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Old November 3rd, 2011, 01:49 PM   #21
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Interesting, some big increases there, pity that it costs so damn much to fly there from Durban, so never end up going. Got a R4500 return ticket to Paris in two weeks time, which is only R500 odd more than a return Durbs George flight
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Old November 29th, 2011, 07:37 PM   #22
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With the summer holidays on our doorstep, I decided to comprise a list of all additional flights for George over the next 6 weeks, as it is somewhat impressive considering the current economic conditions and versus last season:

BA / Comair:
49 x ATR42 (48seats) between 1 Dec and 18 Jan from Lanseria

1Time:
40 x MD87/82? (at least 130 seats) between 1 Dec and 16 Jan from JNB

Kulula:
13 x 737? (at least 116 seats...if using smallest possible being BA 733) from JNB between 15 Dec and 8 Jan

SA Express:
28 x DH4 (74 seats) from JNB between 16 Dec and 8 Jan
19 x CR2 (50 seats) from JNB between 16 Dec and 8 Jan

Airlink:
15 x AR8 (83 seats) from JNB between 15 Dec and 9 Jan
2 x ERJ (37 seats) from JNB on 24 Dec and 5 Jan

2 x AR8 (83 seats) from CPT on 29 Dec and 4 Jan
2 x ERJ (37 seats) from CPT on 17 Dec and 7 Jan
2 x ERJ flights upgraded to AR8 (46 seats gain) on 23 and 27 Dec from CPT.

3 x ERJ (37 seats) from DUR on 23/27/29 Dec


This brings a total of at least (considering 1Time and Kulula only uses smallest possible aircraft) 13 844 extra capacity inbound and again outbound over and above normal scheduled capacity which is roughly 45 000...thus about a 30% increase.

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Kulula is very likely to operate more normal scheduled flights with their larger 737-800s than throughout the year.
1Time is difficult to predict whether using MD87 or larger MD82/83, usually a mix half-half.
SA Express is already having an additional 3 weekly CR700 flights over the same time last year.
Airlink flights on JNB-GRJ is seasonal, the don't operate the route permanently.
BA/Comair flights on HLA-GRJ is seasonal, introduced now for the first time...is on the ATR42 prop-plane, about 2h45min flight.
On 29 Dec the early morning GRJ-JNB flight is changed to a once-off GRJ-Hoedspruit flight (probably chartered)
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Old January 26th, 2012, 09:10 AM   #23
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I've found these renders and plans listed on Craft of Architecture's website. Can anyone clarify whether this is this an old project, or something that we'll see in the near future?

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Old January 26th, 2012, 03:10 PM   #24
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is it like a mixed use zone around the airport?
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Old January 27th, 2012, 10:21 AM   #25
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It seems so.
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Old February 6th, 2012, 01:39 PM   #26
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is it like a mixed use zone around the airport?
So now that the Garden Route Mall (on the east of the city) has largely killed the CBD, passing this (on the west) at an airport that is a 10min drive from the CBD will ensure George has one of the most vibrant small inner-town slums about. Good to know the ANC is DA is fighting about things that really matter...
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Old February 6th, 2012, 03:10 PM   #27
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HUH...??? Actually the PGWC's Genesis Project is headed for George next. They are currently concluding the findings for the Breede River Valley before they take on George (preliminary meets have already commenced) to help mend problem areas in the town and facilitate faster economic development.
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Old February 6th, 2012, 03:26 PM   #28
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yes but i think what he is saying remains valid. i said it in the newcastle thread, constant suburban development in small towns will destroy the centres as they cant sustain both like the big cities.
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Old February 7th, 2012, 08:47 AM   #29
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It is valid, but the bickering point is strange, as the PGWC has recognised the issues the smaller cities and rural towns face in the Western Cape and are attempting to find solutions. Bottom line is, we cannot stop progress and regional malls and decentralisation is part of that. If town CBD's are not looked after and sound urban management put in place, people will not want to invest, live or shop there.

I'm fighting a similar fight in Worcester. Either you take a leap as "conservative" small town business owners and municipalities and put a private-public partnership in place to look after the CBD, promote it and manage it, or you WILL loose it to urban decay as business leaves to decentralised nodes.

Small towns and cities MUST get their heads out of the sand and face reality.
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Old February 8th, 2012, 11:39 PM   #30
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not a big fan.. this is somehow going to restrict airport expansion in the future?
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 12:27 AM   #31
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Anybody know about these tenders on ACSA website, there are several for all local airports, but George ones is the first, others for PLZ, ELS etc is later dates and not as much. Would it be just renewing leases or additional?

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George Retail Food & Beverage - Family Restaurant Mid February 2012
George Retail Pub Mid February 2012
George Retail Speciality Retail - Sweet Shop Mid February 2012
George Retail Food & Beverage - Coffee Shop Mid February 2012
George Retail Food & Beverage - Coffee Shop Mid February 2012
George Retail Speciality Retail - Clothing Mid February 2012
George Retail Speciality Retail - Sunglasses
George Retail Forex Exchange Mid February 2012
George Retail Speciality Retail - Bookshop Mid February 2012
George Retail Speciality Retail - Electronics
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https://www.georgeherald.com/News/Ar...n-201902200956

Further upgrade and extension announced...long overdue
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