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Repatriation flights

Has anyone compiled a list of repatriation and medical supply flights for late February, March or early April 2020, especially those operating on notable routes or routes not usually flown?

LATAM

LAN1117 and LAN1118

LATAM ran LAN1117 taking people from SCTE/PMC to YSSY/SYD

LATAM ran LAN1118 taking people from YSSY/SYD to NTAA/PPT to SCEL/SCL


LATAM

LAN1117 and LAN1118

LATAM ran LAN1117 taking people from SCEL/SCL to YSSY/SYD

LATAM ran LAN1118 taking people from YSSY/SYD to SCEL/SCL

LATAM

LAN1119 and LAN1120

LATAM ran LAN1119 taking people from SCEL/SCL to YSSY/SYD






LATAM ran LAN1120 taking people from YSSY/SYD to SCEL/SCL







LATAM

LAN1173

LATAM ran LAN1173 taking people from SCEL/SCL to YMML/MEL

LATAM

LAN1164

LATAM ran LAN1164 taking people from YSSY/SYD to NZAA/AKL to SCEL/SCL


LATAM

LAN1163

LATAM ran LAN1163 taking people from SCEL/SCL to NZAA/AKL

LATAM

LAN1164

LATAM ran LAN1164 taking people from NZAA/AKL to YSSY/SYD to SCEL/SCL the second leg was cancelled.


LATAM

LAN1163 and LAN1164

LATAM ran LAN1163 taking people from SCEL/SCL to NZAA/AKL

LATAM ran LAN1164 taking people from NZAA/AKL to SCEL/SCL

QANTAS

QFA7027 and QFA7028

QANTAS ran QFA7027 taking people from YSSY/SYD to SPJC/LIM

QANTAS ran QFA7028 taking people from SPJC/LIM to YBBN/BNE

QANTAS

QFA7027 and QFA7028

QANTAS ran QFA7027 taking people from YMML/MEL to SAEZ/EZE

QANTAS ran QFA7028 taking people from SAEZ/EZE to YMML/MEL

QANTAS

QFA7025 and QFA7026

QANTAS ran QFA7025 taking people from YMML/MEL to FAOR/JNB

QANTAS ran QFA7026 taking people from FAOR/JNB to YMML/MEL

SAA

SAA2224 and SAA2225

SAA ran SAA2224 taking people from FACT/CPT to SBGR/GRU

SAA ran SAA2225 taking people from SBGR/GRU to FAOR/JNB

SAA

SAA2280 and SAA2281

SAA ran SAA2280 taking people from FACT/CPT to YPPH/PER

SAA ran SAA2281 taking people from YPPH/PER to FAOR/JNB

There must be many other flights operating on routes not usually flown. What else has been discovered?

http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=W%3A3%2C C%3Apink%2Cpmc-syd C%3Apink%2Csyd-ppt-scl C%3Apink%2Cscl-syd C%3Apink%2Csyd-scl C%3Apink%2Cscl-mel C%3Apink%2Cscl-akl C%3Apink%2Cakl-scl C%3Ared%2Csyd-lim C%3Ared%2Clim-bne C%3Ared%2Cmel-eze C%3Ared%2Ceze-mel C%3Ared%2Cmel-jnb C%3Ared%2Cjnb-mel C%3Ablue%2Ccpt-gru C%3Ablue%2Cgru-jnb C%3Ablue%2Ccpt-per C%3Ablue%2Cper-jnb C%3Ablack%2Cakl%2Clim%2Ceze%2Cppt%2Cper%2Cgru "South\nPole"%2B%40NZSP "LAN1117+++++++++++++\n"%40mid(pmc-syd) "LAN1118"%40mid(syd-ppt) "LAN1118"%40mid(ppt-scl) "LAN1117\nLAN1118\nLAN1119\nLAN1120"%40mid(scl-syd) "+\n+\nLAN1173"%40mid(scl-mel) "LAN1163\nLAN1164"%40mid(scl-akl) "QFA7027"%40mid(syd-lim) "QFA7028"%40mid(lim-bne) "QFA7027\nQFA7028"%40mid(mel-eze) "QFA7025\nQFA7026"%40mid(mel-jnb) "SAA2224"%40mid(cpt-gru) "SAA2225"%40mid(gru-jnb) "SAA2280"%40mid(cpt-per) "SAA2281"%40mid(per-jnb) &PM=b%3Adisc9%2B%U%2Ce%3Adisc9%2B%U%2Cpm%3Adisc9%2B"%U"9.5%3Ablue&MS=wls2&MP=p&MC=38S176.5W&DU=km

https://www.greatcirclemap.com/globe?routes=pmc-syd syd-ppt-scl scl-syd syd-scl scl-mel scl-akl akl-scl syd-lim lim-bne mel-eze eze-mel mel-jnb jnb-mel cpt-gru gru-jnb cpt-per per-jnb

QFA7028 IS IN the air enroute from EZE to MEL.

