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User currently offlinezrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3344 posts, RR: 8
Posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4914 times:

What are some of the smaller airlines that have/had widebody service?

People Express 747
Piedmont 767
PSA L1011
America West 747


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User currently offlineblueflyer From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Jan 2006, 4456 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4876 times:
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Quoting zrs70 (Thread starter):
What are some of the smaller airlines that have/had widebody service?

What is a small airline? Is an airline with upward of 50 aircraft really small?



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User currently offlinekiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8722 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4874 times:
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TN ( Air Tahiti Nui) has between 4-5 aircraft all A340s. When VS ( Virgin Atlantic) started operations they had a single aircraft, a 747-200. SB ( Air Calin), the national airline of Nouvelle Calédonie has a fleet of 3 aircraft, 2 of which are widebodies.


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User currently offlinedstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1520 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4868 times:

The late, and rather unlamented, Flyglobespan had 767's, in addition to 737's.

User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5415 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4842 times:

FJ have 2 747s and 4 737s plus some turbo props if they are all under the 1 brand. They had a 763 until recently aswell, and will take 3 A330s to replace the 744s next year.

User currently offlineTW From Germany, joined Jul 2011, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4838 times:

A bunch of cargo airlines have small fleets of large ac, such as Cargolux which has 747-400 and 747-8
Corsairfly operates the 747-400. I think its the configuation with the most pax of any airline operation this plane


User currently offlinedc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2305 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4779 times:

TAROM flies the A310 and flew a leased DC-10 in '95.

User currently offlineYXD172 From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4778 times:

TS has had an all-widebody fleet for a few years now, a mix of A310s and A330s.

First Air operates a single 767-200F, with a mixed fleet of narrowbodies as well.



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User currently offlineSRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 948 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4749 times:

FI has had a DC-10, 747 and 767 through the years. NB only now though.


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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6811 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4741 times:

ATA flew the L-1011 throughout much of its history, and also flew the DC-10 prior to 1986 and again for a brief period until ceasing operations.

Also, HA has a mostly widebody fleet of 763s and A332s, with the A358 on order.



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User currently offlineEL-AL From Israel, joined Oct 2001, 1435 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4686 times:

Here is your winner:

Israir operated B763 followed by A332 on TLV-JFK flights from 2004 to 2008. At the time it had just 2 more jets (752s and A320s since 2007) and 4 more ATR 42s.



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User currently offlineeurowings From UK - England, joined Sep 2011, 299 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4657 times:

At the time of their demise, Zoom Airlines (both the Canada and UK divisions) had five B767-300s and two B757-200s.

[Edited 2012-06-13 11:05:12]

User currently onlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5462 posts, RR: 43
Reply 12, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4651 times:

At the time Wardair was bought by Canadi>n, it was flying 3 B747-100s, 3 DC-10-30s, and 12 A310-300s. Retired 10 years before the purchase were 2 additional B747-200s, and 3 A300s. Since the retirement of the B707s in the 1970s, Wardair was an all wide-body airline.


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User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4633 times:

MaxJet 762
North American Airlines 763
Omni Air International 762, 763, 772
Ryan International 762, 763, A333
Vision Airlines 762
World Airways, MD-11, MD-11F, 744BCF
Silverjet 762


User currently offlineHOONS90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3184 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4603 times:
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Mega Maldives: 763
Business Air (Thailand): 763
MIAT Mongolian: 763, 313 (formerly)
Air Austral: 772 (gone?), 77L, 77W
Pullmantur Air: 744
Surinam Airways: 343
Vladivostok Air: 333
AeroSur: 744
Air Do: 763



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11939 posts, RR: 59
Reply 15, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4595 times:

I can think of some operating only widebody aircraft

UK International Airlines - 762
Scoot - 772
HiFly - 313, 332, 333, 343, 345
Audeli Air - 343 (excluding the private legacy)

Technically you could also count the 'Asia' variants of major airlines like KL, SR etc...


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User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1229 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4564 times:
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Braathens of Norway had two Boeing 767s in the 80s'

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User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8357 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4564 times:

Quoting SRQKEF (Reply 8):
FI has had a...747

I don't think so! Would be nice.



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User currently offlineCairnterriAIR From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 415 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4532 times:

*Air Florida had a DC-10 or two back in the 80's operating alongside their modest fleet of 737's.

*Northeastern International operated a pair of A-300's alongside a few 727's and DC-8's during their short existence.

*Didn't Aloha have a DC-10 at some point?


User currently offlineicelander From Iceland, joined Dec 2011, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4530 times:

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 17):

More info here. Icelandair 747 (by Asgeirs Aug 9 2002 in Civil Aviation)

so no, not really an Icelandair plane


User currently offlinerafabullara From Brazil, joined Dec 2010, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4498 times:

Whitejets used to fly a single A310

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26819 posts, RR: 22
Reply 21, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4481 times:

Another very small (and very short-lived) widebody-only carrier was Swiss World Airways. They operated a single 762ER on one route (GVA-EWR). They lasted less than 6 months in 1998.


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User currently offlineHOONS90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3184 posts, RR: 52
Reply 22, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4481 times:
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There's also USAfrican Airways that flew from the US (forget which city) to South Africa via Ilha do Sal with two MD-11s.


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User currently offlineinitious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1075 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4461 times:

Silkair once operated Airbus A310s.


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User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4372 times:

Quoting CairnterriAIR (Reply 18):
*Didn't Aloha have a DC-10 at some point?

It was an operation they called Aloha Pacific and tried to compete with Continental's services to Guam and Taipei.

Quoting HOONS90 (Reply 22):

There's also USAfrican Airways that flew from the US (forget which city) to South Africa via Ilha do Sal with two MD-11s.

USAfrica flew from IAD.


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