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Tom/PER
9th Apr 2018, 09:18
The whispers about QF (re)commencing PER-JNB-PER appear to gaining some traction, with a schedule released for the JNB-PER sector commencing in mid December 18 for a 4 x weekly service.

Equipment is shown as being operated by A332's.

Interesting about the A332's as the ones SAA recently flew to Perth in-lieu of their A343's are rumoured to of taken a reasonable payload hit ex JNB.

Either way, it's good to see QF's continued investment in Perth.

Maggie Island
9th Apr 2018, 09:31
Equipment is shown as being operated by A332's.



And here I was thinking Iíd see 747s in Perth again!

Keg
9th Apr 2018, 11:21
Iíve heard itíll be crewed out of the east coast A330 bases! :ok: :E :}

Towering Cu
9th Apr 2018, 14:46
Iíve heard itíll be crewed out of the east coast A330 bases! :ok: :E :}

And Iíve heard that the PER crew will then be doing the HNLís. :)

Capn Bloggs
9th Apr 2018, 15:50
What is the EDTO time on those twin rats?

maggot
9th Apr 2018, 21:52
There's a project...

Australopithecus
9th Apr 2018, 22:37
The rumours I hear are that 240 min is available with an (expensive, of course) update to the FMGCS. Allegedly the budget for that has been approved by the capital outlay optimisation committee. :cool:

topend3
9th Apr 2018, 23:03
More game changing

blow.n.gasket
9th Apr 2018, 23:13
Will be interesting to see what the 330 can uplift out of JNB when the southerly blows and the uphill duty runway 21R is in use !
Good luck !

maggot
9th Apr 2018, 23:26
The rumours I hear are that 240 min is available with an (expensive, of course) update to the FMGCS. Allegedly the budget for that has been approved by the capital outlay optimisation committee. :cool:
Included TCRF and a J dunny
Will need a thrust bump outta Jo'burg perhaps...

Australopithecus
9th Apr 2018, 23:58
What? You mean the crew rest and toilet that we recently paid big money to remove? Say it ain’t so.

Thrust bump...haven’t heard. I know there is a 9 tonne MTOW bump available which would have to include higher thrust given what an underpowered pig it is now.

Transition Layer
10th Apr 2018, 02:27
#rightaircraftrightroute

:rolleyes:

The Green Goblin
10th Apr 2018, 02:58
Wouldnít this be ideal for one of those 787-9 options that were just passed up?

4 times a week to SA and the other 3 days a week to japan would be a good start.

Anyway at least thereís some new (old) routes being whispered about, which is a great thing for all.

Tom/PER
10th Apr 2018, 03:39
Keg/maggot and Co,

Do -EBG/L still have still the beefed up donkeys from their LAX-AKL days?

Or have they been ĎQFídí and standardised in-line with the rest of the A332 fleet?

maggot
10th Apr 2018, 04:33
Standard AFAIK

Chris2303
10th Apr 2018, 07:18
Seems that the idea may have been prematurely released.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/278015/qantas-files-one-way-johannesburg-perth-schedule-from-dec-2018/

ASD
10th Apr 2018, 11:00
Would love to see a PER-CPT route instead.

Tankengine
10th Apr 2018, 11:48
Still trying to figure out what sort of quad an A332 is?:hmm:

krismiler
10th Apr 2018, 13:17
JNB is 6000' amsl and rather warm in summer so commercial need to talk to flight ops first.

With the number of South African immigrants in Perth alone it should be a goer.

V-Jet
10th Apr 2018, 13:22
Still trying to figure out what sort of quad an A332 is?
Try wearing the CEO's Ministry of Truth issued glasses, available at The Street (Chestnut Tree Cafť) and I'm sure you'll understand. One hand (airframe - or accounting/billing entity!) can have as many digits (or as few) as The Party might dictate. Quad/Twin/Single - QF/JQ/JC/Network etc.

6079 Smith W can attest to this.

With the number of South African immigrants in Perth alone it should be a goer.

Goer, or Boer? I actually thought the ANC might be the proponent of the 330 - Maybe, there wont be many left able to leave? Either way the policy being adopted by SA has worked SO well for Zim - I find this hard to believe, but possibly QF are preparing for the future by reducing loads on this sector?

krismiler
11th Apr 2018, 01:36
QF used to operate to Zimbabwe in the 1980s and Singapore Airlines were considered the route. Now Harare is just a tag on from another route for the few airlines that operate there.

QF may need to consider the A380 in high density configuration for Johannesburg if they need to start flying out the remaining white population.

ASD
12th Apr 2018, 00:29
https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-set-to-launch-perth-johannesburg-flights