intl ()Kotoka Int'l () 18:18 EDT 08:04 GMT (+1) 9:46
21-May-2019 A332Kotoka Int'l ()Washington Dulles Intl () 00:05 GMT 06:52 EDT 10:46
20-May-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()Kotoka Int'l () 18:49 SAST 22:43 GMT 5:54
20-May-2019 A332Blaise Diagne ()OR Tambo Int'l () 07:18 GMT 16:58 SAST 7:39
19-May-2019 A332Washington Dulles Intl ()Blaise Diagne () 18:38 EDT 06:13 GMT (+1) 7:35
19-May-2019 A332Blaise Diagne ()Washington Dulles Intl () 01:54 GMT 06:18 EDT 8:24
18-May-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()Blaise Diagne () 18:35 SAST 00:36 GMT (+1) 8:00
17-May-2019 A332Munich Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 21:22 CEST 07:40 SAST (+1) 10:18
16-May-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()Munich Int'l () 20:29 SAST 07:03 CEST (+1) 10:34
16-May-2019 A332Kotoka Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 09:19 GMT 16:42 SAST 5:22
15-May-2019 A332Washington Dulles Intl ()Kotoka Int'l () 18:28 EDT 08:05 GMT (+1) 9:36
15-May-2019 A332Kotoka Int'l ()Washington Dulles Intl () 00:01 GMT 06:49 EDT 10:47
14-May-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()Kotoka Int'l () 18:48 SAST 22:37 GMT 5:48
14-May-2019 A332Victoria Falls ()OR Tambo Int'l () 13:25 CAT 14:42 SAST 1:17
14-May-2019 A332OR Tambo Int'l ()Victoria Falls () 11:01 SAST 12:14 CAT 1:12
12-May-2019 A332São Paulo-Guarulhos Int'l ()OR Tambo Int'l () 18:52 -03 08:13 SAST (+1) 8:20
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