Lindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3085 posts, RR: 15 Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1870 times:
Photos in the database show Sunworld's aircraft (mostly DC-9s) at TUS, LAS, and ONT. I remember that they served SAN as well, but I don't think it was for very long; perhaps less than a year. I'd like to see a photo of one of their 737s, there aren't any yet on airliners.
Flyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2 Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1776 times:
Tom, took me a while to get signed up with Airliners.net, but here I am, and I wanted to reply especially to this topic. From my million boxes of old timetables from when I was young and ran around the west coast airports, I found two timetables on Sunworld Airlines. The May 1987 timetable shows Sunworld based in Las Vegas, and operaed DC-9's on the following routes: LAS-OKC-TUL, LAS-SAN, LAS-ONT, LAS-SJC, and even ONT-SJC. Later that year, Sunworld went on a growth spurt and added 737-300's, and tried to compete with the upcoming new America West hub in Vegas at the time, but Sunworld lost. They revamped, and moved their base to Reno, at which the October timetable I have from them in 1987 shows the following routes: LAS-OKC-TUL, LAS-RNO, RNO-BOI, RNO-GEG, RNO-SEA, RNO-PDX, PDX-SEA, RNO-ONT, RNO-SAN, and RNO-BUR. On flights over an hour they offered what they show on the timetable as FB's, a fun basket filled with a sandwich, chips, fruit, and a candy bar. I don't have here with me in Arizona, but back home in L.A., I have a collection of Sunworld items that I received free by writing them when they were based in Las Vegas, and they sent me, i.e., 8 1/2 by 11 photos of their aircraft, flying cards, pens, pads of paper, and other logo items, amazingly all free just for writing them. I also just remembered now that they also flew LAS-TUS, and then added TUS-SAN later on. If you still have that email with the info you received, it'd be great to get, thanks.