Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Sunworld Airlines History  
User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 35
Posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2204 times:

Anybody out there remember the history of Sunword Airlines? They operated in the early to mid-80's, and I believe their base was at LAS.

They operated the #1 DC-9 for a time:

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Frank Schaefer

, and had a fleet of DC-9's, 146's, and 733's.

I'd be interested in cities served, and routes, and opeating dates.

Tom in NO (at MSY)


"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
9 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlinePrinair From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 744 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

Check your email and let me know if you cannot read it.

Prinair



PRINAIR : Puerto Rico International Airlines
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2150 times:

They fly 722's IND-PHL-IND a couple of flights daily..

Greg



Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3103 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2146 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

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.

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Johan Ljungdahl
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © John Kelly



User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2124 times:

Prinair,

The email came in fine. Thanks for the info!!!

For those interested, it was an airline based in LAS, created in 1981, and went out of business in 1988.

Tom in NO (at MSY)



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2107 times:

Hmm, Sunworld was flying into MCI just last year. They pulled the service later in the year.

User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2103 times:

there are two different sunworlds. There is the 80s one and the recent one. Scheduled flights have been pulled, IIRC, and just charters are being done.

User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2103 times:

I saw a few of their 727s parked at Tucson before. They are not up on blocks.

User currently offlineFlyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2052 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.

User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

Robert,

Email me at thomasmoore@prodigy.net, and I'll pass along the page that was sent to me. Thanks for the info you posted above.

From your profile, it seems we may have some things in common (SoCal, and E-RAU). I'll talk to you separately on that.

Tom in NO (at MSY)



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Sunworld Airlines Reborn? posted Sat Apr 8 2006 14:13:03 by Sunking737
Best Airlines - A History posted Sat Jun 18 2005 04:03:54 by Jetpixx
MidWest Airlines History? posted Sun Jan 23 2005 21:44:39 by ATLFlyer323
Question For Any Western Airlines History Buffs posted Tue Nov 30 2004 19:23:13 by Jamtide
Does Anyone Have Any Info On Sunworld Airlines posted Fri Jan 9 2004 15:38:22 by Akjetblue
History Of Royal Nepal Airlines posted Sat Jun 10 2006 10:44:55 by HAWK21M
History Of Legend Airlines posted Wed Jun 15 2005 23:22:34 by Jetpixx
History - American Overseas Airlines posted Mon Feb 9 2004 00:36:47 by OB1783P
History Of Premium Airlines posted Wed Jan 28 2004 23:47:09 by RJpieces
Airlines & Commuter Partners (History Question) posted Sun Dec 21 2003 16:31:25 by ElectraBob
Olympic Airlines History Video posted Mon Jan 19 2009 17:13:20 by SXDFC
Simmon's Airlines History posted Sat Apr 5 2008 07:57:20 by TWA1985
Continental Airlines, A History Question. posted Wed Jan 30 2008 08:58:29 by Readytotaxi
Metro Airlines/Metroflight Airlines History? posted Sat Jan 26 2008 11:32:28 by N702ML
Midway Airlines History Question? posted Tue Dec 18 2007 21:12:53 by Midway DC9-10
Sunworld Airlines Reborn? posted Sat Apr 8 2006 14:13:03 by Sunking737
Best Airlines - A History posted Sat Jun 18 2005 04:03:54 by Jetpixx
MidWest Airlines History? posted Sun Jan 23 2005 21:44:39 by ATLFlyer323
Question For Any Western Airlines History Buffs posted Tue Nov 30 2004 19:23:13 by Jamtide