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South African Airways on Saturday took delivery of its first brand new and third Airbus A350-900 aircraft.
Flown in from Hamburg, Germany this weekend with flight number SA4273, the plane is the first totally new A350 sub-leased by the airline from Air Mauritius.
The plane, sporting tail number ZS-SDE, landed at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International around 10.45pm SAST.
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The new twin-engine planes will be deployed on the Johannesburg OR Tambo to New York JFK route, replacing its much older and less efficient quad-engine A340-600s.
South African Airways will lease the A350s for three years.
ZS-SDE’s arrival comes days after a disruptive week-long strike by the airline’s staff came to an end. A number of flights resumed on Saturday, according to data from FlightRadar24.