Qantas Sydney-Johannesburg - what are the passenger loads like?

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MelbFlyer

Air New Zealand - Airpoints

Member since 23 May 2013

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What are the loads like on QF63/64?

Could this route sustain an A380 once the remaining 747s are retired and there are no other 4 engine aircraft in the fleet?

oruspicarous

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 18 Jun 2015

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You can check the loads through ExpertFlyer (sorry I don't have a subscription, although you can get a 4-day trial). I reckon QF would have already chalked-up plans to put 380 on JNB if it was sustainable. 

moa999

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jul 2011

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Can't see it ever getting an A380 - Qantas doesn't have enough and I suspect not enough demand.


If CASA ever approves ETOPS330 which I think it ultimately will (eg LATAM has been operating 787s SCL-AKL-SYD for a while) I could see 787s (possibly both SYD-JNB and PER-JNB) or the potential long-range 350/777 operating on the route.

btaus

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Member since 15 Dec 2016

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Qantas 787-9 will be the perfect option to replace 747-400 for SYD-JNB/SCL route, or hand SCL over to LATAM (they're going to use 787-9 anyway)

Last editedby btaus at Sep 05, 2017, 07:39 PM.

ryanmyo

Member since 06 Sep 2017

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I flew this route one way every three to four weeks for work, the flights were often busy but mainly full during school holidays, with services 6 days a week. A daily A380 would probably be overkill, I believe, so a reduction in the number of weekly services may have to occur for it to be viable..

GregXL

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Member since 26 May 2014

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The Qantas graphic for Project Sunrise (ultra-ultra long range aircraft shopping), shows SYD-JNB as one of the target routes.  Well, at least the suggested timing fits with the last of the 747ERs going.

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