News out this morning says a South African court ordered the release of an Air Tanzania A220 that had been impounded in Johannesburg. Here we see the aircraft on its way back home. The aircraft took off some two hours ago as of this writing.
The flight home was delayed for about two hours. Air Tanzania only has seven aircraft. Of these seven, two are A220s and one a 787. Losing the one A220 was a significant crimp on the airline’s regional network.
Interestingly, this story is not the first time South Africa has been embroiled in an airliner being attached by a court. Take a look here at how an American’s threat to attach an SAA aircraft led to his land compensation. One hopes this sort of airline disruption does not become more prevalent.