02 July 2010

Soccer fever - Flying in the fans

Sue and I went on a jaunt to the Port Elizabeth Airport to see the arrival of ZS-SLB, an Airbus A340-200, the largest SAA aircraft to ever land at Port Elizabeth Airport. It was bringing in Brazilian supporters for the game against the Netherlands.


Parked on the runway was P4-MES a Boeing 767-33A/ER belonging to Roman Abramovich, owner of Chelsea Football Club.


The planes just kept on coming in.......................... a South African Airlink BAE Avro 146-RJ85


I have never seen so many planes flying in to Port Elizabeth or waiting to leave.........


................. they were banked up down the runway, waiting for a parking space while other planes leaving made a place for them .......................


.........and the planes kept on coming


ZS-SLB taxi-ing in with its contingent of Brazilian supporters.


Brazilian players disembarking complete with the dreaded vuvuzela- world soccer will never be the same again.

2 comments:

sonia a. mascaro said...

Great reportage and amazing photos, Max! What a big aircraft!

I have been seeing on TV many images from Port Elizabeth. You live in a gorgeous place indeed! I would love to know your country some day...

Today the dream ended to Brazilian... As you know, The Netherlands beat Brazil 2-1 in World Cup. But the World Cup go on... Who will be the winner?

Have a nice weekend.

Firefly said...

Amazing planes shots. Its like you were on the runway. Hard to believe you probably took this through the fence.