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Topic: Remember Wien Air Alaska?
Username: Jmc1975
Posted 2001-06-22 07:44:17 and read 1378 times.

When I was a kid, I remember Wien Air Alaska flying into PHX in the early '80s. At first, they flew in 727-100s, but later flew in 737-200s. I believe they flew to Salt Lake City, but I'm not real sure. Does anybody know where their hub was, were all they flew, and what brought about their demise? It seems like Wien was an airline that faded into sunset without leaving a legacy.

Topic: RE: Remember Wien Air Alaska?
Username: TR
Posted 2001-06-22 08:34:05 and read 1330 times.

Once flew them - as a small boy. But you´re right - the compagny just faded. As far as I know most of their operations took place in Alaska with a limited network to the State of Washington, Oregon and maybe a few other states in the northern part. Salt Lake seems a bit "too far" away but I can´t tell. Anyway another compagny that just went away.

Topic: RE: Remember Wien Air Alaska?
Username: Flygga
Posted 2001-06-22 08:37:52 and read 1328 times.

For the memories, here is a shot of a Wien Air 727 that I shot at PHX back in September of 84.


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Photo © Richard Silagi


Topic: RE: Remember Wien Air Alaska?
Username: DesertJets
Posted 2001-06-22 08:58:09 and read 1327 times.

Found some interesting websites.
http://www.mosquitonet.com/~logmgmt/wien.htm
http://www.airlines2.freeuk.com/1006.htm

Here is a nice shot of a Wien 73S at Terminal 3 at PHX.

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Photo © Brian Peters



Topic: RE: Remember Wien Air Alaska?
Username: FBU 4EVER!
Posted 2001-06-22 14:47:06 and read 1312 times.

My first memory of Wien was in Alaska,and in the mid-60's they were operating several Pilatus Turbo Porters from various locations,serving small remote communities.I believe they also had a few Fokker (or Fairchild?) F-27's,too.
You're right,it just faded away!

Topic: RE: Remember Wien Air Alaska?
Username: L-188
Posted 2001-06-22 14:58:24 and read 1314 times.

They may have faded away down south but up here the "Flood of 84" was still pretty big news.

I am so glad that I don' hear anything about James Flood getting back in the airline buisness after that.

Topic: RE: Remember Wien Air Alaska?
Username: Kwbl
Posted 2001-06-23 01:53:20 and read 1298 times.

Wien's hubs were Seattle and Anchorage. In the early to mid 80's they were at PDX, OAK, PHX, SLC, RNO plus a host of Alaska cities. I think they may have gone to DEN as well.

Topic: RE: Remember Wien Air Alaska?
Username: LoneStarMike
Posted 2001-06-28 08:36:06 and read 1276 times.

Here's another good website dedicated to the gone but not forgotten airlines of Alaska, including Wien Air Alaska.

http://www.geocities.com/alaskanheritage/index.html

LoneStarMike


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