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          TECHNICAL INFO      BOMBARDIER CRJ      BOMBARDIER DASH-8 Q300 BOMBARDIER DASH-8 100 BEECH 1900D
                                                                                                                                 Cemair’s new route to Hoedspruit is scheduled to start in August 2017 with daily flights from Cape Town
          Engines             Twin Turbofan engine  Twin Turboprop engine  Twin Turboprop engine  Twin Turboprop engine
                              9220 Lbs. Thrust    1800 SHP per engine    1800 SHP per engine  1279 SHP per engine                and Johannesburg. Skynews caught up with CEO Miles van der Molen to get his views on the route.
          Pressurised cabin class  3 crew & 50 passengers  3 crew & 50 Passengers  3 crew & 37 passengers  2 crew & 19 passengers
          Maximum speed       Mach 0.81 / 860 km/h   295 Knots / 545 km/hr  269 knots / 497 km/h  284 knots / 525 km/h
                                                                                                                                 Skynews: What is the attraction of a   and rear toilet. Flight times are designed   MvdM: In line with the CemAir service
          Average cruise speed  Mach 0.74 / 785 km/h   260 Knots / 480 km/hr   238 knots / 440 km/h  246 knots / 430 km/h
                                                                                                                                 service to the Hoedspruit region?   for an arrival into Hoedspruit in time for   offering on all routes, we will be
          Maximum operating   41 000 feet          25 000 feet           25 000 feet          25 000 feet                                                          the first game drive of the day. The gate   delivering a reliable on-time service at a
          altitude                                                                                                               Miles: Hoedspruit is a small town in   to gate time on the Cape Town sector is   competitive price. Included in the ticket
          Max climb rate      3 000 feet per minute   2 500 feet per minute  2 500 feet per minute  3 000 feet per minute        the Central Lowveld on the Eastern   2 hours 15 minutes and 1 hour 20   price customers will receive a meal
                                                                                                                                 edge of the Limpopo Province which   minutes on the JHB sector.      served on a porcelain plate as well as a
          Fuel capacity       8 583 litres / 14 350 lbs  3 210 litres / 5678 lbs  3 210 litres / 5678 lbs  2 500 litres / 4 484 lbs
                                                                                                                                 most significantly borders the famous                                selection of lighter snacks. The drinks
          Maximum range       1 946 nm / 3 620 km  1107 nm / 2 050 km    1 000 nm / 1 800 km  1 400 nm / 2 500 km                Kruger National Park and the Blyde   SN: What facilities are available at the   service includes wine and beer and a
          Wing span           21.2 meters / 69’ 7’’   27.43 meters / 90’ 00”  25.89 meters / 84’ 11’’  17.6 meters / 57’ 11’’    River Canyon. CemAir’s service into   Hoedspruit Airport?            wide range of cold drinks as well as the
                                                                                                                                 Hoedspruit will offer a gateway for                                  option of tea or coffee.
          Length              26.77 meters / 87’ 10’’   25.68 meters / 84’ 25”  22.25 meters / 73’  17.6 meters / 57’ 10’’
                                                                                                                                 tourists to over 70 luxury lodges   MvdM: Eastgate Airport is located on
          Height              6.22 meters / 20’ 5”   7.49 meters / 24’ 57”  7.49 meters / 24’ 57”  4.6 meters / 14’ 10’’         and a wide range of wildlife housing   a portion of the Hoedspruit Air Force   CemAir plans to work closely with the
          Cabin height internal  1.85 meters / 6’ 1’’  1.83 meters / 6’ 01”  1.88 meters / 6’ 16”  1.8 meters / 5’ 11”           estates. The route is complementary to   base but the civilian passenger facility   Hoedspruit community and lodges and
                                                                                                                                 CemAir’s existing services to the Garden   is privately run. The airport offers all   hotels in the area to ensure that the
          Seat pitch          31 inches            31 inches             31 inches            30 inches                          Route from JHB and Cape Town into   required services, including car rental   product adds value to the region and is
          Seat width          17 inches           17 inches              17 inches            17 inches                          Plettenberg Bay further expanding the   services, banking facilities and a   positioned to support additional growth
          Equipment           Overhead luggage stowage  Overhead luggage stowage  Overhead luggage stowage  Underseat luggage stowage  attraction to the inbound international   restaurant. Local lodges are well geared   of tourism.
                              Forward Galley      Rear Galley            Forward Galley                                          tourism market into South Africa.   to provide ground transportation to and
                              Rear lavatory       Forward lavatory       Forward lavatory                                                                          from the airport with the guests game   The response from all sectors has been
                                                                                                                                 SN: How will the flight schedule work   lodge experience effectively starting from   overwhelmingly positive and sales have
                                                                                                                                 and what type of aircraft will CemAir be   the moment of disembarkation.  We are   gotten off to a promising start. The
            BOMBARDIER CRJ                                     BOMBARDIER DASH-8 Q300                                            operating on the routes?          also working with Federal Airlines for   consistent message from customers is
                                                                                                                                                                   them to provide a complementary and   they are delighted to have our friendly
                                                                                                                                 MvdM: Both routes will be operated   synchronised onward service directly to   and reliable service available in the
                                                                                                                                 daily on a CemAir CRJ which is a 50-seat   various lodges including the Pafuri region   region and that we can expect strong
                                                                                                                                 regional jet. CemAir owns a fleet of 10   in the north of the Park.  support from all.
                                                                                                                                 CRJ’s which are utilized on its schedule
                                                                                                                                 and contract operations. The aircraft   SN: What is CemAir’s plan for this route
                                                                                                                                 offers a single class cabin layout with a   and how has it been received by the
                                                                                                                                 spacious 31 inch seat pitch, a front galley   market?



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