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PostPosted: 24 Jul 2020, 09:04 
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I came across a picture of this SAA Airbus A319 (ZS-SFG) which has been 'stored' at Shannon Airport, Ireland, since 10 June 2020. Does anyone know why this aircraft has not flown since 10 June 2020, and kept in Ireland?

Its last recorded flight was on 10 June 2020 from Accra, Ghana, to Ireland.
https://uk.flightaware.com/live/flight/ZSSFG

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ZS-SFG Airbus A319-131 South African Airways
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PostPosted: 24 Jul 2020, 10:01 
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SAA Business Rescue Practitioners have been returning most of the leased aircraft back to the lessors, A320, A330 and A350. :cry:

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PostPosted: 24 Jul 2020, 10:20 
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All of the returned aircraft are going straight into storage.

Very sad, but hopefully under the "new" SAA they will be able to negotiate better deals.

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This news article points out significant problems with the business rescuers policy of returning all leased aircraft
https://www.news24.com/amp/fin24/compan ... s-20200724


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PostPosted: 25 Jul 2020, 09:03 
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Thank you for all the answers and Roger for that link.

And the slogan was "Proudly South African" :roll:

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