Planespotting at an overcast Cape Town

Planespotting at an overcast Cape Town.

Hello IFC!
I found these photos on my camera, not realising I had them. But here’s the backstory.
In 2018 I went on vacation to Cape Town, and after an enjoyable weekend, I decided to do some spotting before my flight back home. It was a bit cold that afternoon, so I decided to take the photos from the Slow Lounge at Cape Town International.


airport-location-3-907813 Cape Town International Airport

Download-Time-PNG-HD Late Afternoon, Sometime in April 2018.

Nikon D5200

Nikon DX AF-S NIKKOR 55-300mm 1:4.5-5.6 G ED

All images are unedited. There may be some small reflections, due to the lounge windows.


TAAG Angola Airlines || Boeing 777-300ER (Reg N/A) || FACT - FNLU

Lufthansa || Airbus A340-313 (D-AIGL) || FACT - EDDM

Emirates || Boeing 777-300ER (A6-ECI) || OMDB - FACT

Mango || Boeing 737-800 (Reg N/A) || FALA - FACT

South African Airways || Airbus A320-232 (ZS-SZJ) || FAOR - FACT

British Airways || Boeing 747-400 (G-CIVO) || EGLL - FACT

South African Airways || Airbus A340-642 (ZS-SNG) || FACT - FAOR

South African Airways || Boeing 737-800 (ZS-SJN) || FAPE - FACT || ZS-SJN is now used by Mango

Ramp Photo


A special thanks to @Andre_S & @infiniteflight_schoo for helping with the selection of my photos!


Feel free to use these photos! All I ask is that you give credit to me.
If you would like to edit an image, be sure to send your edit to me!

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These are wonderful photos! My mom went to Cape Town a few months ago and now FACT is my favorite airport in Africa

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FACT is very nice! There’s also a good ratio of heavies to regionals. FAOR is full of Heavies, and there aren’t too many good spots for photos. FALE is nice, I usually spot from right under the threshold lights. The only problem with FALE is that the opposite side of the runway is used most due to ocean winds.

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