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QFA7025 is en route from MEL to JNB.

Later the same day:
SAA2280 is en route from CPT to PER.

Next day:
QFA7026 is en route from JNB to MEL.

Another day:
SAA2281 is en route from PER to JNB.

Repatriation flights seem to have tailed off by the beginning of May 2020.

A small number continued.

SAA

SAA2288 and SAA2289

SAA2288

SAA ran SAA2288 taking people from FAOR/JNB to WADD/DPS

SAA2289

SAA ran SAA2289 taking people from WADD/DPS to WIII/CGK to FAOR/JNB


SAA

SAA2284 and SAA2285

SAA2284

SAA ran SAA2284 taking people from FAOR/JNB to VTBS/BKK

SAA2285

SAA ran SAA2285 taking people from VTBS/BKK to FAOR/JNB

Air New Zealand

ANZ6196 and ANZ6199

ANZ6196

ANZ ran ANZ6196 taking people from NZAA/AKL to SAEZ/EZE

ANZ ran ANZ6196 taking people from NZAA/AKL to SAEZ/EZE

ANZ ran ANZ6196 taking people from NZAA/AKL to SAEZ/EZE

ANZ6199

ANZ ran ANZ6199 taking people from SAEZ/EZE to NZAA/AKL

ANZ ran ANZ6199 taking people from SAEZ/EZE to NZAA/AKL

ANZ ran ANZ6199 taking people from SAEZ/EZE to NZAA/AKL

Air New Zealand

ANZ6190 and ANZ6191

ANZ6190

ANZ ran ANZ6190 taking people from NZAA/AKL to SAEZ/EZE

ANZ6191

ANZ ran ANZ6191 taking people from SAEZ/EZE to NZAA/AKL

SAA4701, SAA4703, SAA4705 & SAA4707 (ALL A330-200’s) now en-route from FAOR/JNB (Johannesburg) to SGBR/GRU (Sao Paulo), one behind the other. I am not sure if these are repatriation flights, or what the reason is.

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These position-only flights are very hard to spot, unless you catch them at, or soon after, take off. I’ll mark them as “repatriation” for now, and dig a bit further. It’s possible they are training flights, or flights for pilots to keep their flying hours up.

I understand that SAA is cancelling/has cancelled quite a few domestic and international routes. It’s possible they have sold a few aircraft off.

SAA

SAA4701/3/5/7

SAA4701/3/5/7

SAA ran SAA4701 from FAOR/JNB to SBGR/GRU

SAA ran SAA4703 from FAOR/JNB to SBGR/GRU

SAA ran SAA4705 from FAOR/JNB to SBGR/GRU

SAA ran SAA4707 from FAOR/JNB to SBGR/GRU

SAA4701, SAA4703, SAA4705 & SAA4707 are now en-route from SGBR/GRU (Sao Paulo) to KTUS/TUS (Arizona, USA). I am still not sure if these are repatriation flights (doubt it), and I am beginning to think that these birds are not going back to South Africa any time soon. Most likely for long-term storage and not part-out, as these aircraft are all only around 8 or 9 years old. Time will tell.

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It took a while for the details to appear in Google, but the mystery appears to be solved.

A small number of repatriation flights continued mid-May 2020.

LATAM

LAN1109 and LAN1108

LAN1109

LATAM ran LAN1109 taking people from SCEL/SCL to YSSY/SYD to VTBS/BKK to VIDP/DEL



LAN1108

LATAM ran LAN1108 taking people from VIDP/DEL to YSSY/SYD to SAEZ/EZE


Air New Zealand

ANZ6190 and ANZ6191

ANZ6190

ANZ ran ANZ6190 taking people from NZAA/AKL to SAEZ/EZE

ANZ6191

ANZ ran ANZ6191 taking people from SAEZ/EZE to NZAA/AKL