South African Airways A340-200 ZS-SLF to be scrapped

ZS-SLF Airbus A340-212 (MSN 006) of South African Airways at Perth Airport - Sat 16 November 2013.
ZS-SLF Airbus A340-212 (MSN 006) of South African Airways at Perth Airport – Sat 16 November 2013.
This early production A340-200 was the final -200 in the South African Airways fleet, and was normally used as a backup aircraft when the A340-300s and A340-600s are unavailable.
Flight SA280 from Johannesburg, landing on runway 03 at 12:45.
Photo © Clyde Lannan

South African Airways Airbus A340-212 ZS-SLF is to be scrapped at Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées Airport in the south of France.

ZS-SLF was a regular visitor to Perth on the dail SA280/SA281 service from Johannesburg.

It was an early production A340 (MSN 006) and the fourth oldest airworthy A340 at the time of its withdrawal. It was also the final A340-200 remaining in the SAA fleet, being used as a spare aircraft when other aircraft were unserviceable.

ZS-SLF performed its final revenue service on 13 June 2014 as SA265 from Munich to Johannesburg. It was then repainted all-white and on 29 June 2014 was flown to Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées for spares removal and scrapping.

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

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