South African Airways deploys bigger planes to Mumbai


South African national carrier South African Airways (SAA) today said it has deployed a bigger aircraft Airbus A340-300 replacing the existing A330-200 to cater to its Mumbai-Johannesburg route.

The new state-of-the art aircraft, pressed into service from today, will increase the passenger capacity to 253 per aircraft from earlier 222, it said in a release here.

SAA now flies six days a week between Johannesburg and Mumbai as against the earlier seven days a week while maintaining the seat capacity with a bigger gauge aircraft.

Read more at Economic Times


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