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Old December 17th, 2019, 08:11 AM   #2101
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I don't know how I missed it, but this is just a seasonal flight.
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Old December 17th, 2019, 01:10 PM   #2102
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Hopefully the route can last longer than what delta did a few years back
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Old December 17th, 2019, 02:05 PM   #2103
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Hopefully the route can last longer than what delta did a few years back
Initial signs are good. They have said due to the response from ticket sales that they are renewing the seasonal flight for 2020/2021, possibly even starting the flights a month earlier and with increased frequencies.
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Old December 18th, 2019, 01:31 AM   #2104
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Initial signs are good. They have said due to the response from ticket sales that they are renewing the seasonal flight for 2020/2021, possibly even starting the flights a month earlier and with increased frequencies.
So apparently there were 200k americans coming from "other places" into sa as per the video, last year im guessing?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vffbeThhjy0
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Old December 18th, 2019, 03:41 AM   #2105
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So apparently there were 200k americans coming from "other places" into sa as per the video, last year im guessing?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vffbeThhjy0
Well SA gets about 300 000 visitors from the US every year.
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Old December 18th, 2019, 07:46 AM   #2106
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PICS + VIDEO: Inaugural United Airlines direct flight from New York lands in Cape Town
Travel News / 17 December 2019, 09:30am / Mwangi Githahu

The inaugural United Airlines direct flight from New York’s Newark Airport to Cape Town International Airport landed at 6pm on Monday amid much pomp and ceremony.

https://www.iol.co.za/travel/travel-...-town-39345661
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Sorry for a sort of "help the tourist" question but there are some real heavyweight aviation experts hanging out here so I think it might be a good place for getting an answer ...

Are there any sort of guidelines for wind speeds and directions that are sufficient to disrupt or suspend flights out of CPT? I'm due to fly out on Saturday at a time when the weather forecast is predicting a South-Easter gusting up to 42 mph (just over 67.5 kph). Is that likely to cause significant delays or does CPT just shrug that sort of wind off? It's an Emirates flight to Dubai so a decent sized plane.

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Old January 14th, 2020, 05:01 PM   #2108
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Sorry for a sort of "help the tourist" question but there are some real heavyweight aviation experts hanging out here so I think it might be a good place for getting an answer ...

Are there any sort of guidelines for wind speeds and directions that are sufficient to disrupt or suspend flights out of CPT? I'm due to fly out on Saturday at a time when the weather forecast is predicting a South-Easter gusting up to 42 mph (just over 67.5 kph). Is that likely to cause significant delays or does CPT just shrug that sort of wind off? It's an Emirates flight to Dubai so a decent sized plane.

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Don't see it being a problem. Strong cross winds can delay takeoff and landings
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Old January 14th, 2020, 06:54 PM   #2109
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Sorry for a sort of "help the tourist" question but there are some real heavyweight aviation experts hanging out here so I think it might be a good place for getting an answer ...

Are there any sort of guidelines for wind speeds and directions that are sufficient to disrupt or suspend flights out of CPT? I'm due to fly out on Saturday at a time when the weather forecast is predicting a South-Easter gusting up to 42 mph (just over 67.5 kph). Is that likely to cause significant delays or does CPT just shrug that sort of wind off? It's an Emirates flight to Dubai so a decent sized plane.
It's dependent on aircraft type and the airline's standard operating procedures, and possibly even some local airport limits. That said, a South-Easter gusting to 70km/h should be okay for a B777. It could even do a crosswind at 70km/h but that wouldn't be necessary since RWY 19 is positioned perfectly for a South-Easter!
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Many thanks. My concerns are assuaged.

I guess it's no coincidence that RWY 19 was optimised for most likely adverse local weather conditions, i.e. optimised for a strong South-Easter.

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Old January 17th, 2020, 07:03 AM   #2112
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Southern & East African Tourism Update

CTIA sees 2% jump in passenger numbers
Today 07:50

CTIA was recently ranked 22nd in Skytrax’s World’s Top 100 Airports 2019 and is Africa’s leading airport.

Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) reported over 10 million passenger arrivals and departures for 2019, showing a year-on-year increase of 2%.
Despite the drought and other challenges – such as a rise in crime in Cape Town – overall arrivals increased, with an additional 103 000 passengers passing through the airport.

http://www.tourismupdate.co.za/artic...senger-numbers
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